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New post 09 Oct 2017, 05:09
Hey,

I always wanted to quantify my profile and compare it with others.
So, based on articles by admission consultants, I have given weightage to every aspect of a candidate's profile and calculated an overall score.

Please use this sheet to get your score.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing


Please Note:
- The ratings do not represent how schools actually rate your profile
- Each school would have a different weightage to each factor
- This is to give you an approx idea. My estimate would be an 8+ would be good for Ivy League

Don't get demotivated if you get a low score in this. This might also give you an idea where you can work on improving your chances.
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New post 09 Oct 2017, 06:12
Abhishiek wrote:
Hey,

I always wanted to quantify my profile and compare it with others.
So, based on articles by admission consultants, I have given weightage to every aspect of a candidate's profile and calculated an overall score.

Please use this sheet to get your score.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing


Please Note:
- The ratings do not represent how schools actually rate your profile
- Each school would have a different weightage to each factor
- This is to give you an approx idea. My estimate would be an 8+ would be good for Ivy League

Don't get demotivated if you get a low score in this. This might also give you an idea where you can work on improving your chances.
@Admins: Please delete if this breaks any forum rules.


1. There's no way to create a universal scoring rubric for a lot of these factors, so there is going to be a lot of uncertainty with input values.
2. There is inherent bias with our own applications. Everyone thinks they have good essay or LORs, and it is rarely the case. People have a tendency to disassociate with being "average"
3. Why divide by sum(b2:b15) in your formula and not just by "100" which is the total by definition? ughhhhhh lol

I don't mean to be harsh and I like the initiative to attempt quantifying admissions, but there is just no good way to convert a profile to a number. People with unbelievable stats and stories get rejected from top schools every year, and people with 3.1s and 650s get in. Only the Adcom knows what is going to tick the admitted box for them
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New post 09 Oct 2017, 09:39
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1. There's no way to create a universal scoring rubric for a lot of these factors, so there is going to be a lot of uncertainty with input values.
2. There is inherent bias with our own applications. Everyone thinks they have good essay or LORs, and it is rarely the case. People have a tendency to disassociate with being "average"
3. Why divide by sum(b2:b15) in your formula and not just by "100" which is the total by definition? ughhhhhh lol

I don't mean to be harsh and I like the initiative to attempt quantifying admissions, but there is just no good way to convert a profile to a number. People with unbelievable stats and stories get rejected from top schools every year, and people with 3.1s and 650s get in. Only the Adcom knows what is going to tick the admitted box for them


Yeah, you might be right. But this was never intended to predict someone's exact chances of getting selected.
1. Definitely.
2. People would need to rate themselves objectively to get a good estimate
3. Lol, initially B2:B15 was not 100 (was 99.6) so just kept it as it is.

It is difficult to get an exact score, and which score would give you admit. But you use it to get a relative idea and answer questions such as
1. How much would it impact if I prove my GMAT from 700 to 760
2. Some things you won't be able to change such as your undergrad, or your college GPA. But you can focus on others, maybe getting a prestigious employer would help. Maybe writing better essays would help.

But I agree with you, we won't be able to quantify admission process.
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New post 09 Jan 2018, 14:00
Profile Evaluation
Nationality – Indian
Gender – Female
Age – 28 (current)
GMAT – 730
Undergrad – Bcom (NM one of the top 5 colleges in India)
Chartered Accountant and candidate for CFA Level 2
Work Experience
A) Currently working with the shared services of one of the top 5 VC firms (from number of investments being made), VC fund size approx. INR 600 crores (USD 90m).
- Tenure – Since April 2017
- Handling the entire deal execution process from deal negotiation, conducting due diligence, to closure of the deal, working with portfolio companies for implementation of internal processes, attending board meetings of portfolio companies on behalf of the fund, etc.
B) PwC:
- Tenure – Since Jan 2013- March 2017
- Handling tax structuring, advisory and compliances for globally mobile individuals.
- Streamlined the tax structuring for a technology conglomerate to enable yearly savings of approximately USD 1 million in taxes
- Independently handling execution of yearly compliances for clients with a team of 3 people
- Handling tax assessments and representations before government authorities for HNIs, and structuring of their taxes
- Awarded the PwC Experience Award for taking initiative and implementation of PAN India software to enable reduction in time, efficiency and standardization to the process.
C) Proprietary CA firm
- Tenure – Since 2008 – 2012 - internship; 6 months as an employee
- Handling audit and tax assignments

D) Have also done audit assignments on freelance basis of large Indian Public sector banks

Extra-curriculum
- Painting and sketching (don’t have any formal contests, or anything), and Astrology (I am quite keen on learning it and taking some formal online lessons)

Post MBA goals
To work in a VC as an Investment Analyst; and thereafter in some years start my own business

Primary reason for an MBA
To gain international exposure and make a shift to the VC / PE space

I have been offered a finance role in one of the portfolio companies (series B Company – funded by Seqouia) of the VC fund with a decent pay and some stocks.

I am inclined to take it – majorly because of the pay, as at the VC firm I don’t see any growth financially

I am looking to target Schools
- Kellog (one year MBA)
- INSEAD
- LBS

Please do let me know my chances and whether taking up the job at the start up would impact negatively my chances to a B School

Thanks ….
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Profile Evaluation
Nationality – Indian
Gender – Female
Age – 28 (current)
GMAT – 730
Undergrad – Bcom (NM one of the top 5 colleges in India)
Chartered Accountant and candidate for CFA Level 2
Work Experience
A) Currently working with the shared services of one of the top 5 VC firms (from number of investments being made), VC fund size approx. INR 600 crores (USD 90m).
- Tenure – Since April 2017
- Handling the entire deal execution process from deal negotiation, conducting due diligence, to closure of the deal, working with portfolio companies for implementation of internal processes, attending board meetings of portfolio companies on behalf of the fund, etc.
B) PwC:
- Tenure – Since Jan 2013- March 2017
- Handling tax structuring, advisory and compliances for globally mobile individuals.
- Streamlined the tax structuring for a technology conglomerate to enable yearly savings of approximately USD 1 million in taxes
- Independently handling execution of yearly compliances for clients with a team of 3 people
- Handling tax assessments and representations before government authorities for HNIs, and structuring of their taxes
- Awarded the PwC Experience Award for taking initiative and implementation of PAN India software to enable reduction in time, efficiency and standardization to the process.
C) Proprietary CA firm
- Tenure – Since 2008 – 2012 - internship; 6 months as an employee
- Handling audit and tax assignments

D) Have also done audit assignments on freelance basis of large Indian Public sector banks

Extra-curriculum
- Painting and sketching (don’t have any formal contests, or anything), and Astrology (I am quite keen on learning it and taking some formal online lessons)

Post MBA goals
To work in a VC as an Investment Analyst; and thereafter in some years start my own business

Primary reason for an MBA
To gain international exposure and make a shift to the VC / PE space

I have been offered a finance role in one of the portfolio companies (series B Company – funded by Seqouia) of the VC fund with a decent pay and some stocks.

I am inclined to take it – majorly because of the pay, as at the VC firm I don’t see any growth financially

I am looking to target Schools
- Kellog (one year MBA)
- INSEAD
- LBS

Please do let me know my chances and whether taking up the job at the start up would impact negatively my chances to a B School

Thanks ….


1) They won't mind a job change, especially if you have the right reasons.
2) Extremely short periods usually reflect badly on your resume, though you have had other jobs for longer, so story can be compensated well.
3) INSEAD and LBS would both be happy to have you; Kellogg would be a stretch, though doable one.
4) Personally though, please understand, a shift to the VC / PE space is not easy, and much less structured than that of other career paths. Your networking and initiatives will be therefore important. Secondly, have a feasible plan B

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New post 08 Apr 2018, 07:01
Dear Team,

Wish to share my brief profile for your kind consideration.

• Nationality: Indian
• Age: 38 (current)
• Gender: Male
• Current designation: Director
• Company: Big4 (PwC, KPMG, EY, Deloitte)
• Qualification: Chartered Accountant {C.A.}, like the CPA in the US
• Qualified C.A. in: 2007
• Total work experience: Post C.A.: 10 years (with KPMG & PwC); work ex before/ during doing C.A.: 3+ years
• Graduation: Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) from India’s no.1 college (Sri Ram College of Commerce)
• Targeting any of the Top 10 colleges in the U.S.
• GMAT: Appearing in July 2018 (first time – hoping to score around 700-720).

Should you have any questions, please let me know. There is so much more I can describe about my nature of work (international tax consulting) and the reason to do an MBA (primarily, career change), but I am sharing the key highlights (as per me!) for brevity.

Please do let me know how do you perceive my chances and does my age (& experience) work for or against me, thanks a lot!

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New post 30 Aug 2018, 13:06
Profile Evaluation
Nationality – Indian
Gender – Male
Age – 28 (current)
GMAT – 710
Undergrad – BTech (Average College - IP University, Delhi)

Work Experience
Currently working with the NTPC Limited, as Deputy Manager in
control and instrumentation.
- Tenure – Since September 2011

-Suggestion scheme winner for providing various system improvement
techniques in work area.
-Coordination with corporate functions such as Engineering on issues
like upgrades, equipment problem, and system modification as well as new system installation
-Part of commercial operation declaration and synchronization of 500MW
Unit 13 of NTPC Vindhyachal which has first Flue gas
Desulphurization (FGD) unit (to reduce Sox reduction) installed and
commercial production of gypsum from the unit used in Cement and other
industries.
-Compliance with technical audits by NTPC CC-OS( Operation Services).
-Assisting Performance Guarantee Test( PG Test) of Control system of
500MW units by BHEL EDN, Bangalore
Member of EPRI(Electric Power Research Institute)-USA from Feb 2018,
as part of the institutional membership of EPRI by NTPC Limited.
-Actively involved in Safety cross-functional teams for implementation
of adherence to industrial safety standards.
-Active involvement in Business Excellence Model for the Company.
-Facilitation of Quality Circle Teams at Chapter Conventions organized
by Quality Circle Forum of India.

Extra-curriculum
- Commonwealth games 2010 volunteer for the major city operations
- Coordinated events in the college techno-fest.
- Involved in a team committee for Aspirational District- Singrauli - by Govt of India as a part of NTPC CSR activity.
- Harvard Manage mentor Program(HMM achiever) from Harvard Business Publications.(joint collaboration of Harvard Business Review with NTPC Limited).

Post MBA goals

To work in a renewable energy company in a senior leadership role and in power trading consultancy.

Primary reason for an MBA

To gain exposure to the outside PSU world and make a diverse and
exciting path in my career progress.

I am looking to target Schools
-IIM Ahmedabad PGPX
-IIM Bangalore E-PGP


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Hello niteshkothari

With your profile you have a decent shot at IIMB/IIMA.
Make sure in your written application, you focus on admission factors mentioned here and tie these up with career goals mentioned here

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niteshkothari wrote:
Profile Evaluation
Nationality – Indian
Gender – Male
Age – 28 (current)
GMAT – 710
Undergrad – BTech (Average College - IP University, Delhi)

Work Experience
Currently working with the NTPC Limited, as Deputy Manager in
control and instrumentation.
- Tenure – Since September 2011

-Suggestion scheme winner for providing various system improvement
techniques in work area.
-Coordination with corporate functions such as Engineering on issues
like upgrades, equipment problem, and system modification as well as new system installation
-Part of commercial operation declaration and synchronization of 500MW
Unit 13 of NTPC Vindhyachal which has first Flue gas
Desulphurization (FGD) unit (to reduce Sox reduction) installed and
commercial production of gypsum from the unit used in Cement and other
industries.
-Compliance with technical audits by NTPC CC-OS( Operation Services).
-Assisting Performance Guarantee Test( PG Test) of Control system of
500MW units by BHEL EDN, Bangalore
Member of EPRI(Electric Power Research Institute)-USA from Feb 2018,
as part of the institutional membership of EPRI by NTPC Limited.
-Actively involved in Safety cross-functional teams for implementation
of adherence to industrial safety standards.
-Active involvement in Business Excellence Model for the Company.
-Facilitation of Quality Circle Teams at Chapter Conventions organized
by Quality Circle Forum of India.

Extra-curriculum
- Commonwealth games 2010 volunteer for the major city operations
- Coordinated events in the college techno-fest.
- Involved in a team committee for Aspirational District- Singrauli - by Govt of India as a part of NTPC CSR activity.
- Harvard Manage mentor Program(HMM achiever) from Harvard Business Publications.(joint collaboration of Harvard Business Review with NTPC Limited).

Post MBA goals

To work in a renewable energy company in a senior leadership role and in power trading consultancy.

Primary reason for an MBA

To gain exposure to the outside PSU world and make a diverse and
exciting path in my career progress.

I am looking to target Schools
-IIM Ahmedabad PGPX
-IIM Bangalore E-PGP


Thanks ….

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Hi Varun , I am a little bit confused about my post MBA goals as my focus is distributed into 2 branches- power trading and energy management(efficiency in renewable and conventional power). Both areas have a decent scope in future. It is good to be specific in terms of Long term career aspirations, I cant decide which to include in my applcation.

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Helloniteshkothari

A more specific answer would be possible only after understanding your past, and future motivations.
However, based on the limited info at hand portray goals that-
1. Tie in with your past skills
2. Tie in with your interests
3. An MBA will be able to fill the missing gaps/skills on
4. Are realistic for an MBA at ISB

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niteshkothari wrote:
Hi Varun , I am a little bit confused about my post MBA goals as my focus is distributed into 2 branches- power trading and energy management(efficiency in renewable and conventional power). Both areas have a decent scope in future. It is good to be specific in terms of Long term career aspirations, I cant decide which to include in my applcation.

Thanks
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New post 26 Dec 2018, 04:56
Age- 30 years

GMAT- 700 (Q49, V36, IR-6, AWA-6)

UG- B.E. in Instrumentation and Control from NSIT, Delhi

UG %age -79.7 (2nd ranker but no document for that)

12th-85.4%

10th-89.4%

Work Experience-8.5 years

Company- Indian Oil Corporation Limited

Department- Operations

Present designation- Incharge of a plant having annual turnover of Rs. 2400 crores and supplying petroleum products to 6 districts, heading a team of 18 employees, 50 contract labours, 300 Tanker crew.

Previous roles- worked in similar plants in different roles as supplies manager, safety officer, maintenance manager, second in command in 3 different plants including present one.

Professional achievements-

1. youngest plant incharge of IOCL at present.

2. developed a new supply model for a 500 crore customer to prevent him from switching on account of enroute pilferage from tankers leading to huge losses to customer

3. brought about market realignment to save 2.2 crore annually on logistics costs in the plant

4. designed the automation system for Rail wagons for which pilot project is being undertaken at my plant and post successful commissioning will be replicated on PAN India basis.

5. undertook capitalization projects worth Rs. 33 crores as maintenance manager in previous plant and Rs. 16 crore in the capacity of plant incharge presently.

6. All India winner of a series of online quizzes conducted by our operations department on various topics covering downstream oil operations.

7. My plant awarded British International Safety award for commitment to occupational health, safety and welbeing.

8. presented techincal paper to management proposing modification in core facilities in the plant to meet future challenges.

9. Developed e-learning modules for Operations department for effective training of employees, labour etc.

International experience- Nil

Extra curricular

1. Silver medalist at one National Level Painting competitions and have significant achievements in fine arts at various levels throughout school and college life.

2. President of college's annual cultural festival

3. Organised oil conservation rallies/signature campaigns

4. Provided borewell for local villagers near my plant.

Future goals
Plan A- Management Consulting
Plan B- Operations/downstream oil & gas

Background- Rose from a very low economic status by working for 8.5 years and considering an MBA now since I have stabilised my fiancial conditions.

Already applied-ISB

Seeking suggestions for alternate colleges to apply

Do I have any chances at top 15 colleges in US/Europe?

Please suggest where should I apply with the above profile and goals.
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