Thanks in advance for whoever can comment on my profile and suggest me next steps.
Name: Ravi Pilani
Age: 26 (DOB: 05 dec 83)
Fulltime work experience: 85 months (by August 2011) in Edelweiss Capital, a prominent financial services firm in India; 2.5 years as a derivatives sales trader; balance as an investment banker focusing on M&A advisory. 5 transactions successfully closed so far.
Background Workex: Have a family business. Revenue of Rs.2bn. Listed on stock exchange. Have worked in the business for 8 years prior to working with Edelweiss. (Please note i graduated in 2004. Worked in family biz since school and throughout college. Have handled prestigious government contracts and started company in UAE to do import-export of specific items)
Education: Bachelors in Management Studies (BMS) from Mumbai University with distinction.
Diploma in Business Finance from ICFAI university
June 2010 candidate for Level 3 American CFA
Schooling from Jamnabai Narsee
Extracuricular: trained Salsa, Jive and Waltz dancer. Have performed live shows for audiences above 5,000.
GMAT Score: 690, M 50, V 33
I am mainly looking to get through to Ivy league.. obvious top choices are Wharton, Harvard, Chicago, Columbia, and Sloan. Other schools I want to look at are London Business School and INSEAD.
and once agian... thanks in advance!
Have you thought about "Why do I want an MBA?"? Frankly, I think your profile's an overkill. The "only" weak link (considering you will be able to put all your info on an essay quite well) is your "Verbal 33" -- And even that ain't a major weak link :D. GMAT Score could be more balanced.
You have a great background and I don't see a reason for you to go to school again. Unless, you are looking for networking? A new entrepreneurship venture? Or a shift of career (well, that would be whacko given what you already got!)