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Profile review for Rd. 3 [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2012, 11:56
I have applied for a top 10 school and two schools in 30s in Rd.2. No admits as of now. Wanted to know whether my profile has any chance in Rd.3.

Nationality - Indian
Age - 25
GMAT - 700 (Q 45, V 41)
GPA - 76 % ( First Class with distinction) in Bachelor of Commerce, 65 % (First Class) in Master of Commerce
Chartered Accountant (Equivalent to US CPA)
Certified Information Systems Auditor (certification from ISACA, USA)

Experience -
2.5 years full time experience as Assistant Manager in Big 4 in internal, system audit, risk consulting and ERP review. Individually handled most projects (excellent recommendations)
3 years full time internship in same Big 4 in financial auditing (Handled teams for a few assignments)

Extra-curriculars -
Partcipated in 3,4 projects of an NGO, team leader at organisation CSR initiative for 1 year. Community service experience limited to past 1.5 years.
District scholarship in Maharashtra Talent Search examination
Co-authored an article in ISACA Pune newsletter
Reason for MBA - Career switch from Finance to Technology Marketing and Strategy
Long-term goal - Social Entrepreneurship

Planning to apply to Stanford, Carnegie Mellon Tepper, UCLA Anderson and Boston University in upcoming Round 3. Wanted some guidance on whether it is adisable to apply for rd. 3 or wait for rd. 1 next year and try with more community service experience.
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Re: Profile review for Rd. 3 [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2012, 13:04
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Adding some "last minute" community service will likely not help your chances much. I would say you would be a long shot for Stanford, but who knows? Maybe they are coming up short on their international student yield. You might have a shot at UCLA, BU and Tepper. The only risk is getting rejected in R3 and then having precious little time to substantially improve your candidacy for R1 next year as a reap. You might consider picking a few more schools, including a couple more in top 25 vs. top 10 or 15. this should increase your chances.

Bryant Michaels
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