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Profile Evaluation for Admission to Top Schools [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 08:44
Hi Alex

Could you review my profile? I'd really like to get into top schools and looking forward to applying in R2

1) Demographic Info: 28/M/Indian

2) Education:
-- Undergrad - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) 2005
-- CGPA - 7.34 out of 10
-- CFA L3 candidate
-- Several finance domain related certifications
-- Mandarin Chinese basics (required in current role)

3) Tests:
-- GMAT 690 (49Q,34V,3.5AWA) in Aug/2007
-- GMAT 750 (50Q,42V,3.5AWA) in Sep/2010

4) Work experience: what is your current role? Have you had any promotions? What industry do you work in? For how long have you worked?
-- Apr'09 to current --> Family biz (a startup) - a manufacturing unit - 50+ suppliers, 100+ employees and 2 major domestic clients. Head of the venture. Many initiatives to break out of traditional way of working.
-- Jul'05 to Mar'09 --> Software Engg/Team Lead in a major Indian IT firm. 1 yr international exp. Promoted to lead role in less than 2 yrs. Quit job to help family in establishing the biz

5) Extracurriculars: do you participate in any extra-curricular activities? What is your role there? For how long have you been involved?
-- In college - many such as event management, club secretary and hostel committee
-- Post-coll - few - within my company. But recently founded a new biz and guided family members to take over the responsibilities. Also tutor cousins at home (apprx 2-4 hrs a week)

6) Short/Long term goals:
-- Develop affordable and energy efficient household products such as solar lanterns. Work in India and then expand into other emerging/developing nations in long term.

7) Schools:
-- Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT


Thanks!
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Re: Profile Evaluation for Admission to Top Schools [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 09:46
To be honest, you're a stretch for HBS, Stanford, Wharton and MIT.

Note that MIT only has 2 rounds, so their Round 2 is like everyone else's round 3. At MIT, they build the majority of their class from their Round 1 admitted students, which leaves relatively few spaces left from the Round 2 pool. If you wanted to apply to Sloan, you should've done so for Round 1 (where you would've at least been competitive for).

H/S/W are stretches, especially H/S since "Indian engineers" are basically a non-starter there (i.e. H/S has engineers, H/S has Indians, but they aren't really looking for those who are both - yes, you have family biz/startup experience, but you're still a variation on the "Indian engineer" -- had you been Indian and a McKinsey consultant in the US/Europe who was 2-4 years out of undergrad, you would've been competitive). Wharton is more of a possibility.

I would look at other more realistic schools like Kellogg, Booth, and Tuck instead.
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Re: Profile Evaluation for Admission to Top Schools [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 18:56
Thanks for the reply Alex. I forgot to mention that for the MIT, I am interested in LGO program. For that reason, MIT is my top choice. Do you think applying to LGO would be equally tough?
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Re: Profile Evaluation for Admission to Top Schools [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2010, 15:22
Since the LGO program's one and only deadline is Dec 15, you should be fine, and given your background probably a pretty good fit.
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Re: Profile Evaluation for Admission to Top Schools [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2010, 07:20
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I am interested in interview only service. Can you let me know more about it?
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Re: Profile Evaluation for Admission to Top Schools [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2010, 11:44
Contact me offline then.
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