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Pro Eval & advice on 5 schools for GMAT score

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Pro Eval & advice on 5 schools for GMAT score [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2011, 06:28
Hi,

I'm applying for Indian School of Business (ISB) Young Leaders Programme this year (2011-12). I've already cleared round 1 and is in process of completing my application for round 2. I will appear for GMAT on 27th June. Please advice which schools should I include in my list of 5 schools where scores can be sent for free and what are my chances. I intend to include ISB & HBS. Please advice on the other 3.

Interested areas: General management, Consultancy, Non-Profit

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GMAT score : 700-710 (expected) - on 27th June

Academics :
University - GPA 8.71 (on a 10 point scale) (till 8th semester) - Integrated M.Sc. (2012 graduation) in Applied Geology at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India - It is India's one of the top 3-4 universities.
High School - Class 12 - 84.1%
School - Class 10 - 85.1%

Full Time Work Experience : None (as I'm still a student)

Internships :
1. 2011 - Summer Training at ONGC, India's largest oil & gas company
2. 2010 - research project at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany under DAAD scholarship
3. 2009 - research project at IISER Kolkata
4. 2008 - CRY (Child Rights and You) - a leading Indian NGO - conducted Access Audit in various schools, libraries etc. as part of a team. Personally designed questionnaire and audited 13 schools.
Led a two-member delegation team that recommended the Senior P.R.O. & Chief Engineer of Kolkata Metro Railway North-South extension project for making it accessible for all. It was eventually implemented as recommended. [Social Work Exp]

Workshops :
ELLE Workshop at Tübingen, Germany [June 22-24, 2010]: Delivered a Talk on one of past research projects.

Positions of Responsibility :
1. Co-Founder at Child Rights and You (CRY) IIT Kharagpur Volunteer Chapter [2010-present] [Social Work Exp]:
• Formed a Strategic Team to lead the volunteers to bring permanent changes in and around our campus.
• Successfully catalyzed the implementation of Mid-Day Meal scheme in a local primary school.
• Led a 42 member team to conduct an Access Audit of IIT Kharagpur, as requested by Dean (Undergraduate Studies).
• Member of the Committee for Physically Challenged Students, headed by Dean (Undergraduate Studies).

2. Design Team of Kshitij, Asia’s largest Techno-Management Fest:
• Head of Kshitij 2010; Member of Kshitij 2009; Volunteer of the Fine Arts Team in Kshitij 2008.
• Led Members to design as a Head.
• Designed many posters and websites both as Member and Head.

3. Spectra, the Fine Arts & Design Group of IIT Kharagpur:
• Governor in 2010-11; Head in 2009-10 and Member in 2008-09.
• Played pivotal role in planning & organizing all Fine Arts events with huge success during Spring Fest 2010 & 2011. Participation increased by about 50% & 67% respectively in almost every event compared to previous edition.
• Organized workshops on Film Making, Photography & Photoshop with almost filled to the capacity participation.

4. Social and Cultural Secretary of Earth Science Study Circle (ESSC) in 2009-10; Class Representative in 2008-09. It is the official society of the Department of Geology & Geophysics, IIT Kharagpur.

5. Student Member of the 3rd year [2009-10] and 4th year [2010-11] Departmental Academic Advisory Committee.

Extra Curricular Achievements :
• Won Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Gold Medal award for Painting in Shankar’s International Children’s Competition in 2004. It started in 1949 & presently receives more than 1,60,000 entries from over 130 countries every year. The award was presented by the President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
• Won 3rd prize in Marca de Fabrica, the ad-design competition in Kshitij 2009.

Thanks in advance for responding to my profile inquiry.

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Saptak
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Re: Pro Eval & advice on 5 schools for GMAT score [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2011, 08:58
At this point, you're really just shooting a dart in the dark. And that's fine. Go for ISB and HBS (as you indicated), and just simply put in 3 more schools that you'd like to attend. Trust me, the money that you have to spend again to submit scores to schools is nothing when it comes to the b-school itself. If you really want to aim for the top, just go for ISB, HBS, Wharton, Stanford, and MIT. But again, if you were to tell me that these 5 schools are the schools of your applying, I'd say it's a bit too ambitious and it's probably best if you spread your chips around. Again, it's too early to tell which schools especially the fact you're still in undergrad.
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Re: Pro Eval & advice on 5 schools for GMAT score [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2011, 06:38
Hi bakfed,

Thanks for the reply. I scored 740 (Q50, V40) in GMAT. What do you think of my chances at HBS 2+2? Will applying there be worth a try?
bakfed wrote:
At this point, you're really just shooting a dart in the dark. And that's fine. Go for ISB and HBS (as you indicated), and just simply put in 3 more schools that you'd like to attend. Trust me, the money that you have to spend again to submit scores to schools is nothing when it comes to the b-school itself. If you really want to aim for the top, just go for ISB, HBS, Wharton, Stanford, and MIT. But again, if you were to tell me that these 5 schools are the schools of your applying, I'd say it's a bit too ambitious and it's probably best if you spread your chips around. Again, it's too early to tell which schools especially the fact you're still in undergrad.


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Re: Pro Eval & advice on 5 schools for GMAT score [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2011, 20:07
I think you may have a shot at 2+2, although it's going to be hard as you'll competing with students who will have bluer-chip resume and profiles. I'm not familiar with 2+2 and its requirements, so I apologize in advance that I can't really answer much of the 2+2 questions. But one thing I know for sure is - applying always makes your chances of admission higher than not applying. If it's your dream to attend Harvard, why not give it a shot as long as you meet all the requirement?



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