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NYU Profile application for Berkley Scholars (with GRE)

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Berkley Scholars is an early MBA program offered at Stern which admits UG seniors to get into their MBA program right after their senior year.



Nationality: Indian
Gender: Male
Age: 22

Currently in my Senior (4th) Year of Undergrad.

ACADEMICS:
Undergrad: Engineering, CS (8.25 CGPA, 2 Sems remaining)
12th: 91%
10th: 9.2 CGPA

GRE: 323 (q165, v158)
(I prefer GRE over GMAT because of my background in engineering. I'm confident of improving my Verbal score by at least 3-4 points if I retake it.

WORK-EX:
Research intern at a SOM (research on Public sector banks and credit rating agencies) (2+4 months)
Founder, Non-profit (2+ years)
Design instructor at a startup that teaches design, coding, web dev to college students (6 months)

Intern at a social initiative by British Council (2-3 years)

HIGHLIGHTS:
TEDx Licensee-organizer
Founder of an art-centric non-profit for underprivileged kids (15k+ reach)
Co-founder/Organizer of a Lit-fest
National finalist at a startup accelerator by UC Berkeley
Regional Finalist at HultPrize (Bill Clinton initiative)


ECs:
Theatre Actor (award winning), Playwright
National level Debator
Sports: Cricket (State-Club level), Basketball (Intervarsity, SGFI)

LEADERSHIP ROLES:
Founder of My non-profit
Co-organizer, Litfest
Editor-in-chief, Uni Magazine
University Ambasador
Been a part of several failed startup attempts

SOCIAL:
Again, My non-profit
Volunteer at a school for specially abled kids
British Council Social Initiative

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE:
None, apart from some volunteering work in Nepal

GOALS
Longterm: FinTech Entrepreneurship in Portfolio management.
(It's been my pet project for some time, and I'm already working on the technology of the platform)
Shortterm: gain experience at fintech firms.


My major concern is of my GRE scores are good enough, or should I consider retaking it!

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New post 12 Oct 2019, 08:20
Hi jaethalal,

Thank you for your post. It looks like you're super active and have some very deep involvement and community leadership experience (including the founder piece), which could become differentiators for you, so definitely unpack the value of those in your applications. Score-wise, your 323 GRE is right on top of Stern's full-class GRE average for the past two years, and when you're applying from a crowded and competitive demographic, you should really be targeting a score that is a good bit above-average, so I would encourage you to try to improve your score. Beyond that, you seem to have some unique experiences to build around. These programs are very difficult to get into (usually more difficult than applying via the normal path), but I encourage you to do your best, and if it doesn't work out, you can spend the next few years continuing to build and then apply as a "regular applicant" in the future. I wish you the best of luck!

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