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Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship, Strategy
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New post 19 Jul 2011, 13:00
Hi Everyone,

Just got done with my GMAT, and boy o boy am I glad I don't have to lug around all those GMAT prep books everywhere I go.
It was a successful day, 700 with 76% on quant and 83% on verbal, so I am looking to see whether my target schools are solid, wishful thinking, or perhaps I should aim higher. Here are the basics:

26/M, American
700 GMAT (76% quant, 83% verbal, 90% overall)
3.8 GPA from Fordham (top 50ish in USA last I checked) in international econ/business admin
Worked 4 years as a consultant for a company that helps Swedish SMEs establish in the U.S. Also did a 3 month stint in Saudi Arabia for the company helping SMEs from Sweden go there (very unique I believe)
Extracurriculars: Run marathons, recently spent time volunteering for tornado relief, had two travel writing articles published
High Conversational (not quite fluent) Spanish language, will try doing some microfinance volunteer work in South America pre-MBA program to shore it up.

So, with that in mind, here is where I would like to go:

Target
ESADE, IESE, London Business

Safety
Copenhagen Business, UCD Smurfit

Pie in the Sky Dreaming
Tufts Fletcher (for an MIB), Stanford

Let me know if this is a good target of schools and whether my profile would be competitive. Any feedback, good or bad, is much appreciated.

Thanks,

JD
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Hello there


Since you are aiming for top schools then a score above 700 is desirable. However GMAT alone won’t determine your chances of admission; beyond the academics will also help you in determining your candidature and your work experience plays a vital role as well. Generally most of the applicants have a good 4-5 years of work experience.

Although it is not just the work experience that counts but also what you did there like-what were your achievements, what initiative you took, what changes you drove in your workplace etc. So to leverage this if you can show that in 4 years you have demonstrated the skills business schools are looking for you could put in a strong set of essays. Hence the quality of your work, your academics and beyond academics will play an important role
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New post 21 Jul 2011, 03:34
Hi,

Congratulations on the strong GMAT score !!

Your profile is very competitive and devoting enough time and effort to craft quality essays will keep adcoms at the schools interested in your profile. Micro-finance volunteer work is recommended but doing it shortly before you submit your applications might not earn too many brownie points.

Good Luck !!

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