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Hi Asimsim, Even though you give us a pretty good idea of your work history here - I think actually seeing your CV would help me or another consultant better assess your profile. Nice job on your GPA and GMAT :) 30 years old now, 10 years of experience and not planning to apply until 2015. That woul...

by fxmbaconsulting

Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Profile evaluation and school suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

You might also want to look into executive MBA programs. With 10 years of experience you would qualify.

by fxmbaconsulting

Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: PROFILE OPINION
Replies: 5
Views: 1677

Hi - Just to jump in here...before you start building an alternative transcript and sitting the GMAT...what schools would you be happy attending? I've spoken with the admissions offices at top 10 schools and the general consensus is that you should build an alternative transcript at an institution t...


When approaching individual admissions consultants or firms here are a few things to consider and ask about: 1. Is this the admission consultant's full-time job or are they part-time/moonlighting? There is a difference in the amount of experience and knowledge a full-time vs a part-time consultant w...

by fxmbaconsulting

Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Best admission consultant companies?
Replies: 51
Views: 29122

Are you familiar with the website wallstreetoasis.com ? You might want to talk to some of the people over there and ask them which programs they recommend.


Hi - I would definitely recommend retaking the GMAT (if you can manage it by the round 2 deadline and also leave yourself enough time to focus on your essays). Otherwise applying next year is also an option (how old are you?). The type of candidate that gets in to HBS with a sub 700 GMAT are anomali...

by fxmbaconsulting

Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Finalizing my MBA list for Jan '15 deadline
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

Hi Nerotulip, I just had a quick look at your profile this morning. I think you are seriously underestimating how original you are (French, Entrepreneur, Consulting). I actually think that INSEAD will judge you a lot more harshly than schools in other countries would (in terms of your undergraduate ...


Free Admissions Consulting - Accepting Applications

Hi Everyone, I'm currently looking for a few 2nd round applicants interested in a Free Admissions Consulting Package for 1 school. My goal is to give concrete examples of how I work with candidates (on my website and during videos/webinars). Naturally I don't release any material until admissions re...


Hi, So you are working at a VC fund in Poland/EU? What school did you do your undergraduate degree at (and what is it's ranking)? Likewise, even though your GPA converts to a 3.1 (I'm assuming you did your undergrad in the EU) - what is your class rank? Are you involved in one of the leadership acti...

by fxmbaconsulting

Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Profile evaluation - Stanford
Replies: 6
Views: 1846

Hi - Thanks for posting. You have great academics and also nice WE (ecommerce vs typical engineering role is refreshing). I guess the CFA is just a plus - though I'm not sure how it fits in directly with your current WE + future consulting gig. As far as extracurriculars - from now until you apply I...


I'm sorry if my advice seemed dismissive to you. I attended Sloan and the profile you shared did not strike me as reminiscent of classmates in the program. I'd assume that H/S would not be significantly easier or harder to gain admission to than Sloan. But that is just my opinion and it's important ...


I'm sorry if my advice seemed dismissive to you. I attended Sloan and the profile you shared did not strike me as reminiscent of classmates in the program. I'd assume that H/S would not be significantly easier or harder to gain admission to than Sloan. But that is just my opinion and it's important ...


Beyond just taking the GMAT and seeing how well you do, you can ask yourself: Do I actually need an MBA? then What will I do post MBA? What will I do post-MBA? Based on what you will do and where you will work post-MBA, it will be more or less difficult for you to pay your loans. So you may be limit...

by fxmbaconsulting

Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Where to Start?
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

Hi Sweta, If you want to get into product management why don't you get a job working at a funded start-up instead? Given the fact that you might be 35 by the time you graduate, considering that most people plateau in terms of salary by the age of 40, considering the monetary outlay and opportunity c...

by fxmbaconsulting

Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: 640 - confused about applying to Haas now
Replies: 3
Views: 1881

When adcoms ask you Why an MBA now? They want to know: 1. How your past, present & future career connects in a logical way (and does an MBA logically fit in that story?) 2. Does their program have the resources to help you achieve your career goals? If so which/how so? 3. Will the people in the care...

by fxmbaconsulting

Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: How to answer the why b-school question?
Replies: 10
Views: 2900