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Joined: 11 Jan 2011
Posts: 51
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 680 Q46 V38
GMAT 2: 730 Q48 V42
GPA: 3.03
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
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Profile eval, advice for next year [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2011, 06:54
Hello,

I am 28, male. International applicant working in US. Travelled extensively, lived outside my home country for 10 years. Five years of work experience in consulting, have managed projects end to end. Worked on some unique projects. Co-author on a congressional study of a major housing issue.

Undergrad GPA 3.03 from University of Richmond. Majored in Economics and Finance, but the hold a degree in Business Administration. Post MBA goals include transitioning to work in finance or a bigger consulting firm.

I applied to 5 schools this year:
Wharton (r1 - interview - ding),
Stern (r1-no interview-waitlist),
Darden (r1-interview-waitlist),
Booth (r2-interview-ding),
Yale (r2-ding).

To boost my chances of getting of waitlist I retook the GMAT and got a much better score: Score 1: 680 V 38 Q46. Score 2: 730 V 42 Q48.

Given the somewhat disappointing results, I am starting to develop a strategy for 2012. I would appreciate any advice and feedback you may have.

I really like Stern and Darden. So one specific question I have is whether or not the schools encourage re-applicants? What can I do beyond re-taking the GMAT to prepare for the “re-applicant essays”? Are there any other school you would recommend looking into. This year my choice of school was guided to an extent by availability of no-cosigner loans.

Thank you
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