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Profile evalutation : target schools HBS, Stanford, CBS

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Location: India
GPA: 3.96
WE: Research (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
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Profile evalutation : target schools HBS, Stanford, CBS [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2012, 14:01
Hi there,

If you could assess my odds of success at top ranked B schools, it would be great push for my applications in the coming fall!
26 year Indian Male
Goal: To open a biopharmaceutical company in India (improving the current status of research and development for medicinal product)- create more jobs for biotechnology graduates in India, affordable medicines for developing countries.
GMAT: 720 (average practice test) mains in november
Work experience: 3+ yrs
Current Job: Working as an assistant manager (Quality Control) at Dr. Reddy’s laboratory- A biopharmaceutical company in India from past six months.
Prior to this I was working as a scientist (research and development) for 2.5 yrs at Biocon Ltd.-Another biotechnology based company.
Educational background: Post Graduation-Masters of Science (Medical biotechnology) -Distinction holder (78%), Graduation-Bachelors of Science (Biotechnology)- Distinction Holder (81%).
Leadership & Community Experience:
1) Working on innovative methods of statistical analysis for better medicinal product analysis from past two years-but unsuccessful yet, work in progress
2) Student council President -2008-09, Apart from regular student activities conducted a research awareness program -instigated the importance of research in school going class X students, I was sent for leadership training program from college.
3) College Cultural Secretary 2007-08
4) Student Council General Secretary 2006-07
5) School Captain - Class X 2001-02


??? :)
thanks in advance!!
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Re: Profile evalutation : target schools HBS, Stanford, CBS [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2012, 10:25
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Well, you have some great stuff here, but Harvard and Stanford might be long shots. I don't really know you profile in depth yet, so I hesitate to "judge" but from what I see here, I see an "Excellent yet very standard" Indian applicant. And for HBS and Stanford as an Indian candidate, you have to be more than excellent, you have to be astonishing, unique, unheard of!!! Don't like to take the silver out of your clouds, but that's the truth of things... CBS is far more possible, but still no cakewalk....
The big question is: What makes you different? What will tell the AdCom: "This candidate is better then the other 500 like him???"
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Re: Profile evalutation : target schools HBS, Stanford, CBS [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2012, 21:17
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Well, again I'm not passing judgement yet, and certainly not until we see your GMAT!!
So don;t get down.. but DO get realistic.
Also, this doesn't mean you have to give up your hopes on Top 10 programs, but that you need to prepare the right application strategy. So let's say for example, you were to pick Columbia and Wharton and NYU in the top ten, and then Johnson and UNC and Tepper (just an example) as Tier 2 schools, you would have good balanced strategy, and still have some chances to get in to the top schools. But the most important is to realize that it's more than just good score, that you need to dig through your profile to find the things that make you most unique.
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Re: Profile evalutation : target schools HBS, Stanford, CBS [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2012, 10:39
Thanks a lot...So i believe according to u (and the given profile) a B-school may be 11-20 in ranking would be more possible! :( okays...but thanks a lot for ur input
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Re: Profile evalutation : target schools HBS, Stanford, CBS [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2012, 22:29
I get your point across n will do the "balanced strategy" based on my score andthe usual college acceptance.:)
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Re: Profile evalutation : target schools HBS, Stanford, CBS [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 22:06
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Very good...
well then, go write some essays...
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