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Profile Evaluation / Indian / Male / 24 Yrs

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Profile Evaluation / Indian / Male / 24 Yrs [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2013, 06:29
Hi,
I'd be really obliged if you could evaluate my profile and suggest the B-schools that I should aim for.

Origin : Indian,Male,24

GMAT : Scheduled on 23rd Aug 2013. Targeting a score of 700.

Education: B.Tech (Engg) in Instrumentation and Control
GPA: 3.7 out of 5 (73.5 %)
12th: 79%
10th: 84%

Work Experience:

Till date: 23 Months In Wipro Technologies as a Java-J2EE Dev (IT)
Till September 2014: 3 Years
Clients worked for : Citibank USA (Retail-Mortgage Industry)
No international exposure but frequent telephonic conversations with Onshore team member as well as client.
Responsibilities:
1.Part of the team responsible for Enhancement of Citimortgage . com and Mortgage Assessment Tool (an internal tool used by citi employees).
2.Given KT (Knowledge Transfer),technical as well as Project based(Mortgage and related terms), to new joiners.
3.Given the responsibility of conducting POCs (Proof of Concept) and Presentations by the Manager and subsequently gave POCs and presentations to the Delivery head and Clients.
4.Independently worked on a module (including estimation,development and delivery).

I have also established a PVT LTD company of my own (with 2 more friends of mine) under which I am about to launch a website(nation-wide) related to Internal Job Postings.
The website is in the development phase(outsourced).
I also help my father on Weekends in his business,a readymade garments’ showroom which employs 8 salesmen. I also introduced a new bonus system for the salesmen as opposed to the standard market norm, positively affecting the business.

LOR: from Supervisor-who is now pursuing MS in Computer Science from Urbana Champaign and from the Delivery Head of my current project (Citibank). To be reviewed by a professional

Extra Curricular :
Co-Director, Event Management for IEEE branch of my college.
Part of the college football team for 2 years.
Captained the school football team for 2 years and won bronze at zonal level.
Active participation in quizzes at both-school as well as college level.

Post MBA Goal: Finance (Investment Banking)

I have shortlisted the below mentioned schools. Could you tell me what are my chances of getting selected to these colleges?
Stretch : Carnegie Mellon,ISB, McCombs, Kenan-Flagler, Rotman
Competitive : Manchester Business school (UK), Schulich(York), Urbana Champaign, Richard-Ivey, Fisher, Mays,Georgia Tech, Carlson, Rice,Wash U. (Olin)
Safe: Boston College (Carroll), Purdue

I understand this is a long list(and my experience is on the lower side) hence, I am looking forward to your guidance to help me shortlist a correct mix of B-schools(like 1 stretch school, 2-3 competitive schools and 2 safe schools) to apply in R1 for Fall 2014 admissions.

I am open to other B schools and geographies.

Also, as ISB deadline is near, I wish to apply in R2 for same. Does my application stand an equal chance as R1 in R2?

Thanks in advance for your time.
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Re: Profile Evaluation / Indian / Male / 24 Yrs [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2013, 19:06
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Hi there,

How did the GMAT go? That will play a role in terms of the overall 'tiers' of schools you may want to aim for.

I'm not sure if you mentioned if you are applying this year or next? Your experience is very limited and if possible I'd recommend waiting a year... b-schools really prefer more experience so that you are bringing a lot to classroom discussions etc. The average is closer to 5 years of experience. And within that, they really appreciate seeing progression, results, accomplishments, leadership skills, teamwork skills, communication skills, and times you went above and beyond what was expected of you. It's tough for me to assess based on what you've provided here, but I'm not sure how much of any of those you've been able to experience or demonstrate within the 23 months?? The start-up (?) experience you describe is one area of interest and a plus, but otherwise to have a chance at reputable b-schools you really need some great experiences you can discuss to help you stand out. It also sounds like you are making a big career switch which isn't necessarily a problem generally but on top of a potentially weaker profile, it could be tough.

I am not sure I'd even say BC is safe, but maybe Purdue. Your stretch schools AT THIS POINT are going to be very difficult to get into. I want to encourage you to reach for your dreams but also need to be realistic! With more time and key experiences on top of a strong GMAT, your chances would increase.
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