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Profile Eval Pls [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2008, 11:05
I am interested in the part time MBA programs at - Kellogg & Chicago (main driver location - work in chicago). I was wondering if you take a look at my profile and tell me if I stand a chance.

GMAT Score: 700 (92%), V 40 (89%), Q 45 (77%), AWA 5.5 (83%)
Work Experience: 9 years work ex in information consulting, last 5 years in management role
Education background: BE in Computer Sc from India
Age: 30
Others: have worked in India, US & UK over the course of 9 yrs

Strengths - good career track record - promotions etc.
Weakness - no/little community service, low gpa

Let me know if you need more information.

Thanks for your time
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Re: Profile Eval Pls [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2008, 15:20
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gmat_buf,

The lack of community could be fatal at Kellogg, which prizes that sort of thing. Chicago does too, but less so. The key question for these schools would be, "Why should we admit this more-or-less competitive guy with a negative in his profile rather than someone equally qualified professionally and in their numbers who has a more unusual profile?" You need to have those compensating strengths to offset the negative. Perhaps you do have them somewhere in your app, perhaps your managerial experience. I certainly would not tell you to forget applying to either program, but I think they are probably both on the longshot side, especially Kellogg.

Hope this helps,

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Re: Profile Eval Pls [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2008, 17:23
Thanks Paul for the honest feedback. Is not the response that I was hoping for but atleast puts things in perspective for me.

Just to confirm, you think my profile at these schools is a longshot even for their part-time course??? I was suspecting as much for full-time but didn't realize that even the part time courses weigh so heavily on the community service aspect.
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Re: Profile Eval Pls [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2008, 07:53
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gmat_buf,

Well, "longshot" may be too harsh. I was just trying to communicate that even for their part-time program your application has some weaknesses that could be an issue. I definitely would not discourage you from applying to both programs, but do so with a clear view.

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