Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Please advise - 3.0/780 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“I would say that with the right essays and letters of recommendation none of these schools are a stretch, so that’s the good news! Your profile is great and you have a lot of strengths that you can highlight in different ways in your essays. The bad news is that your post-MBA goals won’t do. ...”
November 7, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Seeking help on Essays for Ivey (Canada) and ESMT Berlin in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi, and thanks for asking for our input on this! In my opinion, the reason they are asking the first question is that they want to give you a chance to tell them about an achievement (that did not come easy perhaps?) as well as make sure you are not too stubborn and incapable of changing your ...”
November 7, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask ARINGO forum
“First of all, it’s really hard for us to predict how scholarships will go, even if we work a lot with MBA candidates who do get offered scholarships in the end. But at ARINGO we always say that it’s very rare that a candidate can “count” on a scholarship, so to speak. So I really don’t ...”
November 2, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Seeking info on Essay Analysis for NUS in the Ask ARINGO forum
“We don’t offer essay analysis for NUS FT MBA application essays this year. However, our consultants do have experiences with this school and we have had clients apply there and be admitted in the past, so should you be interested, we would be happy to take a look at your particular profile in ...”
September 30, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Applying with less than average work experience in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Mahammad, Most MBA candidates at the top MBA programs have around 5 years of WE, but it doesn''t mean you can''t get accepted with less WE. Also, you should mention your military service since some programs will count it as WE. Candidates with less WE are advised to compensate for it in ...”
August 27, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Which Post Graduate Degree is right for me? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi there, We recommend reading this article: https://aringo.com/mba-over-30/ Take a look at the table on the bottom with a suggested list of full time programs that are specifically designed for senior, executives and older candidates. Good luck!”
August 2, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called The Importance of Networking for your MBA Application in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“MBA candidates often cite networking as the top reason they want to go to business school. On-campus recruitment and rubbing elbows with professionals and faculty from notable companies are indeed a benefit of attending business school. However, networking shouldn’t wait to begin until orientation ...”
July 22, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Resume - where to put publications in the The Application Process forum
“If you feel those publications contribute to your candidacy, try to include some of them on your resume, but you have to follow the instructions of the schools you are applying to - some of them have a 1 page limit for resume, as you can see here: ...”
July 22, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called Selecting the MBA programs that are right for you in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Here are a few parameters that can help you select the most appropriate MBA programs for you. Ask yourself some questions like: 1. Which schools are known for the area I want to specialize in? Most schools have a few fields they’re renowned for. 2. Where do you envision yourself working ...”
July 15, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Executive MBA/ part time /online MBA queries in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“EMBA programs are usually for senior professionals/managers who want to study while working, so you probably need to be employed, but you should check the specific criteria for each program. For more info on EMBA programs and part-time MBA programs, please visit: https://aringo.com/emba-programs/ ...”
July 11, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Help choosing the right school(s). in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi there, Not sure if this is still relevant, but here are a few parameters that can pare that list down to the ones most appropriate for you. Ask yourself some questions like: 1. Which schools are known for the area I want to specialize in? Most schools have a few fields they’re renowned for. ...”
July 11, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called New ARINGO Videos - MBA Application Tips in the Ask ARINGO forum
“Dear all, We are happy to announce that we added 8 new videos to our YouTube channel with MBA application tips - how to write strong CV, how to use the optional essay, interview tips, campus visit tips and more... you can watch these videos here: https://aringo.com/aringo-videos-on-youtube/, or ...”
July 11, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Optional Essay: Low GPA in the The Application Process forum
“Your job as an MBA applicant is to understand and anticipate the concerns the school may have while reading your application. Use the optional essay to address these concerns. Don’t share information that is not vital for strengthening your application. Remember, the admissions committees read ...”
July 4, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to School Visit: Admissions Officer in the The Application Process forum
“How can a campus visit help you? 1. You may put yourself on the radar of the admissions committee. Schedule a meeting with an admissions representative, so you have a chance to impress them and possibly stay in touch throughout the process. 2. You gain the opportunity to gather vital information ...”
July 4, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Executive MBA queries in the Ask ARINGO forum
“Hi, And thanks for reaching out! It really depends on the school/program, but in general I would say that most applicants to these programs will have a full time job, yes, but it is generally not a requirement, so if your profile is very impressive otherwise, it may not be a must, but it could ...”
June 16, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Application Deadlines for 2019 MBA Programs in the The Application Process forum
“Additional deadlines: Chicago Round 1 September 27, 2018 Round 2 January 3, 2019 Round 3 April 4, 2019 Kellogg Round 1 September 19, 2018 Round 2 January 9, 2019 Round 3 April 10, 2019 Stanford Round 1 18 Sep 2018 Round 2 10 Jan 2019 Round 3 03 Apr 2019”
June 10, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called ARINGO Interview - MIT Sloan MBA Program in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Last week ARINGO conducted a short interview with Dawna Levenson, Director at the Office of Admissions of MIT Sloan‘s Full time MBA program. Here are some key points, please visit https://aringo.com/getting-to-know-the-top-mba-programs-mit-sloan-mba/ for the full interview. What is special ...”
June 6, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called ARINGO Interview - Rotman MBA Program in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Last week ARINGO conducted a short interview with Leigh Gauthier, Acting Director Recruitment & Admissions, Full-Time MBA at the University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management. Here are some key points, please visit https://aringo.com/getting-to-know-the-top-mba-programs-rotman-mba/ for ...”
June 3, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called Application Deadlines for 2019 MBA Programs in the The Application Process forum
“Here are the deadlines published so far for top MBA programs that start in 2019: COLUMBIA Entry: August ’19 Early: Oct 3, 2018 Merit Fellowship Deadline: Jan 4, 2019 Final: Apr 10, 2019 Entry: January ’19 Deadline: Oct 3, 2018 DUKE FUQUA Early Action - Sep 12, 2018 Round 1 - Oct ...”
May 31, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to GMAt 570. Do I stand any chance to get into top US B School? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Tanujh, With your work experience, maybe you should consider EMBA programs: https://aringo.com/emba-programs/ There are several EMBA programs that don''t require the GMAT, as you can see here: https://aringo.com/mba-without-gmat/ Let us know if there is anything we can help with. Good luck!”
May 31, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called The Importance of Extracurricular Activities in the The Application Process forum
“MBA applicants are advised to have extracurricular activities on their resume. Admissions committees want to see that you are using your education and experience to contribute not only to your employer, but to society. Extracurricular activities like volunteerism and hobbies can help you to stand ...”
May 9, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called Hacking the MBA Applications - Valuable Tips from ARINGO in the Ask ARINGO forum
“Over the past few weeks we have been publishing a series of articles on ARINGO blog with important tips regarding all the components of a successful MBA application. The first one is about writing a strong business school resume: ...”
May 8, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called HBS Essay and Deadlines for 2019 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“HBS posted on their admission director blog some information regarding the MBA program that starts in 2019: "We’ve set application deadlines for Round 1 (September 5, 2018) and Round 2 (January 3, 2019), so I wanted to put those on your radar now. You can start working on the Class of 2021 ...”
April 26, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to TOP INTERNATIONAL MBA PROGRAM FOR AN ENTREPRENEUR in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello, You can find the best MBA programs for entrepreneurship here: https://aringo.com/mba-entrepreneurship-specialization/”
April 15, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called Waitlisted? Here are some tips… in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“At this time of year, many applicants receive notification that they have been waitlisted, which means their candidacy will be weighed against applicants from the next rounds. This is disappointing for some applicants and the start of a nerve-wracking wait. What will you do at this time to improve ...”
March 6, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to 1 Year MBA after 10.5 Years in IT. in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi there, If you are interested in 1 year MBA programs, this list can help you: https://aringo.com/mba-1y-one-year-programs/ However, with your experience you may want to consider EMBA programs: https://aringo.com/emba-programs/ Feel free to reach out if you want to discuss further. Good luck!”
February 12, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to thanks guys! 660 and into Duke in the Ask ARINGO forum
“Great to hear and good luck at Fuqua! /The entire ARINGO team”
January 12, 2018
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called Late Deadlines for September 2018 / January 2019 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Dear all, Wanted to share with you valuable info that many candidates are not aware of: From Mid-January, there are about 40 deadlines (some of them are are not last rounds!) for some of the world''s top MBA programs (Top 25 programs, including Columbia, INSEAD, and others). Those deadlines ...”
December 27, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Masters in Management in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi pratj05, Although MiMs are popular among fresh graduates, they are also becoming more popular among mid-career professionals who want to take on management responsibilities in the future or switch to a more management oriented role. You can visit this page to learn more about MiM and the ...”
November 12, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Free Past Succssful Admission Essays? in the The Application Process forum
“Hi there, You can find some MBA essay samples here, by school and by subject: https://aringo.com/mba-essay-examples/”
November 12, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Masters in Management in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hello Jenil, The best MiM programs in the world are in Europe. Keep in mind that not all MiM programs are called Masters in Management programs. Instead, terms such as Masters in International Business, Masters in General Management and Masters in Business and Economics are often used for these ...”
October 23, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called How to turn waitlist into acceptance in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“At this time of year, many applicants receive notification that they have been waitlisted, which means their candidacy will be weighed against applicants from the next rounds. This is disappointing for some applicants and the start of a nerve-wracking wait. What will you do at this time to improve ...”
October 22, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to How to move forward? Please evaluate my profile in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Definitely retake as your profile has a lot of potential with the right application but the GMAT score is too low for your applicant group unfortunately. So like the others, I also really recommend retaking. As for GRE vs. GMAT, you might find the following articles helpful in order to get a ...”
October 17, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Does it matter which deadline you apply to? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Generally, it is recommended to apply in round 1 or 2. The admission chances in the last round are usually lower, and you are less likely to be offered a scholarship. If your GMAT delayes your work on your application, you might want to consider these late deadlines (some of them are not last ...”
October 15, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Need help on answering these interview questions in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi there, We''ll try to answer most of your questions :) For your first 2 questions, there is no right answer. Be prepared to answer them in a way that make you look like an intersting and serious candidate, who is passionate about his industry and about the school. "What other schools ...”
October 10, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Profile Review - USC part-time MBA program in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“I have to agree, if you present yourself just as you did now (don’t leave any of this stuff out, basically) your chances of admission are really good.”
October 8, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called Post-Submission Action Items in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“So, you''ve submitted your application and probably think that all hard work is done? think again! Here are some post-submission tips from ARINGO that can help you complete the application process successfully: 1. Thank your recommenders, who played an important role in your application. 2. ...”
September 27, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Next Steps after GMAT - Where and How ? in the The Application Process forum
“Hi there, Your next step should probably start researching MBA programs and figure out where do you want to study. You can read about the top programs here: https://aringo.com/top-mba-programs/ You have a great looking profile, and we’d be happy to discuss this with you in more detail if ...”
September 26, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to I have two years of experience – should I apply? in the The Application Process forum
“Stanford, Yale and Darden also have deferred admissions programs for young candidates / college students. For more details please visit: https://aringo.com/Deferred-Enrollment/”
September 10, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Score: 710 (Q46, V41), Retake GMAT? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“The key thing here is that you think you can do better and were expecting to do better, so for that reason alone I would say that you should retake, as you really don’t want to feel like you’ve left any stone unturned should you not get admitted. And part of giving the process as a whole your ...”
August 31, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to INSEAD/LBS/Columbia/Booth - Profile evaluation in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Looks solid enough, possibly for all 4 schools but especially for INSEAD and LBS as they will value all that international experience the most, I think. What you would need, however, in order to make sure you secure a spot at those schools is some kind of distinguishing or interesting/unique angle, ...”
August 30, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called New Application Season Begins - R1 Deadlines in September! in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“The new application season is here, and round 1 deadlines for January/September 2018 intakes at several top MBA programs are just around the corner! here are September deadlines: 1 – IMD Jan. 2018 Round 5 6 – HBS Sep. 2018 Round 1 8 – Judge Sep. 2018 Round 1 12 – Fuqua Sep. 2018 Early ...”
August 28, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to TOEFL - Frequently asked questions ? in the English Language Tests forum
“FYI - there are several TOEFL alternatives, such as PTE and IELTS, that are accepted by top business schools. To learn more about these tests, please visit: https://aringo.com/toefl-alternatives/”
August 23, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to MBA Admission in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello! 1. You need to report your unofficial score in your business school application, and have your official score sent to the schools you are applying to by the test agency. 2. Analytical Writing Assessment scores are reported on official score reports delivered within 20 days. 3. You need to ...”
August 13, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to KRoll background check in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“I usually err on the side of caution and tell candidates to assume that the background check can cover anything and everything - speak only the truth and nothing to worry about. :)”
August 13, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Placement rumours in UK/USA after Brexit and Trump in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Raman, Certainly a valid concern that is shared widely among international candidates we speak to. As some have pointed out, most of the hard data remains to be seen, but my recommendation would be to reach out directly to the admissions office at each school you are interested in applying to. ...”
August 13, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Application Evaluation (Military Officer) in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“In my experience (ARINGO works with applicants with a military background regularly) your chances for all these schools should be pretty good, maybe with UCLA being the hardest out of the schools you mentioned to get in to, as long as you present all this in the right way. You definitely have the ...”
August 10, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called How to use Support Emails on the Application Process in the The Application Process forum
“Support emails are short letters sent by an MBA student, alumnus or professor of a certain school to the admission committee of that school in order to support a candidate applying to that school. Although they have relatively small impact on admission chances, good support email at the right timing ...”
August 7, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Military Officer Profile Eval in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“I would say this is a great profile so it will all come down to how confident you are in your essay writing capabilities and the references you are going to get. If the application is done right I don’t see any of these schools as out of reach for you. (Don’t worry about the GPA, the new GMAT ...”
August 7, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Looks really, really promising, so if your recommendations (not just the recommender but also what they actually say) and essays are as impressive as you think I do think that you will be admitted to some of these schools. Which ones depends on where you can demonstrate fit the best, as that is an ...”
August 5, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Undergraduate Transcripts in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi there, first of all thank you for your service to our country! I think it is best that you speak to the school you are applying to for a straight answer. Typically I take them at their word when they say "all" education since high school, but given that you were not able to transfer ...”
August 4, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to INSEAD - Profile Evaluation in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“This is a profile that could go either way, if you ask me. There is a lot of good stuff going on in it, but you need to be able to present everything just right, which can sometimes be a challenge. You didn’t really get into your post-MBA goal and why you need an MBA for example, and that would be ...”
August 3, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Profile review in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“I am missing a lot of detail here so it’s hard to say for sure, but it does sound like you would be a good fit for INSEAD based on what you wrote. I would be more than happy to give you a more thorough evaluation if you want to share some more details about your work experience especially with ...”
August 2, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to UK profile evaluation in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“So while the information you shared is not very detailed it does look very promising, so I would say that if you can 1. Get a GMAT score that is a bit higher than the one you mentioned 2. Write compelling essays where you tie everything together (including with your post-MBA goal) your chances ...”
August 2, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to GMAT vs admissions counselling in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Where and when do you plan to apply? How many schools are you applying to and could you name some of them? JL”
August 1, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Chances calculator by Aringo.com with 99 lines–predictive? in the The Application Process forum
“Hi kesh28, Please visit this page for a list of MBA events: https://aringo.com/top-mba-programs-events/”
July 27, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Trump Effect? Non-US application volume to US MBA programs in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Yes, especially Asian applicants seem to be favoring non-US schools when possible over US schools lately. Read more here: [url]https://aringo.com/a-decrease-in-asian-mba-applicants-to-top-us-business-schools-due-to-trumps-expected-immigration-policies/[/url]”
July 27, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called HBS Essay tips in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Last month, Harvard Business School published their essay question for the 2018 application. This year’s question is possibly the vaguest one yet, leaving many candidates confused regarding the best way to go about answering. Therefore, we have some tips to share regarding how to answer this ...”
July 27, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Split GMAT/GPA Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask ARINGO forum
“Looks really promising! Even the GPA should not be too much of an issue given your excellent GMAT score, it really “saves” you in a way. So if we assume that your essays will be amazing as well I would not say that the schools mentioned are over ambitious at all. Keep in mind that a lot of ...”
July 25, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Admission List for Class of 2020 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Please visit this page for a list of deadlines published so far for top MBA programs that start in 2018: https://aringo.com/mba-current-deadlines/”
July 23, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Profile Review Request in the Ask ARINGO forum
“Thanks for reaching out! You seem like a good candidate for the “serious targets” schools, possibly with the exception of INSEAD, but the other schools (“would like to apply”) are a bit of a stretch as it is now. You would need to up your GMAT score and round out your profile otherwise as ...”
July 17, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask ARINGO forum
“All in all your profile looks good, so that’s the good news. The bad news, however, is that you are likely to need a higher GMAT score in order to have a fighting chance for the schools you mentioned, as those are some of the most sought after schools in the world and your profile does not have ...”
July 17, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Medical Student Interested in MBA - Profile Eval/Advice in the Ask ARINGO forum
“Hi, As you don’t really have any work experience, which is a requirement for most MBA programs I am assuming we are talking about MiM programs here, and not MBA programs. So I hope I am right about that. You should know, however, that MiM programs are generally not 1 year programs. I would also ...”
June 28, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to GMAT Waiver in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi There, For a list of MBA programs that don''t require GMAT, please visit: https://aringo.com/mba-without-gmat/”
June 20, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Admission standards for top schools {Whrtn/Booth/CBS/Kelgg) in the Research MBA Programs forum
“I am missing a lot of detail here so I can’t really give you a fair evaluation of your chances without knowing more but you are welcome to contact ARINGO using our website with some more detail (about your work experience, post MBA goals, why you’ve chosen the schools listed etc.) if you are not ...”
May 16, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to UCLA Anderson vs Kellogg for entertainment marketing? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“In my experience both schools are great for your post-MBA goal so you really can’t go wrong with either one of them. Therefore, I would recommend you take a look at other things such as location, culture etc. in order to differentiate between them. And as already suggested, you really should visit ...”
May 16, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask ARINGO forum
“Is your school selection prioritized in the order you wrote them? If so, the good news are that I think your chances are best at NTU. However, for the other two, I am not sure your profile is competitive enough at this point. You might want to consider a retake of the GMAT for those (if you get a ...”
April 27, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Profile Evaluation for Masters in Management in the The Application Process forum
“A high GMAT score increases the applicant’s chances of admissions, but in most cases, the GMAT scores, even for the top MiM schools are not required to be as high as for most top MBA programs. Applicants should strive for a score of 680 or higher, in order to have reasonable chances of admission ...”
April 25, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hi, I saw that you also posted this profile evaluation requestion in the Ask ARINGO subforum, so I have answered you there.”
April 17, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Request for Profile Evaluation in the Ask ARINGO forum
“Hi, and thanks for reaching out! In general, your profile has potential, I like your work experience and the fact that you are an Indian woman especially (and am I right in thinking that you are already working in the US?), but I am missing a lot of detail in order to see if there is anything ...”
April 17, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to MBA for 12 years experience in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Bhagwat, With that amount of experience, we suggest you consider programs like MIT Sloan Fellows Program or Global EMBA Programs. Good luck!”
March 13, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Resume Inquiry in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Yes, yes, yes! There is absolutely no reason not to add it and once the adcom looks at the date for the promotion they will not be wondering why there are no achievements yet, that will be very clear without you saying anything at all about the matter.”
March 1, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Unconventional profile evaluation - Insead in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Generally, I would say your profile is a perfect fit for INSEAD and they should be impressed. As already mentioned, the only issue is the GMAT score which is lower than the average for them, but your profile is stronger. So I think it will come down to the essays in the end. They will help ...”
February 23, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Experience evaluation in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Well, it would definitely count as work experience but it would raise some questions of course. Why are you changing to a different field? How will an MBA help you do that? How will what you have done so far help you moving forward? Etc. Additionally, I am not sure all US schools would be equally ...”
February 23, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Requesting Profile Evaluation in the Ask ARINGO forum
“So the bad news is that Round 3 is always tough, for all these schools, although I do see that you would have a chance for some of these schools in Round 1. Therefore, even though it is not what you want at this stage, I would really recommend Round 1 in your case. However, there is some ...”
February 14, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask ARINGO forum
“Difficult question, it’s really quite personal as it depends on your budget (if working with an admissions consultant) and how much time you will have to work on your applications. I will say that the list is quite long, maybe longer than what we generally recommend and with one more reach school ...”
February 14, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to MBA Profile Fitment in the Ask ARINGO forum
“Thanks for reaching out! So contrary to popular belief, the good business schools do not only look at your GMAT score (although it does matter, of course). Instead, they have a rather holistic approach and look at that, your work experience, your academic record, your background, your extra ...”
February 14, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Profile Evaluation !! in the Ask ARINGO forum
“All in all, I like your profile, your background is very diverse and interesting. Therefore, the thing that stands out here is really why you need another MBA, so would really want to hear some more about that. How will that, and the schools you have chosen help you get where you want to be, since ...”
February 14, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Language Proficiency Requirement for Non natives in the The Application Process forum
“Hi there, Most of the top MBA programs require TOEFL scores from international candidates whose native language is not English. Some programs even require a minimum score for admission. However, several top programs like Sloan, Yale and Fuqua don’t require the TOEFL (or other English tests). You ...”
February 14, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to scholarship details in the The Application Process forum
“Generally, most schools offer generous scholarships and convenient, affordable loans. In leading programs, the number of students receiving financial aid from the school itself often exceeds 50%. It is important to note that scholarships are not especially prevalent, and one is more likely to be ...”
January 25, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Over-represented Applicants in the The Application Process forum
“Hi there, You can read our tips on that subject here: http://www.beatthegmat.com/a-guide-for-applicants-from-over-represented-applicant-pools-t287577.html”
January 25, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask ARINGO forum
“Ok, so out of these schools I would say that Stanford, Duke and Michigan Ross would probably be reach schools, the others do seem realistic with top notch applications but I see now that I forgot to ask you about your post-MBA goal, which would be important for school selection as well of course. So ...”
January 19, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask ARINGO forum
“Great! Very happy to hear that! Best of luck to you!”
January 19, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask ARINGO forum
“That does sound promising indeed! Wishing you all the best!”
January 12, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to GMAT scores and application consultation in the Ask ARINGO forum
“Your profile looks really interesting, I think your chances are good, especially if you have a lot of interesting information to share about your international experiences etc. in your essays. So if I were you I would not worry too much about the AWA score, I think it should not be a big issue in ...”
January 12, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Please Evaluate my profile in the Ask ARINGO forum
“First of all, thanks for reaching out and sorry for the late reply! Your profile as a whole looks very interesting but would need to know a little more in order to provide a better evaluation, mainly more details about your career path and the NGO work (any leadership roles?) etc. But what I ...”
January 12, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Help Required -- Why MBA?? in the The Application Process forum
“Shashi, only you can answer the question ''why do YOU need an MBA'', but please visit this page for tips for writing the ''why MBA'' essay and essay samples: https://aringo.com/why-mba-essay/ Good luck!”
January 12, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Can you evaluate my profile in the The Application Process forum
“I am guessing you are Indian, is that right? If so, you do need a TOEFL score or equivalent, yes. You should also keep in mind that your GMAT score is pretty low for an Indian applicant, which will limit your choices somewhat. But what schools you should go for also depends on your post-MBA goal, ...”
January 9, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Help narrowing my options in the Research MBA Programs forum
“So what I do know about you looks promising but missing a lot of detail here. Especially about why you want an MBA and what your post-MBA goal is as that will make a huge difference when it comes to what schools would work best for you. You shouldn’t only focus on where you’ll get in but also ...”
January 3, 2017
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to LBS MBA with 660 GMAT and 5+ years intl. experience in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Your CV looks excellent, even though I am missing some details I can see no issues there but the GMAT score is a bit low for LBS. So while you could apply and hope for the best (a strong CV does help), I would strongly encourage you to consider a re-take. You do want to give the application your all ...”
December 23, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called Late Deadlines for Sep17 or Jan18 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“For those of you who are still planning on applying this year – here is valuable info that many MBA candidates might not be aware of: From Mid-January, there are about 40 deadlines (that are not last rounds deadlines!) for some of the world’s top MBA programs (Top 25 programs, including ...”
December 21, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Accepted to School X but want to go to School Y in the The Application Process forum
“No, no need to tell them. You are under no obligation to disclose where you applied and where you were accepted in the past.”
December 9, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask ARINGO forum
“Hi and thanks for reaching out! Unfortunately I am missing quite a bit of relevant information here, especially as some of the schools you’ve mentioned are very competitive. So based on the information given I can’t really answer that at this point. Some of the information missing that I ...”
December 1, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask ARINGO forum
“I would not be too concerned about the first part, the institutions are only one part of the puzzle so if you are able to submit excellent essays etc. I don’t think that will keep you out. It’s just one factor in your application and in my experience not one of the more important ones. The ...”
December 1, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask ARINGO forum
“Hi there! You have a well rounded and interesting profile in my opinion, with excellent extracurriculars, international exposure and work experience in particular so if your essays really are good, your chances should be good for all the schools you mentioned. Make sure you give the essays your ...”
November 25, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to School Visit: Admissions Officer in the The Application Process forum
“Yes, this is appropriate and also a good way to let the adcom know you are visiting the school (shows commitment and dedication). You can read more campus visit tips here: https://aringo.com/top-mba-campus-visit/”
November 21, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Can you evaluate my profile in the The Application Process forum
“What are you looking to do after your MBA? That is a deciding factor here. I am assuming you are only looking at US schools, is that right?”
November 14, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask ARINGO forum
“It’s hard to know for sure, as I am missing some details from your profile but I would say that you have a chance if you get a result in the upper range of what you mentioned, if everything else in your profile looks good. (You can see all the factors that are likely to play a part here: ...”
November 14, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Admitted to HEC and ESADE (MSc) in the Admissions Success Stories forum
“Why do you think that ESADE is a better fit than HEC? It really all comes down to that as both schools have a good reputation. I would agree that HEC might be seen as slightly more prestigious, however, but just looking at that is not always the best way to decide. (I personally hold HEC is very ...”
November 6, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Older (Late 30s) MBA Applicant in the The Application Process forum
“Not necessarily, but it depends on your profile, what that work experience consists of and what you want to do after your MBA, among other things. Age does not need to be as issue, especially not in European schools, where the average age tends to be higher anyway, but you will still need to ...”
November 5, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Could You Evaluate My Profile. in the The Application Process forum
“If you do manage to get the GMAT score you mentioned and can bring out top notch essays (I assume as a writer there is a high chance you can!) and maybe have something interesting and unique to mention about your background, your post MBA goal, your extra curricular activities or something else in ...”
November 5, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Please evaluate my profile in the The Application Process forum
“Yes, ideally you would need something quite a bit over average in order to have a fighting chance due to your experience. But if you are set on not retaking, there is nothing that says that your essays can''t be above average/what sets you apart. But considering all that you have said, prepare for ...”
November 2, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Please evaluate my profile in the The Application Process forum
“I agree that the GMAT score in question is a bit too low, so to consider retaking would be a good idea. Are you open to that at all, considering that you just took it? I also agree that the GMAT score is not your only issue, however, the work experience is on the light side as well. And that ...”
October 31, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Profile evaluation for Indian Manufacturing Guy in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Not necessarily, with a great application (that is really key, for most applicants in general, but for someone with a profile like yours in particular), but as an Indian applicant you could always benefit from a higher GMAT score. Additionally, I am not sure I understood from what you wrote what ...”
October 31, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Profile Evaluation request for UTA - Mccombs Business School in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Your profile has a lot of potential, but I see some issues with it as well. The main two issues are your GMAT score, as it is too low unfortunately, as well as the lack of clear, measurable accomplishments during your career, besides the promotion. Therefore, I would strongly advise you to retake ...”
October 31, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Please rate my profile for ISB, IIMA, IIMB, IIMC -1 year MBA in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“I can see two obvious issues here, which I advise you to work on in order to increase your chances of admission. The first is the GMAT score, unfortunately it is too low, and the second is the frequent changes of employer. Do you have any reasons for those that you could address in essays? Depending ...”
October 31, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Universities shortlist - USA MBA colleges in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“I’m missing too much information here in order to be able to really give you a reliable answer, but feel free to try our Chances Calculator and fill it with as many details as you can and/or request a free profile evaluation from us. It should give you a nice indication of where you stand. ...”
October 19, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request - Insead/LBS/IESE in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Interesting profile, with a lot of international exposure and your general background and work experience is not one of the most common, so that all looks good. Ideally, you do need a higher GMAT score though, as close to 700 as possible, I would say. So assuming you will get a higher GMAT ...”
October 19, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Did you get professional help to get admitted? in the The Application Process forum
“First of all, a lot of applicants have weaker points that need addressing in different ways and that can be difficult to address in a suitable way on your own (one is obviously not very objective when it comes to our own experience and disadvantages with all they entail) so you are definitely not ...”
October 19, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Request for a profile evaluation - GMAT 730 in the Research MBA Programs forum
“As already stated, academically you are fine although not unique as many Indian applicants, who you will be pooled together with as an Indian, will have the same or similar stats. Therefore, it is essential that you think of things that set you apart for your application. Without knowing more about ...”
October 19, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Best Options for Letters or Rec: COO, Former Harvard MBA in the The Application Process forum
“A lot of applicants make the mistake of assuming that the title of the recommender makes a huge difference. In extreme cases, maybe it can, but generally it is not what is going to impress any adcom as much as you think as a lot of applicants have recommenders with impressive titles to bring out. ...”
September 27, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to GMAT 730 (Q47, V44), 3 years work exp, CGPA 3.26 (US Standar in the Ask ARINGO forum
“Hi and thanks for reaching out! Interesting profile, but a shame about the GPA. Was there any particular reason for this? Something you could address in an essay perhaps? If so, that would probably be a good idea. As for your work experience: any promotions? Any leadership roles? If so, that ...”
September 26, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to is low gpa a deal breaker? in the Ask ARINGO forum
“Thanks for reaching out! It can be, but it can also not be. It really depends on a lot of other factors as well and you did not address everything I would need to know in order to give you a fair assessment. (If you’d like a free consultation based on your profile from ARINGO, please fill out ...”
September 25, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to GMAT 770... Professional Advice sought before going ahead... in the Ask ARINGO forum
“Anything is possible so do not give up hope! It is very rare that applicants that are accepted to MBA programs end up not going for financial reasons alone, usually some kind of arrangement can be made, so focus on the actual application process for now and then see where you can take it once you ...”
September 24, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to GMAT 770... Professional Advice sought before going ahead... in the Ask ARINGO forum
“As you are already in the highest tier with your GMAT score there is no need to retake, so I would not spend more time on that. What can make a difference in these cases is the actual application, so I hope you are already working on that. You should not apply later than in round 2 in your ...”
September 17, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Organizational Behavior in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi cloodle, According to the Financial Times, these are the top MBA programs for Organizational Behavior: 1 Cranfield School of Management 2 Stanford Graduate School of Business 3 Northwestern University: Kellogg 4 Yale School of Management 5 Harvard Business School 6 University of ...”
September 15, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to MBA Application Essays in the The Application Process forum
“If you are preparing to submit MBA applications in Round 1, the experts at ARINGO are here to help! Through September 30, 2016, we are offering BOGO on our comprehensive Test Drive Service. Buy a Test Drive for 1 school, get your second school for 50% off, no limit. This is a savings of $200 USD ...”
September 13, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to 710. Now what? Apply in Round 1? Profile Evaluation. in the The Application Process forum
“Your profile is interesting and not all that common (although not completely unheard of either, of course) so with a good application your chances should be good. However, you need to know what you want to do in the future and how each program will help you get there. You would also need to do some ...”
September 12, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Essays... in the The Application Process forum
“No need to keep it a secret, you will most likely not be the only person at the school with a wife and child but not sure I would bring it up in my essay either, unless there is a very specific reason for it. Good luck!”
September 12, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to GMAT 650 Need Help in shortlisting Colleges in the Research MBA Programs forum
“I really would need to know a lot more about you in order to give you a fair evaluation as there are a large number of factors that need to be considered. However, you can try using our free Admissions Chances Calculator in order to get a better idea of where you stand: ...”
September 12, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Retaking the GMAT in the The Application Process forum
“That is a score that may be enough for admission for some of these schools as it is, but of course a better score is always preferable. So the question is mainly if you believe you can do better if you retake? You didn’t mention anything about any specific issues or distractions that caused you ...”
September 12, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Application help on the cheap in the The Application Process forum
“I totally agree with Donna that going for the cheapest option when getting help with applications may not make sense, because if you are going to pay for that kind of help, at least pay for the best help you can get! If you go to a highly professional consultant, you will only need to pay for this ...”
September 12, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Final review before R1 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“That is indeed great news. Then there really is no need to worry, as long as your applications are up to par as well. Well done for increasing the score!”
September 9, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Final review before R1 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“It’s not at all uncommon to be nervous at this stage, but overall, I would say your profile looks good, maybe with the exception of the TOEFL score. It is kind of borderline, as INSEAD for example recommends applicants to have a score over 105 (see: ...”
September 8, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Need help on application Essay writing in the Ask ARINGO forum
“Hi Aparajita, ARINGO provides some great free resources on essays, you can see them here: https://aringo.com/mba-essay-tips/ And https://aringo.com/mba-essay-examples/ If you’d like some more specific feedback on your own essays, you can fill out this form in order to get started: ...”
September 8, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Application process time in the The Application Process forum
“Hi, For Ideal Timeline for MBA Application, please visit: https://aringo.com/ideal-timeline-for-mba-application/”
August 24, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to GMAT importance in Application process in the The Application Process forum
“The leading programs normally accept candidates with varying GMAT scores. The score difference between two accepted candidates could go beyond 140 points. For example, every year, schools like Harvard, Wharton and Columbia accept candidates with a GMAT score of 620 while rejecting, despite the high ...”
August 24, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Stanford GSB reapplication help in the Ask ARINGO forum
“In my opinion the story should definitely stay the same, since we are talking about the same person so a completely different answer and/or angle might seem a little bit weird. However, you will need to write your essays in the way any re-applicant does, meaning that you should mention that you have ...”
August 15, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Mannheim Business School in the Research MBA Programs forum
“I think that is an excellent idea, as some of the US schools are definitely among the best in the world, including some of the ones that offer one year programs. See a list of schools you might want to look into here: https://aringo.com/mba-1y-one-year-programs/ (just click on the first option to ...”
August 14, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Do I need a GMAT retake or start with the application proces in the Research MBA Programs forum
“I also agree that this GMAT score would most likely be sufficient enough for most schools you mentioned, if your applications are top notch otherwise. Keep in mind that the applications and essays are also time consuming so spending more time on improving your GMAT score is likely to take time away ...”
August 14, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Profile evaluation please - Indian- 5yrs exp- 650 GMAT in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Have you considered the UK? How about France? (some French schools do require you to study some French but of course not to become fluent in it) Seems like you have chosen wisely based on the criteria you mentioned by the way, you might just very well have found all the best schools for you ...”
August 11, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called The Common Letter of Recommendation in the The Application Process forum
“According to the official website of the GMAT (http://www.mba.com/global/plan-for-business-school/apply-to-school/general-application-advice/common-letter-of-recommendation.aspx), several top MBA programs are adopting the The Common Letter of Recommendation: "The Common Letter of ...”
August 8, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to PROFILE EVALUATION REQUEST in the Ask ARINGO forum
“Hi Vandana, We will get back to you via email.”
August 7, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Mannheim Business School in the Research MBA Programs forum
“For the countries you are thinking of working in all the schools you have mentioned are good, including IE even though it is not located in any of them, but it is a well known school throughout Europe, so you are definitely on the right track with the schools! Now, what you are saying about the ...”
July 27, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Mannheim Business School in the Research MBA Programs forum
“The important thing to do - if you can - is to narrow down where you would want to work in Europe in the future, the reason being that a German school like Mannheim is a far better known option within Germany than foreign schools, should you decide that Germany is where you want to work. HEC, on the ...”
July 27, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Profile evaluation please - Indian- 5yrs exp- 650 GMAT in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Yes, I would say you definitely have a shot, you have an interesting profile so if you can present it all in a good way, your chances would be good at the schools you mentioned, even with that GMAT score. That requires an excellent application and essays, however, so that’s what you need to focus ...”
July 27, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Profile evaluation - 700 GMAT good enough? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“First of all, keep in mind that your GMAT score is only a part of the puzzle and your profile is definitely competitive, so if you feel confident in your essay writing skills and presenting your case in general (and if not, there are experts who can help, I can tell you more about what ARINGO does ...”
July 27, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to IE or HEC in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“IE is more established as a school so that explains some of the rankings. However, HEC has gained a lot in the last few years and is definitely a reputable school as well, and I personally hold them in high regard, so would definitely not dismiss them too easily. But where in Europe do you see ...”
July 27, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Profle Eval Request - Aerospace Industry in the Research MBA Programs forum
“You are a great candidate for both schools so would say your chances of admission are good. The only disadvantage is the lack of extra curriculars. Any chance of stepping that up a bit by the time of application? (any leadership role, if possible, would be great!) Of course a GMAT score of 750 ...”
July 27, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called New Video Component at INSEAD in the The Application Process forum
“INSEAD is introducing a new component in the application process - Video Interviews (from September 2017 intake onwards): "Upon submission of your application form, you will receive a message requesting you to record video interviews through Kira Talent. You will also be able to access this ...”
July 25, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to 2017 Deadlines in the The Application Process forum
“As most top schools have already published their deadlines for fall 2017, here are the closest deadlines: September 2016 7 – HBS Sep. 2017 Round 1 9 – Judge Sep. 2017 Round 1 9 – Said Sep. 2017 Round 1 13 – Fuqua Sep. 2017 Early Action 14 – Yale Sep. 2017 Round 1 15 ...”
July 25, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to LIKE TO PURSUE AN MBA AT 35.IS IT GOOD DECISION?NEED ADVICE. in the Ask ARINGO forum
“ Hi there, In regards to your questions: 1) Your chances of admission in a top B school are extremely low at the moment, for several reasons. At your age, you should strongly consider going for an EMBA – executive MBA. You are well above the average age of an MBA student. It’s not totally ...”
July 18, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Profile evaluation for list of b-schools in the Ask ARINGO forum
“ Hi there, I think you are looking in the right direction, in terms of schools. You haven’t mentioned your goals, so without knowing them, I would suggest choosing a few of the ‘dream’ schools you’ve listed, along with others that are simply ‘stretch’ and others where you’ll be more ...”
July 18, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called MBA programs that don’t require TOEFL in the English Language Tests forum
“In case you didn''t know, there are several top MBA programs that don’t require the TOEFL for admission: Sloan, Yale, Fuqua, RSM, IMD. For more details please visit: https://aringo.com/mba-programs-that-dont-require-toefl/”
July 18, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Any chance with a GMAT of 620? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“I would advise you to retake the GMAT and aim for something higher. Of course I can’t know for sure what your chances are without knowing much more about you, but for most top (not talking top 50, as schools in the top 30 to 50 range might be an option for you even now) schools, 620 simply ...”
July 11, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Profile Review/Unconventional Experience/29yr old in Africa in the Research MBA Programs forum
“I want to start by saying that of course to some extent your chances will be affected by the actual GMAT score, but that being said, I do think that you do have a lot of interesting material to work with. However, you do need to work a lot on your story telling. I realize you would not be as factual ...”
July 11, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to profile evaluation and b school suggestion. Thanks!!! in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Overall, you have a decent enough profile, but you need to keep in mind, as mentioned above, that you are competing in the toughest applicant group out there. And for Indian tech males your GMAT for example is a bit low, as you will be competing against other similar applicants with a higher GMAT ...”
July 11, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Guys any idea where can I find App deadlines for.... in the The Application Process forum
“Take a look at this page: https://aringo.com/mba-current-deadlines/ Several schools have not yet released deadlines for programs that start on 2017. We will update that page during the season.”
June 9, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called 2017 Deadlines in the The Application Process forum
“Deadlines for MBA programs that start in 2017 have already been released by Columbia, Stanford and INSEAD: Columbia - January 2017 Entry: October 5, 2016 August 2017 Early Decision: October 5, 2016 August 2017 Regular Decision: April 12, 2017 Stanford - R1 - Sep 21, 2016 R2 - Jan 10, ...”
May 3, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Please rate my profile in the Ask ARINGO forum
“Hi Hari, My goodness, that’s quite a story! If it doesn’t work out for you with B-school, perhaps you should write your autobiography! Most people do an EMBA in order to move forward in their current career, although some do wish to make a career switch, but it’s less common. Are you ...”
April 20, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“US News published updated US business schools rankings yesterday: 1. Harvard 2&3. Stanford, Chicago Booth 4. Wharton 5&6. MIT Sloan, Kellogg 7. Berkeley Haas 8&9. Tuck, Yale 10. Columbia 11. Darden 12&13. Duke, Michigan 14. Cornell 15. UCLA”
March 17, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Good site for MBA interview prep in the The Application Process forum
“Another great source is this page with a long list of common MBA interview questions: https://aringo.com/interview-common-questions/”
February 28, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi everyone, Just wanted to recommend this interesting article on FT.com regarding MBA costs and value-for-money, with a comparison between USA and Europe: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/f6696828-be05-11e5-846f-79b0e3d20eaf.html#axzz40JPe648P”
February 16, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to INSEAD Jan 17 Intake - in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Check out our MBA chances calculator on: https://aringo.com/mba-admission-chances-calculator/”
February 14, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to INSEAD Jan 17 Intake - in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Kiura hi, My name is Shimri Winters and I am a members of the strategy team at ARINGO. You have a great profile! I love you international experience and your managerial experience. Also, well done on the GMAT score which (for French people) is high... I think you have a great chance for ...”
February 11, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to LOW GMAT Score-Application processing. in the The Application Process forum
“Candidates rarely get admitted into top schools with low GMAT scores (as you can see here: https://aringo.com/aringo-top-mba-gmat-results/). Your score will make it hard for you to get admitted into top schools. If you can improve your score to around 600 (or 660-680 if you aim at the top 10) it ...”
February 11, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called FT Special Rankings 2016 in the The Application Process forum
“In addition to the global MBA rankings published 2 weeks ago, The Financial Times also published rankings of top MBA prgorams in several categories. Here are the top 5 in each category: Top for corporate strategy 1 Lancaster University Management School 2 Harvard Business School 3 Incae ...”
February 8, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“FYI - 1st MBA rankings of 2016 have been published - Financial Times global MBA rankings 2016 http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-ranking-2016 1. INSEAD 2. HBS 3. LBS 4. Wharton 5. Stanford 6. Columbia 7. Berkeley Haas 8. Chicago Booth 9. MIT Sloan 10. Cambridge ...”
January 25, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to which US colleges to apply with GMAT 650 in the The Application Process forum
“Hi biswa, You didn''t provide many details about your profile, but looks like you can be a competitive candidate at US schools like Darden, Babson, Goizueta, Kelley, McCombs, Marshall, and at Canadian schools like Queens, Ivey, Sauder. To learn more about these programs, please visit: ...”
January 15, 2016
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi everyone, We are continuing to work through the holidays to help meet your application deadlines and answer your questions. Need last minute admissions help? Don''t hesitate to contact us!”
December 27, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Who should be my Recommender ? - Entrepreneur in the The Application Process forum
“Hi crackm7, Here are some guidelines that can help you decide: In general, schools are looking for recommenders who know the candidate very well, on the basis of an experience that is: - As long as possible. - As intense as possible. - Experience that is preferably work-related. The ...”
December 23, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called Late Deadlines for September 2016 / January 2017 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Dear all, Here is an option that many candidates aren’t aware of – we decided to update you about this: From Mid-January, there are about 40 deadlines (that are not last rounds deadlines!) for some of the world’s top MBA programs (Top 25 programs, including Columbia, INSEAD, and others). ...”
December 22, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to GMAT 640 (Q47 V31) (2nd attempt) in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Your GMAT score is not that low for the schools you are targeting. Kelley''s average GMAT is 671, Mays''s is 648 and Smeal''s is 636. If it helps, we''ve seen many cases of applicants getting admitted with low GMAT scores, as you can see here: http://www.aringo.com/Aringo_TOP_MBA_GMAT_Results.htm”
December 14, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to GMAT Score 680- Retake? in the The Application Process forum
“HBS and Stanford may be a bit of a stretch with that score, although we''ve seen many cases of applicants getting admitted to top programs with low GMAT scores, as you can see here: http://www.aringo.com/Aringo_TOP_MBA_GMAT_Results.htm”
December 14, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Dear all, Wanted to share with you a short interview we had with a Sloan MBA graduate: What is special about your school? In your eyes, what differentiates your school from others? • The spirit of MIT – the university has a soul, and for me that was the most amazing thing. • Focus on ...”
December 3, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to EMBA without GMAT in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi there, You can find here a list of MBA and EMBA programs that don''t require GMAT: https://aringo.com/mba-without-gmat/”
December 3, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Funding my MBA in the The Application Process forum
“Comparing MBA cost of living and return on investment is not an easy task. Please visit https://aringo.com/mba-expenses-comparison/ for a list of costs for each degree (MBA tuition and other expenses at the top programs). To learn more about MBA scholarships, please visit: ...”
December 2, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called A Guide for Applicants from Over-Represented Applicant Pools in the The Application Process forum
“By Lainie Blum Cogan Senior Application Consultant at Aringo MBA Admissions Consulting I have worked as an MBA application consultant for eight years in a market replete with candidates who bear strikingly similar profiles. Our challenge has always been to show how each candidate “fits in and ...”
November 12, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi, Boomshakalaka, You’ve got a very interesting profile, you clearly know what you want, and your goals are well based in your past experience. There are a few questions raised: 1) Why the degree in chemical engineering? You don’t seem to have done anything with it. Did it take 3-4 years ...”
October 29, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi, your work experience is very good – you are absolutely right, it’s important to quantify the work. Also you want to stress ownership and results achieved. As an Indian male, you are up against a great deal of competition, and GMAT scores are being weighed more and more heavily; to improve ...”
October 28, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called Admitted to multiple schools – How to choose the right one? in the The Application Process forum
“By Joy Pincus Senior Application Consultant at Aringo MBA Admissions Consulting Imagine winning admission to several of one’s chosen programs. Now that you have a menu of options, how do you ensure that you make the right choice - one that will undoubtedly affect the rest of your life? ...”
October 13, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Matt, There’s really not enough information below for me to provide you with a chances assessment. But if you look below in my signature, you’ll see a link to our free online chances assessment tool. You can visit the page and score yourself to get a sense of how you measure up. ...”
October 11, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called October 2015 Deadlines for Fall 2016 in the The Application Process forum
“1 – Berkeley Haas Sep. 2016 Round 1 1 – Cornell Johnson Sep. 2016 Round 1 1 – IESE Sep. 2016 Round 1 5 – Michigan Sep. 2016 Round 1 5 – Tepper Sep. 2016 Round 1 6 – UCLA Anderson Sep. 2016 Round 1 6 – ESADE Sep. 2016 Round 1 7 – Tuck Sep. 2016 Early Action Round ...”
October 1, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Dear Vishwa, I don’t personally have any experience with the schools you have listed below, so can’t tell you much about your chances getting accepted to them. Have you tried looking up their rankings on Bloomberg? You can usually find the average GMAT score for each school there, which can ...”
September 6, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called September 2015 Deadlines for Fall 2016 in the The Application Process forum
“Dear all, Here is a list of September 2015 deadlines for top MBA programs that start on September 2016: 1 – IMD Jan. 2016 Round 5 9 – Harvard Sep. 2016 Round 1 11 – Oxford Said Sep. 2016 Round 1 15 – Duke Fuqua Sep. 2016 Early Action 16 – INSEAD Sep. 2016 Round 1 16 – Yale Sep. ...”
August 31, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called How To Answer Stanford''s WMM Essay? in the The Application Process forum
“By Danielle Marom, Senior Application Consultant at Aringo: Stanford’s Graduate School of Business’ celebrated (did I hear ‘dreaded’) What Matters Most essay (herein WMM) has both stumped and challenged applicants over the years. This question is (arguably) the furthest thing from a ...”
August 25, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Admission consulting for INSEAD in the The Application Process forum
“Hi everyone, If anyone is still looking for admission consultant for INSEAD, our consultants staff includes 3 INSEAD graduates with extensive experience in helping MBA candidates get admitted to INSEAD. Over the past year, our clients'' success rate at INSEAD was 82%, and we would be happy to ...”
August 23, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi MBAhopeful, Thank you for reaching out. You''ve got an impressive profile, but if you want to break into the top ten, you''re most likely going to need to improve your quant score as it is very difficult to gain admissions with a humanities undergrad and low quant. You can use mbamath.com to ...”
August 19, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Dear forum members, We get a lot of questions from MBA candidates about how to select recommenders who will write an excellent LOR for the candidate, so we would like to share some tips and guidelines for selecting recommenders. Here''s some advice on which recommenders to select: 1. The level ...”
August 17, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Is 700 GMAT good enough !!! in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi vineetmittal04, Getting admitted to the top b-schools with relatively low GMAT is possible. We recommend checking the class profile and the average GMAT scores for the programs you are interested in, and also take a look here to see some examples for candidates who were admitted to top schools ...”
August 12, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Admissions Consulting Needed in the The Application Process forum
“Hi there, We recommend using the online chances calculator on our website: https://aringo.com/mba-admission-chances-calculator/, or contacting us for a free evaluation.”
August 12, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to TOEFL Requirement in the The Application Process forum
“Hi Sayo, It is best to check the language requirements for international applicants at each school you are applying to. Please note that MIT Sloan and Yale SOM don''t require the TOEFL, but most of the other top programs in the US do require it, unless your degree was taught in English. ...”
August 12, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called MBA or EMBA – Which is Right For You? in the The Application Process forum
“There are numerous options for business programs all over the world. It can be hard to determine which is best for you. There are several things to consider, including your age, current experience, your schedule and your GMAT score. Have you held a managerial position for several years? If so, a ...”
August 6, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Dear forum members, We wanted to announce a new page on our site with a comparison of MBA expenses at top MBA programs. We compiled some data to help MBA candidates understand the costs and compare different programs - tuition, living expenses and other fees and costs: ...”
July 23, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“You''re a great fit for both INSEAD and LBS. While your academics is a concern, the strong GMAT score helps alleviate that. Was your quant score above 80%ile? If not, plan to take some quantitative coursework to show analytical ability. Other than that, I''d focus on writing strong essays and ensure ...”
July 2, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi there, Thank you so much for reaching out. Unfortunately, Aringo''s expertise is limited to the area of MBAs. However, I can tell you that the strong recommendations from your professors will likely go a long way in helping your case and compensating for your GPA. I''m sorry I can''t be of more ...”
June 14, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Dear candidates, Here is something you should consider handling early in your application process: MBA programs have different requirements regarding the transcripts and/or the diploma that the candidate is required to submit. For example: - Some programs require that original transcripts be ...”
June 11, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi everyone, We thought it would be good to post a short summary of what we have so far in terms of updated application materials for 2016 programs: HBS – already published their one essay question, deadlines (first round 9/9/15) and recommendation questions. Application for Class of 2018 ...”
May 24, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi there, Thank you of reaching out. Fantastic profile! Your academic achievements certainly work in your favor as do your accomplishments in the workforce. Your promotions and initiatives will definitely impress admissions committees, but make sure to expand on any leadership capacities you ...”
May 13, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi there, Thanks for reaching out. You have strong work experience and global exposure. INSEAD is slightly ambitious, but you can still crack it, especially if you showcase the global nature of your work and global thinking in your perspective. IESE and HEC are within your reach for sure. What ...”
May 6, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Dear all, Just a quick update - the 2015-2016 season is starting with the new essay questions from Columbia! Applicants must complete one short answer question and three essays. Short Answer Question: What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (50 characters maximum) Examples of ...”
April 28, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi there. Sorry for the delayed response. Here is a very general overview of your chances at each of your target schools: Columbia and Kellogg are going to be reach schools. INSEAD, Duke, Tuck will find you competitive. Darden, Emory and McCombs will be the easiest of the bunch. Hope this ...”
April 1, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi there, Thank you for reaching out. It’s a fair question. However, as an admissions consulting firm, our expertise is successful navigation of the application process and not completing the actual programs themselves. The closest thing I can offer you is a link to our Top MBA Programs Tips ...”
March 27, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi there! It doesn''t matter when you send the scores. Adcoms know people don''t necessarily take the GMAT right before they apply. If you would like to send your score, that''s perfectly fine. If you''d rather not send it yet and see how you do, that''s fine too. As for what they do with it, ...”
March 6, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Dear all, Here is an option that many candidates aren''t aware of - we decided to update you about this: From Mid-January, there are about 40 deadlines (that are not last rounds deadlines!) for some of the world''s top MBA programs (Top 25 programs, including Columbia, INSEAD, and others). ...”
February 23, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to The dreaded round 3 application...... in the The Application Process forum
“First of all, please note this list of late (but not necessarily last round) deadlines for this year: http://www.aringo.com/lowseasondeadlines.htm The reasonable scenario is that even if you are not accepted this year, this will not significantly (or even not at all) undermine your admission ...”
January 25, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Bingo, First of all, you definitely have the right start - current supervisors are usually the strongest recommenders. A previous supervisor is also a good bet. For the third recommendation, you can be a bit more "creative". It''s possible to use that supervisor from 9 years ago, ...”
January 24, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called Late Deadlines for September 2015 / January 2016 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Dear all, Here is an option that many candidates aren’t aware of – we decided to update you about this: From Mid-January, there are about 40 deadlines (that are not last rounds deadlines!) for some of the world’s top MBA programs (Top 25 programs, including Columbia, INSEAD, and others). ...”
January 5, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Thunder, In most cases (unless specifically stated otherwise by the school), the lower scores have relatively low (or zero) impact, and the higher score counts the most by far. Good luck, David Aringo.com http://Aringo.com/images/aringoLogo.png”
January 4, 2015
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Which school should I apply to? in the The Application Process forum
“Hi ManjushriNarendra, You didn''t provide many details so it''s hard to recommend a school for you, but if you want to take into consideration the school''s areas of academic strength and target specific industry, I recommend you go over this page to learn about schools'' specializations: ...”
December 29, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Timpu, While I don''t have a very complete profile from what you provided, it seems you would be a competitive candidate at Haas. Good luck, David http://Aringo.com/images/aringoLogo.png”
December 8, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Structuring my short term and long term goals in the The Application Process forum
“In general, a strong career plan is one that brings the candidate to a very successful future, and one that is very likely to happen. A strong career plan should mention specific industry, specific positions, connection to past and likely and natural connection of goals. The more specific and ...”
December 4, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to GMAT 600 - Should I even bother to apply? in the The Application Process forum
“Hi yoovi4u, As far as I know, the average GMAT of admits at Texas A & M is 648 and at Michigan State 660, so you are not that far. If you can improve your score to around 630-640 you will have a decent chance, and even if you can''t you should probably apply and see what happens. If it ...”
November 27, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Fearless, Your MS will be looked upon favorably, and you will be a competitive candidate at UC Berkeley and UCLA. I can''t say about the Indian schools. Good luck, David Aringo.com http://Aringo.com/images/aringoLogo.png”
November 18, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey Derbi, I''m afraid I don''t have quite enough of a complete profile of you to make a proper determination. Specifically regarding your work experience. But generally speaking, since you''re on the older side of MBA candidates, I recommend applying now if you can get together a solid application ...”
November 18, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Resume for MBA application in the The Application Process forum
“Most MBA programs require a 1-2 pages resume in their applications. Your MBA resume should focus on your professional and educational background, and highlight your achievements in these areas. Work Experience - Work experience is comprised of responsibilities (less important) and achievements ...”
November 6, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Is a 680 gmat score enough? in the The Application Process forum
“You can get into top MBA programs with a low GMAT score. Your GMAT score gives schools information about your analytical abilities. In order to gain admittance in spite of a low GMAT score, your application needs to highlight your analytical achievements. See some more tips here: ...”
October 27, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello Yashthakar, Thanks for writing. Your profile looks quite strong, except for the obvious, which you already know: your GMAT score. By the way, it''s not terrible and won''t preclude you from admittance to some of those schools, but increasing it even a bit would go a long way. You''re ...”
October 26, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ideas about the best resources to prep for interviews? in the The Application Process forum
“Our 2 cents for MBA interviews: http://www.aringo.com/MBA_admission_interviews.htm THE BIG 9: VERY COMMON QUESTIONS Could you walk me through your resume? Why MBA? Why do the MBA now? Why our school? What are your short term/long term post-MBA career goals? What ...”
October 22, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Nikhil, That''s a nice profile. On the one hand you have gained some nice professional experience, but on the other hand you''re on the older side of b-school applicants. It looks like you''re on the right path. Your profile fits schools in the 10-20 ranking zone. Research ones that have a ...”
October 22, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Infinity, Thanks for your question and sorry for the late response - I''ve been away :) It''s a tough question to answer and very individual, depending on what schools in the top 30 you can get into, your expected income after graduation, the amount of scholarship, and many other individual ...”
October 22, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Timelines in the The Application Process forum
“Hi NB, You can find a list of deadlines at the top MBA programs here: http://www.aringo.com/MBA_Current_Deadlines.asp For a recommended timeline for the MBA application process, read here: http://Aringo.com/MBA_Application_Preparation_Process.htm”
October 12, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to New MBA Rankings in the The Application Process forum
“These rankings seem reasonable, although they only for US schools. You can find here a comparison between 5 different rankings of top MBA programs, both US and global: http://www.aringo.com/top_MBA_Business_schools_programs.htm”
September 29, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Golden Path, It looks like you have a nice profile that many schools would be happy to consider. However, your age and GMAT score are two red flags that are going to be hard for the very top MBA programs to ignore. If you believe you can significantly improve your GMAT score - do that. The ...”
September 28, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi again RBB, Regarding your post-graduation employment options, I recommend talking to the various admissions offices and see if you can connect with their RE-concentration alumni. They''d be a great source of information. Generally speaking there is a certain advantage to searching for a job ...”
September 23, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi again Schanrai, Your chances at Columbia, MIT, Yale, and Wharton won''t be any better, I''m afraid. For all of them you are just below the 80% range, which is a challenging place to be. Don''t waste your time with taking a maths class just for this purpose - I don''t think it would make ...”
September 23, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Schanrai, Your GMAT score is just below the middle 80% range for all three programs (Stern, Tuck, and Haas). However, it does sound like you have an impressive background, and your being a woman helps. Bottom line- it''s a bit of a stretch, but if you submit a stellar application with great ...”
September 22, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello RBB, An MBA from a top tier program is generally quite "transferable" i.e. it will be well-regarded throughout the country. On the other hand, real estate is quite a localized profession, as it relies on familiarity with a specific geographical area/clientele, and on connections. ...”
September 22, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello RBB, An MBA from a top tier program is generally quite "transferable" i.e. it will be well-regarded throughout the country. On the other hand, real estate is quite a localized profession, as it relies on familiarity with a specific geographical area/clientele, and on connections. ...”
September 22, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Is it true that I am already too late? Please help in the The Application Process forum
“Hi tanvis1120, You are not too late, many MBA programs have round 2 deadlines around December-January, as you can see here: http://www.aringo.com/MBA_Current_Deadlines.asp”
September 21, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey Classic- Yes, I don''t think that anyone will be so picky about the specific classification of the hospital. With that said, I don''t think you should mention, or feel obliged to mention, that fact in your application or your resume. Regarding your third question - if you can demonstrate ...”
September 20, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Low GMAT score advice needed in the The Application Process forum
“Hi Gaurav, For most MBA programs, your GMAT score accounts for about 20% of the admission decision (some top schools place less emphasis on this test). Your GMAT score gives schools information about an applicant’s analytical abilities, but you can get into top MBA programs with a low GMAT score. ...”
September 15, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Business School Recommendations in the The Application Process forum
“Hi kr13, You are describing a very common problem, but keep in mind that this year many top MBA programs are asking the SAME 2 recommender questions (Booth, Harvard, Columbia, Michigan, Stanford, Wharton, Yale) 1. How do the candidate''s performance, potential or personal qualities compare to ...”
August 25, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi RBB, thanks for your question. The ability to stay in the US after completion of the MBA is indeed a concern for many international applicants, for a variety of reasons. It is a major factor when deciding whether to pursue an American MBA at all. As you know, there is an opportunity to be ...”
August 23, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Supermario, Based on our experience and conversations with Admissions Directors, the best time to apply is when you are ready and your applications are completed to the very best of your ability. There is very little if any difference in selectivity between the first and second application ...”
August 20, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to List of Essay Questions Published So Far in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Thank you! We''ve added LBS to the list.”
August 19, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Recommendation Submission Process in the The Application Process forum
“Hi topspin360, After you register your recommenders in your online application, they will get an email with instructions on how to submit the recommendation. Of course you should tell them in advance. The nature of recommendation varies between schools, but usually your recommenders will have to ...”
August 19, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Chances Of Getting Into Business School in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi there, Your profile seems solid, but you haven''t provided enough info for a full evaluation. Feel free to use this online chances calculator to get an assessment of your chances: http://www.aringo.com/MBA_admission_chances_calculator.htm”
August 10, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to acceptance letter response deadline in the The Application Process forum
“Hi, You need to check that with each specific school. Some schools publish the applicant''s response date (MIT, Stanford) or deposit date (Cornell, UNC) along with their deadlines: http://www.aringo.com/MBA_Current_Deadlines.asp”
July 30, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Looking for a good consultant in the The Application Process forum
“Dear Matt, If this is still relevant, we suggest you consider us as well :) You can find our serivces and prices here (you may be eligilble for a discount... please fill out the registration form to find out) and our admission stats here. We''d love working with you on your applications! feel ...”
July 27, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Suburban, thanks for your question. There is no singular policy for what MBA programs do with these scores. I believe most hold on to them for a couple of years, and pair them with your application when you apply. However, to be safe, call or e-mail the admissions office at the time of your ...”
July 26, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to List of Essay Questions Published So Far in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Added Booth & Kellogg.”
July 23, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Anubury, I can''t say exactly how your work experience will be counted, each school''s admissions committee has their own method. Most likely, they''ll count it up to the time of your application. If you don''t expect a promotion, and you feel ready to start your MBA, go ahead and apply this ...”
July 14, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called IDEAL TIMETABLE for 2015 applicants in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Top MBA programs are starting to publish new essay questions and deadlines for fall 2015 MBA programs, and many applicants are already starting to work on their applications. Here is Aringo suggested timetable for planning the application process: September-December 2013: Creating the ...”
July 13, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Choosing Recommenders in the The Application Process forum
“Hi nm1158, In general, schools are looking for recommenders who know the candidate very well, on the basis of an experience that is: - As long as possible. - As intense as possible. - Experience that is preferably work-related. Some important guidelines: 1. The level of ...”
July 9, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a new topic called List of Essay Questions Published So Far in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Many top MBA programs have already published their new essay questions for 2015. Here is a list of essay questions published so far: (follow this page for updated list during the season: http://www.aringo.com/MBA_Essay_topics.asp) Booth - Chicago Presentation/Essay: Chicago Booth values ...”
July 7, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello Anubury! Thanks for your question. Being a woman with a solid engineering background is certainly an advantage for your applications, and with your score of 700 and good marks, you will be a competitive candidate at Top 20 programs. As you might know, some programs regularly take many ...”
July 1, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Concerns regarding H1-B Visa Cap in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Dear AbhiJ, We are no experts regarding visas... but maybe this page can help: http://www.aringo.com/ClientInfo/Visas.htm”
June 29, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Applying in top 20 bschools with avg GMAT is safe ? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi garima5, As others already told you, GMAT is not the only evaluation criteria, and your profile seems solid. It is definitely possible to get admitted to top MBA programs with average GMAT score, and I suggest you watch this video to learn how: http://www.aringo.com/top_MBA_with_low_gmat.htm ...”
June 25, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Mba Programs that start in January in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi mah333, You can find an updated list of MBA programs that start in January here: http://www.aringo.com/MBA_January_Programs.htm”
June 25, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey Jason! You are a competitive candidate in all of those schools. As for your essays, it really depends on the question. Make sure to answer them directly! But otherwise, focus on management/leadership experience and professional success. Your background as an immigrant is also a plus, and you ...”
June 25, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi again RBB, Unfortunately I cannot predict how each school will handle your older-than-average age. What I can say is that it is just one element of many which admissions committees consider. I recommend having a good story to tackle this "issue" head-on in your essays. But don''t be ...”
June 24, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi RBBmba, Your age will make it a little more difficult to gain admission into most leading programs. This is not a deal-breaker, but rather, a weakness (which is relatively minor in Wharton, for example, and relatively major in Harvard, for example) that can be counterbalanced through other ...”
June 21, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“As far as I know, schools request this just for information purposes and to get a better picture of the applicants. It''s not a screening criteria or anything that the schools make judgments on, and therefore doesn’t impact admission chances. David Aringo.com ...”
June 21, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Pratyush, International work experience certainly provides an advantage, but it is not a requirement. No single candidate has 100% of the desirable traits for MBA program. No corporate experience at all is a slightly bigger problem - but don''t despair. This doesn''t disqualify you either. ...”
June 8, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Pratyush, There are several. You''re invited to take a look at a list on the Aringo website. http://www.aringo.com/MBA_1y_one_year_programs.htm Regards, David Aringo.com http://Aringo.com/images/aringoLogo.png”
May 28, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi pratyushkumarsingh, From what you have presented, you are a strong candidate for all of the above programs. Do some further web research to identify programs that are "military friendly". Duke is considered one such program, for example. It''s not that you would be disqualified from ...”
May 26, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Most MBA programs require that Applicants have some background in Calculus and basic Statistics. You want a solid grade in Calculus to show adcoms and that''s usually a B/B+ and above. Might want to consider economics as well. If you didn''t take those classes during your undergraduate studies, ...”
May 20, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi again Kuliyevanm, Firstly, you may be correct about your English-language MA. Be sure to make this fact clear in your application. It''s difficult to say in which of those schools you have the best chances. You listed the very top schools in the US. You are a competitive to strong ...”
May 13, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello kuliyevanm! Thanks for your question. You have a very impressive profile, and are a strong candidate. As for your question, the bottom line is this: no, I don''t believe you need to re-take the GMAT. In your case, your score is probably good enough. If you apply to all of those ...”
May 11, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Tomboy, Thanks for your question. It sounds like you have a reasonable strong profile. However, those schools listed might be a stretch. I''m assuming by your username (Tomboy) that you are a woman, which should help a bit. Still, I cannot say that your chances are strong. It partially ...”
May 7, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi DSS, thank you for your questions. Regarding your GMAT score - it is fine for Top 20 MBA programs considering the rest of your strong profile. But if you believe that you have a good chance to increase your score by at least 20 points and you want a top-10 program, then I recommend that you ...”
May 7, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey Flipper, Yes, working for a well-known international organization will contribute to your candidacy. The extent of the contribution depends on the organization in question, and of course, on your role there. It may be better, for example, to have more responsibilities (esp. management) in a ...”
April 27, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Yvette! First of all, it sounds like you have an interesting personal story (moving to the States as a teenager) that can lead to many insightful essay responses .Just make sure that they are well written. Your work experience actually sounds pretty fantastic. You took initiative and moved ...”
April 7, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi again, I suggest starting in early 2016 to have plenty of time to make your applications top-notch. We''ll be glad to help. David Aringo.com http://Aringo.com/images/aringoLogo.png”
April 7, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi jegadhish, You have a very nice profile. Aiming for top-20 is not too ambitious at all in your case - you should go for it. Regarding top 5: If you indeed achieve a high GMAT score (and especially if you meet your goal of 740), you should be a competitive candidate at top 5 programs as ...”
March 24, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi jegadhish, You have a very nice profile. Aiming for top-20 is not too ambitious at all in your case - you should go for it. Regarding top 5: If you indeed achieve a high GMAT score (and especially if you meet your goal of 740), you should be a competitive candidate at top 5 programs as ...”
March 24, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi jegadhish, You have a very nice profile. Aiming for top-20 is not too ambitious at all in your case - you should go for it. Regarding top 5: If you indeed achieve a high GMAT score (and especially if you meet your goal of 740), you should be a competitive candidate at top 5 programs as ...”
March 24, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Bingo! In general, professional recommendations (with emphasis on recommenders who supervised your work) are better than recommendations by lecturers (whose relationship with you was only in an academic context). On the other hand, if the lecturer in question also supervised your work – for ...”
March 10, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Psal, Your profile is very impressive, and I believe you would be a competitive candidate at all three schools. While your GMAT score is a bit lower than the mean, you fall within the 80% range. Coupled with your strong work experience and outstanding GPA - this shouldn''t be a problem. No ...”
February 12, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Ritz, You should be applying for schools that are at the bottom part of Top-20 (ex. Johnson, Tepper, Goizueta), and a safety school below that. Your GMAT score is pretty good. I would suggest re-taking it only if it doesn''t cause you to miss another deadline and if you believe you can improve ...”
February 12, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello Thunder, thanks for your questions. If you are asking whether it is possible to prepare an application within 3-4 weeks, the answer is yes. I would normally recommend a bit more time, say 4-5 weeks, but if you work hard and can dedicate a good amount of time to it, and you already have a ...”
February 4, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Mani, Thanks for your question. I can certainly understand not wanting to re-take the GMAT - it sucks up a lot of time and energy. Your second score greatly improves your overall standing. As for Wharton, it seems to fall just below their mid-80% range. While you do have a solid GPA and nice ...”
January 21, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Tarunjit, looks like I missed your question and only saw it now! I don''t have a full enough picture of your profile to say specifically, but generally, at this later stage in the game, unless you have a very high GPA from a top university, you should be looking at schools that are in the range ...”
January 14, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Rahul, thanks for writing. It sounds like you''re building a nice career for yourself, and with an MBA - the sky''s the limit. From what it sounds like, you are a very hard working person. MBA programs (and of course, people generally) usually appreciate this. Find ways to elegantly make this ...”
January 1, 2014
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi nbestman - you and your family seem to have a very interesting life story! And it sounds like you''ve done some great things that help lots of people. Good for you. Regarding your chances for admission: For the "top of the top" MBA programs that you listed (all except for Stern) ...”
December 25, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi gdehsoph35, Thanks for following our thread. You seem to have a very solid profile, and are a competitive candidate at all of those schools- even a strong candidate at LBS. Regarding your question about the recommender - yes - that is perfectly understandable and acceptable, and it''s good ...”
December 23, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Overanalyzer- First of all, loved the name. But applying to MBA programs is stressful and most people "over analyze" - so you''re in good company. First of all, let me recommend that you think thoroughly about your career goal strategy (for the applications, anyway.) It is usually ...”
December 16, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Minniemouse, Thanks for your question. Low grades can often be compensated-for with a very high GMAT score and excellent professional experience, both of which look promising in your case. If you indeed score a 760 (or even a bit below) you should be in good shape. I would certainly encourage ...”
December 14, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello! Thank you for the detailed profile - this always helps. You seem like a formidable candidate. According to back of the envelope calculations, you should be a competitive to strong candidate at all of the schools that you mentioned. With a solid application and good recommendations, you ...”
December 9, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Bingo, Generally speaking, schools grant certain preference to candidates from relatively unusual backgrounds, but also tend to prefer candidates who are focused (in terms of their career advancement). What usually helps in respect to your career plan is to come up with a “theme” that is ...”
December 6, 2013
December 6, 2013
December 6, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi JML, Thank you for those further details. Your experience looks very solid, and your grades and GMAT are excellent. You are a competitive-to-strong candidate at Top 10 programs. Unfortunately I cannot provide you with a percentage of your chances - nobody can honestly do that. As long as your ...”
November 26, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello Ritz, You have quite an impressive profile. Please note that I cannot provide feedback regarding your chances at ISB. If you are interested in other MBA programs, I would tell you that with a strong application (essays, recommendations) you would be a competitive candidate for Top 20 ...”
November 26, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello Sonam, Thank you for submitting your profile. You seem like a strong applicant for Penn State and Michigan State, and competitive at Indiana Kelley. I would also recommend that you look into Ohio State University''s program, as well as Michigan (Ross), in which you would be a stretch to ...”
November 17, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Supermario: Volunteer work can indeed help, especially in a leadership-oriented context. The contribution will be small in my estimation, but not insignificant. Best of luck, David Senior consultant Aringo.com http://Aringo.com/images/aringoLogo.png”
November 17, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello aniruddha, Thanks for submitting your profile and questions. Based on your stats, admission to McCombs, Fuqua, and Kenan-Flagler would be a stretch, but you are a competitive candidate at the other business schools listed, provided that you submit an excellent application, with ...”
October 26, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Olimpic, In my (subjective) opinion, if this is a full scholarship, and if you can only finance your studies through a loan and you are unable to get into a Top 10 program, the answer is yes. http://Aringo.com/images/aringoLogo.png”
October 26, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello Mayabbi- We certainly do. Please use the registration form on our site. Someone will respond very soon. http://www.aringo.com/registration.htm Regards, David Aringo.com http://Aringo.com/images/aringoLogo.png”
October 21, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey again- As I would tell not just you, but all MBA candidates: focus in your application on leadership and management experience. Also, it is good that you''ve been working in digital marketing and wish to continue doing so (as opposed to changing your career direction). I don''t see any red ...”
October 6, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi hifunda :) It seems that with your profile, at Flagler and Kelley you would be competitive, but I can''t say regarding ISB and NUS. You could also apply to Michigan Ross, which I reckon would be a bit more of a reach for you, but possible. Wisconsin School of Business, Goizueta-Emory, and ...”
October 6, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi eozen, Thank you for your e-mail. It looks like you have carefully weighed your options, and have a good idea of what it is that MBA programs are generally looking for in a candidate. While I can''t go through each of the universities that you listed, it is a good idea to have these three ...”
September 29, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello Cugel! Let''s see what we can ascertain from your profile. Regarding your GMAT - I''m assuming you gave an estimate based on your practice tests. This score is on the low end for Top 10 programs. Not impossible to get in with - but you''ll need to present a strong application. Your being ...”
September 20, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Bingo, As leadership is one of the prominent admission drivers at all leading MBA programs, I would certainly advise you to seek opportunities that would enable you to accumulate leadership and management experience, either through work or through volunteer work, for example. Good luck, ...”
September 12, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Rohit, Congrats on improving your score! This certainly helps your application. As to your question, of course an improved GMAT score helps your chances, but the question is how much you can further improve it by re-taking yet again. Improvements on a third try are often marginal at best- but ...”
August 24, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello anuragiitr, I''ll try to give you a prediction based on the information that you provided, and considering a strong application with excellent essays and recommendations. I would say that your chances are as follows: Wharton - stretch LBS - stretch to competitive Judge - stretch to ...”
August 13, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi SMP, Thanks for sending over your detailed profile. It looks like you''ve really thought through the requirements of top MBA programs and have been following a clear plan. Your profile looks competitive for admission to Top 20 programs. In your application you will need to find the right ...”
August 2, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi JHumbert- As for your GMAT scores, in most cases (unless specifically stated otherwise by the school), the lower scores have relatively low (or zero) impact, and the higher score counts the most by far. I would recommend re-taking the GMAT only if you believe that you have a good chance of ...”
July 30, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Chairman - thanks for your question. Most leading programs ask the recommenders to answer specific questions. The questions are usually a little different for each program and may change from one year to the next. In addition, most programs demand/prefer that the recommender write and submit ...”
July 17, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi there Ronaldo! Does your visa grant you the possibility to be employed in the US for longer than a student visa would allow for? If the answer is no, then I estimate that the fact you are a US resident will have a minor effect on your admission chances or your ability to find work in the US. If ...”
July 2, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi JML, You have a solid profile and are a strong candidate for top 15 programs. It will be important to bring out management experience in your application, which could be a bit of a stretch. It might help that you''re in management consulting, depending on what kinds of projects you took. You ...”
June 24, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Gaurav, You have a nice CV and impressive experience. Top MBA programs like to see management/leadership experience, so you need to emphasize those in your application. I understand your desire for a second MBA - and it isn''t unheard of to acquire one, just somewhat rare, and schools tend ...”
June 18, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Gaurav, Your question about obtaining a second MBA sure comes up now and then. Here''s the deal (I''ll be honest): The fact that you have an MBA will make it generally more difficult for you to gain admission – you will have to provide a convincing explanation for why you need another MBA. ...”
June 16, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello Munish, thank you for your questions. Regarding the age/GMAT balance, my recommendation is that if you''re feeling confident about improving your GMAT score by around 50 points - go for it, even if it means you''ll apply when one year older. In the balance of things, these extra 50 points ...”
June 16, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Suburban, thanks for submitting your important question. Based on past experience, applying in the 1st round is usually preferable. There are years when it’s the other way around, and there are programs where it’s the other way around. The bottom line: My impression is that on average, the ...”
June 11, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello Arpita, Wow! Looks like you''ve got your mind set on obtaining an MBA, and you''ve already thought through your strengths and recognize your potential weaknesses. That''s wonderful! It looks as though you have strong work experience, and a decent educational background. Your GMAT score is ...”
May 23, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi Prnd! Thanks for your question. In our experience, MIT, Columbia, Cornell, and NYU tend to only grant deferrals in rare cases. Berkeley, UCLA, Tuck, Wharton, and Darden grant deferrals in cases that are not as rare, but here too these are relatively unusual cases and you will need a convincing ...”
May 18, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Every year in the past few years we saw candidates gaining admission with BA average in the 75-79 range (and at times also in the 70-74 range) to Top 10 programs (and certainly to Top 20 and 30 programs). See the link below for more information on admission requirements: ...”
May 5, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Every year in the past few years we saw candidates gaining admission with BA average in the 75-79 range (and at times also in the 70-74 range) to Top 10 programs (and certainly to Top 20 and 30 programs). See the link below for more information on admission requirements: ...”
April 28, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello Supermario! Thanks for your question. We usually recommended mentioning that the spouse/significant-other is also applying, and statistically the results are relatively good compared to the results we could expect if each person applies independently. By the way, based on our experience, ...”
April 1, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello Kanish, Thank you for the thorough profile that you provided - it was very helpful in assessing your chances. Based on what I see, and with a well-written application, you are a strong candidate for admission at INSEAD. It also sounds like you''ve done your research, which is great to hear. ...”
March 20, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello and thanks for posting! sorry for the delay... Based on the information that you provided, it seems that if you present it in a strong application, with compelling essays and solid recommendations, you should have reasonably good chances for admission at the above-mentioned schools. ...”
March 7, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello there! Great to hear from you, sorry for the delay... First of all, since you already know where you are aiming two years ahead - that''s fantastic! Gives you time to beef up your management experience. I wouldn''t necessarily say that nothing in your profile stands out. From the brief ...”
March 7, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello, Sorry for the delay... Based on the stats that you provided, it looks like you''ve got a pretty solid case for the MBA programs that you mentioned. In fact, a strong application to complement those stats may win you admission to some better-ranked schools than those that you listed (should ...”
March 7, 2013
Michelle@ARINGO posted a reply to Ask Aringo - if your GMAT is below 720 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi there, Sorry for the delay... In most cases (unless specifically stated otherwise by the school), the lower scores have relatively low (or zero) impact, and the higher score counts the most by far. Good luck! David Aringo.com http://Aringo.com/images/aringoLogo.png”
March 7, 2013