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request for profile evavulation (army) 670 gmat low gpa

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Joined: 26 Jul 2010
Posts: 102
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, General Management
Schools: IIMA (M)
GMAT 1: 640 Q48 V29
GMAT 2: 670 Q49 V31
WE: Supply Chain Management (Military & Defense)
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Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 6

request for profile evavulation (army) 670 gmat low gpa [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2011, 01:50
hi ,

1. i am in military with expenience of over 8.5 years as commisioned officer in logistics (apart from my training time ).
2. my gmat score is 670 q 49 v 31 .
3. my gpa is low. .... circumstance-->> due to 02 accident and long admission in my inital two consecutive training terms(graduation). i joined indian army as officer traniee at national defence academy, india soon after my school. i did my graduation while undergoing my training. ( similar to WESTPOINT in US)
4. i have varied experience while doing numerous assingment in military leadership,combat operations, logistics planning, ammunition technician.
5. my hobbies includes team games, white river rafting and other adventure activities.
6. i have organised numerous medical camps,blood donations, military career counseling and various civilian aid programs .
7. i need a program which can act a game changer for me in transforming my experience into bright career in corporate world.
8. my aim post mba is to take intensive experience in logisitics/SCM and thereafter convert to consulting.
9. i have aimed at following schools
b) ISB
10. do i need to retake gmat because of my low gpa

please do recommend any thing that may come handy in my application . do recommend any other schools in US or outside.
thanks in advance

lets start again

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Re: request for profile evavulation (army) 670 gmat low gpa [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2011, 15:51
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Hi Kamal,

You mention a low GPA - how low is it?

I do think 30 more points on the GMAT would be a huge help, but how critical that is probably depends on how low that GPA is.

As for an MBA program opening the door for you to do new things with your skills ... you pretty much have it nailed. Just make sure to frame it as: "my skills WILL take me to these incredible places and make this big impact, I just need to broaden my knowledge, network, and pedigree in an MBA program and then I will be on my way." And then you simply highlight the key skills in consulting (critical thinking, teamwork, presentation, persuasion, stamina, etc.) and attribute them back to all that you have done. It sounds like you are drawing from this deep well of amazing experiences. It should be no problem to say "I will need skills A, B, C, and D. I have honed them in places X, Y, and Z." It's a formula required of all applicants but one that should be easier for you than for many.

The big question will be what your profile looks like and whether top programs will "eat" low scores. Often, they will not, even if someone has basically travelled to space and back. Sometimes you can win the day with your WE, story, and passion, but too low of numbers just keep you from getting a fair hearing. So that GPA will play a big role.

Hope that helps. Let me know...

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