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Profile Evaluation Request (TIA)

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san91 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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Post Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:21 pm
Hi,

I am planning to apply for 2018-20 batch and would like to have your insight on the kind of colleges that would best suit my profile.Following is a brief overview of my resume:

Nationality- Indian
Gender- Male
Xth- 92.4%
XIIth - 90.25%
Undergrad- B.E. in Power Engineering from Jadavpur University (Best Ranked in my State and ranked within the top 20 Engineering colleges in the country). (CGPA- 8.37/10 which would roughly be 3.4/4 in US scale)
TOEFL- 112
GMAT- Yet to take

Other Courses:
1. Business Specialization Course - Wharton Online
2. Entrepreneurship Specialization Course- Wharton Online

Work Exp
1. Worked as an Associate Applications Developer with Oracle Financial Services (Oct 2014-2016) being a core part of the ethical hacking team.

2. Currently the Founder of my own Ed-tech startup. ( 4 months- present)

Volunteer Experience - Involved for 3 years (2011-2014) with a local non-profit organization teaching underprivileged children.

Extra C:
1. Event Co-ordinator at the Annual Cultural fest of my University.
2. Formed my own dance-troupe during college and have won various inter college dabce events.
3. Participated and won in various intra-school and inter school events (debate, science events etc.)

Highlights in my Resume:

- The training course after my 3rd year in college ( from National Power Training Institute) changed my career path where the turbines and boilers seemed to have a less impact on me than the softwares that managed the load distribution across the state. This experience, coupled with a project that I had worked on in my final year made me realize that I would be more interested to work in an IT field than the one in my undergrad majors.

- I was a co-founder of a freelancing company during my college years (unregistered) aimed at providing tech solutions to small scale businesses. We had to shut shop as we ran out of funding that we had gathered from friends and family.

- I recently took the Common Admission Test (CAT) examination, the entrance exam to Indian B-schools. I achieved a percentile score of 99.29 with admits from quite a few IIMs.

I am planning to take up GMAT in the next 4-5 months and would like to aim for the top 10 B-schools in USA (Dream Colleges- Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, Booth, Sloan). It would be great if you can mention a target score for these schools and also the realistic chances fir me to get through to these places ( or the best possible colleges that I can aim for with my profile.)

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mbaMissionKate Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts
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Post Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:00 pm
Hi there!

Your GPA and TOEFL stats are great, hope you can continue that trend with your GMAT!

Your work experience is interesting, having made a switch from a technical role to founding a startup. That should differentiate your story quite a bit. Hopefully by the time you apply you have some wins / accomplishments with your business that you can share.

Seems like OK extracurriculars / volunteer work. Since you have time before you apply, I recommend starting up something new (or continuing the volunteer work you did before), so that you have something current when you apply.

You are aiming for very competitive schools, so your chances will depend partly on how GMAT turns out. I think with your profile, you need an above 730 score (above the median for your schools) and the higher the better. Many Indian applicants who are successful at top 10 schools have 750-780 range scores. Not a requirement, but just know what you're competing against. Harvard and Stanford in particular are really tough.

Good luck!
Kate

san91 wrote:
Hi,

I am planning to apply for 2018-20 batch and would like to have your insight on the kind of colleges that would best suit my profile.Following is a brief overview of my resume:

Nationality- Indian
Gender- Male
Xth- 92.4%
XIIth - 90.25%
Undergrad- B.E. in Power Engineering from Jadavpur University (Best Ranked in my State and ranked within the top 20 Engineering colleges in the country). (CGPA- 8.37/10 which would roughly be 3.4/4 in US scale)
TOEFL- 112
GMAT- Yet to take

Other Courses:
1. Business Specialization Course - Wharton Online
2. Entrepreneurship Specialization Course- Wharton Online

Work Exp
1. Worked as an Associate Applications Developer with Oracle Financial Services (Oct 2014-2016) being a core part of the ethical hacking team.

2. Currently the Founder of my own Ed-tech startup. ( 4 months- present)

Volunteer Experience - Involved for 3 years (2011-2014) with a local non-profit organization teaching underprivileged children.

Extra C:
1. Event Co-ordinator at the Annual Cultural fest of my University.
2. Formed my own dance-troupe during college and have won various inter college dabce events.
3. Participated and won in various intra-school and inter school events (debate, science events etc.)

Highlights in my Resume:

- The training course after my 3rd year in college ( from National Power Training Institute) changed my career path where the turbines and boilers seemed to have a less impact on me than the softwares that managed the load distribution across the state. This experience, coupled with a project that I had worked on in my final year made me realize that I would be more interested to work in an IT field than the one in my undergrad majors.

- I was a co-founder of a freelancing company during my college years (unregistered) aimed at providing tech solutions to small scale businesses. We had to shut shop as we ran out of funding that we had gathered from friends and family.

- I recently took the Common Admission Test (CAT) examination, the entrance exam to Indian B-schools. I achieved a percentile score of 99.29 with admits from quite a few IIMs.

I am planning to take up GMAT in the next 4-5 months and would like to aim for the top 10 B-schools in USA (Dream Colleges- Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, Booth, Sloan). It would be great if you can mention a target score for these schools and also the realistic chances fir me to get through to these places ( or the best possible colleges that I can aim for with my profile.)

san91 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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Post Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:40 am
Thanks Kate!

I would surely try and work on the areas you mentioned.

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mbaMissionKate Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts
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Post Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:26 am
Feel free to keep us posted here if we can help with other questions along the way!

san91 wrote:
Thanks Kate!

I would surely try and work on the areas you mentioned.

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