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Profile Evaluation - HBS and Wharton

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Profile Evaluation - HBS and Wharton [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2011, 06:47
Dear All,

Hope you are doing well,

I have just taken the GMAT and scored 680 on my second attempt. I am still not satisfied with my score and thinking of re-taking the exam a 3rd time.

My profile is as follows:

- Arab male from the Middle East
- Graduated with Distinction from University
- Have 3 years of work experience in Consulting at one of the top 5 firms
- Have done some substantial charity work (cancer patients, education programs, etc ...)
- Has worked in oil & gas and renewable energy during my consulting engagements
- Post MBA goal: Establish an invest fund or a new company to promote the use of green technology for the production of oil & gas. Implicitly, improve the use of renewable technology

I have 3 questions and would appreciate if you answer me.

1) Do you think I should retake the GMAT? HBS is one of the schools that asks you for how many times you have taken the GMAT. If I repeat it and I mention on my application that I have taken it 3 times, will that affect me?

2) Do I have chances of getting an interview with a 680, keeping in mind that many people who are applying with me with the same profile have a 700+ score

3) Do you think having my brother graduated from HBS a few years back will help me in my application and will be a factor that would help to get me an interview? I have heard that HBS really liked legacies and all.

Many thanks!!
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Re: Profile Evaluation - HBS and Wharton [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2011, 00:55
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Here you go sir, a three course meal:


1)As for whether you should retake the GMAT, I'll repost something I wrote our friend kingkong a few days ago:
s for advice on whether you should take it again, I've posted this before a bit, but it depends on a few things:
a) how old you are (i.e. Would being one year older harm your chances?)
b) your real life situation (i.e. is this the perfect time for you to go because you just got married, or can you reasonably stay on because you will get a promotion anyway)
c) how much under your potential high score you are scoring
d) how close we are to deadlines.

In your case it's a bit different because here 20 points WILL make a difference (30 will make more and 50 even more). Because 680 is just scraping the low end of the mid 80% of admits, so unless you are a Minister's son or something like that, you might have a tough time of it. And you are talking about two of the top five programs there are.

To answer question2: It'll be tough unless you have some pocket rockets (i.e. you founded a million dollar company, your father owns a huge family business, etc.)

3) HBS does like legacies! That is true. But they also like high GMATS :). Luckily you come from a good industry, have expereince in oil and gas (although I think you can tweak your goals somewhat to make them stronger)

Hope this helps!
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