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Profile Evaluation : Indian/Male/IT

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Profile Evaluation : Indian/Male/IT [#permalink]

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New post 07 Feb 2016, 12:11
Hi guys, please provide your opinion of my profile.

Gmat : 720 (Q47/V42/IR-4/AWA-5.5)

Post MBA goal : To get into strategic consulting.. if not MBB then atleast Deloitte etc. Hence, i would consider only schools that place a significant number of students into consulting.

I plan to apply in R1 of the next admission session. And also, i would need a considerable scholarship to be able to attend an us b school.

Profile:

Indian/Male/IT :cry: :cry: (Please don't stop reading!!!)
I'm 27 and I have around 5 years of total industry experience.

I have worked in Infosys for 3.5 years (1 promotion) and then i have been working for Genpact Capital Markets ( I work out of my client site : Goldman Sachs). My formal designation is "Technical Consultant" but the work i do is mostly coding. Almost all of the clients i have worked for are in the finance domain. I am the youngest person in my present team :cry: :cry: . In my previous firm, i used to supervise 3 of my juniors. I have no experience of working outside of my native country.

I have done a fair bit of volunteer work (Mentoring under privileged student, flood relief etc.) but it was all part of my organisation's CSR activities. I played football for the Infosys team and captained the college football team.. not sure if it counts for anything. I have also organized events and tournaments for my organisation.

I secured 68% in B.E. electronics but i finished my course in 5 years. I had to drop a year as i had to tend to some medical emergencies in my family and could not appear for my exam. (To clarify : i did NOT fail). I completed a 3 month course in IT during the time i couldn't attend college.

Given the considerable constraints in my profile... :oops: I plan to apply to the top 15-25 schools (kelley/olin/goizueta).

Oh and i will also try to get my GMAT score to somewhere around 740. And i know un poco espanyol (level A2).. again not sure if this adds any weight to my profile.

Question 1) Can i expect a scholarship from 15-25 schools?
Question 2) Are the schools i mentioned target schools for Deloitte\PWC etc?
Question 3) Should i apply to higher ranked schools (Kenan-Flagler\Duke) or am i being too hopeful?

Also, i would really appreciate any other tips to improve my profile in the next 7-8 months.
Thanks in advance.

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New post 07 Feb 2016, 15:41
Thank you for posting your profile.

As you are aware, you are coming from a very competitive pool (Indian IT with goal of going into Strategy Consulting). Your GMAT score would be above the average your target schools. Being the youngest in your team can actually be a positive - showing fast career progression. Taking on leadership/mentoring roles and working on projects with well-known companies helps, but international exposure would be something you would want to address more. Involvement in extracurricular activities helps especially if you can show how this could tie in with future goals or causes, this would show a consistent and continuing passion. Resilience and personal story needs to be framed properly to help you stand out positively.

You may review details of career placement statistics of your target schools to check if they are fit with your goals, that may also give you additional career options. Connecting with alumni and students can only help in your decision-making process.

Hope this helps!
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