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# Calling all aspirants looking to the Class of 2021

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20 Apr 2018, 22:19
*waves to fellow applicants*
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22 Apr 2018, 22:25
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Hi guys! Not sure if this is the right place to post. I am relatively new here. So please redirect me to the correct forum if it’s not this one.

I wrote the gmat 2 weeks ago and scored a 710
Break up: Q45(57 percentile) and V41 (94 percentile)

I am happy with the overal score. Wanted everyone’s thoughts on the quant bit though. Is it too low? I’ll give you more of my background below:

Indian Female, Age 25, Chartered Accountant (all levels in first attempt)

GPA: not too sure at the moment (have to check my documents), but above 7.87/10

College: not very well ranked, bachelor in business management, graduated in 2014, managed this while working full time for a big 4 (third year of the three year degree)

Work experience
1) 3 year articleship in a big 4 (tax)
2) 3 months full time post articleship in the same big 4
3) 1 year 3 months in the valuation team of another big 4
4) 7 months at a VC (ongoing, will finish 2 years by the time I intent to join bschool)

Total: 4-5 years depending on if articleship is counted or not

Extracurriculars
- teacher with teach for change (taught a group of underprivileged students and made sure they passed English Toefl level exams to better equip them for jobs)
- miracle manna (orphanage for children where I conducted activities)
- college: editorial team of college newspaper / newsletter
- recently started volunteering with make a wish foundation (hoping this will allow me to take on a more serious role)

Awards
- 1 award during articleship and finalist in 1 competition during articleship

Others
- been actively involved in a business separation legal case - from end to end
- this takes up most of my time outside work

Questions
1) is the quant score low considering I am Indian and I intend to major in finance and probably strategy? How do I make up for it?

(Note: I am not an engineer)

2) what schools seem realistic? Dream? Reach?

3) what’s the job situation in the US?

4) should I consider an MiM over an MBA

5) with the current Gmat score, what kind of scholarships and support can I expect?

6) planning to retake gmat - not very confident about scoring more than this score. Even if quant improves, verbal might drop. What are your thoughts on the score as it is? And in what situation should I accept or reject my next score
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24 Apr 2018, 05:44
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Hey all, I’ll be joining you for this upcoming application season. To avoid duplicating posts, my profile is here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/profile-eval ... l#p2044041
As that URL hints, this is my second year of applications. If you have any questions on anything (lessons learned, GMAT, and what-not), please feel free to ask here or message me. Hope to help anyone avoid my fate!

Kritikalal, you can also post your profile in the “Ask Admissions Consultants” forum and you might get more feedback.

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27 Apr 2018, 06:43
kritikalal wrote:
Hi guys! Not sure if this is the right place to post. I am relatively new here. So please redirect me to the correct forum if it’s not this one.

I wrote the gmat 2 weeks ago and scored a 710
Break up: Q45(57 percentile) and V41 (94 percentile)

I am happy with the overal score. Wanted everyone’s thoughts on the quant bit though. Is it too low? I’ll give you more of my background below:

Indian Female, Age 25, Chartered Accountant (all levels in first attempt)

GPA: not too sure at the moment (have to check my documents), but above 7.87/10

College: not very well ranked, bachelor in business management, graduated in 2014, managed this while working full time for a big 4 (third year of the three year degree)

Work experience
1) 3 year articleship in a big 4 (tax)
2) 3 months full time post articleship in the same big 4
3) 1 year 3 months in the valuation team of another big 4
4) 7 months at a VC (ongoing, will finish 2 years by the time I intent to join bschool)

Total: 4-5 years depending on if articleship is counted or not

Extracurriculars
- teacher with teach for change (taught a group of underprivileged students and made sure they passed English Toefl level exams to better equip them for jobs)
- miracle manna (orphanage for children where I conducted activities)
- college: editorial team of college newspaper / newsletter
- recently started volunteering with make a wish foundation (hoping this will allow me to take on a more serious role)

Awards
- 1 award during articleship and finalist in 1 competition during articleship

Others
- been actively involved in a business separation legal case - from end to end
- this takes up most of my time outside work

Questions
1) is the quant score low considering I am Indian and I intend to major in finance and probably strategy? How do I make up for it?

(Note: I am not an engineer)

2) what schools seem realistic? Dream? Reach?

3) what’s the job situation in the US?

4) should I consider an MiM over an MBA

5) with the current Gmat score, what kind of scholarships and support can I expect?

6) planning to retake gmat - not very confident about scoring more than this score. Even if quant improves, verbal might drop. What are your thoughts on the score as it is? And in what situation should I accept or reject my next score

a) Overall, great score for a 15-25 school
b) Your diversity will add to the schools, and you may have a good job scene too. Happy to answer your questions over a call
c) MiM over MBA - NO, NO & NO
d) Schols.... For schools like Kelley/ Mendoza etc R1 applicn, 30%-50%; For schools like Duke, maybe 0
e) Assuming your next GMAT score is higher, DON'T REJECT.
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29 Apr 2018, 21:35
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kritikalal wrote:
Hi guys! Not sure if this is the right place to post. I am relatively new here. So please redirect me to the correct forum if it’s not this one.

I wrote the gmat 2 weeks ago and scored a 710
Break up: Q45(57 percentile) and V41 (94 percentile)

I am happy with the overal score. Wanted everyone’s thoughts on the quant bit though. Is it too low? I’ll give you more of my background below:

Indian Female, Age 25, Chartered Accountant (all levels in first attempt)

GPA: not too sure at the moment (have to check my documents), but above 7.87/10

College: not very well ranked, bachelor in business management, graduated in 2014, managed this while working full time for a big 4 (third year of the three year degree)

Work experience
1) 3 year articleship in a big 4 (tax)
2) 3 months full time post articleship in the same big 4
3) 1 year 3 months in the valuation team of another big 4
4) 7 months at a VC (ongoing, will finish 2 years by the time I intent to join bschool)

Total: 4-5 years depending on if articleship is counted or not

Extracurriculars
- teacher with teach for change (taught a group of underprivileged students and made sure they passed English Toefl level exams to better equip them for jobs)
- miracle manna (orphanage for children where I conducted activities)
- college: editorial team of college newspaper / newsletter
- recently started volunteering with make a wish foundation (hoping this will allow me to take on a more serious role)

Awards
- 1 award during articleship and finalist in 1 competition during articleship

Others
- been actively involved in a business separation legal case - from end to end
- this takes up most of my time outside work

Questions
1) is the quant score low considering I am Indian and I intend to major in finance and probably strategy? How do I make up for it?

(Note: I am not an engineer)

2) what schools seem realistic? Dream? Reach?

3) what’s the job situation in the US?

4) should I consider an MiM over an MBA

5) with the current Gmat score, what kind of scholarships and support can I expect?

6) planning to retake gmat - not very confident about scoring more than this score. Even if quant improves, verbal might drop. What are your thoughts on the score as it is? And in what situation should I accept or reject my next score

a) Overall, great score for a 15-25 school
b) Your diversity will add to the schools, and you may have a good job scene too. Happy to answer your questions over a call
c) MiM over MBA - NO, NO & NO
d) Schols.... For schools like Kelley/ Mendoza etc R1 applicn, 30%-50%; For schools like Duke, maybe 0
e) Assuming your next GMAT score is higher, DON'T REJECT.

Thanks! What if my gmat score is lower but quant score is way higher? Should I accept it?

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30 Apr 2018, 20:32
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What's up people!
I'll be applying for an mba in the US most likely in early bird or round one. Here's a little bit about myself:

Indian male 25 year old from Delhi. (26.5 as of fall 2019)
Bachelors from Iowa state university (Iowa, US)
Major: Computer engineering
Minor: economics
GPA: 3.39/4.00
Work experience- 2.5 years (3.5 as of fall 2019) software developer in a Company that makes software for prisons and correctional facilities across the country.

Extra curriculars- tutor at Iowa state university
Selected to be part of Iowa state university's soccer club.
Won many individual and team awards for competitive and recreational soccer tournaments held in the university as well as outside.
Member of an honors society across the US(admission is based on merit)
Dance performances at university events (if at all that counts haha)

Gmat first attempt- 650 (q49 v31 ir4 awa6)
Plan on taking it again since I was able to score 700 on gmat prep mocks.

Target school- USC marshall and universities around 15-25 ranks. (Kindly suggest suitable target schools, in case this is the correct forum for the same)

Also, I am unsure about when to start the application process apart from taking the gmat. Would be great to hear your views and comments on my profile as well as suggestions as to how I can move forward. Greatly appreciated!

Saurabh

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01 May 2018, 03:53
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Hello Saurabhminocha

More target schools can be suggested based on your Post MBA career goals.
Definitely a good idea to re-take the GMAT.
Even though your career progress and accomplishments are missing, with a higher GMAT your will have a strong chance in USC.

STEP 1- you should write down compelling answers to the regular MBA questions-

1. Why MBA
2. Why Now
3. Why should you be admitted

Applications will open soon and you don't want to be searching for these answers at that time, that could affect your essays and quality of the overall applications.

STEP 2- Speak to your referees and give them a heads up.
STEP 3- Start arranging all documents such as transcripts, work ex letter as your alma mater and past companies may take time.
Without doubt the most critical is Step 1.

In case you wish a detailed review of your profile you can do it here- Profile Review

All the best.

Saurabhminocha wrote:
What's up people!
I'll be applying for an mba in the US most likely in early bird or round one. Here's a little bit about myself:

Indian male 25 year old from Delhi. (26.5 as of fall 2019)
Bachelors from Iowa state university (Iowa, US)
Major: Computer engineering
Minor: economics
GPA: 3.39/4.00
Work experience- 2.5 years (3.5 as of fall 2019) software developer in a Company that makes software for prisons and correctional facilities across the country.

Extra curriculars- tutor at Iowa state university
Selected to be part of Iowa state university's soccer club.
Won many individual and team awards for competitive and recreational soccer tournaments held in the university as well as outside.
Member of an honors society across the US(admission is based on merit)
Dance performances at university events (if at all that counts haha)

Gmat first attempt- 650 (q49 v31 ir4 awa6)
Plan on taking it again since I was able to score 700 on gmat prep mocks.

Target school- USC marshall and universities around 15-25 ranks. (Kindly suggest suitable target schools, in case this is the correct forum for the same)

Also, I am unsure about when to start the application process apart from taking the gmat. Would be great to hear your views and comments on my profile as well as suggestions as to how I can move forward. Greatly appreciated!

Saurabh

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01 May 2018, 08:22
Thank you oneMbaCoach!

Really appreciate your feedback. To be honest, I'm keeping my options open regarding my post mba plans as I'm unable to decide at the moment. I'd like to end up in consulting or finance in a well reputed firm in the US. What are some good schools i can target in case I'm able to push my gmat score to around 680-700, keeping in mind my 2.5 years of work experience as compared to the average 4-5 years. Also, I'm unable to upload any document at the mba coach link you included in your response as it keeps giving me a "server rejected" error. Any idea about that?
Also, I'm new here and don't know how to reply to your particular message. Please guide me for next time.

Thanks again!

Saurabh

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01 May 2018, 08:42
Hello Saurabh

1. It is ok to keep plans open but you will still need a strong guideline/direction without which your application would not be compelling enough. Just saying Consulting or Finance will not cut it, you need to go deeper than that. Why consulting/finance? What do you want to achieve short term and long term? How will an MBA help you?
2. The list of schools with this limited information will be vast and vague. If you have concrete answers to the above, it will be far easier to select schools that are a right fit for you.
3. 2.5 years of experience now means 3.5+ years of experience at the time of admission. Surely it is a little less, but more than number of years focus on the quality of your work ex in the essays. The only way to compensate is to show great career progress and accomplishments.
4. I'm surprised you are getting an error as I get several review requests everyday. Make sure the CV is a Word or PDF file only. Not other file is needed, but more information is surely required (the form is self explanatory). You can try once again here- Profile Assessment

All the best.

Saurabhminocha wrote:
Thank you oneMbaCoach!

Really appreciate your feedback. To be honest, I'm keeping my options open regarding my post mba plans as I'm unable to decide at the moment. I'd like to end up in consulting or finance in a well reputed firm in the US. What are some good schools i can target in case I'm able to push my gmat score to around 680-700, keeping in mind my 2.5 years of work experience as compared to the average 4-5 years. Also, I'm unable to upload any document at the mba coach link you included in your response as it keeps giving me a "server rejected" error. Any idea about that?
Also, I'm new here and don't know how to reply to your particular message. Please guide me for next time.

Thanks again!

Saurabh

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