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New post 18 Feb 2018, 12:01
Hi,
I am 28, female software engineer from India.

Gmat : 680 (q50, v31)

Highest education: B.tech in EEE
Gpa: 3.9
branch topper , gold medallist

12th: 89.6 percent. Amul vidyabhushan award for being a merit student.

10th: 89.8 percent. Merit certificate from CBSE

Work exp: 6.2 years in total
4.5 yrs at TCS, rest at Accenture
Got promoted to Team Lead at Accenture within one year of joining. Leading a complex Oracle BI Apps project with a team of 5 people. Have lead a similar project seamlessly before at TCS as well.

Extra curricular:
Active CSR volunteer.
Promoting digital education among underprivileged children and finding talents within them.
HR SPOC at TCS, responsible for conducting quarterly awards, picnics , small events for about 100 people at Office.

Awards:
Have been star of month for resolving critical issues at work. Got many client appreciations.

Want to go for MBA from HBS as I am looking for a functional shift in my career. I want to go for product management roles after MBA.

What are my chances for HBS? if not HBS, what are the other best choices for my profile? I am looking for IIM ABC , NYU and INSEAD as well.




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Hi,
I am 28, female software engineer from India.

Gmat : 680 (q50, v31)

Highest education: B.tech in EEE
Gpa: 3.9
branch topper , gold medallist

12th: 89.6 percent. Amul vidyabhushan award for being a merit student.

10th: 89.8 percent. Merit certificate from CBSE

Work exp: 6.2 years in total
4.5 yrs at TCS, rest at Accenture
Got promoted to Team Lead at Accenture within one year of joining. Leading a complex Oracle BI Apps project with a team of 5 people. Have lead a similar project seamlessly before at TCS as well.

Extra curricular:
Active CSR volunteer.
Promoting digital education among underprivileged children and finding talents within them.
HR SPOC at TCS, responsible for conducting quarterly awards, picnics , small events for about 100 people at Office.

Awards:
Have been star of month for resolving critical issues at work. Got many client appreciations.

Want to go for MBA from HBS as I am looking for a functional shift in my career. I want to go for product management roles after MBA.

What are my chances for HBS? if not HBS, what are the other best choices for my profile? I am looking for IIM ABC , NYU and INSEAD as well.




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Hi - Always the tough question, of course. Not sure understand your academic record - if you are near the top of your class at an IIT, your chances are very good. You may want to retake your GMAT if not too difficult to improve your score. Considering the demographic challenges as an Indian IT person (though not male), you might consider additional schools depending upon where you plan to work after MBA and the HQ of your firm. While Insead is strong in India, a U.S. school might be preferred at a place like Accenture. Many possibilities in the U.S. of course.
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Background and nationality: 24 y/o white male from midwest (not aiming for B-School until 25), Economics B.A from the University of Minnesota, first-generation college student, youngest of 3 siblings & the only to graduate High School, there's slightly more information that portrays a clearer adversity story.

(Interested to hear feedback if I should use this angle, I personally am not a giant fan as I feel like it comes off as 'poor me', but I do know schools like the adversity stories...)

GPA: 3.62/4.00
GMAT: 720 (48Q/41V/7IR)
Work experience and leadership: Strategy consultant at a smaller 100-150 practice within a much larger, well-known company. It is fast growing. Received early promotion. Lots of project experience with top 50 tech companies.

At my company, I primarily led the charge to establish a partnership with a local non-profit that supports individuals related to my possible adversity story noted up above (mental illness/homelessness of family). I continue to participate in this monthly program/volunteering opportunity.

Prior to this, I had college internships with the U.S. International Trade Administration (domestically and internationally) where I supported the export growth of small U.S. businesses.

Additionally, in college, I was the president of a social-fraternity of 100+ members. Is this experience worth sharing? I personally found it to be an incredibly valuable experience, but I understand the stigma that exists with fraternities.

Extra-Curricular: As mentioned above, I volunteer at a local non-profit. For this same non-profit, I have participated in a pro-bono consulting project to analyze & improve their long-term sustainability.

Outside of this, I am looking to get more involved in the community around me over the next two years. Currently considering Rotary club and other non-profits, but as I haven't done this yet, don't add weight to it.

Other:
Career goal/reason for MBA - since I started taking my career seriously, I have been very interested in venture capital/private equity (w/tech focus). I want an MBA to acquire finance skills, but more importantly to open doors to this incredibly difficult industry. Alternatively but still related, I am interested in corporate development/strategy at the major tech firms.

One of my recommendations will come from a current manager who pushed my case to get me promoted early and will write a glowing rec. She is a very experienced consultant with experience from big name consulting firms and an MBA from top 25. I am unsure of 2nd rec, chances are it will be from a director level individual from a client that has seen my impact their organization.

I am curious to hear thoughts on how adcom's would view a job change at this stage of my career. I have been reached out to by other management consulting companies for offers $120k+, which is a significant bump from my current salary. These jobs are also located in a major city that is both closer to my parents and more desirable to live. The project work is also more diverse. Would a career change look bad or is it irrelevant?

Happy to share more information & greatly appreciate any/all thought out replies.
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2+2 hopeful! Would love thoughts on my chances and what I should focus on with the the month and a half I have left to apply


Work experience: Accepted offer with T2 consulting firm
Extra curriculars: Have extensive volunteer and leadership experience around organization that supports Hispanic high school and college students.
Undergrad school/major: Top 15, Engineering Major

Race/nationality: Hispanic (Naturalized US Citizen)
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GMAT Score (include breakdown!): 730 (48Q 42 V) I should've done better on the Q, I messed that up!
Undergrad GPA: 3.72
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vickyleewk wrote:
I am thinking to apply for the 2+2 program as a college graduating senior. Currently, I am working on the GMAT exam and I will have my GMAT exam in mid-March. If I have to retake the exam, it will be a day before the deadline.

Background and nationality: Asian female, from Macau SAR, fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.
Undergrad Information: Michigan State University Hospitality Business(Bachelor of Arts)
GPA: 3.95/4.00
GMAT: N/A
Work experience and leadership: Two internships in hotel operations, one of them is on the supervisory level.
ECs: International Scholars Advisory Board, Delegation of Outstanding Macau Higher Education Students to the European Union and UNESCO (to promote the exchange and cooperation between Macau SAR and the European Union, as well as UNESCO last summer).

Is this profile worth a shot and is there anything I should be aware of?
Thanks!


Hi - Seems you have great academic trackrecord, interesting ECs, and positive demographics. Assuming your GMAT is comparable - you should focus on optimizing your recommendations, developing an interesting story of who you are and your future passions and interest. Happy to have an intro chat of course.



Paul, thanks for the reply! I just start preparing for my GMAT test and I am a little bit nervous now. I know I should get as high as I can, but I would like what score will be considered as "comparable" in the 2+2 program.
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Background and nationality: 24 y/o white male from midwest (not aiming for B-School until 25), Economics B.A from the University of Minnesota, first-generation college student, youngest of 3 siblings & the only to graduate High School, there's slightly more information that portrays a clearer adversity story.

(Interested to hear feedback if I should use this angle, I personally am not a giant fan as I feel like it comes off as 'poor me', but I do know schools like the adversity stories...)

GPA: 3.62/4.00
GMAT: 720 (48Q/41V/7IR)
Work experience and leadership: Strategy consultant at a smaller 100-150 practice within a much larger, well-known company. It is fast growing. Received early promotion. Lots of project experience with top 50 tech companies.

At my company, I primarily led the charge to establish a partnership with a local non-profit that supports individuals related to my possible adversity story noted up above (mental illness/homelessness of family). I continue to participate in this monthly program/volunteering opportunity.

Prior to this, I had college internships with the U.S. International Trade Administration (domestically and internationally) where I supported the export growth of small U.S. businesses.

Additionally, in college, I was the president of a social-fraternity of 100+ members. Is this experience worth sharing? I personally found it to be an incredibly valuable experience, but I understand the stigma that exists with fraternities.

Extra-Curricular: As mentioned above, I volunteer at a local non-profit. For this same non-profit, I have participated in a pro-bono consulting project to analyze & improve their long-term sustainability.

Outside of this, I am looking to get more involved in the community around me over the next two years. Currently considering Rotary club and other non-profits, but as I haven't done this yet, don't add weight to it.

Other:
Career goal/reason for MBA - since I started taking my career seriously, I have been very interested in venture capital/private equity (w/tech focus). I want an MBA to acquire finance skills, but more importantly to open doors to this incredibly difficult industry. Alternatively but still related, I am interested in corporate development/strategy at the major tech firms.

One of my recommendations will come from a current manager who pushed my case to get me promoted early and will write a glowing rec. She is a very experienced consultant with experience from big name consulting firms and an MBA from top 25. I am unsure of 2nd rec, chances are it will be from a director level individual from a client that has seen my impact their organization.

I am curious to hear thoughts on how adcom's would view a job change at this stage of my career. I have been reached out to by other management consulting companies for offers $120k+, which is a significant bump from my current salary. These jobs are also located in a major city that is both closer to my parents and more desirable to live. The project work is also more diverse. Would a career change look bad or is it irrelevant?

Happy to share more information & greatly appreciate any/all thought out replies.


Thanks for sharing! Few thoughts:
- Think your adversity story is important but helpful if you have a sense of how that has impacted who you are and if you have done anything (with your non-profit etc.) to "compensate".
- Fraternity leadership is recognized, but you may want to offset with extracurricular at an organization that shows that you are open to diversity.
- If you are serious about PE/VC, you probably need to switch jobs to a PE/VC or I-Bank that will help you get a PE/VC internship at B-School Tough to get a PE/VC permanent job without prior experience.

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PaulatAlta wrote:
vickyleewk wrote:
I am thinking to apply for the 2+2 program as a college graduating senior. Currently, I am working on the GMAT exam and I will have my GMAT exam in mid-March. If I have to retake the exam, it will be a day before the deadline.

Background and nationality: Asian female, from Macau SAR, fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.
Undergrad Information: Michigan State University Hospitality Business(Bachelor of Arts)
GPA: 3.95/4.00
GMAT: N/A
Work experience and leadership: Two internships in hotel operations, one of them is on the supervisory level.
ECs: International Scholars Advisory Board, Delegation of Outstanding Macau Higher Education Students to the European Union and UNESCO (to promote the exchange and cooperation between Macau SAR and the European Union, as well as UNESCO last summer).

Is this profile worth a shot and is there anything I should be aware of?
Thanks!


Hi - Seems you have great academic trackrecord, interesting ECs, and positive demographics. Assuming your GMAT is comparable - you should focus on optimizing your recommendations, developing an interesting story of who you are and your future passions and interest. Happy to have an intro chat of course.



Paul, thanks for the reply! I just start preparing for my GMAT test and I am a little bit nervous now. I know I should get as high as I can, but I would like what score will be considered as "comparable" in the 2+2 program.


It will depend on if you position yourself as Chinese or American. The Chinese scores tend to be higher of course. It really is about doing the best you can - do not want to overstretch or get nervous. The average is around 730, so bit above or below should be your target depending upon your demographic pool. Please remember that your grades are good - so the GMAT is not as relevant.
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Hey everyone,

Thanks for helping me out with a profile review. Wanted to see what y'all think my chances are at HBS with a strong career background but weaker extracurriculars. Considering applying Round 3 though I know that's where dreams go to die.

Background & Nationality:
Age - 29
Nationality - American Male

GMAT:
Overall - 760
Quant - 50
Verbal - 44
IR - 8
AWA - still waiting on score

Undergrad Information:
University - Low 40s ranked private university
GPA - 3.6
Majors - Double major in Math and Finance
Leadership - Vice President of my fraternity, some volunteer work with the fraternity

Work Experience:
Role - Three years in wealth management at a bulge bracket bank (GS, MS, JPM) followed by four years of buyside equity research at the same bulge bracket bank.
Leadership - actively involved in recruiting every year for the divisions I was in, asked to be a part of a global associate council within asset management (moderated an associate to VP promotion panel), first person in my role to be promoted to VP without individual equity coverage

Community and others:
Generally none which I think is a big downside for me. Got so focused on my career that I didn't do things outside of work.

Post-MBA goals:
Would love to move to one of the technology companies that I cover (large-cap software in particular or one of the internet majors). Business development, product management, etc. Public cloud is a particular interest of mine.


Congrats on a great GMAT score! You clearly have the intellectual capacity to make great use of an MBA education. As with all candidates, tough to count on getting into HBS - but you certainly seem qualified for a top school. You are starting to get on the older side - so will probably want to apply soon:-)
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Thank you in advance. Really appreciate your evaluation of the below.

Indian, 26 Male.

Graduation : BITS Pilani Goa ( Among top 10 colleges in India)

Dual Degree: M.Sc. (Hons) Economics + B.E (Hons.) Electrical and Electronics Engineering

CGPA: 6.64

GMAT 740

FRM charter holder + CFA Level 2 Candidate. Cleared all these exams in first attempt.

Work Experience:

Senior Analyst at Goldman Sachs Bangalore. Joined out of college. Would be completing slightly more than 4 years at the time of MBA applications in 2018 and more than 5 years if I join the MBA class of 2019.

For close to 2.5 years was part of the trade risk management team in Operations where my core job was to ensure that pricing risk was appropriately captured by identifying bespoke trade features. The role required me to develop product and process expertise.

Have been ranked ‘Outstanding’ in all my 3 annual employee reviews which in Goldman Sachs speak is the highest employee rating. This enabled me to move products during my stint in operations where in for first half I covered Bank Loans and in second, I covered Structured Equity Derivates.

Strong performance also helped me move divisions last year. I managed a shift from an Operations role to the role in revenue side in the asset management arm of Goldman Sachs (GSAM). Have been in this role for past 9 months.


In my current role I cover GSAM’s offshore money market funds portfolio which has assets close to $100 bn. I work closely with trading desk through my role which involves conducting portfolio analysis- current positioning, performance attribution, market trends along with business development which includes creating and maintaining marketing materials assisting in ad-hoc client and sales queries.


Leadership and Extra Curriculars:

Selected to be one of the 7 official bloggers for this year’s Jaipur Literature Festival -one of the largest literature festivals in the world-through an essay competition. During the festival blogged about various sessions cantered around literature , economics and politics. These blogs were used by various national news papers for their press releases of the festival.

At work:

·Led a team of 4 ( in 2017) and won a grant of $20k for for the NGO Digital Empowerment Foundation for their project internet in a box which aims to provide internet connectivity to the internet dark villages in India. This was part of the Goldman Sachs India Impact Fund wherein analysts and associates of Goldman Sachs India, had to pitch for an NGO of their choice in a shark tank like format to the Executive committee of Goldman Sachs. Once the grant was secured it required me and my team to monitor the progress of the project and act as a link between the NGO and the CSR committee of Goldman Sachs India. Through this project close to 50,000 people in Tekulodu village of Andhra Pradesh will have access to digital services through this project.

Member of the Goldman Sachs India disability forum and India religion and culture forum. Through these forums we organize various events to raise awareness about social issues at work. For example, as a part of the disability forum, I was in the team that collaborated with the experiential learning and drama based training company to prepare a skit that aimed to sensitize Goldman Sachs employees towards needs of persons with disabilities and how best to accommodate them in the workforce.

Secretary -Goldman Sachs Toastmasters Club. As a secretary my role was to carry out the administrative functions of the official Toastmasters club of Goldman Sachs India and help other members in preparation of their speeches. I have myself completed Toastmaster’s Competent Communicator manual (set of 10 speeches) and intend to continue and have also won a couple of speech contests organized by different Toastmasters clubs in Bangalore.

During College:

Was President of Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership BITS Goa- Led a team of 35 students and organized events like conferences open houses, startup weekends etc. to promote entrepreneurship on campus.

Was curator of the national level conference titled ‘Agora’ that focused on the relevance of social entrepreneurship in India's growth story. The conference was covered by ET-NOW on their weekly show 'Starting Up'

Was selected to be a part of Jagriti Yatra-a 15-day train journey that that took 450 young participants across India to different well established social enterprises to better understand their business models.


·Member of the team which was a Regional Finalist at The Hult Prize in Dubai, one of the largest social case study competitions. The problem statement given to us was – ‘food hunger in urban slums’. Secured 5th rank out of the 57 participating teams.




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Thank you in advance. Really appreciate your evaluation of the below.

Indian, 26 Male.

Graduation : BITS Pilani Goa ( Among top 10 colleges in India)

Dual Degree: M.Sc. (Hons) Economics + B.E (Hons.) Electrical and Electronics Engineering

CGPA: 6.64

GMAT 740

FRM charter holder + CFA Level 2 Candidate. Cleared all these exams in first attempt.

Work Experience:

Senior Analyst at Goldman Sachs Bangalore. Joined out of college. Would be completing slightly more than 4 years at the time of MBA applications in 2018 and more than 5 years if I join the MBA class of 2019.

For close to 2.5 years was part of the trade risk management team in Operations where my core job was to ensure that pricing risk was appropriately captured by identifying bespoke trade features. The role required me to develop product and process expertise.

Have been ranked ‘Outstanding’ in all my 3 annual employee reviews which in Goldman Sachs speak is the highest employee rating. This enabled me to move products during my stint in operations where in for first half I covered Bank Loans and in second, I covered Structured Equity Derivates.

Strong performance also helped me move divisions last year. I managed a shift from an Operations role to the role in revenue side in the asset management arm of Goldman Sachs (GSAM). Have been in this role for past 9 months.


In my current role I cover GSAM’s offshore money market funds portfolio which has assets close to $100 bn. I work closely with trading desk through my role which involves conducting portfolio analysis- current positioning, performance attribution, market trends along with business development which includes creating and maintaining marketing materials assisting in ad-hoc client and sales queries.


Leadership and Extra Curriculars:

Selected to be one of the 7 official bloggers for this year’s Jaipur Literature Festival -one of the largest literature festivals in the world-through an essay competition. During the festival blogged about various sessions cantered around literature , economics and politics. These blogs were used by various national news papers for their press releases of the festival.

At work:

·Led a team of 4 ( in 2017) and won a grant of $20k for for the NGO Digital Empowerment Foundation for their project internet in a box which aims to provide internet connectivity to the internet dark villages in India. This was part of the Goldman Sachs India Impact Fund wherein analysts and associates of Goldman Sachs India, had to pitch for an NGO of their choice in a shark tank like format to the Executive committee of Goldman Sachs. Once the grant was secured it required me and my team to monitor the progress of the project and act as a link between the NGO and the CSR committee of Goldman Sachs India. Through this project close to 50,000 people in Tekulodu village of Andhra Pradesh will have access to digital services through this project.

Member of the Goldman Sachs India disability forum and India religion and culture forum. Through these forums we organize various events to raise awareness about social issues at work. For example, as a part of the disability forum, I was in the team that collaborated with the experiential learning and drama based training company to prepare a skit that aimed to sensitize Goldman Sachs employees towards needs of persons with disabilities and how best to accommodate them in the workforce.

Secretary -Goldman Sachs Toastmasters Club. As a secretary my role was to carry out the administrative functions of the official Toastmasters club of Goldman Sachs India and help other members in preparation of their speeches. I have myself completed Toastmaster’s Competent Communicator manual (set of 10 speeches) and intend to continue and have also won a couple of speech contests organized by different Toastmasters clubs in Bangalore.

During College:

Was President of Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership BITS Goa- Led a team of 35 students and organized events like conferences open houses, startup weekends etc. to promote entrepreneurship on campus.

Was curator of the national level conference titled ‘Agora’ that focused on the relevance of social entrepreneurship in India's growth story. The conference was covered by ET-NOW on their weekly show 'Starting Up'

Was selected to be a part of Jagriti Yatra-a 15-day train journey that that took 450 young participants across India to different well established social enterprises to better understand their business models.


·Member of the team which was a Regional Finalist at The Hult Prize in Dubai, one of the largest social case study competitions. The problem statement given to us was – ‘food hunger in urban slums’. Secured 5th rank out of the 57 participating teams.




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Hi - you have an amazing trackrecord - but a difficult demographic, of course. You scores, academics and extra-curriculars are certainly good. As a fellow GS alum, I have a lot of respect for your professional experience - but you may want to consider ways to optimize, including more "front-office" roles and/or perhaps a new firm on a full or part-time basis. Hope of bit of help. Your passions, story and future plans are also important to craft.
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Hey ishankawley I really like your profile a lot. Very strong work experience that show stand out a bit coming from your demographic. The more leaderships and interpersonal skills you can highlight in your work experience or gain prior to applying the better your chances. You're coming from a really tough demo so the more you can differentiate yourself from the masses with some aspect of your profile the better positioned you will be.
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Hey @goldenretriever I really like your profile and think you are a good fit for the 2+2 program. Strong academic background with good GMAT score. Also, as a diverse candidate you should stand out from the pack if your essays and reccs can match up with the rest of your profile
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carterjo really interesting profile here. Low GPA but a high GMAT, seemingly good work experience but you will have to show how a Harvard MBA will help you break into the very competitive world of PE given your background. I think R3 particularly at HBS is not quite the best place for someone with any red flags particularly one that is the GPA. If you can wait to R1 of 2018 I would recommend that to maximize your chances
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Hey cbh88 You have a strong profile with a fantastic GMAT score with a good GPA and work experience. I think as you have mentioned your ECs are a bit lacking so you should try to emphasize the experience you have had so this area does not seem completely lacking. Now if you are targeting R3, you are making an already tough task of getting admitted at HBS even harder given the limited spots available, so R1 next year would maximize your chances if you can mange to wait
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Hi vickyleewk thanks for sharing your profile. Strong GPA which will make things much easier for you. Your next big focus will need to be the GMAT, this is an integral piece of your profile that is currently missing. Also, as you sort out your post undergrad and then post b-school plans you will want to make sure your carer position feels linear and clear for admissions. Your internships were both at a Hotel so not sure if hospitality is an area of interest for you. Admissions will recognize you are very early in your career but showcasing a clear career plan will help showcase what type of impact HBS can have on your life
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Hey cpw I dont think MBA programs would have much of an issue with a career change given it is within industry and also shows lots of career progression which will be reflected in your salary and hopefully a title change. Overall, your profile is strong and I would not avoid sharing details of your upbringing and personal life that inform admissions about your journey. Just make sure your narrative is authentic and relevant to the topic you are addressing
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Hey mrinal0308 your GMAT will be too low for you to really have a shot at HBS especially considering your competitive demo. I would recommend you retaking and aiming for a +730 score if you can manage it. You have the GPA and the work experience now just need the GMAT to match up with the rest of your profile
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Indian Male
Age at matriculation: 27

Undergrad Information:
top 5 engineering School in India (CGPA of 7.3 with an upward slope of improvement across the years)

GMAT:
710 (Q: 51, V: 34)

Work experience (at matriculation):
data analytics and strategy making: 4 years, 2 organizations (in top 350 of 'Fortune Global 500'; both are international financial services, the latter employer also being in top 3 'India's best employer' according to 'great place to work')- 1 promotion

Community and others:
Part of women safety organization for last 3 years: grassroots political activist and awareness drive organizer
Mathematics tutor for ~50 students at the time of graduation

Post MBA goals
Short term goal: Strategy consulting with focus on education sector/data analytics
Long term goal: Education delivery reform in education system of developing markets
Why MBA: Develop leadership/management skills, gain broader business education, learn more about problem solving, develop industry network

Anything else?
At time of graduation: Part of various college level organizations to manage funds and depict leadership experience. Photography & music enthusiast with awards in both (at the college level)
Published author of fictional novel with 1k+ sales
Founder of a registered startup that was closed after 2+ years
50% owner of the family business (helped increase profit by 100% and expand to 2 nations)
Not from a financially strong background, and supported my college education by tutoring the children while in graduation.
Won various awards in present organization and helped it gain $1MM+ in revenue

Feedback tips: Kindly help me identify the universities to aim in US top 10 (possibly top 5). I am working on college research, and your help will be appreciated. Please let me know if any additional information is required.
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Indian Male
Age at matriculation: 27

Undergrad Information:
top 5 engineering School in India (CGPA of 7.3 with an upward slope of improvement across the years)

GMAT:
710 (Q: 51, V: 34)

Work experience (at matriculation):
data analytics and strategy making: 4 years, 2 organizations (in top 350 of 'Fortune Global 500'; both are international financial services, the latter employer also being in top 3 'India's best employer' according to 'great place to work')- 1 promotion

Community and others:
Part of women safety organization for last 3 years: grassroots political activist and awareness drive organizer
Mathematics tutor for ~50 students at the time of graduation

Post MBA goals
Short term goal: Strategy consulting with focus on education sector/data analytics
Long term goal: Education delivery reform in education system of developing markets
Why MBA: Develop leadership/management skills, gain broader business education, learn more about problem solving, develop industry network

Anything else?
At time of graduation: Part of various college level organizations to manage funds and depict leadership experience. Photography & music enthusiast with awards in both (at the college level)
Published author of fictional novel with 1k+ sales
Founder of a registered startup that was closed after 2+ years
50% owner of the family business (helped increase profit by 100% and expand to 2 nations)
Not from a financially strong background, and supported my college education by tutoring the children while in graduation.
Won various awards in present organization and helped it gain $1MM+ in revenue

Feedback tips: Kindly help me identify the universities to aim in US top 10 (possibly top 5). I am working on college research, and your help will be appreciated. Please let me know if any additional information is required.


Hi - Sounds like you have solid global experience and interesting past activities - particularly like your work with your family business. You will probably want to steer your career objective and overall story as more of a doer vs. a thinker. Considering your difficult demographic, you will want to have a range of challenging, target, and safety schools of course. You school selection may also consider your revised career directions, locale, size, etc. Easy for me to say, but might consider continued efforts with your test score. Best.
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Hi everyone,

As an undergraduate senior, I'm considering applying to deferred admissions MBA programs in 2018, specifically the programs at Stanford and Harvard (2+2). I would appreciate any thoughts/advice/recommendations!

Background:
Age: 22
Sex: Male
Nationality: Indian

Education:
CGPA: 8.0+(out of 10) from best ranked engineering university in India for past three years (IIT)
GMAT: Estimating 710-730
Language: English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu ( Last three are regional languages in India)

Work Experience:
Internship in one of Indias leading Truck manufacturing company. ( 6 weeks ) // Developed a new model to evaluate their clutch performance.
Internship working on a supply chain project in Indias leading watch manufacturing firm. ( 6 weeks) // improved cycle-time efficiency.
Summer internship as research intern in Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad(IIMA)(It is one of the best B-School In India) (2 Months)
Project worked during the internship was presented as a paper at a conference conducted in IIMA. // One of two undergraduate presenters out of 43 presentations


School Experience:

Social Impact / community service:

Part of Organizing team which guided 35+ projects comprising of more than 400 people with a budget of ₹45 Lakhs ( roughly around $60,000)
Part of the team which conducted a nationwide hackathon for an emergency response app which was launched by the Chief Minister of TamilNadu
Have a patent pending on an automatic mechanical solution for urinals disposal

Other points

Financial Inclinations:
I am also a Level-3 in NSE certified market professional by completing 7 finance related modules and received NSE certified Investment Analyst Pro by NSE Academy.
Am a Level 1 Candidate for CFA and am writing it in June of this year.

Technical/ Outside college organizational points:
I also have worked on a lot of technical projects and won a few college fest competitions.
My dad is a businessman and owns a small manufacturing plant for plastic bottles and I work with him during my off time.

Post MBA aspirations,
Currently Got placed in a Tier-2 Consulting firm. Was planning to go for Impact Investing.

Do you think there is anything key missing? What would help my application? I would really appreciate any insights or advice.
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