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Profile Evaluation - Target only Top 10 [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2013, 10:04
Hello,

Please advice me. Below is my profile.


Education

Top 75 US School (USNews Overall ranking) : Masters in Computer Science GPA 3.9
Bachelors in India : First class with Distinction (non-IIT) (73%)

GMAT : 720

Age : 28

Work Experience : Total 4 Years

Current Job: Working as a Senior Analyst in Analytics in a Fortune 500 dotcom. Identify new opportunities using data and understanding user behavior better. Provide insights to make the end product better for the user and the business. Did make an impact for mobile users for which I received a kudos from the company President. Might also be able to get his recommendation.

3 years at a start up in USA, partnering with big companies. I have grown along with the company in responsibility and position/role. I worked in reporting and analytics. Solely responsible for everything related to data, data loading, validation, performance and business insights. Second job at same startup company--I voluntarily took the responsibility. After my 40 hours , I work on special projects where I take the lead in finding ways of increasing revenue in the smaller areas of the business. I have done 2 projects and was successful in improving the gross income.


Why MBA and Post MBA plans: To expand my vision and understanding of all the moving parts of a business. To get different lens to view the business and also the opportunity to learn from fellow students from different backgrounds.

Wish List of Schools
1) Booth
2) Wharton
3) Kellogg
4) Stern
5) Duke
6) Columbia

Could you tell me if I am aiming too high and which fall within my reach ?

Thanks for your time, I appreciate your help
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Re: Profile Evaluation - Target only Top 10 [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2013, 16:05
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You have the core credentials for a run at these very selective schools, but it is always an uphill battle when you hail from a crowded applicat pool where good academics and a high GMAT are the norm. One thing working in your favor is that data analytics and big data are super hot spots right now, so it's likely you would be viewed as someone who could offer something different in the classroom. You shoul talk about why you like this kind of work and how it would be useful in a classroom setting, particularly if not a lot of other students understand the space. Your post MBA vision needs refinement. B-schools like to see that you have a pretty clear idea of where you will end up both right out of school and longer term. This demonstrates maturity, a key attribute for top applicants. Wharton, Booth and Columbia will be a stretch, jsut based on the competitivenes of the overall applicant pool in recent years, but no reason why you should skip them. You never know when your story will strike the right chord.
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