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Background and nationality: indian female. 7 years work experience in government sector. Cleared cfa level 1
Undergrad Information: BE with 67%. Was elected training and placement coordinator
GMAT:760
Work experience: varied experience in different sectors under Govt. Always as head of department with 100+ staff members
Community and others: launched eye donation campaign, taught students from poor background, volunteered in US for four months.
Post MBA goals: shift to consulting

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Thanks in advance for taking a look at my profile - I'm pretty new at the MBA admissions world and am just looking for some advice as to whether Harvard's really in the cards with my background - as well as any pointers as to how to shore up my weaknesses.

High Level:
27 years old, White male, US citizen
Education: Elite US University (Top 7), Double Major in Biological Sciences and American History, minor in Chemistry

Stats:
GPA: 3.25
GMAT: 770 (46V, 50Q), 6.0 AWA, 7 IR

Work Experience:
- 5 years working for a consulting/business process management firm that supports public sector healthcare programs in the US. The firm played a large role in helping to implement health care reform in the US and supports state and federal clients that administer large public insurance and other entitlement programs
- Have been promoted twice and served in a number of different roles. Started out in the operations/consulting unit, working with individual clients to address their operational issues or stand up new programs. Upon last promotion was selected to lead own team (though now only three analysts currently) focused on identifying adjacent markets and new strategic partnerships for the firm's business in the domestic (US) health space
- Have had a number of key accomplishments, including proposing the acquisition of a competitor, pitching the idea to executives at my company, and helping lead the due diligence and integration process once the deal was approved. I received a corporate award for this that's only given to around 15 people a year worldwide out of a total of 18,000 employees

Extracurriculars - was drum major of the marching band at fairly large school (>100 members in band) and also led pep band for all men's and women's basketball games. Was also active in a fraternity, with a couple of minor leadership roles. Currently on alumni board for the group

Philanthropy - was philanthropy chair of my fraternity for a year, and worked for a summer for an environmental protection-focused not-for-profit. After graduation I work with the corporate foundation my company runs, meeting community groups and attending dinners/events to present.

Essays/Recs - this post nonwithstanding I think I can pull together excellent essays, and plan to start writing as soon as applications are available. I also believe that my recommendations will be excellent, based on their feedback on my performance/a draft that one of them let me read.

MBA Goals - move into strategy and operations consulting for the health care sector, particularly for clients/companies that interact with the programs that I've supported in the past (Medicaid, Medicare, etc.)

I imagine my GPA will be a big stumbling block, as I was below the mean at my university (though I suppose the hard science degree might help a bit). I don't have a great way of explaining it away unfortunately, though I do think my strong job performance and recommendations will get across that I can handle the work. I did a lot better on the GMAT than I expected too (though I studied for like 6 months). I'm really just looking to see what range of schools I should apply to - with my GPA are Harvard/Stanford/Wharton out of the question or should I be a bit less pessimistic? Any help at all would be much appreciated - thank you in advance for your time and for taking a look at this
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Background and nationality: indian female. 7 years work experience in government sector. Cleared cfa level 1
Undergrad Information: BE with 67%. Was elected training and placement coordinator
GMAT:760
Work experience: varied experience in different sectors under Govt. Always as head of department with 100+ staff members
Community and others: launched eye donation campaign, taught students from poor background, volunteered in US for four months.
Post MBA goals: shift to consulting

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Hi! Your strengths are good GMAT, managerial position and community activities. You make your profile stronger, you should emphasize on your achievements (activities that could prove your positive impact on a government sector you work) and reasons to switch on consulting. Maybe it'd be good to think of a particular direction in consulting, which you're going to work in (why this direction? what are you going to do there? how are your skills, practice and achievement be relevant and applicable in this direction?) That will be a good start to understand, whether HBS is a right choice for you.
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Thanks in advance for taking a look at my profile - I'm pretty new at the MBA admissions world and am just looking for some advice as to whether Harvard's really in the cards with my background - as well as any pointers as to how to shore up my weaknesses.

High Level:
27 years old, White male, US citizen
Education: Elite US University (Top 7), Double Major in Biological Sciences and American History, minor in Chemistry

Stats:
GPA: 3.25
GMAT: 770 (46V, 50Q), 6.0 AWA, 7 IR

Work Experience:
- 5 years working for a consulting/business process management firm that supports public sector healthcare programs in the US. The firm played a large role in helping to implement health care reform in the US and supports state and federal clients that administer large public insurance and other entitlement programs
- Have been promoted twice and served in a number of different roles. Started out in the operations/consulting unit, working with individual clients to address their operational issues or stand up new programs. Upon last promotion was selected to lead own team (though now only three analysts currently) focused on identifying adjacent markets and new strategic partnerships for the firm's business in the domestic (US) health space
- Have had a number of key accomplishments, including proposing the acquisition of a competitor, pitching the idea to executives at my company, and helping lead the due diligence and integration process once the deal was approved. I received a corporate award for this that's only given to around 15 people a year worldwide out of a total of 18,000 employees

Extracurriculars - was drum major of the marching band at fairly large school (>100 members in band) and also led pep band for all men's and women's basketball games. Was also active in a fraternity, with a couple of minor leadership roles. Currently on alumni board for the group

Philanthropy - was philanthropy chair of my fraternity for a year, and worked for a summer for an environmental protection-focused not-for-profit. After graduation I work with the corporate foundation my company runs, meeting community groups and attending dinners/events to present.

Essays/Recs - this post nonwithstanding I think I can pull together excellent essays, and plan to start writing as soon as applications are available. I also believe that my recommendations will be excellent, based on their feedback on my performance/a draft that one of them let me read.

MBA Goals - move into strategy and operations consulting for the health care sector, particularly for clients/companies that interact with the programs that I've supported in the past (Medicaid, Medicare, etc.)

I imagine my GPA will be a big stumbling block, as I was below the mean at my university (though I suppose the hard science degree might help a bit). I don't have a great way of explaining it away unfortunately, though I do think my strong job performance and recommendations will get across that I can handle the work. I did a lot better on the GMAT than I expected too (though I studied for like 6 months). I'm really just looking to see what range of schools I should apply to - with my GPA are Harvard/Stanford/Wharton out of the question or should I be a bit less pessimistic? Any help at all would be much appreciated - thank you in advance for your time and for taking a look at this

You seem to have nice profile, indeed. I'd advise you to work on your post-MBA goals to shape your role role up: are going to improve smth or solve a big problem? why do you believe you'll be a competitive candidate for this role? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? And think of 2-3 more schools from top-10 list, in addition to top-3.
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Hi..I plan to apply this year for the class of 2020. Please share your feedback.

Background and nationality - I am a medical doctor (general physician) INDIAN MALE 28 years of age
Undergrad Information - M.B.B.S. from one of the top medical schools in India
GMAT: 730 (IR was 3/8) so reappeared 710 (IR 7/8). Both scores sent to HBS
Work experience and leadership - Total 3 years. Worked as a resident medical officer at a government hospital. Then in a managerial role (networking/recruitment/market communication) with an international healthcare Not for profit organization. Then in a private clinic. On the look out for another role right now. Never had reportees (except 2 people in clinic)
Community and others- International healthcare not for profit organization. Also as health officer in Indian healthcare not for profits.
Post MBA goals - Healthcare management with development organizations.
Anything else? Captain of the college basketball and soccer team. Organizer of college youth fest
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Thank you for the evaluation and suggestions.
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Background and nationality: indihb an female. 7 years work experience in government sector. Cleared cfa level 1
Undergrad Information: BE with 67%. Was elected training and placement coordinator
GMAT:760
Work experience: varied experience in different sectors under Govt. Always as head of department with 100+ staff members
Community and others: launched eye donation campaign, taught students from poor background, volunteered in US for four months.
Post MBA goals: shift to consulting

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Hi! Your strengths are good GMAT, managerial position and community activities. You make your profile stronger, you should emphasize on your achievements (activities that could prove your positive impact on a government sector you work) and reasons to switch on consulting. Maybe it'd be good to think of a particular direction in consulting, which you're going to work in (why this direction? what are you going to do there? how are your skills, practice and achievement be relevant and applicable in this direction?) That will be a good start to understand, whether HBS is a right choice for you.


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Hi my name is Abhishek Srivastava from India

GMAT : 760 (Q-50 V-44)
Industry : Pharmaceutical Consulting
Work Experience : 72 (months)
Under grad : Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (B.Tech - Information technology)
Under grad GPA : 2.4

I have been working for a market research startup which provides data to pharmaceutical companies so that they could help devise strategies related to new brand production, market capture etc. My post is of a regional manager and I been heading a team of 10 people now. earlier the time size was 2. No promotions because hierarchical structure is very less ( only 2 managers above and then the ceo of company). Yet I have handled major projects for company like glenmark pilot, zydus optistox etc. Glenmark was ready to roll out pan india only when they saw success in uttar pradesh and I was the given the role of leading that projects bringing in revenue of Rs 1.5 crore.

Extracurricular : Film making group in hometown, assistant director for the same. directed movies majorly on women issue and farmer labour.

I want to specialise in operations consulting.

Post mba: I want to work in healthcare consulting.
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Hello! I have a bit of an unorthodox profile, so would love an expert's perspective on my HBS chances.

Background and nationality: Filipino woman, multi-national experience in Philippines, Singapore and US
Educational Background:
- Undergrad: Behavioral Sciences from top 3 Philippine university; GPA: 3.6 (top 1% of graduating class)
- Masters: Industrial/Organizational Psychology from top 40 US university; GPA: 3.7
GMAT: 710 (46 Q/41 V)
Work experience and leadership:
- 4 years full time experience
- Currently Big 4 Consulting - Human Capital, focus on life sciences & healthcare industry
- Previous: health benefits consulting, organizational development (training/change management/org design), marketing & communications
Community involvement:
- Leadership role in Filipino poverty alleviation nonprofit in the Boston area
- Various student government roles in college; led training, policy reform, and scholarship programs
Post MBA goals: Long term, I want to prove that Strategic HR/People Management is a path to C-suite beyond CHRO. Short term, I'll be seeking a role in a strategic Talent Management/Org Development/People Analytics capacity.

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I'm looking for some candid feedback on my chances at HBS, as well as any feedback on strategy. I'm an attentive student so I promise your time won't be wasted, and thanks in advance!

Personal Narrative:
I'm a 29 year old Special Operations Army Officer with experience leading teams large and small in austere and challenging environments with extensive international experience working with interagency, intergovernmental, and private NGO partners.
Demographics: 29 y/o White Male
Education: 3.59 GPA earning a B.S. Economics and Mathematics Cum Laude from the Univ. of Southern Califorinia
Tests: GMAT: 750 (48Q 45V, IR 8, AWA 6), GRE: 338 (168Q, 170V, AWA 5)
Work Experience: Captain in the US Army in a Special Operations Civil Affairs Battalion

Civil Affairs Team Leader April 2016 - Present
- Leads a four person team on 6 month long rotations at US Embassies in the Asia-Pacific region achieving DoD, DoS, and USAID goals through a combination of military partnerships and humanitarian aid & development projects.
- Most recent rotation was to Nepal partnering with the Nepal Army to train in Civilian-Military Operations pertinent to UN Peace Keeping Missions as Nepal is the 3rd largest personnel provider to these missions
- Managed a $12 million portfolio of programs and projects in conjunction with the Department of State and USAID in the fields of Disaster Preparedness, Health, and Counter Human Trafficking with Nepalese NGOs such as Pro Public, Shakti Samuha (lit "Women Power"), and the Feminist Dalit Organization (Dalit = "Untouchable" caste).
- Ranked "in top 10% of 48 Captains in the Battalion" on most recent annual evaluation

Executive Officer March 2013 - September 2014
- Managed the logistics and training programs while serving as second in command for a Headquarters Company of of 220+ Soldiers; responsible for $39 million in equipment to include an arms room and high value vehicles.
- Training program consistently resulted in 85%+ achievement of "Trained" for all mission essential tasks and was one of only two companies (out of a total of 6) to do so; maintenance program never fell below a 93% Operational Readiness Rate
- Responsible for oversight of a force realignment resulting in a support platoon being stood up as full company as well as transitioning a platoon of Military Police to a new Brigade.
- Ranked #2 of 5 Executive Officers by Battalion Commander, top 5 of 25 lieutenants in the battalion

Platoon Leader September 2011 - November 2012
- Led a Support Platoon of 86 personnel deployed to various posts across Eastern Afghanistan; directly supported combat operations with transportation, maintenance, and medical assets.
- Appointed as the Battalion Unit Movement Officer; overall responsible for the redeployment of over 119 pieces of cargo primarily composed of 20' containers, Tricons, and a variety of vehicles; the only battalion (of 6) to have all equipment arrive on time with no loss in accountability
- Ranked #1 of 4 Platoon Leaders by Company Commander

Other: Can read/speak/write conversational Mandarin Chinese ("Intermediate" level by ACTFL standards), qualified with a sub 3 hr time for 2016 Boston Marathon, ranked #1 of 30+ cadets in my ROTC program, had a part time job in college tutoring college athletes for the university Student Athlete Academic Services.
Goal: Transition from the Army to become a Foreign Service Officer in the Department of State. Use a joint MBA-MPP degree to gain skills complementary to the work of an Economics Officer, allowing me to advise both foreign governments in addition to foreign business executives, as well as leveraging the name of a renowned school in international diplomacy. Long term I want to become an economic advisor that has a similar impact to that of Dutch Economist Albert Winsemius or become a US Ambassador like former Ambassador to Cambodia and Zimbabwe Major Charles Ray.
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Background and nationality - Indian male, Internet Networking industry
Undergrad Information - Bachelor's in Engineering ( Electronics and Communications)
GMAT: 770 (Q51, V42, IR 7, AWA 4.5)
Work experience and leadership - 9 Years in top Networking Company, Started as Junior Engineer, received 4 promotions in 8 years now Solution Architect leading a team of over 25 global resources.
Community and others :
Passionate about making education more accessible.
Organized Street plays to promote girl child education in India.
Instructed and organized Summer Camps focused on Data Privacy and Cyber Bullying awareness for Middle and High School students as part of Cyber Patriot program.
Post MBA goals : Management Consulting in Tech Industry
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I'm looking for some candid feedback on my chances at HBS, as well as any feedback on strategy. I'm an attentive student so I promise your time won't be wasted, and thanks in advance!

Personal Narrative:
I'm a 29 year old Special Operations Army Officer with experience leading teams large and small in austere and challenging environments with extensive international experience working with interagency, intergovernmental, and private NGO partners.
Demographics: 29 y/o White Male
Education: 3.59 GPA earning a B.S. Economics and Mathematics Cum Laude from the Univ. of Southern Califorinia
Tests: GMAT: 750 (48Q 45V, IR 8, AWA 6), GRE: 338 (168Q, 170V, AWA 5)
Work Experience: Captain in the US Army in a Special Operations Civil Affairs Battalion

Civil Affairs Team Leader April 2016 - Present
- Leads a four person team on 6 month long rotations at US Embassies in the Asia-Pacific region achieving DoD, DoS, and USAID goals through a combination of military partnerships and humanitarian aid & development projects.
- Most recent rotation was to Nepal partnering with the Nepal Army to train in Civilian-Military Operations pertinent to UN Peace Keeping Missions as Nepal is the 3rd largest personnel provider to these missions
- Managed a $12 million portfolio of programs and projects in conjunction with the Department of State and USAID in the fields of Disaster Preparedness, Health, and Counter Human Trafficking with Nepalese NGOs such as Pro Public, Shakti Samuha (lit "Women Power"), and the Feminist Dalit Organization (Dalit = "Untouchable" caste).
- Ranked "in top 10% of 48 Captains in the Battalion" on most recent annual evaluation

Executive Officer March 2013 - September 2014
- Managed the logistics and training programs while serving as second in command for a Headquarters Company of of 220+ Soldiers; responsible for $39 million in equipment to include an arms room and high value vehicles.
- Training program consistently resulted in 85%+ achievement of "Trained" for all mission essential tasks and was one of only two companies (out of a total of 6) to do so; maintenance program never fell below a 93% Operational Readiness Rate
- Responsible for oversight of a force realignment resulting in a support platoon being stood up as full company as well as transitioning a platoon of Military Police to a new Brigade.
- Ranked #2 of 5 Executive Officers by Battalion Commander, top 5 of 25 lieutenants in the battalion

Platoon Leader September 2011 - November 2012
- Led a Support Platoon of 86 personnel deployed to various posts across Eastern Afghanistan; directly supported combat operations with transportation, maintenance, and medical assets.
- Appointed as the Battalion Unit Movement Officer; overall responsible for the redeployment of over 119 pieces of cargo primarily composed of 20' containers, Tricons, and a variety of vehicles; the only battalion (of 6) to have all equipment arrive on time with no loss in accountability
- Ranked #1 of 4 Platoon Leaders by Company Commander

Other: Can read/speak/write conversational Mandarin Chinese ("Intermediate" level by ACTFL standards), qualified with a sub 3 hr time for 2016 Boston Marathon, ranked #1 of 30+ cadets in my ROTC program, had a part time job in college tutoring college athletes for the university Student Athlete Academic Services.
Goal: Transition from the Army to become a Foreign Service Officer in the Department of State. Use a joint MBA-MPP degree to gain skills complementary to the work of an Economics Officer, allowing me to advise both foreign governments in addition to foreign business executives, as well as leveraging the name of a renowned school in international diplomacy. Long term I want to become an economic advisor that has a similar impact to that of Dutch Economist Albert Winsemius or become a US Ambassador like former Ambassador to Cambodia and Zimbabwe Major Charles Ray.

Hi,
your profile seems great and you've got definite chance to get admitted. First, your GMAT and GPA are very nice. Second, your background in military service, strengthened with advanced leadership and teamwork skills will make your profile unique and attractive. next, your goals include global mission to bring positive impact on developing and underdeveloping communities - that's great! The diversity of your experience and other languages will make your profile stronger, so go ahead and try Harvard))
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I'm looking for some candid feedback on my chances at HBS, as well as any feedback on strategy. I'm an attentive student so I promise your time won't be wasted, and thanks in advance!
Hi @mbastrategycom- thanks for your question- and thank you for your service. I will give my feedback below on your profile.
Personal Narrative:
I'm a 29 year old Special Operations Army Officer with experience leading teams large and small in austere and challenging environments with extensive international experience working with interagency, intergovernmental, and private NGO partners.
Demographics: 29 y/o White Male
Education: 3.59 GPA earning a B.S. Economics and Mathematics Cum Laude from the Univ. of Southern Califorinia
Tests: GMAT: 750 (48Q 45V, IR 8, AWA 6), GRE: 338 (168Q, 170V, AWA 5)
Work Experience: Captain in the US Army in a Special Operations Civil Affairs Battalion All of this is excellent- and what it means is that you have every reason to put in great effort into your application because there is nothing here above that is a real problem. So that's part of it- congrats there- but then of course you have to now show the leadership and that something extra that helps you stand out.[color=#2e3192]

Civil Affairs Team Leader April 2016 - Present
- Leads a four person team on 6 month long rotations at US Embassies in the Asia-Pacific region achieving DoD, DoS, and USAID goals through a combination of military partnerships and humanitarian aid & development projects.
- Most recent rotation was to Nepal partnering with the Nepal Army to train in Civilian-Military Operations pertinent to UN Peace Keeping Missions as Nepal is the 3rd largest personnel provider to these missions
- Managed a $12 million portfolio of programs and projects in conjunction with the Department of State and USAID in the fields of Disaster Preparedness, Health, and Counter Human Trafficking with Nepalese NGOs such as Pro Public, Shakti Samuha (lit "Women Power"), and the Feminist Dalit Organization (Dalit = "Untouchable" caste).
- Ranked "in top 10% of 48 Captains in the Battalion" on most recent annual evaluation
[color=#2e3192]I like the complexity of the situations you have managed-leveraging this can help[color=#630460]
Executive Officer March 2013 - September 2014
- Managed the logistics and training programs while serving as second in command for a Headquarters Company of of 220+ Soldiers; responsible for $39 million in equipment to include an arms room and high value vehicles.
- Training program consistently resulted in 85%+ achievement of "Trained" for all mission essential tasks and was one of only two companies (out of a total of 6) to do so; maintenance program never fell below a 93% Operational Readiness Rate
- Responsible for oversight of a force realignment resulting in a support platoon being stood up as full company as well as transitioning a platoon of Military Police to a new Brigade.
- Ranked #2 of 5 Executive Officers by Battalion Commander, top 5 of 25 lieutenants in the battalion

Platoon Leader September 2011 - November 2012
- Led a Support Platoon of 86 personnel deployed to various posts across Eastern Afghanistan; directly supported combat operations with transportation, maintenance, and medical assets.
- Appointed as the Battalion Unit Movement Officer; overall responsible for the redeployment of over 119 pieces of cargo primarily composed of 20' containers, Tricons, and a variety of vehicles; the only battalion (of 6) to have all equipment arrive on time with no loss in accountability
- Ranked #1 of 4 Platoon Leaders by Company Commander

Other: Can read/speak/write conversational Mandarin Chinese ("Intermediate" level by ACTFL standards), qualified with a sub 3 hr time for 2016 Boston Marathon, ranked #1 of 30+ cadets in my ROTC program, had a part time job in college tutoring college athletes for the university Student Athlete Academic Services.[color=#1b1464]The language skills are a plus

Goal: Transition from the Army to become a Foreign Service Officer in the Department of State. Use a joint MBA-MPP degree to gain skills complementary to the work of an Economics Officer, allowing me to advise both foreign governments in addition to foreign business executives, as well as leveraging the name of a renowned school in international diplomacy. Long term I want to become an economic advisor that has a similar impact to that of Dutch Economist Albert Winsemius or become a US Ambassador like former Ambassador to Cambodia and Zimbabwe Major Charles Ray.

I agree that your experience is solid and that you have every reason to feel good about applying. In terms of the essays- we have some tips for you here:https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com/write-great-hbs-essay/
and keep in mind that our firm was founded by an HBS grad and we really have a lot of bench strength with HBS alums working with us as counselors. So I encourage you to reach out for a free consult and ask to speak to an HBS alum to get more insight about your case and also learn how we can help you. https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/
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Background and nationality - Indian male, Internet Networking industry
Undergrad Information - Bachelor's in Engineering ( Electronics and Communications)
GMAT: 770 (Q51, V42, IR 7, AWA 4.5)
Work experience and leadership - 9 Years in top Networking Company, Started as Junior Engineer, received 4 promotions in 8 years now Solution Architect leading a team of over 25 global resources.
Community and others :
Passionate about making education more accessible.
Organized Street plays to promote girl child education in India.
Instructed and organized Summer Camps focused on Data Privacy and Cyber Bullying awareness for Middle and High School students as part of Cyber Patriot program.
Post MBA goals : Management Consulting in Tech Industry


Hello livingmaybe

It goes without saying that your GMAT score is outstanding and will certainly help your application stand out! ☺ To add to this, you also have extensive work experience, complete with promotions, and leadership experience. The extracurricular activities, too, are decent.

While all of the above is going to play a very crucial role in determining your chances of admission, it is equally important that you are able to tie up everything together. We recommend that you solely focus on your essays now. Prepare the groundwork for your storyboarding and ensure that you are able to adequately portray your need for an MBA, as well as showcase a good flow among your professional experience, short-term objectives, and long-term goal. Also, be sure to focus on a set of traits, which set your application apart from others.

If you are able to take care of the above, you should have a good chance at cracking Harvard! ☺

In case you require a detailed conversation around your profile, please get in touch with us! ☺

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Background and nationality - Indian male, Internet Networking industry
Undergrad Information - Bachelor's in Engineering ( Electronics and Communications)
GMAT: 770 (Q51, V42, IR 7, AWA 4.5)
Work experience and leadership - 9 Years in top Networking Company, Started as Junior Engineer, received 4 promotions in 8 years now Solution Architect leading a team of over 25 global resources.
Community and others :
Passionate about making education more accessible.
Organized Street plays to promote girl child education in India.
Instructed and organized Summer Camps focused on Data Privacy and Cyber Bullying awareness for Middle and High School students as part of Cyber Patriot program.
Post MBA goals : Management Consulting in Tech Industry

You have a great track record of promotion and also a passion for helping make education accessible and that can be a powerful area to explore further in essays. I think you have all that you need to give it a good shot- and so to do that be sure that you think about what MORE you can share about your passion for accessible education that is not already covered in resume and application. For some tips on how to approach HBS essays, review this: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... hbs-essay/ and then for some free tips in our newsletter look here:
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Hi everyone,

I would appreciate an evaluation of my profile. I am thinking of applying for Harvard R1, and I am now brainstorming for my essays.

Nationality: Filipino
Age: 26
Gender: Female
GMAT: 760 (Q51,V41,IR7,AWA6)

Academic Background:
Undergraduate degree in Science/Engineering in one of the 3 best universities in the Philippines.
Finished with a GPA of 3.53 (with Honors graduate).

Work Experience: 6 years by matriculation
After graduation, I immediately got employed to one of the biggest manufacturing companies in Japan.
I had varied work experiences as Sales Engineer, Business Specialist, Strategic Planner, and now International Sales Expert.
My job involves overseas sales and business development so I usually go on overseas business trips - the longest assignment I had was a business training for 6-months in Mexico.

International Experience:
5 years of work in Japan
6 months of business training in Mexico
Daily correspondence with customers of various nationalities
Immense love for traveling - I have checked more than 40 countries off my world travel list.
I speak 5 languages (4 of them fluently)

Extra-curricular Activities:
I teach English and Spanish on my free time.
I am an events volunteer/translator in my city's international association ( the biggest event I volunteered for was the International day in which almost 5,000 people attended the cultural event).
Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver

Post-MBA goals:
Short term, I plan to work in the consulting industry (focus on International business).
Long term, I hope to enter International Organizations such as the World Bank and UNDP with the goal of leading projects related to infrastructure development in developing countries.
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New post 09 Aug 2017, 23:33
crza wrote:
Hi everyone,

I would appreciate an evaluation of my profile. I am thinking of applying for Harvard R1, and I am now brainstorming for my essays.

Nationality: Filipino
Age: 26
Gender: Female
GMAT: 760 (Q51,V41,IR7,AWA6)

Academic Background:
Undergraduate degree in Science/Engineering in one of the 3 best universities in the Philippines.
Finished with a GPA of 3.53 (with Honors graduate).

Work Experience: 6 years by matriculation
After graduation, I immediately got employed to one of the biggest manufacturing companies in Japan.
I had varied work experiences as Sales Engineer, Business Specialist, Strategic Planner, and now International Sales Expert.
My job involves overseas sales and business development so I usually go on overseas business trips - the longest assignment I had was a business training for 6-months in Mexico.

International Experience:
5 years of work in Japan
6 months of business training in Mexico
Daily correspondence with customers of various nationalities
Immense love for traveling - I have checked more than 40 countries off my world travel list.
I speak 5 languages (4 of them fluently)

Extra-curricular Activities:
I teach English and Spanish on my free time.
I am an events volunteer/translator in my city's international association ( the biggest event I volunteered for was the International day in which almost 5,000 people attended the cultural event).
Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver

Post-MBA goals:
Short term, I plan to work in the consulting industry (focus on International business).
Long term, I hope to enter International Organizations such as the World Bank and UNDP with the goal of leading projects related to infrastructure development in developing countries.


Interesting profile for sure and I see i as quite competitive for HBS, depending on the strength of your essay and how you present things of course. Can any of the changes in your roles at work be classified as a promotion? If so, I would emphasize that if I were you, as that is not completely clear.

As for your extra curriculars, they are okay only, so I would not focus too much on those in my essays if I were you, even if you can mention them briefly of course.

But all in all; great profile, I see no need for improvement in the profile itself, so you should focus on how you are going to present all this to the adcom instead.

Here are some links that may be helpful in this process:
https://aringo.com/mba-essay-tips-2/
https://aringo.com/mba-recommendations-process/
https://aringo.com/mba-admission-interviews/

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New post 09 Aug 2017, 23:42
crza wrote:
Hi everyone,

I would appreciate an evaluation of my profile. I am thinking of applying for Harvard R1, and I am now brainstorming for my essays.

Nationality: Filipino
Age: 26
Gender: Female
GMAT: 760 (Q51,V41,IR7,AWA6)

Academic Background:
Undergraduate degree in Science/Engineering in one of the 3 best universities in the Philippines.
Finished with a GPA of 3.53 (with Honors graduate).

Work Experience: 6 years by matriculation
After graduation, I immediately got employed to one of the biggest manufacturing companies in Japan.
I had varied work experiences as Sales Engineer, Business Specialist, Strategic Planner, and now International Sales Expert.
My job involves overseas sales and business development so I usually go on overseas business trips - the longest assignment I had was a business training for 6-months in Mexico.

International Experience:
5 years of work in Japan
6 months of business training in Mexico
Daily correspondence with customers of various nationalities
Immense love for traveling - I have checked more than 40 countries off my world travel list.
I speak 5 languages (4 of them fluently)

Extra-curricular Activities:
I teach English and Spanish on my free time.
I am an events volunteer/translator in my city's international association ( the biggest event I volunteered for was the International day in which almost 5,000 people attended the cultural event).
Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver

Post-MBA goals:
Short term, I plan to work in the consulting industry (focus on International business).
Long term, I hope to enter International Organizations such as the World Bank and UNDP with the goal of leading projects related to infrastructure development in developing countries.


Strong profile for sure. But its all about execution when it comes to applications to top business schools.
Feel free to drop me a DM if you're looking for specific inputs on your application.

Best of luck!
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New post 09 Aug 2017, 23:47
livingmaybe wrote:
Background and nationality - Indian male, Internet Networking industry
Undergrad Information - Bachelor's in Engineering ( Electronics and Communications)
GMAT: 770 (Q51, V42, IR 7, AWA 4.5)
Work experience and leadership - 9 Years in top Networking Company, Started as Junior Engineer, received 4 promotions in 8 years now Solution Architect leading a team of over 25 global resources.
Community and others :
Passionate about making education more accessible.
Organized Street plays to promote girl child education in India.
Instructed and organized Summer Camps focused on Data Privacy and Cyber Bullying awareness for Middle and High School students as part of Cyber Patriot program.
Post MBA goals : Management Consulting in Tech Industry


Strong profile. But unfortunately age and coming from an over-represented pool of applicants is not on your side.
Drop me a DM if you are keen to have a candid chat about your application.
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any shot?

Background
Work experience: Part of 2 year Sales and Trading Analyst Class at Bulge Bracket firm (JPM/Citi/BAML) doing 2yrs in Equity Sales; previous summer internship with bulge bracket (JPM/Citi/BAML) in middle office
Extra curriculars: CFA Level II Candidate, President of Interfraternity Council, Head Trader of college investment fund, Astronomy Club, Order of Omega Honor Society
Undergrad school/major: SEC State School (think Ole Miss/Mississippi State/South Carolina)
Other education/coursework: Double Major - Finance and Economics (Econometrics, Stats I & II)
Race/nationality: First Generation Asian-American
Sex: 24yr old Male

Stats

GMAT Score (include breakdown!): 720 (Q46, V44)
Undergrad GPA: 3.97

MBA Info

Goal of MBA: To gain quantitative and qualitative skills, foster a deeper network, but more importantly use my experience in a markets role to make the leap and become an investor in the healthcare sector, whether that's IB to PE or Consulting to PE, etc.. I see where Sales and Trading is trending now and I know it's a role in which I can't make a long term career.


Please let me know where I would also be a good candidate --
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Please review my profile.

Age- 26 years

Undergrad GPA- 3.23 (Non IIT)

Grad GPA- 3.916
initially enrolled at NYU, new york city. transferred after first semester to wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

GMAT- 760+ expected

2 publications

Six Sigma Green Belt certification

HBX Core

Experience-

1. Executive Engineer for 2 years at top private key player for indian defence (XX), India working on the missile
launchers for Akash Missile Program. Active in customer interaction and youngest engineer to reperesent
the company for customer offering. Perosnally handled training sessions for the Indian Air Force
personnel in regards to the missile equipment.

2. Technical consultant for 1 year to one of the worlds largest tier 1 supplier, USA.Handled the tesing of the
Motor control diagnostics for a Fortune 500 french OEM. Active customer interaction to have a fruitful
requirement vs implementation for the diagnostics.

3. Internships at CISR research labs in India and a tech startup, USA working on the product development and
customer interaction on finalizing the quotes for the design and implementation.

Extra Curriculars-

1. One of 11 selected out of 900 students for Exchange program under the Indian Public School
Conference.

1. Trained in indian carnatic classical vocal for 13 years. More than 100 performances till date in India and
USA.

2. Formed undergrad singing club. Robotic Club (won in a couple of national level robotic festivals)

3. 5 gold medals in singing across 3 organizations in USA.

4. Formed Sanskriti (Diversified Indian Arts Club, Wright State). Active collaborations across USA.

5. Planned, Designed and served as Master of ceremony for all the events of Indian Student Association,
wright state attracting more than 4000 audience in total.

Community service and Leadership-

1. Core Team Member, Community relations team, XXX (over a year).

2. Cultural Ambassador, Wright State University

3. Cultural Head, Indian Student Association, Wright State

4. Peer Mentor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Wright State university

5. Adopted 2 kids for primary education.

Post MBA Goals- Management consulting

Planned schools to apply- HBS, Kellogg, INSEAD, ISB, Booth
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