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help choosing the right schools ! [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2007, 19:05
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Re: help choosing the right schools ! [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2007, 12:50
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Hi Paul, Linda
Please help me evaluate my chances at LBS, Tuck, INSEAD...

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female, indian (worked in singapore and US), 25.5 yrs :lol:

Acads -
1) gmat 750, both Q(50) n V(42) - 98%, AWA - 6.0 (89%)
2) undergrad - national university of Singapore - 3.2/4 (messed up this one :oops: ) but on full scholarship
3) one year at UPenn - 3.83/4 GPA

Work -
1) IT/software - 2.5 years so far, tripled my salary since i first started
2) started my own restaurant by the time i graduated, expanded to twice its capacity last year -> this is sort of my second job
3) started my own IT services firm in second year at university, made decent money
4) one year full time internship at a high tech startup in US

Extra-curricular -
1) headed a few student comms
2) varsity sports team member
3) organized events at work

do you think HBS is too much of a stretch?? Any other schools i should be looking at?? I am looking at schools with good general management and entrepreneurship focus.

thanks a lot for any suggestions.


numb_tired,

Your GMAT, gender, and entrepreneurial ventures (hopefully at least one is ongoing), and perhaps your Indian-Singaporean cultural story are all positives for you, so you can get into top programs. Your industry (IT), GPA, and extracurriculars are not as jaw-dropping, however, so Harvard may be over-reaching. I don't know your profile well enough to discourage you from taking a shot there, however. Given your G.M. and entrepreneurship focus I think you would have a decent chance at LBS, Tuck, and Insead as well as at Michigan, Wharton, MIT Sloan among others. You have a strong profile; make sure you emphasize leadership in all your essays, and your two ventures in particular.

Good luck,

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 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2007, 21:28
thanks a lot paul. really appreciate it.
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thanks a lot paul. really appreciate it.


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