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Hi,

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

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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 one 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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I would strongly encourage you to try and explain why you moved around a lot, and more importantly, why you are done moving around now.
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grahamtandrew wrote:
I would strongly encourage you to try and explain why you moved around a lot, and more importantly, why you are done moving around now.


To be honest, I was not really sure what I wanted to do when I graduated and it took a lot of trial and error to really find my calling. It was something I already knew all along but just wasn't sure of until now. I know its an Achilles' heel of my application but I hope the adcoms would understand :P

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