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Pls help in researching schools [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2011, 21:19
Hi Paul

How many schools should be ideally applied in one round ? I am giving a brief description of my profile. Could you help me in categorising schools that would fall into the following criteria and also any other tips for the admission process:

- Stretch or dream schools
- Reach schools
- Safe bet schools

Nationality: Indian

Gender: Male
GMAT Score: 760 (v 44/q 49)

Work Ex:
1. 5 years in IBM as an IT consultant, providing technology solutions to my client at&t.
2. Currently a team lead of 7 members.
3. Have almost 2 years of international experience i.e in US.
4. Have won 4 awards in 5 years.

Career Goals: Want to a career in Consulting.

Undergraduate Degree: Mechanical Engineering in NIT Silchar, class of 2006

CPA : 8.5/10 i.e 8.5 in a scale of 10.

Leadership and Extra Curricular Activities:

1. Co founder of organization HOPES to educate underprivileged children during my college days. Unfortunately could not keep the organization alive after college days.

2. Currently a member of a similar organization .viz HELP.

3. Was the prefect in college hostel. Have organised events and provided internet facility in my hostel.
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Re: Pls help in researching schools [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2011, 22:37
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Hey cipher17:

you seem to have a pretty good resume from what I can tell. While I would of liked you to have been more specific about what it is you want to do within the field of management consulting, I do think it is a logical fit based on your current work experience. What is really going to help you is the international nature of your experience, as well as your awesome GMAT score.

I worked with a couple of IBM consultants this past year and I know they had invites from Columbia, Haas, Ross, UCLA and a few others. While both were living in the United States, each had grown up overseas. So they have somewhat similar backgrounds to yours and they were very successful under my tutelage.so with your background, I would definitely target the schools as well as other programs that emphasize an international experience -- namely Dartmouth and Duke. I think a stretch would be Wharton, but I do think that it is worth applying. I think you may also want to take a closer look at MIT. Safe schools would be UCLA and perhaps an NYU.

I hope this helps.

Respectfully,
Paul Lanzillotti

cipher17 wrote:
Hi Paul

How many schools should be ideally applied in one round ? I am giving a brief description of my profile. Could you help me in categorising schools that would fall into the following criteria and also any other tips for the admission process:

- Stretch or dream schools
- Reach schools
- Safe bet schools

Nationality: Indian

Gender: Male
GMAT Score: 760 (v 44/q 49)

Work Ex:
1. 5 years in IBM as an IT consultant, providing technology solutions to my client at&t.
2. Currently a team lead of 7 members.
3. Have almost 2 years of international experience i.e in US.
4. Have won 4 awards in 5 years.

Career Goals: Want to a career in Consulting.

Undergraduate Degree: Mechanical Engineering in NIT Silchar, class of 2006

CPA : 8.5/10 i.e 8.5 in a scale of 10.

Leadership and Extra Curricular Activities:

1. Co founder of organization HOPES to educate underprivileged children during my college days. Unfortunately could not keep the organization alive after college days.

2. Currently a member of a similar organization .viz HELP.

3. Was the prefect in college hostel. Have organised events and provided internet facility in my hostel.

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Re: Pls help in researching schools [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2011, 17:18
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Hey cipher17:

you seem to have a pretty good resume from what I can tell. While I would of liked you to have been more specific about what it is you want to do within the field of management consulting, I do think it is a logical fit based on your current work experience. What is really going to help you is the international nature of your experience, as well as your awesome GMAT score.

I worked with a couple of IBM consultants this past year and I know they had invites from Columbia, Haas, Ross, UCLA and a few others. While both were living in the United States, each had grown up overseas. So they have somewhat similar backgrounds to yours and they were very successful under my tutelage.so with your background, I would definitely target the schools as well as other programs that emphasize an international experience -- namely Dartmouth and Duke. I think a stretch would be Wharton, but I do think that it is worth applying. I think you may also want to take a closer look at MIT. Safe schools would be UCLA and perhaps an NYU.

I hope this helps.

Respectfully,
Paul Lanzillotti

cipher17 wrote:
Hi Paul

How many schools should be ideally applied in one round ? I am giving a brief description of my profile. Could you help me in categorising schools that would fall into the following criteria and also any other tips for the admission process:

- Stretch or dream schools
- Reach schools
- Safe bet schools

Nationality: Indian

Gender: Male
GMAT Score: 760 (v 44/q 49)

Work Ex:
1. 5 years in IBM as an IT consultant, providing technology solutions to my client at&t.
2. Currently a team lead of 7 members.
3. Have almost 2 years of international experience i.e in US.
4. Have won 4 awards in 5 years.

Career Goals: Want to a career in Consulting.

Undergraduate Degree: Mechanical Engineering in NIT Silchar, class of 2006

CPA : 8.5/10 i.e 8.5 in a scale of 10.

Leadership and Extra Curricular Activities:

1. Co founder of organization HOPES to educate underprivileged children during my college days. Unfortunately could not keep the organization alive after college days.

2. Currently a member of a similar organization .viz HELP.

3. Was the prefect in college hostel. Have organised events and provided internet facility in my hostel.



Paul

Thanks a lot for the confidence booster. I was really worried as in how far my profile would take me as I also belong to an over represented pool of applicants and Indians score well in GMAT too :). I feel much better after your positive review of my profile. I think one more important aspect in my application process would be how well I can differentiate myself from other applicants from my pool. As of now, I have not been an extra ordinary achiever in my life but I need to introspect more. What would you like to suggest in that regard ?
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Re: Pls help in researching schools [#permalink] New post 13 May 2011, 16:58
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Hi cipher17:

I am not sure as to the nature of your latest question. I think you are saying that you want suggestions on how to be introspective. That is something that you need to develop. Only you can answer how these activities have affected you. Only you can answer how people, places and events have affected you when you grew up and how they affect what you do today. Take a step back and consider your family history or perhaps what your parents do, or even some type of acute event that occurred when you are growing up. How did it change the way you think or feel? How did it affect your relationships?

Only you can answer these questions.

Respectfully,
Paul Lanzillotti
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