You have many strengths and a unique, interesting profile overall. Also some weaker points (not quite “weaknesses”) – you’re fairly young still for MBA, and also you have relevant experience but not yet a solid professional track record. Still, even without that, you do stand out as someone who excels in whatever circumstances you are in, which adcoms will appreciate. But keep in mind that adcoms often want to know why you need the MBA NOW, so you will have to make a good case for why now is the right time, rather than waiting until your career is more established.
One thing that is missing from your write-up is your goals
, and this is a major and integral element of your candidacy. Adcoms still want to see a credible career plan and sense of direction.
If you need a scholarship, you should apply to programs that are on pars or relatively safe, as schools seek to entice strong applicants with the funding. So if you score in the 720 range on the GMAT, I would suggest looking at schools in the range of Georgetown, UNC Kenan-Flagler, Tepper, USC Marshall, and Texas/McCombs.
Thank you very much for your reply Cindy
Frankly writing, I am in a very special situation right now.
I will graduate next year from my university as I mentioned above in my profile. This is true and I know it for sure that MBA programs require future MBA students to have at least 2-3 years of professional experience. However, I planning to emigrate to the US and I think that it will be difficult to find any position there with my current diploma. That is why I thought that MBA might be a good option for me to consider which in my opinion will certainly boost my chances to find a well-paid job in the future and give me a chance to make a good use of skills that I have. Writing more precisely about my future plans, I want to assert the fact that I want to work for international business/international marketing company after graduation and as a long term goal I have a plan to open my own business.
That is why I still have some questions unanswered and I would be very glad if you could help.
1) I`ve been working in a local consulting firm as a marketing associate since June 2013 (40+ hours a week - from 1 pm till 8 pm every day including Saturdays) - will it be considered as a full time position?
2) I know that I need to submit two letters of recommendations from my supervisors - may I translate a letter of recommendation written by my current supervisor in Russian? Moreover I know that adcom may call my supervisor and talk to him about my recommendation letters (eventually I am asking because he does not speak any English and will not respond to adcom questions properly) - what should I do?
3) I heard that top schools don`t usually give full scholarships to students. Having in mind that this is the only possibility for me, do I need to consider middle range schools then?
Thank you very much for assistance - you are really making my life easier.