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
-- 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)
-- GMAT 690 (49Q,34V,3.5AWA) in 2007
-- GMAT 750 (50Q,42V,3.5AWA) in 2010
4) Work experience:
-- 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
-- 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. Work in India and then expand into other emerging/developing nations in long term.
-- Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT
You have a competitive profile for all the above, but these are very tough competitive schools. I suggest you also apply to a few programs that are a little less competitive.
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