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Profile Evaluation for an Indian,Male,760 with mixed work ex

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Joined: 05 Jan 2012
Posts: 101
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, General Management
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
WE: Analyst (Investment Banking)
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Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 23

Profile Evaluation for an Indian,Male,760 with mixed work ex [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2012, 05:42
1) Brief description of full-time work experience - 5 yrs work ex till now.
2.5 yrs in marketing analytics advising pharma companies of US & UK in promotion response modeling, sales force effectiveness solutions etc. (Includes 6 months of leadership experience)
2.5 yrs in quant finance in derivatives and risk domain. (Includes 1 yr of leadership experience in Big 4 firm, currently in an individual contributor role in a Bulge Bracket IB)
2) Your GMAT.- 760(Q50,V42)
3) College info: IIT Delhi, BTech+MTech, Maths & Computing. Low GPA
4) Significant college extra-curricular activities and some community service, with some leadership experience and awards as well. Was hostel representative, Festivals co-ordinator for both Cultural & technical fests, Actively involved in Dramatics events.
Not much Extra-curric post college though.
5) CFA (Level 3 candidate), FRM
6) Schools
Reach - Booth(R2) & Kellogg(R2),
Medium- Stern (R1) & Tuck(EA/R1) ,
Safety - Cornell (R2) & Darden(R1)

Please assess if this selection is appropriate.
7)Post MBA- Goals
First Priority - Invesment management roles - short term goal to start of as a Research analyst in Buy side/Sell side & then move on to be a Portfolio manager (Target companies Fidelity, ING,BlackRock,PIMCO)
Alternative Goal - General mgmt./Rotational dev programs in Industry (Something like Cargill would be ideal which combines Industry sector opportunities & Risk management opportunities), Work in Corp Strategy/Corp Fin roles for a while, Develop Sector knowledge and then try to move in a Investment Management role maybe in IFC in World Bank.
So basically any career track which gives me enough sector knowledge mixed with financial valuation skills which I can translate into Investment arena
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Re: Profile Evaluation for an Indian,Male,760 with mixed work ex [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2012, 08:56
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Hi Pankaj,

You've got a really strong profile: despite your low GPA, you've got a great GMAT score and certifications which should compensate for it. Your professional experience is very interesting - you've already made one big career change and your more recent roles lend themselves to your career narrative very well. Sounds like you'll have a load of professional leadership stories to draw from. The only real gap in your profile, as you've pointed out, is your lack of post-college community and extracurricular leadership. I think you'll be able to over come this though, given the strength of the other dimensions and the fact that you were active in college. Still, I would consider thinking through your personal stories over the past 3-5 years to see if there is anything in there that will demonstrate your passions/interests/character. They want to know WHO you are, not just what you do. Sounds like you're already aware of this!

Your school targets look pretty balanced to me. I think if you can execute your application well, you'll see some good results with this mix of schools. I might suggest Columbia in place of Kellogg based on your finance interest, but just a thought - I'm sure you have other criteria you're considering, so feel free to ignore me on that one :)

Best of luck!
Mili


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Current Student
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Joined: 05 Jan 2012
Posts: 101
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, General Management
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
WE: Analyst (Investment Banking)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 23

Re: Profile Evaluation for an Indian,Male,760 with mixed work ex [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2012, 19:07
Thanks Mili! On CBS, it was my first choice when I started out researching, but it doesn't offer any loans to international students & I can not afford it myself!
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Re: Profile Evaluation for an Indian,Male,760 with mixed work ex [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2012, 09:15
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Ah, I understand! That is too bad, but good for you for looking for the right fit programs.

Best of luck,
Mili


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