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Profile Evaluation Request - Huge Dilemma

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GMAT 1: 690 Q49 V35
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Profile Evaluation Request - Huge Dilemma  [#permalink]

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New post 17 Oct 2018, 19:31
Hi,

Can you please review my profile and suggest me some insights? Its urgent so a quick response is appreciated.

26 year old Indian Male - Industry Banking (Citi)

Undergraduate

B.Tech. in Industrial Engineering. Non IIT/Non NIT.
First Class with Distinction. 79% - Academic Excellence Award. Top 3 in class of 75.
Student Clubs and Activities: Entrepreneurship Club, Alumni Co-ordinator, First Team Basketball Player my university, Best Athlete in inter-university athletics meet.


Additional Certifications

CFA, USA - Cleared all three levels in first attempt with more than 90th percentile in level 3 exam
National Institute of Securities Market - Certified Research Analyst with specialization in Financial Markets


GMAT:

710 ( Q50, V35, IR8). This is second attempt. Earlier was 690. I scored 770 and 760 in Mocks leading upto the exam.
Super disappointed with current score. If I retake the exam then I will probably miss out on Cornell's and NYU's 15th Nov Deadline. Thoughts?


Work Experience:

Total 4 years.

June'18 - Current - Assistant Manager at Citi - Role is mixture of Business Finance and Data Analytics.
Fastest Promotion (even before the mandatory 18 month rule at Citi - Top rated Employee)
Forecasted financials of North America Credit Card Portfolio worth ~$2 Billion in Annual Revenue
Optimized investment decisions and Promotional offers to reduce promo balance by $1.5 Billion
Involved in multiple activities that can reflect leadership potential - Reverse Mentoring ( Mentoring SVPs and Directors), HR Analytics (Helping HR team better plan Learning and development strategy)

Jan'17 -May'18 - Senior Analyst at Citi in Data Science - Marketing Analytics
Redefined Direct Mail Targeting Strategy to increase acquisition by 30% and EBIT by $6 Million
Developed Business case for a new Credit Card product that is currently live in US Market
Recognized as ‘Superstar’ in Q4’2017 for driving cross team collaboration
Awarded ‘Quarterly Excellence Award’ at all India level in Q3’17 for Innovation and Automation

Nov'16 - Dec'17 - Quant Analyst - Mu Sigma (World’s largest provider of analytics and data science solutions) - Solving Problems for multiple Fortune 500 clients. Significant client exposure.
Realized incremental revenue of ~$200 M through improved cross-selling for a Fortune 100 Tech giant
Reduced Inventory pileup by 8% for world’s 10th largest steel manufacturer by predictive modeling
Developed Data Science implementation roadmap for 3 Fortune 500 companies


Post MBA Goals:

1) Investment Banking - I understand 710 GMAT score would hurt here. Absolutely necessary to get a 740 for IB?
2) Continue in Data Analytics - Lead Data Analytics and Data Science Teams at Fortune 500 (Banking preferred). Explore possibilities of leveraging Data Science in PE/IB to value companies.


EXTRA-CURRICULAR

1) Sports: National Level Basketball Player, Best Athlete in inter-college Atheltics meet.
2) Interests: Organizing 15-30-45 day meditation retreats and sessions, Certified Yoga Instructor
3) Volunteer Experience: NIWCYD (Microfinance) - Developed bank linkages & Financial management guidelines for self-help groups. MAD (Make a Difference) - Training soft skills and English to underprivileged children of my city
4) Online Courses: Quant Modeling & Accounting (Wharton), Business Metrics for Data Driven Companies (Duke), Analytics Edge (MIT)

My target schools are Booth,Tuck, Stern, Insead, Anderson, Tepper, Haas, LBS, CBS, and Johnson. I understand some of these schools are over ambitious.


Questions:


1) Do I have realistic chance for any school? OR we can only talk after a GMAT of 740 for each of these schools?
2) Am I missing any school that would be a better fit given my profile?
3) Would Adcoms consider this a typical Indian Male Engineer profile or this profile stands out?
4) I can't write GMAT again before Cornell's and NYU's 15th Nov deadline. Should I apply with this profile?
5) I have Application fee waivers from Rice, UNC and USC Marshall. Should i apply there as a backup/practice or it will be just waste of time and energy?

Please Note- I am on a 15 day trip with family in first half of November so writing or preparing for GMAT is out of question at that time
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Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing, Organizational Behavior
Schools: Kellogg
GPA: 3.67
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request - Huge Dilemma  [#permalink]

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New post 25 Oct 2018, 11:54
HarshBazooka wrote:
Hi,

Can you please review my profile and suggest me some insights? Its urgent so a quick response is appreciated.

26 year old Indian Male - Industry Banking (Citi)

Undergraduate

B.Tech. in Industrial Engineering. Non IIT/Non NIT.
First Class with Distinction. 79% - Academic Excellence Award. Top 3 in class of 75.
Student Clubs and Activities: Entrepreneurship Club, Alumni Co-ordinator, First Team Basketball Player my university, Best Athlete in inter-university athletics meet.


Additional Certifications

CFA, USA - Cleared all three levels in first attempt with more than 90th percentile in level 3 exam
National Institute of Securities Market - Certified Research Analyst with specialization in Financial Markets


GMAT:

710 ( Q50, V35, IR8). This is second attempt. Earlier was 690. I scored 770 and 760 in Mocks leading upto the exam.
Super disappointed with current score. If I retake the exam then I will probably miss out on Cornell's and NYU's 15th Nov Deadline. Thoughts?


Work Experience:

Total 4 years.

June'18 - Current - Assistant Manager at Citi - Role is mixture of Business Finance and Data Analytics.
Fastest Promotion (even before the mandatory 18 month rule at Citi - Top rated Employee)
Forecasted financials of North America Credit Card Portfolio worth ~$2 Billion in Annual Revenue
Optimized investment decisions and Promotional offers to reduce promo balance by $1.5 Billion
Involved in multiple activities that can reflect leadership potential - Reverse Mentoring ( Mentoring SVPs and Directors), HR Analytics (Helping HR team better plan Learning and development strategy)

Jan'17 -May'18 - Senior Analyst at Citi in Data Science - Marketing Analytics
Redefined Direct Mail Targeting Strategy to increase acquisition by 30% and EBIT by $6 Million
Developed Business case for a new Credit Card product that is currently live in US Market
Recognized as ‘Superstar’ in Q4’2017 for driving cross team collaboration
Awarded ‘Quarterly Excellence Award’ at all India level in Q3’17 for Innovation and Automation

Nov'16 - Dec'17 - Quant Analyst - Mu Sigma (World’s largest provider of analytics and data science solutions) - Solving Problems for multiple Fortune 500 clients. Significant client exposure.
Realized incremental revenue of ~$200 M through improved cross-selling for a Fortune 100 Tech giant
Reduced Inventory pileup by 8% for world’s 10th largest steel manufacturer by predictive modeling
Developed Data Science implementation roadmap for 3 Fortune 500 companies


Post MBA Goals:

1) Investment Banking - I understand 710 GMAT score would hurt here. Absolutely necessary to get a 740 for IB?
2) Continue in Data Analytics - Lead Data Analytics and Data Science Teams at Fortune 500 (Banking preferred). Explore possibilities of leveraging Data Science in PE/IB to value companies.


EXTRA-CURRICULAR

1) Sports: National Level Basketball Player, Best Athlete in inter-college Atheltics meet.
2) Interests: Organizing 15-30-45 day meditation retreats and sessions, Certified Yoga Instructor
3) Volunteer Experience: NIWCYD (Microfinance) - Developed bank linkages & Financial management guidelines for self-help groups. MAD (Make a Difference) - Training soft skills and English to underprivileged children of my city
4) Online Courses: Quant Modeling & Accounting (Wharton), Business Metrics for Data Driven Companies (Duke), Analytics Edge (MIT)

My target schools are Booth,Tuck, Stern, Insead, Anderson, Tepper, Haas, LBS, CBS, and Johnson. I understand some of these schools are over ambitious.


Questions:


1) Do I have realistic chance for any school? OR we can only talk after a GMAT of 740 for each of these schools? I do think you might have a shot at Rotman and there are IB pathways from this school and you are in a major financial center. INSEAD and Tepper and LBS may look at you with 710. Possibly Johnson.
2) Am I missing any school that would be a better fit given my profile? Look at Rotman
3) Would Adcoms consider this a typical Indian Male Engineer profile or this profile stands out? WE presents fairly typically
4) I can't write GMAT again before Cornell's and NYU's 15th Nov deadline. Should I apply with this profile? Try Cornell
5) I have Application fee waivers from Rice, UNC and USC Marshall. Should i apply there as a backup/practice or it will be just waste of time and energy? I would apply to Rice, UNC and USC marshall and I think you could be compelling so give it a shot. We can certainly help you present your strongest side-- I was on UNC adcom for 15 yrs so I have a lot of years looking at applicants from India and I know what kind of things to emphasize to give yourself the best shot possible. Happy to help if you want to reach out for a consult: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com/consult/

Please Note- I am on a 15 day trip with family in first half of November so writing or preparing for GMAT is out of question at that time

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