It is currently 24 Feb 2018, 08:10

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

3 Months gap in professional experience

  new topic post reply Update application status  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Status: MBA 2018
Joined: 09 Sep 2014
Posts: 2
Location: India
Concentration: International Business, Marketing
GMAT 1: 650 Q49 V30
GPA: 4
WE: Brand Management (Retail)
3 Months gap in professional experience [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Aug 2017, 23:05
Hello Sir,

I need your advice on an urgent basis.

Following are the details of my profile:
1. Working as Business Development Manager (Womenswear) in a well to do fashion & tech startup.
2. Have 4 years of experience in the fashion business (3 years in leadership experience)
3. Aided by engineering education : CGPA 7.58/10
4. 10th : 87% , 12th: 76%
5. My USP: Shifted to fashion (where my passion lies) from technical background and will be continuing my career in the same field.
6. Reason for MBA : Need to learn more concepts & its applications, and to be exposed to more case studies, network, and work in a more advance domain.
7. Target School : HEC Paris, IE Spain


Problem Statement : I have given GMAT twice (alongside my work) and got a score of 650. This does not reflect the best of my abilities. I am certain that if I leave work, and give my 100% to my preparation towards MBA (GMAT+ Application) I will see the results and will pan out well. However, if I leave my work at the moment, and apply in the second round, I will have a gap of 3-4 months.

I need to know how does this reflect on my profile? My mind is currently torn apart with pros and cons.
1 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
S
Joined: 10 Apr 2013
Posts: 315
Re: 3 Months gap in professional experience [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Aug 2017, 23:38
1
This post received
KUDOS
Rituja Bakshi wrote:
Hello Sir,

I need your advice on an urgent basis.

Following are the details of my profile:
1. Working as Business Development Manager (Womenswear) in a well to do fashion & tech startup.
2. Have 4 years of experience in the fashion business (3 years in leadership experience)
3. Aided by engineering education : CGPA 7.58/10
4. 10th : 87% , 12th: 76%
5. My USP: Shifted to fashion (where my passion lies) from technical background and will be continuing my career in the same field.
6. Reason for MBA : Need to learn more concepts & its applications, and to be exposed to more case studies, network, and work in a more advance domain.
7. Target School : HEC Paris, IE Spain


Problem Statement : I have given GMAT twice (alongside my work) and got a score of 650. This does not reflect the best of my abilities. I am certain that if I leave work, and give my 100% to my preparation towards MBA (GMAT+ Application) I will see the results and will pan out well. However, if I leave my work at the moment, and apply in the second round, I will have a gap of 3-4 months.

I need to know how does this reflect on my profile? My mind is currently torn apart with pros and cons.


Hi Rituja,

You have a good profile and I can see you just missed the average GMAT score of your target schools. I am a big proponent of not focusing on GMAT so heavily at the same time I do understand your concerns. Quitting to prepare for GMAT doesn't bode well for your profile specially because it won't be only for 3 months. What will you do after taking your 3rd attempt and matriculating in Fall 2018? If you can be involved in work anyhow and give more hours to GMAT prep that would be best.
Did you look at Design schools such as Parsons NY or Marangoni Milan ? They also have excellent Fashion Design courses. Hope this helps. Let me know if you would like to discuss your concerns over a call.

Best,
_________________

Deep A.
Chief Counselling Officer
http://www.EduSimplified.com

Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
VP
VP
User avatar
G
Status: MBA Admissions Consultant
Affiliations: MBA Prep Coach
Joined: 24 Mar 2015
Posts: 1104
Farrell D Hehn: MBA
Re: 3 Months gap in professional experience [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Aug 2017, 00:03
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
Rituja Bakshi wrote:
Hello Sir,

I need your advice on an urgent basis.

Following are the details of my profile:
1. Working as Business Development Manager (Womenswear) in a well to do fashion & tech startup.
2. Have 4 years of experience in the fashion business (3 years in leadership experience)
3. Aided by engineering education : CGPA 7.58/10
4. 10th : 87% , 12th: 76%
5. My USP: Shifted to fashion (where my passion lies) from technical background and will be continuing my career in the same field.
6. Reason for MBA : Need to learn more concepts & its applications, and to be exposed to more case studies, network, and work in a more advance domain.
7. Target School : HEC Paris, IE Spain


Problem Statement : I have given GMAT twice (alongside my work) and got a score of 650. This does not reflect the best of my abilities. I am certain that if I leave work, and give my 100% to my preparation towards MBA (GMAT+ Application) I will see the results and will pan out well. However, if I leave my work at the moment, and apply in the second round, I will have a gap of 3-4 months.

I need to know how does this reflect on my profile? My mind is currently torn apart with pros and cons.



I agree with the other poster - are you sure an MBA will provide the best ROI for you? Would it make sense from a financial perspective? Fashion schools seem like another option to me. Also, wondering if you can take a leave of absence without quitting your job. That would be optimal.

I advise my GMAT clients to get up one hour earlier per day and focus on the GMAT, for a period of six weeks. This ensures you are giving the GMAT your best of you and not what is left at the end of a long day.
_________________

Farrell Dyan
http://MBAPrepCoach.com
http://PoetsandQuants.com/Consultants/Farrell-Dyan
"You don't often come across people so perceptive and empathetic." - EM, NYC

Re: 3 Months gap in professional experience   [#permalink] 06 Aug 2017, 00:03
Display posts from previous: Sort by

3 Months gap in professional experience

  new topic post reply Update application status  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.