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UCLA Profile Evaluation Thread: Post all Profile Eval Requests Here

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Please review my profile -

Indian Male, 29 years
UG: Bachelor of Fashion Technology (specialisation in Fashion & Apparel Production) - National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi (consistently ranks top in Asia among its Peer colleges)
GPA: 6.9/10, among the top 25% of the batch (4 as per mba.com conversion table)
PG: MA in HRM with CGPA 6.5/10 (Among top Universities for graduate studies in India)
GMAT: 720 (Q49, V39)

Additional Coursework:
- Business Analytics Specialisation (4courses + 1 capstone project), Wharton Online
- Business Stats with R, Duke University online
- Product Management Foundation - Darden University online

Work Experience: 4 years
Industry: Indian Conglomerate -Aditya Birla Group (1.5 years, worked in HR & Project Management as part of management rotation program across Fashion Retail and Manufacturing) + Entrepreneurship (2.5 years)
*My graduate rotation experience Aditya Birla was sort of internal consultancy experience as each rotation would start with a problem statement for a given sector/business unit, and involve problem diagnosis, creating and deploying solutions. While each rotation (or project) differed in complexity and area of concern, they all were strategic and of high impact in nature. Also got an opportunity to work on a global assignment in US.
*Entrepreneurship: I always had entrepreneurial bug, so when an opportunity to join the startup in space of fashion accessories came up (as Co-founder) 2 years ago, I immediately made the jump. For the last two years, I have dabbled across operations and marketing. Managed launch of 3 product categories, reworked marketing strategy to increase reach by 3.5X, took care of inventory planning and vendor management beside taking care of talent management. It has been a great learning curve until now, however, at times I found myself lacking in knowledge/expertise in taking things forward.

Extra-curricular Activities:
- Adventure Sports, have done multiple treks, hope to conquer the Himalayas someday.
- Huge comics nerd, and have been involved in comics strip design in college days
- Actively participated in sports, winning few medals at the university level.
- Was part of various clubs like the Social and Editorial club in leadership roles.

Community Service:
- Have been involved in multiple NGOs throughout my career in space of education. Presently involved (as an advisor) with a leading organization working to improve livelihood access to the young marginalised girls.

Post MBA Goals: Looking to get into strategy consultancy/Technology (Product) Firm/Consumer Tech side of Retail
Long-Term vision: I'm passionate about tech, and want to build a business at the intersection of fashion and technology.

Thanks in Advance

I'm targetting Haas, MIT and Ross. Should I target other colleges as well? (to be on the safer side)
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New post 27 Nov 2018, 10:59
Hi - I see that you posted this in several places, so see my response on the Tuck board. In addition to these schools, to be on the safe side I'd apply to some other programs as well (Duke and USC come to mind).


waqui90 wrote:
Please review my profile -

Indian Male, 29 years
UG: Bachelor of Fashion Technology (specialisation in Fashion & Apparel Production) - National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi (consistently ranks top in Asia among its Peer colleges)
GPA: 6.9/10, among the top 25% of the batch (4 as per mba.com conversion table)
PG: MA in HRM with CGPA 6.5/10 (Among top Universities for graduate studies in India)
GMAT: 720 (Q49, V39)

Additional Coursework:
- Business Analytics Specialisation (4courses + 1 capstone project), Wharton Online
- Business Stats with R, Duke University online
- Product Management Foundation - Darden University online

Work Experience: 4 years
Industry: Indian Conglomerate -Aditya Birla Group (1.5 years, worked in HR & Project Management as part of management rotation program across Fashion Retail and Manufacturing) + Entrepreneurship (2.5 years)
*My graduate rotation experience Aditya Birla was sort of internal consultancy experience as each rotation would start with a problem statement for a given sector/business unit, and involve problem diagnosis, creating and deploying solutions. While each rotation (or project) differed in complexity and area of concern, they all were strategic and of high impact in nature. Also got an opportunity to work on a global assignment in US.
*Entrepreneurship: I always had entrepreneurial bug, so when an opportunity to join the startup in space of fashion accessories came up (as Co-founder) 2 years ago, I immediately made the jump. For the last two years, I have dabbled across operations and marketing. Managed launch of 3 product categories, reworked marketing strategy to increase reach by 3.5X, took care of inventory planning and vendor management beside taking care of talent management. It has been a great learning curve until now, however, at times I found myself lacking in knowledge/expertise in taking things forward.

Extra-curricular Activities:
- Adventure Sports, have done multiple treks, hope to conquer the Himalayas someday.
- Huge comics nerd, and have been involved in comics strip design in college days
- Actively participated in sports, winning few medals at the university level.
- Was part of various clubs like the Social and Editorial club in leadership roles.

Community Service:
- Have been involved in multiple NGOs throughout my career in space of education. Presently involved (as an advisor) with a leading organization working to improve livelihood access to the young marginalised girls.

Post MBA Goals: Looking to get into strategy consultancy/Technology (Product) Firm/Consumer Tech side of Retail
Long-Term vision: I'm passionate about tech, and want to build a business at the intersection of fashion and technology.

Thanks in Advance

I'm targetting Haas, MIT and Ross. Should I target other colleges as well? (to be on the safer side)

_________________

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mbaMission Admissions Consultant

Website: http://www.mbamission.com
Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
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mbaMissionNishaT wrote:
Hi - I see that you posted this in several places, so see my response on the Tuck board. In addition to these schools, to be on the safe side I'd apply to some other programs as well (Duke and USC come to mind).


waqui90 wrote:
Please review my profile -

Indian Male, 29 years
UG: Bachelor of Fashion Technology (specialisation in Fashion & Apparel Production) - National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi (consistently ranks top in Asia among its Peer colleges)
GPA: 6.9/10, among the top 25% of the batch (4 as per mba.com conversion table)
PG: MA in HRM with CGPA 6.5/10 (Among top Universities for graduate studies in India)
GMAT: 720 (Q49, V39)

Additional Coursework:
- Business Analytics Specialisation (4courses + 1 capstone project), Wharton Online
- Business Stats with R, Duke University online
- Product Management Foundation - Darden University online

Work Experience: 4 years
Industry: Indian Conglomerate -Aditya Birla Group (1.5 years, worked in HR & Project Management as part of management rotation program across Fashion Retail and Manufacturing) + Entrepreneurship (2.5 years)
*My graduate rotation experience Aditya Birla was sort of internal consultancy experience as each rotation would start with a problem statement for a given sector/business unit, and involve problem diagnosis, creating and deploying solutions. While each rotation (or project) differed in complexity and area of concern, they all were strategic and of high impact in nature. Also got an opportunity to work on a global assignment in US.
*Entrepreneurship: I always had entrepreneurial bug, so when an opportunity to join the startup in space of fashion accessories came up (as Co-founder) 2 years ago, I immediately made the jump. For the last two years, I have dabbled across operations and marketing. Managed launch of 3 product categories, reworked marketing strategy to increase reach by 3.5X, took care of inventory planning and vendor management beside taking care of talent management. It has been a great learning curve until now, however, at times I found myself lacking in knowledge/expertise in taking things forward.

Extra-curricular Activities:
- Adventure Sports, have done multiple treks, hope to conquer the Himalayas someday.
- Huge comics nerd, and have been involved in comics strip design in college days
- Actively participated in sports, winning few medals at the university level.
- Was part of various clubs like the Social and Editorial club in leadership roles.

Community Service:
- Have been involved in multiple NGOs throughout my career in space of education. Presently involved (as an advisor) with a leading organization working to improve livelihood access to the young marginalised girls.

Post MBA Goals: Looking to get into strategy consultancy/Technology (Product) Firm/Consumer Tech side of Retail
Long-Term vision: I'm passionate about tech, and want to build a business at the intersection of fashion and technology.

Thanks in Advance

I'm targetting Haas, MIT and Ross. Should I target other colleges as well? (to be on the safer side)


Thanks for suggesting Duke & USC, I have seen your response on Tuck board. Duke is among my list of 'safe' option. I was also looking into UNC Kenan, but its deadline seems really tough for me (R2 is 10th Dec), will it be alright to apply in R3 then?
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New post 27 Nov 2018, 11:40
I wouldn't recommend R3 - by then, most of the places in the class would have been filled. For Indian applicants, it is especially important to apply in the earlier rounds.


waqui90 wrote:
mbaMissionNishaT wrote:
Hi - I see that you posted this in several places, so see my response on the Tuck board. In addition to these schools, to be on the safe side I'd apply to some other programs as well (Duke and USC come to mind).


waqui90 wrote:
Please review my profile -

Indian Male, 29 years
UG: Bachelor of Fashion Technology (specialisation in Fashion & Apparel Production) - National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi (consistently ranks top in Asia among its Peer colleges)
GPA: 6.9/10, among the top 25% of the batch (4 as per mba.com conversion table)
PG: MA in HRM with CGPA 6.5/10 (Among top Universities for graduate studies in India)
GMAT: 720 (Q49, V39)

Additional Coursework:
- Business Analytics Specialisation (4courses + 1 capstone project), Wharton Online
- Business Stats with R, Duke University online
- Product Management Foundation - Darden University online

Work Experience: 4 years
Industry: Indian Conglomerate -Aditya Birla Group (1.5 years, worked in HR & Project Management as part of management rotation program across Fashion Retail and Manufacturing) + Entrepreneurship (2.5 years)
*My graduate rotation experience Aditya Birla was sort of internal consultancy experience as each rotation would start with a problem statement for a given sector/business unit, and involve problem diagnosis, creating and deploying solutions. While each rotation (or project) differed in complexity and area of concern, they all were strategic and of high impact in nature. Also got an opportunity to work on a global assignment in US.
*Entrepreneurship: I always had entrepreneurial bug, so when an opportunity to join the startup in space of fashion accessories came up (as Co-founder) 2 years ago, I immediately made the jump. For the last two years, I have dabbled across operations and marketing. Managed launch of 3 product categories, reworked marketing strategy to increase reach by 3.5X, took care of inventory planning and vendor management beside taking care of talent management. It has been a great learning curve until now, however, at times I found myself lacking in knowledge/expertise in taking things forward.

Extra-curricular Activities:
- Adventure Sports, have done multiple treks, hope to conquer the Himalayas someday.
- Huge comics nerd, and have been involved in comics strip design in college days
- Actively participated in sports, winning few medals at the university level.
- Was part of various clubs like the Social and Editorial club in leadership roles.

Community Service:
- Have been involved in multiple NGOs throughout my career in space of education. Presently involved (as an advisor) with a leading organization working to improve livelihood access to the young marginalised girls.

Post MBA Goals: Looking to get into strategy consultancy/Technology (Product) Firm/Consumer Tech side of Retail
Long-Term vision: I'm passionate about tech, and want to build a business at the intersection of fashion and technology.

Thanks in Advance

I'm targetting Haas, MIT and Ross. Should I target other colleges as well? (to be on the safer side)


Thanks for suggesting Duke & USC, I have seen your response on Tuck board. Duke is among my list of 'safe' option. I was also looking into UNC Kenan, but its deadline seems really tough for me (R2 is 10th Dec), will it be alright to apply in R3 then?

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Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
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Would request you to please evaluate my profile. Planning to apply for the R2 deadline in January 2019.

Nationality: Indian Male, Commerce graduate, Bachelor of Business Adminstration. Will be 32 years old at time of matriculaiton.

Undergrad percentage: 61% from University of Mumbai

Post graduate diploma in Management: 4.3/7

Gmat score: 700 (planning to retake the test by December '18 end)

Work experience total 7 years, will be 8 by matriculation: 2 years in KPO, 5 years in Banking operations. I started as management trainee and later was the Senior Analyst for Trade operations in corporate banking. After that I moved into commercial banking as a team leader and eventually became Assistant Manager managing a team of 8 for credit card payments, financial instruments clearing and doorstep banking activities. I've also been instrumental in the development of an online tracking system for banking deliverables to customers.

Extra curriculars: Organising and leading CSR and other corporate events at my workplaces. Have also volunteered at an NGO for mentoring underpriveleged children

Post MBA goals: Transition from banking to management consulting providing operational consulting for financial institutions.
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Hi everyone,

I am rushing for UCLA round 2 deadline. Below is my profile information:

- Background: Vietnamese, 5+ years of working exp in banking and corporate finance in start-up (with 2+ years manager level)
- GPA: 3.65 / 4 (in Finance & Banking)
- GMAT: 700 (37 Verbal, 49 Quant)
- Post MBA career: targeting for tech industry (edu-tech preferable)

and I would love to hear any comments or feedback from you guys regarding to:
- What are my chances of getting an interview?
- Should I re-take GMAT to increase the probability of admission/ scholarship?

Many thanks!
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Hi, I see that you posted on the Stern board as well - please see my response their as similar advice applies for Anderson. Thanks!


varuns28 wrote:
Would request you to please evaluate my profile. Planning to apply for the R2 deadline in January 2019.

Nationality: Indian Male, Commerce graduate, Bachelor of Business Adminstration. Will be 32 years old at time of matriculaiton.

Undergrad percentage: 61% from University of Mumbai

Post graduate diploma in Management: 4.3/7

Gmat score: 700 (planning to retake the test by December '18 end)

Work experience total 7 years, will be 8 by matriculation: 2 years in KPO, 5 years in Banking operations. I started as management trainee and later was the Senior Analyst for Trade operations in corporate banking. After that I moved into commercial banking as a team leader and eventually became Assistant Manager managing a team of 8 for credit card payments, financial instruments clearing and doorstep banking activities. I've also been instrumental in the development of an online tracking system for banking deliverables to customers.

Extra curriculars: Organising and leading CSR and other corporate events at my workplaces. Have also volunteered at an NGO for mentoring underpriveleged children

Post MBA goals: Transition from banking to management consulting providing operational consulting for financial institutions.

_________________

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Website: http://www.mbamission.com
Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
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New post 13 Dec 2018, 12:00
Hi there - thanks for writing! It sounds like you have progressive work experience and solid academics. If you feel that you can increase GMAT, it would be worth taking again - scholarships are very competitive but GMAT is factored into these decisions, and the average score for Anderson is above 700 anyway. Are you involved in any extracurricular pursuits? This would be good for your profile as well (and could potentially be highlighted in Essay 2 in addition to mentioning it on your resume).


JasonNguyen wrote:
Hi everyone,

I am rushing for UCLA round 2 deadline. Below is my profile information:

- Background: Vietnamese, 5+ years of working exp in banking and corporate finance in start-up (with 2+ years manager level)
- GPA: 3.65 / 4 (in Finance & Banking)
- GMAT: 700 (37 Verbal, 49 Quant)
- Post MBA career: targeting for tech industry (edu-tech preferable)

and I would love to hear any comments or feedback from you guys regarding to:
- What are my chances of getting an interview?
- Should I re-take GMAT to increase the probability of admission/ scholarship?

Many thanks!

_________________

Nisha Trivedi
mbaMission Admissions Consultant

Website: http://www.mbamission.com
Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
mbaMission Insiders Guides: http://www.mbamission.com/guides.php?category=insiders
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[quote=""]I wouldn't recommend R3 - by then, most of the places in the class would have been filled. For Indian applicants, it is especially important to apply in the earlier rounds.

Hi mbaMissionNishaT, I've seen replies often about how competition is higher for Indian male applicants. In comparison, what would you say is the competition for Asians (specifically Asian females)? And do they make distinctions between applicants from Asian countries vs. Asian Americans? Thanks
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AdComs do distinguish between applicants born in the U.S. (Asian/Indian-Americans) vs. abroad. Regarding competition for Asians, I would say that it varies by country (China is especially heavily represented in the applicant pool). I think that while it's competitive for both genders in this demographic, more so for males. Hope that helps a bit!


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I wouldn't recommend R3 - by then, most of the places in the class would have been filled. For Indian applicants, it is especially important to apply in the earlier rounds.

Hi mbaMissionNishaT, I've seen replies often about how competition is higher for Indian male applicants. In comparison, what would you say is the competition for Asians (specifically Asian females)? And do they make distinctions between applicants from Asian countries vs. Asian Americans? Thanks

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Thanks mbaMissionNishaT.

To clarify, as a female Asian American, would I not be considered in the same "pool" as the foreign Asian applicants then? Just trying to get a sense of how competitive my demographic is in the AdCom's view.
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Yes, you would be in the U.S. pool of applicants.

mfl6189 wrote:
Thanks mbaMissionNishaT.

To clarify, as a female Asian American, would I not be considered in the same "pool" as the foreign Asian applicants then? Just trying to get a sense of how competitive my demographic is in the AdCom's view.

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