Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 17 Sep 2014, 04:14

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Please Evaluate My Profile - 2013 or 2014?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 17 Jan 2012
Posts: 11
Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GMAT 1: 730 Q47 V44
GPA: 3.35
WE: Project Management (Hospitality and Tourism)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 1

Please Evaluate My Profile - 2013 or 2014? [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2012, 14:15
I am considering applying to B-school for next year (Fall 2013) but am wondering whether the 3-3.5 years of work experience I will have at that point will be sufficient.

With my below profile, does it make sense for me to wait until Fall 2014?

My Current Profile:
-730 GMAT (44Q 47V)
-3.5 GPA from USC (International Relations)
-2.5 yrs work experience in account services/project management at software firm, will add either 1 or 2 more years in operational mgmt field (moderate career/industry change-- the main reason why I'm not sure if 3.5 years is enough). I am leaving my current job in a month to travel, volunteer more heavily, take some extra math courses, and search for a new job. I anticipate that I will be unemployed for 3-4 months.
-1+ years on board of local non-profit, various other "selfish" EC's
-Target schools are Kellogg, Columbia, and Haas, among a few undecided others.

Any advice? I am leaning towards waiting, but if I have a good chance next year, I might just go for it.

Also, with my profile, are top-10 schools a real possibility?

Thanks in advance.
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesManhattan GMAT Discount Codes
Expert Post
Stacy Blackman Representative
User avatar
Joined: 03 Nov 2010
Posts: 1377
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Followers: 25

Kudos [?]: 68 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: Please Evaluate My Profile - 2013 or 2014? [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2012, 10:00
Expert's post
Hi jforsland,

You have a very strong application. With regards to your work experience, experience past the 2 years can be helpful, to show expertise in a given function, maturity in your career and progression. However it is not essential.

Your numbers certainly indicate that you have the intellect and focus to thrive in a top tier MBA program. Nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out telling me why you should be admitted. All of the reasons why a top program would admit you are in the details of your work experience, personal experiences, personality, values and overall story.

Here is some school specific advice for the programs you are considering:

Columbia: http://www.stacyblackman.com/business-s ... ss-school/
Haas: http://www.stacyblackman.com/business-s ... -business/
Kellogg: http://www.stacyblackman.com/business-s ... n-kellogg/

If you'd like, we provide free 30 minute phone consultations here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/contact/


Cheers,

Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team
_________________

Interested in a free 30 minute consultation with the Stacy Blackman Team? Sign up here: http://stacyblackman.com/contact

Stacy Blackman | Stacy Blackman Consulting Inc | http://www.StacyBlackman.com | +1 323.934.3936
MBA blogger, US News and Author, The MBA Application Roadmap

    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Profile Evaluation Indian IT Male.(R1 2013-2014) jtnkathuria 0 03 Jul 2013, 11:22
Experts publish their posts in the topic please evaluate my profile, thanks!(will reapply for 2014) hitominono 3 02 Apr 2013, 22:15
Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile Evaluation: Should I apply Fall 2013 or 2014?! smahr11 2 31 Jan 2013, 16:33
Experts publish their posts in the topic Please Evaluate My Profile - 2013 or 2014? jforsland 1 09 Apr 2012, 14:16
Experts publish their posts in the topic Please Evaluate My Profile - 2013 or 2014? jforsland 1 09 Apr 2012, 14:16
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Please Evaluate My Profile - 2013 or 2014?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: StacyBlackman



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.