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.
Please let me know if I should consider some other schools as well.
When do I want to apply:
Post MBA goal:
Financial services, in firms like IFC or an investment fund focused on development initiatives.
Your work experience is a little on the low side,
but the rest of your profile is competitive for your target programs. Try for it R2 and if you don't make it, next year will be more likely, but I'm optimistic.
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