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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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