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Hey guys, I'm preparing for GMAT right now, hoping to score something above 675-700. I'm a marine engineer from India with a CGPA of 6.9 ( 69 percent out of 100 ). This isn't much but I'm trying to broaden my CV by working for some NGOs and also free lancing for some manufacturing firms (textiles and hydraulics ) in India for some added experience.
I'm working on ships as an engineer officer and have an experience of around 3 years.
Do I stand a chance of getting into RSM MBA course in late 2019 or early 2020 ?
Or if there's something that I can do to further improve my chances ?

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Kartikay1125 wrote:
Hey guys, I'm preparing for GMAT right now, hoping to score something above 675-700. I'm a marine engineer from India with a CGPA of 6.9 ( 69 percent out of 100 ). This isn't much but I'm trying to broaden my CV by working for some NGOs and also free lancing for some manufacturing firms (textiles and hydraulics ) in India for some added experience.
I'm working on ships as an engineer officer and have an experience of around 3 years.
Do I stand a chance of getting into RSM MBA course in late 2019 or early 2020 ?
Or if there's something that I can do to further improve my chances ?

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RSM is doable if you score 670 + and with your profile.
But, if you want to apply for any top 20 B-School, you will have to show some extra points in your resume. Working for NGO helps, but almost all Indians have worked for some NGO (at least that is what I have seen in my 4 years on GMAT club). So, it will not help that much, unless your NGO is an international organization like WHO.

Try to add some more work ex in a related field. Freelancing will help.
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New post 26 Feb 2018, 09:57
Thank you. I'll try my best

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New post 01 Mar 2018, 23:30
Kartikay1125 wrote:
Hey guys, I'm preparing for GMAT right now, hoping to score something above 675-700. I'm a marine engineer from India with a CGPA of 6.9 ( 69 percent out of 100 ). This isn't much but I'm trying to broaden my CV by working for some NGOs and also free lancing for some manufacturing firms (textiles and hydraulics ) in India for some added experience.
I'm working on ships as an engineer officer and have an experience of around 3 years.
Do I stand a chance of getting into RSM MBA course in late 2019 or early 2020 ?
Or if there's something that I can do to further improve my chances ?

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Hi Kartikay1125,

While you do stand a decent chance at getting through RSM, with your profile and the score you are targetting, you must definitely look at broadening your profile. It's nice that you are getting some NGO experience but our suggestion is that you look at leadership roles in the social sector rather than just volunteering experience. At work, as well, perform, and try to build up as many talking points as you can :) The freelancing assignment sounds good too :)

Besides the above, the essays that you put forth will have a crucial role as well. Ensure that your essays are crafted in a way that they adequately represent your strengths and portray a logical sync among your work experience, short-term goals, and long-term aspirations.

With regard to the GPA, yes it does matter :) However, by getting a higher GMAT score and preparing a stellar set of essays, you could offset the implications of the same to a large extent. Besides, most schools provide you with the option of an Optional Essay and you could always address your low GPA there along with your learning from the entire episode :)

Should you need any other assistance, please feel free to get in touch with us.

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Thank you
I'll keep working on it.

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