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Profile Evaluation (GMAT Score Aspiration)

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Profile Evaluation (GMAT Score Aspiration)

Post Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:49 pm
Hello,

I would like to apply to a full-time MBA Program on 2017 and I´d like to know how much I should aspire to on my GMAT with the following profile. I will be applying this fall to some of the top 10 US Schools on the first application round.
Nationality: Venezuelan (Latin Minority)
Gender: Female (minority)
Age: 24
GPA: 3.1 (5th in my class) in Business Administration (mention in management) at Universidad Metropolitana (3rd University in Venezuela)
Work Experience: 4 months in a BTL company as account assistant (1 month) and then executive (3 months), this short experience I don´t know if I should include, 1 year of Commercial Trainee Program at Nestlé Venezuela, currently Commercial and Digital Communications Specialist (Total experience for the moment of application: 1 year and 9 months at Nestlé, for the moment of starting the MBA 2, 5 years at Nestlé, last year as Consumer Marketing Manager, this will probably not be by the time of the application)
Extracurricular Activities: 5 years in the university Model UN program (as delegate, secretary, head delegate and faculty advisor to years). 2 years in a foundation called Embajadores Comunitarios, as volunteer and as Program Coordinator (part of the executive committee), and 5 years as volunteer in a foundation called Un Día Juntos, Currently Vice-President of the Alumni Association of my university (Universidad Metropolitana) Also I was an English and math tutor for children (should I include it in my application?)
Miscellaneous: prize for academic excellence and student participation in my university.

What do you think of my profile, how much should I be aiming to on my GMAT Score?
What comments do you have for my questions?

Best Regards.

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Hi there,

Thanks for sharing your background with us. You have a lot of things going for you, but since you're looking at the top tier of the US MBA programs, you should be aiming to hit the median for those schools - so 720+ for the most part. You are in an underrepresented applicant pool, so that is a benefit, but why sell yourself short? Do the best you can on this exam - invest your time into the preparation, you'll be glad you did.

As for the rest of your profile, you have a lot of strengths. I like your involvement - you show your commitment with over 5 years as a volunteer. One thing you should focus on when it comes to building your story is your leadership capacity. This should be prevalent in your work experience as well. But we can to that when the time is right. Go on and dominate the GMAT and we can talk again when you're ready to dive into your applications. At that time, we can probably pick it up with a free consultation. Best of luck!

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