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Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2012, 01:14
Hi,

Please evaluate my profile...

GMAT History:-
GMAT 1: 600 (Q:49,V:22)
GMAT 2: 620 (Q:48,V:27)
GMAT 3: 580 (Q:50,V:18)
After giving 3 attempts, I could not think of re-taking GMAT anymore


Work Experience:-44 months by the time I join.
Working in Infosys Ltd.
Promotion: Recruited as Systems Engineer Trainee. Promoted to Systems Engineer and now working as a Senior Systems Engineer.
Working in Banking & Capital Markets Division for client Bank of America.

Academics:- Bachelor in Engineering in Electronics & Telecomm.
GPA: 3.6
2nd topper in final year and awarded gold medal
Studied French for 8 years during school.

Extra Curricular Activity:-
Active member of my college IEEE student branch. Served as the Secretary of my college IEEE branch.
Organized various events in my college such as paper presentation.
Awarded Lt. Governor award for my work in Scouts & Guides in 2001.


I feel GMAT score will be an overall low point in my application :(

One key point: I won't be looking for a job post-MBA in US, as I have to return back to my country due to family constraints.

Can you please suggest some schools.


Thanks in Advance..Really appreciate your time and effort.
~Akshat Gupta
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2012, 19:36
akshatgupta87 wrote:
Hi,

Please evaluate my profile...

GMAT History:-
GMAT 1: 600 (Q:49,V:22)
GMAT 2: 620 (Q:48,V:27)
GMAT 3: 580 (Q:50,V:18)
After giving 3 attempts, I could not think of re-taking GMAT anymore


Work Experience:-44 months by the time I join.
Working in Infosys Ltd.
Promotion: Recruited as Systems Engineer Trainee. Promoted to Systems Engineer and now working as a Senior Systems Engineer.
Working in Banking & Capital Markets Division for client Bank of America.

Academics:- Bachelor in Engineering in Electronics & Telecomm.
GPA: 3.6
2nd topper in final year and awarded gold medal
Studied French for 8 years during school.

Extra Curricular Activity:-
Active member of my college IEEE student branch. Served as the Secretary of my college IEEE branch.
Organized various events in my college such as paper presentation.
Awarded Lt. Governor award for my work in Scouts & Guides in 2001.


I feel GMAT score will be an overall low point in my application :(

One key point: I won't be looking for a job post-MBA in US, as I have to return back to my country due to family constraints.

Can you please suggest some schools.


Thanks in Advance..Really appreciate your time and effort.
~Akshat Gupta



Hi Akshat,

Your GMAT scores do present a bad picture. After 3 attempts I would not advise you to retake it, specially as you don't have a pattern of increasing figures. Maybe you are just not a good test taker - and you can validate this using your decent GPA as a reference point in the optional essay.

I would suggest that you look at b-schools where the GMAT scores average closer to your own score (620 is the best bet, right?). From this perspective you can consider UK/European b-schools as their GMAT scores range between 600-720. Though most Indians stay back in the region of graduating to pay off the loans, but if you are sure you want to get back immediately after the MBA, the UK visa laws will not pose a problem.

Also consider, SMU (Singapore).

All the best,

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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2012, 10:14
akshat,

if you just want a us MBA then let me help you here.

1, you are going back for sure

2. a free/partiall free MBA sounds good, (free means zero out of pocket, partial means some costs)

3. if yes and you want to tell everyone , I got a free MBA from US ( free means you work for a professor etc, but you get the tuition waived and enough money to live modestly)

then apply to the state/public schools especially in the south where low tuition is the norm and then come to campus early as possible and apply for graduate assistantships in all areas, but it may take 1-2 semesters and some contacts to land one. MBA must be accredited by AASCB
do CPA or some other courses on the side and some student jobs on campus.

If you land an assistantship then you can get a good quality MBA at little to no cost. remember everyone else has the same idea so come on campus ASAP and start hunting early.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2012, 06:08
akshatgupta87 wrote:
Hi,

Please evaluate my profile...

GMAT History:-
GMAT 1: 600 (Q:49,V:22)
GMAT 2: 620 (Q:48,V:27)
GMAT 3: 580 (Q:50,V:18)
After giving 3 attempts, I could not think of re-taking GMAT anymore


Work Experience:-44 months by the time I join.
Working in Infosys Ltd.
Promotion: Recruited as Systems Engineer Trainee. Promoted to Systems Engineer and now working as a Senior Systems Engineer.
Working in Banking & Capital Markets Division for client Bank of America.

Academics:- Bachelor in Engineering in Electronics & Telecomm.
GPA: 3.6
2nd topper in final year and awarded gold medal
Studied French for 8 years during school.

Extra Curricular Activity:-
Active member of my college IEEE student branch. Served as the Secretary of my college IEEE branch.
Organized various events in my college such as paper presentation.
Awarded Lt. Governor award for my work in Scouts & Guides in 2001.


I feel GMAT score will be an overall low point in my application :(

One key point: I won't be looking for a job post-MBA in US, as I have to return back to my country due to family constraints.

Can you please suggest some schools.


Thanks in Advance..Really appreciate your time and effort.
~Akshat Gupta


Hi Akshat,

You have quite a good GPA and a remarkable profile. A low GMAT score can certainly be offset by submitting a good essay and working hard on your application and interviews. Most schools see a combination of all these things to grant an admission

As per your GMAT Score University of Georgia (Terry), Purdue University and Thunderbird are among the top US B Schools where you can apply. Apart from these there are few B Schools like Manchester and Cass are among top UK B Schools where you can apply. There are many more but the mentioned list comprises of a few good ones in the US & UK that you should definitely target.

It is highly advisable in your case to focus on your application evaluation essays. This is where you can demonstrate your leadership qualities, achievements, professional vision and other abilities. A well presented and perfectly written essay is absolutely critical to make a strong case for yourself during the final interview and more so when you have an average GMAT scores.

It is highly recommended to seek assistance from professional consultants for guidance who can more closely review your situation and provide you with a list of B Schools where you would have chances of converting your application to admission. You should also get your essays reviewed from them before sending it along with your application to better your prospects.

You can visit http://www.general-ed.com/MBA-essay-analysis to learn more about professional essay evaluation services and http://www.general-ed.com/mba-counseling to see how General Ed can help you with MBA counselling and Application Evaluation.

Also if you happen to be based in Mumbai/Delhi/Bangalore you can attend a MBA workshop by Directors of Admissions, ISB along with alumnus of various global B-Schools during the dates mentioned in this links http://www.general-ed.com/workshops-and-seminars

Feel free to post any other query or concern that you might have.

Regards
Neha Singh
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request   [#permalink] 11 Jul 2012, 06:08
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