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Re-applicant prospects? [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2010, 17:32
Hi Linda,

Could you please suggest how I can position myself better as an MBA re-applicant for Fall 2011 batch?
I am a 26yr old male Indian IT (in financial domain)
WE = will complete 7yrs in fall 2011 (half of it in the US), strong acads in high school, above average acads in undergrad, GMAT 770, average extra curricular, below average community exp.

I am looking for a post MBA career in Management Consulting/General Management field in the US. I submitted round 2 applications for the fall 2010 batch to Darden (Interviewed/Dinged), Ross (Interviewed/Dinged), Haas (Ding w/o interview) and Tuck (Ding w/o interview). I am planning to re-apply to Darden, Tuck and Duke for the fall 2011 batch along with some safe school. Is this a realistic choice and is there anything I could do as a re-applicant to improve my prospects? Considering I will complete 7 years of WE in fall 2011 (which is on the higher side), should i look for other (maybe European) programs that start around January? Again, thanks for your valued advice.

Best Regards,
Sandy
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Re: Re-applicant prospects? [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2010, 11:01
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Hi Linda,

Could you please suggest how I can position myself better as an MBA re-applicant for Fall 2011 batch?
I am a 26yr old male Indian IT (in financial domain)
WE = will complete 7yrs in fall 2011 (half of it in the US), strong acads in high school, above average acads in undergrad, GMAT 770, average extra curricular, below average community exp.

I am looking for a post MBA career in Management Consulting/General Management field in the US. I submitted round 2 applications for the fall 2010 batch to Darden (Interviewed/Dinged), Ross (Interviewed/Dinged), Haas (Ding w/o interview) and Tuck (Ding w/o interview). I am planning to re-apply to Darden, Tuck and Duke for the fall 2011 batch along with some safe school. Is this a realistic choice and is there anything I could do as a re-applicant to improve my prospects? Considering I will complete 7 years of WE in fall 2011 (which is on the higher side), should i look for other (maybe European) programs that start around January? Again, thanks for your valued advice.

Best Regards,
Sandy


Sandy,

Considering your stats and the lack of glaring weaknesses, I am very suspicious that you failed to present yourself well in your application and/or that you interviewed poorly. I strongly urge you to have at least one of your MBA applications evaluated.

If you prefer to take a do-it-yourself approach, or simply want additional information, here are resources that can help you:

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Re: Re-applicant prospects? [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2010, 18:37
Thanks Linda...I really appreciate your detailed and thoughtful responses. This information will help me put in stronger applications next time around. If I still don't feel confident enough, I'll engage your help right away.

I am also wondering if I will fall into the 'older' bucket of applicants if I apply for fall 2011 (I will complete 7 yrs of WE in Sep2011). Also, considering that my plan is to work in US for 5-7 yrs post MBA and then move to India, I am wondering if a US MBA is a smart option considering the loan repayment aspects. Could you please advise me a little bit on these aspects?

Thanks you for all your time and have a great weekend ahead.
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Re: Re-applicant prospects? [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2010, 12:49
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abouttime wrote:
Thanks Linda...I really appreciate your detailed and thoughtful responses. This information will help me put in stronger applications next time around. If I still don't feel confident enough, I'll engage your help right away.

I am also wondering if I will fall into the 'older' bucket of applicants if I apply for fall 2011 (I will complete 7 yrs of WE in Sep2011). Also, considering that my plan is to work in US for 5-7 yrs post MBA and then move to India, I am wondering if a US MBA is a smart option considering the loan repayment aspects. Could you please advise me a little bit on these aspects?

Thanks you for all your time and have a great weekend ahead.
Sandy


At 27 you won't be "older"; you will be more experienced than most at that age. You should focus on schools that value experience and the schools you have chosen fit that category. You should also make clear why you need an MBA if you have progressed so far in your career without it. it shouldn't be heard, but it should be done.

Loan repayment is a subject that I can't really comment on because there are so many variables, that are not for a short post or probably for public consideration. In a nutshell, you need to estimate your likely (not best case) income after your MBA and then do the math on loans.
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