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Profile Eval for MS Finance / Financial Engg. [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2010, 05:18
Hi,
I would really appreciate if you can assess my profile for MS Fin Programs and also suggest me with some which suit best for my profile.
For the start, I am an undergrad and have absolutely no work Experience(except for 4 interns all on quant side)

Acads
Final year student from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (Majors in Biotechnology)
GPA - 8.00 / 10
GMAT - 730 (Q - 50, V - 39, AWA - 5.5)

Internships
An internship at Marketing Analytics, Credit Cards at a major MNC Bank -
-aimed at cost saving in marketing campaigns through Predictive Modeling
An internship with a descent B School in Germany - Hypothesis testing in Financial markets.
An Intern with a Startup Investment Consulting Firm in India.
Intern with a Major Drug Production Plant of a Large MNC - it involved optimization of medicine bottle diameters ( A cost Saving project)

College Projects
Project in Protein structure prediction via Bioinformatics.
Project in Protein structure prediction via X-ray Crystallography.
Final Year Project in Predictions and testing for DNA molecules sequences.

Social Service Experience -
A part of social service campaigns through NSS IIT Roorkee, involving the improvement in educational standards in Uttarakhand, India.
One of the Pioneers and Project Manager of Eduslum Program, which was created to find an out of the box solution for elevating standards of education in India.
Managed a team of over 35 Volunteers in Eduslum.

Achievements
3rd youngest in world and youngest in India to hold Chartered Market Technician II from Market Technicians Association, USA.
Part of two Trekking Expeditions - Himalayan Explorer's Club, IIT Roorkee.

My main concern is which MS Finance programs (in USA) should I target and before doing so, should I get any work experience (like applying next year after 1 yr of work exp). I also wanted to know if some lower ranked programs can accept me with this profile and no work exp.

Thanks a ton for reading and really appreciate the time and efforts.
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Re: Profile Eval for MS Finance / Financial Engg. [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2010, 12:58
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DegenerateMind wrote:
Hi,
I would really appreciate if you can assess my profile for MS Fin Programs and also suggest me with some which suit best for my profile.
For the start, I am an undergrad and have absolutely no work Experience(except for 4 interns all on quant side)

Acads
Final year student from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (Majors in Biotechnology)
GPA - 8.00 / 10
GMAT - 730 (Q - 50, V - 39, AWA - 5.5)

Internships
An internship at Marketing Analytics, Credit Cards at a major MNC Bank -
-aimed at cost saving in marketing campaigns through Predictive Modeling
An internship with a descent B School in Germany - Hypothesis testing in Financial markets.
An Intern with a Startup Investment Consulting Firm in India.
Intern with a Major Drug Production Plant of a Large MNC - it involved optimization of medicine bottle diameters ( A cost Saving project)

College Projects
Project in Protein structure prediction via Bioinformatics.
Project in Protein structure prediction via X-ray Crystallography.
Final Year Project in Predictions and testing for DNA molecules sequences.

Social Service Experience -
A part of social service campaigns through NSS IIT Roorkee, involving the improvement in educational standards in Uttarakhand, India.
One of the Pioneers and Project Manager of Eduslum Program, which was created to find an out of the box solution for elevating standards of education in India.
Managed a team of over 35 Volunteers in Eduslum.

Achievements
3rd youngest in world and youngest in India to hold Chartered Market Technician II from Market Technicians Association, USA.
Part of two Trekking Expeditions - Himalayan Explorer's Club, IIT Roorkee.

My main concern is which MS Finance programs (in USA) should I target and before doing so, should I get any work experience (like applying next year after 1 yr of work exp). I also wanted to know if some lower ranked programs can accept me with this profile and no work exp.

Thanks a ton for reading and really appreciate the time and efforts.


Your grades and GMAT are excellent, and you should aim for the top MS in finance programs. If those school require experience, and many do, then work for a year or two. Check out MIT, LBS, Columbia, and Chicago's MS programs. MIT does not require work experience. LBS does. I'm not sure about the others.

Best,
Linda
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Re: Profile Eval for MS Finance / Financial Engg. [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2010, 11:56
Thanks a lot..! Will probably target Sloan, Princeton and few others.
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Re: Profile Eval for MS Finance / Financial Engg. [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2010, 09:48
Please assess my profile for MBA admission for Fall 2011.

Undergrad: Engineering (top 15 schools, India)
Undergrad GPA: 4.0 (Overall distinction)
Grad: Diploma in Economics from London School of Economics
Grad GPA: 3.0
GMAT:740 (Q50,V40)
GRE:1550 (Q800,V750)

Work Ex: 2.5 years SAP IT consultant, 1 year Business development consultant at a public sector engineering consultancy (Water and power sector consulting).

Community Service: Greenpeace volunteer, founder and team leader of local environment club, Volunteer at local hospital.

Target schools: CMU-Tepper (Application Submitted), Penn State-Smeal, NUS (Singapore), Emory, Duke, Texas-McCombs, Texas A&M.

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Re: Profile Eval for MS Finance / Financial Engg. [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2010, 21:02
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kushagra452 wrote:
Please assess my profile for MBA admission for Fall 2011.

Undergrad: Engineering (top 15 schools, India)
Undergrad GPA: 4.0 (Overall distinction)
Grad: Diploma in Economics from London School of Economics
Grad GPA: 3.0
GMAT:740 (Q50,V40)
GRE:1550 (Q800,V750)

Work Ex: 2.5 years SAP IT consultant, 1 year Business development consultant at a public sector engineering consultancy (Water and power sector consulting).

Community Service: Greenpeace volunteer, founder and team leader of local environment club, Volunteer at local hospital.

Target schools: CMU-Tepper (Application Submitted), Penn State-Smeal, NUS (Singapore), Emory, Duke, Texas-McCombs, Texas A&M.

Thanks and Regards
Kushagra


You have a competitive profile for the schools you have applied to. Your grad GPA is really the only blemish. Is there a reason for the drop in grades? Did you provide it?

Best,
Linda
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Re: Profile Eval for MS Finance / Financial Engg. [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2010, 02:04
Thank for for the prompt reply Linda. :)

The Grad GPA is a concern for me as well. I fell sick in December 2009 and lost a lot of ground when I joined back after the Christmas break. I will be mentioning this in the optional essay.

I was also looking at some online courses offered through Stanford EPGY, UCLA extension. Good grades in these courses might help in mitigating (to some extent) the low grad GPA in LSE.

Would Ross, Duke and Rotman be "stretches" for me?

Many Thanks again!

Regards
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Re: Profile Eval for MS Finance / Financial Engg. [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2010, 22:49
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kushagra452 wrote:
Thank for for the prompt reply Linda. :)

The Grad GPA is a concern for me as well. I fell sick in December 2009 and lost a lot of ground when I joined back after the Christmas break. I will be mentioning this in the optional essay.

I was also looking at some online courses offered through Stanford EPGY, UCLA extension. Good grades in these courses might help in mitigating (to some extent) the low grad GPA in LSE.

Would Ross, Duke and Rotman be "stretches" for me?

Many Thanks again!

Regards
Kushagra


I think you are a competitive applicant for Ross, Duke and Rotman and encourage you to apply to them.

FYI, we have a Q&A with Ross admissions directors Soojin Kwon Koh and Jonathan Fuller today at 10 AM PT. Please feel free to come.

Best,
Linda
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