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Joined: 04 May 2011
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GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V44
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Profile evaluation [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2013, 13:01
Hello,

Please evaluate my profile and provide me guidance on which B-schools should I select.

My MBA interest: FT, General Management or finance
GMAT (on July 30, 2011) - 770 (Q50, V44, AWA 6.0)

Have been selected for the first batch of Indian School of Business(ISB) Young Leaders Programme, class of 2015.

Total Work Experience at the time of matriculation: FT 2 years PT 2.5 years

I am currently working in a boutique family firm which specialises in the fields of Family Business Advisory, Entrepreneurial Venture Advisory and MIS systems. We also are involved in real estate deals and the lightweight brick manufacturing business.

Also, I am a core team member of an NGO Rural Health Care Foundation. Our mission is to eradicate the lack of health care facilities in rural India through the deliverance of affordable quality health care by opening primary health care units in those remote villages where health care delivery system of the state is sparse. As recognition of my social service work, I was awarded the National Youth Award, 2012 by the Government of India. My organisation has won several awards like AmeriCares India Certificate of Merit, Mahindra Spark The Rise Award, Social Enterprise Of The Year Award, etc. The United Nations has selected the success story of one of our founders for a publication of UN Volunteers. We were also invited by Mckinsey and Duke Medicine as a speaker to the International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery.

After graduating from college, I worked in Citrix Systems as a Software Developer for 3.5 months.

I worked part-time alongside college for 2.5 years in a software company. I started as an intern and then eventually moved on to taking commercial projects for the company on contract basis. I helped them start the mobile software department, hiring and training people. I also was the team leader for the department and was heavily involved in dealing with the clients.



Sex – Male
Age – 24 yrs
Nationality - Indian



Education:
B. E. (IT) from Jadavpur Univ, passing out in 2012.
GPA 8.52 out of 10

ECs:
1. Am currently learning Mandarin. I scored 200/200 in the HSK Level 1 Chinese Proficiency Test
2. Photographs captured by me were published in a national magazine Campus Diaries
3. I am an active Toastmaster
4. Nominated for the National Youth Award, 2012 for social service by the Government of India for my work for an NGO working for rural healthcare
5. Selected by the Government of India as a delegate to China for the India China Youth Exchange Program, 2011
6. Came 3rd in inter-school debate in 10th standard in Mumbai City District level debate competition
7. Came 2nd in under-15 throwball competition in Mumbai District
8. Best all-rounder in school in 10th standard
9. Held the post of monitor all through school life. Was prefect and assistant prefect of my house as well.


Aim: I want to join a venture capital working in the area of technology. After working there for 4-5 years I want to start up my own technology firm which would provide free or subsidised services to NGOs. I want to use technology to make quality education more accessible to the underprivileged.

I would like to know:

1. How my profile looks for an MBA from the top B-schools like Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Booth, LBS, Columbia, MIT, Kellogg, etc?
2. What, in your opinion, are my strengths and weakness reflected in my profile?
3. Please mention what should I do to make my case stronger for final call.
4. Which schools do I most stand a chance of getting admitted to if I apply for the class entering 2014?

Thanks!
Rishabh Jain
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Re: Profile evaluation [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2013, 13:39
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Hi there,

Thanks for posting, and CONGRATS on that very impressive GMAT score! As well as your ISB acceptance. So am I understanding correctly that you are not interested in ISB, or are considering alternatives, or ??

You have a lot going for your application, in terms of diversity of experiences, accomplishments, awards, involvement, etc, not to mention scores/stats. You are of course part of a common applicant profile, Indian applicants with IT experience, so it's always a challenge to try to stand out from the rest of the crowd with similar credentials, but your GMAT, work in rural healthcare, and numerous awards and recognitions should help you do so. Your full-time work experience is less than average so the question will be 'is NOW the best time for you?'; just be prepared to answer that theoretical q in essays, and actual q in interviews.

Keep in mind that VC goals out of b-school without a background in it are often considered unrealistic, and that your long-term goal, while admirable, could be considered a bit vague and lofty... think through some more concrete action steps/plans for your post-MBA goals, so that you can support them if interviewed on them.

You should have a CHANCE at the schools on your list, keeping in mind those are the most competitive programs out there (Stanford being most selective on your list), but it will still be challenging, even with a 770. Most likely a lot will be determined by your essays and how you present yourself, your experiences, your goals, your story, so to speak. But if you do a good job with your applications overall, you would likely get requests to interview at many top programs. It might be a good idea to include a school or two outside the top 8-10 ranked programs, though, just to be sure (but only if you would actually consider going there over ISB).

Keep us posted on q's and your progress, and good luck to you!
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Re: Profile evaluation [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2013, 01:24
mbaMissionJenK wrote:
Hi there,

Thanks for posting, and CONGRATS on that very impressive GMAT score! As well as your ISB acceptance. So am I understanding correctly that you are not interested in ISB, or are considering alternatives, or ??

You have a lot going for your application, in terms of diversity of experiences, accomplishments, awards, involvement, etc, not to mention scores/stats. You are of course part of a common applicant profile, Indian applicants with IT experience, so it's always a challenge to try to stand out from the rest of the crowd with similar credentials, but your GMAT, work in rural healthcare, and numerous awards and recognitions should help you do so. Your full-time work experience is less than average so the question will be 'is NOW the best time for you?'; just be prepared to answer that theoretical q in essays, and actual q in interviews.

Keep in mind that VC goals out of b-school without a background in it are often considered unrealistic, and that your long-term goal, while admirable, could be considered a bit vague and lofty... think through some more concrete action steps/plans for your post-MBA goals, so that you can support them if interviewed on them.

You should have a CHANCE at the schools on your list, keeping in mind those are the most competitive programs out there (Stanford being most selective on your list), but it will still be challenging, even with a 770. Most likely a lot will be determined by your essays and how you present yourself, your experiences, your goals, your story, so to speak. But if you do a good job with your applications overall, you would likely get requests to interview at many top programs. It might be a good idea to include a school or two outside the top 8-10 ranked programs, though, just to be sure (but only if you would actually consider going there over ISB).

Keep us posted on q's and your progress, and good luck to you!


Thank you for your detailed response. I am interested in ISB but I am just checking out my alternatives. Depending on my chances with the top schools I will try to take an informed decision. But I don't see much sense in applying to lower ranked programs. ISB is a fairly reputed college and in terms of its location being in the local Indian market and the obvious ROI, it becomes almost a definite choice otherwise (I hope my assumptions are correct).
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Re: Profile evaluation [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2013, 12:45
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Certainly; and keep in mind beyond some general 'tiers' of reputation among MBA programs, choosing which school to apply to/attend is a VERY personal matter... there are so many factors to consider, beyond just "ranking"... if you plan to work in a specific country (or even city), for example, it's not a bad idea to go to school there... just imagine how much easier it will be to network and make contacts there, maybe do project work for companies that are local that may be interested in hiring you after the program! Certain companies hire often from certain schools. Some programs are more internationally diverse than others. Some have a smaller class size (making for more personal interactions, more attention from professors, possibly better/stronger connections but also more competitive to get into), some have larger classes (potentially less personal but also larger alumni networks around the globe). Some schools are known for particular strengths in particular areas. Some have flexible curricula, others do not, etc etc.

For more on choosing schools, we offer a free e-book here: http://info.mbamission.com/Selecting-Yo ... ram-E-Book
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