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Profile evaluation for School selection [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2012, 01:55
Would be really thankful if you can help evaluate my profile.

Background: 24 year old male from India.

GMAT: 770 (Q51,V44). AWA - 5, IR -8

Academics - Consistently finished in the Top 3 of the class in my school and received a President's Gold Medal for consistent outstanding performance. Took part in a number of state level and national level olympiads.
College: Bachelor of Engineering(Electronics and Communication) from IIT Roorkee, India. Graduated in 2010 with a CGPA of 8.05(On a scale of 10). Was in Top 10 in a class of 45 students.

Work Experience: 25 months as on today. Working as a Consultant in one of the Big 4 professional services firms. Worked in various teams offering broad services towards security and privacy.Took ownership of threads and collaborated directly with clients in almost all projects.

Extracurricular
1. Took part in various Olympiads at regional, state and national levels getting ranks in Top 20.
2. Recipient of prestigious NTSE(Merit based National level scholarship awarded to around 1500 students for pursuing education in basic sciences) and CBSE scholarships(Awarded to first 350 rankholders in a national level examination)
3. Part of Inter Year and Inter Hostel Basketball teams, winner of Intra Hostel TT tournament
4. Winner of various events organized in the Technical fest of college.
5. In charge of managing a few events in an annual Hostel event.

Social Work - Member of National Service Scheme during college for one year. Participated in various activities including giving free classes to students in the area, college-wide waste newspaper collections etc.


Target Schools: London Business School, Ross, Chicago Booth, Columbia, Wharton

Post MBA Goal: After an MBA I want to get into strategy consulting.

Questions:
1. What are the schools for which I can realistically aim at?
2. How much would a work ex on the lower end be a factor in my application ?
3. Would LBS specifically be a good fit for me?
Your help would truly be appreciated!!
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Re: Profile evaluation for School selection [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2012, 02:26
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Good News for you good sir!
Presidents Gold Medal + IIT + Top 3+ 770 == apply wherever the heck you want!
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Just choose anywhere between 4-8 schools (or more if you like) in the Top 10, make awesome essays, and you should see some great results (maybe even scholarships if you play your cards right!)

Good luck!
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Re: Profile evaluation for School selection [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2012, 08:09
Hi blue4ver,

You have a strong profile for any of the top schools you mentioned (high GMAT, top academic achiever, consulting experience, social work involvement).

The only *minor* point is that you have a relatively low number of years of work experience, expecially for schools such as LBS and Wharton (where the average work experience is 5-6 years). That said, these schools do take applicants with 3 years experience (which you will have by the time you start) - the youngest LBS MBA student in a recent year was 23 and was from India! For these schools, you will need to show that you have above-average achievements in the workplace with solid examples of leadership, responsibility and maturity.

By the way, LBS is a great school for consulting recruiting and has a large Indian community.

Good luck!
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