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I’m from Saudi Arabia, I graduated from Pennsylvania state university as a petroleum engineer, I haven’t taken the GMAT yet but let’s say that I can get something around 720-750, and with a 4 years experience in Saudi Aramco one of the biggest oil companies in the world if not the biggest.
What’s my chances of getting accepted to Harvard?

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I’m from Saudi Arabia, I graduated from Pennsylvania state university as a petroleum engineer, I haven’t taken the GMAT yet but let’s say that I can get something around 720-750, and with a 4 years experience in Saudi Aramco one of the biggest oil companies in the world if not the biggest.
What’s my chances of getting accepted to Harvard?

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Hi EyadHK, thanks for your question. There's a lot more to the admissions process than simply having 4 yrs of good work experience and a 750 GMAT. If you end up with that-- it gives you a good leg to stand on in submitting applications to any top program BUT-- and this is a big BUT-- that alone is not the only thing you need. If your sights are set on HBS or any other top program-- I encourage you now-- ahead of the official application season-- to start researching the program-- and by that I mean-- listen to their webinars, reach out to current students-- and understand WHICH resources at HBS are going to help you reach your goals. Then think about your own background and how you compare to what HBS states they are looking for:http://www.accesseducation.com/about.html which beyond Analytical Aptitude and Appetite-- are also the Habit of Leadership and Engaged community citizenship. So for leadership they really want to see someone who has led in many areas of their life and also given back to their community in impactful ways. This is all very important-- so don't focus just on the analytical aptitude as the other metrics must be there as well. We have many HBS alums as counselors for Stratus and if you want to speak with one to get a better sense of what you can do to prepare -- I encourage you to reach out to us at this link for a free consult: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/
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EyadHK wrote:
I’m from Saudi Arabia, I graduated from Pennsylvania state university as a petroleum engineer, I haven’t taken the GMAT yet but let’s say that I can get something around 720-750, and with a 4 years experience in Saudi Aramco one of the biggest oil companies in the world if not the biggest.
What’s my chances of getting accepted to Harvard?

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Eyad,

Thank you for the post. Saudi Aramco does well sending applicants to top schools including HBS. That said, as mentioned before, we need a lot more information as there really isn't much to judge from.

- What school did you go to for undergrad?
- What were your grades?
- What roles have you had at work?
- How is your performance relative to peers?
- What else do you do outside of work?

These are a few things I would start with. Feel free to reach out directly if you would like and I can compare you against our other Saudi clients to give you the unfiltered response. www.personalmbacoach.com

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EyadHK,

Thank you for sharing your profile. Indeed, the quantitative aspects of your profile place you among the candidates being considered for admissions. However, as mentioned, this is all that the quants offer. HBS seeks candidates that exude leadership and community engagement. You haven't mentioned anything about your community involvement or leadership experience. If these are areas that require some work, I recommend you begin addressing at the earliest. Once these are in place and you have a competitive GMAT score, then you need to work on showcasing your emotional intelligence (EQ). This is expressed in the SOP, LOR, and any qualitative aspect you show the AdComm, including the interview. I recommend you begin learning about the institution, why an MBA from HBS makes sense, and where do you hope the MBA takes you in your career.

I think you would benefit from a free consultation where we can learn more about your profile, and see how we can help. If interested, please email us (contact details below) or connect with us: https://siaadmissions.com/free-consultation/ to coordinate.

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What’s my chances of getting accepted to Harvard?

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