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New post 31 Jul 2018, 03:20
Dear all,
Request you to review my profile

GMAT : 720 new format q 49 v 40 awa 5 ir 7

Work experience :3 years and 4 months in YES Bank across investor relations corporate strategy and corporate banking in Mumbai

Extra currics: state level cricket and lawn tennis player. Represented Uttarakhand in various U16 and U18 level state championships. Former captain of school and college cricket and tennis team . Mumbai Cricket association registered player .
Part time model for Runway agency in Mumbai
Part of the initial team of Awaremonk a tech startup for sharing news items

Academics :
X 84% (2007)
XII 87 % (2009)
Software engineer from Delhi college of engineering (2009-2013) 61%
MBA from IIM Lucknow (2013-15) cumulative grade point average of 6 out of 10

Target universities
Duke Fuqua
NYU Stern
MIT Sloan
Michigan Ross
Rotman Toronto

Want to stay in finance but want to switch to capital markets or asset management or private equity


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New post 01 Aug 2018, 09:06
Hi Kunalnegi123,

Thank you for your post. Nearly all of the programs you've listed are unfortunately going to be out of reach (or significant reaches) with your current profile. When applying from such a crowded and competitive demographic, you should be targeting a GMAT score that is 30+ points above the average for the schools to which you're applying. (That alone doesn't get you in, of course -- it simply "neutralizes" the GMAT and then enables you to compete for a spot based on the rest of your application... essays, resume, recommendations, career goals, school fit, leadership, etc.)

Kelley and Rotman are in range from a score perspective, but they'd each require superb application execution, a superb story, and super specific career goals and school fit articulation in your applications (among other things). Kelley is a very small program (you're looking at probably 40 spots for international males from all countries worldwide in a given class) and Rotman is likely to grow more competitive as some international applicants steer away from the U.S. market. I've included a few links below to help provide further data and context for what I've written here.

Long story short, I think you need to recalibrate your expectations and target schools, boost your GMAT score, and focus on building your story and profile. As of now, you could maybe reach for the back end of the U.S. T25, but your targets should scale down from there. (Extracurriculars from when you were a teenager don't provide much value... even college extracurriculars can feel dated... what do you do outside of work to demonstrate your values, who you are as a person, and potentially position yourself as an engaged community citizen and differentiated leader?)

GMAT Club: MBA Chances for Indian Applicants (Top 50 Analysis)

GMAT Club: The Indian Male MBA Application Guide

Avanti Prep: The Most Overlooked Elements of the MBA Application Process

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