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Asking for a friend

Indian Female Chartered Accountant (equivalent of CPA in USA)

Age – 24

GMAT – yet to take (expect around 690)

Education –

Chartered Accountancy (C.A.)
B.Com. 66.81%
Class XII 95.2%
Class X CGPA 10 / 10

Work experience – 3 years + 2 years of Articleship experience (at KPMG) prior to completion of graduation

Currently, a founding team member of a transaction and business advisory start-up.

Close to 5 years of experience in Deal Advisory at KPMG (including articleship period) where I did the following –
1. Advised and handheld promoters of a renowned Indian apparel company (Revenue size – INR 850 crores in FY 2017-18) throughout the IPO process of the company
2. Worked on India’s largest consummated FDI transaction till date i.e. Essar-Rosneft deal – due diligence services, domestic and international tax advisory and preparing tax opinions
3. Conceptualized, analyzed and evaluated 25+ corporate restructuring transactions (incl. merger /demerger, share/ business transfer(s), inbound and outbound transactions involving Indian and foreign entities) from a tax and regulatory perspective. This primarily required detailed analysis of various laws like Income Tax Law (alongwith India’s Tax Treaties with various nations), Corporate Law, FEMA, SEBI regulations, Stamp Duty Act, etc.
4. Modeled tax effective and regulatory compliant business restructuring solutions for clients in various industries leading to tax optimization of over INR 50 crores for clients
5. Independently handled 40+ buy side and vendor Tax Due Diligence engagements for various PE funds and sovereign wealth funds
6. Assisted HNIs and Promoter Groups in succession planning - laying down the roadmap for family arrangements / settlements involving re-structuring of controlling stake in family businesses and high value property for smooth succession of family wealth

Recognition at work: 3 awards, one being for Essar – Rosneft engagement

Extra-curricular:
1. Published an article in 2017 to present simplified Tax and Regulatory reasons behind the rise of Capital Buybacks by Indian corporates
2. Won 4 gold medals and 3 silver medals in annual firm wide sports events for table tennis, cricket and soccer.
3. Won the first runner-up position in an inter-corporate Table Tennis tournament which saw participation by more than 25 companies.
4. Hosted skill building and networking sessions for groups of 60+ persons.
5. Presented before 500+ audience at multiple firm wide events like Townhall and Off-sites.
6. Learning Salsa and Bachata dance forms
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hello razordude1717

The profile seems pretty strong on Work experience and Extracurricular front.
I potentially see many stories to highlight stellar achievements at work as well as showcase diversity through the strong extracurricular.
Needless to say the right stories will have to be selected (you possibly cannot be telling everything)
GMAT does make the overall profile a bit 'iffy' for Booth. Based on the info give I'd recommend to put in a little more time to take it up to a 720 if possible. What other schools is she targeting?
All said, I don't see the most critical element- what are her career goals? If she is already running a startup (and assuming it is fairly new), why MBA and why now?
To conclude- Good Work Ex + Strong on Diversity + Iffy on GMAT + Missing Career Goals. Bump the last 2 (GMAT and goals) up and you have a strong profile to apply.

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razordude1717 wrote:
Asking for a friend

Indian Female Chartered Accountant (equivalent of CPA in USA)

Age – 24

GMAT – yet to take (expect around 690)

Education –

Chartered Accountancy (C.A.)
B.Com. 66.81%
Class XII 95.2%
Class X CGPA 10 / 10

Work experience – 3 years + 2 years of Articleship experience (at KPMG) prior to completion of graduation

Currently, a founding team member of a transaction and business advisory start-up.

Close to 5 years of experience in Deal Advisory at KPMG (including articleship period) where I did the following –
1. Advised and handheld promoters of a renowned Indian apparel company (Revenue size – INR 850 crores in FY 2017-18) throughout the IPO process of the company
2. Worked on India’s largest consummated FDI transaction till date i.e. Essar-Rosneft deal – due diligence services, domestic and international tax advisory and preparing tax opinions
3. Conceptualized, analyzed and evaluated 25+ corporate restructuring transactions (incl. merger /demerger, share/ business transfer(s), inbound and outbound transactions involving Indian and foreign entities) from a tax and regulatory perspective. This primarily required detailed analysis of various laws like Income Tax Law (alongwith India’s Tax Treaties with various nations), Corporate Law, FEMA, SEBI regulations, Stamp Duty Act, etc.
4. Modeled tax effective and regulatory compliant business restructuring solutions for clients in various industries leading to tax optimization of over INR 50 crores for clients
5. Independently handled 40+ buy side and vendor Tax Due Diligence engagements for various PE funds and sovereign wealth funds
6. Assisted HNIs and Promoter Groups in succession planning - laying down the roadmap for family arrangements / settlements involving re-structuring of controlling stake in family businesses and high value property for smooth succession of family wealth

Recognition at work: 3 awards, one being for Essar – Rosneft engagement

Extra-curricular:
1. Published an article in 2017 to present simplified Tax and Regulatory reasons behind the rise of Capital Buybacks by Indian corporates
2. Won 4 gold medals and 3 silver medals in annual firm wide sports events for table tennis, cricket and soccer.
3. Won the first runner-up position in an inter-corporate Table Tennis tournament which saw participation by more than 25 companies.
4. Hosted skill building and networking sessions for groups of 60+ persons.
5. Presented before 500+ audience at multiple firm wide events like Townhall and Off-sites.
6. Learning Salsa and Bachata dance forms

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Hi razordude,

The work experience quoted is impressive. It also seems that this is mostly the kind of work that is done in large and hierarchical teams. So the real question is going to be: What exactly did the candidate contribute? A secondary question would be: Outside of the candidate's personal contributions, how much knowledge does she have about the aspects of the project that she wasn't personally involved in? This could also be a value-add to her MBA section and her post-MBA job.

Then there is the question of her GMAT. Her GMAT and academic profile are on the weaker side.

Booth is a school that places emphasis on intellectual strength - her academic profile will make it a little difficult for her.

A GMAT retake, plus a clear answer to my question above will help her candidature. It would be wise to consider schools across the top-20 as well. (given current GMAT)

Best,
Karthik

razordude1717 wrote:
Asking for a friend

Indian Female Chartered Accountant (equivalent of CPA in USA)

Age – 24

GMAT – yet to take (expect around 690)

Education –

Chartered Accountancy (C.A.)
B.Com. 66.81%
Class XII 95.2%
Class X CGPA 10 / 10

Work experience – 3 years + 2 years of Articleship experience (at KPMG) prior to completion of graduation

Currently, a founding team member of a transaction and business advisory start-up.

Close to 5 years of experience in Deal Advisory at KPMG (including articleship period) where I did the following –
1. Advised and handheld promoters of a renowned Indian apparel company (Revenue size – INR 850 crores in FY 2017-18) throughout the IPO process of the company
2. Worked on India’s largest consummated FDI transaction till date i.e. Essar-Rosneft deal – due diligence services, domestic and international tax advisory and preparing tax opinions
3. Conceptualized, analyzed and evaluated 25+ corporate restructuring transactions (incl. merger /demerger, share/ business transfer(s), inbound and outbound transactions involving Indian and foreign entities) from a tax and regulatory perspective. This primarily required detailed analysis of various laws like Income Tax Law (alongwith India’s Tax Treaties with various nations), Corporate Law, FEMA, SEBI regulations, Stamp Duty Act, etc.
4. Modeled tax effective and regulatory compliant business restructuring solutions for clients in various industries leading to tax optimization of over INR 50 crores for clients
5. Independently handled 40+ buy side and vendor Tax Due Diligence engagements for various PE funds and sovereign wealth funds
6. Assisted HNIs and Promoter Groups in succession planning - laying down the roadmap for family arrangements / settlements involving re-structuring of controlling stake in family businesses and high value property for smooth succession of family wealth

Recognition at work: 3 awards, one being for Essar – Rosneft engagement

Extra-curricular:
1. Published an article in 2017 to present simplified Tax and Regulatory reasons behind the rise of Capital Buybacks by Indian corporates
2. Won 4 gold medals and 3 silver medals in annual firm wide sports events for table tennis, cricket and soccer.
3. Won the first runner-up position in an inter-corporate Table Tennis tournament which saw participation by more than 25 companies.
4. Hosted skill building and networking sessions for groups of 60+ persons.
5. Presented before 500+ audience at multiple firm wide events like Townhall and Off-sites.
6. Learning Salsa and Bachata dance forms

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August Academy.

We are an India based MBA admissions consulting firm. We've been helping Indian MBA applicants (students belonging to the most competitive MBA admissions pool) since 2013. Several of our students study at top 20 schools in the US including Kellogg, MIT, Yale, Ross and Darden, top European schools including London Business School and Oxford, top Canadian schools like Rotman and top Asian schools like ISB and NUS. Our students have won over USD 2.1 Million in scholarships over the last 3 admissions years.

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Profile evaluation appreciated!

Basics
Male, 24, White (Ukrainian, Jewish Immigrant —> American Citizen)

Undergrad
Hunter College (Macaulay Honors Program) in City University of New York (CUNY)
Major: Computer Science, Minor: Political Science
GPA: 3.94, GRE: V - 168, Q - 170, AW - 5.5

Awards
- College Valedictorian
- Hertog Scholar
- Goldsmith Scholar

Experience
- Software Engineer at Bloomberg for 3 years (full-time)
- Adjunct Lecturer of CS at Hunter College (part-time in evenings after Bloomberg)
- iOS Developer Intern at Foursquare (full-time summer internship)

Extracurriculars
- hackNY Fellow 2015 and Mentor 2016 & 2017 (Social good + tech organization)
- Moot Court Team Co-founder at Hunter College

Miscellaneous
- Stanford Summer Session Student (GPA: 4.0)
- Technology-based research in (1) Geography lab and (2) Computer Vision/Robotics lab
- Tech projects including MORPG game (college Capstone), un-“filter bubbled” news app (Facebook Journalism Project winner)

Recommenders
- Team Lead at Bloomberg (MBA & MS)
- Assistant Professor of CS at USF (MBA & MS)
- CS Chair at Hunter College (MS only)

Post MBA/MS Goals (Note: I am applying to MBA and MS in CS dual or joint degree programs)
- Globalizing volunteerism across disciplines through a design-thinking, civic-tech based startup
- CTO or Team Lead at self-founded or early stage startup, or Google X
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Hi, can someone please evaluate my profile?

Background and nationality: 27, Indian Female

Undergrad Information: 5 year integrated course (BE+ MBA) from Panjab University. The MBA experience wasn't close to what one would expect, hence crave for another one.

GMAT: 730

Work experience and leadership: 5 years as of 2018. Joined Barclays as part of accelerated leadership program for graduates, and since then have been working as Business Analyst on transformational Big Data retail products for customers. On daily basis work with colleagues from marketing, compliance, legal, technology and proposition adoption managers.

International exposure: have worked with colleagues from UK, Spain, Italy, France. Have traveled to Singapore and UK for work as well.

Community and others (I'm not paid for this. This is completely voluntary): Run many initiatives as HeForShe* Lead at work. Active community Ambassador for the past 5 years and organised multiple clothes/stationary donation drives and fund raisers. Won several awards as women talent pipeline, and for my contribution to community

Post MBA goals: want to work as product marketing/brand manager for a technology firm.

Anything else: will be a re applicant this year. Last year got dinged after being on Ross' waitlist for R2.


Any tips to crack this time would be appreciated.

Please let me know if you need more details.

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swarman wrote:
Hi, can someone please evaluate my profile?

Background and nationality: 27, Indian Female

Undergrad Information: 5 year integrated course (BE+ MBA) from Panjab University. The MBA experience wasn't close to what one would expect, hence crave for another one.

GMAT: 730

Work experience and leadership: 5 years as of 2018. Joined Barclays as part of accelerated leadership program for graduates, and since then have been working as Business Analyst on transformational Big Data retail products for customers. On daily basis work with colleagues from marketing, compliance, legal, technology and proposition adoption managers.

International exposure: have worked with colleagues from UK, Spain, Italy, France. Have traveled to Singapore and UK for work as well.

Community and others (I'm not paid for this. This is completely voluntary): Run many initiatives as HeForShe* Lead at work. Active community Ambassador for the past 5 years and organised multiple clothes/stationary donation drives and fund raisers. Won several awards as women talent pipeline, and for my contribution to community

Post MBA goals: want to work as product marketing/brand manager for a technology firm.

Anything else: will be a re applicant this year. Last year got dinged after being on Ross' waitlist for R2.


Any tips to crack this time would be appreciated.

Please let me know if you need more details.

* United Nation's campaign to promote gender equality

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Hi Swarman,

You profile looks good and the career goals sound to be in sync with your work experience. At the top programs, worthy applicants miss out because of the sheer competition from a strong(er) applicant pool. So looking at the info you have provided, there's not much I can say in terms of why you lost out last year or what you need to do better- we will really have to see your last year's applications to give that insight.
I will suggest that you don't just re-apply, but also add some new programs to your target list. If you are reapplying to Booth then a change in their main essay questionwill allow you to add new elements to your profile, without being repetitive.

feel free to share your resume with us for a more detailed profile discussion. A phone call will also help us understand about your last year's applications.
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Originally posted by MBADecoder on 12 Jul 2018, 23:48.
Last edited by MBADecoder on 13 Jul 2018, 04:42, edited 1 time in total.
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Hello swarman

Your 'stats' are decent. On paper you seem to have a well rounded & balances profile. Check on everything- GMAT, Work Ex, Extracurricular. Nothing is off the charts, but no glaring weaknesses either. That simply means that the devil is hidden in the execution of your actual application. Either career goals, professional journey, overall story, interview or a combination of these what went wrong.
Tough to say without having a detailed look.
For next time just make sure of these-
1. Plan a strategy before applying
2. Of course do not do the same things you did last time- may want to get it looked over by someone
3. Shortlist the right mix of schools- do not select all re-application schools ,it is a big gamble.
4. Identify and make sure last time's mistakes are not getting repeated.

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swarman wrote:
Hi, can someone please evaluate my profile?

Background and nationality: 27, Indian Female

Undergrad Information: 5 year integrated course (BE+ MBA) from Panjab University. The MBA experience wasn't close to what one would expect, hence crave for another one.

GMAT: 730

Work experience and leadership: 5 years as of 2018. Joined Barclays as part of accelerated leadership program for graduates, and since then have been working as Business Analyst on transformational Big Data retail products for customers. On daily basis work with colleagues from marketing, compliance, legal, technology and proposition adoption managers.

International exposure: have worked with colleagues from UK, Spain, Italy, France. Have traveled to Singapore and UK for work as well.

Community and others (I'm not paid for this. This is completely voluntary): Run many initiatives as HeForShe* Lead at work. Active community Ambassador for the past 5 years and organised multiple clothes/stationary donation drives and fund raisers. Won several awards as women talent pipeline, and for my contribution to community

Post MBA goals: want to work as product marketing/brand manager for a technology firm.

Anything else: will be a re applicant this year. Last year got dinged after being on Ross' waitlist for R2.


Any tips to crack this time would be appreciated.

Please let me know if you need more details.

* United Nation's campaign to promote gender equality

Posted from my mobile device

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simonayzman wrote:
Profile evaluation appreciated!

Basics
Male, 24, White (Ukrainian, Jewish Immigrant —> American Citizen)

Undergrad
Hunter College (Macaulay Honors Program) in City University of New York (CUNY)
Major: Computer Science, Minor: Political Science
GPA: 3.94, GRE: V - 168, Q - 170, AW - 5.5

Awards
- College Valedictorian
- Hertog Scholar
- Goldsmith Scholar

Experience
- Software Engineer at Bloomberg for 3 years (full-time)
- Adjunct Lecturer of CS at Hunter College (part-time in evenings after Bloomberg)
- iOS Developer Intern at Foursquare (full-time summer internship)

Extracurriculars
- hackNY Fellow 2015 and Mentor 2016 & 2017 (Social good + tech organization)
- Moot Court Team Co-founder at Hunter College

Miscellaneous
- Stanford Summer Session Student (GPA: 4.0)
- Technology-based research in (1) Geography lab and (2) Computer Vision/Robotics lab
- Tech projects including MORPG game (college Capstone), un-“filter bubbled” news app (Facebook Journalism Project winner)

Recommenders
- Team Lead at Bloomberg (MBA & MS)
- Assistant Professor of CS at USF (MBA & MS)
- CS Chair at Hunter College (MS only)

Post MBA/MS Goals (Note: I am applying to MBA and MS in CS dual or joint degree programs)
- Globalizing volunteerism across disciplines through a design-thinking, civic-tech based startup
- CTO or Team Lead at self-founded or early stage startup, or Google X


Hi,
Your profile sounds perfect. I'd emphasize max on your goals - its not very obvious with the short description above how they tie in with your experiences so far, but do connect those dots when you are applying and make a sound case for yourself.

You'll also want to convince the adcom that you are a star student who can handle the workload of two courses simultaneously.
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Hi simon,

Great stats - GPA and GRE. Not clear what kind of leadership you have had at work, and outside. Your goals are completely out there - shooting for the moon. Your tech background will put you in a fairly competitive pool of applicants.

In general, if you want to make a short-term goal of entrepreneurship, then you better have a good idea of what kind of company you want to start, and it will be useful if that business requires an MBA. Civic-tech seems quite far-fetched. How many such firms are there that hire from anywhere?

While I appreciate your zeal and desire to bring about significant change, you might want to consider toning it down a bit while applying to b-school. I would encourage a top 10 app. Including Booth. I visited Booth last month and was floored by the amount of work they do in the social space. So if you tone down your aspirations, you might find yourself a good fit there.

Regards,
Karthik

simonayzman wrote:
Profile evaluation appreciated!

Basics
Male, 24, White (Ukrainian, Jewish Immigrant —> American Citizen)

Undergrad
Hunter College (Macaulay Honors Program) in City University of New York (CUNY)
Major: Computer Science, Minor: Political Science
GPA: 3.94, GRE: V - 168, Q - 170, AW - 5.5

Awards
- College Valedictorian
- Hertog Scholar
- Goldsmith Scholar

Experience
- Software Engineer at Bloomberg for 3 years (full-time)
- Adjunct Lecturer of CS at Hunter College (part-time in evenings after Bloomberg)
- iOS Developer Intern at Foursquare (full-time summer internship)

Extracurriculars
- hackNY Fellow 2015 and Mentor 2016 & 2017 (Social good + tech organization)
- Moot Court Team Co-founder at Hunter College

Miscellaneous
- Stanford Summer Session Student (GPA: 4.0)
- Technology-based research in (1) Geography lab and (2) Computer Vision/Robotics lab
- Tech projects including MORPG game (college Capstone), un-“filter bubbled” news app (Facebook Journalism Project winner)

Recommenders
- Team Lead at Bloomberg (MBA & MS)
- Assistant Professor of CS at USF (MBA & MS)
- CS Chair at Hunter College (MS only)

Post MBA/MS Goals (Note: I am applying to MBA and MS in CS dual or joint degree programs)
- Globalizing volunteerism across disciplines through a design-thinking, civic-tech based startup
- CTO or Team Lead at self-founded or early stage startup, or Google X

_________________

Karthik P.
Founder and CEO,
August Academy.

We are an India based MBA admissions consulting firm. We've been helping Indian MBA applicants (students belonging to the most competitive MBA admissions pool) since 2013. Several of our students study at top 20 schools in the US including Kellogg, MIT, Yale, Ross and Darden, top European schools including London Business School and Oxford, top Canadian schools like Rotman and top Asian schools like ISB and NUS. Our students have won over USD 2.1 Million in scholarships over the last 3 admissions years.

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Hi Swarman,

Good to hear from you.

Good GMAT, though several Indian applicants have higher GMATs. The second MBA factor is always a concern.

Workwise, it seems that you've done well. Good EC's as well.

Some tips:

1) Clearly connect your post-MBA goals to your background (show that you can transfer some skills over). Also, explain how an MBA (another one) will help.

2) Try to bring out your personal stories clearly in your application essays (going beyond the resume) - perhaps you've done a good job of this already. Perhaps not. I don't know. Just letting you know that this is something you need to pay attention to.

3) Expand your range of schools.

Best,
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swarman wrote:
Hi, can someone please evaluate my profile?

Background and nationality: 27, Indian Female

Undergrad Information: 5 year integrated course (BE+ MBA) from Panjab University. The MBA experience wasn't close to what one would expect, hence crave for another one.

GMAT: 730

Work experience and leadership: 5 years as of 2018. Joined Barclays as part of accelerated leadership program for graduates, and since then have been working as Business Analyst on transformational Big Data retail products for customers. On daily basis work with colleagues from marketing, compliance, legal, technology and proposition adoption managers.

International exposure: have worked with colleagues from UK, Spain, Italy, France. Have traveled to Singapore and UK for work as well.

Community and others (I'm not paid for this. This is completely voluntary): Run many initiatives as HeForShe* Lead at work. Active community Ambassador for the past 5 years and organised multiple clothes/stationary donation drives and fund raisers. Won several awards as women talent pipeline, and for my contribution to community

Post MBA goals: want to work as product marketing/brand manager for a technology firm.

Anything else: will be a re applicant this year. Last year got dinged after being on Ross' waitlist for R2.


Any tips to crack this time would be appreciated.

Please let me know if you need more details.

* United Nation's campaign to promote gender equality

Posted from my mobile device

_________________

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Founder and CEO,
August Academy.

We are an India based MBA admissions consulting firm. We've been helping Indian MBA applicants (students belonging to the most competitive MBA admissions pool) since 2013. Several of our students study at top 20 schools in the US including Kellogg, MIT, Yale, Ross and Darden, top European schools including London Business School and Oxford, top Canadian schools like Rotman and top Asian schools like ISB and NUS. Our students have won over USD 2.1 Million in scholarships over the last 3 admissions years.

Schedule a free consultation with us.

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Thank you so much in advance for the help!

Background: Applying in Fall 2018 Round 1 for Fall 2019 start date.
Race/nationality: White, US
Sex: Male

Undergrad school/major: University of Pittsburgh, Accounting/Finance
Undergrad GPA: 3.85

GMAT Score: 760 Total, 49Q, 44V, AWA 6, IR 8

Work experience and leadership: 3 years of work experience upon submission of applications in Fall 2018 (4 upon planned matriculation) in Big 4 Public Accounting, Audit. I have completed a rotation in the TAS practice at my firm (specifically due diligence) and will be transferring full-time next Spring (I think this is a big selling point and shows growth in my career as the rotations are very selective in my office/firm).

Community and Others:
Volunteer dog-walker at local animal rescue shelters, helping to prepare and lead a booth at the upcoming Made in America festival in Philly.
Volunteer at LLS, organized multiple charity events and an office-wide team for a stair climb event.
President of Beta Alpha Psi during undergrad.
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant during undergrad
Recipient of scholarship awarded to "Top Achieving Academic Student" during undergrad.
IM Leagues

Certifications: Licensed CPA

Post-Grad Goal of MBA: To secure a position with a BB Investment Bank (specifically M&A/Core IB division), with the ultimate goal of transitioning to Corporate Development for a F100-F500 Company in consumer products. I want to consolidate companies in the industry to create a company that creates innovative products which make a difference in the day-to-day lives of consumers.

Additional: I think my WE/Demographic will lead to an uphill battle but my stats are strong and I think my extra-curriculars are solid. My recs should also be quite strong.
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Hi EricSayres,

I remember reviewing your profile last year (https://gmatclub.com/forum/profile-revi ... l#p1922321). I'm excited to see that you made the transfer to TAS happen as I think that improves your profile significantly, and helps to show you are serious about switching careers and taking on new challenges to develop yourself professionally.

Otherwise, your stats are still very strong and will put you in an above average position at Booth so you've got a good shot.

There are still lots of Big 4 applicants, but I think your extracurriculars are strong and may help set you apart.

Essays are going to be super important for you to demonstrate how you will make the transition to banking and what kinds of products and impact you're passionate about having in the future. With the second essay, use it as a chance to show Booth the person that you are today (both personally and professionally), what has shaped the key decisions you've made in your life, and how you will fit into the Booth culture. Be sure to watch our Booth essay tips here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otafOwZoXaU

Best of luck, and let me know if I can help with any other questions.
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Thank you so much in advance for the help!

Background: Applying in Fall 2018 Round 1 for Fall 2019 start date.
Race/nationality: White, US
Sex: Male

Undergrad school/major: University of Pittsburgh, Accounting/Finance
Undergrad GPA: 3.85

GMAT Score: 760 Total, 49Q, 44V, AWA 6, IR 8

Work experience and leadership: 3 years of work experience upon submission of applications in Fall 2018 (4 upon planned matriculation) in Big 4 Public Accounting, Audit. I have completed a rotation in the TAS practice at my firm (specifically due diligence) and will be transferring full-time next Spring (I think this is a big selling point and shows growth in my career as the rotations are very selective in my office/firm).

Community and Others:
Volunteer dog-walker at local animal rescue shelters, helping to prepare and lead a booth at the upcoming Made in America festival in Philly.
Volunteer at LLS, organized multiple charity events and an office-wide team for a stair climb event.
President of Beta Alpha Psi during undergrad.
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant during undergrad
Recipient of scholarship awarded to "Top Achieving Academic Student" during undergrad.
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Certifications: Licensed CPA

Post-Grad Goal of MBA: To secure a position with a BB Investment Bank (specifically M&A/Core IB division), with the ultimate goal of transitioning to Corporate Development for a F100-F500 Company in consumer products. I want to consolidate companies in the industry to create a company that creates innovative products which make a difference in the day-to-day lives of consumers.

Additional: I think my WE/Demographic will lead to an uphill battle but my stats are strong and I think my extra-curriculars are solid. My recs should also be quite strong.

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I'm not sure if this helps anyone but I got into Booth with a significant scholarship as a Round 2 applicant for the class of 2020 and was expected by everyone (including myself) NOT to get in, let alone a large scholarship. My "stats" are below:

I had 3.03 GPA from a small liberal arts school on the east coast and was a Psychology major (Bachelor of Arts). I worked (at the time of application) for 5.5 years in marketing/communications since the time of my graduation. However, I worked at very small "no name" firms throughout my work history and I bounced around to three different jobs (FYI, this is considered not ideal). Also, I know that this is the GMAT Club, but I submitted GRE scores to Booth and clearly they didn't have an issue with them.

All that being said, I was advised to not waste my time in applying to Booth because I was very clearly NOT the ideal candidate on paper. Things that I did have going for me were very strong recommendations and a good, very "linear" story to tell about my career path, and supplemental recommendations from executives in Chicago that were Booth alumni. I would be remiss if I left out the fact that I am a Latina and therefore a "double minority" in the eyes of most schools as well.

I still consider myself really lucky to have gotten in. I think being a minority really helped my case but also being a "minority" in my desired field of interest. Booth generally doesn't attract a lot of marketers, so I think my "differentness" was what appealed to them. Also, I know from speaking to my interviewer that real, tangible leadership experience is very important. To quote him he said that, "You were the only applicant that had actually taken an idea, led a team, and completed/implemented your idea. Other applicants were too clearly just part of team, but not major contributors to it."

So, I think what Booth is looking for are people that are a little bit different than your average MBA applicant. They seem committed to diversity and to leadership. I think if anything, work experience really matters as well as making you, the person, stand out beyond your stats because they are not enough to carry you through, no matter how stellar they may be. On the flip side, you don't know until you try and as someone who almost didn't because everyone told me I was a long shot, and got in, I would highly encourage you to apply anyway once you feel that you really have your story nailed down.
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Hello,

Do I stand a realistic chance of getting in? My profile:

1.) Indian Female, 24, Muslim
2.) GMAT: 730 (q50, v39, IR-3( I know it's bad!), AWA-6.0)
3.) Undergrad: Engineering , GPA: 4.0 (according to MBA.com conversion table)
4.) Currently working at Dell Technologies, 2 years of work experience after graduating. (Will be 3 yrs before joining the school)

International work experience: YES (was one of the select few to attend the Dell Annual IT Summit at Austin and learnt a lot from the experience)

I joined my team as a software analyst but my manager seeing good management and communication skills in me, encouraged me to take up project management and thus I became a project coordinator for my team within 6 months of joining the company. I worked with my team to do anything possible to help them perform at their highest level. This involves removing any impediments to progress, communicating with other teams for requirements, etc. So, you might say I have managing experience as well. I was a Scrum Master for my team and I have a certification of Certified Scrum Master as well.

5.) Extra-curricular: Vocalist in college band and still sing sometimes at clubs,worked with NGOs to help educate poor muslim girls, blogging, modelling, travelling

I was also the networking lead in the IT Development Program in Dell. I have organised numerous events and led all the members(in numbers of 50-60) of the ITDP program on various occasions.

Post MBA goals: Product Marketing Manager in a company I believe in.
Long term goals: Chief Marketing officer , again in a company I believe in.

Please give an honest feedback if I have a shot at getting in. And if not, which schools do you suggest me to apply to?

Thanks a bunch!!
Tasneem
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