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Location: India
Schools: Yale '20
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V41
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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 very short durations...Just felt like trying everything in a go

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 to ISB but I am very keen on acquiring the perspective and learning only a US education can give.

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

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Hi saif2khan, I read ahead and I really want a cookie... but I'll settle for a kudos...:) so let me see if I can help. Will answer below...
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 V41Awesome GMAT and that will get you noticed

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.
awesome! some really good stuff in here...
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 very short durations...Just felt like trying everything in a go

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? If you want to do consulting- broaden your list to more schools where you can have better scholarship odds- look at UNC Kenan--Flagler, Kelley, Rice, 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 to ISB but I am very keen on acquiring the perspective and learning only a US education can give. So keep all the options open- pursue a few stretch like Yale/Ross and then look at Stern, UNC, Kelley, maybe Olin or Georgetown or Mendoza too and see if you have options- if you like the options go to US- and if not do ISB. Working with a counselor can help you increase scholarship odds- no guarantee but can help you present well and minimize weaknesses- the job changes- so to learn more about that go to this link for a free consult: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/

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

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