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Profile Evaluation - R1'14 [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2013, 10:25
Hi,

I am currently trying to gather some advises about my profile and would be happy to get your point of view (I plan to apply in R1 2014 for the school i mention below):

Age at matriculation: 27
Nationality: Eastern Europe

1) Brief description of your full-time work experience. What do you do?
I work as a Commodity Trader in Western Europe. Have been a trader assistant for 1.5years and have been promoted as a Trader a couple of moth ago (firm specialized in petroleum products). (i will have ca. 3 years of professional experience at matriculation + 8 months of internships)

2) Your GMAT.
680 (Q48/V35) but i plan to retake it in 3 weeks to improve the verbal part and get 720+

3) College info: The name of the college, your GPA or grade average, your major, year of graduation. For any graduate degrees, please provide the same info. If you grades are low, please indicate if there were extenuating circumstances.
Graduated from a EU B+level business school (master in management) with average grades

4) Significant college and post-college extra-curricular activities or community service, especially leadership experience.
2 years as an active member in a student organization / lot of spot (running/marathons)

5) Important certifications like CFA, CPA, FSA, or CA.
N/A

6) Your target programs.
Dream Schools: Columbia / Booth / Kellogg / Wharton / LBS

7) When you plan to apply? Please specify round and application cycle, for example R1 2013-14 or R3 2012-13.

I plan to apply ED at Columbia & R1 2014 to the other programs i mentioned above

8) Your post-MBA goal.
Investment banking or M&A

I also speak fluently 3 languages and am learning a fourth one / I lived in 3 different countries,

I would be very grateful to get your advise!

Thank you in advance!
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Re: Profile Evaluation - R1'14 [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2013, 21:52
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Bytran wrote:
Hi,

I am currently trying to gather some advises about my profile and would be happy to get your point of view (I plan to apply in R1 2014 for the school i mention below):

Age at matriculation: 27
Nationality: Eastern Europe

1) Brief description of your full-time work experience. What do you do?
I work as a Commodity Trader in Western Europe. Have been a trader assistant for 1.5years and have been promoted as a Trader a couple of moth ago (firm specialized in petroleum products). (i will have ca. 3 years of professional experience at matriculation + 8 months of internships)

2) Your GMAT.
680 (Q48/V35) but i plan to retake it in 3 weeks to improve the verbal part and get 720+

3) College info: The name of the college, your GPA or grade average, your major, year of graduation. For any graduate degrees, please provide the same info. If you grades are low, please indicate if there were extenuating circumstances.
Graduated from a EU B+level business school (master in management) with average grades

4) Significant college and post-college extra-curricular activities or community service, especially leadership experience.
2 years as an active member in a student organization / lot of spot (running/marathons)

5) Important certifications like CFA, CPA, FSA, or CA.
N/A

6) Your target programs.
Dream Schools: Columbia / Booth / Kellogg / Wharton / LBS

7) When you plan to apply? Please specify round and application cycle, for example R1 2013-14 or R3 2012-13.

I plan to apply ED at Columbia & R1 2014 to the other programs i mentioned above

8) Your post-MBA goal.
Investment banking or M&A

I also speak fluently 3 languages and am learning a fourth one / I lived in 3 different countries,

I would be very grateful to get your advise!

Thank you in advance!


If you get that 720+, you would have a competitive profile for these programs. Currently they are all stretch programs for you.

Best,
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Re: Profile Evaluation - R1'14 [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2013, 10:50
Thank you very much for the feedback. I just forgot to mention i've scored a 106 on the toefl a couple of month ago. Would you recommend me to take it again in August to improve it or isn't this result that important?

Thanks in advance:)
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Re: Profile Evaluation - R1'14 [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2013, 22:27
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Bytran wrote:
Thank you very much for the feedback. I just forgot to mention i've scored a 106 on the toefl a couple of month ago. Would you recommend me to take it again in August to improve it or isn't this result that important?

Thanks in advance:)


The TOEFL is important, but in general, once you meet a school's minimum score there is no advantage in retaking to get a higher TOEFL. Booth, for example, has a TOEFL minimum of 104 so you're OK. But check the other programs to make sure your score above their minimums.

Best,
Linda
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Re: Profile Evaluation - R1'14 [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2013, 22:34
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Bytran wrote:
Thank you very much for the feedback. I just forgot to mention i've scored a 106 on the toefl a couple of month ago. Would you recommend me to take it again in August to improve it or isn't this result that important?

Thanks in advance:)


The TOEFL is important, but in general, once you meet a school's minimum score there is no advantage in retaking to get a higher TOEFL. Booth, for example, has a TOEFL minimum of 104 so you're OK. But check the other programs to make sure your score above their minimums.

Best,
Linda


Okey thank you :)
Except Harward and Booth, I think most of the school don't have minimum requirements (Tuck, Columbia, Kellogg, Wharton etc. at least don't). I therefore guess I should assume that the minimum requirement for those schools is the same as it is for Booth and therefore focus the essays rather than taking the TOEFL again?
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Re: Profile Evaluation - R1'14 [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2013, 20:01
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Accepted.com wrote:
Bytran wrote:
Thank you very much for the feedback. I just forgot to mention i've scored a 106 on the toefl a couple of month ago. Would you recommend me to take it again in August to improve it or isn't this result that important?

Thanks in advance:)


The TOEFL is important, but in general, once you meet a school's minimum score there is no advantage in retaking to get a higher TOEFL. Booth, for example, has a TOEFL minimum of 104 so you're OK. But check the other programs to make sure your score above their minimums.

Best,
Linda


Okey thank you :)
Except Harward and Booth, I think most of the school don't have minimum requirements (Tuck, Columbia, Kellogg, Wharton etc. at least don't). I therefore guess I should assume that the minimum requirement for those schools is the same as it is for Booth and therefore focus the essays rather than taking the TOEFL again?


I would check with the schools and ask those that don't post a minimum if they have a recommended TOEFL score.

If you are concerned about the TOEFL, please see http://blog.accepted.com/2012/12/06/int ... jon-hodge/ or check out the site Strictly English, it specializes in the TOEFL and the other English exams for students.

Best,
Linda
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