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Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2013, 06:43
Hello everyone
I would like to present my profile and my target MBA programs and get some advise if it is advisable to apply.
Thanks in advance

Nationality: Mexican
Age: 25
GPA: 8.7/10
International Business Administration
Work experience: 2 years.
GMAT: 650
TOEFL IBT: 106

Porgrams of interest- FULL TIME MBA
-THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
-TCU (TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY)
- ROCHESTER UNIVERSITY
- RICE UNIVERSITY
-NOTRE DAME

I am interested in beginning my studies on the fall of 2014.
By that time I would have more working experience more than 3 years in total.

I would like to share some academic and professional information that may be relevant .

I lived during 1 year in England in order to improve my English. I attended to an English course my whole time there.
-FCE
-CAE I obtained both of the mentioned certificates in the English language

I know it is nothing impressive, but I would like to know if the universitites take into consideration if you have some academic international experience and received a certificate to prove that you were doing something productive during your time abroad.

I spent a summer in Alaska working in a cannery. I just wanted to make money , but it was an interesting experience.. It was an adventure.

University.
I spent 7 months in Germany as an exchange student in the university.
I combined my regular university courses in Germany with a german course there, I attended the Goethe institute and received the B-1 certificate in german.

-I made my professional practice in the custom administration in mexico for 6 months.
- Social service / internship : Economic development ministry/ state of Jalisco.. in the international promotion department during 8 months.

I graduated from the university in 2010 (December)
I wanted to improve my german a bit more and get another certificate so I spent 3 more months in germany taking german classes everyday and got a B-2 german certificate.

After that I got a job in an American company in Mexico (PANDUIT) It was a new team that was created to give service to the sales workforce of the company.. It was not a really challenging job but it had some peculiarities.

- I provided my services to the European division based in London.. so I had to worked during the night in mexico from 2 AM to 10 AM.. I got this job because I was able to speak german and provide my services to both the german speaking sales force and the english speaking one.

I worked there for a year, and then started working on the family business.. It is a small / medium size company.. the idea is that one day I will be the one in charge of running the company.. No need to say this is one of the main reasons I want to study, I want to be prepare for that day.
I have been rotating from one department to another in order to have a general idea of all the parts of the company.


I recently took the GMAT and got a 650.. I know is not an impressive score... specially when everyday I read posts of people getting 720 or more.. I am concern that I will have to improve my score a little bit more. I was hoping to get at least a 670, but I did not..

I am not interested in applying to the top schools, I am realistic and I want to improve my chances of being accepted in a decent and competitive program.

I am already working on the applications of the schools mentioned above, but since this is my first experience, I am not sure if the essays required and my CV will be good enough. I am wondering if it is worth hiring an specialized service in order to have a more competitive application.




Please any suggestions will be appreciated
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2013, 19:54
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Hi davidlf,

Thanks for posting. With the GMAT, have you considered taking the exam again? The reason is on your business school application, your highest score is self-reported on your application, so admissions teams will focus on your highest score. There is no harm in taking the exam again.

If you are able to improve your score to a 700, I believe it would have a big impact on your application. If you'd like, MBA.com provides 2 free official GMAT practice exams.

We also have free GMAT tips here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/gmat-files/

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