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Hi ankuranks,

Thank you for your post and for sharing your profile. You have an interesting background with strong academics. That said, I am unclear about your post-MBA goals, so it makes my evaluation and recommendation a bit difficult. To gain admission to Harvard FT MBA (or any other top-tier traditional MBA program) will require a clear outline of your professional goals, and how an MBA at this point in your career makes sense.

A program you might want to consider is the Sloan Fellows (MIT is the only school (from the three) that offers the Sloan Fellows MBA, which incorporates the traditional MBA curriculum with some courses specifically designed for more senior leaders). From the information you have provided, this program would be more suitable for your needs, but happy to re-discuss once I have a clearer understanding of your goals. When ready, please reach out to coordinate a call.

Good luck!


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Hi Everyone,

I am not your typical FT MBA applicant. My Work exp is more aligned with EMBA. However, Harvard and Stanford do not offer EMBA.

Following are my stats:

1) UG from India (Non-IIT) - 3.6 GPA
2) MS from NYU - 3.7 GPA
3) GMAT - 740
4) Machine Learning professional in a top consulting firm.
5) Total Work Exp will be 9 years by admission time
6) Technology Certifications (25+)
7) 2 Research papers in Technology
8) Seasoned Marathon Runner
9) Experience in mentoring underprivileged kids with their education and aspirations

I'll be thankful if you could provide me an insight on my chances.

Thanks for your time.

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New post 23 May 2019, 22:20
Hi all,

I have a non traditional profile, and I wanted to know my chances of getting in HBS. Here are my stats:

1. GMAT: 700
2. Undergrad: UC Davis 2.97 GPA computer science and education
3. Additional coursework: HBS Online Core | Techstars Accelerator program Israel
4. Experience:
    Internship with the UN
    Technology teaching fellowship in Tanzania
    Technology management role with a leading NGO in East Africa (micro-finance)
    Started my own micro-finance organization in West Africa (one of two cofounders) and raised > $500k and launched product in partnership with a big Telco
5. Indian Male Engineer :cry:
6. Additional experience/extracurricular:
    Student Senator at University
    Student Advisor to the Chancellor at University
    University Alumni Network co-lead
    Fellow at Luxembourg House of Financial Technology
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Hi there -
So as your emoji shows you already know, you are unfortunately in the absolute most overrepresented applicant demographic bucket. Your GPA is significantly below average (from a non-feeder school) and your GMAT is also below average. Not sure what your quant breakdown is, but they would want to see a 70% or higher for the percentile, especially given your GPA. If you have not taken the GMAT again, you should -- they view multiple attempts positively, and might wonder why you DIDN'T try again. You may also want to see if you have better luck with the GRE.

So clearly your best shot is really playing up your very cool international/leadership experience in a way that shows how much your classmates will be able to learn from you. However, I want to be realistic with you in that all top programs fear losing students (meaning students who have to drop out once already in the program) because they cannot handle the rigor of the curriculum. So it might be very tough to convince them that you are a safe bet for a precious spot in their class above others with stronger GPAs and scores.

I always believe there is a chance for anyone with a good story, so I do think you should apply. But I also think you should apply to several other schools to increase your odds -- including programs that have average class stats more in line with yours.

Hope this helps and best of luck!

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Hi all,

I have a non traditional profile, and I wanted to know my chances of getting in HBS. Here are my stats:

1. GMAT: 700
2. Undergrad: UC Davis 2.97 GPA computer science and education
3. Additional coursework: HBS Online Core | Techstars Accelerator program Israel
4. Experience:
    Internship with the UN
    Technology teaching fellowship in Tanzania
    Technology management role with a leading NGO in East Africa (micro-finance)
    Started my own micro-finance organization in West Africa (one of two cofounders) and raised > $500k and launched product in partnership with a big Telco
5. Indian Male Engineer :cry:
6. Additional experience/extracurricular:
    Student Senator at University
    Student Advisor to the Chancellor at University
    University Alumni Network co-lead
    Fellow at Luxembourg House of Financial Technology

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Hi,

Nationality- India
Age- 20

Academics

Currently 3rd year in BBA with specialisation of IT.
Top college in the country
CGP - 7.9/10.0.
10th and 12std 80%.


Academic Certification

- Entrepreneurship in emerging economics from HarvardX online 92%
- Google certification in Digital Marketing 91%
- Udacity Digital marketing NanoDegree
- Hubspot Academy certification in Inbound Marketing, Content Marketing and Business Blogging.
- Sololearn certificate in SQL fundamentals
- Introduction to Spanish from Edx
- French course in undergrad cur.


Internship experience

- Unfurl Technologies company as Digital Marketer Intern in which i created marketing strategy and app development.
- The Climber company an Indian Institute Management based as Sales intern leading a team of 3 with 1 lakh sales in a month.
- Promoted as Operations head intern for entire city in The Climber. Lead a team of 15.
- Team lead Volunteer for a Non-profit company Villgro Innovations . Lead a team of 15 for conducting event for 200+ delegates in Mumbai.
- Nasscom event volunteer . Conducted event for 1000+ delegates fo National Conference.
- Team lead Volunteer for Villgro in Banglore . lead a team of 20 for 600+ delegates.
- Volunteer for NGO which developed skills in 500+ underprivilged kids

Accomplishment

Founder of 5 clubs in my college .
- Impacted in converting 200+ students to join.
- Organised 2 fests which had 1000+ participations .
- Head of management for 6 months.


Extra Curricular [b]

- District level boxer under 16 Bronze Medallist
- College boxer under 16 silver medallist and team winner.
- Awarded the gentleman quality award.
- Participated in 2 Model united Nations.
- Iken Scietnfica Zonal round participant.
- School player for Football , Cricket and atheletics
- Gold medallist in Cancer sponsored walk.

Looking forward for lots of replies .
PLZ EVALUATE MY profile for 2+2 harvard mba programme.

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Hi,

Nationality- India
Age- 20

Academics

Currently 3rd year in BBA with specialisation of IT.
Top college in the country
CGP - 7.9/10.0.
10th and 12std 80%.


Academic Certification

- Entrepreneurship in emerging economics from HarvardX online 92%
- Google certification in Digital Marketing 91%
- Udacity Digital marketing NanoDegree
- Hubspot Academy certification in Inbound Marketing, Content Marketing and Business Blogging.
- Sololearn certificate in SQL fundamentals
- Intro to spanish certified by Alison online


Internship experience

- Unfurl Technologies company as Digital Marketer Intern in which i created marketing strategy and app development.
- The Climber company an Indian Institute Management based as Sales intern leading a team of 3 with 1 lakh sales in a month.
- Promoted as Operations head intern for entire city in The Climber. Lead a team of 15.
- Team lead Volunteer for a Non-profit company Villgro Innovations . Lead a team of 15 for conducting event for 200+ delegates in Mumbai.
- Nasscom event volunteer . Conducted event for 1000+ delegates fo National Conference.
- Team lead Volunteer for Villgro in Banglore . lead a team of 20 for 600+ delegates.
- Volunteer for NGO which developed skills in 500+ underprivilged kids

Accomplishment

Founder of 5 clubs in my college .
- Impacted in converting 200+ students to join.
- Organised 2 fests which had 1000+ participations .
- Head of management for 6 months.


Extra Curricular [b]

- District level boxer under 16 Bronze Medallist
- College boxer under 16 silver medallist and team winner.
- Awarded the gentleman quality award.
- Participated in 2 Model united Nations.
- Iken Scietnfica Zonal round participant.
- School player for Football , Cricket and atheletics
- Gold medallist in Cancer sponsored walk.

Looking forward for lots of replies .
PLZ EVALUATE MY profile for 2+2 harvard mba programme.

thanks.[/list]
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Hi! I'm thinking of applying to business school in 1-2 years, and right now mostly trying to see if it'd be the right decision for me. I might be planning a little too early, but I welcome any thoughts!

Background and nationality: Hispanic female. First-generation.

Undergrad: Small women's college on East Coast. 3.5 GPA in Economics.

GMAT: 700 -- planning to retake this or next summer.

Work experience and leadership:
- Work in equity research at one of the big mutual funds. Will have 4-5 years of experience, and hopefully a promotion to senior associate, before starting b-school. Also do a lot of work around recruiting, diversity, and development. Have been able to get my own small coverage due to strong performance on the job.
- Have 6 months of experience in marketing (temp job in between college graduation and my current job).

Community and others:
- On the board of a local charter school. Have raised thousands of dollars (beat our record every year) for a scholarship we administer to alumni.
- Teach financial literacy with a non-profit (love this and has been a source of many great ideas).
- Finance committee of a transit advocacy group.

Plan on applying to:
- HBS/HKS (MBA/MPP), MIT Sloan/HKS, CBS, Booth.

Post MBA goals:
- Interested in jumping into the FinTech or EdTech spaces. Would eventually love to do more work in the public sector as well.

Anything else?
- Am going to be launching a financial education startup over the summer that builds on the financial literacy work that I've been doing.
- Was heavily involved in clubs in undergrad. Was the treasurer of our Latina Student Organization, VP of our women in business club, and mentored a lot of first generation/low income students during my junior/senior years.
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Male 28 White European

Education
GMAT 780
Undergrad GPA: Top national European university, usually ranked in the top 100 globally. I am not sure about converting my GPA but it wasn't great maybe around 3.3ish. I hope that my story will be good for having a poor GPA, I was young and convinced myself that I was going to play professional rugby, since then I had high GPA in my masters and I also have high GMAT as well as getting my CFA first time for all the exams.
Masters : Masters in Finance at a top 20 US B-school GPA 3.8
CFA certified

Work Exp
4 years is working in FP&A for an F100 company all other members of my team are MBA's from top20ish programs (Ross, Booth, McCombs, Mendoza etc).
Internships with boutique private equity firm and General Electric

Extra Curricular
Played collegiate level rugby
Involved in coaching youth and women's sports. Head coach of High School cricket team
Still play sport and do crossfit
Founded an arbitrage betting partnership in college that turned an original 1k investement into 100k in two years (This one I am unsure about, it is a good story about talking about exploiting market inefficiencies but also was based creating arbitrage opportunities in gambling markets which could be frowned upon in the US)
I have some history with charity work with children with intellectual disabilities but this has lagged since I moved to the US although I have been involved with the company charity efforts. Probably the thing that I should work on the most before I apply.

Post MBA Goals
I want to work at MBB. I know that this is considered cliched and I will work on phrasing it better but that is my genuine goal. Given my current job would be considered a future leadership role in a very large and recognized company I would probably only leave for M7 and I fell that I am probably right on the edge as a candidate for M7.

Also I feel like I naturally interview strongly, I have always been quite social and have been told that I come across very personable in my interviews but obviously this is very dependent on the day and how you get along with the interviewer.

I appreciate any feedback you can give me.
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Hi
Cab someone evaluate my profile
Indian male

Academics
1. X - 90% Science
2. XII - 89% science with Economics
3. Graduation - BBA - 70% (Finance Major)
4. Chartered Accountant (CA) (Equivalent to US CPA)
5. Cleared Level 1 of CFA

Work Experience
1. Articleship (Compulsory full time training under another Chartered Accountant)
i. 11 months - with a practicing CA (2013-14)
ii. 2 yrs 2 months - in BSR & co (Chartered Accountancy firm of KPMG in India) (2014-16)

2. Experience as regular employee
i. 1 yr 3 months - KPMG India (2016-17)
ii. 1 yr 6 months - PwC India (2017 dec - till date and still continuing)

Role: Working as Assistant Manager in Tax and Regulatory services department in GST team. Major responsibilities include analysing impact of GST on transactions undertaken by the clients and highlighting risk exposure (if any), etc.
Handling multiple clients directly with a team of 3.

Achievements
1 Awarded multiple awards for performance since my stint in Kpmg
2 Rated as one of the best performers of the team for 2 consecutive years

I am preparing for GMAT and plan to give it in Mid July of 2019. I currently expect to score bt 700 - 750. This is just an estimation and I am yet to give mocks.

I am interested in 1 yr and 2 yr programs and have shortlisted the following colleges
ISB, insead, harvard, MIT, wharton, LBS, stanford.
Please review my profile and suggest colleges suitable for my profile along with a GMAT score which I should have for a realistic chance in those colleges.

Also, suggest my realistic chances of getting a scholarship.

Thanks in advance!

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Hi
Cab someone evaluate my profile
Indian male

Academics
1. X - 90% Science
2. XII - 89% science with Economics
3. Graduation - BBA - 70% (Finance Major)
4. Chartered Accountant (CA) (Equivalent to US CPA)
5. Cleared Level 1 of CFA

Work Experience
1. Articleship (Compulsory full time training under another Chartered Accountant)
i. 11 months - with a practicing CA (2013-14)
ii. 2 yrs 2 months - in BSR & co (Chartered Accountancy firm of KPMG in India) (2014-16)

2. Experience as regular employee
i. 1 yr 3 months - KPMG India (2016-17)
ii. 1 yr 6 months - PwC India (2017 dec - till date and still continuing)

Role: Working as Assistant Manager in Tax and Regulatory services department in GST team. Major responsibilities include analysing impact of GST on transactions undertaken by the clients and highlighting risk exposure (if any), etc.
Handling multiple clients directly with a team of 3.

Achievements
1 Awarded multiple awards for performance since my stint in Kpmg
2 Rated as one of the best performers of the team for 2 consecutive years

I am preparing for GMAT and plan to give it in Mid July of 2019. I currently expect to score bt 700 - 750. This is just an estimation and I am yet to give mocks.

I am interested in 1 yr and 2 yr programs and have shortlisted the following colleges
ISB, insead, harvard, MIT, wharton, LBS, stanford.
Please review my profile and suggest colleges suitable for my profile along with a GMAT score which I should have for a realistic chance in those colleges.

Also, suggest my realistic chances of getting a scholarship.

Thanks in advance!

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Hi Shubham,

I'd be interested in seeing some kind of a spike/ unique factor in your profile, that any of the top programs would also look for. Your post here doesn't mention any such spikes. Think along these lines: exceptional leadership experiences, higher than average career progression, excellent achievements at work/ top performer, international experience. Without these, I'd think ISB would be your safest bet from the programs you have listed here.
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Hi all,

If anyone can tell me my chances at HBS

1. GMAT: 700 (planning retake and 730+ before application)
2. Undergrad: IIT Delhi 7.67/10 GPA B.Tech Civil Engineer
4. Experience:
Automotive industry Japan, Strategy Division and Global Venture Partnership lead. 4 year experience.
Fluent Japanese speaker. President Award from company for outstanding experience.
#moved to Japan after graduation from India IIT Delhi.
5. Indian born and raised in an army personal family, national sports player before IIT College.
6. Additional experience/extracurricular:
Board for student award
Mentor program award
Cultural festival coordinator.

Planning a story for opening US - Japan - India related startup accelerator which will focus education sector(can be twisted for story) by leveraging past experiences and HBS resources.

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New post 27 May 2019, 11:37
Hi Marger,

Thank you for your post and for sharing your profile. Also, congratulations on a fantastic GMAT score!

As to your application to HBS and M7s, some areas require addressing, but overall you are a strong candidate. Being a white male in a finance-related job requires that you pay close attention to all components of your application, and present your case with a voice that differentiates you from your peers with similar demographics, particularly so because your post-MBA goal is MBB. Below are a few comments on the various sections of your profile:

Academics: While your undergraduate score might not have been as strong as you would like it to be, it is easily offset by your excellent performance in your Master's program, GMAT, and CFA charter-holder status. An optional essay outlining the academic growth since undergraduate would quell any concerns the adcom might have in this regard.

Professional experience: While you mention having four years of work experience in FP&A, you do not go into details about your role and contributions. The job title is second (or even 3rd) to the level of engagement and leadership you have demonstrated in the time you have been at your current firm (or any other firms since graduation). It would be beneficial in our evaluation if you can give further detail, especially as it relates to your transition to MBB.

Community Engagement/ECs: this area might need further discussion as well. How long have you been in the US? I would like to learn more about your involvement in your firm's charitable endeavors. The arbitrage betting partnership is a delicate topic and requires a thorough discussion.


I welcome the opportunity to learn more about your background and experiences and help you present your best application for the M7s. When ready, please reach out. HBS, Wharton, Booth, Columbia, and Kellogg have already released their application deadlines, and some have also released their essay questions.

Good luck!



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Male 28 White European

Education
GMAT 780
Undergrad GPA: Top national European university, usually ranked in the top 100 globally. I am not sure about converting my GPA but it wasn't great maybe around 3.3ish. I hope that my story will be good for having a poor GPA, I was young and convinced myself that I was going to play professional rugby, since then I had high GPA in my masters and I also have high GMAT as well as getting my CFA first time for all the exams.
Masters : Masters in Finance at a top 20 US B-school GPA 3.8
CFA certified

Work Exp
4 years is working in FP&A for an F100 company all other members of my team are MBA's from top20ish programs (Ross, Booth, McCombs, Mendoza etc).
Internships with boutique private equity firm and General Electric

Extra Curricular
Played collegiate level rugby
Involved in coaching youth and women's sports. Head coach of High School cricket team
Still play sport and do crossfit
Founded an arbitrage betting partnership in college that turned an original 1k investement into 100k in two years (This one I am unsure about, it is a good story about talking about exploiting market inefficiencies but also was based creating arbitrage opportunities in gambling markets which could be frowned upon in the US)
I have some history with charity work with children with intellectual disabilities but this has lagged since I moved to the US although I have been involved with the company charity efforts. Probably the thing that I should work on the most before I apply.

Post MBA Goals
I want to work at MBB. I know that this is considered cliched and I will work on phrasing it better but that is my genuine goal. Given my current job would be considered a future leadership role in a very large and recognized company I would probably only leave for M7 and I fell that I am probably right on the edge as a candidate for M7.

Also I feel like I naturally interview strongly, I have always been quite social and have been told that I come across very personable in my interviews but obviously this is very dependent on the day and how you get along with the interviewer.

I appreciate any feedback you can give me.

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Hi,

Could you please help me with the profile evaluation? I am thinking if I should apply to HBS, and I wanted to know my chances of getting in HBS. Here are my stats:


1. Brazilian, male (26 by beginning of classes)

2. GMAT: 740

3. Undergrad: University of São Paulo: Polytechnic School of Engineering (Top University in Brazil) - BSc Mechanical Engineering (no official GPA provided by university)
(a) No "official GPA" provided by school, but it says that: "excellent students don't score more than 70% and my average final score is 64%"... I would guess that I finished college in the top 30% of the class

4. Experience:
(a) I've been working for the biggest private equity firm in Latin America (Blackstone partner in LatAm; Firm has ~USD 15 Bn in assets under management) for the past
3.5 years. I currently work as Private Equity associate. Since I joined this company, I already got 3 promotions (the last one was a fast track promotion to PE
associate). Through this years, my main responsibilities were analyze companies, perform due diligence, build company's business plans, help in the negotiations for
target companies, help in portfolio divestments, among others. I also worked ~8 months for one of our invested companies as a financial manager, was a member of
the board of the directors of this company, and helped in the PMI process after we acquired it.
(b) Prior to joining my current firm, I worked 6 months in the finance department of a big bank (middle/ back office job).

5. Additional experience/extracurricular:
(a) Undergraduate research for a local public institution (1.5 years). My final work was presented in a international congress
(b) During my banking years, I helped a couple of times a senior living home
(c) No other relevant experiences to add here... (this should probably be a weakness in my application)

6. I will apply in first round (this august) for 2022 class. I will also apply to Wharton, Booth, Columbia, Sloan and Haas


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New post 27 May 2019, 15:12
Hi theadsingh,

Thank you for your post and for sharing your profile. A few comments below:

Academics: When it comes to international applicants, US institutions do not require students to convert their CGPA. Instead, they look at the institution's ranking along with your class ranking. Can you share your class ranking? Also, you are already inclined to retake the GMAT, which tells me you fully understand the competitiveness of your demographic. You should, indeed, aim at a higher GMAT score. That said, do not compromise the quality of your application for a higher GMAT. There's tremendous power in a well-told story!

Professional experience: I like that you have international exposure and that your current company has seen your contributions and awarded you the presidential award. The soft-skills of your professional development are imperative in a top business school and will need to be communicated thoughtfully on all components of your application. This section, of course, requires further understanding of your contributions on our part to help guide you.

Community Engagement/ECs: I like that your extra-curricular engagement deal with education and community building. Are you engaged with those programs currently?


While it is difficult to grasp the entirety of your goal in one sentence, I think that you have a clear idea about why you are choosing HBS. Be sure you are as specific as possible about how you intend to use those resources and how will they help you get to a startup accelerator. It is imperative that you are introspective and convey a clear message throughout. What other schools are your targetting?

I welcome the opportunity to learn more about your background and experiences and help you present your best application. When ready, please reach out.

Good luck!

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Hi all,

If anyone can tell me my chances at HBS

1. GMAT: 700 (planning retake and 730+ before application)
2. Undergrad: IIT Delhi 7.67/10 GPA B.Tech Civil Engineer
4. Experience:
Automotive industry Japan, Strategy Division and Global Venture Partnership lead. 4 year experience.
Fluent Japanese speaker. President Award from company for outstanding experience.
#moved to Japan after graduation from India IIT Delhi.
5. Indian born and raised in an army personal family, national sports player before IIT College.
6. Additional experience/extracurricular:
Board for student award
Mentor program award
Cultural festival coordinator.

Planning a story for opening US - Japan - India related startup accelerator which will focus education sector(can be twisted for story) by leveraging past experiences and HBS resources.

Thanks & regards,
AD

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Hi Experts!

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

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

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

Work Experience: Total 4+ years (in india)
Worked for over 2 years in a social sector consulting startup and 1 year in an election campaign strategy firm (a SuperPAC). Working in the strategic HR consulting for last 1 year.

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

Post MBA Goal – Work in MBB strategy consulting firms

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Hi all,

If anyone can tell me my chances at HBS

1. GMAT: 700 (planning retake and 730+ before application)
2. Undergrad: IIT Delhi 7.67/10 GPA B.Tech Civil Engineer
4. Experience:
Automotive industry Japan, Strategy Division and Global Venture Partnership lead. 4 year experience.
Fluent Japanese speaker. President Award from company for outstanding experience.
#moved to Japan after graduation from India IIT Delhi.
5. Indian born and raised in an army personal family, national sports player before IIT College.
6. Additional experience/extracurricular:
Board for student award
Mentor program award
Cultural festival coordinator.

Planning a story for opening US - Japan - India related startup accelerator which will focus education sector(can be twisted for story) by leveraging past experiences and HBS resources.

Thanks & regards,
AD


Hi AD,

Your profile sounds good and I hope that you will crack that GMAT with 730+. But I am concerned about your goals as I don't find them befitting the rich experience you have gained so far. Accelerators are a dime a dozen these days, what's your purpose of focussing your goals around them? You also don't have relevant experience to build one.
Moreover, why education when you work in the automotive industry and there is so much disruption happening in this industry that you can build logical career goals here. As a warning, fancy career goals never work, Write something that you are passionate about and that your career history can support. The Harvard essay is open-ended, but if your story does not stick together, then its not gonna help at all.
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Hi all, I am hoping for an evaluation. Thank you.

White male from the US.

Undergraduate: Northwestern/Brown/Duke
Major: BSc in Org Change / General Mgmt
GPA: 3.8 (cum laude)
GMAT: 760

~2y in strategy / due diligence consulting (second tier firm like Strategy&, Monitor, Oliver Wyman) promoted at end of year 1 and end of year 2 both times when eligible, with a sector focus on an "impact" sector (e.g., renewables, climate, education, public health, etc.
~1y in nonprofit/impact venture capital (e.g., Acumen, Omidyar Network)
~2y in upper middle market private equity (e.g., GTCR, Francisco Partners, New Mountain Capital) with strong alumni in H/S

Junior board involvement with two education non-profits on the side

Goal: start an international development private equity fund (e.g., target market returns, invest in things like roads, storage, power, etc., investing all "carry" into next fund, so, semi-impact investing).
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Hi Experts!

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

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

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

Work Experience: Total 4+ years (in india)
Worked for over 2 years in a social sector consulting startup and 1 year in an election campaign strategy firm (a SuperPAC). Working in the strategic HR consulting for last 1 year.

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

Post MBA Goal – Work in MBB strategy consulting firms

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Impressive resume.
What Harvard is looking for is Managers,
It depends a lot on the essay you write,
A 720 on GMAT takes care of 12% of the parameters that Harvard takes into account
Now if you have shown some qualities during the 4 years of your college training, qualities that makes you stand out from the crowd, include those too. Simply being IITian doesn't assure you Harvard.
One thing that I can probably say for sure is that you have a 75% chance to get invited for an interview if your essay is decent.
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Hi all, I am hoping for an evaluation. Thank you.

White male from the US.

Undergraduate: Northwestern/Brown/Duke
Major: BSc in Org Change / General Mgmt
GPA: 3.8 (cum laude)
GMAT: 760

~2y in strategy / due diligence consulting (second tier firm like Strategy&, Monitor, Oliver Wyman) promoted at end of year 1 and end of year 2 both times when eligible, with a sector focus on an "impact" sector (e.g., renewables, climate, education, public health, etc.
~1y in nonprofit/impact venture capital (e.g., Acumen, Omidyar Network)
~2y in upper middle market private equity (e.g., GTCR, Francisco Partners, New Mountain Capital) with strong alumni in H/S

Junior board involvement with two education non-profits on the side

Goal: start an international development private equity fund (e.g., target market returns, invest in things like roads, storage, power, etc., investing all "carry" into next fund, so, semi-impact investing).


Stanford will grab you,
Harvard is unpredictable , but fairly good chances to be invited to the interview if a decent out of the box essay is produced
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Thanks in advance for the profile review! I'm targeting to apply this fall.

Background and nationality:
US Citizen, 29, M, SE Asian

Undergrad Information:
Top 10 Public School
Bachelors in Business

GMAT:
700 (Working towards 720)

Work experience and leadership:
- 4 years in a leadership program (finance/strategy/sales/operations) at top tech company (FANG); 3 promotions
- 1 year in corporate strategy at another top tech company (FANG) before switching divisions
- 1.5 year in business operations/analytics at a startup division within FANG; 1 promotion + managing direct reports

Community and others:
- Served on nonprofit board during first 4 years of my career
- Led company employee resource groups
- Startup ideas with buddies
- Captain of video game team for internal tournaments

Post MBA goals:
Entrepreneurship in SE Asia - MBA is to build out my network, leadership skill, and knowledge of other functions. Hoping to meet other like-minded individuals and seed funding!

Anything else?
First generation American hoping to use talents in tech to accelerate the growth in SE Asia with leadership skills gained from HBS!
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Hello,

Age:
22 (Plan to apply in 3-4 years)

Ethnicity:
Korean-American

Academics:
Top 10 U.S. University (not known for engineering)
Majored in Mechanical Engineering and Minored in Finance

GMAT:
740 (2nd attempt; thinking about retaking the GMAT again to achieve a score of 750+ due to my demographic)

Experience:
100% in the aerospace industry (internships)

Current Job:
Engineer at Fortune 100 Aerospace Engineering Firm

Intended Post-MBA Career:
Management consulting (MBB), using my experiences in the engineering industry (both small and large firms) to help clients with problems unique to the intersection of business and engineering.

Thanks in advance.
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