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Profile Evaluation--710 GMAT

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Joined: 14 May 2012
Posts: 3

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Location: United States
Schools: Tepper '15 (I)
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V39
WE: Analyst (Consulting)
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New post 16 May 2012, 03:47
Hi Precision Essay Team,

Would really appreciate if you could evaluate my profile. I intend to apply this year and im having a real tough timing placing myself. Please see my details below.

Background: Indian/IT/Male (Unfortunately)

Schooling in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Kindergarden to 12th grade)
Undergraduation from NIT, Trichy (highly reputed university in India) with a poor GPA - 6.15

GMAT: 710 (49Q, 39V)

Work Experience (4.5 yrs by 2013) :
- I let go of the job I got on Campus to join a start up that was planning to build wealth management solutions for the Indian Market.
- Played multiple roles during my stint at the start up. (Developer, Client Support, Business Analysis and finally Team Lead)
- After 2 yrs in the start up, wanted to explore the wealth/portfolio management business at a global level and hence looked for Business Analyst jobs in MNC's that catered to the biggest firms.
- Got recruited as a BA for a Fortune 500 product company (The first BA the company recruited for Wealth Management in India and the youngest globally)
- The company was contemplating moving to AGILE mode of development, took up the responsibility and made sure the upper management take the final step without second thoughts.
- Was made the BA for one of the most sought after products of the company
- Delivered product awareness lectures to the entire group, an initiative taken by me and my manager.
- Identified the lack of a singular source for any product information, in the process of building the same.
- Won an appreciation award within my first year.

Extra Curricular/Social Activities/Sports:
- Marketing Manager (part of a 5 member CORE team) in college for a national level cultural festival, led a team of 50 ppl.
- General Secretary for the Rotaract Club in college
- Infrastructure Manager for the Entrepreneurship Cell in college.
- Won multiple competitions in the intra-department cultural festivals
- Post college dint do much during my time in the start up as I worked nearly 60-70 hrs a week, but took part in multiple CSR projects in the new company.
- Part of the company's internally groomed NGO.
- Part of the college and company Football teams.

I plan to pursue a career in portfolio management or consulting.

I know as an Indian applicant my GPA/GMAT are on the lower side and so not quite sure what my chances are at any of the big schools. Keeping that in mind I shortlisted the below schools. Please evaluate my profile for the same.

Dream : Fuqua , Darden, Stern
Realistic : Tepper, ISB, Kenan-Flagler
Safe : Kelley (Plan to add more, not sure yet)


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New post 16 May 2012, 05:40
Hey thebarcan,
Yep. Its tough being a male Indian techie these days! :) But you gotta do what you can to make yourself stand out. Be unique and let your voice be heard. But don't be fooled into thinking that getting involved in inter-college cultural festivals and playing football is enough to make you unique. We need to dig deeper than that to get out your profile. I would say that your auto evaluation is pretty spot on. Maybe I differ a bit in opinion r.e. ISB, because from what I have seen, ISB is very grade dependent, and with only a 6.15 I would say you are closer to the dream side than competitive. But that's a minor detail. I also totally agree that you should find one if not two more safe schools to make sure you get your in. It's good that you have selected a few schools from each category as this allows you to simultaneously reach for your dream, yet "keep it real" by making sure you build your strategy to secure yourself a good admit.

Right now, the thing to start thinking about is: How am I gonna make myself different?

Jon Frank
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