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Profile Evaluation - INSEAD [#permalink] New post 09 May 2013, 04:27
Hi,

I just gave my GMAT. I'm not really happy with the score, 710 ( 50, 36 ). I'm looking at INSEAD as a potential school where I may apply. To be honest, I'm really confused between ISB and INSEAD as I'm looking for a function change to Consult and preferably in India. I'd like to get an honest opinion if this profile and especially work exp has a realistic chance at INSEAD and also considering my future plans would ISB actually be a better ROI ! Any suggestion would be gratefully appreciated. Here's a brief summary of my profile.

Work Exp - 25 Months ( Global Investment Bank, have an ownership of approx EUR 1 Billion in AUM )

Education - Integrated Masters - Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India ( For the un-initiated IITs are probably the best T- Schools in India for which every year approx 320,000 students appear for some 4000 seats )

GPA - 7.8 / 10 ( 8 / 55 )

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Involved with a couple of NGOs and in-house CSR activities of the firm
Avid Photographer - a photograph was selected for an exhibition.
Co founded a Group to market in-house Technologies developed at IIT Kharagpur( succeeded in selling at least two technologies )
Organised a couple of Road Shows all over India.
Organised TEDxIITKharagpur
Won prizes in debates at institute level
Goes on for school level ...
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Re: Profile Evaluation - INSEAD [#permalink] New post 10 May 2013, 04:07
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Hey there,
So a 710 is really an excellent score, and I don't know why you should not be happy with it! For INSEAD it is enough, although as you know the GMAT is only ONE aspect of your profile. Your work experience does seem strong, but it is very much on the lower end of the INSEAD average, and the students tend to be much older and more experienced (about 30), so I don't know if this is exactly the right time for you to apply. But you can always try and see how it goes.

The question is, whether, given your goals this makes sense. Meaning, if you are sure you want to stay in India, there's not really that much of an advantage going to Europe if you aren't planning to work there (or elsewhere in the globe), and it might make more sense for you to apply to ISB, and then IIM as a backup.

Let me know your thoughts,
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