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23 Mar 2014, 12:55
Hi everyone,

I am new to GMAT club and this is my first post here, I am planning to apply for 2017 intake.

Profile: Indian- Male; Engineer/24

GMAT: Right now attaining 690-710 in Kaplan practice tests and I am aiming to take the test after 6 months with an aim of 740+.

Education:

Undergraduate : Chemical Engineering from Anna University (One among the top 10 in India)
GPA: 7.6/10 (Top 15% in my class)

Masters in Engineering: Dual Masters in Chemical & Environmental Engineering from University of Toronto
GPA: 3.79/4

Work Experience:

1)Completed 2 four month summer Internships related to Chemical Engineering while doing my Undergrad out of which one was for India's highest ranked fortune 500 Petroleum company.

2) Completed a 6 month internship (after completing my masters) in a Oil and Gas firm in UAE.

3) Now working in Canada as a Junior Chemical Engineer for a mid-sized company.

Hoping to have 3 years of full-time work experience by the time of applying to B-Schools

Extra Curricular Achievements:

Won 1st place out of 600+ teams which participated an International Engineering Event for designing a Solar Water Purifier.
Won Prizes in many notable national level Engineering competition.

Head of Organizing committee of Rotaract club:
Two notable achievements are

i)Initiated and organized two blood donation camps in association with the Cancer Institute of Madras which had 340+ blood donors

ii)Organized a Reclaim our Beaches campaign in to create awareness about the endangered Olive Ridley turtles were nearly 220+ people participated from all over the city

Worked with different NGO's to educate children in rural areas, Cleaned beaches on International Coastal Clean-up Day, renovated water tanks in schools and temples to provide clean drinking water and many more activities...

Masters:

i) Treasurer of Leaders of Tomorrow:
Organized monthly fund raising events generating profits from the first month which fetched nearly 900$on the very first event Prepared budgets, monitored expenses and income, and organized all documents for internal audit ii) Executive member in Chemical Engineering Student Association- Lead a team of 15 members to organize a Chemical Engineering Networking Dinner Event Post MBA: Short Term: Work as a management consultant for the Top 4 consultancy firms Long Term : After Gaining significant experience as a management consultant, I might start my own consultancy or aim to work in an Executive position for a FT-500 company. I know much depends on our Essays and recommendations and I am hoping to work hard on my Essays & get positive reco's from my higher officials. My Questions: i) My aim is to apply for Top 20 b-schools. Will that be too ambitious?? Is Top five out of reach?? ii) My Undergrad GPA is bit on the lower side ans also a non-IIT student(even though Anna University is on the Feeder Universities list according HARVARD website), whereas my Masters GPA is above average and from a reputable University(Ranked no 1 for Chemical Eng in Canada). Will my Masters GPA mask my UG's GPA or will my UG's GPA be weighed more?? iii)I Still have three years to improve my profile, Is there anything specific I have to work on? Hope you will kindly go through my profile and give your opinion about it. I will be happy to give some more information based on my profile, if required. Thanks  Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount Codes e-GMAT Discount Codes Manhattan GMAT Discount Codes Admissionado Joined: 30 Nov 2009 Posts: 4713 Location: Chicago, IL Schools: Brown University, Harvard Business School Followers: 61 Kudos [?]: 796 [0], given: 42 Re: Profile Evaluation- Please!!! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 24 Mar 2014, 09:23 Expert's post jegadhish90 wrote: Hi everyone, I am new to GMAT club and this is my first post here, I am planning to apply for 2017 intake. Profile: Indian- Male; Engineer/24 GMAT: Right now attaining 690-710 in Kaplan practice tests and I am aiming to take the test after 6 months with an aim of 740+. Education: Undergraduate : Chemical Engineering from Anna University (One among the top 10 in India) GPA: 7.6/10 (Top 15% in my class) Masters in Engineering: Dual Masters in Chemical & Environmental Engineering from University of Toronto GPA: 3.79/4 Work Experience: 1)Completed 2 four month summer Internships related to Chemical Engineering while doing my Undergrad out of which one was for India's highest ranked fortune 500 Petroleum company. 2) Completed a 6 month internship (after completing my masters) in a Oil and Gas firm in UAE. 3) Now working in Canada as a Junior Chemical Engineer for a mid-sized company. Hoping to have 3 years of full-time work experience by the time of applying to B-Schools Extra Curricular Achievements: Undergrad: Won 1st place out of 600+ teams which participated an International Engineering Event for designing a Solar Water Purifier. Won Prizes in many notable national level Engineering competition. Head of Organizing committee of Rotaract club: Two notable achievements are i)Initiated and organized two blood donation camps in association with the Cancer Institute of Madras which had 340+ blood donors ii)Organized a Reclaim our Beaches campaign in to create awareness about the endangered Olive Ridley turtles were nearly 220+ people participated from all over the city Worked with different NGO's to educate children in rural areas, Cleaned beaches on International Coastal Clean-up Day, renovated water tanks in schools and temples to provide clean drinking water and many more activities... Masters: i) Treasurer of Leaders of Tomorrow: Organized monthly fund raising events generating profits from the first month which fetched nearly 900$ on the very first event
Prepared budgets, monitored expenses and income, and organized all documents for internal audit

ii) Executive member in Chemical Engineering Student Association- Lead a team of 15 members to organize a Chemical Engineering Networking Dinner Event

Post MBA:

Short Term: Work as a management consultant for the Top 4 consultancy firms

Long Term : After Gaining significant experience as a management consultant, I might start my own consultancy or aim to work in an Executive position for a FT-500 company.

I know much depends on our Essays and recommendations and I am hoping to work hard on my Essays & get positive reco's from my higher officials.

My Questions:

i) My aim is to apply for Top 20 b-schools. Will that be too ambitious?? Is Top five out of reach??

ii) My Undergrad GPA is bit on the lower side ans also a non-IIT student(even though Anna University is on the Feeder Universities list according HARVARD website), whereas my Masters GPA is above average and from a reputable University(Ranked no 1 for Chemical Eng in Canada). Will my Masters GPA mask my UG's GPA or will my UG's GPA be weighed more??

iii)I Still have three years to improve my profile, Is there anything specific I have to work on?

Hope you will kindly go through my profile and give your opinion about it.

I will be happy to give some more information based on my profile, if required.

Thanks

Hey there good sir,
First of all, it's totally fantastic that you are starting to think about these questions soooooo far in advance. So many people start last minute, and I can't tell how much this can help!

Let's start off with your questions
i) My aim is to apply for Top 20 b-schools. Will that be too ambitious?? Is Top five out of reach??

Really hard to say at this point. Sooo much can happen in the next years, and your chances will be very dependent on those things which happen. It's really too early to answer this question. Although you are right in that it's not to early to ASK the question. In the coming years you are going to make choices that will influence this outcome, and if you prepare yourself for this already, then it might be a weeeeeeeee bit easier when it comes application time. Like seeking our leadership, responsibility and the opportunity to impact. Or holding out for big name jobs (which sometimes contradicts the above No one said it was easy…) Or making sure you get and stay involved in a really good volunteer organization, preferably a very well-known one which will allow you opportunities for advancement and leadership. There's of course MORE you can do, but if you can get a handle on these you are already in good shape.

ii) My Undergrad GPA is bit on the lower side and also a non-IIT student(even though Anna University is on the Feeder Universities list according HARVARD website), whereas my Masters GPA is above average and from a reputable University (Ranked no 1 for Chemical Eng in Canada). Will my Masters GPA mask my UG's GPA or will my UG's GPA be weighed more??

The UG GPA tends to be the more important one. Don't let this get you down, because your GPA is pretty good for an Indian university, and your Masters GPA is also very strong. If you have good work experience and get that GMAT score you are aiming for, you will be doing the best thing you can for your profile.

iii)I Still have three years to improve my profile, Is there anything specific I have to work on?

I think I answered the above in I. But besides that, network-building. And if you can visit the schools you are interested in the year before you apply, it can be really awesome. Not so much that it will help you get in, but it WILL help you get to know the places better and make your decisions as to where you want to apply.

Now go get that GMAT!

Best,
JF
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