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GMAT 770/800 Kindly review my profile.

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New post 16 May 2017, 05:18
Dear expert, first of all, thank you for viewing my profile. This might be immensely helpful to me. As I am new to the process and have just given the GMAT for the very first time, you might have to go a bit further to clear my doubts precisely.

My doubts are as follows:
Q1.) As I have just given the GMAT (details below), and I'll be applying after a few years, which top B Schools should I aim for?
Q2.) What all things should I do for the next 2-3 years ?
Q3.) I've seen many perfect profiles that were rejected by the top B schools. Should I be worried too much, because right now I am.
Q4.) Being an Indian student, is there any scope for a scholarship on such a score?

My profile is as follows:



3. AGE: 23

4. SEX: Male

5. GMAT SCORE: 770/800 (Q:51, V:42)

a. DOUBLE MAJORS: 2012-2017
Bachelors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Masters in Biological Sciences.
An Integrated 5 year program.
c. CGPA: 7.0/10 ( 70%, calculated as per the official transcript by BITS Pilani )

7. SCHOOLING:1999-2012
a. SCHOOL: Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Vidyashram, Jaipur Kendra, Jaipur, Rajasthan (India)
b. HIGH SCHOOL:(2012)
i. Percentage: 88.4 %
c. JUNIOR HIGH:(2009)
i. C.G.P.A. 10/10 (100 %)

a. July 2016-May 2017(10 months):
i. J. P MORGAN CIB - e trading ,Mumbai (Graduate Engineer Trainee)
ii. Working at Robotics Process Automation: Involved in various aspects of the project life cycle including business process understanding, requirements gathering, process design, development of scripts on Robotics platform, validation and production.

a. Hyperloop India and BITS Hyperloop (April 2015- October 2015):

i. Hyperloop India started as BITS Hyperloop, which aims at bringing the concept of Elon Musk's Hyperloop transport to India.

ii. Worked on: Biological optimization of routes and corridor, Biologically inspired pod designing, Brain Computer Interfacing based Virtual Reality, Brain Computer Interfacing based entertainment system, Numerical simulation of route connectivity, 3-D Printing of biologically inspired pods .

b. Oracle Workforce Development Program (June 2014-July 2014):

i. Development of a client-server web application and all purpose generic employee training matrix using Java programming language, Java-Applet and SQL.

ii. Worked on Java Genetics Algorithm Package extensively.

c. Amol Pharmaceuticals Private Limited, Jaipur (May 2014-July 2014):
i. Worked as a Quality control Manager and web designer.
ii. Performed an all round check on the products to be shipped, ranging from tablets to powders and granules in the lot.
iii. Created a customized database for quality assured products using available pharmacopoeias in HTML and PHP.
iv. Created a customized training matrix using HTML and PHP using the existing employee database of Amol Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.

a. Application of Neuromarketing strategies to simulate marketing choice in customers.
b. Brand promotion and Logo design using customized neuromarketing techniques.
c. Studying the effects of mental time travel on healthy brain using f-MRI and EEG.
d. Studying the effect of yoga after months on the brain using fMRI based EEG.
e. Analysis of changing patterns on the neural network on patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease before and after drug impact.
f. Designing an eye-blink controlled wheelchair for paralyzed patients.
g. Designing a warning system for the Police Department using an in built alcohol detection system in automobiles.
h. 3-D printing a compatible Tissue Engineering Heart Valve (T.E.H.V.)

a. Recipient of NATIONAL TALENT SEARCH EXAMINATION scholarship 2008, given only by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.
b. Recipient of STATE SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH EXAMINATION 2009 certificate of merit, given by Department of Science and Technology, State Government of Rajasthan.

a. Founded BITS Pilani Goa Campus Hindi Literary Club: Abhivyakti in August 2016. Starting with just 5 members, it now has 83 budding litterateurs in just over a span of 12 months.
b. Founded SRIIYASH-Society for Revival and Involvement of International Youth for the Ancient Sanskrit Heritage- Laid the concept of SRIIYASH during my sophomore year, founded it in 2016. It's a non profit organization where the students from India and of the Indian origin present worldwide help in spreading the literary vastness and rich heritage of Sanskrit all around the globe. In just over 10 months, the organization now has officially 51 full-fledged members, and 25 correspondence members. We have translated Sanskrit literature works in other languages like English, French, German, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Urdu. Enactments of famous plays are done and quiz contests are done on a frequent basis. We are planning to have a fully established website in the next 6 months, and a target of over 500 members in the next 18 months.
c. Team Leader-Advertising and Marketing: BITS Pilani Goa Campus ISKCON(International Society for Krishna Consciousness) team.
d. Team Leader-Hardware Designing and Circuit Etching: BITS Pilani Goa Campus Electronics and Robotics Club (Team of 15).
e. Team Leader-Hardware Designing and Circuit Etching :BITS Pilani Goa Campus Team Robocon 2015,2016 (Team of 16).
f. Team Leader-Marketing and Numerical Simulation : BITS Hyperloop (Team of 12).
g. Team Member of Nirmaan Goa, a BITS Pilani Goa Campus founded NGO for the welfare of the underprivileged people of the state of Goa, India.
h. Team Member: BITS Pilani Goa Campus Literary and Debating Club
i. Team Member: Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Vidyashram, Jaipur Kendra's Helpage India Team.
j. Team Member: Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Vidyashram, Jaipur Kendra's ISKCON(International Society for Krishna Consciousness) team.
k. Team Member: Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Vidyashram, Jaipur Kendra's philately and numismatic club.
l. Team Member: Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Vidyashram, Jaipur Kendra's music society.
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New post 17 May 2017, 04:10
Hi Kaustubh592041

Thanks for getting in touch! And congrats on the fantastic GMAT score. 770 is really great!!

Given that you are a very recent graduate, the next few years will be key. JPM is a great name to have on your CV. My suggestion would be to see if you can move from engineering to a more analyst-type role within your first two years. I say this because there are just so many engineers applying to b-schools these days, especially from India, and one way to differentiate yourself is to have a non-engineering role.

Sounds like you have a lot of great university extracurriculars, which is fab. Your work with Sanskrit is very intriguing. Please do keep it up! What I would like to see is that you continue to engage with your communities over the next two to three years. Look for ways to give back. Given that you come from such a competitive peer group, this is another way to differentiate yourself.

I hope that helps! What I suggest is that you get back in touch with us in another two to three years! Then we can talk more about who is offering scholarships. But yes, with a 770, outside the say Top 15 MBA programs, there's definitely some scope for money today. It's hard to say what this will look like three years from now though. Within the Top 15, what I worry about for you now is your GPA (it's on the lower-end of what we like to see from Indian applicants) and your engineering-role which makes it hard to stand out.

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New post 19 May 2017, 04:44
Dear Krista,
Thank you so much for providing such an insight onto my future targets and areas to be focused upon. I still have a thing or two in my mind. Here they go:

1.) As I am aiming for a business school, it's necessary for me to gain an insight on the fundamentals of business, finance, accounting, statistics and management. So, to compensate for my low CGPA (I understand that can't be done fully, but it's still better to try instead of sitting idle :-D ) I am doing various specializations through MOOCs to strengthen my academic prowess. Till now I've done the following specializations:
a.) Financial Markets and Investment Strategy Specialization (INDIAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS-FT 2017 RANK 27th, INDIAN RANK-01 )
b.)Business Foundations Specialization (WHARTON)
c.)Foundations of Management Specialization (IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL)
d.)Investment and Portfolio Management Specialization (RICE)
I am currently enrolled in the following:
e.)Business Strategy Specialization (UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA)
f.)Financial Management Specialization (ILLINOIS)
g.)International Business Specialization (UNIVERSITY OF LONDON)

In addition to that, I've also done these courses already:
a.) Financial Markets by Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller (YALE)
b.)Game Theory (STANFORD)
c.)Gamification (WHARTON)
d.)Financial Engineering and Risk Management Part I and II (COLUMBIA)

Will they be able to compensate a bit for my not-so-good CGPA ?

2.)I am planning to prepare an Alternate Transcript for myself by taking up a few quant, finance and statistics courses. I have two methods to do that:
a.) Doing extension courses online from universities like UCLA, UCSD etc. (The Pre MBA courses) [easier for me]
b.) Doing courses from local colleges by actually attending them.
Which one should I prefer ?

3.) Is there any other thing that I can do ?

Looking forward to your expert opinion.

Warm Regards,
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New post 24 May 2017, 07:24
Hi Kaustubh592041

Wow! That's a lot of classes! Make sure that the classes that you take generate a grade on a transcript at the end and not just a certificate of completion. Based on what you have above, I don't think you need any more classes. I recommend focusing on building your career over the next few years and trying to move away from technology. See if there are other career paths at JPM that you are passionate about that will serve as a better feeder to a top b-school. Also, make sure you keep up your extracurriculars!

Hope that helps!


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