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Profile evaluation for list of b-schools

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Post Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:55 am
Dear team,

Following is my profile. I would like you to advise me on the probability of getting into the following business schools. Also, should I retake the GMAT ? Which other b-schools could I target ?

Indian, Male
Firm: JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Titles held: Technology Analyst, Applications Developer
Current Title: Business Analyst
Work-experience(by July 2017)- 4 years
GMAT highest: 710 (q49/v38/ir 7/AWA 6)

A total of 3 attempts on the GMAT with scores-640,700,and 710. [b]Should I retake the GMAT ? I am targeting Round 1 in most of the schools.[/b]

TOEFL:110
Undergraduate:Bachelor of Engineering(Information Technology),University of Mumbai
GPA: 66% =4 year average.
First Class with Distinction
Extra curricular: First spot in IEEE,Inc. web product competition(Scale: Colleges across Mumbai)
Part of student clubs for college fests.
Philanthropy: Associated with philanthropic initiatives by JP Morgan. Lead at couple of the teams.

Interested in following schools:

MIT Sloan
Columbia GSB
Tuck
UVA Darden
Michigan Ross
NYU Stern
UCLA Anderson
Kelley Business School
London Business School
Ivey,Canada
NUS,Singapore
CEIBS
CUHK
HKUST, Hong Kong

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Post Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:42 am
Hey,
Well everything is taken into consideration. There are industries which are more highly considered, and there are positions which are more highly considered.

So finance will normally be better than Tech, but not necessarily, as it depends on the company, the position, etc. etc. etc.

But overall, Tech is the most problematic for Indians especially, as the jobs tend to have very little management in them, and there tends to be a lot of candidates with exactly the same profile too, and because there are sooo many

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Post Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:30 am
Hi Jon,
you have emphasized about the typical indian engineering male profile. Could you please give your views on the Indian 'Non Engineering' Male scenario i.e if the person has studied Economics. Finance or something else

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Post Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:04 pm
Hey there,
Great to hear from you!
Sooo overall I think you have some good stuff in your profile (job and employer notably) and then some weaknesses (GPA and school and Indian applicant pool).

I think your 710 is a very solid score, and since you took it three times to get it that high, I don't honestly know how much it would help to take it once more....

Other than that, from your school list "Top 10" schools are likely to be real long shots (Sloan, Columbia, Tuck, LBS) so yes, apply to one, which is your favorite, but focus your energies on the other schools on your list.

I hope this helps,
Best,
JF

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