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# application strength

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03 Jun 2009, 07:26
GMAT 660
GPA 3.2
AWA - 5
work experience : 2 years project consultant, NGO in Kenya (06-08_
1 year - Strategy Manager, Media, Toronto. (08-present)

Applying to Rotman (U of T)

Any thoughts on chances, and any schools that would be realistic w/ these attributes?
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03 Jun 2009, 13:25
Well, it would be helpful to write in complete sentences rather than just listing a bunch of numbers, unless that is all you are.

Honestly, I don't know. B-schools evaluate individuals, not a bunch of test scores. I don't need your full autobiography here, but some more color would help. If you don't know what to write, take a look at some of the other posters on here who have written out their profile.
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05 Jun 2009, 07:39
AlexMBAApply wrote:
Well, it would be helpful to write in complete sentences rather than just listing a bunch of numbers, unless that is all you are.

Honestly, I don't know. B-schools evaluate individuals, not a bunch of test scores. I don't need your full autobiography here, but some more color would help. If you don't know what to write, take a look at some of the other posters on here who have written out their profile.

Somewhat new to the forum, so my apolgies for the lack of clarity. I have a double degree (Hons.) in Poli Sci and Economics from the University of Western Ontario, with final year spent at Charles University in Prague (exchange).

1st 2 years out of school were spent as an international projects coordinator with a development organization in Kenya, doing needs assesment on communities recieving aid, and developing suistainability projects, as well as handling media projects in country. After some political instability in the country, went back to Toronto, to UofT for a certificate program for non-business grads, looking for business understanding. Landed job handling media stragey projects for large media company. Been very involved in areas of social capitol and mass communication, which is what drew me to rotman (for some of their proffessors in these areas, as well as their Dean)

Gmat - 660
Verbal - 41
Qu - 40
AWA - 6 (i had listed 5 before)

Does this help provide some clarity?
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05 Jun 2009, 16:00
You have an interesting professional background. Your only potential area of concern is your GMAT quant (your GPA is not great, but it's not low enough to be a red flag that you need to address it).

In any case, you should be competitive for Rotman with what you have (i.e. you don't need to re-take your GMAT unless you feel you can significantly boost your quant score without much effort).
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08 Jun 2009, 06:39
Thanks again for providing your insight.

Based on this information, are there any schools outside of Canada, preferably in the Top 20 rankings (U.S or Europe) that I would have a competetive application for?

Thanks!
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08 Jun 2009, 08:15
What are you looking to do post-MBA?

Your GMAT is going to be an issue at any decent US school, particularly your quant score. Unless you boost that score, you're going to be on the margins.
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