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Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 5
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
Schools: Wharton '16
GPA: 3
WE: Analyst (Investment Banking)
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Kindly review my profile [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2013, 00:01
Work experience:

1) Investment Banking Division of a buldge bracket bank (3.5 years)
- Worked as part of investment banking of a European bank division under various industry and product groups
- Industry groups: Oil & Gas, Metals and Mining and Technology, Media & Telecommunications
- Product groups: M&A, ECM and DCM
- Geographically served in their Mumbai office and Hong Kong office
- Worked on various deals spanning Americas, Western Europe, CEE, Asian and LatAm clients

2) Startup in repair and maintenance services (1 year)
- Took a break for a year and started my own venture into repair and maintenance services of household as well as light commercial machinery
- Idea was to create a company providing premium services for repair services in India, where customer service industry is far behind western standards
- We worked for various top Indian industrial houses and government bodies including Indian Oil, TATA, Indian railways and also got a good reputation with retail clients
- Got breakeven and even started getting good profits, however, had to stop the operations because of the lack of funding for expansion and labor availability problems

GMAT: Yet to appear, hopefully will get around 700+

Undergraduation:

1) Bachelors of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (the highest ranked engineering university in India)
- GPA 3.0/4.0

Extracurricular:

1) Table tennis state level player for Delhi state
2) Finance manager for IIT’s Hostel and managed funds for 400 people
3) Avid traveler and adventure sports fan

Recommendations:

I will be able to secure recommendations from India country head level position personnel and also from my clients with whom I did business during my startup

Target programs:

- Ivy league in US, LBS / Insead in Europe, HKUST in Asia
- Funding is a constraint and will prefer to get admission with scholarship
- Also I will be going with my spouse so would prefer a school with good facilities for family living

Post MBA plans:

- Would like to start a media and entertainment based company focused on use of animation in movies or any fund / investment company focused in media sector especially movies
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Re: Kindly review my profile [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2013, 10:14
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Very interesting profile. The pluses will be your work experience and engineering degree from a top school. Minuses will be the disconnect between your past work and your future goals. Adcoms are fine with career switchers, but the film and entertainment industry is notoriously difficult to break into, so you will need to make a case for how you will be able to pull this off, otherwise they may see you as a postMBA employment risk. Other things to consider will be how to couch your business failure as a learning experience and convincing them it has allowed you to bring something valuable to the table for your classmates. I would say your profile would need a really good GMAT score to get the right attention---above the average at the ivys for sure. Other schools to consider given your interest in media and animation include UCLA, USC Marshall and NYU. don't think it's all about the ivys--other schools may be a better fit considering your goals.
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