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Profile evaluation. Interview tips [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2009, 14:01
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Female, Indian

My GMAT is 700
TOEFL-120 on internet based
GPA of 3.8 in Under grad and 3.6 in Grad ( Master's in Biological sciences)-
Both from very average colleges
2 years of experience as an executive recruiter.

Now the problem area- Been unemployed since 2007. Basically moved to Boston on a visa that does not allow me to work. I have been volunteering as an English as a second language tutor since december 2008.

Target schools are

Boston University
Boston College
Babson

Babson and BU would be my top choice. Babson for the entrepreneurship program and BU because of the health sector management. I think that would allow me to integrate my academics with career aspirations

I have already made the round 1 admissions and have interviews scheduled with Boston college and BU and I hope to do well.

I want to know what are my chances of getting into Babson or Boston univ. What can be the problem areas.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you
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Re: Profile evaluation. Interview tips [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2009, 18:28
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Well, at this point you have to focus on your interviews - obviously doing the best you can on that.

The biggest issue I sense with you is lack of confidence - you probably don't have as "weak" a profile as you think, and in any case you should be focused on playing to your strengths rather than trying too hard to minimize your weaknesses.

Too many applicants seem to try hard to play defense (trying hard avoid getting dinged) rather than playing offense (trying hard to get admitted).
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Re: Profile evaluation. Interview tips [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2009, 20:35
AlexMBAApply wrote:
Well, at this point you have to focus on your interviews - obviously doing the best you can on that.

The biggest issue I sense with you is lack of confidence - you probably don't have as "weak" a profile as you think, and in any case you should be focused on playing to your strengths rather than trying too hard to minimize your weaknesses.

Too many applicants seem to try hard to play defense (trying hard avoid getting dinged) rather than playing offense (trying hard to get admitted).


Thank you so much for the reply. I know exactly what you mean and if you can sense it from just a post then I definitely need to work on not coming across like that during the interview.

I really really do appreciate the reply. I hope to nay I will post the good news (read admit) soon. :)
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