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Concentration: Finance, Leadership
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V39
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Profile Evaluation - Risk Management [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2012, 22:59
Nationality: Indian citizen, Singapore Permanent Resident

Age: 26 (by next year fall)

GMAT: 710 (M48 V39), 6.0 AWA, 7.0 IR

Work experience: 4 years
2 years at a leading international bank in credit risk management focusing on specialized industries like private equity, leverage finance and diamond trading
2 years at one of the world’s largest commodities traders in credit risk management spanning 20 commodities across 65 countries

Education: Undergrad in Economics and Finance from Singapore Management University (SMU) – a new-age school launched in 2000 with significant prestige in Asia
GPA: 3.0 / 4 (Graduated with Merit)
Teaching Assistant for 3 Political Science courses and Research Assistant for Professor in recently published book about Poverty in China

Professional Qualifications:
Financial Risk Manager – Certified FRM (It’s like the CFA for Risk)
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst – CAIA Level 1

Background: I am ambitious, hard-working and focused on building my way to become a Chief Risk Officer as my long term goal. Currently, I approve trading strategies for futures and non-futures traded commodities in countries like Ghana, Mozambique, Costa Rica and Vietnam. I left my more traditional role in banking to accept my current role which carries significant responsibility and is a great learning experience. A recent highlight included receiving an out-of-turn promotion at my current firm.

I would appreciate an evaluation of my chances.

Target schools (order of preference):
INSEAD
London Business School
Yale
Columbia
Oxford
NYU
Cornell
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Re: Profile Evaluation - Risk Management [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2012, 03:06
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Hard to tell without getting more deep detail out of your profile.. but generally speaking it looks like you could be quite competitive. Your list, as well as it's order, makes complete sense given your background, and I think that if you apply to ALL the schools on your list you should see results..
again this depends a bit more on the details of what you have done as well as community service extra curriculars and leadership... but overall, seems good.
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Concentration: Finance, Leadership
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V39
GPA: 3
WE: Analyst (Other)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Re: Profile Evaluation - Risk Management [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2012, 03:15
JonAdmissionado wrote:
Hard to tell without getting more deep detail out of your profile.. but generally speaking it looks like you could be quite competitive. Your list, as well as it's order, makes complete sense given your background, and I think that if you apply to ALL the schools on your list you should see results..
again this depends a bit more on the details of what you have done as well as community service extra curriculars and leadership... but overall, seems good.


Hi Jon, thanks for the encouragement! Any other schools you feel I should add to my list? I know im not a Top-7 level candidate, but hope to find myself somewhere in the 7-15th ranked schools.
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Re: Profile Evaluation - Risk Management [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2012, 23:15
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Oh! I wouldn't totally rule out Top 7 schools either! You DO have a shot, even if it will be challenging. So you should definitely apply to the ones you are most passionate about. All the while balancing it with schools at which you would have a bit better chances..
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Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Re: Profile Evaluation - Risk Management [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2012, 20:44
Just an update - I got rejected everywhere, but got accept to Oxford (Said), and I'm quite happy about it! Thanks for your help. Clearly elite school MBA admissions arent straight-forward and we need all the help we can get!
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Re: Profile Evaluation - Risk Management [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2012, 00:11
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Haha!
You're telling me!
It's my lifesblood, dude!
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