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Re: Profile Evaluation - College Topper with break in career [#permalink]
10 Aug 2011, 20:35
Thank you for the feedback. Will my high GPA supplement for my lesser GMAT score? My short term goal will be to get back to the workforce and long term would be to be part of a team that will work on a go to market strategy in selling software services along with business development of cloud & mobile solutions.
My main question is the break in my career of more than 3 yrs. Will that be a disadvantage or can I turn it to my advantage.
Also I see that women are under represented. If a business school have 29% total acceptance, is it fair to assume that it may have a higher, say 35-40% acceptance among women?
With regards to your GMAT, the schools you are considering have significantly higher scorers. A high GPA can help to an extent, but your GMAT percentile would still be very low. Whichever program you are most hoping to attend, I recommend aiming for the school's average score.
Although women do have a better chance of being admitted, unfortunately we cannot pin point the acceptance rate to a specific number.