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Fuqua waitlist advice. GMAT retake.

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Hello guys,

I need some advice on how to strengthen my profile for clearing waitlist at Fuqua. I have a 710( q45 v41) on GMAT, and am thinking about retaking the test. Also, in case consulting excites me once I join the MBA, will my GMAT restrict my chances in healthcare consulting?
Background- I am a Laparoscopy & Robotics trained General Surgeon, presently running a Telemedicine startup and a tertiary healthcare centre in India. I am interested in building a career in healthcare innovation.


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Hello guys,

I need some advice on how to strengthen my profile for clearing waitlist at Fuqua. I have a 710( q45 v41) on GMAT, and am thinking about retaking the test. Also, in case consulting excites me once I join the MBA, will my GMAT restrict my chances in healthcare consulting?
Background- I am a Laparoscopy & Robotics trained General Surgeon, presently running a Telemedicine startup and a tertiary healthcare centre in India. I am interested in building a career in healthcare innovation.


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One or more of many factors could have caused you a Waitlist.
1) Specifically for Duke >> While a higher GMAT WILL strengthen your candidature, there is NO Guarantee that it will get you off the waitlist and admitted.
A deeper study into your candidature, essays, LORs etc will point the reason/s.
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2) As for your chances at Consulting, without getting into ethical debates I can bet nearly every recruiter (mentally) weighs higher GMAT with higher intelligence. Consulting firms are prone to the same in a larger share; same is true with other highly sought after industries/ recruiters/ work profiles.
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shaurya7565 wrote:
Hello guys,

I need some advice on how to strengthen my profile for clearing waitlist at Fuqua. I have a 710( q45 v41) on GMAT, and am thinking about retaking the test. Also, in case consulting excites me once I join the MBA, will my GMAT restrict my chances in healthcare consulting?
Background- I am a Laparoscopy & Robotics trained General Surgeon, presently running a Telemedicine startup and a tertiary healthcare centre in India. I am interested in building a career in healthcare innovation.


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So often candidates point to their GMAT as a reason for being waitlisted because it's an objective criteria however they are unable to see clearly all the subjective criteria.

It's been my experience that 99% of the time there are some really serious problems with their application (WL candidates). I'd recommend that you have lots of people look over your application with the permission to be very honest with you and ideally you could speak with a professional about it.

I think you might have a little bit of a point with regards to the GMAT for Consulting. For MBB, they require a 720 top 20 schools, and a 700 for top ten schools.

Given that Duke is just outside of the top 10 you might be right. But I think it depends on the consultancy. For tier two consultancies it depends.

What I'm seeing honestly is that your quant score is a little bit low, and I think that should be your focus. I'd recommend that you do MBA math, that's probably going to take you a lot less time than studying for the GMAT again... it's between 12 and 20 hours and you can do this self-paced. They send the transcripts directly to the schools for you.

If you do need to pull up the GMAT, you can do that after you're admitted and potentially you can **include that in your update letter to them.** To show that you **recognize that you need to do that to achieve your career goal.** ( failure to recognize this as a barrier to achieving your career goal would actually have more of a negative impact on your acceptance chances than the actual score. )

It would require further research into the target employers you're choosing.

Please don't discount the importance of reviewing your **resume, your application responses , your essays and your recommendations.**

Nobody is ever going to admit you into a program because they're in love with your score it's always because they like you and your application. The score is necessary but not sufficient.

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Originally posted by MBAPrepCoach on 07 Jan 2018, 16:21.
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shaurya7565 wrote:
Hello guys,

I need some advice on how to strengthen my profile for clearing waitlist at Fuqua. I have a 710( q45 v41) on GMAT, and am thinking about retaking the test. Also, in case consulting excites me once I join the MBA, will my GMAT restrict my chances in healthcare consulting?
Background- I am a Laparoscopy & Robotics trained General Surgeon, presently running a Telemedicine startup and a tertiary healthcare centre in India. I am interested in building a career in healthcare innovation.


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Have a great day guys!


A higher GMAT can never hurt. That, and anything else you can do or have done in the meanwhile to improve your profile.

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