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Please evaluate my profile- IIT applicant- Singapore based [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2013, 22:10
Please help me evaluate my profile.

Indian applicant, Male, Age : 24 years. Worked 14 months in Mumbai and 15 months in Singapore.

Work description: I am working as a consultant for a treasury and risk consulting financial services firm. I am based out of Singapore and have been working here for the past 15 months. The firm is small (~35 people today), so have had opportunities to lead projects/teams in my current role. The role is primarily client facing, involves sound knowledge of financial products and liaising with the clients/teams from our side.

Work Experience: 29 months, should be 38 months by August of 2014

GMAT: 730 (50Q, 39V, 5.5 AWA, 8 IR)

College: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. B.Tech (Honours) CGPA - 7.7/10

Achievements/ Extra Currics:

- Internship at GE (John F Welch Technology Center) and awarded a Pre Placement Offer in their Engineering division
- FRM Charter. Candidate for CFA Level 2 in June 2014
- Marketing and Sponsorship co-ordinator at the second largest social and cultural college fest in India. Raised 9.5 million INR
- Represented school (IIT) in televised prime time event
- One of the very few people from my state Jammu & Kashmir to ever go to an IIT
- Taught underprivileged kids elementary maths for a few months.
- Represented state in quizzing and debate competitions at the national level.
- Top 0.1 % of the candidates in Chemistry (12th grade) and awarded Certificate of Merit.

Target programs:
Booth
Columbia
NYU Stern
LBS
Kellogg
Sloan

Please let me know if I should consider some other schools as well.

When do I want to apply:
Round 2

Post MBA goal:
Financial services, in firms like IFC or an investment fund focused on development initiatives.

Thanks,
HVT
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Re: Please evaluate my profile- IIT applicant- Singapore based [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2013, 06:20
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memberhvt wrote:
Please help me evaluate my profile.

Indian applicant, Male, Age : 24 years. Worked 14 months in Mumbai and 15 months in Singapore.

Work description: I am working as a consultant for a treasury and risk consulting financial services firm. I am based out of Singapore and have been working here for the past 15 months. The firm is small (~35 people today), so have had opportunities to lead projects/teams in my current role. The role is primarily client facing, involves sound knowledge of financial products and liaising with the clients/teams from our side.

Work Experience: 29 months, should be 38 months by August of 2014

GMAT: 730 (50Q, 39V, 5.5 AWA, 8 IR)

College: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. B.Tech (Honours) CGPA - 7.7/10

Achievements/ Extra Currics:

- Internship at GE (John F Welch Technology Center) and awarded a Pre Placement Offer in their Engineering division
- FRM Charter. Candidate for CFA Level 2 in June 2014
- Marketing and Sponsorship co-ordinator at the second largest social and cultural college fest in India. Raised 9.5 million INR
- Represented school (IIT) in televised prime time event
- One of the very few people from my state Jammu & Kashmir to ever go to an IIT
- Taught underprivileged kids elementary maths for a few months.
- Represented state in quizzing and debate competitions at the national level.
- Top 0.1 % of the candidates in Chemistry (12th grade) and awarded Certificate of Merit.

Target programs:
Booth
Columbia
NYU Stern
LBS
Kellogg
Sloan

Please let me know if I should consider some other schools as well.

When do I want to apply:
Round 2

Post MBA goal:
Financial services, in firms like IFC or an investment fund focused on development initiatives.

Thanks,
HVT


Hey HVT, thanks for dropping by dude!

You have a quite nice profile here. Let's have a look at your strengths: IIT graduate, client-facing role, international experience, fantastic GMAT, good GPA
Challenge points: Tough applicant pool, work experience is a bit on the low side.

Basically you have a shot, but you are gonna need a FANTASTIC application, with amazing passionate writing, and being as original you can get. I like your profile, but remember, when you are sticking to Top 10 schools like you are: everyone has a fantastic profile (it's the minimum!) so you need to dig around in your past and find some things that will propel you to the top of the stack - this can be with your stories, your writing, your presentation of yourself. But that's your key.

Your school list is a bit challenging, but that's okay too. You are quite young, and if things don't go fantastic this year I'm sure next year you'll make it! with a wiser and better application :)

Hope this helps,
Best,
JF
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Re: Please evaluate my profile- IIT applicant- Singapore based [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2013, 20:38
Thanks a lot Jon.

I will mail you in case I need any help.

Cheers,
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Re: Please evaluate my profile- IIT applicant- Singapore based [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2013, 22:44
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Thanks a lot Jon.

I will mail you in case I need any help.

Cheers,

Wahoo! Good luck dude.
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