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Profile Evaluation GMAT 710, Work Ex 5 years [#permalink]
05 Sep 2012, 10:29
I recently took my GMAT again... Would appreciate it if you can evaluate my profile. I have 5 Years of work experience, and am currently based in US. I am working as part of Risk Advisory Services for a consulting firm. My job involves implementing Risk Analytics Products which enables banks to calculate their Regulatory Capital. I Have worked with various Banks in Nigeria, China, US, Bulgaria. I have good international exposure and have good experience in Credit Risk technology and Risk Management Domain specifically Basel II. But again, I work on the Techno functional Side in IT.
I have taken GMAT multiple times and below are the scores: August 2009: 600 V28 Q44 AWA 5.5 June 2010: 640 V30 Q48 AWA 5 Sep 2010: 600 V25 Q47 AWA 5.5 August 2012: 710 V37 Q50 AWA 6 IR 5
UnderGrad: Bachelor of Engineering from India, Graduated with First Class Degree (61%) Strong Extra-Curricular achievements in College from 2003 to 2007.
I am targeting the below schools:
Dream: Duke, Anderson, Cornell Target: Tepper, Mcombs, Emory, McDonough, Olin, UNC, Chapel hill Safe: Fisher, Boston University, USC Marshall
My aim is to join a management consulting firms one of M/B/B/AT Kearney
I can definitely say that your international experience is a key factor towards your acceptance in many MBA programs throughout the World, especially in European schools that unfortunately do not take part in your list. Amongst the schools you mention, you should stick to Duke and Cornell, maybe adding MIT and Berkeley. Even Stanford could come into play depending on your personal achievements. I need to know your age so to expand on this list.
MBA House has worked closely with over 2 thousand students worldwide in the last 6 years, and our job starts with an individual coaching session to determine school fit and optimal strategies. We give unlimited essay revisions and coach you for the interviews. I have worked with enough cases to know that, based on what you mention on your post, you should aim higher. We generally recommend Cornell and Duke as "safety schools" for our students, and usually only the candidates with a low GMAT, no international experience and no work experience we recommend programs such as IE, ESADE, Boston University, etc.
Stop taking the GMAT and consider working on the leadership aspects of your essays for a 2nd round attempt.
Let me know if you want a call to we discuss these aspects further.