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The 2016-2017 Zero Admit Club

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Little late in starting this conversation but let's share our profiles and thoughts about what we have done and what we can improve for the next application season.

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Age/Gender:
GMAT Score/GPA :
Work Experience: [industry/years]
Location:
Schools applied to:
Any consulting services used: [Yes/NO, Who?]
#Interviews:
#WL:


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Which ding hurt the most and why?
Why the lack of success?
What next?



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Chiming in style

Age/Gender: 27/Male
GMAT Score/GPA : Last year - 740 This Year - 760
Work Experience: [industry/years] Energy - 2 years, Education - 5 years
Location: India
Schools applied to: GSB, Yale, Kellogg, Tuck, Fuqua, Haas, Johnson, INSEAD
Any consulting services used: [Yes/NO, Who?] Yes (Indian consultant - MBA Crystal Ball)
#Interviews: 1 (Haas)
#WL: Johnson

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Which ding hurt the most and why? Haas - Interview was great and I thought I had a real shot
Why the lack of success? GMAT score GMAT score GMAT score and added with a brutally competitive year + lack of personal content in essays
What next? Class of 2020 - Here I come.
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Chiming in style

Age/Gender: 27/Male
GMAT Score/GPA : Last year - 740 This Year - 760
Work Experience: [industry/years] Energy - 2 years, Education - 5 years
Location: India
Schools applied to: GSB, Yale, Kellogg, Tuck, Fuqua, Haas, Johnson, INSEAD
Any consulting services used: [Yes/NO, Who?] Yes (Indian consultant - MBA Crystal Ball)
#Interviews: 1 (Haas)
#WL: Johnson

Optional:
Which ding hurt the most and why? Haas - Interview was great and I thought I had a real shot
Why the lack of success? GMAT score GMAT score GMAT score and added with a brutally competitive year + lack of personal content in essays
What next? Class of 2020 - Here I come.


I don't think your 760 GMAT score hurt your application. I'd focus on your interview skills, and essays to stand out.


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souvik101990 wrote:
Chiming in style

Age/Gender: 27/Male
GMAT Score/GPA : Last year - 740 This Year - 760
Work Experience: [industry/years] Energy - 2 years, Education - 5 years
Location: India
Schools applied to: GSB, Yale, Kellogg, Tuck, Fuqua, Haas, Johnson, INSEAD
Any consulting services used: [Yes/NO, Who?] Yes (Indian consultant - MBA Crystal Ball)
#Interviews: 1 (Haas)
#WL: Johnson

Optional:
Which ding hurt the most and why? Haas - Interview was great and I thought I had a real shot
Why the lack of success? GMAT score GMAT score GMAT score and added with a brutally competitive year + lack of personal content in essays
What next? Class of 2020 - Here I come.


I don't think your 760 GMAT score hurt your application. I'd focus on your interview skills, and essays to stand out.


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It was 740 which was much lower than the Indian averages of all the schools I had applied to.


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New post 18 May 2017, 15:08
souvik101990 wrote:
Chiming in style

Age/Gender: 27/Male
GMAT Score/GPA : Last year - 740 This Year - 760
Work Experience: [industry/years] Energy - 2 years, Education - 5 years
Location: India
Schools applied to: GSB, Yale, Kellogg, Tuck, Fuqua, Haas, Johnson, INSEAD
Any consulting services used: [Yes/NO, Who?] Yes (Indian consultant - MBA Crystal Ball)
#Interviews: 1 (Haas)
#WL: Johnson

Optional:
Which ding hurt the most and why? Haas - Interview was great and I thought I had a real shot
Why the lack of success? GMAT score GMAT score GMAT score and added with a brutally competitive year + lack of personal content in essays
What next? Class of 2020 - Here I come.


Hi Souvik,

Although I know how competitive the pool of candidate you come from, I do not believe it was GMAT score.

I highly suggest it is the essays. I still remember last year Chinese applicant in the forum who has 770 and rejected from every school. He admitted that the essays were not good and had real issues. He was rejected even from some Top 30 such as Kelley (where I read his post). Combined all competitiveness with Haas very picky style, It would be difficult.

Actually, after reading you GMAT experience and your activity in GMAT club, I believe you are very determinant and patient person who know his ability very good. I wish your dreams come true soon.

Good luck
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New post 18 May 2017, 20:31
Guys. Thanks for the posts. I appreciate the input but I have received concrete feedback otherwise. The last year was brutal for Indians with an incredible focus on stats. Anyway. I'm excited to see other profiles for the zero club. Let's not make this a ding analysis!!!


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New post 19 May 2017, 01:07
souvik101990 wrote:
Chiming in style

Age/Gender: 27/Male
GMAT Score/GPA : Last year - 740 This Year - 760
Work Experience: [industry/years] Energy - 2 years, Education - 5 years
Location: India
Schools applied to: GSB, Yale, Kellogg, Tuck, Fuqua, Haas, Johnson, INSEAD
Any consulting services used: [Yes/NO, Who?] Yes (Indian consultant - MBA Crystal Ball)
#Interviews: 1 (Haas)
#WL: Johnson

Optional:
Which ding hurt the most and why? Haas - Interview was great and I thought I had a real shot
Why the lack of success? GMAT score GMAT score GMAT score and added with a brutally competitive year + lack of personal content in essays
What next? Class of 2020 - Here I come.


Thanks Souvik for opening the conversation. Look forward to see other users joining the discussion.

I agree that last year was extremely competitive especially for Indians. Looking at our stats, only 3.82% of Indian GMATClub users admitted at top schools in last year. Average GMAT score of admits was also very high - 745 - compared to the overall GMAT score of 714. All these facts state that GMAT and GPA do matter at least for Indians.
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Age/Gender: 25/Male
GMAT Score/GPA : 680 - 5.8/7.0
Work Experience: [industry/years] Engineering (Infrastructure) - 3.5 years
Location: Australia
Schools applied to: Cambridge (R5)
Any consulting services used: [Yes/NO, Who?] No
#Interviews: 0
#WL: 0

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Which ding hurt the most and why? The one and only
Why the lack of success? GMAT score, average work experience, not sure what else
What next? Contemplating to apply for next session to Cornell, Cambridge, UVA, MIT, Melbourne
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