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Profile Evaluation Please: should I retake the GMAT?

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Profile Evaluation Please: should I retake the GMAT? [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2012, 05:21
Hello,

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)

Education:
- 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
- INSEAD
- Richard Ivey(Canada)
- Rotman(Canada)

Are these schools within reach? Any insight would be much appreciated. Thanks a ton!
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please: should I retake the GMAT? [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2012, 15:19
Hi rahul727,

As far as the top schools are concerned (e.g. Wharton, Booth etc), retaking the GMAT may be beneficial and would make you more competitive if you're confident you can bring it above 700.

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Re: Profile Evaluation Please: should I retake the GMAT? [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 22:34
A higher GMAT score would help, but I think one thing that is important is how much time do you need to study to get the score you want? Also, have you started on your applications? You've listed a lot of schools and if you haven't started your essays yet, you have a lot of work ahead of you to make Round 2 deadlines, as I'm sure you know. If you haven't started your essays yet, and you don't think you can study for the GMAT and do essay writing at the same time, I would focus on your essays instead. The rest of your profile is good, so you may be able to make up for your GMAT with other aspects of your profile.
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