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Hi Vinita, Thanks for reaching out to us. You are at a good experience level to pursue an MS or MBA and your goals seem to be a logical outgrowth of your prior experience. Academically, you have a pretty strong GPA, and the CA / CFA certifications. Your GMAT is on the low side for top MBA programs i...

by mbaMissionKate

Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Request for Profile Evaluation
Replies: 1
Views: 947

Your stats are great! While starting activities now can seem forced/manufactured, something would be better than nothing! I would first think about organizations you've been involved with in the past, like your alma mater - can you get involved in a fundraising effort or mentorship? Or any causes/no...

by mbaMissionKate

Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Could I get into HEC Paris?
Replies: 8
Views: 9389

Wharton Interviews 2019: What to expect and how to prepare

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania plans to send out Round 1 interview invitations on October 29, and once again, the school is using its team-based discussion format rather than a traditional admissions interview to evaluate its candidates. Understandably, Wharton applicants get a...

by mbaMissionKate

Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Wharton Interviews 2019: What to expect and how to prepare
Replies: 0
Views: 2100

If all they say is max length 2 pages, double spaced, then just pick a reasonable font like Times New Roman and font size like 11 pt and see what you can fit! My guess is that it'll be somewhere around 650-750 words.

by mbaMissionKate

Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Seeking info on Essay Analysis for NUS
Replies: 3
Views: 1567

Hi there! No we don't have a formal essay analysis for NUS. In terms of how to approach that question, I'd start with an example of a time you were successful, and then explain why that was meaningful and what the impact you had was. With only 300 words, you likely won't be able to provide multiple ...

by mbaMissionKate

Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Seeking info on Essay Analysis for NUS
Replies: 3
Views: 1567

Writing a standout HBS application essay

Harvard Business School (HBS) receives more than 9,000 applications each year. How can you stand out and grab the attention of an overworked HBS admissions officer? Join mbaMission Founder/President Jeremy Shinewald for a live webinar on Monday, April 30 "Writing a Standout HBS Application Essay." S...

by mbaMissionKate

Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Writing a standout HBS application essay
Replies: 0
Views: 1051

Hello there! Sounds like you have an interesting, multi-disciplinary background, and I can see why an MBA would help you to further elevate your skills. To answer your questions... 1. There's really no such thing as being "too old" for an MBA...the only requirement for most programs is that you have...

by mbaMissionKate

Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: LOOKING TO DO AN MBA IN CANADA- CHANCES OF AN AFRICAN MAN
Replies: 1
Views: 1830

Hoping for a Wharton interview invite? Read this!

Wharton plans to send out interview invitations today (November 2), and once again the school is using its team-based discussion format to evaluate MBA candidates, in place of a traditional business school admissions interview. Understandably, Wharton applicants get anxious about this atypical inter...

by mbaMissionKate

Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Hoping for a Wharton interview invite? Read this!
Replies: 0
Views: 2198

Hi there! Thanks for reaching out. That's great you've had project manager exposure, and I can see why it would be a good time to make a career change. Yes, a little bit more experience could help but as long as you can show strong leadership potential and clear reasons for why now, I don't see that...

by mbaMissionKate

Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Profile evaluation
Replies: 1
Views: 2015

Feel free to keep us posted here if we can help with other questions along the way!

san91 wrote:Thanks Kate!

I would surely try and work on the areas you mentioned.

by mbaMissionKate

Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Profile Evaluation Request (TIA)
Replies: 3
Views: 2266

Hi Mosa, Thanks for reaching out. Your profile is very interesting, and we don't come across a lot of applicants from Afghanistan. Your military / government experience is definitely a strength, and it sounds like you had some great progression in your responsibilities, leadership, and exposure. Yes...

by mbaMissionKate

Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Appreciate an Evaluation
Replies: 1
Views: 1942

Hi there! Your GPA and TOEFL stats are great, hope you can continue that trend with your GMAT! Your work experience is interesting, having made a switch from a technical role to founding a startup. That should differentiate your story quite a bit. Hopefully by the time you apply you have some wins /...

by mbaMissionKate

Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Profile Evaluation Request (TIA)
Replies: 3
Views: 2266

Hi there, It is going to make it tough for you, especially at those top schools. It's not a deal breaker since there is no minimum GPA, but yours will be well below the average. Good news is that you have a high GMAT so that will help. Have you or can you take any supplemental courses to build an al...

by mbaMissionKate

Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Is low gpa a deal breaker??
Replies: 1
Views: 1947

Not exactly my area of expertise to be honest :) but I am sure there are some strong programs in Ireland. I think the important thing for you to consider is whether those programs match with your target industry and geographic preferences, so check the employment stats to make sure the career opport...

by mbaMissionKate

Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Need help & guidance
Replies: 3
Views: 2352

Hi Vandana, Thanks for sharing your profile. I see a lot of great things -- your role at a multinational bank is great and I like that you are doing Toastmasters to build up your communication skills (since your role is more technical). Your volunteer experience is great too, definitely plan to high...

by mbaMissionKate

Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Profile Evaluation Request
Replies: 3
Views: 2389