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Profile evaluation - 720 GMAT [#permalink]
23 Dec 2012, 13:45
I think I have a very unique and unusual profile, so I'd kindly ask you to provide feedback on it.
Male, 24 yrs old, from a small former USSR country.
GMAT 720 (Q50, V35), AWA 5.0, taken in Nov 2009
Bachelor of Science in Physics, GPA 3.85/4.0 (From a top regional university, graduated with honors in May 2009)
MPhil in Management, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK (2010-2011, a TAUGHT course, not a research oriented one), GPA 61% overall, pass rate 60% (this might seem a bit low, but in the past 5 years nobody's GPA in the course exceeded 75%. Spent most of my time in Cambridge on networking events, hence a low GPA, but this ultimately paid off since I found a job thru that network)
Full Time, Director at a small local Holding Company ($5mln-10mln valued), which has stakes in different companies in very different fields (including the vending machines company where I was previously a director). Mainly responsible for control and management of the companies which comprised the holding and their financial performances. (2012-current)
Full Time, Director at a newly founded joint local-Spanish vending machines importing and operating company. In less than a year company became the dominant one in the country, having the biggest market share. Staff up to 20 people. 2011-2012
Full Time, Marketing and PR Specialist at a start up IT company. 2009-2010
Part Time, PR Specialist at one of the biggest local media companies, 4 months
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
1 $20K scholarship from a local government-supported fund to study in Cambridge
2 $10K scholarship from Cambridge Overseas Trust
3 Full scholarship at my local university during my undergrad degree, which was renewable each year
I have been very active at college during all 4 years there. I have been the member of student council, organized numerous conferences at my department, including one international conference. Working closely with student council, on my initiative several times I made fundraising in my department for children at orphanages.
Back in 2009 apart from applying to Cambridge MPhil in Management program, I also applied to Booth's MBA program (applied in third round) since they were accepting early career applicants. I got an interview, but ultimately got rejected: my best guess - lack of experience. I got suggested to work for few more years and try again.
Now being in my mid career, I am looking for Harvard, Booth, Wharton to start in 2014 preferably (will be around 26 yrs old by then). I want to know two things:
1) Would you recommend me retaking GMAT? (my verbal is a bit low and dont you think my score will be a bit old at the time of an application?)
2) What you think are my chances at my target schools and what other schools would you recommend me?
Thanks in advance.