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New post 27 Mar 2019, 08:48
Hi,

Posted in main thread without realizing there is thread already. Apologies as this is my first post here.

I am yet to take my GMAT. But prior to taking the test I wanted to get some insight from you all regarding my profile and chances for admission in Booth:

Country of Origin: India, Currently in USA for the past 9 years
Undergrad: B.Tech in Computer Science from WBUT in India with GPA of 3.2. Graduated in 2008
Grad: MS in CAIS from University of Michigan with GPA of 3.2. Graduated in 2010
Work Experience: 9 years in Tech Consulting in USA with experience in roles that wears many hats including project leadership role focusing on on-time deliverable and team management. Have experience in RFPs and Pricing for a project. Have worked with Deloitte and PwC prior to joining a boutique consulting firm. Concentrated industry is Consumer Markets/ Consumer Packaged Goods. Traveled a lot within USA for the last 9 years and gained experience in different culture and food and other interesting aspects. Planning to do an MBA to propel my career into more product strategic role and then entering the entrepreneurship side focusing on business driven solutions in the industry.

Please let me know your thoughts.

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Wanting to know whether my profile will make me competitive for the Booth Scholars deferred admissions program.

nationality: US
Undergrad Information: 3.9 GPA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business
GMAT: 710 (Q46, V40)
Work experience and leadership: Interned and accepted offer to top-tier boutique investment bank in NYC following graduation. Strong internship working at credit fund the summer before. Multiple leadership roles in school clubs/organizations
Post MBA goals: Work in private equity with a focus on impact investing
Anything else?
Recommendation letters from supervisor at each internship. Expecting the rec's to be personal and quite strong.
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New post 01 Apr 2019, 13:22
Hi ponan,
Glad you found the thread here.

Sounds like you've had very strong consulting experience and exposure. I like that you've lived in the US and traveled a lot too, as that tells me you're likely adaptable and will be more marketable to potential employers in the US.

I think there are two main challenges for you. One, you have a strong technical background, and an advanced degree already, so your reasons for needing an MBA on top of that, need to be super clear and well thought out. Two, you have more years of work experience than most MBA applicants. This is not a dealbreaker alone, but again, you need to present well thought out goals and reasons for doing your MBA now. You could look at part-time or Executive MBA options (Booth does offer both in addition to the two year full time option), but I'm not sure if those fit with what you're looking for.

Hope that helps, and feel free to circle back once you have your GMAT score, as that can make a big difference!

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ponan wrote:
Hi,

Posted in main thread without realizing there is thread already. Apologies as this is my first post here.

I am yet to take my GMAT. But prior to taking the test I wanted to get some insight from you all regarding my profile and chances for admission in Booth:

Country of Origin: India, Currently in USA for the past 9 years
Undergrad: B.Tech in Computer Science from WBUT in India with GPA of 3.2. Graduated in 2008
Grad: MS in CAIS from University of Michigan with GPA of 3.2. Graduated in 2010
Work Experience: 9 years in Tech Consulting in USA with experience in roles that wears many hats including project leadership role focusing on on-time deliverable and team management. Have experience in RFPs and Pricing for a project. Have worked with Deloitte and PwC prior to joining a boutique consulting firm. Concentrated industry is Consumer Markets/ Consumer Packaged Goods. Traveled a lot within USA for the last 9 years and gained experience in different culture and food and other interesting aspects. Planning to do an MBA to propel my career into more product strategic role and then entering the entrepreneurship side focusing on business driven solutions in the industry.

Please let me know your thoughts.

thanks

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Hi Lacroix5,

Overall I think your profile is pretty competitive for their deferred program. Excellent GPA from a great business program at Ross. Work experience and leadership sound very competitive too.

Only challenge is your GMAT, which is solid, but below average for Booth's class. I don't think that alone is a reason not to apply, just warning you that it could be an issue and if you end up waiting and applying later, I would plan to retake it.

Check out some of the resources via Booth's Rustandy Center, as I believe they just introduced an Impact Investing course. My sense is that it's a popular choice of post-MBA career, but there still aren't a ton of jobs in it, so make sure you're showing why that's a good fit for you, and how your prior experience or even personal interests translates to impact investing.

Good luck!
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Wanting to know whether my profile will make me competitive for the Booth Scholars deferred admissions program.

nationality: US
Undergrad Information: 3.9 GPA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business
GMAT: 710 (Q46, V40)
Work experience and leadership: Interned and accepted offer to top-tier boutique investment bank in NYC following graduation. Strong internship working at credit fund the summer before. Multiple leadership roles in school clubs/organizations
Post MBA goals: Work in private equity with a focus on impact investing
Anything else?
Recommendation letters from supervisor at each internship. Expecting the rec's to be personal and quite strong.

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This would be the first time I appear in GMAT, I am aiming for an admit in a reputed institution. Booth being finance oriented is my preferred choice. Kindly evaluate my profile.
Nationality: Indian
Undergrad Information: 3.26 GPA from an established university in India
Work experience: 3 and half years in retail banking handling operational areas and government and tax related areas serving in India's largest govt owned bank.
Post MBA goal: Become an investment banker with a preference for a job in AMC or investment advisory.
Will Booth suit my needs or should I keep an eye for other colleges
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Ypsychotic wrote:
This would be the first time I appear in GMAT, I am aiming for an admit in a reputed institution. Booth being finance oriented is my preferred choice. Kindly evaluate my profile.
Nationality: Indian
Undergrad Information: 3.26 GPA from an established university in India
Work experience: 3 and half years in retail banking handling operational areas and government and tax related areas serving in India's largest govt owned bank.
Post MBA goal: Become an investment banker with a preference for a job in AMC or investment advisory.
Will Booth suit my needs or should I keep an eye for other colleges


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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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Taranveersingh93 wrote:
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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Hi Everyone,

Please evaluate my profile as an out of state student applying for Weekend MBA at Booth.
My undergraduate GPA is 3.45 and my GMAT is 700.
Also, I am working as a consultant Deloitte for past 3 years.
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Hi Experts!

I'd like to kindly request you for your feedback on my candidacy. Here goes.

Background:
Indian Male
Age 27
GMAT 720 (Q50, V38)
Industry: Consulting (Front end consulting role in one of the largest HR Consulting organizations in the world, typically held by Tier-1 MBA professionals)

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from IIT Delhi (CGPA – 7.0)

Work Experience: Total 4+ years (in india)
Worked for over 2 years in a social sector consulting startup and 1 year in an election campaign strategy firm (a SuperPAC). Working in the strategic HR consulting for last 1 year. Worked in diverse geographies (as a student and a working professional) from rural India to Europe

Extra curriculars – Won international competitions and worked on two international projects in Europe. Worked as Coordinator in various campus festivals and a student association club.

Post MBA Goal – Startup in the Indian vernacular entertainment segment

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Could you kindly review my profile for the 2019-2020 admission cycle?
I apologize for the very lengthy post.

My profile/stats:

* 28 this year, Southeast Asian (Chinese) based in Singapore
* GMAT: 710 (Q49, V36, IR7); first "blind" attempt; will be looking aiming for 750-770.
* GPA: 3.1/4.0; one of the top colleges/target schools in Singapore, this is my primary concern
* No. of WE: 3 years as of now (started upon graduation in May 2016).
>> Spent 1 year in the wealth management division (front office sales) of a tier1 US bank
>> Was a top performer and earmarked for promotion at the end of the year
>> However, I have always wanted to work in financial markets. Hence, I left for a tier2 investment bank after 1 year of cold calling
>> Joined on contract. Performance was good and they created a headcount for me after 1 year.
>> Got promoted to senior analyst in my 2nd year. Given additional responsibilities to cover 2 sets of clients (essentially 2 men's job)

* Extracurricular activities during college:
>> Elected into student office during college. Initiated and led various signature events
>> Part of a major band in school. Invited for various paid gigs and even overseas performances
>> Took part in various case competitions and overseas study trips

* Extracurricular activities post-college:
>> Part of the same alumni band
>> Part of an alumni mentoring circle
>> Volunteers in a church - mentoring younger boys
>> Freelance as a wedding pianist

Post MBA goals:
* Short/medium term - consulting with MBB with a focus on public sector/government or financial services (am not fully certain on the focus to be very honest) in the US. I plan to stay in the US for a few years. Alternatively, I'd be happy to explore options in general management/strategy. I believe all my short term goals are realistic with a T15 MBA.
* Long term - I am not looking to start any company or join a VC/HF/PE. I personally believe I am better suited to working in a large corporate. Hence, I am looking for longevity within the mgmt consulting firm or move into a strategy/COO role in the public sector/financial services.

I would like to have an immersive experience at school. Smaller size would be a plus, not a must. Would like a place with a heavy focus on teamwork and collaboration. Strength in general management will be a plus.
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Bio: Age 27, Male, USA.

GMAT: 710 (Q46, V41, IR 8, AWA 6) ,

Education: [/b]Bachelor of Science in Finance with a 3.5 GPA from a top 30 US School with a minor in Entrepreneurship.
Education # 2: Master in Information Systems and Operations Management from Top 30 school with 3.33 GPA

Research: Performed portfolio construction research during undergrad for a professor in the finance dept. (1 year)
Research #2: Performed benchmarking analysis during graduate school for the head of the information systems dept. (1 year)


Work Experience: 3 years full-time work experience at a mid-sized Management Consulting firm in NYC. Promoted once. Lead a small team.


Extracurriculars: I was a Teaching Assistant during my undergraduate and graduate years for the International Business dept. (3 years). Also I was a member of the club baseball team at my school and helped organize our school's homecoming parade. After University I have been involved in the intern process at my company by helping coordinate events and mentoring prospective employees.


Volunteer Experience: During my university years I volunteered at the boys and girls club of America. After university I volunteered in NYC as a little league coach and also continued to volunteer at the Boys and Girls club.


Letters of Recommendation: Will have no problem getting letters of rec from either superiors at consulting firm or professors in the Finance and Information Systems Dept. at my University


Post MBA Goals: After my MBA I plan to either go back to management consulting or open up my own consulting firm. I also have a passion for sports and would love to work in the front office of a major US sports team. I hope to leverage the connections that I make during my MBA as a way to advance my career and also I really value the experience of being around like-minded peers.

Target Schools: Harvard, Penn, Stanford, Yale, Dartmouth, Columbia Cornell, Duke.

Thank you for your support and I am looking forward to hearing your advice.

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New post 18 Jul 2019, 11:13
Hi ratesman,

Thank you for your post and for sharing your profile. A few notes on the various components of your profile:

Academic: I recommend you include a statement about your undergraduate performance in your application. A persuasive explanation, coupled with a 750+ GMAT score would help alleviate adcom's concerns, provided the rest of your profile and application material reflects a strong candidate.

Professional: I like that you have been promoted and have taken a more significant leadership role within your organization. In this part of your profile, I recommend you consider how your professional experiences have informed your short and long-term goals. How do you intend to use your experiences to propel your career in management consulting? And how will the MBA fill any gaps and strengthen your candidacy?

Community Engagement: Your ECs are strong. Be sure to reflect on how these experiences help you bring a diversity of perspective to your community.

With an increased GMAT and well-formulated strong application, you have a chance at a top 15.

I am happy to discuss your profile further. If interested, please reach out.

Good luck!


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Could you kindly review my profile for the 2019-2020 admission cycle?
I apologize for the very lengthy post.

My profile/stats:

* 28 this year, Southeast Asian (Chinese) based in Singapore
* GMAT: 710 (Q49, V36, IR7); first "blind" attempt; will be looking aiming for 750-770.
* GPA: 3.1/4.0; one of the top colleges/target schools in Singapore, this is my primary concern
* No. of WE: 3 years as of now (started upon graduation in May 2016).
>> Spent 1 year in the wealth management division (front office sales) of a tier1 US bank
>> Was a top performer and earmarked for promotion at the end of the year
>> However, I have always wanted to work in financial markets. Hence, I left for a tier2 investment bank after 1 year of cold calling
>> Joined on contract. Performance was good and they created a headcount for me after 1 year.
>> Got promoted to senior analyst in my 2nd year. Given additional responsibilities to cover 2 sets of clients (essentially 2 men's job)

* Extracurricular activities during college:
>> Elected into student office during college. Initiated and led various signature events
>> Part of a major band in school. Invited for various paid gigs and even overseas performances
>> Took part in various case competitions and overseas study trips

* Extracurricular activities post-college:
>> Part of the same alumni band
>> Part of an alumni mentoring circle
>> Volunteers in a church - mentoring younger boys
>> Freelance as a wedding pianist

Post MBA goals:
* Short/medium term - consulting with MBB with a focus on public sector/government or financial services (am not fully certain on the focus to be very honest) in the US. I plan to stay in the US for a few years. Alternatively, I'd be happy to explore options in general management/strategy. I believe all my short term goals are realistic with a T15 MBA.
* Long term - I am not looking to start any company or join a VC/HF/PE. I personally believe I am better suited to working in a large corporate. Hence, I am looking for longevity within the mgmt consulting firm or move into a strategy/COO role in the public sector/financial services.

I would like to have an immersive experience at school. Smaller size would be a plus, not a must. Would like a place with a heavy focus on teamwork and collaboration. Strength in general management will be a plus.

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Hi Id like a profile evaluation

30 Male Pakistan National

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3.6/4 GPA mechanical engineer. Honor roll student top 5% of class.

Wireline Product and Service Delivery Manager at Schlumberger (largest O&G services co)
75 direct/indirect reports. 20$ million annual revenue generating location. Responsible for revenue generation, operations, sales, training and coaching, supplier management and new technology introduction for Pakistan’s Wireline business. 8 years in the company. 1.5 years in current role.

International exposure in Saudi Arabia working with Saudi Aramco as field engineer.

Passionate about cycling and photography. Lead corporate initiative for local communities (school) where Schlumberger operates in Sindh Pakistan. Been volunteering consistently since high school.

Strong academic and extra curricular background.

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Hi Id like a profile evaluation

30 Male Pakistan National

710 GMAT

3.6/4 GPA mechanical engineer. Honor roll student top 5% of class.

Wireline Product and Service Delivery Manager at Schlumberger (largest O&G services co)
75 direct/indirect reports. 20$ million annual revenue generating location. Responsible for revenue generation, operations, sales, training and coaching, supplier management and new technology introduction for Pakistan’s Wireline business. 8 years in the company. 1.5 years in current role.

International exposure in Saudi Arabia working with Saudi Aramco as field engineer.

Passionate about cycling and photography. Lead corporate initiative for local communities (school) where Schlumberger operates in Sindh Pakistan. Been volunteering consistently since high school.

Strong academic and extra curricular background.

Thanks.
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Your work profile is great. You are in a leadership position and directly handling budgets which is always a plus point. A few points to note:
1. Your GMAT score is quite average. Any chance of a retake?
2. You seem to be working on critical project with the wireless business. I believe you should milk this well for the application. You may have a story to tell about working on a project of national importance and how it connects with your career vision - just laying out some thoughts here
3. Given that you have worked in the same company for 8+ years, you must show career progression.
4. Also, being an MBA post 30, there should be a solid need for doing an MBA now.
5. The extra curricular activities if substantial will hold you in good stead
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After being very clear on applying to INSEAD & LBS in Round 1, I recently happened to read about Chicago Booth in a bit more detail and am loving the flexible nature of the school. I was pretty much decided on applying to only INSEAD & LBS because they are the best in Europe and I am not convinced if I am cut out for the US corporate culture or general lifestyle. I resonate more with Europe. However, keeping aside this factor, please help me decide if I should apply to Booth in Round 1. Adding a school to the list is a big task as you can imagine not only because of the essays but also for a whole lot of research that goes into the process. Hence, your views will be appreciated.

Additional information about me:

GMAT: 710 (working on another attempt)
Nationality: Indian Female
UG: Studied Economics at the top school in India for the subject
Current experience: Investment banking and entrepreneurship
Future aspiration: Management consulting in the short term and then venture back to entrepreneurship once the loans are paid off
Ideals of business school I am interested in: Flexibility, experiential opportunities (internships, simulations, competitions etc), entrepreneurship should be an integral part of the curriculum & experience, alumni support (collaboration > competition), ease of finding a job & KEEPING IT (wrt visa hassles), long term brand value

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Hi,

Looking for a profile evaluation here for my chances.

Bio: White Male from US | 25 yrs old | Will have ~4 years of work ex at matriculation

Education: 3.67 GPA from Georgetown, Major (honors) in Economics, Minors in Physics and Math

GMAT: 760 - 49Q 47V 6AWA 8IR

Work Ex: Management Consulting at Accenture, promoted twice with primary work with Investment Bank clients. Have traveled to London as part of this work, also have experience as an intern during undergrad time working in Morocco

ECs: Weaker spot, Member of a formal community of Alumni who provide guidance to current Georgetown students. At work I am part of our campus recruiting team for Georgetown (I like to give back to undergrad). Also a member of a 3 person team at work who led an initiative in our Financial Services Practice to increase recognition of colleagues through a new award we introduced. I have competed in several triathlons as well, nothing special there but a bit unique. Also founded a club during undergrad years which focused on the intersection of business, analytics, and sports, so some time ago but maybe worth mentioning for leadership and uniqueness.

Post MBA goals:

Pivot from management consulting to Tech. Currently work tangentially with Tech but want to move full time there, tired of jumping around project to project and starting over every few months. Want the MBA experience as well because a dream job (10+ years out) for me is Nuclear Fusion, which I studied and wrote a paper about in college. FOr that you need tech, energy, and entrepreneurship and an MBA is a great place to find a combination of all 3.

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Hi wraider84,

Thank you for your post and for sharing your profile. Generally speaking, I like your profile and think you would thrive at Booth. They are very analytic in their teaching and approach and think you would fit in.

You have strong academics and excellent GMAT. Your community engagement is interesting as well, particularly your recognition initiative (I would like to discuss this further). As to work, I like that you've been promoted twice, but would like to learn more about the scope of your responsibilities. A few other schools you should look at include, MIT, Ross, and Berkely Haas, particularly as they relate to your long-term goals.

I am happy to speak with you further about your MBA applications and see how we can be of service. If interested, please reach out.

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Hi,

Looking for a profile evaluation here for my chances.

Bio: White Male from US | 25 yrs old | Will have ~4 years of work ex at matriculation

Education: 3.67 GPA from Georgetown, Major (honors) in Economics, Minors in Physics and Math

GMAT: 760 - 49Q 47V 6AWA 8IR

Work Ex: Management Consulting at Accenture, promoted twice with primary work with Investment Bank clients. Have traveled to London as part of this work, also have experience as an intern during undergrad time working in Morocco

ECs: Weaker spot, Member of a formal community of Alumni who provide guidance to current Georgetown students. At work I am part of our campus recruiting team for Georgetown (I like to give back to undergrad). Also a member of a 3 person team at work who led an initiative in our Financial Services Practice to increase recognition of colleagues through a new award we introduced. I have competed in several triathlons as well, nothing special there but a bit unique. Also founded a club during undergrad years which focused on the intersection of business, analytics, and sports, so some time ago but maybe worth mentioning for leadership and uniqueness.

Post MBA goals:

Pivot from management consulting to Tech. Currently work tangentially with Tech but want to move full time there, tired of jumping around project to project and starting over every few months. Want the MBA experience as well because a dream job (10+ years out) for me is Nuclear Fusion, which I studied and wrote a paper about in college. FOr that you need tech, energy, and entrepreneurship and an MBA is a great place to find a combination of all 3.

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Hi!

I was just wondering if my profile could be evaluated for Booth. I am also applying to Sloan, Duke and Haas.

Background/Nationality: 
• 25M, Indian, born and raised in Dubai, UAE for 17 years (permanent resident in Dubai), working in the United States
• Dealt with family tragedy stemming from unavailable life-saving and cost-effective drugs to treat life-threatening disease- Resulted in development of my resolve to understand effective drug delivery methods and be in the life sciences industry

Undergrad school/major: Georgia Institute of Technology, 3.64 GPA, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Work Experience: 
3.5 years at Deloitte Consulting focusing on supply chain transformation projects for Life Sciences clients- Promoted from analyst to consultant (Top of analyst class all 3 years)
• Led team of 3 at a life sciences client to revamp supply chain and reduce order backlog for $1B facility, targeting potential savings of $30M
• Managed 5 analysts to design and implement new logistics processes for a biotechnology client across 4 countries (Belgium, Japan, Singapore, USA), increasing global supply chain efficiency by 30% and $16M in revenue
• Awarded $500K in funding to develop prototype for integrated supply chain platform, with potential client savings of $35M
• Led college recruiting efforts as program chair, increasing STEM students intake by 15%
• Awards at Deloitte: Deloitte Applause Awards for ‘Best Performing Consultant’, Winner of Deloitte Innovation challenge , Top 5 at ‘Startup Deloitte’, Top 4 in Atlanta Startup Venture Competition

GRE: 329 (168Q/161V)

Extra Curriculars: 
• Volunteer Project Manager at education non-profit called Haiti Now- in charge of all fundraising efforts to build a school in Haiti that will teach up to 200 kids. Raised $15k so far out of $400k goal (2019-Present)
• Project Lead for internal Deloitte pro-bono consulting initiative to improve vision screening in Atlanta Public schools (2018-2019)- Managed team of 4 analysts to optimize vision-screening process in public schools, targeting 50% increase of elementary school kids screened across 130 schools
• President of a Net Impact organization in Georgia for 4 years (2012-2016)- Launched ‘Social Enterprise Career Fair’ to connect 150+ students with 20 social enterprises, resulting in 90% placement rate

Hobbies: Piano, travel (visited 17 countries), hiking, exploring national parks , reading biographies and science fiction


• Goal Post- MBA: Come back to Deloitte and follow the Partner track at the firm to lead the Life Sciences Practice. Booth's GPHAP track in their MBA program would be ideal to learn more about supply chain interdependencies with other business functions and learn more about healthcare policy impact on life sciences business processes. Also I plan to continue doing Net Impact work at Booth as well given my experience in Net impact during undergrad- my goal is explore the intersection of healthcare and nonprofits with fellow students.

Sponsorship Process: Went through the process successfully but sponsorship was later revoked after my H-1B was denied. I have an informal offer to return to Deloitte post-MBA due to my high performance. The H-1B denial also meant that I had to leave Deloitte in May this year temporarily for 8 months. Currently, I am working at Haiti Now and getting my PMP certification.
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Hi!

I was just wondering if my profile could be evaluated for Booth. I am also applying to Sloan, Duke and Haas.

Background/Nationality: 
• 25M, Indian, born and raised in Dubai, UAE for 17 years (permanent resident in Dubai), working in the United States
• Dealt with family tragedy stemming from unavailable life-saving and cost-effective drugs to treat life-threatening disease- Resulted in development of my resolve to understand effective drug delivery methods and be in the life sciences industry

Undergrad school/major: Georgia Institute of Technology, 3.64 GPA, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Work Experience: 
3.5 years at Deloitte Consulting focusing on supply chain transformation projects for Life Sciences clients- Promoted from analyst to consultant (Top of analyst class all 3 years)
• Led team of 3 at a life sciences client to revamp supply chain and reduce order backlog for $1B facility, targeting potential savings of $30M
• Managed 5 analysts to design and implement new logistics processes for a biotechnology client across 4 countries (Belgium, Japan, Singapore, USA), increasing global supply chain efficiency by 30% and $16M in revenue
• Awarded $500K in funding to develop prototype for integrated supply chain platform, with potential client savings of $35M
• Led college recruiting efforts as program chair, increasing STEM students intake by 15%
• Awards at Deloitte: Deloitte Applause Awards for ‘Best Performing Consultant’, Winner of Deloitte Innovation challenge , Top 5 at ‘Startup Deloitte’, Top 4 in Atlanta Startup Venture Competition

GRE: 329 (168Q/161V)

Extra Curriculars: 
• Volunteer Project Manager at education non-profit called Haiti Now- in charge of all fundraising efforts to build a school in Haiti that will teach up to 200 kids. Raised $15k so far out of $400k goal (2019-Present)
• Project Lead for internal Deloitte pro-bono consulting initiative to improve vision screening in Atlanta Public schools (2018-2019)- Managed team of 4 analysts to optimize vision-screening process in public schools, targeting 50% increase of elementary school kids screened across 130 schools
• President of a Net Impact organization in Georgia for 4 years (2012-2016)- Launched ‘Social Enterprise Career Fair’ to connect 150+ students with 20 social enterprises, resulting in 90% placement rate

Hobbies: Piano, travel (visited 17 countries), hiking, exploring national parks , reading biographies and science fiction


• Goal Post- MBA: Come back to Deloitte and follow the Partner track at the firm to lead the Life Sciences Practice. Booth's GPHAP track in their MBA program would be ideal to learn more about supply chain interdependencies with other business functions and learn more about healthcare policy impact on life sciences business processes. Also I plan to continue doing Net Impact work at Booth as well given my experience in Net impact during undergrad- my goal is explore the intersection of healthcare and nonprofits with fellow students.

Sponsorship Process: Went through the process successfully but sponsorship was later revoked after my H-1B was denied. I have an informal offer to return to Deloitte post-MBA due to my high performance. The H-1B denial also meant that I had to leave Deloitte in May this year temporarily for 8 months. Currently, I am working at Haiti Now and getting my PMP certification.


agupta3091 you have strong GRE score and workex at Deloitte. Deloitte has a strong brand recognition with your Target schools as it one of the biggest employers in these schools. Being at the top of analyst class and getting promoted make you stand out. Make sure you highlight how your personal tragedy has shaped your long term goals in main essay. You can also address how you handled family tragedy in your optional essays. In my view, rather than speaking of H1B denial, you should just say that you want to keep your post-MBA Life Sciences consulting options open for other top consulting firms like MBB and hence not option for sponsorship. However, you have strong relationship at Deloitte with informal offer to return post-MBA. Along with Booth, Sloan, Duke and HaaS, you should also explore Wharton, Kellogg and Tuck who have srong Healthcare programs. All the best :) :thumbup:
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