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Posts: 78
Location: India
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Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2013, 11:34
GMAT: 700 (Q-50, V-35, AWA- 4.5, IR-8)
TOEFL: 110


Age: 29 (in April, 2013)

Work Exp:
4.5 years in Indian Hospitality Industry
Currently working as Manager - Analytics - leading the entire analytics team
Worked on creation of new products
Nominated for innovation awards multiple no. of times
Lead the engagement with leading consultants on major strategic change project
Lead analyst for selection and implementation of company's new ERP and CRM platform
Received performance awards multiple no. of times
Promoted 3 times in last 4 review cycles


Education:
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (2.9 CGPA out of 4.33 (67% score); highest in the university was 3.6)
Engineering (52%, highest in the college was 65%)

Certifications:
Microsoft Financial Certified in Dynamics Axapta ERP

Extracurricular:
Participation in AIDS awareness program of Indian Government
Development of prawn farming business plan for self help groups

I want to start my own consulting firm specializing in providing solutions to tourism and hospitality industry in India, so I am looking for a program which would help me improve my skills in areas of strategy development, financial modelling and business development

Please let me know what are my chances for following programs: Cornell, UCLA, Fuqua and Stern

Also would appreciate if you can recommend some additional schools that I can target based on my profile
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2013, 03:16
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Hey there, and thanks for dropping in dude.

From looking at your overall profile, I'd saying the strongest thing you have is your leadership of a team, and this is the one thing I would suggest emphasizing most as you apply. Your GMAT and TOEFL are very good, and thanks to those will give you a shot at the schools you listed. Your GPA is a bit on the low side, and you have to see what you can do there - addressing it either in an essay or some other way. Your goals are fine, although I would think that you should put more emphasis on the tourism/hospitality angle than on the "Starting a consulting firm", which is one of the most over-used and least plausible goals in applications... whereas the tourism is more of a unique point for you.

My next thought is that if you are going to propose entrepreneurial goals, it would be nice if we could se some PROOF of your potential success in these goals, or perhaps that you have started the work already. Your school list is fine, if maybe a wee bit on the tough side. I would definitely add one or two more, and preferably at least one safety school (a school ranked about somewhere between 20-50, which appeals to you for reasons of fit/location.etc.)

Good luck to you. And if you have anything else, just let me know...
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