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Please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2010, 12:06
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Summary - 740/5 years Work ex/ masters/ Gap - 2 years

I will appreciate if you can evaluate my profile

Interest - Management Consulting
Education - Engineer (Computers) - 78% (honors) - don't know how to convert
Masters (Business Administration) - 6.15/8 (Both from India)
Workex - Total 60 months (In India)
3 years - India's largest private insurer. Promoted twice. Moved across functions and geographies. Managed and
led teams. Part of management's talent pool of future leaders. Strategy role
16 months - Before masters in IT sector. Retrenched once.

Extra Curriculars - Co-Ex Director at an non-profit (USA) , Volunteer at another - advocate for domestic violence victimes(USA), Avid blogger.

GMAT - 740 (41V, 49 Q, 4.5 AWA)
Moved to USA a year ago due to personal reasons. Current visa status does not allow employment.

Age at completion of MBA - 32
Schools applied to (Class of 2012)
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Re: Please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2010, 03:55
The post is a little dated. So let me know if you are still waiting for an answer. Or if you have a different set of queries.

All R2 apps submitted. How's it going so far?

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Re: Please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2010, 14:32
Well thoughts are very welcome. Will help ms shape my round 3 apps. No invites yet.

Have started working on Duke and Columbia. Any safety schools that you recommend?

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>> Any safety schools that you recommend?

I could take the easy way out by recommending a few schools and wishing you good luck. But with your permission, I'd like to probe you a little more.

For second MBA applicants, things aren't as straightforward (I know that's a grossly inappropriate adjective, but we are speaking in relative terms here) as it is for the 'regular' candidates.

In your last MBA course, you've already gone through the rigours. You know the theory and the concepts involved in finance, marketing, strategy etc etc. And you still want to go for a second degree. So Adcoms will look for a solid justification from you for choosing this route again.

Your engineering grades are great, your work-ex sound pretty good (two promotions in 3 years isn't too shabby, sir), you have international experience, team leading exposure and the GMAT is strong. All the nice things that adcoms look for.

But if you still haven't got an invite from the earlier applications, you might to take some time out to introspect.

Is it you profile or is it your story-line? Do your explanations and your essays sound convincing? Are you sure you aren't repeating the exact same approach for Duke and Columbia?

You might want to re-consider your post-MBA goals. Management Consulting firms usually hire MBAs at the Associate level. Do you think you'd be a good fit for mainstream strat consulting or should you look at something like tech consulting? Are you open to considering other avenues?

Btw, considering your age and your qualifications, shouldn't you have close to 7 years work-ex? Anything that I'm missing here? If you don't want to disclose it on a public forum, let me know offline.

Happy to continue this discussion if you find it useful.

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Re: Please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2010, 14:44
Sent you a pm

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Re: Please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2010, 16:11
itsmystery wrote:
Just got my first ding. LBS rejected me without an interview.

Think I am not executing my application right as you said. Need to work even more for Columbia and Duke. I know the Associate level recruitment at consulting firms.

My parallel plans are Sales and Trading and Corporate Strategy. Both of which do not find a mention in my business school application. I need to reevaluate a lot of stuff.

Will appreciate help for sure. Sent you a pm as well.


Hi there,

Just saw this message. I have a couple thoughts on your application but thought to send you a pm. Hope it helps.

All the best!
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