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GMAT 710 Masters Degree

by gmattest » Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:07 pm
Hi,

Here are my details

Age: 27, Indian Male, been in the US for the last 6 years

GMAT 710 - Q 49(88%) V39(87%) took a couple of days ago

Work Experience: 4.5 years by fall 2009
Working as Verification Engineer in a Semiconductor Company in San Jose,CA

Education:
I have a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Souther n California. GPA 3.3 (core courses GPA 3.6)

Undergrad in Electrical Engineering from Hyderabad, India

Extracurricular activities:

I have a keen interest in financial and tax related matters. I have taken H&R Block's tax course and received 97% in it.

I also manage my personal portfolio worth $250,000.


In addition to this , I would love to leverage the following information , but I am not sure how to do this or if it will be helpful in admissions.
My Uncle (father's elder brother) owns and heads a transformer manufacturing firm in India with annual revenues of US $330 million. He is willing to sponsor my education and offer me a senior management position on graduation. I can get sponsorship letters from the firm if need be.

I am interested in applying full time to top schools such as Berkeley & MIT . Could you please advise me on what my chances are ? Should I retake the GMAT , i could probably improve my score to 740.

Thank you

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by [email protected] » Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:22 pm
You have a strong profile however your challenge will be to differentiate yourself from other Indian applicants with IT experience. You should definitely highlight your portfolio management experience and any other extracurriculars in your essays. You can leverage your future position in your uncle's company by including it in any questions regarding career plans and/or future goals. It is always helpful to be as articulate as possible in this area. Finally, your GMAT score is competitive and it would not be a good use of your time/money to take it again. Best of luck!
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by gmattest » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:39 am
Hi,
Thanks for getting back. I have one more question , which universities would you suggest for my profile , Also should I apply for the first round or is second round also okay.

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by [email protected] » Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:19 pm
If you can indeed differentiate yourself from similar applicants, then you can be competitive for any of the top schools. You should choose a school based upon your intended areas of focus (ie. finance, entrepreneurship, general management, etc.) and preferred geographic location. Your chances are about the same in either the 1st or 2nd round just make sure that you are submitting your best work.
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