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Joined: 13 Jul 2012
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Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 750 Q51 V40
GPA: 3
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Do I stand a chance? [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2012, 07:43
Hi all,

Requesting a profile evaluation.

GMAT: 750 (Q51, V 40), AWA 6.0, IR 6
Origin: Indian
Age: 28

Academics: Bachelors in Chemical Engineering: (7.86/10)
Post Grad Diploma in Industrial Engineering Management (7.83/10)

Work Experience: 78 months (at matriculation - assuming Fall 2013 intake) in one of the leading consumer goods companies.

Have had 3 roles so far with good leadership experiences.

1. In my first role I worked on designing and implementing a key strategy project for the company.

2. In my second role, I was a sales manager and led a team of 22 people (with 540 indirect subordinates) and managed a business unit with a turnover of 135 Mn $ p.a.

3. In my third role, I am the brand manager for the south asian region for one of the biggest foods brands in the world. Handle a business with a turnover of 38 Mn $ and am responsible for topline and bottomline.

Extra curriculars: Several significant and varied extra curriculars.

a) Winner of a business plan competition hosted by a leading antivirus software company
b) an amateur national level quizmaster - I have hosted over 30 quiz shows
c) Manager of a quizzing club in college
d) Was the group head for an online business challenge

Wanted to know your opinion on my chances for the following colleges:

1. HBS
2. Wharton
3. LBS
4. INSEAD
5. Kellogs
6. IMD
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Joined: 13 Jul 2012
Posts: 30
Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 750 Q51 V40
GPA: 3
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Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 7

Re: Do I stand a chance? [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2012, 10:27
Hi guys,

Would love some feedback on this profile as it would help me prioritize my schools and work on essays accordingly :)

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Re: Do I stand a chance? [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2012, 15:09
Hi Sarajevo123,

With your solid work experience, strong GMAT, good extracurriculars, you stand a good chance in any of the schools you mentioned. Some caveats:

1. Undergraduate school: The reputation of the college you went to would have a positive or negative impact.
2. Years of experience: Some schools (e.g. HBS) prefer younger candidates, while others tend to have a an older student body (e.g. IMD).

In your essays, you'd need to demonstrate why you would be a good fit for that particular school.

Good luck!
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Re: Do I stand a chance? [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2012, 17:15
Reading your profile, it is obvious that you have excelled in every aspect of your life and I would consider you to be a competitive candidate at every school that you have on your list. However, being a competitive candidate is simply not enough -- you have to submit and application that makes you stand out from your fellow applicants -- which well over 50% of all applicants are also competitive at these schools. This means that you have to work very hard in submitting a well crafted application (with compelling essays), strong recommendations, a strong interview, etc. These are the final make or break aspects of your candidacy -- and those that will either allow you to attend a school like HBS or not.

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Re: Do I stand a chance? [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 22:29
Sarajevo123 wrote:
Hi all,

Requesting a profile evaluation.

GMAT: 750 (Q51, V 40), AWA 6.0, IR 6
Origin: Indian
Age: 28

Academics: Bachelors in Chemical Engineering: (7.86/10)
Post Grad Diploma in Industrial Engineering Management (7.83/10)

Work Experience: 78 months (at matriculation - assuming Fall 2013 intake) in one of the leading consumer goods companies.

Have had 3 roles so far with good leadership experiences.

1. In my first role I worked on designing and implementing a key strategy project for the company.

2. In my second role, I was a sales manager and led a team of 22 people (with 540 indirect subordinates) and managed a business unit with a turnover of 135 Mn $ p.a.

3. In my third role, I am the brand manager for the south asian region for one of the biggest foods brands in the world. Handle a business with a turnover of 38 Mn $ and am responsible for topline and bottomline.

Extra curriculars: Several significant and varied extra curriculars.

a) Winner of a business plan competition hosted by a leading antivirus software company
b) an amateur national level quizmaster - I have hosted over 30 quiz shows
c) Manager of a quizzing club in college
d) Was the group head for an online business challenge

Wanted to know your opinion on my chances for the following colleges:

1. HBS
2. Wharton
3. LBS
4. INSEAD
5. Kellogs
6. IMD


I think you have a good shot at all of these schools. It will just depend on execution of your essays and how well you articulate your goals. Also, make sure to get good recommendation letters.
Re: Do I stand a chance?   [#permalink] 16 Oct 2012, 22:29
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