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Evaluation [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2005, 16:41
Hi,

I need an evaluation of my case:

Profile:

32 year old Indian female
GMAT SCORE- 720 (Q49, V-40) but was my 4th attempt (previous scores were below 600)
Qualifications:
1) Bachelor of Commerce,
2) Chartered Accountant(a very tough examination to pass),
3) Cost and works accountant(India)(another tough exam)
We dont have a GPA system in India- but have been a good student throughout
3) CPA (USA)

Have stood 20th at an all India level during my final level at the cost and works accountants exam
7+ years solid work experience in India,out of which 1 1/2 year work exp in an Audit firm in a big sized Accounting firm in India. 6 years in one of the Big banks in India with 4 years as trader in the Investment Banking division. Was heading the desk
Currently in US - permanent Resident

Community service:
Was a cadet in the Road Side Patrol during my High School.

Extracurricular activities:
Active member of the English Literary circle during undergraduate days
Started and remained an active contributor to the Investment Banking newsletter during my Banking career
Other interests: swimming, tennis, gardening

Recommendations:

Should be able to get some good recommendations from my previous employers.


Future Goals:
A career in Investment Banking

Schools that I am targetting: Fall 2006
1. Wharton
2. Chicago GSB
3. Columbia
4. Harvard
5. Stanford
6. Kellogg
7. NYU
8. Duke


I would like your comments on the following questions:

1) Is my choice of schools realistic. Can you advise me on some specific schools in which I stand a good chance?
2) Would my multiple GMAT attempts ruin my chances of getting into a top 10 B-school ?
3) I have heard that Harvard and Stanford look for younger students. Should I apply to them considering my age?
4) I am currently unemployed- will it decrease my chances ? - I do not have any US work experience.
5) I am planning to apply to 4-5 universities in the first round and then apply to a couple more in the second round so that I get time to concentrate on each application

Any comments are welcome,

Thanks and regards
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Re: Evaluation [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2005, 15:31
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mba06 wrote:
Hi,

I need an evaluation of my case:

Profile:

32 year old Indian female
GMAT SCORE- 720 (Q49, V-40) but was my 4th attempt (previous scores were below 600)
Qualifications:
1) Bachelor of Commerce,
2) Chartered Accountant(a very tough examination to pass),
3) Cost and works accountant(India)(another tough exam)
We dont have a GPA system in India- but have been a good student throughout
3) CPA (USA)

Have stood 20th at an all India level during my final level at the cost and works accountants exam
7+ years solid work experience in India,out of which 1 1/2 year work exp in an Audit firm in a big sized Accounting firm in India. 6 years in one of the Big banks in India with 4 years as trader in the Investment Banking division. Was heading the desk
Currently in US - permanent Resident

Community service:
Was a cadet in the Road Side Patrol during my High School.

Extracurricular activities:
Active member of the English Literary circle during undergraduate days
Started and remained an active contributor to the Investment Banking newsletter during my Banking career
Other interests: swimming, tennis, gardening

Recommendations:

Should be able to get some good recommendations from my previous employers.


Future Goals:
A career in Investment Banking

Schools that I am targetting: Fall 2006
1. Wharton
2. Chicago GSB
3. Columbia
4. Harvard
5. Stanford
6. Kellogg
7. NYU
8. Duke


I would like your comments on the following questions:

1) Is my choice of schools realistic. Can you advise me on some specific schools in which I stand a good chance?
2) Would my multiple GMAT attempts ruin my chances of getting into a top 10 B-school ?
3) I have heard that Harvard and Stanford look for younger students. Should I apply to them considering my age?
4) I am currently unemployed- will it decrease my chances ? - I do not have any US work experience.
5) I am planning to apply to 4-5 universities in the first round and then apply to a couple more in the second round so that I get time to concentrate on each application

Any comments are welcome,

Thanks and regards


To answer your questions:

1) Your choice of program is realistic considering your goals. See my answer to #3.
2) No.
3) I would discourage it.
4) Not having US work experinece is not a problem, but being currently unemployed hurts. If the unemployment is for visa reasons, make that clear. Also, show that you are using the time productively, perhaps in community service that allows you to use your talents and demonstrate managerial potential.
5) THat is an excellent plan. As you choose which to apply to R1/R2, look at those schools you would really want to attend (R1) and those schools that give you a lot of time to respond if accepted or those schools that respond before you would have to work on some R2 applications.

You're welcome and good luck!

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