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Pls help in researching schools [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2011, 21:20
Hi

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 25 Apr 2011, 12:38
Stretch: Tuck and Haas
Reach: Ross, Darden, and Fuqua
Safety: look at ranking that's between 16-25

There's really nothing wrong with your profile, but it's just that you're competing against so many people in your applicant pool that it becomes so much harder to standout. The 5 schools between stretch and reach are greatly known for their consulting careers post-MBA.
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Re: Pls help in researching schools [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2011, 13:41
bakfed wrote:
Stretch: Tuck and Haas
Reach: Ross, Darden, and Fuqua
Safety: look at ranking that's between 16-25

There's really nothing wrong with your profile, but it's just that you're competing against so many people in your applicant pool that it becomes so much harder to standout. The 5 schools between stretch and reach are greatly known for their consulting careers post-MBA.



thanks a lot for your reply. I understand that I am an Indian IT Male which is over represented. I am trying hard to introspect to find out how I can differentiate myself from rest of the applicant pool. Any pointers to this will be appreciated.
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Re: Pls help in researching schools [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2011, 14:43
I think of differentiating factors as things that others may not have (obviously), and it usually comes from your job responsibilities or extracurricular activities. You have a couple of items that you listed that can be used to your advantage - your extracurricular activity and your international experience. By spinning on these, you can talk about some great attributes that you can offer to the schools of your desire. Good luck!! :-D

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bakfed wrote:
Stretch: Tuck and Haas
Reach: Ross, Darden, and Fuqua
Safety: look at ranking that's between 16-25

There's really nothing wrong with your profile, but it's just that you're competing against so many people in your applicant pool that it becomes so much harder to standout. The 5 schools between stretch and reach are greatly known for their consulting careers post-MBA.



thanks a lot for your reply. I understand that I am an Indian IT Male which is over represented. I am trying hard to introspect to find out how I can differentiate myself from rest of the applicant pool. Any pointers to this will be appreciated.

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Re: Pls help in researching schools [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2011, 18:55
bakfed wrote:
I think of differentiating factors as things that others may not have (obviously), and it usually comes from your job responsibilities or extracurricular activities. You have a couple of items that you listed that can be used to your advantage - your extracurricular activity and your international experience. By spinning on these, you can talk about some great attributes that you can offer to the schools of your desire. Good luck!! :-D

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bakfed wrote:
Stretch: Tuck and Haas
Reach: Ross, Darden, and Fuqua
Safety: look at ranking that's between 16-25

There's really nothing wrong with your profile, but it's just that you're competing against so many people in your applicant pool that it becomes so much harder to standout. The 5 schools between stretch and reach are greatly known for their consulting careers post-MBA.



thanks a lot for your reply. I understand that I am an Indian IT Male which is over represented. I am trying hard to introspect to find out how I can differentiate myself from rest of the applicant pool. Any pointers to this will be appreciated.


thanks again...appreciate ur advice and the specific pointers...i will work on my essays and see how can extract values from my experiences.
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