It is currently 13 Dec 2017, 14:55

Decision(s) Day!:

CHAT Rooms | Ross R1 | Kellogg R1 | Darden R1 | Tepper R1


Close

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.

Customized
for You

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

Track
Your Progress

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

Practice
Pays

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.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Profile evaluation

  new topic post reply Update application status  
Author Message
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 16 Jul 2016
Posts: 133

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 15

Location: India
GPA: 4
WE: Brand Management (Retail)
Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Profile evaluation [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Sep 2017, 08:01
Hello,

 

Kindly review my profile and share your valuable inputs. 

Profile: I completed my graduation in Fashion studies from one of the top 3 colleges in Asia in 2014 with a CGPA of 7.43. I have been working with the biggest apparel organization in the country since June 2014. Currently have a rich experience of 39 months.

 

Extra-curricular: I am a national level athlete and I am regularly involved in different sports.

Have also won national level quiz competitions. Have been involved with couple of NGOs during my college days.



I gave my third attempt of GMAT at the beginning of the week. Below are all my scores:
1st attempt : 680 (Q-50, V-30, IR-7, AWA - 4)
2nd attempt : 670 (Q-49, V-33, IR-7, AWA - 5)
3rd attempt : 700 (Q-50, V-34, IR-8, AWA- awaited).

Though i did manage to touch the psychological barrier of 700, I still feel I am 30 points shy of reaching my target score. I need your help in pursuing my MBA dreams. 

Below is the shortlist which I have done:

Location
1) US - Most preferred country for further education
2) Asia – ISB/NUS/NTU are the only preferred colleges for an Indian

Areas of interest : 1) General Management, 2) Marketing

I need your help in deciding which colleges I should apply.

 

I am targeting top 15 US B schools. So should I apply in Round 1 or give GMAT again and apply in Round 2 with a higher score?

As studying in my current job is becoming extremely tough, I am planning to switch my job and take a break of around a month between the jobs. 

 

Will it be okay if I plan my next GMAT attempt between a job switch?

Will a new job have any negative impact on my candidature?

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 15

Expert Post
MBA Admissions Consultant
User avatar
S
Joined: 07 Mar 2012
Posts: 750

Kudos [?]: 340 [0], given: 2

Reviews Badge
Re: Profile evaluation [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Sep 2017, 22:19
Yashkumar wrote:
Hello,

 

Kindly review my profile and share your valuable inputs. 

Profile: I completed my graduation in Fashion studies from one of the top 3 colleges in Asia in 2014 with a CGPA of 7.43. I have been working with the biggest apparel organization in the country since June 2014. Currently have a rich experience of 39 months.

 

Extra-curricular: I am a national level athlete and I am regularly involved in different sports.

Have also won national level quiz competitions. Have been involved with couple of NGOs during my college days.



I gave my third attempt of GMAT at the beginning of the week. Below are all my scores:
1st attempt : 680 (Q-50, V-30, IR-7, AWA - 4)
2nd attempt : 670 (Q-49, V-33, IR-7, AWA - 5)
3rd attempt : 700 (Q-50, V-34, IR-8, AWA- awaited).

Though i did manage to touch the psychological barrier of 700, I still feel I am 30 points shy of reaching my target score. I need your help in pursuing my MBA dreams. 

Below is the shortlist which I have done:

Location
1) US - Most preferred country for further education
2) Asia – ISB/NUS/NTU are the only preferred colleges for an Indian

Areas of interest : 1) General Management, 2) Marketing

I need your help in deciding which colleges I should apply.

 

I am targeting top 15 US B schools. So should I apply in Round 1 or give GMAT again and apply in Round 2 with a higher score?

As studying in my current job is becoming extremely tough, I am planning to switch my job and take a break of around a month between the jobs. 

 

Will it be okay if I plan my next GMAT attempt between a job switch?

Will a new job have any negative impact on my candidature?


First of all, your profile is really interesting, so I would say that even though you come from an overrepresented applicant group, you do have a lot of good material to work with (fashion school and the apparel industry is not the most common background as I am sure you know, and your extra curriculars are both unusual and impressive as well etc.) but you are right that for the top 15 schools, a slightly better GMAT score would really, really help. (If you don’t manage to get there, you could just try to improve your chances using your essays but doing that in combination with a higher GMAT score is a much “safer” bet than doing the essay part on its own)

As for schools to look at, here you’ll find some current rankings for business schools with a specialization in marketing: https://aringo.com/mba-marketing-specialization/ and you can see the same kind of ranking for general marketing here:https://aringo.com/general-management-strategy-mba-programs/
So looking at those schools could be a great start for you.

What is the new job you are considering and how does it differ from the current job you have? The impact the change is likely to have on your candidacy depends on that, you see. (if you prefer not to get into that too much here on a public board, you can contact us off the board in order to discuss it in private as well: https://aringo.com/mba-process-registration/)
_________________

https://ARINGO.com/ – MBA Admissions Consulting

Specializing in candidates with GMATs under 720

Try our free Admissions Chances Calculator - https://aringo.com/mba-admission-chances-calculator/

All statistics verified by Ernst & Young

Kudos [?]: 340 [0], given: 2

Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Affiliations: Admission Consultant
Joined: 19 Jan 2017
Posts: 47

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Re: Profile evaluation [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Sep 2017, 15:24
Yashkumar wrote:
Hello,

 

Kindly review my profile and share your valuable inputs. 

Profile: I completed my graduation in Fashion studies from one of the top 3 colleges in Asia in 2014 with a CGPA of 7.43. I have been working with the biggest apparel organization in the country since June 2014. Currently have a rich experience of 39 months.

 

Extra-curricular: I am a national level athlete and I am regularly involved in different sports.

Have also won national level quiz competitions. Have been involved with couple of NGOs during my college days.



I gave my third attempt of GMAT at the beginning of the week. Below are all my scores:
1st attempt : 680 (Q-50, V-30, IR-7, AWA - 4)
2nd attempt : 670 (Q-49, V-33, IR-7, AWA - 5)
3rd attempt : 700 (Q-50, V-34, IR-8, AWA- awaited).

Though i did manage to touch the psychological barrier of 700, I still feel I am 30 points shy of reaching my target score. I need your help in pursuing my MBA dreams. 

Below is the shortlist which I have done:

Location
1) US - Most preferred country for further education
2) Asia – ISB/NUS/NTU are the only preferred colleges for an Indian

Areas of interest : 1) General Management, 2) Marketing

I need your help in deciding which colleges I should apply.

 

I am targeting top 15 US B schools. So should I apply in Round 1 or give GMAT again and apply in Round 2 with a higher score?

As studying in my current job is becoming extremely tough, I am planning to switch my job and take a break of around a month between the jobs. 

 

Will it be okay if I plan my next GMAT attempt between a job switch?

Will a new job have any negative impact on my candidature?


Hello Yash,

I must say you have an impressive profile though I would admit your target schools with this score would be a tad bit difficult.

Your extra curriculars are strong and therefore my short answer to this, looking at your target schools, is to re-attempt GMAT and apply to round 2.

Aim for 740+ . There is lot of scope to improve on your verbal score. I don't know which aspects you are weak on, but a verbal score on the right side of 40 would take you beyond your target score.

Will be happy to discuss your profile in detail. You can connect with us at connect@taterways.com / +91-9167833669. One of our cofounders comes from a very similar background and graduated from Wharton. I am sure she will be happy to talk to a fellow industry mate. :-)
_________________

Taterways Admission Consulting - A Wharton + ISB venture
http://www.taterways.com

Sign up for a free consultation:
http://www.taterways.com/free-consultation

Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/taterways

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 16 Jul 2016
Posts: 133

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 15

Location: India
GPA: 4
WE: Brand Management (Retail)
Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: Profile evaluation [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Sep 2017, 03:51
TaterwaysConsulting wrote:

Hello Yash,

I must say you have an impressive profile though I would admit your target schools with this score would be a tad bit difficult.

Your extra curriculars are strong and therefore my short answer to this, looking at your target schools, is to re-attempt GMAT and apply to round 2.

Aim for 740+ . There is lot of scope to improve on your verbal score. I don't know which aspects you are weak on, but a verbal score on the right side of 40 would take you beyond your target score.

Will be happy to discuss your profile in detail. You can connect with us at connect@taterways.com / +91-9167833669. One of our cofounders comes from a very similar background and graduated from Wharton. I am sure she will be happy to talk to a fellow industry mate. :-)



Thanks for your reply. Will be obliged if you can revert to second part of my query-

'As studying in my current job is becoming extremely tough, I am planning to switch my job and take a break of around a month between the jobs. 

Will it be okay if I plan my next GMAT attempt between a job switch?

Will a new job have any negative impact on my candidature?'

Will be obliged if you can suggest something on this. Accordingly, I will take a call on applying this year or next year. Thanks!

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 15

Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Affiliations: Admission Consultant
Joined: 19 Jan 2017
Posts: 47

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Re: Profile evaluation [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Sep 2017, 15:03
Yashkumar wrote:
TaterwaysConsulting wrote:

Hello Yash,

I must say you have an impressive profile though I would admit your target schools with this score would be a tad bit difficult.

Your extra curriculars are strong and therefore my short answer to this, looking at your target schools, is to re-attempt GMAT and apply to round 2.

Aim for 740+ . There is lot of scope to improve on your verbal score. I don't know which aspects you are weak on, but a verbal score on the right side of 40 would take you beyond your target score.

Will be happy to discuss your profile in detail. You can connect with us at connect@taterways.com / +91-9167833669. One of our cofounders comes from a very similar background and graduated from Wharton. I am sure she will be happy to talk to a fellow industry mate. :-)



Thanks for your reply. Will be obliged if you can revert to second part of my query-

'As studying in my current job is becoming extremely tough, I am planning to switch my job and take a break of around a month between the jobs. 

Will it be okay if I plan my next GMAT attempt between a job switch?

Will a new job have any negative impact on my candidature?'

Will be obliged if you can suggest something on this. Accordingly, I will take a call on applying this year or next year. Thanks!


I don't see any challenge if you change your job since it will be your first job change and you will definitely not be tagged as a 'job hopper'.

Plus this would also give you time to give a final thrust to your GMAT score. This being a 4th attempt, it should definitely be your last therefore I would recommend this attempt only when you are giving it with full gusto.
_________________

Taterways Admission Consulting - A Wharton + ISB venture
http://www.taterways.com

Sign up for a free consultation:
http://www.taterways.com/free-consultation

Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/taterways

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 16 Jul 2016
Posts: 133

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 15

Location: India
GPA: 4
WE: Brand Management (Retail)
Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: Profile evaluation [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Sep 2017, 02:20
TaterwaysConsulting wrote:

I don't see any challenge if you change your job since it will be your first job change and you will definitely not be tagged as a 'job hopper'.

Plus this would also give you time to give a final thrust to your GMAT score. This being a 4th attempt, it should definitely be your last therefore I would recommend this attempt only when you are giving it with full gusto.


I was really confused whether I should actually quit or continue my preparation with my job. But your reply gives me the belief that I should go ahead and give my best in this attempt.

I wanted stability in the initial phase of my career, hence didn't change job till now. Probably this is the right time for the switch.

Also, thanks for highlighting that this has to be my last attempt.

Can you give suggestions on how to improve my verbal.

I scored between 34 and 40 in all the official practice tests (with the average of 37). Thanks to eGMAT, I don't think I have any conceptual gaps in Verbal. Though not sure how good I am in application of concepts.

I struggle a lot with timing. (Just had 13 mins left for last 10 Qs).
I also don't feel very confident while doing Verbal. Pressure of getting initial questions right get on my nerves and I am very bad in handling that pressure.

In practice tests on a good day I was scoring 39/40. Need to make sure that this score becomes a habit. Kindly suggest what steps I should take. Also, what should I do to take care of timing and speed?

As I have already taken eGMAT's course, should I subscribe to any other online course or should I try and extract more from the current course?
Which extra material will be good to take my preparation to next level?

Will be grateful if you can share some insights on this too. Thanks!

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 15

1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Affiliations: Admission Consultant
Joined: 19 Jan 2017
Posts: 47

Kudos [?]: 7 [1], given: 0

Re: Profile evaluation [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Sep 2017, 01:03
1
This post received
KUDOS
Yashkumar wrote:
TaterwaysConsulting wrote:

I don't see any challenge if you change your job since it will be your first job change and you will definitely not be tagged as a 'job hopper'.

Plus this would also give you time to give a final thrust to your GMAT score. This being a 4th attempt, it should definitely be your last therefore I would recommend this attempt only when you are giving it with full gusto.


I was really confused whether I should actually quit or continue my preparation with my job. But your reply gives me the belief that I should go ahead and give my best in this attempt.

I wanted stability in the initial phase of my career, hence didn't change job till now. Probably this is the right time for the switch.

Also, thanks for highlighting that this has to be my last attempt.

Can you give suggestions on how to improve my verbal.

I scored between 34 and 40 in all the official practice tests (with the average of 37). Thanks to eGMAT, I don't think I have any conceptual gaps in Verbal. Though not sure how good I am in application of concepts.

I struggle a lot with timing. (Just had 13 mins left for last 10 Qs).
I also don't feel very confident while doing Verbal. Pressure of getting initial questions right get on my nerves and I am very bad in handling that pressure.

In practice tests on a good day I was scoring 39/40. Need to make sure that this score becomes a habit. Kindly suggest what steps I should take. Also, what should I do to take care of timing and speed?

As I have already taken eGMAT's course, should I subscribe to any other online course or should I try and extract more from the current course?
Which extra material will be good to take my preparation to next level?

Will be grateful if you can share some insights on this too. Thanks!


Try section tests / quizzes, focused for particular areas of Verbal. This will help you understand areas that are slowing you down. Also focus on giving a lot of practice tests to get used to the exam length and not lose focus in the fag end of the exam. I would not suggest buying more material because they are more likely to confuse you than help you much. The key ingredient to success at GMAT is to keep things simple and focus on core material i.e. official guides and tests.

To summarize I would recommend these following steps :

1) Start with section tests
2) Identity areas slowing you down
3) Revisit concepts on what challenges you are facing
4) Attempt full length tests
5) Deconstruct the outputs of the FLTs i.e. check if it is fag end that you are making too many mistakes or is it the pressure at the beginning that makes you waste too much time in the initial exams
6) Have mental alarms for milestone questions e.g. Plan to complete first X questions in 30 minutes.


Don'ts

1) Don't buy new material
2) Don't read too much into the score that you are getting in mocks
3) Don't stress on getting the first few questions right and wasting too much time in it

Hopefully I have answered your queries :)

Feel free to reach out if you have any follow up questions.
_________________

Taterways Admission Consulting - A Wharton + ISB venture
http://www.taterways.com

Sign up for a free consultation:
http://www.taterways.com/free-consultation

Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/taterways

Kudos [?]: 7 [1], given: 0

Re: Profile evaluation   [#permalink] 14 Sep 2017, 01:03
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Profile evaluation

  new topic post reply Update application status  


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®.