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New post 20 Feb 2014, 22:42

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This thread is the master profile evaluations thread for Darden applications only. We do not want random profile evaluation threads everywhere on the forum. This will help people get some consolidated (and free :P ) advice from consultants and help others learn as well.

Post your profile here if you want!

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I just gave my GMAT yesterday and scored a decent 730.

IR-3 - 23rd Percentile.
Q-49 - 81st Percentile.
V-40 - 90th Percentile.
Overall-730 - 96th Percentile.

Yes, exactly, the pain point is 3 in IR. Graphs and DI have never been a problem. In fact the low score was very surprising and annoying. I cannot recollect to have scored as low as 3 in any of the mocks that I gave.

Anyway, the main reason why I am posting this is because I want to know the impact of IR score on my application. I am planing to apply in 2016/2017 after a good 2-3 years of experience.
The schools that I am looking at are:
ISB, INSEAD, NUS, IE, IESE, Columbia, HAAS, Duke, NTU, Tepper, Booth, Darden, Tuck.

Just to fill in the experts with a brief description of my profile,
I have an okayish profile with a good number of extra curricular activities and leadership accolades, including an international exchange program. However, I have a very poor gpa from my undergrad college. I'm currently working in EMC as an Associate consultant, working primarily on Big Data Analytics.

Thanks in advance :)

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New post 14 Mar 2014, 18:44
As far as I know, nobody cares.

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New post 15 Sep 2014, 08:23
HI, I am an Indian female engineer currently working as Electronics Instrumentation engineer in OIL & GAS consultancy PSU. With 2.5 year work ex. My GMAT score 700 (Q48, V38, IR 4, AWA 5.5). CLASS 10th : 88%, class 12th : 92 % . .Btech topper in college (TOP 10 colleges in India)
WORK EXPERIENCE DETAILS : Bidding document preperation, vendor evaluation, tender preperation, cost analysis for procurement, hazard/risk analysis study for human & environment safety, technical designing of instruments for various sectors like cross-country pipeline, nuclear reactors, infrastructure, refineries, solar panels, power & energy sector .No international exposure but independent overseas client handling.
Internship : STEEL AUTHORITY OF INDIA LTD (SAIL)(Durgapur)
ACHIEVEMENTS : 5th topper in CBSE from KOLKATA region in class 12th. Highest in maths & science score in kolkata region CBSE in class 10th.
PHYSICS HONORS (1st class, Distinction, from top University) followed by Btech(9.3 out of 10 CGPA)
XAT 2014 percentile 94. Dropped the idea of studying in India, so didnt think to pursue it further.
EXTRA CURRICULARS : Graduate in Indian Classical Dance.
Part time dance teacher in one of the popular NGO in Delhi. Choreoraphed number of dance performances in college and school, won National level dance programs.
Leadership qualitty : Was cultural Captian of school
Cultural General Secretary at University.
Won number of competions in school , college and at office. 3 YEARS WORK EX
Is it safe to apply DARDEN with this profile???

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New post 29 Sep 2014, 03:54
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HI, I am an Indian female engineer currently working as Electronics Instrumentation engineer in OIL & GAS consultancy PSU. With 2.5 year work ex. My GMAT score 700 (Q48, V38, IR 4, AWA 5.5). CLASS 10th : 88%, class 12th : 92 % . .Btech topper in college (TOP 10 colleges in India)
WORK EXPERIENCE DETAILS : Bidding document preperation, vendor evaluation, tender preperation, cost analysis for procurement, hazard/risk analysis study for human & environment safety, technical designing of instruments for various sectors like cross-country pipeline, nuclear reactors, infrastructure, refineries, solar panels, power & energy sector .No international exposure but independent overseas client handling.
Internship : STEEL AUTHORITY OF INDIA LTD (SAIL)(Durgapur)
ACHIEVEMENTS : 5th topper in CBSE from KOLKATA region in class 12th. Highest in maths & science score in kolkata region CBSE in class 10th.
PHYSICS HONORS (1st class, Distinction, from top University) followed by Btech(9.3 out of 10 CGPA)
XAT 2014 percentile 94. Dropped the idea of studying in India, so didnt think to pursue it further.
EXTRA CURRICULARS : Graduate in Indian Classical Dance.
Part time dance teacher in one of the popular NGO in Delhi. Choreoraphed number of dance performances in college and school, won National level dance programs.
Leadership qualitty : Was cultural Captian of school
Cultural General Secretary at University.
Won number of competions in school , college and at office. 3 YEARS WORK EX
Is it safe to apply DARDEN with this profile???



Hi Anubury,

We are currently working with somebody who is doing the same work as yours (bid preparation and qualification), so I have quite an idea about what your work entails. What exactly is your role? Are you leading projects/ bids etc. or do you work as a team member? What are your achievements at work?

Your academics are good and the GMAT is average. The school results don't matter.

My concern is that a lot of activities you have listed are from the time of your college or schooling. What have you done more recently? What leadership have you displayed at work or in extra curricular activities?

You have written about a XAT score. If it interests you, you could apply to ISB among the Indian school with your GMAT score.

Reach out to discuss further.
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Hi,
I am an Indian male engineer currently working as Telecom engineer at global telecom giant.
Academics: Btech(9.2 out of 10 CGPA) from a top engineer college
Total work experience: 5.5 years
International exposure: Yes
GMAT: 720/800
Is it safe to apply with this profile?

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New post 25 May 2016, 02:15
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I am an Indian female with an engineering background. I will be applying to B schools in US this year for a two year MBA program. I am looking for a profile evaluation so that I can find the best fit and shortlist schools that I have a chance of getting into. I hope to specialize in Operations/Supply Chain/Consulting. Please evaluate my profile for Darden.

GMAT: 720 (49Q/40V)
GPA: 3.63 (9.08/10)
Degree: B.Tech(Information Technology) from VIT University,Vellore
Experience: 2 years in an IT firm as a software developer ( 3 years till I join)
Extracurricular: I have some experience working as a volunteer for various events in college , serving as an NSS volunteer, etc. But I don't have any experience in leadership/managerial roles. Some experience in managing office events and display of good leadership qualities within the team.

Please evaluate my profile so I know if I should try for Virginia Univ or there is no chance of getting an admit at all ?

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New post 25 May 2016, 08:05
It seems like your gmat is in range so you should certainly give it a shot, do you have any leadership experience from your volunteer work? Or, did you develop leadership skills or take on leadership duties even though you didn't have the title?

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New post 25 May 2016, 10:12
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I am an Indian female with an engineering background. I will be applying to B schools in US this year for a two year MBA program. I am looking for a profile evaluation so that I can find the best fit and shortlist schools that I have a chance of getting into. I hope to specialize in Operations/Supply Chain/Consulting. Please evaluate my profile for Darden.

GMAT: 720 (49Q/40V)
GPA: 3.63 (9.08/10)
Degree: B.Tech(Information Technology) from VIT University,Vellore
Experience: 2 years in an IT firm as a software developer ( 3 years till I join)
Extracurricular: I have some experience working as a volunteer for various events in college , serving as an NSS volunteer, etc. But I don't have any experience in leadership/managerial roles. Some experience in managing office events and display of good leadership qualities within the team.

Please evaluate my profile so I know if I should try for Virginia Univ or there is no chance of getting an admit at all ?


Hi Crimson,

The game is played a little differently for the Indian IT applicants- they are the most competitive lot among all applicants to any business school. Your GMAT score of 720 will fall short of the average Indian GMAT scores, which tend to be higher from the class average.

On the work front, I would look out for your leadership potential and the impact you have already created. What have you achieved at work? Have you led a team/ mentored people/ taken informal lead in projects? You will also need to crystallize your career goals - operations, supply chain and consulting are three different fields, that present different career graphs. What exactly do you want to do and why?

I wouldn't mind you waiting another year and building your profile before you apply to top b-schools like Darden. Else, you should widen your b-school selection and include some lower ranked b-schools where you have a reasonable shot of getting in.
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Nationality: East Asian (US Citizen)
Age: 27
GPA: 3.45
GMAT: Currently getting 700 on practice tests, shooting for 720-730.

WE: 1 Yr Operations Analyst at a Bulging Bracket Bank

2 Yrs(by matriculation) at a Renewable Energy company as a Business Analyst in their Operations & Analytics Team. Created presentations and reports for top level executives including CEO and was involved in projects that increased revenue and produced significant cost savings for the company.

Volunteer Experience
3 Years Teaching English classes to older immigrants (mostly parents of American born children like me).
Youth Leader 1 Year
Raised money to help stop children trafficking for 9 Months. (Personally raised around 10k)

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Student Government Vice President - 1 Year
Career Center Consultant 1 Year - reviewed resumes and did mock interviews for students.

MBA Plans: Short Term - MBB Consulting, Long Term - go back to a Renewable Energy company as an exec or start my own company.

Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Nationality: East Asian (US Citizen)
Age: 27
GPA: 3.45
GMAT: Currently getting 700 on practice tests, shooting for 720-730.

WE: 1 Yr Operations Analyst at a Bulging Bracket Bank

2 Yrs(by matriculation) at a Renewable Energy company as a Business Analyst in their Operations & Analytics Team. Created presentations and reports for top level executives including CEO and was involved in projects that increased revenue and produced significant cost savings for the company.

Volunteer Experience
3 Years Teaching English classes to older immigrants (mostly parents of American born children like me).
Youth Leader 1 Year
Raised money to help stop children trafficking for 9 Months. (Personally raised around 10k)

Undergrad

Student Government Vice President - 1 Year
Career Center Consultant 1 Year - reviewed resumes and did mock interviews for students.

MBA Plans: Short Term - MBB Consulting, Long Term - go back to a Renewable Energy company as an exec or start my own company.

Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Hey ColonelRowan89, thanks for posting.
You might get a more holistic view of your chances for all the schools you're considering (based on your posts: Darden, Yale, Tuck, Fuqua, INSEAD) if you post in the Peer Review forum. List out all the schools you're considering and see where other GC-ers think you'd be a solid fit.

Peer Review: peer-review-130/

PM me when you're over there - I'll even post my 2 cents.
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Hi there,

You have good test scores and decent experience. However, 2yrs of work ex. (even 3 by time you join) is less than average. To compensate for the same, you will need to impress the adcom with the quality of your experiences and perspectives. If you don't have typical leadership/ managerial experiences, you will have to find other unique aspects in your background that will help you stand out. I have helped several Indian women applicants in this regard.

I'd be happy to give you more specific insights about your profile. Kindly sign up for Free Consultation and get in touch with me.

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Hello everyone,

I am an Indian applicant aiming for R2. Though Darden was not on my list list of schools, I had an immidiete connection with the school during their event / reception.

Here is a quick outline of my application:

  • I have a 710 on GMAT (V48, 40)
  • UG in Business Administration (yes, not engineering) - GPA ~3.4 (on a 4 pt scale)
  • 5.5+ years of consulting / advisory experience (1.5 with a big 4) - my CV is really on point and I consider my work-ex very strong. I have significant experience leading teams of 2 - 15+ members.
  • Decent list of activities outside high school / UG / work

The only stumbling block seems to be the GMAT which is on the lower side (esp for an Indian candidate) and I am wondering whether the time effort / application fee is worth trying at Darden?

Would appreciate any and all inputs on this.

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Hello everyone,

I am an Indian applicant aiming for R2. Though Darden was not on my list list of schools(No passion, don't apply), I had an immidiete connection with the school during their event / reception.

Here is a quick outline of my application:

  • I have a 710 on GMAT (V48, 40) (not impressive for indian, too weak and too difficult to stand out from candidates from consulting industry.)
  • UG in Business Administration (yes, not engineering) - GPA ~3.4 (on a 4 pt scale)
  • 5.5+ years of consulting / advisory experience (1.5 with a big 4) - my CV is really on point and I consider my work-ex very strong. I have significant experience leading teams of 2 - 15+ members. (strong consulting background made your GMAT score even less competitive)
  • Decent list of activities outside high school / UG / work

The only stumbling block seems to be the GMAT which is on the lower side (esp for an Indian candidate) and I am wondering whether the time effort / application fee is worth trying at Darden?

Would appreciate any and all inputs on this.


You need to stand out from industry pool first in order to get an opportunity to get interviewed. There are 2 ways:
1. GMAT above 760
2. Writing a really really outstanding essay that made AO cannot wait to see you

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Hello everyone,

I am an Indian applicant aiming for R2. Though Darden was not on my list list of schools, I had an immidiete connection with the school during their event / reception.

Here is a quick outline of my application:

  • I have a 710 on GMAT (V48, 40)
  • UG in Business Administration (yes, not engineering) - GPA ~3.4 (on a 4 pt scale)
  • 5.5+ years of consulting / advisory experience (1.5 with a big 4) - my CV is really on point and I consider my work-ex very strong. I have significant experience leading teams of 2 - 15+ members.
  • Decent list of activities outside high school / UG / work

The only stumbling block seems to be the GMAT which is on the lower side (esp for an Indian candidate) and I am wondering whether the time effort / application fee is worth trying at Darden?

Would appreciate any and all inputs on this.


Darden is a similar ranked school to Duke & Johnson - were you declined without interview for both? If so then I can't say your chances at Darden will be great without changing something (essays/recommendations/GMAT).

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Hi All

I am planning to apply to Darden in R2 and would love if some one could evaluate my profile and help me put the best foot forward during my application.

Please find below the details of my work experience.

GMAT-710( Q49, V37, IR5, AWA-5)


WORK EXPERIENCE:

RLARD ENGITECH PVT.LTD (Start-up) (August 2016-Present)
Head-Sales & Marketing

•Implemented ideas to expand the customer base and helped in streamlining the online product channel.
•Hosted workshops to spread awareness about the product.


AXIS RISK CONSULTING PVT.LTD. (March 2015-July 2016)
Associate Consultant

•Member of IC COE team for Mondelez International- designed the RCM and monitored the risk and control framework of North America and Bratislava Region.
•Member of Internal Audit Team for Dabur International- Independently reviewed -Sales, Logistics, Production and Payroll processes- highlighted process loopholes and provided recommendations to the top management
•Lead the GE India Dresser site and ensured ICFR compliance
•Independently handled the ANZ region for GlaxoSmithKline and ensured appropriate documentation, adequate testing and accurate reporting on financial control activities


SKYTEX INDUSTRIES PVT.LTD. (December 2014-March 2015)
Associate Director

•Oversaw Sales and Marketing for company products
•Provided valuable inputs to minimize production costs and to ensure optimum utilization of resources
•Streamlined the distributor channel to maximize profits.


AXIS RISK CONSULTING PVT.LTD. (July 2013- November 2014)
Senior Analyst

•Independently lead the Beverage Division (North-East Region) and Stales Process (North Region), which included over 100 audits per months, for PepsiCo India and trained over 50 CA Firms
•Received Gold Team Appreciation Award for contribution to Claim Management Project for PepisCo India.
•Regularly inspected Distributor sites of PepsiCo India across the Northern Region of India
•Managed Store Inventory for Vishal Mega Mart which resulted in optimization of the STR (stock transfer ratio) throughout India, reducing the client’s annual inventory management cost by INR 30 Cr.


INTERNSHIPS:

•Finance Intern at Indian Oil Corporation Limited - June 2012 to August 2012
•Marketing Intern at Viacom 18 - January 2012 to February 2012


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

2010-2013
Delhi University
Hansraj College (B.A. Eco (H))
75.7%


2010
C.B.S.E (XII)
D.P.S, Mathura Road, New Delhi
94%


2008
C.B.S.E (X )
D.P.S, Mathura Road, New Delhi
90.33%



EXTRACURRICULAR INTERESTS, ACTIVITIES, ACHIEVEMENTS:

•Member, Axis’ Fun@ Work Team - organised Fresher’s training, day outs and sports competitions (2014-2016)
•Participated in Axis’ CSR Initiatives (2013-2015) - plantation drive, blood donation drive etc.
•All India Crime Reform Organisation (2011-present) -worked with Delhi Police to reduce the crime rate in locality, made people aware about their rights and civic responsibilities.
•Member, Axis Recruitment Team 2014 – helped in recruitment process and took 1st Round of interviews accompanied by Senior Managers in Delhi University Colleges- SRCC, Hansraj, SSCBS
•Volunteer, AISEC UDAAN 2011- held cultural workshops and various competitions for underprivileged children.
•Dance Society, Hansraj College - represented college at college festivals - BITS OASIS 2010, Rendezvous 2010
•Event Management, Dance, Basketball and meeting new people


Your profile looks promising but maybe slightly borderline for Darden just due to you being Indian, with all that entails. I would therefore say that your chances depend highly on essays and recommendations as well. How do you think you stand there?

If you are not sure and/or think that might not be your strong suit, I would recommend professional help with that part because the potential is definitely there with this profile but I would not call it a sure thing by any means.

Good luck!
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Hi All

I am planning to apply to Darden in R2 and would love if some one could evaluate my profile and help me put the best foot forward during my application.

Please find below the details of my work experience.

GMAT-710( Q49, V37, IR5, AWA-5)


WORK EXPERIENCE:

RLARD ENGITECH PVT.LTD (Start-up) (August 2016-Present)
Head-Sales & Marketing

•Implemented ideas to expand the customer base and helped in streamlining the online product channel.
•Hosted workshops to spread awareness about the product.


AXIS RISK CONSULTING PVT.LTD. (March 2015-July 2016)
Associate Consultant

•Member of IC COE team for Mondelez International- designed the RCM and monitored the risk and control framework of North America and Bratislava Region.
•Member of Internal Audit Team for Dabur International- Independently reviewed -Sales, Logistics, Production and Payroll processes- highlighted process loopholes and provided recommendations to the top management
•Lead the GE India Dresser site and ensured ICFR compliance
•Independently handled the ANZ region for GlaxoSmithKline and ensured appropriate documentation, adequate testing and accurate reporting on financial control activities


SKYTEX INDUSTRIES PVT.LTD. (December 2014-March 2015)
Associate Director

•Oversaw Sales and Marketing for company products
•Provided valuable inputs to minimize production costs and to ensure optimum utilization of resources
•Streamlined the distributor channel to maximize profits.


AXIS RISK CONSULTING PVT.LTD. (July 2013- November 2014)
Senior Analyst

•Independently lead the Beverage Division (North-East Region) and Stales Process (North Region), which included over 100 audits per months, for PepsiCo India and trained over 50 CA Firms
•Received Gold Team Appreciation Award for contribution to Claim Management Project for PepisCo India.
•Regularly inspected Distributor sites of PepsiCo India across the Northern Region of India
•Managed Store Inventory for Vishal Mega Mart which resulted in optimization of the STR (stock transfer ratio) throughout India, reducing the client’s annual inventory management cost by INR 30 Cr.


INTERNSHIPS:

•Finance Intern at Indian Oil Corporation Limited - June 2012 to August 2012
•Marketing Intern at Viacom 18 - January 2012 to February 2012


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

2010-2013
Delhi University
Hansraj College (B.A. Eco (H))
75.7%


2010
C.B.S.E (XII)
D.P.S, Mathura Road, New Delhi
94%


2008
C.B.S.E (X )
D.P.S, Mathura Road, New Delhi
90.33%



EXTRACURRICULAR INTERESTS, ACTIVITIES, ACHIEVEMENTS:

•Member, Axis’ Fun@ Work Team - organised Fresher’s training, day outs and sports competitions (2014-2016)
•Participated in Axis’ CSR Initiatives (2013-2015) - plantation drive, blood donation drive etc.
•All India Crime Reform Organisation (2011-present) -worked with Delhi Police to reduce the crime rate in locality, made people aware about their rights and civic responsibilities.
•Member, Axis Recruitment Team 2014 – helped in recruitment process and took 1st Round of interviews accompanied by Senior Managers in Delhi University Colleges- SRCC, Hansraj, SSCBS
•Volunteer, AISEC UDAAN 2011- held cultural workshops and various competitions for underprivileged children.
•Dance Society, Hansraj College - represented college at college festivals - BITS OASIS 2010, Rendezvous 2010
•Event Management, Dance, Basketball and meeting new people



Your profile looks great!

U got good GMAT (darden average), good academic and great extracurricullar profile... probably your Work Experience is still rather short but it's no biggie... I heard lots of competition since you are indian.

so... polishing your essay, resume and recommendation is your way to go... get some help on that.

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Hi guys! I could really use the expertise and advice from someone here. I am an Indian Production Engineer and graduated from the Manipal Institute of Technology in 2015 (7.65 CGPA).

I've since been working in a family business and have worked in roles varying from sales to marketing, business development and product management.
I've represented my company in exhibitions and conferences internationally.
I have single handedly helped my company save a huge amount of money on the biggest hydro power project of its type in the world.
I have also led the design of a new pricing and initial design format that increased accuracy and decreased client response time from a matter of days to a matter of minutes.

I have a 760 on the GMAT and should have 26 months of experience by Fall 2017. I do not have any community work or extra curriculars but I have played a lot of sports as a hobby (and can play most of them well) which I believe has led to a lot of character development both on and off the field.

Given my lack of community work and relatively low work experience, should I apply to Darden?

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harsh2193 wrote:
Hi guys! I could really use the expertise and advice from someone here. I am an Indian Production Engineer and graduated from the Manipal Institute of Technology in 2015 (7.65 CGPA).

I've since been working in a family business and have worked in roles varying from sales to marketing, business development and product management.
I've represented my company in exhibitions and conferences internationally.
I have single handedly helped my company save a huge amount of money on the biggest hydro power project of its type in the world.
I have also led the design of a new pricing and initial design format that increased accuracy and decreased client response time from a matter of days to a matter of minutes.

I have a 760 on the GMAT and should have 26 months of experience by Fall 2017. I do not have any community work or extra curriculars but I have played a lot of sports as a hobby (and can play most of them well) which I believe has led to a lot of character development both on and off the field.

Given my lack of community work and relatively low work experience, should I apply to Darden?


Thank you for your profile post. I work with a lot of applicants from family businesses so we can certainly chat about your profile relative to others. While everything looks really good with your profile and you have a great GMAT score, why are you looking to go to school now instead of waiting? You could probably target Darden and submit a strong application, but if you wait a little longer your profile will further strengthen not just for Darden but for others schools that you can reach for as well.

Reach out if you want further advice or to chat about working together on your applications. scott@personalmbacoach.com

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harsh2193 wrote:
Hi guys! I could really use the expertise and advice from someone here. I am an Indian Production Engineer and graduated from the Manipal Institute of Technology in 2015 (7.65 CGPA).

I've since been working in a family business and have worked in roles varying from sales to marketing, business development and product management.
I've represented my company in exhibitions and conferences internationally.
I have single handedly helped my company save a huge amount of money on the biggest hydro power project of its type in the world.
I have also led the design of a new pricing and initial design format that increased accuracy and decreased client response time from a matter of days to a matter of minutes.

I have a 760 on the GMAT and should have 26 months of experience by Fall 2017. I do not have any community work or extra curriculars but I have played a lot of sports as a hobby (and can play most of them well) which I believe has led to a lot of character development both on and off the field.

Given my lack of community work and relatively low work experience, should I apply to Darden?


Thank you for your profile post. I work with a lot of applicants from family businesses so we can certainly chat about your profile relative to others. While everything looks really good with your profile and you have a great GMAT score, why are you looking to go to school now instead of waiting? You could probably target Darden and submit a strong application, but if you wait a little longer your profile will further strengthen not just for Darden but for others schools that you can reach for as well.

Reach out if you want further advice or to chat about working together on your applications. scott@personalmbacoach.com

Best,
Scott


Hi Scott. Thanks for the reply, your advice is highly appreciated. I am currently looking to go to school in order to change industries. I don't have much satisfaction in the family business (in the manufacturing industry) and want to pivot to the tech industry, something I have a real passion for. Although I can wait for another year if it means making it into better schools, I'd prefer not to if I can get into good schools right now.
How do you think I should explain this along with the lack of any community work or extra curriculars. Do you think I would make a strong application despiite these if I am able to correctly convey the reason for an MBA now, or will it make the adcoms think that I would be a liability when it comes to finding a job.

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