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Profile evaluation [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2011, 05:20
Hi,

Can you please help me in evaluating which schools should I target. I plan to apply to Wharton, Chicago, Stern, Cornell and Duke.

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Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering


Work ex: Total 9 years+ exp
1 year: civil engineering (India)
3 years: IT (India)
1.5 year: Management consulting (India)
4 years: Investment banking (2.5 years in India, 1.5 year in London)

Extra curriculars:
Set up a small coaching class for poor children in India.

Want to do MBA to move to private equity and to fast track my career growth.

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Re: Profile evaluation [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2011, 15:18
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Dheeraj wrote:
Hi,

Can you please help me in evaluating which schools should I target. I plan to apply to Wharton, Chicago, Stern, Cornell and Duke.

GMAT: 700
CFA charter holder
CAIA Both levels cleared.
Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering


Work ex: Total 9 years+ exp
1 year: civil engineering (India)
3 years: IT (India)
1.5 year: Management consulting (India)
4 years: Investment banking (2.5 years in India, 1.5 year in London)

Extra curriculars:
Set up a small coaching class for poor children in India.

Want to do MBA to move to private equity and to fast track my career growth.

Thanks,
Dheeraj

Hi, Dheeraj. The programs that you mentioned are all aiming at students with 4 or 5 years of experience, so they don't seem like a good fit to me. In addition, the PE goal is oversubscribed, so only those with unique connections to the industry, truly exceptional profiles, or past entrepreneurial success tend to meet with success in stating it as a goal. I recommend you consider executive education options plus the "Fellows" programs: Stanford's Sloan Masters, MIT's Sloan Fellows, LBS's Sloan Masters, and Nanyang Fellows for example, which are aimed at more experienced professionals who want to immerse in a full-time program.
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