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Profile evaluation request - consulting background

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Status: Planning to retake
Joined: 08 Sep 2013
Posts: 97
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Healthcare
GMAT 1: 660 Q48 V33
GPA: 3.95
WE: Management Consulting (Consulting)
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Profile evaluation request - consulting background [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2014, 06:26
Hi Experts!

I'm looking for your help in evaluating my profile for admission into a specific list of B-schools that I'm targeting. Below is an overview of my profile:

Background:

Native - Indian
Age - 27
Sex - Male

GMAT - 660 (Q 48 V 33 IR 5 AWA 6.0)

MBA entry plans - Fall 2016 or Spring 2017

Professional life:
Work experience - 49 Months
Industry - 1 year in market research; 3 years till now in Management consulting (Mckinsey & Co.)
Specific industry - Pharmaceuticals/Healthcare in Emerging Markets (specifically Africa, Middle East, Turkey and Eastern Europe)
Designation - Senior Analyst
International Exposure - Yes, have worked on client projects in UAE and Turkey
Recommendations - Can get great recommendations from Director and Partner level colleagues in Mckinsey that I work with directly

Academics:
Undergrad - Bachelors in Technology (B.Tech) in Biotechnology
University - SRM University, Chennai (India)
CGPA - 9.03 (out of 10) which translates to a 3.95 in US scale
Class XII (CBSE board) - 80% (Science)
Class X (CBSE board) - 91% (Scholarship holder)

Extra-curriculars:
- Nothing much since college
- Participated & organized college fests, presented review papers in national level conferences/symposiums
- Co-founder and Editor of the Newsletter for the Department of Biotechnology in college
- Participated as Volunteer for Community led Environment Action Network, Delhi and Delhi Environment Action Network for 2 years in school.
- Poster selected for an Environmental awareness exhibition held in Nishinomiya, Japan.

Target B-Schools:

- US 15-40 colleges:
Indiana University (Kelley); UNC Kenan-Flagler; Emory University (Goizueta); Notre Dame (Mendoza); and others

- Indian B-schools that offer 1-year MBAs:
IIM Ahmedabad/Bangalore/Calcutta; XLRI; SP Jain; ISB

- European 1 year MBAs/Masters:
SDA Bocconi; HEC Paris; ESCP Europe; Mannheim Business School

SCHOLARSHIPS:

The main reason why I'm trying for the above schools is because, as per my research, they offer a lot of scholarships and full-tuition waivers. Considering that I can't afford an expensive MBA, I want to try for colleges that can give me full-tuition scholarships. So this is one of the biggest factors in my application and MBA decisions.

QUESTIONS:

1) How good (or bad) is my profile for the colleges that I mentioned? (except for the Indian colleges, for which I don't have enough work experience)

2) For the B-schools in US and Europe that I mentioned, what are the chances of getting a scholarship for a guy with my profile?

3) Does a 700+score help/guarantee a scholarship? (I'm planning to retake GMAT for the Indian B-schools anyway)

4) Any other suggestions or tips to improve my profile before I start applying next year for 2016 entry?

Appreciate any help on this. Thanks!
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