It is currently 23 Oct 2017, 09:56


GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance


we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.


Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Profile Evaluation

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Joined: 25 Aug 2012
Posts: 4

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Profile Evaluation [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Aug 2012, 18:27
Thank you for reviewing my profile. Any advice you have would be much appreciated.

I'm a 25 year old, white, female applying for a dual MBA/MIA (Masters in International Affairs). Received my BA in International Relations from Tufts University, GPA 3.67. GMAT 700 (Q 42 & V 44). Since my GMAT Quant is low, here are some other math indicators. I took one calculus class in college and got an A- and took 2 econ classes (A- & B-). Since graduation took a statistics course through an extension school and got an A+.

I am currently a Project Manager at a health insurance company, working on healthcare reform and the affordable care act. Since graduating, I have received 3 promotions at the insurance company, and have also interned abroad doing community development work in South America, and interned at a nonprofit in US. I want to move into strategy consulting for international development organizations and nonprofits, hence the dual degree program and the divergent work experience.

I currently volunteer as the Development Chair for an international development organization's young professionals group, play in two recreational sports leagues, and practice photography on the side. During college I participated in a couple of other club's and extra-curricular programs.

Columbia is my dream program and I am wondering what my chances are of getting in. In particular, if I need to raise my GMAT quant score. I would like to apply early decision, but if I decide to do so will not have sufficient time to re-take the exam. I am unsure if applying early decision will help to offset my quant score or if I would be better served to re-take the exam and apply regular decision. I am not sure if having a low quant score matters less or more because I am not a traditional candidate. Do I need to do extremely well on quant to prove that I can hang with the finance kids, or do I just embrace the fact that I am not the standard candidate and accept a high verbal score?

Thanks again for taking the time to give me some advice. It is greatly appreciated!

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Expert Post
Stacy Blackman Representative
User avatar
Joined: 03 Nov 2010
Posts: 1934

Kudos [?]: 126 [0], given: 0

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Sep 2012, 16:34
Hi adrienne654,

Thanks for posting. First, here is some school specific advice that will be of help for Columbia: ... -school-2/

One important note is that Columbia has a unique early decision option. If you are really interested in the school, applying early can give you the added edge due to a stronger indication of interest. Unfortunately I do not know enough about your application to recommend applying early or taking the GMAT for a second time, however it is important to take the above into consideration.

If you'd like, we provide free 30 minute phone consultations here:

Regarding the class at Columbia, remember that admissions teams are looking to recruit diverse classes, so not everyone will be from the traditional finance field.


Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team

Interested in a free 30 minute consultation with the Stacy Blackman Team? Sign up here:

Stacy Blackman | Stacy Blackman Consulting Inc | | +1 323.934.3936
MBA blogger, US News and Author, The MBA Application Roadmap

Kudos [?]: 126 [0], given: 0

Re: Profile Evaluation   [#permalink] 04 Sep 2012, 16:34
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Profile Evaluation

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.