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Hello, and thank you for your time should you choose to read this.

Male, 27 years old, half white American half Korean.

Work experience: Two years teaching English in Korea, two and a half years teaching English in Japan at one of the three biggest English teaching companies here.

GMAT: 710(91%) Q45(57%)V41(94%)IR8(93%)AWA not received yet

Also took the GRE last year, getting a Verbal 169/Quant 162/AW4.5. Should I retake the GMAT, use my previous score, or use my GRE score?

College: 3.4 liberal arts degree from an average state university

Extracurriculars: Japanese N3 Proficiency. Looking to achieve N2 (enough for most jobs) by next year. Chess player for 22 years, piano player for 12. In the past have volunteered at church, but have not volunteered abroad.

Goals: Entrepreneurship and innovation in technology

Schools: My dream schools at the moment are stanford and kellogg, but I would be happy going to school at IU Kelley or Purdue Krannert in the state my family lives in.

Concerns: It seems to me that my background is unorthodox for an MBA, and there will be concern about my quantitative skills due to my gmat and lack of a background in math. Also, this will represent a large career change for me, if I am accepted. Will I be facing a great deal of difficulty in this path, and what can I do to shore up my weaknesses?
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New post 14 May 2018, 04:39
Hi Sadeau,

Thank you for reaching out and for sharing your profile. I do like your background, especially chess and piano skills. I would pay close attention to how you portray your narrative. The admissions team will look at your experience and if and how it helps you towards your goals.

Indeed, I would recommend retaking the GMAT or GRE, whichever you think you can score highest on. You especially need this since your GPA is lower than Stanford's and Kellogg's average. This is not to say that you cannot get into these universities, but that you need to show that you can handle the academic rigor.

Your background is impressive and will set you apart from other candidates. Be sure you give your narrative the care it requires. Again, the emphasis needs to be on why an MBA and why now.

I am happy to continue the conversation. If interested, please reach out to coordinate a free consultation (contact details in signature).

Good luck!

Sadeau wrote:
Hello, and thank you for your time should you choose to read this.

Male, 27 years old, half white American half Korean.

Work experience: Two years teaching English in Korea, two and a half years teaching English in Japan at one of the three biggest English teaching companies here.

GMAT: 710(91%) Q45(57%)V41(94%)IR8(93%)AWA not received yet

Also took the GRE last year, getting a Verbal 169/Quant 162/AW4.5. Should I retake the GMAT, use my previous score, or use my GRE score?

College: 3.4 liberal arts degree from an average state university

Extracurriculars: Japanese N3 Proficiency. Looking to achieve N2 (enough for most jobs) by next year. Chess player for 22 years, piano player for 12. In the past have volunteered at church, but have not volunteered abroad.

Goals: Entrepreneurship and innovation in technology

Schools: My dream schools at the moment are stanford and kellogg, but I would be happy going to school at IU Kelley or Purdue Krannert in the state my family lives in.

Concerns: It seems to me that my background is unorthodox for an MBA, and there will be concern about my quantitative skills due to my gmat and lack of a background in math. Also, this will represent a large career change for me, if I am accepted. Will I be facing a great deal of difficulty in this path, and what can I do to shore up my weaknesses?

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