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Hi there, Given your level of experience, the sooner you apply, the better off you'll be. Any reason you can't target R1 later this year? At a high level, your work experience looks good, but will need a lot more details like your key accomplishments, leadership capacity, and promotions. Further, wh...

by CriticalSquareMBA

Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: MBA for 12 years experience
Replies: 5
Views: 2621

Hi there, An MBA could do a lot of good for you especially early on in your career. Have you thought about what you want to get into after your MBA? It's important to have a sense of why you think this is the right choice. I recommend take some time to reflect on this a bit and ask yourself what you...

by CriticalSquareMBA

Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Ask Critical Square
Topic: MBA Profile Fitment
Replies: 1
Views: 2027

Thanks for sharing additional details. I think your goals make sense. Have you taken the GMAT yet?

by CriticalSquareMBA

Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Ask Critical Square
Topic: Profile evaluation request
Replies: 3
Views: 2461

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Hi there, Thanks for sharing your information with us! If you can score in the 730-750 range, that will open a lot of doors for you. Now, Kellogg is a stretch school for you at the moment, but given your pedigree, I think 1-2 stretch schools is warranted. However, to truly get a sense of your fit fo...

by CriticalSquareMBA

Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Ask Critical Square
Topic: Profile evaluation request
Replies: 3
Views: 2461

Hi there, I think you can benefit from reviewing our thoughts on the different types of MBA programs and how they help students in different parts of their career. If you're still tied to FT MBAs at that point, take a look at the latter half of these programs . We've recently helped 3 candidates gai...


Why not give it a shot! Most schools accept both and you should submit whichever is higher (on a relative scale). Best of luck!

by CriticalSquareMBA

Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Should I try GRE instead?
Replies: 2
Views: 1360

Hi there, Great to hear from you! I'm assuming you plan to apply R1 later this year for matriculation in 2018. If not, the guidance below wouldn't apply, but there would be a separate strategy I could recommend for R3 this cycle. I think you have a solid profile and can make a strong push for some o...

by CriticalSquareMBA

Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Booth/CBS chances profile review
Replies: 3
Views: 1628

Hello! Thank you for your service! Appreciate you sharing your background with us. The question on which program is best for you will depend on a few things. What is your current role? Is your employer supportive of you getting an MBA? Are they in a position to sponsor? Given your age, I don't know ...

by CriticalSquareMBA

Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Profile Evaluation Request
Replies: 1
Views: 1191

Hi there, Thanks for sharing your GMAT story with us. I'm sorry your test didn't go as planned. Seeing your practice tests, however, it seems as though your aggregate score came in at the high end of the range. With standardized tests, it's hard to expect to do better during the real test than you d...


Hi there, Thanks for reaching out to us. What are your goals after your MBA? This will help us assess your fit with each of your target programs. Based on the information you shared, Marshall and Mays will be the most competitive. Can you share your thoughts on MIT-MSF? The opportunities between an ...

by CriticalSquareMBA

Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Urgent guidance for R2
Replies: 1
Views: 1005

Hi there, Thanks for sharing your background. What is your GPA? I didn't see it in your resume. I think you can use some updates to your resume. There aren't many results in your current role as communications manager. Also, I didn't see many references to your leadership capacity. The likelihood of...

by CriticalSquareMBA

Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Profile Evaluation
Replies: 2
Views: 1325

Hi there, Thanks for sharing your background. Congrats on a killer GMAT score! At the moment, however, I think it makes sense to build your work experience along with your community involvement and give some of the top programs a shot next year. I just don't see it happening from what I see at this ...


Hi there, You've got a strong foundation for an application to your target schools. Your decent academic performance, solid GMAT, and rigorous work experience make you a compelling candidate at most MBA programs, but keep in mind you're going after the cream of the crop. Your fit will depend on your...

by CriticalSquareMBA

Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Ask Critical Square
Topic: Can you please evaluate my profile??
Replies: 1
Views: 2166