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New post 16 Oct 2016, 22:40
Hi All,

Please evaluate my profile as an international applicant for the MBA program at Booth

Nationality: Indian
Age: 27
Undergraduate Qualification: Bachelor in Commerce(3 year course with a GPA of 3.4)
Masters Qualification: Masters in Global Business (16 month program in Singapore and Dubai. Unfortunately, my GPA here is extremely low: 2.5 though I took a number of challenging courses)
GMAT: 730
Work experience: 3.5 years, all of it in market research. Of the 3.5 years, 2.5 years were in the Middle East and a year in India
Extracurriculars: Moderate: represented my state in tennis, wrote for a sports website for a year etc. Have also done community service for 3 months where I taught English and Maths to 10 year old children
References: Will be able to get some strong references from people in senior management at both my work places so far

Do you think I stand a realistic chance and it's worth applying?

Thanks in advance!

Varun

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New post 17 Oct 2016, 07:29
I haven't gotten into Booth yet so I am probably not the best person to comment...

But I think your GPA for your masters is a little on the low side and you are coming from an over represented region. Your work experience in market research doesn't really stand out to me but I am sure you could sell it much better :)

However, you have a much better GMAT score than I did (although, that is only one part of a full application) and if I can get an interview, maybe you can too!

I quite like your extracurricular activity and I think you would make for quite a meaningful classmate that I'd hope to meet :)

Personally, my experience with applications this year have been incredibly insightful. Regardless of whether I go or not, I have discovered a lot about my future paths, my passions and my resilience :)

I would encourage you to think about why you want to do an MBA and weigh the pros and cons of doing it this year vs. a couple of years down the track with more of a story with extra-curriculars and work experience that can explain your future path and why an MBA is important to you.

The process taught me a lot and I hope this comment can "pay forward" a bit of insight from the lessons i've learnt.

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I haven't gotten into Booth yet so I am probably not the best person to comment...

But I think your GPA for your masters is a little on the low side and you are coming from an over represented region. Your work experience in market research doesn't really stand out to me but I am sure you could sell it much better :)

However, you have a much better GMAT score than I did (although, that is only one part of a full application) and if I can get an interview, maybe you can too!

I quite like your extracurricular activity and I think you would make for quite a meaningful classmate that I'd hope to meet :)

Personally, my experience with applications this year have been incredibly insightful. Regardless of whether I go or not, I have discovered a lot about my future paths, my passions and my resilience :)

I would encourage you to think about why you want to do an MBA and weigh the pros and cons of doing it this year vs. a couple of years down the track with more of a story with extra-curriculars and work experience that can explain your future path and why an MBA is important to you.

The process taught me a lot and I hope this comment can "pay forward" a bit of insight from the lessons i've learnt.


Thank you very much for your response. The main reason for me wanting to do an MBA is for a career change, I'm hoping that is a good enough reason for the Admissions team

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New post 28 Oct 2016, 11:36
Hi varunjog89! Thanks for your question. While I am not Booth adcom- I have adcom experience and I will answer like an adcom member to give you some insights into how others might see your profile.
varunjog89 wrote:
Hi All,

Please evaluate my profile as an international applicant for the MBA program at Booth

Nationality: Indian
Age: 27
Undergraduate Qualification: Bachelor in Commerce(3 year course with a GPA of 3.4)
Masters Qualification: Masters in Global Business (16 month program in Singapore and Dubai. Unfortunately, my GPA here is extremely low: 2.5 though I took a number of challenging courses)Two hurdles to cross here.... why you need another MBA and also poor performance in first one... So the way to counter this is with something else over the bar.... your GMAT is good- but for your pool not terribly "over" the bar.
GMAT: 730
Work experience: 3.5 years, all of it in market research. Of the 3.5 years, 2.5 years were in the Middle East and a year in India
Extracurriculars: Moderate: represented my state in tennis, wrote for a sports website for a year etc. Have also done community service for 3 months where I taught English and Maths to 10 year old children
References: Will be able to get some strong references from people in senior management at both my work places so far

Do you think I stand a realistic chance and it's worth applying?So for certain- you need a better answer for why MBA other than I just want to shake up the career again... you've done that once- and adcom needs to understand how it will be different this time. I'd stress the US work experience but you need to dig a little deeper for what is really driving this. Until you know- you can't really "sell" it to adcom. And I don't see what you are selling so far...
One thing we do at StratusPrep that could help is to spend almost a month with our clients BEFORE even considering applying anywhere and just better understand what makes you unique and really pop in the admissions process. Doing this work helps inform school selection and also nailing down your WHY. I think this could help you. To get a free consult of how we could walk you through a process like that, go to this link: https://stratusprep.com/free-consult/
Best of luck to you!


Thanks in advance!

Varun

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New post 18 Jul 2017, 07:37
Hi my name is Abhishek Srivastava from India

GMAT : 760 (Q-50 V-44)
Industry : Pharmaceutical Consulting
Work Experience : 72 (months)
Under grad : Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (B.Tech - Information technology)
Under grad GPA : 2.4

I have been working for a market research startup which provides data to pharmaceutical companies so that they could help devise strategies related to new brand production, market capture etc. My post is of a regional manager and I been heading a team of 10 people now. earlier the time size was 2. No promotions because hierarchical structure is very less ( only 2 managers above and then the ceo of company). Yet I have handled major projects for company like glenmark pilot, zydus optistox etc. Glenmark was ready to roll out pan india only when they saw success in uttar pradesh and I was the given the role of leading that projects bringing in revenue of Rs 1.5 crore.

Extracurricular : Film making group in hometown, assistant director for the same. directed movies majorly on women issue and farmer labour.

I want to specialise in operations consulting.

Post mba: I want to work in healthcare consulting.

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