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Joined: 11 Oct 2015
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GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V40
GPA: 3.8
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New post 30 Jul 2016, 02:44
Hi,
first, let me thank you in advance for giving us the possibility to receive advice from such talented people (I am amazed by your average profiles).

Some info about myself:
- 23 y/o European student studying in one of Europe's top business schools (it was ranked 2nd in Europe the year I entered),
- GPA of 3.8, top 5%,
- WE: Internship at Bain & Co., with full time offer at the end of the stage, offered an internship at BCG (declined in favour of Bain) and interning right now in a big VC fund. 2 years ago I started a startup that won a national start-up award, and I'm now in the process of founding a second one. (I've done several other interships but those are the most remarkable and recent)
- GMAT: in three days I'll have my first exam, and from the simulations I should score somewhere between 710-730 (I've a second date scheduled for the end of August, just in case)
- Recommendation letters: I already collected 4 of them, 2 from past employers (1 from Bain and 1 from a previous employer) and two from university.
- Why am I willing to take an MBA: want to meet cool people to work with in the future, I've got a strong entrepreneurial mind and I'd love to be with like-minded individuals, to evaluate ideas and receive feedback. Moreover I'd like a strong name on my CV to have a nice way out in case things didn't work out with my entrepreneurial ambitions.
- Dream Schools: HBS, Stanford, both deferred MBAs (I'm open to other suggestions)
- Why deferred MBA: well, being a college senior, I feel this is the only sensible thing to do.
- Miscellaneous: I've been president of the largest student association in my Uni. I suffer from type 1 diabetes. Practice a lot of sports. Love dogs (:D).

Thanks again,
Den

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New post 31 Jul 2016, 10:25
Hi there, thanks for reaching out!

Overall I see a lot of strengths in your profile. Your academic performance is excellent - keep it up! I would encourage you to plan to take the GMAT twice, they always take your highest, and a score closer to 730 could help your applications a lot at those very competitive schools.

Your work experience sounds very strong with 2 offers from top firms plus some startup experience, that's great. Before you prepare your applications, I would do some more thinking about your reasons for MBA and post-MBA goals. Especially with the deferred programs, they want to see you're thinking realistically and comprehensively about how the MBA will help you. Networking is a totally valid reason but in my experience, schools like to see other reasons too (e.g., think about the skills and experiences you'll need to develop at that point). The extracurricular involvement is great too.

So overall assuming you get a strong GMAT score, you have a great profile. Given the competitiveness of those two programs, it's still hard to predict your chances but I think you do have a shot. I believe Yale has a similar deferred option, and I read recently that Darden is starting one too, so those might be worth looking into to round out your list.

Good luck, and keep us posted with any more questions!
Kate
P.S. I love dogs too :)

DensetsuNo wrote:
Hi,
first, let me thank you in advance for giving us the possibility to receive advice from such talented people (I am amazed by your average profiles).

Some info about myself:
- 23 y/o European student studying in one of Europe's top business schools (it was ranked 2nd in Europe the year I entered),
- GPA of 3.8, top 5%,
- WE: Internship at Bain & Co., with full time offer at the end of the stage, offered an internship at BCG (declined in favour of Bain) and interning right now in a big VC fund. 2 years ago I started a startup that won a national start-up award, and I'm now in the process of founding a second one. (I've done several other interships but those are the most remarkable and recent)
- GMAT: in three days I'll have my first exam, and from the simulations I should score somewhere between 710-730 (I've a second date scheduled for the end of August, just in case)
- Recommendation letters: I already collected 4 of them, 2 from past employers (1 from Bain and 1 from a previous employer) and two from university.
- Why am I willing to take an MBA: want to meet cool people to work with in the future, I've got a strong entrepreneurial mind and I'd love to be with like-minded individuals, to evaluate ideas and receive feedback. Moreover I'd like a strong name on my CV to have a nice way out in case things didn't work out with my entrepreneurial ambitions.
- Dream Schools: HBS, Stanford, both deferred MBAs (I'm open to other suggestions)
- Why deferred MBA: well, being a college senior, I feel this is the only sensible thing to do.
- Miscellaneous: I've been president of the largest student association in my Uni. I suffer from type 1 diabetes. Practice a lot of sports. Love dogs (:D).

Thanks again,
Den

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mbaMission

Website: http://www.mbamission.com
Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
mbaMission Insiders Guides: http://www.mbamission.com/guides.php?category=insiders
Free Consultation: http://www.mbamission.com/consult.php

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Status: 2 months to go
Joined: 11 Oct 2015
Posts: 136

Kudos [?]: 152 [0], given: 36

GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V40
GPA: 3.8
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New post 10 Aug 2016, 03:44
Dear Kate,
thanks a lot for your kind answer!

I gave my GMAT a few days ago and scored 730. (!!)

As for the reasons why I'd apply to an MBA I'll go through some material to build a more comprehensive answer, I'll have my honest answer (being the networking, learning from other students and teachers alike, being exposed to a more international environment etc.) and the answer they want to hear. Any material you fell like recommending?

Thanks a lot, and of course I'll keep you posted,
Den

mbaMissionKate wrote:
Hi there, thanks for reaching out!

Overall I see a lot of strengths in your profile. Your academic performance is excellent - keep it up! I would encourage you to plan to take the GMAT twice, they always take your highest, and a score closer to 730 could help your applications a lot at those very competitive schools.

Your work experience sounds very strong with 2 offers from top firms plus some startup experience, that's great. Before you prepare your applications, I would do some more thinking about your reasons for MBA and post-MBA goals. Especially with the deferred programs, they want to see you're thinking realistically and comprehensively about how the MBA will help you. Networking is a totally valid reason but in my experience, schools like to see other reasons too (e.g., think about the skills and experiences you'll need to develop at that point). The extracurricular involvement is great too.

So overall assuming you get a strong GMAT score, you have a great profile. Given the competitiveness of those two programs, it's still hard to predict your chances but I think you do have a shot. I believe Yale has a similar deferred option, and I read recently that Darden is starting one too, so those might be worth looking into to round out your list.

Good luck, and keep us posted with any more questions!
Kate
P.S. I love dogs too :)

Kudos [?]: 152 [0], given: 36

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New post 10 Aug 2016, 18:24
Hi Den,
That's excellent! Congrats!!
As for researching reasons for MBA, check out a few resources on our site...

Personal Statement Guide (includes samples and a worksheet on how to structure your personal statement): http://shop.mbamission.com/products/per ... ment-guide
Career Primers (for more details on post-MBA career options): https://shop.mbamission.com/collections/career-primers

Good luck!
Kate

DensetsuNo wrote:
Dear Kate,
thanks a lot for your kind answer!

I gave my GMAT a few days ago and scored 730. (!!)

As for the reasons why I'd apply to an MBA I'll go through some material to build a more comprehensive answer, I'll have my honest answer (being the networking, learning from other students and teachers alike, being exposed to a more international environment etc.) and the answer they want to hear. Any material you fell like recommending?

Thanks a lot, and of course I'll keep you posted,
Den

mbaMissionKate wrote:
Hi there, thanks for reaching out!

Overall I see a lot of strengths in your profile. Your academic performance is excellent - keep it up! I would encourage you to plan to take the GMAT twice, they always take your highest, and a score closer to 730 could help your applications a lot at those very competitive schools.

Your work experience sounds very strong with 2 offers from top firms plus some startup experience, that's great. Before you prepare your applications, I would do some more thinking about your reasons for MBA and post-MBA goals. Especially with the deferred programs, they want to see you're thinking realistically and comprehensively about how the MBA will help you. Networking is a totally valid reason but in my experience, schools like to see other reasons too (e.g., think about the skills and experiences you'll need to develop at that point). The extracurricular involvement is great too.

So overall assuming you get a strong GMAT score, you have a great profile. Given the competitiveness of those two programs, it's still hard to predict your chances but I think you do have a shot. I believe Yale has a similar deferred option, and I read recently that Darden is starting one too, so those might be worth looking into to round out your list.

Good luck, and keep us posted with any more questions!
Kate
P.S. I love dogs too :)

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Kate Richardson
mbaMission

Website: http://www.mbamission.com
Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
mbaMission Insiders Guides: http://www.mbamission.com/guides.php?category=insiders
Free Consultation: http://www.mbamission.com/consult.php

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Location: India
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New post 31 Mar 2017, 12:10
Hi....I am an Indian female with 7 years of experience in Energy Sector....I have expertise only in technical field....do not have any international experience...have started GMAT preparation & aiming for 630+...I have done B.Tech from a private college with 75% (Class 10th 85%, class 12th 77.4%)....I do not have any extraordinary ECAs....only had a diploma in singing......I want to pursue MBA from German/Canada in finance/marketing...I need your feedback...whether i am eligible to apply in German/Canada B school...is there any chance to get admission with this type of profile...please help..thanks

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New post 03 Apr 2017, 20:01
Hi there,

I would think there's a chance, sure.... study hard for your GMAT, research specific program options (look at their admissions requirements and class profiles online), and see how you stack up.... you can even reach out to admissions teams and sometimes at smaller programs they may give you some initial feedback or reactions on whether you should apply. Work on your story--you want to be able to explain WHY you need/want the MBA and how it will help you. Good luck!
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mbaMission

Website: http://www.mbamission.com
Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
mbaMission Insiders Guides: http://www.mbamission.com/guides.php?category=insiders
Free Consultation: http://www.mbamission.com/consult.php

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