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Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 16 May 2011, 10:27
Hi,

I'm an Indian Male with an IT background with almost 4 yrs of experience.
I am currently working for Deloitte and have worked with L&T Infotech before on SAP.
Work experience at both the companies involved understanding clients requirements and developing an application that makes the clients life easier.

Graduated from MH Saboo Siddik College of Engineering with Computer science as a mojor, Mumbai University with 70%.

GMAT 590 - 1st attempt/ 650 2nd attempt --> shld i give it another shot?

Social Service: Leading one of the Threads for Deloitte's Impact day called Petpals(Thread dedicated for the betterment of strays in Mumbai).

As of now Im confused on whether to retake the test or go ahead with applying to colleges with a score of 650. If I go ahead with applying with a score of 650, then which are the universities that I shld target?
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 20 May 2011, 14:59
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Hi,

I'm an Indian Male with an IT background with almost 4 yrs of experience.
I am currently working for Deloitte and have worked with L&T Infotech before on SAP.
Work experience at both the companies involved understanding clients requirements and developing an application that makes the clients life easier.

Graduated from MH Saboo Siddik College of Engineering with Computer science as a mojor, Mumbai University with 70%.

GMAT 590 - 1st attempt/ 650 2nd attempt --> shld i give it another shot?

Social Service: Leading one of the Threads for Deloitte's Impact day called Petpals(Thread dedicated for the betterment of strays in Mumbai).

As of now Im confused on whether to retake the test or go ahead with applying to colleges with a score of 650. If I go ahead with applying with a score of 650, then which are the universities that I shld target?


Do you think you can further raise your score? Were you practice exams around 650 or higher?

Please see Should You Retake the GMAT?

Best,
Linda
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Status: Preparing Apps
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Concentration: Marketing, Strategy
GMAT 1: 650 Q48 V31
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WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
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Kudos [?]: 65 [0], given: 4

Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 24 May 2011, 10:22
Hi Linda,

I gave MGMAT CAT's for practice and my scores were closer to 700 mark.
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 24 May 2011, 10:45
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Hi Linda,

I gave MGMAT CAT's for practice and my scores were closer to 700 mark.


The schools you want to apply to have average GMATs around 700, then you should retake. If the schools you are targeting have average GMATs at or below 650, then the retake is probably unnecessary.

Best,
Linda
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WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 25 May 2011, 02:21
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aalriy wrote:
Hi Linda,

I gave MGMAT CAT's for practice and my scores were closer to 700 mark.


The schools you want to apply to have average GMATs around 700, then you should retake. If the schools you are targeting have average GMATs at or below 650, then the retake is probably unnecessary.

Best,
Linda


Could you name a few colleges where I stand a chance with a 650 GMAT score.
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 25 May 2011, 15:15
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aalriy wrote:
Accepted.com wrote:
aalriy wrote:
Hi Linda,

I gave MGMAT CAT's for practice and my scores were closer to 700 mark.


The schools you want to apply to have average GMATs around 700, then you should retake. If the schools you are targeting have average GMATs at or below 650, then the retake is probably unnecessary.

Best,
Linda


Could you name a few colleges where I stand a chance with a 650 GMAT score.


What do you want to do after your MBA?

Linda
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Status: Preparing Apps
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Concentration: Marketing, Strategy
GMAT 1: 650 Q48 V31
GMAT 2: 710 Q49 V38
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
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Kudos [?]: 65 [0], given: 4

Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 27 May 2011, 00:37
I'd want to be doing marketing, strategy and operations or consulting.
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 27 May 2011, 16:37
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I'd want to be doing marketing, strategy and operations or consulting.


My first suggestion to you is that you narrow your MBA goal before you apply or even before you attempt to choose schools.

Consider Vanderbilt, Indiana Kelley, Tulane, Cox, and Michigan State.

Best,
Linda
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Kudos [?]: 65 [0], given: 4

Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2011, 05:17
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aalriy wrote:
I'd want to be doing marketing, strategy and operations or consulting.


My first suggestion to you is that you narrow your MBA goal before you apply or even before you attempt to choose schools.

Consider Vanderbilt, Indiana Kelley, Tulane, Cox, and Michigan State.

Best,
Linda


Hi Linda,
I have checked out the schools that you have mentioned above and have shortlisted
1. Indiana – Kelley
2. Michigan State University – Broad
3. Southern Methodist University – Cox
I missed to check your thread before applying in the Early Admission round. In that round I applied to Duke – Fuqua, Emory – Goizueta, Cornell – Johnson. I got dinged from the first two schools and am not expecting a positive reply from Cornell too. After the rejects I realized that I need to choose schools with a lesser Avg GMAT and I came up with a list almost similar to yours. I now feel I should have read your reply not wasted effort in applying to those schools.
I need to shortlist a couple schools from the below:
1. Tulane Univ – Freeman
2. Univ of Georgia – Terry
3. Texas A&M Univ – Mays
4. Babson – Olin
5. Univ of Urbana Champaign
Your comments & any other schools suggestions are welcome.
Regards,
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2011, 13:04
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aalriy wrote:
Accepted.com wrote:
aalriy wrote:
I'd want to be doing marketing, strategy and operations or consulting.


My first suggestion to you is that you narrow your MBA goal before you apply or even before you attempt to choose schools.

Consider Vanderbilt, Indiana Kelley, Tulane, Cox, and Michigan State.

Best,
Linda


Hi Linda,
I have checked out the schools that you have mentioned above and have shortlisted
1. Indiana – Kelley
2. Michigan State University – Broad
3. Southern Methodist University – Cox
I missed to check your thread before applying in the Early Admission round. In that round I applied to Duke – Fuqua, Emory – Goizueta, Cornell – Johnson. I got dinged from the first two schools and am not expecting a positive reply from Cornell too. After the rejects I realized that I need to choose schools with a lesser Avg GMAT and I came up with a list almost similar to yours. I now feel I should have read your reply not wasted effort in applying to those schools.
I need to shortlist a couple schools from the below:
1. Tulane Univ – Freeman
2. Univ of Georgia – Terry
3. Texas A&M Univ – Mays
4. Babson – Olin
5. Univ of Urbana Champaign
Your comments & any other schools suggestions are welcome.
Regards,
Ali.

I agree these programs make more sense for you since your GMAT exceeds their averages. You may also wish to look into University of Connecticut, George Washington, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Best of luck!
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Status: Preparing Apps
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Concentration: Marketing, Strategy
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GMAT 2: 710 Q49 V38
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 04:49
Hi Linda,

After getting rejected from all the schools that I applied to last time, I decided to re-take the GMAT. And I've managed to improve the score from 650 to 710.

There have been significant improvements in the profile other than the GMAT score such as -
1. A promotion promotion at work place.
2. Appreciation award for efforts at work place
3. Volunteer at blood donation drives and at HIV/AIDS awareness drives
4. Member of the planning & organizing committee of the a CSR event fro 1500 employees at work place

This year I'm planning to apply to these colleges (some fresh applications and some as re-applications) -
1. Cornell - Johnson (re-applicant)
2. Indiana - Kelley (re-applicant)
3. Univ of Virginia - Darden (Fresh application)
4. UNC - Kenan-Flagler (Fresh application)
5. Texas - McCombs (Fresh application)
6. SMU - Cox (re-applicant)
7. Michigan Sate Univ - Broad (re-applicant)

I feel that I'm not having enough of the top schools on the list. Do you think so, too? Can you help me with 2 more schools that I should target?? FYI, I now know, unlike last year, that I want to do Consulting after MBA. :)

I wanted to apply to Kellogg's but the deadline has passed for it. The same is the case for Fuqua.
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 22:46
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aalriy wrote:
Hi Linda,

After getting rejected from all the schools that I applied to last time, I decided to re-take the GMAT. And I've managed to improve the score from 650 to 710.

There have been significant improvements in the profile other than the GMAT score such as -
1. A promotion promotion at work place.
2. Appreciation award for efforts at work place
3. Volunteer at blood donation drives and at HIV/AIDS awareness drives
4. Member of the planning & organizing committee of the a CSR event fro 1500 employees at work place

This year I'm planning to apply to these colleges (some fresh applications and some as re-applications) -
1. Cornell - Johnson (re-applicant)
2. Indiana - Kelley (re-applicant)
3. Univ of Virginia - Darden (Fresh application)
4. UNC - Kenan-Flagler (Fresh application)
5. Texas - McCombs (Fresh application)
6. SMU - Cox (re-applicant)
7. Michigan Sate Univ - Broad (re-applicant)

I feel that I'm not having enough of the top schools on the list. Do you think so, too? Can you help me with 2 more schools that I should target?? FYI, I now know, unlike last year, that I want to do Consulting after MBA. :)

I wanted to apply to Kellogg's but the deadline has passed for it. The same is the case for Fuqua.


Congratulations on the improved GMAT! and the clearer goal. if you can specify what kind of consulting, that would be even better.

I actually think you have a nice mix of schools here. Cornell Johnson and Darden are not at all sure bets. You are competitive at kelley, Mc Combs, cox and Broad. probably kenan-Flagler too.

I want to point out that while a higher GMAT and clearer goal will really help your application, you should want to make sure that your presentation of your qualifications is as good as the substance. If you purchase one hour, we can at least look at one application and do a content review -- basically provide a reality check. It will be much expensive than applying and getting rejected.

Best,
Linda
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