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New post Updated on: 23 Apr 2018, 06:25
Good morning,

Hope you all are doing well. I'm looking for guidance and feedback regarding my goals and credentials. Should I re-take the GMAT? Are there other ways to enhance my profile?

Age: 25
Gender: Male
Hispanic

Undergraduate: Finance/Accounting (U.S. University)
GPA: 3.64

GMAT: 710 (47Q/41V)

Work Experience: 4 yrs. at one of the following major energy companies (Exxon, Shell, Chevron, BP). I have received two promotions and always rank in the top quin-tile. I've also been involved with the Hispanic Employee Group since I started. I've held various leadership roles, and I'm currently the president of my local chapter. I've been also part of the college-recruiting team for the past four years.

Extra-curricular: I was heavily involved with a non-for-profit involved with various causes (homelessness, refugees, the elderly, animals) for a few years, but took a break as my responsibilities increased with my Employee Group (we also do community outreach).

I want to pursue my MBA because I want to keep growing and pushing myself. My experience in the corporate world has been fantastic and I've learned a lot, but I believe my passion lies in social entrepreneurship. I'm an optimist, and I believe that the world can be a better place; I want to be part of that change. Obtaining an MBA from a top program will give me the tools and connections necessary to have a bigger impact.

From the research I've done the following schools have great social entrepreneurship programs. Do you think I have a chance with my profile?

Yale SOM
Haas School (Berkeley)
Stanford GSB
Kellog
HBS

Thank you in advance for all your help!

Originally posted by aztlan on 20 Apr 2018, 08:19.
Last edited by aztlan on 23 Apr 2018, 06:25, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 22 Apr 2018, 20:12
Hi,
Thanks for your post and for sharing your story. I agree that personal stories of how you've gotten where you are today can show that resilience and determination, and bring a person 'to life' even on paper in many cases.

I think you could have a shot at the schools you listed, but of course they are all quite competitive. Stanford and Harvard will be a reach for just about anyone, so that's good to keep in mind; doesn't mean don't try, but good to consider or mentally prepare for. The others look good and still challenging; you could consider adding like a Duke or NYU too perhaps? And maybe even something safer if you want a more sure-thing, but you have to think through all scenarios and what you would do and consider.

Re: the GMAT, I can't argue that more points will improve your overall candidacy.... sometimes the decision to re-take depends upon how likely you are to improve...i.e. how much additional time/effort are we talking and will it potentially pay off? At this time of year at least you are not under the gun for deadlines yet.

My q's to you, in order to provide more GMAT advice, would be:

-how many times did you take it?
-how recently?
-what was your highest practice test score?
-how much preparation did you do?
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