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Profile Evaluation Request for MiM in HEC, LBS, ESSEC, ESADE etc

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I took my GRE and scored 330 (160 in VA, 170 in QA).

I would like to start preparing applications for an MiM programme in HEC, London Business School, ESSEC and a few others.

I completed my 4 year baccalaureate course in Engineering (Electronics & Communication) in 2017. I have a GPA of 8.22 out of 10.
Since then, I did a one-year internship in a friend's startup, where I could make a major impact. I built the entire business plan and the website and the sorts. I also wanted to find out if I could ever be good for an intelligence agency in my country. (It is the espionage system for internal securities, lets just say. I can't take names.) So I tried for the exam and I am 90% through. I wanted a feather on my cap, however, it is not something I can ever mention on my SOP or the essays during my application (for obvious reasons), nor do I seek to pursue a career in that as of now.

Presently I am looking for a job where I can work for one year, till I leave for a university.

When it comes to extra-curricular activities, I have been a performing artist in recitation, plays, theater etc for 11 years. I also volunteered in an NGO, to teach, last year. I also play the Ukulele and the guitar. I will also start taking up French classes from next week. I also took part in entrepreneurship programmes in college, and I also have a certificate from the United Nations, working on "Go Green" campaigns.

My problem is, I do not have a substantial corporate work experience since I graduated, last year July. I did have a job offer from campus placements, but I did not take it up when the time came for me to join.

I wanted to know my chances, in the aforementioned colleges. And also, whether I can improve my profile in the next two months.
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New post 23 Jun 2018, 00:27
Hello RAJDEEP1995

You certainly seem to have a lot going for you.
Strong extracurricular (will add diversity) and interesting work ex.
For MiM you don't necessarily need full time work ex (profile and academic potential matters more).
You stand a fighint chance if you put together a strong written application.
There is a lot that you can do in the next 2 months to improve your profile.
However, if you take activities just for the sake of an MiM the admissions committee will be able to see through it (especially because of the duration of the said activity)
If I were you I would spend my energy first on building a strong application, as that itself can take 4-8 weeks (and you already have a decent profile)
Should you feel the need to discuss your profile in detail, feel free to reach out.

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RAJDEEP1995 wrote:
I took my GRE and scored 330 (160 in VA, 170 in QA).

I would like to start preparing applications for an MiM programme in HEC, London Business School, ESSEC and a few others.

I completed my 4 year baccalaureate course in Engineering (Electronics & Communication) in 2017. I have a GPA of 8.22 out of 10.
Since then, I did a one-year internship in a friend's startup, where I could make a major impact. I built the entire business plan and the website and the sorts. I also wanted to find out if I could ever be good for an intelligence agency in my country. (It is the espionage system for internal securities, lets just say. I can't take names.) So I tried for the exam and I am 90% through. I wanted a feather on my cap, however, it is not something I can ever mention on my SOP or the essays during my application (for obvious reasons), nor do I seek to pursue a career in that as of now.

Presently I am looking for a job where I can work for one year, till I leave for a university.

When it comes to extra-curricular activities, I have been a performing artist in recitation, plays, theater etc for 11 years. I also volunteered in an NGO, to teach, last year. I also play the Ukulele and the guitar. I will also start taking up French classes from next week. I also took part in entrepreneurship programmes in college, and I also have a certificate from the United Nations, working on "Go Green" campaigns.

My problem is, I do not have a substantial corporate work experience since I graduated, last year July. I did have a job offer from campus placements, but I did not take it up when the time came for me to join.

I wanted to know my chances, in the aforementioned colleges. And also, whether I can improve my profile in the next two months.

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RAJDEEP1995 wrote:
I took my GRE and scored 330 (160 in VA, 170 in QA).

I would like to start preparing applications for an MiM programme in HEC, London Business School, ESSEC and a few others.

I completed my 4 year baccalaureate course in Engineering (Electronics & Communication) in 2017. I have a GPA of 8.22 out of 10.
Since then, I did a one-year internship in a friend's startup, where I could make a major impact. I built the entire business plan and the website and the sorts. I also wanted to find out if I could ever be good for an intelligence agency in my country. (It is the espionage system for internal securities, lets just say. I can't take names.) So I tried for the exam and I am 90% through. I wanted a feather on my cap, however, it is not something I can ever mention on my SOP or the essays during my application (for obvious reasons), nor do I seek to pursue a career in that as of now.

Presently I am looking for a job where I can work for one year, till I leave for a university.

When it comes to extra-curricular activities, I have been a performing artist in recitation, plays, theater etc for 11 years. I also volunteered in an NGO, to teach, last year. I also play the Ukulele and the guitar. I will also start taking up French classes from next week. I also took part in entrepreneurship programmes in college, and I also have a certificate from the United Nations, working on "Go Green" campaigns.

My problem is, I do not have a substantial corporate work experience since I graduated, last year July. I did have a job offer from campus placements, but I did not take it up when the time came for me to join.

I wanted to know my chances, in the aforementioned colleges. And also, whether I can improve my profile in the next two months.


Dear Rajdeep

Thanks for posting. Congratulations on your GRE score - it is quite strong and will play a major factor in your success. Here is our advice:
- MiM programs don't really rely on work experience as a major factor, and are quite ok with internship experience as well. You can mention this experience, although you might want to mask key details such as client names. You can also cover details on the parts you worked on, and it will still count as professional experience, even though you are not continuing in that role or industry.
- Be aware of admissions requirements for top MiM programs. For example, the LBS MiM does not accept applications from candidates with 2+ years of experience at the point of joining. The other choices you have are fine (HEC and ESSEC).
- Your academics are quite good and your ECA are outstanding. No worries there at all - they will be definite assets.
- At this point, there is not too much that you can do to improve your profile. Use this time to get into another role, as not being employed at the point of application can be a slight negative, even for MiM programs.

Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.
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RAJDEEP1995 wrote:
I took my GRE and scored 330 (160 in VA, 170 in QA).


You have a nice GRE score! How long did you prepare for GRE? What did you do to remember the wordlist?

In GRE; Q170 is a perfect score. Do you have to get all the quant questions right to get a perfect score?

All the best for your admissions!!
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New post 27 Jan 2019, 10:31
Hey,
Thanks for your kind words.
To be very honest, I studied for the GRE test for 4 days. My exam was on a Friday, and I had forgotten all about it, till that week's Monday.
I bought a second hand book, the ETS official guide and solved that for the next few days.
To answer your other questions, and also for a more realistic take on the test, here are my pointers:
1. It should not take more than 3 months to prepare for the exam.
2. I messed up the verbal section big time, because of the lack of preparation. Practising hard, every day, for atleast a month will help in getting familiar with the type of questions and their level.
One app I will definitely recommend is a free app on Android/IOS from Magoosh. It's called GRE Vocabulary and all the important words were there as cards. It saved my scores as far as I know.
Do download that app.
2. I am bilingual and English is also my native tongue. So I was a bit familiar with the words, and also so because I read a lot. Start reading magazines and newspapers and as many books as you can. Just make sure they are British, because most of the American ones have a very diluted language. But a key pointer is, even if you have quite a few options, the right option in GRE is usually a word you'll be more familiar with. Use this trick.
3. A perfect score in Quants usually means you have gotten all correct or you got one really tough question wrong. In my case it was the latter, because I realised the solution after I went home. Know your basics like the back of your hand. The quants Just remember you should be able to complete each section fully twice in the given time. That is the rule of thumb of I followed. So only take the test when you can do this for quants.

Lastly, I have taken formal guidance for other exams and have performed below my standards. For GRE,I did not take any guidance. Study on your own, figure out tricks on your own and give the exam as comfortably as you can.
Best of luck for GRE. Get a great score. :D

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New post 28 Jan 2019, 08:28
RAJDEEP1995 wrote:
Hey,
Thanks for your kind words.
To be very honest, I studied for the GRE test for 4 days. My exam was on a Friday, and I had forgotten all about it, till that week's Monday.
I bought a second hand book, the ETS official guide and solved that for the next few days.
To answer your other questions, and also for a more realistic take on the test, here are my pointers:
1. It should not take more than 3 months to prepare for the exam.
2. I messed up the verbal section big time, because of the lack of preparation. Practising hard, every day, for atleast a month will help in getting familiar with the type of questions and their level.
One app I will definitely recommend is a free app on Android/IOS from Magoosh. It's called GRE Vocabulary and all the important words were there as cards. It saved my scores as far as I know.
Do download that app.
2. I am bilingual and English is also my native tongue. So I was a bit familiar with the words, and also so because I read a lot. Start reading magazines and newspapers and as many books as you can. Just make sure they are British, because most of the American ones have a very diluted language. But a key pointer is, even if you have quite a few options, the right option in GRE is usually a word you'll be more familiar with. Use this trick.
3. A perfect score in Quants usually means you have gotten all correct or you got one really tough question wrong. In my case it was the latter, because I realised the solution after I went home. Know your basics like the back of your hand. The quants Just remember you should be able to complete each section fully twice in the given time. That is the rule of thumb of I followed. So only take the test when you can do this for quants.

Lastly, I have taken formal guidance for other exams and have performed below my standards. For GRE,I did not take any guidance. Study on your own, figure out tricks on your own and give the exam as comfortably as you can.
Best of luck for GRE. Get a great score. :D

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Thanks for your reply and inputs!! Nice to know you cracked GRE with very less prep!! All the best for your admissions!!
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