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Profile Evaluation: 8-year software engineer experience [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2012, 18:35
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Re: Profile Evaluation: 8-year software engineer experience [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2012, 22:28
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Profile Evaluation

Summary
Male/Asian/Software Engineer/Originated Hong Kong/Working in NYC
GMAT (680, 49Q, 34V, 5.0 AWA)

Employment
6-year software engineer in various tech comopanies
2-year Senior Software Engineer in Bloomberg LP currently, specialized in derivatives software

Education
BS in Computer Engineering in The University of Texas at Austin, GPA 3.5/4.0
MS in Computer Engineering in UC Irvine, GPA 3.9/4.0

Extra Curriculum:
-Not much (I know that’s my weakness!)
-freelance project in building websites
-freelance software project in building automated trading system.

Goal:
Pursue Entrepreneurship after graduation, specifically in Tech related startup

Target Schools:
HBS
Wharton
MIT Sloan
Columbia
NYU Stern
Stanford
UCB

Questions:
How are my chances for above schools?
Should I retake my GMAT?
Will a 700+ GMAT or 1st round application more helpful?
Any other school I should consider?

Many Thanks!


YOu're welcome. Thanks for your post. To answer your questions:

All the schools on your list are stretch programs for you.
Yes you should retake your GMAT or adjust your target schools.
700+ GMAT
CMU Tepper, UCLA, Duke

Were you doing better on practice exams? Do you think you can improve your score? If yes, then I definitely recommend a retake even it means postponing to round 2.

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Re: Profile Evaluation: 8-year software engineer experience [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2012, 04:53
yes, I think I can score higher in GMAT with more practising which I haven't done so before the exam. If I can take GMAT agian and score over 720, are those schools still a stretch programs?
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Re: Profile Evaluation: 8-year software engineer experience [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2012, 21:20
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yes, I think I can score higher in GMAT with more practising which I haven't done so before the exam. If I can take GMAT agian and score over 720, are those schools still a stretch programs?


reddeviln,

Certainly if you get your GMAT up to 720, your chances improve, but without extra-curriculars or a strong record of leadership, I would say that most of the schools you list would still be stretch programs. Your grades are good. If your work experience shows growth, leadership, and increasing responsibility and you raise your GMAT, then you would become more competitive at these programs.

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