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New post 08 Sep 2017, 22:44
Hi

Background & Nationality: Indian Female, Commerce graduate.

Undergraduate: 3GPA Bachelors in Commerce, from University of Delhi

GMAT: 710 V40Q47

Work Experience & Leadership:
2years of audit experience with one of the big fours. Will complete 3 years before beginning the session.

Community & Others:
Volunteered with an NGO for 5 months. Was at a leading post.
Interned with the HR Department of an MNC for a month
Worked with the French Trade Commission at the French Embassy in India
Volunteered for a month teaching underprivileged youth.
Served as the General Secretary (session 2014-15), Joint Secretary (session 2013-14) in College. My role required me to work with a team of 24 other members thereby leading them in organizing various events.

Post MBA Goals: Want to expand my family business, maybe get into a major Finance role.

What are my chances for Stern? Should I retake the GMAT? Should I wait another year before applying? What can I do in that one year to enhance my chances?

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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
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
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Background and nationality: white female
Undergrad Information: top 20 university in the U.S., major in social sciences, 3.6 GPA
GMAT: 710 Great GPA and a GMAT that keeps you in contention
Work experience and leadership: 2 years of non-profit experience at small environmental organizations, PhD in environmental science from a top 5 school, currently working as a research scientist The PhD always makes things a bit tricky- really explain why the MBA makes sense for you
Community and others: ceramic artist, marathoner and triathlete
Post MBA goals: Renewable energy industry
Anything else? I have strong quantitative skills (statistical programming and big data analysis) and a deep interest in environmental issues. I have no business experience or coursework.I would do some talking to people with MBAs working in renewable energy so that it is clear to Stern that you understand the path you seek. Also do a deep dive into talking to Stern students so adcom knows this is a fully baked plan for you. For some tips on Stern's essays,
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Beyond this, it may help to talk to a counseling firm to best position you given the PhD as you need to show you understand why the business degree fits- and for that reach out here for a free consult: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/


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Hello guys!

I am an Indian female, have done my engineering from one of the top 10 colleges in the country, my gpa is little on the lower side.

1. Have been working since December 2015 for my family business. I run a team of around 80 faculties at four educational institutions. I also work as the Management head of the institution which has around 1300 students.

2. I co-own and NGO which works for the welfare of the tribal people. Have been awarded for two consecutive years by MLA and district governing body. Also worked under the district governing bodies for country’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and mission Indradhanush.
Organised Blood donation camps.

3. State level player of chess as well swimming. Zonal level athlete.

4. Worked as student coordinator for technical and cultural feat in the college for two consecutive years in the marketing and public relations stream respectively led a team of 80 students.

Chief editor of college magazine.

President of two different clubs at college and led a team of 90 people.

Awarded best speaker in the Model United Nations debate.
Best orator in the South zone.

Kindly evaluate my profile.



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Background and nationality: Indian
Undergrad Information: 3.71 CGPA in BBA from reputed university in India
GMAT: 680
Work experience and leadership: 3 years of work ex by course commencement. No leadership at work but been very actively involved in leadership roles during graduation.
Community and others: Volunteered for over three years for community services.
Post MBA goals: Start my own venture.
Anything else?: Been academically very well, socially involved, interested in getting better and making the world better.

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New post 15 Dec 2017, 11:17
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Background and nationality: Indian
Undergrad Information: 3.71 CGPA in BBA from reputed university in India
GMAT: 680
Work experience and leadership: 3 years of work ex by course commencement. No leadership at work but been very actively involved in leadership roles during graduation.
Community and others: Volunteered for over three years for community services.
Post MBA goals: Start my own venture.
Anything else?: Been academically very well, socially involved, interested in getting better and making the world better.
The GMAT being a tad under the bar- especially coming from India- I'd look for the work experience and the leadership to be OVER the bar in some way. Not sure it is for the 3 yrs of work- but the key here is what have you done in those 3 years? Have you progressed faster than those in similar circumstances? Has your leadership in community been more than one would typically expect to see in MBA applicants? These are the honest questions you should ask yourself- and that will give you an idea if you have enough to get to NYU. Also- being a bit more specific about what kind of venture and what kind of work you have done may also help you in your application- I understand if you don't want to state here- but you will really need to make sure you have a compelling story to overcome the GMAT deficit. Right now from what I see here- I just don't see it- but it could well be that you do have these things with work success and if so- be sure to highlight these in your essays! Remember we are always just a click away if you want a profile review in real time: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/
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Would request you to please evaluate my profile. Planning to apply this year for fall 19 intake.

Nationality: Indian Male, Age 31, Commerce graduate

Undergrad percentage: 61% from University of Mumbai

Post graduate diploma in Management: 4.3/7

Gmat score: 670 (planning to retake the test in July '18)

Work experience: 2 years in KPO, 5 years in Banking operations as Assistant Manager managing a team of 8 in an MNC bank. 1 promotion.

Extra curriculars: Organising CSR and other corporate events at my workplaces. Have also volunteered at an NGO for mentoring underpriveleged children

Post MBA goals: Transition from banking to management consulting and specialising in strategy and leadership.
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Would request you to please evaluate my profile. Planning to apply this year for fall 19 intake.

Nationality: Indian Male, Age 31, Commerce graduate

Undergrad percentage: 61% from University of Mumbai

Post graduate diploma in Management: 4.3/7

Gmat score: 670 (planning to retake the test in July '18)

Work experience: 2 years in KPO, 5 years in Banking operations as Assistant Manager managing a team of 8 in an MNC bank. 1 promotion.

Extra curriculars: Organising CSR and other corporate events at my workplaces. Have also volunteered at an NGO for mentoring underpriveleged children

Post MBA goals: Transition from banking to management consulting and specialising in strategy and leadership.


Hi varuns28,

To begin with the positives, definitely the professional maturity coming with the years of work experience, the managerial potential, and the promotion, look great :-) Of course, we would need to highlight your achievements, your exact role, and the skill-set you bring along, in a lot greater detail in your essays to make them powerful.

Now, on the flip side, we will need to take care of a couple of things:

- GMAT: A 670 is not a very competitive score for NYU Stern and much below the average for an Indian candidate. Moreover, considering your GPA has not been too high, it is imperative that you retake the GMAT and try to boost your score above a 730 at least.

- Second MBA: This factor will need to be addressed with a lot of care in your essays as the Admissions Committee will be curious to know why you need a second MBA. Second MBAs bring with it more negative points than positive ones and we will need to address this in an appropriate manner.

If you are able to take care of the above and work on a set of essays, wherein your career goals flow systematically (i.e your short-term goal, long-term goal, and larger vision are tied up seamlessly), you will be in a much better position to crack NYU Stern! :-) (Remember, it is a Stretch program for most candidates).

All the best! :-)
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Dear Akanksha,

Thanks very much for your evaluation. I'm aware that my Gmat is falling short of the the avg that is expected from Indian candidates and hence I'm planning to retake the test in July and get a 730+ (fingers crossed!).

With regards to the second MBA, I had met an NYU representative at an information session in my city and explained it to them. They have said that they don't mind second MBAs as long as I can justify why I need it. My main reasons for getting a second MBA are twofold, firstly and most importantly, it will help me in sucessfully transitioning from the banking operations into managment consulting through internships, something which I am unable to do at the moment. Secondly, it will give a much more practical and hands on experience as my first MBA was very much theoretical with hardly practical applications. Not to mentiond, the international exposure, networking oppurtunities and working in different geographies will help me strengthen my career and help towards my long term goal of becoming a partner at a major consulting firm and eventually start my own consulting practice, once I have acquired sufficient experience in that field.


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varuns28 wrote:
Would request you to please evaluate my profile. Planning to apply this year for fall 19 intake.

Nationality: Indian Male, Age 31, Commerce graduate

Undergrad percentage: 61% from University of Mumbai

Post graduate diploma in Management: 4.3/7

Gmat score: 670 (planning to retake the test in July '18)

Work experience: 2 years in KPO, 5 years in Banking operations as Assistant Manager managing a team of 8 in an MNC bank. 1 promotion.

Extra curriculars: Organising CSR and other corporate events at my workplaces. Have also volunteered at an NGO for mentoring underpriveleged children

Post MBA goals: Transition from banking to management consulting and specialising in strategy and leadership.


Hi varuns28,

To begin with the positives, definitely the professional maturity coming with the years of work experience, the managerial potential, and the promotion, look great :-) Of course, we would need to highlight your achievements, your exact role, and the skill-set you bring along, in a lot greater detail in your essays to make them powerful.

Now, on the flip side, we will need to take care of a couple of things:

- GMAT: A 670 is not a very competitive score for NYU Stern and much below the average for an Indian candidate. Moreover, considering your GPA has not been too high, it is imperative that you retake the GMAT and try to boost your score above a 730 at least.

- Second MBA: This factor will need to be addressed with a lot of care in your essays as the Admissions Committee will be curious to know why you need a second MBA. Second MBAs bring with it more negative points than positive ones and we will need to address this in an appropriate manner.

If you are able to take care of the above and work on a set of essays, wherein your career goals flow systematically (i.e your short-term goal, long-term goal, and larger vision are tied up seamlessly), you will be in a much better position to crack NYU Stern! :-) (Remember, it is a Stretch program for most candidates).

All the best! :-)
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Hello All,
I would like to have my profile evaluated. I just took the GMAT in June and am ready to apply for business school in Fall 2019. Here is my information:
GMAT: 710 (50Q/34V/6 IR) Have not received my AWA score yet
GPA: ~ 3.37 (over a 3.5 my last year)
Degree: BA Economics, UCLA. Transfer GPA - 3.8
Experience: 2 years as an analyst at a real estate investment company(1 year at current firm). Work in both acquisitions (acquired 3 hotels for $150mm since I started) and asset management (6 of our current hotels, and 135 hotels for a third party). Had previous internship experience in PWM.
Extracurricular: Over 700 hours working as a volunteer at the local hospital, as a tutor, and as a coach for middle school children. No experience in professional leadership/managerial roles. Was a member of Ski and Snowboard team in college. Mentor a student at UCLA. High School Valedictorian.
Background: Indian (born and raised in California). 25 years old. Typical middle class story for a kid in Orange County.
What I want from business school: First, I would like to work in finance, either in real estate acquisitions, PWM, or VC/PE. I would like to gain both the professional and personal skills that business school can provide. Finally, I need a change in my life.
Letters of Rec: Plan on asking my CIO and an Associate at my current company for my two recommendations. I also have my previous employer in case. Do not have a professor at UCLA I can ask since I did not spend a lot of time in office hours.
Other: The one issue which will make things difficult is that I was accused of cheating in college. I received academic probation and I'm sure I will have to discuss what happened. I would like some feedback whether this is a automatic red flag. It was a mistake and I've grown from it, but I am sure it will leave a mark.

Thank You,
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Background: 26 year old white American
Education: 3.56 at a top 20 American University with a semester spent abroad in London
GMAT: 720 with a skew towards verbal
Work Experience: After college I worked 2 years with a leading market research firm doing research and evaluation on new product launches for CPG companies. I then made a shift and spent two years doing brand marketing at a top food company with budget management and P&L exposure.
Community: Volunteer at a local children's hospital once a week
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Across the board you look better than I did minus maybe work and mgmt experience also just a heads up for the application try to be unique and stand out I had pics of me at burning man, doing jiu jitsu and muy thai, hiking with my dog ect... Just like life ppl want to know you are someone they want to hang with after school/work keep in mind it's not just about accolades when they give an opportunity to show your personality take it. Best of luck

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