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Profile Evaluation request - gmat 720 [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 21:01
hi all,

gave my gmat yesterday..got 720(Q48 V41). Now faced with the question - which schools am i looking at with this score and my profile!?

Profile:

male/23/ Indian

Undergrad: ( B. E. -Chemical Engineering) - from Manipal Institute of Technology (among the top 15 colgs in India) - 2010
- graduated summa cum laude

Masters: (M. Tech. - Energy Studies) - from IIT Delhi ( among the top 3 colgs in India) - 2012
- gpa of 8.63/10 ( among the top 5 on the class)
- completing the course in may 2012

GMAT: 720 - Q48 (80th percentile) and V41(92nd percentile), AWA (expected >5)

Work Ex: None as of yet. Aiming to apply for Fall 2014.
- Gonna work as a Consultant in one of the Big 4 consulting firms from June 2012 ( So can clock in 2 years work
ex. by the time of applying to colgs)

Projects:
- conducted an energy audit of a petroleum refinery for 6 months, the observations and sugestions of which resulted in significant savings for the refinery. (Undergrad project)
- developed a new diesel fuel (diesel microemulsion fuel) as a part of Masters project.

Extra Curriculars:
Positions of Responsibility:
- Was the President of the Student Council during Under Grad. - work involved conducting fests, student welfare activites, community service activities, etc.)
- Management Captain of a team that designed and built a baja to take part in the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) International Baja Competition 2009 (ranked 62nd out of 120). Work involved procuring funds for the project, advertising, budgeting and a lot of co-ordinating with the colg authorities.
- Secretary of a National Technical Club (Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers)
- M. Tech. Representative in the Students Affairs Council during Graduation ( Masters program)

Sports:
- a career in free style skating (1995 to 2004)- won national level prizes (gold - 11, silver - 8, bronze -6)
- badminton player - member of the colg team during Under Grad.
- Chess: ranked 16th in the state level open chess tournament

Could you pls give me an idea as to which schools could i consider "safe" or competitive or stretch with this profile and a 720 on the gmat?? I am very keen to pursue an mba in technology management or human resource development.

Thanks!!
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Re: Profile Evaluation request - gmat 720 [#permalink] New post 09 May 2012, 08:12
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Hi, varunkbvp,

Thanks for your information and congratulations on your GMAT score. The business schools will look at that score along with your undergraduate GPA and how well you did in your Masters program. From what you explain, there should not be much question about your ability to handle the academics in these programs. Since you are starting to think about business school early, you have the advantage of still enhancing your application. You will have two years of work experience in consulting. This is on the lower end of years of experience. You will want to be sure to have examples of skills that are transferable to your future career path – I suggest you narrow that down so you can communicate to the admissions committee. You will also need to show your leadership abilities and maturity so young into your career. You could also pull in examples from your Master’s to enhance those years of experience. It will also be important for you to show your softer skills to the admissions committee. This can be examples from work coupled with community service. I encourage you to remain active in volunteer work and to use recent examples of leadership as well. In terms of school selection, I would suggest you think about your criteria – curriculum, teaching style, geography, etc – and pin down your career goal/learning goals to narrow down the schools more. One other point is that you will need to clearly explain why you need an MBA in addition to your current degree. If you are able to build out your work and community service experience, you may be a good candidate for some of the top programs.

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