# jayaramgokul

mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Seeking help on Essays for Ivey (Canada) and ESMT Berlin in the Ask mbaMission forum
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May 12, 2018
“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
“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
“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
“It''s not mandatory.... but let''s just say that the principle, "the bigger, the better" applies.”
November 21, 2017
“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
“They are more or less on the same schedule as regular deadlines in most schools.”
November 18, 2017
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile Evaluation ~690 Retake? in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, You are in the ''ballpark'' so to speak for both the Haas EWMBA (avg gmat 700) and UCLA FEMBA (average 680), and have enough experience to bring a lot of perspective to the table... I don''t know as much about the details of your career and CV and leadership examples and accomplishments ...”
September 23, 2017
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Hi there, As you may know, getting a 2nd MBA is pretty challenging, in that you need to convince the admissions committee that you deserve a place in the program over other applicants who do NOT already hold an MBA.. plus your experience level (and age, but they are more looking at experience/point ...”
August 19, 2017
“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
“Nahhhh!!! You''re good! You have a 740!!! Celebrate! :)”
August 15, 2017
“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
“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
“Nah. Just go with it.”
August 7, 2017
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“ummmm... yay! :)”
July 25, 2017
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi, Thanks for your post, and congrats to you for planning well in advance... it will only benefit you in the long run! Thanks for sharing all of the detail thus far. I like your international experiences, your internship, and I''m interested in your startup, congrats on getting that ...”
May 23, 2017
“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
“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
“You do. You need even more actually.”
May 18, 2017
“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
“Not at all! Working in legal is awesome. The legal/business combo is the best! ;) Jon”
May 15, 2017
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to sOP Editing in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there-- just a quick note that it looks like the original post was years ago.... additionally this board is dedicated to mbaMission staff; note that Sop editing is not affiliated with us.”
April 17, 2017
“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
“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
“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
“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
March 27, 2017
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Resume Evaluation in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, Thanks for sharing. Yes as you are aware, the undergrad GPA is your biggest challenge. In order to do a full resume review, I would invite you to sign up for one of our free 30 minute consultations at your convenience, at www.mbamission.com/consult. For more details and dialogue ...”
January 30, 2017
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to MBA Profile Fitment in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, So I think you have 2 main elements you are thinking about right now.... 1-- is the MBA a good option for me, career wise? and 2-- will I be able to get into the MBA programs I''m interested in? In terms of the 1st q.... that is quite personal, and the most important advice is to ...”
January 24, 2017
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Requesting Profile Evaluation in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, Thanks for your post! So on the positive side, your grades look very strong, your GMAT is solid, and you have obviously strong analytical and quantitative skills. What I don''t know much about are any activities or community involvement, as that is a plus, nor what your main goals or ...”
January 17, 2017
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Personal is good! :) We like personal.”
January 10, 2017
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hello, Thanks for posting. Congrats on improving the Quant to a 51 which is an excellent, and more rare, quant score. But yes frustrating to not improve the overall given that! The school will focus on one overall score set, so I''d submit the version with the 51, if you don''t try again. ...”
November 23, 2016
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hello, Thanks for posting. Congrats on improving the Quant to a 51 which is an excellent, and more rare, quant score. But yes frustrating to not improve the overall given that! The school will focus on one overall score set, so I''d submit the version with the 51, if you don''t try again. ...”
November 23, 2016
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Yeah man, with your school list, just give it a shot! A 700 is pretty good. Cheers, JF”
November 15, 2016
“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
“Wait till you get your score before you decide. Best, Jon”
November 14, 2016
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Better to do the GMAT unless you know you can score higher on the GRE”
November 11, 2016
“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
October 31, 2016
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“You will get it very very soon! :)”
September 28, 2016
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“With the right GMAT St Gallen will be a great choice! Best of luck!”
September 22, 2016
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Sounds good! You likely want to spread out your school choices (in terms of selectivity and how your profile stacks up), and see how things fall! And of course, research the schools in depth to ensure you could see a good fit wherever you apply! Keep us posted on how we can help.”
September 21, 2016
“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
“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
“Hi there, Congrats on the great test scores! The GMAT is exceptional, and I don''t feel a 780/790 will be worth trying for over a 770, fyi. The GMAT is already going to be a strength or plus to your profile. Of course the GMAT is not everything and the schools will also assess your leadership ...”
September 16, 2016
“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
“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
“Dude, Happy help. Wanna hear only good news from you :)”
September 15, 2016
“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
“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
“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
“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
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hey Sommya-- just replied on the Manhattan Prep thread, to this same post, thanks!”
September 10, 2016
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to How do you respond to in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hiya, I know it can be challenging! ;) The best advice I have is to FIRST identify what the most important elements of YOU are that you want Booth or schools to know... that list might be a mixture of strengths, life experiences, accomplishments, interests, passions, influences etc. THEN see ...”
September 2, 2016
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Hey there! No problem! Someone will get back to you directly, if they haven''t already, Jon”
August 9, 2016
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile Eval Request - 740 GMAT in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi, Thanks for sharing your story. You''ve got some interesting professional experience, as well as involvement outside of work, and a solid GMAT if slightly lower grades than some. To your questions: Q : Due to my deferred admission, I am in a situation where I need to apply for top US ...”
August 4, 2016
“Sure thing, you are most welcome. At the tougher/more selective schools, the 2 years at matriculation could be a deal-breaker even with a higher GMAT, really just depends upon your fellow applicants and how you compare. You can check out class profiles on each school''s website though and you ...”
August 4, 2016
“Hi there, Thanks for your post. Your GMAT looks solid for many of the schools, but agree with your reach options especially McCombs. You can look up average GMAT scores, and of course being ABOVE a school''s average will be an extra plus, whereas much below it would be a weakness. And of ...”
August 3, 2016
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“You are welcome! Best of luck, JF”
July 26, 2016
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Awesome! Best of luck! And let me know how that goes. :) Jon”
July 22, 2016
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Hi there, So you''re saying you have the admit to Schulich India MBA, but were admitted to the Business Analytics masters in the past?? Overall, I think the most important thing to focus on is what your long term career vision looks like, and then work backwards and determine what degree will ...”
July 19, 2016
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile Evaluation MiM in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, Thanks for your thorough post. It sounds like you have a LOT of interests, activities, and experiences to bring to a potential graduate school program, and future career. In fact, your challenge in that regard may be to focus on quality rather than quantity, and emphasize a few key ...”
July 19, 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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to How many years of formal education ? in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, The MBA programs are looking for a 4-year degree OR EQUIVALENT bachelors degrees; they do realize that in some countries it only takes 3 years... it depends a bit on the university etc; you can contact the admissions office at schools you''d be interested in to ask them but in most ...”
June 25, 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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“You got it man. Good luck”
June 9, 2016
“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
“I''ll be waiting for it!”
June 8, 2016
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile evaluation in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi Rey, Perhaps you want to look at Darden perhaps? and while it may look a bit out of reach GMAT-wise, Columbia has several different types of executive schedule options and programs you can apply to, so you may want to look into it.... or if part-time (not exec), could look at Georgetown, ...”
May 24, 2016
“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
“Great dude, Looking forward to it. Best, JF”
May 23, 2016
“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
mbaMissionJenK posted a new topic called Harvard''s Essay Question is Out! Tips and Analysis.... in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Calling all who are interested in applying to HBS for the 2016-17 application season! Harvard has posted the essay question for this fall, and it is DIFFERENT from last year''s and extremely open-ended. Check out our full HBS Essay Analysis for tons of helpful tips and things to think ...”
May 20, 2016
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“LBS, unless you want to work in France.”
May 10, 2016
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Good Colleges for General Management in the Ask mbaMission forum
“You can check out the US News Rankings, if that is what you are interested in, at: http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools”
April 14, 2016
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, I do believe you should be a solid/strong candidate for the Kellogg PT program.... your GMAT and grades are solid, you''ve been promoted and recognized at work and certainly developed leadership and teamwork skills, and have the international experiences as well and explanation of how ...”
March 24, 2016
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile evaluation request in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, Thanks for your post; you''ve shared a lot of useful information and it sounds like you have a lot to bring to the table for a potential business school, and that you''ve started putting a decent amount of thought into the process and decision points. You have quite a few strengths ...”
March 10, 2016
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi Sayan, Thanks for posting. It sounds like you have some solid work experience in brand management and respectable grades, and the NGO experience is also a plus. I''m not sure if you mentioned what geographical region you are interested in for b-school, but Europe has many quality 1-year MBA ...”
February 22, 2016
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to MBA from Europe in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, Well I would say first of all you cannot really lump all ''MBAs from Europe'', just as you cannot lump all ''MBAs from the US'' or from India etc together... there is a ton of variance and tons of programs, so salaries, length of program, experience, recruiting etc all vary. The ...”
February 22, 2016
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Need help with explanation of low master's GPA in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, You should definitely explain the situation in the optional essay. Help the admissions committee to understand vs just wonder. Good luck to you and congrats on the GMAT !!”
December 29, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Help Required in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, So you definitely have a solid profile in terms of professional experience, involvement, awards and recognition, international exposure, GMAT etc. The biggest challenge will likely be the fact that you DO already have an MBA... it will be vital that you make a case for really NEEDING ...”
December 15, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to URM Profile Evaluation in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, Thanks for your post. Great GPA by the way! And solid community experience... if you are able to explaining that service time and your passion for it or reasons for it in a compelling way that will be a plus as well. With your GMAT and a strong but somewhat-similar-to-others profile, ...”
December 10, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to work experience and second option. in the Ask mbaMission forum
“In general I''d suggest having at least 3 years before matriculating (so 2 years before applying), and of course quality of experience is even more important, so getting some leadership experience, people and project management experiences, exposure to diverse problems and situations, developing ...”
December 10, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to work experience and second option. in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, Good for you for doing some research and planning now... I suggest getting that GMAT under your belt soon no matter what as statistically people do better the sooner they take it after undergrad. And scores are valid for 5 years. That said, average admitted applicants have 5 years ...”
December 8, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to to which bschools should i apply with this profile in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hiya-- you could aim for Kellogg as your reach school if desired, but know it would not be easy... yes it''s a top US school so better chances on the US News rankings would be outside say 10-15.... no matter what do some in-depth research and aim to show how you fit with each program you apply to. ...”
December 3, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile Evaluation (730 GMAT, Entrep. ex.) School suggestion in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, Thanks for your post. So your GMAT looks solid... but I''m trying to identify why NOW is the best time for you to get the MBA? And likely schools would wonder that as well? So did I read it correctly, you have 1 year full time then 4 months with your own company? How is that going? ...”
December 1, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to to which bschools should i apply with this profile in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi Ashish, Congrats on your solid GMAT score. Your grades sound like one of your bigger weaknesses, compared to many applicants with similar backgrounds. And you would want to explain and connect with your post-MBA goals more to help make a stronger case for the fact that you know what you are ...”
December 1, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Should I retake the GMAT? in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi Prachi, Well it sounds like you''ve gotten a better quant percentile and better ''balance'' as you describe it... that said, there''s not a lot to LOSE by just fitting in one more ''shot''.... even if you don''t prep much, see what happens... and if it does not go well, you can cancel and ...”
November 24, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile Evaluation (12+ Years) in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi Raj, Thanks for posting, though I don''t feel there is a ton of info to assess from what I know thus far... your grades in your Masters look good; have you researched Exec and/or Part time programs? Sometimes those are a good option for those with 10+ years of experience... if you''d like to ...”
November 16, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile Evaluation and School Suggestion in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Gotcha. If you really do a great job on the applications/essays/recs/interview, I would still think UNC is in reach and potentially Tepper too. Good luck, let us know how we can help!”
November 16, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile Evaluation and School Suggestion in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hello, So it sounds like the schools you are targeting are appropriate based upon the limited info I have here; are you saying you have an acceptance from Simon or?? I think Tepper and UNC are decent options thus far... it will be important to demonstrate leadership where possible; community ...”
November 12, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, Thanks for posting. I like a lot of the accomplishments and initiatives you''ve made during your work experience, though your total experience is fairly ''short''.... top 40 or so schools in the US will be challenging though with your current GMAT score... have you taken it more than ...”
November 2, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to US Business Schools for GMAT Score 650 in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, Thanks for posting. It sounds like the GMAT has been a bit of a frustrating challenge for you, but that said at this point as I''m sure you''d agree, it sounds like it makes sense to call it on the GMAT, focus your efforts on the rest of your applications, and your school list sounds ...”
October 27, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Low GMAT Profile Evaluation in the Ask mbaMission forum
“PS-- just realized you are signed up for the free consult so we''ll discuss all in more depth tomorrow certainly! ;)”
October 20, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Low GMAT Profile Evaluation in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Those are all good things to hear! With a GMAT score in that range you would have a much better shot yes... the process and decision is a holistic one, so there is no set weighting or formula for each aspect or GMAT etc; there is always an element of subjectivity so I cannot say for certain and ...”
October 20, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Low GMAT Profile Evaluation in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, Thanks for your post; overall you have a lot of positives within your profile, and I like your management experience, accomplishments, community efforts and academics for example. Yes the GMAT would be your main weakness at this point, and if you could bump it up by 40+ points or so ...”
October 15, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Should I wait a year? in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Keep us posted on anything we can do to help!”
October 12, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Evauation of my profile in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, I wouldn''t worry too much about AWA and wouldn''t change my admission round simply due to that... schools are still primarily interested in your overall score, and your Q/V performances. In terms of assessing your overall profile, I don''t know much about you thus far but the ...”
October 12, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hello, Thanks for your post. What I would advise is that you research the class profile and admissions stats at the specific programs you are interested in. Then you''ll be able to see how you stack up in terms of GMAT, grades, work experience or not, major, background and goals etc. The GMAT ...”
October 12, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Should I wait a year? in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, Thanks for posting. I wouldn''t be overly focused on age-for-the-sake-of-age... as the schools will likely say that they will not select on or against the basis of age... that said make sure you are comfortable going to study with those who would be on average a bit younger than you ...”
October 8, 2015
“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
“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
“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
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Request for profile evaluation- GMAT 660, 2 years work exp. in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi Parv, Thanks for visiting and posting. Your grades sound solid and you have a less common professional background/industry overall, but with just 2 years of experience now, you''ll want to ensure you demonstrate that you are ready, that you have perspective to contribute, that you have ...”
September 24, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Help!!!Please evaluate my Profile:Indian Female, 26,GMAT 690 in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, Thanks for the update, and congrats on the strengths and improvements to your work experience, leadership and resume. All you''ve accomplished in the past 2 years will certainly benefit you. I''m assuming the GMAT is the 690 unless anything changed; I''d still say outside top 10 ...”
September 24, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile evaluation in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi Nirali, Thanks for posting. You have a variety of strengths to your profile, including your GMAT, demonstrated initiative, management experience, recognition and awards, volunteering experience. Your undergrad grades are a potential weakness, but obviously limited to what you can do about ...”
September 24, 2015
“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
“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
“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
“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
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Pepperdine Online MBA or Part-time MBA GMAT Waiver in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, Sorry I am not familiar with the Pepperdine GMAT waiver option; you''d have to contact that school or staff or students there for more info. GMAT waivers are not particularly common across the board. As for a course not sure if you mean a GMAT prep course in which case I would ...”
September 15, 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
“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
“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
September 14, 2015
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Much better. You are much better positioned. You still need to leverage your recs to push your analytics/quant, but very positive.”
September 8, 2015
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“You got it dude! Good luck!”
September 3, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile Evaluation for Retake/Shortlisting target B-schools in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, Well it really depends upon where you DO want to go, and how much you feel you could possibly improve if you re-took the GMAT... if you''ve scored quite a bit higher on practice tests I''d say give it another shot, not a lot to lose... worse case you can cancel and nowadays your ...”
September 3, 2015
“Well, I can give you a range of schools given your GMAT, or I can tell you to re-take the test if you have a certain set of schools in mind, but I can''t do both. What schools do you want to get into - let''s start there.”
September 2, 2015
“In short, better. MBA programs tend to be more difficult than specialized Master''s, but a slightly different sell. You should spread your application around to more schools than normal because of your unique position. Targeted grad schools and MBA''s that clearly accept 2nd MBA''s should be ...”
September 2, 2015
“Only that you don''t have much quant background from what I have skimmed. That''s not what you want to do, so why say it? If it were completely unrealistic, I would tell you, but it''s not. You''re getting the ST experience to position yourself for your entrepreneurial career. You could also ...”
September 2, 2015
“Because they are some of the best schools for finance given you want to go into banking / PE. HBS/Stanford too, obviously. Most top 25 b-schools are expensive, so it''s not like you''ll really be saving all that much and these schools also have access to money, so it may end up being cheaper. ...”
September 2, 2015
“Thanks for posting. As you know, your GPA is low as is your GMAT, which causes concern, so I would wait to re-take the test. Admissions committees aren''t averaging community college with your 4-yr degree, but that was creative....your work experience seems solid along with your Xtras, but your ...”
September 1, 2015
“Honestly, this is going to be really tough. Your best bet is to try to take some additional courses (perhaps technical in nature: stats, econ, accounting or finance) to try to help mitigate your GPA. GMAT is going to matter ALOT because your GPA is so low - I would be target well into the 700s to ...”
September 1, 2015
“Unfortunately, it''s going to be tough. Most schools frown upon second MBA''s and some schools don''t accept them (you need to do your diligence on that). Either way, you will need a better story than you need better job prospects - not enough. Scholarships will also be tough an an Indian ...”
September 1, 2015
“Love the background. Very different. Strong involvement outside of work. Good story. Love the fact that you''re already thinking about retirement (me too). My only comment is be more aggressive. Columbia, Stern, Wharton, Booth in addition to those mentioned. Happy to help you out if you ...”
September 1, 2015
“...ummmm. Yes!”
September 1, 2015
“With a 690, decent. With a 710+, but better. Everything else seems solid, so I wouldn''t be too worried, but HBS has the pick of the litter. The more "decent" the volunteer experience, the better, especially if you can demonstrate leadership. I don''t know what you want to do, so I ...”
September 1, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, Thanks for your post. Based on what you''ve shared, you have the following strengths in my view.. -GMAT -GPA -determination & drive, and your story of wanting to move to the US and making it happen -international experiences -small factor- the EC involvements; though during ...”
September 1, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to My chances of getting into PT NYU or other top PT programs in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Keep us posted; ''need'' is a strong word but it would greatly help of course! Doing a prep course or working with a tutor can help! Keep us posted.”
September 1, 2015
interviewbay22 posted a reply to MBA (I.T.) vs MIS in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello Shashank Both MIS and MBA are very different programs. It all depends on what your future career goals are. Looking at your experience, I would suggest you to go for MBA over MIS. MIS is more suited for fresh graduates or graduates with only a few years of work experience. In your ...”
September 1, 2015
interviewbay22 posted a reply to Where to start? in the English Language Tests forum
“Hello Azizakaria If you can read English very well, I would suggest you to begin by reading some of the most famous novels of modern times which are known for their good English. How to kill a Mockingbird, the Harry Potter series, etc Also to increase your vocabulary, you should go through ...”
September 1, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to My chances of getting into PT NYU or other top PT programs in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, It does sound like your GPA is one of your biggest weaknesses! Part-time would be somewhat less challenging to gain admission to, so that may be the way to go, and yes a strong GMAT is still going to be necessary. On the plus side through your work experience you have demonstrated ...”
August 27, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile Evaluation : South East Asian Female in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi Jan, Thanks for your post and for sharing. You definitely have a solid work experience profile, complete with recognition and increasing responsibility, and examples of impact made as well as some leadership exposure. Your academics are quite strong, and it''s good that you have some ...”
August 25, 2015
“Thanks for posting. My general thought is simple: it all depends on the "wow factor". Everything you have is pretty "standard" (i.e. in the range). Your GPA is the lowest of the bunch, but everything else is kind of right in the range of those schools you are targeting. ...”
August 24, 2015
“You certainly have potential for top schools. You have good work experience (solid promotional history), good academics, but your GMAT is below average and you have done a ton in the community (although some). The question is, how effective will you be with your application. If you have a top ...”
August 24, 2015
“That will be a concern, certainly. Think hard about any analytical roles you may have had in the military. Be proactive about addressing it in your optional essay. To be clear, it''s not so much the fact that you didn''t score well on your quant, it''s more that you don''t have a demonstrated ...”
August 24, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Career goal evaluation in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, Thanks for posting. Your background and experience are more unique among b-school applicants, which should hopefully help you to at least ''be remembered'' so to speak; your focus should be showing the perspective you bring to the class through all of your experiences, and how that is ...”
August 20, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Low Quant in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Gotcha; your overall score is pretty strong generally but the quant percentile being that low could be a weakness as mentioned. The only options in terms of addressing it would be a- try once more, knowing you can cancel and it won''t be reported worse-case; or b- enroll in some quant courses and ...”
August 20, 2015
“1) is being above 28 years a disadvantage - YES, BUT NOT A DEAL KILLER 2)with a score of 680 would it be pragmatic to pitch for the colleges i have mentioned - HONESTLY, NOT REALLY. THESE ARE SIGNIFICANT STRETCH SCHOOLS FOR YOU. THE SCHOOLS YOU WILL "SETTLE" FOR ARE MORE REALISTIC ...”
August 19, 2015
“Sorry, I didn''t articulate well in my response. The short-term goal can (and should) be more specific. You need to be careful about the long-term goal w/r to aspirations. The LT goal can be specific, but I''m concerned about the goal being sufficiently aspirational. That''s why I think you ...”
August 19, 2015
“Well, you have a chance, but it''s not incredibly high. Here''s what I see: Tough demographic GPA / GMAT average Limited extracurricular experience since college You do have some management experience, which will be helpful, but it''s going to be tough. I''m sure you haven''t shared ...”
August 19, 2015
“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
“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
“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
“Thanks for posting. Did you take any quant-heavy courses in college? If so, what courses and what grades did you get? What was the GMAT quant %? You certainly have a reasonable chance, but the answers to those questions will help me provide more detailed advice.”
August 19, 2015
“On the surface, they seem good. I don''t have much context around your grades in terms of how you performed vs. your peers (i.e. top 10%/15%/etc), but, generally, you look to have a solid profile. I do wonder why you think you need the MiM or MS in Finance. You seem to have a good job (just ...”
August 19, 2015
“Thanks for the background. Your instincts are directionally correct. Your short-term goal of working in logistics in a company like Amazon, Apple (or even UPS/Fedex) would be a good short-term goal. Your long-term goal may be a little narrow, so you may want to say something to the effect of ...”
August 19, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Low Quant in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, Was your percentile 57th? Just verifying, for quant specifically. If so that could be a weakness in the eyes of those top schools you''ve mentioned. Would you be up for doing some tutoring (often most helpful approach), or other prep and giving it one more shot? The most recent GMAT ...”
August 17, 2015
“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
“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
“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
“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
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request. Thank you! in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hello, Thanks for your post and extensive info you have shared. I agree that it is your multi-faceted startup experience that helps to set you apart from others with similar backgrounds, so yes I would emphasize all that you have experienced and learned from those experiences in the start ups ...”
August 11, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to MBA profile eval in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Thank you for the additional info. Overall what you have shared in your last post likely further strengthens what I understand of your profile somewhat, and I would say those top tier schools will still be a challenge, but not completely out of reach. If you want the BEST chances of definitely ...”
August 10, 2015
“Sorry for the delay. Nothing here that seems out of place - I was in pharma for years and it seems solid. Biggest thing is lack of work experience. If you want some 1:1 help with the execution through Admit Advantage, we offer a 15% discount through BTG this month. Feel free to reach out ...”
August 7, 2015
August 7, 2015
“Why are you applying now? It seems early for you. Also, do you have any extracurricular leadership involvement since school?”
August 7, 2015
“What is your general question? Also, how did you do on the GMAT? Finally, how involved are you with your extracurriculars at work? Leadership role or just participant?”
August 7, 2015
“I can address financial aid first - not much of a chance. Tough demographics, low GMAT and low undegrad GPA. In terms of schools, you are looking likely in the 50 - 100 global rankings for some of the same reasons financial aid will be tough. Lean on your work experience and strong ...”
August 7, 2015
“We did as did Kofi.”
August 7, 2015
“We don''t have a Scott here and I don''t know if you were looking for Scott, but i can give you my $.02. Your GMAT is a little low - I would consider taking it again. GPA seems solid No mention of extracurriculars since school, so I will assume nothing great here. In terms of schools, ...” August 7, 2015 EricAllen posted a reply to MBA profile eval in the Ask Admit Advantage forum “In short, very good. You''re a bit light on W/E, but everything else seems to check out: GRE, uGPA, extracurriculars, etc. At this point, it''s all about execution. Those schools will still be tough (some tougher than others), but with a well-crafted application, you should get into at least one. ...” August 7, 2015 EricAllen posted a reply to My Situation in the Ask Admit Advantage forum “Yes, Admit.me - that''s where I''m spending most of my time these days. ...but, to answer your question, it is all part of an overall evaluation. Your grades matter less because there has been so much time in between that and your current situation, but you have a lot going on. I didn''t ...” August 7, 2015 mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to MBA profile eval in the Ask mbaMission forum “Hi there, Thanks for posting. So your GRE quant score is excellent, verbal is alright. Schools will consider each score in context and with percentiles as well. Your grades/academics are strong, and your involvement and community commitment is solid as well. At this point with limited info ...” August 6, 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 EricAllen posted a reply to my profile in the Ask Admit Advantage forum “That is helpful. I still don''t know much about YOU. Can you fill out an Admit.me profile and I can take a look from there. www.admit.me. Thanks, Eric” July 25, 2015 EricAllen posted a reply to my profile in the Ask Admit Advantage forum “Not enough info to evaluation. Please tell me more about your work experience, extracurriculars schools, etc. or fill out an Admit.me profile.” July 24, 2015 mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Evaluation of career goals in the Ask mbaMission forum “Hi there, I think it sounds like you''ve put some thought into your post-MBA goals, certainly. It is important to be able to speak passionately about your goals and it sounds like you can do that. I would think about how you feel the MBA will help get you to those goals, and include that ...” July 21, 2015 mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile evaluation in the Ask mbaMission forum “Hi Soumik, Thanks for sharing/posting. You are part of large applicant pool-- Indian engineering/technical applicants, who often have high GMAT scores by the way. This applicant group tends to be great with the quant and analytical and technical portions of the application and of b-school, but ...” July 21, 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 mbaMissionJenK posted a new topic called FREE \"Ding\" Review to the first 15 respondents! in the Ask mbaMission forum “Hi all-- This is definitely too good to pass up... if you are planning to re-apply, mbaMission is offering FREE "Ding" reviews of your prior application to the first 15 respondents! This is a service that usually costs$650 per school, and you''ll have your application reviewed by one ...”
July 17, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to CBS Question in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, Columbia''s admissions process is rolling, so it IS always advisable to apply early (as early as you are comfortable... you don''t want to rush too much and submit something you aren''t happy with). Whether you do early decision or regular, earlier is better generally. The school ...”
July 16, 2015
“Yes, there is an advantage to applying early in terms of admission. However, the disadvantage is that you can''t accept any other schools if you get in. As long as you''re OK with that, go ED. If you go RD early in the process (it''s rolling), you are likely to get your decision by the time R1 ...”
July 16, 2015
“A bit late... but.. yay! :P”
July 14, 2015
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to Profile Evaluation- GMAT 660 Q49 V 33 in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi Ravi, Thanks for posting. It sounds like you have established a long career in management consulting, and your Masters GPA is a plus. Your undergrad GPA and GMAT are potential weaknesses, but I think the biggest thing that schools will want to thoroughly understand is your ''WHY''.... so be ...”
July 2, 2015
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to URGENT Profile evaluation in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, Thanks for your post. Wondering about the urgency? Feel free to let us know if you have specific questions you''d like answered! So it sounds like you have some solid experience and likely particularly-strong project management and analytical skills, and you''ve handled some ...”
June 30, 2015
“Interesting perspective from AdmitPitch. Given my knowledge and experience working with thousands of candidates in top MBA programs around the world, I would have to disagree about several of your points. Divyasha, while I agree that manufacturing experience is somewhat you unique, it is going ...”
June 28, 2015
mbaMissionJenK posted a reply to URGENT: Profile evaluation & guidance on school selectio in the Ask mbaMission forum
“Hi there, Hmm, what practice tests (i.e. GMAT Prep, Kaplan, Manhattan GMAT etc) were you scoring 700-740?? As someone who taught/tutored GMAT prep for almost a decade, in my experience if you were scoring in that range on reputable/quality practice tests, then that would indicate that you CAN do ...”
June 24, 2015
“Thanks for posting. Here''s my assessment: The College GPA is impossible to translate because every school has their own assessment. You''ve told me that you are in one of the top schools in your region, so I''ll go with that and say that your grades seem good enough for the programs you ...”
June 13, 2015
“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
“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
“Thanks for posting. I''m not sure, to be honest. On the surface, you seem to have a solid work experience story w/ clear transitions and impact at the various levels. You also seem to be involved outside of work with the NGO, some run events, etc. That being said, the devil is in the details. ...”
June 9, 2015
“Thanks for posting. Everything seems to be fine. The biggest issue that you have is differentiation. GMAT/University Scores/Work Experience all check out, so you are certainly eligible for top 20 programs. The real question: why do they WANT you? Being able to demonstrate leadership inside and ...”
June 9, 2015
“It won''t really hurt that much. So don''t worry about that. But DO beat a 700! Good luck!”
June 3, 2015
“Yep... It works.”
June 3, 2015
“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
“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
“OK, the 690 is on the low side for sure. If you think you can improve, I would definitely re-take. In terms of schools, INSEAD, Judge, HKUST, HEC and SAID will likely be the toughest, but all of the schools will be challenging. The public sector piece will be helpful - you should definitely ...”
May 31, 2015
“For sure.”
May 28, 2015
“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
“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
“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
“I know, but that''s still very solid improvement. Yes, I understand you''re working in operations, which in some ways can help if you can differentiate yourself - get promoted quickly and maybe even take a role abroad. I am stating that you can get in with your 680 as an operations applicant ...”
May 27, 2015
“Love the user name. Honestly, you''re in pretty good shape. I would re-take the GMAT and work to get on top of the Median (720/730). If you can turn the extracurriculars into above average and really execute on your application, you will be able to get into a top 5 MBA program. You seem to ...”
May 27, 2015