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Profile Review Please- 730 GMAT

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Profile Review Please- 730 GMAT [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 09:52
Hey can someone please provide their opinion of how good a chance I stand for Harvard, Wharton, Kellog, Booth or MIT Sloan?
GMAT- 730- Verbal 38, Quant-50

Undergrad from NIT Surat (GPA 7.8/10)- Also have a Joint double degree from MDI Gurgaon (GPA-6.49) and ESCP Europe (France, course Master in Management) (14.6 ECTS/20)- All very respected colleges and good GPA's

Work Experience in detail- (June'11 to Aug'13) My role is Corporate Investment Banking in a Prominent Investment Bank in New Delhi- Key deals include raising 4 Billion $ for a Petrochemical Complex, Debt Restructuring of India's largest domestic Glass company (saving 500 jobs) and Project appraisals of a 5 star hotel, a large gas pipeline and Acquisition Advisory for Assets worth upto 1.2 Billion $ in the Shale Gas Domain in America (for an Indian Company). My work is dealing with Banks, Clients, Consultants, creating financial model and info report. I have also worked on Business development and got business worth over 100,000 $ for the company

I also work part time at an NGO teaching english to orphan kids (Since August'11)

I have good extra curriculars and was actively involved in Organizational activities and in Music.

Short term- I want to shift to a PE player abroad. My work is quite similar to what goes on in a PE (including M&A, syndication and Debt restructuring). I want a global environment and an international career. I would prefer to shift towards the equity side from the Debt side and will prefer exposure to other more consumer oriented sectors instead of Oil& Gas & Infra.


Long term goals: Would like to shift to a VC firm or explore opportunities in subsidiaries (where the parent PE or VC has invested). I will prefer to become an enterpreneur if I ever do get the opportunity.

My preference of area to settle - region wise- USA or any part of the developed world.


Please let me know whether I stand a good chance.
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Re: Profile Review Please- 730 GMAT [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 23:32
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You seem to be in pretty good shape. A unique double degree partnered with a European institute (did you actually spend time abroad?). Great GMAT, and a good industry and what seems like strong work experience. From what you have written about your volunteerwork, that seems a bit standard, although I would love to here about your extracurricular activities there.

Actually your biggest disadvantage is that you have not so much work experience. It's true that HBS does like young folks with little experience as well, but then they aim for gathering up the "double valedictorian" types, people have been A++ from birth. And although you have a strong profile, it's not that. Other schools like Chicago for example have explicitly stated a preference for candidates with 4-5 experience, so you may be at a strong disadvantage when you apply.

Unless you have a specific reason for applying right now, I would say, wait a year or two and gain some more work experience. You seem to be in a great industry and a very good job, and if you work hard and can move up to a leadership position, your profile will be MUCH stronger! You could apply this year, but then I would suggest moderating your school choice in function of your work experience.
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