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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 :700. Quant - 48, Verbal-38. i am planning to retake it with the hope of getting atleast 720 this time.will that help?
Education: B.Tech (Engg) in Instrumentation and Control (73.5 %) 12th: 79% 10th: 84%
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 firm 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 ready-made 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.
I am also associated with an NGO (Lion'sClub), under which I teach underprivileged children.
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 : Schulich(York), Urbana Champaign, Richard-Ivey, Fisher, Mays,Georgia Tech, Carlson, Rice,Wash U. (Olin), Smith Maryland, Vanderbilt 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.
Your profile is good, and unfortunately also commonplace in several regards, so I agree with you that school selection is important. We actually have a nice school evaluation tool on our website that may be of help. From your list, I would point you in the direction of Stretch : Kenan-Flagler (good about admitting high percentage of Indian students), Competitive : Wash U. (Olin), Vanderbilt, possibly Kelley. (GA tech is too small--only 75 students per year and therefore very selective, not admitting many international students). Safe: Boston College (Carroll), Purdue are good bets. The key will be how you position yourself vs. other Indian IT applicants, and the best way to do this is to make the application very personal, with stories and a strong vision for how you will make the transition into i-banking. If you do this, and connect your past with your future in a compelling way, you should be pleased with the results. We can do a full evaluation on the phone for you (free) if you contact us through our website or phone number. _________________