Aniruddh Jain wrote:
I'm average at academics(with my gpa as 3/4) but my strong point is research,I've an int'l journal publication in the field of bioengg. at an early age of 20...and also I was selected by the govt of India amongst India's top 16 innovators(as u know innovation is a skill of prime importance in business) for the yr 2006-07..... Socially,I'm a conscious person....I work as a volunteer for an NGO and I'm endeavouring with my colleagues to open up an institution based on social entrepreneurship.
We have developed a plan on waste managment in our campus and are ready to apply it.
I found out tht thr were a lot of poor construction workers nearby our institute.They were living under very bad conditions and their children's career was getting ruined and many fell into bad habits.So I decided to teach those children.What I did was very simple......I collected all the small kids from around and started teaching them right from the very beginning.We asked the students and profs from the institute to teach at one of our camps each.The maximum no of classes one can take depends on him/her.This model became quite successful and we recieved a huge participation.
Simultaneously,I've a business plan ready and wish to launch my company soon(my own small startup) with a couple of friends.I've participated in b-plan competitions at national level and won them....also I've taken a lot of leadership roles at my college in the form of sectretaries of various clubs and organizing various events,festivals etc.....
My hobbies include music and photography.I play drums for a local band.Also,I constantly do astrophotography,and we're the first amateur student organisation to get the results published in astro journals. Our photography club's photos are also printed regularly by magazines.The club is headed by me for the past one yr.Also under my leadership,the club for the first time utilised its resources for a social cause,to help an ngo which was not even thought of before.I also did one more new thing,for the first time I organised a club gallery show for the whole of the guwahati city to watch and comment upon,where we recieved some of the best photographers from the north eastern india.This was a major breakthru for the club and an emotionally and personally fulfilling moment for all of us.
I've had int'l experiences...was chosen amongst top 5 candidates to be sent for a student exchange prog to singapore.Also,did my internship at europe.
member of entrepreneurship clubs and ngos...and work for them.Also started local chapter at my university(IIT),so was the first one to take initiative in this regard.
Apart from it.....
I was also chosen as the student advisor to my current batch.
I'm a member of the student senate which is the highest student decision making body at our institute.
Though I dont have any further work ex...i wish to apply under the college seniors category at schools like Chicago GSB,HBS,Stan etc.
I believe I answered this post in "collegeseniors" thread on October 12. Though you have an impressive profile and are clearly heading in the right direction, it will be difficult you for you to get into the MBA programs of the very top U.S. schools if you are applying straight out of an Indian undergraduate program. Even with a very high GMAT score I think they would want to see work experience and perhaps international experience. You have an excellent profile and should make a competitive applicant at top schools some day, but I recommend getting some work experience under your belt first.
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