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Profile Review Please- 730 GMAT [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 10:00
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

Indian Male with Undergrad from NIT Surat (Chemical Engg) (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, 16:12
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your core profile looks impressive and you will stand out as an Indian applicant with a banking background for sure. I think you have a shot at your target schools but you likely already know that PE/VC jobs at least in the US rarely open up for freshly minted MBAs, so you should consider this as you lay out your post MBA strategy for your target schools. If you say you plan to land a PE or VC job at graduation, they may look at you as a risk, since you will likely have trouble doing this and could turn into one of those dreaded students who ding the school on "hired within 90 days of graduation" statistics. Formulate a short term plan that will set you up for PE/VC opportunities but will be more accessible to an MBA and you should have a reasonable shot.
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Re: Profile Review Please- 730 GMAT [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 19:27
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your core profile looks impressive and you will stand out as an Indian applicant with a banking background for sure. I think you have a shot at your target schools but you likely already know that PE/VC jobs at least in the US rarely open up for freshly minted MBAs, so you should consider this as you lay out your post MBA strategy for your target schools. If you say you plan to land a PE or VC job at graduation, they may look at you as a risk, since you will likely have trouble doing this and could turn into one of those dreaded students who ding the school on "hired within 90 days of graduation" statistics. Formulate a short term plan that will set you up for PE/VC opportunities but will be more accessible to an MBA and you should have a reasonable shot.

Thanks a lot Bryant. I'm confident about my career goals but am not sure if I should offer a scenario based set of goals. I can also say that I will look to make a career in either consulting or in another investment bank or the corporate finance side of an Oil company and then some day look to move towards a PE, targeting entry level roles where my experience would be useful. But in such a short term goal, the admissions team can counter me by arguing about why I dont try for the same profiles right now, and how wharton would add value to my profile if I end up doing the same thing (although in America! :) ).
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