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New post 23 Apr 2019, 05:50
26, male, Indian Sikh.
Business economics graduate from Delhi University (first division). I've derived that my GPA is 3.7 (kindly correct if wrong)
GMAT: 740 (Q51, V39, IR8, AWA6)
Work experience:
Full time 2.5 years, freelance 1.5 years.

I freelanced with a production studio as a cinematographer and a video editor for 6 months. They hired me full-time and promoted me to the post of senior producer because I was good at dealing with clients. This lasted for 6 months too.
Then I left for Mumbai to assist in ads and films to learn more. I was freelancing as well. I was the assistant cinematographer in Kapil Sharma's "Firangi". Was part of many short films as well.

Then I joined my family business of medicine exports. It involved handling purchase and negotiating rates and payment terms. Soon I started travelling to Imphal to manage a pharmacy as it's conflict struck area and hiring someone local was tough.
Additionally, I became a mutual fund distributor in Jan last year. I have a sizeable AUM under me. I am also a stock trader. I still freelance as a cinematographer.

In college I used to make short films on social causes. I'd write, shoot, direct and edit myself. The topics ranged from communal differences, eve teasing to organ donation. I screened the organ donation movie in my college and about 50 viewers pledged their organs after the screening.
I also won numerous awards in -
Street theatre
Best photographer
Best cinematography
Best short film (director)

I wish to get into financial consulting post MBA.

What is the deal breaker here? I've been told that my work ex won't count since I've mostly worked for myself or my family (albeit full time).

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New post 14 Jul 2019, 03:31
Hello All !

Please evaluate my profile and let me know on the chances of getting in

Nationality : Indian
Gender : Female
Age : 26 years
Class X : 93%
CLass 12 : 98%
Btech in Mechanical engineering( JNTU university hyderabad) : 86%
Mtech in BITS Pilani (WILP) : 97.5%
GMAT Score : 710

Overall 6 years of experience in Aerospace manufacturing company " Tata Advanced systems Limited"
3 years in Operations ( Production, Engineering, Tooling)
3 years in Supply chain ( Strategic sourcing team)
Certifications:
Lean six sigma green belt trained and led several projects

Extra curriculars :
Participated in indoor sports and atheltics at school, college and comapny level.
Participated in CSR initiatives from company side.

Post MBA goal:
Leading global supply chain teams across different industries.

Please let me know.

Thanks !

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New post 20 Aug 2019, 11:14
Hi all,

I'd really appreciate any profile evaluation for me

I'm 26, Male from Indonesian

GMAT: 680 (Q49, V34) IR 7
Total WE: 5 years in O&G EPC Contractor (4 years as Process Engineer in Netherlands office and 1 year as Business Development Specialist in Dubai office)

Spent the first 4 years as Process Engineer in The Hague, The Netherlands then moved to Dubai office (the same company) last year as Business Development Specialist. In my current role, I mainly create presentation for client meetings, involved in bid strategy and execution, market and competitor analysis, manage monthly reporting to excom level and support business process improvement.

Undergrad: Chemical Engineering in The Netherlands.
GPA: 8.1/10

Extra-curricular:
Vice President of Indonesian Student Association in The Hague for 1 year then continued as Advisor for the next 2 years
Board member of internal organization in The Hague office that acts as platform for networking, knowledge sharing and external excursions

Post MBA Goal: business development or consulting in renewable energy industry

Would like to apply the Early Action but it's tight so might postpone to Round 1

Thanks

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Hi all,

I'd really appreciate any profile evaluation for me

I'm 26, Male from Indonesian

GMAT: 680 (Q49, V34) IR 7
Total WE: 5 years in O&G EPC Contractor (4 years as Process Engineer in Netherlands office and 1 year as Business Development Specialist in Dubai office)

Spent the first 4 years as Process Engineer in The Hague, The Netherlands then moved to Dubai office (the same company) last year as Business Development Specialist. In my current role, I mainly create presentation for client meetings, involved in bid strategy and execution, market and competitor analysis, manage monthly reporting to excom level and support business process improvement.

Undergrad: Chemical Engineering in The Netherlands.
GPA: 8.1/10

Extra-curricular:
Vice President of Indonesian Student Association in The Hague for 1 year then continued as Advisor for the next 2 years
Board member of internal organization in The Hague office that acts as platform for networking, knowledge sharing and external excursions

Post MBA Goal: business development or consulting in renewable energy industry

Would like to apply the Early Action but it's tight so might postpone to Round 1

Thanks

Thanks


Hi,

You have outstanding international work experience, and that will make you desirable to admissions committees. Also noteworthy is a move from a technical role to a BD position, which allows you to work directly on your company's business objectives. Any worthy achievements in this role, such as successful bids, revenue generation etc. will add further shine to your resume.

As Darden is a case-method b-school, where most of in-class class learning happens through discussions, showing yourself to be proficient in soft skills (interpersonal skills, ability to work with people from different backgrounds, adaptability, listening to others, etc) will help.

The concerning bit right now is the low GMAT score- with Darden's average GMAT score being 718, you are almost 30 points below. If you are applying in R1, you should consider taking the GMAT once again. Also noticeably absent in this profile description are extra curricular activities in the recent past.

Your goals sound okay. Darden has great resources for the energy industry and on sustainability, so you will be in a good place.
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New post 21 Aug 2019, 21:32
Thanks for the reply Namita!

Do you think I have a better chance if I submit in early action? My application is now in progress and I might pull it off just on time.

To be honest, I think it will be difficult for me to improve my GMAT significantly in few weeks (also considering test availability in my area). It sounds cliche but it’s kinda true

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New post 22 Aug 2019, 00:06
FSUMAR wrote:
Thanks for the reply Namita!

Do you think I have a better chance if I submit in early action? My application is now in progress and I might pull it off just on time.

To be honest, I think it will be difficult for me to improve my GMAT significantly in few weeks (also considering test availability in my area). It sounds cliche but it’s kinda true

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If you think this is the best you can do, then apply in early action. If your application is otherwise very strong, then you never know, it may work with a low GMAT score.
Remember to capitalize on your other strengths, which are also substantial.

All the best and keep us posted :)
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New post 23 Aug 2019, 07:35
Thank you Namita! Wish me luck!

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Background: Applying Fall 2020.
Race/nationality: White, US
Sex: Male

Undergrad school/major: George Mason University, History (3.43 GPA)

Grad School: London School of Economics MSc. International History

GMAT Score: Have yet to take

Work experience and leadership: Have worked in political campaigns extensively ether as an intern or as a full-time employee before going to grad school, including for a high profile state party. I worked as a researcher for three prominent public affairs outfits. While I interned for several think tanks in college and on the Hill for a high profile member of Congress as well as for a House committee. I am currently working as a government contractor with a Federal agency. In these roles, I have worked with high-level donors, officials, and dealt with issues/risks impacting business.

Community and Others:
Served as a board member and treasurer of my undergraduate social fraternity's alumni org.
Treasurer for a local political organization
Active in DC foreign policy networking organizations.

Post-Grad Goal of MBA:
I want to work in energy finance/consulting, focusing on how political and regulatory risks impact this industry.

Additional: VA in-state resident if that counts for anything. I also know many Darden MBA alumni.
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Looks good, very interesting profile, I feel very optimistic. Just need to articulate why MBA and how it will make you more viable for the chosen post-MBA job. It's good that you are from VA; they will feel you are more likely to choose them and so they will be more likely to choose you. Esp with George Mason and all. I think they will see you as someone who could contribute to the intellectual focus at Darden; they value spirited and informed discourse. Of course, tough to evaluate your profile without a test score but if you meet the class average, you're a contender; white males are overrepresented but your work experience is a source of diversity so offsetting entries.

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Background: Applying Fall 2020.
Race/nationality: White, US
Sex: Male

Undergrad school/major: George Mason University, History (3.43 GPA)

Grad School: London School of Economics MSc. International History

GMAT Score: Have yet to take

Work experience and leadership: Have worked in political campaigns extensively ether as an intern or as a full-time employee before going to grad school, including for a high profile state party. I worked as a researcher for three prominent public affairs outfits. While I interned for several think tanks in college and on the Hill for a high profile member of Congress as well as for a House committee. I am currently working as a government contractor with a Federal agency. In these roles, I have worked with high-level donors, officials, and dealt with issues/risks impacting business.

Community and Others:
Served as a board member and treasurer of my undergraduate social fraternity's alumni org.
Treasurer for a local political organization
Active in DC foreign policy networking organizations.

Post-Grad Goal of MBA:
I want to work in energy finance/consulting, focusing on how political and regulatory risks impact this industry.

Additional: VA in-state resident if that counts for anything. I also know many Darden MBA alumni.

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Getting a GMAT score would definitely help evaluating your chances for Darden. Another potential target school (for your career goals) would be Yale. Also - should definitely be more specific on exactly which finance role do you have in your mind. There are quite a few that that touches upon regulatory, politics and enegery - and Darden may not be the best choice for some of them.
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Getting a GMAT score would definitely help evaluating your chances for Darden. Another potential target school (for your career goals) would be Yale. Also - should definitely be more specific on exactly which finance role do you have in your mind. There are quite a few that that touches upon regulatory, politics and enegery - and Darden may not be the best choice for some of them.


Interesting,

Just curious why do you suggest Yale?

As I though Yale SOM's big strength was healthcare consulting?
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skyblueseven wrote:
Getting a GMAT score would definitely help evaluating your chances for Darden. Another potential target school (for your career goals) would be Yale. Also - should definitely be more specific on exactly which finance role do you have in your mind. There are quite a few that that touches upon regulatory, politics and enegery - and Darden may not be the best choice for some of them.


Interesting,

Just curious why do you suggest Yale?

As I though Yale SOM's big strength was healthcare consulting?


For careers in government and public sector, SOM has a pretty good edge for it. It is one of the "synergies" that they have with the university(Yale).
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New post 27 Aug 2019, 09:11
Hi, please evaluate my profile.

Female, 25 years old, India

Secondary education : 9.4 gpa
Senior Secondary : 81.9%

Graduation :
Bachelors of Architecture
(5 years course including 6 months internship)

College : NIT

CGPA : 7.67

GMAT : 710 (Q49, V 36)

Work Experience : 25 months at Larsen and Toubro
(as on august 2019)
Role : Senior architect

Have taken up more responsibility than is usually awarded at my cadre. Have handled one project in last year and am handling another project on my own as of now.(project values upwards of 100 crores)

Co Curriculars :
1. Regularly volunteer for ngo camps ( elderdly health camps etc)
2. Was part of organizing committees of college fests, department functions, functions in school
3. Was involved in dramatics and debating in school


Why mba ?

I know the technical aspects of a building, from the floor plans to the ventilation system, from the effect it can have on a person to the how livable and sustenable it can be .
I want to able to look at the same built environment from a business/financial/economic point of view also, to be able to have a more cohesive bigger picture.

Thanks !

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