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Profile review request [#permalink] New post 02 May 2007, 08:02
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Would be great if you can evaluate my profile.

Indian Male 8-)
Gmat: 760 ( 42 V, 49 Q )
AWA: 5.5

Graduated from Indian Institute of Technology as a Production and Industrial Engineer.

Joined Citigroup immediately after that as a Project Manager in Business Systems; this is a part of the IT team that proactively assists the business in employing new business startegies, getting them implemented on the system, does process re-engineering and helps them achieve a better ROI. This way there is a good exposure in the business life cycle and the software life cycle. About 2 years into the job.

Career highs include getting commendation from CEO and CIO of one of the global business groups in Citigroup and being the IT liason for a $ 40 Million plus deal.

Not much co-curriculars after I passed out due to lack of time; in college I was the co-chair of the Program Management Committee which did all the college events and was the Student in Charge of the Annual festival of the college. Was also actively involved in managing events for all four years in campus.

I am not sure how to spin this - I did my final year thesis under the Director of the institution. Apart from this, I have two national level talent scholarships.

Am an active trader, doing basically deriviatives trading and a little dabbling in equity. Handle my own portfolio (of course) and my mom's. Get pretty good returns too.

Long term goals: Am a little confused between wanting to be an investement banker ( the thrill of trading can be addictive ) or pursuing the general management way ( less short term thrills, but I guess more fulfilling )

Can you please suggest schools which match my profile and may be willing to let me in?

Thanks a ton
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Re: Profile review request [#permalink] New post 11 May 2007, 10:05
saurabh357 wrote:
Hi

Would be great if you can evaluate my profile.

Indian Male 8-)
Gmat: 760 ( 42 V, 49 Q )
AWA: 5.5

Graduated from Indian Institute of Technology as a Production and Industrial Engineer.

Joined Citigroup immediately after that as a Project Manager in Business Systems; this is a part of the IT team that proactively assists the business in employing new business startegies, getting them implemented on the system, does process re-engineering and helps them achieve a better ROI. This way there is a good exposure in the business life cycle and the software life cycle. About 2 years into the job.

Career highs include getting commendation from CEO and CIO of one of the global business groups in Citigroup and being the IT liason for a $ 40 Million plus deal.

Not much co-curriculars after I passed out due to lack of time; in college I was the co-chair of the Program Management Committee which did all the college events and was the Student in Charge of the Annual festival of the college. Was also actively involved in managing events for all four years in campus.

I am not sure how to spin this - I did my final year thesis under the Director of the institution. Apart from this, I have two national level talent scholarships.

Am an active trader, doing basically deriviatives trading and a little dabbling in equity. Handle my own portfolio (of course) and my mom's. Get pretty good returns too.

Long term goals: Am a little confused between wanting to be an investement banker ( the thrill of trading can be addictive ) or pursuing the general management way ( less short term thrills, but I guess more fulfilling )

Can you please suggest schools which match my profile and may be willing to let me in?

Thanks a ton


saurabh357,

You have some definite positives in your profile. I am concerned about your length of work experience, your leadership experience, and your community/extracurriculars. I recommend working on these in the coming months or even waiting to apply until 2008. Since you are still young, you *could* apply this fall and if you get dinged reapply in 2008 using the schools' feedback as a guide. I recommend downplaying the trading on the side in your essays. Assuming your leadership profile is decent, you could target the following finance schools: Chicago, NYU Stern, CMU, Yale, MIT, Rochester. On the management side, you could target Michigan, Virginia, Duke. If you wait and improve your profile so it matches your GMAT a bit more then I think you could aim higher.

Good luck,
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Thanks [#permalink] New post 11 May 2007, 11:37
Hey Paul

Thanks a lot for this. I was just wondering, looking at the list...I am very intrested in Columbia...do you think thats may be possible? And also Tuck, Fuqua, Haas... of course the list goes on :wink:

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Re: Thanks [#permalink] New post 19 May 2007, 15:54
saurabh357 wrote:
Hey Paul

Thanks a lot for this. I was just wondering, looking at the list...I am very intrested in Columbia...do you think thats may be possible? And also Tuck, Fuqua, Haas... of course the list goes on :wink:

saurabh


Saurabh,

Columbia, Tuck, and Haas would be longshots but I wouldn't tell you not to apply. Duke would be more doable.

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Thanks Paul


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