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

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New post 24 Jul 2018, 12:33
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Hi

Can you please help me with a profile evaluation?

GMAT Score - 730 (Q49,V41) IR 7

Education
Class 10 - 88% (CBSE)
Class 12 - 92% (CBSE)
BCOM - St. Xavier's college, Calcutta (62%)

I'm a chartered accountant and cleared all the exams on my first attempt.

I have also completed all the 3 levels of CFA and currently working to receive my charter.

Work Experience
I have been working with Bank of America in the investment banking division for 3 years now.
I also had the opportunity to travel to New York and work there for a month.

Unfortunately, I do not have anything of substance with regards to extra curricular activities or volunteer work.

My target is to get into a consulting role.

Please let me know in case you need anything further.

Thank you for the help !

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Hi,

You have very strong academic credentials and a good GMAT score. Your journey from your undergrad (BCOM) to clearing CA to completing all three levels of CFA program demonstrate your interest and acument towards Investments and Finance. However, it is not clear why you wish to transition to a consulting career.

On your application essays, you need to highlight the learnings from your past experience and how they tie up with your future goals. Your profile seems to have a lot of elements that will resonate well with the adcoms.

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New post 24 Jul 2018, 20:48
Hello ABBBCCCCC

I replied to you on the HBS 2+2 thread. Just adding one thing- You definitely have as strong chance at YLP, key for you is execution of the application and showcasing need for an early MBA.

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Hello Team!
I would be grateful if you could evaluate my profile for ISB YLP

Personal:
Age: 19
Nationality: Indian
Gender: Male

Academics:
Grade 10: 10 CGPA
Grade 12: 97%+ (100% in Mathematics)
CGPA: 8.5 (On 10)
Major: Bachelors in Commerce (Honors) from a Top College in the University of Delhi (Think: SRCC, Hindu)
GMAT: 760 (Q50 V42 IR8)

Internships and Work-Ex:
Interned with a Big 4 in Transaction Advisory
Interned with an ERP Implementation Company in ERP and New Ventures

Leadership and Co-Curricular:
Head of 2 Societies in College. Initiated 2 new activities alongside managing a PAN India level Fest
President at the branch of an International Pro-Bono Consultancy (Operating in 30+ Countries)
Won 3 Competitions (Case study, Strategy and Finance)
Finalist in 3 International Competitions

Projects for NGO's and Startups:
Organisational Restructuring, Impact Measurement and Plan Creation for a Grass Roots NGO
Market Entry for a UN SDG 11 & 13 Complaint Startup

Post MBA Goals:
I want to explore industries as a Consultant for 5-.7 years
Post that, I MIGHT want to transition into a tech-backed business on the basis of how my interest shapes up in the next few years

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ABBBCCCCC wrote:
Hello Team!
I would be grateful if you could evaluate my profile for ISB YLP

Personal:
Age: 19
Nationality: Indian
Gender: Male

Academics:
Grade 10: 10 CGPA
Grade 12: 97%+ (100% in Mathematics)
CGPA: 8.5 (On 10)
Major: Bachelors in Commerce (Honors) from a Top College in the University of Delhi (Think: SRCC, Hindu)
GMAT: 760 (Q50 V42 IR8)

Internships and Work-Ex:
Interned with a Big 4 in Transaction Advisory
Interned with an ERP Implementation Company in ERP and New Ventures

Leadership and Co-Curricular:
Head of 2 Societies in College. Initiated 2 new activities alongside managing a PAN India level Fest
President at the branch of an International Pro-Bono Consultancy (Operating in 30+ Countries)
Won 3 Competitions (Case study, Strategy and Finance)
Finalist in 3 International Competitions

Projects for NGO's and Startups:
Organisational Restructuring, Impact Measurement and Plan Creation for a Grass Roots NGO
Market Entry for a UN SDG 11 & 13 Complaint Startup

Post MBA Goals:
I want to explore industries as a Consultant for 5-.7 years
Post that, I MIGHT want to transition into a tech-backed business on the basis of how my interest shapes up in the next few years


Hi! You have a good profile for the YLP, but that may not be the only program you may want to explore. With a 760 and the profile you have, you should be able to target some super exciting programs that normally candidates don't think of. Happy to discuss your plans in further detail to provide specific guidance.

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[quote="MBADecoder"][quote="Bob2018"]#PROFILE
#EVALUATION
10th - 90
12th - 76
Grad (B- tech) - 82
Work Ex -3 yrs
Deloitte USI 1.5 yrs
Roles:
Worked as a Business Technology analyst which dealt with working on the solutions dealing that Deloitte provides to the Clients

Al shirawi group (Oasis investment- Dubai): currently working as an erp and projects coordinator
Roles:
Working as a Supplier and Customer Creation master
Testing of all the Software Change requests (an integral part of the testing team)
Mainly dealing with the conferences which aim at shaping the IT department.
Managing the HRMS and Payroll system
Dealing with the Clients directly to resolve their issues (related to any new system)
System Designing

1)School - Chess champion, public speaker, head of the dramatics society
2) Placement Coordinator in KIIT University- BBSR
3)Worked with an NGO RON (Rhythm of nation) at college and Organized events.
5) Languages: English, hi Di, punjabi
6) An active member of KIIT Dramatics society.
7) Completed 3 internships in Uae : period: 5 months.
Topics: Advanced embedded systems
Softwares: PI and Scada
Fire alarm systems
8. Theatre actor, theatre singer..hobbies: theatre and chess
9) Won a spot award for an active participation in Deloitte SAP PARTY and won appreciation for the same.
10) thread lead of ummeed and goonj (Firm initiatives at deloitte)
11) organiser of various quiz up competitions held at Deloitte.
10) I have my own blog too - Blogging as a hobby

Please evaluate my profile.
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New post 25 Jul 2018, 01:13
Hello Bob2018

While the contours of your profile look interesting- acads, brand of the company, international experience, extracurricular- all these will work in your favor.
Also mention around your achievements at work, career progression and reasons to pursue an MBA (career goals)
If you can get a 700+ on the GMAT and tie in these factors well in your essays, you might have a fighting chance.
Tough to give a detailed feedback due to missing GMAT (even an expected score will do) and career goals.
Reach out should you have further questions.

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Bob2018 wrote:
#PROFILE
#EVALUATION
10th - 90
12th - 76
Grad (B- tech) - 82
Work Ex -3 yrs
Deloitte USI 1.5 yrs
Roles:
Worked as a Business Technology analyst which dealt with working on the solutions dealing that Deloitte provides to the Clients

Al shirawi group (Oasis investment- Dubai): currently working as an erp and projects coordinator
Roles:
Working as a Supplier and Customer Creation master
Testing of all the Software Change requests (an integral part of the testing team)
Mainly dealing with the conferences which aim at shaping the IT department.
Managing the HRMS and Payroll system
Dealing with the Clients directly to resolve their issues (related to any new system)
System Designing

1)School - Chess champion, public speaker, head of the dramatics society
2) Placement Coordinator in KIIT University- BBSR
3)Worked with an NGO RON (Rhythm of nation) at college and Organized events.
5) Languages: English, hi Di, punjabi
6) An active member of KIIT Dramatics society.
7) Completed 3 internships in Uae : period: 5 months.
Topics: Advanced embedded systems
Softwares: PI and Scada
Fire alarm systems
8. Theatre actor, theatre singer..hobbies: theatre and chess
9) Won a spot award for an active participation in Deloitte SAP PARTY and won appreciation for the same.
10) thread lead of ummeed and goonj (Firm initiatives at deloitte)
11) organiser of various quiz up competitions held at Deloitte.
10) I have my own blog too - Blogging as a hobby

Please evaluate my profile.

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ABBBCCCCC wrote:
Hello Team!
I would be grateful if you could evaluate my profile for ISB YLP

Personal:
Age: 19
Nationality: Indian
Gender: Male

Academics:
Grade 10: 10 CGPA
Grade 12: 97%+ (100% in Mathematics)
CGPA: 8.5 (On 10)
Major: Bachelors in Commerce (Honors) from a Top College in the University of Delhi (Think: SRCC, Hindu)
GMAT: 760 (Q50 V42 IR8)

Internships and Work-Ex:
Interned with a Big 4 in Transaction Advisory
Interned with an ERP Implementation Company in ERP and New Ventures

Leadership and Co-Curricular:
Head of 2 Societies in College. Initiated 2 new activities alongside managing a PAN India level Fest
President at the branch of an International Pro-Bono Consultancy (Operating in 30+ Countries)
Won 3 Competitions (Case study, Strategy and Finance)
Finalist in 3 International Competitions

Projects for NGO's and Startups:
Organisational Restructuring, Impact Measurement and Plan Creation for a Grass Roots NGO
Market Entry for a UN SDG 11 & 13 Complaint Startup

Post MBA Goals:
I want to explore industries as a Consultant for 5-.7 years
Post that, I MIGHT want to transition into a tech-backed business on the basis of how my interest shapes up in the next few years


Hi ABBBCCCCC

You have a strong profile and great academics. 760 is a delightful GMAT score that will definitely give you an edge, esp for a YLP application. Extracurriculars are good too.

From a goals point of view, taking up a path in the trajectory of your internships may be a good idea, because you have some exposure to the industry. Consulting can also be a reasonable goal, but you will need to dig hard into your strengths to make a coherent story.

Good, well-connected essays can definitely see you through. Feel free to reach out for a detailed discussion.
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ABBBCCCCC wrote:
Hello Team!
I would be grateful if you could evaluate my profile for ISB YLP

Personal:
Age: 19
Nationality: Indian
Gender: Male

Academics:
Grade 10: 10 CGPA
Grade 12: 97%+ (100% in Mathematics)
CGPA: 8.5 (On 10)
Major: Bachelors in Commerce (Honors) from a Top College in the University of Delhi (Think: SRCC, Hindu)
GMAT: 760 (Q50 V42 IR8)

Internships and Work-Ex:
Interned with a Big 4 in Transaction Advisory
Interned with an ERP Implementation Company in ERP and New Ventures

Leadership and Co-Curricular:
Head of 2 Societies in College. Initiated 2 new activities alongside managing a PAN India level Fest
President at the branch of an International Pro-Bono Consultancy (Operating in 30+ Countries)
Won 3 Competitions (Case study, Strategy and Finance)
Finalist in 3 International Competitions

Projects for NGO's and Startups:
Organisational Restructuring, Impact Measurement and Plan Creation for a Grass Roots NGO
Market Entry for a UN SDG 11 & 13 Complaint Startup

Post MBA Goals:
I want to explore industries as a Consultant for 5-.7 years
Post that, I MIGHT want to transition into a tech-backed business on the basis of how my interest shapes up in the next few years


Hi ABBBCCCCC

You have a strong profile and great academics. 760 is a delightful GMAT score that will definitely give you an edge, esp for a YLP application. Extracurriculars are good too.

From a goals point of view, taking up a path in the trajectory of your internships may be a good idea, because you have some exposure to the industry. Consulting can also be a reasonable goal, but you will need to dig hard into your strengths to make a coherent story.

Good, well-connected essays can definitely see you through. Feel free to reach out for a detailed discussion.
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#PROFILE
#EVALUATION
10th - 90
12th - 76
Grad (B- tech) - 82
Work Ex -3 yrs
Deloitte USI 1.5 yrs
Roles:
Worked as a Business Technology analyst which dealt with working on the solutions dealing that Deloitte provides to the Clients

Al shirawi group (Oasis investment- Dubai): currently working as an erp and projects coordinator
Roles:
Working as a Supplier and Customer Creation master
Testing of all the Software Change requests (an integral part of the testing team)
Mainly dealing with the conferences which aim at shaping the IT department.
Managing the HRMS and Payroll system
Dealing with the Clients directly to resolve their issues (related to any new system)
System Designing
Project Management

1)School - Chess champion, public speaker, head of the dramatics society
2) Placement Coordinator in KIIT University- BBSR
3)Worked with an NGO RON (Rhythm of nation) at college and Organized events.
5) Languages: English, hi Di, punjabi
6) An active member of KIIT Dramatics society.
7) Completed 3 internships in Uae : period: 5 months.
Topics: Advanced embedded systems
Softwares: PI and Scada
Fire alarm systems
8. Theatre actor, theatre singer..hobbies: theatre and chess
9) Won a spot award for an active participation in Deloitte SAP PARTY and won appreciation for the same.
10) thread lead of ummeed and goonj (Firm initiatives at deloitte)
11) organiser of various quiz up competitions held at Deloitte.
10) I have my own blog too - Blogging as a hobby

EXPECTED GMAT SCORE: 650+

Why MBA?

1. I want to enhance my profile and build up my brand. I want to shift my career from IT to marketing.
why marketing?
Marketing has always fascinated me. I have strong communication skills and am an influencer. Being a part of a theatre before, i have a lot of confidence to deal with different people.
I had already decided to go for an MBA when i was in Deloitte. Hence, i switched my company and came to Dubai to work here as a Projects Cooordinator. I wanted to have an international experience as well as work in some MANAGEMENT profile. I was getting both these things here so i shifted. Also, my parents have been staying here since last 7 years. Right now, my profile requires a lot of interaction with new clients (explaining the staff about any new system that has come up in our company and guiding them with the navigation of the same.) Right now, there are a few gaps in my profile which can be filled up if i go for an MBA from a branded institute.

Future plans:
I plan to do my MBA from Schulich canada and then plan on to stay there and work in the Canadian workforce.

Please evaluate my profile.
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New post 25 Jul 2018, 23:54
Hello Bob2018

With a 650 (expected on the GMAT) it might be slightly tough for ISB. Though your international work ex will help you, your career goals look disconnected from your previous experience and skills (if not, please correct me by adding more info). schulich might be more realistic, but improve your story around career goals.

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Bob2018 wrote:
#PROFILE
#EVALUATION
10th - 90
12th - 76
Grad (B- tech) - 82
Work Ex -3 yrs
Deloitte USI 1.5 yrs
Roles:
Worked as a Business Technology analyst which dealt with working on the solutions dealing that Deloitte provides to the Clients

Al shirawi group (Oasis investment- Dubai): currently working as an erp and projects coordinator
Roles:
Working as a Supplier and Customer Creation master
Testing of all the Software Change requests (an integral part of the testing team)
Mainly dealing with the conferences which aim at shaping the IT department.
Managing the HRMS and Payroll system
Dealing with the Clients directly to resolve their issues (related to any new system)
System Designing
Project Management

1)School - Chess champion, public speaker, head of the dramatics society
2) Placement Coordinator in KIIT University- BBSR
3)Worked with an NGO RON (Rhythm of nation) at college and Organized events.
5) Languages: English, hi Di, punjabi
6) An active member of KIIT Dramatics society.
7) Completed 3 internships in Uae : period: 5 months.
Topics: Advanced embedded systems
Softwares: PI and Scada
Fire alarm systems
8. Theatre actor, theatre singer..hobbies: theatre and chess
9) Won a spot award for an active participation in Deloitte SAP PARTY and won appreciation for the same.
10) thread lead of ummeed and goonj (Firm initiatives at deloitte)
11) organiser of various quiz up competitions held at Deloitte.
10) I have my own blog too - Blogging as a hobby

EXPECTED GMAT SCORE: 650+

Why MBA?

1. I want to enhance my profile and build up my brand. I want to shift my career from IT to marketing.
why marketing?
Marketing has always fascinated me. I have strong communication skills and am an influencer. Being a part of a theatre before, i have a lot of confidence to deal with different people.
I had already decided to go for an MBA when i was in Deloitte. Hence, i switched my company and came to Dubai to work here as a Projects Cooordinator. I wanted to have an international experience as well as work in some MANAGEMENT profile. I was getting both these things here so i shifted. Also, my parents have been staying here since last 7 years. Right now, my profile requires a lot of interaction with new clients (explaining the staff about any new system that has come up in our company and guiding them with the navigation of the same.) Right now, there are a few gaps in my profile which can be filled up if i go for an MBA from a branded institute.

Future plans:
I plan to do my MBA from Schulich canada and then plan on to stay there and work in the Canadian workforce.

Please evaluate my profile.

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Hi,

It would be great if someone can help in evaluating my profile and suggest if I need to retake the GMAT to improve my score

Have written the GMAT once.
My GMAT score:660 (Q-48 V-33 IR-4 AWA-5)

Nationality : Indian
Gender- Male
Age - 25
Xth- 94%
XIIth - 91%
Undergrad- B.Tech. in Computer Science Engineering from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
CGPA- 8.7/10

Work Exp :
1. Working in Cvent India Pvt. Ltd for past 3 years as a part of Quality Assurance team.
- Responsible for Designing and coding automated scripts, database verification, and behavior/data-driven tests for web apps and Android/iOS mobile apps
- Handled several modules for US based client project, completed tasks as a sole person within tight deadlines and trained and mentored many new comers.


Volunteer Experience :
Worked for Teach for India for 2 months

Extra Curricular:
1. Headed the organising team for Annual College Fest
2. Won student of the year award
3. Awarded the best speaker for 3 years in a row


What are the chances of getting through ISB for Round 1 this year? or should I retake and improve my score and apply for Round 2?
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New post 27 Jul 2018, 12:26
Hello all,


Im Ashutosh from India. I'm applying for ISB.


Academics: 

- PGDM (MBA) (Marketing) from Alliance Business Academy (2005) (All India Management Association) 78%

- B.Com (2003) 62%


Professional experience: 12+ years

 - 9 years experience in Analytics (Hewlett Packard, Symphony Services)

 - Deferred Teach for India Fellowship

 - Led operations, special projects, learning delivery and Human Resources for 2.5 years in India's first Rural Kindergarten chain - for about 200 centres and schools and 800 teachers impacting about 13500 students.

 - Co-founded a firm focusing on providing turn key analytics, consulting, and monitoring and evaluation for Social Enterprises 1.5 years ago. 


I took my first practice GMAT using the MBA.com and scored 340.

Please advice.

Regards,
Ashutosh

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Hello pranavg2706

Please share more qualitative details around career progression, achievements at work, and most importantly career goals for a more meaningful feedback. (Read here to know what makes a profile and here to get started on career goals.
Based on the limited info I'd say target a 720+ for a decent chance. But if the quality info around work ex and career goals turns out to be great, you could do with a lower score as well.

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pranavg2706 wrote:
Hi,

It would be great if someone can help in evaluating my profile and suggest if I need to retake the GMAT to improve my score

Have written the GMAT once.
My GMAT score:660 (Q-48 V-33 IR-4 AWA-5)

Nationality : Indian
Gender- Male
Age - 25
Xth- 94%
XIIth - 91%
Undergrad- B.Tech. in Computer Science Engineering from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
CGPA- 8.7/10

Work Exp :
1. Working in Cvent India Pvt. Ltd for past 3 years as a part of Quality Assurance team.
- Responsible for Designing and coding automated scripts, database verification, and behavior/data-driven tests for web apps and Android/iOS mobile apps
- Handled several modules for US based client project, completed tasks as a sole person within tight deadlines and trained and mentored many new comers.


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Worked for Teach for India for 2 months

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1. Headed the organising team for Annual College Fest
2. Won student of the year award
3. Awarded the best speaker for 3 years in a row


What are the chances of getting through ISB for Round 1 this year? or should I retake and improve my score and apply for Round 2?
Please advise.

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Hi,

It would be great if someone can help in evaluating my profile and suggest if I need to retake the GMAT to improve my score

Have written the GMAT once.
My GMAT score:660 (Q-48 V-33 IR-4 AWA-5)

Nationality : Indian
Gender- Male
Age - 25
Xth- 94%
XIIth - 91%
Undergrad- B.Tech. in Computer Science Engineering from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
CGPA- 8.7/10

Work Exp :
1. Working in Cvent India Pvt. Ltd for past 3 years as a part of Quality Assurance team.
- Responsible for Designing and coding automated scripts, database verification, and behavior/data-driven tests for web apps and Android/iOS mobile apps
- Handled several modules for US based client project, completed tasks as a sole person within tight deadlines and trained and mentored many new comers.


Volunteer Experience :
Worked for Teach for India for 2 months

Extra Curricular:
1. Headed the organising team for Annual College Fest
2. Won student of the year award
3. Awarded the best speaker for 3 years in a row


What are the chances of getting through ISB for Round 1 this year? or should I retake and improve my score and apply for Round 2?
Please advise.


Hi pranavg2706

Given your conventional IT background and 3 years of experience, you should definitely give GMAT another shot. A score of 660 can potentially bring down your application. Try and aim for 710+, so that you are closer to the class average and of course the higher the better.
In terms of the application and your profile, completing tasks as the sole person ie individual excellence is great, but, you also need to show how you went above and beyond the call of duty and exhibited various leadership principles.

Extracurriculars are good, our recommendation would be to really give GMAT a good shot and not worry about Round 1 for now. A good GMAT score and well-written essays can take you to your goal.
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Hello isbashu

The first step for you is to ace the GMAT with at least a 680+.
This can take anywhere close to 2-4 months (depends on the individual).
Focus on just this and do not worry about the application currently as you are at the early stages of GMAT preparation.
Once you start feeling confident of getting a good score, prepare an application strategy as to why you wish to do an MBA that too a second one after 12 years of work ex. This story will matter significantly in your specific case. Additionally, identify the achievements at work that you want to talk about in the application. Your can read here on what makes a complete profile and here on career goals.
But currently maximum effort only on GMAT.

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Hello all,


Im Ashutosh from India. I'm applying for ISB.


Academics: 

- PGDM (MBA) (Marketing) from Alliance Business Academy (2005) (All India Management Association) 78%

- B.Com (2003) 62%


Professional experience: 12+ years

 - 9 years experience in Analytics (Hewlett Packard, Symphony Services)

 - Deferred Teach for India Fellowship

 - Led operations, special projects, learning delivery and Human Resources for 2.5 years in India's first Rural Kindergarten chain - for about 200 centres and schools and 800 teachers impacting about 13500 students.

 - Co-founded a firm focusing on providing turn key analytics, consulting, and monitoring and evaluation for Social Enterprises 1.5 years ago. 


I took my first practice GMAT using the MBA.com and scored 340.

Please advice.

Regards,
Ashutosh

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Hello Varun,

Thanks for your revert on my post. .

In response to your questions, please read below :


GMAT : Most Likely by Mid Aug. Target score : 700+

Career Goals : Immediately after MBA, would like to get absorbed in consulting, investment/wholesale banking , Operations role, where I can develop my professional skills further and gives me the opportunity for international work experience either by joining the office location abroad or being sent by the company in India as per the requirement. However, I do not wish to take up the sales job in retail sector , even though I am fine with client facing roles. An international work experience is the must that I am looking forward to post MBA.
Why MBA is absolutely necessary for me ? I wish to switch the functional role (from banking to consulting, first preference) or the banking domain from retail banking to investment banking/ Treasury .Need MBA for the upliftment of my position from Junior Management level to atleast middle management, post MBA. Also, I would like to work in foreign banks like JP Morgan , Morgan Stanley, HSBC etc . In a nutsell, for a career change, gain credibility , and better access to recruiters.
An international work experience is a must I am looking forward , post MBA.

I understand, MBA is not the solution to all problems but the generic skills required for banking or any sector, are enhanced.


Please share your insights .

Thanks in advance!

Yogita







If you can manage a 730 on the GMAT, you have a pretty solid profile.
Would like to understand more around your career progression and achievements as that is what will make your story. You can read to know all the factors that will matter at ISB for admission.
Extracurricular can help, but in your case it will not break your chances, to stand out bring out the business impact of your work related contributions.
The most important piece of your profile is missing- Career goals. What are your future plans and why is an MBA an absolute necessity to reach these goals? Add to your research by reading. You will need to project career goals that fit your profile and what ISB can offer.
Plan your timeline well in case you wish to apply in R1, when are you taking the GMAT?
Needless to say how you tie up all of these factors in your essay will decide the outcome.

Best
Varun Sharma
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Hello Everyone,

A humble request for profile evaluation as mentioned below. Nothing much is there but still, if anybody can suggest anything.

GMAT not taken yet . Targeting 730 .

Total Work Ex - 8 Yrs
- 2 Yrs worked in education sector (The Chopras-Kaplan & Manya Group-The Princeton Review) as admissions counselor for MS in US.
- 6 Yrs work in Banking sector( Current Job) - worked in retail banking vertical with exposure to Retail liabilities for 4 yrs and Retails assets - operations group for 2 yrs. Handled a team size of 5 when worked in retail assets. In retail liabilities, have been working on solo profile only. Total 3 locations I have worked in Delhi, Noida & Bhopal.
NISM certified for mutual funds advisory services.

Education :
1 Yr PG Diploma in Banking & Finance from Manipal Univ, CGPa 7.8
JAIIB certified (Indian Institute of Banking & Finance)
Bachelor of Science (Comp. Sci. Hons) from University of Delhi in 2009 with 61.1%
Core JAVA certification from NIIT, Delhi
Class 12th -80.2% , Class 10th - 87.2%



Extra curricular - Had worked with NGO , conducted events for education , health awareness and cultural activities. Unfortunately, I do not have any documentary proof for the same.

Cleared Level 1 of exam conducted by INFS for health & nutrition. Level 2 yet to be cleared for becoming Certified nutrition & fitness consultant.[/quote][/quote]
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Hello @yogitarwt

I just have 2 brief points on this-

1. Your goals look all over the place. This may lead to a weak narrative. Stick with 1 or 2 realistic goals.
2. If international work ex is your priority, ISB may not be a good choice.

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yogitarwt wrote:
Hello Varun,

Thanks for your revert on my post. .

In response to your questions, please read below :


GMAT : Most Likely by Mid Aug. Target score : 700+

Career Goals : Immediately after MBA, would like to get absorbed in consulting, investment/wholesale banking , Operations role, where I can develop my professional skills further and gives me the opportunity for international work experience either by joining the office location abroad or being sent by the company in India as per the requirement. However, I do not wish to take up the sales job in retail sector , even though I am fine with client facing roles. An international work experience is the must that I am looking forward to post MBA.
Why MBA is absolutely necessary for me ? I wish to switch the functional role (from banking to consulting, first preference) or the banking domain from retail banking to investment banking/ Treasury .Need MBA for the upliftment of my position from Junior Management level to atleast middle management, post MBA. Also, I would like to work in foreign banks like JP Morgan , Morgan Stanley, HSBC etc . In a nutsell, for a career change, gain credibility , and better access to recruiters.
An international work experience is a must I am looking forward , post MBA.

I understand, MBA is not the solution to all problems but the generic skills required for banking or any sector, are enhanced.


Please share your insights .

Thanks in advance!

Yogita







If you can manage a 730 on the GMAT, you have a pretty solid profile.
Would like to understand more around your career progression and achievements as that is what will make your story. You can read to know all the factors that will matter at ISB for admission.
Extracurricular can help, but in your case it will not break your chances, to stand out bring out the business impact of your work related contributions.
The most important piece of your profile is missing- Career goals. What are your future plans and why is an MBA an absolute necessity to reach these goals? Add to your research by reading. You will need to project career goals that fit your profile and what ISB can offer.
Plan your timeline well in case you wish to apply in R1, when are you taking the GMAT?
Needless to say how you tie up all of these factors in your essay will decide the outcome.

Best
Varun Sharma
+919137133507




Hello Everyone,

A humble request for profile evaluation as mentioned below. Nothing much is there but still, if anybody can suggest anything.

GMAT not taken yet . Targeting 730 .

Total Work Ex - 8 Yrs
- 2 Yrs worked in education sector (The Chopras-Kaplan & Manya Group-The Princeton Review) as admissions counselor for MS in US.
- 6 Yrs work in Banking sector( Current Job) - worked in retail banking vertical with exposure to Retail liabilities for 4 yrs and Retails assets - operations group for 2 yrs. Handled a team size of 5 when worked in retail assets. In retail liabilities, have been working on solo profile only. Total 3 locations I have worked in Delhi, Noida & Bhopal.
NISM certified for mutual funds advisory services.

Education :
1 Yr PG Diploma in Banking & Finance from Manipal Univ, CGPa 7.8
JAIIB certified (Indian Institute of Banking & Finance)
Bachelor of Science (Comp. Sci. Hons) from University of Delhi in 2009 with 61.1%
Core JAVA certification from NIIT, Delhi
Class 12th -80.2% , Class 10th - 87.2%



Extra curricular - Had worked with NGO , conducted events for education , health awareness and cultural activities. Unfortunately, I do not have any documentary proof for the same.

Cleared Level 1 of exam conducted by INFS for health & nutrition. Level 2 yet to be cleared for becoming Certified nutrition & fitness consultant.
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Hello Varun,

Ok. I understand what you are trying to say about career goals. Since I have finance background, I would like to come back to banking but in different domain, at a better role, preferably investment banking .

International work exp. is not priority as such, but eventually yes.

Budget is a constraint. Do you think my profile is competent enough for US /Canada/ Singapore B schools? Scholarship I would be requiring , big time.
How about scholarships to female applicants in abroad, esp US Top Schools?

Female Applicant + Banking experience of 6.5 years +education industry 2 yrs+ pursuing a course to become nutrition & fitness consultant, how much weightage does my profile has in comparison to usual MBA applicants profile?
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Hello Varun,

Ok. I understand what you are trying to say about career goals. Since I have finance background, I would like to come back to banking but in different domain, at a better role, preferably investment banking .

International work exp. is not priority as such, but eventually yes.

Budget is a constraint. Do you think my profile is competent enough for US /Canada/ Singapore B schools? Scholarship I would be requiring , big time.
How about scholarships to female applicants in abroad, esp US Top Schools?

Female Applicant + Banking experience of 6.5 years +education industry 2 yrs+ pursuing a course to become nutrition & fitness consultant, how much weightage does my profile has in comparison to usual MBA applicants profile?



Hello yogitarwt

I just have 2 brief points on this-

1. Your goals look all over the place. This may lead to a weak narrative. Stick with 1 or 2 realistic goals.
2. If international work ex is your priority, ISB may not be a good choice.

Best
Varun Sharma
+919137133507



Hello Varun,

Thanks for your revert on my post. .

In response to your questions, please read below :


GMAT : Most Likely by Mid Aug. Target score : 700+

Career Goals : Immediately after MBA, would like to get absorbed in consulting, investment/wholesale banking , Operations role, where I can develop my professional skills further and gives me the opportunity for international work experience either by joining the office location abroad or being sent by the company in India as per the requirement. However, I do not wish to take up the sales job in retail sector , even though I am fine with client facing roles. An international work experience is the must that I am looking forward to post MBA.
Why MBA is absolutely necessary for me ? I wish to switch the functional role (from banking to consulting, first preference) or the banking domain from retail banking to investment banking/ Treasury .Need MBA for the upliftment of my position from Junior Management level to atleast middle management, post MBA. Also, I would like to work in foreign banks like JP Morgan , Morgan Stanley, HSBC etc . In a nutsell, for a career change, gain credibility , and better access to recruiters.
An international work experience is a must I am looking forward , post MBA.

I understand, MBA is not the solution to all problems but the generic skills required for banking or any sector, are enhanced.


Please share your insights .

Thanks in advance!

Yogita







If you can manage a 730 on the GMAT, you have a pretty solid profile.
Would like to understand more around your career progression and achievements as that is what will make your story. You can read to know all the factors that will matter at ISB for admission.
Extracurricular can help, but in your case it will not break your chances, to stand out bring out the business impact of your work related contributions.
The most important piece of your profile is missing- Career goals. What are your future plans and why is an MBA an absolute necessity to reach these goals? Add to your research by reading. You will need to project career goals that fit your profile and what ISB can offer.
Plan your timeline well in case you wish to apply in R1, when are you taking the GMAT?
Needless to say how you tie up all of these factors in your essay will decide the outcome.

Best
Varun Sharma
+919137133507




Hello Everyone,

A humble request for profile evaluation as mentioned below. Nothing much is there but still, if anybody can suggest anything.

GMAT not taken yet . Targeting 730 .

Total Work Ex - 8 Yrs
- 2 Yrs worked in education sector (The Chopras-Kaplan & Manya Group-The Princeton Review) as admissions counselor for MS in US.
- 6 Yrs work in Banking sector( Current Job) - worked in retail banking vertical with exposure to Retail liabilities for 4 yrs and Retails assets - operations group for 2 yrs. Handled a team size of 5 when worked in retail assets. In retail liabilities, have been working on solo profile only. Total 3 locations I have worked in Delhi, Noida & Bhopal.
NISM certified for mutual funds advisory services.

Education :
1 Yr PG Diploma in Banking & Finance from Manipal Univ, CGPa 7.8
JAIIB certified (Indian Institute of Banking & Finance)
Bachelor of Science (Comp. Sci. Hons) from University of Delhi in 2009 with 61.1%
Core JAVA certification from NIIT, Delhi
Class 12th -80.2% , Class 10th - 87.2%



Extra curricular - Had worked with NGO , conducted events for education , health awareness and cultural activities. Unfortunately, I do not have any documentary proof for the same.

Cleared Level 1 of exam conducted by INFS for health & nutrition. Level 2 yet to be cleared for becoming Certified nutrition & fitness consultant
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Hello yogitarwt

As mentioned earlier you have a good profile on paper. This is speaking purely quantitatively- GMAT+Years+Industry etc.
There is also a qualitative side- Professional Progress & achievements, Career Goals- these are subjective or qualitative. Though your professional progress looks decent, the career goals narrative does not. If you write your goals as 'eventual' international experience or Investment Banking getting into ISB is going to be tough.
You do have a strong chance at ISB if you improve this narrative.
Coming to US- this is a very broad topic and there are more than 50 schools that you can target, at many places you will have a good chance or scholarship as well. But by top if you mean M7, then they will be a stretch for you (based on the limited info I have at the present).

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yogitarwt wrote:
Hello Varun,

Ok. I understand what you are trying to say about career goals. Since I have finance background, I would like to come back to banking but in different domain, at a better role, preferably investment banking .

International work exp. is not priority as such, but eventually yes.

Budget is a constraint. Do you think my profile is competent enough for US /Canada/ Singapore B schools? Scholarship I would be requiring , big time.
How about scholarships to female applicants in abroad, esp US Top Schools?

Female Applicant + Banking experience of 6.5 years +education industry 2 yrs+ pursuing a course to become nutrition & fitness consultant, how much weightage does my profile has in comparison to usual MBA applicants profile?

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