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Joined: 05 Oct 2012
Posts: 13

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 3

Location: United States
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V36
GPA: 3.6
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New post 24 Nov 2012, 09:44
Appreciate if you can have a look at the below profile:

Age 24, Male, Indian

Xth Grade -95.2% ( Overall)
XIIth Grade - 89.2%
Chemical Engineering Degree at BITS PILANI , Rajasthan India.
Overall GPA: 8.92/10 ( GPA in Core Chemical Courses 9.8/10)
GMAT - 710 ( Q49, V36, AWA 5 , IR 4)
CFA Institute, USA Level 3 Canditate

Work Experience:

5 months ( current role) as a Consultant , Business Development in a $5 million turnover family owned food processing business.

•Managing roles in Business Development, Office Administration, Human Resource Management, Finance, Accounting and internal audit and control
•Created SOPs and Documented Procedures for all Critical Food Safety Related Activities.
•Liasonsing with Food regulatory bodies in India to ensure compliance

2 yrs and 3 months as Risk Analyst at Credit Suisse, Mumbai.

• Risk Analysis, reporting and potential exposure checks for Hedge Fund clients.
• Enhanced the accuracy and quality of underlying data for Prime Services risk analytics by developing and implementing multiple data controls.
• Contributed to the development and execution of Equity Cross Margining Platform that benefited many clients by offering
competitive margins across Prime Brokerage, Swap and Listed Derivatives Platform.
• Coded scenarios and stresses in a third party real time risk analytics software for stress based
custom margining for certain Hedge Fund Clients.

INTERN as Business Analyst at Modelytics India Pvt. Ltd.
• Conducted a case study on credit card pricing optimization
• Built predictive models and pricing optimisation schemes using statistical techniques by understanding the clients' business problems and defining an analytical approach to solving them

Extra Curricular Activities
• Active role in Credit Suisse Business Analyst recruitment program from top 1% engineering colleges in India
• Have received a formal training in dance and awarded BEST DANCER in ‘LATINA FIESTA 2007’, a national level competition in dance categories
Lambada, Salsa and Merengue.
• Held the Joint Coordinator position of Department Of Theatre, responsible for managing all the major stage events, interacting with teams, publicity, promotion and budget management of events in OASIS, the second biggest student cultural festival of INDIA
• Cultural Secretary of a regional association in College,a group of 400 members

I plan to do an MBA and then come back and take over the family business . A course that emphasizes leadership and entrepreneurship will suit my needs greatly .Once I take over the business I would need to be in a position to lead a team of about 100-200 people . Also since my current business is manufacturing
based , a school with a strong operations department will be a better fit for me.

Target Schools :
MIT Sloan, ( famous for operations management, good balance between theory and real life applications)
Kellogg ( operations focussed, dynamic curriculum)

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 3

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New post 30 Nov 2012, 11:34
Hi gmatrockss,

Overall you are well positioned for the schools on your target list which I agree would be strong choices for you given your unique background and educational needs. You could benefit from having a GMAT score 20 or 30 points higher, but your current score is still very good, especially when combined with your high GPA.

The one area in which your profile is lacking is in volunteer/community service work. You should find a non-profit organization with which you can connect, and get involved as soon as possible, preferably with a leadership role, such as serving on a junior board or heading up a strategic initiative.

Family businesses can also be quite tricky to handle on your MBA applications, especially since recommendations from family members are discouraged. My colleagues at Stratus Prep and I have a lot of experience successfully navigating this issue for our clients, and I would be happy to discuss this further with you if you are interested in working with us on your applications. We have helped international applicants from family businesses with profiles less strong than yours into MIT so I believe that we can really be of assistance if you are looking to collaborate with an admissions consultant on your applications to these schools.

The schools on your list that I think would be the best fit for you would obviously be MIT and Kellogg because they have the strongest operations programs combined with exceptional leadership training.

Good luck!

Stratus Prep
(212) 307-1788

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Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 3

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New post 01 Dec 2012, 07:17
Hi Stratus Prep,

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Although I am not all involved in community work at present , I am doing a volunteering role in All India Bakers Association and Association of Small Scale Industries . I plan to take more initiative and strategic projects in the future , as advised , which can further boost my chances.I look forward to working with you when I am ready to apply next year.

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