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Joined: 26 Mar 2013
Posts: 10
Location: Switzerland
Concentration: General Management, Finance
Schools: Insead '14
GMAT Date: 09-13-2013
WE: Operations (Energy and Utilities)
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Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 1

Please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 07:11
Hi there,

I will be grateful if you can evaluate my profile and comment on my selection of schools.

Personal
27, M, Azerbaijan

WE
More than 5 years in the oil&gas sector. First at the HQ (Azerbaijan) and then the trading arm of the NOC (Swtizerland, Singapore).
Stable career growth: from business analyst to VP. Main roles: Trading operations manager / VP on finance&economy; Main responsibilities: Business analysis, Trading operations. Supervision of operational and technical due diligence streams for the in-house M&A department.

GMAT
Not taken yet. Targeting 700 - 650.

Education
BSc in Applied business computing from University of Sunderland (UK) - GPA 3.50, graduated in 2008;
MA in International trading, shipping and commodity finance from the University of Geneva (Switzerland) (studying while working full-time with a full sponsorship from the company) - GPA 3.0-3.3 (low GPA is explained by assignment to Singapore office), graduated in 2011.

Extracurricular activities
Visiting lecturer at two unviersities - Switzerland, Azerbaijan (on a voluntarily basis); palnning and organisation of alumni ski week-ends; putting together a basketball team, which is now playing in the amateur league in Singapore

Selection of schools
Wharton, Chicago, Insead, Kellogg, Duke +1 other school to be selected.

Target start date
September 2014; I am planning to apply during R1 for back-up schools and round 1 or 2 for "dream schools"

Post-MBA
Preferrably same sector - oil&gas (but not necessarily) in the following areas: investment banking, portfolio management, management conslting; or private equity.

Sincerely,
satima
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Re: Please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2013, 02:45
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Satima,
Overall you have a truly nice profile. You are from a great industry, from a 'rare' applicant country... with an excellent undergrad GPA and real managerial and international experience. That plus your extras should give you more than enough material to give you a solid application.

You have two more steps to complete to make yourself a strong candidate:
1. GMAT - This is all important of course. Get a 700+ and you will be a far stronger candidate. Be prepared to take it more than once if you don't get the score you want.
2. Your application - Like I wrote the fact and numbers are there. Now you have to get out the STORY and connect it with your DREAMS.
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Intern
Intern
Joined: 26 Mar 2013
Posts: 10
Location: Switzerland
Concentration: General Management, Finance
Schools: Insead '14
GMAT Date: 09-13-2013
WE: Operations (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 1

Re: Please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2013, 06:32
Hi Jon,

Many thanks indeed for making time in order to review my profile.

Your comments are very important and valuable to me.

GMAT is the main focus area of my application at the moment and I do hope that I will be able to obtain a solid score in the range of 650-700.

Indeed, once GMAT is mastered I will need to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to be one step closer to my dreams :)

Appreciate your time and help greatly.

Sincerely,
satima
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Re: Please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2013, 03:29
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Great!
Good luck on your GMAT! And drop by and let us know how you did when you get your results.
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