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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 --


I wouldn’t say you are an obvious choice for a Harvard candidate but I do think your profile has a lot of potential so I would certainly give it a shot if I were you! It will all come down to your essays and recommendations and how all this is presented, so you need to give that part everything that you’ve got. (Feel free to reach out if you want to know how ARINGO as an admissions consulting company can help with that part: https://aringo.com/mba-process-registration/)

Your work experience is your biggest weakness so try to think about how you can make that part a bit more impressive, preferably by examples that can be measured in some way.

Good luck!

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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


In order to give you a full evaluation I would really need to know your final GMAT score as not everyone that expects a 760 actually gets that, so whether or not you actually get that score will make a big difference.

Also, what was the reason you transferred schools? And how confident are you in your essays/recommendations?

Basically, I need quite a bit of additional information in order to evaluate your profile properly, so feel free to elaborate here or by contacting ARINGO directly at https://aringo.com/mba-process-registration/.

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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

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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 --


I like your profile. You have a great GPA, good scores, and reasonable career transition goals. At Ivy Admissions Group, we believe that the key to getting into a top school with your background is to stand out from the crowd by painting an authentic and compelling narrative that ties through everything in your application. In accomplishing that, we employ the techniques of public narrative pioneered by the Harvard Kennedy School and used by political candidates standing for office across the country.

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24 yr / Inidan/ Female

UG: 60% - Electronics and Comm engineering

WE: Co-founder and President of NGO for the past 3 yrs
Under my leadership
-Organised national level training program by the Govt of India for two consecutive years,120+ participants from the country participated
-conducted various awareness programs in schools and college, including inter schools competitions
-established first and only rescue and rehab center in the north karnataka region
-successfully working in collaboration with district administration, municipal authority and police dept
and a bunch of other events organised. Literally, built the org from scratch.

Honorary Officer by Govt of India

GMAT: yet to give - aiming for 720+

Extra-curricular:
- actively participated/-ing in Clean India Mission-Ballari - wall painiting, awareness talks, suggesting innovative steps to tackle problems in association with district administration
- have organised free english classes for slum children around our centre
- sewing - does it sound out of context? i love to sew, though i never learnt it formally, have designed & stitched a lot for myself

Post MBA goals:
Short Term:
- open the first self sustainable world class charity hospital for stray animals in our district
- work on bringing CSR funds into animal welfare
- Help other NGOs with required resources to scale up

Long term:
- Expand the charity hospital
- Fund and facilitate research on alternative meat
- work on CSR initiatives

Background for my background:
i have always been an animal lover since childhood, and always had a dream to have a big property filled with animals, well fed and well taken care of. I always thought that it was something to be done when i was 50+. Back then, i never new what the word "NGO" meant or never visited one or heard one. A very tragic incident when i was 19 yrs old, made me realize it was now, that i need to start one, and i did, from scratch.

Why HBS?

- HBS's general management course, most apt for me
- I believe the case study method will help me to become a better decision maker, my work demands to be one
- The importance leadership is given at HBS, be it clubs or classroom, i think i can make most out of it
- HBS's network will help me to scale up my work and achieve my goals
- Brand name credibility into my field
- HBS
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24 yr / Inidan/ Female

UG: 60% - Electronics and Comm engineering

WE: Co-founder and President of NGO for the past 3 yrs
Under my leadership
-Organised national level training program by the Govt of India for two consecutive years,120+ participants from the country participated
-conducted various awareness programs in schools and college, including inter schools competitions
-established first and only rescue and rehab center in the north karnataka region
-successfully working in collaboration with district administration, municipal authority and police dept
and a bunch of other events organised. Literally, built the org from scratch.

Honorary Officer by Govt of India

GMAT: yet to give - aiming for 720+

Extra-curricular:
- actively participated/-ing in Clean India Mission-Ballari - wall painiting, awareness talks, suggesting innovative steps to tackle problems in association with district administration
- have organised free english classes for slum children around our centre
- sewing - does it sound out of context? i love to sew, though i never learnt it formally, have designed & stitched a lot for myself

Post MBA goals:
Short Term:
- open the first self sustainable world class charity hospital for stray animals in our district
- work on bringing CSR funds into animal welfare
- Help other NGOs with required resources to scale up

Long term:
- Expand the charity hospital
- Fund and facilitate research on alternative meat
- work on CSR initiatives

Background for my background:
i have always been an animal lover since childhood, and always had a dream to have a big property filled with animals, well fed and well taken care of. I always thought that it was something to be done when i was 50+. Back then, i never new what the word "NGO" meant or never visited one or heard one. A very tragic incident when i was 19 yrs old, made me realize it was now, that i need to start one, and i did, from scratch.

Why HBS?

- HBS's general management course, most apt for me
- I believe the case study method will help me to become a better decision maker, my work demands to be one
- The importance leadership is given at HBS, be it clubs or classroom, i think i can make most out of it
- HBS's network will help me to scale up my work and achieve my goals
- Brand name credibility into my field
- HBS


An amazing profile nikithaiyer5

Though I will leave it for experts to provide inputs on the profile.

BTW, per my undertanding your profile will be really strong for Yale. (Not to discourage you from HBS is any way!)

All the best for your GMAT and Applications.
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nikithaiyer5 wrote:
24 yr / Inidan/ Female

UG: 60% - Electronics and Comm engineering

WE: Co-founder and President of NGO for the past 3 yrs
Under my leadership
-Organised national level training program by the Govt of India for two consecutive years,120+ participants from the country participated
-conducted various awareness programs in schools and college, including inter schools competitions
-established first and only rescue and rehab center in the north karnataka region
-successfully working in collaboration with district administration, municipal authority and police dept
and a bunch of other events organised. Literally, built the org from scratch.

Honorary Officer by Govt of India

GMAT: yet to give - aiming for 720+

Extra-curricular:
- actively participated/-ing in Clean India Mission-Ballari - wall painiting, awareness talks, suggesting innovative steps to tackle problems in association with district administration
- have organised free english classes for slum children around our centre
- sewing - does it sound out of context? i love to sew, though i never learnt it formally, have designed & stitched a lot for myself

Post MBA goals:
Short Term:
- open the first self sustainable world class charity hospital for stray animals in our district
- work on bringing CSR funds into animal welfare
- Help other NGOs with required resources to scale up

Long term:
- Expand the charity hospital
- Fund and facilitate research on alternative meat
- work on CSR initiatives

Background for my background:
i have always been an animal lover since childhood, and always had a dream to have a big property filled with animals, well fed and well taken care of. I always thought that it was something to be done when i was 50+. Back then, i never new what the word "NGO" meant or never visited one or heard one. A very tragic incident when i was 19 yrs old, made me realize it was now, that i need to start one, and i did, from scratch.

Why HBS?

- HBS's general management course, most apt for me
- I believe the case study method will help me to become a better decision maker, my work demands to be one
- The importance leadership is given at HBS, be it clubs or classroom, i think i can make most out of it
- HBS's network will help me to scale up my work and achieve my goals
- Brand name credibility into my field
- HBS


An amazing profile nikithaiyer5

Though I will leave it for experts to provide inputs on the profile.

BTW, per my undertanding your profile will be really strong for Yale. (Not to discourage you from HBS is any way!)

All the best for your GMAT and Applications.



thanks a lot :) .

yes I am applying for yale too.. i have shortlisted HBS, Yale & Haas.
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Hi Guys,

Looking for some brutal honesty on my profile -

Background and nationality: 25yo (26 at time of enrollment) Indian Female. Living and working in Singapore for the last 12 years. Im a Singapore PR (not sure if this makes any difference)

Undergrad Information: Studied Economics and Business from Singapore (College ranked top 15 in the world). Did not do honors (decided work experience was more valuable). GPA is not Harvard standard (3.4/5.0), but for my university this is actually about a B average and I graduated with merit

Before that, I was selected from India (written exams and interviews, the full spectrum) at age 14 for an accelerated program from the Gov of Singapore. Moved here alone and been here since. So essentially, finished 4 years of schooling on full scholarship, ad then got offered another scholarship for college

GMAT: 720, 730 - split is heavier on verbal, Quant is 75th percentile. IR 93 percentile, Essay 6 on both

Work experience and leadership: While in school I interned with Accenture strategy consulting, and then got converted to FT. Overall with Accenture with about 6 months. After graduation I joined an FMCG Management Trainee program. Been with them for 2 years now, got promoted three times.
Placement 1 - Ops Analytics
Current: Finance

On leadership - i can talk about a few projects ive been involved in, I've also directly managed interns and analysts, Ive done evaluations and made hiring decisions for my company which is rare for someone as Junior as me. I've been an active athlete - Competitive swimmer and rower for about a decade before i stopped after college, Sports scholar for Swimming, Was also team captain

I dont think this traditionally fits into the role of "leadership", but ive self funded my life since i was 14. I started working (tutoring at about 16 and continued this into college). I was also a tutor at college while studying there. On off nights I bar-tended. Basically managed all my education while holding jobs to fund it.

Community and others: Not much on this to be honest, I was part of a pro bono consulting firm and took on a leadership role with them. but this was during college. Since then I have not had the time to do anything!

Post MBA goals: I want to get into marketing analytics in the short term. In the long term I want to either have my own business or join an early stage start up and get my hands dirty. My Econ degree didnt really teach any finance so looking forward to picking up some knowledge there. Im also very interested in the cause of women in business (being female working in corp finance in Asia really gives you a perspective lol) and would want to get involved with that while @harvard/after

Look forward to some feedback! Worried about applying to Harvard cause it seems like its all nuclear scientists and prodigy investment bankers. But I guess not applying is the only form of certain rejection :)
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Hi Guys,

Looking for some brutal honesty on my profile -

Background and nationality: 25yo (26 at time of enrollment) Indian Female. Living and working in Singapore for the last 12 years. Im a Singapore PR (not sure if this makes any difference)

Undergrad Information: Studied Economics and Business from Singapore (College ranked top 15 in the world). Did not do honors (decided work experience was more valuable). GPA is not Harvard standard (3.4/5.0), but for my university this is actually about a B average and I graduated with merit

Before that, I was selected from India (written exams and interviews, the full spectrum) at age 14 for an accelerated program from the Gov of Singapore. Moved here alone and been here since. So essentially, finished 4 years of schooling on full scholarship, ad then got offered another scholarship for college

GMAT: 720, 730 - split is heavier on verbal, Quant is 75th percentile. IR 93 percentile, Essay 6 on both

Work experience and leadership: While in school I interned with Accenture strategy consulting, and then got converted to FT. Overall with Accenture with about 6 months. After graduation I joined an FMCG Management Trainee program. Been with them for 2 years now, got promoted three times.
Placement 1 - Ops Analytics
Current: Finance

On leadership - i can talk about a few projects ive been involved in, I've also directly managed interns and analysts, Ive done evaluations and made hiring decisions for my company which is rare for someone as Junior as me. I've been an active athlete - Competitive swimmer and rower for about a decade before i stopped after college, Sports scholar for Swimming, Was also team captain

I dont think this traditionally fits into the role of "leadership", but ive self funded my life since i was 14. I started working (tutoring at about 16 and continued this into college). I was also a tutor at college while studying there. On off nights I bar-tended. Basically managed all my education while holding jobs to fund it.

Community and others: Not much on this to be honest, I was part of a pro bono consulting firm and took on a leadership role with them. but this was during college. Since then I have not had the time to do anything!

Post MBA goals: I want to get into marketing analytics in the short term. In the long term I want to either have my own business or join an early stage start up and get my hands dirty. My Econ degree didnt really teach any finance so looking forward to picking up some knowledge there. Im also very interested in the cause of women in business (being female working in corp finance in Asia really gives you a perspective lol) and would want to get involved with that while @harvard/after

Look forward to some feedback! Worried about applying to Harvard cause it seems like its all nuclear scientists and prodigy investment bankers. But I guess not applying is the only form of certain rejection :)



I definitely think you should apply, first of all, and second of all, I think you have enough unusual and unique factors to work with for admission to be a possibility, with a very, very strong essay of course. The only thing I would recommend that you work on is the post-MBA goal as that is not clear or strong enough as it is as I see it, so that needs further work. (Obviously you are welcome to contact us off the board if you would want some help with that: https://aringo.com/mba-process-registration/)

Good luck!

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Nationality- Indian
Gender- Male
Xth- 67.7%
XIIth - 65%
Undergrad- B.E. in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering with 54.4%
TOEFL- Yet to take
GMAT- 750 ( Q-50, V-41, AWA-4.5, IR-5)

Work Exp :
1. Have worked for 9 years in Telecom Industry and am currently VAS Manager for Airtel India Operations. Have previously worked with Nokia, Mahindra Comviva. Also have worked in UK for 6 months.
- Have received awards for my work at Airtel and previous organisations
- I have done in house courses in Airtel for Leadership,Security as well as technology


Volunteer Experience :
1. Involved in education of economically deprived kids, conducting fundraisers with an NGO "SOCH"
2. During flood disaster in MP in 2016 I was part of the team that setup communications to emergency and disaster helplines for people affected by the natural calamity
3. Sarva Seva Sankalp Samiti – NGO from Burhanpur for Deaddiction centers, Vaccination Drives, Reforestation, Awareness
programs for Crimes against women.Participated in workshops near Indore and Burhanpur for Vaccination drives, Awareness Camps and planting of saplings for green drive.
4.Mentored students at GS Institute of Management for development of soft skills


Extra Curricular:
1. Head of student placement committee and President of club "Peregrination" in College
2. Designed college website for "Peregrination"
3.Paper Presentation on Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic at national level at Concours 2006 at KIT, Andhra Pradesh
4.Presented Paper on Mobile and Wireless Communication in Techvinox 2005.
5.Paper Presentation on MRI Scan Application of Fuzzy Logic in PIONEER 2K5 at College of Engineering ,Kolhapur
6.Second prize in "Wrocketry" organized at KIT Andhra Pradesh
7.Won HTML web page competition in School level competition

Please evaluate.
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Background and nationality: White, UK, Male, 25 (26 at matriculation)
Undergrad Information: 3.7 GPA equivalent in Political Science at top London University (think LSE or UCL)
GMAT: 720 (Q: 47, V: 42, IR: 7, AWA: 6)
Work experience and leadership: Big Four M&A Tax (first promotion after qualifying as CA - not possible to be promoted sooner). Hold a leadership role at work amongst junior staff. Rated highly in performance reviews and have been involved with a number of high-profile client events and internal projects relating to the implications of politics (especially recent UK politics) on our services/work.
Community and others: Have an entrepreneurial background - co-founded a start-up at university and was successful as an investor whilst there. Was also a well-regarded player of a particular skill-based game that resulted in prizes and coached others in this game. Today, I continue appraising investments with my brother and also help out to manage the family business. Community-wise: more politically active than a charity person.
Post MBA goals: Investment banking in New York or London
Anything else? Applying round 2. Expect to produce strong essays and to focus on finance as groundwork towards a long-term goal as a FTSE100 CFO. This will tie into my why Harvard: year 1) learning general management fundamentals will prepare me for a lot of my long-term career goals at exec level management in industry. year 2) doing more specific electives towards my immediate post-MBA career in IB. Experience in M&A after MBA plus pre-MBA CA qualification and experience in tax and audit (i.e. compliance) makes up a large part of the CFO skill set for large companies.
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Background and nationality: White, UK, Male, 25 (26 at matriculation)
Undergrad Information: 3.7 GPA equivalent in Political Science at top London University (think LSE or UCL)
GMAT: 720 (Q: 47, V: 42, IR: 7, AWA: 6)
Work experience and leadership: Big Four M&A Tax (first promotion after qualifying as CA - not possible to be promoted sooner). Hold a leadership role at work amongst junior staff. Rated highly in performance reviews and have been involved with a number of high-profile client events and internal projects relating to the implications of politics (especially recent UK politics) on our services/work.
Community and others: Have an entrepreneurial background - co-founded a start-up at university and was successful as an investor whilst there. Was also a well-regarded player of a particular skill-based game that resulted in prizes and coached others in this game. Today, I continue appraising investments with my brother and also help out to manage the family business. Community-wise: more politically active than a charity person.
Post MBA goals: Investment banking in New York or London
Anything else? Applying round 2. Expect to produce strong essays and to focus on finance as groundwork towards a long-term goal as a FTSE100 CFO. This will tie into my why Harvard: year 1) learning general management fundamentals will prepare me for a lot of my long-term career goals at exec level management in industry. year 2) doing more specific electives towards my immediate post-MBA career in IB. Experience in M&A after MBA plus pre-MBA CA qualification and experience in tax and audit (i.e. compliance) makes up a large part of the CFO skill set for large companies.

Hi,
thank you for sharing your profile! You can be a strong candidate and prove Harvard in that you'll become a competitive IB applicant. To make your profile stronger and complete, I'd advise you to focus on your unique features (e.g. game coaching, interest in investments and projects on politics at work) and add good arguments of IB choice: what are you going to change? why do you think this will be realized and what impact will this have on community/business/environment?
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Background and nationality: White, UK, Male, 25 (26 at matriculation)
Undergrad Information: 3.7 GPA equivalent in Political Science at top London University (think LSE or UCL)
GMAT: 720 (Q: 47, V: 42, IR: 7, AWA: 6)
Work experience and leadership: Big Four M&A Tax (first promotion after qualifying as CA - not possible to be promoted sooner). Hold a leadership role at work amongst junior staff. Rated highly in performance reviews and have been involved with a number of high-profile client events and internal projects relating to the implications of politics (especially recent UK politics) on our services/work.
Community and others: Have an entrepreneurial background - co-founded a start-up at university and was successful as an investor whilst there. Was also a well-regarded player of a particular skill-based game that resulted in prizes and coached others in this game. Today, I continue appraising investments with my brother and also help out to manage the family business. Community-wise: more politically active than a charity person.
Post MBA goals: Investment banking in New York or London
Anything else? Applying round 2. Expect to produce strong essays and to focus on finance as groundwork towards a long-term goal as a FTSE100 CFO. This will tie into my why Harvard: year 1) learning general management fundamentals will prepare me for a lot of my long-term career goals at exec level management in industry. year 2) doing more specific electives towards my immediate post-MBA career in IB. Experience in M&A after MBA plus pre-MBA CA qualification and experience in tax and audit (i.e. compliance) makes up a large part of the CFO skill set for large companies.

Hi,
thank you for sharing your profile! You can be a strong candidate and prove Harvard in that you'll become a competitive IB applicant. To make your profile stronger and complete, I'd advise you to focus on your unique features (e.g. game coaching, interest in investments and projects on politics at work) and add good arguments of IB choice: what are you going to change? why do you think this will be realized and what impact will this have on community/business/environment?


Thanks very much for the feedback and your input on my application. Especially in regard to presenting my ability to effect change in my future professional career. Much appreciated!
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Background and nationality: Indian, 28Y

Undergrad Information: B.Tech( Electrical Engineering) from an above average school( India) 3.5GPA

Grad Information: M.S( Electrical and Computer Engineering) from a reputed US school with Full Tution waiver( research assistant), 3.7 GPA

GMAT: Yet to take

Work experience and leadership:
Worked as a research assistant( part time) during the Masters+intern at a top Telecom company(US)
Worked for a top Telecom company for 1 year after graduation
Co founded a food tech company in india( sept 2015) with a social aspect ( sustainable learning model for the under privileged).Work closely with the NGOs for pilot projects on learning.


Post MBA goals: Work in the food tech sector employing learning models on a bigger and better scale.

Extracurricular- A fitness freak, freelance photographer, Ukulele learner, and an all time car admirer
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Background and nationality: Indian, 28Y

Undergrad Information: B.Tech( Electrical Engineering) from an above average school( India) 3.5GPA

Grad Information: M.S( Electrical and Computer Engineering) from a reputed US school with Full Tution waiver( research assistant), 3.7 GPA

GMAT: Yet to take

Work experience and leadership:
Worked as a research assistant( part time) during the Masters+intern at a top Telecom company(US)
Worked for a top Telecom company for 1 year after graduation
Co founded a food tech company in india( sept 2015) with a social aspect ( sustainable learning model for the under privileged).Work closely with the NGOs for pilot projects on learning.
Hi,
it's hard to give you a candid evaluation, because:
1) I do not know your GMAT
2) your profile does not reflect your leadership and managerial experience
3) your goals do not explain, why you need Harvard to achieve them: you've been in the tech food industry since 2015 and want to expand your business globally? or you seek an employee position in a gloabl food tech company?
Your profile is yet to develop considerably in order to advise the school, which would suit you best

Post MBA goals: Work in the food tech sector employing learning models on a bigger and better scale.

Extracurricular- A fitness freak, freelance photographer, Ukulele learner, and an all time car admirer

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[quote="NirmitGupta"]Background and nationality: Indian, 28Y
Hi NirmitGupta, thanks for your question. Will answer below.
Undergrad Information: B.Tech( Electrical Engineering) from an above average school( India) 3.5GPA

Grad Information: M.S( Electrical and Computer Engineering) from a reputed US school with Full Tution waiver( research assistant), 3.7 GPA

GMAT: Yet to take while not the driver of everything, your best odds will be if you present with a 720+ score here.... so I'd work on getting that score or near to it early in the process. They get too many applicants to allow score updates- so the score you apply with is the one they will consider.

Work experience and leadership:
Worked as a research assistant( part time) during the Masters+intern at a top Telecom company(US)
Worked for a top Telecom company for 1 year after graduation
Co founded a food tech company in india( sept 2015) with a social aspect ( sustainable learning model for the under privileged).Work closely with the NGOs for pilot projects on learning.What kind of results have you achieved here? What kind of leadership have you practiced in doing this? I'd think in these terms as this could be a ver good experience to speak about if you do it in the right way.

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Hi, I am a Pakistani female, age 25

GMAT: 760 Q 48, V 47 AWA 5.5
GPA:3.8 Economics & Mathematics – appearing for CFA Level 1
Exp: 3 years working for one of the largest conglomerates in the country in Strategy & Business growth, have worked on merger deals, greenfield investment analysis, capital budgeting, turnaround projects.

Internship at leading global FMCG.

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Started a not-for-profit tech startup benefiting 5000 people to date with a team of 60 people - currently Vice President of the startup. 5+ years of public speaking in national circuit.
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Hi, I am a Pakistani female, age 25

GMAT: 760 Q 48, V 47 AWA 5.5
GPA:3.8 Economics & Mathematics – appearing for CFA Level 1
Exp: 3 years working for one of the largest conglomerates in the country in Strategy & Business growth, have worked on merger deals, greenfield investment analysis, capital budgeting, turnaround projects.

Internship at leading global FMCG.

ECA:
Started a not-for-profit tech startup benefiting 5000 people to date with a team of 60 people - currently Vice President of the startup. 5+ years of public speaking in national circuit.

Hi,
thank you for sharing your profile! You have nice chances as a female candidate, with high GMAT, advanced leadership skills and developed professional competencies. Think of your achievements and post-MBA goals and start your Harvard application experience)) Good luck!
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Hi!

Can you review me :)

Background and nationality:
white female, born in the USA. but parents are from Israel and Morocco (but dont have dual citizen ship)
Undergrad Information: 3.85 math and psychology major from top liberal arts college
GMAT: 740
Work experience and leadership: 4 years at IBM in marketing. Also have been marketing director of Chinese street food startup based in NYC for 1 year
Community: mentor in two different programs where I work with NYC high school students on college admissions, job applications. Also part of a jewish youth movement
Post MBA goals: brand management/ start my own start up.
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Hi,
My name is ketan and currently I am 24 working in a Nuclear industry as a Design Engineer from last 2 yrs and want to pursue MBA from an ivy league. What thrivese me to earn this degree is that it would empower me with knowledge to build business plan as well as policies for the betterment of needy.i have vision of business model that would not only fetch foods to poor but even it would enable him to develop community. I did my Engineering from Good Private college in India with an aggregate of 70% and ha e published paper of my work.
I love paying football and sketching cartoons from my school days and have even participated many a times.
My GMAT score is 725.
Please let me know about the areas that I need to work on to make my application more appealing.
Thanks

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24 yr / Inidan/ Female

UG: 60% - Electronics and Comm engineering

WE: Co-founder and President of NGO for the past 3 yrs
Under my leadership
-Organised national level training program by the Govt of India for two consecutive years,120+ participants from the country participated
-conducted various awareness programs in schools and college, including inter schools competitions
-established first and only rescue and rehab center in the north karnataka region
-successfully working in collaboration with district administration, municipal authority and police dept
and a bunch of other events organised. Literally, built the org from scratch.

Honorary Officer by Govt of India

GMAT: yet to give - aiming for 720+

Extra-curricular:
- actively participated/-ing in Clean India Mission-Ballari - wall painiting, awareness talks, suggesting innovative steps to tackle problems in association with district administration
- have organised free english classes for slum children around our centre
- sewing - does it sound out of context? i love to sew, though i never learnt it formally, have designed & stitched a lot for myself

Post MBA goals:
Short Term:
- open the first self sustainable world class charity hospital for stray animals in our district
- work on bringing CSR funds into animal welfare
- Help other NGOs with required resources to scale up

Long term:
- Expand the charity hospital
- Fund and facilitate research on alternative meat
- work on CSR initiatives

Background for my background:
i have always been an animal lover since childhood, and always had a dream to have a big property filled with animals, well fed and well taken care of. I always thought that it was something to be done when i was 50+. Back then, i never knew what the word "NGO" meant or never visited one or heard one. A very tragic incident when i was 19 yrs old, made me realize it was now, that i need to start one, and i did, from scratch.

Why HBS?

- HBS's general management course, most apt for me
- I believe the case study method will help me to become a better decision maker, my work demands to be one
- The importance leadership is given at HBS, be it clubs or classroom, i think i can make most out of it
- HBS's network will help me to scale up my work and achieve my goals
- Brand name credibility into my field
- HBS
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