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Can you please evaluate my profile for Fuqua.
Nationality: India

Education:
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India
Bachelor of Technology in Marine Engineering, (CGPA 8.44/10)


Prashant13, are you sure this was mentioned on your degree? Bachelor of technology Marine Engineering is not offered by BITS Pilani as far as I know. I have graduated from the same college and I know this for a fact.

Maybe you graduated from the affiliated college from Pune? Mentioned in the second answer here. You might want to mention that to get a more accurate profile evaluation.

All the best!

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Prashant13 wrote:
Can you please evaluate my profile for Fuqua.
Nationality: India

Education:
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India
Bachelor of Technology in Marine Engineering, (CGPA 8.44/10)


Prashant13, are you sure this was mentioned on your degree? Bachelor of technology Marine Engineering is not offered by BITS Pilani as far as I know. I have graduated from the same college and I know this for a fact.

Maybe you graduated from the affiliated college from Pune? Mentioned in the second answer here. You might want to mention that to get a more accurate profile evaluation.

All the best!

Regards,
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Hi,
Tolani Maritime Institute was affiliated to BITS,Pilani till 2017 and candidates in TMI received their degrees from BITS.
Please check before commenting on a platform like GMAT Club Forum.

Also, instead of a quick search on Google and randomly putting an answer from Quora, try to check the facts on the official websites.

Hope you learnt something new.

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Hi,
Tolani Maritime Institute was affiliated to BITS,Pilani till 2017 and candidates in TMI received their degrees from BITS.
Please check before commenting on a platform like GMAT Club Forum.

Also, instead of a quick search on Google and randomly putting an answer from Quora, try to check the facts on the official websites.

Hope you learnt something new.

Cheers..!!!


Yes. I have definitely learnt something new today. :-)

Also, I hope you do not misunderstand my intention to call out your post. I was only surprised to see marine engg. being offered by BITS which is situated in the middle of a desert :-D. So I tagged you to confirm and increase my vast knowledge further. Also, I did a quick search and did find out exactly what you replied with so my search was quick and effective. ;-)

As far as commenting on a platform as GMAT Club goes, it is all about information. And now, with the additional input about Tolani Maritime Institute being open to view by all, it will only help others who may have a similar profile like yours or similar doubts like mine to save their time.

Hope it makes things clear.

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Hi,
I totally understand the motive behind your action.

It’s good atleast someone is keeping a watch on the articles posted.

Keep up the good work.

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Hi manvivarma,

I would say in my view Fuqua is a reach for you with just 2 years of experience thus far (though would be 3 at matriculation) and a 3.3 GPA; that said sounds like you can make a strong case for the qualify of your experience outweighing the quantity which is great. The more examples of leadership you have, both inside and outside of work, the more that will help also, and recommendations could be key here to make a stronger case that you are ready for this step etc. Finally connecting well with Fuqua can help; showing you know the program well etc. I feel there could be a shot but it's less clear, tougher to predict, but worth trying if you are up for it. (Side note if happen to be female I would say that will help some). If you tried this year and it did not work out, then as a reapplicant next year with more experience and leadership I would be optimistic. If you start working asap you should have time for R2 deadlines. Good luck either way!

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Intake Year: 2019

Pre-MBA Career: Public Relations and Communications
Post-MBA Career: Consumer Goods (Marketing and Brand Management)
GMAT: 710
GPA: 3.3
Years of Work Experience: 2

Notes: My GMAT score breakdown is: (710- Q: 49 and V: 38).

A brief on my background: I have worked for two years in a top-notch international PR and Communications agency (post my under-grad) in Mumbai and served a plethora of MNCs and large scale conglomerates across corporate and consumer verticals in those two years. I was among the youngest people at the agency and was promoted within a year of working there. I have also actively helped in crisis and reputation management for one of the largest corporate crisis in India during my stint at the agency, and truly believe that my quality of work experience has been great over the past two years.

I specialised in PR during my undergrad and carried out five internships successfully during the same time. Three at non-profit organizations and two at industry-specific agencies. Through school, college and work, I have always taken up roles of responsibility and leadership, actively looked out for and asked for opportunities and always showcased the urge to learn.

Additionally, I have always actively participated in extra-curriculars at school and college and performed extremely well academically. I would like to do an MBA with a major in marketing, from a top B-school in the US specifically, so as to add to my experience of PR and communications and achieve concentric growth around my core competencies. Furthermore, coming from a advertising and PR background, I have a fair understanding of the changing communication landscape and would like to deep dive into understanding brand management, disruptive marketing and ways to break through the current clutter to create an impact or spearhead behavioural change.

That aside, in the long run I would like to join the C-suite of an MNC, lead from the forefront and create a lasting impact on the society using my position. However, to get there, I do believe that it is important for me to venture out into relatively new territories for me, i.e. finance, accounting, sustainability, micro-economics and macroeconomics among the others. Hence the MBA.

Furthermore, why the MBA now? Well, because I want to make the switch from the agency side to the corporate side now, and no better way to bridge the gap than do an MBA that would provide me with a holistic understanding of the other side, before I step into it.

Starting today, I have about 50 days till the round 2 deadline to get my essays in place. Does Fuqua seem like a good option and what are my chances basis my profile?

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Hi can you please evaluate my profile for Fuqua.

Indian Male Engineer , 25 years
UG : B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering (with specialisation in Automotive Engineering) - Vellore Institute of Technology, India
GMAT : 740 (Q51, V39)
GPA : 7.85/10 (I’m worried if this is low. I donot understand the conversion)

Additional Coursework:
- Business Foundations Specialisation (4 courses + 1 capstone project ) , Wharton Online
- Business Analytics Specialisation (4courses + 1 capstone project), Wharton Online
- X- series certificate in Supply chain management (3 courses), MIT CTLx

Work Experience : 4 years (upon matriculation)
Industry : Farm Mechanisation Sector (1.5 years) + Automotive Sector (2.5 years)
Compaines worked for : Escorts ltd. Agri Machinery group, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (Automotive and Farm Equipment Sector)
Function : Research & Development

Part-Time WE: Principal Advisor (Strategy & Operations), Istriwala.com (Startup)

Extra-curricular Activities:
-Zumba instructor (member of the ZIN community)
- Dancer
- Short film maker (Director, Screenwriter, Editor for 3 films)
- Freelance Graphic designer (KRISH designs)
- Badminton player

Community Service:
- Head of Marketing & PR , Head of Social issues - Vijayawada needs You (Non-Profit)

Long Term vision : Lead innovations in Farm Mechanisation towards sustainable Agriculture

Short term goal : Strategy consulting for Farm equipment and automotive sectors (Bain, EY, etc.) [[OR]] Strategy role in Farm Equipment/Automotive sector (John Deere, GM etc.)
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GMAT : Planning to give in last week of December, Average score in 3 mocks is 700, I hope my final score will be 740+
Indian Male 27
Class X : 83 %
Class XII : 69.4 %
Graduation : B.Tech Civil Engineer (2014) 67.8 %
2014-15 : Worked as a Civil Engineer with my father in his construction firm
Post Graduation : M.E Transportation Engineering (2015-17) from BITS Pilani 6.91 cgpa
2017-18 : Worked as a Highway Design Engineer in an MNC(Canada)
Was given various responsibilities regarding preparation of DPR for National Highways, Had to coordinate among various departments of the firm (Geotech, Structure, GIS etc), Have conducted various meetings in NHAI (National Highway Authority of India) & MORTH (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways), Conducted meetings in various cities for Land acquisition process, Have also worked in projects from Africa(But this work was completely technical)
2018- Present : Working as a Project Manager in a Construction firm building State Highways.
Total Work Experience : 31 months as of now
Internships : At DMRC during my Bachelor's & at Central Road Research Institute of India(CRRI) during my Master's
Achievements : Leading the project as a Manager which involves construction of a State Highway worth 3 million $, During my internship at CRRI for 2 months published my report in the 1st Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) of India, Won a corporate cricket tournament in May, Have won few quizzes in cultural fests during my bachelor's
Hobbies & Extra-curricular : Quizzing , Cricket, Trekking
Social Work : Have not done much social work but whenever I got the chance, I donated blood in Blood donation camps in my College, Work place
Post MBA goal: My short term post MBA goal is to work in a Management Consultancy firm (Preferably in Business Operations & Strategy )for 4-5 years
After that I would like to come back to India and work in an Indian conglomerate
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Indian Female Lawyer , 25 years
UG : BA LLB (Hons.) from one of the top 5 National Law Universities in India
GMAT : 670 (Q47, V35)
GPA : 66.8% (I’m worried if this is low. I donot understand the conversion)

Work Experience (currently) : 2 years 4 months
Venture Capital practice for the first two years with a leading law firm in India. Currently involved in Family business.

Extra-curricular Activities:
- Singer
- Dancer
- Trekker

Community Service:
- State Commission for Child Rights Protection

Goal: Transition into venture capital consultancy.
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Indian Female Lawyer , 25 years
UG : BA LLB (Hons.) from one of the top 5 National Law Universities in India
GMAT : 670 (Q47, V35)
GPA : 66.8% (I’m worried if this is low. I donot understand the conversion)

Work Experience (currently) : 2 years 4 months
Venture Capital practice for the first two years with a leading law firm in India. Currently involved in Family business.

Extra-curricular Activities:
- Singer
- Dancer
- Trekker

Community Service:
- State Commission for Child Rights Protection

Goal: Transition into venture capital consultancy.

You are asking for your profile to be evaluated for Fuqua and yet I do not see it in your prospective schools in your profile.
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garima5 wrote:
Indian Female Lawyer , 25 years
UG : BA LLB (Hons.) from one of the top 5 National Law Universities in India
GMAT : 670 (Q47, V35)
GPA : 66.8% (I’m worried if this is low. I donot understand the conversion)

Work Experience (currently) : 2 years 4 months
Venture Capital practice for the first two years with a leading law firm in India. Currently involved in Family business.

Extra-curricular Activities:
- Singer
- Dancer
- Trekker

Community Service:
- State Commission for Child Rights Protection

Goal: Transition into venture capital consultancy.

You are asking for your profile to be evaluated for Fuqua and yet I do not see it in your prospective schools in your profile.


Haha, while that is true it is not a deterring factor for profile evaluation now, is it?
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Hello garima5

Though your work profile is quite different from most Indian applicants, the GMAT score is going to be a major hindrance for the like of Duke.
Other aspects seem strong though, work ex, extracurricular. However, with ~2 years of experience you are going to be on the lower end. This means competing with applicants who have worked in the industry for longer and due to that reason Might have better career progress/ achievements. That means it might be difficult for you to stand out on basis of your professional profile as well. That clubbed with this GMAT score can be a big problem.
Apart from a strong reason as to 'WHY MBA Now' I'd recommend a retake if you are serious about Duke. You may want to read here on what makes a strong profile.

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Indian Female Lawyer , 25 years
UG : BA LLB (Hons.) from one of the top 5 National Law Universities in India
GMAT : 670 (Q47, V35)
GPA : 66.8% (I’m worried if this is low. I donot understand the conversion)

Work Experience (currently) : 2 years 4 months
Venture Capital practice for the first two years with a leading law firm in India. Currently involved in Family business.

Extra-curricular Activities:
- Singer
- Dancer
- Trekker

Community Service:
- State Commission for Child Rights Protection

Goal: Transition into venture capital consultancy.

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garima5 wrote:
MsInvBanker wrote:
garima5 wrote:
Indian Female Lawyer , 25 years
UG : BA LLB (Hons.) from one of the top 5 National Law Universities in India
GMAT : 670 (Q47, V35)
GPA : 66.8% (I’m worried if this is low. I donot understand the conversion)

Work Experience (currently) : 2 years 4 months
Venture Capital practice for the first two years with a leading law firm in India. Currently involved in Family business.

Extra-curricular Activities:
- Singer
- Dancer
- Trekker

Community Service:
- State Commission for Child Rights Protection

Goal: Transition into venture capital consultancy.

You are asking for your profile to be evaluated for Fuqua and yet I do not see it in your prospective schools in your profile.


Haha, while that is true it is not a deterring factor for profile evaluation now, is it?

Though it is not, but if you are not really applying to a school and getting yourself evaluated anyway, it's a waste of resources.
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Hi,
I'm an Indian female graduate in Economics who's currently working as a programme executive in a not for profit NGO for past 1.5 years. Work broadly involved building and implementing an integrated rural community development programme.
Total Work ex = 3.5 years (prior experience as a recruitment consultant)
GMAT: 710( Quant:50, Verbal:37)
Post MBA goals= Work in Social impact organisation focussing on refugee rehabilitation.
Intermediate proficiency in Arabic language.
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Hi!
I am a Peruvian male business administrator (concentrate in finance) currently working in real estate private equity funds at local firm.
Academics: GPA around 4.0, 4th in class out of 140, on a top local college.
Total work experience: 4 years
International exposure: No
GMAT: 650
Lots of volunteers during and after college
Is it safe to apply with this profile?

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Hi!
I am a Peruvian male business administrator (concentrated in finance) currently working in real estate private equity funds at local firm.
Academics: GPA around 4.0, 4th in class out of 140, on a top local college.
Total work experience: 4 years
International exposure: No
GMAT: 650
Lots of volunteers during and after college
Post MBA goals: private equity / consulting and entrepreneurship

Is it safe to apply to Fuqua with this profile?
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I am a Peruvian male business administrator (concentrated in finance) currently working in real estate private equity funds at local firm.
Academics: GPA around 4.0, 4th in class out of 140, on a top local college.
Total work experience: 4 years
International exposure: No
GMAT: 650
Lots of volunteers during and after college
Post MBA goals: private equity / consulting and entrepreneurship

Is it safe to apply to Fuqua with this profile?

Hi, it is absolutely safe to apply to Fuqua with any profile because they give an application fee waiver and so it's no harm in applying there.
For your profile, I think it is strong. The quantity of work experience and volunteering during undergraduate education seems strong, just be sure that the quality is strong too.

Give it a shot. Don't forget to ask for application fee waiver. If you attend a webinar, you'll get the waiver. For more information, visit the website or e-mail them.

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I agree with this 1000%

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I am an Indian male engineer currently working as Telecom engineer at global telecom giant.
Academics: Btech(9.2 out of 10 CGPA) from a top engineer college
Total work experience: 5.5 years
International exposure: Yes
GMAT: 720/800
Is it safe to apply with this profile?



Here's what a top MBA program's Admissions Committee expects from a male Indian engineer: top GMAT scores, good GPA, strong tech experience, has some extracurricular experience either playing cricket (maybe even a team captain) or volunteering at a local non-profit. Typical career goal: get a position at a top tech company / start a tech company of your own. Personality: structured, analytical, driven, hard working. Perceived risks: numbers-oriented, not very creative, perhaps not the strongest personal skills.

To be successful in your MBA application process you should focus on the aspects of your profile that are NOT what the AdCom expect. What have you done that other male Indian engineers haven't? How are you different? How do your hobbies, personality, career goals, experience, etc. stand out? How can you convince them that you are not "guilty" of the aforementioned perceived weaknesses?

Also, I personally heard a top Fuqua admissions officer advise an Indian engineer to try to position himself as an international candidate as opposed to an Indian candidate (play up your international experience, if you think that makes sense).

Source of info: lots of MBA research, got admitted to Fuqua, plus, many discussions with male Indian engineer friends.

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I can't really see the full picture but good academics, interesting work experience. Do you have solid regular volunteer experience? My concerns are the GMAT: yes Peruvians are underrepresented, but 650 is on the very lowest end of their 80% GMAT range. If you can pull out 20 more points I would be a lot more optimistic. Many do not realize this but Duke is actually a very international oriented program so your lack of experience there might be to some detriment. If you are determined - research the School. Touch MBA podcast, watch YT vids, subscribe to their newsletter and speak with alumni. Show a ton of interest and fit their ethos. One last thing - why do you need an MBA? You are already in PE which is the ideal MBA goal for many. So you will need to come up with something good there. I think partnering with someone on your apps would be wise

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I am a Peruvian male business administrator (concentrated in finance) currently working in real estate private equity funds at local firm.
Academics: GPA around 4.0, 4th in class out of 140, on a top local college.
Total work experience: 4 years
International exposure: No
GMAT: 650
Lots of volunteers during and after college
Post MBA goals: private equity / consulting and entrepreneurship

Is it safe to apply to Fuqua with this profile?

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I am a graduate from a canadian univetsity, one of the schools the has the toughest grading system e.g. McGill, U of T.

I am quite concerned due to my low gpa which is 3.2.
First Year: 3.7
Second Year: 2.08 with an F, C+, B-s, 3.3
Third Year: 3.2
Fourth Year: 3.2

My gmat score is 730 and I am a Canadian CPA working at PwC’s audit department.
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Should I apply as a Canadian citizen or Korean citizen?

Will the admission committee take into consideration that I am from one of the toughest school from Canada that gives really low grades?
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New post 23 Feb 2019, 06:40
Hi, please evaluate my profile for Duke early round 2019

Nationality: Indian
GMAT: 720 (Q49 V39)

Total work exp: 4.5 yrs by 2020 intake

Graduation: B. TECH in ECE, VIT University, 2015

I'm working with PwC for past 2 yrs as a market strategy consultant and plan to continue working in consulting post MBA.
Prior to PwC, worked a Futures First for ~15 months as a fixed income derivatives trader

Extra curricular
-National president of a Student chapter in college
-Started an outreach chapter in college to teach underprivileged children
-Managing of PwC CSR activities, collaborating with NGOs to organize events
-Responsible for organizing all team building events and training sessions for my team at PwC


What are my chances at Fuqua and any other college that you can suggest

Thanks in advance,
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