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Joined: 09 Dec 2010
Posts: 17
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Social Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 740 Q49 V41
WE: Securities Sales and Trading (Investment Banking)
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Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 1

Profile Evaluation and college suggestion [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2013, 04:01
GMAT Score : 740 (49Q 41V)
Educational Qualification : B. Tech IIT kharagpur (7.56/10)
CFA charterholder (passed all three levels of CFA)

Extracurricular: Founder member of Technology General Championship in IIT kharagpur
Member of national Sports organisation Hockey
Participated and won various prizes in Dumb Charades, Dramatics.
Editor Hall Magazine IIT Kharagpur
Active member of NGO prabudha Bharat Group

Professional : 4 years of trading experience of Fixed Income futures(US, Europe) in Proprietery Trading firm Futures First.
2.5 years of experience of managing Business Analysis Team Automated Trading of the same company Futures First

Career goal: Investment Banking, Private Equity, Financial Consultancy

I want to know name of colleges, where I have decent chance (top 20 in the world)
Please suggest me best colleges for someone similar to my experience and career goal (Read Finance)

Thanks,
Sudarshan
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Re: Profile Evaluation and college suggestion [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2013, 18:35
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Sudarshan you have a good profile and one that should be competitive in the top 20 for sure. Although one group or "bucket" you will be placed in will be the Indian applicant pool, you actually will stand out in that pool because of your experience, but the challenge may come when you get lumped into the finance bucket, which is also very crowded. I think your GMAT score will help and you actually have a good connection between your past and your desired future. I-banks love to hire folks with top GMAT scores and market validation. Be careful with the Private Equity goal, since it's widely known that PE firms don't hire many freshly minted MBAs--just something to keep in mind as you formulate your plan. AS for schools, it kinda depends on where you want to work. If it's i-banking on the street, then certainly Columbia, NYU, Booth, Duke, Virginia come to mind as of course HBS and Wharton of course. The latter two are always a crap shoot even for the "most" qualified candidates just due to sheer volume of applications. Best for all schools if you keep it interesting and include unusual achievements along with the typical career stuff. For example, the dramatics jump out as something a bit out of the ordinary. The CFA is good too--everyone knows how tough that is to get so you would come with real skills to help your classmates who come from non-finance world for sure. This is always important to demonstrate in an application. Let us know if we can help.

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