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Profile Evaluation Please - Looking for feedback [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2011, 11:57
Hi,
I would like to get into one of the top 10 B-Schools, but I really need your help in figuring out if I am close to reality.
My details -
--Undergrad - Electronics and Communication Engineering, India - GPA 3.9
--1 year work exp at a startup - as Business Analyst - India
--MS in Electrical Engineering at UIC, Chicago. I got admit with PhD and scholarship but then after getting my Masters I was not able to continue as my professor was leaving the Univ.
So my GPA was 3.14 counting all the other extra courses but only counting the GPA for courses required for masters is 3.44 ?? Please advice
--3 Years of work Exp as an Application Engineer in USA
--Aiming for GMAT - 720+
--Rotary club member for 3 years
Female, Indian, Age 28

What are my chances to get into top ones and what should I work on?
Any other feedback/suggestion/advice you have for my profile.

Thank you so much!!

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Re: Profile Evaluation Please - Confusing GPA [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2011, 13:15
Schools will usually only ask you your cumulative GPA. In which case, your UGPA is 3.9, your grad GPA is 3.14 (not 3.44).

Reading what you wrote, you have a shot. Obviously, Harvard and NYU are a bit different on the top-10 spectrum (though both are consistently ranked in the top-10). Your chances at H/S/W are going to be significantly impacted only because of your background and work experience. A ton of Indians will be applying to these schools and while your numbers are great, you really will have to make a case for yourself. Where are your leadership abilities both in and out of work? Where impact have you done for your organization? These are all questions that you'll have to address in your applications. At any rate, at a first glance, you do have the numbers to make it to a top 10 b-school, full stop. However, you will still have to show a lot of underneath the surface information in your application to tell the AdComs that you are better than all of the other Indian engineers applying.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please - Looking for feedback [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2011, 12:17
Thanks for your feedback. Could anyone please tell me top 5 univs that matches best to my profile or there is nothing like a best match..and its subjective?
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please - Looking for feedback [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2011, 13:35
That's really a subjective call; however, if you let us know what field you'd like to get in, where you'd like to work, we can then better "suggest" schools based on those information.

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Re: Profile Evaluation Please - Looking for feedback [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2011, 00:54
Hi

You have a good shot at the top schools, but you could work on differentiating your profile from the hundreds of Indian students that apply that have good GMAT and GPA. Highlight your learning at work, any leadership positions that you have taken up and your extracurricular interests and activities. Yor recommendations too would say alot for you.

The schools that are best for you will depend on what you would like to get into. We would be happy to do a call and help you out further.

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Re: Profile Evaluation Please - Looking for feedback [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2011, 08:37
simmy818,

What are your post MBA goals, why do you need it? You may address ECs and career development.

Are you really a full Rotary club member or is post a stupid hoax? I thought Rotary rarely accept professionals in their 20s (Rotarac for younger folks) and it is for men only.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please - Looking for feedback [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2011, 12:35
Jock4MBA thanks!
Post Mba - managmnt/ Enterprnr
Yes, I am a Rotary club member for 3 years now.. and I know most in the group are older but they didn't deny my membership, In fact they were happy to have me join.
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