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

It is currently 21 Sep 2014, 12:25

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 - Low GPA;Decent GMAT and Application

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 05 Apr 2010
Posts: 10
Followers: 0

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

Profile Evaluation - Low GPA;Decent GMAT and Application [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2010, 07:07
Hello,

Can someone please evaluate my profile?

Program: MBA(FT), Management Consulting (career switch)
GMAT: 720
GPA: 2.72/4.0 B.Sc. Electrical Engineering (Top 8 Engineering School - U.S. ) Minor in Economics; First generation college graduate
Work experience(WE): 4 Years at Mat; Mid-Sized Public Company ($3B) s (Year 1: Applications Engineer, Year 2: Promotion to Asst. Product Mgr; Year 3: Promoted to Product Manager - Current)
Country of prior residence: U.A.E (Born and brought up in Dubai, U.A.E -18 years); Country of current residence since 7 years - USA
Age: 26 at matriculation
Gender: M
Extra-curriculars/community: Undergrad: Director of Ideas & Issues committee in the largest student board, Selected as Research Assistant for a top 3 technical university in Europe
Post College - Strong.

Languages: English (fluent); Arabic (fluent); French (basic)

Schools I want to apply to:

School 1: Cornell Johnson

School 2: Dartmouth Tuck

School 3: Duke Fuqua

School 4: Yale SOM

School 5: Carnegie Mellon

School 6: Georgetown

School 7: Chicago Booth

School 8: Wharton

School 9: NYU

School 10: Columbia
Kaplan Promo CodeKnewton GMAT Discount CodesManhattan GMAT Discount Codes
Expert Post
MBA Admissions Consulting
User avatar
Joined: 20 Apr 2003
Posts: 4840
Location: Los Angeles CA
Followers: 42

Kudos [?]: 341 [0], given: 64

GMAT Tests User
Re: Profile Evaluation - Low GPA;Decent GMAT and Application [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2010, 21:53
Expert's post
bschool2012 wrote:
Hello,

Can someone please evaluate my profile?

Program: MBA(FT), Management Consulting (career switch)
GMAT: 720
GPA: 2.72/4.0 B.Sc. Electrical Engineering (Top 8 Engineering School - U.S. ) Minor in Economics; First generation college graduate
Work experience(WE): 4 Years at Mat; Mid-Sized Public Company ($3B) s (Year 1: Applications Engineer, Year 2: Promotion to Asst. Product Mgr; Year 3: Promoted to Product Manager - Current)
Country of prior residence: U.A.E (Born and brought up in Dubai, U.A.E -18 years); Country of current residence since 7 years - USA
Age: 26 at matriculation
Gender: M
Extra-curriculars/community: Undergrad: Director of Ideas & Issues committee in the largest student board, Selected as Research Assistant for a top 3 technical university in Europe
Post College - Strong.

Languages: English (fluent); Arabic (fluent); French (basic)

Schools I want to apply to:

School 1: Cornell Johnson

School 2: Dartmouth Tuck

School 3: Duke Fuqua

School 4: Yale SOM

School 5: Carnegie Mellon

School 6: Georgetown

School 7: Chicago Booth

School 8: Wharton

School 9: NYU

School 10: Columbia


Were there extenuating circumstances that contributed to the low grades? Have you or would you be willing to take classes now to show that you now know how to apply yourself in an academic setting?

You might be interested in Best Practices for MBA Admission

Best,
Linda
_________________

Linda Abraham
Accepted
310-815-9553

Co-Author of: MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools

Follow Accepted on Twitter
Friend Accepted on Facebook
Subscribe to Accepted's Blog

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 05 Apr 2010
Posts: 10
Followers: 0

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

Re: Profile Evaluation - Low GPA;Decent GMAT and Application [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2010, 07:49
Posted from my mobile device Image
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 05 Apr 2010
Posts: 10
Followers: 0

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

Re: Profile Evaluation - Low GPA;Decent GMAT and Application [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2010, 07:52
Hello Linda,
Thanks for the response. I am a first generation college graduate and was an international student. Both my paternal grandparents expired in consecutive semesters. However, I see no excuses for my poor performance as the above might not be extenuating circumstances.
I am currently taking alternative classes in business, finance and accounting via UCLA Ext. I will have about 6 400- level classes in all before applying. Do you think that would be sufficient? Or should I take a few more? I have received an A in two so far with four remaining.

Thanks once again, Linda.

Posted from my mobile device Image
Expert Post
MBA Admissions Consulting
User avatar
Joined: 20 Apr 2003
Posts: 4840
Location: Los Angeles CA
Followers: 42

Kudos [?]: 341 [0], given: 64

GMAT Tests User
Re: Profile Evaluation - Low GPA;Decent GMAT and Application [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2010, 14:35
Expert's post
bschool2012 wrote:
Hello Linda,
Thanks for the response. I am a first generation college graduate and was an international student. Both my paternal grandparents expired in consecutive semesters. However, I see no excuses for my poor performance as the above might not be extenuating circumstances.
I am currently taking alternative classes in business, finance and accounting via UCLA Ext. I will have about 6 400- level classes in all before applying. Do you think that would be sufficient? Or should I take a few more? I have received an A in two so far with four remaining.

Thanks once again, Linda.

Posted from my mobile device Image


The recent A's will definitely help as will your 720 GMAT. The fact that you are a first-generation college student and from UAE may mitigate a little too.

Here (bolded) is my assessment of the schools you listed. Please realize that these are not cast in concrete.

Schools I want to apply to:

School 1: Cornell Johnson Competitive

School 2: Dartmouth Tuck Stretch

School 3: Duke Fuqua Competitive

School 4: Yale SOM Competitive

School 5: Carnegie Mellon Competitive

School 6: Georgetown Competitive or Safety

School 7: Chicago Booth Stretch

School 8: Wharton Stretch

School 9: NYU Competitive

School 10: Columbia Stretch

Best,
Linda
_________________

Linda Abraham
Accepted
310-815-9553

Co-Author of: MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools

Follow Accepted on Twitter
Friend Accepted on Facebook
Subscribe to Accepted's Blog

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 05 Apr 2010
Posts: 10
Followers: 0

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

Re: Profile Evaluation - Low GPA;Decent GMAT and Application [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2010, 20:00
Thank you Linda! I appreciate your insight!
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile Evaluation Low GMAT telescopee0 1 11 Nov 2013, 21:24
Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile Evaluation (Low GMA, Moderate GPA,Dec WP) debapriyo 1 27 May 2012, 23:52
Experts publish their posts in the topic Evaluate my Profile plzz (Low GMAT , Moderate GPA,Dece WP) debapriyo 1 27 May 2012, 22:58
Experts publish their posts in the topic Evaluate my profile please.(Low GMAT ,moderate GPA,Dec WP) debapriyo 3 27 May 2012, 22:55
Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile Evaluation(Low GMAT & Low GPA ) pddm 6 25 Oct 2010, 09:55
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Profile Evaluation - Low GPA;Decent GMAT and Application

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


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®.