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Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2013, 18:42
I am planning to take up the GMAT in a couple of months and expect a score in the
range of 700-740 based on current mock tests.

Work Exp:
1 yr as Business Analyst for a top 20 management consulting firm in Portland,Oregon.
Analyst and back end consulting in healthcare consulting.

1 yr as (Technical) Solutions Consultant for a small but famous internet
technology company in India.

2.5 yrs as a software engineer for a famous and huge IT services firm in India

3 month summer internship at a famous retail and grocery firm on
IT systems and inventory management at Phoenix, AZ

2 months as a research aide for process improvement for CT machine imaging at a top hospital in Phoenix, AZ

M.S. Industrial Engineering and Applied Statistics, Arizona State University GPA-3.4
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, VTU, Bangalore, India Grade- 68%(approx 3.5 in US GPA system)

Six sigma green belt (by coursework at Arizona State University)

Nothing special
Soccer and table tennis at undergraduate college level.

I would be grateful if you could schools you could suggest I should apply to.
Typically looking at US, Europe(INSEAD,Said), Singapore(INSEAD,NUS)
Interested in careers in consulting post MBA.
I will be 30 when I enter B-school.

Please suggest.
Thank you !!
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Location: Chicago, IL
Schools: Brown University, Harvard Business School
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2013, 00:49
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For the sake of evaluation, let's assume a 720 GMAT.
Now, with your profile overall, I would say you are good enough to apply to pretty much any school you like. The top of the top will be quite challenging (H/S/W/LBS/Booth/Sloan) but you would still have a shot, and at the rest in the top 20, you would be competitive.

Still, there are three things that will be very important for you:
1. Uniqueness - you have good stuff, but in what you wrote here you haven't told me anything I haven't heard before.... so try and find one unique selling point for your profile.
2. Career Arc - It's a bit choppy, so I would suggest doing what you can to ensure that each move makes sense in terms of what you want to do, and that all your career moves should somehow fit in with your goals.
3. Great essays - The final thing that will get you in is being interesting, curious, knowledgeable, passionate, creative in your essays. This will also help out with number one.

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