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Profile review [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2013, 08:28
Hi Jon ,
I saw you have consistently replied to all the people on this forum with very solid and practical advice. I hope to get some as well.
Well to start with things ....
I am only aiming to apply for executive programs.
GMAT : 620 (I know very poor)
Total Work exp : 9+ years
Work ex after graduation : 6+ years
Nationality : Indian
Current location : Belgium
Present employer (3 years +) : European Commission
I have worked extensively in USA , Europe and India.
I had a start up of my own for 3 years before I winded up because I was reciving death threats :) (i know rare experience).
I not a typical Indian IT just to stress as it is the general perception.
I also do many things like I have a lobby in India for right to clean water for people in the slums of my place which I regulate with a team of 3 social activists.
I am also a social entrepreneur because I have a tie up with a real estate developer who makes green homes in India and I try to sell them to conscious environmental NRI investors.
I have also once campaigned for a political candidate and he went on to become the cabinet minister of the state . (I can get a reco from him.)
During my university days I used to voluntarily teach in a tribal school which is very famous for its contribution to the upliftment of the underprivileged.
I have also played football.
I already have an admit from Rotterdam School of Management .
My main target is INSEAD as they are aligned to my need to do an MBA

Awaiting your precious feedbcaks and comments.

Cheers
S
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Re: Profile review [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2013, 20:18
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Dear S,
Although your GMAT is very low, from my understanding of things, you might as well apply to INSEAD. I think you have plenty of interesting things in your profile that you might use to try and sell yourself to the AdCom. Now don't get me wring... with a 620 you are fighting an uphill battle, and in all other respects you are gonna have to show pure excellence.

However, as you have your admit at RSM, which I assume you would attend if you were not accepted to INSEAD, you actually have nothing at all to lose. In the most ideal of situations, you would apply to INSEAD after retaking your GMAT and scoring far higher, but I don't know how feasible this is for you.. if not, then I would suggest taking the course of action above.

I hope this helps and answers your questions.
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Re: Profile review [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2013, 00:13
Thanks a lot Jon . I think I took the call. I am not going to RSM but I am thinking of retaking the GMAT and work very hard on a stellar application.
If you have time I would like to know what range should my GMAT score be to be at a competitive level because I have seen students getting admits with 680 but getting rejected even without an interview at high scores like 740.

Thanks again for your advice.
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Re: Profile review [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2013, 06:46
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For INSEAD 670 absolute minimum. Higher is better... And yes people will get turned away even with a 770...the GMAT score alone does not make the man or woman (although it can help)
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