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Please review my application [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2012, 13:11
Hi,

23 years,male from India

Bachelor's in Environmental Engineering ,DCE (one of the top notch colleges in India)
3.0/4.0 GPA
Interned at URS CORP and Central Pollution Control Board(CPCB),India


Work-ex:- IBM ,currently 7months of work-ex ,will be 2 or more years by the time courses will commence
Working as Application Developer on a niche Enterprise Asset Management tool for Energy & Utilities company . Might happen to be promoted to Team Lead within 1.5 years if I carry up the good work I am doing. Involved in Environmental Management Program's of IBM so that I could create additional value to my company and involve in other operations of IBM . Also working/volunteering as one of the Project Manager's for IBM's -smarter village initiative presently in phase-I in certain villages of India.

Also involved in family business,Small Scale Enterprises only but highly diversified(into stone quarrying,spinning mills,sleepers industry) ,currently in difficult phase with the intention of steering them under one main thread from which other branches can flourish.


Languages:-English ,Hindi ,Haryanvi(regional Indian language),Mandarin

Extra-curicullurs :- Project Ambassador for Vedanta Foundation in one of the regions in North India
Worked as Finance Coordinator during Technical Festival of my college . Handled over INR 800k and managed a team of around 100 including organisers,event coordinators, volunteers
Actively take part in my events organized by NGO's in collaboration with IBM
Education Lead at Toastmaster International's IBM-Gurgaon chapter
I have a lot of interest in Social enterprising ,empowering the bottom of pyramid though nothing to show in achievements

Besides, have won a few events during College Festivals. Received best student 3times during High-school

Hobbies:- Dancing,a food enthusiast, reading novels, blogging occasionally

Appearing for CFA L-1 this June,2012 & if everything goes well will be CFA L-2 by next year June,2013 .
I do plan to get certified in Healthcare Management from one of accrediting agencies from US and obtain a fellowship but that's just a plan for now ,do tell if I should push for that opportunity too

I would like to know if I happen to score 720& above in GMAT(currently scoring around 700 in practice exams) , what are my chances of getting into TOP 10 B-Schools ,my preferences in no order being

INSEAD
WHARTON
HBS
KELLOG
HAAS
LBS
STANFORD
ISB

Please suggest what are my chances of getting here and how can I improve upon my profile(work-ex, community service, extra-curicullars, etc) to become a potential candidate for one of these

Thanks,
Abhik
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Re: Please review my application [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2012, 08:16
It's going to be real tough I think. Everyone knows the male indian IT profile is a huge slice of the applicant pool that is hard to really distinguish candidates.

Not enough work experience, which can only be cured by another year or two.
Perhaps not the right work experience. You need to get into customer facing, project management roles. Strict corporate app development is not a strong profile unless you were into some kind of social gaming, networking, or sexy tech thing.

In many ways, we shared somewhat similar profiles at your age. Low GPA, high GMAT. I was an app developer for 3 years at a Fortune 100 company. I don't believe I could have cracked any of those schools with 3 years work experience despite incredible success with my projects. And I'm a domestic applicant who counts for minority reporting purposes.

Find something that really matters to you and become a champion of it. Whether that's social or tech oriented, become someone extraordinary at it. Are there any really exciting startups in India that you could jump onto? And lower the bar some, I think it's set way too high right now. Any top 20 US MBA program is going to yield great opportunities.

Also FYI, don't mention high school achievements to anyone, it's not relevant or perceived well usually. Good luck! :)
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