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Profile Evaluation Request

by VaibhavGoyal » Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:42 am
GMAT - 660 (Q-49, V-30, IR-8, AWA-5)
Nationality: Indian
Current Residence: India

Undergrad:
P.G.D.A.V College, University of Delhi- B.Com 8.2/10 CGPA
• Awarded Student of the Year for all round performance in academics and extra-curricular
• College Topper for 3 consecutive years.
• Project Head for Youth Conclave (organised for the first time in the college)
• Media Head of Commercium (The Commerce Society)
• Management Anchor of Commercium (The Commerce Society)
• Member of Creative Team (Commercium) and Kaizen (The Career Counselling Club)
• Awarded 2 scholarships for exceptional performance in academics (SC Gupta Memorial and Shri Pyare Lal)

12th: 93.2%, Delhi Public School, Palwal
• Awarded Mr.DPS for exceptional performance in academics and extra-curricular.
• Head Boy

10th: 10/10 CGPA, Delhi Public School
• House Prefect

Work Experience:

Ernst Young GDS - Lead Associate - 2 Years and 3 months.
• Providing Assistance to onshore team in Audit procedures of East US Firms, majorly New York based clients
• Learnt about the indispensability of building a strong network of people.
• Got 5 Star Rating for 2 consecutive years in the organisation.
• Awarded ECS (Exceptional Client Service) for maintaining excellent relations with onshore and clients by delivering exceptional work.
• Awarded Extra Miler (Oct 2018 and Mar 2019) for going extra mile.

Self Employed
• Joined family business in July

Volunteering:
UMEED: Ray of Hope
• Part of the organisation for a period of 6 months.
• Taught children and parents in Delhi Slums.

Planning to apply for R1 for these: NUS, IE, IESE, ESADE, Imperial, Nanyang

Any tips or questions would be very much appreciated, but I have a few specific questions into which I would love some insight as well:
• Which other schools should I target?
• Any thoughts on whether my target schools are reasonable based on my profile?
• Is my profile good enough to get decent scholarships in the school I am targeting?
• What more I can do to strengthen my profile so that my chances of making to these and other prestigious schools increase?

Thanks for your time.

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Re: Profile Evaluation Request

by CrackAdmisssion » Mon Nov 01, 2021 12:07 pm
Hello Vaibhav,

Here is an evaluation of your profile from our end.

GMAT: average

ACADEMICS: Good. When it comes to academics, there seems to be no doubt about you being a bright student. Your B.Com degree, gives you some diversity since it distinguishes you from the overrepresented Engineering applicant pool. The fact that you were awarded two scholarships is impressive and make it a point to emphasize that in your candidature.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Good. With your work experience, I see a lot of pluses- especially working with a big name and having exposure to working with international clients, something the adcom definitely looks for in a candidate. The fact that you were awarded in the workplace gives you brownie points too. As with your family business, be ready to answer how the skillsets you acquired in your job experience helped you run your family business. Also, with 2+ years of work experience, be sure to expand on any leadership experience in the workplace.

EXTRA CURRICULARS: Average. Despite all the pluses, your extra curricular activities seem a bit dated. Being an 'event head' in college is a very common extra curricular activity amongst many candidates. Be sure to talk about any extra curricular activities in the workplace, perhaps sports. Note: your humanitarian work experience adds to your candidature, but do not talk about it too much (uncles you want to pursue a career in the field post MBA), you do not want to come across as having done the work simply to add a pointer to your resume.

Your current GMAT score plus a stellar application – including essays, LOR, CV, and application form will be good enough to get you into ESADE and Imperial. NTU and IESE would be stretch schools with the current score. To get a realistic shot at NUS and IE, you will need to bump your score by atleast 30 points.

Answers to some of your questions (assuming you want to proceed with the current score):
• Which other schools should I target?
CA: Mccgill and Queens in Canada, AIM in Manila, Rotterdam and UCD Smurfit in EU, AGSM in Australia, Manchester Business School in UK, 35+ ranked schools in USA

• Any thoughts on whether my target schools are reasonable based on my profile?
CA: Have answered the question above.

• Is my profile good enough to get decent scholarships in the school I am targeting?
CA: Scholarships are primarily driven by your GMAT score. So chances of scholarships are low, and even if you get them, you should realistically not expect anything more than 20% of total tuition fees.

• What more I can do to strengthen my profile so that my chances of making to these and other prestigious schools increase?
CA: Besides improving your GMAT score, you should look to attain more leadership experiences, showcase impact you made in Family Business, and needless to say make sure you draft a coherent and compelling application.

Wish you all the best and reach out to us in case you need personalized guidance!

Thanks and Regards,
Arijit Biswas
Founder, CrackAdmission
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