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I think you have a really very lovely profile. You have many things that are both unique and strong. Your provenance from a humanities program is pretty rare (esp. for Indian candidates) and Stanford also seems to love humanities students. Otherwise you have truly a global profile that would rival that of the most travelled students in what seem to be very strong jobs. All of that combined with your family business makes you not only a strong candidate but also an interesting one.
Oh yeah, and I didn't yet even congratulate you on your ridiculous GMAT. Great Job!!!
Whether all of this will get you into Stanford remains to be seen. I hear it's a pretty tough school to get into...
One thing that will also play an important role is the size and potential of your family business. So if you can write a bit more about turnover, number of employees, how you see yourself developing the business, I may be able to add a few more notes. _________________
Well let's say that firstoff having "tiger-master" in your goals will certainly get your application remembered for its uniqueness!!!!
What you have mentioned in your family business sounds very interesting, and is quite well-sized, but it is not so large that I can say "you will for sure get in to a top program" (which, if you run a mining company with 5000 employees is more the case). But anyhow you have a shot. I think besides your current success, a very important part of your application (and more so than for other candidates) will be how you are able to present a clear and cohesive story for the development of this family business, and how it connects to your business school application.
1. Don't worry about your Masters. It's less important than UG and GMAT. If your grades are really really terrible then you may want to consider explaining a bit. 2. Awesome GMAT + Humanities + tiger-master??? I'd say so. But do work on it when you prepare your essays.
If you have anything else you'd like to ask, just shoot away! _________________
With regards to my GPA, when I converted my UG and PG grades to GPA using the WES GPA calculator,
My UG GPA is 3.92 and Masters GPA is 3.21.
Do you think the 3.21 is poor enough to write an optional essay about it?
Also, is WES Calculator a reliable converter. How do Adcoms typically convert these scores to comparable GPAs?
Really appreciate all your help Jon:)
Thanks a ton!
WES is relatively reliable, but really the info is for you more than for the AdComs, who know your grading system and will ask for the original transcript anyhow. I don't think a 3.2 is low enough that it qualifies for an essay. You are better off just letting it slide. _________________
Check out this awesome article about Anderson on Poets Quants, http://poetsandquants.com/2015/01/02/uclas-anderson-school-morphs-into-a-friendly-tech-hub/ . Anderson is a great place! Sorry for the lack of updates recently. I...