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New post 14 Jul 2009, 02:00
Dear Paul,
Please look into my profile below and it will be helpful if u can tell me I am not far away from reach.
General Info:
25/Male/Indian(common applicant pool) :(

Educational Info:
GMAT:750(Q:49 V:42)
Completed my Graduation from one of the best colleges in India with a Bachelors of Engg in Information Technology with a CGPA of 7.5(out of 10).I am sorry I cudn't translate it to GPA.
12th: 75%
10th: 76%

Work Experience:
I have been working as a software engineer with the fortune 100 company for the last 4.5 years. I have been promoted once during this stint. Got good appreciations and recognitions in the work. Have been leading a small size team of 4-5 for the last 1 year. Have an international experience of 1 year(US). Nothing distinctive as u can say.

EC:
Nothing distinctive here too :( . Represented school and college in Cricket. Participated in debates and other contests in school. Participated in culturals of different colleges. Organized various events in college. Presented a paper in a college event. For the last one year I have been a part of NGO, though not led any projects.

Goals and Objective:
To become a management consultant with one of the top-notch consulting firm for a few years and then planning to bcome a Venture Capitalist. I have a business background and I am involved in all family businesses from my adulthood. I would like to transform our family business to the next level. I have my own business model to do so.

I am looking for a B-School which can help me in reaching my objective and hone my skills to bcome a successful Entrepreneur. Scholarship shouldn't be a problem although i will not shy away.
School List:
University of California--Los Angeles (Anderson)
Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
Georgetown University (McDonough)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Indiana University--Bloomington (Kelley)
University of Southern California (Marshall)
University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

There are 7 colleges and I wud like to shortlist 5 from these. Please evaluate it and write back whether I m shooting very high or not.

Thanks
Karthik

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Karthik,

You can be optimistic about GIT, Indiana, Georgetown, and USC. I think UCLA and UNC are the biggest stretches out of the remaining schools, so for your fifth school I pick Carnegie Mellon. Other schools that are strong in consulting and/or entrepreneurship and where I think you have a decent chance of admission include Babson and Emory.

Hope this helps,

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Thanks a ton. It has been of great help in selecting my desired b-schools.

--Karthik

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New post 23 Jul 2009, 18:49
Hi Paul

Karthik has good acads,work exp and ok ECs.Even though he comes from a competitive pool why do you think UNC would be a stretch? I thought it would be a target school for him.Just curious.

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Paul,
I am also curious to know what other colleges I can target other than the listed colleges.
It would be of great help.

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New post 27 Jul 2009, 17:21
Karthik,

Yes, I think I may have been a shade too pessimistic about your profile in my initial post. Your profile is basically a good one. It's only major "flaw" is its lack of distinctiveness (plus lack of leadership outside of work). But I do agree that you should be roughly competitive at UNC as well as at Carnegie Mellon. You could apply to UCLA as a semi-long-shot. Your biggest challenge will be showing how your are different from other applicants with similar profiles. If you can find some way to solve that challenge in a compelling way, you could probably aim higher.

As for where else you could apply, I think you did a good job in your initial list but I might also add Wisconsin as a 'safety' school that's strong in entrepreneurship.

Good luck,

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