) Brief description of full-time work experience - 5 yrs work ex till now.
2.5 yrs in marketing analytics advising pharma companies of US & UK in promotion response modeling, sales force effectiveness solutions etc. (Includes 6 months of leadership experience)
2.5 yrs in quant finance in derivatives and risk domain. (Includes 1 yr of leadership experience in Big 4 firm, currently in an individual contributor role in a Bulge Bracket IB)
2) Your GMAT.- 760(Q50,V42)
3) College info: IIT Delhi, BTech+MTech, Maths & Computing. Low GPA
4) Significant college extra-curricular activities and some community service, with some leadership experience and awards as well. Was hostel representative, Festivals co-ordinator for both Cultural & technical fests, Actively involved in Dramatics events.
Not much Extra-curric post college though.
5) CFA (Level 3 candidate), FRM
Reach - Booth(R2) & Kellogg(R2),
Medium- Stern (R1) & Tuck(EA/R1) ,
Safety - Cornell (R2) & Darden(R1)
Please assess if this selection is appropriate.
7)Post MBA- Goals
First Priority - Invesment management roles - short term goal to start of as a Research analyst in Buy side/Sell side & then move on to be a Portfolio manager (Target companies Fidelity, ING,BlackRock,PIMCO)
Alternative Goal - General mgmt./Rotational dev programs in Industry (Something like Cargill would be ideal which combines Industry sector opportunities & Risk management opportunities), Work in Corp Strategy/Corp Fin roles for a while, Develop Sector knowledge and then try to move in a Investment Management role maybe in IFC in World Bank.
So basically any career track which gives me enough sector knowledge mixed with financial valuation skills which I can translate into Investment arena