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Johnson Profile Evaluation Thread: Post all Profile Eval Requests Here

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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, 15:46
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: 7
Location: India
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V41
GPA: 3.42
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New post 19 Jul 2019, 12:59
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: 22 Apr 2019
Posts: 20
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New post 04 Aug 2019, 10:44

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: 11
Location: Canada
GMAT 1: 720 Q47 V42
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New post 08 Aug 2019, 20:02
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 (S), NUS '22
GMAT 1: 750 Q48 V45
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New post 19 Aug 2019, 10:54

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 22 Aug 2019, 07:58
Hi All,

I'm a 24 year old female, based out of Pune, working in a digital marketing agency. I'm applying to B schools for the August 2020 intake. I Lived in Shanghai, China for 5 years, finished my high school from there (11th and 12th in the IB International Baccalaureate Board). Please evaluate my profile.

GMAT: 690 (going to retake in Sept)
Undergrad: B.Tech in Biotechnology from Delhi College of Engineering - scored 71%.

Work ex: 2 years (3 years by the time I start the program) in a digital marketing agency (Merkle Sokrati)
- Complete knowledge of social media marketing - Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok
- Developed data analysis skills to successfully map and interpret multiple data sources, such as Facebook, Google Analytics, Appsflyer, Mixpanel, to make informed decisions about digital strategy.
- End to end account management from execution to strategy and management of internal and external stakeholders.
- Auditing new or existing accounts to determine account health and suggesting ways to improve it.
- Actively participating in the recruitment process through interviews, campus drives, trainings and seminars.
- Creating and presenting performance decks for quarterly/monthly business reviews based on trends both specific to the client and the industry.

- 2 fast-tracked promotions in this 2 year span
- Received several client appreciations for driving excellent performance performance and over-achieving the monthly/quarterly targets.
- Current position: Business Strategy Manager
- Leading a team of 10 people with annual spends of $4million for clients across different verticals - Ecommerce, BFSI, OTT, Telecomm
- Mentoring the team members and working on their personal development plans and growth paths.
- Collaborating regularly with agency partners from Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok to understand new channel offerings, seek help to solve client and performance issues, and brainstorm ideas to expand client business.
- Working on projects for Industry Research and Market Understanding for clients in new verticals, such as Gaming and OTT for Kids.
- Extensive collaboration with a team of 30 individuals working on the organizations quarterly Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).

Extra-curricular activities, awards, certifications
- Facebook Buying Professional Certification
- A grade in Rio+22 Power India Certification Program - the IARC center for United Nations Certification Program on sustainable energy.
- Organised multiple events in College
- Part of the organising committee of the tech fest in college - INNOVA. Held the position of Head - HR and Online Events.
- Part of the organising committee of Deltech Model United Nations for 3 years continuously. Held the position of Under Secretary General - Delegate Relations. Led a team of 20+ students and brought in a total of 350+ delegates from all around India
Joined: 29 Nov 2018
Posts: 21
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New post 27 Aug 2019, 09:09
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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