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Requesting Profile Evaluation -3 Years Workex till date

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Requesting Profile Evaluation -3 Years Workex till date [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2013, 23:46
Hi I have scored 680 in GMAT with 49Q and 33V

1. B.Tech Electronics & Communication - Vellore Institiute of Technology, India (76%)
2. Certificate Course in Strategic Management - London School of Economics, UK (A Grade)
3. Certified Advance Financial Modeller - KPMG

1. Worked for 1 year in a Defence Manufacturing Firm, handled a major Missile Launcher's technical designs
2. Working currently with KPMG - Management Consulting from 2011. Was one among 6 who got double promoted of 1600 people who got promoted, got 3 salary hikes in a span of 2 years. Started off with x salary in KPMG now earn 2.6x

In KPMG: Worked for Leading B Schools (In Canada & UK) to develop India entry strategy for them, worked on setup of various Education institutions etc.
Worked extensively in the Railway sector, Highways, Aviation & Ports. Carried out feasibility studies, Business process improvement, market assessment, Financial viability, etc for clients. Have mostly Government clients with a few private clients too all of whom are the leading players of their sectors.
One of the youngest employees to bring in new clients to the firm with a project worth over $200,000.

Have 4 Publications
1. Published by the government
2. Published by IEEE (International Electronics Journal)
3. Published by IIM Calcutta
4. Published by an International Computers Journal

Extra Curriculars:
I am holding a leadership position in one of the prominent NGOs in Delhi. Have done extensive volunteering and fund raising activity.
have organized many events in college etc.

Won an International Business Plan competition on Clean Energy/Water, in 2010
Paper adjudged as “The Best Paper of the International Conference" in IIM Calcutta

I have done 5 internships during my B.Tech in different companies different sectors.

Kindly let me know if my Profile combined with my GMAT score stands any chance in some of the best B Schools in USA.
Also I plan to apply in ISB, please let me know if I have a fighting chance there.

Do I need to seriously consider retaking the GMAT to get a higher score?

Thanks & Regards
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Re: Requesting Profile Evaluation -3 Years Workex till date [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2013, 21:35
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Hey there dude,

So first of all you have some FANTASTIC work experience, what will your promotions, publications, bringing in new clients.... All this is great and is EXACTLY what the AdCom is looking for - a kind of "shooting star" profile, and this will go a long way to help you differentiate yourself.

On the less good side is our school and GPA (Top schools take mostly IIT folks, and your GPA is a bit low), and your GMAT is good, but not great.

In the question of where to apply to - I think that your GMAT and GPA together will make the best schools tough... so the question for me is - Do you wait one more year and retake the GMAT? Now, my opinion is that if you think you can get 30+ points higher you should DEFINITELY wait. Look at it this way - you are doing amazing at work, you have raises and promotions, etc.... the main thing that is missing is a fantastic GMAT, and if you get that GMAT then you can apply to a school of a whole new order.. and since you only do an MBA once in your life, I think it's totally worth it.

The only case where I would say go ahead and apply this year is if you feel like you have already reached your top score with the GMAT (let's say you took it five times and this is your top score), otherwise, be patient, study hard, take your GMAT, get a 720+ and THEN apply to ISB next year with REAL chances (And good US schools too!)

What do you think?

Jon Frank
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