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New post 17 Jun 2017, 14:31
Hi everyone,

I am trying to decide if I should retake the GMAT. I knocked the test out yesterday (670/42Q/40V/8IR).

Grew up in Sacramento, college in North Carolina, Georgia during the army and now live in NYC.

I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in Economics and a 3.3 gpa
I have 7 years of work experience: 4 years Army Infantry officer, 1 year bus dev for consulting firm, 3 years Nike retail brand marketing

I am looking at programs like Ross, Stern, KF, Darden, Tuck and Fuqua.

Not sure what additional information is needed, but I am happy to share if this is not enough. Any advice given would be greatly appreciated.
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New post 18 Jun 2017, 17:15
Thanks for sharing your profile. Interesting background with some good leadership experience. Your stats are low for the schools you are targeting, your military angle should help here but if you could squeeze some more points out of your GMAT you should be in good shape. What are your career plans?
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Thanks for sharing your profile. Interesting background with some good leadership experience. Your stats are low for the schools you are targeting, your military angle should help here but if you could squeeze some more points out of your GMAT you should be in good shape. What are your career plans?


Thank you for the insight. The more I think about it, the more I'm leaning towards taking it again. It certainly wouldn't hurt, and the possibility of a score with a 7 in front would be very nice.

As far as career goals, there are two focuses for me.

First, management consulting. My background is pretty diverse with work experience, and I really enjoy problem solving. I've done small consulting projects and have really enjoyed them.

Second is sales/marketing for a early to mid level tech startup. I've worked at a startup before: I loved the culture, the teamwork, the hustle and the ownership.

I plan to have more conversations with people over the next two months to try and target a certain area.

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New post 19 Jun 2017, 17:45
great! I agree retaking makes even more sense now that I know you are considering mgmt consulting. Usually top firms will have a 700 cut-off so breaking 700 will increase the perception of hire-ability for admissions
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great! I agree retaking makes even more sense now that I know you are considering mgmt consulting. Usually top firms will have a 700 cut-off so breaking 700 will increase the perception of hire-ability for admissions


Thank you for this insight. I was not aware of that viewpoint, so I will definitely be retaking the test. Looks like I better get to hitting the books!
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New post 25 Jun 2017, 08:20
Hi!
Thanks for looking into my post!
I really need great advice.
I took GMAT last week and got 460 (Q:42 and V: 13 and IR:3).
And i have taken TOEFL today.
i got this score after rigorous 2.5 months hard work and risking my job side wise. :(
It is not possible for me to take Gmat again.
I really need admission in 2018 January intake in US.
However, i have strong profile:
CGPA: 8.25 ECE Engg. from reputed college in India
Work Ex: 4.5 in Capital market IT firm
Designation: Consultant and Team lead
Even worked onshore in one of the top 100 investment bank in Europe for 3 months each in last two successive years.
Hobby of painting, writing poems and beauty & fashion blogs.
I am interested in normal MBA program like general management, HR or luxury management.
Please suggest me possible colleges, any other MBA program and procedure?
I really need assistance.
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New post 26 Jun 2017, 18:56
Thanks for sharing your profile. You will really be in trouble with that GMAT score. It is very low the schools where you will receive consideration will be regional schools that do not have a national or global name. Would you be fine with that? If not, then unfortunately you will need to retake
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I want a piece of advice pertaining to MBA admissions.


I graduated in Electronics Engineering with 67% marks. Though it was first Division, it is not good and would most probably be categorised as low GPA as per my limited understanding. I joined a MNC IT but was disinclined to work in IT sector. After a year I left the job looking for clarity in career. I devoted next 2 years in preparing for competitive examinations for a Government job while managing to do some volunteer work for Art of Living NGO and contributing in my Uncle's small business in pharmaceutical sales.

After securing a job in Government of India, wherein, 7000 people get selected out of 7-8 lakhs applicants and where I worked for around an year In the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation as an Assistant Officer in the Program Evaluation and Monitoring Division of Swach Bharat Mission. Subsequently I went on to crack a respectable job with the Parliament of India (only 8 people got selected out of more than 50000 candidates in an all-India examination). Since then, I have been working as an Officer here for more than two and half years now.

My work in Parliament has been quite challenging as well as satisfying. It is a mix of administrative and academic as I organise and manage meetings and study visits of an important Parliamentary Standing Committee. I help the Committee to examine the budget of one of the largest Ministries of Government of India and undertake and examine several important subjects related to that Ministry along with drafting its reports on those Subjects. I have been an excellent performer here with some great appraisal ratings and can get an excellent recommendation from both my immediate boss as well as Divisional Head. I can manage a good recommendation from a reputed Member of Parliament as well.

Apart from this I have been associated with lots of extra curricular activities and NGO work (Art of Living) though mostly during my college and early professional career. I am also Vice President in a Toastamsters Club in Delhi currently and am responsible for mentoring of around 40 Toastmaster Members and defining their growth as a Toastmaster.

My short term goal is to transition to Consultancy Sector after doing an MBA though I'm confused whether my work ex would be helpful in that or not. In the long term I want to expand the realm and scope of the government consultancy sector globally as well as in India.

With an average academic record in my graduation, 720-740 GMAT score (assuming but getting around it in simulated tests) and some very good recommendations what are the chances of my application getting rejected or accepted by Top 25 US Universities on the basis of my work-ex and/or low GPA. Should I focus on applying in Top 20 US colleges or am I just wasting my time? Please advice.

I understand that no factor is exclusively dominant for an admit, however, I am in a dilemma if my work-ex in Government Sector will be a hindrance for me to get an admit. Please guide me.
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Thanks for sharing your profile ab I don't believe your work experience is necessary a hindrance. I think you will like all applicants need to focus on hammering home the impact you have made in your organization. That will be the most effective way for admissions to really distill the quality of your work experience. If you are able to hit your GMAT targets and communicate your impact and career goals effectively in the application you should be able to land somewhere in the top 20
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Can you please evaluate my profile? I am targeting EMBA programs at one of these - Rotman, Schulich, Ivey and Queen's

I am a male from India. I completed my Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunication with 74.6%.

I have been working for 9 years now with some of globally respected firms.

I started my career as Systems Engineer (Technical role) in India.

I worked for a year in the UK as a configuration manager for a major banking sector client. This was the first international exposure for me and in my initial days in the assignment I requested my manager to assign an upcoming and challenging project. The project was in pipeline and I was aware if the challenges but I also saw the learning and growth opportunity. Looking at my good performance in the Initial days, I was assigned to the project and I put in my sincere efforts to get the project delivered almost single-handed within the client's time and performance parameters.

I also worked as a Release Manager for releases to Market Risk Feeds Application of a major Investment banking client.

Apart from that I have worked almost 6 years as a developer/designer for data warehouses, Data integration solutions, reporting solutions.

A year and a half ago I immigrated to Canada as a Permanent Resident and since then I have been working as a Data Analyst and a Designer for Data Integration solutions for a major IT services/consulting firm in Canada. With this firm I started to serve a US health care client and this was my first exposure to the domain and within a short span of 2 months, by studying the systems and communicating effectively with teams, I picked up the speed and am working as Subject Matter Expert on the project for over a year now

I appeared for my GMAT on June 24, 2017 Saturday and managed to get a 700 ( Q 48/69%, V 37/83%, AWA 5, IR 8)

Hobbies -
I have always enjoyed reading books. I like biographies, but have read books of various genres - works of analysis such as books on socio-economic analysis of India and even fictions of various kinds.

Extra curricular -
I have served as Vice President of Students activity Club during my Engineering

I also served as member of Organizing committee of College Fest. I had the responsibility of managing budget and tasks for some of the teams entrusted with managing specific tasks and events for the fest.

I have engaged in some philanthropic activities (but not to a great extent) by helping out for a day a home for minor girls suffering from mental and physical disorders.

Achievements -
I have been recognized on two occasions with awards and certificates of my outstanding performances by some of the clients I have served.

I can manage letters of recommendation from my current and one of the past employers.

I have a strong understanding of the delivery methods and processes employed in IT services industry and even possess ITIL foundation certificate.

I am also currently working on getting trained to start working in some business development/management roles so that I can build up more business acumen before I start studying at a business school.

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You have a solid profile and check off all of the boxes with a good GPA and GMAT, good performance in your professional career and EC engagement. You should be in play at all of these schools. I would focus on your leadership experiences and highlight your potential and how an EMBA will help take your career to the next level
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Hi,

It will be really great if you can evaluate my profile.

GMAT : 710 (Q-49, V-37)
Undergrad : One of the top Indian Private University, GPA : 3.5

Work Experience : 2 years till date in Siemens
1. Mentoring and training 2 people on the technology.
2. Implement tasks in sync with Germany and US teams while ensuring proper expectation alignment.
3. Attended company meetings and road map planning of the product in United States. (10 Days)

Volunteering:
1. Led a city chapter of a nationwide NGO which aimed at uplifting the weaker sections of society as a whole for 1 year. Part of this organization as an executive member for 4 years.
2. Currently an executive Member of an international NGO that conducts food drives for needy people and aims at eliminating Hunger.

Extra Curricular Activities
1. Executive member of various organizing committees at college.
2. Finance Head of Societies in College.
3. Part of College Dance Group.
4. Head Boy of Junior School.
5. District level chess player.

Can you please help me in identifying which will be the safe and reach schools based on my profile?
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What are your career goals?
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Hi,

I want to be a social entrepreuner and start my own venture for recycling and reusing waste materials.

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New post 15 Jul 2017, 18:51
Hi,
Thanks for looking into my post. Kindly evaluate my profile.
GMAT -750 (V-41,Q-50,AWA -5,IR-4)
Graduation - from one of the top government colleges in India (NIT), Electronics Engineering
GPA -8.89/10
Work Ex - 3 years as product development Engineer in Malaysia (currently employed)
Achievements - Selected for nationals in Table tennis (age group 17)
Publications - No
Internships - 2 months in IIT Bombay, 2 months in Defense research lab India
Social work - Member of social club in college, taught kids from orphanage for 3 years.
Please review my profile and suggest in which colleges among the top 25 I have fair chances.
Thanks a lot :)
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New post 16 Jul 2017, 01:33
Great thread guys!

would love if someone could evaluate my profile

Background and nationality - Indian origin canadian citizen female
Undergrad Information - B.tech in Chemical Engineering,National Institute of technology,Surat,India with 8.03/10 GPA. Last 2 semesters being 8.64 and 9.41
GMAT: a disappointing 640 (Q-45 V-34), this is best out of 3
Work experience and leadership - 1 year as Production Engineer in Cairn Energy, Rajasthan, India and consequent 3 years as Process engineer in McDermott Middle East, Dubai,UAE. Throughout the 4 years of work ex, i have had technicians report to me, had to deal with clients and vendors, and have worked in remote locations and fabrication yards in harsh conditions
Talent Management Liason in Graduate council - was responsible for representing graduate program union to the management in McDermott. In the process, organized various team events, brainstorming sessions and lunch and learns with senior management
Community and others -
1. Participated in CSR activities in Cairn energy. Organized women's day on behalf on Cairn in which we visited a remote village near our plant and motivated women and their daughters to avail education to the best of their abilities
2. Was part of I-India in college. Visited old age homes to spend time with the residents and organize "Joy of Giving week" where we personally served children from residents with entertainment,food and fun.
3. Currently part pf dance classes where we perform every 6 months at annual gatherings.
4. Travelled to Austria,Switzerland,Germany,France,Kenya,
Post MBA goals
1. Goal is to get into consulting for 4-5 years and eventually into strategic management of FMCG/Energy industry.

Target schools include Rotman,Schulich,Mays,Kelley,McCombs,Tepper. What are my chances?

Appreciate any one who can provide some insights!
Thank you
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Thanks for sharing your profile... you come from a challenging demographic on the surface but given your time in Canada and the fact you are a woman (b-schools are still mostly male) should help you out here. You did yourself no favors with your GMAT and given your target schools you are a bit on the outside looking in, so you will be a fringe candidate for Rotman,Schulich,Mays, and be a bit of a long shot at Tepper, Kelley and McCombs. A higher GMAT or a really strong application package would help you out a ton here
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Thanks for sharing your profile Valar Morgulis. You have a very strong profile with a top tier GMAT and GPA. You are on the lower end of the work experience spectrum so it will be very important to highlight your leadership/teamwork experiences and the unique impact you have made on the organization you have been a part of. If you put together a strong application you will be able to apply to any school out there. Good luck!
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VeritasPrepDozie wrote:
Thanks for sharing your profile Valar Morgulis. You have a very strong profile with a top tier GMAT and GPA. You are on the lower end of the work experience spectrum so it will be very important to highlight your leadership/teamwork experiences and the unique impact you have made on the organization you have been a part of. If you put together a strong application you will be able to apply to any school out there. Good luck!



Thanks a lot for the kind review Veritas Prep. I have one more doubt, my scorecard also reflects my old GMAT score, will it affect my application ?
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Hi there,

Could you please provide feedback on my profile. My top priority is CBS, then Wharton, maybe LBS if I fail with first 2:

I am from Moscow, Russia 29 year old with a wife and 2 kids.

I have graduated from one of the top schools in Russia - Higher School of Economics (department of Business Informatics) in 2008 with GPA (1-4): 3.37, after that I received Masters degree in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance in 2010 with GPA 4.75.

Job experience:
I started working in 2007 (still being a student) at TMT advisory EY in Moscow,
1 year later (2008) I went to work for Accenture Moscow office, in 6 months I was laid-off because of the crisis
In July 2009 I started to work in MTS (biggest Russian telco) as a risk-manager
In Feb 2011 I a found a job in Israel - analyst in Hedge Fund, where I worked for 6 months
After that I moved back to Russia
In Nov 2011 I started to work, and work until now, in M&A department of diversified Russian investment group, with over $15 Bln under management. In this capacity I have done a number of deals starting from initiation till the closing, developed investment strategy for the Group itself, and portfolio companies

Extra extracurricular activities:
1. I was a Executive Vice-President of Stanford US-Russia Forum - student organization, which was created by 3 friends of mine. The goal was to bring 20 American and 20 Russian students from top-schools to develop joint projects, which may improve US-Russian relations. The projects were presented in Stanford at annual cornerstone conference. For 3 years I was a head of Russian operations
2. I am an active board member of local Jewish community

My immediate post-MBA goal is too settle in the US and work for a Venture Fund.

The main thing, which really bothers me is my GMAT score: 620 (47Q, 28V). I cannot explain, why the Verbal part is so low, I never had any problems with it. I am quite reluctant to retake it.

What would you recommend?

Thanks!

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