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New post 31 Mar 2018, 12:08
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souvik101990. Thanks for taking this up man. Congrats on the great admits! I would like help with my resume and profile evaluation. Can you PM me your personal email id. Will send my resume and brief description of my profile to your email as I don't want to post my resume here. Thanks in advance.


Appreciate it. This thread serves as a community learning. I don't think I will be able to evaluate your profile over PMs/email. You could post a sanitised version here - nobody would know. Unless you are a celebrity, in which case, why would you go to business school?
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New post 31 Mar 2018, 14:13
Hi Souvik!


Thanks for taking this on. You are truly an inspiration.


Here's my profile:

Planning to apply in R1 for class of 2021.


Here is a little background on my profile:


Age: 24 (Indian Female, currently living in US)

Graduation: 87% ( non-IIT, renowned college )

GMAT: 750 Q50, V41. (planning to retake it in a couple of months).


Work Experience: (~5 years by the time of matriculation in 2019, graduated in 2014).

*Vanderbilt University Medical Center. (March '17- present) -- Working on applying data analytics in medicine. Youngest member and the only foreigner in the team of highly qualified individuals

*Deloitte Consulting. (October '15 - March'17)

*Cognizant Technology Solutions (June'14 - October'15)


Extra Curriculars

- Bachelors -- Co-founded a non-profit during bachelors (Acted as technological partners to NGO's)

- Bachelors -- Spearheaded Social Responsibility Division at Model United Nations.

- Post-Bachelors -- Strategy Advisor at American Field Service, an international youth exchange organization.

- Have played Cricket at college level.

- Received Prathibha award during class 7 and class 10 for excellent academics. Central Government scholarship recipient during high school.

Questions I have:

1) How do I improve my profile as a re-applicant. I have already done few things (Won a case competition at Vanderbilt, Started taking up more challenging roles at work as a promotion isn't feasible, started working on improving my GMAT score) but want to know what else I can do to make my candidacy stronger for top 5 business schools in US.

2) Have you used a consultant during the process? If yes, whom would you recommend. I'm planning on using one.


Thanks much in advance!
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GmatHopeful2021 - quick question before we proceed further. A 750 GMAT with your split (which is great BTW) is MORE THAN ENOUGH for an Indian female such as yourself. Why would you waste time retaking? The only other Indian woman I have seen do such a thing is kmwantstogoschool who wanted to improve her quant (750-770 - she's crazy!).

One more thing: which schools did you apply to and what were the outcomes? If it was just Yale, it does not mean anything!
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souvik101990: I applied to Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Booth and Sloan in R1 and got dinged without invites. I applied to Yale in R2 just for a reality check to see if my profile can even land an interview invite at a top school (I was devastated by my R1 results and lost confidence). I got dinged at Yale after landing an interview invite. I know a 750 is more than enough. But this is my last attempt trying for a top 5 school as I can't drain myself more emotionally and financially. With that being said, I want to give it my best shot this time and improve my profile in every single aspect I can. I'm confident that I can score a 760/770 with some decent effort (Not planning to spend too much time on it though, just 1-2 hours a day).
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Name: Hitarth Parmar

GMAT: 710 (Q48, Q39); IR - 8; AWA - 5.0. [Recently appeared for my GMAT on 16.02.2018]

Work Experience: 57 months [as on 01.04.2018] at a Public-sector Oil & Gas industry in India. I worked for 53 months in Operations & Maintenance department as an Officer, and was responsible for managing the Routine Maintenance Schedules, Breakdown maintenance with Root Cause Analysis and Report Generation; was responsible for a critical design change which was universalised in the company.

Recently, I have been transferred to Projects department since 3.5 months and been looking after Project Scheduling, Planning, review and approval of procedures, materials, managing and co-ordinating with other agencies (Consultant, contractor, inspection agencies).

Extra-curriculars: Have won a team event at a national level sports fest in the game of Table Tennis; was associated for 1 year with an NGO.


Question:
1) I expected a better GMAT score than 710 - I used to receive around Q49 and Q50 as well as V41 and V42. Basically, I think I have room for improvement and wish to appear once again around May. Is that a good time to appear for the GMAT or should I concentrate more on Essays, LoRs and such?

2) Considering that I have my work experience in Projects and Operations and thereby plan on pursuing MBA in Operations/Project management, should I aim for a better score in Quant? (something around 49-50)

3) Which are the best schools for MBA with specialisation in Operations and Project Management? How good is ISB for the same?

Your help will be thoroughly appreciated.
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Hello souvik101990 , I have been reading your debriefs and I would like to have your feedback on my profile.

Gender - Male
Age: 25 years

Work Experience (3.5 years)
2018 onwards Business Operations at UpGrad for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Program Vertical
2016 - 2018 - Associate Consultant - Worked on Business Transformation Projects, and Leadership Development
2015 - CEO at AIESEC in Mumbai - Led an Executive Body of 12 Members with an annual budget of INR 1 crore, driving top-line revenue worth 65 lakhs through four products (B2C and B2B), led an overall work-force of 200 members
2014 - Headed Operations at AIESEC and worked at Godrej and Boyce as a Supply Chain Associate

Academics:
BE - Mechanical Engineering - Mumbai University
2012 - 2014: Represented the college at National (2012 and 2014 - SAE India) and International Competition (2012-2014) at Formula Student Germany Competitions by building a prototype race-car. Delivered through roles of Project Manager, and Production Engineer
Placement Co-ordinator
Grade: 60% (First Class)
12th: 78%
10th: 91%

Extra-curricular:
1. AIESEC: Started from a member in 2013 and went on to be elected as the President/CEO of the Mumbai office for the official term of 2015-2016
2. Formula Student Germany Competition in Germany (2012, 2013, 2014)
3. Blogger for AOL Media (2012-2013)
4. Nokia Ambassador
5. State Level Sprinter - 100 metres, 400 metres

GMAT - scheduled for 1st June (highest Mock score has been [i][b]630 in MGMAT Mock)

I am looking forward to applying to the below colleges:
1. ISB (also has an AIESEC scholarship worth 5 lakhs)
2. NUS
3. NTU
4. SP Jain
5. IIM Ahmedabad (next year for Exec)

I know I really have to work on my GMAT score. Maybe around 720.

Would definitely love to know your thoughts on the profile and how to go about the same.

Cheers :)
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May I request for profile evaluation ?
2010 - Grad, Computer Engineering, Delhi College of Engineering.

Work experience

2011- 14 months work experience with bank of America in Business Intelligence. (Resigned from Job)
2011-2013 - Prepared for Civil Services. Not able to get through.
2014 - Co founded a national NGO for differently able.
2015- Co founded, a partnership firm to teach cadets for NDA at schools under defense ministry.
2016 - Co founded a start up for providing free quality material for competitive examinations in hindi language as it comprises of 45 % of our population. For the same raised pre seed funds from DTU IIF.

Sports profile

2011- Silver at National Championship in Para Table Tennis.
2012- Speaker at International Conference for London Olympics at Delhi University.
2013- Represented India at Para Table Tennis Thailand. World rank 72.
2016- Successfully negotiated with Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI), Sports Authority of India (SAI) and International Para table Tennis Committee (IPTTC) for National championship of Para table Tennis which was due in India since 5 years and no one was ready to provide any solution. I intervened and helped in formation of national body to take care of Para Table Tennis under TTFI. Consequently, we were able to win medals in Para Asian Games (1 Bronze), Thailand Open, 2017(3 Bronze) and Jordan Open (9 medals, highest in India). Recently I have been able to get funds allocated for national championship which was due 5 years and also presented a separate budget for Para Table Tennis of 1.5 crore which is about to pass in a month. Presently I have been selected as players representative for Para Table Tennis but it is not a legal sanctioned post.

Which MBA school I stand a chance for scholarship ? GMAT :700

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New post 12 Apr 2018, 13:11
Hi Souvik
Thanks a lot first of all.
I Wanted to know how are the MBA programs in Canadian business schools ? In terms of ROI and post MBA job opportunities considering Canada has a smaller job market as compared to the US.
Also, roughly how much GMAT score should I target if I am looking for top 10 schools in Canada.

Thank you!
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