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New post 28 Jul 2018, 20:21
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Extending souvik101990 's post from last year to the 2019 season.
You should go check out that thread to see how the Indian applicant pool had been last year. https://gmatclub.com/forum/calling-all- ... 51036.html
Well, since we are all "blessed" to be in this oversubscribed pool, let's at least chat, work together and, generally, help each other out during the application season!

Here's a template for the initial conversation. Feel free to go off script after the introductions. :)

Schools you want to get in:
Reapplicant? Which schools?
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Countries you have lived/worked in:
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New post 28 Jul 2018, 20:25
I'll start...
Schools you want to get in: Well, any of the M-7 + LBS
Reapplicant? Which schools? Founding member of the 2016 Zero admit club.
GMAT: 730, 760
Undergraduate University: Top 20 Non-IIT university
Other Degrees: Masters from a top 5 US school
Countries you have lived/worked in: India, US
Profile: Yet another brown male engineer (what else is new!). Love tech, intend to stay in it after the MBA (if I get an admit that is!)
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Wow it has been awfully quiet here! Did President Trump scare everyone away? :hurt:
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Wow it has been awfully quiet here! Did President Trump scare everyone away? :hurt:

Good luck to you, the lone warrior. Not everyone has a greencard like you.
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Greencard lol!
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Wow it has been awfully quiet here! Did President Trump scare everyone away? :hurt:

Good luck to you, the lone warrior. Not everyone has a greencard like you.
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You are the founding member of 2016 zero admit club ?

Zero admit club is the only club i was sure i would get into :(
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Hello guys,

I am applying to Cambridge Judge Business School. My concern is that my referee is not able to upload the reference letter. He tried various formats, different computers, different versions but still no luck.

Kindly help in this regard.

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I am! Not my proudest day or year for that matter.
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You are the founding member of 2016 zero admit club ?

Zero admit club is the only club i was sure i would get into :(
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New post 07 Sep 2018, 16:28
Did you try writing to the adcoms?
Read bb 's excellent post about this here. https://gmatclub.com/forum/calling-all- ... l#p2125076
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I am applying to Cambridge Judge Business School. My concern is that my referee is not able to upload the reference letter. He tried various formats, different computers, different versions but still no luck.

Kindly help in this regard.

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Still not many brave hearts out there considering US MBA 2019 intake? Have Indians also significantly contributed to the decline in US MBA Applications this season?
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I guess that is true. But, I also think there are more Indian applicants on this site who haven't posted here. :)
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Still not many brave hearts out there considering US MBA 2019 intake? Have Indians also significantly contributed to the decline in US MBA Applications this season?
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Schools you want to get in: LBS, HEC, Said for Masters in Finance
GMAT: 760
Undergraduate University: BITS Pilani
Other Degrees: CFA L-2 Candidate.
Countries you have lived/worked in: India.
Profile: Software Developer in a top company India.
Anything else: Want to get out of CS into finance, so want to join Ms Finance in 2019
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Hey,

Just found this thread. Nice initiative indeed. I've prepared a tool to help you guys search and compare business schools from around the world. You can compare GMAT score, tuition fee, all rankings, etc in one place. You can also see their deadlines and essay questions. Here's the link:

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Schools you want to get in: LBS, HEC, Said for Masters in Finance
GMAT: 760
Undergraduate University: BITS Pilani
Other Degrees: CFA L-2 Candidate.
Countries you have lived/worked in: India.
Profile: Software Developer in a top company India.
Anything else: Want to get out of CS into finance, so want to join Ms Finance in 2019, and want to apply for M7 MBA after 5 years (any suggestions for long-term planning)


Thank you for keeping this thread alive. You have a outstanding GMAT but wondering why you choosing a MiF path to get in to finance when you already pursuing CFA. I believe Masters are suitable to early career professionals. How much work experience you have?
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Narenn wrote:
DIII wrote:
Schools you want to get in: LBS, HEC, Said for Masters in Finance
GMAT: 760
Undergraduate University: BITS Pilani
Other Degrees: CFA L-2 Candidate.
Countries you have lived/worked in: India.
Profile: Software Developer in a top company India.
Anything else: Want to get out of CS into finance, so want to join Ms Finance in 2019, and want to apply for M7 MBA after 5 years (any suggestions for long-term planning)


Thank you for keeping this thread alive. You have a outstanding GMAT but wondering why you choosing a MiF path to get into finance when you already pursuing CFA. I believe Masters are suitable to early career professionals. How much work experience you have?


I have around 3 months of Full-time Experience and 6 months Internship, passed out this year. It will give me chance to get good jobs in finance, transitioning from Tech.
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New post 05 Oct 2018, 12:25
Hey DIII,

You can do a lot of other amazing things in life than getting into a MiF just to prepare for an M7 in the future :)

If you are keen on getting into a GREAT MBA program, you can directly apply in 4 years from now. In the meanwhile, build a strong career path, travel, meet interesting people, gain international exposure, build a strong interest in extracurricular activities( if you do not have any yet), and enjoy your life. Think about it this way- You want to study for 1 to 2 years right now so that you profile can become more ACCEPTABLE for a TWO year long study in the future? Narenn is right in suggesting that you can leverage your CFA to crack a career in Finance right now.

It is very common for all of us in India to jump from one academic institution to another one, and study back to back. It will not have as much incremental value as you currently imagine.

You have a great GMAT Score, and I hope there is no burning desire to use it anywhere before the expiry date. My personal suggestion- Do not fall into this trap.

However, if you are not pursuing masters in finance to open the MBA gates, and have genuine handicaps that you want to work on, go for it. That should be the only reason to pursue this course.

Hope this helps!

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DIII wrote:
Narenn wrote:
DIII wrote:
Schools you want to get in: LBS, HEC, Said for Masters in Finance
GMAT: 760
Undergraduate University: BITS Pilani
Other Degrees: CFA L-2 Candidate.
Countries you have lived/worked in: India.
Profile: Software Developer in a top company India.
Anything else: Want to get out of CS into finance, so want to join Ms Finance in 2019, and want to apply for M7 MBA after 5 years (any suggestions for long-term planning)


Thank you for keeping this thread alive. You have a outstanding GMAT but wondering why you choosing a MiF path to get into finance when you already pursuing CFA. I believe Masters are suitable to early career professionals. How much work experience you have?


I have around 3 months of Full-time Experience and 6 months Internship, passed out this year. I think this path is the best way for me to secure an awesome MBA in the future being in the Indian IT Male demographic. It will also give me chance to get good jobs in finance, transitioning from Tech.


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Hey DIII,

You can do a lot of other amazing things in life than getting into a MiF just to prepare for an M7 in the future :)

If you are keen on getting into a GREAT MBA program, you can directly apply in 4 years from now. In the meanwhile, build a strong career path, travel, meet interesting people, gain international exposure, build a strong interest in extracurricular activities( if you do not have any yet), and enjoy your life. Think about it this way- You want to study for 1 to 2 years right now so that you profile can become more ACCEPTABLE for a TWO year long study in the future? Narenn is right in suggesting that you can leverage your CFA to crack a career in Finance right now.

It is very common for all of us in India to jump from one academic institution to another one, and study back to back. It will not have as much incremental value as you currently imagine.

You have a great GMAT Score, and I hope there is no burning desire to use it anywhere before the expiry date. My personal suggestion- Do not fall into this trap.

However, if you are not pursuing masters in finance to open the MBA gates, and have genuine handicaps that you want to work on, go for it. That should be the only reason to pursue this course.

Hope this helps!

Jatin


Actually, I'm not doing this for the MBA, the MBA might just be a side-effect if and when I want to pursue it. My main goal is to get into Investment Banking and gain international exposure, Investment Banking front office jobs are very rare in India and are only given to MBA grads, so that's why I am pursuing this path. I have no doubt that this is what will help my career and future. I really hope I get into LBS, HEC, or Oxford. I am also uncertain about the early program in ISB, although it is a good program, I will still have to work in India, where IB is relatively small. If you have any suggestions on how to break into IB, I'm happy to hear them.
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New post 07 Oct 2018, 19:03
Narenn wrote:
DIII wrote:
Schools you want to get in: LBS, HEC, Said for Masters in Finance
GMAT: 760
Undergraduate University: BITS Pilani
Other Degrees: CFA L-2 Candidate.
Countries you have lived/worked in: India.
Profile: Software Developer in a top company India.
Anything else: Want to get out of CS into finance, so want to join Ms Finance in 2019, and want to apply for M7 MBA after 5 years (any suggestions for long-term planning)


Thank you for keeping this thread alive. You have a outstanding GMAT but wondering why you choosing a MiF path to get in to finance when you already pursuing CFA. I believe Masters are suitable to early career professionals. How much work experience you have?


This a long term plan. Too early to hedge a career with two back to back degrees in a pre-recession period. Why only M7 schools and why not the 7 + 1th school? This is a mythological conspiracy that feeds the frenzy of third world MBA aspirants. There are innuendos from this years's decreasing scores and some dissatisfaction about the financial aid info that leaked out of stanford, which will lead to more progressive adcoms.
B-Schools started increasingly looking at the diversity of applicants from disadvantaged background, who made a difference with their limited resource of time and opportunity they had.
If you have the luxury of time, pursue an impactful career with your CS degree, have a six pack abs and find a partner. Don't forget to buy the dollars / Pounds right now for your college fees and the necessary Permanent residencies in these countries.
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Narenn wrote:
DIII wrote:
Schools you want to get in: LBS, HEC, Said for Masters in Finance
GMAT: 760
Undergraduate University: BITS Pilani
Other Degrees: CFA L-2 Candidate.
Countries you have lived/worked in: India.
Profile: Software Developer in a top company India.
Anything else: Want to get out of CS into finance, so want to join Ms Finance in 2019, and want to apply for M7 MBA after 5 years (any suggestions for long-term planning)


Thank you for keeping this thread alive. You have a outstanding GMAT but wondering why you choosing a MiF path to get in to finance when you already pursuing CFA. I believe Masters are suitable to early career professionals. How much work experience you have?


This a long term plan. Too early to hedge a career with two back to back degrees in a pre-recession period. Why only M7 schools and why not the 7 + 1th school? This is a mythological conspiracy that feeds the frenzy of third world MBA aspirants. There are innuendos from this years's decreasing scores and some dissatisfaction about the financial aid info that leaked out of stanford, which will lead to more progressive adcoms.
B-Schools started increasingly looking at the diversity of applicants from disadvantaged background, who made a difference with their limited resource of time and opportunity they had.
If you have the luxury of time, pursue an impactful career with your CS degree, have a six pack abs and find a partner. Don't forget to buy the dollars / Pounds right now for your college fees and the necessary Permanent residencies in these countries.


Like I have posted above, if you would have read it, I'm not so sure on MBA, it may be a side effect which I may or may not pursue, my main goal is to shift into finance, your comment about pursuing a career in CS doesn't make sense. I'm not interested in a career in CS, although I am getting good money, unlike most money is not my motivation, I want to work in a field I like, and to do that my next best action is to pursue MS finance, we'll see what happens in the future. There are too many parameters in my decision, I have been researching for over a year now, so I know what I am doing. This is best for me and I hope you understand that. If you were in my position I am sure you would aspire to different goals, that's because we are different people.
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