I need your help in assessing my chances for the schools mentioned below.
Age 28 at matriculation.
GMAT 690 (88 percentile)
Q - 48 (80 percentile)
V - 36 (79 percentile).
UnderGrad: Computer Science Engineering from a Top university in the state. (2002 - 2006)
Had secured 70% and was among the top 10% of the class (total 120 students).
Won Technical Debate and Technical Quiz competitions conducted at a National level symposium.
5 years @ IT Service Provider. Top 3 in the country.
2 promotions during this period.
2 years of international experience. Worked in US and Canada.
Worked for UK, US and CA based clients.
Brought in Business Process changes which helped the client in reducing the number of incorrect payments by 50%.
Mentored chinese members of the team. With the knowledge gained, they went on to develop few critical reports for the Client's finance team.
Managed a team of 5 people (team size grew to 8 during the peak months) and lead the team in successfully completing the redemption payments (Several hundered MUSD get paid through the application each year) for the client. This was the best year in the application's 5 year history.
Awards and Recognition:
Rewarded twice with the highest performance rating, which is given to 5% of the company's employees. (Total emp count >100,000)
Recieved awards for leading and value addition that i brought to the teams from all the clients I worked with.
Special recognition from the client's Director of NAFTA region.
@Work: Organized an year-end party for one of the company's departments that was attended by >250 people.
Organized various project parties.
Undergrad: Actively involved in the organizing committee of a religious organization's program that included serving food for the poor over the weekends. 3 years.
Post MBA goals:
With the experience from the MBA course work, i plan to get involved in Business Development/Strategy consultancy for a global firm.
Thanks in advance for your time.
You are obviously doing well and a great team member and leader, but from this profile I'm not seeing the kind of leadership above you that I would like to for a school like Fuqua or Ross, and I see McCombs as a bit of a stretch as well. Global consultancy firms will typically want to see GMAT scores over 700. I would recommend applying slightly lower in the rankings (Texas A&M does solid recruiting in consulting, for example) and even trying to boost the GMAT while you are in the program to ease your recruiting process.
Jennifer Bloom, CPRW
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