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Profile Evaluation GMAT 680 WE 5

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Status: Now or never
Joined: 07 Aug 2010
Posts: 326
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
GPA: 3.5
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
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Profile Evaluation GMAT 680 WE 5 [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2012, 20:15
Hi Stacy ,

Here is a brief of my profile :

Educational Background:
Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communications - GPA 3.3
GMAT 680 (Q49,V33)

Professional Background:
Experience: 5 years (as of August-2012)

1) Senior Analyst 2010 - present: Credit Risk Analytic at a Boutique Consulting
Currently working with the largest retail bank in UK to develop strategies and insights to advise clients on the following :

Customer acquisition ,Customer retention,Loss Minimization on High Credit Limit accounts,Collection strategies to minimize loss on delinquent accounts etc.
Strategies to minimize Loss Given Default (LGD) and Probability of Default(PD) of high risk segments within a time period. The LGD has a direct impact on the Balance sheet of the Bank and as such the strategies mentioned above have saved the bank in millions


2) 2007-2010: Business Analyst at a Major IT MNC
Started as trainee for the learning Infrastructure development team , was promoted to the level of lead in 4 months , took
the responsibilites of handling the entire offshore delievery management, was awarded for the same by the client.

Continued to work in the same domain for another client and developed my skills further to get into the business side of the domain ,
I was specifically asked to handle the pre-sales activities, I trained around 4-5 associates at my workplace during the
same time as we tried aggressively to get a $1,000,000 project for our team , The project was in a open bid state and 2
other vendors were asked to send proposals etc.


Extra-Curricular Activities:

NGO experience - Worked for an NGO from within the organization to help the underprivileged children, of Denotified tribal area , in accessing a continuous stream of education. Involved in speaking to small fund donors and gathering volunteers.

Rock Band in Undergraduate Institute - Performed Live and backstage at various competitive events across State.

Head of Cultural Committee in Undergraduate Institute - Funds collections , marketing events for the various year round activities

Member of Core marketting committee in Undergraduate Institute - Marketing spotlight events across state, inviting high budget sponsors for event sponsorship

Languages known: English , Hindi , German(Speaking)

Reason for doing an MBA: Career Progress
I would want to leverage my Credit Risk Analytic experience and work post MBA for a Big 4 in their Risk Advisory domain, or leverage the same experience to work for a large lending Institution in their Credit risk vertical.

Area of interest: Consulting

Target Schools:

Ambitious - Ross , Duke, Cornell , Darden
Safe - UTMccombs , Tepper , ISB , HKUST , USC

Can you suggest me some other schools based on my experience?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Current Student
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Status: Now or never
Joined: 07 Aug 2010
Posts: 326
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
GPA: 3.5
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Re: Profile Evaluation GMAT 680 WE 5 [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2012, 22:31
Stacy ,
Can you suggest some other schools based on my profile?

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Re: Profile Evaluation GMAT 680 WE 5 [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2012, 20:35
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Hi crackHSW,

Thanks for posting. For the list you have below, is there a particular school you are considering adding but have questions about? The reason I mention this is I wouldn't recommend you apply to more than 6 programs (because of the time it requires), and you have 9 programs listed.

One thing I strongly recommend you consider is location. Your experience will be very different in New York for example, as opposed to Los Angeles, because the industries and alumni networks are very different.

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Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team
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Re: Profile Evaluation GMAT 680 WE 5 [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2012, 21:04
Hi Stacy ,

The program listed are what I think are good for my post MBA plans. the reason I ask you some additional school(s) is I might have missed out some good schools in Europe , schools that are good and fit my post MBA aspirations. Also when you say 6 schools , do you mean all 6 in R1 or 3 in R1 and 3 in R2 with a mix of both Ambi and Safe ones. What I had in mind is to apply to safe schools in R1 and get over the complete cycle in R1, then possibly i could try for R2 with a GMAT retake. Do you suggest a retake for the programs I have listed?

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