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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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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?



Hey there!
Great to hear from you!
So first regarding the GMAT, it is up to you. Meaning, to answer the question of whether or not you should take it again, you need to honestly evaluate yourself and think about how easy or hard it might be to get a higher score, how much work it require, how much higher you could get, and whether it is worth it for the delay that this would bring about.

If you DO want to retake your GMAT it is totally okay to do it in between jobs, but I do NOT suggest quitting your job to take the GMAT. Being unemployed will make your profile VERY unattractive.

As for your goals, I wanted to ask: do you intend to work in Fashion?

There are fashion jobs everywhere, but if you intend to move up in management in big fashion, then it makes sense for you to privilege the fashion markets - NY, Paris, Milan. And there are schools like NYU, HEC, ESSEC, Boconni, which has fashion-specific programs.

If you don't necessarily want to stay in your industry, then where you apply will depend more upon your profile and GMAT.

I hope this helps!
And if you have any other questions, do not hesitate to ask:
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Hey there!
Great to hear from you!
So first regarding the GMAT, it is up to you. Meaning, to answer the question of whether or not you should take it again, you need to honestly evaluate yourself and think about how easy or hard it might be to get a higher score, how much work it require, how much higher you could get, and whether it is worth it for the delay that this would bring about.

If you DO want to retake your GMAT it is totally okay to do it in between jobs, but I do NOT suggest quitting your job to take the GMAT. Being unemployed will make your profile VERY unattractive.

As for your goals, I wanted to ask: do you intend to work in Fashion?

There are fashion jobs everywhere, but if you intend to move up in management in big fashion, then it makes sense for you to privilege the fashion markets - NY, Paris, Milan. And there are schools like NYU, HEC, ESSEC, Boconni, which has fashion-specific programs.

If you don't necessarily want to stay in your industry, then where you apply will depend more upon your profile and GMAT.

I hope this helps!
And if you have any other questions, do not hesitate to ask:
http://admissionado.com/free-consultati ... n=mba_blog

Best,
JF



Thanks a lot JF for your reply. I am actually looking for switch for two reasons - 1. get growth in my career, 2. prepare 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.

Can you suggest colleges which I should target keeping in mind my profile and my area of interest in general management/strategy?

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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Yashkumar wrote:
JonAdmissionado wrote:


Hey there!
Great to hear from you!
So first regarding the GMAT, it is up to you. Meaning, to answer the question of whether or not you should take it again, you need to honestly evaluate yourself and think about how easy or hard it might be to get a higher score, how much work it require, how much higher you could get, and whether it is worth it for the delay that this would bring about.

If you DO want to retake your GMAT it is totally okay to do it in between jobs, but I do NOT suggest quitting your job to take the GMAT. Being unemployed will make your profile VERY unattractive.

As for your goals, I wanted to ask: do you intend to work in Fashion?

There are fashion jobs everywhere, but if you intend to move up in management in big fashion, then it makes sense for you to privilege the fashion markets - NY, Paris, Milan. And there are schools like NYU, HEC, ESSEC, Boconni, which has fashion-specific programs.

If you don't necessarily want to stay in your industry, then where you apply will depend more upon your profile and GMAT.

I hope this helps!
And if you have any other questions, do not hesitate to ask:
http://admissionado.com/free-consultati ... n=mba_blog

Best,
JF



Thanks a lot JF for your reply. I am actually looking for switch for two reasons - 1. get growth in my career, 2. prepare 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.

Can you suggest colleges which I should target keeping in mind my profile and my area of interest in general management/strategy?

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.


Hey,
Well I hear you regarding your goals. You wanna do something new, right? After all, that's the whole point!

For General Management, there aren't any schools that are more specialized than any other schools. Gen management is the bread and butter of the MBA. In that case, I would just say apply and go to the best schools you can get into given your GMAT and profile.

To REALLY tell you where you can fit, I need a lot more info from you about everything studies, volunteer work, extra curriculars, etc.... So feel free to drop us a line for a more full-on Free Consultation: http://bit.ly/mbafcGC


As for when to apply, if youre going to retake anyhow, and there is a realistic chance of you hitting a 730, might as well wait. (although this means you are gonna have to work extra hard in R2!!!

Best,
Jon
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Note Jon. Will do that.

Also, will be great if you can suggest how I should start shortlisting colleges. I can start with the initial research. Thanks!

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Well with your current GMAT, and with your profile, I'd say that your school list should range in the 10-30 ranking in the US, so that is where I would start.

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