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INSEAD PROFILE EVALUATION THREAD: Post all Profile Eval Requests Here!

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New post 11 May 2019, 01:51
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Hi

thank you very much for asking for my opinion as well.

You have a strong profile with good elements that will for sure be of the interest of INSEAD. Let me assess it using the school's 4 admissions criteria as framework.

(1) Leadership Potential. You can show leadership potential through rapid career progression. I like your career path, and being promoted is a sign of progression. In your application, make sure to show that your responsibilities and the size of your role have been increasing over time and with every job change. I would be very interested in taking a look at your resume if you don't mind.

(2) International Motivation. You're Chinese, educated in France, with experiences in HK and Japan. Your goals are also international. Therefore, you clearly meet this criterion.

(3) Academic Capacity. Your 760 GMAT score is a clear indication of your academic ability. Therefore, you also meet this criterion.

(4) Ability to Contribute. This is the ability to contribute to your study group, your class, the school. This is not exclusively shown via volunteer work. INSEAD is interested in applicants with interesting and active lives that are willing to share their experiences with other people. I am confident you can also meet this criterion.

Regarding your career goals, I always recommend to avoid mentioning several options. Your goals must be concrete and you must articulate them in a clear way. So please take some time to think about what you want to accomplish in your professional career and how an MBA can help you get there.

As you may know, the Chinese applicant pool is extremely competitive, and although you do have a strong profile, you will still need to find ways to set yourself apart.

I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck in your application.

Thank you very much.

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Thanks Alex for your opinion! I'm in progress of R2 application, let's see how it goes.
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Hi Guys,

I need some input on my chances of cracking INSEAD. I am Male/29/B.Tech with a total of 6.5 years (7.7 at the time of class commencement) of Experience (details provided below). I have a 720 GMAT score (V40, Q49). I have very few extra curricular activity, I generally spend my free time taking care of my family business (we have a small knitting factory employing 10-12 employees, its nothing big but since last 2 years I have been actively involved in helping my father out, he passed away in last march and I have been taking care of the overall administration since then).

Work Experience -

Feb 2016 - Current, PwC India Advisory (D&A Tech Consulting) - Currently a Senior Consultant (promoted in 2017)
As part of the D&A Advisory practice I generally work with Banks and other Financial Service companies to evaluate their analytical capabilities and advise them on to optimise and improve their data usage. I have also been working closely with the PwC FinTech team to connect with FinTech start ups and explore avenues of collaboration.

As of today I am part of a joint Technology Consulting and Management Consulting Digital Sales Growth Strategy project where I am responsible technology, analytics & data science strategy and PMO. I have two people reporting directly to me and am up for a promotion next year.

Jan 2015 - Feb 2016, Deloitte India (Enterprise Risk Services) - Consultant
As part of the ERS Team within Deloitte India, I worked closely with the Statutory and Internal Audit teams designing and implementing analytical solutions to identify high fraud risks as well as gaps in business process.

Aug 2013 - Jan 2015 - PwC SDC Kolkata - Associate
Working as Data Analyst of the CAATs (Computer Aided Audit Techniques) team, on SAS 99 Journal entry testing for various clients providing auxiliary support to various PwC US, UK, Canada & Australia Audit teams.

Dec 2012 - Aug 2013 - Cognizant Technology Solutions - Assistant Engineering Trainee
I worked primarily with Cognizant's foreign clients to provide Technical Support and handle queries regarding any system inconsistencies

One drawback in my profile is that I am not from any renowned Engineering institute. I graduated from Institute of Engineering & Management (under WBUT) with 7.41/10 CGPA.

With regards to career goals, I would like to continue in Consulting or FinTech related role. The MBA for me is to facilitate more of a vertical shift rather than a industry change. I am facing a mental block in how I can present my case with the essays. I would really appreciate if you any of you guys have some inputs for me.

Also, feel free to suggest some alternate MBA programs, as of now the only other schools I am considering are ISB and NUS.

Thanks in advance,

Best Regards,

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New post 11 May 2019, 04:57
Hey Munna,

I will start from high level and then delve in.

Your score 720 and average experience 7.7 is more than average. INSEAD values entrepreneurship and family business a lot. Every year, there are handful of candidates, who are from Family business category.

Addressing your concern that you are not from any renowned university, it is a myth, don't bother. This is where INSEAD is different from other B-schools. You can't change your past but you can try to make future better and INSEAD understands that. Shortlist is more about you are in present rather than your past schools. No one is a born INSEADer but you become one by your hard/smart work.

MBA and Beyond is based out of Singapore and NUS is one of the most sought out schools. Having said that, I believe with your score and profile you should not restrict yourself to just ISB and NUS.

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undrachivrpapu wrote:
Hi Guys,

I need some input on my chances of cracking INSEAD. I am Male/29/B.Tech with a total of 6.5 years (7.7 at the time of class commencement) of Experience (details provided below). I have a 720 GMAT score (V40, Q49). I have very few extra curricular activity, I generally spend my free time taking care of my family business (we have a small knitting factory employing 10-12 employees, its nothing big but since last 2 years I have been actively involved in helping my father out, he passed away in last march and I have been taking care of the overall administration since then).

Work Experience -

Feb 2016 - Current, PwC India Advisory (D&A Tech Consulting) - Currently a Senior Consultant (promoted in 2017)
As part of the D&A Advisory practice I generally work with Banks and other Financial Service companies to evaluate their analytical capabilities and advise them on to optimise and improve their data usage. I have also been working closely with the PwC FinTech team to connect with FinTech start ups and explore avenues of collaboration.

As of today I am part of a joint Technology Consulting and Management Consulting Digital Sales Growth Strategy project where I am responsible technology, analytics & data science strategy and PMO. I have two people reporting directly to me and am up for a promotion next year.

Jan 2015 - Feb 2016, Deloitte India (Enterprise Risk Services) - Consultant
As part of the ERS Team within Deloitte India, I worked closely with the Statutory and Internal Audit teams designing and implementing analytical solutions to identify high fraud risks as well as gaps in business process.

Aug 2013 - Jan 2015 - PwC SDC Kolkata - Associate
Working as Data Analyst of the CAATs (Computer Aided Audit Techniques) team, on SAS 99 Journal entry testing for various clients providing auxiliary support to various PwC US, UK, Canada & Australia Audit teams.

Dec 2012 - Aug 2013 - Cognizant Technology Solutions - Assistant Engineering Trainee
I worked primarily with Cognizant's foreign clients to provide Technical Support and handle queries regarding any system inconsistencies

One drawback in my profile is that I am not from any renowned Engineering institute. I graduated from Institute of Engineering & Management (under WBUT) with 7.41/10 CGPA.

With regards to career goals, I would like to continue in Consulting or FinTech related role. The MBA for me is to facilitate more of a vertical shift rather than a industry change. I am facing a mental block in how I can present my case with the essays. I would really appreciate if you any of you guys have some inputs for me.

Also, feel free to suggest some alternate MBA programs, as of now the only other schools I am considering are ISB and NUS.

Thanks in advance,

Best Regards,

Munna
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undrachivrpapu wrote:
Hi Guys,

I need some input on my chances of cracking INSEAD. I am Male/29/B.Tech with a total of 6.5 years (7.7 at the time of class commencement) of Experience (details provided below). I have a 720 GMAT score (V40, Q49). I have very few extra curricular activity, I generally spend my free time taking care of my family business (we have a small knitting factory employing 10-12 employees, its nothing big but since last 2 years I have been actively involved in helping my father out, he passed away in last march and I have been taking care of the overall administration since then).

Work Experience -

Feb 2016 - Current, PwC India Advisory (D&A Tech Consulting) - Currently a Senior Consultant (promoted in 2017)
As part of the D&A Advisory practice I generally work with Banks and other Financial Service companies to evaluate their analytical capabilities and advise them on to optimise and improve their data usage. I have also been working closely with the PwC FinTech team to connect with FinTech start ups and explore avenues of collaboration.

As of today I am part of a joint Technology Consulting and Management Consulting Digital Sales Growth Strategy project where I am responsible technology, analytics & data science strategy and PMO. I have two people reporting directly to me and am up for a promotion next year.

Jan 2015 - Feb 2016, Deloitte India (Enterprise Risk Services) - Consultant
As part of the ERS Team within Deloitte India, I worked closely with the Statutory and Internal Audit teams designing and implementing analytical solutions to identify high fraud risks as well as gaps in business process.

Aug 2013 - Jan 2015 - PwC SDC Kolkata - Associate
Working as Data Analyst of the CAATs (Computer Aided Audit Techniques) team, on SAS 99 Journal entry testing for various clients providing auxiliary support to various PwC US, UK, Canada & Australia Audit teams.

Dec 2012 - Aug 2013 - Cognizant Technology Solutions - Assistant Engineering Trainee
I worked primarily with Cognizant's foreign clients to provide Technical Support and handle queries regarding any system inconsistencies

One drawback in my profile is that I am not from any renowned Engineering institute. I graduated from Institute of Engineering & Management (under WBUT) with 7.41/10 CGPA.

With regards to career goals, I would like to continue in Consulting or FinTech related role. The MBA for me is to facilitate more of a vertical shift rather than a industry change. I am facing a mental block in how I can present my case with the essays. I would really appreciate if you any of you guys have some inputs for me.

Also, feel free to suggest some alternate MBA programs, as of now the only other schools I am considering are ISB and NUS.

Thanks in advance,

Best Regards,

Munna



Hi Munna,

Your profile description shows good career progression and the coming promotion will only add to that. That said, in your application, you must highlight your achievements and the impact you have created through your work with clients and your organization alike. A lot of the applicants fail to depict these, specifically on the resume, but my advice is to create a solid resume that highlights your 1. career progression; 2. (quantified) achievements; 3 leadership skills. This is specifically important for a person applying with higher work experience (and we see lot of resumes all the time that don't follow this).

Applying to INSEAD, its a must that you show your global mindset and adaptability - so these are the other elements you would definitely focus upon.

Thirdly, You'll have to make a solid argument as to why you need an MBA? You seem to be on a good growth path and you also don't wish to change your career, So, is an MBA really required at this time?

Hope the pointers above get you to think in the right direction. Else, feel free to reach out.
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undrachivrpapu wrote:
Hi Guys,

I need some input on my chances of cracking INSEAD. I am Male/29/B.Tech with a total of 6.5 years (7.7 at the time of class commencement) of Experience (details provided below). I have a 720 GMAT score (V40, Q49). I have very few extra curricular activity, I generally spend my free time taking care of my family business (we have a small knitting factory employing 10-12 employees, its nothing big but since last 2 years I have been actively involved in helping my father out, he passed away in last march and I have been taking care of the overall administration since then).

Work Experience -

Feb 2016 - Current, PwC India Advisory (D&A Tech Consulting) - Currently a Senior Consultant (promoted in 2017)
As part of the D&A Advisory practice I generally work with Banks and other Financial Service companies to evaluate their analytical capabilities and advise them on to optimise and improve their data usage. I have also been working closely with the PwC FinTech team to connect with FinTech start ups and explore avenues of collaboration.

As of today I am part of a joint Technology Consulting and Management Consulting Digital Sales Growth Strategy project where I am responsible technology, analytics & data science strategy and PMO. I have two people reporting directly to me and am up for a promotion next year.

Jan 2015 - Feb 2016, Deloitte India (Enterprise Risk Services) - Consultant
As part of the ERS Team within Deloitte India, I worked closely with the Statutory and Internal Audit teams designing and implementing analytical solutions to identify high fraud risks as well as gaps in business process.

Aug 2013 - Jan 2015 - PwC SDC Kolkata - Associate
Working as Data Analyst of the CAATs (Computer Aided Audit Techniques) team, on SAS 99 Journal entry testing for various clients providing auxiliary support to various PwC US, UK, Canada & Australia Audit teams.

Dec 2012 - Aug 2013 - Cognizant Technology Solutions - Assistant Engineering Trainee
I worked primarily with Cognizant's foreign clients to provide Technical Support and handle queries regarding any system inconsistencies

One drawback in my profile is that I am not from any renowned Engineering institute. I graduated from Institute of Engineering & Management (under WBUT) with 7.41/10 CGPA.

With regards to career goals, I would like to continue in Consulting or FinTech related role. The MBA for me is to facilitate more of a vertical shift rather than a industry change. I am facing a mental block in how I can present my case with the essays. I would really appreciate if you any of you guys have some inputs for me.

Also, feel free to suggest some alternate MBA programs, as of now the only other schools I am considering are ISB and NUS.

Thanks in advance,

Best Regards,

Munna


Hello undrachivrpapu,

Thanks for sharing your query.

Consider the entrepreneurial experience, career progression, and experience with dealing with international teams, you definitely have a competitive profile for both ISB and NUS. Of course, how you approach your essays will be very crucial.

With regard to INSEAD, it would be nice to see a bit of a spike in your overall GMAT score; the same would help differentiate your candidature from the rest of the Indian male applicant pool. A set of stellar essays is a given anyway.

Do not worry too much about your engineering degree. It is time now to focus on the items that are controllable (essays + GMAT score).

We would like to take this opportunity to offer you a detailed profile evaluation for free. Should you wish to proceed with the same, please feel free to drop in a personal message.

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HI

What are my chances at Insead, Kellog?

Age - 27 years
Nationality - Indian
Gender- Male
GMAT - Not Given (Mock score ~ 680-700) targeting a score of 710-720

Graduation - Btech in civil engineering from GNDEC Ludhiana (2013) (State government college) - 71% (20th rank)
Post Grad diploma - Young India Fellowship(Postgrad. diploma in liberal arts ) at Ashoka University (2017) in collaboration with Sciences Po

Work Experience - ~5 years

Strategy Consultant- CEO Office, CLIX Capital July’17- Present (Erstwhile GE capital India)

Project Manager – CLIX CASH – A digital, consumer lending entity in collaboration with European Fintech.
Responsible for timely build & delivery of the platform to handle 3mn+ customers

Ideation and built of Go to market strategy of three business lines – SME, Leasing, two wheeler finance
Responsible for timely delivery of key initiatives lead by CEO office
Assisted the management team in two fundraising exercises

Founder, PAB Agri Brands, Punjab Dec’15-Jun’16

A non-profit organization started with an aim to help farmers to establish complete B2C value chain for self-made products produced using modern sustainable cultivation and manufacturing techniques
Launched 150 Agri products; 800 farmers covered, 80 district distributors, 13 consumers
Organized 100+ workshops for 2k+ farmers about benefits and market avenues of organic farming
Connected around 10k farmers with experts(professors/scientists from Punjab Agriculture University)

Co-founder, Grocery Guy Aug’15-Nov’15

Launched delivery startup for a regional agricultural product (B2C) focusing on providing an alternate platform connecting end-consumers and farmers.  Headed Marketing & Operations 21 membered team;
offered 800+ products on the digital platform 
On boarded 300+ organic produce farmers to sell on the platform  Established complete logistics solution to handle 100+ orders a day
Launched 15+ marketing campaigns using digital and print media covering 1 million potential costumers  Raised seed funding of $200K from US-based NGO

Tata Consultancy Services, Madras, Chandigarh Client-side Representative Jan’14-July’15

Worked as an interface between the Punjab government and the company. Worked in collaboration with Chief secretary of state.  40K+ teachers database & their works department brought online

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HI

What are my chances at Insead, Kellog?

Age - 27 years
Nationality - Indian
Gender- Male
GMAT - Not Given (Mock score ~ 680-700) targeting a score of 710-720

Graduation - Btech in civil engineering from GNDEC Ludhiana (2013) (State government college) - 71% (20th rank)
Post Grad diploma - Young India Fellowship(Postgrad. diploma in liberal arts ) at Ashoka University (2017) in collaboration with Sciences Po

Work Experience - ~5 years

Strategy Consultant- CEO Office, CLIX Capital July’17- Present (Erstwhile GE capital India)

Project Manager – CLIX CASH – A digital, consumer lending entity in collaboration with European Fintech.
Responsible for timely build & delivery of the platform to handle 3mn+ customers

Ideation and built of Go to market strategy of three business lines – SME, Leasing, two wheeler finance
Responsible for timely delivery of key initiatives lead by CEO office
Assisted the management team in two fundraising exercises

Founder, PAB Agri Brands, Punjab Dec’15-Jun’16

A non-profit organization started with an aim to help farmers to establish complete B2C value chain for self-made products produced using modern sustainable cultivation and manufacturing techniques
Launched 150 Agri products; 800 farmers covered, 80 district distributors, 13 consumers
Organized 100+ workshops for 2k+ farmers about benefits and market avenues of organic farming
Connected around 10k farmers with experts(professors/scientists from Punjab Agriculture University)

Co-founder, Grocery Guy Aug’15-Nov’15

Launched delivery startup for a regional agricultural product (B2C) focusing on providing an alternate platform connecting end-consumers and farmers.  Headed Marketing & Operations 21 membered team;
offered 800+ products on the digital platform 
On boarded 300+ organic produce farmers to sell on the platform  Established complete logistics solution to handle 100+ orders a day
Launched 15+ marketing campaigns using digital and print media covering 1 million potential costumers  Raised seed funding of $200K from US-based NGO

Tata Consultancy Services, Madras, Chandigarh Client-side Representative Jan’14-July’15

Worked as an interface between the Punjab government and the company. Worked in collaboration with Chief secretary of state.  40K+ teachers database & their works department brought online

Thanks


Hi,

You have a great profile for both the b-schools. I'll discuss one point at a time:
1. Acads- Good, decent! The YIF gives you a unique point to talk about. you can leverage this to talk about developing a well-rounded personality, some liberal arts exposure for an engineer's mind- pretty much what the program is about. GMAT- I'd say, target higher than 720, its definitely required for Kellogg where the class average GMAT is 732. A higher GMAT is specifically important when there are equally good applicants from your pool and with a better GMAT score than yours.

2. Work experience- sounds interesting. You have driven a number of initiatives. these must find a mention in the application, specifically in the resume, with their quantified impact.
Your work at PAB- is that before the Fellowship? While the numbers are very impressive, it will be pertinent to know the scale of the organization and actual impact on farmers - how did your initiatives improve their lives? Other questions- how many people worked for this? were your projects funded?
Your third experience, at Grocery Guy is of very small duration, and given this, the achievements seem to be quite too many.

3. ECAs- you haven't mentioned any

4. goals is the other missing part. Both programs ask for career goals and why you need an MBA.
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Hello all,

I am a mechanical engineer working in the electric drive train design team for 45 months.
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GMAT: 730
TOEFL: 108
GPA: 3.1 / 4


Profile:
1. Working in the same company for 45 months and I have received 2 promotions during this period. I am discharging duties as a Associate Project Manager for a team of 4.
I work with myriad cross functional teams and I am responsible a special sample.

I am the Training Coordinator for a group of 150 people too. My work in this role was recognized with a One Time Award.

International work experience:
1 month in 2018 in Germany; 6 months in 2019 in Germany

Extracurricular:
I am the CSR coordinator for a group of 30 at my organization; We have adopted a school and we are working towards uplifting it to a point where students would be able to compete with other schools

Passion:
I am passionate about Automotive clean energy and since my engineering project, I can show that I have worked in clean energy for the automotive sector
I was the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) President in my undergrad and I was the captain of a team of 15.

Post-MBA Plans:
I would like to move into Strategy preferably in the same domain (Electric vehicles domain)

Target schools:
1. Rotterdam school of Management: This is my safe school
2. HEC Paris: This is my ambitious school
3. INSEAD: This is my dream school. I know I am going to waste my application fee but I really want to give this a shot.
4. Mannheim Berlin: This is my safe school
5. ESMT: This is my safe school

I would really appreciate if you can suggest any new schools to apply.

Thank you very much in advance!

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Hi,
I want to apply for NUS and INSEAD MBA. Kindly evaluate my profile for the same.
Personal info: I am 27 years old, female, engineer
Educational qualification:
B-Tech in Electrical & Electronics engineering from NIT Jamshedpur with CGPA 9.2
XIIth: 86% (Science background)
Xth: 94%
Aiming for GMAT scrore >=730
Work-ex: I have been working in JSW Steel Vijaynagar unit in Total Quality Management department from past 3.5 years. I am in the core TQM team and was instrumental in driving the TQM implementation in the organization under the leadership of TQM Head, Vice President, who is also my reporting manager. We, as an organization challenged the much coveted Deming Prize in the year 2018 and got the same. During this entire Deming journey, I had a great opportunity to interact with Japanese TQM Gurus who were also the consultant for the Deming journey. Right now I am instrumental in driving the TQM implementation in JSW Energy unit. Apart from this, I look after the capability building section of TQM department and under this have covered 7500 employees under our various training programs. I am also a certified Lead auditor of ISO 9001:2015, 14001, and 45001. I have been trained in Advanced Statistics as well and is an in-house trainer for tools such as Regression analysis and Design of Experiments.
Extra-curricular: I have been trained in the classical dance form Kathak for 9 years. In college, I held the post of Class Representative of Electrical and Electronics engineering batch. I was a member of the Fine arts club and cultural and dramatics society of my college. I also held the post of Joint General Secretary of Fine Arts club and the Vice President of Girls batch. Moreover, I was in the core team of Corporate Affairs which was instrumental in raising funds for organizing the techfest of our college. I was also a faculty at Sankalp, which is a registered NGO of NIT Jamshedpur and taught children over there. We, as a team, setup schools and learning centers for underprivileged children in nearby areas.
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I want to apply for NUS and INSEAD MBA. Kindly evaluate my profile for the same.
Personal info: I am 27 years old, female, engineer
Educational qualification:
B-Tech in Electrical & Electronics engineering from NIT Jamshedpur with CGPA 9.2
XIIth: 86% (Science background)
Xth: 94%
Aiming for GMAT scrore >=730
Work-ex: I have been working in JSW Steel Vijaynagar unit in Total Quality Management department from past 3.5 years. I am in the core TQM team and was instrumental in driving the TQM implementation in the organization under the leadership of TQM Head, Vice President, who is also my reporting manager. We, as an organization challenged the much coveted Deming Prize in the year 2018 and got the same. During this entire Deming journey, I had a great opportunity to interact with Japanese TQM Gurus who were also the consultant for the Deming journey. Right now I am instrumental in driving the TQM implementation in JSW Energy unit. Apart from this, I look after the capability building section of TQM department and under this have covered 7500 employees under our various training programs. I am also a certified Lead auditor of ISO 9001:2015, 14001, and 45001. I have been trained in Advanced Statistics as well and is an in-house trainer for tools such as Regression analysis and Design of Experiments.
Extra-curricular: I have been trained in the classical dance form Kathak for 9 years. In college, I held the post of Class Representative of Electrical and Electronics engineering batch. I was a member of the Fine arts club and cultural and dramatics society of my college. I also held the post of Joint General Secretary of Fine Arts club and the Vice President of Girls batch. Moreover, I was in the core team of Corporate Affairs which was instrumental in raising funds for organizing the techfest of our college. I was also a faculty at Sankalp, which is a registered NGO of NIT Jamshedpur and taught children over there. We, as a team, setup schools and learning centers for underprivileged children in nearby areas.



Hi Surabhi,

Incidentally, we have worked with an applicant working in the TQM department at an automotive, and we have also helped someone from JSW, having similar number of work experience as yours. SO I hope I am able to shed some light on your candidature.
You have worked on several big initiatives, which is always a good thing. It will be important to understand your specific role in these projects- exactly what initiatives/ actions did you take that made the project outcomes better? How did you lead other people? what results did you achieve? While your team achievements are important, adcoms would like to know your specific contribution to them. SInce INSEAD focuses a LOT on international experience, it would be nice to know if you have gained any international work exp. either by traveling abroad or by working in multi-cultural teams.

You have a breadth of ECAs, but all of them seem to be in college. Which ECAs have you pursued in the past 4 years?

REgarding the GMAT - yes it would help to have a good GMAT score. Aim for the best you can achieve.
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I want to apply for NUS and INSEAD MBA. Kindly evaluate my profile for the same.
Personal info: I am 27 years old, female, engineer
Educational qualification:
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XIIth: 86% (Science background)
Xth: 94%
Aiming for GMAT scrore >=730
Work-ex: I have been working in JSW Steel Vijaynagar unit in Total Quality Management department from past 3.5 years. I am in the core TQM team and was instrumental in driving the TQM implementation in the organization under the leadership of TQM Head, Vice President, who is also my reporting manager. We, as an organization challenged the much coveted Deming Prize in the year 2018 and got the same. During this entire Deming journey, I had a great opportunity to interact with Japanese TQM Gurus who were also the consultant for the Deming journey. Right now I am instrumental in driving the TQM implementation in JSW Energy unit. Apart from this, I look after the capability building section of TQM department and under this have covered 7500 employees under our various training programs. I am also a certified Lead auditor of ISO 9001:2015, 14001, and 45001. I have been trained in Advanced Statistics as well and is an in-house trainer for tools such as Regression analysis and Design of Experiments.
Extra-curricular: I have been trained in the classical dance form Kathak for 9 years. In college, I held the post of Class Representative of Electrical and Electronics engineering batch. I was a member of the Fine arts club and cultural and dramatics society of my college. I also held the post of Joint General Secretary of Fine Arts club and the Vice President of Girls batch. Moreover, I was in the core team of Corporate Affairs which was instrumental in raising funds for organizing the techfest of our college. I was also a faculty at Sankalp, which is a registered NGO of NIT Jamshedpur and taught children over there. We, as a team, setup schools and learning centers for underprivileged children in nearby areas.



Hi Surabhi,

Incidentally, we have worked with an applicant working in the TQM department at an automotive, and we have also helped someone from JSW, having similar number of work experience as yours. SO I hope I am able to shed some light on your candidature.
You have worked on several big initiatives, which is always a good thing. It will be important to understand your specific role in these projects- exactly what initiatives/ actions did you take that made the project outcomes better? How did you lead other people? what results did you achieve? While your team achievements are important, adcoms would like to know your specific contribution to them. SInce INSEAD focuses a LOT on international experience, it would be nice to know if you have gained any international work exp. either by traveling abroad or by working in multi-cultural teams.

You have a breadth of ECAs, but all of them seem to be in college. Which ECAs have you pursued in the past 4 years?

REgarding the GMAT - yes it would help to have a good GMAT score. Aim for the best you can achieve.


Thanks for your reply.

Since the organization is big, so we divided the entire organization of around 35 departments into 14 clusters based upon their functioning and I was given the responsibility of implementing TQM in one of them which was the unit of Production Services which comprised of Energy, Environment, Central Utilities and Central Maintenance departments. My role was to streamline these departments as per TQM Philosophy and was accountable for the same in front of the Top management of the Organization. I worked in close coordination with the teams formed in each of these four departments along with their HODs to drive TQM.
As far as International exposure is concerned, I have worked with the Japanese consultants in close coordination during this 3 year period of TQM implementation. We had frequent visits of them and they guided us along the TQM way.
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Hi Everybody,

I'm interested to see whether my profile is competitive for INSEAD.

Female, Irish, 29
GMAT: TBC - Will be sitting in June '19
Education: Bachelors of Commerce & Chinese from No 1 Irish business school - involved one year studying exclusively Chinese in top Chinese University - GPA 3.6

WE: 5.5 years - Founded own company straight after University in Ireland, built business from scratch to 10 employees and $2 million+ revenue. Ran business for 3 years then found replacement for myself and then moved to Asia and have worked in regional sales roles across APAC for tech companies for past 2.5 years - top regional sales performer.

Extra curricular: Experienced sailor, avid traveller - have lived in USA, Greece, Singapore, China; top 5 in the world irish dancer
In terms of languages, I can speak English, Irish, French and Chinese.

After-MBA: My goal is to go back in Entrepreneurship

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

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Hello Speir89,

INSEAD values entrepreneurship a lot. Revenue and taking an exit is impressive. I am sure you will have a lot to talk on leadership. Having lived and worked in other countries speaks about International Exposure. By the time you will join, assuming you are applying for Sep 2020 intake, 6.5 years of work experience is in the range of average work experience. Your GPA is pretty decent as well. I did not meet any sailor at INSEAD, across 17J and D ;) but still a lot of work is needed on showcasing uniqueness. Would love to hear more from you.

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Hi Everybody,

I'm interested to see whether my profile is competitive for INSEAD.

Female, Irish, 29
GMAT: TBC - Will be sitting in June '19
Education: Bachelors of Commerce & Chinese from No 1 Irish business school - involved one year studying exclusively Chinese in top Chinese University - GPA 3.6

WE: 5.5 years - Founded own company straight after University in Ireland, built business from scratch to 10 employees and $2 million+ revenue. Ran business for 3 years then found replacement for myself and then moved to Asia and have worked in regional sales roles across APAC for tech companies for past 2.5 years - top regional sales performer.

Extra curricular: Experienced sailor, avid traveller - have lived in USA, Greece, Singapore, China; top 5 in the world irish dancer
In terms of languages, I can speak English, Irish, French and Chinese.

After-MBA: My goal is to go back in Entrepreneurship

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

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Hi speir89,

thank you for sharing your profile.

I really like it, and it has really good elements to be competitive for INSEAD.

I just wanted to quickly address a few things to build on the previous post:

a. Make sure to explain your career path in a way that shows career progression. For example, the AdCom will wonder why you left a successful business you built from scratch to take on a sales role. So, try to justify this transition as a move upwards in your career. By the way, did you sell your company? Or is it still yours but your hired your replacement?

b. Try to refine your career goals. INSEAD's career goals essay does not leave room for too many details (only 100 words), but try to be more specific when it comes to your goals (e.g. geography, industry, what problem/issue will your company aim to solve, etc...), and try to break down your goals into short term (i.e. immediate post-MBA) and long term.

c. GMAT score is not the most important element to gain admission at INSEAD, but still plays an important role. Try to score above 700 to be on the safe side, with Q and V sections above 70th percentile and IR of at least 6. Have you done any complete mock tests? What have you been scoring so far?

I hope this helps.

I would love to see your resume (or LinkedIn profile) to assess further your profile. Feel free to PM or email me at alex@arleeconsulting.com.

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Hi everyone,

Do I stand a chance at INSEAD with my profile? It's my dream school, and the aim is to switch to a consultancy. I have been counselling clients from a legal perspective for a while (being a transactional lawyer - primarily M&A and PE), and would love to switch to business/strategy counselling through a consultancy career.

Female, Indian, Corporate Lawyer

GMAT: 710 (V40, Q47, IR5, AWA 6)

Educational qualifications: I have completed my schooling at a school that features every year in the Times of India top 10 schools in India. I secured 95% in 10th and 86% in 12th.

Thereafter, I studied my law (5-year B.A.LL.B course) in one of the top 10 law schools in the country. My grades in college are unfortunately average. In top 25 in a batch of 100.

Work experience: I have around 4 years of PQE (and will complete 5 by the time of starting the session). First 2 years were at one of top 5 law firms in India, through college placements. The subsequent 2 years (and where I am working right now) is at the #1 law firm in India. I work as a transactional lawyer (specializing in M&A and private equity investments) and mostly work with foreign clients being companies (many US, UK, Chinese, Australian and Singapore clients) and PE funds (such Goldman Sachs, Blackstone, Warburg Pincus and Brookfield) looking at investments in India.

I have recently been promoted to a Senior Associate, which is one of the only 3 promotions that we receive in our entire careers in law firms. Our designations are Associate ---> Senior Associate ----> Principal Associate ----> Partner. Further, I have consistently been rated very high in terms of performance and have received high bonus payouts. My job profile is very high in client facing work and involves no court experience, since I am a corporate lawyer and deal with transactions such as share purchase, acquisitions, mergers etc., and not litigation.

Recommendations: I can obtain recommendations from my current boss (a partner at my firm), another partner at my firm that I work for extensively, and my ex-boss (a partner at my ex-firm).

Co-curriculars: Have 2 legal research papers as publications in journals and 1 legal research paper presentation. Also have 1 moot court participation in a national level moot court competition.

Extra-curricular:
a) During College:
• Volunteering at an NGO that provides free legal aid to socially disadvantaged women.
• Teaching at a coaching class for CLAT (Common Law Admission Test - the Indian equivalent of LSAT ).
• Part-time content writing for websites (including the blog of an online retailer).
• Headed the book clubs on sci-fi and fantasy literature and organized intra-college crossword tournaments.
• In the organization committee of an inter-law school sports festival organized by our law school.

b) Post College:
• Mentoring a financially disadvantaged teenager with an NGO.
• Handled the CSR activity of a listed company in Indore with a friend by creating a plan for manufacturing low-cost sanitary napkins for distribution in Indore to disadvantaged women.

c) Office participation:
• Part of the team which suggests ideas and drives the updating of the technological systems within the workplace for increased productivity.
• Regularly conduct workshops in office on sexual harassment at the workplace.

I identify my major flaws as (i) not very high GMAT score, (ii) an unbalanced GMAT score, and (iii) not securing very high grades during my undergrad. Unfortunately flaws are what we can't undo.

Thanks to whoever is kind enough to share their two bits!
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Hi everyone,

Do I stand a chance at INSEAD with my profile? It's my dream school, and the aim is to switch to a consultancy. I have been counselling clients from a legal perspective for a while (being a transactional lawyer - primarily M&A and PE), and would love to switch to business/strategy counselling through a consultancy career.

Female, Indian, Corporate Lawyer

GMAT: 710 (V40, Q47, IR5, AWA 6)

Educational qualifications: I have completed my schooling at a school that features every year in the Times of India top 10 schools in India. I secured 95% in 10th and 86% in 12th.

Thereafter, I studied my law (5-year B.A.LL.B course) in one of the top 10 law schools in the country. My grades in college are unfortunately average. In top 25 in a batch of 100.

Work experience: I have around 4 years of PQE (and will complete 5 by the time of starting the session). First 2 years were at one of top 5 law firms in India, through college placements. The subsequent 2 years (and where I am working right now) is at the #1 law firm in India. I work as a transactional lawyer (specializing in M&A and private equity investments) and mostly work with foreign clients being companies (many US, UK, Chinese, Australian and Singapore clients) and PE funds (such Goldman Sachs, Blackstone, Warburg Pincus and Brookfield) looking at investments in India.

I have recently been promoted to a Senior Associate, which is one of the only 3 promotions that we receive in our entire careers in law firms. Our designations are Associate ---> Senior Associate ----> Principal Associate ----> Partner. Further, I have consistently been rated very high in terms of performance and have received high bonus payouts. My job profile is very high in client facing work and involves no court experience, since I am a corporate lawyer and deal with transactions such as share purchase, acquisitions, mergers etc., and not litigation.

Recommendations: I can obtain recommendations from my current boss (a partner at my firm), another partner at my firm that I work for extensively, and my ex-boss (a partner at my ex-firm).

Co-curriculars: Have 2 legal research papers as publications in journals and 1 legal research paper presentation. Also have 1 moot court participation in a national level moot court competition.

Extra-curricular:
a) During College:
• Volunteering at an NGO that provides free legal aid to socially disadvantaged women.
• Teaching at a coaching class for CLAT (Common Law Admission Test - the Indian equivalent of LSAT ).
• Part-time content writing for websites (including the blog of an online retailer).
• Headed the book clubs on sci-fi and fantasy literature and organized intra-college crossword tournaments.
• In the organization committee of an inter-law school sports festival organized by our law school.

b) Post College:
• Mentoring a financially disadvantaged teenager with an NGO.
• Handled the CSR activity of a listed company in Indore with a friend by creating a plan for manufacturing low-cost sanitary napkins for distribution in Indore to disadvantaged women.

c) Office participation:
• Part of the team which suggests ideas and drives the updating of the technological systems within the workplace for increased productivity.
• Regularly conduct workshops in office on sexual harassment at the workplace.

I identify my major flaws as (i) not very high GMAT score, (ii) an unbalanced GMAT score, and (iii) not securing very high grades during my undergrad. Unfortunately flaws are what we can't undo.

Thanks to whoever is kind enough to share their two bits!


Hi,

You have a nice profile, and the good thing is lawyers are accepted by business schools, so you have as good a chance as anyone else. We helped another female candidate with a similar profile/work experience like yours and the same career goal get into a top US MBA program, so I know your goals should be fine. Obviously, you will need to explain why they make sense for you (and excite you) given your past experience.

While your college ECAs are important, I like to give more preference to current ECAs as they are more relevant. I like the two activities that you are involved in. In the CSr activity, if you were also part of the implementation, it will make your involvement all the more better.

Regarding the GMAT- you have the time for a retake if you are applying in September. I am not concerned about the unbalanced score, but scoring a little higher on the quant section can always help. This specifically holds if your undergrad grades were average - you'd want to apply with a higher GMAT score then. We did have an applicant this past year who got into INSEAD with a 710 GMAT score, but I'd still recommend a retake to feel safer about your chances. Needless to say, an application that is strong on every front will still remain a requirement, even with an improved GMAT score.
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Hi everyone,

Do I stand a chance at INSEAD with my profile? It's my dream school, and the aim is to switch to a consultancy. I have been counselling clients from a legal perspective for a while (being a transactional lawyer - primarily M&A and PE), and would love to switch to business/strategy counselling through a consultancy career.

Female, Indian, Corporate Lawyer

GMAT: 710 (V40, Q47, IR5, AWA 6)

Educational qualifications: I have completed my schooling at a school that features every year in the Times of India top 10 schools in India. I secured 95% in 10th and 86% in 12th.

Thereafter, I studied my law (5-year B.A.LL.B course) in one of the top 10 law schools in the country. My grades in college are unfortunately average. In top 25 in a batch of 100.

Work experience: I have around 4 years of PQE (and will complete 5 by the time of starting the session). First 2 years were at one of top 5 law firms in India, through college placements. The subsequent 2 years (and where I am working right now) is at the #1 law firm in India. I work as a transactional lawyer (specializing in M&A and private equity investments) and mostly work with foreign clients being companies (many US, UK, Chinese, Australian and Singapore clients) and PE funds (such Goldman Sachs, Blackstone, Warburg Pincus and Brookfield) looking at investments in India.

I have recently been promoted to a Senior Associate, which is one of the only 3 promotions that we receive in our entire careers in law firms. Our designations are Associate ---> Senior Associate ----> Principal Associate ----> Partner. Further, I have consistently been rated very high in terms of performance and have received high bonus payouts. My job profile is very high in client facing work and involves no court experience, since I am a corporate lawyer and deal with transactions such as share purchase, acquisitions, mergers etc., and not litigation.

Recommendations: I can obtain recommendations from my current boss (a partner at my firm), another partner at my firm that I work for extensively, and my ex-boss (a partner at my ex-firm).

Co-curriculars: Have 2 legal research papers as publications in journals and 1 legal research paper presentation. Also have 1 moot court participation in a national level moot court competition.

Extra-curricular:
a) During College:
• Volunteering at an NGO that provides free legal aid to socially disadvantaged women.
• Teaching at a coaching class for CLAT (Common Law Admission Test - the Indian equivalent of LSAT ).
• Part-time content writing for websites (including the blog of an online retailer).
• Headed the book clubs on sci-fi and fantasy literature and organized intra-college crossword tournaments.
• In the organization committee of an inter-law school sports festival organized by our law school.

b) Post College:
• Mentoring a financially disadvantaged teenager with an NGO.
• Handled the CSR activity of a listed company in Indore with a friend by creating a plan for manufacturing low-cost sanitary napkins for distribution in Indore to disadvantaged women.

c) Office participation:
• Part of the team which suggests ideas and drives the updating of the technological systems within the workplace for increased productivity.
• Regularly conduct workshops in office on sexual harassment at the workplace.

I identify my major flaws as (i) not very high GMAT score, (ii) an unbalanced GMAT score, and (iii) not securing very high grades during my undergrad. Unfortunately flaws are what we can't undo.

Thanks to whoever is kind enough to share their two bits!


Hi,

You have a nice profile, and the good thing is lawyers are accepted by business schools, so you have as good a chance as anyone else. We helped another female candidate with a similar profile/work experience like yours and the same career goal get into a top US MBA program, so I know your goals should be fine. Obviously, you will need to explain why they make sense for you (and excite you) given your past experience.

While your college ECAs are important, I like to give more preference to current ECAs as they are more relevant. I like the two activities that you are involved in. In the CSr activity, if you were also part of the implementation, it will make your involvement all the more better.

Regarding the GMAT- you have the time for a retake if you are applying in September. I am not concerned about the unbalanced score, but scoring a little higher on the quant section can always help. This specifically holds if your undergrad grades were average - you'd want to apply with a higher GMAT score then. We did have an applicant this past year who got into INSEAD with a 710 GMAT score, but I'd still recommend a retake to feel safer about your chances. Needless to say, an application that is strong on every front will still remain a requirement, even with an improved GMAT score.



Hi Namita,

Thank you very much for your response. That was very helpful and I will definitely think hard and deep about my post-undergrad ECs.

Concerning the re-taking of the GMAT, I did. Just yesterday, and scored the same! A 710 again! I guess I am stuck with this, and another re-take isn't going to make any sense. Though I did icrease my Q (from a 47 to a 49), the V (40) and IR (5) have remained the same. I think I will just have to work hard on my applications, cross my fingers and apply with the same score.

INSEAD is a long shot, but it's my dream school. I will work very hard on my applications :)

I have also been reading that INSEAD places a very strong emphasis on international exposure. Though I haven't worked in any foreign countries (being a lawyer, it's not easy for us to jump over to another jurisdiction and practice their law - any job abroad mostly means going to their law schools and clearing their bar exams), but I work most of the time with foreign clients (looking to invest in India) and/or foreign PE funds (having presence in India). And my profession and role being very high in client facing, means that I deal with them on a personal level on the phone, over emails and in meetings (when they visit India).

Would the above count as average or strong international exposure?
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Hi everyone,

Do I stand a chance at INSEAD with my profile? It's my dream school, and the aim is to switch to a consultancy. I have been counselling clients from a legal perspective for a while (being a transactional lawyer - primarily M&A and PE), and would love to switch to business/strategy counselling through a consultancy career.

Female, Indian, Corporate Lawyer

GMAT: 710 (V40, Q47, IR5, AWA 6)





Hi Namita,

Thank you very much for your response. That was very helpful and I will definitely think hard and deep about my post-undergrad ECs.

Concerning the re-taking of the GMAT, I did. Just yesterday, and scored the same! A 710 again! I guess I am stuck with this, and another re-take isn't going to make any sense. Though I did icrease my Q (from a 47 to a 49), the V (40) and IR (5) have remained the same. I think I will just have to work hard on my applications, cross my fingers and apply with the same score.

INSEAD is a long shot, but it's my dream school. I will work very hard on my applications :)

I have also been reading that INSEAD places a very strong emphasis on international exposure. Though I haven't worked in any foreign countries (being a lawyer, it's not easy for us to jump over to another jurisdiction and practice their law - any job abroad mostly means going to their law schools and clearing their bar exams), but I work most of the time with foreign clients (looking to invest in India) and/or foreign PE funds (having presence in India). And my profession and role being very high in client facing, means that I deal with them on a personal level on the phone, over emails and in meetings (when they visit India).

Would the above count as average or strong international exposure?
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Well, you will have to make the best of what you have. Both for GMAT and international exposure. As a back-up plan, you should also apply to other MBA programs - if you really want to get into business school by a particular time then its always risky to apply just to one business school.

The 2 point jump in GMAT quant to 49 makes your overall score more respectable than before :).

You can make your current work experience sound relevant to INSEAD in terms of international exposure. Although a majority of Indians going to INSEAD have lived/ worked abroad, however, there are a handful who haven't. You can still demonstrate the skills you will likely develop by working abroad- open-mindedness, adaptability, ability to work in multi-cultural teams, bond with team members, learn from them and manage conflict. Also, some understanding of global markets.

INSEAD essays are long, so they do give applicants ample opportunities to showcase these skills.
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Hello LadyGaladriel,

Speaking on your concerns:
(i) not very high GMAT score - GMAT is never considered alone, it is one of many factors. To be frank, a 730 or 750 would not guarantee you a shortlist. Average GMAT is different for different pool. Since you do not come from the most applied Indian pool of engineers, your profile has a tinge of uniqueness (lawyer) in the pool and a score of 710 is very competitive. You should focus more on application i.e. your story - Essays, LoRs and Resume.

(ii) an unbalanced GMAT score - Well, like I mentioned before, GMAT is one of the factors in the application. In my batch (Class of December 2017), I have seen people with a score ranging from 660-700. INSEAD will ask you to retake the exam, if GMAT is the decisive factor between applications.

(iii) not securing very high grades during my undergrad - Not all INSEADers have it. Best example is me. I really do not want to expand upon myself here though.

To conclude, your primary focus should be application at this stage. Your profile with ECs is certainly very interesting. Work on your story.

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LadyGaladriel wrote:
Hi everyone,

Do I stand a chance at INSEAD with my profile? It's my dream school, and the aim is to switch to a consultancy. I have been counselling clients from a legal perspective for a while (being a transactional lawyer - primarily M&A and PE), and would love to switch to business/strategy counselling through a consultancy career.

Female, Indian, Corporate Lawyer

GMAT: 710 (V40, Q47, IR5, AWA 6)

Educational qualifications: I have completed my schooling at a school that features every year in the Times of India top 10 schools in India. I secured 95% in 10th and 86% in 12th.

Thereafter, I studied my law (5-year B.A.LL.B course) in one of the top 10 law schools in the country. My grades in college are unfortunately average. In top 25 in a batch of 100.

Work experience: I have around 4 years of PQE (and will complete 5 by the time of starting the session). First 2 years were at one of top 5 law firms in India, through college placements. The subsequent 2 years (and where I am working right now) is at the #1 law firm in India. I work as a transactional lawyer (specializing in M&A and private equity investments) and mostly work with foreign clients being companies (many US, UK, Chinese, Australian and Singapore clients) and PE funds (such Goldman Sachs, Blackstone, Warburg Pincus and Brookfield) looking at investments in India.

I have recently been promoted to a Senior Associate, which is one of the only 3 promotions that we receive in our entire careers in law firms. Our designations are Associate ---> Senior Associate ----> Principal Associate ----> Partner. Further, I have consistently been rated very high in terms of performance and have received high bonus payouts. My job profile is very high in client facing work and involves no court experience, since I am a corporate lawyer and deal with transactions such as share purchase, acquisitions, mergers etc., and not litigation.

Recommendations: I can obtain recommendations from my current boss (a partner at my firm), another partner at my firm that I work for extensively, and my ex-boss (a partner at my ex-firm).

Co-curriculars: Have 2 legal research papers as publications in journals and 1 legal research paper presentation. Also have 1 moot court participation in a national level moot court competition.

Extra-curricular:
a) During College:
• Volunteering at an NGO that provides free legal aid to socially disadvantaged women.
• Teaching at a coaching class for CLAT (Common Law Admission Test - the Indian equivalent of LSAT ).
• Part-time content writing for websites (including the blog of an online retailer).
• Headed the book clubs on sci-fi and fantasy literature and organized intra-college crossword tournaments.
• In the organization committee of an inter-law school sports festival organized by our law school.

b) Post College:
• Mentoring a financially disadvantaged teenager with an NGO.
• Handled the CSR activity of a listed company in Indore with a friend by creating a plan for manufacturing low-cost sanitary napkins for distribution in Indore to disadvantaged women.

c) Office participation:
• Part of the team which suggests ideas and drives the updating of the technological systems within the workplace for increased productivity.
• Regularly conduct workshops in office on sexual harassment at the workplace.

I identify my major flaws as (i) not very high GMAT score, (ii) an unbalanced GMAT score, and (iii) not securing very high grades during my undergrad. Unfortunately flaws are what we can't undo.

Thanks to whoever is kind enough to share their two bits!
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Hi Experts!

I'd like to kindly request you for your feedback on my candidacy for INSEAD. Here goes.

Background:
Indian Male
Age 27
GMAT 720
Industry: Consulting (Front end consulting role in one of the largest HR Consulting organizations in the world, typically held by Tier-1 MBA professionals)

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from IIT Delhi (CGPA – 7.0)

Work Experience: Total 4+ years (in india)
Worked for over 2 years in a social sector consulting startup and 1 year in an election campaign strategy firm (a SuperPAC). Working in the strategic HR consulting for last 1 year.

Extra curriculars – Won international competitions and worked on two international projects in Europe. Worked as Coordinator in various campus festivals and a student association club.

Post MBA Goal – Work in MBB strategy consulting firms

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