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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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pqrtus wrote:
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!

Best regards,
Jayant
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