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Profile Evaluation--> GMAT 740 --> 4 yrs WorkEx -->

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sundew Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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Profile Evaluation--> GMAT 740 --> 4 yrs WorkEx -->

Post Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:41 am
Hi All,
I am a prospective MBA applicant for Fall'17 admits and would like an expert to review my profile. I have also attached my CV for your perusal.
Let me start with a few details about my profile -
25 yrs of age
Current Work Ex - 4 yrs Investment Banking domain
B.Tech Honors from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad in Information Technology [2008 - 2012], CGPA: 8.81/10
GMAT ==> 740 [Q51, V40, IR8, AWA6]
CFA level 1 cleared, FRM level 1 cleared
Most Recent Work Ex details ==>
Barclays [2013-current] -> Equities Electronic Trading Business Development -> Part of the ten member global team responsible for growing the business of Barclays Electronic Offering --> Develop new ideas, products, and analytics tools for Buy-Side clients to help them improve their execution quality and minimize market impact for their orders. --> Enhance current Barclays’ offerings like Dark Pool, Smart Order Router and Algo Suite by liaising with IT developer teams. --> Currently, manage a team of 2 people
Extra-curricular ==>
President, Audio Lights Club, IIIT-A, coordinated college fests, marketing campaigns and logistics arrangement
Placement Coordinator, IIIT-A, responsible for reaching out to prospective recruiters and get them on campus
Program Manager, responsible for starting a new vertical under the umbrella organization at Prayaas (Student volunteer organization for teaching underprivileged children)
Selected as Team Lead for exchange program to UK based schools under UKIERI funded by the British council
Research Paper ==>
Automatic Essay Grader, published in International Journal of Science, Management and Engineering

So, these were the major highlights in my profile.

Target college list:
Wharton, Insead, Kellog (Aspirational)
NYU Stern, Ross, UCLA, Rotman, Tepper, Darden (Realistic)

Any thoughts??
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Post Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:14 pm
Hey Sunny!

Most excellent to hear from you.

You have a really excellent base profile here -
Yes you are Indian Male, and come from the toughest applicant pool there is! But at the same time you have great grades from an IIT, you work for a brand name bank, and have an awesome GMAT! You even have some leadership in your bank, which is fantastic!

So really in Academic and professional terms everything is rock solid.

Where your application will need help is in the diversity, passion and story! Right now: you are a strong Indian candidate, but you don't yet stand out. And that could be a HUGE problem for you, cause every school in the Top 20 will have another 20 applicants like you. So that is your mission: to show them WHO you are, WHAT you want, to show your passion and skills and personal history, and basically to make as unique and memorable application as you can.

And I think that if you can do that, your school list is great! I mean you have nine schools, so if you start NOW you should be able to make all nine, and given the strength of your base profile I think you should see some nice results.

I hope this helps,
Best,
Jf

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