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11-11-2006, 10:48 AM
hello to u all i am an engineering student of punjab engineering college i dropped an year after +2 .... got 79 % in class 10 (i.c.s.e board) and 60% in +2 (c.b.s.e board ) currently i m in my final year and my percentage till 3 rd year is 62.5 % .... prepared for the GMAT paper and scored a 792 .....i want to do MBA right after completing my degree from US ... what i wanna ask is what are my chances in getting in a good B School of US or europe for that matter i really dont wanna do a job right now i just wanna continue my studies what should i do to get into the harvard or wharton etc......
11-11-2006, 11:39 AM
792 is good score. and your academics is also fine. Only gap is your lack of work ex, which u can build by having either some exposure in NGO or part time.
also focus on your essays and go only for Ivy league.
11-11-2006, 06:05 PM
cooolll !! do they(ivy league) take the part time job experience into account ? and what are the chances for a person without any full time work experience (for the Ivy League) ???
11-12-2006, 11:45 AM
darn!!! no replies ....are bhai koi toh reply karo .... is anyone familiar with this work experience stuff ??????? I also wanna know about this ..
11-13-2006, 09:42 AM
part time exp does not hold much ground but if you have very good profile then it might pull u through.
11-13-2006, 06:03 PM
what if i have an experience of holding a family business like managing a shop (family business) does that count ... or like managing and handling a franchisee outlet for some private company ....will that count ?????? if not then what is the way around it coz i really dont wanna break my studies ..... i want to continue the flow .... plzzz do reply
12-10-2006, 12:27 AM
always thought GMAT score is rounded off to nearest zero.pl correct me if i'm wrong
CoolAvenues GMAT Help
12-12-2006, 11:29 AM
You can safely forget about "continuing your studies" without any work experience, especially if you are interested in a top ranked MBA. If you would like to continue this way however, your best bet is to focus on business schools in India.
As for work experience, you've moved from no work experience at all in your first post to "running" a family shop or managing a franchised outlet for a private company in your second post. It would be much more useful if you indicated your real/likely situation.
If you have a family business, it is not difficult to justify why you would move into managing a family business right after engineering school. However, managing a franchised outlet for a private company wouldn't seem convincing to any admissions committee member unless you could justify why you chose this career path.
Part time work experience is least likely to count especially in your situation. Focus on getting a good 3 to 4 years of full-time work experience before you even consider going for an MBA from "Harvard or Wharton etc."
And yes, the GMAT score is rounded off to the nearest ten, so I am not sure how you managed to come up with 792!
12-16-2006, 12:48 AM
further to my previous posts,i've recd my final score from GMAC.530 needs to be taken care of but i'm happy with the 5.5 i got for AWA.any suggestions / tips?
CoolAvenues GMAT Help
12-16-2006, 08:24 AM
I am not sure what you are seeking suggestions or tips for. Is it for preparing for a re-attempt at the GMAT, or is it for which schools to apply to?
Also, it may be worth evaluating your GMAT score in light of the other skills, experiences and diversity you bring to the school you would apply to.
12-16-2006, 10:41 AM
you are right, i left my post pretty ambiguous.i'm looking around for tips to improve my score. i'll be appearing gor GMAT in Mar'07 .i had a score of 36 in quants,27 in verbal and 5.5 in AWA. am going to prepare seriously for the next attempt and so am looking fwd to some ideas to improve my score - target is 700+.am referring to MHR,Kaplan and OG for verbal . should i refer to something over and above this or will it suffice?what should i refer to for quants which will also help me out with the short cuts and easy ways to solve (i'm gen OK at math,so I won't take too long to prepare for quants.
12-16-2006, 10:56 AM
I am shanmug,
I am studing MBA from distance education. Already completed M.Sc,PGDBA,PGDPM&IR,PGDCA and 10 yrs exp in HR field. Now I am looking good company for my carrier. Please guide me.
CoolAvenues GMAT Help
12-17-2006, 12:07 AM
I would pretty much recommend the same for the quant as well. However, you will find that most short cuts are learned as you practice rather than finding them written in a book. The more you practice, the more you will find that you have solved such problems in the past and therefore reduce the time spent.
I am not sure you are going to find too many short cuts in printed material. In any case you are pretty much referring to all the main material that is out there.
As I have indicated in some recent posts, it is all about practice and familiarity. The GMAT is is not an IQ test.
12-21-2006, 11:46 PM
am plg to take GMAT in last week of feb now, am collecting mtrl right now - MHR,kaplan,OG - all 2nd hand coz i cant afford new books. am plg to begin with wren & martin grammar coz i feel verbal is my weak link right now. can do max probs in various books and threads mentally - so am not unduly worried @ quants right now.shall devote enough time later for quants too.so pl advise me on these lines
CoolAvenues GMAT Help
12-22-2006, 11:53 AM
I would advise against getting stuck with Wren and Martin. Focus on the GMAT. Adding an old Barons book to your collection will do you much good on the verbal. Baron's is great for sentence correction and Kaplan is good for critical reasoning. For comprehensions, it is speed that lets most of us down, so practice is your best bet.
Start with sentence correction, get the confidence and then move on to critical reasoning. Kaplan takes critical reasoning to another plane altogether, so if you can crack Kaplan, you should be able answer anything. Practice a few comprehensions everyday and you shouldd be home.
12-22-2006, 08:58 PM
thanx for the suggestions.i lanned to go in for W&M only for brushing up my basics (calling them `rusty would be an abs injustice to the word).i've picked up MHR SC,Kaplan SC and OG SC.i also have Barron's with me , so like u said i'll take care of that first.