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
- 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).
- Richard Ivey(Canada)
Are these schools within reach? Any insight would be much appreciated. Thanks a ton!
You have a competitive profile for Rotman, Ivey, INSEAD, Yale, Johnson, and Duke. The other programs probably fall into the stretch category. if you want to have a serious chance at those programs, you should improve your GMAT, specifically the quant score. On the other hand, if you would be happy with the programs where you are currently competitive, then just focus on your applications and make them the best they can be.
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