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Explaining gap due to visa reject and am I aiming too high?

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Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Human Resources
Schools: Haskayne"20 (WD)
GMAT 1: 610 Q42 V34
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WE: Operations (Manufacturing)
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I have three years of international experience (as an Indian) from 2014-2017 after which I left work (it was based on a 3-year work visa and I did not renew it since I knew I wanted to do an MBA) and started preparing for my GMAT. I completed my applications last year (2018) and got selected in Haskayne School of Business in Canada however, the visa got rejected twice and I ran out of time for a third try. I have been sitting at home since then working on my Indian exams and applications as I had given up hope for international admission. I convinced myself to give one last try to one-year programs in Europe to see if I can manage to secure another admission and possibly finish application earlier to have more room for a visa. I chose Germany as my location and I am finalizing HHL, WHU, and Mannheim for my application. I want to know how schools see the kind of gap that I have currently (2 years without work; 1 year for GMAT prep and approx 1 year for rejection of Visa) without any extracurricular activities and if I am aiming higher than what I can achieve. My highest GMAT score is 610 and I am preparing to give another one in Feb 2019.

I do have my essay prepared from last year and I want to work a bit more on that to make it relevant for the new target schools. Do I mention my gaps in my main essay as there are no additional essay as a requirement for these schools)

(Please let me know if this is not the correct forum to post on)

Edit 1: Didn't give my profile for the second part of the question. Here it is:

Nationality: Indian
Degree: B.E in Printing Technology with CGPA of 8.33 (received Award of Excellence for securing 3rd position in batch)
GMAT: 610 Q42 V34 (planning on retaking Feb 2019)
Work Experience: 3 years in operations as production planning coordinator in a manufacturing company
Highlights: Second in command of the team of 6 and got to take up a position as temporary team leader from time to time
Constant touch with senior management (COO, Director, other CXOs) for work-related activities. All of my escalations and reports used to go to the COO and I got to be a part of higher management discussions and decisions.
Extracurricular: Active member in community-based multiplayer games
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aabi wrote:
I have three years of international experience (as an Indian) from 2014-2017 after which I left work (it was based on a 3-year work visa and I did not renew it since I knew I wanted to do an MBA) and started preparing for my GMAT. I completed my applications last year (2018) and got selected in Haskayne School of Business in Canada however, the visa got rejected twice and I ran out of time for a third try. I have been sitting at home since then working on my Indian exams and applications as I had given up hope for international admission. I convinced myself to give one last try to one-year programs in Europe to see if I can manage to secure another admission and possibly finish application earlier to have more room for a visa. I chose Germany as my location and I am finalizing HHL, WHU, and Mannheim for my application. I want to know how schools see the kind of gap that I have currently (2 years without work; 1 year for GMAT prep and approx 1 year for rejection of Visa) without any extracurricular activities and if I am aiming higher than what I can achieve. My highest GMAT score is 610 and I am preparing to give another one in Feb 2019.

I do have my essay prepared from last year and I want to work a bit more on that to make it relevant for the new target schools. Do I mention my gaps in my main essay as there are no additional essay as a requirement for these schools)

(Please let me know if this is not the correct forum to post on)

Edit 1: Didn't give my profile for the second part of the question. Here it is:

Nationality: Indian
Degree: B.E in Printing Technology with CGPA of 8.33 (received Award of Excellence for securing 3rd position in batch)
GMAT: 610 Q42 V34 (planning on retaking Feb 2019)
Work Experience: 3 years in operations as production planning coordinator in a manufacturing company
Highlights: Second in command of the team of 6 and got to take up a position as temporary team leader from time to time
Constant touch with senior management (COO, Director, other CXOs) for work-related activities. All of my escalations and reports used to go to the COO and I got to be a part of higher management discussions and decisions.
Extracurricular: Active member in community-based multiplayer games



Hi,
a two year employment gap is quite substantial. I am going to ask you to reach out to the adcoms of these b-schools. Most European MBAs do a profile evaluation, so you can submit you resume on their websites and hear directly from them.
If the MBA plan does not work out this year, I am going to strongly suggest you to get back to work as soon as you can.
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