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Location: India
Schools: Yale '20
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V41
GPA: 4
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Hi,

I am in a dilemma here so a little bit of advice would really go a long way in helping a poor soul in distress :-)

Profile:
Indian/Male/BS+MS from IIT Kharagpur (2015) (one of the top 5 universities in India)
GPA 7.63/10
GMAT 750 Q50 V41

Extracurricular: Actually a lot. (¬‿¬)
Head of my college Literary Society. Taught students for two months during summer break in Kashmir (think Palestine of South Asia) as part of an organisation I co-founded (we got featured by Dell Education Challenge 2013 among 'top 10 promising projects worldwide'). Won half a dozen B-Plan competitions in social entrepreneurship space nationally. Twice represented college in Hult Prize internationally (its considered one of the biggest social entrepreneurship competitions globally). Attended Harvard's HPAIR conference in Tokyo with full scholarship. Was also the editor of the newsletter of the college chapter of the national government sponsored community service program (phew!). While working in my first job, I also volunteered for an NGO for a year (we used to take left-over food from restaurants and give it to slum dwellers and orphanage kids). Was also class valedictorian in my high school but I guess that's pre-historic data.

Work Experience:
3 months+ : Currently working in a small development consulting firm, advising the Education department of an Indian state on systemic transformation in elementary education.
8 months: Worked as a political consultant and helped a national political party with election campaigns in 2 states (we won in one of them).
6 months: Tried starting-up. Failed.
8 months: Worked in a data analytics MNC for the credit card division of a top US bank.

I know I have worked in a lot of places for too short a time. No excuses here...

Goals: To work in a top management consulting firm, learn some tricks of the trade and then move back to development consulting space (Dalberg etc.) and do the world some good :)

My question:
I am planning to apply in R2 this year. Do I stand a chance (with scholarships) in Yale/Ross/Stern? Considering that I have to take a big loan with no guarantee of a job in the US, should I just give up my US dream and focus on ISB? I will also apply for ISB but I am very keen on acquiring the perspective and learning only a US education can give me.

Can't thank you enough for reading till the end. I wish i could give you a cookie :grin:

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New post 06 Sep 2017, 19:43
Hi there, happy to help, and I will gladly accept that cookie :-)

So the good news is you've got impressive academic stats -- good GPA from a great school, and an excellent GMAT score. You've also got impressive leadership in extracurriculars -- though it seems like those are all in the past?

Your work experience is interesting, and definitely different from many Indian applicants -- but it's not very consistent, as you know, and you don't have much of it. I would strongly encourage you to consider waiting to apply til next year. That way you can show tenure of more than one year in your current job (so you can more credibly say you like consulting), and you can also apply in Round 1, when chances of scholarship may be slightly higher.

Best of luck!
Kate

saif2khan wrote:
Hi,

I am in a dilemma here so a little bit of advice would really go a long way in helping a poor soul in distress :-)

Profile:
Indian/Male/BS+MS from IIT Kharagpur (2015) (one of the top 5 universities in India)
GPA 7.63/10
GMAT 750 Q50 V41

Extracurricular: Actually a lot. (¬‿¬)
Head of my college Literary Society. Taught students for two months during summer break in Kashmir (think Palestine of South Asia) as part of an organisation I co-founded (we got featured by Dell Education Challenge 2013 among 'top 10 promising projects worldwide'). Won half a dozen B-Plan competitions in social entrepreneurship space nationally. Twice represented college in Hult Prize internationally (its considered one of the biggest social entrepreneurship competitions globally). Attended Harvard's HPAIR conference in Tokyo with full scholarship. Was also the editor of the newsletter of the college chapter of the national government sponsored community service program (phew!). While working in my first job, I also volunteered for an NGO for a year (we used to take left-over food from restaurants and give it to slum dwellers and orphanage kids). Was also class valedictorian in my high school but I guess that's pre-historic data.

Work Experience:
3 months+ : Currently working in a small development consulting firm, advising the Education department of an Indian state on systemic transformation in elementary education.
8 months: Worked as a political consultant and helped a national political party with election campaigns in 2 states (we won in one of them).
6 months: Tried starting-up. Failed.
8 months: Worked in a data analytics MNC for the credit card division of a top US bank.

I know I have worked in a lot of places for too short a time. No excuses here...

Goals: To work in a top management consulting firm, learn some tricks of the trade and then move back to development consulting space (Dalberg etc.) and do the world some good :)

My question:
I am planning to apply in R2 this year. Do I stand a chance (with scholarships) in Yale/Ross/Stern? Considering that I have to take a big loan with no guarantee of a job in the US, should I just give up my US dream and focus on ISB? I will also apply for ISB but I am very keen on acquiring the perspective and learning only a US education can give me.

Can't thank you enough for reading till the end. I wish i could give you a cookie :grin:

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