Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 12 Feb 2016, 16:40
GMAT Club Tests


GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance


we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Profile Evaluation Request

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 1

Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 05 May 2013, 06:46
Thanks in advance for taking out the time to evaluate my profile and answering my questions.

I am from India / 24 / Male. Currently I am working as a Field Engineer for Schlumberger in middle east and wish to apply to business schools in 2014 when I will have 3 years of work experience at the time of applying.

Description of full time work experience
Hardcore technical operations in upstream oil industry. I have to lead multi national crews of 6-7 people to conduct data acquisition operations on oil rigs. It is a high pressure job and long hours to the tune of 40-50 are pretty regular.
- Supervise and manage these projects on rigs where each can bring in a revenue of anywhere between a few thousand upto a million dollars for the company in 2-3 days.
- Two promotions by the time I apply.
- International work ex. from the start.
- Selected for doing month long offshore stints in India for high profile operations.

GMAT - 720 V-38 Q-50

Undergrad - IIT-B, CPI - 7.6/10 (turns out to be around 3 GPA).

Extra Curriculars
- Significant leadership experiences during college. Elected student leader. Nothing much while working.

Post MBA
top tier consulting firms or general management in global energy companies.

Target programs
Intend to get into top 10 in US or INSEAD/LBS.

1) 3 years of work experience at the time of applying seems less than average for most schools. Will I be at a disadvantage because of it.
2) Should i retake GMAT with 720. Will it be looked upon as a negative if i end up with a lower score than what i took earlier.
3) What should be my Target schools in US considering my background. Is Top 10 in US feasible considering my background ?
Kaplan Promo CodeKnewton GMAT Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
Expert Post
Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant
User avatar
Affiliations: Veritas Prep
Joined: 25 Jul 2010
Posts: 1910
Followers: 44

Kudos [?]: 178 [0], given: 3

Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 05 May 2013, 19:16
Expert's post
Retaking the GMAT with a 720 would not be advisable--no reason why an additional 10 or 20 points would make more than a marginal difference particularly in the Indian applicant pool, where good scores are expected and you certainly can check that box. Plus b--schools love engineers :)

While they are not generally in the top 10, you might consider schools in Texas due to your energy focus. Fuqua at Duke also has a new energy program, and Fuqua is solidly in the top 10. Your work experience, while briefer than some schools' averages, sounds very robust and also unique. For this reason and also due to the fact you actually lead others at work, I would say it is not at all a negative to have "only" three years. I would definitely go ahead and apply if it makes sense for you to do so in your career plans. Just make sure you can articulate why now is best for you and you will be fine. If there are other schools to which you are attracted in the top tier, I would say go for them as well. I don't see anything on the surface that would keep you from applying to anywhere you feel you have a good fit with the school's curriculum and culture. I particularly like your unique work experience and feel it would help you be remembered--an important feat when applying from India.

Bryant Michaels
Admissions Consultant

    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Profile Evaluation Request gixxer1000 5 13 Aug 2007, 10:15
Profile evaluation request Audio 6 22 Jun 2007, 01:23
Profile Evaluation Request vij101 3 27 May 2007, 12:01
Profile Evaluation requested nouv3aux 2 17 Feb 2007, 18:12
Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile Evaluation Request dr908 3 14 Feb 2007, 17:07
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Profile Evaluation Request

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.