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New post 02 Sep 2017, 08:04
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?


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New post 04 Sep 2017, 18:46
Hi there!

Thanks for reaching out. Your work experience sounds great (and not the most typical pre-MBA industry) so that should help distinguish you. Sounds like great extra-curricular involvement too!

That's great you've gotten your GMAT up to the 700 level. It's a solid score but I agree that if you want to target top 15 US schools, getting closer to 720/730, and in particular getting your Verbal score up to at least a 35 raw score, would put you in a much more competitive position.

If you think you can raise your GMAT score, I would wait til Round 2 so you can apply with a higher score.

As for switching jobs, that can be a little risky, it's better to apply employed, so you'd want to be certain you can line something up in that time. It also can make it harder to secure letters of recommendation. So just consider those things before you leave your current job. Is it possible to take some extended time off instead?

As for schools, if you're interested in marketing, schools like Kellogg and Fuqua should be on your list. Also UCLA and NYU, especially if you maintain an interest in the fashion industry.

Best of luck!
Kate

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?


Sent from my XT1033 using GMAT Club Forum mobile app

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New post 06 Sep 2017, 08:43
mbaMissionKate wrote:
Hi there!

Thanks for reaching out. Your work experience sounds great (and not the most typical pre-MBA industry) so that should help distinguish you. Sounds like great extra-curricular involvement too!

That's great you've gotten your GMAT up to the 700 level. It's a solid score but I agree that if you want to target top 15 US schools, getting closer to 720/730, and in particular getting your Verbal score up to at least a 35 raw score, would put you in a much more competitive position.

If you think you can raise your GMAT score, I would wait til Round 2 so you can apply with a higher score.

As for switching jobs, that can be a little risky, it's better to apply employed, so you'd want to be certain you can line something up in that time. It also can make it harder to secure letters of recommendation. So just consider those things before you leave your current job. Is it possible to take some extended time off instead?

As for schools, if you're interested in marketing, schools like Kellogg and Fuqua should be on your list. Also UCLA and NYU, especially if you maintain an interest in the fashion industry.

Best of luck!
Kate




Thanks a lot Kate for your reply. I can assure that getting recommendations from my current employer won't be a problem even if I leave my job. I am actually looking for switch for two reasons - 1. get growth in my career, 2. preparing for GMAT.

And yes I won't leave my job till I have a new job in hand. I know I can't apply to any B school when I am unemployed.

I do believe I can further take my score up to 730. Hopefully will be in a much better situation with a higher score. Work on application will remain same, irrespective of my score.

Also with a 700 should I apply in Ross/Fuqua/Stern in R1 or should I wait for my next GMAT attempt attempt and target them in R2?

Will there be any negatives of applying in Round 2 ?

Also, as I have already done my under graduation in fashion, I don't want to confine myself when it comes to Masters. Hence looking for a more generalized field.

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New post 06 Sep 2017, 18:26
Thanks for the additional info. I think we are on the same page re. the career switch. You can definitely frame up the switch as growth in your career.

There is no negative to applying in Round 2 if your application will be stronger then.

Good luck!
Kate

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Thanks a lot Kate for your reply. I can assure that getting recommendations from my current employer won't be a problem even if I leave my job. I am actually looking for switch for two reasons - 1. get growth in my career, 2. preparing for GMAT.

And yes I won't leave my job till I have a new job in hand. I know I can't apply to any B school when I am unemployed.

I do believe I can further take my score up to 730. Hopefully will be in a much better situation with a higher score. Work on application will remain same, irrespective of my score.

Also with a 700 should I apply in Ross/Fuqua/Stern in R1 or should I wait for my next GMAT attempt attempt and target them in R2?

Will there be any negatives of applying in Round 2 ?

Also, as I have already done my under graduation in fashion, I don't want to confine myself when it comes to Masters. Hence looking for a more generalized field.[/quote]
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New post 09 Sep 2017, 03:44
Thanks for your reply Kate. I will concentrate on my next attempt of GMAT as of now. Will definitely get in touch with you around end of November when I am done with my exam. In the meantime I will start searching for a job which will fall in line with my overall plan.

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New post 10 Sep 2017, 17:22
Sounds great. Best of luck, and keep me posted!

Yashkumar wrote:
Thanks for your reply Kate. I will concentrate on my next attempt of GMAT as of now. Will definitely get in touch with you around end of November when I am done with my exam. In the meantime I will start searching for a job which will fall in line with my overall plan.

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