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Profile Evaluation - Risk Management

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Joined: 11 Sep 2012
Posts: 28
Concentration: Finance, Leadership
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V39
GPA: 3
WE: Analyst (Other)
Followers: 1

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

Profile Evaluation - Risk Management [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2012, 00:22
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):
London Business School
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Re: Profile Evaluation - Risk Management [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2012, 17:12
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You have a classic profile from a feeder industry and good academic credentials including a good GMAT score. These core elements should get you into at least one of the schools on your list. The key will be crafting a compelling application where your story resonates with the adcoms as something upon which you can build your post MBA vision. Because you hail from a common industry for b-school applicants, you should focus on relaying your experience in a way that is very unique to you and cannot be confused with someone else applying with a similar background. Make it personal so it will stand out and be sure to speak to your passions and why you have done what you have done and why you want to do what you want to do. Hope this helps.

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