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Joined: 12 Sep 2018
Posts: 8
Location: Canada
Concentration: Finance
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V39
GPA: 3.3
WE: Accounting (Accounting)
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New post 17 Jun 2019, 14:46
Applying from Canada for 2020, Big 4 audit background with CPA. Trying to figure out what kind of chance I have for my reach schools (Cornell and Duke)

Background and nationality:
- 26M, Canadian (Filipino ethnicity)
- Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
- (Projected): potentially taking CFA Level 1 (very common in finance industry in Canada it seems like)

Undergrad Information:
- Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), double major in Accounting and Finance
- 3.3/4.0 (converted from 3.7/4.5)
- I should note there's a downward trend in last two years (2.8/4.0 last year, 3.0/4.0 last two years). ECs were all in last two years and wanted to focus being a more well-rounded student, not sure how bad this looks to adcoms. I know Rotman requires a 3.0 in last year so I'm worried about this

710 (Q48 V39 IR3 AWA?)
- IR score is low but my previous two attempts I scored an 8 and 5 so I think having that on my score report offsets the low 3
- Just wrote this past weekend so haven't gotten my AWA yet, I scored 5 and 6 on my first two attempts

Work experience and leadership:
- 2.5 years Big 4 Audit (3.5 years if you include university co-op terms - can these be included in WE?). Promotion to Senior, high ratings and excellent reviews, lead senior on largest client in the office ($700M revenues, $1B market cap), performed audit work over two acquisitions and multiple equity/debenture offerings
- 1 year Financial Reporting Manager in a publicly traded company in the newspaper/media industry, implemented new accounting standards for investments and lease accounting, not a lot of other career accomplishments in this role
- (Projected): potentially looking for a new job that is more related to finance (ie. FP&A, TAS, Valuations, investment analyst) to have something tangible that shows my commitment to the career pivot

Community and others:
- Board Director at a charity that provides food access/security/policy
- Treasurer at an animal welfare charity that helps find lost dogs
- Finance Committee member at a non-profit youth employment services organization
- Vice President for co-op students association
- Corporate Events Coordinator for accounting students association
- Business case competition team member (we won school of the year)

Post MBA goals
- Investment banking (post-MBA associate at big 5 Canadian banks or boutique firm) or corporate finance

Anything else?
Targets: Rotman, Ivey, Schulich, Queen's
Far Reach: Cornell Johnson, Duke Fuqua

- Is my low GPA an issue when applying?
- Do co-op terms count towards WE?
- Should I take CFA level 1?
Joined: 21 Mar 2018
Posts: 13
Location: India
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V41
GPA: 3.7
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New post 19 Jul 2019, 11:59
Please review my profile:

I am an Indian by nationality and completed my bachelor's in Computer Science Engineering from a State University (Punjab Technical University) with 74.93 %(Top 3% of my batch) and post which I worked for 13 months in a digital education startup. Fascinated by the Start-up world, and in order to learn the business side, I completed my MBA with Marketing majors from Symbiosis International University, which is a renowned Indian University. During my MBA I started two Startups, got angel funding of $75k which I used to scale those to a good level, but because of the shortage of personal funds had to sell those off. After that, I joined a durables start-up company in India and worked as a brand manager for 2 years. Right now I am working with a uber-luxury real estate brand, which is again a new well-funded startup, as a Brand Strategy lead.

Overall Work ex: 5 years(By Aug 2020)
Function of Work: Startup Strategy/ Marketing/ Brand Management
Industry: Durables/ Real Estate/ Education
GMAT score: 710 Q49 V 38
Why second MBA: To gain international exposure in the Start-up ecosystem which I couldn't get till now, preferably in Finance and join strategy/ Startup consulting. 10 years down the line I want to set up my own VC firm.
Undergrad Score: 74.93%(Top 3% of my batch)
Post Grad Score: 3.14/4( Top 2% of my batch)
1. Winner of 10 National level B Plan and Startup Accelerator competitions.Finalist in 5 competitions.
2. Founder of National Level NGO which is working towards women empowerment. Sponsored Study of 4k female children since 2010, in remote villages of north India.
3. National Level Technical Paper Presentation winner.
4. Winner of 'Best Student in the overall category, Award 2016 ( Given to only 2 students from the batch of 2000 students).
5. College-level winner of many debates and discussion competitions.

Thanks in advance.
Joined: 21 Apr 2019
Posts: 23
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New post 04 Aug 2019, 09:44

I'd like to kindly request you for your feedback on my candidacy. Here goes.

Indian Male
Age 27
GMAT 720 (Q50, V38)
Industry: Consulting (Front end consulting role in one of the largest HR Consulting organizations in the world, typically held by Tier-1 MBA professionals)

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from IIT Delhi (CGPA – 7.0)

Work Experience: Total 4+ years (in india)
Worked for over 2 years in a social sector consulting startup and 1 year in an election campaign strategy firm (a SuperPAC). Working in the strategic HR consulting for last 1 year. Worked in diverse geographies (as a student and a working professional) from rural India to Europe

Extra curriculars – Won international competitions and worked on two international projects in Europe. Worked as Coordinator in various campus festivals and a student association club.

Post MBA Goal – Strategy consulting
Joined: 25 Oct 2017
Posts: 22
Location: Canada
GMAT 1: 720 Q47 V42
GPA: 2.9
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New post 08 Aug 2019, 19:02
Hello All!

Please evaluate my profile for Johnson..

Citizenship: Canadian (Indian born)
Gender : Male
Age : 29 years
Mechanical Engineer from Top #1 Engineering School in Canada (Waterloo)
GPA: 68% Overall Average. Upward trend in last 2 years (83% Average)
GMAT Score : 720 Q47 V42

Work Experience:
Internships (2.5 years) in Oil / Energy sector during Engineering school (co-op terms)
Full Time work experience after Graduation is in the Automotive sector (4 years, 5 by matriculation in Fall 2020)
3 different companies..step ups in terms of role/responsibility/compensation.

Extra curricular:
Sports, singing
Participated in Habitat for Humanity for work
Charity sport event once a year for kids

Post MBA goal:
Consulting or Product Management (still narrowing down).

Schools being Targeted: Kellogg, Haas, Ross, Duke, Stern, Haas, Darden, Johnson, Tepper, Anderson

Which ones among here are the best to apply to realistically?

Thanks a lot for your input !!!
Joined: 06 Jan 2019
Posts: 8
Location: India
Schools: ISB '21 (A), NUS '22
GMAT 1: 750 Q48 V45
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New post 19 Aug 2019, 09:54

Please evaluate my profile for an MBA at Johnson:

Indian National.
Age: 25 years

GMAT Score: 750 (Q48, V45)

Educational Qualifications:

Graduation: B.Tech in Mechatronics Engineering-3.30/4.00 (86%)
Class 12: 89.3%
Class 10: 9.4/10.0

Work Experience:
Working at Maruti Suzuki India Limited (3 Years) in a central operations and strategy role in production. Responsible for central procurement (~100MRs) procurement strategy, system adherence, strategy deployment in areas of cost, quality, safety and productivity.

Finisher at Desert Storm rally in 2018.
Participated in various cricket tournaments at school, college and company level.
Winner at company level management quiz.
Participated in multiple theatre and music competitions in school and college.
Finisher at Devils Circuit Delhi Edition 2019

I enjoy meeting people and sharing stories.
Enjoy cricket and badminton.
Love listening to music and playing the drums.
Recently been cycling a lot and planning to get associated with a cycling group in Delhi.

Joined: 13 Apr 2017
Posts: 7
Location: India
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New post Updated on: 03 Oct 2019, 04:25
Hi All, please evaluate my profile.

Originally posted by Kangan95 on 22 Aug 2019, 06:58.
Last edited by Kangan95 on 03 Oct 2019, 04:25, edited 1 time in total.
Joined: 29 Nov 2018
Posts: 31
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New post 27 Aug 2019, 08:09
Hi, please evaluate my profile.

Female, 25 years old, India

Secondary education : 9.4 gpa
Senior Secondary : 81.9%

Graduation :
Bachelors of Architecture
(5 years course including 6 months internship)

College : NIT

CGPA : 7.67

GMAT : 710 (Q49, V 36)

Work Experience : 25 months at Larsen and Toubro
(as on august 2019)
Role : Senior architect

Have taken up more responsibility than is usually awarded at my cadre. Have handled one project in last year and am handling another project on my own as of now.(project values upwards of 100 crores)

Co Curriculars :
1. Regularly volunteer for ngo camps ( elderdly health camps etc)
2. Was part of organizing committees of college fests, department functions, functions in school
3. Was involved in dramatics and debating in school

Why mba ?

I know the technical aspects of a building, from the floor plans to the ventilation system, from the effect it can have on a person to the how livable and sustenable it can be .
I want to able to look at the same built environment from a business/financial/economic point of view also, to be able to have a more cohesive bigger picture.

Thanks !

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Joined: 10 Jun 2017
Posts: 21
Location: India
GMAT 1: 690 Q49 V35
GPA: 3.98
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New post 02 Oct 2019, 20:54
Can someone evaluate my chances for Cornell?

• Background and nationality: Indian, Male, 27 years

• Undergrad Information:
o Bachelor in Chemical Engineer from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

• GPA: 3.98 (Department Topper)

• GMAT: 690 ( Q49, V35, AWA5, IR5)

• Work Experience:
o Acting as Senior Executive Engineer and Engineering Consultant at Linde Engineering, member of the The Linde Group, World's Leading Gas Distributor.
o Currently, I am in Munich, Germany to execute feed engineering for US based $8.5 billion Ethylene cracker for the client Bechtel. I am being made familiar with the project so that in the later part, I will be bring the project engineering to Indian office, thereby executing the project by leading it with team of 4.
o I am the only one from our Indian office to learn a new technology of Butadiene complex from the licensor company named JSR. With this knowledge, I could execute its engineering for an ethylene complex of client Niznekamsknefthakim (Russia based). Such support has helped the company save 50 million euro by not outsourcing the engineering of butadiene complex. I have even developed a team so that engineering of such technology can be executed by Linde for the future projects, saving around 50 million euros to the company for each project.
o My diligent performance at the company gifted me an unusual promotion in terms of responsibility. It got me promoted to act as a discipline lead for a $6 billion Shell Ethylene Cracker Complex, a role exclusively reserved for seniors. As a lead, I was held responsible for all the technical deliverables and their necessary planning and execution. Such fast track transition from a sedulous team member to a discipline lead has helped company to develop a leader at very low cost.
o I have executed a 1-2 million euro Project as a Lead at South African site (2 months) for client Afrox. The primary task was to update the P&ID with the current status of the operating Air Separation Plants by discussing with client the scope of work, man-hour estimation, the Safety rules followed in the plant etc. I was appreciated by Client for following and making everyone follow the Linde Safety standards at the site, thereby increasing Linde’s reputation in the eyes of client.
o I was deputed to Munich, Germany to perform the task of aligning the vendor documents with the required standards for the project of Exxon Mobil owned $ 3 billion ethylene cracker complex. I was directly working with client Exxon Mobil, Main Work contractor Bechtel and few vendors such as Mitsubishi, dresser rand etc. The cost of the work was around 1.2 million Euros. The work was a major milestone in my career as I executed it perfectly with only 1 year of work experience.
o I was deputed to Munich, Germany second time to perform the task of Basic Engineering (Engineering phase when the plant design is being conceptualized) for $ 6 billion Shell owned Ethylene cracker complex. I was a part of project task force, regularly getting involved in meeting with client Shell and main work contractor Bechtel.
o I have worked with Clients such as Exxon Mobil, Shell, EIL etc. from various regions such as US, Russia, Europe, South Africa etc.
o I am recognized in the company for providing the idea of reducing the plastic bottle use. Such initiative has helped company reduce operating cost and improve employee’s health
o I have focussed and developed on the competency group such as Customer focus, Result Delivery, Embracing change, personal Development, Cross-cultural communication and Employee Development and Empowerment

• Achievements:
o Awarded three gold medal for achieving:
 highest aggregate score throughout Engineering
 highest score in Elective subjects ( Petroleum and Petrochemical subjects) in Engineering
 highest aggregate score in 3rd and 4th year of Engineering
o Earned Recognition from Ramkrishna Mission Vivekananda Memorial for achieving all the above listed gold medal
o Awarded Silver medal at State level for achieving highest aggregate score in Chemical Engineering
o Co-founder of successful NGO (start-up) called Vadodara Toastmasters Club and of unsuccessful NGO called Linde Toastmasters Club
o Served as a member of Excom at Vadodara Toastmasters Club
o Earned Recognition as a Competent Leader by Toastmasters International
o Earned several awards as a Best Speaker and as a Participate for supporting the Toastmasters Event
o Secured Most Innovative and 2nd Position in Chem car competition at Azeotropy'13 at IIT Bombay
o Secured 3rd position at University level Chess Tournament
o Active member of defunct local NGO of stray dogs.

Extracurricular Activities:

o Actively carrying out social services for the stray animals from home
o Acting as an advisor for Vadodara Toastmasters Club

• Post MBA goals –
o Short Term goal to become a Consultant in Energy & Utilities sector to resolve the macroeconomic issues
o Long term goal to
 become CEO / MD of Energy & Utilities firm
 start-up a Non profit Waste Treatment plant (to remain connected with my Chemical Engg. discipline and give back something to the society)

• Hobbies:
o Knowing the social behaviour of Wildlife to know more about the nature and about how the nature has differentiated it from the human beings
o Watching WWE as it inspires and motivates me to do the best
o Reading Washington Post to improve vocabulary and to know the current affairs

Thanking you in advance
Daivat Buch
Joined: 22 Dec 2019
Posts: 3
Location: United States
Schools: NYU Tech MBA "21
GPA: 3.62
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New post 23 Dec 2019, 09:33
Hi all,

Looking for a quick profile evaluation for Cornell's Tech MBA program!

White Male, 25
GMAT : 710 (Q48, V39, IR8)

Total WE: 4 years (at matriculation) in tech consulting at a Big 4 firm
Tech Consultant - Started in UX and made my way into development. Now focused on leading the development of SaaS implementations across multiple clients.
* Half dozen development certifications

Bachelors in Product Design
GPA: 3.62

Lots of extracurricular/volunteer experience before and in college.
Significant "extracurricular" experience outside client work at my firm.

Short term goal:
Move into a product management role immediately out of MBA.

Long term goal:
Stay in consulting and adjust to an engagement manager role leading implementations across an account.

Appreciate your feedback.
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