Would request you to kindly evaluate my profile and recommend which schools I should target based on my profile and aspirations:
Demographics - Indian/Female/just turned 27
Education - Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University (top 10 percentile in Mumbai; have also been scholarship holder for standing 3rd all over Mumbai in 12th state board exams).
Chartered Accountant - 2009 (Top 7 percentile in India).
Work Ex -
1. Worked in Citi's Investment Banking Division for a year right after college. Handled some excellent deals and transactions.
2. Left Citi to do internship at my family firm for 3 years, have made major contributions in terms of expanding international client-base and roll-out of legal advisory business.
3. Currently working as a strategy consultant with one of the Indian firms (market leader in the space with 1000+ employees and aggressively expanding business overseas) for the past two and a half years. Have got significant exposure in terms of chalking out multi-billion $ strategies for some of the leading clients in India, MENA and South East Asia. Have supported trend setting first-of-its kind PPP projects in India, Bhutan, Indonesia, Nepal etc.
Leadership - Had trained analysts in Citi. Currently mentoring 2 of the analysts in my present company. Had good extra-curricular exposure in college (started new multi-college events, gathered funding and obtained requisite approvals etc.)
1) 710 (not valid anymore)
2) & 3) 640 and 690 (Due to work pressures and inadequate preparation time)
4) 740 - VA 41, QA 49 (November 2012)
TOEFL - 117
I am targeting schools in US and would want to carve out my career in Management/Strategy Consulting.
Currently sent my scores to Harvard, Stanford, MIT Sloan, Tuck & Darden. I am looking to add only a couple of more schools to the application kitty as I cannot inundate my supervisors with too many recommendation requests in such a short time-frame (since Indian, will have to submit most apps by Jan and would not want to wait another year for an MBA).
Would really appreciate your 2 cents on this. Thanks!
Impressive. You have a competitive profile for your target programs and have chosen them well although the competition at the first 4 makes them very hard to get into. You may also want to consider Ross, Cornell Johnson, and Yale. I'm listing here schools that are slightly easier to get into, but still supportive of your goals.
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