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Joined: 25 Jul 2011
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Location: Germany
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
GMAT 1: 740 Q50 V39
GPA: 3.6
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
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Please Evaluate my Profile! - Suggestion on school selection [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2011, 11:01
Hi ,

It would be really helpful if you could give some feedback regarding my profile and choice of target schools.

I belong to the Indian/IT Male /27/ 5 Years exp in TCS

Academics:
• GMAT: 740 (Q51, V39)-
• Engineering- 77.10% from one of the best engineering schools in India (Non-IIT)
• 12th - 92.5%, 10th - 95.2% (Ranked 14th for the state out of 80,000 students that year

Professional Experience:
• Working as a techno–functional analyst leading a team of 8 working in India and UK for a Corporate and Specialty Insurance major in UK.International experience of around 8-9 months so far.More than 3 years of experience in working the Insurance domain(both life and non-life)
• Other activities include coordinating with other teams for issue resolution,managing team dynamics, mentoring junior members of the team.
• Led a team of 6 members to successfully implement the complete IT infrastructure for a client. The project was worth around 300,000 USD
• Worked in different pre-sales and consulting activities for multiple clients in the organization.

Extracurricular:

1. Faculty in Business communication - Trained associates of the company in 'Business Communication'
2. Mentored 4 new hires and groomed them technically and functionally so that they can take up responsibilities and perform well in project related activities.
3. Organised events in the organisation that emphasize the value of Quality Management in day to day life
4. Learning Champion - Played an important role to conceptualize and develop training curriculum and materials for induction trainings.
5. Part of the recruitment team - Visited many campuses and also conducted off campus events to recruit people into the organization.
6. Directed and stage managed a Japanese play in front of an audience of 300 that was a resounding success!
7. Organized an event to raise money for an orphan girl suffering from heart problem. The even raised around 25K INR
8. Active member of Cricket teams at organization and at college level. Die hard football fan!

Professional Certifications:

1. Associate, Life Management Institute (ALMI) designation in Insurance
2. Completed Level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) offered by the CFA Institute, USA.Currently a Level 2 candidate.
3. ITIL Certification in IT Service Management.
4. National Stock Exchange (NSE) certification in Derivatives and NSE certification in Financial Markets.
5. a) Football club administration and b) Equality & Diversity in Football courses offered by The Football Association, UK
6. German language level 1 (A1) offered by the Goethe Institute.

Know German and Japanese languages

Hobbies - Avid traveler - Visited more than 7 countries , Huge Man U fan - Want to promote football in India and bring the community together. (One of my personal goals off work)

Short Term Goal:

To get into a consulting firm into their Information Technology practice. Main interest is in the IT of Global Financial and Insurance firms.

Long Term Goal:

CIO/CTO of a big financial / insurance / technology firm

Target Schools:

Dream : MIT Sloan, Haas, Kelloggs, Duke, probably INSEAD (just for kicks!!)
Realistics : UCLA, Ross,Tepper, UT Austin, ISB , NUS

Recos : Should not be a problem. Can get good recos.

Can you please let me know whether my target schools are actually on target based on my profile?

Thanks
TheRedDevil
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Re: Please Evaluate my Profile! - Suggestion on school selection [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2011, 09:56
I think you've got a good range of schools:

Stretch: Sloan, Haas, Kellogg, INSEAD -- choose 2
Sweet spot: Duke, UCLA, Ross -- apply to all 3
Safety: Tepper, UT Austin, ISB , NUS -- choose 1-2

With this list, you should be in good shape for the kind of profile you have.
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Current Student
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Status: Heading to Tuck!!!
Joined: 25 Jul 2011
Posts: 119
Location: Germany
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
GMAT 1: 740 Q50 V39
GPA: 3.6
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 18

Re: Please Evaluate my Profile! - Suggestion on school selection [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2011, 02:05
AlexMBAApply wrote:
I think you've got a good range of schools:

Stretch: Sloan, Haas, Kellogg, INSEAD -- choose 2
Sweet spot: Duke, UCLA, Ross -- apply to all 3
Safety: Tepper, UT Austin, ISB , NUS -- choose 1-2

With this list, you should be in good shape for the kind of profile you have.


Hi Alex,

Thank you for your response! Just one more question :)

Can you please suggest me a strategy for applying in R1/R2 (when to apply for stretch / sweet spot / safety schools) considering that nothing changes during the 2 months.

This would be really helpful for me to plan my apps.

Regards
TheRedDevil
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Re: Please Evaluate my Profile! - Suggestion on school selection [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2011, 18:09
Shoot for all schools in one round. Avoid spreading it out if you can. The reason is timing.

When you get accepted to a school, they usually give you a deadline to send in your deposit money to confirm that you're going there.

For schools that you apply to in R1, the deposit deadline is usually BEFORE the R2 notifications are sent out. In other words, you'll have to put money down on the schools you applied to for R1 before you'll find out whether you got accepted in R2.

Again, try and apply to 4-6 schools in one round. You'll find that 80-90% of your time and effort will be spent on your first 1-2 applications. Beyond that, it won't take much time at all to complete additional schools.
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Re: Please Evaluate my Profile! - Suggestion on school selection   [#permalink] 31 Jul 2011, 18:09
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