Can you please evaluate my profile??

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Can you please evaluate my profile??

by ak2017 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:14 pm
Nationality: Indian
Gender: Male
Age: 25
GMAT: 730 (Q50 V39 8IR 6AWA)
Education -
Bachelors in Engineering in Electronics and Telecoms (Mumbai University) - We have a percentage system - 63% (highest is around 75%)
CFA Level 3 candidate, have cleared both first and second level at first attempt
Work Ex - 3.5 years
Started with financial services firm providing advisory to private equity funds (9 months)
Then joined a global investment bank's front-office role, covered Telecom, Media, Technology. Did 3 deals, cumulative value of c. $10bn (2 years)
Post that, joined my current role. Investment professional in one of India's largest PE funds, with an AUM of $1.5bn. Here I invest in consumer and technology space (7 months as of now)
Have made 2 Investments in this role -
$20m in India's fastest growing consumer durables company
$25m in an enterprise tech company
Extra-curriculars -
Long distance trekking - Avid trekker, longest trek undertake - a 55 day, 650 mile trek traversing three states in India. Have taken 4 such long distance treks.
Sanskrit Scholar - Have studied Sanskrit and keen reader of Sanskrit texts
Yoga Instructor - Have taught yoga to more than 20 people, apart from being a regular practitioner
Target Schools -
Wharton, Columbia, Booth, Stanford, Sloan, Berkeley, INSEAD, LBS, Stern


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by CriticalSquareMBA » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:28 am
Hi there,

You've got a strong foundation for an application to your target schools. Your decent academic performance, solid GMAT, and rigorous work experience make you a compelling candidate at most MBA programs, but keep in mind you're going after the cream of the crop. Your fit will depend on your goals and how you position yourself throughout the application. Without knowing what your short and long term goals are, it's tough to say which schools are better for you over the others.

One component I didn't see you discuss is your leadership capacity throughout your professional career. This is an area that will be looked in-depth, so I encourage you to think times you've influenced others or led a team through an adverse situation. Let us know if you think we can help round out your story and review your application before you submit for R2. Best of luck!
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