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

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Hello Everyone!

Kindly find below the details.


Background and nationality :

28 male from India.


Undergrad Information :

Top Indian university, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Mathematics
GPA: 3.4 in the final year - top 3 in the entire batch.


GMAT : haven't given yet, still preparing.


Undergrad Internship :

The Rio+21 IYWC India.
Program is spearheaded by IARC' Centre for Science and Culture; the education and outreach division of Indian Astrobiology Research Centre (IARC), Mumbai. It is listed with IYWC (International Year of Water Co operation).The objective of the program is to promote Water Cooperation and Sustainable Development through certification programs and workshops for the public, school & college students.

Role – Team Lead (Full Time)
International year of water Co-operation (IYWC), Initiative of IARC’ (Indian Astrobiology Research Centre for Science and Culture), to promote Water Co-operation and Sustainable Development

• Led a team of 20 student associates , oversee financial transactions, analysis and reporting of funds collected to UNDDD; Managed funds INR 300,000 to be disbursed.
• Managed end to end financial transaction workflow for soliciting funds from student registrations.
• Analysed and planned the disbursement of funds taking costs of the program into account; managed distribution costs, SG&A.
• Conducted interviews and recruited 20 associates for the team from various educational institutes in Delhi NCR.
• Conducted training sessions at various forums and educational institutes, evangelising the benefits of the program.
• Marketed the program using various marketing channels such as Social Media Ads, Search Engine Marketing.
• Interfaced with the IARC for disbursement of funds to be used for various initiatives.


Work Experience :

PricewaterhouseCoopers India Pvt. Ltd(PwC) for 12 months.

Role – Analyst (Full Time)
• Prepare clients’ CENVAT Credit Registers, Service Tax Returns, Refund Claims.
• Handle RM Compliance, making Engagement letters and AFS(Authorisation of services form) for clients such as Bose corporation ,
Star Sports/ESPN and Hero Moto-Corp.
• Manage submissions and filling of the above forms/documents with the Govt. departments.
• Research and Case-studies.


MSLGROUP India for 6 months

Role – Account Executive(Intern)
• Worked on various clients such as Network18(CNN IBN Indian of the Year), Raymond, HCL, USHA International, Times Of India.
• Helped the agency in organising various various social activities.


American Express India Pvt. Ltd, Jan 2016 - present

Role – Master Analyst(Fraud Management)
• Conduct follow-up research on fraudulent transactions and on fraudulent claims currently for the UK Market, having already worked for different markets of various countries such as Netherlands, Italy, France, The United States Of America and Canada, and communicate effectively with the team.
• Conduct extensive research to validate purchases and independently determine if the reviewed transactions are fraudulent or legitimate and process the credit/debit adjustments accordingly.
• Independently resolve problems that require in depth investigation and research.
• Generate and distribute management reports such as the Merchant credit report, Additional Credit Report etc in accurate and timely manner.

Key Achievements :
• Identifying critical loopholes that have been responsible for weekly, if not daily, unnecessary loss for AMEX. Currently working with the stakeholders, the technology team and the Operational Risk Management Team to fix these loopholes.

• Identifying the critical parameters on the basis of which the annual performance rating of the employees shall be calculated. This has helped the business in strengthening one of its main operations

• Was awarded a “Certificate of Quality work”

• Was awarded a “Certificate of EmployeeExcellence” for creating the Compelling Evidence Tracker, with the help of which I helped Amex in saving about £500,000 as fraud loss till date. This tracker is now considered one of the main job functions of our team. Created and organised the “Compelling Evidence Tracker”, which is an excel file that has loss saved by American Express(UK Market) in standard calendar quarters. I partnered with both EMEA Fraud-chargeback team and the Account Security group(UK Market) regarding the same, in order to communicate fraud trends and share best practices, ideas and information with my team. Generate a list of cards(both consumer and corporate) that have over credits ie. one from Amex and the other one from the merchant on them. Process the required Debit adjustments including exchange rate discrepancies to balance Amex books. Post the processing of debit adjustments, I also make sure that the customers(both consumer and corporate) know about such adjustments and that Amex’s relationship is in intact & maintained.

• Train freshers and ensure that their performance in terms of work is up to the mark.


Additional Accomplishments :

• Helped a now reputed hospital in designing a marketing plan that eventually ended up doing a lot of good to both the hospital(revenue generation) and the general public( Improved health).

• Helped my college get special recognition from UN Decade for Deserts and fight against Desertification (UNDDD) & IYWC, for its involvement in spreading awareness about water conservation.

• Organised and participated in Mathematics dept. Festival “GANNITAM” .


Extracurriculars and Hobbies :

• Passionate about music, play various musical instruments including Guitar, Tabla.

• Played football at college level.

• Active animal lover, actively involved in organising events regarding animal welfare.



Post MBA goal : Strategy Consulting ; Aim is to get into the "prestigious MBB bracket", but open to other options as well.

Target schools : INSEAD, LBS, IESE, HEC Paris, Cambridge, Oxford, ISB.

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Hello Everyone!

Kindly find below the details.


Background and nationality :

25, Male, Canadian


Undergrad and other Education :

Bachelors of Finance from Top Canadian university.
GPA 3.67/4.00

Certificate of advanced Chinese language studies 1 year from top Chinese University in Shanghai

GMAT : 680. (grade received yesterday)


Work experience
Internship in Institutional Sales and Trading FX (Big 5 Canadian Bank) 4 months (Canada)
Internship Accenture 4 months (Canada)
Analyst in Chinese-Canadian PE firm 8 months (China)
Capital Markets Commercial Sales and Trading FX (Boutique) 6 months Full-Time (Canada)
Commercial Banking – Financial Structuring and Loan Underwriting 1 year FT (Canada)

Languages:
English, French, Spanish, Chinese (all fluent)

Extracurriculars and Hobbies :

• Used to do competitive latin dacing and teach
• Comedy improv (played in a troupe)
• Traveling
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New post 17 Sep 2019, 10:04
Hi TheMBmonster,

Thank you for your post and for sharing your profile. I love that you are fluent in four (4) languages. Without a goal, however, it's difficult to gauge your competitiveness for INSEAD. Can you share a bit on your short- and long-term goals?

Generally speaking, there are three (3) components of your profile that may prove challenging: (i) you are on the lower end of the spectrum as it relates to INSEAD average class age (28-30 average), (ii) your GMAT is also on the lower end (INSEAD average 700), and (iii) low years of work experience post-undergrad.

What other universities are you targetting?

If you would like to continue this conversation offline, please reach out.

Good luck!

Susan


TheMBmonster wrote:
Hello Everyone!

Kindly find below the details.


Background and nationality :

25, Male, Canadian


Undergrad and other Education :

Bachelors of Finance from Top Canadian university.
GPA 3.67/4.00

Certificate of advanced Chinese language studies 1 year from top Chinese University in Shanghai

GMAT : 680. (grade received yesterday)


Work experience
Internship in Institutional Sales and Trading FX (Big 5 Canadian Bank) 4 months (Canada)
Internship Accenture 4 months (Canada)
Analyst in Chinese-Canadian PE firm 8 months (China)
Capital Markets Commercial Sales and Trading FX (Boutique) 6 months Full-Time (Canada)
Commercial Banking – Financial Structuring and Loan Underwriting 1 year FT (Canada)

Languages:
English, French, Spanish, Chinese (all fluent)

Extracurriculars and Hobbies :

• Used to do competitive latin dacing and teach
• Comedy improv (played in a troupe)
• Traveling

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hi SiaAdmissions,

With all due respect, any specific reason that i still haven't got a response regarding my profile eval request? I do understand the fact that gmat probably is one of the major pieces of the entire puzzle, but it would be really helpful if i could get a rough analysis of my profile. Gmat is something that i am trying to get off the table. All i need to know is whether my profile in general is competitive/not so competitive/ shouldn't even think of the b schools that i have mentioned etc etc. I am trying to understand where i stand.
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New post 18 Sep 2019, 07:12
Hi INSEADIESE,

thank you for sharing your profile.

Overall, you have the potential to be accepted at all your target schools. You have experience working for global companies, and you seem to be very accomplished. Your extra-curriculars also look quite interesting.

However, as you mentioned, GMAT does play an important role when assessing an applicant's profile. What score are you targeting? When are you taking the official test? What are you scoring in mocks? As you know, as an Indian applicant, it would be recommended to score at least 20-30 points above the schools' average.

There are other aspects though that would need clarification about your profile. May I ask you just a couple of questions?

a. I understand you have experience working with global teams for overseas markets, but did this involve any international travel as well? Overall, what can you tell us about your international experiences? As you may know, this is very important for INSEAD (and other European schools such as LBS and HEC Paris).

b. How have you progressed since you joined American Express in Jan 2016? Have you been awarded any promotions?

Thank you very much.

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I would greatly appreciate your feedback on my profile for INSEAD

Background:

30 yo, female
Dual citizenship (FI, RU)
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian, German

Education:

MA in political science, GPA 3.5
BA in languages, GPA 3.5

Multiple awards and scholarships, actively participated in scientific conferences

GMAT: 690 Q44 V40 IR6

Work Experience:

overall 8 years

6 years - consulting for development banks (World Bank, IFC, etc.), policy advisory and some modelling, 5 promotions in 6 years - energy sector
1.5 years - working in international business and marketing - Chamber of Commerce, international forums - energy sector
International Experience:

lived abroad since 19 yo, work experience only in international business, projects mainly in developing countries

Extracurricular:
intellectual volunteering on social impact platform, developing strategies for NGOs

References:

very good and personal, both from top executives and my direct supervisors

Post MBA: Management Consulting


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Angrierbird wrote:
I would greatly appreciate your feedback on my profile for INSEAD

Background:

30 yo, female
Dual citizenship (FI, RU)
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian, German

Education:

MA in political science, GPA 3.5
BA in languages, GPA 3.5

Multiple awards and scholarships, actively participated in scientific conferences

GMAT: 690 Q44 V40 IR6

Work Experience:

overall 8 years

6 years - consulting for development banks (World Bank, IFC, etc.), policy advisory and some modelling, 5 promotions in 6 years - energy sector
1.5 years - working in international business and marketing - Chamber of Commerce, international forums - energy sector
International Experience:

lived abroad since 19 yo, work experience only in international business, projects mainly in developing countries

Extracurricular:
intellectual volunteering on social impact platform, developing strategies for NGOs

References:

very good and personal, both from top executives and my direct supervisors

Post MBA: Management Consulting


Thank you!


Everything but that quant score is competitive for INSEAD and strong. Any chance you can retake and raise the quant?

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Angrierbird wrote:
I would greatly appreciate your feedback on my profile for INSEAD

Background:

30 yo, female
Dual citizenship (FI, RU)
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian, German

Education:

MA in political science, GPA 3.5
BA in languages, GPA 3.5

Multiple awards and scholarships, actively participated in scientific conferences

GMAT: 690 Q44 V40 IR6

Work Experience:

overall 8 years

6 years - consulting for development banks (World Bank, IFC, etc.), policy advisory and some modelling, 5 promotions in 6 years - energy sector
1.5 years - working in international business and marketing - Chamber of Commerce, international forums - energy sector
International Experience:

lived abroad since 19 yo, work experience only in international business, projects mainly in developing countries

Extracurricular:
intellectual volunteering on social impact platform, developing strategies for NGOs

References:

very good and personal, both from top executives and my direct supervisors

Post MBA: Management Consulting


Thank you!


Everything but that quant score is competitive for INSEAD and strong. Any chance you can retake and raise the quant?

Linda



Thank you so much for the prompt reply. I will try to do so by retaking the GMAT. Unfortunately, it would mean postponing application to the Round 2 but I guess, it is worth it.
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New post 10 Oct 2019, 01:08
Thanks in advance for doing this :)

Here's my brief profile

1. GMAT : 720
2. CG - 7.3 (automobile engg) (reputed UNI)
3. Entrepreneur - Co-founded 2 companies, working with the 2nd one currently.
1st was an EV startup, 2nd a social enterprise. Combined exp 4.5 years
4. Featured(along with my team) in the Entrepreneur India Mag.
The startup has been featured in countless publications.
5. Started India Largest student Go-karting championship.
I also mentor and do consultancy for a few startups along with a couple of things here and there...

My motivation to do an MBA comes from my desire to learn the best business practices, network, get exposure to impactful businesses and solve actual problems on a bigger scale.

I'd like to get into consulting post-MBA. As of now, i think INSEAD is a good fit BUT I've been working on and with startups to date, this means i don't really have any corporate experience. Looking at various class profiles i see most people are from corporate backgrounds. Would this be in any way be a negative?
Also, I'm not sure of the depth the course provides. I'm skeptical that a 10-month course might be too short to gain sufficient knowledge, given the absence of prior corporate exp. (PS- I'm an engineer)
Why a Consultant?
To put it briefly I LIKE to find problems and LOVE to find solutions to them. I also get super bored if I work on something for too long. Consulting is one profession, according to me, which allows me to cycle between various industries and problems.


Please feel free to add any comments and suggestions.
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