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Hi Aringo,

Could you please evaluate my profile?

Demographics: 29 year old White Male

GMAT: Attempt 2: 710 (Q49 V38 IR7) Attempt 1: 690 (Q48 V37 IR8)

Education:
Undergrad- 2.7 GPA from a state school, I had 3 semesters in which I had family health issues that I handled poorly and didnt go to classes resulting in 3 administrative failures. This is my huge weakness (duh) besides being a white male.
Graduate- 3.85 GPA from Boston College MSF program; I wanted to be able demonstrate to adcoms that the 2.7 state school gpa was not an accurate reflection of the person I am today and hopefully quell the obvious concerns over my undergrad. I understand this doesn't replace my undergrad but its the next best thing I could do.

Work Experience:
5 Years at a large asset manager (Like Fidelity, Wellington, Putnam). I had to start in a customer service role given my undergrad profile, I received 3 promotions, most recently to equity research analyst. I currently have 1.5 as an equity research analyst, will have 3 years as an analyst by the time of matriculation. I was able to successfully make the back office to front office transition. It is common for people in my company & role to get in to top 5 schools & we recruit MBAs almost exclusively from Harvard, Wharton, Booth, Columbia, and Sloan.

Professional Certifications: CFA

Goals Post MBA: Sr. Equity Analyst with a track to Portfolio Manager ideally at a large mutual fund, maybe work for a hedge fund.

EC: Involved with a charity founded after my friend passed away with leukemia, the foundation raises money for blood cancer research. Year 1 we raised a total $4000, now in year 5 we have cumulatively raised close to $500k, recently granted $250k to fund a phase 1 clinical trial researching NK cells.

I should have good recommendations; I can get alumni from each school to write my recommendations except for Sloan.

Plan to Apply Round 1 in Fall 2015 to These 6:
Focusing on: Booth, Columbia, Sloan, and Tuck
Reaches: Harvard and Wharton

Will apply to Stern and Johnson Round 2 if I have no luck round 1.

What do you think my chances are?

Should I retake the GMAT? Both attempts I have choked on RC, my practice exams before my first attempt were 740 & 750, practices before the 2nd attempt were 760 & 750. I feel I can definitely score better than a 710, but is it worth it to retake if I only get a 720 or 730? Will 10 or 20 points make a difference? I believe if I can get a 740-760 that puts Wharton in to play for me. Is 710 good enough for me to get in to one of my four?

Please let me know your thoughts on my profile.

Thanks!




Hi, I think you could have a chance. I can't tell from what you've written if you have any leadership/management experience. If so, that will help. Also, you'll want to try to focus on initiatives in your essays/resume. Even if you haven't done anything privately/independently, if you've brought any innovative ideas that have improved processes or had impact at your place of work, that will work in your favor. The EC is great - very powerful accomplishment. Seems to me you'll want to talk about that in your essays, and also see if you can bring in what happened during the undergrad years, to create empathy, and definitely state that going for the Master's was partly your way of compensating for the undergrad years - to show what you are truly capable of.

You have the time to retake the GMAT, there are so many months before essay questions are released - I would definitely do it, since you have the possibility of getting mid-70s. Even a 720 will help, so no reason not to.

Good luck, and let us know if you have any more questions.

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Hello Aringo people!

Could you please evaluate my (rough, very early) profile? All information is based on the year when I would apply (for intake 2017, graduation 2019)

Demographics: 27 year old white, American male (26 at time of application, 27 at matriculation)

GMAT:
680 (only taken first practice and haven't studied, expect 720)

Education:
Undergrad: 3.7 GPA in English with Honors while working in the university Writing Center from private top 100 school
Grad: 3.3 GPA in top 20 in Public Policy with specialization in Regulatory Policy from top 20 program. GPA is a little low here because it was my first real experience with heavy quant work and I admittedly struggled initially. Final pro bono team consulting project research paper was published and received some media attention.

Work Experience:

3+ years as a Regulatory Economist for a Federal agency
do my grad school internships matter here? I am guessing no...

EC:
Mentor and tutor for underprivileged high school students through a nonprofit
member of Toastmasters
leader for Federal charity campaign within agency

Focusing to apply R1 for 2017:
UC Berkeley Haas
MIT Sloan
Duke Fuqua
UVA Darden
Northwestern Kellogg

Reach: Stanford GSB

Questions:
What are some things I can do in the upcoming two years to improve my chances? What programs do you believe I should focus on? Are my ambitions totally off-base?

Thanks so much for your time and consideration! I appreciate any guidance you can give at this early point in this process.




Hi, you haven't mentioned what your goals are; it's important that there is a logical throughline - what you are doing now, and what you wish to do in the future, so whatever goals you will be presenting, see that the choices you make today are the right next step to reach them, and will already give you skills/experience you will need in the future, along with what you will gain from the MBA. Leadership/management experience is a big plus; so try whenever possible to take responsibility, accept positions of leadership, whether in or out of work. Showing initiative is also very important: look for ways to make change, to come with ideas on how to improve processes. You will definitely need to improve your GMAT - now is a great time to do it, since you don't have to worry about working on your actual applications. Take a course, study and ace the exam, and your head will be free when it's time to start writing essays.

Another thing you can do, since it's so early in the game, is to research the schools you are interested VERY WELL. Start talking to students and alumni, and write down anything interesting they say, alongside their name and year of graduation. Keep it in a safe place, and you will be able to use this later down the road, for your essays. And some of the schools will accept informal support from students/alumni, so if you make good connections, you may find these people willing to help you later.

Lastly - try to visit the campuses. You have 2 years, so take a trip, visit the campus, sit in on a class, meet with Admissions, and again - write down all of your impressions of what struck you as unique/special in each particular school. You'll use that later as well.

Good luck, and stay in touch with us in the coming years if more questions arise.

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Joy,

Thanks so much for your insight. I really appreciate your review and advice. I am still working on more clearly defining my goal and logical process through MBA.

I will focus on improving my GMAT and pursuing leadership opportunities inside and outside my workplace.

Your suggestion for outreach is excellent. I am planning to visit Berkeley and Northwestern this year (going for conferences and staying long to check out campuses/talk with admissions) and will make sure to keep a notebook handy.
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Hi Aringo,

Please evaluate my profile.
Below are my profile details.

Age: 23 years
Nationality/Gender: Indian Male.
Work Ex: Around 3 years of experience in Consulting (Marketing Analytics), 1 year as Junior Consultant (Marketing Analytics) with IMS Health and 2 years as Associate (Marketing Analytics) with ZS Associates
Duties at work: Project management from India, management of about 2-3 analysts on projects, managing timelines and SPOC for on-shore team members on projects. Also, have designed the training material and deliver training to about 35 members (from analysts to managers) of marketing analytics group - Marketing analytics SPOC for training at india level

GMAT: To be taken - targeting in range of 700-720
College: Ramjas College, University of Delhi
Major: Statistics
Aggregate: 66℅
Year of graduation: 2012

Academics:
High School: 88%, 91% (best of 4)
Intermediate: 86%
Graduation : 66%
1 internship completed with NTPC while in college
Worked on a project with an NGO in college for 6 months - recruited and on-boarded 5 team members to establish the project in college and spread awareness of recycling paper which was recycled and sent to underprivileged children while employing hearing impaired women (recycling of paper).
Finalist in many college level management competitions while in college, took part in one-day management workshop at Faculty of management studies (FMS), University of Delhi
Part of college's placement committee
Harmonium player in events at school level, been a part of school cricket team

Target Programs:
MBA, MIS

Plan to Apply in 2015 for admission in 2016.

Post MBA goal: To accelerate the growth in consulting

Target B-Schools in no order:
1.Rotman
2.Sauder
3.UCLA
4.Schulich

Pls suggest some other schools in US , where I stand a good chance.

Thanks,
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Hi!

I'm planning on going to b-school in fall 2016 (full time) and would love to get some honest feedback.
What are my chances and what should I work on? I'm confident in improving my GMAT to 720+ with actual preparation.

Male - 24 Years old (25 in June)

1.) Job:
Will have 4 years of work experience before starting school in fall 2016
-2 Years at a Fortune 30 (company is a household name) doing corporate development/internal M&A
-1 Year at a global bank doing corporate banking and M&A
-1 Year in a rotational training program at the same bank as above

2.) GMAT
-Just started studying a week and a half ago - just took my first practice test and got a 620
-Targeting 720+ with 3 more months of studying

3.) College
-3.5 GPA, economics major / math minor
-Captain of a varsity sports team (team scholar, multiple academic awards)
-Founded a club sports team at the end of my freshman year that went to club nationals my junior and senior year
-Managing editor for school paper
-Economics and math peer tutor

4.) Current Extra Curriculars
-Volunteer at a non-profit focused on teaching kids how to swim
-Work with the CEO and CFO of the foundation on budgeting and evaluating opportunities to grow and expand the program to other schools and neighborhoods
-Career center resource (resume screens/mock interviews/informational interviews)

5.) Why MBA/Schools I am targeting
- Gain general management skills, switch careers from finance to strategy, focus on helping young (or established) companies to grow strategically and for the long term
-M7, Tuck, Berkeley

6.) Future career aspirations
-Strategy at a startup
-Strategy at a corporate (aiming for a tech company (did an internship at a small TMT investment bank])
-Management consulting at MBB
-Venture capital


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KunalV wrote:
Hi Aringo,

Please evaluate my profile.
Below are my profile details.

Age: 23 years
Nationality/Gender: Indian Male.
Work Ex: Around 3 years of experience in Consulting (Marketing Analytics), 1 year as Junior Consultant (Marketing Analytics) with IMS Health and 2 years as Associate (Marketing Analytics) with ZS Associates
Duties at work: Project management from India, management of about 2-3 analysts on projects, managing timelines and SPOC for on-shore team members on projects. Also, have designed the training material and deliver training to about 35 members (from analysts to managers) of marketing analytics group - Marketing analytics SPOC for training at india level

GMAT: To be taken - targeting in range of 700-720
College: Ramjas College, University of Delhi
Major: Statistics
Aggregate: 66℅
Year of graduation: 2012

Academics:
High School: 88%, 91% (best of 4)
Intermediate: 86%
Graduation : 66%
1 internship completed with NTPC while in college
Worked on a project with an NGO in college for 6 months - recruited and on-boarded 5 team members to establish the project in college and spread awareness of recycling paper which was recycled and sent to underprivileged children while employing hearing impaired women (recycling of paper).
Finalist in many college level management competitions while in college, took part in one-day management workshop at Faculty of management studies (FMS), University of Delhi
Part of college's placement committee
Harmonium player in events at school level, been a part of school cricket team

Target Programs:
MBA, MIS

Plan to Apply in 2015 for admission in 2016.

Post MBA goal: To accelerate the growth in consulting

Target B-Schools in no order:
1.Rotman
2.Sauder
3.UCLA
4.Schulich

Pls suggest some other schools in US , where I stand a good chance.

Thanks,
Kunal




Hi Kunal,
Looks good - you seem to me to be aiming at reasonable schools. Others you might take a look at are Johnson, U of Texas at Austin, Tepper, Marshall and Emory.

Best of success with your GMAT!

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WaywardScholar wrote:
Hi!

I'm planning on going to b-school in fall 2016 (full time) and would love to get some honest feedback.
What are my chances and what should I work on? I'm confident in improving my GMAT to 720+ with actual preparation.

Male - 24 Years old (25 in June)

1.) Job:
Will have 4 years of work experience before starting school in fall 2016
-2 Years at a Fortune 30 (company is a household name) doing corporate development/internal M&A
-1 Year at a global bank doing corporate banking and M&A
-1 Year in a rotational training program at the same bank as above

2.) GMAT
-Just started studying a week and a half ago - just took my first practice test and got a 620
-Targeting 720+ with 3 more months of studying

3.) College
-3.5 GPA, economics major / math minor
-Captain of a varsity sports team (team scholar, multiple academic awards)
-Founded a club sports team at the end of my freshman year that went to club nationals my junior and senior year
-Managing editor for school paper
-Economics and math peer tutor

4.) Current Extra Curriculars
-Volunteer at a non-profit focused on teaching kids how to swim
-Work with the CEO and CFO of the foundation on budgeting and evaluating opportunities to grow and expand the program to other schools and neighborhoods
-Career center resource (resume screens/mock interviews/informational interviews)

5.) Why MBA/Schools I am targeting
- Gain general management skills, switch careers from finance to strategy, focus on helping young (or established) companies to grow strategically and for the long term
-M7, Tuck, Berkeley

6.) Future career aspirations
-Strategy at a startup
-Strategy at a corporate (aiming for a tech company (did an internship at a small TMT investment bank])
-Management consulting at MBB
-Venture capital


Regards,
WaywardScholar




Hi WaywardScholar,

Your profile looks good. I really like the leadership and initiatives you show in your background. Most important things to work on will be raising your GMAT (as you already know and are doing), and working to hone your career goals. By the time you apply, you will want to have a very clear path - and one that best relates to your history. So I would say decide now whether you are interested in consulting or venture capital, and start making your choices based on that. The more your CV relates to your stated goals, the better your chances.

Best of luck, and let us know if you have any additional questions.

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KunalV wrote:
Hi Aringo,

Please evaluate my profile.
Below are my profile details.

Age: 23 years
Nationality/Gender: Indian Male.
Work Ex: Around 3 years of experience in Consulting (Marketing Analytics), 1 year as Junior Consultant (Marketing Analytics) with IMS Health and 2 years as Associate (Marketing Analytics) with ZS Associates
Duties at work: Project management from India, management of about 2-3 analysts on projects, managing timelines and SPOC for on-shore team members on projects. Also, have designed the training material and deliver training to about 35 members (from analysts to managers) of marketing analytics group - Marketing analytics SPOC for training at india level

GMAT: To be taken - targeting in range of 700-720
College: Ramjas College, University of Delhi
Major: Statistics
Aggregate: 66℅
Year of graduation: 2012

Academics:
High School: 88%, 91% (best of 4)
Intermediate: 86%
Graduation : 66%
1 internship completed with NTPC while in college
Worked on a project with an NGO in college for 6 months - recruited and on-boarded 5 team members to establish the project in college and spread awareness of recycling paper which was recycled and sent to underprivileged children while employing hearing impaired women (recycling of paper).
Finalist in many college level management competitions while in college, took part in one-day management workshop at Faculty of management studies (FMS), University of Delhi
Part of college's placement committee
Harmonium player in events at school level, been a part of school cricket team

Target Programs:
MBA, MIS

Plan to Apply in 2015 for admission in 2016.

Post MBA goal: To accelerate the growth in consulting

Target B-Schools in no order:
1.Rotman
2.Sauder
3.UCLA
4.Schulich

Pls suggest some other schools in US , where I stand a good chance.

Thanks,
Kunal


Hi,

You can also look at UNC Chapel Hill, UIUC, University of Maryland , Georgetown University etc.

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Originally posted by pmba2015 on 01 Feb 2015, 15:36.
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gepk2015 wrote:
Hi,
I would appreciate your feedback on my profile.

Profile:
Age: 32
Marital status: Married with no children
Gender: Male
Nationality: Brazilian
Languages: Portuguese – Native; English – Fluent; German – Basic; Spanish - Basic

Education:
BS in Industrial Engineering in Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ. My course was recently ranked by the local media the number 1 program in industrial engineering in Brazil.

GPA: 7.8. This grade puts me in the top 20% of engineering students in my university. What would be the equivalent GPA for my grade?

GMAT: 690 Q48, V36, IR8, AWA 5
I will retake the GMAT this February, and I am confident I will improve my score, because I had a terrible night on the day prior to the test. However, I scored a 710 and a 730 on the simulated tests.

I am a CFA charter holder and passed all three levels on the first try.

I also have international experience (01 year). I took my senior year of High School in Aurora, CO, as an exchange student.

Work Experience - Finance background
07 years of experience in finance + 03 years as an intern (30 hours a week for the 03 full years). Total 10 years.
(It is very common for Brazilian engineers to work in the Financial Market)

Partner and Head of department at a local Hedge Fund firm (Jan 2012 - Present).
Trained and managed a team of 4. Company with total of 15 employees, including backoffice.

Local Bank, private local capital, with approximately 100 employees (Aug 2005 - Dec 2011)
Initial position - Trading desk intern
Got 04 promotions
Final position - Equity Manager (Managed 3 people).
I had great work experience, including managing the equity portfolio of my bank during the financial crisis of 2008.

Local Bank, private foreign capital, with approximately 100 employees (Aug 2004 - Aug 2005)
Market Risk Intern

Local Manufacturer with approximately 50 employees (Dec 2002 - Dec 2003)
Production Planning and Control Intern

Extracurricular:
I played several sports, such as soccer, lacrosse, volleyball and basketball, during different periods of my life, including High School. I played only in non-professional teams.

Organized for 4 straight years (8th - 11th grade) the Annual Theatrical Play. I also acted on 2 of the 4 years. It was a competition promoted by my school in Brazil in which different classes competed against each other for the best play. Our team won on the 8th grade and was runner-up on the 11th grade.

In the US I did volunteer work with Denver Children’s Hospital. I also did volunteering in Brazil, supplying food for homeless people.

Goal:
Senior position in Finance/Investment Banking in the USA.
I have little interest in coming back to Brazil, at least in the near future.

Schools:
I decided to apply for MBA programs after the presidential election in Nov/2014. Since then, I have studied and already taken the GMAT and TOEFL (no grade yet, I believe it will be around 110) in Jan/2015. I will also retake the GMAT in Feb/2015 because I am very confident I will improve my score to at least 710.

As I started my process late, my only alternative will be the 3rd round. I have no interest on delaying my application another year.

Considering my profile, a GMAT of 710 and 3rd round application, I would like to know my real chances of getting in one of the following programs:

Harvard and Stanford (I believe my chances are low here..)
Wharton
Kellogg
Chicago Booth
Columbia
UCLA
Darden
Fuqua

At first, I need to short this list and that is why I am sending this post.

Questions:
Which schools do you believe that would fit my goal and what are the real chances of approval for each one? Would you recommend applying to any other US B-school not listed above?

I was wondering how the selection process works. Am I competing with all prospective students, with all international applicants, with the Latin America applicants or just with the Brazilian ones?
Thank you in advance!




Hi, there. You are asking about chances; in general, third round is quite difficult - the majority of places have been filled. Of the schools you mentioned, UCLA would be the safety school; then Darden and then Fuqua. HBS and Stanford the most challenging, and the others in the middle. Chicago might be a bit easier than the other 'middle' ones, and it's well aligned with your goals. Columbia and Wharton are also well known for finance. Another school you should consider is NYU - easier to get into than the middle schools you've listed, and top 10 for finance. Regarding your competition, you are up against either Brazilians or Latin Americans, but not all international or prospective students. Another option, considering your age (you are a bit old for regular MBA programs in the US), is INSEAD. They tend to accept older candidates, are well known for Finance, AND you can apply 1st round January term - starting next January instead of September.

Good luck, and let us know if you have any more questions.

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Originally posted by pmba2015 on 02 Feb 2015, 06:50.
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[quote="gepk2015"]Hi Joy,

Could you comment based on my profile if you think mi chances are High, moderate or low for list os schools I have chosen?

Here is the list again:
Harvard
Stanford
Wharton
Kellogg
Chicago Booth
Columbia
UCLA
Darden
Fuqua

Thank you very much


Hi, I'd say that 3rd round, at your age, the chances are low for most of the schools. You HAVE a chance, and should definitely apply, but with realistic expectations. I'd say moderate chances at Fuqua, with the highest chances at UCLA and Darden.

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New post 22 Feb 2015, 14:44
Could you comment on my profile and chances at the following schools?
- M7 + Tuck, Yale, LBS, INSEAD

Profile:
- Caucasian male / American citizen
- 710 GMAT; 3.6 GPA from public big 10 university
- 3 years of experience in investment banking including 1 year spent abroad at satellite office in London, UK
- Employer sponsorship for MBA program - offer to come back as an associate upon graduation
- Volunteer experience tutoring at local schools
- Ultimate goal is to advance in IB at current firm, with the MBA supplementing my management skills, credentials, and professional network

Planning to apply for 2016 entry, ideally submitting apps as soon as they become available.

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New post 23 Feb 2015, 16:38
Hi Zach9,

Thanks for reaching out.
I’m Zooey from Aringo and would be happy to give you an initial assessment of your profile.
Based on the details you’ve provided, I’d say you have a fair chance, especially due to your employer sponsorship, which counts for a lot. It also works in your favor that you have a career waiting for you upon your completion of the MBA program.
It would be a big plus if your work experience includes managerial positions in which you were responsible for supervising one or more individuals. Any leadership experiences or initiatives in your personal life would also strengthen your portfolio.
Admissions committees really look for diversity, so if there is anything that sets you apart (special talents, worthy achievements, unique experiences), I’d recommend making note of it in your application.
With a properly crafted application, you have a fair chance of gaining admissions into a number of the schools to which you are applying.

I encourage you to try our free admissions chances calculator, for a more detailed overview of your odds (http://www.aringo.com/MBA_admission_cha ... ulator.htm) and to browse the rest of the website for useful tips.
I also invite you to email our North America CEO, Chrissy, (chrissym@aringo.com) to set up a free assessment call (with no attached commitments) so that she can help you begin shaping an impressive and individualized application.

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Hi ,

I am an Indian with GMAT Score 650(V-31 , Q-49). I have 6 yrs of work experience in Software Industry and am currently working as an Analyst in MNC. In which of the Universities in India and Abroad(Singapure,UK) I can apply and what are the chances there?
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New post 10 Mar 2015, 05:08
Hi there,

Unfortunately, as a male, Indian techie, you fall within the most over-saturated category of applicants. This means you should probably try improving your GMAT score.
Otherwise, you may want to consider top 30 or 50 schools (http://www.bschool.careers360.com/top-1 ... india-2014).

For a more in depth calculation of your chances, please try our free chances calculator (http://www.aringo.com/MBA_admission_cha ... ulator.htm), which will determine your odds of admissions based on various factors in your profile.

I also encourage you to contact our international CEO, Chaya (chayap@aringo.com), so that you can set up a free assessment call (with no attached commitments) and so that she can begin guiding you towards creating an impressive and individualized application.

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New post 26 Mar 2015, 11:42
Hi,

I would love to get your perspective on where I stand.

-27 y/o Indian Male (will turn 28 in may)

-GMAT 710 (49Q, 39V)

-Graduated in 2008 from a business school in UK with a degree in accounting and finance. Topped my degree in year one. Ended up with an upper 2.1 degree.

-planned on working in UK itself in order to get some international work ex but had to move back to India because of my fathers death (3 weeks after final term). Had to take care of family affairs, both financial and emotional, so moved back.

-Over 6.5 years of experience working in the business development and strategy implementation division of a firm with interests across hydropower, textiles and education and annual revenues of over $100m. Currently working as the director of business development and strategy. Have worked across all 3 sectors. Currently leading a team in implementing the expansion/diversification of the education vertical. The project is at an advanced stage of implementation and the financial rewards from the project have already started flowing in. The idea for diversification was my brainchild and thus I was made the team leader of the project and have 17 individuals reporting to myself. The financial rewards from this project have already started flowing in. I'm also the youngest at the firm at a senior managerial role. I've held leadership roles across all the 3 verticals.

-short term goal is to make a transition to a top tier management consulting firm and work in new geographies (outside of India). Long term goal is to take up a senior management role at a fortune 500 firm. In my current role I'm coming up with and executing ideas that lead to improvement in business process and create value for the firm. I think a career in consulting will be a reasonable sell as my STG.

-Extra curricular: work with one of the most prominent environmental NGO in the country. Have been closely associated with environmental research over the last 4 years. Having lost my father to blood cancer I started a cancer foundation in his name and have raised over INR 1.5m which in turn was used to help underprivileged patients in their treatment. Also organize an annual blood donation camp. Also redrafted and implemented the corporate social responsibility charter at the firm with a focus on sanitation for the poor and improving female financial literacy. I've also worked for a member of parliament from 2009-2013 on devising a plan for development in the members parliamentary constituency.

I would appreciate if you could evaluate my profile at the following schools.

-Target schools- INSEAD, Columbia, Kellogg, Tuck, Duke, Darden, Emory, McCombs, etc

Feel free to suggest other business schools.

Thanks for taking time out and helping people out here. Really appreciate it.

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