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Evaluation req: Female from Manufacturing

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shaheenthobani Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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Evaluation req: Female from Manufacturing

Post Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:09 am
Hi,

Below are the data points from my profile

Female from India, 27 years old
GMAT 690 (Q 50, V32, IR 1, AWA 5)
GPA 3.8
Work ex - 5+ years in Automobile Manufacturing
Companies : 1. Mercedes Benz India (1 year) - Senior Engg (Current)
2. Mahindra and Mahindra (4 years) - Deputy Manager (Previous)- Indian automobile manufacturing giant
International Work ex - 6 months in Germany
Career Progression : Got promoted in Previous company from Assistant manager to deputy manager
Leadership experiences : Was President of Entrepreneurship club during undergrad, Was press and publicity In-charge of Student representative council of college and some more
Community work: Worked for Teach India - Gave language lessons to Kids in Orphanage(1year)
Worked with international NGO (educational cause) - 4 years
Worked as a Leader of program launched to teach under privileged children (30 children) - Corporate social responsibility in previous company I worked for.
Foreign language - 1st level German.

I have an option to
retake GMAT (to improve IR and Verbal)in next 15 days so that I could apply this year in round 2 with 30 days left for working on my applications
Vs
Start preparing applications for round 2 (I have only 45 days from now to do so)

I would be grateful to get expert opinion.

Thanks!

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Post Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:31 am
My target schools are top 10 US Bschools

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Post Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:03 am
if you think you can realistically improve your score by 30 points, I would suggest that route. You will then have the opportunity for an outstanding application. That being said, make sure you do have time to craft strong applications etc. cheers, alex

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Post Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:14 am
Hi Alex,

Thanks for your opinion. I studied some programs and looked at the essay topics, and realized that I would be left with very less time to make a quality application if I retake GMAT.

But, to be sure before applying, I would be glad to know your view about whether an IR 1 will completely ruin my chances or I can hope to be discounted by the top schools for IR?

Also, if you say I still have decent chances, then do you suggest me to address the IR in additional essay or leave the topic untouched in applications?

Thanks,
Shaheen

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