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Profile eval please! [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2011, 13:16
I am a 24 year old Asian female

GMAT score: 740 (49Q, 41V)
GPA: 4.1/5.0 (in engineering from #1 engineering school in US, graduated in 2009)

Work experience: 2 years as an associate at one of the big 3 management consulting firms (McK, BCG, Bain). On track for promotion

Extracurriculars: recreational dance, mentoring program for inter-city students

Post MBA goals: undecided...but probably remain in consulting

Target programs: Wharton, Harvard, MIT Sloan, Kellogg, Stanford, London Business School

Would I be a competitive candidate? Due to my low GPA, I'm wondering if it would be worth it to retake the GMAT (I was consistently scoring 770/780 on my practice exams)? Additionally, should I apply this year or wait a year to gain more work experience? If these schools are unrealistic, could you suggest more realistic schools? Any advice on what other extracurriculars would be helpful? Should I take extension classes?

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Re: Profile eval please! [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2011, 08:05
It may be worth retaking the GMAT if you think the 770/780 range is attainable. In order to be competitive you will need to be able to clearly articulate your goals (both short and long-term) and also show what you can add to an MBA class. Another year of work experience will definitely strengthen your profile. I caution against pursuing many additional ECs at this point because it is always obvious when applicants try to beef up their ECs prior to applying. Finally, be sure to apply as early in the process as possible to give yourself the best possible chance of getting in to your selected schools. Best of luck!

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