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Profile Evaluation Please: should I retake the GMAT? [#permalink]
13 Oct 2012, 05:38
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!