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given the small word limit, how can we present a full overview of career, ECs, interets and goals in the essays? Any tips?
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Vijaychaitanya007 wrote:
Can you be more specific about the score for top 5 bschools

It’s one part of your application profile which is why we work with clients individually to present their profile and story in the most compelling way.

vishy001 wrote:
given the small word limit, how can we present a full overview of career, ECs, interets and goals in the essays? Any tips?

Remember you can also show all of this on your resume!

In our last 5 minutes, I want to share a bit more about how we work with clients.

Originally posted by PersonalMBACoach on 13 Jun 2023, 07:54.
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Hi. I am interested in applying to the MIT LGO program.
I am targeting a 750+ GMAT (760 on first official practice test)

Age 29

Bachelors in Physics and Chemistry, double major
GPA 3.9 (at a small California state school)

6.5 years of work experience:
2.5 years - Worked as an Engineer at a quantum dot manufacturing startup
[Weak spot] 9 month employment gap, taking classes and interning at a non-profit
4 months - internship at an electronics recycling non-profit between jobs
1 year - Worked as a Research associate at a medium-scale tech startup
6 months - Worked as a color scientist at a large well-known tech company
2 years - Worked as a Research Supervisor with two reports. Worked on a global recycling project


Coursework since college:
Took a Computer engineering course and a computer science course
* Completed the MIT Principles of Manufacturing Micromasters online (8 graduate-level MIT courses)

Goals:
Advance in my role at tech companies to higher leadership (Director, VP) roles

Thank you.
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In our coaching work with clients, we develop individualized plans that span essays, resumes, letters of recommendation, test scores and more. We factor in every element of your story to present your candidacy in the strongest light. More on our work here: https://www.personalmbacoach.com/

Additionally, we have some great free resources on our website at: https://www.personalmbacoach.com/guides/
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sorry the above message was sent by mistake. My profile is as below:
Age : 25
Graduation Year : 20219
Degree : Bachelors in Engineering
Branch : Electronics and instrumentation
CGPA : 8.6/10
Work experience : 3.6 years as a Business Analyst working in US healthcare industry. Improved business processes and generated $5M savings.
GMAT : 740
1. What schools should I target?
2. What can I do to make my profile more attractive?
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Please reach out if you are interested in partnering together. My email is scott@personalmbacoach.com

universechild wrote:
sorry the above message was sent by mistake. My profile is as below: Age : 25 Graduation Year : 20219 Degree : Bachelors in Engineering Branch : Electronics and instrumentation CGPA : 8.6/10 Work experience : 3.6 years as a Business Analyst working in US healthcare industry. Improved business processes and generated $5M savings. GMAT : 740 1. What schools should I target? 2. What can I do to make my profile more attractive?

Build out EC/Volunteer experience/work more

Originally posted by PersonalMBACoach on 13 Jun 2023, 07:57.
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We are closing this chat session. Thank you Personal MBA Coach for your time and inputs. We greatly appreciate it.
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thanks all!
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Hello Scott! Hope you are well. Love the invaluable content you put out for us hopeful admits.


If you would kinldy evaluate my profile:

I'm looking to get into product management at top US tech companies

A brief bit about my profile:

Background
Bangladeshi, Male, 27, First-gen college grad

Why MBA
Want to transition from Brand Management into Product Management. In my current role I got to work with several product managers and found the discipline fascinating.

MBA Targets: Top 35. Dream Schools are Duke Fuqua, Tuck, UCLA. Aiming for Tepper, Johnson, USC, McCombs.
For Fall 2023 session, I got into Schulich, waitlisted at Simon and rejected from Emory and Ohio.

Work Experience
4 years (upon matriculation) in Brand Management in 2nd largest Telcom operator in Bangladesh. Have led multiple cross-functional projects with clear, large scale impact and contribution to the company. Promotion coming up next month

Interesting work project: Created mental health group with professional NGO partner support. Members get free of cost counseling. Currently 11k+ members with 50+ suicide prevention cases

Academics
-GMAT: 650 (V37, Q43, IR4, AWA4)
-Undergrad: Bachelor of Business Administration (CGPA of 3.24 out of 4-> top 20%)
-Micro-Masters in Marketing Analytics, University of California, BerkeleyX (passed with 90% score)

Leadership
Co-founded a footwear startup during undergrad ( sustainable shoes from truck tires and upcycled quilt) - although did not survive 2nd year

Certifications and Awards
-Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
-Google UX Design Professional Certificate
-Global Carrier Award for Best Social Marketing Campaign
-Star Performer award and Exceptional contribution awards


Extra-curriculars
-Winners and runners-up across multiple business case competitions
-Muay Thai training for last ~2 years
-Civilian Black belt in Krav Maga- Led training sessions across country

Languages - English, Bengali (Native Fluency); Turkish (B1 Level)

Thank you for your help
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Hi Scott, I would be greatful if you could help me evaluate my profile

Age 34
BE Computer Science (2009 pass out)
MBA Finance from a top tier bschool in India (2013 passout)

Experience
10 years of post MBA experience in corporate banking credit analysis and relationship management. Countries worked include India (4 years), UAE (1.5 years), Kuwait (4 years), Oman (0.5 years). Current position Relationship Manager Large Corporates in an Omani bank.

Looking to move to US, UK with an MBA from an Ivy League College. Looking to specialise in Finance/Banking. Preferably 1 year full time mba.

Yet to take GMAT. Is it necessary given my experience. Request your inputs on target b schools/courses and GMAT score (if necessary). Would my age be an entry barrier:?

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Hi, I have started my GMAT preparation for the GMAT Exam in 2024. It’s been a longtime (almost 20 years) I am away from studies, due to which finding myself difficult with the foundation of Quants and Verbal. Can anyone please suggest me a good tutor or interested in helping me with my preparation from the scratch, it will be a great help. I would prefer online classes to avoid distance barier. Please let me know, if there are any possiblity for a good tutor. You can DM me the details in my chatbox. Thank you in advance!!
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SiddharthBuddhist wrote:
Hi, I have started my GMAT preparation for the GMAT Exam in 2024. It’s been a longtime (almost 20 years) I am away from studies, due to which finding myself difficult with the foundation of Quants and Verbal. Can anyone please suggest me a good tutor or interested in helping me with my preparation from the scratch, it will be a great help. I would prefer online classes to avoid distance barier. Please let me know, if there are any possiblity for a good tutor. You can DM me the details in my chatbox. Thank you in advance!!

Hi. Welcome back. There are a number of courses. Most/all are reviewed on gmat club. I would suggest signing up for a few of them and using the free trial. People have used all of them to score very high, but you may want to pick the course that appeals to you the most and most importantly, motivates you to work and continue using it

https://gmatclub.com/reviews

Taking an online course can be fairly inexpensive. Though you probably will end up spending at least a couple hundred dollars so keep that in mind. Getting a private tutor can be much more expensive and like the runs in thousands but it has its own advantages. You can also get the Manhattan books. I see you’ve registered a few years ago so perhaps you already tried that route.

Originally posted by bb on 29 Jun 2023, 09:33.
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Guys, Does having a prior Masters Degree from home country work to your advantage during MBA applications for Top US programs? (Note: Masters is in Business/related subjects and academics are solid with top rank/honors)
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Selecting and adequately preparing your recommenders is a crucial part of the MBA application process. For advice on how to maximize the benefit of your LORs, check out Personal MBA Coach's guide to MBA letters of recommendation: https://www.personalmbacoach.com/mba-le ... mendation/­
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Requesting Profile Evaluation

GRE = 325
GPA = 2.5
UG = BBA
Work ex = 4.5 years
10th = 92.5% (ICSE India)
12th = 70% (ICSE India)
Course of choice: MBA

Kindly advice on schools that I can realistically target. I am not sure if I would/would not make it to T-20. Thanks!
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­Applying to business school this fall? Now is the perfect time to start studying for the GMAT or GRE.

Check out Personal MBA Coach's blog to get answers to all your pressing test related questions including what score to target, how important these tests are and more.

About Personal MBA Coach:

Founded by a Wharton MBA and MIT Sloan graduate who sits on the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants Board of Directors, Personal MBA Coach has been guiding clients for 17 years. Scott Edinburgh, Personal MBA Coach’s founder, is the most positively reviewed consultant on Poets&Quants and Personal MBA Coach was named the top boutique MBA Admissions Consulting firm in 2023.

We help clients with all aspects of the MBA application process including early planning, GMAT/GRE/EA tutoring, application strategy, school selection, essay editing, and mock interviews. Our team includes former M7 admissions directors and former M7 admissions interviewers.

Last cycle, our clients earned more than $10M in scholarships!­
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