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Hello there, hope you're doing well.

Indian Male

Education :

2013 - 2016
Bachelors in Science - Hotel Management (Tier-1)
Score : 63% (Extra Ordinary life situations)

2018 - Ongoing (ends in June 2020)
Masters in Education - IGNOU (well respected Govt of India run distance education university)
Major : Education Technology
Score : 75% (Top 1 percentile)

Both my undergraduate and graduate schools are known for being stingy in awarding grades.

GMAT : 770

Age : 27 (January born)

Work Experience : Would be around 4 years by the time I apply in 2020.

July 2016 - May 2017
Restaurant Manager - $300,000 P&L role
Domino's Pizza

Was promoted once, attended one international conference in Malaysia. The job had become highly repetitive and I didn't feel like learning much, role wouldn't have really changed until the next 2 promotions.



July 2017 - Feb 2018
Sport Leader - was responsible for taking care of business worth $1.3M along with 4 others. Work was entrepreneurial in nature (imagine owning a retail space in a big store).
Decathlon Sports - Retail vertical

No promotion, scope and speed of learning was not satisfactory.

June 2018 - Ongoing
Business Development Manager - Leading a team of 10 associates bringing over $1.2M of business.
Think & Learn Private Ltd.

Promoted once.

Think & Learn is a unicorn startup in the education technology industry and is by far the biggest player in India. Apparently, the highest valued EdTech company in the world. Has just began to expand internationally.

Recommendations : 1. Vice President - Business Development
2. Immediate Manager.
Can expect strong recommendations.

Extras :
- Active member at a mid sized non profit organisation helping unprivileged children in getting quality education. Work includes leading teams of volunteers, teaching classes, raising funds, managing small events.
- Beginner Mountaineer (have climbed multiple peaks over 20,000 feet)
- Ex Junior Cricketer, now, playing in the corporate leagues.
- Multilingual (4+1 languages)

Career Goal : Work as a Strategy Consultant at Mckinsey focusing on issues in the education sector.
Reason : While working for Mckinsey, I shall be able to create a larger impact with my work in the education sector.


I have very strong reasons to justify my low UG grades and employment gaps.


Target Schools -

1. Wharton, Booth, MIT Sloan, Columbia, Kellogg (Assuming HBS stands too far, if not the current list of schools already does :-D )
2. Ross, Fuqua, Haas, Stern, Darden, INSEAD

Please evaluate my overall profile, request you to state if I've decent chances of getting in these schools with proper planning and execution.

Thanks!
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Hi, and thanks for writing! You have had a progressive career to date, and solid community involvement. Even with your excellent GMAT score and high master's GPA, I think your undergrad GPA could be an issue at some of the top schools given just how fiercely competitive the process is for Indian applicants to begin with - definitely explain what drove it in your optional essays, along with the February 2018 - June 2018 employment gaps.

I think that the second list of schools you are targeting: Ross, Fuqua, Haas, Stern, Darden, INSEAD, are more realistic, though they could still be a reach. McCombs and Georgetown are two to look at as well. I would also add LBS and Oxford to the list since you are open to Europe.

Hope that helps a bit!

Popla wrote:
Hello there, hope you're doing well.

Indian Male

Education :

2013 - 2016
Bachelors in Science - Hotel Management (Tier-1)
Score : 63% (Extra Ordinary life situations)

2018 - Ongoing (ends in June 2020)
Masters in Education - IGNOU (well respected Govt of India run distance education university)
Major : Education Technology
Score : 75% (Top 1 percentile)

Both my undergraduate and graduate schools are known for being stingy in awarding grades.

GMAT : 770

Age : 27 (January born)

Work Experience : Would be around 4 years by the time I apply in 2020.

July 2016 - May 2017
Restaurant Manager - $300,000 P&L role
Domino's Pizza

Was promoted once, attended one international conference in Malaysia. The job had become highly repetitive and I didn't feel like learning much, role wouldn't have really changed until the next 2 promotions.



July 2017 - Feb 2018
Sport Leader - was responsible for taking care of business worth $1.3M along with 4 others. Work was entrepreneurial in nature (imagine owning a retail space in a big store).
Decathlon Sports - Retail vertical

No promotion, scope and speed of learning was not satisfactory.

June 2018 - Ongoing
Business Development Manager - Leading a team of 10 associates bringing over $1.2M of business.
Think & Learn Private Ltd.

Promoted once.

Think & Learn is a unicorn startup in the education technology industry and is by far the biggest player in India. Apparently, the highest valued EdTech company in the world. Has just began to expand internationally.

Recommendations : 1. Vice President - Business Development
2. Immediate Manager.
Can expect strong recommendations.

Extras :
- Active member at a mid sized non profit organisation helping unprivileged children in getting quality education. Work includes leading teams of volunteers, teaching classes, raising funds, managing small events.
- Beginner Mountaineer (have climbed multiple peaks over 20,000 feet)
- Ex Junior Cricketer, now, playing in the corporate leagues.
- Multilingual (4+1 languages)

Career Goal : Work as a Strategy Consultant at Mckinsey focusing on issues in the education sector.
Reason : While working for Mckinsey, I shall be able to create a larger impact with my work in the education sector.


I have very strong reasons to justify my low UG grades and employment gaps.


Target Schools -

1. Wharton, Booth, MIT Sloan, Columbia, Kellogg (Assuming HBS stands too far, if not the current list of schools already does :-D )
2. Ross, Fuqua, Haas, Stern, Darden, INSEAD

Please evaluate my overall profile, request you to state if I've decent chances of getting in these schools with proper planning and execution.

Thanks!

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New post 31 Mar 2020, 18:47
Hi Nisha, thankyou so much for your time and valuable response.

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