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Corporate lawyer from India.

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Hi All,

I am a lawyer from a top 5 law school in India. I hold a dual degree (Bachelor of Socio-Legal Sciences + Bachelor of Law).

Work experience: 3 years.

1. Consultant - EY, Bangalore for 1 year. Work profile- corporate advisory, private equity/funds advisory, tax advisory.

2. Associate Legal Counsel- role of an in-house corporate lawyer with Infosys Limited. Work profile: Negotiations, Deals, Risk strategies and liabilities.

GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.6 plus

Extra curricular: Professional Classical vocalist with 15+ awards from various institutions.

Blogger+ Run an online fashion initiative promoting Indian fashion and brands. Run the team newsletter at work.

Volunteering work: good amount of volunteering and community service including Bharat scouts and guides, Make a difference etc.

Preferential schools: Yale, Stanford, Booth, CMU Tepper, Kelley’s

Significant achievements: 0.1% merit certificate from CBSE; Part of British Council’s “Dreams and Teams” leadership initiative.

Other courses: Hold diplomas from Asian school of cyber laws, World intellectual property organisation.
Completed “Harvard Manage Mentor” modules.

Languages: English, hindi, tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Marathi (7 languages)

Post MBA goal: transition from a purely legal advisory role to business and strategy role. And work in the Tech space- specifically Retail Tech

Wanted to understand what are my chances to be at Booth?

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New post 07 Mar 2018, 20:49
Hi there,

Interesting work experience! Are you still at Infosys or are you now with EY? I wasn't quite clear on the chronology of the work experience you provided. Regardless, my primary question for you is why are you seeking an MBA and looking to leave the legal profession after getting as far as you have? Your interest in the retail space is interesting but also seems a bit disconnected from the rest of your profile. That story will be critical to a successful application to any program. You asked about Booth specifically but without further understanding your story, it's really tough (and probably not a helpful exercise) to make estimates on chances. I would encourage you to think about why you're targeting Booth specifically and how it uniquely supports your goals and priorities. Your stats (GMAT and GPA) are solid so the greatest opportunity I see for you is getting more clear on the questions I asked above and creating an application strategy that aligns with those. Best of luck to you!

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