Would be really grateful for any thoughts on my profile. Appeared for my GMAT recently (first attempt) and got a decent(ish) score:
Total: 750 (98th percentile)
Quantitative: 49 (81st percentile)
Verbal: 42 (96th percentile)
I am a 26 year old Indian male based in London (for close to 4 years now). I work in a top-tier international law firm and specialize in the corporate / energy sector.
I passed out of one of the top law-schools in India and started work in London directly after. I have also worked in the Middle East for about six months on a secondment.
I have decently strong extra-curriculars (sports; languages; literary / debating; law review editorship; social causes).
As a lawyer, I currently advise / act opposite some of the biggest energy companies in the world. My primary intention behind doing an MBA would be to gain an additional dimension to my existing skill-sets - I really enjoy working in the energy sector and would look to stay in it post-MBA (e.g. at a commercial position at an energy company / role at an energy consultancy firm / any other interesting opportunity).
Just wanted to gauge your thoughts on the relative strengths / weaknesses of my profile. I am looking to apply to Harvard / Wharton / Columbia in Round 2.
I know my IR score is on the lower side - how much of a difference do you think that would make.
Any thoughts / suggestions / pointers would be very gratefully received
Thanks a ton.
You profile looks pretty fantastic. In my experience, lawyers do pretty well at Bschool when their goals make sense. And if you come from a strong firm, even moreso.
Oh yeah, and did I congratulate you on your GMAT? Wow! Nice pull, dude!
If you can add one or two more applications to your list it would be good, but I definitely think that whatever the case you are top 10 material. Just make sure that there is some sort of logic in your career progression and you don't jettison your law experience entirely, because it can be turned into a strong selling point for your application.
Hope this helps!
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