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Could you please evaluate my profile? [#permalink]
21 Nov 2006, 00:30
I am 29 year potential applicant to Chicago, Columbia & Wharton. I took the GMAT this June & scored 740 (50/39). I have over 5 years of experience with BASF, GE & Citigroup. I am now working as a sell side analyst at Citigroup in a leadership position. At BASF, I was part of a turn around team.
I already have an MBA & am a CFA level III candidate. I am looking for an MBA from the mentioned schools to move into Investment Management (Buy Side). There are hardly any opportunities for a career in Buy Side in India. Plus the capital markets are still evolving making it difficult for a fund manager to follow any particular investing style.
I have done my fair bit of extra cirriculars / achievements. I was the president of the students council and the founder member of the finance club at my B-School. Won the best all India summer project competition (finance). Represented the country for an international symposium on e-education. I led a project to teach under priviledged childern for 15 months at GE Elfun. I participated in the Jimmy Carter Work Project through Citigroup.
I have a disastrous under grad record. The main reason was that I had to work full time to fund my education. I had to fund my B-school education also. I have, however, tried to mitigate the UG record by enrolling and clearing two levels of the CFA program & doing excpetionally well during my MBA.
Do you think I stand a chance at the mentioned schools?