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What are my chances? - Profile Evaluation

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New post 02 Sep 2018, 19:49
Depends on what the setback was, how you dealt with it/recovered from it and finally on how you present the whole thing in your essays. Good Luck!
divyamhjn88 wrote:
Hi

Please help me evaluate my profile.

Gmat: 690 (V35, Q49)

Thinking of retaking the GMAT

Graduation: BTech(Electronics and Communication),
GPA: 8.74/10 Not sure how to convert to scale of 4. Do we directly convert or the way it is in GMAT website

Almost 7 years of experience in Software Industry

Work Exp: 5 years in TCS, 2 years in British Telecom

I am learning bharatnatyam, level 2 in reiki(if these can add any values to profile).
Organized various events in college.
Presented paper in IEEE.

Have suffered a major setback in my life in 2017. Would mentioning that add value or will become negative.

Honest Feedback please.
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What about the profile without setback?

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New post 02 Sep 2018, 19:55
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Stanford cares more about your personal story than the raw scores. So, if you do have a compelling story to tell, you might have a good chance.
If this were Wharton though, I would ask you to work on improving your GMAT score. Getting some quality extracurricular work always helps.
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I am working on GMAT score, will give in another 10 days.
What extra curricular activities should I add. I am much more into reading,fitness,yoga, meditation.
All my activities also revolve around these.

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I mean stuff like community service, helping people out etc.
divyamhjn88 wrote:
I am working on GMAT score, will give in another 10 days.
What extra curricular activities should I add. I am much more into reading,fitness,yoga, meditation.
All my activities also revolve around these.

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Hi

How do I do community service in few days?. Actually I am myself recovering trying to bring my life on normal tracks. So I am just worried adding personal story won't feel as if I want to gain sympathy, my intention is not at all that. Just when we go through something bad we realize that we are not the only one who suffer there are people who are suffering more and you consider urself lucky and gather courage to do something....I want to add story on similar lines but still sceptical a bit.

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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

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Hello,


What are the chances of getting in ?

Work ex - 3 years
Education - IIT Madras(B-tech + M-tech)
Working as an Analyst with top Banks.


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Originally posted by Mouni08 on 05 Sep 2018, 22:55.
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New post 07 Sep 2018, 04:24
Profile Evaluation
Nationality – Indian
Gender – Female
Age – 28 (current), would be 29 at the time of joining
GMAT – 730
Undergrad – Bcom (NM one of the top 5 colleges in India)
Chartered Accountant and candidate for CFA Level 2
Work Experience -

October 2018 - managing finance at well known a series B e-commerce start up.

April 2017 to September 2018
A) Currently working with the shared services of one of the top 5 VC firms (from number of investments being made), VC fund size approx. INR 600 crores (USD 90m). Fund 3 in process
- Tenure – Since April 2017
- Handling the entire deal execution process from deal negotiation, conducting due diligence, to closure of the deal, working with portfolio companies for implementation of internal processes, attending board meetings of portfolio companies on behalf of the fund, etc.
B) PwC:
- Tenure – Since Jan 2013- March 2017
- Handling tax structuring, advisory and compliances for globally mobile individuals.
- Streamlined the tax structuring for a technology conglomerate to enable yearly savings of approximately USD 1 million in taxes
- Independently handling execution of yearly compliances for clients with a team of 3 people
- Handling tax assessments and representations before government authorities for HNIs, and structuring of their taxes
- Awarded the PwC Experience Award for taking initiative and implementation of PAN India software to enable reduction in time, efficiency and standardization to the process.
C) Proprietary CA firm
- Tenure – Since 2008 – 2013 – internship; thereafter for 6mths as an employee
- Handling audit and tax assignments

D) Have also done audit assignments on freelance basis of large Indian Public sector banks

Extra-curriculum
- Painting and sketching (don’t have any formal contests, or anything), and Astrology (I am quite keen on learning it and taking some formal online lessons)

Post MBA goals
To work in a VC as an Investment Analyst; and thereafter in some years start my own business

Primary reason for an MBA
To gain international exposure and make a shift to the VC / PE space

Please do let me know of my chances at Stanford...Anything I can do to improve my profile...I am working on community service part..

Thanks
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Hello pqrtus

To keep it short- you have the goods, now you need to deliver in in your essays.
The 730 is not stellar for Stanford, but not a deal breaker by any means.
For work ex, try to bring out strong career progress, achievement and real business impact.
The career goals narrative needs to be polished- why MBA and why Stanford.
Showcase what your long term goals are and what short term role are you targeting immediately after Stanford as a stepping stone.

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pqrtus wrote:
Profile Evaluation
Nationality – Indian
Gender – Female
Age – 28 (current), would be 29 at the time of joining
GMAT – 730
Undergrad – Bcom (NM one of the top 5 colleges in India)
Chartered Accountant and candidate for CFA Level 2
Work Experience -

October 2018 - managing finance at well known a series B e-commerce start up.

April 2017 to September 2018
A) Currently working with the shared services of one of the top 5 VC firms (from number of investments being made), VC fund size approx. INR 600 crores (USD 90m). Fund 3 in process
- Tenure – Since April 2017
- Handling the entire deal execution process from deal negotiation, conducting due diligence, to closure of the deal, working with portfolio companies for implementation of internal processes, attending board meetings of portfolio companies on behalf of the fund, etc.
B) PwC:
- Tenure – Since Jan 2013- March 2017
- Handling tax structuring, advisory and compliances for globally mobile individuals.
- Streamlined the tax structuring for a technology conglomerate to enable yearly savings of approximately USD 1 million in taxes
- Independently handling execution of yearly compliances for clients with a team of 3 people
- Handling tax assessments and representations before government authorities for HNIs, and structuring of their taxes
- Awarded the PwC Experience Award for taking initiative and implementation of PAN India software to enable reduction in time, efficiency and standardization to the process.
C) Proprietary CA firm
- Tenure – Since 2008 – 2013 – internship; thereafter for 6mths as an employee
- Handling audit and tax assignments

D) Have also done audit assignments on freelance basis of large Indian Public sector banks

Extra-curriculum
- Painting and sketching (don’t have any formal contests, or anything), and Astrology (I am quite keen on learning it and taking some formal online lessons)

Post MBA goals
To work in a VC as an Investment Analyst; and thereafter in some years start my own business

Primary reason for an MBA
To gain international exposure and make a shift to the VC / PE space

Please do let me know of my chances at Stanford...Anything I can do to improve my profile...I am working on community service part..

Thanks

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Hi,

Id be really grateful if you guys can do a quick profile evaluation. thanks in advance.

Male Indian Engineer
Undegrad-VIT (Top 10-15 Indian Engineering) Energy Engineering CGPA 7.3/10 (top 10%)
Postgrad- University of Sheffield Energy Engineering 2:1 High Merit with distinction on thesis
1 Year work ex in prominent non-profit in renewable energy sector in India, 1 promotion within the the year from technical to managerial profile
2.5 years-Founded my own startup in the renewable energy field working with clients in developmental sector and industrial sector (3.5 years-time till sept2019)

Annual Turnover USD500,000 EMPLOYEES 25, ties for implementation with prominent CSR funds such as TATA, Godrej, USAID etc.

GMAT: 720 (94th Percentile)

Any helpful last minute pointers would be great. All the best to everyone who's applying :)
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New post 12 Sep 2018, 02:14
Hello hopefullmoshe

Your GMAT, though good, is not enough to help you stand out from other Indian applicants at the likes of Stanford.
In that case you will need to highlight other strengths, most of which are missing in the information shared. For example, achievements at work, real business impact, contribution in extracurricular activities. You may want to read here to know the factors that matter in written applications.
Most importantly, what are your long term/short term goals and how does an MBA from Stanford tie in? This is the most vital piece of the admissions puzzle. Add to your research by reading here

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hopefullmoshe wrote:
Hi,

Id be really grateful if you guys can do a quick profile evaluation. thanks in advance.

Male Indian Engineer
Undegrad-VIT (Top 10-15 Indian Engineering) Energy Engineering CGPA 7.3/10 (top 10%)
Postgrad- University of Sheffield Energy Engineering 2:1 High Merit with distinction on thesis
1 Year work ex in prominent non-profit in renewable energy sector in India, 1 promotion within the the year from technical to managerial profile
2.5 years-Founded my own startup in the renewable energy field working with clients in developmental sector and industrial sector (3.5 years-time till sept2019)

Annual Turnover USD500,000 EMPLOYEES 25, ties for implementation with prominent CSR funds such as TATA, Godrej, USAID etc.

GMAT: 720 (94th Percentile)

Any helpful last minute pointers would be great. All the best to everyone who's applying :)

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hopefullmoshe wrote:
Hi,

Id be really grateful if you guys can do a quick profile evaluation. thanks in advance.

Male Indian Engineer
Undegrad-VIT (Top 10-15 Indian Engineering) Energy Engineering CGPA 7.3/10 (top 10%)
Postgrad- University of Sheffield Energy Engineering 2:1 High Merit with distinction on thesis
1 Year work ex in prominent non-profit in renewable energy sector in India, 1 promotion within the the year from technical to managerial profile
2.5 years-Founded my own startup in the renewable energy field working with clients in developmental sector and industrial sector (3.5 years-time till sept2019)

Annual Turnover USD500,000 EMPLOYEES 25, ties for implementation with prominent CSR funds such as TATA, Godrej, USAID etc.

GMAT: 720 (94th Percentile)

Any helpful last minute pointers would be great. All the best to everyone who's applying :)


Hopefullmoshe,

I love your profile.
Although both your GMAT and GPA are quite average, I would like to know more about your work experience. Building a profitable business in 2.5 years in sustainable development sounds very, very challenging - and this could be your real differentiator.
Scaling up a company to 25+ employees is not bad at all. That and you interaction with the top companies should give you a lot of leadership skills to boast in the application. Do reach out with your resume and share your MBA plans...quite excited to know more about your profile.
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Hey all, maybe overly detailed profile below, but I appreciate any feedback!

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 6.0)

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.

Originally posted by BNabs88 on 13 Sep 2018, 01:39.
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Hi,
Sharing my profile

High school/intermediate- 90+ percentage, merit scholar, top 0.1% in India

UG- Btech, NIT W( among top 10 in India)GP- 8.1/10
Merit Scholar, Founded a startup for ecommerce in campus,
Designed and Developed a product as a part of a two year minors program at Indian School of Business


WE- Amazon Operations - Area manager (will be 2 years till application)
Leading a team 1000+ reportees, handling day2 day operations, working on data analysis simultaneously.

GMAT- yet to give (expected 720+ basis CAT)

Pl suggest about my profile's match with Stanford and/or other business schools in top 20.
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