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Post Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:58 am
Currently, I am a student pursuing my final year of Engineering in National Institute of Technology, Surat in India. I shall be graduating in 2017.

Basic academic details are: 1) current percentage is 73%, which is distinction. I scored 95% in 10th and 12th grade both.

Apart from this, I have a very strong extra-curricular background.

I was the head boy in school, apart from being the editor of school magazine. I have won a National Award, awarded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, for Creative Writing. Apart from this, I have other National level certificates for Debating and Quizzing. I've also worked with the local radio station during my school days.

In college, I am currently the chief editor of campus publications, and a member of the literary and debating society. Apart from this, I've worked for 1.5 years with the international student body AIESEC, serving a full 1 year term as the city chapter's Vice President.

In Social Work, I am currently working with an NGO, as its content head, which is aimed at social and political awareness. Apart from this, I work with the local children creative development center, as a mentor for creative writing workshops. I've been a mentor for the same at a regional level too.

I've undertaken 3 internships so far: One as a marketing intern, one as a business development intern, and one in an education consultancy firm.

My target colleges are the early entry programs of Harvard and Stanford, and certain Masters in Management programs. I am preparing to give my GMAT again in the near future. Is there any specific area I need to work upon and what are my current chances to get into any of the top 10 colleges?

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Post Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:11 pm
Hey there!
Good to hear from you.
so your profile seems pretty interesting, and MiM programs could be right for you. HBS 2+2 and Stanford deferred are of course fantastic, but they are extremely difficult to get into! So have other schools on your list to.

With a GMAT of 740+ you will be in the game.

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Post Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:09 am
Thanks a lot for your advice Jon!

Since I am taking the GMAT again, and I will try and improve my score to 750+, will it affect my chances if my first attempt score was 660?

Also, which program suits my profile better? Will I be better suited to take some work experience and then apply through deferred or should I head straight for MiM?

Regards,
Darshil

Post Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:23 pm
Hey there,
Good luck! And it's totally fine if you get your target score on a retake. Don't worry about it!!

As for MiM vs MBA it's a touch question. The major advantage to an MiM is that it gives you a headstart and allows you to move abroad early in your career (which is presumably what you want). The major advantage of the full-time MBA is that after some years experience, you have a greater understanding of work and professional life and can better apply your knowledge.

Another option might be to do a more "Technical" masters (say finance, or economics, or engineering or whatever) abroad, work there, and then after three-four years pursue an MBA.

Best,
Jon

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