I am a 23 year old male from India, though not in the dreaded IT category! I am planning to apply for fall 2012. Please evaluate my profile as per below:Work experience (total 40 months as of Sep 2012):1.) JP Morgan Investment Bank - (Feb 2010 - present)
Analyst, Middle East Advisory
# Started this team in JP Morgan, India
# Single member team in India with other team members in Dubai, Riyadh, Paris and London
# Have worked on 5 deals as of now (including M&A, IPO and Advisory), with two >US$500 million. Worked with several high profile clients in telecom, fashion, Private Equity and construction industry.
# International exposure - visited my team's headquarters in Dubai for 3.5 months (youngest ever in my division to get this opportunity, within 3 months)
# Continuous promotions with exceptional rating, can get great recos from international guys.
# Mentored and led interns and junior Analysts in India and London2.) UBS Investment Bank (May 2009-Jan 2010)
Analyst, Oil & Gas team
Worked on one IPO. Shifted to JP Morgan owing to a Management buy out of my division.3.) Woodstock Events, Event and Artist management company (June 2010 - present)
My own start up (work parallel to JPM), have managed and organised 2 events until now, and 3 in pipeline. Major ones being:
# Metal festival with 7 indian and 2 international bands (from UK and France), total attendance of over 500, sponsorship and corporate tieups, and celebrity presence.
# Fund raising for a micro finance NGO - a play and concert, total attendance around 400, high celeb presence
# Pipeline includes movie festival and music events for the cultural festival for a top 3 Indian B-school
# Part time because of lack of confidence and resources (network, capital) to pursue it full time. Education
# Mechanical Engineer, BITS Pilani (top 5 engineering institute in India)
# GPA 3.0
# Excellent leadership and extra currics - started the debating society and initiated several international tie-ups. high level of international and national level event management, right from initiation to management. Have headed technical, cultural, debating and theater societiesExtra-curriculars
# 1 Patent pending approval
# Scripted and directed a play for fund raising, casting poor children for their sponsorship
# Tutored the workers at my internship company (Gabriel Ltd) in Physics, Chemistry and Maths for their distance learning education
# Published poet and writer for my alumni magazine
# Presented Paper on 'Distorted Mirrors'
# Member, Indian Mathematics Society and ToastmastersScores:
# GMAT - 710 (50,35)
# TOEFL - 113Languages known
- English, Hindi, French and SpanishPost MBA plans:
# Pursuing Event Management full time. Felt the need of a stronger business acumen, network and credentials for getting sponsors and investors. Prime reasons for pursuing an MBA and for not pursuing Event management full time now. Will leverage the diverse pragmatic learnings of industry & company strategy, and market & investor dynamics from my IB experience + Better business acumen, network and credentials from MBATarget schools:
Strong diversity focus - INSEAD, LBS, Tuck, Kellogg and HEC. Would appreciate any suggestions on my list.Queries:
# Profile evaluation for above schools and college suggestions
# Should I retake my GMAT, given I am a young applicant ?
# Would the extreme diversity - Mechanical Engineering + I-banking + Event management be viewed negatively ? If yes, can it be offset ?
Many thanks for your help. Really appreciate it