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Hello,
Thank you in advance for answering.
I am a 26years old female from Ivory coast currently living in UK. I spent most of my life in Ivory Coast. In high school I won an award of the best student of my category in the whole country. I did my a level (baccalaureat litteraire) in literature focusing in English,Spanish, history, philosophy and math.
I went to the best university of the country.Even though that university only accept people for scientific background,they did made an exception for me, accept my application and made me take a math test before grant me a place there. I was admitted to the three years program, got a scholarship for three years during those years I was ranked 1st of my class. They then offered me a place in the engineering program, renewed my scholarship for two years, and offered me a two months exchange in UK. Again I took the first place among my peers. In my last year I got recruited by PwC. I spent 9 months there, submitted my thesis and declined a full time offer from them.
To sum up I got 4 as GPA.
I declined PwC offer because I wanted an experience abroad and wanted to have more knowledge in finance, I went to UK and did a MSc in finance (top 15).Due to an accident that happened to me at the beginning of my term, I ended up with a low GPA of 3.7 (2.1).


-Work experience from old to recent:
2months summer internship as account assistant in a microfinance company
8months work experience in a big 4 as a financial auditor
I have been running the family business since I was in my 2nd year at Uni. I expand our business from B2C to B2B, created opportunities outside the country. Now we have our own production facilities, client abroad and retailers buy the product to export it .
I am currently having experience in a fortune 20 as a digital architect and PMO in London

Extracurricular activities
- I was the Vice president of the dancing club in my high school (we were 2nd in a national competition)
- my first two years at Uni I was running the English and literature club of the Freshers
- I became a year later the Project manager of a student start up operating in management,marketing for a year
- the year after I was elected the president of that start up I expanded our activities,improved our revenue by 20% the first year by expanding our activities and clients portfolio.It led me to a second mandate
The second year was even better we had the same growth in term of revenue and profit. One of the client decided to hire me,he made me an offer but I had already accepted the offer of the big 4 so I declined.

I actively participated in Rotaract activities, and st Egidio working with orphans, offering medical kits and working on various projects.
I was also an activist in the LGBT community in my country, counseling and being there for everyone.
I am currently teaching some Basic IT to seniors people here in London
And next month I will start volunteering on weekends for British heart Foundation as well.
Post MBA: Strategy consulting, continue to grow the family business (food industry)

I haven't prepared for the GMAT yet,I got the books today...planning to read,get ready and take it because I would like to apply for the 1st round I'm September 2018.


So my questions are:
Is my work in my family business considered as work experience?
Which score of GMAT should I get to get into top 10 first round?
Can I get into the top 10?

Thanks,

Sorry again for the long story

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Please evaluate my profile for my dream school !

Bio : 28, Male, Pakistani
Education : B.E. Mechanical (3.36/4.00 CGPA) from NUST on partial scholarship (Ranked 1st in Pakistan in Engineering)
M.S Mechanical (3.75/4.00 CGPA) from KFUPM on full scholarship (Ranked 1st in Middle East)
Work experience : Post B.E - Dutch MNC (in Pak) - Project Engineer for 10 months (discontinued to pursue MS)
Post M.S - Saudi Chemical Company (Not MNC/fairly unknown)- Plant Engineer for 3 years - no promotions
Test Scores : GMAT 750, TOEFL iBT 115
Other achievements : Attended international conferences in USA and China during MS program. International journal publications.
Volunteer/EC : Active in societies and office holder during B.E. None after that.
Participated in earth quake relief. No formal association with NGO.
Extra : Lead the first ever team to Shell Eco Marathon in Malaysia (during B.E.), raised funding for competition etc.
Post MBA concentration: Management Consulting

With above profile, is MIT Sloan doable ?
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TinanGoli, I just responded to your same post in our Ask mbaMissioon thread:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/please-could ... l#p2014528

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Hello,
Thank you in advance for answering.
I am a 26years old female from Ivory coast currently living in UK. I spent most of my life in Ivory Coast. In high school I won an award of the best student of my category in the whole country. I did my a level (baccalaureat litteraire) in literature focusing in English,Spanish, history, philosophy and math.
I went to the best university of the country.Even though that university only accept people for scientific background,they did made an exception for me, accept my application and made me take a math test before grant me a place there. I was admitted to the three years program, got a scholarship for three years during those years I was ranked 1st of my class. They then offered me a place in the engineering program, renewed my scholarship for two years, and offered me a two months exchange in UK. Again I took the first place among my peers. In my last year I got recruited by PwC. I spent 9 months there, submitted my thesis and declined a full time offer from them.
To sum up I got 4 as GPA.
I declined PwC offer because I wanted an experience abroad and wanted to have more knowledge in finance, I went to UK and did a MSc in finance (top 15).Due to an accident that happened to me at the beginning of my term, I ended up with a low GPA of 3.7 (2.1).


-Work experience from old to recent:
2months summer internship as account assistant in a microfinance company
8months work experience in a big 4 as a financial auditor
I have been running the family business since I was in my 2nd year at Uni. I expand our business from B2C to B2B, created opportunities outside the country. Now we have our own production facilities, client abroad and retailers buy the product to export it .
I am currently having experience in a fortune 20 as a digital architect and PMO in London

Extracurricular activities
- I was the Vice president of the dancing club in my high school (we were 2nd in a national competition)
- my first two years at Uni I was running the English and literature club of the Freshers
- I became a year later the Project manager of a student start up operating in management,marketing for a year
- the year after I was elected the president of that start up I expanded our activities,improved our revenue by 20% the first year by expanding our activities and clients portfolio.It led me to a second mandate
The second year was even better we had the same growth in term of revenue and profit. One of the client decided to hire me,he made me an offer but I had already accepted the offer of the big 4 so I declined.

I actively participated in Rotaract activities, and st Egidio working with orphans, offering medical kits and working on various projects.
I was also an activist in the LGBT community in my country, counseling and being there for everyone.
I am currently teaching some Basic IT to seniors people here in London
And next month I will start volunteering on weekends for British heart Foundation as well.
Post MBA: Strategy consulting, continue to grow the family business (food industry)

I haven't prepared for the GMAT yet,I got the books today...planning to read,get ready and take it because I would like to apply for the 1st round I'm September 2018.


So my questions are:
Is my work in my family business considered as work experience?
Which score of GMAT should I get to get into top 10 first round?
Can I get into the top 10?

Thanks,

Sorry again for the long story

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New post 12 Feb 2018, 20:10
Hi altairahmad -

I think Sloan is possible, but may be challenging. I would go for it, but make sure you have some backup options too. In particular, Sloan sees many applicants from an engineering background, and your GPA is slightly low (Sloan's average is 3.6). Plus as you point out your company now is not well known and you haven't had any promotions. So, make sure there is other evidence of your increasing responsibilities and impact (resume, recommendations). I do think your experience working in different countries and for the MNC previously will be valuable though. And your test scores are excellent.

It also seems your extracurriculars could use a boost -- there's still time to add new roles or expand existing ones before round 1!

Best of luck!
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altairahmad wrote:
Please evaluate my profile for my dream school !

Bio : 28, Male, Pakistani
Education : B.E. Mechanical (3.36/4.00 CGPA) from NUST on partial scholarship (Ranked 1st in Pakistan in Engineering)
M.S Mechanical (3.75/4.00 CGPA) from KFUPM on full scholarship (Ranked 1st in Middle East)
Work experience : Post B.E - Dutch MNC (in Pak) - Project Engineer for 10 months (discontinued to pursue MS)
Post M.S - Saudi Chemical Company (Not MNC/fairly unknown)- Plant Engineer for 3 years - no promotions
Test Scores : GMAT 750, TOEFL iBT 115
Other achievements : Attended international conferences in USA and China during MS program. International journal publications.
Volunteer/EC : Active in societies and office holder during B.E. None after that.
Participated in earth quake relief. No formal association with NGO.
Extra : Lead the first ever team to Shell Eco Marathon in Malaysia (during B.E.), raised funding for competition etc.
Post MBA concentration: Management Consulting

With above profile, is MIT Sloan doable ?

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Indian, Female, 30 Years

GMAT – 720

Undergrad: Bachelor of Technology (Electrical Engineering) – (Non-IIT---top 5% in the university) – (2004-2008)-4.0 GPA
Grad: Master of Science (Computer Science) – Univ of California, Davis – (2010-2013)-3.6 GPA

Work Experience:
After Undegrad:
Lectureship at Government Engineering College (2008-2010)
Mentor at Training and Placement Cell for the students at that college
After Masters:
Software Engineer at Cisco Systems, San Jose from 2012-present, with one promotion.
-Leading the team as a senior software engineer,
-Interaction with marketing (product management/TMEs) and marketing for narrowing down the features customer ask for
-leading cross functional team for delivering software successfully
-driving from front the customer serviceability requests for our products

Extra Curriculars –
- Volunteering at a certain Engineering College in India for placement guidance, campus preparation and resume review.
- Organizing various events in our Business Unit at Cisco, from Socials or Picnics to hackathon etc.
- Mentoring new hires and Interns
- Organizing volunteering activities for our cross-functional group at Cisco.
- Part of team organizing fund-raising (In Silicon Valley) for education of underprivileged children in India.
- Organized Hepatitis B vaccination drive at my mother's work place (one of the most reputed banks in India) for 5 consecutive years

Hobbies -
- Dance (founder of dance/drama club in my undergrad college)
- sports (winner of University badminton championships in undergrad for 3 years, stopped after knee injury)

Achievements:
- Won multiple hackathons at Cisco (couple of them where I was the team leader)
- Won multiple awards at Cisco for recognizing my performance and leadership
- Won scholarship till under graduation from State Bank Of India on Merit

Please advice if Sloan is achievable or is a stretch?
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Hi SSM2019!

There are a few things that stand out to me in your profile. First is your experience studying and working in the US. That will definitely help differentiate your application from a very crowded pool of Indian applicants. Second is that you've clearly been a top performer at work with the awards, competition wins, promotion. I hope that means you will have really strong recommendation letters. Third is that on top of that, you've been really involved and a contributor to your team and office culture, I think Sloan in particular will really value those contributions.

There are some challenges in your profile, namely the demographic one, but I think also GMAT is not helping. I would advise a retake if possible. Right now, I think Sloan is a stretch; with a higher GMAT and excellent execution of your application, plus other personal factors that are hard to evaluate over email :) I think you could have a good shot.

Feel free to reach out to us if you'd like to chat further: https://www.mbamission.com/consult/
Best of luck!
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SSM2019 wrote:
Indian, Female, 30 Years

GMAT – 720

Undergrad: Bachelor of Technology (Electrical Engineering) – (Non-IIT---top 5% in the university) – (2004-2008)-4.0 GPA
Grad: Master of Science (Computer Science) – Univ of California, Davis – (2010-2013)-3.6 GPA

Work Experience:
After Undegrad:
Lectureship at Government Engineering College (2008-2010)
Mentor at Training and Placement Cell for the students at that college
After Masters:
Software Engineer at Cisco Systems, San Jose from 2012-present, with one promotion.
-Leading the team as a senior software engineer,
-Interaction with marketing (product management/TMEs) and marketing for narrowing down the features customer ask for
-leading cross functional team for delivering software successfully
-driving from front the customer serviceability requests for our products

Extra Curriculars –
- Volunteering at a certain Engineering College in India for placement guidance, campus preparation and resume review.
- Organizing various events in our Business Unit at Cisco, from Socials or Picnics to hackathon etc.
- Mentoring new hires and Interns
- Organizing volunteering activities for our cross-functional group at Cisco.
- Part of team organizing fund-raising (In Silicon Valley) for education of underprivileged children in India.
- Organized Hepatitis B vaccination drive at my mother's work place (one of the most reputed banks in India) for 5 consecutive years

Hobbies -
- Dance (founder of dance/drama club in my undergrad college)
- sports (winner of University badminton championships in undergrad for 3 years, stopped after knee injury)

Achievements:
- Won multiple hackathons at Cisco (couple of them where I was the team leader)
- Won multiple awards at Cisco for recognizing my performance and leadership
- Won scholarship till under graduation from State Bank Of India on Merit

Please advice if Sloan is achievable or is a stretch?

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mbaMissionKate, thanks for reviewing the profile. I am planning to retake the GMAT and hoping for a 750 score (my practice scores are in 730-750 range)

Yes, I will be able to get good recommendation from my team lead and from the head of volunteering organization where I volunteer.

I am curious if it helps that I am a permanent resident and will be a US citizen at the time of 2019 class start. Will it address my demographic constraints?
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That's great. Excellent practice scores. That will help your chances. The citizenship change will help too, as that makes you even more employable post-MBA. My evaluation is looking brighter now :-)

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mbaMissionKate, thanks for reviewing the profile. I am planning to retake the GMAT and hoping for a 750 score (my practice scores are in 730-750 range)

Yes, I will be able to get good recommendation from my team lead and from the head of volunteering organization where I volunteer.

I am curious if it helps that I am a permanent resident and will be a US citizen at the time of 2019 class start. Will it address my demographic constraints?

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Hi SSM2019,

I guess it all depends on what you've accomplished at CISCO. You definitely have a good academic profile. Great EC background as well.

At the outset, the fact that you work in the technology industry will make the application very competitive for you, especially given that you are an Indian applicant. Your GMAT is on the lower side for a top 10 school, as well.

Having said that, if you have had a transformational impact at CISCO - this could be worth a shot. If possible, do a retake of the GMAT as well. Also, be open to applying to a few schools that are not that competitive.

If you need to chat more, please feel free to schedule an appointment using the link below.

Best,
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SSM2019 wrote:
Indian, Female, 30 Years

GMAT – 720

Undergrad: Bachelor of Technology (Electrical Engineering) – (Non-IIT---top 5% in the university) – (2004-2008)-4.0 GPA
Grad: Master of Science (Computer Science) – Univ of California, Davis – (2010-2013)-3.6 GPA

Work Experience:
After Undegrad:
Lectureship at Government Engineering College (2008-2010)
Mentor at Training and Placement Cell for the students at that college
After Masters:
Software Engineer at Cisco Systems, San Jose from 2012-present, with one promotion.
-Leading the team as a senior software engineer,
-Interaction with marketing (product management/TMEs) and marketing for narrowing down the features customer ask for
-leading cross functional team for delivering software successfully
-driving from front the customer serviceability requests for our products

Extra Curriculars –
- Volunteering at a certain Engineering College in India for placement guidance, campus preparation and resume review.
- Organizing various events in our Business Unit at Cisco, from Socials or Picnics to hackathon etc.
- Mentoring new hires and Interns
- Organizing volunteering activities for our cross-functional group at Cisco.
- Part of team organizing fund-raising (In Silicon Valley) for education of underprivileged children in India.
- Organized Hepatitis B vaccination drive at my mother's work place (one of the most reputed banks in India) for 5 consecutive years

Hobbies -
- Dance (founder of dance/drama club in my undergrad college)
- sports (winner of University badminton championships in undergrad for 3 years, stopped after knee injury)

Achievements:
- Won multiple hackathons at Cisco (couple of them where I was the team leader)
- Won multiple awards at Cisco for recognizing my performance and leadership
- Won scholarship till under graduation from State Bank Of India on Merit

Please advice if Sloan is achievable or is a stretch?

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Hi,

Request a profile evaluation for Sloan MBA(Full Time). Many thanks.

Location: India

Languages: English, Hindi, French(Currently learning and will be appearing for DELF intermediate exams soon)

Age: 27

GMAT: 750(Q49 V44)

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor in Management Studies(Specialization: Finance) - 2013 from University of Mumbai(Achieved distinction - 75%)

Work Experience: 26 months in Citigroup's Mumbai Office as a research analyst(research, team leadership, mentoring/training). Post Citigroup, started my own business in 2016(Currently doing this)

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Achieved 1st rank in Grade 12(92.2%)
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Hi rhnbansal,

At the outset, this is a tricky benchmark. You've got many positives on your profile - Excellent GMAT. Great brand name in Citi. And Entrepreneurial experience.

Having said that, there are still many small things that will matter:

1) What kind of company did you start? How did you grow the company? What are you doing to do about it when you get to business school?

2) What are your post-MBA goals?

3) Why is MIT a fit? According to you.

The clearer you are able to articulate all of these, the better your candidature will be for MIT. If you wish, please set up a profile evaluation session with us, and we can discuss more.

Later,
Karthik

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Hi,

Request a profile evaluation for Sloan MBA(Full Time). Many thanks.

Location: India

Languages: English, Hindi, French(Currently learning and will be appearing for DELF intermediate exams soon)

Age: 27

GMAT: 750(Q49 V44)

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor in Management Studies(Specialization: Finance) - 2013 from University of Mumbai(Achieved distinction - 75%)

Work Experience: 26 months in Citigroup's Mumbai Office as a research analyst(research, team leadership, mentoring/training). Post Citigroup, started my own business in 2016(Currently doing this)

Hobbies:

Guitar(Level 2 certified from Trinity College, London)
Sports(Table Tennis)

Achievements:

Achieved 1st rank in Grade 12(92.2%)

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Hello rhnbansal

While you have a lot going for you (strong Acads + GMAT + EC), a meaningful feedback would require a deeper understanding of your career progression, achievements and career goals.
The nature of your work currently and the achievements there are equally important.
All these factors will be evaluated by Sloan in a holistic manner. (You can read more here)
Also, without career goals evaluating a fit becomes difficult. You could add to your goals research by reading here.
Should you wish to discuss your profile in detail, feel free to reach out.

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Hi,

Request a profile evaluation for Sloan MBA(Full Time). Many thanks.

Location: India

Languages: English, Hindi, French(Currently learning and will be appearing for DELF intermediate exams soon)

Age: 27

GMAT: 750(Q49 V44)

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor in Management Studies(Specialization: Finance) - 2013 from University of Mumbai(Achieved distinction - 75%)

Work Experience: 26 months in Citigroup's Mumbai Office as a research analyst(research, team leadership, mentoring/training). Post Citigroup, started my own business in 2016(Currently doing this)

Hobbies:

Guitar(Level 2 certified from Trinity College, London)
Sports(Table Tennis)

Achievements:

Achieved 1st rank in Grade 12(92.2%)

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My main concern is my low GPA and jumpy career history (circling around the sales/PR/marketing drain, and switching industries from toys to SaaS (tech), before settling in Sales/SaaS 3-4 years ago). I've accomplished a lot at the companies I've worked for, received 5 promotions and held leadership roles for the last 3 years, but it's still not very impressive.

During undergrad, I was seriously ill, once homeless, and worked full-time while studying, so I'm hoping this will shine a brighter light on my dim academics and inconsistent profile. I want my themes to be 1. failing, and then picking myself back up again to show tenacity, and 2. overcoming obstacles, and now wanting to start my own company to make the world a better place.

Academics:
- 3.29 GPA, social sciences
- 730 GMAT (RETAKING aiming for a 780)
- Completing HBX CORe (Harvard business 'prep' course) soon with a goal of an A (4.0) average
- Undergrad was at Harvard Extension School (I'm not sure how this is regarded at MIT?)

Work Experience:
- American, 3 years of international experience (Germany - working language proficiency)
- 8 years of professional experience, 4 years in people management/leadership roles
- Managed 15 people at maximum, now managing around 5 people (switched companies, and now growing the team from 0 to 5)
- 5 promotions, from intern >associate > senior associate > team lead > senior manager > head of sales
- Starting my own company, in the very early stages

Life Background:
- Aged 30
- Experienced a life-threatening illness and homeless during undergrad - hence the low GPA
- Also worked full-time during all of undergrad, taking classes at night
- Decent amount of volunteering experience
- "Theme" of my application is overcoming hardship/life threatening illness/and homelessness, and now wanting to start my own company and make the world a better place
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My main concern is my low GPA and jumpy career history (circling around the sales/PR/marketing drain, and switching industries from toys to SaaS (tech), before settling in Sales/SaaS 3-4 years ago). I've accomplished a lot at the companies I've worked for, received 5 promotions and held leadership roles for the last 3 years, but it's still not very impressive.

During undergrad, I was seriously ill, once homeless, and worked full-time while studying, so I'm hoping this will shine a brighter light on my dim academics and inconsistent profile. I want my themes to be 1. failing, and then picking myself back up again to show tenacity, and 2. overcoming obstacles, and now wanting to start my own company to make the world a better place.

Academics:
- 3.29 GPA, social sciences
- 730 GMAT (RETAKING aiming for a 780)
- Completing HBX CORe (Harvard business 'prep' course) soon with a goal of an A (4.0) average
- Undergrad was at Harvard Extension School

Work Experience:
- American, 3 years of international experience (Germany - working language proficiency)
- 8 years of professional experience, 4 years in people management/leadership roles
- Managed 15 people at maximum, now managing around 5 people (switched companies, and now growing the team from 0 to 5)
- 5 promotions, from intern >associate > senior associate > team lead > senior manager > head of sales
- Starting my own company, in the very early stages

Life Background:
- Aged 30
- Experienced a life-threatening illness and homeless during undergrad - hence the low GPA
- Also worked full-time during all of undergrad, taking classes at night
- Decent amount of volunteering experience
- "Theme" of my application is overcoming hardship/life threatening illness/and homelessness, and now wanting to start my own company and make the world a better place
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I've replied to your question here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-august-a ... l#p2092970

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My main concern is my low GPA and jumpy career history (circling around the sales/PR/marketing drain, and switching industries from toys to SaaS (tech), before settling in Sales/SaaS 3-4 years ago). I've accomplished a lot at the companies I've worked for, received 5 promotions and held leadership roles for the last 3 years, but it's still not very impressive.

During undergrad, I was seriously ill, once homeless, and worked full-time while studying, so I'm hoping this will shine a brighter light on my dim academics and inconsistent profile. I want my themes to be 1. failing, and then picking myself back up again to show tenacity, and 2. overcoming obstacles, and now wanting to start my own company to make the world a better place.

Academics:
- 3.29 GPA, social sciences
- 730 GMAT (RETAKING aiming for a 780)
- Completing HBX CORe (Harvard business 'prep' course) soon with a goal of an A (4.0) average
- Undergrad was at Harvard Extension School

Work Experience:
- American, 3 years of international experience (Germany - working language proficiency)
- 8 years of professional experience, 4 years in people management/leadership roles
- Managed 15 people at maximum, now managing around 5 people (switched companies, and now growing the team from 0 to 5)
- 5 promotions, from intern >associate > senior associate > team lead > senior manager > head of sales
- Starting my own company, in the very early stages

Life Background:
- Aged 30
- Experienced a life-threatening illness and homeless during undergrad - hence the low GPA
- Also worked full-time during all of undergrad, taking classes at night
- Decent amount of volunteering experience
- "Theme" of my application is overcoming hardship/life threatening illness/and homelessness, and now wanting to start my own company and make the world a better place

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Kindly review my profile

Indian, Male, 30 Years

GMAT – 680 expecting

Undergrad: Bachelor of Technology (Electrical Engineering) –– (2007-2011)-6.8/10 GPA


Work Experience: 6.5yrs

Working as a Software Engineer at top 10 tech company of India, from 2012-present, and had been in 5 different position from trainee to technical associate. Interaction with client for narrowing down the requirements. Leading multiple teams
Awarded Insta Award for successfully delivering multiple projects efficiently and within timeline.
Received many appreciation mails for handling critical projects and providing solutions for complex requirements.
Given sessions for different technologies to new hires and Interns

Extra Curriculars

Organized HYSEA 2017 and HYSEA 2018 Inter Corporate chess competition in which 18 different multinational companies participated for the chess tournament.
Organized HYDRANALINE CHESS competition multiple times .
Organized 3rd Inter DC Indoor sports competition in which 9 different DC participated .
Volunteered and participated in various Marathon.
Brown belt in karate and participated in various national level karate competition.

Social responsibility:

Volunteered in multiple times in POLIO vaccination drive in which more than 10000 children was vaccinated in a day
Been part of CSR in which I have taught maths for to under privileged children.
Part of team organizing fund-raising for education of underprivileged children in India.

Achievements:

Winner at the first Youth Duathlon(Running and Cycling) 2018 competition.
Winner of Hydrenaline 2016 Chess tournament.
Runner Up at the HYSEA 2017 inter corporate Chess tournament.
Runner Up at the First InterDC Indoor chess tournament.
Winner of Club level Karate competion.

Kindly let me know my chances .

Target MIT,INSEAD,ROSS,TUCK

Originally posted by kunalcvrce on 12 Jul 2018, 19:42.
Last edited by kunalcvrce on 13 Jul 2018, 10:23, edited 1 time in total.
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Hello kunalcvrce

Yours is a mixed bag.
Let us start with the good-
Extracurricular look pretty strong. The EC, Social and Achievements will definitely help you, but more than just a laundry list make sure to bring out the impact and stories behind these and show the real person behind all of this in your application. You should use these to up you diversity since you otherwise come from an over-represented background.
Career progression seems solid too, but do mention how many years does it usually take to reach the position of technical associate from trainee. In short, are you much better than your peers? Secondly, since you come from a technical profile, bring out your achievements and real impact on the business of your company. (Awards/promotions are not achievements in themselves, they are the result of your achievements/contributions).
Let us come to the not so good now-
GMAT and past acads are a glaring weakness, especially for the list of your schools. repeating myself here, especially, because of your Indian IT background which already score high. So to stand out I'd recommend at least a 720+.
In addition the most critical piece of your profile is missing- Career Goals. What is that you wish to achieve and why is an MBA an absolute necessity to reach your goal? You could add to your research by reading here.
To conclude your profile will need a spike in Acads (no spike), Work Ex (potential spike), Diversity (Definitely a spike if use EC/Social work well) and Career Goals (missing info) to get an admission. You can read here on how to land up in these schools
Good idea to bump up the GMAT and finalize realistic goals to fit your profile and the schools'.
Let me know should you have any questions.

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kunalcvrce wrote:
MBAPrepCoach
mbaMissionKate
Kindly review my profile

Indian, Male, 30 Years

GMAT – 680 expecting

Undergrad: Bachelor of Technology (Electrical Engineering) –– (2007-2011)-6.8/10 GPA


Work Experience: 6.5yrs

Working as a Software Engineer at top 10 tech company of India, from 2012-present, and had been in 5 different position from trainee to technical associate. Interaction with client for narrowing down the requirements. Leading multiple teams
Awarded Insta Award for successfully delivering multiple projects efficiently and within timeline.
Received many appreciation mails for handling critical projects and providing solutions for complex requirements.
Given sessions for different technologies to new hires and Interns

Extra Curriculars

Organized HYSEA 2017 and HYSEA 2018 Inter Corporate chess competition in which 18 different multinational companies participated for the chess tournament.
Organized HYDRANALINE CHESS competition multiple times .
Organized 3rd Inter DC Indoor sports competition in which 9 different DC participated .
Volunteered and participated in various Marathon.
Brown belt in karate and participated in various national level karate competition.

Social responsibility:

Volunteered in multiple times in POLIO vaccination drive in which more than 10000 children was vaccinated in a day
Been part of CSR in which I have taught maths for to under privileged children.
Part of team organizing fund-raising for education of underprivileged children in India.

Achievements:

Winner at the first Youth Duathlon(Running and Cycling) 2018 competition.
Winner of Hydrenaline 2016 Chess tournament.
Runner Up at the HYSEA 2017 inter corporate Chess tournament.
Runner Up at the First InterDC Indoor chess tournament.
Winner of Club level Karate competion.

Kindly let me know my chances .

Target MIT,INSEAD,ROSS,TUCK

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kunalcvrce I'm afraid I won't be able to I've added a couple of clients and will be pretty busy

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oneMBAcoach wrote:
Hello kunalcvrce

Yours is a mixed bag.
Let us start with the good-
Extracurricular look pretty strong. The EC, Social and Achievements will definitely help you, but more than just a laundry list make sure to bring out the impact and stories behind these and show the real person behind all of this in your application. You should use these to up you diversity since you otherwise come from an over-represented background.
Career progression seems solid too, but do mention how many years does it usually take to reach the position of technical associate from trainee. In short, are you much better than your peers? Secondly, since you come from a technical profile, bring out your achievements and real impact on the business of your company. (Awards/promotions are not achievements in themselves, they are the result of your achievements/contributions).
Let us come to the not so good now-
GMAT and past acads are a glaring weakness, especially for the list of your schools. repeating myself here, especially, because of your Indian IT background which already score high. So to stand out I'd recommend at least a 720+.
In addition the most critical piece of your profile is missing- Career Goals. What is that you wish to achieve and why is an MBA an absolute necessity to reach your goal? You could add to your research by reading here.
To conclude your profile will need a spike in Acads (no spike), Work Ex (potential spike), Diversity (Definitely a spike if use EC/Social work well) and Career Goals (missing info) to get an admission. You can read here on how to land up in these schools
Good idea to bump up the GMAT and finalize realistic goals to fit your profile and the schools'.
Let me know should you have any questions.

Best
Varun Sharma
+919137133507
Free Profile Review
MBAkarma.com
GMAT Score Predictor
info@mbakarma.com


kunalcvrce wrote:
MBAPrepCoach
mbaMissionKate
Kindly review my profile

Indian, Male, 30 Years

GMAT – 680 expecting

Undergrad: Bachelor of Technology (Electrical Engineering) –– (2007-2011)-6.8/10 GPA


Work Experience: 6.5yrs

Working as a Software Engineer at top 10 tech company of India, from 2012-present, and had been in 5 different position from trainee to technical associate. Interaction with client for narrowing down the requirements. Leading multiple teams
Awarded Insta Award for successfully delivering multiple projects efficiently and within timeline.
Received many appreciation mails for handling critical projects and providing solutions for complex requirements.
Given sessions for different technologies to new hires and Interns

Extra Curriculars

Organized HYSEA 2017 and HYSEA 2018 Inter Corporate chess competition in which 18 different multinational companies participated for the chess tournament.
Organized HYDRANALINE CHESS competition multiple times .
Organized 3rd Inter DC Indoor sports competition in which 9 different DC participated .
Volunteered and participated in various Marathon.
Brown belt in karate and participated in various national level karate competition.

Social responsibility:

Volunteered in multiple times in POLIO vaccination drive in which more than 10000 children was vaccinated in a day
Been part of CSR in which I have taught maths for to under privileged children.
Part of team organizing fund-raising for education of underprivileged children in India.

Achievements:

Winner at the first Youth Duathlon(Running and Cycling) 2018 competition.
Winner of Hydrenaline 2016 Chess tournament.
Runner Up at the HYSEA 2017 inter corporate Chess tournament.
Runner Up at the First InterDC Indoor chess tournament.
Winner of Club level Karate competion.

Kindly let me know my chances .

Target MIT,INSEAD,ROSS,TUCK


Thanks oneMBAcoach

Please let me know what chance do I have for my above mentined colleges, if i reach the target score of 720+
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kunalcvrce I'm afraid I won't be able to I've added a couple of clients and will be pretty busy

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