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Profile evaluation request [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2013, 23:49
Hi Sir,

Please help me in evaluating my profile. Looking for admissions to B-Schools in USA, Europe, India

Demographic: 29, Indian Male

Academic:
GMAT (1 attempt) - 680 (Q50 , V31 , AWA/IR - not yet received)
Qualification: Bachelor of Technology (Computer Science) from IIT-Kharagpur, 8.64 / 10 CGPA


Work Experience: 7 years as of July 2013

Research/Analytics in Buldge Bracket IB for 2 years ( India )
Trading/Risk Management in Buldge Bracket IB for 3 years ( Singapore )
- Managed team of 8 people .
Trading/Risk Management in Boutique Financial Services Firm ( Singapore ) [ Current ]
- Managing 4 member team .

Certifications:
FRM® ( Financial Risk Manager )

Extracurriculars:

1) Badminton Captain of University, who represented our university in Inter IIT Sports meet.

2) Silver medalist in Athletics (4X100 relay) in Inter IIT Sports meet.

3) Sole recipient of Inlaks Awards of Excellence at IIT-Kharagpur in 2003. Inlaks Awards of Excellence represents the highest recognition of talent in the country and is awarded only to 4-5 students across India per year.

4) Member of the organizing committee of "BITWISE", the annual online programming Contest organized by the Computer Science and Engineering Department Society of IIT Kharagpur

5) Member of the organizing committee of "The Second Symposium on Indian Morphology, Phonology & Language Engineering (Simple-05)"


Target schools:
1) Stanford University
2) Yale University
3) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
4) University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
5) University of Chicago (Booth)
6) Columbia Business School
7) UC Berkeley (Haas)
8) NYU Stern
9) INSEAD
10) HEC PARIS

Based on the information above, should i retake GMAT again first ?

Thanks for your help!
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Re: Profile evaluation request [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2013, 06:22
Thank you for your posting.

First, let me highlight that you are in a very competitive demographic group so the actual acceptance rates for Indian males is less than half of the school's stated acceptance rates. This is because there are so many more qualified candidates than there are allocated spots. Also, you need to know that your demographic generally has excellent academic records -- meaning both high grades and GMAT scores so anything outside of excellent on both of these places you at a disadvantage. Lastly, you have to work hard on your application to stand out from your competition - this means you must present a compelling application on all fronts -- essays, interview, recommendations, etc.

As for the schools you have showcased, I have the following comments:

Target schools:
1) Stanford University: Very low chance of acceptance. I do not see your background matching the type of student that admissions prefers.
2) Yale University -- A good fit, but you are going to have to improve your GMAT score.
3) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) -- again, a good fit, but you are going to have to improve your GMAT score.
4) University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) -- a good fit, but the GMAT score is a problem.
5) University of Chicago (Booth) -- good fit, but GMAT is too low.
6) Columbia Business School -- I recommend applying for the January term or early decision.
7) UC Berkeley (Haas) -- you do not match their student profile -- would not recommend applying
8) NYU Stern -- as a backup school, however, GMAT is still an issue.
9) INSEAD -- good choice and a good fit.
10) HEC PARIS -- should not be an issue to get in as long as your application is compelling and professional.

You have selected world-class programs to apply to so every aspect of your candidacy has to be world-class. As of right now, your GMAT scores are low. Also, you must (and I emphasize must) submit a compelling application. Do not take the risk of submitting a mediocre application given your competitive demographic group

Good luck.

Kimberly Plaga
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Manhattan Review

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Re: Profile evaluation request [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2013, 06:25
ManhattanReview wrote:
Thank you for your posting.

First, let me highlight that you are in a very competitive demographic group so the actual acceptance rates for Indian males is less than half of the school's stated acceptance rates. This is because there are so many more qualified candidates than there are allocated spots. Also, you need to know that your demographic generally has excellent academic records -- meaning both high grades and GMAT scores so anything outside of excellent on both of these places you at a disadvantage. Lastly, you have to work hard on your application to stand out from your competition - this means you must present a compelling application on all fronts -- essays, interview, recommendations, etc.

As for the schools you have showcased, I have the following comments:

Target schools:
1) Stanford University: Very low chance of acceptance. I do not see your background matching the type of student that admissions prefers.
2) Yale University -- A good fit, but you are going to have to improve your GMAT score.
3) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) -- again, a good fit, but you are going to have to improve your GMAT score.
4) University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) -- a good fit, but the GMAT score is a problem.
5) University of Chicago (Booth) -- good fit, but GMAT is too low.
6) Columbia Business School -- I recommend applying for the January term or early decision.
7) UC Berkeley (Haas) -- you do not match their student profile -- would not recommend applying
8) NYU Stern -- as a backup school, however, GMAT is still an issue.
9) INSEAD -- good choice and a good fit.
10) HEC PARIS -- should not be an issue to get in as long as your application is compelling and professional.

You have selected world-class programs to apply to so every aspect of your candidacy has to be world-class. As of right now, your GMAT scores are low. Also, you must (and I emphasize must) submit a compelling application. Do not take the risk of submitting a mediocre application given your competitive demographic group

Good luck.

Kimberly Plaga
Senior Admissions Consultant
Manhattan Review

Call for a free candidacy assessment.


Thanks Kimberly for the fair view. I am currently trying to weigh my options and might take GMAT again.
Re: Profile evaluation request   [#permalink] 11 Jun 2013, 06:25
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