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New post 17 Dec 2017, 08:49
Hi,

I wrote my second gmat and got a score of 720 ( Q49, Verbal 38, IR 8, AWA - 4.5)

10th - 90.2 ( 3rd rank in class )
12th - 88.8 ( class topper )
BTech - Computer Science ( BIT Mesra, 2011-15, GPA: 8.2/10)

Work Exp: Developer Analyst in Goldman Sachs ( 2015 june - present ) - almost 2.5 years as of now.
>> I have been working on business side facing teams but my work mostly involved software development.
>> Lead a team of 30 employees for a day to organize an event at an NGO.
>> Rated 'Outstanding' for two consecutive years by peers.
>> Organised training for juniors.

International Exposure: Was part of a 2 months training program in New York HQ of Goldman Sachs where I interacted with senior people and colleagues from different region like London, Singapore, Tokyo, etc.
Extra Curriculum:
>> Collected more than Rs. 80,000 for Oxfam (Charity organisation) and will walk 100kms in 30 hours for it.
>> Reached finals of Impact fund where I pitched for my chosen NGO infront of a panel of MDs. If won, my NGO will get a grant of (20,000$-50,000$$)
>> Marathon runner ( ran 21km marathon in 1 hours 30 mins)
>> Singer (my song was viewed 1Lakh times on youtube)
>> Won intern school tennis competition once.
>> Won a free style Ganga Marathon, where one had to swim 3kms in Ganga river.
>> Part of SEEDS asia ( volunteer work )

I am still thinking if I should apply to US bschools because of the H1-B VISA problem and the risks involved. But if I apply, I would like to apply to these bschools next year:

1) Harvard,
2) Wharton,
3) Chicago Booth,
4) Yale,
5) NYU Stern
6) Cornell,
7) Tuck
8) Darden,
9) Ross,

Europe
10) INSEAD,
11) HEC Paris,

I have some time till I apply next year. I want to pursue career in consulting/finance. Being an IT Male engineer, I was thinking if I should focus on writing gmat once again or I should work on things which will help me later in career like (switching to some consult, Writing exams like CFA, FRM)??
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Hi there, thanks for posting!

First, on the job/visa front, it's worth doing more research on that, checking each school's employment stats and talking to current international students at each school. Certain fields (like consulting) are usually more open to sponsoring visas for international students. Large companies too.

Next, I do think retaking your GMAT is a good idea. You've got a competitive list of schools and the GMAT score is still within your control.

As far as other ways to improve before you apply -- 1) Is any more international exposure possible? That would be a nice plus. 2) Are you in line for a promotion? That would look great. 3) Can you get any exposure to non-engineering teams? That would help to ease the transition to your goals.

I like your idea about the CFA, especially if you want to pursue finance. That will boost your academic credentials too.

Otherwise, keep up the great extracurricular involvement, and hope you win the grant!

Best of luck,
Kate

utkbits wrote:
Hi,

I wrote my second gmat and got a score of 720 ( Q49, Verbal 38, IR 8, AWA - 4.5)

10th - 90.2 ( 3rd rank in class )
12th - 88.8 ( class topper )
BTech - Computer Science ( BIT Mesra, 2011-15, GPA: 8.2/10)

Work Exp: Developer Analyst in Goldman Sachs ( 2015 june - present ) - almost 2.5 years as of now.
>> I have been working on business side facing teams but my work mostly involved software development.
>> Lead a team of 30 employees for a day to organize an event at an NGO.
>> Rated 'Outstanding' for two consecutive years by peers.
>> Organised training for juniors.

International Exposure: Was part of a 2 months training program in New York HQ of Goldman Sachs where I interacted with senior people and colleagues from different region like London, Singapore, Tokyo, etc.
Extra Curriculum:
>> Collected more than Rs. 80,000 for Oxfam (Charity organisation) and will walk 100kms in 30 hours for it.
>> Reached finals of Impact fund where I pitched for my chosen NGO infront of a panel of MDs. If won, my NGO will get a grant of (20,000$-50,000$$)
>> Marathon runner ( ran 21km marathon in 1 hours 30 mins)
>> Singer (my song was viewed 1Lakh times on youtube)
>> Won intern school tennis competition once.
>> Won a free style Ganga Marathon, where one had to swim 3kms in Ganga river.
>> Part of SEEDS asia ( volunteer work )

I am still thinking if I should apply to US bschools because of the H1-B VISA problem and the risks involved. But if I apply, I would like to apply to these bschools next year:

1) Harvard,
2) Wharton,
3) Chicago Booth,
4) Yale,
5) NYU Stern
6) Cornell,
7) Tuck
8) Darden,
9) Ross,

Europe
10) INSEAD,
11) HEC Paris,

I have some time till I apply next year. I want to pursue career in consulting/finance. Being an IT Male engineer, I was thinking if I should focus on writing gmat once again or I should work on things which will help me later in career like (switching to some consult, Writing exams like CFA, FRM)??

_________________

Kate Richardson
Senior Consultant, mbaMission

Website: http://www.mbamission.com
Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
mbaMission Insider's Guides: http://www.mbamission.com/guides.php?category=insiders
Free Consultation: http://www.mbamission.com/consult.php

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New post 19 Dec 2017, 23:11
mbaMissionKate wrote:
Hi there, thanks for posting!

First, on the job/visa front, it's worth doing more research on that, checking each school's employment stats and talking to current international students at each school. Certain fields (like consulting) are usually more open to sponsoring visas for international students. Large companies too.

Next, I do think retaking your GMAT is a good idea. You've got a competitive list of schools and the GMAT score is still within your control.

As far as other ways to improve before you apply -- 1) Is any more international exposure possible? That would be a nice plus. 2) Are you in line for a promotion? That would look great. 3) Can you get any exposure to non-engineering teams? That would help to ease the transition to your goals.

I like your idea about the CFA, especially if you want to pursue finance. That will boost your academic credentials too.

Otherwise, keep up the great extracurricular involvement, and hope you win the grant!

Best of luck,
Kate

utkbits wrote:
Hi,

I wrote my second gmat and got a score of 720 ( Q49, Verbal 38, IR 8, AWA - 4.5)

10th - 90.2 ( 3rd rank in class )
12th - 88.8 ( class topper )
BTech - Computer Science ( BIT Mesra, 2011-15, GPA: 8.2/10)

Work Exp: Developer Analyst in Goldman Sachs ( 2015 june - present ) - almost 2.5 years as of now.
>> I have been working on business side facing teams but my work mostly involved software development.
>> Lead a team of 30 employees for a day to organize an event at an NGO.
>> Rated 'Outstanding' for two consecutive years by peers.
>> Organised training for juniors.

International Exposure: Was part of a 2 months training program in New York HQ of Goldman Sachs where I interacted with senior people and colleagues from different region like London, Singapore, Tokyo, etc.
Extra Curriculum:
>> Collected more than Rs. 80,000 for Oxfam (Charity organisation) and will walk 100kms in 30 hours for it.
>> Reached finals of Impact fund where I pitched for my chosen NGO infront of a panel of MDs. If won, my NGO will get a grant of (20,000$-50,000$$)
>> Marathon runner ( ran 21km marathon in 1 hours 30 mins)
>> Singer (my song was viewed 1Lakh times on youtube)
>> Won intern school tennis competition once.
>> Won a free style Ganga Marathon, where one had to swim 3kms in Ganga river.
>> Part of SEEDS asia ( volunteer work )

I am still thinking if I should apply to US bschools because of the H1-B VISA problem and the risks involved. But if I apply, I would like to apply to these bschools next year:

1) Harvard,
2) Wharton,
3) Chicago Booth,
4) Yale,
5) NYU Stern
6) Cornell,
7) Tuck
8) Darden,
9) Ross,

Europe
10) INSEAD,
11) HEC Paris,

I have some time till I apply next year. I want to pursue career in consulting/finance. Being an IT Male engineer, I was thinking if I should focus on writing gmat once again or I should work on things which will help me later in career like (switching to some consult, Writing exams like CFA, FRM)??



So that was my question. I can focus on only one thing - CFA or GMAT score improvement. Given I have a score of 720 already, what will help more: a score of 750 or CFA/FRM on my essay to convince people that I am good with finance.
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New post 20 Dec 2017, 09:05
A higher GMAT would help more! So if you think you can raise it to that level, I would prioritize that.

utkbits wrote:


So that was my question. I can focus on only one thing - CFA or GMAT score improvement. Given I have a score of 720 already, what will help more: a score of 750 or CFA/FRM on my essay to convince people that I am good with finance.

_________________

Kate Richardson
Senior Consultant, mbaMission

Website: http://www.mbamission.com
Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
mbaMission Insider's Guides: http://www.mbamission.com/guides.php?category=insiders
Free Consultation: http://www.mbamission.com/consult.php

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