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Hi GyanOne

I intend to apply in Round 1. Kindly help to evaluate my profile;

GMAT - 730 (Q49 V42)

Experience
- Originally from West Africa but currently in the first year of a 2.5 year job rotation in a US office of a Big4 accounting firm.
- Prior to that, I worked in the same Big4 firm in West African for 6 years, rising to the position of Manager. My role is primarily tax consulting and technology. I spearheaded a number of projects working with State Governments to improve processes. These projects led to >15% revenue increases in the first year.
- Led a team of 12 that designed a mobile app at work. Also redesigned a computation model that had been in use in my local firm for about 10 years prior, and the new model saved over 6,000 man-hours in its first year of deployment.
- In addition, I redesigned curricula and facilitated training sessions for my firm's new hires for about 2 years, with each new hire class being about 70-80 in size. My current role in the US firm is data and analytics and I have been deployed to some firm-wide projects.

Education
I have a first degree in a science major from a no-name State University in West Africa. GPA of 4.4 on scale of 5 (top 5 in class of 800+). I also served as Treasurer for my departmental association and was employed part-time by the department to tutor junior classes.

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I am a Certified Accountant (ACCA) and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. I was president of a youth body that successfully executed a campaign against human trafficking in a State in my home country. I also volunteer as a facilitator for two non-profit educational organizations (one back home and one in the US) and I serve as mentor to two college seniors as part of another non-profit.

I am targeting H/S/W Booth and Haas


Hi JWhizzy

Thanks for posting. Here is our assessment:

- Some great accomplishments there. You have clearly done work that has gone well beyond your core competence (Acctg/Finance) and contributed to areas such as tech (mobile app) development and analytics, which gives you an edge.
- Your work in Africa and now in the US provides you differentiation and international experience. The fact that you are in a rotation means that you are recognized as a high potential employee for the future as well.
- The no-name state university does not take away too much from you, as your GPA is decent, and you are an ACCA as well. The non-profit work will add the ECA perspective.
- We dont' see too much here in terms of personal interests and passions. At some point, those will also carry weight, especially for H/S/W.
- If you are planning for a post-MBA move to consulting, would like to see you add Kellogg and maybe Columbia as well to that list. H/S/W/Booth all seem within your grasp, if not necessarily your reach right now, if you can build strong apps. Your current work and role in analytics seem to be pointing towards a post-MBA career in consulting.
- It would be interesting to see how you are planning to build up your profile hereon. Do you continue in the US/move back to Africa later? That will be an important element of the apps.

Again, as this is a forum for ISB applicants, feel free to contact directly on a different thread.

Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.
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Hello everyone,
Please help me evaluate my profile for Fall 2018 R1 applications.

Demographic: 27 years old, male, Indian

Academic background:
BTech: 6.4/10
GRE: 319
GMAT 1st attempt: 650
Planning to retake and get a score of 720 in next 3 months.

Work Experience: 5 years (as of April 2017)
Chief moderator at ChessCube India ( 7 months)
Business Analyst at Cognizant Technology Solutions (38 months, 2 promotions)
Assistant Manager-CSR at Coal India Limited (16 months,1 promotion)


Extra-curricular:
National level chess player and online chess coach at chess.com
Lots of CSR initiatives both at my workplace and outside.
Involved in lots of Chess seminars where I sold my chess books and video tutorials.


Future goal: IT consulting

Please suggest me some B schools in US and Canada where I have decent chances of an admit.
I appreciate any comments or tips as to how I can improve my profile further. Thanking everyone in advance!

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Hello everyone,
Please help me evaluate my profile for Fall 2018 R1 applications.

Demographic: 27 years old, male, Indian

Academic background:
BTech: 6.4/10
GRE: 319
GMAT 1st attempt: 650
Planning to retake and get a score of 720 in next 3 months.

Work Experience: 5 years (as of April 2017)
Chief moderator at ChessCube India ( 7 months)
Business Analyst at Cognizant Technology Solutions (38 months, 2 promotions)
Assistant Manager-CSR at Coal India Limited (16 months,1 promotion)


Extra-curricular:
National level chess player and online chess coach at chess.com
Lots of CSR initiatives both at my workplace and outside.
Involved in lots of Chess seminars where I sold my chess books and video tutorials.


Future goal: IT consulting

Please suggest me some B schools in US and Canada where I have decent chances of an admit.
I appreciate any comments or tips as to how I can improve my profile further. Thanking everyone in advance!

Best Regards,
Vivek


Hi Vivek

- Your acads and GRE score are a bit low. Your objective of a 720+ on the GMAT is the right one.
- If we read your work-ex sequence right (feel free to add anything we are missing) and you are currently at ChessCube, that might create a bit of a question with respect to the consistency for a career in IT consulting. Your chess achievements are great, but you will need to clarify why you left a role that was more aligned to your goal.
- Would love to know more about how you see Chess as part of your future plans (personal or professional)
- ECA seems fine.

With a 720+ your chances at ISB should be good (not sure you are looking at ISB at all, but given that this is a thread for ISB profile evaluations adding a perspective on ISB).

This is not the right thread for discussions on other schools, so request you to post here:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-admissio ... tants-124/
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vivek6199 wrote:
Hello everyone,
Please help me evaluate my profile for Fall 2018 R1 applications.

Demographic: 27 years old, male, Indian

Academic background:
BTech: 6.4/10
GRE: 319
GMAT 1st attempt: 650
Planning to retake and get a score of 720 in next 3 months.

Work Experience: 5 years (as of April 2017)
Chief moderator at ChessCube India ( 7 months)
Business Analyst at Cognizant Technology Solutions (38 months, 2 promotions)
Assistant Manager-CSR at Coal India Limited (16 months,1 promotion)


Extra-curricular:
National level chess player and online chess coach at chess.com
Lots of CSR initiatives both at my workplace and outside.
Involved in lots of Chess seminars where I sold my chess books and video tutorials.


Future goal: IT consulting

Please suggest me some B schools in US and Canada where I have decent chances of an admit.
I appreciate any comments or tips as to how I can improve my profile further. Thanking everyone in advance!

Best Regards,
Vivek


Hi Vivek

- Your acads and GRE score are a bit low. Your objective of a 720+ on the GMAT is the right one.
- If we read your work-ex sequence right (feel free to add anything we are missing) and you are currently at ChessCube, that might create a bit of a question with respect to the consistency for a career in IT consulting. Your chess achievements are great, but you will need to clarify why you left a role that was more aligned to your goal.
- Would love to know more about how you see Chess as part of your future plans (personal or professional)
- ECA seems fine.

With a 720+ your chances at ISB should be good (not sure you are looking at ISB at all, but given that this is a thread for ISB profile evaluations adding a perspective on ISB).

This is not the right thread for discussions on other schools, so request you to post here:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-admissio ... tants-124/




Thanks a lot for the guidance. To clarify the sequence, I started my career at ChessCube and I am currently working in Coal India's CSR Wing.
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GyanOne wrote:
vivek6199 wrote:
Hello everyone,
Please help me evaluate my profile for Fall 2018 R1 applications.

Demographic: 27 years old, male, Indian

Academic background:
BTech: 6.4/10
GRE: 319
GMAT 1st attempt: 650
Planning to retake and get a score of 720 in next 3 months.

Work Experience: 5 years (as of April 2017)
Chief moderator at ChessCube India ( 7 months)
Business Analyst at Cognizant Technology Solutions (38 months, 2 promotions)
Assistant Manager-CSR at Coal India Limited (16 months,1 promotion)


Extra-curricular:
National level chess player and online chess coach at chess.com
Lots of CSR initiatives both at my workplace and outside.
Involved in lots of Chess seminars where I sold my chess books and video tutorials.


Future goal: IT consulting

Please suggest me some B schools in US and Canada where I have decent chances of an admit.
I appreciate any comments or tips as to how I can improve my profile further. Thanking everyone in advance!

Best Regards,
Vivek


Hi Vivek

- Your acads and GRE score are a bit low. Your objective of a 720+ on the GMAT is the right one.
- If we read your work-ex sequence right (feel free to add anything we are missing) and you are currently at ChessCube, that might create a bit of a question with respect to the consistency for a career in IT consulting. Your chess achievements are great, but you will need to clarify why you left a role that was more aligned to your goal.
- Would love to know more about how you see Chess as part of your future plans (personal or professional)
- ECA seems fine.

With a 720+ your chances at ISB should be good (not sure you are looking at ISB at all, but given that this is a thread for ISB profile evaluations adding a perspective on ISB).

This is not the right thread for discussions on other schools, so request you to post here:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-admissio ... tants-124/




Thanks a lot for the guidance. To clarify the sequence, I started my career at ChessCube and I am currently working in Coal India's CSR Wing.


Thanks for clarifying. The CSR role is again a disconnect with IT consulting and the inconsistency in terms of the role/company (private to PSU) will need to be explained. Maybe you have great reasons for it - just pointing out that an inflexion point exists there that needs smoothening.
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I am a professional with 7.5 Yrs of Work Exp in Engineering Industry.
X - 76.14%
XII - 61.69%
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GMAT - 640

Please assist which colleges I can apply to. I'll prefer studying in India or Singapore.
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I am a professional with 7.5 Yrs of Work Exp in Engineering Industry.
X - 76.14%
XII - 61.69%
B.Tech. - NIT Surat - 6.69 GPA (2.7/4)
GMAT - 640

Please assist which colleges I can apply to. I'll prefer studying in India or Singapore.


Your lower than average GMAT score can be compensated by the higher than avg work-ex. Most importantly, bring out the impact / achievements in your work which will be a deal maker in your case. Some extra curriculars during school / college will also add to your story. Hence, communicate a compelling story to the admissions committee. The colleges you should look at are: India - ISB, One year programs at top IIMs (A, B, C, L, I etc.), and Great Lakes. You may look at NUS and Nanyang in Singapore but they would prefer a higher GMAT score.

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Hi,

I am a professional with 7.5 Yrs of Work Exp in Engineering Industry.
X - 76.14%
XII - 61.69%
B.Tech. - NIT Surat - 6.69 GPA (2.7/4)
GMAT - 640

Please assist which colleges I can apply to. I'll prefer studying in India or Singapore.


Hi Woody2Hoot

Please provide more information on your ECA/leadership instances to enable an evaluation.
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Hi,

I am a professional with 7.5 Yrs of Work Exp in Engineering Industry.
X - 76.14%
XII - 61.69%
B.Tech. - NIT Surat - 6.69 GPA (2.7/4)
GMAT - 640

Please assist which colleges I can apply to. I'll prefer studying in India or Singapore.


Hi Woody2Hoot,

With 7.5 years in the industry, we are sure we would be able to find a lot of leadership experiences that will help you put up a great application story. The NIT brand definitely adds credibility, but we feel we need to know more to really give you a fair evaluation. With a score of 640, things do get a little difficult, though not impossible, and a stellar application can still give you chances.

The question of which colleges you should apply to is answered best by mapping the school's ability to provide you a clear path to your careers. Why don't you have a look at our Free B school shortlisting: http://www.apphelp.co.in/Bschool-selection.htm and we can help you shortlist schools according to your profile. You can also decide if you need to retake your GMAT, once you have a clearer ideas of your target B-schools.

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Hello ,
Please help me evaluate my profile for Fall 2018 applications.

Demographic: 29 years old, male, Indian

Academic background:
B.Commerce: 54.4% (Calcutta University)
Class 12-75% (ISC)
Class 10-74% (ICSE)
First GMAT 660. Aiming to break 700 plus.( I know i can as i had calls from few reputed Management institutes from India which i did not join.)
Work Experience: 5 +years (as of May 2017)

Working with SBI
Worked in Credit for 2 years ,then in Domestic Treasury as a Equity Dealer for 2 years and now looking after Forex Treasury.

Extra-curricular:
Swimming,Ultra Long Distance Cycling and Play Synthesizer and Grand Acoustic Piano. Does'nt have huge certificates but few here and there can be found.

Future goal: To get into Management side of a Bank Treasury / Work in private equity

Please suggest me some B schools in US ,Europe and Target Score which i should aim .

Thanks in advance
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Hello ,
Please help me evaluate my profile for Fall 2018 applications.

Demographic: 29 years old, male, Indian

Academic background:
B.Commerce: 54.4% (Calcutta University)
Class 12-75% (ISC)
Class 10-74% (ICSE)
First GMAT 660. Aiming to break 700 plus.( I know i can as i had calls from few reputed Management institutes from India which i did not join.)
Work Experience: 5 +years (as of May 2017)

Working with SBI
Worked in Credit for 2 years ,then in Domestic Treasury as a Equity Dealer for 2 years and now looking after Forex Treasury.

Extra-curricular:
Swimming,Ultra Long Distance Cycling and Play Synthesizer and Grand Acoustic Piano. Does'nt have huge certificates but few here and there can be found.

Future goal: To get into Management side of a Bank Treasury / Work in private equity

Please suggest me some B schools in US ,Europe and Target Score which i should aim .

Thanks in advance


Hi Abhishek

- Your work experience is quite rich. SBI is of course a very well-known employer. That should put you in an excellent position in terms of diversity, background, and experience for ISB. Not many people out there who get Treasury roles without an MBA/CA so kudos for doing that.
- That said, your undergrad academic performance was low, and your GMAT at 660 does not help. That is something you seem to be fixing already, though. If you can scale the 700 mark, you should be in good stead there. This is for ISB. If aiming for top US/Europe options, you are looking at a minimum of 720, and of course the higher the better beyond that.
- Your ECA are more personal than team-driven; you are not outstanding on this aspect but what you have should be good enough to get by.
- Getting into PE won't be easy given your work experience so far (not directly aligned, though in the right direction), and ISB as well as European schools aren't really doing well in terms of PE placements right now. The US is your best bet if these are your goals.
- The lack of experience in markets outside India will also be a factor as you apply to top international schools.

As this is a forum for ISB, not getting into specific European/US school options. You can contact us directly for a broader discussion on that. You can also post on the following forum, which is meant for discussions on international schools: https://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-admissio ... tants-124/

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Hello ,
Please help me evaluate my profile for Fall 2018 applications.

Demographic: 29 years old, male, Indian

Academic background:
B.Commerce: 54.4% (Calcutta University)
Class 12-75% (ISC)
Class 10-74% (ICSE)
First GMAT 660. Aiming to break 700 plus.( I know i can as i had calls from few reputed Management institutes from India which i did not join.)
Work Experience: 5 +years (as of May 2017)

Working with SBI
Worked in Credit for 2 years ,then in Domestic Treasury as a Equity Dealer for 2 years and now looking after Forex Treasury.

Extra-curricular:
Swimming,Ultra Long Distance Cycling and Play Synthesizer and Grand Acoustic Piano. Does'nt have huge certificates but few here and there can be found.

Future goal: To get into Management side of a Bank Treasury / Work in private equity

Please suggest me some B schools in US ,Europe and Target Score which i should aim .

Thanks in advance


Hi Abhishek,

We think you've got an intriguing profile, with the right number of work experience and a brand like SBI. Experience in finance is definitely coveted at B-schools and you've definitely aced that.
You're absolutely spot on with the GMAT, you definitely need to retake it. In order to make it to any of the top B-schools, you should aim for a 720-730.
A background like yours while competitive, would also need to focus on the following aspects:
1. Make sure you highlight leadership and teamwork related strengths, which explicitly show non-finance and qualitative strengths. Candidates with a finance background, often make this critical mistake.
2. Showcase a well-rounded personality, with strong extracurriculars. With a background like yours, it becomes extremely important to display what you do beyond work.
3. Get more clarity on long-term goals. Getting into PE from a B-school is definitely difficult, though not impossible. We recommend you talk to alumni who are in roles that are coveted by you and understand what helped them reach there.

We'd like to know your profile a little better in order to help you short-list schools for your application. Why don't you try our B-school selector here?

Feel free to reach out in case of more queries.
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Hi guys,

This may seem too early on, but I plan to apply by 2020... so it would be nice if I got some feedback in order to work on a few things before my application process.
Anyways, here's my profile...

- Female, Asian
- Born and raised in the Philippines (but I have dual citizenship with the US)
- Currently 21, but will be 24 years old when I apply
- 3.2 GPA (from a top 1-2 university in the PH) - around this range when I graduate as well (started out weak freshman year, but with a significant upward trend)
- Major in Management Economics, Minor in Finance
- Have international study-abroad experiences (one in Berlin where I studied the German Language and Culture), and I'll be completing another one this summer in London (LSE) where I'll be studying on the Global Economy and Financial Markets
- Internship this summer is with the Central Bank of the Philippines (where I'll be working in the Centre of Monetary and Financial Policy)
- Extra-curriculars: Founded a Filipino grilled food business and will be opening it in my university for 1 year this August - (Senior Year), Worked 1 year as a teacher in financial literacy in a poverty-stricken community every Saturday (sophomore year in college), Worked as an ambassador of a cosmetics company in the PH wherein I gave personality talks to teenage girls in a fishing community (freshman year); also part of other college organizations
- Will be taking the GMAT after college (will aim for a 720+)
- After college, I plan to work more on teaching financial literacy on the weekends to communities in the Philippines
- Looking also into a full-time job in the Philippine Stock Exchange, Citi, Department of Finance, Asian Development Bank, or anything in that field. (Will have 2 years full-time experience when I apply)
- Other fun details - Love travelling, mountain climbing, and is also a sports enthusiast

So, this is what I have so far, and knowing how competitive B-school applications can get, I'm looking to improving some aspects of my profile in the next 3 years.
Interested in HBS, Columbia, Fuqua, LSB, Yale, Wharton, Kellogg, Tuck, Sloan, Mendoza, and McDonough
Any feedback or comments will be very much appreciated.

Thanks for your time.


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Quick question - are you planning to target only the full-time MBA programs through the regular route for the schools you mention, or are you looking at early career options as well (e.g. HBS 2+2+, Yale Silver Scholars)?
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Last year I completed a course in business studies from dcu. For the past year I have been working and was wondering my chances of being accepted into these schools these are not in order of preference lse, lbs, ucl, imperial, Warwick, bocconi, Stockholm and Copenhagen. I am open to suggestions of colleges I may have missed or should consider applying to the main purpose of my thread is to find out my chances of being accepted into any of these colleges or please tell me the ones you don't think I will not get into. Thank you in advance

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Hi all,

Last year I completed a course in business studies from dcu. For the past year I have been working and was wondering my chances of being accepted into these schools these are not in order of preference lse, lbs, ucl, imperial, Warwick, bocconi, Stockholm and Copenhagen. I am open to suggestions of colleges I may have missed or should consider applying to the main purpose of my thread is to find out my chances of being accepted into any of these colleges or please tell me the ones you don't think I will not get into. Thank you in advance

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Please provide more details on your work experience, key achievements, and ECA. Also, what program are you looking at? You mention LSE in your school list, but it does not offer an MBA. At your experience level, you seem to be a better fit with MSc/MiM programs.
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New post 14 May 2017, 13:24
I did a one month internship at jp Morgan and aother not banking but one of the largest media companies in the world. I am currently doing research in what I will master in but I am leaning towards finance also have worked 3 months summer in Deloitte
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New post 14 May 2017, 13:25
I want to work as high up in a hedge fund as possible sorry for not including this at the start
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New post 14 May 2017, 14:14
Any other info I should add I think that is it
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