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Could you please suggest me schools where i can apply this year. Below is a brief history-
I'm a civil eng by degree (from one of the top 5 tech inst in india) but i'm working for a bank (mortgages) which involves a lot of understanding of the real estate sector and the eco conditions affecting it. I'm also consulting builders on how to increase sales and other strategies regarding construction problems. I gave my GMAT twice this year, i was disappointed with the scores 650, 640, even though i was scoring 700+ in my practice tests.
I have a 2 yr work ex. 1.5 with the bank and the previous 6 months with a civil consultant,as a structures designer.
My col GPA is very low- 6.3/10. But i have a lot of extra curric during that time. I was the president of a cultural club involving around 120 students,was actively involved in the organization of the col's annual cultural festival, was the vice captain of the col's basketball team. I also have a couple of business plans,which won prizes, though never started.
I have helped my alumni association in organizing the 1st global meet of our col.
Could you suggest me whether i should apply to schools this year, with that score ? And which schools should i focus on ?
Sorry to hear that the GMAT did not go so well for you. Given your academic record and GMAT combo, plus the fact that you've not had any robust community leadership post-college, I'd say you should aim for lower tier 1 programs and tier 2 programs. The specific programs will depend on your goals. But you could try for Texas A&M, Georgetown, Boston University and similarly ranked programs.
Your work experience/background is pretty interesting and unique. But, even with a higher GMAT, you'd be trying to overcome a low GPA and a lack of extracurricular/community leadership. So, it might bump you to Austin/USC as your targets, but not that much higher, in my opinion. Hope that helps.
Check out this awesome article about Anderson on Poets Quants, http://poetsandquants.com/2015/01/02/uclas-anderson-school-morphs-into-a-friendly-tech-hub/ . Anderson is a great place! Sorry for the lack of updates recently. I...