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Profile Evaluation! [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2013, 22:51
Hi,
I'd be really obliged if you could evaluate my profile and suggest the B-schools that I should aim for.
Origin : Indian,Male,25

GMAT :660, Q-48,V-34

Education: B.E (Engg) in Electronics and Telecommunication
B.E:60% from PUNE UNIVERSITY
12th: 80%
10th: 84%
Certificate program in business management(CPMB) from IIT-Mumbai ,1 year course

Work Experience:(IT)
Till date: 21 Months In Igate Computer Systems.
Till September 2014: 2.6 Years
Clients worked for: Toshiba Medical System
(Working on MRI scanner GUI software,Medical Imaging Software responsible for patient detail management, scheduling, scanning acquiring scan parameters and reconstruction of image. working on one of the largest Production Environment.)
No international exposure but frequent telephonic conversations with Onshore team member as well as client.

Responsibilities:

1.Part of the team responsible for Migration of existing MRI System software to Windows 7/Visual Studio 2008 from the Windows XP/Visual Studio 6.
2. Study analysis of the existing MRI system application code
3. Deployment of new MRI system and up gradation of the same
4. Taken and given a seminar on Migration features along with how it could be useful to the future project
5.Given the responsibility of conducting POCs (Proof of Concept) and Presentations by the Manager and subsequently gave POCs and presentations to the Delivery head and Clients.
Currently:
1. Fixing defect/bugs present in the GUI(Graphical user interface).
2. Providing Analysis report of the defect directly to the client.
Extra Curricular :
Part of the college football team for 3 years.
orange belt in karate
Amateur Guitarist: Learning and playing guitar through YouTube Videos
Completed Spanish Language elementary certification
Actively working for NGO Sparsh. I teach underprivileged children during weekends.
Registered member of LIONS Club

Post MBA Goal: Finance (Investment Banking, Hedge Funds)

I have shortlisted the below mentioned schools. Could you tell me what are my chances of getting selected to these colleges?
Stretch: University of Rochester ,Pittsburgh university, SMU Cox, Rutgers.
Competitive: Urbana Champaign, University of Connecticut, Northeastern University, George Washington University, Baruch CUNY
Safe: UT dallas, SUNY Buffalo, Bently

I understand this is a long list(and my experience is on the lower side) hence, I am looking forward to your guidance to help me shortlist correct mix of B-schools(like 1 stretch school, 2-3 competitive schools and 2 safe schools) to apply in R1 for Fall 2014 admissions, moreover if you could suggest some other universities I will be grateful.

I am Planning to apply for MFE course as well at:
UC-berkely
NTU-singapore
Stevens institute of technology
if you could suggest some other universities I will be grateful
Thanks in advance for your time.
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Re: Profile Evaluation! [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2013, 23:12
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Hello there good sir!
And thanks for dropping by,

I like your school list! I think you choose a range of schools that is pretty honest and fair given your background and profile. I'd say that if you apply to one or two from your stretch, and then two or three from your competitive and then one or two from your safe list, you should do pretty allright.

My biggest question mark is about your goals - I mean I KNOW why you want to go into finance (good jobs, lots of salary, interesting and prestigious) but the thing is so does everyone else... and coming from IT, I'm not sure how much this makes sense, so I'm not sure if this is the story you want to present the AdCom. I don't really have too much commentary about WHICH of these schools you should go for (not without knowing more about why you choose them) other than the fact that Baruch should for sure be in. It's too much in the right location ;)

If you also apply to MFEs (that's a LOT of applications!) that's fine, but Haas will be too difficult. I think Stevens and Nanyang should be possible for you though.

Hope this helps!!!
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Re: Profile Evaluation! [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2013, 09:03
Thanks for replying .
As to some of the queries you raised I would like to say that I want to study MBA in finance because an MBA programs will have a broader management focus with an emphasis on leadership .
A finance specialization will help me understand assets, liabilities, balance sheet etc.
I want to get into sell side of investment banking and my IT background(2 +yrs exp in c++) will help me in structuring desks in the sales and trading divisions of banks. I could develop trading strategies that exploit the inefficiencies in the market to create wealth through algorithms. An understanding of asset, liabilities, balance sheet etc will help me in producing more efficient algorithms.

As for your second query regarding school selection I would like to say that most of the universities that I have listed are on the east coast so that I have better chance of getting into investment banks.In addition
Rochester: Has a good MBA in Finance course,is in new york state.
SMU cox: Financial service industry is top employer according to business week and provides good financial aid
Pittsburgh: Near east coast,tuition fees is less.
Urbana Champaign: good MBA in Finance course , less tuition fees, Financial service sector top employer
University of Connecticut: Financial service industry is top employer according to business week and provides good financial aid, Near east coast
Northeastern University: Location is boston, N univ has 6 months internship so a lot of tuition fees can be recovered and provides good financial aid.
Baruch CUNY: Location and less tuition fees.

I hope this will help you! :)
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Re: Profile Evaluation! [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2013, 01:02
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shashankprasad wrote:
Thanks for replying .
As to some of the queries you raised I would like to say that I want to study MBA in finance because an MBA programs will have a broader management focus with an emphasis on leadership .
A finance specialization will help me understand assets, liabilities, balance sheet etc.
I want to get into sell side of investment banking and my IT background(2 +yrs exp in c++) will help me in structuring desks in the sales and trading divisions of banks. I could develop trading strategies that exploit the inefficiencies in the market to create wealth through algorithms. An understanding of asset, liabilities, balance sheet etc will help me in producing more efficient algorithms.

As for your second query regarding school selection I would like to say that most of the universities that I have listed are on the east coast so that I have better chance of getting into investment banks.In addition
Rochester: Has a good MBA in Finance course,is in new york state.
SMU cox: Financial service industry is top employer according to business week and provides good financial aid
Pittsburgh: Near east coast,tuition fees is less.
Urbana Champaign: good MBA in Finance course , less tuition fees, Financial service sector top employer
University of Connecticut: Financial service industry is top employer according to business week and provides good financial aid, Near east coast
Northeastern University: Location is boston, N univ has 6 months internship so a lot of tuition fees can be recovered and provides good financial aid.
Baruch CUNY: Location and less tuition fees.

I hope this will help you! :)


Okay that makes sense. One tip for you further: The most important thing is not the type of degree you get, but who hires from where. You may find after doing an MBA hard to transition to finance if you don't go to a top school or have the previous experience, and actually in such cases an MFE might even be better, because then you have hard concrete skills that finance employers can use. Plus you can always do an MBA a few more years down the road. It's totally up to you, but make sure you look deeply into the recruiting statistics and alumni pool of all your potential schools.
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