Georgetown Admissions Essay Questions

– Post MBA I would love to work in management consulting or private equity 4. Leadership/Entrepreneurship – I’m trying to get a local coffee bean roasting business off the ground – I am part of my university’s finance club where I act as a senior adviser to freshmen/sophomores for careers in finance – I’m a sectional leader in a couple of music groups Without a GMAT, I really can’t give an opinion. Even if it’s competitive, if your GPA is mediocre in your school, then I’m not sure your work experience and GMAT will be enough for 2+2. Your leadership entrepreneurship is good, but not fantastic by HBS 2+2 standards. It’s a stretch. Richa Hi, I am 25 years old. Had 3 years of experience(2 year in startup company, 1 year in self owned company) 760 marks in gmat Delhi College of Engineering, &0 % percentage(approx 3). Graduated in 2014.Grades low due to father illness Organised events in college and company.For short duration take up role as assistant manager Work in international companies .preferred role as product manager Richa, Your GMAT is certainly competitive. Low grades are probably not competitive and an impediment to acceptance. I can’t comment on your work experience because you don’t really say what you did for the start-up or at your own company. If you can show impact, leadership, and growth, you may have a chance, but HBS is a stretch. Dave Hi Linda, thanks so much for your input! 1) Current Role (2 years) – Corporate strategy analyst at large energy company. Previous role (3 years) technology consultant at big 4 with promotion 2) 760 GMAT, 3.5 GPA 3) Lehigh, Accounting major, 2012 4) Strong community involvement since college – pro bono consulting project, mentor for local youth 6) Post MBA goal – move into MBB consulting with focus on clean energy Also, do you think taking a business strategy course at the Harvard Extension School would help my candidacy? Thanks again! You’re welcome! You have a competitive profile for HBS, but also consider programs like Duke Fuqua, Ross, Yale SOM, Stanford GSB, Kellogg, and Haas I don’t believe a business strat course at Harvatd Extension will make much difference Admitted Lehigh isn’t an Ivy League school, but your academics are strong. I don’t think that will be a concern. Did you apply already or are you planning to apply R3 or next year? Dave Thank you Linda, that is really helpful feedback! I was planning to apply next year, and would take the Harvard Extension course this Spring semester or during the Summer. Would that change anything in your view? Also, I was thinking of applying to Wharton, Tuck, and Sloan as well. Do you think I would have a competitive profile for those schools? Thanks again!! You’re welcome. There is no harm in taking that course, as long as you get an A. Maybe some marginal upside. R1 next year is fine. Your other target programs are excellent options although as I’m sure you realize there are no safeties among them. You are competitive for all the programs you have mentioned. HBS applicant Hi Linda, I plan to apply to HBS, Wharton, and Stanford. Please let me know if I am competitive. I am a 33 year old mixed race male, 1/2 Indian, 1/4 black, and 1/4 white. 1. I am currently assistant manager for a retail pharmacy for the past 5 years. I was a pharmacy technician prior to becoming a pharmacist. 2. Assume 730 3. BBA for West Georgia University gpa 3.6. PharmD Mercer University gpa 3.2. 4. Volunteer work at nursing homes throughout college. Secretary for my pharmacy class and my fraternity in pharmacy school. 5. RPh 6. My goal is to provide insight to pharma companies in order to make manufacturing drugs both profitable and ethical, so that there is competition and also care given to the patients who need the medications. HBS applicant, While your GMAT is competitive and you would probably be considered an under-represented minority, I am concerned that your work experience will not be considered qualitatively competitive and that the dip in graded as a PharmD student will hurt you and prevent your acceptance. Consider Duke Fuqua, Georgetown, Rutgers, and Johns Hopkins. Linda Hi Linda, I plan to apply to HBS, Wharton, and Stanford. Please let me know if I am competitive. I am a 33 year old mixed race male, 1/2 Indian, 1/4 black, and 1/4 white. 1. I am currently assistant manager for a retail pharmacy for the past 5 years. I was a pharmacy technician prior to becoming a pharmacist. 2. Assume 730 3. BBA for West Georgia University gpa 3.6. PharmD Mercer University gpa 3.2. 4. Volunteer work at nursing homes throughout college. Secretary for my pharmacy class and my fraternity in pharmacy school. 5. RPh 6. My goal is to provide consulting to pharma companies in order to make manufacturing drugs both profitable and ethical. Erim Kargacı Thank you for your kindly support and your time. 1) 4 years of experience in audit at Deloitte Turkey 1.5 years of experience in management reporting, involved M&A operations and Initial Public Offer operations at Yildiz Holding ( Parent Company of Godiva, Demet’s and United Biscuits) 4 months of experience in Ernst and Young as audit manager ( I transferred to EY because I love to know different people and work with them also I would like to solve different problems of different companies and my leadership skills could be improve more rapid I think) 2) My current GMAT score is 760 3) Istanbul University with 2.68 GPA 4) I have a membership to elite global community which I can improve my leadership skills. I’m a mentor of 5 people in my organization and I’m teaching audit lessons at an reputable University as guest teacher to economics students. 5) I have ACCA ( valid for UK and EU zone) , local CPA. 6) Management consulting specialized in consumer products, retail and transportation sector. I will apply HBS , Stanford and Chicago Booth on 2018 or 2019. Thank you. That Godiva Chocolate connection caught my eye… There is a real disconnect between your GMAT and GPA. Were there extenuating circumstances that contributed to the low GPA? Was your GPA considered low at your university? Given your GMAT and work experience and the fact that you come from Turkey, which doesn’t send lots of students to these programs, you have a chance, but that GPA is a negative that you will have to overcome. I also suggest you apply to programs like Ross, Darden, Duke, and maybe Yale. All support your goals and may be more forgiving of your GPA. NYCfemalebanker Hi Linda, happy new year. Please see below my qualifications / experience as requested. It would be great if you could let me know of my chances at HBS (my top choice), but also GSB, CBS, Booth, Wharton, Tuck, MIT, Yale SOM. Profile: Female, born and raised in Peru for 20 years (dual citizenship: Italian), transferred to college in the U.S. and landed job in Wall Street 1) Work experience: 4+ years at a bulge bracket investment bank in NYC, promoted early to associate and just got promoted to senior associate. Analyst years mostly doing M&A transactions and financing, but last year and a half chosen to take VP responsibilities in financing / global project funding. Top ranked analyst (1%-10%) for 2 years. Before that, I worked for 1 year at a bank in Peru while I was in college there, so I have some international work experience (although I was 19) 2) GMAT 2nd attempt 700 (89%), Q47 (65%), V38 (85%). My first attempt was 650, but I got Q49 and V30 (I don’t know what happened there, English is not my native language but still!). How should I address my 700 – is there a way for them to at least see my Q49 and know that I am strong on quant? 3) College Info: started at top business program in Peru (was top 18%), transferred to Georgetown as a junior and double majored in Finance and International Business. Overall GPA is 3.33 (mainly affected by my junior year because of abrupt transition, taking core classes all graded in a curve, trying to get a job, not speaking English for 4 years). Finance GPA is 3.54 and there is an upward trend in the 4 semesters, with the last semester ending in 3.73 and second honors. Not sure if I should address this in the optional section? Also did an LSE study abroad program over the summer of 2009, and just did a Georgetown online course called Global Business Practice (continuing education) 4) Extra Curricular: Team Captain of school recruitment at the bank I work for (youngest to be appointed, increased offers to school and 100% acceptance rate). Junior Team captain of bank’s women initiative resulting in more women hires and retention. Diversity initiatives (a lot of mentorship and events, led bootcamp training for MLT MBAs). Involved in microfinance in NYC through 2 organizations (women oriented). Created instagram blog to attract people to my country / bridge cultures through art, food, and travel. Led International campaign for 2016 Peruvian elections in the NY area, CT and NJ leading to slim win by my candidate. At Georgetown, co-founded first and largest international club in business school, elected as first president by students, deans and faculty. Involved in many clubs such as the retail and luxury club, analyst in investing club, professional chair at business club, etc. Back in Peru, worked at an education-focused NGO with a few good accomplishments. 5) Additional certifications: None besides my series 63 and series 79 (investment banking) FINRA certifications. Bilingual (English / Spanish), working proficiency in French, and Portuguese (basic) 6) Goals Long-term: create my own consumer retail brand / service that positively impacts women I also love microfinance / impact investing but I see it more as long-term or something that starts as an extracurricular instead of my main job. Would it make more sense to write about this as my main career aspiration (in terms of realistically connecting the dots based on my finance background, but I do show that I have a passion for consumer retail and women development through my story) I would greatly appreciate your assessment for 2nd round! THANK YOU very much in advance. All the best, NYCfemalebanker, Your experience — both professional and communal — is very impressive and highly competitive at all your target schools. However a low GMAT and GPA (for these programs) represent a hurdle. Given that you are a Peruvian woman who has done exceptionally well in her career, you still have a chance all your programs. Tuck, which takes your highest quant and your highest verbal as part of its assessment may be your most likely admit, if you can show fit there. Basically you have a chance at all your target programs and should apply, but they are stretch programs. And I know you don’t want to hear this, but if you aren’t accepted, then you should retake the GMAT (perhaps prepare with a tutor) and apply again hopefully with a higher score. NYCfemalebanker Thank you Linda!! I appreciate your assessment. I am crossing my fingers. I was actually planning to retake the GMAT in case I get waitlisted and I think if I do it 3 weeks from now CBS would still consider it for the actual app. The 700 i got was in November so I should be able to pick it up, i just couldn’t take it again then since I needed to focus on the apps. I’ll do my best as it is always tough with my job….but last push!! However, when I say this to my friends from latam they think I am crazy – they say the latam averages are lower… but who knows if I’ll get compared to them or to NYC finance applicants, so I don’t want to risk it. When you say apply again I assume you mean next year? they wouldn’t assess me again 3rd round right unless I get deferred (I am not concerned about the visa, I got accepted to GU as a transfer in July and it was fine! but i assume i still have a better shot 2nd round rather than waiting?) . Thanks again – I appreciate your advice – now I will focus more on Tuck because the clock is ticking, so ill just push through. Your GPA guidance is very helpful, as is the whole website 🙂 REgarding taking the GMAT in 3 weeks, I’m not sure that makes sense. If you have already been evaluated, most schools will not reconsider your file a second time in light of a higher GMAT (I assume you’ll cancel if it’s lower). So it will only help if you are waitlisted. And 3 weeks isn’t a lot of time to really raise your score unless you feel that you made some silly mistakes during the last GMAT that you will correct next time. Plus, as your friends say, LATAM GMAT averages are lower so that will help you. I would stay focused now on submitting the best applications that you can. After you submit your last app, then think about it. If you feel you an easily raise your score, then prepare and retake. It may help you especially in WL situations or if your app hasn’t been evaluated. I also don’t feel that waiting for the dust to settle on this year’s apps is a bad idea. If you get in, you don’t need to retake. 🙂 NYCfemalebanker sandeep singh Hi Linda – below are my details as needed. kindly let me know what chance do i stand in HBS, GSB and Wharton 1) Brief description of your full-time work experience. A) Worked as Associate with BCG, Mumbai office consulting clients across Healthcare, Banking and other financial institutions on improving operational efficiency and enhancing bottom line B) Brief stint (8 months) with Indian largest corporate backed Venture Capital fund – helped identify and involved in DD for 1st ever investment by the fund C) Currently working with Abbott Labs for past 3 years a Head, M&A (one of youngest in the country to be promoted as a Head ) – worked across multiple functions in Sales, Biz Development and Corporate Strategy develop GTM for an acquired entity, Setup sales operations for a newly setup biz Unit in one of India state and responsible for identifying and pursuing opportunities for acquisition to drive Abbott inorganic growth aspirations 2) Your GMAT or GRE. Percentiles preferred. Total: 750(98%): Verbal:41(94%); Q50(88%) 3) College info: Chemical Engg (Dual degree) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. GPA: 8.09 /10 and graduated in 2011. GPA shown upward trend except in 2 semesters 4) Working on Indian Oncology Cooperative Network to devise a tech-based solution to equip doctors in small Indian take more informed decisions and avoid wrong diagnosis of Oral Cancer Worked with Indian Cancer Society to develop and implement a roadmap to provide relevant skill training and permanent employment for Cancer Survivals General Secretary of Dept of Chem Engg 5) Important certifications like CFA, CPA, FSA, or CA. 6) Your post-MBA goal.: Long term: To develop a tech-based platform that could act as one stop platform connecting doctors in smaller towns with Specialists – enabling them take more informed decision. Short term: To be finalized Andres Felipe Gomez Chaparro Hi Lynda, Thanks in advance for this assessment. My profile is basically Hispanic (Colombian), married with one 4-yr old son, and the following are my application highlights: 1. Work Experience (all Colombian): * 1 year as On-site Project Manager at real estate development company (promotion to different city). * 2 years as Financial Analyst for National Financial Fund for Development Projects in public investment banking for government’s asset valuation until project completion. Then was Financial Advisor for the Transportation Infrastructure team in road concession’s structuring. * 2 years as Financial Analyst (0.5 years) and Asset Management Associate (1.5 years) for private equity firm focused on LatAm real estate. In charge of investor reporting process in a leadership role (reporting directly to Managing Directors). 2. Exam Results: * 630 (AWA 5/6 ; IR 7/8 ; 48Q ; 28V). Planning to retake on January (after sending application pack but before final round deadline). * TOEFL (score report underway, expecting above 100 as 93 was previous result 5 years ago). 3. Education: * BEng in Civil Engineering (Top 5 Engineering in Colombia) – GPA: 4.29 of 5.00 – Honors and awards: Cum Laude (Top 3%), merit-based scholarship (in 3 terms), academic tutor fellowship (3 terms), research assistant fellowship (3 terms), Diploma scholarship awarded. * MS in Finance (Top 5 LatAm business school) – GPA: 4.23 / 5.00. 4. Extracurricular Activities: * Secondary: School’s team member to represent the department (state) in national math contest (3rd place for the team). Class’ representative in school’s government. Soccer player at school’s team. Traditional-drum player at school’s percussion group. * Undergraduate: Volunteer as workshop speaker (and logistics) for children-care programs in low-income areas. Member of Geomatics Research Group for external consultancy. Academic tutor for Statistics and Excel for Engineering courses. 5. Additional Certifications: Sorry, forgot to include I’m 28 year old. I’m aware that my general GMAT is low, but also realized that the Q score was a good score, and the AWA score may offset the low V score. Also, the IR score is a good one, and this section is kind of a Verbal-Quant mix. In which schools do you think I have a shot? I’m particularly highly-interested in Columbia EMBA as my current firm is NY-based. Again thank you very much for any valuable advice you can provide on my application. Andres Andres, Your current verbal score is a major red flag and barrier to acceptance at your target programs. Usually schools will not consider an updated GMAT after they have reviewed your file. I don’t believe that HBS will consider a score submitted after the deadline, but most programs will consider an updated score if they have not yet reviewed your file. if they have rejected you based on the original score, they will not review again. EMBA programs and PT programs are a little easier, but I would still say that all these programs are stretch programs given that verbal score. The AWA tests different skills than the verbal so they don’t really compensate one for the other. Would you have enough time to get a visa after R3 notification dates if you retake and apply R3? If yes, you are the kind of applicant who would have a chance R3 if you get that score up. Another option is to wait until R1 of next year and really give yourself a chance to improve that verbal score. HBSaspirant Hi Linda 1) 3 years as Production Manager at India’s largest automobile firm. Launched 4 new models in India and 1 in Myanmar (Country’s 1st passenger vehicle). Currently working as Business Analyst in same organization to understand data analytics. 2) GMAT 720 (50Q , 38V) 3) Delhi college of Engineering, India (GPA- 3.7), graduated in 2013 as mechanical engineer. 4) a)Entrepreneur in college. started an organization in college. Had my own employees and it was a profitable venture. Led it for 2 years. b) Child Rights Activist for last 3 years. Lots of activities. Enrolled more than 1000 kids in schools. Trained 1500 kids to read and speak english. Collected 1.4Mn signatures in various campaigns. c) Founded a youtube channel last year that teaches 10,000 students for free through its education videos. Started in collaboration with senior teachers. d) College Corporate Head, President of Entrepreneurship Cell. e) Lead writer of University Newspaper. f) State level Table Tennis Player. 5) No 6) Short term goal- Operation consulting to help clientele solve operational challenges in supply chain; Long term goal to start a operations consulting firm in India for small and medium scale enterprises in manufacturing domain. Since I belong from a very competitive pool geographically, would my GMAT be an issue at HBS? I would be highly obliged for your evaluation. Thanks. HBSaspirant. Your GMAT isn’t an “issue,” but the competition is. Your profile is competitive, and you do have a shot at HBS, but so do a lot of others. I hope you are applying to other programs too. Consider MIT Sloan, CMU Tepper, Ross, Darden, and Kellogg. Best, Shikhar Goel Hi Linda 1) 3 years as Production Manager at India’s largest automobile firm. Launched 4 new models in India and 1 in Myanmar (Country’s 1st passenger vehicle). Currently working as Business Analyst in same organization to understand data analytics. 2) GMAT 720 (50Q , 38V) 3) Delhi college of Engineering, India (GPA- 3.7), graduated in 2013 as mechanical engineer. 4) a)Entrepreneur in college. started an organization in college. Had my own employees and it was a profitable venture. Led it for 2 years. b) Child Rights Activist for last 3 years. Lots of activities. Enrolled more than 1000 kids in schools. Trained 1500 kids to read and speak english. Collected 1.4Mn signatures in various campaigns. c) Founded a youtube channel last year that teaches 10,000 students for free through its education videos. Started in collaboration with senior teachers. d) College Corporate Head, President of Entrepreneurship Cell. e) Lead writer of University Newspaper. f) State level Table Tennis Player. 5) No 6) Short term goal- Operation consulting to help clientele solve operational challenges in supply chain; Long term goal to start a operations consulting firm in India for small and medium scale enterprises in manufacturing domain. I would be highly obliged for your evaluation. Thanks. sue Hi Linda, I was planning on getting a recommendation from an agency that I work with (i.e. the company I work for is their client). Do you see any conflicts of interest in doing so? I didn’t hire the agency, but I do work with members of the agency’s team on a daily basis. pp Hi Linda, When you get a chance, could you please help to take a look at my file? I reposted to include more information. Thanks for your time!! 1) 4-Year pricing analyst for derivative trading in JP Morgan. 3.5 year equity research in top equity long/short hedge fund. Both firms are in NYC. 2) GMAT Q-50, V-37, Total 710, 91%, AWA 6, IR 8 3) BS in Computer Science from Shanghai Jiaotong University with GPA 3.3 and graduated in year 2005. MS in CS and Stats from Columbia University with GPA 4.0. 4) Full scholarship in graduate study. 3-year teaching experience in grads school. In undergraduate, champions for numerous debating contest. President for student union in college. 5) CFA Target: HBS R2 and Wharton R2 this year. pp Hi Linda, When you get a chance, could you please help to take a look at my file? Thanks for your time!! 1) 4-Year pricing analyst for derivative trading in JP Morgan. 3.5 year equity research in top equity long/short hedge fund. Both firms are in NYC. 2) GMAT Q-50, V-37, Total 710, 91% 3) BS from Shanghai Jiaotong University with GPA 3.3. MS from Columbia University with GPA 4.0. 4) Full scholarship in graduate study. 3-year teaching experience in grads school. In undergraduate, champions for numerous debating contest. President for student union in college. 5) CFA Target: HBS R2 and Wharton R2 this year. HBS-Stanford-Deferred I am a college Junior and I am interested in applying to HBS and Stanford deferred enrollment next year. 1. My freshman summer I worked at a boutique consulting firm in my hometown in Mexico. My sophomore summer I worked at a VC firm in Mexico City. For next summer, I turned down IB offers for Goldman and Morgan Stanley in New York to work at a leading growth equity firm in Mexico City. I decided to take this offer because I am really passionate about private equity in Latin America. Just to give you an idea – last summer, I set out to learn more about the industry and sat down to chat with people at 20+ different PE firms during my 3-month internship. 2. I have not taken them. I want to see if I am a good candidate for these programs before I start doing all the GMAT prep. 3. I am doing a double major in finance and statistics at Notre Dame. I currently have a 3.95 GPA, and I will graduate in May 2018. 4. I started out my freshman year of college interested in consulting, so I got really involved in a student-run business organization where you work on semester-long cases with employees at different firms and then travel to their office at the end of the semester to present. I was the first freshman to lead the Bain project, and then I became the director of the consulting division and started several new projects, one with a PE consulting firm. After my freshman summer, I decided that I wanted to do VC/PE in Latin America. I created the financial models for two startups at ND, and helped one of them improve their business model in order to attract more customers. Currently, I am part of a fellowship program where I help an impact VC firm in NY with the due diligence process. I created a team of students at ND to be part of this fellowship program, and I mentor them on conducting market and investment opportunity analysis. Last semester, I also did a sort of fellowship program with a small VC firm in Mexico; I did an extensive analysis on financial technology in Mexico that helped them determine the attractiveness of this sector for future investments. 5. N/A 6. My goal is to work at a PE firm in Mexico (ideally the one where I will be working next summer) for a couple years after I graduate, do an MBA, and start my own fund afterwards. I think that an MBA is the way for me because it will allow me to look at companies from a big-picture, strategic standpoint, which is essential for a PE manager. HBS-Stanford-Deferred You have a competitive profile for theses deferred admission programs. There are not guarantees in admissions, but if you get a high test score, you have a compelling candidacy. Go for it. You won’t be wasting your time. Confused in Pak Hi Linda, 1) Work Experience: 6 months at the Clinton Global Initiate in New York as a commitments intern and intern to the CEO. 2 years working in various capacities (including HR, Finance, M&E, Research) at a startup in Pakistan which I helped establish and secure USD 75 mil in funding for which aims to promote access to finance for small businesses through a commercial investment platform, and financial inclusion for individuals by leveraging digital solutions. 1.5 years working as a digital finance consultant for a financial inclusion think tank housed in the World Bank Group; currently serving as the team’s Pakistan representative. 2) GRE: Current score 319 (164 v, 156 q) – resitting the exam next month and targeting 160+ q 3) Education: McGill University, BA, First Class Hons International Development (econ concentration), Major Economics, Minor Eng Lit, CGPA 3.7 4) Extracurriculars: Committee chair for multiple university MUNs, peer educator, student ambassador, elected representative on rez council 5) Additional certifications: n/a 6) Goals: Working at a global strategy and policy advisory firm, and eventually opening up my own local firm Is HBS a stretch given my profile; I’m very interested in the joint MBA/MPP program? I’m also looking at Stern, Johnson, Stanford and Yale; do these seem reasonable or would you recommend other colleges? Thank you so much for your help! Regards, Naeha, Your quant score is an issue. If you get it up over 160 and have good quant grades, you start to become competitive. Other schools to consider: Georgetown, Johnson, Duke, USC. Freddy H Hi Linda, thanks in advance for the help. I’m UK-based, as is all of my W/E. 1. Work Experience – 1 year, 10 months in finance grad-scheme (FP&A) at multinational tech company (think Amzn/Goog/FB). Joined a £1bn (market cap) uk-based startup as a Business Analyst two years ago. Have recently been promoted to Product Manager (youngest PM by about 5 years). Lead a team of five, own a roadmap, have regular C-level interaction, etc. Will have 5 years experience at Matriculation. 2. GMAT score – 720. V-91%, Q-77%. 2nd attempt – first time was a 690. 3. UK University (top 20, Russel Group) in 2012. Got an Upper-Second class honours degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (triple major). It was a relatively low grade within this degree class (though UK MBA schools translate a upper-second to a 3.5GPA, this is a potential weak point in my app). 4. College Rugby President at university – arranging matches for ~100 students. Sit on the Board of Directors of a School (as a School Governor). Project-manage (workload, resourcing, etc) of my team. 5. CIMA (accounting), certificate level. This is part-qualified only. Qualified ski-instructor. 6. Short term – Management consulting, with a focus on strategy within tech companies. Long term is to create my own startup, or join an early-stage one. I’m also considering Columbia and MIT Sloan. Afghanistan. 1. Work experience: I’ve started as a sergeant in January 2004, rose the rank very quickly and became the Aide the Camp to the Afghan Border Police Director General. In 2008, I left my job to fully pursue higher education and was a lieutenant by then. Joining counter narcotics programs sponsored by the U.S. Government, I worked in different capacities: language assistant, program assistant, senior program assistant and finally adviser to the deputy minister of counter narcotics. My last two promotions, senior program assistant and adviser came after my graduation from college in May 2013. During not only my college but also secondary and high school, I had had a full time job while with hardworking continued my education. However, I’ve been living in the U.S.A since October 2014 and have had difficulties entering to a relevant career path. Jobs worked in the State, Bank teller, Cashier and currently I work as an over the pone interpreter for Cyracom Internationals. 2. GMAT score 620, 66th percentile, Quant 44, 54th percentile, Verbal, 32, 67th percentile. My score, even though not as high and competitive as needed for top business schools, is the highest, with a gap of 70 points from the second highest, GMAT score that I know any afghan applicants who studied and grew in Afghanistan has gotten. 3. The American University of Afghanistan. GPA 3.31. BBA with concentration in Finance, May 2013 4. Leadership roles: Member of the student government association with highest entry vote, initiator and organizer of a number of gatherings, meetings and fund raisers for students who had difficulties funding their education. In the context my community, my contribution can be defined as the first call for both materialistic and advisory helps. i.e. a place to stay, fund to borrow, take people with health issues who come from my countryside to hospitals or advice in terms of what course of action shall I or my school in children take. (note: I am a strong advocate of female education and was one of the most trusted males who was reached by different females for advice, financial support, either loaning my own money to, or finding another trusted male to borrow for them, and even needs such as transportation from university to home). In the summer of 2014, I turned down the suggestion made by some of my community elders to take part in provincial and district (county) people assembly election on the ground of not being ready for that role. 5. Nothing because of lack of timing 6. My short terms goals are entering into finance and consulting for a couple of years and get experience in this market. M long term goals are open my own consulting and finance company in Afghanistan with a focus on education support, financial advisory and business operation sustainability. I really appreciate if you provide me your assessment on my profile. Mosa, You are hard to assess, because there are so few like you and somethings you wrote above are very impressive. However I fear that the lack of business experience and low academic stats are a significant hurdle at the better MBA programs. Have you considered postponing your MBA for a year or two and perhaps taking graded business classes in the U.S and then retaking the GMAT? A few A’s here my really help. Another option would be to pursue the CFA designation (Rotman will waive the GMAT for those who have passed all 3 parts of the CFA exams.) I suggest you explore HBx Core (next Wednesday’s podcast is with the director of HBx Core.) It may also help you get a more competitive pre-MBA job . Is this helpful? Dear Linda Thank you very much for the assessment. Therefore, the diversity fact, even though i attended a first D Day in HBS, will not aid me that much do you think? Also, if i was released for the second round, i will not be able to apply for the third round with an improved GMAT? I am already old enough that i fear my age will also play as a negative factor in my candidacy. I might be able to live with a year but two years gone be too late for me. I was born early 80s in Afghanistan and quite difficult to make for the lost time during war. I am thinking of HBX Core. I will see how can it help my candidacy? I am studying for GMAT and hoping to take the exam for the second time. Fearing that i might i run out of time, i guess at least 5 question on the GMAT and as a result finished the Quant 7 minutes in advance. 🙁 Without diversity factors I would just say you are not competitive at HBS, even with those factors working in your favor, you have to realize that HBS wants to know that you can succeed and thrive in their program. Your GPA doesn’t tell that. Your GMAT doesn’t tell them that. Your work experience doesn’t tell them that. Attending HBxCore does not guarantee your acceptance in any way. However, it is viewed by the HBS admissions committee (and many employers and probably other MBA programs) as a credible credential. If you do well on that, it will be an indication that you can do well in HBS. It also may help you get the kind of job that you want and provide valuable experience as well as a stepping stone to even better jobs. I’m not saying that HBx Core is the only way to proceed. I do believe that it may serve multiple purposes in your case. Fareena maria 1) Currently pursuing my final year Undergrad. Started my own company a year back and its doing very well. I Graduate in June 2017 and will apply for the FALL 2017 batch 2) GMAT 710(91%) Q49(77%) V38(85%) 3) Very average college in india. B.Engg in Computer Science 70% aggregate (70+ percentage is the highest grade for the university) 4) Karate Black Belt, Basketball Captain and best player for 2 years in a row, Co-Founder and CEO, Secretary for human rights wing and attended international conferences in UK and India, Rotaract Club vice president. 5) Few certifications like Ethical Hacking (technical only) 6) Entrepreneurship Fareena, With a couple of years of full-time work experience, you are a competitive candidate at both programs, and yes it could be in your start up. Johnson occasionally takes applicants with little or no full-time work experience. (See Cornell Johnson Straight Out of College: A Young Entrepreneur’s Story [Episode 144] ] ) I’m not sure if Rotman does. Joseph Thank you so much for updating this. Pls see the profile: 1) 2-year equity research experience in a bulge bracket investment bank in Asia, previously with internship experience in other front office roles/consulting. 2) Going to take GMAT/GRE in the coming months (What is the minimum GMAT/GRE score for me to remain competitive?) 3) HKUST finance, GPA 3.4, low GPA because of extra-curricular activities 4) Part time managed an investment fund at uni and generated profits + champion in international stock-picking competition; also a chairman for a school organization to lead a team to address social issues and coach new team members 5) Finished CFA Level 1 and 2. Sitting for level 3 6) Join World Bank/International Finance Corporation/private investment fund with a focus on sustainable investment Do I have a chance with HBS? If not, what other options do I have? What more should I add to my application? Many thanks for your help!! No GMAT number will guarantee your acceptance, but I’d like to see a 720+. Yes, you have a chance, but the competition is intense. Programs to consider in addition to HBS : Booth, Wharton, Columbia, NYU Stern, and Georgetown. Are you aiming at round 2 or next year? Fareena maria 1) Currently pursuing my final year Undergrad. Started my own company a year back and its doing very well. 2) GMAT 710(91%) Q49(77%) V38(85%) 3) Very average college in india. B.Engg in Computer Science 70% aggregate (70+ percentage is the highest grade for the university) Graduation June 2017 4) Karate Black Belt, Basketball Captain and best player for 2 years in a row, Co-Founder and CEO, Secretary for human rights wing and attended international conferences in UK and India, Rotaract Club vice president. 5) Few certifications like Ethical Hacking (technical only) 6) Entrepreneurship Fareena maria mlm1311 Hi Linda, I’d love your opinion on my chances at Wharton & Booth for Rnd 1; HBS, MIT, & Yale for Rnd 2. Profile: *GMAT: 740 (Q48, V44, IR8) *Bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University GPA: 3.18*** 4 year varsity basketball player *Master of Public Health from Emory University GPA: 3.8 1 year healthcare financial consulting with very small private firm 4 years Fortune 100 hospital management company (think HCA), 1.5 years in analytics and strategic pricing, 2.5 years in contract negotiation. Promoted from Analyst to Manager to Director over 4 years, currently company’s youngest Director (anecdotal), currently manages accounts totaling over a billion dollars. *Extracurriculars: Licensed CrossFit coach *Recommendations expected to be strong *My primary goal is to transition into management consulting at MBB and apply that skillset toward developing new strategies around accountable care models and health insurance reimbursement for new and growing healthcare companies. I am also interested in exploring finance and general management while in business school, but management consulting is my first choice and I think makes the strongest narrative for admissions essays. ***In medical circles people tend to know about the grade deflation at Hopkins, particularly among pre-med students. Does this need to be explained in B-School apps? I would welcome any analysis (or advice!) that you have. Thanks! Thanks for the lovely feedback. I appreciate it. Yes. I think you have a chance at HBS, Booth, Wharton, and Sloan, Also consider Kellogg, Haas, and Duke. If you’d like one-on-one (and private) help with your application — dealing with the GPA and presenting your strengths, please let me know. Info is at http://www.accepted.com/mba/services . Teebone My Profile: 4 years Corporate & Investment Banking Experience form ( Top Tier Investment Bank) – ( with international experience as well) – (President at Current Employee Bank Union) 1 year experience at top consulting firm. Total experience – 5+ Years Bachelors BBA (Hons) – 2.5/4 – (Personal problems) CFC – Certification 290 GRE Harvard MBA – Already Essay Written – (I am pretty Much sure they are very well written) – (Due to my Writing Skills i was shortlisted for LBS/INSEAD MBA Program) 5 Articles Written Internships: PwC and United Nations Entrepreneurial Experience: Experience in an entrepreneurial venture in event management. Also manage an active investment portfolio. Treasurer and Senior Executive Member of the Board (During Undergrad) Member at Student Union Welfare Organisation. (Leading more than 1000 Students) Teebone, Your experience is competitive, but I am concerned about the academics and the290 GRE score. That is very low for HBS. HBS could perhaps overlook the low GPA as an undergrad, but your grads grades were OK, but not stellar. Combine that with a low GRE and I’m pessimistic even if your essays are good. I would encourage you, if you haven’t already submitted, to raise your GRE score significantly. Rohit Goel am planning to apply to these schools in round 1 – Harvard, Michigan Ross, Wharton,Kellogg, Cornell, Tepper, UCLA, TAMU Here is a brief snapshot of my profile, looking forward to your views. 1) Till date, total 6 years of work experience. Began as an assistant manager with ITC Hotels(associated with Starwood) in 2010 and within four years got 3 promotions and was the banquet manager. In 2015, left ITC Hotels and joined my family business of aluminium consulting. Helping my father streamline operational processes and diversifying the company portfolio 2) GMAT – 740 (97%) – Q 51, V 38, IR 8, AWA 6.0 3) College info: Bachelor in Tourism Studies(IGNOU)-61% Diploma in Hospitality management- ITC Welcomgroup Hotels. 4)Volunteer with a NGO for 3 years. Associated with Rotary International. 5) Important certifications like CFA, CPA, FSA, or CA. – None; But have done a certification course from University of Pennsylvania-Introduction to Financial Accounting. Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. 6) post-MBA goal: To join consulting sector in the hospitality sector with a focus on operations. But, are you saying that there is no chance for Harvard, Wharton and Kellogg?? Rohit, Youu’re welcome. I’m not saying there is no chance. I just don’ think it’s likely. Blake Anderson Good morning, Linda. 1) I have 12 years experience as an assistant and store manager at restaurants (1999 – 2010), plus 4 years experience as an NCO/supervisor in the US Army (2011 – 2016). I have been in charge of as few as 4 soldiers, upwards to over 50 employees at one time. 2) GMAT – 91% Verbal, 77% Quantitative, 96% 730 Total, 90% Writing, 92% Reasoning 3) Columbia College Chicago, BA in Fiction Writing 2008, 2.5 GPA. My extenuating circumstances were trying to balance fifty hour work weeks and school. However this was pre Army, and since joining I have maintained a 4.0 GPA in post graduate classes (primarily mathematics). 4) I have done some volunteer work through the Army, especially while stationed in the Republic of Korea (South), and, as mentioned, joined the Army to gain more leadership experience. 5) I have several Army certs and awards, mostly in Military Intelligence. 6) My post-MBA goal is find a company that knows how to value it’s employees (Google or Amazon come to mind) and needs some great leaders that can further this vision of having a work space with great morale. Long term, I would like to either run my own company, or become an executive at a company that I just fall in love working with. Thank you for your time! SGT Anderson, Blake E Thank you for your service. Harvard is a big stretch. Also consider Darden, Duke, Ross, Vanderbilt, Cornell Johnson, UCLA, UNC, and UT Austin. E.E. Hi Linda! I have read everything on this blog about the HBS 2+2 program and it is very helpful! I would like to ask for your comments/recommendations on my profile. I am interested in 2+2, Stanford deferred and similar programs.I don’t have full time work experience so I should be eligible. I am a 24 yr old female international student. 1) Summer Intern at Deloitte Consulting, Engineering intern at top solar energy company in the world (invented three patents during this internship), quantitative intern at an energy organization in Saudi Arabia, research experiences at a top 3 US Law School regarding solar technology development… 2) GRE: Quantitative: 170/170(99%), Verbal: 157/170 (75%?), Writing: 4/6 3) Undergrad: Georgia Tech, Environmental Engineering, finished in three years with Highest Honor, GPA: 3.8/4.0, got a scholarship for which international students are usually not considered Grad: Stanford, Environmental/Energy Engineering, GPA: 3.6/4.0 4) Board members of student organization since college, president of one organization at Stanford. multiple honors during college: Dean’s list, Faculty’s Honor… 5) CFA candidate, Fundamental Environmental Engineer certified in California 6) leading role in an energy company Any advise would be appreciated! Thanks! Xiao Hi Linda, thanks for you fast reply. Suppose I will get a GMAT that is closer to 710-730, is there anything else in my profile you think could be at my disadvantage/could be improved and am I aiming too high with my target schools? I think you need to focus on the verbal and raise that part of your score. Certainly a GMAT in the 710+ range with all the improvement coming on the verbal side will help. The rest of the information you provided is competitive. Ramit Hi Linda, Thanks for your inputs regarding profile evaluation and school selection. I am planning to apply for the following schools: Duke, NYU, Tepper, Ross, UNC, Kelley. Can you please assess my chances or suggest any alternate course of action. My profile reads as follows: 1. A total of 4 years of experience(till Fall 2017) working with a Multi-National Business Software firm (read top tier) as technical as well as functional consultant. Worked with some prolific clients, majorly in RETAIL and LOGISTICS domain. Assisted one of my clients on-site in Europe for his key go-live. Solved critical issues, ramped up on-site colleagues, noteworthy appreciation followed. Awarded in the firm consistently, with 2 promotions, in a span of 3 years. Also since ours is a product company, have been thoroughly involved in developing innovative product ideas using new offerings. Besides this, I have also been roped in as CTO/Business Dev Manager with a financial consultancy startup. Have worked with the Core Team for 1 year leading backend operations team, also now venturing towards strategic promotion and client acquisition roles. 2. GMAT – 690 (86%) – Q 49, V 34 3) College info: Jaypee institute of Information technology – middle-tier engineering college of India. CGPA: 7.6 / 10. 4) Notable leadership experience in the following extra-curricular activities: – TOASTMASTERS: Competent Communicator and Competent Leader certified. Presiding over the club operations in our firm.Extensively involved in marketing & promotion strategies, adding new members, retaining & motivating existing members, the works. – COMMUNITY SERVICE: Working with 2 NGOS. At one of these, we educate underprivileged kids. We hold camps, admission initiatives with schools, food distribution drives, etc (Involved in planning & leading operations) At the other, have provided sessions pertaining to CPR to organized crowds in housing societies. Also driven CSR initiative in office to provide free health-checkup for service staff in office premises. -PLACEMENT OFFICE: Part of the college Placement committee interfacing between firms & students. Due to keen interest in dance & performing arts, have been dabbling in office events, auditioned for a few modeling gigs, constantly reading, blogging & the like. 5) No pertinent Financial certifications, as such. 6) Post MBA goal: To venture into general management and/or strategy consulting. Keenly interested in the key business operations of firms. Looking forward to leverage the same through my business acumen. Hi Ramit, You’re welcome. NYU, Ross, UNC, and Duke are stretch programs. You are more competitive at Tepper and especially at Kelley. Consider also Broad and Vanderbilt. Ramit Thanks Linda for your inputs. Would a better GMAT score increase my prospects at these other schools? Or is it my undergraduation university/work experience that I can’t do much about, which could be a deterrent? Thanks Ramit, Indian engineers tend to do very well on the GMAT. A higher GMAT would probably improve your chances. yes. Swati Hi Linda, Thank you for your kind initiative to help us evaluate our profiles. I am planning to apply to 4 schools in round 1 – Harvard, Stanford, Wharton and Kellogg. Here is a brief over of mine, looking forward to your views 1) Till date, total 3 years of work experience across top management consulting firm (2.5 years) and a well funded start-up (6 months). After 1.5 years of working with the firm, moved out to work in the start-up for 6 months and then joined back. The start-up was in logistics space, I joined as the first management hire post 2 months of the business registration and worked directly with the founders to set-up business. my work on Telematics at the startup was instrumental in raising our series A funding of $10Mn. Working in the logistics space at the start-up got me interested in the sector and hence I moved back to consulting to work with more companies on bigger and trickier problems to make a greater impact than I can continuing in one firm. My work here is focused on forward looking topics in logistics, and have worked with both sector veterans and start-ups in the space on innovative topics like Telamatics, freight aggregate etc. In my 2.5 years of experience, I have been promoted once, with second promotion due next March. 2) GMAT – 730 (96%) – Q 50, V 38 3) College info: Indian institute of technology (IIT) – top engineering college of India. CGPA: 8.2 / 10. 4) Significant college and post-college extra-curricular activities or community service, especially leadership experience: Consistent involvement in dramatics society of the college (performed in professional level plays and led teams to multiple national and college level victories). Used theater skills to help a NGO focused on children welfare spread awareness for child abuse through innovative cultural outreaches. Have been working with the NGO for 3 years now with increased responsibilities along the way. 5) Important certifications like CFA, CPA, FSA, or CA. – None; am not interested in pursuing finance. I love my job in consulting and will like to continue in consulting post MBA as well 6) Your post-MBA goal: To transform the logistics sector using advanced technology and data analytics. Swati, You are aiming high, but you also have reason to aim high. You are applying appropriately. You may also want to consider MIT Sloan’s MBA program or it’s MBAn program. For more info on the latter, please see http://blog.accepted.com/2016/06/22/data-science-and-buisiness-analytics-mit-sloan-mban/ . Dan Hi Linda, Thank you for the time you put into your blog, it’s a hugely valuable resource. I’m applying to HBS, Columbia, Wharton and Stanford but have a large blip on my academic record. I believe I can balance this with my work experience, GMAT score and volunteering / leadership roles, but keen to get your thoughts on my competitiveness: 1. 6 years. 1 year at top tier American investment bank as an Associate in the European Financial institutions M&A team. I was recruited directly by the Managing Director that runs the team after I worked as the adviser on the other side of the deal to him. Strong transaction experience including extensive direct contact with listed C-suite execs. Wrote and delivered Bank and Insurance valuation training to the incoming Analysts and Associates. Prior to that 5 years at KPMG, 3 as an insurance focussed auditor and 2 in financial services corporate finance. Ranked in the top 10% of my peer group at every review, ran on-site delivery teams of up to 6/7 while in audit practice, promoted to Manager after just 9 months as an Associate in corporate finance and managed 3/4 analysts . Deal sheet includes 6 FIG transactions, although won’t bore you with them here. 2. GMAT: 750 (96%), V: 42 (96%), Q:49 (77%) 3. BSc Mathematics at University of Birmingham in the UK 2010 – Upper Second Class Honours (2:1). Prior to that, I failed my second year at Imperial College (MMath) before transferring to UoB. Prior to that I spent one year at the US Air Force Academy before voluntarily withdrawing (GPA: 3.84 while I was there) – Like I said a blip, no excuse for failing Imperial, I just needed to grow up (a more eloquent version of which informs my essays to a certain extent) 4. Volunteer soldier in the British Army Reserve with increasing leadership responsibility (2014 to present), Volunteer Police Officer with the Metropolitan Police Service including public order training (2011 – 2014, London), triathlete (completed first full Ironman this year). At university: Social Secretary of the Royal College of Science Union, Secretary of the Mathematics Society at Imperial College. Won a Vice Presidential nomination to attend the US Air Force Academy from Dick Cheney (less than 5 available annually). At school: elected Head Boy, ran cross country at a national level. 5. ACA (UK equivalent of a CPA) – all first time passes and average score of c. 85% 6. Build something in Fintech, either at a start-up (preferably my own) or for a consumer tech company entering consumer finance (will Facebook start a bank?). Ideally it would be focussed on financial inclusion, ‘banking the un-banked’ or similar. Many thanks for any thoughts you may have, Dan You’re most welcome. Thanks for the generous feedback. Without that blip, I think you would be a very strong candidate at these programs. I still think you have a chance and should apply. but I also think you should apply at several other programs that support your goals and may bite. In the worst case, you have multiple acceptance. But given the blip, I think you should hedge your bets and apply to more programs. Consider also applying to Booth, Yale, NYU Stern, and UCLA Anderson. Robin Hey Linda, please share your thoughts: 1) 4 years, started as an automation specialist, now I manage the group and projects. The job includes traveling internationally around 30-50% for product commissioning. I also work with commercial org on product strategies in a technical consultant role. 2) GMAT – Total: 720/94%, Quant: 49/77%; Verbal: 39/89% 3) MS’2012 in Chemical engg from West Virginia University (GPA-3.77). I completed my BS in Chemical engineering from University of Mumbai in 2010, with 60%. Not so good GPA in undergrad, but MS should help (?) 4) I was a member of Rotaract club in Mumbai with some community service projects (also summer camps in villages); In WVU, I was cultural secretary of Indian Students Association and was involved in a number of projects; I have participated in couchsurfing over the years, while hosting, organizing and surfing. 5) None 6) After MBA, I aim to return to process automation industry to assume a leadership position to build upon my extensive technical and business background. Specifically, I want to join a growing company specializing in automation products and take it to next level of growth and products. The world of automation is rapidly revolutionizing and is going to be one of the most influential contribution of our generation. And, I want to help shape this movement. In this nerve wrecking round of application, I am applying to stretch (Harvard, Stanford), reach (Wharton, Booth, MIT, UC Berkeley, Yale) and safe (Dartmouth, Darden and Carnegie Mellon). Appreciate your feedback! Hi Robin. I’d say you have a competitive profile for Tuck and Darden, but they aren’t safeties. The other programs are all stretch. I suggest you seriously consider Ross also. Robin Linda, appreciate your candidness. Based on your suggestion, I am thinking of dropping Berkeley. Any other feedback? Would love to hear if there is any other school best fitting for my profile and engineering background. I knew that my school selection was aggressive, but wasn’t aware that I had tilted the balance way out of shape. In my selection process, I essentially looked at the programs (and how I would benefit from them) and avg GMAT as the rough marker to narrow down the options. Linda Chris Giuffreda 1) 4 years experience as a Petroleum Engineer at Fortune 100 Oil and Gas Company. Worked huge scale projects, lately in lead engineer roles- Deepwater Gulf of Mexico and up and coming shale play. Got technical experience early on, and have moved to a more strategy/portfolio analysis role 2) 720. Q-49, V-40 3) 3.71 GPA, University of Oklahoma. BS Petroleum Engineering 4) Board Member for STEM diversity focused non-profit, coordinator and chair for international petroleum engineering student competition, marathon finisher, Mt. Kilimanjaro summit. 5) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)- pass 6) To learn the skills of entrepreneurship, meet co-founders, and launch my own business HBS- top choice. Also applying GSB, CBS, Sloan, Wharton Dan Hi Linda, looking forward to your opinion: 1) 2 years at tax consulting firm in Chicago; 3 years at KPMG as a Senior Associate (roughly 1.5 years as a Fed Tax Senior Associate in Chicago; roughly 1.5 years as an M&A Tax Senior Associate in San Francisco); Spent last year at KPMG on full-time secondment at Google Inc. in a tax advisory role to their renewable energy investment team; Recently accepted position at Google Inc. as Tax Analyst for Partnerships and M&A 2) 740 GMAT/97th percentile 3) University of Notre Dame, 3.77, Accountancy, 2010. University of Notre Dame, 3.77, Master of Science in Accountancy – Tax Services, 2011 4)Tax Assistance Program (preparing tax returns for low income individuals during my senior year, and for foreign Notre Dame students during my graduate year), plan on getting more involved through numerous volunteer opportunities at Google this year 5) CPA, licensed in IL and CA; passed all four parts of CPA exam in one testing window with average score of 91 6)Somewhat undecided, but definitely Finance concentrated: private equity, venture capital, project finance, etc. Currently trying to decide whether to apply in Round 1 or Round 2? … Schools I’m looking at: HBS, Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia. Thanks for your help Linda! You’re welcome! You have a competitive profile for your target schools and are applying appropriately. Also consider Wharton, Booth, and NYU Stern. I encourage you to apply to your top choice schools R1 and prepare back-up applications for your second choice schools for R2, if you aren’t accepted to your R1 schools. LOUIS PRABHAKAR Please share your thoughts on the below : ) Brief description of your full-time work experience.3.5 years of experience in Procurement and Supply chain domains handling Business Development and Supplier Relationship Management roles. Currently leading and coordinating a team of 6 across different geographies. 2) Your GMAT or GRE. Percentiles preferred.720 3) College info: The name of the college, your GPA or grade average, your major, year of graduation. For any graduate degrees, please provide the same info. If you grades are low, please indicate if there were extenuating circumstances.Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication, 74.5% 4) Significant college and post-college extra-curricular activities or community service, especially leadership experience.Lead a group of 10-15 Church youths, coordinating stuffs and mentored new leaders. 5) Important certifications like CFA, CPA, FSA, or CA. No 6) Your post-MBA goal. The journey matters more than the destination: Learn the intricacies of the trade, become an overall sound professional. Aiming to become an entrepreneur one day I am aiming for the 2018 batch. Thanks Rohit Kumar Also.. please advise on which other Schools I can apply to? I am considering Ross, Kelley, Duke, ISB, IESE Spain, NUS! 1) Brief description of your full-time work experience. Deputy Manager, Technology Security, Audits & Compliance, Vodafone India Ltd. (Jul ’15 – Present) (Previous – Assistant Manager) Leading a team of 13 Auditors and conducting SOX, ICFR and PCI-DSS Audits of the in-scope applications across all 23 circles in Vodafone India 2) Your GMAT or GRE. Percentiles preferred.: 710 (92) Q51 (97), V34 (72), AWA 5 3) College info: The name of the college, your GPA or grade average, your major, year of graduation. For any graduate degrees, please provide the same info. If you grades are low, please indicate if there were extenuating circumstances. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India: CGPA: 7.77/10 Major in Chemical Engineering 1. Technical Affairs Secretary, Chemical Engineering Society, IIT Madras 2. National cadet Corps(NCC) Cadet under the 37 Jharkhand battalion, Jamshedpur for 2 years 3. National Service Scheme (NSS) Volunteer, 2010-2011 4. Winner, Vodafone World of Difference Program (Aug ’16 – Sep’16) Working with NEEDS (Network for Enterprises Enhancement and Development Support), an NGO in Deoghar, Jharkhand – Among the 40 Winners (out of 210 applicants) selected for the Annual Vodafone World of Difference program – 2016 – Will work to develop Sustainable Revenue Model for Common Services Centres (CSCs) – A component of the National e-Governance Plan of the Government of India to promote IT services in underprivileged communities 5) Important certifications: IRCA Approved Lead Auditor – ISO 27001:2013 – Information Security Management Systems 6) Your post-MBA goal: Graduating from the best Technical University in India – IIT Madras, and having worked at Vodafone India Limited for 2 years in various Technology driven stints, I believe and have continually showed that I am really good at customer facing projects, projects wherein a direct impact to customers and market is felt. I therefore want to pursue MBA to learn the tricks of the trade and shift to a more customer facing vertical, one in which I can use my technical expertise and an eye for customer in a more meaningful and efficient manner. HBSApplicant97 Hi Linda, what are my chances for the 2+2 programme and what do you recommend? I am starting my second year in college in the UK. As you probably know, degrees in the UK are 3 years long, but I have the option to do a 4-year Integrated Masters – should I do the masters? What other business schools for an MBA do you recommend for recent graduates? 1) Spring Internship at Deloitte Co-founder of 2 tech-related start-ups (one of them is successfully kicking off) Interned at my university in a mathematical modelling project Currently applying to IBs (entering second year of college) and consultancy firms for this year’s spring internship (can only apply to summer internships next year in the UK) Client relations at London-based finance-related newspaper 2) Not available yet (let’s consider the average HBS applicant score for example’s sake) 3) studying at a top 10 in the world university. Received first class with honours (highest possible results) alongside a Prize for academic excellence from my department for achieving top marks in all my classes in my first year. Studying chemical engineering. Whilst in high school, received award and medal from local mayor for achieving amongst the best results in my city 4) presiding jewish society of my university( Amongst the largest in the country). Volunteered for the past year in a cancer patients support programme. Speak 4 languages fluently and learning a fifth one. In several committees for other societies. 5) Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. Certificate in Hebrew language. Self teaching Python and MATLAB languages. 6) Finance – working in a HF or in PE would be a dream if you feel the masters will help you achieve your professional goals, then go for it. I don’t recommend doing it just because you can. Stanford GSB has a deferred admissions program similar to 2+2. The Yale Silver Scholars program is a little different but it too is for college graduates. If you were interested in starting your own business ASAP, I’d suggest Berkeley Scholars at NYU Stern. HBSApplicant97 Hi Linda, what are my chances for the 2+2 programme and what do you recommend? I am starting my second year in college in the UK. As you probably know, degrees in the UK are 3 years long, but I have the option to do a 4-year Integrated Masters – should I do the masters? What other business schools for an MBA do you recommend for recent graduates? 1) Spring Internship at Deloitte Co-founder of 2 tech-related start-ups (one of them is successfully kicking off) Interned at my university in a mathematical modelling project Currently applying to IBs (entering second year of college) and consultancy firms for this year’s spring internship (can only apply to summer internships next year in the UK) Client relations at London-based finance-related newspaper 2) Not available yet (let’s consider the average HBS applicant score for example’s sake) 3) studying at a top 10 in the world university. Received first class with honours (highest possible results) alongside a Prize for academic excellence from my department for achieving top marks in all my classes in my first year. Studying chemical engineering. Whilst in high school, received award and medal from local mayor for achieving amongst the best results in my city 4) presiding jewish society of my university( Amongst the largest in the country). Volunteered for the past year in a cancer patients support programme. Speak 4 languages fluently and learning a fifth one. In several committees for other societies. 5) Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. Certificate in Hebrew language. Self teaching Python and MATLAB languages. 6) Finance – working in a HF or in PE would be a dream Pranshu Sharma Hi Linda, 1) 2.5 Years – Analyst Goldman Sachs, 8 Months as the founder & CBO of a startup(shut down), Currently Head of Data & Strategy in an year old startup. 2) 760 3) NIT-Allahabad 3.7/4 5) Diploma in Managing International Business from IGNOU(will end in 2017) 6) Join a marketing & strategy post in a established company in the short term ,Start my own company in the long term. Thanks in advance 🙂 Derek, HBS would be a big stretch for you given your undergrad GPA and GRE scores. Would you consider a retake? 2+2 I’m a rising senior interested in the 2+2. 1) Sophomore year internship at top tier buy-side L/S fund. Junior year internship at MS IB, most likely to get return offer. 2) Have not taken yet. 3) Columbia University. 3.95 GPA. Double major in Economics-Mathematics and Sociology. 4) All-American varsity athlete (albeit in a “less popular” sport), resident advisor, VP of 2 cultural clubs. 5) None. 7) Female whose parents did not go to college. Thank you! I’ll take the GMAT / GRE if I know I have a decent chance. Do you know if there’s a preference for GMAT / GRE? Hi 2+2, You certainly have a chance. I would encourage you to proceed and try. But also apply elsewhere and pursue other opportunities. Regards, FallApplicant Hi Linda! I love your podcasts, and just came across this post as well. I hope you can evaluate my profile. 1) Indian female, 25, major in economics, 3.75 GPA equivalent (Top 2%), GMAT 720 (50Q, 38V), graduated in 2013 2) Worked in big 3 management consulting for 2 years in India, on marketing and strategy in consumer facing industries, got one promotion. before moving to a large European startup incubator. Was in East Asia for 6 months as a project manager. Moved back to big 3 MC earlier this year, similar role again, and in the running for the next promotion coming Dec. 3) Strong extras at college and work, but not so much community service related stuff. Nothing much outside of work after college. 4) Goals include joining MC back, with a long-term CXO track/ corporate strategy in retail and luxury goods. Looking at CBS, HBS, Wharton and Kellogg as first choices. Maybe Stanford too. What’s your take? Thanks so much for the podcast feedback! Are you hoping to matriculate in 2016? If so think an additional year of work experience would improve your chances, but you can apply now and if not accepted re-apply. Everything you posted above is competitive, except your work experience which is on the low side, but not impossible. There are no safeties among your programs. FallApplicant Hoping to matriculate in 2017 – sorry about not clarifying. I will have about 4 years of experience by then. What other schools would you suggest? I was thinking of Yale, Tuck, and Ross (probably R2) FallApplicant Hoping to matriculate in 2017 (~4 years experience) – sorry about not clarifying earlier. I am looking at Yale, Tuck and Ross as safeties. What do you think? Paul Thank you for offering to help! (I am a 29 year old white male.) 1) 3 years commercial real estate (analyst). 3 years working corporate finance at a fitness consumer goods company 2) GMAT – 760 (99% percentile) 3) Southern Methodist University. Double majored in Finance and Economics. Received a 3.9 4) (Probably the place I am missing the most). I started a peer mentoring program/groups at my current company. Was a CFA mentor. Have tutored on-and-off since college. 5) Have my CFA designation 6) would like to eventually run my own social impact investing company. Thank you so much. Shooting for Harvard, Wharton, Booth, Stanford (although Stanford probably much more difficult for me) Paul, I’m assuming your can show leadership on the job and off, and I don’t find your extra-curriculars so weak, but the specifics could make a difference. In any case, you have a competitive profile for your target schools. Obviously HBS and Stanford are the hardest to get into. Also consider CBS, MIT Sloan, and Haas. FYI, I’m presenting Anuvrat Hi Linda, Thank you for offering to evaluate my profile for HBS. I have set out the relevant details below, and any guidance would be appreciated. 1. i am international applicant, from India 2. GMAt score – 740 3. Undergrad – Hindu College, Delhi University, India – BSc (Physics), First Class Honours, Distinction 80% (Primary focus on Quantum Mechanics, Relativity, Electromagnetism, Wave motion, Electronics, Mathematical Physics, Chemistry and Economics (subsidiary)). In CGPA terms, I would consider my overall grade to be equivalent to 3.9 – 4. 4. Vice President of college debate society, winning 2 International Debate and 3 national debates and e-literacy camps in rural Rajasthan, India (Sadulshahar and neighbouring villages) and volunteer work with Pravah, a NGO focusing on issues such as child labour, literacy, health and sanitation 5. Joined State Bank of India in Jan 2015 as Executive Officer. It is a Public Sector Bank, Largest Bank in India by asset size, Fortune 500 company. It is a specifically designed training program to train officers by assigning them various roles across multiple locations in the span of 2 years. Assignments include rural, semi-urban and urban postings across India in specific departments with targeted output driven objectives. 6. I took a 2 year break between university and work for personal development – advanced self-study of geography and Indian history and voluntary work with under privileged children. 7. Post MBA, I would like to gain management experience, which I can use to implement schemes in developing countries, either by way of established companies or a venture of my own. Regards Purseerat Singh Hi Linda, I am targeting HBS, Chicago Booth, Columbia in U.S and London Business School & Cambridge Judge in U.K for the Class of 2019. It would be great if you could provide your feedback! 1) In total 62 months experience (post qualification) – i) Initial 30 months experience in Oil & Gas public sector company (fortune 500) in internal audit (risk consulting), reviewing processes and making recommendations. Traveled to around 13 different cities in India.; ii) Later 32 months in India’s largest e-commerce co. (5yr old start-up, $15bn valuation). Role involved managing teams from Big 4 (KPMG & Deloitte) and interacting with business leaders across org to ensure implementation of key process improvements.; iii)Prior to CA qualification – 42 months of articleship training as part of the Chartered Accountancy course (including 11 months full time in E&Y post graduation). 2) GMAT – 760(99%) V44(98%) Q50(87%) AWA 4.5 IR 8 3) i) Bachelors in Commerce // Hansraj College, Delhi University (Ranked no. 5 commerce & science undedrgrad college in India) // Score – 70/100 // Simultaneously pursuing chartered accountancy (CA) course which involves regular articleship training with a CA firm (~ 6 to 8 hours per day) 4) In college – i) I was part of the management committee organizing the annual festival; ii) Was part of National Service Scheme (Govt sponsored) organizing Blood Donation camps and literary classes for underprivileged children. Post College – i) Acted as the presiding officer, in-charge of managing voting at a poll booth during the 2014 Indian general elections. ii) Involved with a organization providing free education to underprivileged students contributing in the capacity of a teacher (on average – twice a month) 5) i)Chartered Accountancy (professional qualification) // Institute of Chartered Accountants of India // Cleared in first attempt (Pass %age ~10%). ii) CFA Level 3 cleared, Charter pending 6) Build a career in corporate finance. Short term – Business finance partner role. Long term – CFO of a large organization. Hi Purseerat, HBS is a stretch. You have a competitive profile for Booth CBS, LBS and Cambridge. You may also want to consider Yale and NYU Stern. Purseerat Singh Dine, It is difficult to assess anyone’s profile without a GMAT. However even with a competitive GMAT for HBS, HBS would be a stretch for you. Your level of experience is far beyond that of those typically attending HBS. You may want to consider non-degree executive education programs at HBS ( http://www.exed.hbs.edu/) or mid-career MBA programs such as the Sloan Fellows program at LBS and MIT Sloan or the Stanford MSx. Best, Rebecca Harvey 1) 4 years (5 at time of MBA start) of post-graduate work. 3 years in supply chain at Twitter in San Francisco, 1 year in operations and performance reporting at Citigroup in NYC. Three internships while in undergrad– two of which were at Boston Consulting Group (but in HQ work like accounting and HR, not consulting). 2) GMAT 760 (99th) 3) Northeastern University, Boston, 3.89, Dual BS in Economics and Mathematics, 2012 4) Not much. From March 2016 to present, I’ve been volunteering with an online group to improve financial literacy of teens (graphic design, marketing, editing) but it isn’t too significant. 5) None. 6) Move into a higher level strategic position in supply chain and/or operations. Ideally I’d like to continue in the technology industry, but I am open to leveraging seminars and networks at MBA schools to explore the supply chain field in other industries. Phil Hi Linda, I would love to know if you think I’ve got a shot at HBS. Other schools I am considering are Booth, Sloan, Tuck, Columbia, McCombs, and Ross. Am I on the right track? 1) 7 years of active service in the US Army as a logistics officer. I have served in multiple direct leadership positions in the States and deployed to Afghanistan. My most recent leadership position was as a company commander of a company with 220 Soldiers. My additional experiences in the military consists of working to develop my junior leaders through the implementation of a Professional Development program and working with foreign, partnered nations to plan exercises, and develop their logistics programs. I am not sure if B schools care about military evaluations, but I am consistently rated at the top of my peer group. 2) 730 balanced. 3) College info: Virginia Military Institute, 3.0, BA: International Studies, BA: Spanish, 2009. No mitigating factors for the low GPA; however, the trend is greatly upward after the first three semesters of school, and I figured out that academics were just as important as the military aspects of my school. The best way that I feel I can illustrate my attempt to turn around my undergrad this is that I failed first year Spanish, but then went on to earn a double major in it and am now fluent. (I am willing to take economic/business classes or do the HBX CORe program to show that I am capable of better scores). 4) In college I served on the university newspaper for all four years, and as Editor-in-Chief in my senior year. I studied abroad one semester in Argentina, and the following year conducted a fully funded, undergraduate research initiative investigating the impacts of the Argentine economic crisis of 2001 on defense spending and strategy in the region. 5) I am certified by the International Society of Logistics as a Demonstrated Senior Logistician. 6) I am still working on defining my post MBA goals. I want to work in the sustainable energy sector. Eventually, I want to help bring sustainable energy to developing nations perhaps as a consultant. Phil, Yes you are on the right track. Do take HBxCore to strengthen your case at HBS given your GPA. Courses where you earn A’s will also help, but at HBS HBxCore does have added credibility. HBS is a stretch, but I would encourage you to try. Your experience is outstanding (Thank you for your service.). Your GMAT is competitive, and your undergrad GPA is problematic. (See http://www.accepted.com/137 for more on handling a low GPA) You’ve chosen your programs well. Booth, Sloan, Tuck, Columbia are stretches just based on the numbers, but all worth a try given your experience and the amount of time that has passed since the poor grades. Also consider Duke and Yale. Phil Linda, Thank you very much for your feedback. I appreciate your input and all of the resources on your site. One final question: would you recommend knocking out a few quant strengthening courses and applying R1 next year vs. being able to only complete one and apply R2 this year? The reason I ask is that I am 30 this year, and know that age and time in work are also factors for b school admission, so I am trying to balance mitigating my weak GPA with applying to school at the right time. Again, thank you so much, and I look forward to the webcast on HBS tomorrow! Hi, Please can you give a feedback on my profile and advise if I am targeting the right schools? I have not seen many civil engineering profiles in Harvard or Stanford (or I may be wrong!) An Indian female civil engineer B.Tech in Civil Engineering – a locally reputed university (not IITs or NITs) – First Class with Distinction – Probably within top 10% M.Sc in Civil Engineering and Construction Management – Top University in the UK (Dubai Campus) – First Class with Distinction – Probably within top 3% I did my Full time Masters along with my Full time job. GMAT – 700 (46Q,41V) Work Experience: One year worked as Admin Assistant to the director for 3.3 Billion dollar company in UAE handling general administration of the retail division in the worlds largest retail business – I dint have my engineering certificate at that time due to some glitches from university. Then worked for a small sub contracting company for another year handling waste water treatment project sales for UAE – conducting site visits, developing turnkey solutions, sales negotiations, developing techno commercial proposals etc. Currently working (2 years) as utility engineer in the UAE for a top global design consultancy (think AECOM, ARUP, CH2M etc.). My current job is basically to design the utility networks like potable water, sewerage, storm water etc. for new master planning projects or infrastructure projects in GCC, coordinate with other departments, manage CAD technicians and deliver the design package after QA procedures. I am working towards Chartered Engineer membership from ICE – a civil engineering professional body in the UK (Similar to P.E. status in US). Received ICE Emerging Engineers Award UAE – winner of 2015 and finalist of 2016. Short Term Goal – Enter into advisory services for infrastructure/energy sector. Gain a global experience – interested in general operation/corporate strategy consulting and asset and risk management consulting for infrastructure. Long Term Goal – Return back to India and get into advisory services for policy making in government sectors. Extra curricular/Leadership Activities (Not very impressive though!) : – Female recruitment/hospitality head for techno cultural college event – Student Council Secretary General for Professional body – Charity activities like organizing white washing for orphanage, amusement trip for kids. – Volunteer in distributing food and essentials every Friday to the underprivileged construction workers in UAE. – Responsible for logistics and event management of annual event of Women Business network in the company. International Exposure: Working in a multinational company in the Middle East. No international travels professionally but personally traveled to 9 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. Target Schools: Harvard, Stanford, Tuck, LBS, INSEAD. Please recommend any other school fit for my profile and align with my goals? Harvard and Stanford are stretch programs. You have a competitive profile for Tuck, LBS, and INSEAD. Also consider MIT Sloan, UT Austin, Ross, Georgetown, and Duke. A tip: when writing about what you do focus much more on the impact of your work than your responsibilities. You want to show that you made a difference. chs Thank you for your feedback! 1) 3 years of experience at a medium sized company (~3,000 employees internationally) providing software and services to nonprofits and the corporate social responsibility industry; promoted 3 times in the first 2 years and relocated by the company to headquarters to work on business analysis and project management of corporate-wide strategic initiatives. Only employee on strategic teams with less than 10 years of experience. Currently manage 1 direct report. 2) 690 (86%) V: 41 (94%) Q:42 (50%) Writing: 6 3) Vanderbilt University, 3.42, Neuroscience, 2013. Parents had a tough financial time, was working part time job (full time in summers) to pay for mine, my parents’ and sibling’s living expenses. 4) Undergraduate: Appointed by office of Leadership and Multicultural Affairs to Collegiate Leadership Vanderbilt to create dialogue around different types of leadership. Co-founder and president of on campus medical organization that sends 25+ students to Nicaragua, Ghana, and/or Panama to provide sustainable medical care to remote areas. The organization still organizes these trips today. Current: Co-chair of Volunteer Team of the local STEM Festival (10,000+ attendees): implemented recruitment and volunteer management strategy of 100+ volunteers. Long term volunteer of Alumni Association: attend local college fairs and perform alumni official interviews for local high school students applying to Vanderbilt. Long term volunteer of local organisation creating sustainable living environments for the homeless. About to relocate to a new city, planning to found a Net Impact chapter. 5) Nothing “important” but… Adaptive Leadership: Mobilizing for Change Certificate by Acumen+ and Cambridge Leadership Associates Online certificate in Accounting & Bookkeeping Candidate for corporate Lean Six Sigma Practitioner 6) Join an international social enterprise and use business acumen to solve social issues. Ideal organizations to join: Ashoka, Acumen, Grameen. JG Thank you! I appreciate your thoughts. If there is anything you think may raise questions or doubts as to my candidacy, feel free to provide that input. You’re welcome! I’m normally pretty free with the negative feedback. ; I really think you are a competitive applicant. Your GPA is a little low for HBS, but given the context, your GMAT score, your progression at work and everything else you have going for you, you are a competitive candidate in my book. Now you need to effectively make your case, but the case is there to be made. Julian Ramirez I would like to hear your feedback for my application for HBS 1) 2 years as a Business Unit Advisor in IBM, providing insights and sales advice to a unit of 30 people through Latin America. Recently received an inside promotion, assigning more responsibilities to the role 2) GMAT: 720. 3) College in Universidad del Rosario (Colombia) GPA: 3.5/4 graduated in 2014 with a major in Business, rating in the top 5% of 2015 and studying with a full scholarship due to academic excellence through my whole College experience 4) Debate team president, achieving recognition both in group and individually in international debate scenarios by high proficiency in oral, negotiation and leadership skills, President of te social committee in IBM, responsible for employee wellness activities in IBM Colombia. . 5) None 6) My post MBA goal is to increase my knowledge in consulting and getting a place in that industry Thank you for your time Hi Julian, You have a chance, but an additional year of work experience, growth, and increased responsibility would really help. Right now HBS is a stretch. Mohammad Hello Linda, Thank you for your reply. I really appreciate your feedback. I am more than motivated for applying to HBS, Stanford and MIT because I had the pleasure to work with brilliant people from these BS who nowadays are remarkable leaders whose purpose is to generate a positive change in my country. It is really inspiring for me. On the other hand, I am sorry if I wasn’t clear enough about my post MBA goals. In the short term, I really – really – want to work in Silicom Valley, hopefully in a big tech company like Facebook or Google but leading projects tackling big social issues and with great impact potential. A few years later, I would like to run my own non-profit organisation essentially trying to connect technology with peruvian communities in extreme poverty who mostly live the highlands and the jungle. For instance, Peru has one of the worst education systems worldwide and it is the real challenge. I think that promoting digital inclusion with innovative solutions not only in education but also in other sectors like agriculture or health would be a way to accelerate the development of my country. I look forward to your response. I hope this makes sense to you. Regards, Sudipto Mitra 1) Associate Consultant 1.5 yrs experience in Non-Profit organization (Disability Services). I helped over 250+ students with Disabilities for their child education, Careers after graduation, building networks with companies, Training teachers for teaching students with disabilities. 2) GRE Score: Quant 170 Verbal 170 and AWA 5 3) Calcutta University, India, GPA is 43%, Economics Major and Qualified Second Class Honours. my GPA is Low because the curriculum of economics is very hard, I am hearing Disability but have strong in Economics Mathematics. My University grades are given below: 60%-100%: First Class Honours. 40%-59%: Second Class Honours. 35%-39%: Third Class honours. below 35%: Fail. 5) None. 6) Managing director of Private equity firm or Partner at Bain and Company or Boston Consulting Group. Can You Evaluation for HBS, Wharton and kellogg? Hi Sudipto, Your grades are a serious obstacle. And your work experience is below average (length) but impressive. Your GRE is stellar. HBS is a stretch. Consider programs like Yale, Booth, UCLA, and Haas. And if not accepted now, try again in a year or two. Sudipto Mitra

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