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Hi All, I am looking for a profile evaluation, below is a little bit about me. Please note that I do not plan on applying to an MBA program for a couple of years (2-3).

Background/Demographic: 22 year old male from US
GMAT: 700 (47-Q & 40-V)
Undergrad: Indiana University - Kelley School of Business. Major: Economic Consulting, GPA: 3.84
Experience: Just started working at Deloitte Consulting in project controller practice. Previously was a volunteer at the commodities futures trading commission
Extracurriculars: member of Phi Chi Theta Business Fraternity during undergrad, main community involvement has been with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Also, my main hobby is Jiu Jitsu where I help teach classes twice a week.
Other: International experience includes studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark
MBA goals: I aspire to start my own business, and hope that an MBA program will broaden my network as well as develop my leadership skill set.

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Hey Johnny,

Your stats looks super solid - GMAT is about average and GPA is excellent.

Your work experience is pretty solid too - I had several ex-Deloitte Consulting folks in my class as well.

I think the key for you is standing out against the other 700+ GMAT / 3.5+ GPA / Big 4 consulting firms. Your ECs show involvement in the community, but nothing that is particularly unique or stellar.

One big red flag is your career goal. It's so easy to start a business now that it's unclear from what you wrote why you would need an MBA. There's a really big financial and opportunity cost associated with the MBA, so nailing down your career goals is really key here.

Feel free to PM if you have any more questions / need more help!

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Hi All, I am looking for a profile evaluation, below is a little bit about me. Please note that I do not plan on applying to an MBA program for a couple of years (2-3).

Background/Demographic: 22 year old male from US
GMAT: 700 (47-Q & 40-V)
Undergrad: Indiana University - Kelley School of Business. Major: Economic Consulting, GPA: 3.84
Experience: Just started working at Deloitte Consulting in project controller practice. Previously was a volunteer at the commodities futures trading commission
Extracurriculars: member of Phi Chi Theta Business Fraternity during undergrad, main community involvement has been with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Also, my main hobby is Jiu Jitsu where I help teach classes twice a week.
Other: International experience includes studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark
MBA goals: I aspire to start my own business, and hope that an MBA program will broaden my network as well as develop my leadership skill set.

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New post 15 Jun 2018, 08:48
Hi Johnny,

Thank you for your post. Kudos to you for thinking and planning ahead! Here are a few additional thoughts:

First a little bit of added context on the GMAT side -- not too long ago, 700 was indeed a rice, round, respected target, even for top schools. But GMAT scores have continued to rise across schools and tiers. In fact, Haas's Class of 2019 boasts an average GMAT score of 725. Your 700 is solid, but given that you're very early in the process and have time on your side to really nail the GMAT, I'd encourage you to try to elevate your score. Median scores in the U.S. Top 10 are in the 730-740 range.

Here's a blog post that deconstructs how scores have risen at Top 20 U.S. programs over the past decade or so: https://www.avantiprep.com/blog/deconst ... -arms-race. Hopefully that gives you some more perspective and helps you determine how you might line up from a GMAT and "stats" perspective.

And here are a few more bits of a advice to keep on mind as you launch your career and consider how to maximize your time over the next few years. Your undergraduate extracurriculars are nice, but as it relates to the third point below, you will want to get involved and have "extracurricular impact" outside of work.

- Work really hard, be a good person and teammate, try to have a positive impact on your colleagues and organization. Do it because it's the right thing to do, not because you plan to apply to business school in a few years and want to "look good." If you do it because it's the right the thing to do, good things will come (e.g., promos, opportunities, etc.). If you do it purely for the sake of future MBA applications, it won't be or come across right.

- Raise your hand for extra challenges, initiatives, leadership opportunities, or responsibilities at work. It's easy to put your hands in your pockets when the organization needs a junior person to spearhead a group or initiative. You're plenty busy with your regular job, after all. You don't need to raise your hand every single time. But pick and choose the right spots where you can have a positive impact beyond your core job responsibilities.

- Find a couple of "extracurriculars" outside of work that have a positive impact on the community and/or are super meaningful to you. Real depth, time, leadership, and impact in a couple of areas (or with a couple of organizations) is better than infrequently or superficially trying your hand in a whole bunch of different things. Maybe one deep channel is very community related. Maybe another is more passion oriented. Do things that really resonate with you and create positive impact.

- Finally, continue to consider your career goals over the next few years. They're vague now, and that's okay. Your goals will very likely evolve as you're exposed to more and more things. Take the opportunity to meet people, learn more about what they do, seek mentors (and mentor others), and continually introspect on your own "passion and purpose," where you hope to be in a few years, and what you hope to accomplish over the long term. It's a journey, and things evolve!

Hope this helps!

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Hi All, I am looking for a profile evaluation, below is a little bit about me. Please note that I do not plan on applying to an MBA program for a couple of years (2-3).

Background/Demographic: 22 year old male from US
GMAT: 700 (47-Q & 40-V)
Undergrad: Indiana University - Kelley School of Business. Major: Economic Consulting, GPA: 3.84
Experience: Just started working at Deloitte Consulting in project controller practice. Previously was a volunteer at the commodities futures trading commission
Extracurriculars: member of Phi Chi Theta Business Fraternity during undergrad, main community involvement has been with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Also, my main hobby is Jiu Jitsu where I help teach classes twice a week.
Other: International experience includes studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark
MBA goals: I aspire to start my own business, and hope that an MBA program will broaden my network as well as develop my leadership skill set.

Thanks!
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Background/Demographic: Indian, 31, Female
Undergrad: Computer Engineer, 3.5/5 CGPA
Experience: 8 years (~4 years in US) working with clients on major projects in Derivatives, Credit Acquisitions, Credit Risk Modelling, Asset Management. Past Clients include world's largest Options Exchange, major Credit card company (think Visa, MasterCard, Discover), worked with 3 major Credit Bureaus in US for launching new Credit Risk Model for a client. Leading cross-geographical teams and recognized by Client for major product implementations.
Extracurriculars: organizing and winning major oratory competitions, Vice Chairperson for IEEE college chapter, working with kids in Chicago Public School and recording books for blind students. Active in Chicago-centric Instagram ecosystem with a profile highlighting Chicago.
GMAT – 650 - This was a trial attempt with hardly 2 weeks of prep. I'm planning to reappear again, should get 700+
Post MBA – short term (continue in Technology sector changing the job function to Program Management/Consulting); long term (build socially sustainable organization for supporting education of women & children from marginal societies)
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Hi apdt, thanks for sharing your profile.

The engineering undergrad definitely works in your favor, though you may experience some hurdles due to your GPA (since it is on a 5-point scale) and GMAT (this should be resolved if you are able to get to 700+). One thing to keep in mind is that Haas has a notoriously high average GPA, so you might consider other tactics like building an alternative transcript or explaining your GPA in the optional essay (especially if your undergrad or engineering program had grade deflation).

The short-term MBA goal sounds achievable given your work experience, though more specificity will be to your favor. Also, Adcoms would likely want to see a strong connection between your prior experience + MBA and how your short-term goals will enable you achieve your long-term goal of building a socially sustainable organization.

Hope this helps! Feel free to PM me if you have any follow-up questions!

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Background/Demographic: Indian, 31, Female
Undergrad: Computer Engineer, 3.5/5 CGPA
Experience: 8 years (~4 years in US) working with clients on major projects in Derivatives, Credit Acquisitions, Credit Risk Modelling, Asset Management. Past Clients include world's largest Options Exchange, major Credit card company (think Visa, MasterCard, Discover), worked with 3 major Credit Bureaus in US for launching new Credit Risk Model for a client. Leading cross-geographical teams and recognized by Client for major product implementations.
Extracurriculars: organizing and winning major oratory competitions, Vice Chairperson for IEEE college chapter, working with kids in Chicago Public School and recording books for blind students. Active in Chicago-centric Instagram ecosystem with a profile highlighting Chicago.
GMAT – 650 - This was a trial attempt with hardly 2 weeks of prep. I'm planning to reappear again, should get 700+
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Hi Experts,
Could you please evaluate my profile?

-Background: 30 year old Indian male
-Education: Bachelor's in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from one of the top 40 Engineering colleges in India (66% First Class)
Master's in Control Systems Engineering - Tier 3 Russell Group University , United Kingdom.
-GMAT Score: 710
-Industry: Oil and Gas - 5 years 6 months , Media and Entertainment - 10 months
-Experience: 6 years

Job description:

Current role:
Currently working as Lead Engineer- Instrument and Control for a Kuwaiti Contracting company and contracted to the largest oil company in Kuwait since the past year. I work closely with the senior most engineers , specialists and team leaders. I am responsible for implementing and execution of large scale digital oilfield transformation projects and manage the systems for 17 facilities with a team that I lead.

In my first year at the job in 2016 I was an Instrument Engineer with a different contracting company and handled the systems for only 4 facilities. Due to the political crisis in Egypt and Libya my parent company failed. However, I was then transferred to my current company with promotion as Lead Engineer and more responsibilities handling the systems and digital oilfield transformation for 14 oil production plants and 3 water management plants. I'm also the youngest person ever to hold such a senior position in the current and the past contracts. My main role in this organization is to improve existing engineering processes and design and implement innovative projects at low investments that can provide huge cost savings/profits for my client company.

Previous roles:
- Worked for 2 years with another Kuwaiti contracting company as Control systems engineer for around 3 years. Handling the implementation for different million dollar projects. I also created and sold engineering software through this company despite my non-IT background. I had joined as a Maintenance Engineer in this company initially and then got promoted and transferred to Automation Dept. due to my qualifications and skills.

- After my post graduation I worked for about 10 months in a film production startup in India that specialized in making low budget movies with unique story lines from aspiring young writers. I joined as a partner at this company and led the marketing campaigns for our flagship movie which grossed US$800,000 making it one of the low budget hits at the regional box office for that year.

Professional Achievements:
- Designed and developed a unique software that was sold to the largest oil company in Kuwait for around US$300,000. Helped the company to monitor dangerous events preceding plant shutdowns. ( I was asked to join my current role by the client company due to this achievement)
- I have implemented and directed a project which was profoundly beneficial for cost savings for my client company resulting in saving US$16 million per year.

Post MBA goals :
- Short term - I want to realize my passion of building products by working in product management or strategy role for tech companies like Google , Amazon , Emerson , Honeywell etc.
- Long term - Entrepreneurship

Current Extracurriculars:
-Volunteer Co-ordinator for Friends of CRY Club Kuwait - Associated with Child Rights and You (CRY) India - Organized Chess and Cricket competitions for children to raise funds as well as awareness for underprivileged children in India.
-University of Sheffield Alumni Mentor

Languages known:
English , Hindi , Tamil , Malayalam , Arabic and French

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Hello Cbb

You have a lot going for you.
International Experience. Direct business involvement and strong achievements at work. Multiple languages and interesting extracurricular (mention the impact you have had here too)
GMAT is good enough (not stellar) but can be compensated with the other areas of strength (you could read more here).
Not completely sure how the future goal of product management ties in with your past experience.
But you certainly stand a fighting chance as long as you tie in your stories and goals well in the written application.

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Cbb wrote:
Hi Experts,
Could you please evaluate my profile?

-Background: 30 year old Indian male
-Education: Bachelor's in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from one of the top 40 Engineering colleges in India (66% First Class)
Master's in Control Systems Engineering - Tier 3 Russell Group University , United Kingdom.
-GMAT Score: 710
-Industry: Oil and Gas - 5 years 6 months , Media and Entertainment - 10 months
-Experience: 6 years

Job description:

Current role:
Currently working as Lead Engineer- Instrument and Control for a Kuwaiti Contracting company and contracted to the largest oil company in Kuwait since the past year. I work closely with the senior most engineers , specialists and team leaders. I am responsible for implementing and execution of large scale digital oilfield transformation projects and manage the systems for 17 facilities with a team that I lead.

In my first year at the job in 2016 I was an Instrument Engineer with a different contracting company and handled the systems for only 4 facilities. Due to the political crisis in Egypt and Libya my parent company failed. However, I was then transferred to my current company with promotion as Lead Engineer and more responsibilities handling the systems and digital oilfield transformation for 14 oil production plants and 3 water management plants. I'm also the youngest person ever to hold such a senior position in the current and the past contracts. My main role in this organization is to improve existing engineering processes and design and implement innovative projects at low investments that can provide huge cost savings/profits for my client company.

Previous roles:
- Worked for 2 years with another Kuwaiti contracting company as Control systems engineer for around 3 years. Handling the implementation for different million dollar projects. I also created and sold engineering software through this company despite my non-IT background. I had joined as a Maintenance Engineer in this company initially and then got promoted and transferred to Automation Dept. due to my qualifications and skills.

- After my post graduation I worked for about 10 months in a film production startup in India that specialized in making low budget movies with unique story lines from aspiring young writers. I joined as a partner at this company and led the marketing campaigns for our flagship movie which grossed US$800,000 making it one of the low budget hits at the regional box office for that year.

Professional Achievements:
- Designed and developed a unique software that was sold to the largest oil company in Kuwait for around US$300,000. Helped the company to monitor dangerous events preceding plant shutdowns. ( I was asked to join my current role by the client company due to this achievement)
- I have implemented and directed a project which was profoundly beneficial for cost savings for my client company resulting in saving US$16 million per year.

Post MBA goals :
- Short term - I want to realize my passion of building products by working in product management or strategy role for tech companies like Google , Amazon , Emerson , Honeywell etc.
- Long term - Entrepreneurship

Current Extracurriculars:
-Volunteer Co-ordinator for Friends of CRY Club Kuwait - Associated with Child Rights and You (CRY) India - Organized Chess and Cricket competitions for children to raise funds as well as awareness for underprivileged children in India.
-University of Sheffield Alumni Mentor

Languages known:
English , Hindi , Tamil , Malayalam , Arabic and French

Thank you,
C

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Hi Cbb and apdt,

Thank you both for your posts. I wanted to add some perspective, and I'm going to take a slightly more conservative response to your posts:

- Haas's mean GMAT score is 725. The median is not formally published but it's very likely 730. I would not feel very good about my chances at Haas (FTMBA) with a 700/710 when applying from a crowded demographic. In fact, if you really want to target Haas (and similar programs), I'd encourage you to re-take the GMAT if you only have a 700/710.

- For added context, please read this GMAT Club Post analyzing the admissions results for 5,000+ Indian applicants at the top 50 programs in the U.S. Indian applicants with 700 and 710 GMAT had a 2% acceptance rate across the T20. And remember, that's the T20! Haas is on the more competitive side of that, it's one of the smallest major programs, and it has the 4th-lowest acceptance rate in the country (behind HBS, Stanford, and MIT Sloan).

- I'm not trying to be overly critical or conservative on the GMAT side, I am simply citing the numbers. For further context, there's some belief in the blogosphere that Indian (male) applicants should target ~30 points above the average for a given program. Here's another (subjective but thorough) GMAT Club post: https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-indian-m ... 56968.html

- The GMAT is, of course, only one piece of the application puzzle. For example, you both have some great international experience. But I hope the stats provide a more specific backdrop. (Note that there are also gender nuances at play, namely that the Indian male applicant field is more crowded than the Indian female applicant field.)

- apdt, I would add that you're going to want to be super proactive about explaining "why now" for a FTMBA for you. That's important for everyone, of course, but it sounds like you'd be applying with eight years of experience to enroll with nine. Haas likes experience and is more open-minded about age and experience than many other programs, but nine years of experience at enrollment is almost twice Haas's average (five). Programs that publish their middle 80% range for work experience usually show three to seven years (e.g., Kellogg) or three to eight years (e.g., Columbia). If we use those as a guide, you'd be applying from the very front of the age-experience curve, indeed outside the middle 80%. That still means that 10% of the class has that level-or-so of experience. But you will need to have a very sound, reasoned, and rationale reason for pursuing a FTMBA at this juncture of your career.

Hope this helps!
Greg

Cbb wrote:
Hi Experts,
Could you please evaluate my profile?

-Background: 30 year old Indian male
-Education: Bachelor's in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from one of the top 40 Engineering colleges in India (66% First Class)
Master's in Control Systems Engineering - Tier 3 Russell Group University , United Kingdom.
-GMAT Score: 710
-Industry: Oil and Gas - 5 years 6 months , Media and Entertainment - 10 months
-Experience: 6 years

Job description:

Current role:
Currently working as Lead Engineer- Instrument and Control for a Kuwaiti Contracting company and contracted to the largest oil company in Kuwait since the past year. I work closely with the senior most engineers , specialists and team leaders. I am responsible for implementing and execution of large scale digital oilfield transformation projects and manage the systems for 17 facilities with a team that I lead.

In my first year at the job in 2016 I was an Instrument Engineer with a different contracting company and handled the systems for only 4 facilities. Due to the political crisis in Egypt and Libya my parent company failed. However, I was then transferred to my current company with promotion as Lead Engineer and more responsibilities handling the systems and digital oilfield transformation for 14 oil production plants and 3 water management plants. I'm also the youngest person ever to hold such a senior position in the current and the past contracts. My main role in this organization is to improve existing engineering processes and design and implement innovative projects at low investments that can provide huge cost savings/profits for my client company.

Previous roles:
- Worked for 2 years with another Kuwaiti contracting company as Control systems engineer for around 3 years. Handling the implementation for different million dollar projects. I also created and sold engineering software through this company despite my non-IT background. I had joined as a Maintenance Engineer in this company initially and then got promoted and transferred to Automation Dept. due to my qualifications and skills.

- After my post graduation I worked for about 10 months in a film production startup in India that specialized in making low budget movies with unique story lines from aspiring young writers. I joined as a partner at this company and led the marketing campaigns for our flagship movie which grossed US$800,000 making it one of the low budget hits at the regional box office for that year.

Professional Achievements:
- Designed and developed a unique software that was sold to the largest oil company in Kuwait for around US$300,000. Helped the company to monitor dangerous events preceding plant shutdowns. ( I was asked to join my current role by the client company due to this achievement)
- I have implemented and directed a project which was profoundly beneficial for cost savings for my client company resulting in saving US$16 million per year.

Post MBA goals :
- Short term - I want to realize my passion of building products by working in product management or strategy role for tech companies like Google , Amazon , Emerson , Honeywell etc.
- Long term - Entrepreneurship

Current Extracurriculars:
-Volunteer Co-ordinator for Friends of CRY Club Kuwait - Associated with Child Rights and You (CRY) India - Organized Chess and Cricket competitions for children to raise funds as well as awareness for underprivileged children in India.
-University of Sheffield Alumni Mentor

Languages known:
English , Hindi , Tamil , Malayalam , Arabic and French

Thank you,
C

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New post 21 Jun 2018, 09:11
Hey CBB,

I think you've got a really interesting profile. I particularly like the international experience and entrepreneurial experiences you shared with respect to the film startup and software that you successfully developed and sold - lots of potential for very interesting stories here if positioned correctly.

As a product manager at Google / Facebook, your story arc makes complete sense to me. Engineers often get MBAs to develop their business skillset and then transition to product management. And Silicon Valley is full of ex-Google / Facebook PMs who go onto start their own companies. The devil will be in the details here, but you have plenty of great material to work with. There are certainly opportunities to flush out career goals a bit (i.e. HW vs SW product management / startups), but nothing that can't be overcome by working with someone familiar with the tech scene.

Feel free to ping me if I can help!

Cbb wrote:
Hi Experts,
Could you please evaluate my profile?

-Background: 30 year old Indian male
-Education: Bachelor's in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from one of the top 40 Engineering colleges in India (66% First Class)
Master's in Control Systems Engineering - Tier 3 Russell Group University , United Kingdom.
-GMAT Score: 710
-Industry: Oil and Gas - 5 years 6 months , Media and Entertainment - 10 months
-Experience: 6 years

Job description:

Current role:
Currently working as Lead Engineer- Instrument and Control for a Kuwaiti Contracting company and contracted to the largest oil company in Kuwait since the past year. I work closely with the senior most engineers , specialists and team leaders. I am responsible for implementing and execution of large scale digital oilfield transformation projects and manage the systems for 17 facilities with a team that I lead.

In my first year at the job in 2016 I was an Instrument Engineer with a different contracting company and handled the systems for only 4 facilities. Due to the political crisis in Egypt and Libya my parent company failed. However, I was then transferred to my current company with promotion as Lead Engineer and more responsibilities handling the systems and digital oilfield transformation for 14 oil production plants and 3 water management plants. I'm also the youngest person ever to hold such a senior position in the current and the past contracts. My main role in this organization is to improve existing engineering processes and design and implement innovative projects at low investments that can provide huge cost savings/profits for my client company.

Previous roles:
- Worked for 2 years with another Kuwaiti contracting company as Control systems engineer for around 3 years. Handling the implementation for different million dollar projects. I also created and sold engineering software through this company despite my non-IT background. I had joined as a Maintenance Engineer in this company initially and then got promoted and transferred to Automation Dept. due to my qualifications and skills.

- After my post graduation I worked for about 10 months in a film production startup in India that specialized in making low budget movies with unique story lines from aspiring young writers. I joined as a partner at this company and led the marketing campaigns for our flagship movie which grossed US$800,000 making it one of the low budget hits at the regional box office for that year.

Professional Achievements:
- Designed and developed a unique software that was sold to the largest oil company in Kuwait for around US$300,000. Helped the company to monitor dangerous events preceding plant shutdowns. ( I was asked to join my current role by the client company due to this achievement)
- I have implemented and directed a project which was profoundly beneficial for cost savings for my client company resulting in saving US$16 million per year.

Post MBA goals :
- Short term - I want to realize my passion of building products by working in product management or strategy role for tech companies like Google , Amazon , Emerson , Honeywell etc.
- Long term - Entrepreneurship

Current Extracurriculars:
-Volunteer Co-ordinator for Friends of CRY Club Kuwait - Associated with Child Rights and You (CRY) India - Organized Chess and Cricket competitions for children to raise funds as well as awareness for underprivileged children in India.
-University of Sheffield Alumni Mentor

Languages known:
English , Hindi , Tamil , Malayalam , Arabic and French

Thank you,
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Request you to kindly evaluate my chances from the below profile:

Indian Female 23.

School - Class X - 95.6%
School - Class XII - 93.5%
University - B.Sc Economics - 3.58/4.0 CGPA - Symbiosis International University - 3year degree

Work Experience: Mckinsey & Company (2 yrs, 11 months)
Analytics Analyst (Marketing & Sales)

GMAT Score 740 (Q50 V40)

Schools in mind: Stanford, Haas, Kellogg, NYU Stern

Post MBA Goals: Short term: Product management, Product strategy roles in the Retail tech space.
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New post 25 Jun 2018, 01:29
Hello srivshreya

First thing- please check on each school's website for eligibility of your 3 year degree (just in case) as different schools have different requirement.
These schools will look at your profile holistically based on 6 admission factors mentioned here.
Coming to grades- they look decent and your GMAT also ticks the box.
However with slightly lower work ex (in terms of years) you should show a higher than average maturity, career progress and accomplishments at work. In absence of this info it is difficult to say much.
Next evaluating factor is diversity where Indians usually end up weak- it will help if you can mention about your extracurricular or other diverse work experiences.
Last and the most important piece of the admissions puzzle is career goals. You've mentioned Product Management, though with the given info I'm not sure how it ties with your past experience/existing skills. It has to be realistic, reachable and fit with the schools. You may wish to read on career goals after MBA here
The listed schools look challenging, but only in the light of given info. Since the 'stats' given are 'quantitative' in nature, they conceal more than they reveal. If you can shed some more light on the 'qualitative' side of your profile it will be simpler to assess your profile.
Needless to say final outcome will depend on how well you tie all of this together in your written application.
Should you feel the need to discuss your profile in detail, let me know.
Do well.

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Indian Female 23.

School - Class X - 95.6%
School - Class XII - 93.5%
University - B.Sc Economics - 3.58/4.0 CGPA - Symbiosis International University - 3year degree

Work Experience: Mckinsey & Company (2 yrs, 11 months)
Analytics Analyst (Marketing & Sales)

GMAT Score 740 (Q50 V40)

Schools in mind: Stanford, Haas, Kellogg, NYU Stern

Post MBA Goals: Short term: Product management, Product strategy roles in the Retail tech space.

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Hi all, I'm considering applying for Haas in R2 and would love an eval! BTW the Haas admit stats scare me! I also posted this in the Sloan thread. I'm applying for Tuck and CBS in R1. For R2, I'm looking into NYU, Yale, Ross, Fuqua, Tepper and Anderson (I'm focused on mostly NE and Cali, below HSWB). Are Haas and Sloan realistic possibilities for me as well?

Background/Demographic: Canadian (Chinese ethnicity), born and raised in a major city in the Canadian Prairies. My parents immigrated to Canada decades ago and ran a successful business in the IT consulting space (B2B) for 30+ years
GMAT: 730 (Q49, V41, IR8, AWA pending)
Undergrad: Computer Science at top Canadian university (UGPA 3.88 - I believe its GPA scale matches that of US schools), also minored in Math and History
Grad: Computer Science MSc at same university (GPA 3.9), J.D. (law) also at same university (usually considered top 1-2 law school in Canada)

Experience: 7+ years in NYC in the restructuring/corporate reorganization industry - about 5 years as lawyer in Vault 15 firm (i.e. one of the BigLaw firms), about 2.5 years as secondee from that law firm consulting major international banks and managing their distressed/stressed loans (at these banks, have managed billions of dollars in exposure; as a lawyer have advised on a wide range of companies in a wide variety of industries with anywhere from tens of millions to billions of dollars of debt). Very interesting industry as it is a combination of skills - technical/legal, financial and human elements. Often very high stakes and high pressure.
Extracurriculars/Activities: None post-school (lawyer is nearly a round the clock job...) However, I am pretty active whenever possible - skiing, running (also did a triathlon last year), hiking, rock climbing, etc. I am also an avid (lifetime) gamer and tech geek.

Story/Post MBA: In short, I'm looking to transition back into tech, looking at the product management or business development. roles in particular. Long-term, either head a major product or transition into VC or tech PE. Since I'm probably a bit out-of-the-box and older than the average candidate, this may merit a bit more of an explanation. In undergrad/grad, I was a pretty academic type - I did a lot of theoretical computer science and it was immensely enjoyable, but following some self-reflection I wasn't quite sure about how much of an immediate practical impact I could have as an academic. This was why I transitioned into law (both academic and impactful!). While I love the work I'm doing now and seeing a significant impact from the work that I do, I never lost the tech bug and I want to reconnect with my roots in the industry - but this time from the business side. I'm seeking an MBA in order to build fundamental skills essential to have a successful business career in the tech industry. Curious to see if this makes sense to you guys and to the adcom! I would emphasize that I'm equally comfortable with quantitative concepts in finance/computer science as I am with highly complex legal documentation and communicating those concepts to a more general audience.

Other: Not sure where to put this but something that just occurred to me - post-MBA my salary would almost certainly be much lower than what I'm making now - I don't think this should be a big factor one way or another (in fact it may be positive as I'm looking to make a career switch, and not chasing money). However, is this something that could be viewed negatively (as in it could impact their stats for pre-MBA vs. post-MBA salaries)?
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Background and nationality: Brazilian Female

Undergrad Information: BA in International Relations from top Brazilian University, spent one semester abroad in Mexico (8.4/10 GPA)

GMAT: 730 49Q|40V

Work experience and leadership: helped opening the brazilian office of a tech/fashion startup 2.5y ago (just me + director) and worked on the growth of the office ever since. 2 promotions, currently manage a team of 2 and am the LATAM manager for my area.

Community and others: Red Cross International Volunteer working with refugees, mentoring undergrad students

Post MBA goals: internationalization/business development, transition into social impact

Anything else? Applying in round 1
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Hi mirelark,

You have a competitive foundation for Haas with respect to academics, GMAT score, and work experience. There's a lot of interesting value to your experiences opening a new office for your organization, co-leading and growing that effort, and overseeing the broader regional, which includes, presumably, even more international experience beyond your semester aboard. Be sure to unpack those experiences.

With all of that in mind, much of this will, for you, come down to "application execution." You will definitely need to develop the specificity of your career goals beyond the general industries you've listed here. What company(ies) do you want to work for after Haas? Where? In what role? On what team? Why? What type of projects do you hope to work on and impact do you hope to have? What's the passion and purpose behind these goals? What knowledge skills and experience do you already have that are relevant to these goals? What knowledge, skills, and experience are you missing and therefore need to acquire via an MBA? How exactly will you acquire these necessary skills at Haas?

Be as specific about Haas as you are about your career goals. What courses, clubs, extracurriculars, and special programs will you pursue? What about Haas's culture, community, location, and career opportunities make it right for you? Get to know the program well and articulate your fit. What unique perspective can you bring to Haas? What unique contributions can you make? How exactly would you hope to contribute? Visiting is probably difficult, but try to chat with current students and/or alumni if you can. (Look out for online/local events.)

You can read more about career goal specificity, school specificity, and school research and engagement (and recommendations and interviews for that matter) here: The Most Overlooked Elements of the MBA Application Process

I'd be happy to elaborate on the above, go over any other questions you have, and talk more specifically about Haas at your convenience (I did my MBA there.) You can sign up for a Free Consultation here: https://www.avantiprep.com/free-consultation.html

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Background and nationality: Brazilian Female

Undergrad Information: BA in International Relations from top Brazilian University, spent one semester abroad in Mexico (8.4/10 GPA)

GMAT: 730 49Q|40V

Work experience and leadership: helped opening the brazilian office of a tech/fashion startup 2.5y ago (just me + director) and worked on the growth of the office ever since. 2 promotions, currently manage a team of 2 and am the LATAM manager for my area.

Community and others: Red Cross International Volunteer working with refugees, mentoring undergrad students

Post MBA goals: internationalization/business development, transition into social impact

Anything else? Applying in round 1

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Hello,

Do I stand a realistic chance of getting in? My profile:

1.) Indian Female, 24, Muslim
2.) GMAT: 730 (q50, v39, IR-3( I know it's bad!), AWA-6.0)
3.) Undergrad: Engineering , GPA: 4.0 (according to MBA.com conversion table)
4.) Currently working at Dell Technologies, 2 years of work experience after graduating. (Will be 3 yrs before joining the school)

International work experience: YES (was one of the select few to attend the Dell Annual IT Summit at Austin and learnt a lot from the experience)

I joined my team as a software analyst but my manager seeing good management and communication skills in me, encouraged me to take up project management and thus I became a project coordinator for my team within 6 months of joining the company. I worked with my team to do anything possible to help them perform at their highest level. This involves removing any impediments to progress, communicating with other teams for requirements, etc. So, you might say I have managing experience as well. I was a Scrum Master for my team and I have a certification of Certified Scrum Master as well.

5.) Extra-curricular: Vocalist in college band and still sing sometimes at clubs,worked with NGOs to help educate poor muslim girls, blogging, modelling, travelling

I was also the networking lead in the IT Development Program in Dell. I have organised numerous events and led all the members(in numbers of 50-60) of the ITDP program on various occasions.

Post MBA goals: Product Marketing Manager in a company I believe in.
Long term goals: Chief Marketing officer , again in a company I believe in.

Please give an honest feedback if I have a shot at getting in. And if not, which schools do you suggest me to apply to?

Thanks a bunch!!
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Background and nationality: Asian, Female - born in the mountainous area in Vietnam, 24 YO
Undergrad Information: Foreign Trade University Vietnam (top econs and buz school in Vietnam) - one semester exchange to the US under Fullbright-UGRAD program, major in Economics, minor International Business; GPA 3.32
GMAT: 730 Q49 V40 IR8 AW4
Work experience and leadership: 2 years - Technical Support Associate then Customer Strategy Associate II at Fossil Group - work across 3 continents, EMEA, APAC, US; managed a few projects of 3 to 6 people. Picked up coding (Python), visualization tools like draw.io, wireframe.
Community and others: AIESEC during college, Co-founder of a Social Enterprise targetted at underserved college students in Vietnam.
Post MBA goals: Product Manager at Top tech companies.
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Background and nationality - Indian Male, 25 Years Old
Undergrad Information - Tier 1 College, BITS Pilani, Chemical Engineer 3.5 GPA
GMAT: 710 (Q49, V38)
Work experience and leadership - Head Marketing at a decent sized startup from the last 2 years. Analytics POC for a Business Unit before at one of India's Largest E-commerce companies.
Community and others - Organised workshops for volunteers at college for taking part time classes for the underprivileged.
Post MBA goals - Product Management / Strategy at Silicon Valley Startups
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New post 02 Sep 2018, 02:47
Hello lalith0106

With slightly lower years of experience this GMAT might not help you stand out.
Definitely not a deal breaker, but you will need to showcase more maturity via your Career Progress, Achievements at Work and Extracurricular activities. (Your can read here on what to focus on in your written applications)
From marketing to product management- maybe I am missing something here, but you will need to showcase what are the existing transferable skills that will make this transition possible. And what gaps will the MBA fill.

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Background and nationality - Indian Male, 25 Years Old
Undergrad Information - Tier 1 College, BITS Pilani, Chemical Engineer 3.5 GPA
GMAT: 710 (Q49, V38)
Work experience and leadership - Head Marketing at a decent sized startup from the last 2 years. Analytics POC for a Business Unit before at one of India's Largest E-commerce companies.
Community and others - Organised workshops for volunteers at college for taking part time classes for the underprivileged.
Post MBA goals - Product Management / Strategy at Silicon Valley Startups

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Hi all,

would be thankful for your evaluation!

Background and nationality: BIG3 Consulting, Eastern Europe
Undergrad Information: top uni in an Easter European country (but not top in outside of the country), economics, stellar GPA
GMAT: 700 (Q45, V40)
Work experience and leadership: 2 yrs corporate finance, 2 years consulting
Community and others: lots of EC in undergrad, some good EC during work
Post MBA goals: short-term - consulting; long-term - not sure

Thanks

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Hey guys, seems we're all piling in here now! Hoping I can get some feedback on my profile:

Background and nationality
English, based in UK - recently turned 30

Undergrad Information
BSc Economics - University of Bath - Second Class Honors First Division (roughly converts to 3.4 GPA I think)

GMAT: 740 (Q49, V41, IR 8, AWA - Not yet received)

Work experience and leadership:
(I have removed organisation names for sake of anonymity, but they are all internationally recognised)

Associate at Segregated Hedge Fund within top tier Investment Bank/Asset Manager (London, UK), 1.5 years, will be 2.5 by the time I start MBA:
• Running monthly meetings with the CIO and COO on portfolio optimisation
• Implementing and monitoring controls to meet the latest industry regulatory standards
• Trade support specialist to portfolio managers covering a wide range of financial instruments
• Achieved the highest possible grade on latest year end evaluation

Analyst at Middle Office in top tier Investment Bank X (London, UK), 3yrs:
• Primary support contact for the department’s highest revenue-generating clients – received top service rankings from two of the world’s largest institutional investors
• Unofficially supervised/mentored junior members of the team
• Escalation point for off-shore teams regarding trade matching, trade confirmations, and cash settlements
• Worked with our trading desk, sales desk and clients to resolve post-trade disputes

Contractor at top tier Investment Bank Y (London, UK), 1yr - this was only ever a short term role while I was looking for good permanent opportunities:
• Daily trade reports and reconciliations
• Manual entry of trades into risk capture and cash payment systems
• Communicated daily with the trading desk in order to ensure my team were meeting their needs.

Full-time Internship (post-university) at top tier Investment Bank Z (New York, USA), 1yr:
• Played a key role in a revenue reconciliation and recovery project, resulting in the firm recouping over $350,000 in missed revenue over a six-month period.
• Created detailed reports for sales teams enabling them to monitor revenue streams, and identify new business opportunities.
• Produced a daily Profit & Loss report and developed it into an easy to read snapshot for sales and trading teams, and senior management.

Full-time Internship (third year of degree was year long industry placement before returning for final year) at top tier Investment Bank W (London, UK), 1yr:
• Managed clients with the assistance of senior colleagues
• Created and delivered informative monthly presentations on key topics to senior management and peers.
• Supported senior colleagues to provide high level service to our focus clients

Community and others:
Amateur soccer player, fitness training, tennis, skiing, athletics, and stock market investing.
Severe lack of volunteering, although have previously done very minor fundraising for charity

Post MBA goals:
I aspire to work in a Product Management role at a large and innovative technology company based on the West Coast, such as Amazon, Microsoft or Google. My ultimate goal is to use my experience to launch a consumer focused financial technology company.

Thanks in advance all!
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