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Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2009, 12:11
Hi,

I have done my Engineering from a reputed institute in India (Undergraduate GPA 3.7).

I am currently working as a Senior Programmer in Accenture. My total work experience is around 16 months as of Nov 2009.

My GMAT Score is 780 (Quant 50 , Verbal - 47)

I have taken up initiatives at my workplace such as conducting seminars for new joiners. I was also actively involved in oraganizing various cultural and technical events during college.

I am looking to apply for an MBA in Finance in 2010 (Fall 2011 intake). I am currently in the process of shortlisting the schools i should be applying to. It would be of great help if you could tell me which are the possible schools that i should be looking at.

Thanks in advance.
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Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2009, 23:09
Background -
Nationality: Indian
Age: 25
Sex: Female

Education:

Bachelors in Science - Bangalore University - 78% (second top in college)
Masters in Science - Lancaster University, UK - 68%
GMAT:
I attempt - 600 (200
II attempt 660 (17th Nov 2009)
Q - 42 (64%), V - 38 (82%)
Total - 82%

Work Experience - 3 yrs 10 months (as of Nov 2009)

1. Lead Consultant, Strategic Interventions India Private Ltd, June 2008 – Till date
SIIPL advises managements of Small and Medium Enterprises on critical strategic and operational business issues and assists in implementing recommendations

Role:[*] Work with clients to deliver strategic and operational projects, manage implementation and training[*] Perform secondary research on market trends and competitive benchmarking of business processes [*] Develop and deliver workshop and training material for clients to aid change management[*] Assist in development of project proposals for qualified business leads[*] Manage work among 4 member team[*] Project experience includes multiple end-to-end HR process implementation, several strategy and HR orientation workshops for clients

Achievements:[*] Promoted as lead consultant[*] Independently handle the HR practice[*] Rated Exceeding Expectations in annual performance appraisal[*] Implemented and mange the complete HR framework internally

2. Software Engineer, iGate Global Solutions, Bangalore, India, May 2004 – Sep 2006

Role:[*]Led discussions with clients to gather requirements, communicate project status and team performance[*] Delegated and managed work among 5 member team[*] Performed quality audits/reviews of code and deliverables

Achievements:[*] Significant exposure to reinsurance domain[*] Expertise in managing projects in client/server application development using Oracle PL/SQL and Informatica[*] Promoted as technical module leader[*] Consistently rated ‘EE’ [Exceeding Expectations] for two years in annual performance appraisal

Positions of Responsibility Held:
[*] Student Learning Group Representative, ITMOC 2006-2007, Lancaster University.[*] Student Ambassador, Lancaster University, 2006-2007.[*] Head, Community Building Team, iGate Global Solutions Private Ltd.[*] Co-Editor, iGate in-house magazine. [*] Organizer, Annual inter-collegiate fest, Vismaya 2003–2004, S. B. M. Jain College.[*] Director for Community Service, The Rotaract Club [the youth services arm of Rotary International], 2002–2003, S. B. M. Jain College, Bangalore.

Personal Interests & Pursuits:
[*] Volunteer in public service activities such as eye camps, pulse polio and blood donation camps[*] Volunteer in the association for the mentally challenged, Bangalore[*] Professionally trained in Bharatnatyam for six years; provided several public performances to large audiences[*] Professionally trained in Classical Carnatic music for four years[*] Spoken languages include German and English[*] Read fiction based novels, surf the internet. Interest in music varies from
contemporary music to hip hop party numbers to soft instrumental notes

The B-schools I am looking at are:

LBS
INSEAD
Cambridge
Oxford
Esade

Please let me know what my possibilities are the get into these schools.

Also, it would be great if you suggest other good schools that would suit my profile.

Appreciate your help!
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2009, 11:33
saahilsajnani wrote:
Hi,

I have done my Engineering from a reputed institute in India (Undergraduate GPA 3.7).

I am currently working as a Senior Programmer in Accenture. My total work experience is around 16 months as of Nov 2009.

My GMAT Score is 780 (Quant 50 , Verbal - 47)

I have taken up initiatives at my workplace such as conducting seminars for new joiners. I was also actively involved in oraganizing various cultural and technical events during college.

I am looking to apply for an MBA in Finance in 2010 (Fall 2011 intake). I am currently in the process of shortlisting the schools i should be applying to. It would be of great help if you could tell me which are the possible schools that i should be looking at.

Thanks in advance.


To be honest, I can't and won't do the research for you. You have to do that on your own - once you've done that and formed your own opinions, then come back and ask specific questions about the particular schools you are targeting.

Take a look at the rankings publications as a first pass. Then go through the schools' respective websites and career placement reports. Contact/email current students (it's not that hard to find the contact info for the student officers for each school's Finance Club), and do the research that way.

In any case, it's hard to say really what schools you should look at. My hunch is schools in the bottom half of the top 16 are stretches, and schools in the bottom half of the top 30 are sweet spots.
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2009, 11:35
writetovid wrote:
Background -
Nationality: Indian
Age: 25
Sex: Female

Education:

Bachelors in Science - Bangalore University - 78% (second top in college)
Masters in Science - Lancaster University, UK - 68%
GMAT:
I attempt - 600 (200
II attempt 660 (17th Nov 2009)
Q - 42 (64%), V - 38 (82%)
Total - 82%

Work Experience - 3 yrs 10 months (as of Nov 2009)

1. Lead Consultant, Strategic Interventions India Private Ltd, June 2008 – Till date
SIIPL advises managements of Small and Medium Enterprises on critical strategic and operational business issues and assists in implementing recommendations

Role:[*] Work with clients to deliver strategic and operational projects, manage implementation and training[*] Perform secondary research on market trends and competitive benchmarking of business processes [*] Develop and deliver workshop and training material for clients to aid change management[*] Assist in development of project proposals for qualified business leads[*] Manage work among 4 member team[*] Project experience includes multiple end-to-end HR process implementation, several strategy and HR orientation workshops for clients

Achievements:[*] Promoted as lead consultant[*] Independently handle the HR practice[*] Rated Exceeding Expectations in annual performance appraisal[*] Implemented and mange the complete HR framework internally

2. Software Engineer, iGate Global Solutions, Bangalore, India, May 2004 – Sep 2006

Role:[*]Led discussions with clients to gather requirements, communicate project status and team performance[*] Delegated and managed work among 5 member team[*] Performed quality audits/reviews of code and deliverables

Achievements:[*] Significant exposure to reinsurance domain[*] Expertise in managing projects in client/server application development using Oracle PL/SQL and Informatica[*] Promoted as technical module leader[*] Consistently rated ‘EE’ [Exceeding Expectations] for two years in annual performance appraisal

Positions of Responsibility Held:
[*] Student Learning Group Representative, ITMOC 2006-2007, Lancaster University.[*] Student Ambassador, Lancaster University, 2006-2007.[*] Head, Community Building Team, iGate Global Solutions Private Ltd.[*] Co-Editor, iGate in-house magazine. [*] Organizer, Annual inter-collegiate fest, Vismaya 2003–2004, S. B. M. Jain College.[*] Director for Community Service, The Rotaract Club [the youth services arm of Rotary International], 2002–2003, S. B. M. Jain College, Bangalore.

Personal Interests & Pursuits:
[*] Volunteer in public service activities such as eye camps, pulse polio and blood donation camps[*] Volunteer in the association for the mentally challenged, Bangalore[*] Professionally trained in Bharatnatyam for six years; provided several public performances to large audiences[*] Professionally trained in Classical Carnatic music for four years[*] Spoken languages include German and English[*] Read fiction based novels, surf the internet. Interest in music varies from
contemporary music to hip hop party numbers to soft instrumental notes

The B-schools I am looking at are:

LBS
INSEAD
Cambridge
Oxford
Esade

Please let me know what my possibilities are the get into these schools.

Also, it would be great if you suggest other good schools that would suit my profile.

Appreciate your help!


I think you're targeting the right range of schools - obviously INSEAD and LBS are going to be stretches for you, but the other three are sweet spots so you've covered a decent range. I wouldn't go beyond 5-6 schools anyhow, so the only next step is to focus on executing the applications and hope for the best.
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2009, 12:17
appreciate the quick reply! :)
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2009, 20:28
any idea what the job prospects are for schools like cambridge and oxford?
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2009, 18:00
writetovid wrote:
any idea what the job prospects are for schools like cambridge and oxford?


Take a look at their career placement reports.
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