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Joined: 02 Nov 2011
Posts: 23
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V41
GPA: 3.45
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New post 13 Nov 2011, 20:07
I am a 24 year old Indian female, will be 25 at matriculation. Applying to Kellogg, Wharton, Columbia, and NYU Stern. My summary profile is below:

Personal background: Born in the US, moved to India at the age of 8, moved back to the US at 14, been here ever since, but visit India every year. Fluent in Hindi and English (oral and written) and intermediate in Spanish.

Post MBA Goal: Strategic Development at a Technology firm. Especially interested in exploring international growth opportunities.

Undergrad: BS in Business Administration (Finance) and additional major in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University
GPA: 3.45/4.00 (1st Yr: 2.99 / 2nd: 3.70 / 3rd: 3.73 / 4th: 3.40)
GMAT (taken only once): 730 (V: 92% / Q: 85% / AWA: 6.0)

Work experience: 36 months at matriculation
Investment Banking at a bulge bracket firm in New York as an analyst
- Provide equity capital raising solutions to clients across the Energy, Power, Industrial, and Technology sectors
- Received a third year promotion offer, which I accepted
- Only analyst chosen to lead analyst and intern recruiting and training efforts
- Two additional internships held previously: one at the firm I am currently employed at, and another previously at a competing bank

Extracurriculars in Undergrad:
- Resident Assistant, responsible for 40 residents. Planned educational and social activities
- Extensive involvement in the Carnegie Mellon Business Association. 3 years of leadership as project leader, Director of Finance, Director of Activities, then Senior Advisor
- Teaching assistant positions held for three years in both the Business and Statistics departments
- Member of an immigrant outreach program - helped refugee families adjust to life in Pittsburgh
- Post graduation, some volunteer work with the New York Cares, but not too extensive.

Awards and Recognitions:
- Senior Leadership Recognition Award at Carnegie Mellon
- Second place winner in the Tepper Internal Case competition
- Honorary award for research on Early Pancreatic Cancer Detection
- National Title in the "We the People: Citizen and Constitution" program senior year of high school. Continuation into undergrad as we were asked to present at a national conference to civic educators and to a Supreme Court Justice

Thank you very much for your time and help!!
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New post 15 Nov 2011, 10:55
Hi sunshine87,

Your candidacy is impressive. One thing I want to stress upon is to not underestimate the importance of your personal essays and recommendations. The other parts of your application look great.

I also recommend you read this case study of a female candidate we worked with who was accepted into Harvard Business School and the Stanford GSB: ... ies/case4/

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