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Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2013, 06:23
I AM AT A LOSS and I need your help. Went through thousands of other threads and those seem to be blocked. Am new here so excuse me for my insolence :p

Anyway, I have a coupla q's and hope you guys can aid me..

My profile in short
Bsc. Economics (India) - Top Tier college (3 year undergrad) with a grade of B+ (65%)
Been in Business for the last 2 years - started a test prep company and been running successfuly for the last 2 years
Played jazz piano professionally
Been a part of tonnes of conferences and was an integral part of our college economic conferences for 3 years
add to that social service
Gmat - 750
What are my chances of getting thru to a top bschool?

I could attach my CV if required which details all of the above
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2013, 13:42
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shouri wrote:
I AM AT A LOSS and I need your help. Went through thousands of other threads and those seem to be blocked. Am new here so excuse me for my insolence :p

Anyway, I have a coupla q's and hope you guys can aid me..

My profile in short
Bsc. Economics (India) - Top Tier college (3 year undergrad) with a grade of B+ (65%)
Been in Business for the last 2 years - started a test prep company and been running successfuly for the last 2 years
Played jazz piano professionally
Been a part of tonnes of conferences and was an integral part of our college economic conferences for 3 years
add to that social service
Gmat - 750
What are my chances of getting thru to a top bschool?

I could attach my CV if required which details all of the above



Can you please answer these questions: before-you-ask-for-a-profile-evaluation-read-this-107300.html
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2013, 21:45
Hi Linda,

Hope this helps.

1) Started a test prep company in India 2 years ago. I am officially one of 3 directors in the company, but my major roles in a nutshell includes that of Business Development. Till about 3 months back I looked into the various aspects of the business ranging from Finance, Operations, HR, MArketing, BD etc.
2)
3) College info: St. Xavier's College, Kolkata (Top tier economics course in the country) Avg: 65% (Stringent marking), 2nd year my grades fell cuz I was emotionally traumatized for a bit cuz of a fmily crisis.. FInancially/Personally.
4) Led a team of 200 people for an economic conference (one of 3 years, the other 2 I was in charge of the finance committee),
- was co editor of the college magazine,
- have been a group leader for the aademic project work undertaken.
- Taugh underprivileged children English after school/college hours
- Helped raise funds for old age homes
- Helped organizing blood camps in college, and I had donated too.
- School rep for debate, quizzes, Basketball and Table Tennis
- Been a pro jazz pianist since I was 12 years old.
5) NO professional certifications
6) Kellogg, DUKE (both MBA and MIM - open to your suggestions too =)), Tuck, Haas, Esade, IESE, INSEAD and Bocconi (buffer)
7) R1 2014
8) After having gained the network and requisite skills to succeed in the corpo world, I wish to professionally experience roles related to marketing/consulting till I have sufficient exposure and built a good network. Post that I wish to start a consultancy/training company of my own. My longest term goal is to have an exposure in various sectors/verticals so that I can grow a small business into a conglomerate worth reckoning.
(Though cheezy, but true)
I hope to hear from you soon =)

Thanks,

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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2013, 22:36
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shouri wrote:
Hi Linda,

Hope this helps.

1) Started a test prep company in India 2 years ago. I am officially one of 3 directors in the company, but my major roles in a nutshell includes that of Business Development. Till about 3 months back I looked into the various aspects of the business ranging from Finance, Operations, HR, MArketing, BD etc.
2)
3) College info: St. Xavier's College, Kolkata (Top tier economics course in the country) Avg: 65% (Stringent marking), 2nd year my grades fell cuz I was emotionally traumatized for a bit cuz of a fmily crisis.. FInancially/Personally.
4) Led a team of 200 people for an economic conference (one of 3 years, the other 2 I was in charge of the finance committee),
- was co editor of the college magazine,
- have been a group leader for the aademic project work undertaken.
- Taugh underprivileged children English after school/college hours
- Helped raise funds for old age homes
- Helped organizing blood camps in college, and I had donated too.
- School rep for debate, quizzes, Basketball and Table Tennis
- Been a pro jazz pianist since I was 12 years old.
5) NO professional certifications
6) Kellogg, DUKE (both MBA and MIM - open to your suggestions too =)), Tuck, Haas, Esade, IESE, INSEAD and Bocconi (buffer)
7) R1 2014
8) After having gained the network and requisite skills to succeed in the corpo world, I wish to professionally experience roles related to marketing/consulting till I have sufficient exposure and built a good network. Post that I wish to start a consultancy/training company of my own. My longest term goal is to have an exposure in various sectors/verticals so that I can grow a small business into a conglomerate worth reckoning.
(Though cheezy, but true)
I hope to hear from you soon =)

Thanks,

SHouri


Kellogg, Tuck, INSEAD, and Haas are stretch programs, but you have a competitive profile at the other programs.

Best,
Linda
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2013, 21:53
Kellogg, Tuck, INSEAD, and Haas are stretch programs, but you have a competitive profile at the other programs.

Best,
Linda[/quote]


Hey,

What exactly do you mean by "stretch Programs". That I stand a good chance of cracking it? Or, "give it a try" sorta thing?
And, further, I've been told that an MNC experience counts for more. Is that generally a norm?
Finally, Given the profile (above) do you feel my candidature as strong? Or Unique?

Hopefully, this is the final set of questions :p

Looking forward to hearing from you soon

Best

Shouri
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2013, 23:30
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shouri wrote:
Kellogg, Tuck, INSEAD, and Haas are stretch programs, but you have a competitive profile at the other programs.

Best,
Linda



Hey,

What exactly do you mean by "stretch Programs". That I stand a good chance of cracking it? Or, "give it a try" sorta thing?
And, further, I've been told that an MNC experience counts for more. Is that generally a norm?
Finally, Given the profile (above) do you feel my candidature as strong? Or Unique?

Hopefully, this is the final set of questions :p

Looking forward to hearing from you soon

Best

Shouri[/quote]



"Stretch" in my book means that you are reaching, literally stretching, to get in. In other words, your chances aren't great, but in my mind it makes sense to "give it a try."

Your GMAT is very strong. Your work experience is distinctive, but on the short side and your GPA is a little low for Kellogg, Tuck, INSEAD, and Haas. Plus INSEAD really likes its students to have multi-cultural or international experience. I don't sense that you have that. You do seem to have good leadership experience.

If you wait a year or two and advance either in this position or change jobs and get a job with even more responsibility, you will put distance between you and that GPA as well as show the growth and professional track record that could really enhance your candidacy at the top programs.

And even now, you are competitive at the other programs on your list.

I hope this clarifies my prior post.

Linda
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