I'm 26/M. Here is my profile.
1) I have been working in an Online Marketing and Research Start-up since the last two years starting from Sept, 2009. Got promoted to a Manager position in the second year and have been managing a team of 5-7 people. I've been involved with various high responsibility roles throughout the small organisation and secured them a multitude of new clients.
2)GMAT 670(Q 44, V 38). Should I retake? I don't have much time left before the applications.
3)Graduated from a private college in the US with a BSC in Computer Engineering. GPA is abysmally low at 2.0/4.0. Have some failing grades as well. I was never interested in Engineering or serious about life in general and couldn't get my self to perform in those courses. I only got serious in my senior year and started performing well. My GPA was above 3.0 for the last two terms and I did extremely well in all my classes, included the courses that I was failing before. I plan to explain this in more detail in my optional essay.
4)I have been running a small support group with an NGO which teaches entrepreneurial skills to rural households. I started working with the NGO in 2004 i.e even before I started college. Discontinued when I left for college for six years and started working with them again in 2010 when I returned. It's now been over 2 years.
5) No certifications
6)Target Programs:- University of Hong Kong, UC Irvine, Kelly school of Business, Cornell, INSEAD, St Gallen, Baruch College, HEC.
7) Keep progressing in Marketing.
Thank you for your advice. I know my GPA is a big issue but I hope the ad com can see my profile beyond this issue. Any other pointers are also much appreciated.
I'm not optimistic about your chances at any of these programs given your GMAT and GPA. Your most likely acceptances would be Baruch, St. Gallen, and HKUST. You may want to try ISB if you are interested in emerging markets and Asia.
If you are not accepted and want to reapply to bschool.
, you might be interested in the following resources:Overcoming Weaknesses in Your MBA ProfileLow StatsMBA Admissions A-Z: U is for Undergrad Grades
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