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Profile Evaluation - INSEAD! [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2013, 11:48
Hi - would greatly appreciate a brief evaluation of my profile for application to INSEAD (September 2014): Thank you!

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Citizenship: Canadian
Age: 28
GPA: 3.4/4, from reputable CDN business school, BCOMM, Minor in Spanish
GMAT: 680
Designations: CA/CPA

Work experience: 4 years audit and assurance at Big 4 Accounting firm. 1 year (pre undergraduate) internship in Consulting and Deals at same Big 4 firm
Languages: Spanish and English
International Experience: Rotary International Exchange Student to Mexico (13 months), Spanish as a 2nd language certificate, annual 3 week engagements in US for international client, 2 summers backpacking SE Asia and South America
Extracurricular: 1) Black belt holder in Taekwondo and volunteer instructor on weekends, 2) member of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered community centre (volunteer at various events, raise money etc.), 3) member of audit and finance committee for a local charity,

Any comments are greatly appreciated!
Thanks
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Re: Profile Evaluation - INSEAD! [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2013, 17:07
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Hi - would greatly appreciate a brief evaluation of my profile for application to INSEAD (September 2014): Thank you!

Male
Citizenship: Canadian
Age: 28
GPA: 3.4/4, from reputable CDN business school, BCOMM, Minor in Spanish
GMAT: 680
Designations: CA/CPA

Work experience: 4 years audit and assurance at Big 4 Accounting firm. 1 year (pre undergraduate) internship in Consulting and Deals at same Big 4 firm
Languages: Spanish and English
International Experience: Rotary International Exchange Student to Mexico (13 months), Spanish as a 2nd language certificate, annual 3 week engagements in US for international client, 2 summers backpacking SE Asia and South America
Extracurricular: 1) Black belt holder in Taekwondo and volunteer instructor on weekends, 2) member of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered community centre (volunteer at various events, raise money etc.), 3) member of audit and finance committee for a local charity,

Any comments are greatly appreciated!
Thanks


You have a competitive profile for INSEAD. I'm assuming that you have a balanced GMAT score.

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Re: Profile Evaluation - INSEAD! [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2013, 12:14
Hi Linda,



Appreciate if you could guide me !


I've been pretty confused with regards to my chances at INSEAD lately, especially with regards to my work exp. Also I'm interested in working globally(having worked in multiple countries over the years,currently based in Australia). Any form of suggestion would be appreciated

1) Brief description of your full-time work experience. What do you do?

Senior Engagement Manager with a Fortune 500 company handling accounts ranging from USD 50- 100 million. I design strategies,mentor team & do business development,developing the practice geographically.


Work Ex- 9 years by the time of admission(8 years full time,1 year part time),

International work ex- more than 5 years(US, Europe,NZ,Australia,APAC region)

Work Sphere- Technology/Management Consulting,General Management
2) Your GRE

313 ( Q 163, V 150)

3) College info: The name of the college, your GPA or grade average, your major, year of graduation. For any graduate degrees, please provide the same info. If you grades are low, please indicate if there were extenuating circumstances.

Institute of Management Technology,Ghaziabad(India)-MBA
GPA - 8/ 10
Major - Marketing & Systems
Year of Grad - 2007

B.Tech(Honors)-India
GPA - 8/10
Major-Electronics

4) Significant college and post-college extra-curricular activities or community service, especially leadership experience.
Community Service -

Local community service based in Melbourne,Australia(for Origin foundation)
An NGO working for education of children on a routine basis

Extra Acad -
Co founded of a SEO(Search Engine optimisation) start up during engineering
Successful in technologies implementation & support to the multiple industries
Organised road shows on behalf of the institute in various cities, to market technologies.
Played table tennis at district level
An avid photographer - Photograph put up in a famous blogs
Received multiple awards in debates and quizes at school and college level
Recently opened a new Retail start up with two franchises operating in Sydney & Melbourne,focusing on POS(Point of Sales)

5) Important certifications like CFA, CPA, FSA, or CA.
SAP certified in CRM (Customer relationship Management) & BI(Business Intelligence)

PMP certified(Project Management Professional)

ITIL certified

Certified in Supply Chain Management from APICS
6) Your target programs.
INSEAD
KELLOGG

7) When you plan to apply? Please specify round and application cycle, for example R1 2013-14 or R3 2012-13.

R2 2014 INSEAD
R1 2014 KELLOGG

8) Your post-MBA goal.

Working in Corporate strategy group in product or service industry. Also want to work in general Management & business development,essentially want to use MBA to get network & guidance to lead the start up business to great heights .



Regards,Ashish
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