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Status: Transforming Educational System
Joined: 21 Sep 2016
Posts: 448
Location: India
Concentration: Nonprofit, Social Entrepreneurship
Schools: Boston U '20 (A)
WE: Education (Non-Profit and Government)
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New post 23 Sep 2017, 19:52
Hi Experts,

Could you please review my profile and give some feedback on my goals.
Brief: A 27 years old Indian Male with 5.5 years of work experience.


  • Took the test a year ago and scored 680. Retaking soon and expecting a score of 710-730.
  • GPA: 6.4 on a scale of 10 from a Top 20 school in India.
  • Took MBAMath online course.

Work experience (Reverse chronological order)

3 years of work exp in IT and around 2.5 years in Non profit
  • April 2016- Current Worked in large size company's CSR team to develop yearly strategic plan for four charter schools & also on Cleanliness camaign. One promotion
  • April 2013- April 2016 Worked at a Fortune 200 IT firm in a Business Analyst role with 2 promotions.
  • May 2012- April 2013 Worked in the educational reform sector of a mid size firm. Worked with six charter schools to train over 90 children.

Extra curricular

  • Worked as the Student Head of the CSR wing of the IT firm.
  • Captained & mentored State-level chess teams for seven years.
  • Supported the charter schools with lessons on how to boost calculation speeds and other extra curricular activities.
  • Conducted over 15 large scale chess tournaments for over 400 school children.
  • Played the game in lots of exhibitions and seminars for a noble cause.
  • Worked as a chess coach ( both at an online platform and offline at few low income schools)
  • Participated in lots of community services especially in the last 1.5 years.

Desired b-schools

  • Rotman
  • Georgia Tech (Scheller)
  • Texas (McCombs)
  • UNC Flager
  • BU Questrom
  • UBC Sauder
  • McGill

Career goals

  • PLAN A: Join either the social sector leg of a consulting firms or the educational reform firms such as Education Pioneers, Bridgespan Group or other Ed-Tech start-ups.
  • PLAN B: IT consultant in PwC, Deloitte, KPMG, IBM Global Services or Accenture to serve clients in banking and financial services and information technology industry segments.


  • Please suggest some schools (below Top20) where I would be a good fit.
  • After speaking to students/Adcoms from most of the schools I found that there are hardly any opportunities in the Non profit sector. I feel that the Adcoms will consider my post MBA employability as a hurdle and this might reduce my chances of an admit. Thus, I am confused whether I should make my Plan A as IT consultant and Plan B to enter the Social sector wing to make myself more employable. Please let me know if my understanding is correct.

PS: My profile is not competitive enough to apply to traditional Non profit bschools such as Yale, Tuck or Kellogg.

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New post 23 Sep 2017, 20:52
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