I am Indian female, 23 working in a leading IT firm for last 2 years. I have completed my engineering from a top college of Mumbai. My GPA is around 3.0.
Now the big question:
What should I do to add things on my profile. I wish to get into one of the top 50 b-schools in the world and will be applying next year. I want to pursue finance for a change in job profile and because of my keen interest. My GMAT score is 720.
At the moment, apart from my job, I have lead some of the events conducted by the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ society at my company.
I volunteer at an NGO that educates underprivileged kids.
I have lead and volunteered some events while in college.
I am trained in martial arts and have a brown belt.
I have done some microsoft certifications in dot net.
I have some certifications in finances from NSE (National Stock Exchange, Mumbai)
I have a year or so before applying. Please suggest what I can do.
I am planning to learn a new language. Also I plan to complete my CFA level 1. I think its never late to start, with your guidance I can work harder to make a good profile and increase my chances to get a good college and inch closer towards my dream.
Awaiting your reply.
I suggest you get a copy of my book, MBA Admission for Smarties
. It is available from Amazon India (in paperback and Kindle) and also from Flipkart (paperback). We deal with your questions thoroughly there.
Basically you are doing the right things. A couple of more suggestions:
1) If you can get promoted at work or assume a leadership role there, that would help you.
2) Get international exposure either on the job or off.
3) Research the schools. Please see MBA in Sight: Focus on Finance.
4) Sharpen your goal. "Finance" is very broad. What kind of finance do you want to do? Do you want to focus on a particular industry?
Co-Author of: MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools
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