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Hello daljeet6586

You have an interesting and unique profile! I have seen and worked with a few MBBS doctors applying to Top b-schools but rarely do we come across someone from Ayurvedic medicine background. While this differentiation could be your asset, it might also become a challenge- in convincing HBS (and other top schools) about how the MBA is a good next step for you and why they should admit you.

To give you better feedback on your profile- I'd like to know your career goals and why you are considering an MBA.

Let's talk more. Feel free to email me directly at mail@vibranture.com, or connect with me on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/shea-rai-vibranture/

I'd also suggesting reading an article I wrote sometime back:
How B-schools will evaluate your profile
http://vibranture.com/articles/how-scho ... rofile.htm

Good luck!



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Hello
Kindly evaluate profile.

This is daljeet
indian male
Gmat prepration in progress

Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery.
7 year experinence of hospital industry (clinical and manegerial)

Extracircular.

Best sportsman of school
Won varoius sports tournaments as caption of school team.
Holds grade certificate from dept. Of sports ,govt of punjab


Prade commander of school team
(participated in prade organised on the eve of indipendance day and republic day by local adminstration with team as prade commander, lead the team in march pass event)

College times
Best athlete of college.
Class representative for my batch .
Member of extracircular activities commitee

As a team member of organising comittee ,organised varoius events in college like annual function, alumini meet.,etc

Caption of bhangra(traditional punabi boys group dance) team.

Others

(Mr singh international is personality and modeling compitation organised by regional tv chennel)

Participated in mr singh international 2009 , reached last round and top six positions.

Participated Mr singh international 2011 as active member of organisation committee.

Organised various blood donation camps with the help of volunteer.

Attended various free medical camps .

Special mention
Participated in emergency medical services as team leader during the visit of President of india to an airforce station.

I was a part of professional dance and dj group as anchor during college days to earn some extra money.

Kindly provide profile evaluation.
Thaks a lot
Regards

Daljeet singh.

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Hello Team!
I would be grateful if you could evaluate my profile for HBS 2+2

Personal:
Age: 19
Nationality: Indian
Gender: Male

Academics:
Grade 10: 10 CGPA
Grade 12: 97%+ (100% in Mathematics)
CGPA: 8.5 (On 10)
Major: Bachelors in Commerce (Honors) from a Top College in the University of Delhi (Think: SRCC, Hindu)
GMAT: 760 (Q50 V42 IR8)

Internships and Work-Ex:
Interned with a Big 4 in Transaction Advisory
Interned with an ERP Implementation Company in ERP and New Ventures

Leadership and Co-Curricular:
Head of 2 Societies in College. Initiated 2 new activities alongside managing a PAN India level Fest
President at the branch of an International Pro-Bono Consultancy (Operating in 30+ Countries)
Won 3 Competitions (Case study, Strategy and Finance)
Finalist in 3 International Competitions

Projects for NGO's and Startups:
Organisational Restructuring, Impact Measurement and Plan Creation for a Grass Roots NGO
Market Entry for a UN SDG 11 & 13 Complaint Startup

Post MBA Goals:
I want to explore industries as a Consultant for 5-7 years
Post that, I MIGHT want to transition into a tech-backed business on the basis of how my interest shapes up in the next few years
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Hello ABBBCCCCC

The contours of your profile look good- acads, GMAT, extracurricular.
However, you will need to bring out quality details on two questions-
1. What has been your contribution and impact in these internships (and on a side note in the extracurricular too).
2. You wish to work in consulting, but why now? Why early MBA? You can follow that path by first working and then applying for an MBA in a few years and reaching the same goal. Establish a compelling need for an early MBA- not evident from your post. Why Harvard is equally important, as any good B school can land you there.
If you can showcase strong answers to these 2, you may have a chance. You can read here to know which factors to highlight in the application.

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ABBBCCCCC wrote:
Hello Team!
I would be grateful if you could evaluate my profile for HBS 2+2

Personal:
Age: 19
Nationality: Indian
Gender: Male

Academics:
Grade 10: 10 CGPA
Grade 12: 97%+ (100% in Mathematics)
CGPA: 8.5 (On 10)
Major: Bachelors in Commerce (Honors) from a Top College in the University of Delhi (Think: SRCC, Hindu)
GMAT: 760 (Q50 V42 IR8)

Internships and Work-Ex:
Interned with a Big 4 in Transaction Advisory
Interned with an ERP Implementation Company in ERP and New Ventures

Leadership and Co-Curricular:
Head of 2 Societies in College. Initiated 2 new activities alongside managing a PAN India level Fest
President at the branch of an International Pro-Bono Consultancy (Operating in 30+ Countries)
Won 3 Competitions (Case study, Strategy and Finance)
Finalist in 3 International Competitions

Projects for NGO's and Startups:
Organisational Restructuring, Impact Measurement and Plan Creation for a Grass Roots NGO
Market Entry for a UN SDG 11 & 13 Complaint Startup

Post MBA Goals:
I want to explore industries as a Consultant for 5-7 years
Post that, I MIGHT want to transition into a tech-backed business on the basis of how my interest shapes up in the next few years

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Hi,

I’d love to hear some inputs from you guys. Thanks!!

Background and nationality:
Chinese Male, 32

Undergrad/Graduate Information:
Xi’an international studies university GPA 92.7/100, (not a big name school in China)
City U of Hong Kong, GPA 4.1/4.3

GMAT: 710 (do I need to retake it?)

Work experience and leadership:
1+ year marketing/branding experience in Singapore Airline,
4+ years sales management in Procter & Gamble, China
2+years marketing/channel management in Amazon, China

Community and others:
P&G Project Hope member,
Teach for China volunteer, etc

Post MBA goals:
General management

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Hello alexguo0714

Definitely go for a re-attempt if you are targeting Harvard. Aim for a 740+ if possible.
In addition, more than just your role, achievements and progress at work will matter. Same goes for extracurricular- bring out your impact and contribution in these activities.
Lastly, be more specific about career goals- general management in what industry. How do you tie this goal to your past experience? What missing gaps will an MBA from Harvard fill?
The whole deal is supposed to be highly subjective- you can read more on that here to help you prepare a strong application.

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alexguo0714 wrote:
Hi,

I’d love to hear some inputs from you guys. Thanks!!

Background and nationality:
Chinese Male, 32

Undergrad/Graduate Information:
Xi’an international studies university GPA 92.7/100, (not a big name school in China)
City U of Hong Kong, GPA 4.1/4.3

GMAT: 710 (do I need to retake it?)

Work experience and leadership:
1+ year marketing/branding experience in Singapore Airline,
4+ years sales management in Procter & Gamble, China
2+years marketing/channel management in Amazon, China

Community and others:
P&G Project Hope member,
Teach for China volunteer, etc

Post MBA goals:
General management

Posted from my mobile device

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Hi alexguo0714,

Thank you for your post and for sharing your profile. Providing additional details will make it easier for us to better evaluate your profile. Here are some questions: What is your academic background (field of study)? You indicate that you have a graduate degree. Is this a master's? If so, in what field?

While you have worked for global companies, what roles have you held? How have you demonstrated leadership?

As to your post-MBA goals, the question has already been asked - what sector are you looking to work in? Why do you need an MBA? Why now? And why from Harvard?

You have great academic performance, but indeed a boost in your GMAT would improve your chances at Harvard. However, keep in mind that Harvard's admissions approach is wholistic - they look for well-rounded candidates that can add value to the classroom. In other words, the qualitative component is equally important to the quantitative.

If you would like to continue the conversation, please reach out for a free 30-minute evaluation (contact details in signature).

Good luck!

alexguo0714 wrote:
Hi,

I’d love to hear some inputs from you guys. Thanks!!

Background and nationality:
Chinese Male, 32

Undergrad/Graduate Information:
Xi’an international studies university GPA 92.7/100, (not a big name school in China)
City U of Hong Kong, GPA 4.1/4.3

GMAT: 710 (do I need to retake it?)

Work experience and leadership:
1+ year marketing/branding experience in Singapore Airline,
4+ years sales management in Procter & Gamble, China
2+years marketing/channel management in Amazon, China

Community and others:
P&G Project Hope member,
Teach for China volunteer, etc

Post MBA goals:
General management

Posted from my mobile device

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As a longtime reader and one-time user of this odds thread on GMAT Club, I've been impressed by the generosity and thoughtfulness here. For some people, these evaluations have given them the courage to apply when they might otherwise not. For others, the answers they get here might discourage them. The truth of the matter though is that there are a lot of problems with many "Odds Threads", specifically the simple threads that essentialize candidates to the criteria below, and after reading and writing them for so long, I would be remiss if I didn't share the following:

The Problem with Many "Odds Threads"

Countless MBA blogs (including this one) allow applicants to post their admissions profile for others to evaluate their chances of admission at different MBA programs. Usually the criteria asked for will be rather simple and reductivist like the following:
  • GPA
  • Undergraduate Institution
  • GMAT Score
  • Past employers
  • Extra curriculars / activities
  • Certifications
  • Volunteer work

Of course, this is done for simplicity's sake, but reducing an applicant to the criteria above creates its own problems. Specifically, these “odds threads” fundamentally misunderstand and conflate several key parts of the admissions process. The users of these threads should be aware of the following limitations and take heed accordingly.

Problem 1: Many confuse checkboxes for sliding scales.


The trouble is that these forums breed the belief that the more “extra” someone is in each of these categories, the better chance they have at admission. Someone with a 4.0 GPA must have a higher probability than someone with a 3.8 and 790 better odds than a 750, right? Not quite. This is because applications are evaluated in a two-step process.

The first step is the sorting. The first four criteria in the list above are “check box” data fields. The admissions committee looks at these criteria first to run an initial screening of the candidate pool. The goal from this initial screening is to sort candidates as “highly competitive”, “competitive”, or “not competitive” for admission at that particular school.

A highly competitive applicant will have a GPA and GMAT that is at or above the business school’s overall average, earned a degree from a school well represented from among the student body, and worked at a firm that either places well at the school or (ideally) recruits a lot of MBAs from that institution to return. A competitive candidate will have most of those criteria. An uncompetitive will have few or none. Once this sorting is done, the top category is fast-tracked, and middle is evaluated, and the bottom is dropped.

The second step in the process brings us to Problem 2

Problem 2: Most ignore the key selection criteria of Narrative


Since there are far, far more “competitive” candidates than a school has spots to give in a class, the admissions committee needs a second screening to further winnow the class down. This second step evaluates a candidate’s Narrative. Admissions committees want to admit students who have great personal stories, who are going to make the most of their spots in the MBA class to accelerate their career trajectories, and who will change the world for the better. Once you make it through the first screen, regardless of GPA or GMAT, the best story wins.

Put another way, passing the “checkbox” criteria mentioned in Problem 1 will get the admissions committee to listen to you. The narrative is how to convince them. If your narrative lacks focus, clarity, simplicity, credibility, specificity, emotion, logic, and values, even an 800 GMAT score will help you – you will be denied.

You’ll notice that our MBA Odds Form asks for something not included on the list I pulled from the blogs above: personal narrative. Your personal narrative is the single most important factor for determining whether you will be admitted to an MBA program, offers the single biggest return on your time investment, and is the only part of your application that you control 100%.

In short, if you were to plot out the probabilities on each of these checkbox criteria, you would not see a smooth upward sloping line, but rather a step-function as candidates are first sorted, then evaluated individually on their narrative story, the quality of which has a more random distribution.

Problem 3: Many (sometimes even here) focus on the wrong things


Remember your college application? Remember how you talked all about your community involvements and extracurricular activities? That silly essay about your love of track & field and how it's a metaphor for your leadership style? Many people who submit profiles for evaluation devote as much real estate to their hobbies as their actual work experience. This is a huge miscalculation because while business schools care a great deal about your work experience, they care almost nothing about your hobbies. Here’s why.

First, strategically, whereas the admissions criteria for college (and law school for that matter) are retrospective (i.e. they ask what have you done to “earn” or “deserve” a spot in the class), business school admission criteria is prospective (e.g. what will you do with this opportunity?). This is because an MBA is an entirely elective degree. Whereas you need a JD to practice law, no one needs an MBA to practice business. Therefore, any good application needs to explain what the candidate will do with the degree on their professional journey, and even insinuate what negative consequences will befall them if they don’t obtain it. The answer to this question lies in work experience and narrative, not in your free-time hobbies.

Second, tactically, extracurriculars are just not as valuable to business schools. Colleges (especially elite colleges) really value the community experience and look for students to take leadership in this important area. That’s why they give steep scholarships to athletes, and little admissions boosts students who will round out difficult-to-fill community positions (such as oboe players in the orchestra). Talking about your extracurricular activities on your college essay made sense because you had something of value to offer to the school. In contrast, the whole point of business school is to secure an internship and later a full-time job offer. Almost all extracurricular activities in business school exist to advance that goal. For example, the finance club meetings will either be to network with prospective banks or to tutor students on building models in excel. Playing the oboe at business school gives you a lot of money in a worthless currency.

In your MBA application, your work experience is king. Give it the real estate it deserves.

That's just my thoughts. Look to get your odds evaluated from people and in places where these problems are corrected.
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Thanks for taking the time to review!

I originally was not planning on HBS, I had identified Michigan, Darden and Cornell as my schools but after a free call with an admissions consultant they asked why I wasn't applying to Harvard, MIT and Kellogg. I pretty much laughed. I had a low undergrad GPA so didn't think I had a chance, but they seemed serious. Was hoping to get another point of feedback from folks on here. My feelings won't get hurt since I wasn't planning on applying originally anyway if you feel I'm not a good candidate.

Age: 27 Male (US Citizen)

Undergrad: Double Major B.S. Mechanical Engineering, B.S. Biomedical Engineering at state school

GPA: 2.7 Started well, poor middle section, ended well. No personal tragedy or anything I was just in the mindset of getting through it and spread myself across a ton of other things.

GRE: 168V 166Q first attempt, think I could bump up quant if I decided to take again. I think that corresponds to 760 GMAT on charts but I know it's not really directly relatable...

Work: About to hit 3 years, 4 upon matriculation. Went from associate product development engineer for top medical device company focusing on implant hardware design to managing a program of 10 people responsible for executing the integration of hardware and software on all new project releases. Work as a liaison across the hardware and software business divisions where I regularly meet with project teams, engineers and senior management. Get to work with and still do engineering design with some of the top surgeons in the field. Do a lot of philanthropy with the company and have been a part of a number of successful side initiatives. My favorite one was an MBA style project I lead in a company wide innovation competition to pitch an idea to help mitigate trauma pathologies in an emerging market, ended up winning 1st place and a few awards. Subsequent year I helped to facilitate 4 other teams through the competition. Have gotten a few work and professional certifications.

Extra curriculars: I logged about 1000+ hours of volunteering during last few years of undergrad and won outstanding service award, also worked in a research lab for 3 years and captained a club sports team for a few years among a number of other things. I currently volunteer with my dog as a therapy dog team at local hospitals/nursing homes, do philanthropy with my company, am involved in a fundraiser for a program taking inner city kids outdoors that I've been involved with since college and some other small things including being on a few boards at work. Have also been a part of some leadership programs, one was a year long where I was paired with a CEO of a major medical device company that was really fun to be a part of!

Goal: I really loved that MBA style project I did and have strong interest in medical device design for emerging markets and leading a global healthcare company in product development. My current role of working across divisions with senior management and leadership made me realize I could really benefit from a better financial background. I am targeting programs that have a dual degree in systems or design engineering.

Recommenders: I have 3-5 folks who I think would give me a very strong recommendation. My current boss saw the work I was doing and created an entirely new role for me managing a cross-division program, and one of the senior engineering managers I work with daily is one of the most well respected in the division and is an adjunct professor at a top school. Still choosing between others.

Overall I'm excited but worried the low college gpa will hamstring me. I am considering taking a high level math class but haven't had time yet with GRE.

I would really appreciate any feedback and thoughts on whether I'd be a good candidate for better programs, I was thinking top 20 but wondering if I'd have a shot at programs like MMM, LGO or Harvard's MBA/MS. Thanks! :-)
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VCU will not be seen as an elite undergrad school but you did perform well so this will be seen as a positive aspect of your profile. If there was any doubt of your aptitude from your academic record your strong GMAT performance will put that to rest.
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Hi Loanme,

Thank you for your post and for sharing your profile. You, indeed, have an impressive background and involvements. While you do have a low GPA, your GRE score counterbalances that, and your activities speak of someone that has a great deal to offer to the classroom and the world (post graduation). Based on your description, you seem to have strong leadership experience and great potential, corroborated by the role your boss created specifically for you. I agree with the consultant, you should apply to top programs as well. I recommend you address your undergraduate record in the optional essay. At this stage, focus on the things you can control, delivering a stellar essay and optional essay as well as request LOR from supervisors that can talk about your strengths and potential.

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Thanks for taking the time to review!

I originally was not planning on HBS, I had identified Michigan, Darden and Cornell as my schools but after a free call with an admissions consultant they asked why I wasn't applying to Harvard, MIT and Kellogg. I pretty much laughed. I had a low undergrad GPA so didn't think I had a chance, but they seemed serious. Was hoping to get another point of feedback from folks on here. My feelings won't get hurt since I wasn't planning on applying originally anyway if you feel I'm not a good candidate.

Age: 27 Male (US Citizen)

Undergrad: Double Major B.S. Mechanical Engineering, B.S. Biomedical Engineering at state school

GPA: 2.7 Started well, poor middle section, ended well. No personal tragedy or anything I was just in the mindset of getting through it and spread myself across a ton of other things.

GRE: 168V 166Q first attempt, think I could bump up quant if I decided to take again. I think that corresponds to 760 GMAT on charts but I know it's not really directly relatable...

Work: About to hit 3 years, 4 upon matriculation. Went from associate product development engineer for top medical device company focusing on implant hardware design to managing a program of 10 people responsible for executing the integration of hardware and software on all new project releases. Work as a liaison across the hardware and software business divisions where I regularly meet with project teams, engineers and senior management. Get to work with and still do engineering design with some of the top surgeons in the field. Do a lot of philanthropy with the company and have been a part of a number of successful side initiatives. My favorite one was an MBA style project I lead in a company wide innovation competition to pitch an idea to help mitigate trauma pathologies in an emerging market, ended up winning 1st place and a few awards. Subsequent year I helped to facilitate 4 other teams through the competition. Have gotten a few work and professional certifications.

Extra curriculars: I logged about 1000+ hours of volunteering during last few years of undergrad and won outstanding service award, also worked in a research lab for 3 years and captained a club sports team for a few years among a number of other things. I currently volunteer with my dog as a therapy dog team at local hospitals/nursing homes, do philanthropy with my company, am involved in a fundraiser for a program taking inner city kids outdoors that I've been involved with since college and some other small things including being on a few boards at work. Have also been a part of some leadership programs, one was a year long where I was paired with a CEO of a major medical device company that was really fun to be a part of!

Goal: I really loved that MBA style project I did and have strong interest in medical device design for emerging markets and leading a global healthcare company in product development. My current role of working across divisions with senior management and leadership made me realize I could really benefit from a better financial background. I am targeting programs that have a dual degree in systems or design engineering.

Recommenders: I have 3-5 folks who I think would give me a very strong recommendation. My current boss saw the work I was doing and created an entirely new role for me managing a cross-division program, and one of the senior engineering managers I work with daily is one of the most well respected in the division and is an adjunct professor at a top school. Still choosing between others.

Overall I'm excited but worried the low college gpa will hamstring me. I am considering taking a high level math class but haven't had time yet with GRE.

I would really appreciate any feedback and thoughts on whether I'd be a good candidate for better programs, I was thinking top 20 but wondering if I'd have a shot at programs like MMM, LGO or Harvard's MBA/MS. Thanks! :-)

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Wondering if I've got a shot - can someone provide insight?

A) Adopted at birth, brought to the U.S. (I found my birth family a couple years ago in Costa Rica)
B) Served in the U.S. Marines, 3 deployments, numerous awards, awarded for actions under-fire and leadership (2002-2006)
C) AS in Chemistry (2006-2008)
D) Bachelors in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Tech (2008-2012)
E) GE - Operations Leader, Manufacturing (2012-2013)
F) Numerous roles held in Manufacturing, Development, Quality, and Process Engineering, key achievements in each role (2013-2018)
G) Current Senior Manufacturing Engineer for Fortune 500 Medical Device company
H) American Red Cross DAT volunteer, avid traveler with passport, etc etc etc
I) Bad GPA, Great GMAT I'm sure..

34yrs old, U.S. Citizen
Ill get an MBA for sure - just wondering where from.

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Hi orangelion,

Thank you for your post and for sharing your profile. You have a very interesting background and impressive achievements that I would like to understand better and learn more about. While you have a great story, to better assess your profile, can you share your GPA and expected GMAT score?

If you feel more comfortable sharing those in private, please feel free to reach out and schedule a free consultation. You may email us directly (contact details in signature) or submit a profile evaluation request here: https://siaadmissions.com/free-consultation/.

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Wondering if I've got a shot - can someone provide insight?

A) Adopted at birth, brought to the U.S. (I found my birth family a couple years ago in Costa Rica)
B) Served in the U.S. Marines, 3 deployments, numerous awards, awarded for actions under-fire and leadership (2002-2006)
C) AS in Chemistry (2006-2008)
D) Bachelors in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Tech (2008-2012)
E) GE - Operations Leader, Manufacturing (2012-2013)
F) Numerous roles held in Manufacturing, Development, Quality, and Process Engineering, key achievements in each role (2013-2018)
G) Current Senior Manufacturing Engineer for Fortune 500 Medical Device company
H) American Red Cross DAT volunteer, avid traveler with passport, etc etc etc
I) Bad GPA, Great GMAT I'm sure..

34yrs old, U.S. Citizen
Ill get an MBA for sure - just wondering where from.

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Wow! I hope you get in!
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Wondering if I've got a shot - can someone provide insight?

A) Adopted at birth, brought to the U.S. (I found my birth family a couple years ago in Costa Rica)
B) Served in the U.S. Marines, 3 deployments, numerous awards, awarded for actions under-fire and leadership (2002-2006)
C) AS in Chemistry (2006-2008)
D) Bachelors in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Tech (2008-2012)
E) GE - Operations Leader, Manufacturing (2012-2013)
F) Numerous roles held in Manufacturing, Development, Quality, and Process Engineering, key achievements in each role (2013-2018)
G) Current Senior Manufacturing Engineer for Fortune 500 Medical Device company
H) American Red Cross DAT volunteer, avid traveler with passport, etc etc etc
I) Bad GPA, Great GMAT I'm sure..

34yrs old, U.S. Citizen
Ill get an MBA for sure - just wondering where from.

Thanks much!

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New post 01 Aug 2018, 23:36
Hi

Kindly evaluate my profile.

This is daljeet
Indian male 31yr

Graduate in ayurvedic medicine and surgery.
6 year of work ex both in clinical and management role.

Presently working as senior medical coordinator intensive care unit of a multi super specialty hospital.
Excellent growth as compare to peers.

Gmat prepration in progress.

Extracircular.


State level badminton player during school
Prade commander of school unit during prade organised by local adminstration on the eve of independence day and republic day

Best athlete of college
Member of extracircular committee of college
Organised various events like annual function,alum meet ,sports meet etc as part of commitee

Post college

Organising various blood donation camps with the help of volunteers .

Part of organising commitee which organised a regional language tv channel show.

Attended various free medical camps as volunteer .

Part of volunteer group which helping needy people financially for various purpose,my work mostly related to varify medical cases .

Post mba goal
Entreprenaurism

How mba will help
Worked with two mlm companies which failed .
Learned some lessons and came to know that i lacks basic bussines skills.
Mba will help me to gain that knowledge.

Kindly evaluate my profile and give your valuable suggessions.

Regards

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I appreciate the feedback:

Background and nationality: Asian American
Undergrad Information: 3.7 in Economics at a Public Ivy
GMAT: 740
Work experience and leadership: 2 years at Big 4 audit and 3 years at an international company doing M&A accounting transaction advisory with two promotions.
Community and others: 4 years of mentoring including a local leadership role Big Brother Big Sister. Started an Ecommerce business with $1m in revenue.
Post MBA goals: Management consulting short term and being a CEO of a portfolio company long term
Others: Grew up in one of the most dangerous cities in America
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Background and nationality: Brazilian Female

Undergrad Information: BA in International Relations from top Brazilian University, spent one semester abroad in Mexico (8.4/10 GPA)

GMAT: 730 49Q|40V

Work experience and leadership: helped opening the brazilian office of a tech/fashion startup 2.5y ago (just me + director) and worked on the growth of the office ever since. 2 promotions, currently manage a team of 2 and am the LATAM manager for my area.

Community and others: Red Cross International Volunteer working with refugees, mentoring undergrad students

Post MBA goals: internationalization/business development, transition into social impact

Anything else? Applying in round 1
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Hi mirelark,

You have a very interesting profile! I like your professional background (entrepreneurial spirit) and your community involvement. I also like that you have retaken the GMAT and improved your overall score. The areas I would like to have a better understanding are, why do you require an MBA and what are your career aspirations post MBA (not sure I can discern an answer from your post). Having a clear and concise answer will the crucial to your acceptance.

Overall, you have the foundation that shows Harvard you will succeed there. However, having a good foundation does not guarantee admissions. The clients I have helped get admitted, have all been very diligent in their storytelling. I recommend you be very strategic with your time and how you approach your narration in the next month (September 5th deadline). As you might already know, admissions to a top school is always holistic.

Happy to discuss your profile further. If interested, please reach out to coordinate a free consultation (contact details in signature).

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Background and nationality: Brazilian Female

Undergrad Information: BA in International Relations from top Brazilian University, spent one semester abroad in Mexico (8.4/10 GPA)

GMAT: 730 49Q|40V

Work experience and leadership: helped opening the brazilian office of a tech/fashion startup 2.5y ago (just me + director) and worked on the growth of the office ever since. 2 promotions, currently manage a team of 2 and am the LATAM manager for my area.

Community and others: Red Cross International Volunteer working with refugees, mentoring undergrad students

Post MBA goals: internationalization/business development, transition into social impact

Anything else? Applying in round 1

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Hi,

I’d love to get some advice from you guys. Thanks!!

Background and nationality:
Indian Male, 25

Undergrad/Graduate Information:
B.A.(Honors) -Economics - St Stephen's College, University of Delhi (Consistently ranked amongst top #3 in India for economics)
GPA 55.12/100 (I know it's low, but I battled a chronic skin condition throughout my time at college)

GMAT: 740 (Q 48/V 42/IR 7/ AWA 5.0)

Work experience and leadership:
2 years financial analyses/economic analysis in the International Taxation - Transfer Pricing team - Deloitte. (Secured 2 promotions in 2 years)
~2 years at my family business (Current place of employment) - manufacture and sale of tea. Have been working closely under the mentor-ship of the MD of the firm to learn about overall strategy & operations.

Additional Information:
Represented Junior District, Zonal (Captained both), State and South Indian Cricket Teams while at school.
College: Executive council member of Entrepreneurship Cell at college, member of the college football team.
Post-College: Vice-captain of school alumni football team. Tutored high school kids - free of charge.
Fluent in 3 languages - English, Hindi, Malayalam


Post MBA goals:
Short term - Consulting. Long term - Rejoin family business after expanding skill-sets/ broadening horizons through a consulting role.

Considering applying to HBS & Wharton in R1.
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Hello mathewca07

The outline of your profile look decent. Needless to say Harvard/Wharton are a challenge for all profiles.
So key for you is execution. You will need to showcase 4 things- a)Relevant Achievements at work/extracurricular, b)Tie your past skills/experience with future goals and c)a need for an MBA d)fit of your profile/goals with these schools (or in other words- why should they admit you, what unique perspective will you bring).
To stand a good chance, you will need to tie these together in your written application (essay/LOR).

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Hi,

I’d love to get some advice from you guys. Thanks!!

Background and nationality:
Indian Male, 25

Undergrad/Graduate Information:
B.A.(Honors) -Economics - St Stephen's College, University of Delhi (Consistently ranked amongst top #3 in India for economics)
GPA 55.12/100 (I know it's low, but I battled a chronic skin condition throughout my time at college)

GMAT: 740 (Q 48/V 42/IR 7/ AWA 5.0)

Work experience and leadership:
2 years financial analyses/economic analysis in the International Taxation - Transfer Pricing team - Deloitte. (Secured 2 promotions in 2 years)
~2 years at my family business (Current place of employment) - manufacture and sale of tea. Have been working closely under the mentor-ship of the MD of the firm to learn about overall strategy & operations.

Additional Information:
Represented Junior District, Zonal (Captained both), State and South Indian Cricket Teams while at school.
College: Executive council member of Entrepreneurship Cell at college, member of the college football team.
Post-College: Vice-captain of school alumni football team. Tutored high school kids - free of charge.
Fluent in 3 languages - English, Hindi, Malayalam


Post MBA goals:
Short term - Consulting. Long term - Rejoin family business after expanding skill-sets/ broadening horizons through a consulting role.

Considering applying to HBS & Wharton in R1.

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Thanks for the quick response! Will keep your tips in mind while i prepare my applications.
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