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PROFILE EVALUATION [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2013, 06:27
Hi
I have earned my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from a just-below-the-cream University in India with a 3.2 GPA.
Have 2 years of work experience (till date) in the Financial Markets as a Trader for one year and Research Analyst since then in a not-so-big firm.
Scored 680 (49Q) in the first time, but planning to give it again for a score of 720+.
Has done a lot of social work while in college and while at work. Was in the top management of Rotaract Club of my University.
Passed CFA Level 1. Passed CMT Level 1. (CMT=Charterd Market Technician)
Co-ideated a successful business venture (which is running quite well today) while in college but dropped out of the project coz of my passion for the Financial Markets.
I am looking to be in the Financial Service Industry after graduation.

I need to get into any of the follwing schools: NYU Stern, Chicago Booth, Columbia, Wharton, MIT Sloan. Also I plan to keep Rotman as my backup.
I request you to please evaluate my Profile.
Thanks a lot.
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Re: PROFILE EVALUATION [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2013, 05:35
Thank you for posting.

As you most probably know, you come from a very competitive demographic and what makes this demographic most competitive is that most people in it have outstanding academic backgrounds and GMAT scores. Unfortunately, you fall on the lower half of this spectrum and this makes gaining admissions to any premier business school challenging (and all of those listed in your posting are very competitive). In order to compensate for your GPA, you are going to have to re-take the GMAT and score at least a 720. Also, if you can take a few classes and show that you are able to produce grades better than a 3.2, then your chances of admissions to these programs would increase significantly.

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Re: PROFILE EVALUATION [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2013, 05:37
ManhattanReview wrote:
Thank you for posting.

As you most probably know, you come from a very competitive demographic and what makes this demographic most competitive is that most people in it have outstanding academic backgrounds and GMAT scores. Unfortunately, you fall on the lower half of this spectrum and this makes gaining admissions to any premier business school challenging (and all of those listed in your posting are very competitive). In order to compensate for your GPA, you are going to have to re-take the GMAT and score at least a 720. Also, if you can take a few classes and show that you are able to produce grades better than a 3.2, then your chances of admissions to these programs would increase significantly.

Good luck.
Kimberly Plaga
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Thanks a lot, Kimberly

I do not have much time to take a class now. But I believe, I can definitely get a score of 750+. Can you please tell me how much of an impact this score can have on my application? And is it sufficient to compensate for the negatives? If they compensate partially, then how much can it compensate?

Thanks
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Re: PROFILE EVALUATION   [#permalink] 12 Jun 2013, 05:37
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