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Profile eval: 25 yrs, 740GMAT, WE 4.5yrs

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Profile eval: 25 yrs, 740GMAT, WE 4.5yrs [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2012, 12:02
GMAT score: 740 (Q48, V42) - is my low quant score going to hurt me if I want to apply to schools like Wharton, NYU and Haas? (haas specifically talks about looking at quant score on their website, which is making me a bit nervous)

Profile description: 25yr old female from Delhi, India
- Undergrad: Econ major from Delhi Univ, India (not so stellar GPA - 1st div)
- Work exp: 4.5 yrs in energy space. Slightly unconventional. first 2 years in an energy consulting firm working on modelling power and fuel markets (pretty analytic and quantitative), currently in a foundation focussed on energy policies - providing assistance to the govt in policy domain. Job involves a lot liaison with intl experts and $$$ of portfolio mgt - though I am not the one leading the portfolio.
- Extra currics: Ok during college - debate etc., not much during work.
- A couple of awards and honourable mentions at work.

- Goal: Want to major in strategy and work for a large conglomerate (like a GE, United Tech) in their strategy and product development division after my mba (pretty clear that I do not want to get into consulting and fin)

Will lack of conventional job profile - currently in NGO space - and not so stellar grades in undergrad hurt my chances? I am considering one of Wharton or Kellog, Haas, Stern, INSEAD and NUS? Also, suggest if I am missing out any schools that may be suitable for my profile.
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Re: Profile eval: 25 yrs, 740GMAT, WE 4.5yrs [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2012, 17:47
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Put succinctly, I feel your concerns in general are unfounded. A female wth a 740 GMAT and 5+ years of experience should have no problem being competitive in the applicaiton process at these schools. GPA not important with your GMAT score and your quant is fine. Frankly, I find your expereince in non-profit to be an advantage, as it provides a unique perspective in the classroom, which schools are always clamoring for. Additionally, applications are down this year, so there are many reasons why you are making a good choice to apply now. Craft your story in a compelling way and cast a clear and mature vision for your post MBA career and you should find success in the application process. Let us know if we can help.
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