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Joined: 02 Sep 2012
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Location: United States
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Finance
GMAT Date: 07-25-2013
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Very confused!!Evaluation of profile needed [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2012, 23:09
Hi all,
I am in a very much confused state regarding my application to B schools.Let me say about my profile first :

GMAT SCORE:720

GPA-7/10 -->from a top 10 institution in india

Work exp:Indian IT industry.work experience will be 3 years during the date of joining in college

Started a company named Returnwealth financial services-independent equity resarch firm for last 2 years and been rated as one of the very wel growing companies in my place ..

Goal: to wor in an investment firm for few years and start a own company and to project it to a world class level.

So planning to pursue MBA in finance

Been awarded as champion at work in a very ample amount of time when i joined the company

Been Placement co-ordinator and IEEE chairman in my college

District level cricket player and been represented as captain of my college team

Active volunteer of NSS during the college level



I want experts to advise me on the following things

1) Which colleges do i get good chance to get into.Really confused on this because of my very low work experience.

2)My very low work experience say 3 years while joining will that impact much and which colleges prefer these kind of people?

3)If i retake and get 750 in GMAT will that be more helpfull stil?

Really will be very thankful for your advises
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Re: Very confused!!Evaluation of profile needed [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2013, 21:42
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Hello,

Thanks for sharing your profile. To make sure I understand correctly, it sounds like you've worked full time in an IT role, and on the side you've started your own successful equity research firm. Is that correct? If so, it would help me to know the extent to which you've grown the business - what range of revenues, how many employees, etc.?

Assuming your company is very successful, then you'll have a very good chance at top programs. Entrepreneurial experience goes a very long way in demonstrating the kind of leadership and analytic capability ad coms seek. Your academics are also strong, and your extracurriculars during college are pretty good (nothing out of the ordinary, but seems that you were active). My biggest concern would be that you have no post-college extracurriculars/community activities, but given that you are running your own company on the side, I think this will be forgiven.

I wouldn't say your work experience is low - it's lower than average, but it's not impossible. Also, your experience as an entrepreneur adds quite a bit of strength to your profile, as I mentioned.

I don't think that improving your GMAT score to 750 is necessary, but of course, it could help, especially at very top programs.

As far as target programs - it depends what you're looking for, but I would suggest that you aim for top 25 schools. I would pick programs in the range of Cornell, Tepper, NYU to UCLA, Darden, Duke, Michigan, to even Columbia, Wharton. Again, I'm assuming your company is very successful based on what you say below, but it would be helpful to have more details.

Best of luck,
Mili

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