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ISB PROFILE EVALUATION THREAD - Post all Profile Eval Requests Here!

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New post 21 Jun 2018, 00:14
Thank you for taking the time out for evaluating my profile. I really appreciate it!

I plan on applying in a year or so! I would like to know what school I would be a good fit for.

Profile:
GMAT: 650 (Q48, V31) I think I could get 680 by the time that I apply
Black/Male/24 years (26 at matriculation)
EDUCATION: Bachelors in Computer Engineering minor Business administration GPA: 3.00/4.00
Patents Owned: 1

LOW GPA:
My 3.00 GPA was due to a serious car accident the summer before my sophomore year in which my best friend and I were T-boned by a semi-truck. I was forced to drink through a straw for 25 days due to my several injuries. I became depressed which resulted in my poor academic performance. Luckily, I was able to focus my time away from sports and realize my passion for business. I consider my GPA recovery to be one of my greatest accomplishments because I proved to myself that I have the grit to overcome adversity.

EXPERIENCE:
I started two startups in college. The first business I competed in several pitch competition for. I won $6000 at a pitch competition at citywide event, place top 3 in South Carolina a won $10,000 in prizes, and place top 40 out of 25,000 globally. For the second business I went from winning the best engineering senior design project to being accepted into a startup incubator (3% acceptance rate). I raised $130,000 at over $1,000,000 valuation through the incubator, investors, and kickstarter. I also built my team to 7 people and have presented to President Jimmy Carter along with Fortune 100 and business executives.

Also shortly after I graduated I was a leader for Georgia's largest startup and helped 500 businesses get started all in one day. I trained, certified and oversaw 20+ consultants for the event. This was all ran through a nonprofit.

Currently I am being contracted by one of arms forces (Army, Navy or Air Force) to lead their product intuitive for 2 major releasing soon. I basically the final say on what features are implemented and make sure the project is on track. I also have a machine learning project that I am developing on the side that I think has real potential.

I also trade stocks in my spare time. This is how I helped pay off my student loans. I have turned $13,000 in $35,000 with probably around 600 trades. I plan to save to $70k to pay for grad school. I am not sure if schools will even care that I can do this at all.

EXTRA CURRICULAR:
I mentor several people and help them with their startups. I have help people successfully raise capital and win pitch competitions.

I also taught a class to teach freshman how to adjust to college and mentored about 40 students over 2 years. This took about 15 hours a week.

LONG TERM GOAL:
Long term I would like start another company with someone I meet in business school and consult college students on startup as a way for me to give back. Then I would like to consult Fortune 500 companies for a few years while teaching 1-2 credit course on entrepreneurship at reputable college as a hobby. I really enjoy helping and teaching but I want to have a formal background on top of everything I have done on my own. I plan on starting a "gifted" high school in 15 or so years. Finally I would like to get into venture capital or at the very least be an angel investor.

I would like to apply to Emory, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Duke & Yale. I can get great LOR, anywhere from a previous associate dean of MBA program at one of those 5 schools to my co-founder and several other mentors. I don’t know how well I fair against competition at these schools. Is my profile even unique? Can you let me know my chances at each? What else should I do to make me look better for the future since I still have time. Also please recommend other schools if you think that I could be a better fit for.

Thanks in advance!!
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Hi ShabariSS


Startup experience is always valued at ISB. Amazon is a good brand to have as well. We'd need more information to make a detailed profile evaluation but a few observations for you to hit the ground running:

- It definitely helps that you have good acads so far. ISB Class Average for GMAT is usually around 710, so that should be a good score to aim for, and of course, the higher the better.
- A key point in your application is going to be your goals and how what you have learned from your Amazon/Startup experience and how an MBA will help you reach your goals.
- We don't see extracurriculars mentioned in your profile, but please remember that these are going to be an essential component in demonstrating a well-rounded personality.

Feel free to reach out for a detailed and personalized review.


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Hi,

Thanks for all the support and knowledge on this thread.

My profile is as follows:
10th: 90%
12th: 85%
BE(Mechanical): First class with distinction (70%)

Work ex: Amazon(Compliance risk investigator and Trainer)
2 years

Business partner at a food startup handing marketing and operations(1 Year)

What should my GMAT score be?

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Startup experience is always valued at ISB. Amazon is a good brand to have as well. We'd need more information to make a detailed profile evaluation but a few observations for you to hit the ground running:

- It definitely helps that you have good acads so far. ISB Class Average for GMAT is usually around 710, so that should be a good score to aim for, and of course, the higher the better.
- A key point in your application is going to be your goals and how what you have learned from your Amazon/Startup experience and how an MBA will help you reach your goals.
- We don't see extracurriculars mentioned in your profile, but please remember that these are going to be an essential component in demonstrating a well-rounded personality.

Feel free to reach out for a detailed and personalized review.

Thank you.
I do not have any other extracurriculars except being the student council president during college, mentoring/training a batch of 7-10 people at work and some volunteering work.
this is out of topic but which online course would you recommend to study?
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Hi ShabariSS,

Are you referring to taking up online courses for boosting extracurriculars? In that case, please remember that extracurriculars are essentially activities that you have done at work or beyond work in your regular life, that were NOT part of your job description. For instance, arranging sports day/events at work, playing a sport, having a blog or any other hobby that you diligently pursue and so on. From your profile, mentoring new trainees sounds like a good initiative if you have been doing it consistently, if it wasn't part of your job description and you were able to demonstrate an impact. Volunteering at an NGO is usually the most common extracurricular that applicants write about.

Online courses often add little value to our personalities, so they aren't really valued by the B-school. It doesn't matter what activity you choose. The important part is to be consistent at your extracurricular and be able to demonstrate some sort of an impact or end result.



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Startup experience is always valued at ISB. Amazon is a good brand to have as well. We'd need more information to make a detailed profile evaluation but a few observations for you to hit the ground running:

- It definitely helps that you have good acads so far. ISB Class Average for GMAT is usually around 710, so that should be a good score to aim for, and of course, the higher the better.
- A key point in your application is going to be your goals and how what you have learned from your Amazon/Startup experience and how an MBA will help you reach your goals.
- We don't see extracurriculars mentioned in your profile, but please remember that these are going to be an essential component in demonstrating a well-rounded personality.

Feel free to reach out for a detailed and personalized review.

Thank you.
I do not have any other extracurriculars except being the student council president during college, mentoring/training a batch of 7-10 people at work and some volunteering work.
this is out of topic but which online course would you recommend to study?

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Hi everyone,

Can someone please review my profile.

Currently i'm working in an instrumentation company with 4 years of experience ( 1.5 years of international experience )
10th-79.84
12th-80.83
Grad(B.E)-8.91/10

what should be my target score for ISB?

Thanks in advance! :-)



Hi GoonerForever,

1.5 years of international experience in a total of 4 years is a definitely a good add-on. We have limited information on your profile, but assuming you have good achievements at work and extracurriculars, a score of 710+ should be a decent target.

What this simply means is that if you have a score of 710+, which is above the class average, GMAT would not be a limiting factor in your admission. Of course, a higher score would always help and more importantly, would a well-rounded application.

Feel free to send in a detailed profile for better evaluation.
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Hi,

ISB assesses each applicant holistically. Significant weightage is placed on the following:

- Profile: This includes your educational background, the quality and tenure of your work experience, and your participation in extracurricular activities.
Owing to the limited information provided by you, it is difficult to evaluate your profile. Details about your education institute, roles and responsibilities discharged by you during your professional employment go a long way in helping us determine your suitability. On the extra-curricular front, there is not enough information to make an assessment. International experience of 1.5 years is something that can be leveraged to your advantage as it will introduce an element of diversity and global outlook to the class.

- Application: This includes your essays and Letter of recommendation (LoR). Your essays will compose of answers to two crucial questions that ISB asks as a part of their application. Along with the essays, an LoR will be sought from your supervisors at work
Essays are a crucial aspect of an ISB application. You are expected to be succinct while justifying the need for an MBA at this stage of your life. As long as you are able to create a compelling story that justifies an MBA from ISB as a means of transition from your short term goals to medium term and long term goals, you should not face any challenges in this regard. You should also be confident of your unique contributions to the class, and highlight the same in your application.

- Test Score: Your GMAT/GRE score will be representative of your reasoning and aptitude-related abilities. It can be used to compensate for the lack of stellar academics
Since you have not attempted the GMAT yet, we would suggest you to target a score above the class average. A high GMAT not only compensates for the lack of stellar academics, it also reflects your ability to cope with the exhaustive curriculum of ISB’s flagship PGP. A score in the range of 710-730 should strengthen your chances for an interview call.

Hope this helps!

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New post 22 Jun 2018, 23:21
hi all,

please review my profile for ISB 2019

3.5 years of work ex at indias largest growing wealth management firm
job profile - product design, received 2 promotions over 3.5 yrs
1 yr of NGO work

Mcom and BBI from top commerce college in mumbai
Mcom - 75%
BBI - 77%
12th - 76%

still studying for the gmat. what should be my ideal score?

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New post 23 Jun 2018, 00:22
Hello anidag

Based on the info given I'll recommend at least above the average of ISB that is 710+ (higher the better).
However that is based on on the 'stats' you have written.
ISB will evaluate your candidature holistically based on 6 admission factors mentioned here
Your career progression looks good and you have worked in an NGO but what has been your contribution/impact on these?
There is a lot more to a profile than grades, industry and years of work ex.
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hi all,

please review my profile for ISB 2019

3.5 years of work ex at indias largest growing wealth management firm
job profile - product design, received 2 promotions over 3.5 yrs
1 yr of NGO work

Mcom and BBI from top commerce college in mumbai
Mcom - 75%
BBI - 77%
12th - 76%

still studying for the gmat. what should be my ideal score?

thanks

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Hi Expert,

Please evaluate/review my profile:
Total 10 years of Consulting experience--out of that 7 years overseas( USA, South africa, Kenya, Bahrain, New zealand & Canada)
Industry type: ICT
B.E. 81%
3 Year Diploma: 69%
Matriculations: 77%
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New post 24 Jun 2018, 05:02
Hi Experts,

Kindly help to evaluate/review my profile for the Top 5 B-Schools for Executive MBA

Total 10 years of Telecom Consulting experience( 7 years overseas-USA, South Africa, Kenya, Bahrain,New zealand & Canada)

Bachelor of Engineering: 81%
3-year diploma: 69%
Matriculation: 77%

Preparing for GMAT

Looking for top 5 B school options including ISB Hyderabad, where I can apply for Executive MBA program.

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Hi Experts,

Kindly help to evaluate/review my profile for the Top 5 B-Schools for Executive MBA

Total 10 years of Telecom Consulting experience( 7 years overseas-USA, South Africa, Kenya, Bahrain,New zealand & Canada)

Bachelor of Engineering: 81%
3-year diploma: 69%
Matriculation: 77%

Preparing for GMAT

Looking for top 5 B school options including ISB Hyderabad, where I can apply for Executive MBA program.

Thank you !
Hi phef

Though your international experience will certainly add brownie points to your profile, this information is too limited to give a detailed feedback.
It will help to understand your nature of work, career progression, key achievements and business impact in these 10 years.
Also what sort of extracurricular activities do you have that add some diversity to your profile.
Your are planning for the GMAT, what sort of score are you expecting?
Lastly and most importantly, what are your future career goals and why is an MBA an absolute necessity to achieve these goals?
One would need at least this info to assess your profile in detail.
Please share for a meaningful discussion.

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New post 24 Jun 2018, 21:00
Hi Guys!!

Thanks for starting this post.

I will be applying to ISB this time and below is my profile snapshot.

Just wanted to check with you, how does my profile looks from ISB standpoint, much appreciate your reply.

GMAT Score: 680 (Q50 V31 IR5 AW5)
Graduation: Engineering - 65.66%
XII: 80.83%
X: 80%

Total Years of WE: 6.1 Years

Work Experience Details:
1st Job: Manufacturing/Automobile
Duration: 2 Years
Role: Strategic Sourcing, Vendor Management, Post Merger Sourcing Management, Spend Analytics, Supply Chain Management etc.
Location: India

2nd Job: Banking Industry
Duration: 2 Years
Role: e-procurement, vendor management, supplier integration, supply chain management, MIS, etc.

3rd Job: Insurance Sector
Duration: 2 Years
Role: Business Transitions from US and Phillipines, Strategic Sourcing for - Claims, Business Services, Travel, Professional Services and Technology, Software Asset Management, Vendor Management, e-procurement, Category and Spend Analytics, etc.

International Experience: 1 Month (USA)

Community Collaboration:
1. Leading a chapter for food preservation and distribution to slums
2. Volunteered in XIX Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010
3. Student Head at university for Techincal fest - Managed a team of 300 people
4. Organiser for a TEDx event
5. Chairperson IEEE Student Chapter at college level

Do you think that my GMAT score is good enough to apply or I need to retake the same.

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Please evaluate my profile for 2019 intake
10-89%
12-93.75%
Economics hons from DU-6.4/10 (1st div)
Cfa level 3 candidate
GMAT-targetting 720
Taught a bunch of kids at a government school for 1.5 years while preparing for various govt jobs (non-paid)
Currently working as an Asset based securities Underwriter with a firm based out of US. The deals are handled by both, India and US team, with Fortune 500 investment banks. At the time of application will have 3 years of work ex.

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Hi Guys!!

Thanks for starting this post.

I will be applying to ISB this time and below is my profile snapshot.

Just wanted to check with you, how does my profile looks from ISB standpoint, much appreciate your reply.

GMAT Score: 680 (Q50 V31 IR5 AW5)
Graduation: Engineering - 65.66%
XII: 80.83%
X: 80%

Total Years of WE: 6.1 Years

Work Experience Details:
1st Job: Manufacturing/Automobile
Duration: 2 Years
Role: Strategic Sourcing, Vendor Management, Post Merger Sourcing Management, Spend Analytics, Supply Chain Management etc.
Location: India

2nd Job: Banking Industry
Duration: 2 Years
Role: e-procurement, vendor management, supplier integration, supply chain management, MIS, etc.

3rd Job: Insurance Sector
Duration: 2 Years
Role: Business Transitions from US and Phillipines, Strategic Sourcing for - Claims, Business Services, Travel, Professional Services and Technology, Software Asset Management, Vendor Management, e-procurement, Category and Spend Analytics, etc.

International Experience: 1 Month (USA)

Community Collaboration:
1. Leading a chapter for food preservation and distribution to slums
2. Volunteered in XIX Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010
3. Student Head at university for Techincal fest - Managed a team of 300 people
4. Organiser for a TEDx event
5. Chairperson IEEE Student Chapter at college level

Do you think that my GMAT score is good enough to apply or I need to retake the same.

Thanks, ss1990


Hi SS,

That's a good profile overall. I like the consistency in your work experience (functional) with a broad base built working in different industries. You can really bring this element out in your application and this diversity would be much appreciated by business schools. From this aspect you are lucky because ISB has changed its first essay question this year to ask how you would contribute in and outside the classroom using our pre-MBA experiences. As an additional tip, mine your unique experiences and qualities gained through your professional work, understand (by researching) where they can be useful at ISB and make a strong case on how you will contribute in that area.

Coming to your question- a 680 to 700 is that iffy score where you are always left in doubt. While things are still under your control until you hit the submit button, I think you should do what you can to maximize your chances for admission. ISB has increasing been consolidating its class statistics for age/work experience, so with six years of work experience, I think your best bet for admission is gonna be this year. So keeping the above two factors in mind, go for a retake.

You have the time in hand, besides it will be the best last-minute effort you can make on your application.
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Please evaluate my profile for 2019 intake
10-89%
12-93.75%
Economics hons from DU-6.4/10 (1st div)
Cfa level 3 candidate
GMAT-targetting 720
Taught a bunch of kids at a government school for 1.5 years while preparing for various govt jobs (non-paid)
Currently working as an Asset based securities Underwriter with a firm based out of US. The deals are handled by both, India and US team, with Fortune 500 investment banks. At the time of application will have 3 years of work ex.

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Sounds good SS101991.
Some more info I'd like to know is, what are your biggest hits at work? what quantitative impact di you make (prevented $$$$$ bad deal etc.)? What are your career goals and why ISB? Be sure to research this bit about how ISB can help your career goals, both in terms of the curriculum and experiential opportunities available and in post MBA job placement.
If you have international exposure working with the Americans, do highlight the relevant aspects in your application.
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Hi Experts,

Kindly help to evaluate/review my profile for the Top 5 B-Schools for Executive MBA

Total 10 years of Telecom Consulting experience( 7 years overseas-USA, South Africa, Kenya, Bahrain,New zealand & Canada)

Bachelor of Engineering: 81%
3-year diploma: 69%
Matriculation: 77%

Preparing for GMAT

Looking for top 5 B school options including ISB Hyderabad, where I can apply for Executive MBA program.

Thank you !



Hi Phef,

First a small clarification. By executive MBA, do you mean the work plus MBA classes format followed by several b-schools abroad? Or are you mentioning the one-year full-time residential MBA programs run for senior executives by the IIMs?
Given your substantial international work experience and assuming that you have substantial leadership capabilities, my first recommendation would be the IIMA PGPX. Can make more suggestions once I know what kind of MBA formats are you looking at.
Also, do explain your work in more detail.
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phef wrote:
Hi Experts,

Kindly help to evaluate/review my profile for the Top 5 B-Schools for Executive MBA

Total 10 years of Telecom Consulting experience( 7 years overseas-USA, South Africa, Kenya, Bahrain,New zealand & Canada)

Bachelor of Engineering: 81%
3-year diploma: 69%
Matriculation: 77%

Preparing for GMAT

Looking for top 5 B school options including ISB Hyderabad, where I can apply for Executive MBA program.

Thank you !
Hi phef

Though your international experience will certainly add brownie points to your profile, this information is too limited to give a detailed feedback.
It will help to understand your nature of work, career progression, key achievements and business impact in these 10 years.
Also what sort of extracurricular activities do you have that add some diversity to your profile.
Your are planning for the GMAT, what sort of score are you expecting?
Lastly and most importantly, what are your future career goals and why is an MBA an absolute necessity to achieve these goals?
One would need at least this info to assess your profile in detail.
Please share for a meaningful discussion.

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Hi
Please evaluate my profile for 2019 intake
10-89%
12-93.75%
Economics hons from DU-6.4/10 (1st div)
Cfa level 3 candidate
GMAT-targetting 720
Taught a bunch of kids at a government school for 1.5 years while preparing for various govt jobs (non-paid)
Currently working as an Asset based securities Underwriter with a firm based out of US. The deals are handled by both, India and US team, with Fortune 500 investment banks. At the time of application will have 3 years of work ex.

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Hi SS101991,

We think you have a well-rounded profile that definitely has a shot at ISB. It has a good balance of academics and extra-curriculars. A GMAT of 720 will take you closer to your goal.

Post GMAT, the next step for you should be to identify your short-term and long-term goals. Tying up your achievements and your strengths to your goals and answering the question why MBA succinctly will see you through.

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Hello ss1990

ISB will look at your profile holistically on 6 admission factors mentioned here

GMAT is on the lower side. It is not possible to comment whether it will break you chances without understanding your profile in more detail. Just based on the info give, I would recommend a retake and target a 720+. However, if you can provide quality information, it may help suggest a revised GMAT target.
Your work ex certainly looks interesting (due to direct involvement in business) and I'm sure you should have enough stories (fodder for the essays) to showcase your real impact on business.
That said, it is also crucial that you showcase your career progression and key achievements. These matter more than your industry/role/year of ex.
You extracurricular mentioned are more of a laundry list and your impact/accomplishments here will help evaluate better. All the more so as ISB's first essay clearly asks for diversity and extracurricular can be a good way to highlight your diversity factors.
Last and most important piece of the admission puzzle is Career Goals. What are your future plans and why is an MBA (that too from ISB) an absolute necessity to achieve these plans? In the absence of this info, virtually impossible to assess your profile. You can begin your research on Why MBA here.
To conclude- ISB will look at Acads + Quality of Work Ex + Diversity + Career Goals. You will need a spike in at least 3 out of these 4 to get an admission. I don't see a spike in Acads. I see a potential spike in Work Ex (will depend how you present this in the essays). I cannot comment on a spike in Diversity & Career Goals (as this info is missing).
Needless to say final outcome will depend on how well you tie all of the above in your written applications.
Should you feel the need to discuss your profile in detail, feel free to reach out.


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ss1990 wrote:
Hi Guys!!

Thanks for starting this post.

I will be applying to ISB this time and below is my profile snapshot.

Just wanted to check with you, how does my profile looks from ISB standpoint, much appreciate your reply.

GMAT Score: 680 (Q50 V31 IR5 AW5)
Graduation: Engineering - 65.66%
XII: 80.83%
X: 80%

Total Years of WE: 6.1 Years

Work Experience Details:
1st Job: Manufacturing/Automobile
Duration: 2 Years
Role: Strategic Sourcing, Vendor Management, Post Merger Sourcing Management, Spend Analytics, Supply Chain Management etc.
Location: India

2nd Job: Banking Industry
Duration: 2 Years
Role: e-procurement, vendor management, supplier integration, supply chain management, MIS, etc.

3rd Job: Insurance Sector
Duration: 2 Years
Role: Business Transitions from US and Phillipines, Strategic Sourcing for - Claims, Business Services, Travel, Professional Services and Technology, Software Asset Management, Vendor Management, e-procurement, Category and Spend Analytics, etc.

International Experience: 1 Month (USA)

Community Collaboration:
1. Leading a chapter for food preservation and distribution to slums
2. Volunteered in XIX Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010
3. Student Head at university for Techincal fest - Managed a team of 300 people
4. Organiser for a TEDx event
5. Chairperson IEEE Student Chapter at college level

Do you think that my GMAT score is good enough to apply or I need to retake the same.

Thanks, ss1990

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hello SS101991

While your acads look above the ISB average (and so does your target GMAT), it will help more to understand your career progression at work and key achievements.
ISB is more interested in that vs your industry or role.
Your teaching experience can also add some brownie points to your overall profile (provided you tell a good story).
However apart from that the info is too little to give a comprehensive feedback.
ISB will look at Acads (check) + Quality of Work Ex (missing) + Diversity (missing) + Career Goals (missing) to assess your candidature. You can read more about it here. and more on Career Goals after an MBA here.
Feel free to reach out with this info to have a more meaningful discussion around your profile.

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SS101991 wrote:
Hi
Please evaluate my profile for 2019 intake
10-89%
12-93.75%
Economics hons from DU-6.4/10 (1st div)
Cfa level 3 candidate
GMAT-targetting 720
Taught a bunch of kids at a government school for 1.5 years while preparing for various govt jobs (non-paid)
Currently working as an Asset based securities Underwriter with a firm based out of US. The deals are handled by both, India and US team, with Fortune 500 investment banks. At the time of application will have 3 years of work ex.

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