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PROFILE EVALUATION FOR CANADIAN MBAS FOR FALL 2020.

DEMOGRAPHICS : Indian Male, 25 years old.

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE : B-Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from SRM University, Chennai (2017)
CGPA – 8.6/10 OR 3.44/4

WORK EXPERIENCE : 2.5 years in Software consulting from Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai

LONG TERM GOAL: To become a Marketing head in a Canadian/International company of repute in Sports/Music/Travel/FMCG/Retail/Consumer Electronics industries AND To settle in Canada with a PR.

SHORT TERM (post-MBA) GOALS : entry-level marketer/Marketing manager in the above industries OR join Management Consultancy for a few years then become a marketer in those industries.

I’ve taken a few UG-level credit courses and online courses in MGMT, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship to help me facilitate my transition from Software to Marketing.

TEST SCORES:
GMAT – 710 (Q48, V40, IR 5, AWA 5)
IELTS Academic – 8.0 (L-8, R-9, W-7, S-7)

EXTRA-CURRICULARS:
1. Committee Member & Marketing Head of the SRM University Cycling Club
2. Cleared with distinction Grade 5 exam in “Drum-kit” conducted by Trinity College of Music, London, 2008.
3. Successfully completed BRM-200 (Brevet d’Audax), a 200 km cycle race conducted by Mumbai Randonneurs division of Brevet d'Audax, France in 12 hours and 10 minutes in February 2018.
4. Since 2015, have been a regular member of The Indian Stammering Association (TISA), a not-for-profit organization by and for people who stutter. Since 2018, have been the Co-coordinator for the organization’s Mumbai chapter. Website: https://stammer.in/.
5. Regular participant and host of Mumbai Drum Circle, a community drum circle specialising in Djembes (South African hand drums).

**Interested in only 20+ months MBA program to get 3 year Work permit after graduating. Hence, IVEY, Queen’s, Simon Fraser, uOttawa, etc are OUT.
**NOT interested in colleges in Quebec due to liabilities of not knowing French. Hence McGill, Concordia, HEC are OUT.

TARGET PROVINCES: Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta

Colleges Applied so far:
1. McMaster (DeGroote) Co-op MBA -> Interviewed; awaiting final results.
2. UCalgary (Haskayne) Daytime MBA -> Submitted in R2
3. York U (Schulich) MBA -> Submitted in R1

Profile Evaluation required for:
1. University of Toronto Rotman – MBA
2. University of Alberta – MBA
3. UBC Sauder - MBA
4. Brock University Goodman – MBA ISP
5. Carleton University Sprott - MBA

Could you help me understand my initial profile evaluation for these above 5 programs?
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New post 03 Dec 2019, 09:55
Hi
I wanted to enroll in 2020 accounting phd class in:
Katz pittsburgh
Uci merage
Mays A&M
Kelley indiana
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Here’s my profile
24 years old
Indonesia

Undergraduate 3,18
Master 3,83
Certified tax consultant
2 years exp as auditor
Has a publication in WoS indexed journal in 2018

Unfortunately
Gmat score
Q 41
V30
IR 7
Composite 590

Can i get accepted with this kind of score?

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New post 09 Dec 2019, 02:12
Hello, I am stuck in quite a unique situation...

GMAT exam 1(December 2018): Q49 v23 - 600

GMAT exam 2(7th December 2019):
Q42 v37 - 640


My question is : do thr colleges consider the highest of two particular sections ?

I mean will they consider Q49 of my earlier attempt and v37 of my most recent attempt. Thank you

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New post 09 Dec 2019, 02:20
AdityaHongunti wrote:
Hello, I am stuck in quite a unique situation...

GMAT exam 1(December 2018): Q49 v23 - 600

GMAT exam 2(7th December 2019):
Q42 v37 - 640


My question is : do thr colleges consider the highest of two particular sections ?

I mean will they consider Q49 of my earlier attempt and v37 of my most recent attempt. Thank you

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No they won't. They'll consider only one complete attempt
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New post 31 Dec 2019, 21:52
Hello and Happy New Year!

If you could spare the time to evaluate my profile, it would be greatly appreciated! Any and all feedback and comments are welcome.

Age:
23 (Plan to apply in 3-4 years)

Ethnicity:
Korean-American

Academics:
Top 10 U.S. University (not known for engineering)
GPA: 3.61 (Majored in Mechanical Engineering and Minored in Finance)

GMAT:
740 (49Q, 41V)
(2nd attempt; thinking about retaking the GMAT again to achieve a score of 760+ due to my demographic)

Experience:
Engineer
100% in the aerospace industry (including internships)

Current Job:
Engineer at Fortune 100 Aerospace Engineering Firm

Intended Post-MBA Career:
1.) Management consulting (MBB), using my experiences in the engineering industry (both small and large firms) to help clients with problems unique to the intersection of business and engineering.
Or
2.) Program Manager at current company, using my engineering background, industry experience, and business education from an MBA.

MBA Schools:
Reach: HBS, Stanford, Wharton, MIT, Booth, Columbia
Target: Kellogg, Haas, Ross, Stern

Thanks in advance.
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New post 05 Jan 2020, 07:13
Hello Team,

Kindly review my profile and share your valuable inputs.

Profile: INDIAN, Male, 28 years. I completed my graduation in Computer Science & Engineering from India in 2014 with a CGPA of 8.30.
I have one year Education gap after my Class 12th and Graduation, preparation for Engineering exams(IITJEE) for top colleges.

Academic:
- Engineering: CGPA- 8.30/10
- 12th: 83%
- 10th: 80%

I have been working with TCS,India for past 5 and a half years, out of which for the last one and a half years in Germany. My current role is Developer cum Solution architect.

Extra-curricular: I have won few Star of the Months and top programmers awards within the company.
I have experience of teaching school kids from government school and Security gaurds as part of CSR activity.

Areas of interest : 1) Consulting, 2) Finance

I am planning for the below colleges:
1. Kellogg,
2. INSEAD,
3. TUCK,
4. Yale,
5. ISB

Can you please let me know if my profile fits these colleges and what should be my target GMAT score?

Kindly review the above profile and please let me know if you need more info on my profile. Thanks a lot!
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New post 21 Feb 2020, 03:37
AdityaHongunti wrote:
Hello, I am stuck in quite a unique situation...

GMAT exam 1(December 2018): Q49 v23 - 600

GMAT exam 2(7th December 2019):
Q42 v37 - 640


My question is : do thr colleges consider the highest of two particular sections ?

I mean will they consider Q49 of my earlier attempt and v37 of my most recent attempt. Thank you

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Hello AdityaHongunti,

Apologies for the delayed response here.

While schools will not consider separate sectional scores from different attempts, you could address this fact in the optional essay. Please go ahead with your second score (as it is the higher one) while mentioning that you did score a 49 on the quant section in a previous attempt.

All the best!
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New post 21 Feb 2020, 18:27
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Hello and Happy New Year!

If you could spare the time to evaluate my profile, it would be greatly appreciated! Any and all feedback and comments are welcome.

Age:
23 (Plan to apply in 3-4 years)

Ethnicity:
Korean-American

Academics:
Top 10 U.S. University (not known for engineering)
GPA: 3.61 (Majored in Mechanical Engineering and Minored in Finance)

GMAT:
740 (49Q, 41V)
(2nd attempt; thinking about retaking the GMAT again to achieve a score of 760+ due to my demographic)

Experience:
Engineer
100% in the aerospace industry (including internships)

Current Job:
Engineer at Fortune 100 Aerospace Engineering Firm

Intended Post-MBA Career:
1.) Management consulting (MBB), using my experiences in the engineering industry (both small and large firms) to help clients with problems unique to the intersection of business and engineering.
Or
2.) Program Manager at current company, using my engineering background, industry experience, and business education from an MBA.

MBA Schools:
Reach: HBS, Stanford, Wharton, MIT, Booth, Columbia
Target: Kellogg, Haas, Ross, Stern

Thanks in advance.


Hello SimbaJSK,

Apologies for the delayed response but we hope this finds you in time still.

While we are not sure about the years of work experience you already possess, having about 5 years of experience at the time of joining the program would be quite ideal; so, we would strongly recommend that you plan accordingly.

Now, your experience in the aerospace industry would definitely be a differentiating factor; however, you haven't provided us with any details of what your role really is for us to evaluate the same. Nonetheless, since profile building is going to be very important at this point, please do keep the following in mind:
a) Explore avenues for growth; the Ad Com looks out for leadership traits and establishing the same through your work becomes important.
b) Try and get some client handling experience, if possible; with the kind of roles you are targetting, the same is going to be quite important.
c) Needless to say, achievements at work will be crucial; even as you look out for growth, do not forget to perform in your existing role; achievements help add talking points to your profile.

You haven't spoken about your extra-curricular engagements at all. With the schools you are targetting, you must truly focus on building your profile in a holistic manner.

The idea for a second attempt sounds great and you must definitely look to score as high as you can.

Good luck!
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Hello Team,

Kindly review my profile and share your valuable inputs.

Profile: INDIAN, Male, 28 years. I completed my graduation in Computer Science & Engineering from India in 2014 with a CGPA of 8.30.
I have one year Education gap after my Class 12th and Graduation, preparation for Engineering exams(IITJEE) for top colleges.

Academic:
- Engineering: CGPA- 8.30/10
- 12th: 83%
- 10th: 80%

I have been working with TCS,India for past 5 and a half years, out of which for the last one and a half years in Germany. My current role is Developer cum Solution architect.

Extra-curricular: I have won few Star of the Months and top programmers awards within the company.
I have experience of teaching school kids from government school and Security gaurds as part of CSR activity.

Areas of interest : 1) Consulting, 2) Finance

I am planning for the below colleges:
1. Kellogg,
2. INSEAD,
3. TUCK,
4. Yale,
5. ISB

Can you please let me know if my profile fits these colleges and what should be my target GMAT score?

Kindly review the above profile and please let me know if you need more info on my profile. Thanks a lot!


Hello Codebug4it,

Apologies for the delayed response but we hope this will be of help to you still.

The length of your work experience is just ideal for you to apply to these programs and the exposure of working in Germany sounds great as well. However, you do belong to an over-represented pool of Indian applicants with an IT background; resultantly, please do aim for the 99th percentile on the GMAT; it will not guarantee you an admit but will definitely help differentiate your case from a lot of others.

Your extra-curricular engagements sound average but we are hoping that you would be applying in Round 1 for the Fall 2021 intake. That will give you a chance to build your profile further. The schools you are targetting want to see a holistic profile; so, be sure to present the same through your essays.

Please do watch the following video to gain an understanding of the qualities that the Ad Com expects:



Hope this helps!

All the best!
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Please review my profile and suggest things i could do to improve my chances. Planning to apply next year 2021.

Demographics (nationality, gender): - Indian, Male, 28

· Education (undergraduate institution, GPA, major - high school/entrance exams not needed):
10th : 90%
12th : 91% (school topper)
Undergrad Btech : 70% ( small town college)
Post graduation : 65% ( IIM Kashipur, In the top 15 Bschools in the country)

Cleared CFA level 1 in 2019

· GMAT: 760 (Q-50, V-42, IR – 8)

· Work experience: 2.5 years as a software developer in Infosys and 1 year as a sales manager (reporting to associate vice president and board) in a middle sized firm. (valuation .8 Billion USD), started an education startup a year back, Planning to stay in the same organisation till i apply next year, so 2 years as sales manager in a middle sized firm.

· Extracurricular activities: Won several national level case study competitions during my MBA, Gold medal for academic proficiency in marketing (this was the only subject i could get a hang of :( , School topper, Volunteered in Placement and organising committees in undergrad , NGO work experience of 2 years, Several appreciation mails and Rewards and recognition awards.

Sports : part of football team right from undergraduate to postgraduate level - represented iim in sporting events.

· Post-MBA goals: Make a career in Marketing/Consulting and shift to a new geography.

· Target schools: Insead or any other top 10 - 1 year MBA programs
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Please review my profile and suggest things i could do to improve my chances. Planning to apply next year 2021.

Demographics (nationality, gender): - Indian, Male, 28

· Education (undergraduate institution, GPA, major - high school/entrance exams not needed):
10th : 90%
12th : 91% (school topper)
Undergrad Btech : 70% ( small town college)
Post graduation : 65% ( IIM Kashipur, In the top 15 Bschools in the country)

Cleared CFA level 1 in 2019

· GMAT: 760 (Q-50, V-42, IR – 8)

· Work experience: 2.5 years as a software developer in Infosys and 1 year as a sales manager (reporting to associate vice president and board) in a middle sized firm. (valuation .8 Billion USD), started an education startup a year back, Planning to stay in the same organisation till i apply next year, so 2 years as sales manager in a middle sized firm.

· Extracurricular activities: Won several national level case study competitions during my MBA, Gold medal for academic proficiency in marketing (this was the only subject i could get a hang of :( , School topper, Volunteered in Placement and organising committees in undergrad , NGO work experience of 2 years, Several appreciation mails and Rewards and recognition awards.

Sports : part of football team right from undergraduate to postgraduate level - represented iim in sporting events.

· Post-MBA goals: Make a career in Marketing/Consulting and shift to a new geography.

· Target schools: Insead or any other top 10 - 1 year MBA programs


Hello Inseadxyz,

Thanks for your query.

First things first...your GMAT score is definitely going to be the strongest component of your application; a good job with that!

Frankly, a lot depends on how you differentiate your case from other applicants (through your essays), project your need for a second MBA, and elaborate on your career goals. What we do not see in your profile as of now is:
a) International experience
b) Leadership experience (unless people are reporting to you in your current capacity)

In particular, if we talk about INSEAD, it really values the above; hence, you may want to build your profile keeping the same in mind. That said, your education start-up definitely sounds good; hopefully, you will be able to project your achievements with the start-up in a powerful manner.

Coming to your volunteering experience, we would definitely motivate you to contribute to the social organizations you are working with, in the capacity of a leader. Rather than showcasing mere volunteering experience, it's important to bring out qualities (directly or indirectly) that a business school would value.

The following video may help:



To cut a long story short, you must definitely apply to INSEAD and the top 1-year programs but focus on submitting a set of stellar essays that do justice to your overall profile. Needless to say, spend the next few months building your profile along the lines discussed.

Should you wish to schedule a detailed discussion to discuss this further, do let us know.

Good luck!
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