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

It is currently 24 Oct 2014, 05:18

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, your comments

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 11 Aug 2012
Posts: 137
Schools: HBS '16, Stanford '16
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 16

Please, your comments [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2013, 15:53
Hi folks!
Please, your advice. I took the GMAT and got a 680. I did it very well in Quant (49), but no so good in Verbal (35). I don't know whether I should retake it. I think that the rest of my profile could compensate that weakness. Please, take a look and give me your comments. I am interested in HBS, MIT, Stanford, and Chicago University.
This is my profile:
GMAT: 680 Q49 V35 (My native language is Spanish)
GPA: I suppose it is 4.0 because I was the best student of my class during college. (There is no GPA in my country)
Bachelor degree with honors: My thesis research received the highest degree, even the jury recomended to publish the thesis.
I was the best student in other specialization programs in which top students of diverse universities participated.
Work experience:
- 10 years
- I worked in the most important think tank of my country, also in the biggest bank. Then, in order to live a more meaningful life, I decided to quit from the bank and work in the government in order to design financial programs to help exporters and SMEs.
- I represented my country in international meetings outside my country during my work in the government.
- I was part of the team of the government to help exporters financially during the current internacional financial crisis.
- Also, I have been interviewed as an expert in some of the most important newspapers and radios of my country.
Leadership:
- I founded two organizations conformed by college students to develop leadership skills and make a difference in our comunity.

I wouldn't have problems in retaking the exam, but I am worried about whether I will have enough time to take my test of english (TOEFL) and writing my essays to be ready for the second round.
Do you think that my profile could compensate the GMAT?

Thanks
Kaplan Promo CodeKnewton GMAT Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
MBA Blogger
avatar
Joined: 13 Apr 2013
Posts: 125
Concentration: General Management, Nonprofit
Schools: HBS '16, Fuqua
GMAT 1: 510 Q25 V36
GMAT 2: 510 Q29 V31
WE: Research (Non-Profit and Government)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 8

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Please, your comments [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2013, 08:47
I recommend not resitting the GMAT. The score is along the lines of what you need. Put the effort into other parts of the application like the essays.

Good luck

Posted from my mobile device Image
Expert Post
Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant
User avatar
Affiliations: Veritas Prep
Joined: 25 Jul 2010
Posts: 1374
Followers: 36

Kudos [?]: 128 [0], given: 3

Re: Please, your comments [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2013, 13:26
Expert's post
What's your country? Could make a difference in my answer.
_________________

Bryant Michaels
Veritas Prep | Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant

Find the expert who’s right for you. Meet our team!
Veritas Prep Reviews

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 11 Aug 2012
Posts: 137
Schools: HBS '16, Stanford '16
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 16

Re: Please, your comments [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2013, 14:02
Hi Bryant,

I am from Peru.
It was my second attempt in the GMAT. I improved from 580 to 680 (Q49, V35).
I paste again my profile if you need it. I am interested in HBS, MIT, Stanford, and Chicago University.

Quote:
This is my profile:
GMAT: 680 Q49 V35 (My native language is Spanish)
GPA: I suppose it is 4.0 because I was the best student of my class during college. (There is no GPA in my country)
Bachelor degree with honors: My thesis research received the highest degree, even the jury recomended to publish the thesis.
I was the best student in other specialization programs in which top students of diverse universities participated.
Work experience:
- 10 years
- I worked in the most important think tank of my country, also in the biggest bank. Then, in order to live a more meaningful life, I decided to quit from the bank and work in the government in order to design financial programs to help exporters and SMEs.
- I represented my country in international meetings outside my country during my work in the government.
- I was part of the team of the government to help exporters financially during the current internacional financial crisis.
- Also, I have been interviewed as an expert in some of the most important newspapers and radios of my country.
Leadership:
- I founded two organizations conformed by college students to develop leadership skills and make a difference in our comunity
Thank you for any comment you could provide :D
Expert Post
Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant
User avatar
Affiliations: Veritas Prep
Joined: 25 Jul 2010
Posts: 1374
Followers: 36

Kudos [?]: 128 [0], given: 3

Re: Please, your comments [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2013, 19:54
Expert's post
Yes in short I think the cultural diversity and perspective of being hispanic offers a tremendous amount. Have you considered the Consortium application? Your tarkget schools are not members, but all are top schools. Would be a good backup plan since you have chosen some of the most competitive schools in the world.
_________________

Bryant Michaels
Veritas Prep | Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant

Find the expert who’s right for you. Meet our team!
Veritas Prep Reviews

    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic Please, your comments danzig 1 11 Sep 2013, 15:58
Experts publish their posts in the topic Please, your comments danzig 1 11 Sep 2013, 15:31
Experts publish their posts in the topic Please, your comments. danzig 3 26 Apr 2013, 12:37
Experts publish their posts in the topic Please, your comments. danzig 1 26 Apr 2013, 12:36
Your comments please.... anantap 1 05 Oct 2011, 20:05
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Please, your comments

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


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®.