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Schools: HBS, INSEAD, HEC, ISB, Rotman, IIMA , IIM, EDHEC
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V42
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New post 11 Jan 2019, 05:42
Hello aroraishita02

Pretty good chances with your GMAT and extracurricular activities. You seem to check all the boxes.
Work ex is something that is not unique (so does not add much diversity) so make sure you stand out by highlighting your achievements and career progress.
Slightly skeptical about your career goals though. Consulting might be a good bet, but ISB is not the best choice if you wish to make a career in Investment Banking. Hope you have done your research here.

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aroraishita02 wrote:
Hi All,
Would appreciate a profile evaluation. Targeting R1 next year.

Background and nationality: Indian Female

Undergrad Information: B.Tech - ECE. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University(MSIT). CGPA: 8.9(one of the toppers of my stream)

GMAT: 760

Work experience and leadership : 4.5 years at present in a techno-functional role. Working as a Senior Software Engineer in Infosys Ltd serving domestic and international banks. Have worked with private, public sector and international banks, all at client site. Currently heading all clients in Africa and Sri Lanka region (about 2 years of international work ex). Regarded as a domain expert and have worked as a team lead in multiple project implementations.

Awards: Top Performer in the Entry Level Training, Most Promising Joinee Award, Listed as Infosys Pride Factor, Awarded by multiple clients for contribution to the project.
Was the head of Self-Governance Team in Infosys for a year.

Community and others : Associated with Leaders for Tomorrow and part of their project – Igniting Young Minds to provide life skills to the disadvantaged; Member of Help Age India in higher secondary for care of disadvantaged elderly.
Recently Joined Toastmasters. Awarded as Best Table Topic Speaker in the guest meeting. Event Head of Technical Fest in college ensuring a footfall of more than 2500 people in the event. Member of the organization committee of Infosys Finacle Fever’15.

Post MBA goals: Investment Banking, Consulting.

Thank you for your help.

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New post 12 Jan 2019, 07:58
Hello everyone! I'm looking to apply to the YLP programme at ISB.
Here's my profile summary:
School:
10th-95%
12th-94%% (Science)
1st at an essay writing competition.
UG: BSc. Economics(H) from a top college in India. CGPA- 7.85
GMAT/GRE: Not taken yet.
Extra Curricular:
Elected as the Class Rep for the 1st year of college.
Selected as Editor-in-chief of the departmental magazine.
Organised events for the college fest.
Runners up in a paper presentation event, participated in a couple more events as well.
Volunteering in a leading NGO in the city.
CFA Level I cleared with top grades.
Trained in classical music (but out of touch now).
Internship:
Nothing much, a work-from-home internship at a think tank.
Do I have a decent chance of getting in through the YLP route ? What GMAT/GRE score should I target? And what else should I do to enhance my profile?
Looking forward to hearing from everyone! Thanks!
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New post 12 Jan 2019, 14:30
Dear Ari269,

The most important criteria ISB considers while evaluating YLP candidates is whether they have the “potential” to become leaders in future and are academically competent to take up an intensive one year course.

While the admission committee understands that YLP candidates are still completing their undergrad/ fresh out of college and hence from a professional experience standpoint there is not a lot to make a decision on. Hence, they look for all other possible “proxies” to gauge the candidate’s potential leadership abilities and academic merit.
Leadership roles in student bodies of schools / colleges, volunteering activities, internship experiences, CGPA and GMAT/GRE scores are some of the markers that are considered for evaluation. From the looks of your profile, it does seem that you have the elements to make a good YLP candidate, provided you hit a GMAT score in excess of 700 and complement it with well-articulated essays detailing your career goals and contributions in leadership positions and the corresponding impact it has been able to generate.
In order to improve your candidature, I would recommend to pursue something (ex. volunteering with NGO / CFA levels etc.) whole heartedly and consistently to become an expert in the field - try not to be a jack of all trades, but rather try to excel in a limited no. of things.

I am an ISB alum and have been assisting applicants in their admission journeys for the last 4 years. Please feel free to reach out to me at Arijit.biswas@crackadmission.com in case you want to have a detailed discussion.
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Arijit
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New post 16 Jan 2019, 22:24
Hello

Please evaluate my profile for ISB

10th:82 % CBSE
12th:68% CBSE
Graduation: M.Tech .Integrated -Biotechnology-D.Y Patil Mumbai- 66%
Graduate Certificate-Marketing-Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia-66%

GMAT-to be taken, anticipated score-700

Work Experience-

Sales Consultant-Wealth Partners Australia-1 year

- Within 6 months of joining was assigned a portfolio worth millions of dollars.
My role here was to analyse the client’s financial situation (Credit Analysis), calculating Net Disposable Income and providing advice on asset building , provide consolidation options of other debts like car loans, personal loans and credit card debts with home loans, Data management and lead generation using CRM,Assisting financial planners to present data to potential members.

I have given the company 300 plus new clients and assisted them to reduce loan terms from 30 to 15-20 years .

Portfolio Manager-Probe Group Australia-Client-Citibank-1.5 years

Managing a portfolio of debt accounts- Credit Cards and Personal Loans.
· Lost Customer discovery via Skip Trace using various software’s.
· Educating Customers with Escalations & Collection process, maintaining rapport for ongoing collections and maximum recovery.
· Responsible for generating and analysing collection reports.
· Assisting management in devising collection strategies according to client needs.
· Qualitative analysis of business process and providing business improvement suggestions to client. · Maintaining strict compliance and security for ongoing Portfolio as per ASIC industry standards.

Member Advisor-Certified Practicing Accountants-Australia -2.5 years

Provide sound and timely advice to prospective student queries for admissions, enrolments, advanced standing, special considerations, migration and Public Practice.
· Collating and analysing data from various outbound call campaign projects for each to provide feedback.
· Assisting management with designing and conducting pilot projects for niche consumer markets.
· Supporting the delivery of local networking and training events-for student recruitment.
· Develop and implement business strategies that drive member growth in the employer markets to achieve
targets, identify-opportunities for new business by contacting and engaging with potential partners, individuals, manage relationships with existing and new partners.
· Play a cross- functional role to record member feedback for current service protocols for continuous process improvement and business development.
Achievements:
· Won an award for best customer service.
· As an individual, consistently hit and surpassed monthly sales targets.
· Got the business a $ 150,000 in enrolments and activation project alone, with a Return on Investment of 350%.


Project Coordinator-Certified Practicing Accountants Australia

Plan, prioritise and maintain project activities aligned to each semester / exam delivery period for the CPA Program globally-ensuring clearly defined timelines, processes and schedules are maintained across the program streams and to Coordinate the operational activity required to support the development and delivery of certification exams including the CPA Program and Foundation level exams.

I have Effectively managed the coordination of two exam windows per year, covering the venue selection, capacity and market management for over 50,000 exam sits, across 80+ countries (up to 400 exam venues).

Was also responsible for Data analysis and reporting assisting in forecasting future events, Quality checks, Budget Management, Supplier Contract Management, Policy Writting, Provide ongoing operational support,information and advice to all front line facing teams to ensure they are provided with current knowledge of the exam scheduling process.
Apart from my primary role I have assisted
Learning and development, product development and Event Management teams to ensure Event suppliers are contracted (Master services agreement and SOWs) and fully aware of their deliverables.

Achievements:
· Managed the delivery of 30,000 exams in 2018 (Program and Foundation)
· Delivered exams in 93 countries across 417 venues
· Sourced 110 new venues to accommodate members
· Conducted detailed reviews of 106 special consideration applications classed as being exam related
· Supported 130 candidates who requested a reasonable adjustment.

Key Highlights:
-International Work Experience in Sales/Business Development/ Key Account Management/Project Management/Service/Training of junior staff.

Worked for Certified Practicing Accountants-Australia-a Non Profit organisation, it is one of the 16 member bodies of the International Federation of Accountants.

I have worked in the capacity of a Global Project Coordinator looking after the end to end operational delivery of CPA Program exams including Study Material Planning and Inventory Management, all international offices were coordinating with me in order to get resolutions in regard to exam delivery issues and processes.

I have looked after a very special Portfolio—“Reasonable Adjustments”- my role here was to assess applications from partially or fully handicapped students requesting adjustments to their study material and exams in order to complete the program successfully. It is in this capacity that I have assisted intelligent minds achieve their goals in life inspite of their physical or mental shortages.

Extra Curriculars:

I am learnt Bharatnatyam and have been awarded at State level for performances( this was a decade ago so I am not sure if this counts)

Currently I am a marathoner and a full time mother to a 2 year old

Thanks for reading the lengthy post.

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Schools: HBS, INSEAD, HEC, ISB, Rotman, IIMA , IIM, EDHEC
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.75
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New post 17 Jan 2019, 09:01
Hello APV

Kudos to the detailed post. A few pointers on your profile-

1. You have a strong profile- international experience, decent extracurricular activities will really help you stand out. A 700+ will do you wonders. As long as you do not mess up on your essays/interviews, you have a good shot. This brings me to my next point-
2. An important part of the application is the right set of career goals. Goals that are clear, specific and realistic. These must fit your profile and that of the school. You haven't touched upon this aspect at all. With a strong career journey, what is the long term vision of your career and how does ISB fit in the attainment of this vision? This will be the decision maker in your case. In absence of this information, tough to give a detailed feedback.
3. You mentioned you are a full time mother- does that mean you have been on a break for 2 years? If yes, this could make things slightly tricky. Though certainly not a deal breaker, be prepared to showcase how you have used this time productively (professionally speaking) and have kept your self updated. This will also be a major part of your narrative on 'why ISB'.

Best
Varun Sharma
+919137133507
MBAkarma.com
GMAT Score Predictor
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APV wrote:
Hello

Please evaluate my profile for ISB

10th:82 % CBSE
12th:68% CBSE
Graduation: M.Tech .Integrated -Biotechnology-D.Y Patil Mumbai- 66%
Graduate Certificate-Marketing-Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia-66%

GMAT-to be taken, anticipated score-700

Work Experience-

Sales Consultant-Wealth Partners Australia-1 year

- Within 6 months of joining was assigned a portfolio worth millions of dollars.
My role here was to analyse the client’s financial situation (Credit Analysis), calculating Net Disposable Income and providing advice on asset building , provide consolidation options of other debts like car loans, personal loans and credit card debts with home loans, Data management and lead generation using CRM,Assisting financial planners to present data to potential members.

I have given the company 300 plus new clients and assisted them to reduce loan terms from 30 to 15-20 years .

Portfolio Manager-Probe Group Australia-Client-Citibank-1.5 years

Managing a portfolio of debt accounts- Credit Cards and Personal Loans.
· Lost Customer discovery via Skip Trace using various software’s.
· Educating Customers with Escalations & Collection process, maintaining rapport for ongoing collections and maximum recovery.
· Responsible for generating and analysing collection reports.
· Assisting management in devising collection strategies according to client needs.
· Qualitative analysis of business process and providing business improvement suggestions to client. · Maintaining strict compliance and security for ongoing Portfolio as per ASIC industry standards.

Member Advisor-Certified Practicing Accountants-Australia -2.5 years

Provide sound and timely advice to prospective student queries for admissions, enrolments, advanced standing, special considerations, migration and Public Practice.
· Collating and analysing data from various outbound call campaign projects for each to provide feedback.
· Assisting management with designing and conducting pilot projects for niche consumer markets.
· Supporting the delivery of local networking and training events-for student recruitment.
· Develop and implement business strategies that drive member growth in the employer markets to achieve
targets, identify-opportunities for new business by contacting and engaging with potential partners, individuals, manage relationships with existing and new partners.
· Play a cross- functional role to record member feedback for current service protocols for continuous process improvement and business development.
Achievements:
· Won an award for best customer service.
· As an individual, consistently hit and surpassed monthly sales targets.
· Got the business a $ 150,000 in enrolments and activation project alone, with a Return on Investment of 350%.


Project Coordinator-Certified Practicing Accountants Australia

Plan, prioritise and maintain project activities aligned to each semester / exam delivery period for the CPA Program globally-ensuring clearly defined timelines, processes and schedules are maintained across the program streams and to Coordinate the operational activity required to support the development and delivery of certification exams including the CPA Program and Foundation level exams.

I have Effectively managed the coordination of two exam windows per year, covering the venue selection, capacity and market management for over 50,000 exam sits, across 80+ countries (up to 400 exam venues).

Was also responsible for Data analysis and reporting assisting in forecasting future events, Quality checks, Budget Management, Supplier Contract Management, Policy Writting, Provide ongoing operational support,information and advice to all front line facing teams to ensure they are provided with current knowledge of the exam scheduling process.
Apart from my primary role I have assisted
Learning and development, product development and Event Management teams to ensure Event suppliers are contracted (Master services agreement and SOWs) and fully aware of their deliverables.

Achievements:
· Managed the delivery of 30,000 exams in 2018 (Program and Foundation)
· Delivered exams in 93 countries across 417 venues
· Sourced 110 new venues to accommodate members
· Conducted detailed reviews of 106 special consideration applications classed as being exam related
· Supported 130 candidates who requested a reasonable adjustment.

Key Highlights:
-International Work Experience in Sales/Business Development/ Key Account Management/Project Management/Service/Training of junior staff.

Worked for Certified Practicing Accountants-Australia-a Non Profit organisation, it is one of the 16 member bodies of the International Federation of Accountants.

I have worked in the capacity of a Global Project Coordinator looking after the end to end operational delivery of CPA Program exams including Study Material Planning and Inventory Management, all international offices were coordinating with me in order to get resolutions in regard to exam delivery issues and processes.

I have looked after a very special Portfolio—“Reasonable Adjustments”- my role here was to assess applications from partially or fully handicapped students requesting adjustments to their study material and exams in order to complete the program successfully. It is in this capacity that I have assisted intelligent minds achieve their goals in life inspite of their physical or mental shortages.

Extra Curriculars:

I am learnt Bharatnatyam and have been awarded at State level for performances( this was a decade ago so I am not sure if this counts)

Currently I am a marathoner and a full time mother to a 2 year old

Thanks for reading the lengthy post.

Posted from my mobile device

_________________

Varun Sharma
MBAkarma.com
info (at) MBAkarma (dot) com

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