Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 15 Sep 2014, 19:41

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

profile Evaluation GMAT 700

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 08 Dec 2006
Posts: 79
Location: United States
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, General Management
Schools: Harvard Business School (HBS) - Class of 2014
GPA: 3.64
WE: Engineering (Aerospace and Defense)
Followers: 32

Kudos [?]: 66 [0], given: 3

GMAT ToolKit User
profile Evaluation GMAT 700 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2011, 10:33
All,

I am interested in starting my MBA studies in September 2012.

I have just completed my GMAT (score 700 - q47 v38) and will be getting into the next phase of applications for business school.

Before I get into the meat of things, I want to have a reality check of my profile.

Any comments, suggestions, and feed back will be much appreciated.

Age: 28

Citizenship: India

Work Ex:

-4 yrs Full time as an Engineer and asst. lead at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Savannah GA, U.S.A
- My current responsibilities are more inline with project management
- I am responisbile for conducting design review meeting with all stake holders and resolve conflincts
- 1 yr co-op experience in Fedex Express Air Operations and General Electric

Education:

Masters in Aerospace Engineering(2007) - Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, U.S.A - GPA 3.5
Bachelors in Aeronautical Engineering(2005) - Jawahar lal Nehru Technological University, India - GPA - 3.57

Other Certifications:
Project Management Professional Certification (2011 - in work)
Competant Communicator Certification (2011)
Lean Six SIgma Black Belt Certification (2010)
Certified Manager Certification (2009)
Lean Specialist Certification (2008)

Leadership activities:

NMA - Associate Director, National Management Association (2009 – 2010)
GMA - Vice President, Community Relations, Gulfstream Management Association,
Regional Organization of National Management Association (2010 – 2011)
 Led a team of 32 Volunteers to support Gulfstream Family Day
 Led a team of 12 people to raise 2400 lb for Second Harvest Food Drive
- Vice President, Programs, GMA (2009- 2010)
 Led a team of 18 people to facilitate monthly dinner meetings with distinguished speakers and hosted events to scale of over 250 people
 Led a team of 10 people and developed a website for professional networking
- Vice President, Professional Development, GMA (2008 – 2009)
 Facilitated classes for 33 employees for Certified Manager Certification Program
Indian Association of Savannah - Vice president (2008-2009)
Led a team of 5 people to facilitate cultural events for upto 250 people
Advisor for Student Leadership Program
- Advisor for a class of Freshman
Volunteered for Junior Achievement Program
- Taught leadership to a class of 2nd graders

I am very interested in IVY schools, please let me know what you think.

You have a blessed day,

Thank you so much,

Regards,

Abhishek
(uh-bi-shake)
Kaplan Promo CodeKnewton GMAT Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Status: A-Z of MBA Admissions
Joined: 07 Jan 2011
Posts: 235
Location: Boston
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 1

GMAT Tests User
Re: profile Evaluation GMAT 700 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2011, 17:05
As with the rest of the applicants from India, your main challenge will be to differentiate yourself from the pool. It does help that you do not belong to the IT pool but at the end, you will be evaluated in the larger context of applications from Indian subcontinent. You should definitely leverage your strong leadership activities outside work to the maximum. At the same time, the adcom will be looking at your performance at work. While your GMAT may not be a weak point in your profile, it is also not going to be a strength considering the 740s and 750s that so many applicants have from your region. One thing that you should be thinking about sooner than later is your goals. Your list of target schools should driven by your career plan post MBA.

Overall, a lot of students with profile similar to your profile gets into the Ivy schools, lot of them do not. Your chances of success will depend on you well you execute your application.

Good luck!
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Status: Admissions Consultant
Joined: 05 May 2011
Posts: 180
Location: India
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Re: profile Evaluation GMAT 700 [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2011, 05:12
Hi Abhishek


Since you are aiming for IVY schools then a score above 700 is desirable. However GMAT alone won’t determine your chances of admission; beyond the academics will also help you in determining your candidature and your work experience plays a vital role as well.

Generally most of the Indian applicants are from engineering background with a good 4-5 years of work experience. Although it is not just the work experience that counts but also what you did there like-what were your achievements, what initiative you took, what changes you drove in your workplace etc. So if you can show that in 5 years you have demonstrated the skills business schools are looking for you could put in a strong set of essays. So Start thinking what makes you unique and what’s that ‘hook’ that will be key to your application.

Hence the quality of your work, your academics and beyond academics will play an important role in determining your candidature.

Your leadership profile is very interesting so make sure you highlight it well along with other features that differentiate you from other engg background Indian applicants.
_________________

Thanks!
Kavita Singh
FutureWorks Consulting
Pre Application Strategies|Admission Consulting |Pre-Departure Coaching|Workshops

Find out where you stand with our Free Assessment Test or drop your resume at kavita@futureworks.co.in

1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 04 Jun 2010
Posts: 107
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 5 [1] , given: 0

Re: profile Evaluation GMAT 700 [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2011, 03:52
1
This post received
KUDOS
Hi Abhishek,

We handle lot of applications from India and must say that your profile is different which many others can't offer.

The strong points are your leadership activities, diverse experience, post grad degree, international and project management experience. If you use these well in essays and corroborate them with examples then your app will be strong.

Recommendations can make a difference. Try getting once from your supervisor and other from someone at FEDEX.

GMAT is avg but i don't think you should worry about it or retake it as you can use the next couple of months in writing solid essays and getting good recos rather than retaking GMAT.

One last tip- Don't make your profile sound too technical. Highlight the business/ management part of it and build a strong case for doing MBA.

Hope this helps.

Apphelp Team
_________________

Apphelp : India's # 1 MBA admissions consultancy

Preparing for GMAT? Need help with Essay Review? Need mock interviews?
All these questions have a single answer : APPHELP (apphelp.co.in)
Phone: +91 9871354580
Website: http://www.apphelp.co.in
Blog: http://www.blog.apphelp.co.in
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/apphelpconsulting

Re: profile Evaluation GMAT 700   [#permalink] 06 Jul 2011, 03:52
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic PROFILE EVALUATION GMAT 700 smoothnavigator 2 20 Apr 2013, 05:52
Experts publish their posts in the topic PROFILE EVALUATION GMAT 700 smoothnavigator 5 20 Apr 2013, 05:48
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic PROFILE EVALUATION GMAT 700 smoothnavigator 5 16 Apr 2013, 12:34
Profile Evaluation (GMAT 700) gauravtejwani 2 25 Nov 2009, 10:45
1 Profile Evaluation (GMAT 700) gauravtejwani 3 25 Nov 2009, 10:41
Display posts from previous: Sort by

profile Evaluation GMAT 700

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.