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Profile Evaluation Appreciated [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2012, 13:55
Hi,

I would love to know if I should retake the GMAT to try and get a higher score, and if my low GPA is going to be a big issue.

1) I have five years full-time work experience, working for the leading glass museum in the world in the marketing department as a glassblowing demonstrator and team leader. I manage demonstrations and employees doing demonstrations (basically doing pr) for the museum at remote venues. My museum is partnered with a cruise line and my main focus for the last four years has been setting up a glassblowing demonstration onboard. This entails working with the cruise line to set up the running of the show including maintenance, logistics, managing personal onboard, integrating our museums mission and goals into the culture of another company, creating a training manual, training future managers, and working onboard with 60+ different nationalities at sea and in multiple different countries around the world.
Prior to working for the museum I was an independently employed artist with a brief part time job teaching GRE and SAT for Kaplan to make ends meet.

2) GMAT 680 V36 M46

3) Cornell University, 3.1 BS Design and Environmental Analysis. I went to Cornell when I was 17 and spent a year in the engineering school before transferring into a major I later found I wasn't very excited about (hence the low GPA)

4) 4 years Varsity Softball at Cornell and Co-captain.

5) 32/F/American

6) Stanford
UC Berkeley
Harvard
HEC

7) Ideally, I would like to go into non-profit management particularly focused in the arts and museum management.

Thanks so much for any help and advice.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Appreciated [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2012, 07:33
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Netsy19 wrote:
Hi,

I would love to know if I should retake the GMAT to try and get a higher score, and if my low GPA is going to be a big issue.

1) I have five years full-time work experience, working for the leading glass museum in the world in the marketing department as a glassblowing demonstrator and team leader. I manage demonstrations and employees doing demonstrations (basically doing pr) for the museum at remote venues. My museum is partnered with a cruise line and my main focus for the last four years has been setting up a glassblowing demonstration onboard. This entails working with the cruise line to set up the running of the show including maintenance, logistics, managing personal onboard, integrating our museums mission and goals into the culture of another company, creating a training manual, training future managers, and working onboard with 60+ different nationalities at sea and in multiple different countries around the world.
Prior to working for the museum I was an independently employed artist with a brief part time job teaching GRE and SAT for Kaplan to make ends meet.

2) GMAT 680 V36 M46

3) Cornell University, 3.1 BS Design and Environmental Analysis. I went to Cornell when I was 17 and spent a year in the engineering school before transferring into a major I later found I wasn't very excited about (hence the low GPA)

4) 4 years Varsity Softball at Cornell and Co-captain.

5) 32/F/American

6) Stanford
UC Berkeley
Harvard
HEC

7) Ideally, I would like to go into non-profit management particularly focused in the arts and museum management.

Thanks so much for any help and advice.



Your welcome.

Yes, I think your GPA will be an issue especially if combined with a below average (for these schools) GMAT. With the possible exception of HEC, I do not believe you have a competitive profile for your target programs. I do think you should prepare again and retake the exam, trying especially to raise your quant score.

You might be interested in the following resources:

*MBA Admissions: Low GMAT or GPA
* Overcoming MBA Application Weaknesses.

In terms of additional schools to consider: Yale, NYU, and CBS, but for all of these, especially the latter two, you would need to raise your GMAT to be competitive.

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Joined: 05 Sep 2012
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Concentration: Nonprofit, Marketing
GMAT 1: 730 Q48 V42
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Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

Re: Profile Evaluation Appreciated [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2012, 17:04
I had a feeling those scores wouldn't be good enough. Luckily, I'm not planning on applying till next year, so I should hopefully have plenty of time to get my scores up.

Thanks so much for your evaluation and the links, I really appreciate it.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Appreciated [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2012, 17:16
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I had a feeling those scores wouldn't be good enough. Luckily, I'm not planning on applying till next year, so I should hopefully have plenty of time to get my scores up.

Thanks so much for your evaluation and the links, I really appreciate it.


If you're not applying until next year, then you should definitely retake the GMAT. Good luck with it!

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