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Indian female, 6 years work experience in government sector in Managerial position (Probability of securing a position in this government service is 0.25% ). Currently on leave for last one year, in US. Cleared cfa level 1 and volunteered for almost 200 hours during this leave period, apart from pursuing hobbies. Gmat 760 and Gpa 68%/100 from a non IIT, good Engineering college. Know 5 languages including Spanish (basic knowledge). I want to continue in General Management but would like to shift from Government to Corporate sector. Looking at top 10 programs. Can you pl suggest which university I should apply to, for substantial scholarship. Thank you.

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niki86 wrote:
Hi.
Pl evaluate my profile.
Indian female, 6 years work experience in government sector in Managerial position (Probability of securing a position in this government service is 0.25% ). Currently on leave for last one year, in US. Cleared cfa level 1 and volunteered for almost 200 hours during this leave period, apart from pursuing hobbies. Gmat 760 and Gpa 68%/100 from a non IIT, good Engineering college. Know 5 languages including Spanish (basic knowledge). I want to continue in General Management but would like to shift from Government to Corporate sector. Looking at top 10 programs. Can you pl suggest which university I should apply to, for substantial scholarship. Thank you.

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Hi Niki,

Good to hear from you.

You seem to have a good overall profile, but I'd still like to understand more about you. Do elaborate on the current employment gap - have you quit your company or are you on a sabbatical?Say, if you are to apply this fall, what is your plan until then? If your sabbatical continues (or you continue to be without a job), b-schools will view this long break negatively, and I also believe the volunteering work will not justify your time away from full time work(it works to only about 1 hour per day for 200 days - that's not intense involvement or a substitute for full time work).

The positives in your profile are your exclusive Government position, your strong GMAT score, extra curricular activities (as a stand alone activity, not viewed in lieu of your work experience), and you multi lingual capability.

The negatives are the long break and the low GPA.

Its going to be difficult applying to the top ten colleges with a clear eye at the scholarships- these are fairly low in number and you are likely to get one if the b-school really wants you. You can apply to a few lower ranked colleges where you would have a better shot at the scholarships.

We'd be happy to have a more detailed discussion with you, so feel free to contact us with your resume.
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Thank you for your early response. I took leave as I was expecting a baby. Nd cleared cfa 1 and volunteered for 4 months, during pregnancy. Will be joining back soon. I plan to apply in Sept'17. I had applied 2 years back as well w/o help nd had secured admission at a top 20 university with scholarship. But couldn't join because of financial constraints.

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New post 28 Feb 2017, 08:44
niki86 wrote:
Hi.
Pl evaluate my profile.
Indian female, 6 years work experience in government sector in Managerial position (Probability of securing a position in this government service is 0.25% ). Currently on leave for last one year, in US. Cleared cfa level 1 and volunteered for almost 200 hours during this leave period, apart from pursuing hobbies. Gmat 760 and Gpa 68%/100 from a non IIT, good Engineering college. Know 5 languages including Spanish (basic knowledge). I want to continue in General Management but would like to shift from Government to Corporate sector. Looking at top 10 programs. Can you pl suggest which university I should apply to, for substantial scholarship. Thank you.

Congratulations on your stellar GMAT score. To get a scholarship, I would reach beyond top 10 as you may find yourself with best scholarship options in top 20 range. I think with early applications to schools like UNC Kenan-Flagler, Kelley, possibly Rice, Michigan, Mendoza, Emory, Georgetown etc I think your chances at scholarships are much stronger. To be in the best situation for that, you should have done your school research now and you should be ready to submit all your applications in the earliest round. And I think a consultant could really help you make sure you have realistic goals that will work in the application process. To get a free consult with us, go to this link: http://stratusadmissionscounseling.com/ ... b-visitor/
The odds of getting into HBS, GSB etc are so low and your chances of securing a scholarship are also lower. Not saying you should not try, but if you want to have some $$ offers I would make that part of my strategy and also select some schools for that too. We often suggest a 3+3+3 approach: 3 reach schools, 3 target and 3 safety. And for you would would put in the target range those schools where you think your odds for scholarship are excellent. Best wishes and let us know if we can help you more. I had some clients this year get significant scholarships - some full rides- some 75% and when you look at it this way- it makes the cost of a consultant a real value if it helps you have the best odds of securing funding. Good luck to you!


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Thank you for the evaluation and suggestions.

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niki86 wrote:
Hi.
Pl evaluate my profile.
Indian female, 6 years work experience in government sector in Managerial position (Probability of securing a position in this government service is 0.25% ). Currently on leave for last one year, in US. Cleared cfa level 1 and volunteered for almost 200 hours during this leave period, apart from pursuing hobbies. Gmat 760 and Gpa 68%/100 from a non IIT, good Engineering college. Know 5 languages including Spanish (basic knowledge). I want to continue in General Management but would like to shift from Government to Corporate sector. Looking at top 10 programs. Can you pl suggest which university I should apply to, for substantial scholarship. Thank you.

Congratulations on your stellar GMAT score. To get a scholarship, I would reach beyond top 10 as you may find yourself with best scholarship options in top 20 range. I think with early applications to schools like UNC Kenan-Flagler, Kelley, possibly Rice, Michigan, Mendoza, Emory, Georgetown etc I think your chances at scholarships are much stronger. To be in the best situation for that, you should have done your school research now and you should be ready to submit all your applications in the earliest round. And I think a consultant could really help you make sure you have realistic goals that will work in the application process. To get a free consult with us, go to this link: http://stratusadmissionscounseling.com/ ... b-visitor/
The odds of getting into HBS, GSB etc are so low and your chances of securing a scholarship are also lower. Not saying you should not try, but if you want to have some $$ offers I would make that part of my strategy and also select some schools for that too. We often suggest a 3+3+3 approach: 3 reach schools, 3 target and 3 safety. And for you would would put in the target range those schools where you think your odds for scholarship are excellent. Best wishes and let us know if we can help you more. I had some clients this year get significant scholarships - some full rides- some 75% and when you look at it this way- it makes the cost of a consultant a real value if it helps you have the best odds of securing funding. Good luck to you!


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niki86 wrote:
Hi.
Pl evaluate my profile.
Indian female, 6 years work experience in government sector in Managerial position (Probability of securing a position in this government service is 0.25% ). Currently on leave for last one year, in US. Cleared cfa level 1 and volunteered for almost 200 hours during this leave period, apart from pursuing hobbies. Gmat 760 and Gpa 68%/100 from a non IIT, good Engineering college. Know 5 languages including Spanish (basic knowledge). I want to continue in General Management but would like to shift from Government to Corporate sector. Looking at top 10 programs. Can you pl suggest which university I should apply to, for substantial scholarship. Thank you.

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Hi Niki,

Good to hear from you.

You seem to have a good overall profile, but I'd still like to understand more about you. Do elaborate on the current employment gap - have you quit your company or are you on a sabbatical?Say, if you are to apply this fall, what is your plan until then? If your sabbatical continues (or you continue to be without a job), b-schools will view this long break negatively, and I also believe the volunteering work will not justify your time away from full time work(it works to only about 1 hour per day for 200 days - that's not intense involvement or a substitute for full time work).

The positives in your profile are your exclusive Government position, your strong GMAT score, extra curricular activities (as a stand alone activity, not viewed in lieu of your work experience), and you multi lingual capability.

The negatives are the long break and the low GPA.

Its going to be difficult applying to the top ten colleges with a clear eye at the scholarships- these are fairly low in number and you are likely to get one if the b-school really wants you. You can apply to a few lower ranked colleges where you would have a better shot at the scholarships.

We'd be happy to have a more detailed discussion with you, so feel free to contact us with your resume.

Thank you for your early response. I took leave as I was expecting a baby. Nd cleared cfa 1 and volunteered for 4 months, during pregnancy. Will be joining back soon. I plan to apply in Sept'17. I had applied 2 years back as well w/o help nd had secured admission at a top 20 university with scholarship. But couldn't join because of financial constraints. Do you think pregnancy is acceptable as a reason for the gap, considering that maternity leave in US is almost non existent while in India it is 6 months.

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niki86 wrote:
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Pl evaluate my profile.
Indian female, 6 years work experience in government sector in Managerial position (Probability of securing a position in this government service is 0.25% ). Currently on leave for last one year, in US. Cleared cfa level 1 and volunteered for almost 200 hours during this leave period, apart from pursuing hobbies. Gmat 760 and Gpa 68%/100 from a non IIT, good Engineering college. Know 5 languages including Spanish (basic knowledge). I want to continue in General Management but would like to shift from Government to Corporate sector. Looking at top 10 programs. Can you pl suggest which university I should apply to, for substantial scholarship. Thank you.

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Hi Niki86,
Apologies for the late reply.
You have an excellent profile and I think you can make it in top 10 schools in the USA. In my opinion they will consider a gap year specially when it is due to pregnancy. Furthermore, you volunteered and cleared for CFA 1 during this period which is an added advantage. You have mentioned to stay in general management, may I ask then why did you pursue CFA? I will need to know more about your profile to suggest some schools to you. Would love to discuss it further. Hope this helps.
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niki86 wrote:
Hi.
Pl evaluate my profile.
Indian female, 6 years work experience in government sector in Managerial position (Probability of securing a position in this government service is 0.25% ). Currently on leave for last one year, in US. Cleared cfa level 1 and volunteered for almost 200 hours during this leave period, apart from pursuing hobbies. Gmat 760 and Gpa 68%/100 from a non IIT, good Engineering college. Know 5 languages including Spanish (basic knowledge). I want to continue in General Management but would like to shift from Government to Corporate sector. Looking at top 10 programs. Can you pl suggest which university I should apply to, for substantial scholarship. Thank you.

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Hi Niki86,
Apologies for the late reply.
You have an excellent profile and I think you can make it in top 10 schools in the USA. In my opinion they will consider a gap year specially when it is due to pregnancy. Furthermore, you volunteered and cleared for CFA 1 during this period which is an added advantage. You have mentioned to stay in general management, may I ask then why did you pursue CFA? I will need to know more about your profile to suggest some schools to you. Would love to discuss it further. Hope this helps.
Good Luck !

Thank you for the review. I was MD of a cooperative and realised basic knowledge of finance was essential. So I registered for cfa as soon as I started my break. I have not applied for level 2. I will mail you for further discussion.

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Thanks to all who reviewed. Have finally decided to not have a consultant.

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