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Hi guys, I would greatly appreciate it if you use your fortune-telling powers to evaluate my chances of getting invited to CBS interviews.
- Age: 29. Male.
- Nationality: Egypt.
- Background: Medical Doctor (M.D.)
- University: Most prestigious medical school in Egypt.
- GPA: 3.82
- GRE: Q:162 (79%) V: 159 (83%)
- Four years of US-based experience in the field of cancer & Molecular diagnostics.
- 3 promotions. From Sales to Marketing to Product development & Strategic planning.
- Published researcher in Biotechnology and Stem Cells form elite US institutions.
- Current: Founder & CEO of a Molecular Diagnostics Consulting Company.
- Extracurriculars: President & Founder of the biggest Student Club. President of the Student Union.
- LORs: President of the company I worked for reflecting on a successful business track record. & University Professor & mentor reflecting on a history of leadership in extracurricular activities.
- Essay: Influences that impacted my decision to pursue medical entrepreneurship, why an MBA & post-MBA goals.
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Hi everyone,

I'm looking to apply this fall during the early round and would appreciate any insights on my profile!

Background and nationality: Canadian citizen but of Indian origin (born in India, moved to Canada when I was 2 years old).

Age/Work Experience: Will be 26 at entry, with 3.5 years of full time work experience with Big 4 consulting.

Undergrad Information: Regional university in Canada, not in the top 5 programs but in the top 15. GPA: 3.7
I was very involved in university, with case competitions, leadership position on student council, etc.

GMAT: 720

Work experience and leadership: Big 4 consulting with the public sector, focused on process improvement and efficiency reviews. Joined out of undergrad, and been promoted once since. Also involved in campus recruiting activities, and have a leadership role in certain business development activities in the office.

Community work: volunteer once a week, assisting new immigrants in the job search process.

Post MBA goals: short term- strategy consulting with MBB. Long term: pivot back to either the public sector (Especially something in foreign affairs) or executive role in the travel/hospitality industry (always been an industry that really interests me).

I would especially appreciate tips on my post MBA goals- not sure if they need to be more well-defined (i.e. does MBB sound too "vanilla"?)

Thank you in advance for your help!!
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New post 22 Jan 2020, 11:24
Hi, and thanks for writing! It sounds like you have strong and progressive work experience and meaningful extracurricular involvement. To offset your GPA, you'll want to aim for a 720+ GMAT if possible, though your grad GPA and PMP certainly will help. If you're serious about CBS, I do recommend applying Early Decision as early as possible in the application cycle, as we've seen that it can help significantly. ALso, make sure to flesh out the reasoning behind your goals - what has inspired you to work in technology and strategy, what type of impact do you hope to make, what are some NYC-based firms of interest to you, and how will CBS lead you to achieve these goals?

Hope that helps a bit! :)

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Please Evaluate my profile and any feedback would be nice

Male based in Dallas, Texas

Background and nationality: Age 29 & Black

Undergrad Information: Undergraduate GPA in Mechanical Engineering: 2.9 but Graduate School GPA in Technology Management: 3.87

GMAT: Not taken yet-Goal is >700

Work experience and leadership:
Overall experience: Operations/Manufacturing for about 7 years
Previous experience: Supply Chain Manager/Manufacturing Manager/Quality Engineering. (Fortune 500 Companies)
Current Experience: Program Manager @ Defense Aerospace company leading cross functional teams
Got promoted twice current company in 3 years

Community and others
Undergrad: Researcher at Robotics Lab, Academic Tutor and Financial Chair on National Society of Black Engineers. Multiple internships at Top companies.
Currently: Official paid mentor selected by current company to mentor high school & college students, Appointed-President of Employee Resource Group at Current job, Business Round Table Speaker-Go to high schools in surrounding areas to enlighten Kids on STEM and also tutor some STEM courses. Working in program in Dallas community with under privileged kids in alternative high schools schools to put them on the right path. Leader a Teenage program assisting college and high school students with mentorship, college admission, scholarships etc. President of National Society of Black Engineers Professional Chapter

Post MBA goals - Working in Technology and Strategy

Anything else?
Certification-PMP
Awards & Recognition: Manager of the Quarter Award & Leadership Awards
Excellent Performer ratings at work

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New post 22 Jan 2020, 11:27
Hi - you're starting to build a strong profile, but since you're on the lower end in terms of work experience for CBS, I would consider waiting a year to apply, especially if you expect to be promoted in that time. Given how competitive admission is for Indian applicants, I'd aim for a 740+ GMAT. Hope that helps a bit!



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Hi Everyone,

This might be a long post, so please bear with me. Please help me with my profile evaluation and my shot at Columbia

Profile
Indian Male- 23 Years old (25 at Matriculation)
B. Tech in CSE from top 10 pvt Engineering colleges in Inda. CGPA 7.2/10

Work Ex:
Full time- 26 months at the time of application, 37 months at the time of Matriculation
Deloitte USI, Risk and Financial Advisory
Primary Domain- IT Risk and Technology Compliance
Achievements at work:
- Primary engagement is Technology Compliance for a major American Retail brand. Even in my first year, led a critical part of the engagement (Evaluating client's access control), became the subject matter expert for the control in just 4 months. Helped the client bridge major SOX non- compliances across all their technology elements.
- In my second year of the engagement, I am leading very critical parts including the infrastructure compliance audits, User Access Reviews and other (Major chunk of the engagement). Typically, Senior Consultants (4-5 Years experience) are responsible for leading these critical parts.
- Since I work mostly on compliance engagements, there is not much scope for out of the box or innovative work. Yet, Proposed new tools (process automations) for walkthrough automation and access reviews which resulted in clients saving approximately 1500-man hours per financial year. These tools were my brain child and I worked on creating the use cases and workflows. Tools implemented in SOX compliance engagements across Deloitte US. Received accolades from Partners and directors for process improvement. (Post MBA Aim: Product Management)
- We have a quarterly performance evaluation system and an annual promotion system. Received the highest possible performance rating in all performance evaluations so far. Promoted within 10 months from an Analyst to Consultant. The firm follows a relative performance evaluation, my performance rating puts me in the top percentile of my peer group.
- 4 Outstanding Performance awards from the firm, 2 client appreciation awards. (unheard for somebody in 1 year)
- Various Firm and Practice development initiatives including promoting well being stories, ideating new ways to engage employees etc.
- Will be traveling onsite to client location for 2 weeks before I apply
- Have multiple internship experiences in college including interning for the Indian Railways. Worked on UI/ UX for an MIS for top level officials for Indian railways. Suggested reporting mechanisms and UX were integrated in the final version.


Leadership Experience
- Even in my first year, led critical aspects of the audit becoming one of the youngest SMEs in the firm for access controls.
- Led walkthroughs and client meetings
- In my second year with the firm, led and mentored 5 new analysts on the project. (Usually done by Senior Consultants)
- Head of the Literary Society in university
- Led a team of 30 volunteers to organize one of the Largest Model UN Conferences in North India. Saw a participation of ~350 students and 30 faculty members. Conference in collaboration with UNIC for India and Bhutan and other United Nations Agencies. Organized another MUN Conference that was recognized by the Secretary General Antonio Guetteres
- Was the City Youth Representative for the World Youth Council, an international NGO based out of New Delhi. Recruited Youth Change leaders and carried out the planning and execution for the 'Teach for Talent campaign'. The campaign was aimed at providing co- curricular training to underprivileged students from Tier 2 and Tier 3 Cities in the country. Covered 7 cities and 500+ students.

International Experience:
- Working with an international consulting firm. I work closely with cross functional international teams and stakeholders and directly with international clients. Daily interactions and collaboration with people situated all around the globe.
- Extensive Model United Nations experience. Over 100 MUN conferences (10+ Years) have shaped me into a truly global citizen and have made me aware of the issues that the world faces. This has given me a more holistic experience than any working/ staying abroad could have given. I have microscopically looked at international geopolitical problems and worked towards solving them in a student's/ young professional's capacity.
- One of the first Indians to preside over Rome Model UN Conference, Europe's larget UN Simulation.

Other Experiences/ Achievements
- Have mentored and trained 2000+ students in public speaking, debating, Model UNs and soft skills across the country over the course of the past 5 years. 800+ hours of training experience.
- Have conducted soft skills workshops for organizations such as AFS global (World's largest volunteers’ organization) and have adjudicated debates for organizations like the Rotary Club (Youngest Adjudicator ever in their annual inter- university debates in New Delhi)
- Very strong co curriculars including multiple internships, debating, Model UNs, Science Fairs etc. International level debater, state table tennis champion, national level quizzer.
- Launched 2 online stores during college, handeled the Branding, Marketing and operations. One was for automative goods and the other was for Fandom merchandise. Both crossed 6 figures (INR) Turnover within 3 months.
- Established a Government of India registered Not for Profit Trust at the age of 20. The trust works for upliftment of economically backward students. We have also conducted vocational trainings for differently abled students.
- Outstanding award in academics for 14 consecutive years in school. Dean’s award for Cumulative Contribution to the University.
- Professional Automotive Photographer. Clients include Buddh International Circuit (India's Formula 1 track), Mercedes, Eibach, Borla etc.
- State Table Tennis Champion

I'm yet to take the GMAT. Want to apply for the 2021 Intake. Post MBA Goals: Technology Management/ Product Management. I have my well thought out reasons for applying this early in my career. What will be a safe GMAT score for Columbia?

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Hi, and thanks for writing! You have a really intriguing profile. You'll definitely want to make your motivations for undertaking an MBA very clear, including the inspiration for your venture. If you do so, and if you apply early (if CBS is a top choice for you and you can provide specific reasons for why) I think you can be a viable contender.

Regarding LORs: I would advise against getting a professor to provide your recommendation - these are discouraged. I recommend getting two recommendations from the company you used to work for, or perhaps one from a client of your current venture.

Hope that helps a bit! Let me know if you have any additional questions.




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Hi guys, I would greatly appreciate it if you use your fortune-telling powers to evaluate my chances of getting invited to CBS interviews.
- Age: 29. Male.
- Nationality: Egypt.
- Background: Medical Doctor (M.D.)
- University: Most prestigious medical school in Egypt.
- GPA: 3.82
- GRE: Q:162 (79%) V: 159 (83%)
- Four years of US-based experience in the field of cancer & Molecular diagnostics.
- 3 promotions. From Sales to Marketing to Product development & Strategic planning.
- Published researcher in Biotechnology and Stem Cells form elite US institutions.
- Current: Founder & CEO of a Molecular Diagnostics Consulting Company.
- Extracurriculars: President & Founder of the biggest Student Club. President of the Student Union.
- LORs: President of the company I worked for reflecting on a successful business track record. & University Professor & mentor reflecting on a history of leadership in extracurricular activities.
- Essay: Influences that impacted my decision to pursue medical entrepreneurship, why an MBA & post-MBA goals.
Thanks & I really appreciate your efforts so much!

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Hi, and thanks for writing! It sounds like you have a well-rounded profile. You'll want to make the motivation behind your goals very clear - what interests you in management consulting, and what about your experiences to date has inspired you to focus on process improvement and efficiency reviews? Be very clear on this, since MBA admissions committees always want to understand what led you to your ambitions. And CBS asks you about your DREAM job (not just your long-term goal) so you'll want to pick one of the two tracks you mentioned, explain why it interests you so much, and detail the impact you aspire to make in it.

Hope that helps!



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Hi everyone,

I'm looking to apply this fall during the early round and would appreciate any insights on my profile!

Background and nationality: Canadian citizen but of Indian origin (born in India, moved to Canada when I was 2 years old).

Age/Work Experience: Will be 26 at entry, with 3.5 years of full time work experience with Big 4 consulting.

Undergrad Information: Regional university in Canada, not in the top 5 programs but in the top 15. GPA: 3.7
I was very involved in university, with case competitions, leadership position on student council, etc.

GMAT: 720

Work experience and leadership: Big 4 consulting with the public sector, focused on process improvement and efficiency reviews. Joined out of undergrad, and been promoted once since. Also involved in campus recruiting activities, and have a leadership role in certain business development activities in the office.

Community work: volunteer once a week, assisting new immigrants in the job search process.

Post MBA goals: short term- strategy consulting with MBB. Long term: pivot back to either the public sector (Especially something in foreign affairs) or executive role in the travel/hospitality industry (always been an industry that really interests me).

I would especially appreciate tips on my post MBA goals- not sure if they need to be more well-defined (i.e. does MBB sound too "vanilla"?)

Thank you in advance for your help!!

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Hi! Please evaluate my profile and/or add your comments. I always aspired to go for top Master but I'm not sure if I really have a chance. in Columbia i'n interested in Master in Marketing Science.

Female, 23, Central Asian, from Kazakhstan.

Eldest of 5 children (is it important?)

Bachelor degree (Cum Laude) in Accounting and Audit (specialization in Audit), GPA 4.02/4.33. Merit Certificate in Audit. University ranked somewhere top3 in Kazakhstan and best in my city. Unfortunately wasn't allowed to go to another city/country for bachelor degree.


Will start preparing for my GMAT soon, I target 710-720. If ofc I can reach this score :D


During university:

1 Semester exchange program to IESEG School of Management, France (Lille campus).

1st place PwC LevelUp Advisory case competition. Won a 1 month summer internship (got awesome feedback after).

1st place EY Accounting case compatition (got an offer)

2nd place PwC accounting Olympiad

KPMG Foundation online course

KPMG Audit week (also got an offer)

Case club member

Intellectual Debates Club (IDC) member

Worked as a teaching assistant for finance professor.



Work Experience (from most recent)

Aug 2019-Present: Business Intelligence Specialist at Danone Central Asia and Caucasus

Mar 2019-Apr2019: worked in family business. Helped establish a new business branch.

Sept2017-Feb2018: Audit Assistant (A1): KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia

Jul 2017: Advisory intern (Due DIlligence) PwC Kazakhstan

Jan 2017-May2017: Student Assistant: Kimep University



Extracurriculars:

Currently a volunteer of BI Kazakhstan Community (1000+ members).

Business Analytics and Data Science: Learned Power BI and Excel Power Query recent fall. Planning on continuing education in the sphere. (taking a Udemy course, signed up for various workshops from industry leading local and foreign professionals (including Synchlarity)).

Played tennis professionally for 6 years and participated in many tournaments in Kazakhstan and abroad.

Women's football team Captain at Danone (for DanCup2020).

Working on a group project to fill office with plants

Volunteered as a teacher for excel course at the office (made 1 workshop as of the moment)



Language profficiency:

Russian: native (billingual)

Kazakh: limited working proficiency

French: B2 (passed DELF)

English: IELTS 7.5



ETC:

Play Ukulele

Love writing (finished a writing course last year)

Draw with markers
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Hi, and thanks for writing! Unfortunately, the Master in Marketing Science is outside of mbaMission's area of expertise. Definitely reach out in the future if you're considering an MBA (for which you'd need 2-3 years of work experience minimum).




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Hi! Please evaluate my profile and/or add your comments. I always aspired to go for top Master but I'm not sure if I really have a chance. in Columbia i'n interested in Master in Marketing Science.

Female, 23, Central Asian, from Kazakhstan.

Eldest of 5 children (is it important?)

Bachelor degree (Cum Laude) in Accounting and Audit (specialization in Audit), GPA 4.02/4.33. Merit Certificate in Audit. University ranked somewhere top3 in Kazakhstan and best in my city. Unfortunately wasn't allowed to go to another city/country for bachelor degree.


Will start preparing for my GMAT soon, I target 710-720. If ofc I can reach this score :D


During university:

1 Semester exchange program to IESEG School of Management, France (Lille campus).

1st place PwC LevelUp Advisory case competition. Won a 1 month summer internship (got awesome feedback after).

1st place EY Accounting case compatition (got an offer)

2nd place PwC accounting Olympiad

KPMG Foundation online course

KPMG Audit week (also got an offer)

Case club member

Intellectual Debates Club (IDC) member

Worked as a teaching assistant for finance professor.



Work Experience (from most recent)

Aug 2019-Present: Business Intelligence Specialist at Danone Central Asia and Caucasus

Mar 2019-Apr2019: worked in family business. Helped establish a new business branch.

Sept2017-Feb2018: Audit Assistant (A1): KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia

Jul 2017: Advisory intern (Due DIlligence) PwC Kazakhstan

Jan 2017-May2017: Student Assistant: Kimep University



Extracurriculars:

Currently a volunteer of BI Kazakhstan Community (1000+ members).

Business Analytics and Data Science: Learned Power BI and Excel Power Query recent fall. Planning on continuing education in the sphere. (taking a Udemy course, signed up for various workshops from industry leading local and foreign professionals (including Synchlarity)).

Played tennis professionally for 6 years and participated in many tournaments in Kazakhstan and abroad.

Women's football team Captain at Danone (for DanCup2020).

Working on a group project to fill office with plants

Volunteered as a teacher for excel course at the office (made 1 workshop as of the moment)



Language profficiency:

Russian: native (billingual)

Kazakh: limited working proficiency

French: B2 (passed DELF)

English: IELTS 7.5



ETC:

Play Ukulele

Love writing (finished a writing course last year)

Draw with markers

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Hello,please evaluate my fit for Columbia ED Class of 2023

Male,24

Nationality : Ghanaian
Bachelors Degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering ,First Class Honours
GPA 3.89
Was on Dean's List of Best Students(2016)


1st generation colllege student

GMAT: 72O

WORK EXPERIENCE :

WE : 4 YEARS at Matriculation
1. Work for the only private electricty utility provider in the country.
Developed all the utility's revenue collection models, reckoners, load forecasting models
2.Have been appointed to head utility expansion efforts into gas distribution to
industrial companies,
3. Co-lead of project team to build Africa's largest rooftop solar plant

4. Started a business importing sugar from Turkey. Business has since failed.

5. Currently run a jersey distribution business

Extracurriculars:
1. Ambassador,Ghana Tech Summit: Liase with tech entrepreneurs in Accra and prepare them for the yearly 3-day Tech Summit
2.Founded and run two training programs called "Small Business Accounting" and "Financial Modelling and Accounting"
I have taught both programs to 124 small business owners and professionals

3. I run a business that works with the program to provide full service tax
and reporting services to our customers

4. I run a weekly finance newsletter on finance,banking and business.

5.Have written two guides : "Fixed Income Markets and Investment in Ghana"
and "The First Ever Guide to Repo Markets"

Other stuff :
1. Bilingual(English and French)

2. Play guitar at church

Purpose of MBA : Short term -Work in IB for about 7 years(specifically tech coverage),and then use my connections to start a boutique IB,private equity firm that focuses on small ,middle market private tech companies with 2- years of profitability.
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Hi, and thanks for writing! You have some great things going for you: solid academics, the fact that there aren't a lot of Ghanaian appliants to U.S. bschools, and meaningful extracurricular involvement, Additionally, it sounds like you've made good progress at the utility provider if you've been chosen to head its expansion efforts! From what I see, you'd be a viable candidate for CBS next year - applying ED is the right call as we've seen that it can be very beneficial for candidates who consider CBS their first choice. In your application, you'll want to demonstrate the underlying motivations behind your career goals (for example, why tech-focused banking in particular, and why do you aspire to start your own boutique firm someday?) and make a very strong case for why CBS and NYC are a strong fit for you professionally and personally.

Hope that helps!
Nisha





Shishou wrote:
Hello,please evaluate my fit for Columbia ED Class of 2023

Male,24

Nationality : Ghanaian
Bachelors Degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering ,First Class Honours
GPA 3.89
Was on Dean's List of Best Students(2016)


1st generation colllege student

GMAT: 72O

WORK EXPERIENCE :

WE : 4 YEARS at Matriculation
1. Work for the only private electricty utility provider in the country.
Developed all the utility's revenue collection models, reckoners, load forecasting models
2.Have been appointed to head utility expansion efforts into gas distribution to
industrial companies,
3. Co-lead of project team to build Africa's largest rooftop solar plant

4. Started a business importing sugar from Turkey. Business has since failed.

5. Currently run a jersey distribution business

Extracurriculars:
1. Ambassador,Ghana Tech Summit: Liase with tech entrepreneurs in Accra and prepare them for the yearly 3-day Tech Summit
2.Founded and run two training programs called "Small Business Accounting" and "Financial Modelling and Accounting"
I have taught both programs to 124 small business owners and professionals

3. I run a business that works with the program to provide full service tax
and reporting services to our customers

4. I run a weekly finance newsletter on finance,banking and business.

5.Have written two guides : "Fixed Income Markets and Investment in Ghana"
and "The First Ever Guide to Repo Markets"

Other stuff :
1. Bilingual(English and French)

2. Play guitar at church

Purpose of MBA : Short term -Work in IB for about 7 years(specifically tech coverage),and then use my connections to start a boutique IB,private equity firm that focuses on small ,middle market private tech companies with 2- years of profitability.

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Hi Shishou,

I can imagine that you have some really unique stories to share, and your successes (and setbacks) can help you convey a compelling narrative for why Columbia. I do agree that ED is the right time for you to apply, especially because of your field of choice. I do recommend you spend some time being introspective (if you have not done so already), clearly articulating your goals and ambitions, and how Columbia will help you reach them.

Happy to discuss further. If interested in a "live" conversation, please reach out.

Good luck!

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mbaMissionNishaT wrote:
Hi, and thanks for writing! You have some great things going for you: solid academics, the fact that there aren't a lot of Ghanaian appliants to U.S. bschools, and meaningful extracurricular involvement, Additionally, it sounds like you've made good progress at the utility provider if you've been chosen to head its expansion efforts! From what I see, you'd be a viable candidate for CBS next year - applying ED is the right call as we've seen that it can be very beneficial for candidates who consider CBS their first choice. In your application, you'll want to demonstrate the underlying motivations behind your career goals (for example, why tech-focused banking in particular, and why do you aspire to start your own boutique firm someday?) and make a very strong case for why CBS and NYC are a strong fit for you professionally and personally.

Hope that helps!
Nisha





Shishou wrote:
Hello,please evaluate my fit for Columbia ED Class of 2023

Male,24

Nationality : Ghanaian
Bachelors Degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering ,First Class Honours
GPA 3.89
Was on Dean's List of Best Students(2016)


1st generation colllege student

GMAT: 72O

WORK EXPERIENCE :

WE : 4 YEARS at Matriculation
1. Work for the only private electricty utility provider in the country.
Developed all the utility's revenue collection models, reckoners, load forecasting models
2.Have been appointed to head utility expansion efforts into gas distribution to
industrial companies,
3. Co-lead of project team to build Africa's largest rooftop solar plant

4. Started a business importing sugar from Turkey. Business has since failed.

5. Currently run a jersey distribution business

Extracurriculars:
1. Ambassador,Ghana Tech Summit: Liase with tech entrepreneurs in Accra and prepare them for the yearly 3-day Tech Summit
2.Founded and run two training programs called "Small Business Accounting" and "Financial Modelling and Accounting"
I have taught both programs to 124 small business owners and professionals

3. I run a business that works with the program to provide full service tax
and reporting services to our customers

4. I run a weekly finance newsletter on finance,banking and business.

5.Have written two guides : "Fixed Income Markets and Investment in Ghana"
and "The First Ever Guide to Repo Markets"

Other stuff :
1. Bilingual(English and French)

2. Play guitar at church

Purpose of MBA : Short term -Work in IB for about 7 years(specifically tech coverage),and then use my connections to start a boutique IB,private equity firm that focuses on small ,middle market private tech companies with 2- years of profitability.



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Hi Shishou,

I can imagine that you have some really unique stories to share, and your successes (and setbacks) can help you convey a compelling narrative for why Columbia. I do agree that ED is the right time for you to apply, especially because of your field of choice. I do recommend you spend some time being introspective (if you have not done so already), clearly articulating your goals and ambitions, and how Columbia will help you reach them.

Happy to discuss further. If interested in a "live" conversation, please reach out.

Good luck!

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Thank you,very much.I will take your advice to heart.
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Hi everyone

I am looking for an admission expert to evaluate my profile please.

I am a 29 year old woman and I am an Iranian-Canadian citizen. Graduated from UBC-Chemical Engineering, GPA 3.3. I am currently working in Iran as a Growth Hacking Manager at one of the top notch and biggest start up companies in Iran. The company is similar to Uber and staffs around 1000 people. I have 6 people( mix of junior analysts and senior team leads) reporting to me. I have 5 years work experience. I have been in this organization for 3 years and for 1 year I worked as an Investment Analyst in the same organization. before this job I was working at another 2 companies in Iran as a consultant. And before I move back to Iran (2015) I worked as a researcher, published a paper, etc for one year in Canada. I am the head of Women In Management club in the company and my hobbies are tennis, paragliding, travel, poker.

I am interested in applying to Columbia R1 2021 intake

If there is anything else I should mention please let me know. I am specifically writing this to know what GMAT score will be good enough for me to target.

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Hi can anyone help me review my profile

GMAT: 740
Age:25, Indian, Male
Bachelor's: Business management ( st Joseph's college of commerce )
Gpa: 5.5/6(Top 10)
Work experience: 5 years
Family business - one of the leading furniture retail companies in India
Current role - Vice president

Co-curricular:
1. Member of BNI group ( business networking international)
2. Attended and represented the company in various exhibitions and fairs in different countries .

Extra curricular:
1. state and university level athlete and cricketer
2. worked with a local NGO
3. Was the Sports captain in school and college and also the event head in many fests organized by the college.


Goals - To expand the current international cliental by taking the company on a global level and also to collaborate with companies in different countries

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Hi there - you have an intriguing profile! It sounds like you've had some progressive work experience and some meaningful firmwide involvement as the head of the Women in Management Club. Regarding GMAT, the CBS average is 720, so I'd aim for that score or higher to give yourself the best shot. Also, I strongly suggest that you apply Early Decision to CBS, as early in the cycle as you are ready, as I've seen how much that can help. Best of luck!


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Hi everyone

I am looking for an admission expert to evaluate my profile please.

I am a 29 year old woman and I am an Iranian-Canadian citizen. Graduated from UBC-Chemical Engineering, GPA 3.3. I am currently working in Iran as a Growth Hacking Manager at one of the top notch and biggest start up companies in Iran. The company is similar to Uber and staffs around 1000 people. I have 6 people( mix of junior analysts and senior team leads) reporting to me. I have 5 years work experience. I have been in this organization for 3 years and for 1 year I worked as an Investment Analyst in the same organization. before this job I was working at another 2 companies in Iran as a consultant. And before I move back to Iran (2015) I worked as a researcher, published a paper, etc for one year in Canada. I am the head of Women In Management club in the company and my hobbies are tennis, paragliding, travel, poker.

I am interested in applying to Columbia R1 2021 intake

If there is anything else I should mention please let me know. I am specifically writing this to know what GMAT score will be good enough for me to target.

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Hi, and thanks for writing! CBS has an excellent family business program, so it makes sense that you're targeting this MBA program. In the five years you've been at the business, what has your progression been like in terms of responsibility and positions (I see you're a VP now?) If you have had strong progression and impact in this role, and if you can get strong recommenders (outside of the family, of course) who can attest to your performance, potential, and growth, that will put your application into contention.
For Indian applicants, those who are most successful have international experience, so I'm glad that you have represented the company abroad at events. Definitely detail this on your resume and application.

I see that you were very involved in extracurriculars college - have you continued with cricket and the NGO post-college too? If so, this would strengthen your profile.

Given how competitive admission is for Indian applicants, I strongly recommend applying Early Decision as soon as possible (the application usually opens in May) as that will give you the best shot. Best of luck!





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Hi can anyone help me review my profile

GMAT: 740
Age:25, Indian, Male
Bachelor's: Business management ( st Joseph's college of commerce )
Gpa: 5.5/6(Top 10)
Work experience: 5 years
Family business - one of the leading furniture retail companies in India
Current role - Vice president

Co-curricular:
1. Member of BNI group ( business networking international)
2. Attended and represented the company in various exhibitions and fairs in different countries .

Extra curricular:
1. state and university level athlete and cricketer
2. worked with a local NGO
3. Was the Sports captain in school and college and also the event head in many fests organized by the college.


Goals - To expand the current international cliental by taking the company on a global level and also to collaborate with companies in different countries

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Please review my profile. I am looking for admission in the full time mba program of columbia 2021 intake.


Background and nationality : Indian Female, Age is 30

Undergrad Information : 3.2. Qualified Chartered Accountant from ICAI ( passed all exams at first attempt) - foreign equivalent of CPA. Passed all 3 levels of the CFA program at first attempt. Completed Masters of Business with majors in finance and accounting from University of Mumbai, India.

GMAT: 730

Work experience and leadership :
Corporate Finance:
Financial Controller with UBS for the Treasuries Division in USA (2 years)
Consulting:
Worked with Fortune 500 companies like FedEx group, Delta Airlines, Twentieth Century Fox, NewsCorp entities etc. managed a team of analysts and associates.
Deputy Manager -Tax Consulting - PwC India (2 years)
Senior Consultant - Tax Consulting - Deloitte India (3 years)

Community - Tutored students during undergrad

Post MBA goals - Investment Banking or Investment Managment

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Hi HarryPotter112,

Thank you for your post and for sharing your profile. You have a compelling background, and I welcome discussing your goals and ambitions further. I encourage you to reach out for a 30-minute free consultation.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Hi

Please review my profile. I am looking for admission in the full time mba program of columbia 2021 intake.


Background and nationality : Indian Female, Age is 30

Undergrad Information : 3.2. Qualified Chartered Accountant from ICAI ( passed all exams at first attempt) - foreign equivalent of CPA. Passed all 3 levels of the CFA program at first attempt. Completed Masters of Business with majors in finance and accounting from University of Mumbai, India.

GMAT: 730

Work experience and leadership :
Corporate Finance:
Financial Controller with UBS for the Treasuries Division in USA (2 years)
Consulting:
Worked with Fortune 500 companies like FedEx group, Delta Airlines, Twentieth Century Fox, NewsCorp entities etc. managed a team of analysts and associates.
Deputy Manager -Tax Consulting - PwC India (2 years)
Senior Consultant - Tax Consulting - Deloitte India (3 years)

Community - Tutored students during undergrad

Post MBA goals - Investment Banking or Investment Managment

Thanks

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