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Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2013, 03:04
Hi,

Please evaluate my profile

1) Work experience
• 5 years work experience in trading derivatives (UK short term interest rates) for a global prop trading firm
• Current designation – Senior Associate, 3 promotions, 1 year of managing a team of 7.

2) GMAT
• 680 (Q -48 , V-35 ).

3) College info
• Major in economics & statistics (Final year – 72%, Second year – 78%, First Year – 67%) from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, India. Year of graduation 2008.

4) Significant college and post-college extra-curricular activities or community service, especially leadership experience.
• Head, marketing department, college cultural festival, handling all corporate communications for the fest.
• Lead a team of 50 people.
• Represented the college in Inter College Cricket tournament.
• Taught less privileged children for 6 months.

5) Important certifications
• Pursuing CFA. Cleared 2 levels of the CFA program, candidate for the level 3 exam.

6) Target programs
• Columbia, Booth, NYU, Kellogg, INSEAD, ISB.

7) Plan to apply
• R1 2013-14.

8) Post-MBA goal
• Investment Banking


Thanks.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2013, 16:15
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mbaapplicantsk3 wrote:
Hi,

Please evaluate my profile

1) Work experience
• 5 years work experience in trading derivatives (UK short term interest rates) for a global prop trading firm
• Current designation – Senior Associate, 3 promotions, 1 year of managing a team of 7.

2) GMAT
• 680 (Q -48 , V-35 ).

3) College info
• Major in economics & statistics (Final year – 72%, Second year – 78%, First Year – 67%) from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, India. Year of graduation 2008.

4) Significant college and post-college extra-curricular activities or community service, especially leadership experience.
• Head, marketing department, college cultural festival, handling all corporate communications for the fest.
• Lead a team of 50 people.
• Represented the college in Inter College Cricket tournament.
• Taught less privileged children for 6 months.

5) Important certifications
• Pursuing CFA. Cleared 2 levels of the CFA program, candidate for the level 3 exam.

6) Target programs
• Columbia, Booth, NYU, Kellogg, INSEAD, ISB.

7) Plan to apply
• R1 2013-14.

8) Post-MBA goal
• Investment Banking


Thanks.


Sorry, but given your undergraduate grades and your GMAT, I think you are aiming too high with all your target programs even thought they are appropriate given your goal. They are all significant stretches. Would you consider retaking the GMAT?

Best,
Linda
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2013, 19:45
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Thanks for your reply Linda.

I am open to retaking the GMAT.
Only on the GMAT front, what score do you think would make these schools a reach rather than a stretch for me? Say, Median GMAT score for these schools of around 720?
Also, considering my present GMAT score and my career goals, which schools do u feel would be reach, sweet spot for me?
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2013, 20:33
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mbaapplicantsk3 wrote:
Thanks for your reply Linda.

I am open to retaking the GMAT.
Only on the GMAT front, what score do you think would make these schools a reach rather than a stretch for me? Say, Median GMAT score for these schools of around 720?
Also, considering my present GMAT score and my career goals, which schools do u feel would be reach, sweet spot for me?

A balanced 720 would enhance your chances at all these programs and make you a competitive candidate.

Best
Linda
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2013, 09:55
Thanks Linda.
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