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New post 06 May 2017, 09:40
Hi, Please evaluate my profile and give me advice.
1)Nationality: Indian
2)10th:91.4%
3)12th:86.7%
4) Bachelors in Technology- NIT Hamirpur- 8.5/10 CGPA (translates to 3.70 GPA)
5) Working as a Software Engineer for 22 months in a US based MNC.
6)Extraciriculars: Photography, Videography, Reading, Sketching.
Held the role of Secretary of Ethics for Cultural Festival and Secretary of Photography, Creative Arts and Webdesign Technical Festival in College.
Contributed to Tedx community during college.
Currently leading initiative to help colleagues improve their speaking skills at Work.
Also, currently undertaking a course to learn an additional language-German.
7) GMAT score: 690(Q50/V32)
This score was highly unexpected as I was scoring above 700 in my practice tests.
I am unsure whether I can get a good B school with this profile. I am considering retaking the exam, but I need help in taking the final leap.
I am targeting UCLA Anderson, Columbia and Duke Universities.
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New post 08 May 2017, 13:33
Hi there,
Thanks for reaching out – great information and questions! Overall, you have a strong profile and I wanted to point out some things that can help inform you decision to apply to b-school:

1) Work experience: 22 months of work experience is a bit on the low end – most applicants have between 3 – 5 years of work experience when they apply to programs. This isn’t saying that it’s impossible to get into your preferred programs with your background, but you’ll need a super compelling story on why business school makes sense for you (see #3)
2) GMAT score – your score will put you in the range of schools like Anderson for example (GMAT range 680-750; average GMAT 714 per P&Q data today), but with average GMAT scores rising every year, it makes the need for that compelling story to set you apart from other applicants (see #3)
3) My biggest feedback to you would be to create a highly compelling story that shows a clear rationale for why you are looking to attain an MBA. Because you are part of a highly competitive pool of MBA applicants, you want to do everything you can to stand out. I would make sure your story includes a cohesive narrative of 1) who you are, your passion, and your goals, 2) why you are qualified for a top 10-25 MBA program and 3) why an MBA is essential to reach your goals. Having a clear narrative of why you need an MBA at this moment of your life will make your application successful, and show the strong need for an MBA while also showcasing your fit with top programs.

If you'd like to chat live about your profile or if you’d like to take advantage of our complimentary 30-minute consultation, feel free to email me at Eileen@vantagepointadmissions.com.
Kindly,
Eileen
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