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Background and nationality: Indian, male
Undergrad Information: 3 year Business Administration (Private Uni - think Christ / Symbiosis / NMIMS), GPA: 3.37/4
GMAT: 760 (50/41/5/8)
Work experience and leadership: 6.5 years of Risk Consulting (Advisory) experience, with the last 2.5 in a big 4 (think EY/KPMG). 3 promotions overall, great quality of work-ex and leadership experiences. Currently in a team management role.
Community and others: Substantial, but it's on the go and domestic. As in, it has been very personal and not with an organization (genuine though!)
Post MBA goals: Top-tier consulting or bust.
Anything else?: I am just concerned whether this is application might end up being a futile effort because (i) Indian applicant pool (ii) Not so competitive UG brand / degree (iii) No McKinsey etc on the CV and (iv) No brand-name community/co-curricular work in addition to being Round 2. However, at this point I have done significant research on my goals and the school so the content in the essays is going to be on point.

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Please find below my profile for evaluation. Highly appreciate for this great help.
Nationality: Indian; Male 27 yrs

Undergrad: Btech Civil, from 5th ranking National institute of Technology, with CGPA 9.15/10

Work experience: Employed in India's premium Oil &Gas Consultancy (a Public sector undertaking) since 2012 (work exp of 5 yrs)

The entire work exp can be broken down into 2 parts :
1. Construction site experience
a. Posted for 1 year at the esteemed site for Strategic storage of Crude oil (at Mangalore India) wherein facilities were being constructed to store crude in underground caverns. Job responsibilities included contract handling, site inspection (including inspection in underground rock caverns) , quality control, implementation of safety at site.
b. Posted for 1.5 years at a refinery expansion project ( Kochi, India) wherein entrusted with the civil structural works for the important Crude distillation unit of refinery. Job responsibilities included preparation of a green field site, handling of a contract amounting to 35 million USD which involved leading a team of 15 persons, site inspection, progress monitoring & expediting, material inspection within & outside site, billing ( completed billing of the value of 14 million USD) quality control.
2.Design office experience ( work exp 2.5 yrs , continued till date)
a. Leading a team of 6 persons ( for the civil portion) to provide EPCM services for the upcoming Refinery & Petrochemical project in Nigeria ( largest project in entire Africa) Job responsibilities include designing of underground facilities & utilities, preparation of drawings , imparting training to the Nigerian counterparts , progress monitoring, providing assistance to site construction engineers, constant interaction with client.
I don't have any on site International job experience.

GMAT: yet to be taken but targeting a score of 740 to 750

Extracurricular: Not much to show. Have received professional training in Harmonium ( completed 4 professional exams), actively performed in various cultural activities during schooling, during college my team was one among the top 3 teams of west India in the INSDAG competition( an all India competition for steel design)

Post MBA goal : I want to shift from Oil & gas industry ( as all countries are moving from oil towards more environmental friendly options) and enter into strategy consulting and have an inclination to enter into M&A roles ( would explain more efficiently while writing my essays)

Whether I would be fit for Wharton,Columbia or Kellogg?

Once again thank you for your help.
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Hello,
Thank you in advance for answering.
I am a 26years old female from Ivory coast currently living in UK. I spent most of my life in Ivory Coast. In high school I won an award of the best student of my category in the whole country. I did my a level (baccalaureat litteraire) in literature focusing in English,Spanish, history, philosophy and math.
I went to the best university of the country.Even though that university only accept people for scientific background,they did made an exception for me, accept my application and made me take a math test before grant me a place there. I was admitted to the three years program, got a scholarship for three years during those years I was ranked 1st of my class. They then offered me a place in the engineering program, renewed my scholarship for two years, and offered me a two months exchange in UK. Again I took the first place among my peers. In my last year I got recruited by PwC. I spent 9 months there, submitted my thesis and declined a full time offer from them.
To sum up I got 4 as GPA.
I declined PwC offer because I wanted an experience abroad and wanted to have more knowledge in finance, I went to UK and did a MSc in finance (top 15).Due to an accident that happened to me at the beginning of my term, I ended up with a low GPA of 3.7 (2.1).


-Work experience from old to recent:
2months summer internship as account assistant in a microfinance company
8months work experience in a big 4 as a financial auditor
I have been running the family business since I was in my 2nd year at Uni. I expand our business from B2C to B2B, created opportunities outside the country. Now we have our own production facilities, client abroad and retailers buy the product to export it .
I am currently having experience in a fortune 20 as a digital architect and PMO in London

Extracurricular activities
- I was the Vice president of the dancing club in my high school (we were 2nd in a national competition)
- my first two years at Uni I was running the English and literature club of the Freshers
- I became a year later the Project manager of a student start up operating in management,marketing for a year
- the year after I was elected the president of that start up I expanded our activities,improved our revenue by 20% the first year by expanding our activities and clients portfolio.It led me to a second mandate
The second year was even better we had the same growth in term of revenue and profit. One of the client decided to hire me,he made me an offer but I had already accepted the offer of the big 4 so I declined.

I actively participated in Rotaract activities, and st Egidio working with orphans, offering medical kits and working on various projects.
I was also an activist in the LGBT community in my country, counseling and being there for everyone.
I am currently teaching some Basic IT to seniors people here in London
And next month I will start volunteering on weekends for British heart Foundation as well.

I haven't prepared for the GMAT yet,I got the books today...planning to read,get ready and take it because I would like to apply for the 1st round I'm September 2018.
I am interested in Wharton, Stanford,Harvard, Columbia and I would stay LBS.

So my questions are:
Is my work in my family business considered as work experience?
Which score of GMAT should I get to get into top 10 first round?
Can I get into Wharton?

Thanks,

Sorry again for the long story

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Hi TinanGoli
I think you may have posted this in a couple of places so I will just try to briefly answer your qs...
GMAT -- to be a strong candidate at top programs, I'd like to see 730+ please. Ideally, I want my clients to be above the school's GMAT average. So take the exam and see how you do and then depending on that, get a private tutor to help you with the rest of your preparation.
Family business -- I'd want to know that you were on the payroll and were an actual employee of the company. Also, my hope is that it is a significant family business? (Revenue in the multi-millions?)
The Ivory Coast and the UK certainly make you an interesting candidate -- it won't be what "makes" your candidacy but it will certainly make sure your app gets looked at! Assuming you can do well on the GMAT though!
My suggestion is that once you have a GMAT score, get in touch to set up a free consultation and talk more!
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Background and nationality: American (Born in America to Indian Immigrants who are now Citizens) (Male)
Undergrad Information: 3.95 GPA Computer Science/Economics out of Rutgers University (Summa Cum Laude)
GMAT: 750
Work experience and leadership:
3 Years of work experience at Deloitte (Technology Consulting):
Led testing for a client for over 10 agile releases.
Mentor to multiple younger practitioners at the firm.
Taught a class on big data technology for a year to other practitioners.
Community and others:
1.5 Years of various other community service initiatives through Deloitte.
Post MBA goals:
Ideally my goal is to focus primarily in the health care industry post MBA. I'm thinking either at a health care tech start up or joining a major firm that focuses in the healthcare space and driving work there.

What do you guys feel about my chances?



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Background and nationality: American (Born in America to Indian Immigrants who are now Citizens) (Male)
Undergrad Information: 3.95 GPA Computer Science/Economics out of Rutgers University (Summa Cum Laude)
GMAT: 750
Work experience and leadership:
3 Years of work experience at Deloitte (Technology Consulting):
Led testing for a client for over 10 agile releases.
Mentor to multiple younger practitioners at the firm.
Taught a class on big data technology for a year to other practitioners.
Community and others:
1.5 Years of various other community service initiatives through Deloitte.
Post MBA goals:
Ideally my goal is to focus primarily in the health care industry post MBA. I'm thinking either at a health care tech start up or joining a major firm that focuses in the healthcare space and driving work there.

What do you guys feel about my chances?



Anything else?



Hi,

Thank you very much for sharing your profile. As to the quant aspects, I think you have a very strong profile. Of course, there are always things you can do to increase your chances.

As you prepare your application, what you should place a lot of emphasis is the qualitative aspects of your profile that will not only show the Admissions Committee that an MBA makes sense as a next step, but also that you will succeed in the program. Once the quantitative aspects of your profile are inline, then you want the AdComm to know that you have the qualitative skills they are looking for.

I think you would benefit from a free consultation where we can learn more about you and your profile, and recommend how we can help you in your process.

Good luck!


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Hey rutgersalum250
Thanks for posting. I love your stats! They are great and will help you in this process!!!
Now here's the challenge...at Wharton, there will be many Deloitte applicants. How can you stand out from the field? Emphasize your non-technical skills -- people management, international experience, biz dev. That teaching experience and community service work sounds great! Agile unfortunately probably won't be the thing that gets you into b-school.
Then, I think the key for you is to add a few schools where your stats will have a bigger impact. So for example Ross, Fuqua, Stern. (Fuqua is GREAT for healthcare.) Just make sure you have a nice diverse portfolio of options for yourself.
I hope that helps!
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Background and nationality: American (Born in America to Indian Immigrants who are now Citizens) (Male)
Undergrad Information: 3.95 GPA Computer Science/Economics out of Rutgers University (Summa Cum Laude)
GMAT: 750
Work experience and leadership:
3 Years of work experience at Deloitte (Technology Consulting):
Led testing for a client for over 10 agile releases.
Mentor to multiple younger practitioners at the firm.
Taught a class on big data technology for a year to other practitioners.
Community and others:
1.5 Years of various other community service initiatives through Deloitte.
Post MBA goals:
Ideally my goal is to focus primarily in the health care industry post MBA. I'm thinking either at a health care tech start up or joining a major firm that focuses in the healthcare space and driving work there.

What do you guys feel about my chances?



Anything else?

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rutgersalum250 wrote:
Background and nationality: American (Born in America to Indian Immigrants who are now Citizens) (Male)
Undergrad Information: 3.95 GPA Computer Science/Economics out of Rutgers University (Summa Cum Laude)
GMAT: 750
Work experience and leadership:
3 Years of work experience at Deloitte (Technology Consulting):
Led testing for a client for over 10 agile releases.
Mentor to multiple younger practitioners at the firm.
Taught a class on big data technology for a year to other practitioners.
Community and others:
1.5 Years of various other community service initiatives through Deloitte.
Post MBA goals:
Ideally my goal is to focus primarily in the health care industry post MBA. I'm thinking either at a health care tech start up or joining a major firm that focuses in the healthcare space and driving work there.

What do you guys feel about my chances?



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Hi rutgersalum250,

We are a bit late in responding to you but we hope this finds you in time still.

First things first...great overall profile with all elements taken care of :-) Hence, your chances here largely depend on how well you are able to express your strengths in your essays and differentiate yourself from the remaining applicant pool. Thus, while stating the facts, please also take special care in ensuring that there are enough takeaways for the Admissions Committee. Basically, that means focus on bringing out your leadership potential, professional maturity, and readiness for a higher leadership role. Back these up with enough examples.
Further, your post-MBA goals would be important as well. Currently, we do not see any real connection between your current experience and your aspirations to be a part of the healthcare industry. Please remember to deliberate on these goals enough before putting the same into your essays as the shift will need to be explained.

Should you have any follow-up questions, please reach out to us. Rest, do take care of the above and you should have a good chance at Wharton! :-)

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Hey, thank you in advance for evaluating my profile. please be ruthless:

About: 26 years old, Male, Moroccan Citizen
Education: Civil Engineering Degree (Master’s degree) from the top engineering school In the country. The school is paramilitary so I also hold the title of reserve military lieutenant.
Stats:
GPA: 4.1
GMAT: 590 (23 v, 48Q), 5.0 AWA, 1 IR ( retaking the GMAT after a few months for a 700+ score)

Work Experience :
- 3 years working as an engineer for the Top engineering company in Morocco: JACOBS Engineering SA (JESA). It is a joint venture between two global leaders in their fields: OCP S.A, a world leader in phosphates and derivatives and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, one of the world’s largest and most diverse provider of technical and construction services.
- Started as a junior Hydraulic engineer at a subsidiary of the company with the crucial task of supporting start a new department in the infrastructure industry that would expand the current portfolio of engineering services provided by the company. In 2 years and after successfully achieving this major milestone of expanding our client base in the Buildings and Infrastructure (B&I) industry business unit, I moved up to the role of Lead Civil Engineer in the company’s headquarters in Casablanca. I worked under the Technology, Engineering and Design department in the Process industry Business Unit, the biggest unit in the company.
- I had assignments in multiple projects in the process industry. Specifically, I was lead civil Engineer of one of the biggest industrial projects, an international project with a new client. The project was a multi-Billion dollar Phosphate Fertilizer Complex in Saoudi Arrabia and the client was Maaden.

- Extracurricular:

o was in the leadership committee of the Jacobs Future network, which provides professional development and networking opportunities to early career employees. I was Lead of the Professional Development Cell with a team of around 30 people. I worked closely with the Top management of the company and was in charge of developing and providing professional development opportunities to more than 400 employees.
o Was project Manager in my ENACTUS school team. We won the national competition trice, and were finalists in the international ENACTUS competition once.
o Winner of the first prize in a Moroccan Competition for innovation EMINOV, 2014 with a project called SOLAR COOKER that uses solar energy to cook food.

- I’m also a blogger (ridachakour com)- with the vision of inspiring ambitious young people from my country to pursue higher education and to make an impact in the world.

- Philanthropy: I work as volunteer civil engineer for a social project that I co-founded under my company. The goal is to develop an ecological and sustainable solution for the problem of untreated sewage water in rural areas of the country. The social project is named WATERFIL, and it uses a phyto-purification process to treat sewage water and help solve this huge issue in an isolated village near Marrakech.


- MBA goals: Move into management consultancy and work for a variety of international companies to better get prepared for a future position as a chief executive. I intend to go back to Africa in the future and help build multi-billion dollar projects as a world-class business leader with African DNA.
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Hello @RaydenV'

Please see my replies in Blue

RaydenV wrote:
Hey, thank you in advance for evaluating my profile. please be ruthless:

About: 26 years old, Male, Moroccan Citizen Will add some diversity- not many Moroccans apply to Wharton
Education: Civil Engineering Degree (Master’s degree) from the top engineering school In the country. The school is paramilitary so I also hold the title of reserve military lieutenant.
Stats: Same comment as above
GPA: 4.1 What scale was your GPA on?
GMAT: 590 (23 v, 48Q), 5.0 AWA, 1 IR ( retaking the GMAT after a few months for a 700+ score) 590 is too low. Definitely aim for a 700+

Work Experience :
- 3 years working as an engineer for the Top engineering company in Morocco: JACOBS Engineering SA (JESA). It is a joint venture between two global leaders in their fields: OCP S.A, a world leader in phosphates and derivatives and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, one of the world’s largest and most diverse provider of technical and construction services.
- Started as a junior Hydraulic engineer at a subsidiary of the company with the crucial task of supporting start a new department in the infrastructure industry that would expand the current portfolio of engineering services provided by the company. In 2 years and after successfully achieving this major milestone of expanding our client base in the Buildings and Infrastructure (B&I) industry business unit, I moved up to the role of Lead Civil Engineer in the company’s headquarters in Casablanca. I worked under the Technology, Engineering and Design department in the Process industry Business Unit, the biggest unit in the company.
- I had assignments in multiple projects in the process industry. Specifically, I was lead civil Engineer of one of the biggest industrial projects, an international project with a new client. The project was a multi-Billion dollar Phosphate Fertilizer Complex in Saoudi Arrabia and the client was Maaden.
You've mentioned your role and years. They look interesting, but the likes of Wharton would like to see your career progression and business impact. Without mentioning achievements it is difficult to say much in detail.

- Extracurricular:

o was in the leadership committee of the Jacobs Future network, which provides professional development and networking opportunities to early career employees. I was Lead of the Professional Development Cell with a team of around 30 people. I worked closely with the Top management of the company and was in charge of developing and providing professional development opportunities to more than 400 employees.
o Was project Manager in my ENACTUS school team. We won the national competition trice, and were finalists in the international ENACTUS competition once.
o Winner of the first prize in a Moroccan Competition for innovation EMINOV, 2014 with a project called SOLAR COOKER that uses solar energy to cook food.

- I’m also a blogger (ridachakour com)- with the vision of inspiring ambitious young people from my country to pursue higher education and to make an impact in the world.

- Philanthropy: I work as volunteer civil engineer for a social project that I co-founded under my company. The goal is to develop an ecological and sustainable solution for the problem of untreated sewage water in rural areas of the country. The social project is named WATERFIL, and it uses a phyto-purification process to treat sewage water and help solve this huge issue in an isolated village near Marrakech.

Extracurricular seem to have a good weight. Highlight more on what impact you have had due to these activities and what transferable skills have you gained to become a potential business leader


- MBA goals: Move into management consultancy and work for a variety of international companies to better get prepared for a future position as a chief executive. I intend to go back to Africa in the future and help build multi-billion dollar projects as a world-class business leader with African DNA.
Goals look realistic, but break these down into short term and long term. Also how will MBA help achieve these goals?
To conclude, 1. Definitely need a 700+ GMAT to significantly improve your chances. 2. brownie points on diversity 3. Bring out the business impact of your work
Wharton is going be be a challenge (it is for everyone) but you can make it if you tie the above strongly in your written application. All the best.


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Hi everyone I'm hoping to get an honest MBA evaluation profile

Age: 29
Nationality: Russia
GMAT: currently studying, aiming for 700+
Undergrad: Law, top 20 school
Undergraduate GPA: 3.4
Master's degree: LLM from USC school of law (USA)
Current work ex: 5 Year
1. worked in a big law firm
2. Now, The head of the legal department
Extra Curriculars:
Co-founder of the first American football team, in which played as a linebacker
Short term goal: switch my career to I-banking and focus on M&A

Thank you guys in advance. I am looking forward to getting your feedbacks
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Hello,

My goal is to get into Harvard/Stanford/Wharton full time MBA 2 years from now. what are my chances of getting in these schools?

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Undergrad- The Ohio State University
GPA - 3.3
Major- Double Major - Finance/Accounting
Minor- Economics
Age- 26
WE- 4.5 years

Jobs held-
1 year Big 4 Valuation (Ernst & Young)
6 months Duff & Phelps Valuation (New York)
3 years Investment Banking- M&A in Tech and Media (New York)
Current Job- Manager in Corporate FP&A- M&A Special Projects team. (This is an elite team at the firm where I have significant responsibility impacting major decisions of the firm)

GMAT- 770
CFA- Taking Level 1 in December. Level 2 next year.

Volunteer & EC-
Founder & President of a top business organization at The Ohio State University (Won the Outstanding New Student Organization award in 2013)
One of the Advisers in a Finance Scholars organization, a renowned club that helps students learn finance
Big Brother (Big Brother Big Sister)

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Hello guys,

I plan to apply next year in R1 at Wharton/Chicago/Columbia/Stern/Kellog.

Background and nationality: Spanish (Male
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Undergrad Information: 2.8 GPA BSc Industrial Engineering in a top 5 national university and 1year - academic exchange in Best Latam University (University of Sâo Paulo).

Age: 25 by the age of the application

GMAT: 720+ expected (let's take this assumption)

Work experience and leadership:
half a year of work experience at Vodafone Group as a Operations Engineer (Project manager)
3 Years of work experience at Deloitte (Strategy & Operations ):
Promoted each year with almost the best recognition
Led teams since my 2nd year (was a Project leader in charge of 2 people)

Community and others:
Involved in different clubs in both my main university and University of Sâo Paulo (consulting club, alumni, women-empowerment, mentor of international applicants)
3 Years of various community service initiatives through Deloitte. (I'm captain of soccer team)

Post MBA goals:
Ideally my goal is to focus primarily in MBB in Consumer Goods industry. Ideally I'd like to work in the States, but I know now being native suppose a big disadvantage.

I speak English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, and I'm really commited with social impact, recently i've been involved in a local org.

According to my target schools,

Which are my possibilities?

Thanks in advance,

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My main concern is my low GPA and jumpy career history (circling around the sales/PR/marketing drain, and switching industries from toys to SaaS (tech), before settling in Sales/SaaS 3-4 years ago). I've accomplished a lot at the companies I've worked for, received 5 promotions and held leadership roles for the last 3 years, but it's still not very impressive.

During undergrad, I was seriously ill, once homeless, and worked full-time while studying, so I'm hoping this will shine a brighter light on my dim academics and inconsistent profile. I want my themes to be 1. failing, and then picking myself back up again to show tenacity, and 2. overcoming obstacles, and now wanting to start my own company to make the world a better place.

Academics:
- 3.29 GPA, social sciences
- 730 GMAT (RETAKING aiming for a 780)
- Completing HBX CORe (Harvard business 'prep' course) soon with a goal of an A (4.0) average
- Undergrad was at Harvard Extension School

Work Experience:
- American, 3 years of international experience (Germany - working language proficiency)
- 8 years of professional experience, 4 years in people management/leadership roles
- Managed 15 people at maximum, now managing around 5 people (switched companies, and now growing the team from 0 to 5)
- 5 promotions, from intern >associate > senior associate > team lead > senior manager > head of sales
- Starting my own company, in the very early stages

Life Background:
- Aged 30
- Experienced a life-threatening illness and homeless during undergrad - hence the low GPA
- Also worked full-time during all of undergrad, taking classes at night
- Decent amount of volunteering experience
- "Theme" of my application is overcoming hardship/life threatening illness/and homelessness, and now wanting to start my own company and make the world a better place
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Hi Avi2017,

Thank you for sharing your profile. Congratulation on a 770 GMAT score! You have an impressive background that Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton would very much like to see. Of course, these are top institutions that receive a lot of highly qualified applicants. In your application, you will need to showcase how you will add value to the MBA class. Keep in mind also that these institutions are different and look for different characteristics in an applicant. If you manage to write a cohesive story and showcase why you need an MBA and why [insert institution name], then there is a high probability of acceptance. Keep in mind that your essay/short answer questions, interview, and LOR will play an essential role in the institutions' decision.

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Hello,

My goal is to get into Harvard/Stanford/Wharton full time MBA 2 years from now. what are my chances of getting in these schools?

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Undergrad- The Ohio State University
GPA - 3.3
Major- Double Major - Finance/Accounting
Minor- Economics
Age- 26
WE- 4.5 years

Jobs held-
1 year Big 4 Valuation (Ernst & Young)
6 months Duff & Phelps Valuation (New York)
3 years Investment Banking- M&A in Tech and Media (New York)
Current Job- Manager in Corporate FP&A- M&A Special Projects team. (This is an elite team at the firm where I have significant responsibility impacting major decisions of the firm)

GMAT- 770
CFA- Taking Level 1 in December. Level 2 next year.

Volunteer & EC-
Founder & President of a top business organization at The Ohio State University (Won the Outstanding New Student Organization award in 2013)
One of the Advisers in a Finance Scholars organization, a renowned club that helps students learn finance
Big Brother (Big Brother Big Sister)

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Hello! I'm looking for a profile evaluation. My top choice is HBS, but I'm also applying to MIT Sloan, Stanford, Haas, and some others.

My main concern is my low GPA and jumpy career history (circling around the sales/PR/marketing drain, and switching industries from toys to SaaS (tech), before settling in Sales/SaaS 3-4 years ago). I've accomplished a lot at the companies I've worked for, received 5 promotions and held leadership roles for the last 3 years, but it's still not very impressive IMHO. It also took me yearsssss to graduate from my ALB, simply because of so many health and financial issues -- I had to keep taking time off.

During undergrad, I was seriously ill, once homeless, and worked full-time while studying, so I'm hoping this will shine a brighter light on my dim academics and inconsistent profile. I want my themes to be 1. failing, and then picking myself back up again to show tenacity, and 2. overcoming obstacles, and now wanting to start my own company to make the world a better place. I also persisted despite all the constant obstacles, and now I've graduated with an above 3.0 GPA, a 730 GMAT, have received 5 promotions, hold a leadership role, and I'm founding my own company while living abroad.

Academics:
- 3.29 GPA, social sciences
- 730 GMAT (RETAKING aiming for a 780)
- Completing HBX CORe (Harvard business 'prep' course) soon with a goal of an A (4.0) average
- Undergrad was at Harvard Extension School

Work Experience:
- American, 3 years of international experience (Germany - working language proficiency)
- 8 years of professional experience, 4 years in people management/leadership roles
- Managed 15 people at maximum, now managing around 5 people (switched companies, and now growing the team from 0 to 5)
- 5 promotions, from intern >associate > senior associate > team lead > senior manager > head of sales
- Starting my own company, in the very early stages

Life Background:
- Aged 30
- Experienced a life-threatening illness and homeless during undergrad - hence the low GPA
- Also worked full-time during all of undergrad, taking classes at night
- Decent amount of volunteering experience
- "Theme" of my application is overcoming hardship/life threatening illness/and homelessness, and now wanting to start my own company and make the world a better place
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Hey there everyone!
My name is Rachit. This is my first post on the GMAT club and am very excited to have found this evalutaion thread.
I will be extremely glad if somebody can review my profile.

My profile is as follows:

Age : 26
Sex : Male
Nationality : Indian
Education : Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical
GMAT : Scheduled on Aug 11th

Work Ex: 5 years

2017 to present : Larsen & Toubro, Defence
Domain : Heavy Engineering & Manufacturing
Customer : Ministry of Defence, India
Tech Partner : Hanwha Tech, S.Korea

Key responsibilities :
1. Quality Planning & Monitoring
2. People Management and Manpower handling
3. Coordinate among different functions for production execution
4. Handling customer and technology partner visits
5. Handling Audits
6. Active member of Editorial team of Quarterly In-House Magazine

-Developed sketch-based inspection formats thereby reducing average inspection time and by 20%
-Implemented reuse of geometrical coordinates for speedy marking of large body structures
thereby saving 8 man-hour/man/shift

2013 to 2017 : TAL Manufacturing Solutions, Ltd.,
Domain : Composite Manufacturing & Aerospace
Customer : Boeing(US), Rolls-Royce (UK & Singapore) , Pratt & Whitney (US), Ruag (Germany)

Key responsibilities :
1. Handling Customer requests
2. Planning and execution of various first article activities
3. Contract review
4. Training people
5. Change Management
6. Root Cause and Corrective Action
7. Conducting internal audits
9. PFMEA expert
10 . Active member in various committees : Safety committee, SAP Trainers' team and Composite Repair group

- Was awarded as the employee of the month twice for before time execution of first article inspections for Boeing.
- Was selected for training on Supplier Self Release, AS: 13001 at Singapore
- Introduced paperless inspection-documentation system thereby reducing monthly stationary costs by 5000 INR approx

Extra-Curricular :
- Organized various cultural events during college
- Represented college at various national level events like Robocon
- Currently learning Bachata
- Working on a novel on my high-school life
- Donate blood at yearly intervals

Post-MBA goals :
Preference 1. To move into strategic consulting while banking on my skill-set, to help organizations perform better and make better decisions
Preference 2 : To move into International Brand Management to help organizations establish their presence in either new markets or strengthen their current positions


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Hi dagargal,

Thank you for your post and for sharing your profile. Since you are applying next year (intake 2020), and are targetting top universities, I recommend you take this year to work on your application. Because of your low GPA (assuming 2.8 out of 4.0 GPA score) and an assumed 720 GMAT score (average or close to average for the target universities), you should work diligently and think about ways you can showcase the institutions your readiness and ability to succeed in their programs. Enrolling and successfully completing HBX Core, for example, can add value to the overall application.

Furthermore, the target institutions look for more than just stats in their applicants. The qualitative aspects of your application should also be top notch, which includes SOP, LOR, short answer questions, video interview, and in-person interviews. Taking time to develop that story will prove instrumental to your success.

If you are interested in continuing the conversation, please feel free to reach out and schedule a free consultation (contact details in signature).

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Hello guys,

I plan to apply next year in R1 at Wharton/Chicago/Columbia/Stern/Kellog.

Background and nationality: Spanish (Male
)
Undergrad Information: 2.8 GPA BSc Industrial Engineering in a top 5 national university and 1year - academic exchange in Best Latam University (University of Sâo Paulo).

Age: 25 by the age of the application

GMAT: 720+ expected (let's take this assumption)

Work experience and leadership:
half a year of work experience at Vodafone Group as a Operations Engineer (Project manager)
3 Years of work experience at Deloitte (Strategy & Operations ):
Promoted each year with almost the best recognition
Led teams since my 2nd year (was a Project leader in charge of 2 people)

Community and others:
Involved in different clubs in both my main university and University of Sâo Paulo (consulting club, alumni, women-empowerment, mentor of international applicants)
3 Years of various community service initiatives through Deloitte. (I'm captain of soccer team)

Post MBA goals:
Ideally my goal is to focus primarily in MBB in Consumer Goods industry. Ideally I'd like to work in the States, but I know now being native suppose a big disadvantage.

I speak English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, and I'm really commited with social impact, recently i've been involved in a local org.

According to my target schools,

Which are my possibilities?

Thanks in advance,

Best,

David

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Thanks a lot, I'll send you a PM in the few days.

Thanks again for your time, keep working hard :)

Best,

David.
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