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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.

I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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New post 26 Dec 2017, 11:10
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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New post 22 Feb 2018, 05:00
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!
All the best
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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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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?



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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