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Post Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:45 pm
Hello,

I would like to apply to a full-time MBA Program on 2017 and I´d like to know how much I should aspire to on my GMAT with the following profile. I will be applying this fall to some of the top 10 US Schools on the first application round.
Nationality: Venezuelan (Latin Minority)
Gender: Female (minority)
Age: 24
GPA: 3.1 (5th in my class) in Business Administration (mention in management) at Universidad Metropolitana (3rd University in Venezuela)
Work Experience: 4 months in a BTL company as account assistant (1 month) and then executive (3 months), this short experience I don´t know if I should include, 1 year of Commercial Trainee Program at Nestlé Venezuela, currently Commercial and Digital Communications Specialist (Total experience for the moment of application: 1 year and 9 months at Nestlé, for the moment of starting the MBA 2, 5 years at Nestlé, last year as Consumer Marketing Manager, this will probably not be by the time of the application)
Extracurricular Activities: 5 years in the university Model UN program (as delegate, secretary, head delegate and faculty advisor to years). 2 years in a foundation called Embajadores Comunitarios, as volunteer and as Program Coordinator (part of the executive committee), and 5 years as volunteer in a foundation called Un Día Juntos, Currently Vice-President of the Alumni Association of my university (Universidad Metropolitana) Also I was an English and math tutor for children (should I include it in my application?)
Miscellaneous: prize for academic excellence and student participation in my university.

What do you think of my profile, how much should I be aiming to on my GMAT Score?
What comments do you have for my questions?

Best Regards.

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Post Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:32 am
Hi Luisaelenaab!
I see this an older inquiry but I am new to this BeattheGMAT site although not new to MBA Admissions! I see that we have in common fairly new to this site- but thanks so much for your inquiry and I will say right off the bat there is something that will give you a nice look: you are from Venezuela and you are female so right there you will get some attention!

Now the more important question- is will you present yourself in the best possible light when you get your day in the sun? And that's where admissions consultants can really help you present yourself in the best way. Let me give you some of my general observations based on 15 years in MBA Admissions and then if you want more specifics I hope you will contact us for a free consult at StratusPrep.com Comments below: [quote="luisaelenaab"]Hello,

I would like to apply to a full-time MBA Program on 2017 and I´d like to know how much I should aspire to on my GMAT with the following profile. I will be applying this fall to some of the top 10 US Schools on the first application round.
Nationality: Venezuelan (Latin Minority)
Gender: Female (minority)
Age: 24
GPA: 3.1 (5th in my class) in Business Administration (mention in management) at Universidad Metropolitana (3rd University in Venezuela) Be sure to note the class rank of 5th and also list class size to give sense of meaning here.

For work experience you want to highlight the Nestle experience and show progression. If you can minimize the short stints on resume you will be better served as they are a distraction. You will need to account for all months worked on application but you don't need to highlight that small amount of work on resume if you can help it. Would have to see the document itself to best present it.

Work Experience: 4 months in a BTL company as account assistant (1 month) and then executive (3 months), this short experience I don´t know if I should include, 1 year of Commercial Trainee Program at Nestlé Venezuela, currently Commercial and Digital Communications Specialist (Total experience for the moment of application: 1 year and 9 months at Nestlé, for the moment of starting the MBA 2, 5 years at Nestlé, last year as Consumer Marketing Manager, this will probably not be by the time of the application)

Your extracurriculars are fine- not most compelling ever but enough to show some leadership.[/b]
[b]Extracurricular Activities:
5 years in the university Model UN program (as delegate, secretary, head delegate and faculty advisor to years). 2 years in a foundation called Embajadores Comunitarios, as volunteer and as Program Coordinator (part of the executive committee), and 5 years as volunteer in a foundation called Un Día Juntos, Currently Vice-President of the Alumni Association of my university (Universidad Metropolitana) Also I was an English and math tutor for children (should I include it in my application?)
Miscellaneous: prize for academic excellence and student participation in my university.

What do you think of my profile, how much should I be aiming to on my GMAT Score? For your demographic if you can score a GMAT upwards of 650 I think you will get a lot of attention from top 10 - 20 schools and you should shoot a little higher if you want to be competitive at the highest level programs. And most importantly- why do you want an MBA and how will help you with your post MBA career goal? This needs to be answered in a compelling way. Please seek us out at StratusPrep.com for a more individual review of how we can help you. Best wishes to you!

What comments do you have for my questions?

Best Regards.[/b]

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