I write this to update you my last year's efforts for getting into a b-school. I had applied to Wharton (aspiration), Kellogg, Stern, Columbia (Favorite) & Chicago Booth.
I was dinged without an interview at Wharton and Stern; with an interview at Columbia & Kellogg. I am summer waitlised in Booth.
I am least hopeful of getting an admit from Chicago (being an international) and am now planning my next move. I am an i-banker in India and next few months arent looking that exciting from work perspective. J term at Columbia looks the most attractive option right now.
Can i request your assessment on the results above and suggestions on how i could crack Columbia J term?
GMAT Score- 760 (AWA 6)
Edu Qualification- Chartered Accountant
Graduation in commerce with highest passing grades.
Work Ex- 2003 onwards- 1 year in tax advisory, 1.5 years in corporate finance, 1.5 years in Investment banking. All medium size firms.
Curriculum related Internship- 3 years. 1999-2001 including 1 year with American Express Bank.
Extra Curriculurs- - Active in sports like basketball, football & cricket. Learning golf. Am not playing at any club or professional level though.
- Keep my creative side alive by interacting with two ad agencies on an informal basis- exchanging ideas. Run a couple of communities on various topics. Amateur photographer.
- Have led my school sports teams, school NCC squad (National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organization , comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens) & office sports teams.
- Since i didnt do full time college for my graduation and post gradutaion, i dont have much to say for those years as far as extra curriculurs go.
- some breaks in my career. explanable.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks and regards