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Profile evaluation [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2012, 17:10
Hello,

I am probably doing this a little early. but I just took the GMAT this morning and I am thinking about retaking it. But before I jump to conclusion I wanted to share my profile get some thoughts on whether or not I should retake the GMAT and if the school I am aiming for are reasonable or a reach.

Profile:
I immigrated from Africa to France when I was 11 and I have been a French citizen ever since. I've done all my education in France and a Foreign exchange program in the US. I have been living in the US for the past 5 years and I am now a Permanent resident. I guess I wouldn't be consider an international applicants anylonger. This worries since I would be competing with native speakers and my verbal wasn't great at all.

College
I did a "Classes Preparatoires & Grande Ecoles" cursus in France (very specific to the french educational system) and graduated from the ENAC - french leading school in aeronautical sciences, with a master's in Aeronautical sciences. WES evaluated my grades to a 3.53 GPA. I saw that most school don't require WES evaluation and complete the evaluation themselves. I wonder if they would get to a similar GPA evaluation.

The 3 semesters Foreign Exchange program I completed awarded me a Master of science in Aviation, Airport development and Management, I got a GPA of 3.04.

Work Experience

I have been working for the past 4 years as an Airport consultant, and have been promoted to senior consultant just recently. I worked on several projects across the US and a few in Abu Dhabi and Beijing.

Extra Curricular

while in college I was part of a student organization that organizes one of the biggest airshow in France (over 20,000 visitors every year). I was the manager of one of the division that included 11 members
I am a junior achievement volunteer and a member of Non-profit organization leadership council - we organize fundraisers event and donate money to HQ.
I am also a Toastmasters club member, to improve my public speaking abilty

GMAT: 46Q, 31V. My verbal score worries me a lot. This was my first time taking the GMAT and feel like I could do better

MBA Program

I would love to continue my growth in the aviation indusrty and work for airlines, in the finance or strategy field. I am planning on entering school in Fall of 2014 and targeting: UT McCombs, UNC Kenan-Fagler, Michigan Ross, UCLA Anderson, Kellogg, Booth, Duke Fuqua, Virginia Darden

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I am probably doing this early, but I feel like your feedback could pinpoint some areas I need to work on before the application period in Fall 2013.

Thank you for your time
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Re: Profile evaluation [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2012, 09:42
One thing that I really like about your profile is that it is very unique. You know what you want yo do and you have a specific plan. I also like that you have developed somewhat of an industry expertise. Your background is also something unique and I think that adcoms will see it as something that you bring to the table.

Really, the only thing left to be desired is a bit of an increase in the verbal portion of the GMAT. So before you consider retaking it ask yourself a few questions. How long did you study? Did you focus a good amount of time on verbal? If you spend another few months studying do you think it is likely that you will be able to increase your score on verbal?

I think that it is very possible for you to increase your verbal score an handful of points and get to the 700 range. If you do, you will have a competitive profile for a top notch school (Booth or Kellogg). As of now, I think that you have a competitive profile for a UNC or McCombs. It just depends what you want to do.

Best of luck. Let us know what you decide to do.
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