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Retake GMAT... or live with it ???

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Retake GMAT... or live with it ??? [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2013, 03:29
Hello there !!

My Profile in brief detail :wink:

Nationality: Indian
GMAT: 700 (Q 49 V36)
GPA: 75% from a top 50 engineering school
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Work Experience: 7 years at Matriculation with a top Oil exploration and refining company (I worked only in downstream - refining)

4 Years: Mechanical Engineer - Maintenance. Lead a team of 6 technicians. Worked towards ensuring the reliability and availability of mech. equipment. Developed maintenance plans - Preventive and Predictive. Active involvement in Tendering and Contract Management.

2 Years: Senior Engineer - Maintenance and Projects. Leveraged the maintenance expertise to streamline and manage Revamp Project activities. Lead a team of over 40 technicians to complete shutdown activities well ahead of schedule. Job included planning, inter - department coordination and execution.

1 Year: Senior Engineer - Vigilance. Leveraged the technical and commercial expertise to bring systemic improvements across the organization. Focussed on areas that required system development or improvement and recommended changes to improve efficiency, transparency and effectiveness.

Leadership
• Elected Representative for Management Staff Association (Officer's association to liaison with the Management)
• Work profile full of leadership examples

Extra Curricular:
• Active Member of Toastmaster's Club
• Community Service through the CSR activities of my company - Organized blood donation camps, AIDS awareness campaigns etc.
• An active event organizer throughout my life - right from school till today. Was a member of Organizing Committee for Annual Tech. & Cultural fest at college. Active participation in organizing company events including handling venue, logistics, decor, liaison with speakers etc.

Future Plans:
Energy Consulting with a focus on sustainability.

Target Firms:
GE (internal consulting)
Bain
McKinsey

Backup Plan: Operations management in Energy industry. Target Firm: Shell, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, BP.

Wish to apply to:

1. Tuck
2. Duke Fuqua
3. Darden
4. UCLA
5) Johnson
6) Emory
7) Mc Combs
8) Kelley
9) Ivey, Canada
10) Rotman

I am skeptical in the following areas:

1. Should I retake GMAT? If I do, I expect to get 720-730. Should I devote the next month on GMAT or start preparing my apps ??

2. Do I have the USP to get into the programs mentioned above, considering I don't take another shot at GMAT ?? Request you to highlight any apparent weaknesses in my profile.

3. What schools should I focus on. A list of schools reputed for placements in the energy sector (Consulting and Operations).

Look forward to your response.
Thank You.

Best Regards,
KUNAL
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Re: Retake GMAT... or live with it ??? [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2013, 17:09
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First of all, you are in a very competitive demographic so every aspect of your candidacy needs to be top notch.

1. Should I retake GMAT? If I do, I expect to get 720-730. Should I devote the next month on GMAT or start preparing my apps ?? I WOULD RE-TAKE THE GMAT. YOU CANNOT SUBMIT APPLICATIONS (R1) UNTIL SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER SO YOU HAVE PLENTY OF TIME. ALSO, NOTE THAT YOUR APPLICATIONS HAVE TO BE TOP NOTCH (ESSAYS, RECOMMENDATIONS, RESUME, INTERVIEW, ETC.) AND THIS WILL ALSO TAKE TIME -- BUT GIVEN THAT IT IS STILL APRIL, YOU HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO DO EVERYTHING.

2. Do I have the USP to get into the programs mentioned above, considering I don't take another shot at GMAT ?? Request you to highlight any apparent weaknesses in my profile. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF TUCK, I SEE YOU BEING A COMPETITIVE CANDIDATE AT ALL THE SCHOOLS YOU LIST -- WITH THE CAVEAT THAT YOU HAVE TO SUBMIT A COMPELLING APPLICATION. IF YOU MISS ON THIS, YOUR CHANCES DECREASE SIGNIFICANTLY AND CHANCES ARE YOU MIGHT END UP GOING TO A MUCH LESS COMPETITIVE SCHOOL THAN YOU DESERVE.

3. What schools should I focus on. A list of schools reputed for placements in the energy sector (Consulting and Operations). ON THE LIST, I WOULD FOCUS ON JOHNSON, DARDEN, FUQUA, ANDERSON, KELLEY, IVEY AND ROTMAN. IF YOU WANT TO APPLY TO TUCK, JUST REALIZE THAT THE ACCEPTANCE RATE IS VEYR LOW AND THE CLASS IF VERY SMALL. ONE SCHOOL YOU DO NOT LIST IS ROSS -- AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO APPLY THERE AS WELL.

GOOD LUCK.

KIMBERLY PLAGA
SENIOR ADMISSIONS CONSULTANT
MANHATTAN REVIEW
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Re: Retake GMAT... or live with it ??? [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2013, 05:21
Hello Kimberly,

Thank you so much for your prompt and encouraging response. I am in fact in the process of finalizing a consultant to help me out with my apps. I would love to get a best price quote from your end. I am interested in a package that would cover all the aspects of application (for 3 schools).

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Re: Retake GMAT... or live with it ??? [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2013, 14:49
Kunal: Please check out web site for details on pricing. GMAT Club members are entitled to a 20% discount. If you would like to speak about our process, feel free to contact us -- we would be happy to speak about it in detail.

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