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New post 04 Feb 2019, 12:00
Hello sharan05

Yours looks like a pretty strong profile, with good GMAT score, professional work ex that can potentially help you stand out.
What will further help you are some extracurricular activities. Rotman loves to see diversity in successful candidates- look at this years essay and you will understand.
Now, diversity can come from a several places- but strong extracurricular help (as they want to see a spike in non-work related activities too).

You may want to read here on what factors work in a profile and here to add to your research on career goals.

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Hi all,

Would really appreciate a profile review. I'm planning to apply for the 2020 intake in round 1.

Profile - Indian male, non engineering background
Age - 26 years (will be 27 when I apply)

Gmat 1 - 730 (Q49, V40)
Gmat 2 - 720 (Q50, V39)
Gmat 3 - 740 (Q49,V42)

Educational Qualification - A chartered accountant (equivalent to a US CPA) with a bachelor's degree in commerce with accounting as the major. I have cleared all 3 levels of the CA exam in the first attempt (probablity of 0.2% considering the result statistics) and stood 2nd in my City at the final level. The CA course also involved 3 years of full time intership experience at a CA firm in international taxation. Additionally I have also cleared all 3 levels of the CFA course.

Post qualification experience (approx. 5 to 5.5 years when I apply)

1) 3 and a half years of experience in International tax (transfer pricing) at PwC Mumbai. Only the 2nd associate in PwC transfer pricing practice to get promoted to an assistant manager in 1 and half years.

2) Current role - Approximately 8 months of experience with Citibank Mumbai in credit risk management. Currently leading a key project on automation which has the potential to transform the way our team functions and reduce manpower substantially.

Reason for pursuing an MBA - having made a successful transition from international taxation to banking, I'm looking at an MBA to give me the right impetus and platform to further switch to investment management.

Reason for considering Rotman - With strong placement statistics in finance and the fact that it is based out of Toronto, I believe Rotman gives me a real shot at achieving my post MBA goal.

It would really help if someone can analyse my candidature for the 2020 intake at Rotman.

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Hi All,

Please evaluate my profile for the MBA program at Rotman

Nationality: Bangladeshi
Age: 33
Undergraduate Qualification: Bachelor in Civil Engineering from BUET
GPA: 2.47 ( :( It is very poor)
GMAT: 740
Toefl:110
Work experience: Total 7 years; 2 years as Project engineer, 3 years as Project manager and Structural designer; currently running business for 2 years (with 7 employees)

How good are my chances for Rotman?

Thanks in advance!
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Hi All,

Please evaluate my profile for the MBA program at Rotman

Nationality: Bangladeshi
Age: 33
Undergraduate Qualification: Bachelor in Civil Engineering
GPA: 2.47 ( :( It is very poor)
GMAT: 740
Toefl:110
Work experience: Total 7 years; 2 years as Project engineer, 3 years as Project manager and Structural designer; currently running business for 2 years (with 7 employees)

How good are my chances for Rotman?

Thanks in advance!
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Hi HemalMahmud,

Thanks for your query.

The good news is that your GMAT score is in good shape and will help cover up for your GPA to a certain extent :-)

Having said the above, Rotman will evaluate your profile in a holistic fashion and a lot will depend on how you present your case through your essays. As you have no shared with us any details pertaining to the nature of your jobs, as well as your extra-curricular activities, we are unable to comment in detail with regard to the same. However, the entrepreneurial experience will certainly be valuable and your career goals could possibly look at scaling your business venture.

On the face of it, you stand a competitive chance. Focus on showcasing your achievements, skill-set, and career goals in an appropriate manner through a set of well-crafted essays and things should work in your favor!

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Background and nationality: 26 year old Indian
Undergrad Information: I am an Indian Chartered Accountant with Bachelors in commerce.
GMAT: 720 Q49 V40
Work experience and leadership: 3 years post qualification in financial reporting in PricewaterhouseCoopers and a UK based MNC.
Community and others: worked as an assistant teacher in a school for special needs in Mumbai.
International experience(if any): 3 months in UK
Post MBA goals: Investment analyst in private equity

Please evaluate my profile for Rotman. Thanks.
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Background and nationality: 26 year old Indian
Undergrad Information: I am an Indian Chartered Accountant with Bachelors in commerce.
GMAT: 720 Q49 V40
Work experience and leadership: 3 years post qualification in financial reporting in PricewaterhouseCoopers and a UK based MNC.
Community and others: worked as an assistant teacher in a school for special needs in Mumbai.
International experience(if any): 3 months in UK
Post MBA goals: Investment analyst in private equity

Please evaluate my profile for Rotman. Thanks.


Hi lathav,

Thanks for writing in.

Overall, your degree in Chartered Accountancy, work with a reputed company, and international experience gets a number of things working for you (even though you have not shared details pertaining to your achievements at work). The GMAT score looks decent, as well, if not stellar.

The essays will be very crucial here and a lot will depend on how well they represent your candidature and need for MBA. We suggest you spend enough time consolidating your thoughts and in putting forth a set of well-written essays. If you are able to do so, you have a good chance of making it to Rotman!

Should you feel the need for a detailed discussion, please feel free to reach out to us.

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Hello lathav

The 'stat's of your profile look decent for the likes of Rotman.
International experience and CA qualification will help. But you should now focus on bringing out the quality of your work ex by focusing on career progress and achievements.
Extracurricular play an important role in Rotman application (see this year's essay and you will understand) so the same logic will apply here as work ex- talk about 'quality' more than 'quantity' (accomplishments and contribution in these activities will matter more than a laundry list)

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lathav wrote:
Background and nationality: 26 year old Indian
Undergrad Information: I am an Indian Chartered Accountant with Bachelors in commerce.
GMAT: 720 Q49 V40
Work experience and leadership: 3 years post qualification in financial reporting in PricewaterhouseCoopers and a UK based MNC.
Community and others: worked as an assistant teacher in a school for special needs in Mumbai.
International experience(if any): 3 months in UK
Post MBA goals: Investment analyst in private equity

Please evaluate my profile for Rotman. Thanks.

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Hello,

I plan on applying to Rotman and was looking for some honest feedback on my chances. Could you please asses my profile and let me know of the potential strengths and weaknesses of my profile?

Basic bio:
- Nationality: Indian
- Gender: Male
- Age: 28

Academic Details (commerce/business administration):
- Grad: BBA (in Finance) - rough calculation of GPA using the WES scale 3.42
- Post Grad: PGDM (in Finance) from a top-15 school in India - rough calculation of GPA using WES scale 3.37
- GMAT: 720 (Q47 V42 IR5 AWA4)

Work experience:
- 3 years with a Big 4. I worked with the Risk Advisory Services team in India. I did process risk assessment for several organizational processes for clients across several industries. I also worked with the senior management in Business Development activities for the India operations of the team.

- 3 years (post-PGDM experience) with the Indian arm of a US-based Hedge Fund in the Financial Operations team. I work as a part of the team that serves as a nodal point for internal and external stakeholders.

- While I have managed a couple of small teams for various tasks, I dont have any significant management experience.

International experience:
- In addition to dealing with stakeholders from all over the globe on a daily bases and working as a part of a team spread across various geographies, I also worked at the US office for a period of 4 months.

Extra-Curricular Activities :
- I have been actively involved in sports at school, college and corporate level.
- During my undergrad, I was a part of the strategy club, where I participated and organized in a few management fests.
- During my postgrad, I was a part of the committee dealing with student exchange programmes.
- I have been involved with the CSR groups in both the organizations.
- Currently volunteer at a local zero-funds volunteer organization that works to get surplus food from restaurants and communities to serve the less fortunate.

Post-MBA plans:
- I plan on leveraging my risk advisory/consulting and financial operations experience in landing a strategy consulting job

Reason for (second) MBA:
- Looking for diverse global exposure, and the associated learning that comes with learning, living, working and operating in an global environment
- Need for a more case-based approach to academics to leverage my knowledge
- Greater opportunities in terms of global mobility
- Create a global network to help me achieve my medium-term and long-tern goals

Any inputs on my profile and chances will be helpful. Also, do you think I need to retake the GMAT? Will the individual sectional scores be problematic?

Thanks

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Hi,

This is an amazing thread with tons of useful information and great feedback.

Can you please evaluate my profile. I'm planning to apply in 2020.

Nationality: Indian (In Canada since 2011)
GMAT: 690 (I might need to give it another try)

Education:
[*]Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt |Desautels Faculty of Management – McGill University
[*]Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering | University of Alberta – 3.8/4 GPA
[*]Undergrad in Mechanical Engineering | National Institute of Technology, India - 8.96/10 GPA

WE:
[*]HUB Manager - Loomis Express, Edmonton, AB September 2016 – Present
Provide managerial leadership to a team of 3 supervisors and 150 employees in Northern Alberta.
[*]Operations Supervisor - Loomis Express, Edmonton, AB December 2014 – September 2016
Lead/managed a team of over 75 employees in our Edmonton branch including drivers,
[*]Data-Entry Specialist - Loomis Express, Edmonton, AB April 2014 – December 2014
Managed reports on major accounts with duties including track & trace, POD acquisition and data entry. Administered all shipments going to the Northwest Territories and Yukon.
[*]Research Assistant - National Institute of Nanotechnology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB 2011 - 2013
Team Lead at the Micro and Nano Scale Transport Laboratory (MNTL), National Institute of Nanotechnology
Teaching Assistant: Taught seminars on Heat Transfer for 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students
[*]Intern - Institute of Aerospace Thermodynamics, University of Stuttgart, Germany 2010
Worked on a Mercedes Benz funded project for designing fuel-efficient and low-drag automobiles using fluid flow at various Reynolds number
[*]Tutor - Tutor Doctor, Edmonton, AB 2013 to 2016
Tutored high school students in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth Sciences

Extracurricular:
[*]Judge | Edmonton Regional Science Fair, NAIT 2015 to 2016
[*]Volunteer | Indian Students Association, University of Alberta 2011 to 2013
[*]Tutor & Benefactor | The Touch Society, Barrackpore, India 2010 to 2011
[*]Director & Actor | Short Film Festival (Verve Literary Festival), National Institute of Technology 2010 & 2011

Awards & Scholarships:
[*]Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada grant | University of Alberta
[*]Working Internships in Science and Engineering (WISE) scholarship | DAAD, Germany
[*]Best Movie Award | Verve Literary Festival, National Institute of Technology 2010 & 2011
[*]Player of the Tournament | Inter-college Cricket Tournament, National Institute of Technology

Publications:
[*]“Optical biosensors with an integrated Mach-Zehnder Interferometer for detection of Listeria monocytogenes”, Biomedical Microdevices, 1-12, Springer, 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s10544-014-9853-5.
[*]“Analysis, design and fabrication of optical waveguides for mach-zehnder interferometry”, Optics Communications, 311:338-345, 2013. DOI: 10.1016/j.optcom.2013.08.079.
[*]“Development of a lab-on-a-chip for detection of bacteria in food samples”, 16th International Conference on Sensors and Measurement Technology, May 14-16, 2013, Nurnberg, Germany.
[*]“Effect of charge distribution at the three phase contact line for an electrolyte drop”, ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 15-21, 2013, San Diego, U.S.
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26, male, Indian Sikh.
Business economics graduate from Delhi University (first division). I've derived that my GPA is 3.7 (kindly correct if wrong)
GMAT: 740 (Q51, V39, IR8, AWA6)
Work experience:
Full time 2.5 years, freelance 1.5 years.

I freelanced with a production studio as a cinematographer and a video editor for 6 months. They hired me full-time and promoted me to the post of senior producer because I was good at dealing with clients. This lasted for 6 months too.
Then I left for Mumbai to assist in ads and films to learn more. I was freelancing as well. I was the assistant cinematographer in Kapil Sharma's "Firangi". Was part of many short films as well.

Then I joined my family business of medicine exports. It involved handling purchase and negotiating rates and payment terms. Soon I started travelling to Imphal to manage a pharmacy as it's conflict struck area and hiring someone local was tough.
Additionally, I became a mutual fund distributor in Jan last year. I have a sizeable AUM under me. I am also a stock trader. I still freelance as a cinematographer.

In college I used to make short films on social causes. I'd write, shoot, direct and edit myself. The topics ranged from communal differences, eve teasing to organ donation. I screened the organ donation movie in my college and about 50 viewers pledged their organs after the screening.
I also won numerous awards in -
Street theatre
Best photographer
Best cinematography
Best short film (director)

I wish to get into financial consulting post MBA.

What is the deal breaker here? I've been told that my work ex won't count since I've mostly worked for myself or my family (albeit full time).

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I got a mail from admissions team that minimum percentage required in final year is 74. I have a 72. But this is shocking because in delhi university, 60% is first division. I'm rendered unqualified to apply despite being in first division!

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Hi,

Can you please evaluate my profile. I'm planning to apply in 2020.

Basic bio:
- Nationality: Indian
- Gender: Male
- Age: 33

Academic Details
- Grad: Engineering from NIT
- GPA: 3.5
- GMAT: 700

Work experience:
- 6.5 years with Big Australian Bank: I am currently working as a senior manager managing a team of 8 members involved in developing credit risk models using machine learning techniques for the Banks. The models are used for acquisition strategies and for the Capital calculations based on the Basel guidelines.
- Have grown within the organisation (4 promotions in 6.5 years)
- Have traveled to Melbourne(Twice for a duration of 2 months) to handle critical projects.

-2 years with a Global Bank headquartered in London.

Have traveled to London(one month Duration) to liaise with Moody's in order to understand the nuances of the product being sold to the Bank. Acted as an Subject Matter expert in dealing with the various stakeholders post the transition.

- 7 Months in Mu Sigma where I worked in Digital analytics.

International experience:

- Have traveled to different countries(5) on personal capacity apart from the above mentioned official trips.

Extra-Curricular Activities :
- I am a FIDE Rated Chess player with an ELO rating of 1670. Have represented my organisation and my undergrad university in chess and Badminton tournaments.
- Have a personal portfolio of stocks which have provided a 15%CAGR returns over 3 years.
- Was part of the Toastmaster International and have won events while representing my district
- I have been involved with the CSR groups in both the organizations.

Post-MBA plans:
- I plan on leveraging my risk advisory/ banking experience in moving to the strategy consulting roles

Please let me know if I need to work on any aspect of my candidature for Rotman.
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Hi,

Can you please evaluate my profile. I'm planning to apply in 2020.

Basic bio:
- Nationality: Indian
- Gender: Male
- Age: 33

Academic Details
- Grad: Engineering from NIT
- GPA: 3.5
- GMAT: 700

Work experience:
- 6.5 years with Big Australian Bank: I am currently working as a senior manager managing a team of 8 members involved in developing credit risk models using machine learning techniques for the Banks. The models are used for acquisition strategies and for the Capital calculations based on the Basel guidelines.
- Have grown within the organisation (4 promotions in 6.5 years)
- Have traveled to Melbourne(Twice for a duration of 2 months) to handle critical projects.

-2 years with a Global Bank headquartered in London.

Have traveled to London(one month Duration) to liaise with Moody's in order to understand the nuances of the product being sold to the Bank. Acted as an Subject Matter expert in dealing with the various stakeholders post the transition.

- 7 Months in Mu Sigma where I worked in Digital analytics.

International experience:

- Have traveled to different countries(5) on personal capacity apart from the above mentioned official trips.

Extra-Curricular Activities :
- I am a FIDE Rated Chess player with an ELO rating of 1670. Have represented my organisation and my undergrad university in chess and Badminton tournaments.
- Have a personal portfolio of stocks which have provided a 15%CAGR returns over 3 years.
- Was part of the Toastmaster International and have won events while representing my district
- I have been involved with the CSR groups in both the organizations.

Post-MBA plans:
- I plan on leveraging my risk advisory/ banking experience in moving to the strategy consulting roles

Please let me know if I need to work on any aspect of my candidature for Rotman.


Hello abhisekmohanty86,

Thanks for writing in.

The strong leadership experience and international exposure will add a lot of value to your profile and should be leveraged well in your essays to portray your 'spike factor'.

The GMAT, though alright, is not stellar and that is one area of improvement we would recommend, especially considering you have some time at hand and because Canadian programs have become extremely competitive of late; a score of around 730 or perhaps higher will give you a very strong chance of cracking Rotman; of course, a strong application with a well-written set of essays will be crucial, as well.

We would like to take this opportunity to offer you a detailed profile evaluation for free; should you feel the need for the same, please do reach out to us.

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Hi Experts!

I'd like to kindly request you for your feedback on my profile. Here goes.

Background:
Indian Male
Age 27
GMAT 720
Industry: Consulting (Front end consulting role in one of the largest HR Consulting organizations in the world, typically held by Tier-1 MBA professionals)

Education:
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.

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 – Work in MBB strategy consulting firms

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Hi Experts!

I'd like to kindly request you for your feedback on my profile. Here goes.

Background:
Indian Male
Age 27
GMAT 720
Industry: Consulting (Front end consulting role in one of the largest HR Consulting organizations in the world, typically held by Tier-1 MBA professionals)

Education:
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.

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 – Work in MBB strategy consulting firms

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Good profile. Try to bring in some more extra curricular elements in your profile which shows passion, consistency and drive. Those would help you bring out your spike factors. Rest looks impressive. Good luck!
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Sid5050 wrote:
Hi Experts!

I'd like to kindly request you for your feedback on my profile. Here goes.

Background:
Indian Male
Age 27
GMAT 720
Industry: Consulting (Front end consulting role in one of the largest HR Consulting organizations in the world, typically held by Tier-1 MBA professionals)

Education:
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.

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 – Work in MBB strategy consulting firms

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Hello Sid5050,

Thanks for writing in.

You have a good overall profile and the international experience along with your strong pedigree will definitely help add value to your overall case. Yes, the GPA is not stellar; however, if you are able to join the dots in your story and portray your skills and achievements through a set of stellar essays, you will have a fine chance at cracking Rotman!

Should you feel the need for a detailed profile evaluation, please feel free to reach out.

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Hi,

My profile is as below
GMAT - 680 (Q48,V34,IR5)
Undergraduate marks:
Class 10 - 90% (State topper)
Class 12 - 78%
Graduation: B Tech from National Institute of Technology, Silchar with CGPA 8.2/10

Work exp:
In Sales and marketing profile
Current: 3.5 years in Volvo group as Country Sales Manager - Bangladesh.
Previous: 3 years in Tata Motors as Sales Manager handling Bihar, North east India and Bhutan

Extra curricular:
Active member of an NGO promoting YOGA in Assam since 2013.

Post MBA goal: in product marketing role preferrable in Canada

Kindly access my profile for Rotman.

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New post 05 Jun 2019, 03:02
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Hi,

My profile is as below
GMAT - 680 (Q48,V34,IR5)
Undergraduate marks:
Class 10 - 90% (State topper)
Class 12 - 78%
Graduation: B Tech from National Institute of Technology, Silchar with CGPA 8.2/10

Work exp:
In Sales and marketing profile
Current: 3.5 years in Volvo group as Country Sales Manager - Bangladesh.
Previous: 3 years in Tata Motors as Sales Manager handling Bihar, North east India and Bhutan

Extra curricular:
Active member of an NGO promoting YOGA in Assam since 2013.

Post MBA goal: in product marketing role preferrable in Canada

Kindly access my profile for Rotman.

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Hello sanjibmiki,

Thanks for writing in.

You definitely have a strong academic background and while you have not shared details pertaining to your achievements at work, the experience of working in diverse geographies will definitely help. The extra-curricular activities do not look stellar, frankly.

Keeping in mind the details you have shared with us, we strongly recommend a GMAT re-take with a good 40 point improvement. Canadian programs have frankly grown very competitive of late and a higher GMAT score will add a lot of value to your profile.

Once the GMAT is out of the way, focus on a set of stellar essays; do ensure that your essays tie up your story in a logical manner and elaborate on your need for MBA.

Should you feel the need for a detailed discussion, please feel free to request a free profile evaluation session.

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New post 06 Jun 2019, 06:40
Hi,

I'm planning to apply for the 2020 Fall intake, so I still have time. Meanwhile, I am retaking my GMAT and also want to do a few more activities before applying. Please help me with my chances at Rotman. Also, what should an ideal GMAT score be for me? Please help me out.

GMAT: 650
Type: Indian Female, non Tech background

Education:
10th CBSE 2011, 10 CGPA
12th Telangana State Board 2012, 92.3%
BA in Mass Communication 2013-2016, English Literature and Social Management (Triple Major), Osmania University/St. Francis College for women - 71% in Majors, 81% in non majors

Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, Osmania University 2017-2018, 75%


Work Experience:

D. E. Shaw and Co. - Talent Acquisition Associate (May 2018 - Present)

Deloitte through third party payroll on contract - Recruitment Coordinator (October 2017 - April 2017)

Think Tankers Innovative Solutions (Digital Marketing Startup) - Digital Marketing Associate (End to end marketing, including portfolio and client management) (November 2016 - June 2017)

Uber India Pvt. LTD. - Community Operations Specialist - (July 2017 - October 2017)

Additional Courses and Certifications : Diploma in Finance, Osmania University- 95%
Diploma in Creative Writing, Symbiosis Institute of Distance Learning - Distinction


NSS for 3 years in college

Trained and certified in Hindustani Classical Music

Other hobbies: Painting, playing Law Tennis

Awards:
1st in Photostory writing competition in Intercollege fest
2nd in Streetplay Theatre Art Competition held nation wide from Christ University

Positions Held:
Deputy Cultural Captain at school during 9th Grade
Director for St. Francis College Model United Nations
Cultural Captain of Social Management Club at College for 2 years

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New post 13 Jun 2019, 08:59
Hi ,
can someone please evaluate my profile for ROTMAN?

Native: Indian , Male , 32
Back ground: Merchant Navy, started my career in 2009 at the rank of Trainee Marine Engineer, appeared for promotional exam conducted by DG shipping india , became 4 th engineer and now serving as 3rd
Engineer promoted based on the sailing experience, VLCC oil Tankers.
Current employer: wallem shipmanagement hongkong
International experience: 15 countries atleast; USA, china, Vietnam, Venezuela, Ukraine, Kuwait, Iraq, UAE, Southafrica,
Singapore, Turkey, south Korea, Indonesia, Netherlands,Egypt
Sailing experience: 5 years aprrox( our contractual sailing period lasts for 6+-1 months per year , so from 2009 to
2018 in 10 years we get sailing experience exactly half of it )
Academics: B.tech marine engineering (MIT,pune) 62%( ~2.3 gpa)
12th( CBSE,KV) 76%, topper in Math with 96 in school
10th (CBSE, KV) 75%, math 90/100, science 89/100, english 78/100
GMAT 710 (V39, Q49)
Extra curricular: Guitar player, performed on few stage shows
Worked with NGo back in 2011, In 2012 i reactivated my mothers dormant NGO and have been
contributing ever since
Hiker,Trekker(went on solo expedition to himalayas, mostly to places untouched by human
presence)
Working out to summit the Everest.
college Volleyball and Badminton Player.
MBA: Supply chain demand and logistics,
future goals: i want to enter in the procurement sector for Multinationals shipping and Non shipping sector. Also
i want to establish a regular logistic route to supply products available to every other part of world in
to remote places in countires such as,indonesia,india(north-
north east), and Some places in Africa and south america.

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New post 17 Jun 2019, 15:49
Applying from Canada for 2020, Big 4 audit background with CPA. Trying to figure out what kind of chance I have for my targets, and potential scholarship $$

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

GMAT:
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:
Current:
- 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
Undergrad:
- 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

Questions:
- With my profile, is there a chance for scholarship $$?
- Is my low GPA an issue when applying?
- Do co-op terms count towards WE?
- Should I take CFA level 1?
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