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Profile evaluation request: GMAT 750 with 38 months WE

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Profile evaluation request: GMAT 750 with 38 months WE [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2013, 04:55
Hi,

I would be very obliged if you can provide me some feedback on my profile and if you could provide some commentary on the schools I can apply for. :)

Location: India
Gender: Male


GMAT: 750 (Q 50, V 41, AWA 6.0, IR 8.0)

Academics:
Undergraduate studies: Bachelors in Engineering, Mechanical Engg, (8.95/10.00) from a non IIT university.
Graduate studies: Masters of Science, Mechanical Engg, (4.25/5.00) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Awards: Received a "Certificate of Excellence" at NTU, Singapore for academic excellence (awarded to the top 5 in the cohort)

Work Experience:

1) Worked at Bloomberg in Singapore for a period of 1 year and 10 months as a Fixed Income Specialist: I consulted with clients real time on queries about analytics available on the terminal for Fixed Income markets along with associated derivative markets as well. I also provided face-to-face, specialised training in case of more complicated demands.

2) Moved to India after leaving Singapore and joined a leading independent leasing company in India as a Business Analyst in the Finance division, which has grown at high rates (>100% p.a). I evaluated the credit-worthiness of potential business partners from a variety of industries. After a period of six months, I moved divisions to Business Development with a 40% hike in salary. I now handle business development, where I generate leads, provide research on new sectors and countries, mentor interns, analyze a sales pipeline of $600 million and also provide approaches to sales for our sales people. I am also involved with the senior management in improving the reporting processes and workflow in the entire organization (about 100 people) and have reduced sales reporting times by 50%. I have worked here for 16 months.

3) Had a period of 6 months where I could not get a job in India due to role constraints and salary constraints.

Extracurricular activities:

1) While working, I teamed up with two friends of mine who were studying to set up a TEDx event. I assisted with the planning, funding and execution of the event. It is now self-sustaining and has even received mainstream media attention (admittedly, after I left the event)

2) I was part of the Student/ Faculty committee during my final year of undergraduate studies and was a conduit between the faculty and the students.

3) During my third year of undergraduate studies, I was part of a team that assisted students with aptitude tests in order to better prepare them for job interviews.

4) During my time at Bloomberg, I was an active participant with its philanthropic activities: I was part of a volunteer team from the firm for Habitat for Humanity, Indonesia.

5) I have taken up birding now, since I live close to some forests here.

Target Programs:
I am looking at Booth, Kellogg, Tuck, full time MBA courses.

Backup schools: Rotman, Darden and Said.

Post MBA goals:


Because of my background in finance, I was looking at an option of going into corporate finance, via a leadership program. It offers a great blend of general management experience and finance, which is something I really want to pursue.

A decent fallback career path would be to go into funds management as it again ties closely with what I have done before at Bloomberg and my earlier days at my current firm.

I would appreciate any advice from you on the above.

Cheers,
NJ
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Re: Profile evaluation request: GMAT 750 with 38 months WE [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2014, 18:51
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NJ your GMAT is good enough for your target schools, but I fail to see much leadership in your work history which may trip up some of the schools in the top 10. Ideally, you would have some direct reports, but I am only adding up about 3 years total WE in your case, which will be below average for these schools and may also be why you have not been promoted to the level of responsibility to manage others. It might be better to log another year or two of work experience where you could seek out leadership opportunities not only at work but also in the community. This would likely position you better for a run at the top schools to which you aspire.
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