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Some advice ..perhaps some profile eval as well. [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2009, 07:11
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Hi,

After going through the forums and numerous posts, I realised that as a typical Indian/IT/Male, I have a very slight chance to get into any of the top finance programs. But hope is what keeps us going ,so I thought let me put my profile up here and see other ppl have to say about it; at the least it will give me somewhat a real picture! So here it goes -

1) Indian/IT/Male - non IIT engineer in comp scn.
2) 28 years.
3) GMAT: taking next month. for now lets assume it to be a well balanced 700+ ( if I go by gmat prep!)
3) 5+ years overall ex. and 3+ in investment banking tech in a major british IB ( take a guess :P )
Quite a decent knowledge abt currency options ( vanilla as well exotics), pricing theory and product structuring. Interacted quite a bit with traders and structures situated across asia, europe and US.
Goes without saying, I know technology as well.
4) Certficates and awards in mixed martial arts.
5) Instructor in ballroom dancing (salsa, jive etc in weekends)

Initially , I wanted to be a quant jock, and then I decided to come down from my ego trip and evaluated my chances and more importantly my interest level in doing the derivation for black scholes.. and time series analysis and all that high jazz mathematics. My reaction - Do I want to be thrown out of the uni in three months time ??
Moreover, I don't want to write code anymore.. I want to go into sales and trading! (Amazing women these departments have!)

so guys what do u think? Do I have any chance to break into any of the good programs ( say ivy leagues , oxbridge, and ultra elite european school)
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Re: Some advice ..perhaps some profile eval as well. [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2009, 04:59
Hi

Please list some of the schools you are interested in.That would be easier.
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Re: Some advice ..perhaps some profile eval as well. [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2009, 09:28
Class2012 wrote:
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Please list some of the schools you are interested in.That would be easier.


1) Cambridge
2) Oxford
3) LSB
4) Stern
5) HEC
6) IMD
7)Insead
Inclined majorly towards one year program and hence more european schools in above list.
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Re: Some advice ..perhaps some profile eval as well. [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2009, 15:41
I have no idea about European schools but if u can get 700+ gmat and execute your essays well,you will have shot at Stern.
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Re: Some advice ..perhaps some profile eval as well. [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2009, 04:30
Class2012 wrote:
I have no idea about European schools but if u can get 700+ gmat and execute your essays well,you will have shot at Stern.


thnx for ther reply Class2012..going to take gmat next week.Lets see how it goes.
thnx once again.
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Re: Some advice ..perhaps some profile eval as well. [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2010, 01:53
Good luck Aditya I am in the same boat wanted to go for quant fin courses but decided against that and now all ready for MBA Class of 2012 from a European B school
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Re: Some advice ..perhaps some profile eval as well. [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2010, 02:36
Hi, I'm also with a similar profile. Though I'm not an expert, but the few negative points which I can think of in your profile are - IT Indian (the most competitive pool), your age, non IIT background. Your strong points - International exposure (assuming by "traders and structures situated across..." you mean you have travelled to different countries), your awards and extra curricular which can provide uniqueness in your profile.

You can further strengthen your profile by adding leadership exp or initiatives may be in or outside of your professional life. Also you can think of some certifications or enrollment in programs related to your career goal.
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