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Joined: 13 Jul 2011
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Location: United States
GPA: 2.7
WE: Sales (Computer Software)
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Please evalute my profile [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2011, 13:35
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Nationality: Indian

Education:
Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science ,
MBA - Indian Institute of Management
Major - Finance
Minor - Economics
CFA Level 3 candidate

GPA in undergrad: 2.8
GPA in postgrad: 3
GMAT: 780 Q50, V46 5.0 AWA

Work Experience:
Varied roles at Indian private sector bank (2006 - Present)

CFA Level 3 candidate



Extracurriculars:
Nothing spectacular. Organized events for college festival with participation from over 40 colleges.
- Associated with an NGO for 3 yrs.
- Organized a Marathon


Schools (Haven't fully narrowed down yet but the pool is):
- Stanford
- Harvard
- Haas
- UCLA
- USC
- Sloan
- Kellogg
- Booth
- Wharton

After my MBA:
I want to go into private equity or investment banking.


I'm looking to apply for Fall 2012. What do you think are my chances at the schools I've listed?

How can i improve my application further?

Any other advice?
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Status: Ross MBA/MS (SNRE) class of 2014
Joined: 19 Dec 2010
Posts: 25
Location: USA
Schools: Ross (admit after WL), Foster (admit), Wharton (ding), Thunderbird (admit)
WE 1: US Army logistics
WE 2: Client management & business development (Russian Auditing & accounting firm)
WE 3: Sales for renewable energy firm
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 0

Re: Please evalute my profile [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2011, 22:57
psych wrote:
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Nationality: Indian

Education:
Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science ,
MBA - Indian Institute of Management
Major - Finance
Minor - Economics
CFA Level 3 candidate

GPA in undergrad: 2.8
GPA in postgrad: 3
GMAT: 780 Q50, V46 5.0 AWA

Work Experience:
Varied roles at Indian private sector bank (2006 - Present)

CFA Level 3 candidate

Extracurriculars:
Nothing spectacular. Organized events for college festival with participation from over 40 colleges.
- Associated with an NGO for 3 yrs.
- Organized a Marathon


Schools (Haven't fully narrowed down yet but the pool is):
- Stanford
- Harvard
- Haas
- UCLA
- USC
- Sloan
- Kellogg
- Booth
- Wharton

After my MBA:
I want to go into private equity or investment banking.


I'm looking to apply for Fall 2012. What do you think are my chances at the schools I've listed?

How can i improve my application further?

Any other advice?


After skimming this profile, the first question that came to mind is why do you need an additional MBA, when you already have an MBA education, along with plenty of finance-related certifications & experience? The "Prestige" of a top-US school is unlikely to be sufficient justification in the eyes of most Adcom members.

With your outstanding stats & history, I have no doubt you'll have plenty of stories to write about on your application essays, but be sure to articulate your need for an additional MBA.

Last edited by GMATveteran on 14 Jul 2011, 09:45, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Please evalute my profile [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 02:26
Congrats on you gmat score. With this score you can easily target your desired school list. Beyond academics plays an equally important role so make sure you showcase it well.

Generally most of the applicants have a good 4-5 years of work experience. Although it is not just the work experience that counts but also what you did there like-what were your achievements, what initiative you took, what changes you drove in your workplace etc. So if you can show that in 5 years you have demonstrated the skills business schools are looking for you could put in a strong set of essays.

Hence the quality of your work, your academics and beyond academics will play an important role in determining your candidature. Make sure you follow the ‘show rather than tell’ principle so that the admissions committee could really understand your strengths and differentiating factors.” Beyond academics plays an equally important role so make sure you showcase it well. Generally most of the Indian applicants are from engineering background with a good 4-5 years of work experience.

Although it is not just the work experience that counts but also what you did there like-what were your achievements, what initiative you took, what changes you drove in your workplace etc. So if you can show that in 4-5 years you have demonstrated the skills business schools are looking for you could put in a strong set of essays. Hence the quality of your work, your academics and beyond academics will play an important role in determining your candidature.

Start thinking what makes you unique and what’s that ‘hook’ that will be key to your application.

Do let us know if there is anything in particular we can help you with, mail us here kavita@futureworks.co.in

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Re: Please evalute my profile   [#permalink] 14 Jul 2011, 02:26
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