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

It is currently 08 Feb 2016, 01:13
GMAT Club Tests


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.

for You

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

Your Progress

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


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 Please: should I retake the GMAT?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Joined: 27 Jul 2011
Posts: 19
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 8

Profile Evaluation Please: should I retake the GMAT? [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2012, 05:12

Can you please evaluate my profile and let me know if my target schools are reasonable and what I'll need to do to improve my application?

GMAT: 690 (Q46,V38)

- CFA Level 3 Candidate
- Bachelors in Electrical Engineering at a good Canadian university.
- Six-Sigma Management Methodology - Green Belt Associate Certification
- Awarded a scholarship for the CFA L1 exam

GPA: havnt calculated my GPA, but i have an average of about 70% (engineering is extremely intense at my university and a 70% is considered pretty decent. I guess i could elaborate this point further and also mention that I passed the first two levels of the CFA program in an optional essay on my applications?).

Demographic: 25/M/Canadian of East Indian origin living and working in the Kingdom of Bahrain

Work Experience:
- 1 year with a Big4, senior consultant in the Transaction Advisory service line in Bahrain (promoted within first year)
- 2 years with a Big4, associate in the Assurance service line in Bahrain (2 promotions in 2 years)
- 16 months with General Electric, electrical engineering intern in Canada

I have spoken to my referees (senior management at Big4) and im fairly positive that I could get solid recommendations from them.

Extra curricular: some charity work, captain of local football team, marathon participant, silver medal at chess competition, community involvment, organizing social events at work - nothing too out of the ordinary to be honest.

Im thinkin about applying for September 2013, so I should have got another year of experience by then. Should i consider writing the GMAT for the second time or should i focus on applications? im fairly confident i could bring it up to around 720-730 if i put in a lot of effort.

Im currently interested in (no particular order).
- Stern
- Booth
- Fuqua
- Johnson
- Wharton
- Tuck
- Yale
- Richard Ivey(Canada)
- Rotman(Canada)

Are these schools within reach? Any insight would be much appreciated. Thanks a ton!
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesVeritas Prep GMAT Discount Codes
Expert Post
Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant
User avatar
Affiliations: Veritas Prep
Joined: 25 Jul 2010
Posts: 1909
Followers: 44

Kudos [?]: 178 [0], given: 3

Re: Profile Evaluation Please: should I retake the GMAT? [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 19:11
Expert's post
A 730 vs. a 690 is in some ways not a big difference, but for some of the top schools in your target list, it could make a difference so I will recommend you put the effort in and get the big score since you have time to do it. I would try to continue working on your leadership experience over the next year and you should be able to make a good presentation to the adcoms assuming you have a solid vision for your future pulled together in a compelling way in your essays. No reason why you shouldn't have a shot at your schools. Canada is an underrepresented country in general and your cultural background makes you an interesting diversity play on many levels. LEt us know if we can help next year when you begin applying.

Bryant Michaels
Admissions Consultant

    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Experts publish their posts in the topic please evaluate my profile and suggest b schools i should apply to bellocauto 1 17 Dec 2014, 12:41
Should I retake the GMAT? RustyC587 0 02 Aug 2014, 11:51
Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile Evaluation - 660 Should I retake? prasad87 2 30 Jul 2013, 06:45
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic 690 on GMAT retake. Please help me in profile evaluation mshrek 1 12 Nov 2012, 13:06
should i retake gmat GAURAVA 1 24 Oct 2006, 04:43
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Profile Evaluation Please: should I retake the GMAT?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| 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®.