Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Chances at Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan, Kellogg in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Dhruv, You''ve got really nice assets in terms of your GPA, black belt status (impressive), and leadership/extracurriculars. I don''t love your GMAT score for your profile and target schools. It''s obviously really good, but will likely be ~20 to 30 points off the mean for your target ...”
September 15, 2015
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile Review in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Travis, Thanks for the note. We are actually doing our profile evaluations over at Admit.me. If you can post your information there, that would be tremendous. But generally, I would say you are pretty well-positioned for your pursuit. You haven''t picked the most selective schools which ...”
August 31, 2015
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile Review in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Travis, Thanks for the note. We are actually doing our profile evaluations over at Admit.me. If you can post your information there, that would be tremendous. But generally, I would say you are pretty well-positioned for your pursuit. You haven''t picked the most selective schools which ...”
August 31, 2015
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile Review in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Travis, Thanks for the note. We are actually doing our profile evaluations over at Admit.me. If you can post your information there, that would be tremendous. But generally, I would say you are pretty well-positioned for your pursuit. You haven''t picked the most selective schools which ...”
August 31, 2015
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Chances at Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan, Kellogg in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Okay - thanks for the response.”
August 30, 2015
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Chances at Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan, Kellogg in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Viswanath, I''m not sure why Manas thinks it is appropriate to comment and offer help on a page which he doesn''t pay for/is part of another company''s services, but you will learn in your MBA program that not all MBAs have solid ethics. Reach out to me directly at ...”
August 29, 2015
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Chances at Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan, Kellogg in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Viswanath, I''m not sure why Manas thinks it is appropriate to comment and offer help on a page which he doesn''t pay for/is part of another company''s services, but you will learn in your MBA program that not all MBAs have solid ethics. Reach out to me directly at ...”
August 29, 2015
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Chances at Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan, Kellogg in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Viswanath, I''m not sure why Manas thinks it is appropriate to comment and offer help on a page which he doesn''t pay for/is part of another company''s services, but you will learn in your MBA program that not all MBAs have solid ethics. Reach out to me directly at ...”
August 29, 2015
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Chances at Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan, Kellogg in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Viswanath, I''m not sure why Manas thinks it is appropriate to comment and offer help on a page which he doesn''t pay for/is part of another company''s services, but you will learn in your MBA program that not all MBAs have solid ethics. Reach out to me directly at ...”
August 29, 2015
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Chances at Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan, Kellogg in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Viswanath, I''m not sure why Manas thinks it is appropriate to comment and offer help on a page which he doesn''t pay for/is part of another company''s services, but you will learn in your MBA program that not all MBAs have solid ethics. Reach out to me directly at ...”
August 29, 2015
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Chances at Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan, Kellogg in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Viswanath, I''m not sure why Manas thinks it is appropriate to comment and offer help on a page which he doesn''t pay for/is part of another company''s services, but you will learn in your MBA program that not all MBAs have solid ethics. Reach out to me directly at ...”
August 29, 2015
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Chances at Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan, Kellogg in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Viswanath, I''m not sure why Manas thinks it is appropriate to comment and offer help on a page which he doesn''t pay for/is part of another company''s services, but you will learn in your MBA program that not all MBAs have solid ethics. Reach out to me directly at ...”
August 29, 2015
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Chances at Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan, Kellogg in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Viswanath, I''m not sure why Manas thinks it is appropriate to comment and offer help on a page which he doesn''t pay for/is part of another company''s services, but you will learn in your MBA program that not all MBAs have solid ethics. Reach out to me directly at ...”
August 29, 2015
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Chances at Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan, Kellogg in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Viswanath, I''m not sure why Manas thinks it is appropriate to comment and offer help on a page which he doesn''t pay for/is part of another company''s services, but you will learn in your MBA program that not all MBAs have solid ethics. Reach out to me directly at ...”
August 29, 2015
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Chances at Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan, Kellogg in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Viswanath, Thanks for the post. We don''t have enough information to give you solid feedback. We don''t know your GPA, history of promotion, college and post-graduate activities, etc....Without that information, we cannot really make an informed assessment of your chances at your target ...”
August 18, 2015
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Personal Essay Advice ? in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Brainstorm the moments first - think of how you have made an impact from a professional, personal, and academic nature. Then prioritize them. Then select the five that give you balance and highlight specific leadership characteristics that you want highlighted. Then post. That''s a barebone ...”
August 9, 2015
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Evaluation of ST and LT goals in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Vincem, Without knowing anything more about you, I would say definitely that your short and long-term goals are in perfect alignment with your previous history. I don''t think that can be doubted as it seems a perfect precursor. I think the question that I would have as an MBA admissions ...”
July 20, 2015
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Please sign up for a consultation at flexbooker.com/admitadvantage and we can connect. Kof”
June 29, 2015
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to 730 GMAT, Low GPA, DUI in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Everday guy, That''s a nice upward swing in your career trajectory - great job in terms of turning it around and doing the classes to make yourself more competitive. I don''t think that you will be able to make a push to the top-tier schools, but I do think that top 30-ish is possible. You ...”
June 19, 2015
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Kindly review my Application Resume in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Please post on Admit.me and we will do it! Kof”
June 18, 2015
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Need your feedback - Concerns about H1B visas in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi RBBmba@2014, Interesting post. To be honest, we''re just beginning to see some issues with our clients and are still in the information-gathering mode re: the issuance of the visas. Obviously, it''s a big issue in the States in general (especially the tech community). I don''t want to make ...”
September 22, 2014
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Missing Admit Advantage Package from Mega Bonus in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi - I already emailed it to you, but I will re-send. Kof”
January 22, 2014
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Unique Situation in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Unique Situation, Let''s talk a bit....we can chat later this afternoon or tomorrow. Pick a spot with Eric or me at http://www.skedge.me/admitadvantage and we can connect. Kof”
November 3, 2013
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Do you offer discounts to Beat The GMAT members? in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Dvd, We do. We have a 10% discount for all BTG members. The code is 3374. Feel free to use it and we''ll get started. Oh, and thanks for the compliment! Kof”
January 20, 2013
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Scholarships for Electrical Engineering in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Calvin, Please stop spamming on this wall and/or offering any responses for candidates. It is a private wall for us to answer questions of candidates who are asking Admit Advantage specific questions. We pay extra money for this privilege which is something I''m sure you can obtain yourself if ...”
January 15, 2013
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile evaluation: Healthcare domain, lopsided GMAT score in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Zivi, Thanks for the note - quite detailed. If you think that you have the ability to get a 730 or 740 with another GMAT, you are better off retaking it. If not, then I think you could take the course at UCLA extension. Frankly, a 710 is a very good score and while it may be a bit lopsided, ...”
April 10, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to cgpa criteria in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Pallavjha, Yes, you will be in a good position to make a push at a premier school with a 730. There is no guarantee, but your GPA holds up nicely. Reach out if you want formal help. Otherwise, best of luck! Kof”
April 8, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to profile evaluation required in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Yes, you have a shot at those schools with a 700. All of the schools, but certainly the four you mentioned. A higher score would help with all the programs, though. Kof”
April 5, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile evaluation request (re-applicant) in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Well, I am a person who tries not to worry about what I cannot control, so I think you have to do the same in this case. It''s okay - we see a lot of folks who don''t get promoted due to the economy and/or their type of professional role (i.e. engineers). As long as your recommender can speak to ...”
April 5, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Texas A&M (Mays) or Tulane (Freeman) PMBA Program? in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Okay - awesome. We''re in accord. Congrats - hopefully, you will be a ''millionaire'' in due time! Kof”
April 5, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Texas A&M (Mays) or Tulane (Freeman) PMBA Program? in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Flat_Syx, Thanks for the note - almost missed it! I like Tulane as a better brand which is pretty well-known. Also, the program is more established as you mention and will not subject you to having to work through the initial kinks that all programs undergo as they are launched. They are ...”
April 5, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile evaluation request (re-applicant) in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi! Thanks for the note - I''m glad the Ding Analysis was helpful to you. I like your profile a lot with a very good GPA (I wouldn''t worry too much about your 74%tile in quant - you''re still a wee bit over the mean for just about every single school) and your GMAT. I don''t like your ...”
April 5, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to profile evaluation required in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Sudheer, Your profile looks solid, though I would probably re-take the GMAT if you think you can do better as it is going to be below the mean for programs like Andersen and UCLA. Your work experience is going to be a little short for when you apply and start, so you need to ensure that you ...”
April 5, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to please advice: taking up gmat in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“That''s fine. No need to PM me - I''ll get a note that you have signed up. Also, the consultations are 20 minutes. Good luck on your GMAT. Kof”
April 4, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to please advice: taking up gmat in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Penguinfoot - I will try - it depends on with whom you sign up and if I''m traveling. Good luck on your GMAT. Feel free to email me directly - let''s use the boards for candidate questions as opposed to email-like exchanges :). I should be able to make the consultation. Kof”
April 4, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to please advice: taking up gmat in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Not yet. But, you can sign up for a free consultation from tomorrow onwards at http://www.skedge.me/admitadvantage. Just shoot me an email also - KKankam@admitadvantage.com hahahaha ! ... Ok Kofi, I have a serious question, Can you remove one trailing zero, so that i can apply for MBA ...”
April 4, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to please advice: taking up gmat in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Not ignoring you, Penguinman.”
April 4, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to please advice: taking up gmat in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Mitali_489 - Are you looking to apply in fall 2013 or start bschool in fall 2013? If you''re looking to start school at at that point, you are right on time. Otherwise, you''re (wisely) starting a bit early. Kof”
April 4, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to GMAT Re-write? in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Anujpanwar, If you have a better score in you, I would take it. You don''t want to be at the mean if you have capability of being any better. Especially as an Indian candidate where the scores tend to be a bit higher. Kof ---------------------------- Hi Kofi, I have 710 ...”
April 3, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to please advice: taking up gmat in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Mitali, You''re pretty early in your process. Your grades appear to make you a good candidate for top European and American business schools. But, it''s early in your professional career. Do well in your job. GMAT prep will probably take you six to ten weeks or so. It depends on your ...”
April 3, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Aniket, Nobody can really answer your ultimate question (about your chances for HBS or Wharton) without seeing your job performance. But, on the face of it, you have the right grades and GMAT to be a competitive candidate. With your profile experience of working/having worked at BCG/Deloitte ...”
April 2, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request– Need help on re-applying or no in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Jeff, You should consider either re-taking your GMAT or think about taking the GRE exam. The GRE may be the better option as your GMAT has plateaued. I think you should consider taking a course (even though you were a finance major) in accounting, stats, or economics and getting an A. For ...”
March 27, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to What schools should I target? in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Ash, I can''t really answer to what schools you should apply as I don''t know how you did in college, what your specific skills are, what you are seeking from an MBA, what you want to do when you''re done in the ST and long-term, where you want to live, etc.... But, your 720 puts you in ...”
March 26, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to GMAT Re-write? in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Well, I don''t recommend you apply in round 3 to these schools even if you had a 750! But, if you think you can achieve a 700+, I definitely advise you to retake your GMAT because your score is going to be at least 25 to 40 points below the mean at these programs. Of course, you can get in with ...”
March 21, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Please help me out with my profile... in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Himanshu, Thanks for the detailed information. Doing well on your GMAT will certainly be helpful to your candidacy. You should also think of taking some courses in accounting, stats, economics, or finance. You can do those online at places like the UCLA extension school if you cannot find a ...”
March 20, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to is my profile gud???? in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi, Possibly - we''ve worked with several Indian contacts, but understanding your GPA and how you rank within your class is difficult without context. However, with a mean GMAT (your 720 will be around the mean) for a top 10 program, you will need to showcase strong work experience (in terms of ...”
March 18, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Could you please evaluate my profile? in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Mahen, I think you''re in good shape with your grades and GMAT. Your work experience and age will not necessarily rule out certain industries, but it will pose a challenge to you to prove that you are capable of investing the time/patience to crawl up the corporate ladder. It will be ...”
March 16, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to should i take GMAT now in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi, As mentioned, you should be taking courses in (as many as you can afford in terms of cost and money) - accounting, finance, economics or statistics. You should be aiming for ~700 - 720 to be competitive for the top 20 MBA programs.”
March 13, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to should i take GMAT now in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi, I think you can take the exam whenever you feel ready, but I wouldn''t apply prior to Fall 2013 if I were in your position. Also, even if you do well with your GMAT exam, you should still look to take some classes (finance, accounting, stats, and/or economics) and also build on your work ...”
March 13, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Please advise in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Pushkar, No, you will not be at a disadvantage - get a 700+ and you''ll be in decent/competitive spot. I wouldn''t worry about the timing at all. Kof Dear Madam, I am looking at the top 20 B.Schools (H.B.S, L.B.S., Stern, Said, INSEAD to name a few). I will be taking my ...”
March 12, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to INSEAD profile eval in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi, You have solid scores and a good GPA, so you can certainly make a solid run. I cannot quantify your chances of getting in at this point b/c I have no idea of your history of promotion and no idea of how you will craft your essay, recommendation letter, obtain references, and conduct your ...”
March 11, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile Evaluation please in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Shankargv, Get your GMAT closer to 680 to 700 and you will certainly be a viable candidate at a top 30 to 50 program. There is a clear difference in being accepted at a top 10, top 25, and top 50 program, but you will have a shot. If you can get closer to a 720+ and your 69% average means you ...”
March 9, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to MM now or wait for MBA??? HELP needed in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Manoj, I appreciate the note, but let''s do this one one format (either on the message boards or here) - I don''t have time/capacity to do both, friend. Those applications will ask you if you have applied before. As you may know, the applications change year-to-year, so I''m not sure if ...”
March 7, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to MM now or wait for MBA??? HELP needed in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Manoj, I''ll be quick. I understand your situation. Frankly, there is no guarantee that you''ll get into an MBA program (especially one like H/W/S as you wrote about on the message board). I think your plan to get an MMS is okay/sensible as long as you are prepared to work for a few years ...”
March 7, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile help required in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi, Well, there are many ''good'' MBA programs to which you can apply. Without knowing what you want to do and the type of school (size, study method, location, urban/rural), this is a hard question to answer. However, a school with strong recruiting, great location (close to other premier ...”
March 7, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Advice on profile in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“You''re welcome. Best of luck and reach out to Eric at Eallen@admitadvantage.com if you want formal support.”
February 19, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Advice on my Profile in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“I''m not sure what your question is. You can either apply now or wait. I strongly suggest that you wait until you can pull up your GMAT and also apply in round 1 or round 2. You need a stronger GMAT friend and applying now is already tough enough.”
February 8, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile evaluation please in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Faisal, Your initial grades will be of some issue for you, but the final year will certainly help. I think if you want to consider making a push at the top 30 schools, you will certainly need to look at taking a business class in finance, accounting, stats, or economics. You can do it ...”
February 5, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to GMAT 600, applying for round 3, should I wait? in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi, Well, I think things would be easier for you if you waited until the fall. USC and UCLA are pretty popular programs and applying in round 3 can be a bit of a bear. There are not a huge number of slots left for candidates. But, since you already applied to Chapman already, it will not hurt ...”
February 3, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Request for profile evaluation in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“You''re welcome, bro. You''re looking good.”
January 20, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Request for profile evaluation in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Tigerd, In the context of having a great profile to get into school with regard to your grades and GMAT, your profile reads quite well. You are above the mean GPA and GMAT for all of your programs and your international work experience reads pretty well. You will need to get recommendations ...”
January 20, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to need some advice regarding retake in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Sj233, Your score will be good for five years whenever you take it. I suggest you take it prior to June 2012 since the information will be fairly fresh in your head and the exam will still be on the old, familiar format. Kof I need some advice. I gave my first attempt at GMAT ...”
January 11, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Should I submit my GRE or GMAT score? in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“I would probably just submit the GMAT score b/c that exam is a bit more accepted than the GRE. I don''t love your quant side and would consider retaking it especially if you are applying to top-tier programs and/or you didn''t major in a quantitative area/work in a quant field. Kof Hi- ...”
January 11, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to My GMAT Score VS GRE Score in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Amir, I would say your GRE though they are very, very close. Your verbal in your GRE is stronger as is your quant. Go with that one if you don''t take the exam again. Best, Kof Hi, I have written both tests, however I don''t know which one of my scores is stronger, and ...”
January 6, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile evaluation please in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi, I think you have a shot, but your grades and GMAT are below the mean by a fairly sizable amount. Your work experience and performance (including the Siemens Awards) are strong, but your GPA is a problem. You need to take some courses in accounting, finance, economics, and stats and consider ...”
January 6, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile evaluation for atypical applicant in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi, Thanks for the note. I think your GPA is really going to make things tricky for you b/c it is so far off the mean. But, I do think your mitigating circumstance (glad to hear that your mom is okay) and resulting need to work is something that you can/must write about. Still, I really think ...”
January 6, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to New Job 10 months before applying in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi, You''re in a good position to take the job provided you can obtain really strong recommendations from your old job. You don''t have a history of jumping around and if you take this job and keep it, you will have worked there from Jan 2012 until July 2013 which is fine in conjunction with ...”
January 6, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Please GMAT 680 - Retake????? in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Anuj, Those schools all have mean GMAT scores above a 700 and are pretty difficult to gain entry into. Indian applicants also tend to have some of the highest scores, so while I think you can get in with a 680, if you have a 700 in you, I would recommend you take it again to achieve this ...”
January 6, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile eval plz in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi CellMate 2013, Your scores certainly read well for H/W/S. You''re above the mean for your GPA and GMAT which is super-solid. For all the schools, particularly H/S, you are going to have to explain why getting an MBA makes sense now and walk the fine line b/t indicating that you are ''winning ...”
January 3, 2012
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Conversion of CGPA of my B.Tech degree into GPA in a 4 point in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“You can use Columbia''s scale - http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/mba/admissions/applynow/apprequirements. Best of luck. Kof”
December 26, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile eval for Premier US MBA: 3.8 GPA, 760 GMAT in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Okay - sounds good. Kof”
December 11, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Please! in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Patrick, Another year of work will definitely be helpful to you b/c you only have a few now. If you had six or seven years of experience, I may feel differently, but with three or four, it will certainly be additive. Your grades may need to be ''increased'' (via some sort of supplemental ...”
November 28, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Please! in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Patrick, I appreciate the note. You''re likely going to wait until next year if you want to get into one of those top-tier programs, because a 530 is not going to do it, friend.I feel bad saying this, but your chances of getting in are not good with a 530 GMAT. The rest of your profile ...”
November 26, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile Evalution (low GPA/high GMAT) in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Sweetness - let us know the good news :).”
November 22, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Harvard summa, McKinsey BA, gay female with 680 in GMAT in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“No, there is not a risk for doing worse - your best score counts and I''m guessing that you will do within range (i.e. no worse than 640 regardless. If you score goes up, but your verbal stays at 66% - 70%, you have a higher GMAT score :). It will be a net positive as opposed to being back at the ...”
November 22, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Harvard summa, McKinsey BA, gay female with 680 in GMAT in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Well, I think you have an exceptional academic and professional record which will go a great length towards helping you to get into school, but your quant score (and overall score) is going to be 40 to 50 points below the mean for your top-tier programs. I''m guessing you know that. ...”
November 21, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Please evaluate my profile in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi MBA.Aspirant, Your background (academic and professional is solid). If you could get your verbal score of your GRE up a bit (~mid 600s), you could make a push at even stronger schools. NYU Stern is a two-year program by the way. I have some concern that for all of your work ...”
November 16, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile Eval Request in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi, Your profile is pretty solid, but your GMAT is a bit of an issue for your schools. Your CFA accentuates your strong quantitative background, but your main GMAT weakness is in the verbal section. The good news is that you have plenty of space to showcase your verbal reasoning through ...”
November 15, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile eval for Premier US MBA: 3.8 GPA, 760 GMAT in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Sachrai, You are a bit of an older candidate (~32 I suppose), but your mature age doesn''t preclude you from doing an MBA. There is going to be a bit more pressure on you to explain/justify how an MBA is going to help advance your career: Your short-term goals will be under some scrutiny b/c ...”
November 14, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Request Profile Evaluation for 2nd MBA in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi, Honestly, getting a second MBA from a premier American school is going to be extremely difficult. First - none of the American MBA programs you mentioned (or any of the premier ones) are welcoming to a person pursuing a second MBA b/c they would be denying someone who doesn''t have one. ...”
November 14, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile Evaluation GMAT 710 q44 v40 in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi n2739178, The two things on your profile which concern me are the lower GPA and your lack of activities. If you are applying to programs with four rounds like some of the European ones, it is still a bit tight. But, check b/c INSEAD (for example) has only three rounds. Generally, if you are ...”
November 12, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile eval please in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi! You can set up a consultation at http://www.skedge.me/admitadvantage. I just realized that we''re both Harvard guys (Dunster House on this end). Feel free to set up a consultation with either of us, though. Kof”
October 25, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Help for improving resume and B-School Applications in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Walrus954, Well, the exam is out of 800, so that should be your target. Seriously, if you''re applying to top European schools, you should be targeting over a 700 - likely 720+. While I don''t know the exact scale scoring of your Indian university and concede that you had a tricky ...”
October 18, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Will Changing Frequent Jobs hurt my application ? in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Mandarchougule, In short order - YES! While there are cultural differences to an extent, switching jobs so frequently will be a bit of a problem. AdCom members may view you as a bit of a wanderer and lacking a bit of focus. Also, keep in mind that you need to provide recommendations for ...”
October 18, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Request for profile evaluation. in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Darsh, Well - I think you''re going to have to take some supplemental courses to build an alternative GPA. Your description of having a ''low GPA'' and nominal activities worries me a bit for ISB. We were just there in March and that school is definitely competitive as it is attracting ...”
October 18, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile Evaluation GMAT 680 (Q 45, V 39) in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Riskylvrg, Thanks for the note. You certainly have a compelling profile and background. I think with your profile, you have a viable shot at your target schools of HBS, Wharton, Columbia, etc..., but your GPA is a bit of a blemish. I believe you have a shot b/c your GPA is slightly higher ...”
October 18, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to post mba plans in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Anirudh - please see my first response to your question about short-listing your programs. Kof”
October 16, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to which program? in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Anirudh - please see my first response to your question about short-listing your programs. Kof”
October 16, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to school selection in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Anirudh, Okay - I''m not going to answer too much here b/c I need WAY more information and this is better done in a consultation as opposed to three separate posts. So, just reach out at KKankam@admitadvantage.com and we can chat. I''m going to answer all three postings here and will refer to ...”
October 16, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to MBA Application: Cornell and ISB please help in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Kushagra09, I am Kofi, Eric''s partner. You should reach out to us for a consultation if you''d like to discuss your candidacy in more detail: http://www.skedge.me/admitadvantage. Sign up with Eric since he knows your story. Regarding Alex, he is actually violating Beat the GMAT policy, ...”
October 8, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Please in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Vbhalla, Great profile (really). Your work experience is a bit light wtih you graduating two years ago. The critical question is why you need to go now? You need to highlight your promotions and have your recommenders do so as well. Regarding your activities which are awesome, indicate how ...”
September 29, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to 1 year MBA for applicant with 12 years of exp. in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi - you posted this one already! I responded to the other posting. Best, Kof”
September 29, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to 1 year MBA for applicant with 12 years of exp. in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi - Shankarmazumder. You need to retake your GMAT. If you want to enter into a premier school which can help you break into VC, you are likely looking at a top 20 (really top 15) American or European business school where your GMAT is going to be about 30 to 50+ points off the mean. That''s too ...”
September 29, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Recommendation on Recommendations :-) in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Tharva, That''s a tricky situation. I would likely go for the person who you worked for a couple of years ago. But, if any of the bosses that were/are at your company have/have been supervising you for at least one year, then you should likely consider them. If they have left and you have ...”
September 29, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Need Prospective College Names in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“One thing -you should also take a look at ISB - we were out there in March and they have a great program. But, you need to improve your GMAT.”
September 29, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Need Prospective College Names in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Vishal, You need to pick up a copy of US News and World report or Businessweek - they have rankings and acceptance rates. Generally, if you want to be competitive at the top 20 schools, you need to raise your GMAT about 30 to 50 points. I would strongly consider taking it again. ...”
September 29, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Please Evaluate my Chances at a top B-School in the U.S. in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Sapphire, I do think you should apply to some ''safeties'' if you are applying to that many schools. And< I do feel like UC San Diego, Illinois, and UT Arlington work as potential safeties. There are many other schools within the top 50 which may work: programs like Tulane, Boston College, ...”
September 29, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile Evalution (low GPA/high GMAT) in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi JK, Well - you should likely take another course or two in finance and accounting, since you didn''t perform well in finance/accounting. I have some concern b/c while your GMAT is above the mean, your GPA is at least .35 to .45 below the mean for most of your intended targets. There will be ...”
September 29, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi afbg2003, Well, your profile looks good, except for your GMAT which has to be 700+. I would actually suggest 720+. Otherwise, you are competitive with very solid international experience including founding NGOfuel and being in the World Foresight Forum. You have great tools/assets, but that ...”
September 20, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Your one glance at my profile can site a chance for me!! in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Aseem, My short answer is that your profile is incomplete without knowing your exact GMAT score. But, assuming you get a 730 - 740 GMAT as you suggest, I think all top 20 programs are very solid opportunities for you. My belief is that nobody waltzes into H/W/S/C, etc..., but I think you ...”
September 20, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Please Evaluate my Chances at a top B-School in the U.S. in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Sapphire, Thanks for the note. I think you''re competitive at all of your schools with an edge to the less selective ones of your bunch such as Owen and Georgetown. The others will be harder due to your GPA being further away from their collective mean (~3.5) and your GMAT being around their ...”
September 20, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile Evaluation for College Seniors in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hello! You have a lot of the assets which are attractive to those programs, so I think you''re competitive. Two outstanding issues are how well you did/didn''t do for your first and second-year modules and your potential sub-700 GMAT score. You need to very close to that 700 (since the mean at ...”
September 20, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to NYU, Zicklin, Rutgers, Fordham for a 530? in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Sidsalil, You will have an exceptionally difficult time getting into NYU with that ''stellar'' score and the other programs will be quite tricky as well. But, NYU is going to be out of the cards with a sub-600 score at the minimum. Zicklin and Fordham are schools at approximately the ...”
September 20, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to mba confusion in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Prateek, Your chances at schools in the 30 thru 40 range will be difficult as the mean GPA/GMAT combo is about 3.3/670, so you are a bit below. I would suggest you do a few things: 1) Take some supplemental courses at a local university/online; 2)Try to raise yor GMAT. You will need to ...”
September 9, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Evaluation: Getting into my Top 10 in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi dgh44, You should include your stories of agent bootcamp. I would need to know your other stories of your background to know how much to include of the agent bootcamp - i.e. what else do you have? But, yes - the stories of leadership, working in teams, overcoming adversity (i.e. broken ...”
September 9, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Please evaluate my profile in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Sojourn, Your profile reads well, but I am concerned with your work experience. If you have very high quality experience (key roles and are amongst the top analysts in your class) as well as a key idea of what you can contribute to your classmates, you have a shot at your schools. In some ...”
September 9, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Seeking profil eval- 750 (latest), 660 in GMAT - 6 yrs in IT in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Aritro9782, You are in good shape re: your candidacy: Strong GMAT Score and your GPA is good. You will be given a bit more slack regarding your GPA being just a bit short (for the top, top-tier) with a solid GMAT. Basically, you''re in contention. Everything regarding your career is ...”
September 9, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Pursue a Particular Course at Wharton in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Shruts, You will be given points to bid on courses outside of your core. Courses that are electives have a wide range of interest and corresponding ''bounties'' for your bidding points. For example, there is a negotiation class on which people bid nearly all of their allocated points! Other ...”
September 9, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile evaluation for Canadian MBA in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi agmba, It is going to be very tricky for you to get into school with this GMAT score. While you have other solid assets, the GMAT score raises the question as to whether you can do the school work which is a position that you do not want to be in. If you can pull to a 600, your schools ...”
September 8, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Information needed in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Sk1, Thanks for the note. The top-tier schools generally are the wealthiest and have the best chance for you to receive a scholarship. Typically, the process involves you applying first, getting accepted and then being notified either of scholarship received OR given an opportunity to apply ...”
September 8, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to evaluate my profile - older candidate in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Amir, Yes, you have a chance at the top 5 programs. Your GPA is solid enough (around the mean), your GMAT is very good (slightly below the mean), and you have solid work experience. You need to do a few things: 1) Ensure that your recommenders are effusive in their praise of your work and ...”
September 8, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile Evaluation MBA - Finance in USA in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Rohan, How you include your work at your dad''s firm depends on the application - too general to answer at this point without knowing the school and the other stories. You could include it in essays like your ''biggest accomplishments'', ''how would you introduce yourself to your ...”
September 8, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Mays Vs Mccombs in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Okay, Prachich1987. You can still glean a lot of info online via their websites, Youtube, alumni, etc... Kof”
September 7, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Profile Evaluation MBA - Finance in USA in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi Rohan, So far, so good in terms of your backgrond. I don''t have your grades, but I presume that if you were accepted into JP Morgan I-Banking they must be good. You certainly can and should highlight your experience running your father''s company. With regard to school choice, I need ...”
September 7, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to is wharton the right fit? in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi MWoolward, Firstly - I''m glad you''re still around after that accident. Sounds horrific. It ''sounds'' like you have great leadership and a strong articulation of your goals. Those are important factors, but the response to your question is partially contingent on how well/poorly you did ...”
September 7, 2011
Kofi@AdmitAdvantage posted a reply to Evaluation: Getting into my Top 10 in the Ask Admit Advantage forum
“Hi! There are so many other questions I want to ask related to your areas goals (short-term and long-term), leadership at UC Santa Barbera, and activity outside of work. I won''t ask about your hand-to-hand combat, use of firearms, and close quarter combat training because...well, you may be ...”
August 11, 2011