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Profile Eval - nonprofit think tank background

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Profile Eval - nonprofit think tank background [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2012, 15:25
Just took the GMAT yesterday and am not too pleased with my result. I'm reevaluating which schools to apply to, and I'd appreciate anyone's thoughts. Thanks in advance!

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24 yr old white male

Education: 3.72, University of Wisconsin, Political Science major, my only quant classes were Calculus and Analytic Geometry (B) and Accelerated Micro/Macro Econ (B), graduated in Spring 2010, graduated in 3 years

GMAT: 640 (42Q, 39V) -- considering retaking at the end of the month (any advice on whether or not it's necessary?)

Work Experience: 2 years (will be 3 at matriculation) all at large, top-ranked nonprofit think tank; I am a program coordinator for two projects which focus on domestic economic and social policy (primarily anti-poverty policy and economic opportunity) and I manage an annual budget of over $800,000; I supervise one staff assistant and oversee the work of two research assistants; have been quickly promoted within the organization

Extracurricular: Ran large Model United Nations conference for high school students while in college (led a team of 40 volunteer staff members, piloted training program for urban high schools - taught public speaking and professional writing skills); participated in Model UN as a collegiate delegate (was awarded Best Delegate at national conference); Coordinated tutoring program for children for an ESL program in Milwaukee while in high school and college; co-captain of the volleyball team at my work

Goal: Strategic consulting for the public and nonprofit sectors (any advice on how make this career goal sound better?)

School I'm considering: Kellogg (super stretch); Columbia (super stretch again); Yale; Darden; Carnegie Mellon; Georgetown (any other suggestions?)
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Re: Profile Eval - nonprofit think tank background [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2012, 08:45
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Hi ThinkTankerinDC,

Thanks for posting. Have you considered taking the GMAT test again? The reason is that on your application, your highest score is self-reported. It is because of this that admissions teams will focus on your best score. Improving your score will open up more opportunities.

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