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Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Looking for advice - torn between a retake or moving forward in the The Application Process forum
“I have a very easy answer for you actually. Retake the GMAT. Don''t think about it emotionally, think about it as an investment. It''s very simple. A higher GMAT = a better school. A higher GMAT = more opportunities. A higher GMAT = scholarship opportunities. You can do it, even living check t ...”
November 28, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation -Oxford, LSE, MIT, HEC, etc. in the The Application Process forum
“Hey there, I’d love to help you out but without more info it’s gonna be hard. Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? Which school did you graduate ...”
November 28, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Free Past Succssful Admission Essays? in the The Application Process forum
“Sure dude, We have actually not one, or two, but four different volumes of books of "50 Essays that worked". Just drop us a line on our website, Best,”
November 21, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GMAT 730 with 3.5 years of experience - Looking for phd in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Well... A PhD is a bit of a different game than an MBA... Your base work and GMAT will be factors, but there are two other vital factors that will influence: 1. Publications 2. Teaching experience Because these are the essences of a PhD program. Also, it depends on what your proposed ...”
November 21, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to IIT , Non- IIT ? Non- Profile evaluation question in the Ask Admissionado forum
“It''s not mandatory.... but let''s just say that the principle, "the bigger, the better" applies.”
November 21, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Undergrad GPA and it's potential impact on application in the The Application Process forum
“Sid, Well schools tend to be far far more flexible with GPA and GMAT when it comes to PT programs, so I don''t think you should worry about it too much, although you should do what you can to address it (meaning giving some explanation as to why, and showing how you are academically capable). ...”
November 18, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to MIM 2018 admissions deadlines dates in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“They are more or less on the same schedule as regular deadlines in most schools.”
November 18, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to IIT , Non- IIT ? Non- Profile evaluation question in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, Well I think it will depend on a few things. first and foremost how well you do with your company. Will it turn into a multi-million dollar operation with hundreds of employees? That would be a convincing story! Obviously, your GMAT will be a vital factor as well. Anything above a 720 ...”
November 18, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Please evaluate my profile - Msc in Finance in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude, Well things look pretty good from here. You have the right experience in the right industries, good grades, and a great GRE!”
November 10, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to scored 510 in gmat exam in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Yeah dude. Definitely a retake! If you can hit that 700, you will be good to go for any of the schools above. Best,”
November 10, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Low IR score - Will it impact? in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Well it''s better to have a higher IR score, but it''s still not as important as your overall score. So if you are planning to apply this year, I would suggest to run with it. You don''t really have time for a retake, unless you are actually considering applying next year. Best,”
November 10, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to HEC Paris Admission chances in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello there, Well the base of your profile seems quite nice. You have two solid internships and it is great to have founded an NGO. Obviously it will depend a bit on the size and impact of your NGO. I presume you are applying for the MiM program? I think you would have a shot. Although ...”
October 26, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Next Steps after GMAT - Where and How ? in the The Application Process forum
“Hey there, Well I think the first question to ask yourself is: Can you get a higher GMAT? As an Indian applicant, a 650 will be relatively low for top programs. So if you feel like you can score higher, you may want to try a retake. Have a look at these two articles: ...”
October 22, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Prior experience (yay or nay) in the The Application Process forum
“Well, tbh, jumping around that much could be a problem. Would it be possible to stick with your job two more months till end September so that you can get in your applications in R1 and then make your moves? It''d probably make your life easier and your profile better. Best”
October 22, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Masters in Management in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hey there, Good to hear from you. As far as the US vs Europe it more depends on where you want to study and live than anything else. Either could be good. Especially if you are going for just a few years. Best,”
October 22, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation for MFE/MSF/MBA Finance in US & UK in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, Good to hear from you! Let me answer your questions: 1. So out of the above colleges, I think the toughest will we a bit tough (Princeton, Cornell, Columbia, Chicago) and the rest more or less should be feasible. some schools such as Baruch, you should be able to consider safe. So ...”
October 22, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation (GMAT 710) - Masters in Management in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude, Good to hear from you. So before I get to your questions, here''s one of mine: Why an MiM and not an MBA? I mean right now you are a bit early for an MBA, but in a few more years. Just asking because for an MiM although many candidates do have a year or maybe two of experience, many have ...”
October 18, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GRE vs GMAT for INSEAD in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Not really, It used to be the case, but schools have opened up more and more to the GRE. It''s pretty much accepted as equivalent, although it''s maybe a bit better to take the GMAT. Best,”
October 18, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to How to move forward? Please evaluate my profile in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude, Well I don''t know if you will want to hear this, but yeah if you want to aim for those schools you HAVE to get a higher GMAT (or GRE) It doesn''t mean you should despair! If it doesn''t happen, you have plenty of other choices, the most obvious of which is to compromise on your ...”
October 16, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation help needed in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Sure dude. With a 700 I''d say your range would be approximately in the 15-30 of US News and world Report rankings, if your application rocks and your LORs are super solid. Best,”
October 16, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Please help, profile evaluation in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude, Indded I missed that. Well, shoot, nice GMAT! :) I totally agree reagrding your goals. First of all think: 1. ambitious 2. corporate 3. conservative 4. that will get you to your long-term goals. I definitely think the involvement in government goal could be a good starting ...”
October 16, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request & B-school Suggestions in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Dear Santosh, Good to hear from you. So let''s start with the principle. Given your goals and where you stand, yes an international MBA makes perfect sense, and is likely the sort of thing that will get you where you need to go. So it seems to me you are doing the right thing. Second, ...”
October 16, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Do I Need an MBA? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Well the answer is in the numbers. Not just the prestige. Most people, especially at top schools see a HUGE salary boost after they do an MBA. That''s the reason why an MBA is so attractive. Obviously if you are already making such a salary beforehand, it does make less sense in that case.”
September 29, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Review - USC part-time MBA program in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Dude, you''re a shoe-in. A legacy, with a great GMAT and a family business. You should have no problem getting an admit as long as your application is solid (and you do get that or similarly good GMAT score)”
September 29, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Please help, profile evaluation in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude! Great to hear from you! Well, you definitely have a very interesting profile! And very laudable goals. If you can get corruption out of the Mexican construction market, you will have done something amazing :) sooo HBS 2+2... It''s tough. And so are the Stanford and Yale equivlent ...”
September 29, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation help needed in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“With a 650 as an Indian applicant, have no doubt: retake! If you want to know why, I''d suggest having a look at these two articles: http://admissionado.com/mba/3-tips-for-indian-mba-applicants/?utm_source=btg&utm_medium=forum&utm_campaign=mba_blog ...”
September 29, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Is my profile with GMAT 680 good enough in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, Well your GMAT is a touch on the low side for those schools as an Indian applicant. Especially ISB. Yet, I suppose you could take a shot at it. Obviously with a higher GMAT, then you would have better chances, but given the timeframe within which you are working, that would likely mean ...”
September 29, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Applying with GRE strong consulting profile in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Dear Vishal, good to hear about the retake! However if you will take the test that late, you will not make the R2 deadlines which are all in the first week of January. And then you would actually need to apply next year, which seems like the best idea from here anyhow. So my suggestion is to ...”
September 29, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Review Request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, Well right now going through your profile, which is really nice, the major thing that strikes me as your weakness is your lack of work experience. My initial advice, all other things considered, is that if you are still learning stuff at work, you should buckle down, improve your ...”
September 12, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Application Evaluation for London Business School MiM in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Well dude, The basic gist of things is that you graduated from a great institution and have some very nice internships but that your GMAT is too low. Given that for an MiM the GMAT becomes such a major factor, and that you still have a good amount of time before R2, I would urge you to retake ...”
September 12, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to How are my chances to get in? in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, First of all, great to hear from you! We don''t see that many applicants from Uzbekistan, so that will start you off as a unique candidate. It wont be enough maybe to get you into top schools, but it''s a good thing, For the rest, I would love to help you out, without more info ...”
September 12, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Applying with GRE strong consulting profile in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude, Good to hear from you, but I''m afraid I have bad news. Your GRE equivalent is a 500, which is 200 points below the average of most of the schools you have mentioned. You will not have any chances of getting in. If you are serious about doing this, you will really have to buckle down ...”
September 12, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to what kind of program is best for me? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hey! Well I think you may have already answered your question. IF you don''t need the salary boost nor the networking, but solely the knowledge, than a local part time degree will suffice. There are good teachers everywhere. Best, Jon”
September 4, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to I need a career boost. What should I do? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hey dude, Good to hear from you. Good question you ask regarding FT vs PT programs. It''s not so much that companies "discriminate" but it is that a PT MBA is not intended to afford you the possibilities to make a career change, it is rather designed for a boost within your same career ...”
September 4, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Is it too late to take the GMAT? in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Nah. You will have 2.5 months which is enough as long as you can put time aside every day for working on your applications. Best, JF”
September 4, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GMAT 640, Non-Business Background in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude! Great to hear from you! You should know we love working with Indonesians and even have a resident "Indonesia expert" working with us :) Yaron Dahan, aka the professor, who just wrote up a piece about Indonesia http://admissionado.com/mba/indonesian-higher-ed-trends/. You may ...”
September 4, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Evaluate my profile for MBA in USA in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, And good to hear from you! Now, I''d LOVE to help you out and get down with your profile. The thing is I am missing detail. I would LOVE to hear more about your website. IT sounds very exciting and very successful! I need a LOT more info from you - school name, employer name, ...”
August 23, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to 2.9 GPA, 720 GMAT; Any Advice? in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude, Well the first and main thing that comes to mind when I read through your profile esp. about your GPA is: WHY? What happened? What are the reasons? Were there any extenuating circumstances? Because I feel like the rest of your profile is quite nice, and actually you should have a good ...”
August 23, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Score: 710 (Q46, V41), Retake GMAT? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Yes it matters. A lot. Plus you have 3 years! Retake until you get a 740 :) You''re off to an excellent start!”
August 18, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Do I need to retake GMAT? 740 Q48 69 %, V44 98% IR 5 in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Nahhhh!!! You''re good! You have a 740!!! Celebrate! :)”
August 15, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to How to report low gpa for gap in undergraduate in the The Application Process forum
“Dear Lucas, You don''t really have a choice in terms of transcript, meaning you need to fully disclose the full transcript. But what you CAN do is write an essay EXPLAINING why you did so poorly and how you have improved since then. Hope this helps, Best, Jon”
August 7, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Military Officer Profile Eval in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“760 dude! Nice pull :) Well the short of it is: yeah don''t worry. You have the GMAT which proves your brilliant. And you come from the Marine Corps as an officer. You can apply to only Top 10 schools without a problem, just make a great and passionate application. and if there are other schools ...”
August 7, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Suggested word count for Chicago PPT in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Nah. Just go with it.”
August 7, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Business Intelligence course with Assistantship in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Well where you apply is up to you! So yes, for an MBA one year of experience will be too little. In the US the average is around five years experience, and in Europe about 7-8. But yes, if you are more interested in Masters programs, you can normally join these will no or little experience, ...”
August 2, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Undergraduate Transcripts in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude, So normally I would say B. In terms of grades and so on usually they will just go with the transcript of your school where you got your diploma and then rely on their system of how they allowed you to transfer credits. Buuuut small caveat - for things like this, don''t ever ask anyone ...”
August 2, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GMAT vs admissions counselling in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“The first thing you should do is work another 1-3 years before you think of working on applications. Taking your GMAT early is a great idea though! Best, JF”
August 2, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Business Intelligence course with Assistantship in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hey there! so you are likely looking for a Masters program and not an MBA which is more of a managerial training and would require at least 3-4 years of experience. So in Masters programs there are many options. I don''t think you necessarily need a Masters in Data Analytics which is an ...”
July 31, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation for INSEAD/ISB/PGPX at IIMA/B in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hello there! So on the surface in a general manner your profile does look very nice. But in truth if we are to dig in and start to evaluate where you can and should apply we will need a LOT more info from you! Where do you work? What do you do? (for EACH positions and employer) How quickly have ...”
July 31, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Where Should i apply? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hey there, Well normally if you intend to pursue an MBA, it''s a good idea to work 3 years or more beforehand. So I think it might be a biiiit early for you start considering what schools you might apply to. Of course it''s a great idea to get as good a GMAT score as you can early on, so keep on ...”
July 27, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Split GPA/GMAT Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Basically dude: Don''t sweat the low GPA. first of all, it''s below average and not "low". Secondly you did a double degree. Thirdly, your GMAT. In fact, I wouldn''t even bother explaining it in an essay. You''ve done your job dude, when you got that GMAT score. As for the rest - ...”
July 27, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Got into a great school! in the The Application Process forum
“ummmm... yay! :)”
July 25, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Analysis. in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Dear Mohnish, Very good to hear from you! And sorry it took so long for me to get back to you, but I was on the road for a while there Smile Anyhow, let''s jump into your profile: You have some excellent stuff in there, including your leadership experience of a team of seven (some senior) and ...”
July 25, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Well, I think the place to start is with a higher GMAT!!! I would like to link for you here two articles specifically written r.e. Indian applicants and the GMAT that you might find of use: ...”
July 25, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hello there! And good to hear from you! Not only should you, you have to. The new GMAT average at Stanford is 740!!!! The other schools around 720+. Even with Goldman Sachs on your resume, you will need a better GMAT. So I would suggest buckling down and making it happen before you apply. If ...”
July 25, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Choosing MBA stream in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Dear Pallab, Well I think if you CAN get a finance or marketing job, go for it! But usually that is the difficulty! If you get a good score in your GMAT, you will be able to get into a good school. Now, once you get in, who knows what will happen! However, stating the goal of wanting to ...”
July 25, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Analysis in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Dear Mohnish, Very good to hear from you! And sorry it took so long for me to get back to you, but I was on the road for a while there :) Anyhow, let''s jump into your profile: You have some excellent stuff in there, including your leadership experience of a team of seven (some senior) and your ...”
July 25, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Requesting Profile Evaluation! in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Dear sid, You have a nice profile, however for the schools you proposed they are mostly too tough for your current GMAT. so the first thing to consider is whether you can get a higher score and retake your GMAT. The second important thing is that as a male Indian engineer you are a member of the ...”
June 30, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Admission in UK/USA post Brexit and Trump's HI-B visa in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Raman, It''s a great question and a vital concern for many students. I think there are a few things to keep in mind, first and foremost, that no one can predict what will happen politically, but at the same time, time has borne out that people with good skills who graduate from good schools get ...”
June 30, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to profile evaluation please! in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Well mostly I''d say: Work that GMAT, dude. I know you can do better than that, and the better you do, the higher your chances will be. Best, Jon”
June 23, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to 1 yr. Full-Time MBA for execs. with 10+ yrs work-ex in the Ask Admissionado forum
“You are a wise man! :) The courses you are looking for are "Executive MBA courses" or EMBAs. Have a look around the internet, and then drop us a line and we will help you out! Best, JF ...”
June 23, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation please in the Ask Admissionado forum
“That''s good to hear! :) Actually I think, don''t yet apply for ISB. Get your profile ready first and then apply to ALL schools you want to try. In the meanwhile work on your profile. The main things would be: - Taking on leadership roles at work and everywhere else you can - Doing some really ...”
June 22, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation, Please in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude, Well so far so good! Your profile seems mighty nice from what I can see, but a few questions before I answer you: 1. What leadership experience do you have? In work or out? (besides your university activities) 2. What are your biggest achievements at work?> 3. What ECs and ...”
June 16, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation please in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude, Great to hear from you! And congratulations on your excellent GMAT. So I think you have a good, but also at the same time tough profile. Tough mostly because of your applicant pool (Indian/Male/Tech). But otherwise quite solid. First of all though I would say that the school list ...”
June 16, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Please rate my Profile in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hello Aline, Great to hear from you. So overall you have a nice profile, although I would love to hear more about your work experience, especially if you have any leadership. The first two things that pop to mind when I read your post is: What about the GMAT? and... Why a second MBA? ...”
June 16, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey Aline, So your profile is quite good. And your work experience interesting. I would love a LOT more info from you - school name, employer name, titles, promotions, greatest achievements, volunteer work, sports, community service, religious involvement, leadership.. etc. before I can give you ...”
June 12, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Medical Student Interested in MBA in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, So I hear you regarding your desire to do one-year and not two. I mean that''s a loooooot of studying! Now I understand your internal logic, but I think it''s really important and helpful if you understand the school''s. From their perspective, you probably don''t need an MBA. And if ...”
June 3, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile review in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Basically you have a very interesting and diverse profile that is exactly the sort of profile that INSEAD loves. Very international... lots of variety. You''re also the right age. And female. :) So all is good there as far as I can see. The real question for me is: Work experience... I only ...”
May 29, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Medical Student Interested in MBA in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, So you''re profile is really excellent and very interesting, and I quite like your plan. But there are a few things you should know before you start applying for MBAs: - MBAs are traditionally oriented for those with work experience. In fact the average work experience for most class ...”
May 29, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Medical Student Interested in MBA in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there! Great to hear from you! So before we start there is some basic information I would love to have: Age Gender Country of Origin Degree and from which school Minority? All of these can heavily influence your profile. But anyhow, let me start by saying your profile is great ...”
May 22, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hello!! :) Nice to see an applicant from the Philippines! :) We don''t get so many of you around here. (and yes, that works to your advantage, as does the fact that you are a female applicant) sooo, so far from what I can see here, things look very good. You are from a unique country ...”
May 22, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Quick Profile Eval - Take GMAT again? Kellogg/Booth in the Ask Admissionado forum
“You do. You need even more actually.”
May 18, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey Matt, Good stuff here. I don''t see anything about your ECs or volunteer work though. Hope you got some good stuff going on there :) I think with a strong application Yale Tuck and NYU are solid for you. The other schools are definitely possible, and a higher GMAT never ever hurts :) ...”
May 15, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation, please. in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Not at all! Working in legal is awesome. The legal/business combo is the best! ;) Jon”
May 15, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Chance of getting into H/W/S? in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude! You have a VERY interesting profile that is quite strong. I think this whole "Korean in the US army" is gonna be a real winner for you if you play your cards right. It''s a very unique story, one that for sure has the potential to appeal to a US "audience" and one that ...”
May 15, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to please help with my profile evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude! Good to hear from you. So far from what I can see here, things look pretty good! You have a great education a great GPA, and seems like a very nice career too :) Is your profile strong enough for top schools? A lot will depend on your firm, how big it is, what you have done, how ...”
May 15, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there! Great to hear from you! So a few thoughts here: - Applying as a female candidate with management experience is always great! :) MBA programs LOVE women leaders, and you have some good leadership experience behind you. - Likewise, coming from Argentina will likely play in your favor. ...”
April 24, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile & Scholarship Evalutation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there dude!!! Great to hear from you! I think you have a very very interesting profile, and a unique one too. The Adcoms do not get many candidates form West African countries, and even less ones with incubators who have led successful ventures in the past. I think that if you play your ...”
April 24, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to 710 score (Q-49, V-38) Is my quant score good enough? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey Rijo! So first of all, your profile is very interesting as is your family business. Since you have such a unique profile, a lot of the evaluation will depend upon how well you can "sell" the family business, and your future plans for it. I think you should really focus down on ...”
April 20, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Should I retake GMAT with 700 after 7 attempts & apply n in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Probably not. Statistically speaking, you have reached the point where you aren''t likely to get a higher score. A 700 is a good score. I''d say once that''s done, it''s time for you to concentrate on other matters, Best, Jon Frank”
April 20, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude, Well the thing is, everything depends on what you want to do and where you want to go. You don''t NEED to retake the GMAT, but if you DO and a get a better score, it will leave the door open to better schools. My advice, is that since you have until July anyhow until you can really ...”
April 20, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Request for Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there! Great to hear from you! So you have some very good stuff in your profile. Your a female candidate! And with management experience (awesome). You have very good GPAs as well. At the moment it''s a little bit hard for me to truly evaluate your worke xperience, since I am lacking ...”
April 20, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Don''t worry about that for the moment. Just concentrate on your test and try to come back with the best score possible.”
April 20, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“In that case, I think its best to wait till you get your score. Anything above a 700 is good. Above a 740 is awesome! :) Good luck!”
April 9, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Are you sure your GMAT is 746? That''s not as far as I know a possible score. Can you get back to me with your actual score?”
April 4, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation please in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there! Great to hear form you. Overall you have a very solid profile with tons of leadership, which is great! The first thing I can say is that in order to make a great application, you need to think about how to make your experience RELEVANT to B-school. You have leadership of men, which is ...”
April 4, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation for admission to top B Schools in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there! Well, given what you have written, I would say HEC is a bit of a long-shot for you. But you should apply to the other schools on your list. I hope this helps! Best, Jon”
April 4, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“And what is your GPA? And your GMAT?”
March 27, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation for admission to top B Schools in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, well besides testing, what else have you got up your sleeve? Any internships? volunteer work? Leadership? What have you actually DONE in your leadership and public speaking? Best, Jon”
March 23, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, I’d love to help you out but without more info it’s gonna be hard. Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? Which school did you graduate ...”
March 22, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Please in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, I’d love to help you out but without more info it’s gonna be hard. Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? Which school did you graduate ...”
March 3, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Please in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hi there! Great to hear from you. I think overall you have a very strong base profile - the GMAT + Ivy League + GPA + being a female candidate form S. Korea... its all good. If you work for MBB, (you didn''t mention which form) you can add another bonus point in your profile. Regarding work ...”
March 3, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to MBA Admission Profile Evaluation Help! Chances Assessment in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey man, Good to hear from you. Overall your GMAT is impressive, and profile is quite good. That GPA is killing me though, dude. (you, too I know) Anyhow you already did the BEST thing possible - Get an awesome GMAT. And I think being a Latino candidate will help you out here. But what would ...”
February 25, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Resume Inquiry in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey, So YES! Absolutely put it on your resume. It''s a promotion! You wont have any achievements to speak of, but write a few of your main responsibilities, and anyway you will have the date on your resume, so it will be abundantly clear why you have no achievements. Best, Jon Frank”
February 21, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Haas PT vs. UCLA FEMBA vs. USC Part Time in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude, Your profile seems quite solid, and your GMAT score although not stellar could be enough even for Berkley. Things tend to get relatively flexible when it comes to GMATs for PT programs, and of you make an excellent application, a lower GMAT score can be forgiven. so if you''re asking me: ...”
February 21, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation, please. in the Ask Admissionado forum
“On the contrary, legal/compliance is cool. Not many people have the legal/biz combo, and if you play it as an advantage in your essays, it will be perceived as one. Best, JF”
February 11, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Please advise for cancer survivor in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there good sir! Good to hear from you and I am very happy to hear you are doing well. Being a cancer survivor should in no way change your application, except maybe you can tell the story of surviving cancer if it is relevant to the application. Other than that I can say that the main ...”
February 11, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Advice Strengthening Profile in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“I agree that the GMAT is important, but that doesn''t mean you can''t do other things too. I also entirely disagree with the thought that "nice months don''t matter." EVERYTHING matters. That having been said, I have two pieces of advice regarding choosing where to invest your time: ...”
February 5, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation for Canada business schools in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey Sandip, So overall the base of your profile is fine. And your GMAT is solid enough for Canadian MBAs. However the main thing for you to work on is story. Right now you have some major obstacles to overcome: You are an Indian/Male/Tech candidate with an average GMAT and who is a bit on the ...”
February 5, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to UCLA EMBA vs Cornell EMBA vs Ross EMBA in the Ask Admissionado forum
“They are all more or less around similar levels of prestige. Which means that right now your main considerations should be: - Location - Fit Location is primarily important for recruitment - where you want to work, who you want to work with, and in what industry. and fit is a more ...”
February 5, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“So far so good! Your work experience is interesting. The only one thing I can add is that the more leadership you have the better. The one big weakness is your undergrad GPA which can make accessing schools in the Top 10 quite difficult - Haas and Kellogg are likely out of range (Average GPA is ...”
February 5, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to MBA Profile Fitment in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, And good to hear from you! Now, I''d LOVE to help you out and get down with your profile. The thing is I am missing detail. I need a LOT more info from you - school name, employer name, titles, promotions, greatest achievements, volunteer work, sports, community service, ...”
January 26, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Evaluation - Texas A&M Mays in Houston in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Well look, If Mays is your *only* target school, you don''t have to worry about chances so much. You just apply and see what happens. Meaning of course with the best possible application. I think you do have a shot if you can tell a great story. And in a worst-case scenario, you retake the GRE ...”
January 26, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Evaluation to get into Wharton, Haas full-time in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, And good to hear from you! Now, I''d LOVE to help you out and get down with your profile. The thing is I am missing detail. I need a LOT more info from you - school name, employer name, titles, promotions, greatest achievements, volunteer work, sports, community service, ...”
January 26, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, Great to hear from you! So first of all, if you hit that GMAT score you are targeting, your school list is a very fair one. You have a good range of tougher and easier schools on your list. Other than that, if you are planning and remaining in Oil and Gas, I can also recommend you ...”
January 26, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Requesting evaluation for top B-School in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey, So I think the key for you is: GMAT + story. As a female candidate in a totally male-dominated industry you will be quite a catch for B-schools. Yes, your low GPA makes things tougher, and much of an outlier. But if you can kill the GMAT and deliver an amazing story, I get a feeling that ...”
January 25, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Going to re-apply to Kellogg Evening/Weekend Part Time MBA in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude, Good to hear from you. So two problems with your profile I can identify: 1. Your GMAT 2. Your goals. The GMAt you know about so no need to write more. But r.e. your goals, they seem small and a bit of a "pipe dream". I''d like to see more businesssy goals. I mean sure ...”
January 25, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Recommend course before joining MBA in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey there, I’d love to help you out but without more info it’s gonna be hard. Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? Which school did you graduate ...”
January 10, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation for Canada business schools in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey there: . Well YOU need to tell US which countries you want to apply to. There are lots of them :) Other than that, more info can help! Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable ...”
January 10, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Low GPA, High GMAT (Low Quant) in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey there, So with the GMAT you are good. There''s nothing to do or explain away. For the GPA, it''s quite low for those schools so YES you do need to explain it in the optional essay. And use whatever you have meaning: reasons why you did bad. and PROOF that you can do better. IT can be ...”
January 10, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GMAT 680 (48-49Q) - Profile evaluation and Top schools in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“John, (Nice name btw!) :) Easy answer here: You''re too late anyhow for this year. So just wait till next year and retake. With your current score, things would be too challenging. And anyhow you really don''t want to apply R3. So take your time NOW to study hard, kill the GMAT, and research ...”
January 10, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation for top 5 B-School in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Personal is good! :) We like personal.”
January 10, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation, please. in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Dude, Nice profile!!! You have the school, the grades, the volunteer work, the job and the background. which means that if you hit 720+ and make a seamless application, Top 10 is the way for you to go!!! How to improve? Right now: the GMAT. Everything else is secondary. Once that''s out of the ...”
January 10, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request - URGENT! in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, And good to hear from you! Now, I''d LOVE to help you out and get down with your profile. The thing is I am missing detail. I need a LOT more info from you - school name, employer name, titles, promotions, greatest achievements, volunteer work, sports, community service, ...”
January 4, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Request for Profile Evaluation for Top 10 B-schools in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there! Great to hear from you! I think you have a VERY interesting profile. We do not see many Ivoirien''s applying to business schools and even fewer with the work experience and grades that you have! With your background, if you can ace the GMAT I think Top 10 and European schools WILL be ...”
January 4, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Language Proficiency Requirement for Non natives in the The Application Process forum
“Only for undergrad. But also be aware: it doesn''t count if you''re in a non-native country. that means Indians, Taiwanese, Hong Kong, even if you studied in English you have to take the test.”
January 2, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Help narrowing my options in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hey there, And good to hear from you! Now, I''d LOVE to help you out and get down with your profile. The thing is I am missing detail. I need a LOT more info from you - school name, employer name, titles, promotions, greatest achievements, volunteer work, sports, community service, ...”
January 2, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Strong enough for LBS? Geologist/5+ years intl.exp./660 GMAT in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey, Sounds good! Go for it. And keep in mind: if things don''t work out as planned, you are in it for the long-haul. You just retake the GMAT and make it in next year. Best, Jon”
January 2, 2017
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Strong enough for LBS? Geologist/5+ years intl.exp./660 GMAT in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Well a few things: 1. Your GMAT is a bit low, but just go for it. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. I feel like otherwise your profile is interesting/unique enough to be of interest. So if your essays rock, you will have a shot. 2. That having been said, LBS is not a natural choice ...”
December 29, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Pre-Experience Programs in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Well then I would go for the Top 5 or 6 Pre-experience MF programs: http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/finance-rankings Best, Jon”
December 29, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Pre-Experience Programs in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there! Well from your academics and internships Id say you are a pretty strong candidate. If you have community service to match and ECs too it will help! Other that that I think you can aim for any top program. Are you only looking in UK/Europe or also the states? Best, Jon”
December 22, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Low GPA Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey Vijay, I think you can go ahead and give it a shot. Maybe your scores aren''t that great, but you have some pretty good leadership in your profile, and the schools on your list aren''t as competitive as top schools. You will have to give it your best shot,a nd make your essays logical, cohesive ...”
December 19, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude, The short of it is that I don''t think you would need to retake your GMAT for the PT program as they are far less competitive than the full-time programs. Yes, it''s a bit of a shame about your UG GPA, but you have come a looong way since then. I think you can go ahead and give that ...”
December 19, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Request for Profile Evaluation for Top 5 schools in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, With a 680 is IS possible, but everything else needs to be REALLY strong. Like you say you have great leadership experience, but what is it? How many have you led? what has your experience been? What other "Aces" do you have up your sleeves? Strong volunteer work? Amazing ...”
December 19, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Well apply then to those as well! At UCLA I''d say you are a pretty darned competitive guy! Just write them an awesome competition. Looking forward to seeing your movies :)”
December 13, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Chances of call from ISB in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, I’d love to help you out but without more info it’s gonna be hard. Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? Which school did you graduate ...”
December 12, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there! Great to hear from you! So first of all, you have a very nice and interesting and unique profile. We don''t see many entertainment folks out here, and I think this should help you build a very unique and interesting profile. OVerall, I think the first thing is to think about your ...”
December 12, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Please help to evaluate my profile - asian female engineer in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, Great to hear from you! I don''t think you MUST retake the GMAT for your target schools, but yes, it would help, and maybe even a lot. It''s a biiit hard to evaluate your chances, because I don''t yet have a good sense of what you have done at work, or of how much leadership ...”
December 12, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Getting an MBA without work experience in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Most relevant MBAs require work experience. If you want to take the study track, my advice would be that you apply for a pre-experience MFA now, land a finance job, get three years experience and then do your MBA at that point. You will have the best of all worlds. Cheers,”
December 12, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Low GPA Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, I’d love to help you out but without more info it’s gonna be hard. Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? Which school did you graduate ...”
December 12, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Dillon, the quick answer is that if you want to apply this year (and yes you have a shot) just go for it with a 710. You come from a good industry and have great goals and very very strong volunteer work. (and your leadership is not as weak as you think). But you gotta HURRY UP! Deadlines are in ...”
November 22, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GMAT scores and application consultation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Well, Although the AWA score should be higher, it''s not the thing that will "Tank" your application. On the other hand, and especially for MIT, if you could ALSO score 30/40 more points on the main score, it would be worth your while to do so. Best, Jon”
November 18, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude very good to hear from you, I think you''re very interesting and unique profile, but first let me jump in and start with your questions: 1) From looking at class profiles at top programs I have observed that Real Estate represent a very small portion usually around 1-4% of the ...”
November 17, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to 780 GMAT - Aiming for M7 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Rae, You have a really awesome profile. You work for both bracket bank, you have a ridiculously amazing GMAT, you have a strong GPA despite two years of having done not well, strong masters degree, and you''re involved in the LGBT. As for your one perceived weakness, I may agree with you, but ...”
November 17, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Do I need a GMAT retake or start with the application proces in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Yeah man, with your school list, just give it a shot! A 700 is pretty good. Cheers, JF”
November 15, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Narrowing down Universities in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Karhtik, The truth is: concentration rankings dont matter. Only the regular rankings. What can matter sometimes is location, as schools outside Top20 tend to be quite regional. But just ignore the operations rankings. You can learn operations at any MBA. Best, Jon”
November 15, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation for 2nd mba in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Wait till you get your score before you decide. Best, Jon”
November 14, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Help with deciding when to apply in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Don''t rush it! Wait till you get the score you need. Applying with a score too low will just get you dinged, and not help at all. Best, Jon”
November 14, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey Juan, Well if there is a concern it would be minor, and you could always allay their concerns by showing a plan or willingness to take some pre-MBA quant courses. But it''s not a major thing. The major thing is your essays. Best, Jon”
November 14, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there! Good to hear back from you. I think your school list is pretty good now. You have some tough schools and some schools where you will be competitive. So that''s good! As for the "operations" major, I think it ultimately can be a good reason for you to select a school, but ...”
November 11, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey Juan! So I see good stuff all over. :) As a Colombian applicant you are off to a good start, since really not that many Colombians apply to business school, and schools do like Latin American candidates. Plus you have good grades and a good GPA. Your work experience seems pretty ...”
November 11, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation for 2nd mba in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude, Good to hear from you! So it''s still very hard to evaluate you without a GMAT but let me take a shot at it. Right now you have some very good stuff in your profile (your volunteer work notably) but some weaknesses too (your school, the fact that you have an MBA, Being ...”
November 11, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to mim in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Better to do the GMAT unless you know you can score higher on the GRE”
November 11, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile for MiM in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, So overall your profile looks quite fine. You have a very good GMAT (it''s high enough for these schools) and you have a good internship and good grades. Also, they don''t tend to get thaaaaat many applicants from Latin America so that should offer you a distinct advantage as well. ...”
November 11, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation for 2nd mba in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Dude, I''d love to help you out, but I need more INFO!! What''s your GMAT? What''s your TOEFL? I need a LOT more info from you - school name, employer name, titles, promotions, greatest achievements, volunteer work, sports, community service, religious involvement, leadership.. etc. before I ...”
October 31, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude, Well for which school and how, let us hold off until you get your GMAT (just come back with the best score, right dude? :) ) For the rest: Why do you REALLY want to do an MBA? Why is this important? What are your goals? How do you hope to change? Also: What is unique about ...”
October 31, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude, Good to hear from you. Sooo with your GMAT and profile (Indian/IT/Male) things will be competitive to say the least! :) McCombs is a good option, but likely a stretch school for you as it is sought after by many many Indian applicants. Doesn''t mean you can''t or shouldn''t try ...”
October 31, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Low IR score - Will it impact? in the Ask Admissionado forum
“They are still not that important and won''t be until they are made to be a basis for the ranking of the schools. At the same time a very low score is still not good.”
October 19, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request (TIA) in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there! Well of course you can explain! Although to be honest, its effect will be limited. The IITs are most prestigious. It''s like me saying well in reality Tuck is better than HBS. Even if I can prove it, and I can say it a million times, no one will believe. Soo better - accept that its a ...”
October 19, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Appreciate an Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hello there Mosa Rahimi So very good to hear from you again! Now that is a VERY interesting story. I didn''t realize that you have the highest GMAT score, and yes it is impressive. Now, should you apply to HBS? Of course! You ABSOLUTELY should go for it. But don''t apply ONLY to HBS. Because they ...”
October 13, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile required to master in finance in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, I’d love to help you out but without more info it’s gonna be hard. Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? Which school did you graduate ...”
October 13, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, I’d love to help you out but without more info it’s gonna be hard. Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? Which school did you graduate ...”
October 13, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Low IR score - Will it impact? in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hello there! No worries! Let''s keep it alive. Well I will say two things: First of all if you believe you can get higher on your GMAT it would be helpful, cause you are a Chinese candidate! So by doing that you may solve two problems with one stone! Because although the IR doesn''t really ...”
October 13, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Need Help in the Ask Admissionado forum
“It can be, but it''s a bit different than a regular MBA in that 50% or so of your class will already be sponsored. Best,”
October 13, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request (TIA) in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude, So overall things look quite good. You have a great TOEFL and are obviously a very smart dude. Im sure you will get a great GMAT score as well. Now the problem is though that coming from your pool EVERYONE is a great candidate.... what I mean is that there is a dearth of Indian Tech ...”
October 13, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Appreciate an Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hello there Mosa Rahimi, Very good to hear from you! So first of all, let me say that your experience is very interesting. definitely one of the most unique stories I have heard, and as you can guess we see very few Afghani applicants. Which is great for you! As it will make your profile more ...”
October 3, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Please review my profile and suggest options in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Well PGP is a good idea if you plan on staying in India. the question is: do you want to study abroad? Have a look here: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/business-production-operations-management Best, Jon”
September 30, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile for MS Finance or MIM in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude! So two tips and one question: 1. Take the GMAT again if you can get higher 2. MiF seems like it would be more valuable at this time. question: What are your goals? :) Best, Jon”
September 28, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Please review my profile and suggest options in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Well your profile is quite good. what are you looking at? a Masters in Operations? A Masters in Management? You don''t yet have enough experience for an MBA. Best, Jon”
September 28, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Need help in school selection in the Ask Admissionado forum
“You will get it very very soon! :)”
September 28, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GPA conversion in GMAT profile in mba.com site in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Yatrik: Basically: don''t worry about it. The schools will all ask you for your original transcript as they are very familiar with the Indian system. Best,”
September 27, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Please review my Profile in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude, Good to hear from you. Anything above a 710 is quite good, and of course, the higher the better :) Best, Jon”
September 27, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Need help in school selection in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, I’d love to help you out but without more info it’s gonna be hard. Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? Which school did you graduate ...”
September 27, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to LOW GPA in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, I’d love to help you out but without more info it’s gonna be hard. Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? Which school did you graduate ...”
September 27, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation for MFE programs in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Well the short of it, is you should have a shot at either program. However, I could use more detail about you Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? ...”
September 23, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to What are my chances? in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, I’d love to help you out but without more info it’s gonna be hard. Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? Which school did you graduate ...”
September 23, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Request Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, I’d love to help you out but without more info it’s gonna be hard. Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? Which school did you graduate ...”
September 23, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation|MiF LBS|MBA in the Ask Admissionado forum
“With the right GMAT St Gallen will be a great choice! Best of luck!”
September 22, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation - Phd Finance in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Well so far so good. If you are interested in a PhD position it is also helpful if you have done any of the three things: 1. Published 2. Conducted research 3. Taught Since the focus is academic, in addition to your work experience, these things will be invaluable. Now as you look for ...”
September 21, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Admission and fund chance. in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Dear Amin, From a first look you have a quite interesting and unique profile, with an awesome GMAT an Awesome TOEFL, and lots of good experience. I think with this you can build quite a strong application, but I will need more detail about your work experience (more ont he side of WHAT exactly you ...”
September 21, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude, Great to hear from you! Soooo first of all, I will mention that without a GMAT it is hard to evaluate you, but I will assume a GMAT on the upper end of your range. With a 700, 1-10 ranked schools in the US will be out of range for you. As an Indian applicant you come from a huuuge ...”
September 21, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation|MiF LBS|MBA in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey Sudeep, Very good to hear from you! So first things first - overall you have a good profile, but a lot will ride on that GMAT, and there is a world of difference between a 690 and a 710. Anyhow, you will get the best score you can I am sure. :) For LBS, a 710 GMAT might be a bit low, ...”
September 21, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Need Help in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey Tarakanath So great GMAT!!! Congratulations! Usually for an EMBA, you don''t have to worry too much about your UG grades. It makes sense because you have sooo many years of goof work behind you, and with your awesome GMAT I don''t think the schools will have any doubts about your ...”
September 21, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey Dillon, Great to hear from you! Sooooo it''s a tough question you ask, because your GMAT is lower than the average at some of your schools, and you have two profile weaknesses which I can perceive, even though they are minor ones: your non target school, and being Asian American (sorry! ...”
September 21, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there my friend, Im afraid I don''t have great news for you, but with your GMAT score these programs will be unattainable. There is a silver lining, though: if you CAN get that higher score (of at least a 730) you will have a shot. But with anything less, it will be very very tough. These ...”
September 20, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GMAT 770... Professional Advice Sought before going ahead! in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there good sir! Niiiice work on that GMAT!! pretty awesome stuff there. Now I know you asked for a precise evalaution, but to do it, I will need help from you. I’d love to help you out but without more info it’s gonna be hard. Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you ...”
September 20, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to What are my chances - Part-time MBA in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, Well, I think otherwise your profile is strong what with your DoD experience, and it is also true that PT programs are less demanding when it comes to GMAT, nonetheless if you feel like you can get 30-40 points higher by then, I would recommend it. Depending on what else you are doing ...”
September 15, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to What are my chances - Part-time MBA in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, Well, I think otherwise your profile is strong what with your DoD experience, and it is also true that PT programs are less demanding when it comes to GMAT, nonetheless if you feel like you can get 30-40 points higher by then, I would recommend it. Depending on what else you are doing ...”
September 15, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Dude, Happy help. Wanna hear only good news from you :)”
September 15, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude, Great to hear from you! Overall I like your profile. You have some weaknesses (school and GPA) but also some good strengths (Oil and Gas and your fantastic GMAT!!!) I also really like your leadership and I would say that it is the main point to hit up on your application. I think ...”
September 14, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to What are my chances - Part-time MBA in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Yes. A 570 is too low. You can do better! I know it''s time consuming, but it''s totally worth it :) Best,”
September 14, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to What are my chances? in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, Well PT programs are much easier to get into, but the question is: are they giving you what you want? It''s quite hard to get placed from a PT program in a good job as they don''t have the resources for that and it''s not what PT programs are for. As for your other question, it''s ...”
September 14, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to What are my chances? in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Well sir, Im afraid I don''t have great news for you. With a 2.7 at a non target program, Tier 1 schools are likely out of range, even with an 800 GMAT. Right now however, that wouldn''t be what would hold you back from applying, but rather that if you intend to apply to full time programs you ...”
September 12, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, So your profile is pretty interesting and has lots of potential. You come from a good school with a solid GMAT interesting work experience at home and abroad, and quite strong volunteer work. Basically, I like it :) Of course you do have that pesky GPA, which might be a hindrance. ...”
September 8, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Review in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey there, I’d love to help you out but without more info it’s gonna be hard. Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? Which school did you graduate ...”
September 7, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey there, I’d love to help you out but without more info it’s gonna be hard. Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? Which school did you graduate ...”
September 7, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, I’d love to help you out but without more info it’s gonna be hard. Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? Basically, get me as much ...”
September 7, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation request! in the Ask Admissionado forum
“I certify. You are insane. But maybe also very clever :) The reason for what you mention is simple, its that percentage wise, the energy industry is smaller and also represented differently. You have a LOT of people in energy getting tech/operations/non MBA degree and there are only a limited ...”
September 7, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, Good luck! And it''s totally fine if you get your target score on a retake. Don''t worry about it!! As for MiM vs MBA it''s a touch question. The major advantage to an MiM is that it gives you a headstart and allows you to move abroad early in your career (which is presumably what you ...”
September 2, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, And great to hear from you! Well first of all, to understand where to apply: US/Australia/Europe/Asia, it will be helpful to understand your goals. In general US/European programs are the strongest and will have the most global impact and prestige. And with a 700 many good schools will ...”
September 2, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there good sir! So I like your profile overall. with three passports and your exchange semesters, you come across as quite international, which is one of your strong points. Also, AdComs don''t really get to see that many Spanish applicants, and I believe this should work in your favor. That + ...”
September 2, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Please evaluate my profile :) in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, Overall I think you have a very good profile and good chances. LBS is probably the Top European school (along with INSEAD) but I think with your employer + internships, the fact that you come from Holland and your prior experience in England, and your studies in the US which gives you ...”
September 2, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Need help on application Essay writing in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Dear Aparajita If you need help with your essays, the best way to get started is to drop us a line here: http://admissionado.com/free-consultation/mba-consultation/?utm_source=btg&utm_medium=forum&utm_campaign=mba_blog Eventually, send us your applications you have already completed, ...”
September 2, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation request! in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hello good sir! I love your profile my Finnish friend! :) You are right, you are a very rare breed. First one I''ve spoken to (It''s cause your damned education system system is so good, and Free! you must be doing something wrong ;) ) Basically your profile is fantastic - 740, rare European ...”
August 30, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there! Good to hear from you. so your profile seems pretty interesting, and MiM programs could be right for you. HBS 2+2 and Stanford deferred are of course fantastic, but they are extremely difficult to get into! So have other schools on your list to. With a GMAT of 740+ you will be in the ...”
August 30, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey, so it seems like you have been doing some mighty interesting stuff, and you can think a bout how to integrate that into your application when the time comes around. For your GPA - you don''t need to translate it. It will be considered as is. An 8+ is pretty good for Indian candidates (they ...”
August 30, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, Good to hear from you. Seems like your work experience is solid and that you are moving along at a nice pace. It''s hard however for me to judge the strength of your position as CTO, since I dont know enough about what you have actually done. Your volunteer work should also be a ...”
August 25, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Hec round 9 or round 1? in the The Application Process forum
“Round 1. Chances are much higher.”
August 23, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“All the schools have visitor centers and also arrange tours and so on, so yeah call them up. Do your research before and see if you want to target-meet any students or professors. And prepare yourself to find out what you REALLY want to find out so you can ask the right questions when you are there ...”
August 19, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Evaluation Request - Old Guy Technology to Finance Pivot in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude, Good to hear from you. so overall your goals are fine as personal goals, but make a really poor story. why? Cause you and everyone else wants to get into PE and there are notoriously few positions and they tend to go with folks with experience. Does it mean you have to change your ...”
August 16, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GRE or GMAT? MBA without experience? in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude, It doesnt matter. Here''s a conversion tool for the GRE to GMAT to help you out: https://www.ets.org/gre/institutions/about/mba/comparison_tool”
August 16, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Okay dude, So a few things: - Your profile is great! - Your industry is great! - Don''t worry about IR. Nobody cares. If you feel like you could do better on the main GMAT score then you can consider a retake, otherwise it''s not necessary. Rather you should focus on: - Kicking ass at work ...”
August 16, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Is 670 enough for my MBA goals? in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, Well a 7.4 is not a 4.0. But the conversion is pointless because you are up against people in the same pool. Meaning graduating from IIT is fantastic and puts you in the running for Top 20 schools, no problem! But I''ve seen plenty of IITers with a GPA of 8.2+ and even two or three ...”
August 16, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to MBA Application Essays in the The Application Process forum
“Of course I do! :) the only link you will need ;) http://admissionado.com/free-consultation/mba-consultation/?utm_source=btg&utm_medium=forum&utm_campaign=mba_blog Looking forward to hearing from you Best, Jon”
August 12, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Full Time MBA from an Indian University with 8.4 yrs of exp in the The Application Process forum
“Hey dude, To pick up the line here - ANY and EVERY experience that you have that is international helps. Sure, some things are better than others (so leading a huge team abroad is fantastic!), but you take every bit you can get. As far as the second MBA - I''ve worked with a bunch of Indian ...”
August 12, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Is 670 enough for my MBA goals? in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there good sir, Well the thing is that with your GPA and school Top 10 schools will likely already be out of range, if you truly intend to hit the 10-30 range, which would be realistic for you, I would say a GMAT of 710 or more would be helpful. Best, Jon”
August 9, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Evaluate my profile please!! in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, I’d love to help you out but without more info it’s gonna be hard. Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? Can you elaborate a bit ...”
August 9, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“You are very welcome! If you want us to dig deeper, feel free to drop us a line on our website: http://admissionado.com/free-consultation/mba-consultation/?utm_source=btg&utm_medium=forum&utm_campaign=mba_blog Best, Jon”
August 9, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Coming from Microsoft, it will be MUCH easier for you justify a GM career in IT, than to explain a desired move into finance. Esp. since it is already competitive among people who already have finance experience! It doesn''t mean you can''t do it in reality though! Just means it doesn''t ...”
August 9, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Reuest in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there! No problem! Someone will get back to you directly, if they haven''t already, Jon”
August 9, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Reuest in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey Vandana, Truly great to hear from you!! Overall your profile is quite nice. You come from a strong industry (banking, even if you are in IT :) ), are a female candidate and have good and solid GMAT and GPA. Your volunteer work is quite impressive as well. A few thoughts though: - For ...”
August 6, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, Well, Being African American and Coming from Microsoft are both great. Your GMAT could be a lot higher though, and that''s the main thing. Not only is the average GMAT at these schools something like 50-70 points higher than your current GMAT, but MBB will also look at your GMAT, so ...”
August 6, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude, Good to hear from you. So first of all, when I say 10-25 its a super rough estimate. And also it would not be according to FT, who''s ranking are great internationally, but for the US are frankly a bit nonsense. Let''s just say that Tier I schools would be tough - H/S/W Booth, MIT, ...”
August 6, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Need help & Guidance in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hey dude, Good to hear from you! Let me take a stab at your questions: 1. Figure between 60-100K per year including living expenses 2. There is one intake in sept. First round of deadlines is usually sept/oct, second is January 2. No such thing. You can get 50K a year or 300K, depending ...”
August 5, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Please Evaluate my Brother's Profile in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude, Well overall he seems like a very interesting guy. Now to really evaluate his profile especially for Top 10 schools I need more detail! Like for example, you never mentioned what country you came from? :) To really help him out, I need more info about his startup - how big it is, ...”
August 5, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude, Great to hear from you. Overall your profile is quite good, but you are aiming too high. Your GMAT is lower than the average for most Top 10 schools, and certainly so for Indian applicants (I know! you are Canadian! But I fear you may be pooled with the Indian-Americans). Also, ...”
August 5, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evalution in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Aha! Well, your profile is still pretty good! You may want to wait another year, as your experience is not that much, but at the same time, I feel you can give it a shot this year if the time is right for you given your work responsibilities. Just do pay careful attention tot he "Why ...”
August 2, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Eval Request - Recent Graduate - 720 GMAT in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Look, honestly, your profile seems great, and I think you can make it in to Top 10 schools without retaking the GMAT given what you have done (although Iw ould also be very happy to have more detail). Now, if you can relatively easily and relatively surely get another 20+ points on the GMAT, it ...”
August 2, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation for INSEAD Singapore in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude! I like your profile! You have a very strong basis - IIT grad, with good grades. You have intentional managerial experience, and are on the fast track! All this leads me to think that Top 10/15 schools will be in range. However NOT with that GMAT :). But since you are young and ...”
August 2, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey there, And good to hear from you! Now, I''d LOVE to help you out and get down with your profile. The thing is I am missing detail. I need a LOT more info from you - school name, titles, promotions, greatest achievements, volunteer work, sports, community service, religious involvement, ...”
August 2, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation - Part-Time Canadian Program in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“With a 700 GMAT you should be able to get into every Canadian PT program there is as long as your application is solid, Best, JF”
July 29, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Should i retake the GMAT (GMAT 630) in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“The quick answer is: retake the GMAT. It would be folly to apply for an MBA without the BEST score you can possibly get. ESPECIALLY as an Indian candidate! Since the applicant pool is sooo big and tough and competitive. Here''s an article for you about Indian applicants and retaking the GMAT ...”
July 29, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GMAT 670 - 1 year MBA options?? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude! Good to hear from you! The quick answer is if you want to apply to those schools with your profile, it''d be helpful to have 50+ more points on the GMAT. Either that or adjust your school list. For the long answer, Im gonna need more info from you! Where do you work? What do you do? ...”
July 29, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation request in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey there Abhi! I’d love to help you out but without more info it’s gonna be hard. Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? Which school did you ...”
July 29, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Need Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey good sir, Thanks for dropping us a line! Overall I think your profile is very solid - you have the GMAT, the GPA, and pretty good work experience. The tough challenges in your profile are your pool (Indian/Male/Tech), your school (non IIT), and maybe your employer could be stronger. ...”
July 29, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile review request from Military Officer in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey man, Your profile is awesome! And don''t et anyone tell you otherwise! :) Really. Sure you have a really crappy GPA that is far far below the average for top 10 programs, but you ALSO have leadership that 20 candidates combined won''t have! And you gave back to your country! And you ...”
July 29, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evalution in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Heyyyy wait, You got your PhD at 22??? Whoa dude! Anyhow that + your GMAT + good job with great advancement in Pharma = top 10 schools. No reason for you not to start with the top. the important thing here will be STORY -w hat do you want? Really? who are you? how do you propose to impact ...”
July 29, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Chances of getting a top b school in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Pranjal, Well your chances of being admitted into an MBA are zero. :) Not for a bad reason, but because most MBAs expect minimum 3 years work experience. Ont he other hand if you feel like you want to study NOW, you can always look into Masters in Management (MiM) programs. Best, JF”
July 29, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request, coming from Film in the Ask Admissionado forum
“You are welcome! Best of luck, JF”
July 26, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation, Insead Jan 2017 intake - Moonshot in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Well I would say if now the time is right just go for it. Don''t make any excuses r.e. GMAT. Your GMAT is your GMAT. And INSEAD can be quite flexible with GMATs if they like your profile. Other than that, I think the only real decision is: What would happen if I had studies 4 months for the GMAT and ...”
July 26, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Guidance/ Suggestion required in the The Application Process forum
“Hey dude, Great to hear from you! The short answer is: Your profile is great! But your GMAT is not! You need a 720 MINIMUM to apply to the schools you mentioned. So my advice: Retake!!! Here is an article which takes into consideration some of the factors: ...”
July 25, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request, coming from Film in the Ask Admissionado forum
“For Consulting, any Top 15 school would work, quite literally :) I mean all MBAs send about 20-40% of their grads to consulting firms. And in general, just go to the better school. Best, JF”
July 25, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a new topic called Get a FREE Copy of the Admissionado Resume Guide Through 7/3 in the The Application Process forum
“Many MBA applicants make the mistake of thinking their standard “job-hunting” resume will work for an MBA application... and that’s just not the case. Admissionado''s MBA Résumé Guide teaches you a step-by-step process to help you craft a resume that tells your story, shows your impact, ...”
July 22, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to B-Schools for Product Management in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hey there Rajesh, I’d love to help you out but without more info it’s gonna be hard. Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? Which school did you ...”
July 22, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation.....If any senior person can suggest in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hey Shiv So look: you have great exprerience and graduated from the best school in India. Which means that you have the potential to go to ANY B-school int he world. Only, not with that GMAT. My advice: concentrate ALL of your energies over the next year on the GMAT and do not rest until you ...”
July 22, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Post MBA - Tech or Consulting? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hey dude, From what I can see you have a very nice profile. Great GMAT, most amazing international experience. But a GMAT and international experience will not necessarily get you into Top programs alone. And basically I am missing the info I need to really evaluate you: Where do you work? What ...”
July 22, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Mannheim Business School in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Well you have good leadership, overall and a good profile. I''d still need a lot more info from you to tell for sure though. Feel free to drop by our website for a Free Consultation: ...”
July 22, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profle Eval Request - Aerospace Industry in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Dude, You are going to breeze into any PT program you apply at. You have a great profile, come from a great industry, with a great GMAT. And Native American to boot! :) You could even go for Top 10 FT programs if you so desired (although that would admittedly be a bit tougher) Best, Jon”
July 22, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation- Career Change to Finance in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there Nikhil, Great to hear from you! Let me start by jumping straight into your questions: 1. Is career change possible after 9 years in IT? A career change is always possible, but frankly a career change into finance at this later stage and age will be likely very difficult. I don''t ...”
July 22, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation at gmat score of 670 in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Awesome! Best of luck! And let me know how that goes. :) Jon”
July 22, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request, coming from Film in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, So from what I can see your jobs look pretty solid. I''m a bit less sure about your school list, as HBS is not only very hard to get into (you can of course apply) but the media connections aren''t fantastic. I mean NY/Cali schools for nothing other than contacts would make a lot more ...”
July 22, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation by the Best Admissionado in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Amit, I only hope that I am wrong too. I can only report to you based on my previous experience and knowledge. I believe you have a big challenge in front of you, but nonetheless I wish you the best of luck! Best, Jon”
July 20, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request, coming from Film in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there! Well you definitely will have a unique story and come from a unique background. But to get into HBS you will need at least a 720 if not higher. A lot will depend of course on your goals about which I know too little to be able to advise you on this. Also if you can answer the ...”
July 20, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation at gmat score of 670 in the Ask Admissionado forum
“The thing is that at this point the colleges you could get into are likely not that impressive, say ranked 25-50. Which is why my suggestion is that you do NOT rush. That you pace yourself, retake your GMAT and apply NEXT year. There''s no advantage to going to a less good MBA program than you can ...”
July 20, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Admission advice - Schulich School of Business in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there Anurag, I’d love to help you out but without more info it’s gonna be hard. Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? Which school did you ...”
July 20, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation, Insead Jan 2017 intake - Moonshot in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there good sir! Your profile is quite excellent. You have the great school (Grande ecole) the great grades, the excellent employers and top-notch job, as well as a few sweet extras in your profile. The last remaining two pieces of the puzzle are your GMAT and your application. Get that GMAT to ...”
July 20, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Resume guidance - what to include and exclude in the The Application Process forum
“Alex, right now you are writing in hypotheticals. It''s hard to say without having the concrete Resume in hand, but I think the answer is: that you include any and all detail that is relevant to your application. Meaning if you are concerned people won''t know what something means, you explain it, ...”
July 14, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Asking for help about the application in the The Application Process forum
“Hey Song, Well then you are right! :) An MBA is for you. You have to think carefully about how you can translate your experience until now into something that will be useful to your MBA, and just as importantly will be to connect your past experience in one way or another to your future goals. ...”
July 14, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation please - Indian- 5yrs exp- 650 GMAT in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hello, Well you have some good stuff in your profile (work experience and leadership) and some challenges (Indian/Male/Tech) and no-name school. But many European schools are much easier to get into that equivalent US schools. Even with a GMAT of 650. However given how competitive your pool is ...”
July 14, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Mannheim Business School in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hey Dude, So Mannheim although it is not highly ranked internationally, has a fantastic reputation within German and German-speaking countries especially, and its also well-known within Europe. You are at a good age to apply, so don''t worry about that. As for your question r.e. job prospects - ...”
July 14, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Yeah dude, retake the GMAT!! It''s vital that you kick some ass here. Here''s an article one of our consultants wrote about Indians and retaking the GMAT: ...”
July 14, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Which course can I apply to? GMAT 640 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“The answer is simple Nitin, as you pointed out yourself, you need to get past this first hurdle. Sooooo retake! I am sure you can do better. Here''s an article one of our consultants wrote on Indians retaking the GMAT: ...”
July 14, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation at gmat score of 670 in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there xyz ;), So, the good news is that you are young and female and in a very good industry. Your GMAT score is as you realize a bit low, but why worry? And why rush? Take your time to RETAKE!!! I am sure you can do better, and with a higher GMAT score the schools you can apply to will also ...”
July 14, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation by the Best Admissionado in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Dear Amit, I do understand that this is not the answer you had hoped to hear, but nonetheless, this is how B-schools operate. The schools would much rather take someone who is coming from one of the big firms, like banks of consulting companies, than a freelancer, and it is better if you take that ...”
July 14, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Getting into a MBA program with 13 years work experience in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Well, GMAT scores arent thaaaaaaaaaat vital for EMBA programs, but still, if you can get your GMAT higher it would help. As many others above have mentioned with 13 years experience an EMBA is really the way to go (although there are also some European programs with much older candidates, like ...”
July 4, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation for list of b-schools in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey, Well everything is taken into consideration. There are industries which are more highly considered, and there are positions which are more highly considered. So finance will normally be better than Tech, but not necessarily, as it depends on the company, the position, etc. etc. etc. But ...”
July 4, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation for list of b-schools in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, Great to hear from you! Sooo overall I think you have some good stuff in your profile (job and employer notably) and then some weaknesses (GPA and school and Indian applicant pool). I think your 710 is a very solid score, and since you took it three times to get it that high, I ...”
June 27, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Wow! Nice GMAT!!!! Highest I''ve seen this application season. Congrats to you! I think your plan sounds good and with 3 years work experience, you are sure to be fine and dandy. The question will be though: what ELSE will you have? Anything interesting? Any volunteer work? Leadership? ...”
June 27, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to profile evaluation and b school suggestion. Thanks!!! in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hey there good sir! Very good to hear from you! So you have some strengths in your profile and some weaknesses. I think your greatest strength is your well-known and well-respected employer. I don''t yet get a sense of your achievements or advancement, but if that is good as well, it will help ...”
June 22, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Low GPA Disclosures in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hello there, good to hear from you! Now, I''d LOVE to help you out and get down with your profile. The thing is I am missing detail. I need a LOT more info from you - school name, employer name, titles, promotions, greatest achievements, volunteer work, sports, community service, religious ...”
June 22, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Military Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there good sir! Basically coming from the marines with your profile, you are coming in very strong (And I have no doubt that you shall be able to regal the adcoms with some totally awesome stories). Your GMAT is a bit low for the schools you are aiming at, but I think you can get away with ...”
June 22, 2016
June 22, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation--> GMAT 740 --> 4 yrs WorkEx --> in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey Sunny! Most excellent to hear from you. You have a really excellent base profile here - Yes you are Indian Male, and come from the toughest applicant pool there is! But at the same time you have great grades from an IIT, you work for a brand name bank, and have an awesome GMAT! You even ...”
June 22, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation by the Best Admissionado in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hello there Amit, Very good to hear from you. So first of all, I think you should realize that as an Indian applicant you are applying in the toughest applicant pool there is. And secondly, that as a wedding photographer, you will be at a severe disadvantage to the majority of your ...”
June 22, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation (of a somewhat unusual profile) and do I in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hello there B, Good to hear from you! So let''s start with the GMAT thing - a 720 is pretty darn good, but if you are pretty sure you can get higher, it may be wise to retake. No one will care about test scores that have expired, so I''d just skip that if I were you. Here''s an article ...”
June 15, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to MBA for tech advice in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Basically if you want to stay in pure tech, then an MBA is not that helpful. But if you want to get into some sort of leadership/management/entrepreneurial position it can be very helpful. I hope this helps!! Best, Jon”
June 9, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation, Insead Jan 2017 intake, GMAT 680 in the Ask Admissionado forum
“You got it man. Good luck”
June 9, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation, Insead Jan 2017 intake, GMAT 680 in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Well, Again I honestly think there are other programs out there that can fit - there''s a huuuuge media market in London, so LBS Oxbridge would be just as good. And IMD, also relatively industry-heavy and with older candidates could fit. Ultimately the choice is yours. As for INSEAD... if ...”
June 8, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation, Insead Jan 2017 intake, GMAT 720 in the Ask Admissionado forum
“I''ll be waiting for it!”
June 8, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to EMBA-ProfileEvaluationRequest in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Vivek, If you hit a 700+ on the GMAT you could probably apply to ANY of the EMBA programs out there. The costs vary wildly, so I would suggest checking them on a school by school basis. As far as tuition waver - it''s very uncommon in EMBAs as the majority of people either pay their way or get ...”
June 6, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation, Insead Jan 2017 intake, GMAT 680 in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Ash, Well I guess INSEAD could help you do that, but once again you might be able to do that without an MBA (just by looking for a job) because really the experience you have is stronger than what most people get AFTER they graduate! And an MBA isn''t free. And your salary isn''t likely to go up ...”
June 6, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation, Insead Jan 2017 intake, GMAT 680 in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Ash, Good to hear from you! So the first thing is: maybe you can tell me your reasons for wanting to pursue an MBA? I mean my main thing is that as a senior manager leading a team of 50 in a big4, Im not sure that an MBA will get you anywhere higher than that. That plus the fact that you have ...”
June 1, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to EMBA-ProfileEvaluationRequest in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, So you have a very interesting and very nice profile. TONS of experience, a PhD and lots of patents. I can totally understand how you want to get into the management side of things, and I am wondering if an EMBA might not be the better path for you - the program is shorter and more ...”
June 1, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to query about MIM in the Ask Admissionado forum
“You should probably be looking into MBA programs by now. With 26 months experience, you are a bit too experienced for an MiM. And anyhow, the MBA is the better of the two degrees. Best, JF”
June 1, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Pianist in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Great to hear from you. So first of all, regarding your startup and profile. I don''t have enough information from you to understand what you do, or how it may be perceived. Please write more about your startup including number of employees, turnover, growth, major achievements. Secondly, I''m ...”
June 1, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation, Insead Jan 2017 intake, GMAT 720 in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there! So your motivation is great! And makes sense. Now you have to make sure it makes sense on the job market too. Meaning: what sort of posts are media firms looking for MBA folks to fill? The story needs work, but I''m sure you can hone it. R.e. INSEAD, a few thoughts: First as you ...”
June 1, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation, Insead Jan 2017 intake, GMAT 720 in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, Thanks for writing! And great to hear from you. So first of all, I like your profile and find it very interesting. You work in media, which is a very interesting and often underrepresented industry in B-school, and that with being a female, will put you in an interesting ...”
May 27, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a new topic called Columbia MBA Essay Analysis in the The Application Process forum
“Some things changed and some things are the same. Let''s crack the code! CBS MBA Essay 1 Through your resume and recommendations, we have a clear sense of your professional path to date. What are your career goals going forward, and how will the Columbia MBA help you achieve them? (100-750 ...”
May 25, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Rey, Its a bit hard for me to dig deep here because I lack details, but from what you have written I''d say that in the US you should look at schools in the 30-60 range (of the US News Rankings) I hope this helps, Best, Jon”
May 23, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Please evaluate my profile for ISB and IIM-B PGPX in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Great dude, Looking forward to it. Best, JF”
May 23, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Prospective MBA student at USC in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude, Well you may be jumping the gun a bit. Meaning its hard to worry about your chances when you haven''t worked. But my initial principle would be: do what you can now. Your GPA will follow you throughout your entire life, so pour ALL your energies into that. Forget the GMAT, forget ...”
May 23, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation! in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude, Great to hear from you. Really :) So things look really good from here: political involvement in Africa with work as an economist,and good grades from good British universities. Definitely in the running for top 10 schools if: - You get the GMAT - You can tell the right story (why ...”
May 20, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Please evaluate my profile for ISB and IIM-B PGPX in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there Raja, so to answer your question, everything does not boil down to GMAT. And yes, a candidate can get in with a GMAT that is even 50 points lower than the average, but their profile is going to be super unique or awesome. We are talking about people who work for presidential campaign ...”
May 20, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Please evaluate my profile for ISB and IIM-B PGPX in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey Raja, Good to hear from you!!! Well the first thing is to consider whether you should or should not retake the GMAT. If you seriously think you can get a higher score, I would advise it. Have a look at this article here: ...”
May 19, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Evaluation Request: GMAT 650(Q:49 V:29) IR:7 AWA:4 in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, Great to hear from you! So overall your profile is quite nice. The only thing is that your GMAT is a bit low. If you think you could boost the GMAT it would be awesome. Have a look at an article one of our consultants wrote here about retaking the GMAT: ...”
May 19, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Please evaluate my profile: 760 in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Well look, Its just about spreading out the risk (and BTW both LBS and INSEAD are very solid schools that place very well). So apply to your school list and add several more from the top 20 (don''t worry too much about the specifications of the program. All MBA programs are fundamentally ...”
May 13, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Asking for help about the application in the The Application Process forum
“Song, I''m not sure if an MBA is what you are looking for. What you are talking about is retail management and that''s not really covered in an MBA (although you will learn some useful stuff for sure). An MBA would be more appropriate if you were either looking for a corporate job, or perhaps ...”
May 10, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to profile evaluation and bschool advice, Thanks!! in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hey there! Good to hear from you. A few questions before I can answer you: -How old are you? Gender? - From what country? - Can you give me any info about ECs or volunteer work? - Do you manage any people at work or anywhere else? Best, Jon”
May 10, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to college admission in the Research MBA Programs forum
“The question is maybe posed a bit strangely. It''s not "What GMAT will get you a good college". You have to get the highest GMAT you can get, 800 if possible, and then with your GMAT, the question becomes "How good of a college can I get into?" Best, Jon”
May 10, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GMAT 610, what are the best colleges that I can get? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“My suggestion would be to retake and aim for a better score if you think you can reach it. Have a read: http://admissionado.com/mba/to-retake-or-not-to-retake-that-is-the-question-indian-applicants-and-the-gmat/?utm_source=btg&utm_medium=forum&utm_campaign=mba_blog Best of luck! Jon”
May 10, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Admitted to Masters programs at LBS and HEC: which one shoul in the Research MBA Programs forum
“LBS, unless you want to work in France.”
May 10, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Best admission consultant companies? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Yo dude, How do I say this? But we rock. ;) Drop us a line and get a free consultation and see for yourself: http://admissionado.com/free-consultation/mba-consultation/?utm_source=btg&utm_medium=forum&utm_campaign=mba_blog JF”
May 10, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GMAT 610, what are the best colleges that I can get? in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, A 610 is a good start, but I would suggest retaking and aiming higher. With a 610 you will only get into a relatively low-ranked school, and this will not be the best for your job prospects. Best, JF”
May 5, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Request for Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there! Well thanks for following me on Quora! I hope I don''t make too many typos :) so let''s get into it: First, you don''t want to hear it, but yes, not being an IITan makes things harder. I haven''t seen an official statistic, but from what I''ve been hearing and seeing the vast majority ...”
May 5, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile eval! in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there! Good to hear from you! So first of all, you can overcome your low GPA. And the schools you mention should be within range if the rest of your profile looks good. The first thing is of course the GMAT - you getting a high GMAT score will PROVE that things have changed and that you ...”
May 5, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, Good to hear from you. Allright, so the obvious awesome thing in your profile is your GMAT! Well done dude! That''s a nice pull :). Your school is pretty good as are your GPAs, although they aren''t "top tier" GPA or schools. So Top 10 schools could be challenging, even ...”
May 5, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Score 650... Applicable colleges in the The Application Process forum
“Hey there, So a GMAT is only a PART of your profile. An important part of course. But still just a part. And you should really evaluate yourself based on the entirety of your profile. If you want to have a vague idea of where you may stand, you can use the GMAT as a start though. Basically look ...”
May 4, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Request for Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hello there, Overall your profile is very strong. You come from a good country with the right GPA and the right GMAT. Your employers are amongst the best you can have going into business school. And you seem to have done some great stuff there too. But for me where your profile truly stands out ...”
May 4, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there! Great to hear from you. I find your profile very interesting. You come from a good place (the south) with a fantastic GMAT and very interesting work experience. I think your leadership and also the speed with which you have been promoted are the two more impressive things in your WE. ...”
April 28, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Work authorization after MBA in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude, There''s no easy answer here, I''m afraid... a lot will depend on you, on your goals, on your school, on how well you network. The ultimate answer is that: the better school you go to, and the better you are at networking the more success you will have. Best, Jon”
April 24, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GMAT Waiver? 1year full time Kellogg, Stanford in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hello there, Good to hear from you, So of course getting the best GMAT you can is the first step towards succeeding in this process. Targetting the schools you are is tough, but okay, allow it to be tough, and give it your shot. You are certainly right that if it doesn''t fulfill your goals, then ...”
April 24, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Advice for preparing for MBA admissions in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hello there good sir! Lots of questions you have there and good ones, so let''s dig in. First of all as you can imagine, the GMAT is the key. It''s hard to say what could happen without you getting that requisite GMAT (a 690+ would be all right for the Canadian schools, a 720+ better :). If ...”
April 21, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GMAT Waiver? 1year full time Kellogg, Stanford in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hello there, Good to hear from you! Allow me to answer your questions: So GMAT waivers are the exception rather than the rule. If you are serious about doing an MBA you will need to take the GMAT and to get higher than a 720. Secondly, I don''t know enough about your profile, but it seems like ...”
April 21, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“I agree dude! Your profile is overall quite solid, and if you can push that GMAT even 30/40 points (more is better!) by application time, that would be awesome!!! Best, JF”
April 19, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaliuation in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude, Good to hear from you! So first of all, it''s hard to give you a real evaluation without a GMAT, as you can imagine, as it''s a significant factor in your application. As for which GMAT to "aim for" - there''s only ONE answer to that and that is: the best GMAT you can get. ...”
April 19, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Need a genuine advice..pls rate my profile in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey dude, Good to hear from you! And sorry that you didn''t get the great results you were looking for till now. Allow me to start with your questions: 1. How do I improve my chances of getting into EMBA next year? Higher GMAT. This is the KEY 2. At 40 years, how will adcom assess my ...”
April 17, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Which MBA College (Operations & Technology Management) in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there, Good to hear from you! If you were to pursue a regular FT MBA in the US likely your sweet spot for applying would be in the 30-50 ranking. Depending on your goals, there are many good programs out there. I would suggest at this level aiming for schools which are good for your target ...”
April 15, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Please evaluate my profile: 760 in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey Prathmesh, Well, what can I say? So far it looks great - you have a fantastic GMAT, you have an excellent GPA from a great school (even if it''s one touch below IIT :).. sorry!), and your work experience seems very solid (although this is the main area where I really need more detail to ...”
April 12, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Review Request in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey Dude, Good to hear from you! So, your profile is overall quite nice and there''s some good stuff in it. However H/S/W will be a real hail mary for you (very tough :) ). First of all, the GMAT - average Indian GMAT at H/S/W is like 30 points above the regular average GMAT, meaning 760! I know, ...”
April 9, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation for LBS or INSEAD in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“The short of it is that your GMAT is not high enough. INSEAD is more flexible than LBS, but a 720+ would help for either. So your new mission now is to boost that GMAT by June. Do that, and doors will open for you, Best,”
April 7, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a new topic called Admissionado is back in ACTION! in the MBA Student Life forum
“Hey friends and members on BTG, After a brief hiatus to work on other projects, Admissionado is back in action here to field all of your questions, concerns, comments and of course profile evaluations Smile So start up those posts! Our dedicated forum is here: ...”
April 5, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a new topic called Admissionado is back in ACTION! in the The Application Process forum
“Hey friends and members on BTG, After a brief hiatus to work on other projects, Admissionado is back in action here to field all of your questions, concerns, comments and of course profile evaluations Smile So start up those posts! Our dedicated forum is here: ...”
April 5, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a new topic called Admissionado is back in ACTION! in the Research MBA Programs forum
“ey friends and members on BTG, After a brief hiatus to work on other projects, Admissionado is back in action here to field all of your questions, concerns, comments and of course profile evaluations Smile So start up those posts! Our dedicated forum is here: ...”
April 5, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a new topic called Admissionado is back in ACTION! in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey friends and members on BTG, After a brief hiatus to work on other projects, Admissionado is back in action here to field all of your questions, concerns, comments and of course profile evaluations :) So start up those posts! Our dedicated forum is here: ...”
April 5, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a new topic called Admissionado is back in ACTION at BTG in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey friends and members on BTG, After a brief hiatus to work on other projects, Admissionado is back in action here to field all of your questions, concerns, comments and of course profile evaluations :) So start up those posts! Or drop us a line at home: ...”
April 5, 2016
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Abhishek, Nice GMAT!!!!! So first of all, with only one year work experience, I''d advice that you wait at least one year, if not two to apply.For many B-schools this will be a bit too little experience, and if you can add another year or two with good work, with good volunteer work and other ...”
September 29, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Request for profile evaluation-GMAT 660, 2 yrs work exp. in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey Parv, Good to hear from you! So you have some good stuff in your profile there - nice grades, good activities, and a good industry. Your GMAT is not that high, but I feel like you picked a very reasonable list of schools given your score. There are a lot of other schools out there, so I ...”
September 29, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Zach, To get quick to the point: I''d say take your shot now. I mean, you have a good profile, a good GPA, you are an African-American candidate applying through the consortium, and your GMAT is after three takes. I mean I think the best way to look at it is best case/worst case.... Best case ...”
September 29, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation for R2? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey there, Well so far so good! I mean you are a female. A computer genius. You work at Google! All off to a good start. With 1.5 years, I think you might want to wait to prepare a R1 application next year, and my personal advice would be that if you think you can get even 20-30 points higher ...”
September 21, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to MBA in Human Resources in Canada or Asia in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey there! Good to hear from you! So the good news is that Canadian schools are far easier to get into that US schools, and I think if you stick to the Top 5 Candida programs with your scores you should be fine. In Asia, you can try CEIBS, HKUST, NTU, NUS. There''s isn''t really such thing as ...”
September 21, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado forum
“Hey there Nirali, Very good to hear from you! The basic foundation of your profile is mostly excellent - you have a good job with leadership, have some serious NGO/Volunteer stuff with an important award, your GMAT and TOEFL both totally rock! And your UG school is pretty good (even if its not ...”
September 21, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation for European University in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hello there, I think that for RSM, you should have a shot with a 660. I mean you have two solid internships and some volunteer work... so it''s a good start. I''d say give it a shot! Best, Jon”
September 16, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to what are the chances in top 5 b-Schools in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hi there, Well to have a real shot at Top 5 schools as an Indian applicant, it would be very helpful if you have a strong GMAT for an IIT/NIT, plus very very strong work experience as well as solid volunteer work and extra curriculars. If you write a bit more about all of this here, I''ll be ...”
September 14, 2015
September 14, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to 550 Bschool admissions in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Actually it means that you are 50% below a "normal" score and for the school to take you on, you should have a MUCH stronger profile than the average candidate. I know the idea of retaking seems very unattractive, but trust me, with a 550, it''s really your only good option. Best, ...”
September 14, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Chances at HBS, 27 African female PhD engineer in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey there, So first of all, you have a fantastically unique profile. PhD in chem engineering is awesome! And you seem to have done really really well. I don''t think you necessarily need to more to project management to explain why you need to go to a B-school (although yes, any management ...”
September 14, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to 550 Bschool admissions in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey dude, I believe I answered your other post, Cheers, JF”
September 14, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Fit for INSEAD Singapore , NUS Singapore in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Well, you come from a great school, this PepsiCo deal sounds very impressive and sweet (sorry for the bad pun! :) ), you have good managment experience and some extras... So really only your GMAT is a biiit on the low side. If you are focusing on Asian schools then just go for the best ones there ...”
September 9, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to 1 year MBA in USA, below 50.000 USD? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hey, I think you may be approaching things in the wrong way... Instead of fitting the school to your budget, my suggestion would be to fit your budget to your school. The reason being that you should really simplygo to the BEST school you can get into. And THEN find the money. It pays off in ...”
September 9, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to INSEAD Admit vs Applying to US M7's R1 - Please help! in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey Sayuri, Well if you 100% for sure want to work in the US, it''s be better for you to apply to US schools. INSEAD is great, and many of the American students do go beck and get jobs in the US, but still in America it lacks the prestige of other Top 10 schools (although if you really wanted Euro ...”
September 9, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GMAT v/s GRE question in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“you got a 340 on your GRE???!?!?! Dude! That''s like a perfect score! I mean 800! go with that for sure!”
September 9, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to 710, Low Quant in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Awesome! I mean, I''d LOOOOVE to hear more about your profile. But in detail! - school name, employer name, titles, promotions, greatest achievements, volunteer work, sports, community service, religious involvement, leadership.. etc. before I can give you a real evaluation. It will also be ...”
September 9, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to <> Profile Evaluation for MBA <> in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Well, I''d say as captain of the football team and the fact that it''s your alma mater, you should have a good shot there, regardless of GMAT. But do write some great applications!”
September 9, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to 550 Bschool admissions in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Can you tell me what are the circumstances that make you believe you shouldn''t take the GMAT again? I ask because with a 550 you will only get into a very low ranked school, and you may not find a job afterwards, and hence it is usually worth the while to retake. Best,”
September 9, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation and Feedback in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Well, for the question of whether or not to improve your score, I''d suggest you read this post here: http://bit.ly/B613Mbtg Otherwise, I''d say with your profile that you can apply to a spread of schools in the 10-30 ranking. But 50% scholarship may be a bit ambitious. Best, Jon”
September 7, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Help!!!Please evaluate my Profile:Indian Female, 26,GMAT 690 in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Well, I think the first thing to do is accept your GMAT score. there are plenty of good schools out there that are not Top 10 schools and that can STILL get you where you want to go. You can apply to Ross, it may be a bit of a longshot, but there''s a chance. But more importantly, what do you ...”
September 7, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation for Retake / Shortlisting target schools in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey there! So a 690... well for an Indian candidate, it might be a little bit low, because you have to take into consideration that your applicant pool is huge, and very competitive. I have a great article for you here about Indians retaking the GMAT, and you should definitely read through ...”
September 3, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey dude, So the short of ti, is that everything looks good. And I think you can make the schools you propose. Buuuut, from reading what you have here, I can''t help ask myself: What''s your story? What are you like? What do you want? What vision do you have of the future? What communities are ...”
September 3, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation : South East Asian Female in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Deat Jan, So let me start by saying you have a very nice profile. From Thailand (pretty rare), female (good!), with a long and strong experience in a very well-know consumer products firm. Plus you seem to have done very well for yourself, with quick promotions. I would say that you could apply ...”
September 3, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Please evaluate my profile - Gmat: 730 in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey there dude, So first of all looking at your profile, I totally think B-school is the right choice for you. I think it will propel your salary forward, at least doubling it, if not more... The biggest issue I see is our last three years. But I imagine that it would be possible to build some ...”
September 3, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Pls advise on career goals ! in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Well, my take is that either are believable. But you are write that one you go with shipping or supply chain, it might be better to stick to one. (although honestly, a transition from one to the other would also be believable). Given the uniqueness of your experience, why not make it Shipping ...”
September 3, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“You got it dude! Good luck!”
September 3, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Chances at Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan, Kellogg in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hi there, so you have a very nice story and an interesting goal. You definitely graduated from the right school too. I don''t have enough info to evaluate whether your profile is good for Top 10, but I have a few thoughts. 1. Your GMAT is a bit low for Stanford/MIT. Keep in mind that Indian ...”
August 19, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation for MFE in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey there! So overall your profile is pretty good. You come from a good school (although GPA is a bit on the low side), with a solid GRE (and good that the quant is very high). I think your range of schools is also quite fair. You have some tougher schools and some easier. So that''s good. ...”
August 19, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Pls advise on career goals ! in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hello there! Well you definitely have an interesting profile and background (probably lots of good stories too) Your Long-Term goals are a bit "iffy" to me. My suggestion would be rather that you choose something more traditional. i.e. - moving up in shipping to become CEO of a ...”
August 19, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Low quant in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hello there, And good to hear from you. So the good news is that low quant is not a "Strike" against you that would disqualify. Really, if the rest of your profile is strong, you should have no reason to fear the low quant, although you should at least be prepared to deal with the issue ...”
August 17, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Please list schools in terms of criteria below in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Try the Ft rankings, but to start you off you have Oxford, Cambridge, HEC, INSEAD, ESADE, IE, IESE, Rotman, ESSEC, and then there are schools in Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands... etc.”
August 12, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Which school is best for my profile - Profile evaluation in the Research MBA Programs forum
“So far so good, but what about the rest of your profile? Work experience? how much? where? what? leadership? volunteer work? community service? extra curricular? And what are your goals? I''m gonna need a LOOOOT more info from you if I am to advise you! Best, Jon”
August 12, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation (Harvard, Columbia & Northwestern) in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hey dude, I think you have a veeeery interesting profile. I mean startup incubator out of Africa! If you can tell the right story and convince them that you are capable and ambitious B-schools will FIGHT over you! I mean how often to they get such an opportunity to have a student who has the ...”
August 12, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Required Guidance on MBA abroad in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Why not? Great idea! Step number 1: take the GMAT Step number 2: take the TOEFL Step number three: prepare to apply next year :) Good luck! Jon”
August 12, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“First of all 30 is NOT too old! Even 31.. 32... 33... and then it starts to get a bit too old :) The first real step is to take your GMAT. The important thing there is not to "just take it" but to go in 100% fully prepared to get the BEST score ever. Otherwise your profile is good, ...”
August 12, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey there, And good to hear from you! Now, I''d LOVE to help you out and get down with your profile. The thing is I am missing detail. I need a LOT more info from you - school name, employer name, titles, promotions, greatest achievements, volunteer work, sports, community service, ...”
August 5, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Help : Profile Evaluation in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey there Pena90, So from what I see here, I''d guess that your range that you should be applying in is in Top20, with the Top 5 programs being stretches for you. You have a good GPA, a good GMAT, and what seems to be good work experience, but the competition is still (there will be IIT grads ...”
August 5, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation: Unpleasant Academic Experience in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude, Well With that GMAT and MBB everything looks good from here. Top 10 schools are your range. Just make beautiful essays. Best, Jon”
August 5, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Please evaluate my profile in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Dear Ayushman Choudhury, Good to hear from you! so the short of it is that you have a very good profile with one or two weaknesses in it. You have fantastic grades in your UG, you have good and long work experience at a very good firm, and you have plenty of really good extras. The two ...”
August 4, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Question on Part Time MBA in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hey dude, Well for your profile either a PT MBA or EMBA may be good. If you live in Jersey then you shouldn''t have problems getting to the NY schools, or maybe even the Boston schools for your sessions. So you could reasonable do the weekend option (in the case of PT MBA), and continue what you ...”
July 30, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Need Help - Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“You got it. Good luck. and lemme know how things turn out.”
July 30, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Need Help - Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Well, the 20 points can make a difference because of where the 20 points are. What I mean, for example is that HBS'' average is almost 730. And there''s a big difference between applying with the man GMAT and applying with 30 points less. At the same time I entirely agree with you that with your ...”
July 27, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Evaluation of ST and LT goals in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey dude, No prob. The short of it is that your goals make sense. (Especially since it''s more relevant to your past experience). Their being fewer jobs in an industry doesn''t necessarily make it a poor goal (as long as you can sell yourself within that industry), but the combination of that, your ...”
July 27, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Evaluation of ST and LT goals in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey dude, Good to hear from you. I believe I just wrote you in another post. Although if you have further questions, feel free to write me here: http://bit.ly/mbafcBTG Best, Jon”
July 20, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Need Help - Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey dude, Tough call here. I mean yes a higher GMAT would help a lot. But on the other hand, you come from the right school, you have great experience and fast promotions, and your profile is pretty strong. I would say it all depends on how HIGH you can get on the GMAT, and well as how much ...”
July 20, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Evaluation of career goals in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Your goals make perfect sense dude - Going into strategy consulting (in IT) to get across the board experience, which you will later bring to IT and become product/brand/marketing manager. It''s a good story. Just run with it. Best, JF”
July 20, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to CBS RD in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“ED should confer a slight advantage to you, and if you are sure you want to go to Columbia I''d suggest going for it. Columbia hasn''t yet published their notification deadlines, so it''s not sure that you would get an answer before the next round. But in general, it is always advantageous to apply ...”
July 20, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation for IU Kelley Direct in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“A bit late... but.. yay! :P”
July 14, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Please GMAT 660 Q49 V 33 10+ year of exp in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey Ravi, I had a look at your profile, and you have a lot of great stuff in your work experience, including your management and your work in the US. I think your WE will be one of your stronger points. Looking at your profile, I''d say that if you apply to a spread of schools in the 10-30 ...”
July 9, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation - Range of schools to apply to in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Well, I''d say go for it. But at the same time take things with a grain of salt. Meaning, it''s also a bit of a poker game, and they aren''t going to reveal all their cards, necessarily. But in general, take every opportunity for contact with the AdCom. It''ll just mean that there are higher ...”
July 8, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request - Puneet Grover in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Puneet, Well most of the schools in the Top 20 are good for general management (Consulting firms hire from all of those schools), so you can select more based on fit. As for a trip to India, feel free to invite me! :) I''m kidding. But if I am there, I''ll let you know, Best, JF”
July 8, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey Siddhart, You can either message me in PM, or better yet, fill out our form here: http://bit.ly/mbafcBTG The form has all the questions we need to ask, and we''ll get back to you and hook you up with a free consultation. Best, JF”
July 8, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Please GMAT 660 Q49 V 33 10+ year of exp in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey Ravi, Good to hear from you. Lemme first say that without a detailed profile of what you have done it''s hard for me to evaluate you. What jobs did you hold? What roles? Did you have any leads? did you progress quickly? What were your biggest accomplishments? What about volunteer work? Or ...”
July 8, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Dear Sidharth, I''d love to help you out, but I need to know more about you and your family business: How big is it? How many employees? What is the annual turnaround? what is the growth? What have you done in the company? Will you be taking it over? How do you hope to lead the company into the ...”
June 30, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to URGENT: Profile evaluation & guidance on school selectio in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey, Very sorry to hear that the GMAT exam didn''t go as planned. But if you want my honest opinion: If you want your MBA degree to be worth the time and money you will pour into it, I highly urge you to retake your GMAT no matter how much you don''t want to or how hard it is. If you are ...”
June 30, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GMAT 740. Low Work-Ex. National level football player in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hello again, Well I think the toughest two schools on your list are Duke and ISB. But let me do as I did above and rerank them for you, from what I believe to be the toughest to the easiest: Tough Duke University: Fuqua Indian School of Business Competitive University of Michigan: Ross ...”
June 30, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation: GMAT-710, 3 yr Work-ex, Oil & Gas In in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey dude, Well I think you have good experience in a great industry, with a good head on your shoulders and a clear vision of your future. :) Your GPA is very good as is your GMAT, and I don''t see any major weaknesses. I also think you have done an excellent job in choosing your schools. ...”
June 30, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation - Range of schools to apply to in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey there dude, So you do have some challenges in your profile, but at the same time, you have a good story there - of making mistakes, learning your lesson and PROVING yourself. and that can count for a LOT! And I suggest you use it. At the same time with such a low GPA, Top 10 schools are ...”
June 30, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Please - Thanks in Advance in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hello good sir! First of all let me say that you have an excellent profile, especially for European MBA programs. Your big strengths are your vast experience, your very very strong international experience, your quick progression, and of course your leadership. Put this all together with a ...”
June 30, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Eval: Urgent . in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey dude, Well you have lots of good stuff in your profile. Your grades are fine (I would say excellent) so don''t worry about that. Otherwise, you have an impressive amount of excellent internships and some good extra curriculars. Applying to early MBA programs is always a tough endeavor, but I ...”
June 30, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Eval! Please and thanks! in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey dude, Good to hear from you. So overall, your profile looks pretty good. You have a great GMAT, are in a very nice industry, have great volunteer work, and a good GPA. I don''t really at this point know enough detail about your work experience to be able to judge how strong that is (also ...”
June 11, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey there, Well, there are many options here. First yes part-time is an option if that''s what you want. Part-time can work if the programs you want to attend are near you, and you can continue to work and pull salary and if your goals are in the same industry as your experience. But do you ...”
June 11, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to 480-->580-->680. Re-take for T14 school? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“It won''t really hurt that much. So don''t worry about that. But DO beat a 700! Good luck!”
June 3, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Test in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Yep... It works.”
June 3, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation - LBS, Cambridge Judge, Manchester in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hello Niddy! Good to hear from you. So you have a very interesting profile to start with. You are female, Brazilian, have a unique job function, one at which you seem to excel. So that''s great. You also speak lots of languages and have six years experience volunteering! Great stuff. ...”
June 3, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request - Puneet Grover in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Dear Puneet, First of all thanks for all that additional information. It really helps! And I want to say that I really like your story. It''s very clear and inspiring. As are your goals. The first thing is to do exactly what you are doing now - work hard for that GMAT because that will be ...”
June 3, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Overwhelmed by where to apply in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Well, if you want to make a Top US school, then you will likely have to retake the GMAT. A 650 might fly int he top Canadian schools though, esp. if you are from Canada. But everything depends on you - can you get a higher GMAT? What are your goals? Where would you like to work? What does the ...”
May 28, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to 720 (Q48 V40 IG5) Top 10 Hopes in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“The short answer: No. The longer answer: It will depend a bit on the rest of your profile. I mean sure a 750 can never hurt. Do you need it? Not really. Could it help? Depends on where you are applying and what the rest of your profile looks like. Best, Jon”
May 28, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to 480-->580-->680. Re-take for T14 school? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude, The short answer is if you want to get into MBB/Investment Banking you will likely need to break a 700 (they look at your GMAT when hiring too, besides the fact that it will be extremely helpful to get into the right school). Now, you have made some incredible progress so far through ...”
May 28, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request - Puneet Grover in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hello Puneeet, Good to hear from you. Well you have some really interesting and amazing stuff here. And I''d love to hear more about it - what your role was int he companies, what you did, how many people you led, how long you stayed there, what is happening with the companies now, as well as ...”
May 26, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Curious about the GMAT score cancellation option in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Better a cancelled score than a terrible one. I wouldn''t worry about it too much. Jon”
May 21, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to MBA Rankings according to student reviews! in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hmmmm. Maybe, but what does it mean? The schools that are the most fun? I mean no one will argue that Baylor will get you a better job than say Tuck, even if it''s not listed here.... :)”
May 20, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Selecting bschools in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hey dude, So far things look pretty good, except for that GMAT. What do you think about a retake? Here are some reasons why: http://bit.ly/B613Mbtg Best, JF”
May 20, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to MiM or MBA in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Well, do you prefer to do your Masters now or in 4-5 years? MiM is for those with no experience, and an MBA for those with 3+ years experience. The MBA is traditionally the more well-recognized diploma, but the MiMs are gaining traction.”
May 20, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GMAT Score 600_ Masters in Finance in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“dude, Just retake... there''s no rush! :) Have a look at this post about Indian candidates retaking the GMAT, it may clarify some thing for ya: http://bit.ly/B613Mbtg Best, JF”
May 20, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Career Progression Vs International Workex -- Need some advi in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude, sees like you have some good options in front of you! Honestly, it''s hard to say without knowing every detail of your profile and offers, but basically my advice is to ignore the MBA when you choose your job. What I mean is that if one job is much much moire interesting or well-paid or ...”
May 20, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Getting into the right EMBA program in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude, Well your work experience seems awesome. and being Hipsanic should help out a bit.. I think you might not like my answer after your retake score... but.. maybe retake? I know I know... you are 33. And you test poorly. But still it''s like the ONE major thing you are missing, and if we ...”
May 20, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Any US schools possible for my profile? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey Dude, I agree with Mansie here... Don''t rush things. Your GMAT score isn''t there yet, and you can take another year to improve your profile (you know get promoted, do some awesome volunteer work, take on new leadership roles, etc.) Allow me to share a post with you on Indians and retaking ...”
May 20, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation for INSEAD Jan'16 Intake in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“ey dude, Well, the short and quick answer is: Just go for it! Your GMAT is a bit low for INSEAD sure, but INSEAD DOES seem to be a lot more flexible when it comes to GMAT and test scores than US schools for example. when you write your application your story and your experience and the way you ...”
May 20, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Poor GMATS strong GPA in the The Application Process forum
“Yep.... gonna have to retake there, good sir..”
May 13, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Request for Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“A "decent" 750???? You got to be kidding me dude! That''s an AWESOME 750! And nothing less. :) You''ve done well. And please for the love of all your free time, do NOT even THINK about reappearing again. Not only will it waste your time, it won''t help you. Whoever told you ...”
May 13, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GMAT 740. Low Work-Ex. National level football player in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey dude, I think I may have gotten to your answer elsewhere, but just to make sure you get it: Hey there, So overall you have great profile! You have done a lot of really unique and interesting stuff, which will strengthen your story significantly as you compete against other Indian ...”
May 13, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Need Help regarding experience requirements in the The Application Process forum
“Well a good place to start is the GMAT. :) I''d say take the next 3-6 months to study, take a course then take your first real exam after you feel like you have reached your maximum, and then once you get your score back, you can start thinking about when and where... Cause with a 440... ...”
April 28, 2015
April 28, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Need help with Target B-Schools in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hey Nikhil, Well to figure out which programs you can target, we need to know more about YOU - your jobs your schooling, your test scores, basically, everything.... Because those will define WHERE you can apply to. Feel free to drop us a line for a free consultation: http://bit.ly/mbafcBTG ...”
April 28, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello there Singh, Thanks for dropping by. So let''s have a look at your profile: The Good stuff: - Great employers, and nice progress! - Seemingly strong NGO work - Leadership experience! The Challenges: - Indian/Male applicant - With so-so GMAT esp. for Indian/Male (sorry dude... ...”
April 28, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to British Student - My Options? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude, So, I think overall things look pretty good - you are in the right industry, will have your CFa, have good grades and a great GMAT. Now, you may be lacking a bit of the "shine" that Top 10 schools are looking for i..e the prestigious school, or huge employer, etc. which might ...”
April 28, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Eval : 740 - 3Y Exp - Europe MBA starting 2016 in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Well, the only thing I can''t help you with is being close to your wife :) Obviously you have to decide on the limitations of where you are willing to be before I can help you figure things out But it''s an interesting position you are in. On the one hand I always advise (and think this is really ...”
April 28, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation for LBS Mfin and Oxford MFE in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hello! 1. Holy cow! That''s high. :) 2. Okay. But you WILL need to explain why you are applying for a second MBA 3. Good school (although less than IIT). So-so GPA. 4. Nice 5. Also! 6. This is less relevant 7. Also good. What I am missing form your evaluation is a bit about ...”
April 22, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Eval : 740 - 3Y Exp - Europe MBA starting 2016 in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hello there! Good to hear from you good sir, So first thing is that you definitely deserve a bit slap on the back for that 740 on your first try. That is most awesome, and will help you a lot. Overall I like your profile. You come from a good and non-traditional industry, with lots of potential ...”
April 22, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to M7 Admission Profile in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey there, So first of all I don''t think you should underestimate your position. True that nobody walks into H/S/W, but being in a management rotation position in and bulge bracket bank is about as good as you can get for a pre-MBA job. So I don''t think that''s a problem for you (even if there ...”
April 22, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Requesting evaluation on my profile in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey Ariel, Thanks for writing! So the quick answer is that everything looks great except that GMAT, which is just way too low! Now, I am 100% sure you can do better, so your mission, from today until June is to do whatever you can to KILL that GMAT! Otherwise, really, everything looks mighty ...”
April 14, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Target Bschools with 680[Q49,V34] in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey Mallika, Well it would help if you started by adding more to your profile! Like detail about your schooling, your work, your ECs, your volunteer work, and so on. Feel free to drop us a line here, where you can fill out a form that will ask you all the questions we need to know: ...”
April 14, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Which MBA Schools to target? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey Aditya, When did you graduate? I''m not sure that you have enough work experience to make your application make sense right now. (I wouldn''t recommend applying before you have at least 3 years of work experience, unless your startup is already wildly successful). That doesn''t mean there''s ...”
April 14, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude, Well definitely retake that GMAT if this is your first time. If you want some thoughts about Indian applicants and retaking the GMAT, have a look here: http://bit.ly/B613Mbtg As for the ECs, at this point there''s not much to do, other than make sure you get the most out of what you DO ...”
April 14, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation for IU Kelley Direct in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“:) Patience goes a loooong way my friend, But looks like you guys are all hooked up.”
April 12, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request Please! in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey Andrew, Well, glad that you are positive about this! It''s the first key to getting in. Good luck, and if you have any other questions, just drop a line. Best, JF”
April 12, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“You got it dude. Good luck.”
April 12, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Yale R3 application chances in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey dude, I hope you are well. I think I may have already answered you on another forum, so I''ll be brief here. The short of it: Since you applied already, there''s no disadvantage to adding Yale here too. Although it''s a real long-shot for you now. If things don''t work out this R3, ...”
April 12, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Evaluation Pls--GMAT 640, Target School: HEC Paris in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey Leah, Well you can of course apple to ESADE now. IE too even. The question is: What is the advantage of going earlier? Because the deal situation is that you apply to all schools at the same time, get all results, and then decide based on that. If you apply, say, just to ESADE now, then if ...”
April 6, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Business School Booth/Northwestern/Georgetown/Indiana in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey, Well I am a bit hesitant here to answer, cause I feel like I don''t yet know the full deal - of your goals and desires, and profile... ....but let me throw a thought out there - the thing with Top 25 schools is that there are 23 more of them, so unless your heart is dead set on the two ...”
April 6, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey dude, Good to hear from you! Nice pull on that GMAT! So the first thing (I guess as you know) is that you shouldn''t be applying till Sept 2016 for the 2017 intake. (Unless you have a really good reason). One year experience in a consumer goods firm will likely be too little for most ...”
April 6, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request Please! in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey dude, Well I''d really need more info from you to get down low with your profile (like which school, what you actually do, your employer''s name, your greatest achievements). Now, I don''t like to deliver bad news, but I gotta be honest, with a less than 3.0, Top 10 schools are gonna be a ...”
April 6, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation for IU Kelley Direct in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Steve, Well Scholarships are notoriously hard to predict, but I think that if you wrote this very story in an effective and passionate way in your essays, you can at least hope for some money. What''s harder to predict is: What the other candidates look like, and where they will decide to put money ...”
April 6, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Need some help in the Research MBA Programs forum
“BTW, you can drop us a line here for a free consultation, and once you fill out all the answers we''ll get right back to you: http://bit.ly/mbafcBTG”
April 3, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Investment Banking to Business School in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Where are you from? Where did you graduate from? With a diploma in what? What do you do? What is your ranking? What volunteer work do you have? Dude there''s waaaaaaaay too much information missing here for me to answer this question. Drop us a line here: http://bit.ly/mbafcBTG”
April 3, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Need your guidance Experts in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Abhijit, Well it depends on lots of other factors too. A 700 + Accounting is no guarantee for Top 20 for an Indian candidate because the pool is so huge. It depends WHERE you worked, WHAT you did, WHERE you studied, what your GRADES are, etc. The GMAT alone will not get you in, Best, Jon”
April 3, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Duke MMS vs LBS MiM in the Research MBA Programs forum
“They are both good. Although Duke''s program is more mature, and the students will be older than in LBS MiM and also more experienced, which might be a very good thing. But I think it boils down to: where does he want to live and work? US or Europe?”
April 3, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Top 5/10 VS. Scholarship in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Well everything depends on what you want to do. I tend to agree with Bhavik that Staford is simply the better school and you should go there. However if you wanted to really work in-industry then there IS a strong argument for UCLA, because there everything is contacts, and they will care more ...”
April 3, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation_Indian Male _Mechanical Engineer in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude, Thanks for writing! Well so far so good I would day. Your GPA is solid, and you have also pretty good work experience for a well-known firm. But I don''t yet really have enough info about you to evaluate you - where did you study? What do you do? Do you have any leadership? ...”
April 3, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Career counselling : Pros and Cons in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey well, Im not sure you are going to like my answer, because there is no answer. There is nothing "Better" or "worse" between going to school and working, only a CHOICE about what you believe is better for you. Are you happy in your job? Are you well paid? Do you have ...”
April 3, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Request for Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hello there! Good to hear from you! So overall I like your profile. It''s not thaaaaat common and it looks like you have lots of experience in various stages and functions of your industry, from managing to teaching tot he technical work, to setting up retail... all seems very interesting, and it ...”
April 3, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to MBA Admission in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey dude, I need more detail. what school did you go to? What did you study? What were your grades? Where do you work? How long? What is your company size? What are your achievements? Do you have any notable awards? Volunteer work? Community service? Extra curricualrs? Hobbies? Let me know, ...”
April 3, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Which schools got most tough & intense 2 year MBA ? in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Ahh I seeeee. Okay, well I should say one thing here: You are maybe trying to quantify the unquantifiable. There is basically no way for anyone other than hearsay to compare all these programs in terms of time demands, because no one has attended all of them. You are right that a school like ...”
March 31, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Which schools got most tough & intense 2 year MBA ? in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey Dude, Just follow the rankings and on Businessweek look at the admit statistics. As you might expect, the highest ranked schools are hardest to get into: So Stanford/HBS/Wharton. I can rearrange your list a bit, but the ranking probably do more justice: HBS CBS Tuck ...”
March 27, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to What is the best path to top Bschool? Boutique IB analyst or in the The Application Process forum
“Yeah dude, Then just follow your path that you want to forge. And just do well in it. The difference from an MBA perspective is not so colossal. And if you are happy, you will simply do better, while bringing yourself to your long-term goals. Good luck, JF”
March 26, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Ross or Fuqua for Consulting in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Honestly, both are great. And they are very close to each other in prestige too. Do you have offers from both?”
March 26, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Evaluation Pls--GMAT 640, Target School: HEC Paris in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey there, Well I like your profile. It''s interesting and unique. And HEC is a nice match for you. If you ask me, actually I think you can give it a shot with your current GMAT - you have a good GPA, good grades, come from a great school.. awesome! Plus, keep in mind that European schools ...”
March 26, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to What is the best path to top Bschool? Boutique IB analyst or in the The Application Process forum
“Hey dude, Well, actually either could be good, and I''d be wary of any advice that doesn''t take into consideration where you would work, what exactly you would be doing (I mean the day-to-day detail). Basically from an MBA perspective either can work - so I''d just say choose the job that is most ...”
March 20, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation: Cambridge Judge, Oxford Said GMAT 750 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey there, What a GMAT!!!! Wow. Also, I quite like how nontraditional your experience is. I think the most important thing is that you have very very clear and logical goals. Because you have a very non-traditional background, so the Bschools want to know what you want to do and whether that ...”
March 20, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to NUS MBA - is it worth my time? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“I don''t think you will see your salary triple, but it might double. :) It depends of course on where you go. But I think your first thought is right, and those people you met from INSEAD are an example of how things work: You want to move up, then an MBA will help you take that time off, build ...”
March 20, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Columbia Admission in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Well, the numbers work against you I think here. The IT thing CAN work out at Columbia as well as at other top schools, which all take great IT folks every year (even if it IS a huge pool, but it just means you have to better than the others). On the other hand not being an IIT grad is harder to ...”
March 20, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to In need of advice - retake after 710? in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Yep, Too wishy washy. Not that you don''t ACTUALLY have that experience, or not that you can''t ACTUALLY decide to go for it once you get in.. but it goes against the odds, so from an outside perspective it can sound like "Yeah, and part 1 of my startup plan is to win the lottery so I can ...”
March 20, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to In need of advice - retake after 710? in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey dude, Tough call here. I mean on the one hand a 710 is really good enough to get you in anywhere. But on the other, it''s hard to turn away a good chance at a higher GMAT which can help you when it''s there. Now I''m no family time expert (gotta talk to the wife for that one) but from an ...”
March 12, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Is it tool late ( profile evaluation) in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Ditto that yo! EMBA is your way to go.”
March 11, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GMAT- Need your Guidance in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey Abhijit, Well for a chartered accountant you''d probably need at least one more year experience to make your profile strong. In the meanwhile you can see what you can do to strengthen your profile and see about that GMAT and TOEFL. Best, JF”
March 11, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation/Opinions in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude, So first of all, you are not too old! (that starts to happen when you start to hit 32/33 which is about... ahem.. nevermind.. ) But seriously, 30 is fine. Try not to delay another year though :) So the GMAT will be HUGE for you. You know that, so I won''t bother with it too much only ...”
March 11, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to MBA Chance Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey there, Thanks for writing dude! So overall I think you have quite an excellent profile. Both jobs are excellent and the combination is, I find quite unique. Your extra curriculars and volunteer work seems exceptional from here, and your GPA is excellent. I think that with that profile ...”
March 10, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Help, Profile Evaluation for admission, Full time MBA, 2016 in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey Anand! Well of course you can get admission! It''s just a question of WHERE can you get Admission :) Was this your first time taking the GMAT? Actually although not stellar, the score is not too bad. But since we do have plenty of time before applications, if you do truly think you can do ...”
March 4, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey there, Maybe I didn''t write 100% clearly, sorry about that. I know that getting an 80+ is really hard, but what I was saying is that Top 10 schools tend to really heavily recruit from IITs (and NIT too). Now I know Mumbai is a good university, but it''s still a rank below from their ...”
March 4, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Please evaluate and advise in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Mbasa, Well even with your unique background, it''s true that when the average GMAT at LBS is about 720, it can make things harder. So study hard, take some GMAT prep courses if you need, and good luck. Make it happen this year! Jon”
February 26, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey dude, Well, the honest truth is that Top 10 schools are gonna be real hard with a 65% from a non-IIT school. They just simply have too many guys with similar profiles who have 80%+ from an IIT, and they will likely go for them. So really, I think the best thing is to go for Top 20/30 schools. ...”
February 26, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Crossroad in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Do it! :)”
February 26, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to JD/PhD question in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Happy to help, JF”
February 24, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Admission Notification in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Sure you can do that. But be kind and diplomatic and ask it as a favor (because they don''t really have to inform you any earlier) If you PREFER Broad, you might want to include that fact in your note.”
February 24, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Crossroad in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey there, Well since you want to you your MBA in conjunction with your girlfriend''s career, I guess it is that which dictates the schedule, and not the other way around. The GMAT and TOEFL are well... almost high enough... in that you could apply to HEC with a decent shot (and INSEAD as a ...”
February 24, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation: GMAT 700 + 6 years work ex + IIT in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hello there, Well the decision to retake or not should be based on many factors, most of which I have no info for: - How old you are - How much of a rush you are in - How much higher you could potentially get - What you would do instead of the MBA There''s no one answer that''s true. It will ...”
February 24, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GMAT Score 630 - Should apply or give 2nd attempt? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Dude, I totally agree here. You only have ONE choice if those are the schools you are aiming at - retake the GMAT! Otherwise, if you are in a rush, or if you ultimately don''t get that GMAT score you need for INSEAD and the like, then you may want to reconsider your school list. Best, Jon”
February 12, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Does Low IR impact Admissions in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Well, it''s not exactly that it will "make up" for your low score. Because your low IR score will still be there, but it might help balance things out by showing that you have strengths in other areas. I think for the schools you are aiming at, it shouldn''t harm your application that ...”
February 12, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GMAT Score 410 with 10 years work experience in the The Application Process forum
“410 is pretty low my friend. The only real course of action here is to retake. But only after you have studied lots! I''m sure you''ll do much better next time. Best, JF”
February 10, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Does Low IR impact Admissions in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“It impacts somewhat, but basically the regular score is far far more important. So if the 710 is about as high as you can go, I''d just stick with that score, and only consider retaking if you are confident of being able to improve your score in the main section. Best, Jon”
February 10, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GMAT work experience in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Sure that will help! Three other nice things to do on your year off: 1. Invent something 2. Start some startup 3. Volunteer Have a lovely year!”
February 4, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey Ravi. What a legacy of a name my friend! Now, I''m afraid the advice about the GMAT was right. I understand that you believe you are not in position to retake the GMAT, but the fact of the matter is that you will get in no school that is worth your while abroad with your GMAT. They just have ...”
February 4, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Yup. And if you have a really good reason for your GPA it''ll help a lot too.”
February 4, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Need Help-profile evaluation. in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“I''d even say three years. Since you are applying from India though, you may want to give yourself a bit of time to and consider retaking the GMAT. A consultant who works with us, Yaron, wrote a post about Indians and the GMAT here: http://bit.ly/B412Mgc”
February 4, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to INSEAD Application and process in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“You got it dude. Take it easy. And good luck!”
February 4, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Indian male, GMAT concerns in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Dear Varun, So first of all, about that IR - don''t worry about it too much. Yes, it would be better to have higher. But still, the main score is the main thing. And with a 720 you do NOT want to retake! Next, things look pretty good. You are in a good industry, and work for what I can only assume ...”
February 4, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Review, Please! 720GMAT Chemical Engineer in the The Application Process forum
“Hey there! Well, I think you might be a weeeee bit late for R2. R3 should be possible though, if you feel like going for this more challenging round. Buuut my thought is that since anyhow, you don''t have thaaaaat much work experience, you should probably just wait till R1 next year. Oh ...”
January 28, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey there, Well my advice to you would be to a) Apply to as many schools as you can in R1 b) Apply to a mix of Top 10 and Top 20 schools With your goals, I think any school can be good for you so I''d suggest looking at which schools you WANT to go to - (in terms of fit, location, etc.). I ...”
January 28, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Accepted at Columbia - do I wait for other school decisions? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Well, you can always try to ask for an extension. It works sometimes. And it''s not that they will retract your offer because they know you are looking at other schools. They might say no, but can''t hurt to try,”
January 28, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to MBA for Product Managers in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hey, although there may be some programs which have some unique programs (Kellogg is often the number one ranked marketing program), product management is something covered by any and every MBA program, and rather than looking for a specialized program, I think you can go to ANY program, and should ...”
January 27, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Is it the right time ? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Well, one thing to take into consideration is the average age and work experience of MBA people. It is different if you are planning on staying in India, or if you are going abroad. But often MBA folks have 3-6 years of experience in the bag already. But just compare your profile with the stats ...”
January 27, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey Arpit! So I''m liking what I am seeing here. what a GMAT dude! And a graduate from IIT Bombay with an excellent GPA and a very diverse career. You have especially a lot of leadership, which will be a big advantage when it comes to applying. I think you just gotta work on picking and choosing ...”
January 27, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Accepted at Columbia - do I wait for other school decisions? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Awesome! Congrats! And your assumption is 100% correct! You gotta show them the money. And if you decide to go elsewhere, you don''t get to get it back... but let''s put it this way.. if you got into Columbia, I''m assuming your option B is even a better choice, so life aint too bad anyhow! ...”
January 27, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to INSEAD Application and process in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey dude, Well, first let me say you have an awesome profile. Experience on two Western continents in a great industry, graduated from a fantastic program, and got a killer GMAT! Just make that application sing, and you should be golden dude. :) I think that since your profile is relatively ...”
January 27, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to am i a prepared for an MBA? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello there! Well, first thing is timelines. If you didn''t take the GMAT yet, you will be applying not for next year, but for the year after (Sept 2016). Don''t worry about your chances for the moment. Your first concern is to kill that GMAT! While doing well at work, and keeping some ...”
January 20, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GMAT GPA conversion in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Don''t worry about conversion. The school will evaluate you according to your Indian grades.”
January 20, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to MBA programs in Germany in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“You got it man, Good luck Detusch sprechen! ;)”
January 20, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Eval for 2015/16 Application Cycle in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude, Well Zimbabwe! That is a country we do not see often! And that will for sure work in your favor. Two paces of advice: 1. Retake the GMAT. 2. Wait until you have three years experience. If you are a GMAT that is 700+ and WE 3+ years, you will be golden: Top 20 schools with some ...”
January 20, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Requesting guidance/insights on the future plans in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey there, Well well good luck on that GMAT! So first of all, if you really want to make the switch over to finance, it might be easier for you to go for an MFin. Why? Because yes, going to an MBA will get you far and a better salary, but very likely the jobs that you will be offered will have ...”
January 15, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation- Does being a minority really help? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey there, Well I don''t see any reason for you to settle for anything outside of Top 10 schools. I mean you have the grades, you have the GMAT, you have the work experience, you are multilingual. AND to boot, African American Female. All you''ve got left to do is write some awesome essays and ...”
January 15, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Lawyer Applicant Advice in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey dude, So you are asking something a bit tough, because you don''t have that one main part of your profile - your work experience. Buuuut, nonetheless, let''s start off by saying that your profile has the potential to be awesome. In general Bschools LOVE lawyers, esp those who have ...”
January 15, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to MBA programs in Germany in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Well, I don''t know about the certificate.. but can you speak? Can you not speak? I mean the company will interview you. Obviously ANY knowledge of German at all is an advantage, but the real difference comes in when you can work in German on a daily basis. Best, JF”
January 15, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Issue with Transcripts in the The Application Process forum
“Yep. Also many schools will allow you to submit an unofficial transcript and require the official one only when you get accepted. Best thing to do: Check directly with the school, as each one has its own requirements. Best, Jon”
January 13, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to When is the "right" time for an MBA? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hey Dan, Well it''s always awesome to start early. So you are doing the right thing. A few thoughts for you: - The average Work experience for an MBA is about 4-5 years. So you will be ready to apply once you have three years in the bag. It should give you enough experience to make the MBA ...”
January 13, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GMAT 590... should I not even bother applying? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Well, another thing to consider is that if you have a higher GMAT, you can also have a shot at getting a scholarship. The question is then: What''s more important to you? Getting in earlier? Going to a better school? I mean, if you have done a half-assed job, why settle for that? Shouldn''t ...”
January 13, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation for NUS in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey dude, Good to hear from you! I think maybe you guessed the answer to your question though, right? :) Yep, a retake is really the only thing that makes sense. Don''t rush too much. The school you go to, is your school for LIFE. So make the right choice by applying only with your best ...”
January 13, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to The dreaded round 3 application...... in the The Application Process forum
“Round three is much more reasonable for part-time than full-time programs, so if it''s to your benefit, just apply this year.”
January 9, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to 530 in GMAT..anyone help? :( in the The Application Process forum
“Hey dude, Well first of all, don''t get toooooo discouraged.. lots of people take the test multiple times. I''m SURE you can do better than this. and honestly this score is so low that you gotta retake! But, anyhow, you have nowhere to go but up. The important thing is that you prepare real real ...”
January 9, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to School Selection and profile evaluation in the The Application Process forum
“What kind of a degree are you going for? And what kind of job afterwards?”
January 9, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Is 30 old for an MBA? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“For sure dude! Good luck. And just take that test when you are good and ready,”
January 9, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Is 30 old for an MBA? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“For US MBAs 31 is starting to get a bit on the older side, and that will make things a bit more difficult, but actually in many European programs, the average age is around 29-31, so you are good even for another 2-3 years. Best, Jon”
January 6, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to GMAT Score 690-should I retake? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Well, it depends on the rest of your profile - but let''s put it this way, unless your profile is REALLY unique, just forget about R3, and go for it next year. R3 is way way too tough (essentially all the places are filled and the schools are looking for pleasant "surprises" to displace ...”
January 6, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile Evaluation: 730 GMAT + 25 months IT experience in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey there good sir, Good to hear from you. So first of all, I''d say you deserve a huge congrats on that pretty awesome GMAT. A 740 no less! Well done dude. Next your profile is pretty good. You did graduate from a good college (albeit with so-so grades). Your work experience seems fine, ...”
January 6, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to School Selection - USD vs UNCC in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“I can understand, and things DO tend to look different "on paper" as they in real life. Which is why, even if it''s difficult and expensive, a visit to both places is probably the best thing you can do for yourself before you make this leap. Best, Jon”
January 6, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation 670-GMAT 11+ IT work experience MISM in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Well, since the programs are so different, I don''t know if I can compare them one-to-one if you know what I mean, so I''ll leave that up to you. Buuuut the schools you listed are for the most part well-known ones. Now I have to be honest, that these programs are outside my area of expertise, so ...”
January 6, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to ASU vs Georgia Tech in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey, first of all Congrats!!! I''m very happy to hear about your accepts. I''d love to help you out, but you know it''s hard for me to advise when I don''t know your personal situation, your financial situation, your personal preference, your family situation, what your profile looks like, your ...”
January 6, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Indian male, Non-IT; should I apply in round 3? in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey there, So the first question is WHY do you want to apply R3? I mean, both for you AND for the Adcom, unless you have a really really good reason it makes no sense - besides coming from an overrepresented pool, there are few if any spaces left, you might run into Visa problems, and you will have ...”
January 6, 2015
January 6, 2015
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to JD/PhD question in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey, Yeah sorry it took me so long to get back to you with the holidays and all. So my thoughts: If you are on the way to goodness and don''t really need an MBA to land a good job, then as you mentioned, only do one that will give you a significant career boost. Basically, there''s no reason for ...”
December 29, 2014
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to advise needed for MBA admissions in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Dear Monica, Good to hear from you. Sooo, your goals of moving into regular strategy consulting are entirely reasonable. Since you ALREADY work for Accenture, one thing that might help is that if you can get a rehire offer from your employer as a strategy consultant post-MBA, that can be very ...”
December 29, 2014
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Is 30 old for an MBA? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hey, 30 is NOT to old! But 580 is way way too low. Chances of getting accepted at INSEAD with a 580 are zero... so better to apply next year after you have retaken. (Plus anyhow the average age at INSEAD is around 30-31, so you''ll be the PERFECT age!) Best, Jon”
December 29, 2014
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to The dreaded round 3 application...... in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“If you are American, and you are applying to the PT program, just go for it in R3. Things are MUCH more flexible for the PT programs, and if starting quicker is advantageous to you, then take your shot. Best, Jon”
December 29, 2014
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Profile evaluation 670-GMAT 11+ IT work experience MISM in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey, Can I aska silly question? If you are going to IPMX, then why are you thinking about SysManagement elsewhere? Or do you want more options now that you have your accept? Best, Jon”
December 29, 2014
Jon@Admissionado posted a reply to Low IR score - Will it impact? in the Ask Admissionado (formerly Precision Essay) forum
“Hey there! Well a 700 is still a 700. The Ir is not yet thaaaat important. So if you are happy with a 700 then you don''t need to retake, Best, Jon”
December 29, 2014