i dont think retaking the GMAT is worth it for you, unless you're confident about scoring into the high 700's with little extra effort and can still dedicate time needed for your essays. most of your GMAT strength comes from the Q side, and improving V is usually more time consuming. your writing style is a bit hard to follow (just from this post; i'm sure it's a lot more clear) and your career progress - while good - is vague and opaque. my suggestion is that you get crisp on your career goals and the story you want to tell. i also think your GPA is on the lower side for a school like Stanford, and all the schools are at the high end. it's a risky strategy simply b/c of how selective these programs are. but if you're dedicated and optimistic to only attend a top program, then go for it.
if you want more specific advice on whether to retake the gmat, i wrote this article that might be helpful: <link absorbed by 5 days, 5posts rule of the forum>
hope thats helpful,
The main purpose of this topic was whether my current GMAT score & Undergrad GPA collectively are sufficient for further consideration by these schools.
To elucidate, I want to make sure that my profile ticks all the required checks. Thereafter, I am confident about my essays. why? simply because I believe in myself.
And your link seems to suggest that Q GMAT is more important than V, in that case, I don't think I need to retake the gmat.
But since you mentioned that GPA is on lower side (you won't believe it, but i have a story around that as well). And if the screening criteria, if there is such, based on which the rest of candidate's application is "read", has a formula for GMAT, GPA, Work Ex duration(in that order), then should I increase my GMAT score to offset my low GPA? And if yes, by about how much should it be increased?
And i am working on building up other requisites that these schools need, which may push my applications to R2. But I am completely clear about my career goals, even though I haven't mentioned it here.