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Chances for a Top 5 MBA

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New post 09 Apr 2017, 14:56
Hi,
Really appreciate your time in doing this and hopefully you find my profile interesting enough to evaluate.

Background
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Work experience by application in 2017: 2 years at an F500 chemicals company in UK. (controls/automation engineer -> project engineer) 1.5 years as an Analytics Consultant at Deloitte.
Internship: With one of the major international orgs (WB, IMF etc).
Publications: 4, a couple in journals and a couple in industry magazines.
Extra curriculars: Many leadership roles in school, college and post-university including: school government, marketing head for large university clubs, promoting STEM education in local community, currently leading the deployment of solar power in rural India through a start up I started in graduate school (finalists in two major international social enterprise competitions).
Undergrad school/major: Imperial College, Chemical Engineering
Undergrad GPA: First Class Honours (UK System) ~ 3.8+ GPA
Other education/coursework: Grad School, Masters in Econometrics (3.82 GPA), Duke University
Race/nationality: Indian, Indian
International experience: Born in India, grew up in Thailand, 6 years in UK and 3 years in USA. I have worked in all four countries.
Sex: Male
Age: 28 at matriculation
GMAT Score: 730

MBA Info
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Goal of MBA: I want to be a leader in data science consulting. Post-MBA, join MBB and become a key part of their growing big data/analytics practice.
Target schools: H/S/W. MIT Sloan (Top choice), Columbia, Booth, Kellog, Fuqua, Yale, Tuck, Michigan, LBS, & INSEAD.
Point of worry: Recommendation letter from my current employer given only 1 year of experience. Also none of my recommendations will be from MBA graduates.

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New post 17 Apr 2017, 01:15
urkdul wrote:
Hi,
Really appreciate your time in doing this and hopefully you find my profile interesting enough to evaluate.

Background
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Work experience by application in 2017: 2 years at an F500 chemicals company in UK. (controls/automation engineer -> project engineer) 1.5 years as an Analytics Consultant at Deloitte.
Internship: With one of the major international orgs (WB, IMF etc).
Publications: 4, a couple in journals and a couple in industry magazines.
Extra curriculars: Many leadership roles in school, college and post-university including: school government, marketing head for large university clubs, promoting STEM education in local community, currently leading the deployment of solar power in rural India through a start up I started in graduate school (finalists in two major international social enterprise competitions).
Undergrad school/major: Imperial College, Chemical Engineering
Undergrad GPA: First Class Honours (UK System) ~ 3.8+ GPA
Other education/coursework: Grad School, Masters in Econometrics (3.82 GPA), Duke University
Race/nationality: Indian, Indian
International experience: Born in India, grew up in Thailand, 6 years in UK and 3 years in USA. I have worked in all four countries.
Sex: Male
Age: 28 at matriculation
GMAT Score: 730

MBA Info
------------
Goal of MBA: I want to be a leader in data science consulting. Post-MBA, join MBB and become a key part of their growing big data/analytics practice.
Target schools: H/S/W. MIT Sloan (Top choice), Columbia, Booth, Kellog, Fuqua, Yale, Tuck, Michigan, LBS, & INSEAD.
Point of worry: Recommendation letter from my current employer given only 1 year of experience. Also none of my recommendations will be from MBA graduates.


Hey dude!
Good to hear from you!
I do think your profile is very interesting, especially the diversity of places you have lived and worked, and I (like the Adcom) would love to hear more about that story. It seems fascinating, and like something you could use to launch a great application from.

You have a very strong foundation in your profile with great grades and excellent GMAT, good work experience, and very good international experience.

For top 5 schools your two weak points would be:
- Indian male candidate
- Big 4

They're not HUGE weaknesses, but my overall advice is that you apply to a range of schools in Top 15. Basically, your list is quite good. But you need to add 1-2 safe schools.

That, and make sure you are telling your story from a personal and professional perspective that makes sense. And is fun and passionate!

I hope this helps! And feel free to drop us a line for a free consultation.

Best,
Jon
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