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Mr. Aerospace Project Manager

About Me:

I am an Asian-American with work experience in aerospace. Currently concerned that my GMAT and GPA are average and not quite high enough for the Asian/Indian applicant pool I will be competing against. Should I retake the GMAT for a 3rd attempt?


Undergrad School: Top 15 (U.S. News & World Report)

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.58

GMAT: 740

Age: 24,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: ESL instructor, Mentor for children in the community

Work History:

Title: Project Manager

Industry: Aerospace

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Manufacturing Engineer

Industry: Aerospace

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 4 mos

Big Life Wins:

-Early promotion within a little over a year in the first role out of college.

Post MBA Goal:

Short-Term: PM at an Autonomous/EV company. Long-Term: Hope to become a CEO or COO at a large engineering company in the aerospace or autonomous/EV industry.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Wharton, Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan, Chicago Booth, Columbia, Kellogg


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi, it’s Nisha at mbaMission. Aerospace is such a fascinating industry! I’m curious about what type of impact you’d like to make in this space in the future based on what you’ve experienced and observed so far. I’m sure that the admissions committee will be interested to know this as well, so in your application be sure to craft a narrative that explains the motivations behind your career goals.

    Speaking of career goals – while autonomous/EV company is a bit specific, you could always state your goal as technology PM, with a preference towards this type of company (so that the schools know you are somewhat open). Management consulting might be the immediate post-MBA route for you if you’d rather first gain …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Mr. Aerospace Project Manager, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. Let’s start with your question about GMAT for 3rd attempt. So the GMAT (or any test) has a two-fold goal: to help show your ability to handle the academic rigor of the program and then in an over-represented applicant pool can help make you stand out. Based on your GPA in Engineering and your GMAT, there is no question you can handle the academic rigor of the program. You are also above the current average of HBS (730). Could an extra 10-20 points help, maybe – so if you won’t feel complete without taking the test you should do so. But I also feel a strong and compelling story as to why an MBA and …

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