I really feel great to reach you. I have gone through your book, and I must admit your analysis on the B School application essays is stupendous.
Following is a synopsis of my profile. Would appreciate your take on my chances to the top 10. Which 6 schools do you think I have a competetive chance of acceptance.
Indian / IT / 26 yrs
Working in one of the top 3 IT consulting company in Asia
Present assignment as a Business Function Analyst for the Software division of a Big Banking Organisation in USA as client. I have scaled up from a s/w programmer to this analyst role in less than 3 years. I am also the onshore-offshore coordinator for one of the business rules team of my project.
Undergard Acads: BTech in CSE from a state level Engineering Institute.
Overall 82.7 % with 1st class and distinction
GMAT: 760 (M-50; V-42; AWA-5)
Ardent involvement in my Company's CSR initiatives. Organized, and executed number of pro bono community programs.
Mentored slum kids once a week as part of my personal endeavors.
Hobbies: have inclined to a number of them over the years. But mostly like reading from a select group of authors. Wrote and composed music for my college band. Also was the founder member and Vice president of the College alumni association. For 12 years I have been an avid artist. But since my undergrad days never quite picked a brush in my hand.
Necessity being the mother of invasion I have developed quite a bit of culinary skills in the last 3-4 months of my stay in USA. Apart from that I am presently building (and playing in) a cricket team with a few of my associates over here.
Post MBA: Strategy Consulting in the areas of Business and Public Policies. Inclined towards non profit management.
Short term goal: work in a micro-lending organization ala ACCION or Grameen Foundation
Long term goal: To set up a venture philanthropy and Micro Lending startup in my country. Also wish to work in an advisory position in the Planning Commission in India.
School Preference: Flexible curriculam, approachable faculties and a close knit student community.
Sorry for the tardy response. I've been traveling and Internet access has been unreliable. Given your profile's strengths (e.g., GMAT score) and weaknesses (crowded male-Indian-IT demographic) as well as your goals, I recommend the following 6 schools:
These schools are all highly ranked by either U.S. News or Beyong Grey Pinstripes in nonprofit and you should have a decent to good chance at all of them.