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Profile Evaluation : Aspire to work in MBB

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New post 09 Sep 2017, 13:01
Hi, apology in advance for the long post.

Kindly evaluate my profile.

Following are the details:

Work Experience:
I am an Indian IT male with 9+ years of experience in IT strategy consulting in an Indian Global Tech giant. I have worked directly with several directors, VPs and CIO of several F500 organisations.I have worked in 6 different counties ( India, US, Canada, UK, Switzerland and Germany) and currently based out of Toronto, Canada.

Gmat Score: 710 ( Q50 and V35)
Education: Bachelor in Technology (Computer Science) from a non IIT/NIT - Score 86%

Career Aspiration: I have been in consulting sector since last 5 years and I love everything about my job. However I want to make the move from IT strategy consulting to management consulting. I have very specific companies in mind. I aspire to work in MBB (McKinsey, BCG or Bain) or companies of similar stature.

Extra Circular :
I am an avid traveller and my job has also provided me opportunity to visit various countries around the globe
I was part of Toastmasters International for 4-5 years (2010 -2015) and participated in few national speech competitions.
I have hosted several corporate and cultural events in my organisation
I have also participated several corporate business quizzes (e.g Tata Crucible, Rotary Club, etc. ) and have been winner on couple of occasions

Start Up Experience:
1. I have founded an not-for-profit organisation in 2015 that provided platform to Scholars in India to publish their technical research paper. This venture got closed in June 2017 during financial constraints
2. Founded a Kulfi (Indian Dessert) factory which has been operating since last 7 years in my home town

I am looking for schools primarily in North America. As of now I have Ross, CBS, INSEAD (France) and IVEY (Canada) in mind.

I am looking forward to suggestion regarding b-schools that suit my profile and will provide me an opportunity to pursue a career in management consulting.
Kindly suggest if 710 won't be competitive and I must retake considering my goals.

Cheers!
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New post 10 Sep 2017, 17:44
Hello! Thanks for reaching out.

Your work experience is really strong, especially the exec exposure and the international experience. And your goal to switch away from IT consulting makes sense. I think what will really differentiates you are your extracurriculars and entrepreneurial experience. I'm curious already to learn more about this dessert factory!

A higher score would definitely help, especially at a school like Columbia. But I'm not sure how much effort it'll take to raise your score, and you may be better off putting your all into the essays and highlighting that unique experience.

If you're set on MBB, Kellogg should be on your radar. It's very competitive though, so could be tough with your current score.

Best of luck!
Kate

cheapthrills wrote:
Hi, apology in advance for the long post.

Kindly evaluate my profile.

Following are the details:

Work Experience:
I am an Indian IT male with 9+ years of experience in IT strategy consulting in an Indian Global Tech giant. I have worked directly with several directors, VPs and CIO of several F500 organisations.I have worked in 6 different counties ( India, US, Canada, UK, Switzerland and Germany) and currently based out of Toronto, Canada.

Gmat Score: 710 ( Q50 and V35)
Education: Bachelor in Technology (Computer Science) from a non IIT/NIT - Score 86%

Career Aspiration: I have been in consulting sector since last 5 years and I love everything about my job. However I want to make the move from IT strategy consulting to management consulting. I have very specific companies in mind. I aspire to work in MBB (McKinsey, BCG or Bain) or companies of similar stature.

Extra Circular :
I am an avid traveller and my job has also provided me opportunity to visit various countries around the globe
I was part of Toastmasters International for 4-5 years (2010 -2015) and participated in few national speech competitions.
I have hosted several corporate and cultural events in my organisation
I have also participated several corporate business quizzes (e.g Tata Crucible, Rotary Club, etc. ) and have been winner on couple of occasions

Start Up Experience:
1. I have founded an not-for-profit organisation in 2015 that provided platform to Scholars in India to publish their technical research paper. This venture got closed in June 2017 during financial constraints
2. Founded a Kulfi (Indian Dessert) factory which has been operating since last 7 years in my home town

I am looking for schools primarily in North America. As of now I have Ross, CBS, INSEAD (France) and IVEY (Canada) in mind.

I am looking forward to suggestion regarding b-schools that suit my profile and will provide me an opportunity to pursue a career in management consulting.
Kindly suggest if 710 won't be competitive and I must retake considering my goals.

Cheers!

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Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
mbaMission Insider's Guides: http://www.mbamission.com/guides.php?category=insiders
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Joined: 09 Sep 2017
Posts: 8
Location: Canada
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT 1: 710 Q50 V35
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
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New post 11 Sep 2017, 15:29
Thanks a ton Kate for a quick feedback.

Though my GMAT score is 10-20 point less than my average GMAT prep mock test scores, I wonder I can work on my essay and prepare to retake the GMAT simultaneously considering my super hectic work schedule. ( PS: I scored a Q 51 in all my mocks but a 50 on actual test day :( )

But if this score is going to hurt my chances I have no choice but to retake.

I don't want to over optimistic considering my application pool. But could you please suggest 3-4 appropriate colleges considering my overall profile, score and aspiration to work in MBB.

Many thanks in advance.

Cheers!
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New post 13 Sep 2017, 17:26
If you were scoring higher on mock tests, then I would give it another shot. You may be able to put in a minimal amount of prep (on top of your application work) to get a slightly higher score. But only you know what you can handle in the time you have

I think you had a good list of schools with Ivey as a safer option. Some other US schools known for top consulting placements -- Darden, Duke, USC Marshall, Georgetown, Emory.

Best of luck!
Kate

cheapthrills wrote:
Thanks a ton Kate for a quick feedback.

Though my GMAT score is 10-20 point less than my average GMAT prep mock test scores, I wonder I can work on my essay and prepare to retake the GMAT simultaneously considering my super hectic work schedule. ( PS: I scored a Q 51 in all my mocks but a 50 on actual test day :( )

But if this score is going to hurt my chances I have no choice but to retake.

I don't want to over optimistic considering my application pool. But could you please suggest 3-4 appropriate colleges considering my overall profile, score and aspiration to work in MBB.

Many thanks in advance.

Cheers!

_________________

Kate Richardson
Senior Consultant, mbaMission

Website: http://www.mbamission.com
Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
mbaMission Insider's Guides: http://www.mbamission.com/guides.php?category=insiders
Free Consultation: http://www.mbamission.com/consult.php

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