Profile Evaluation Please
can you please do a profile evaluation.
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- Eric Allen expert @abhinav thanks for posting. I have a few questions before I can respond with a reasonable answer. Where were you w/r to your University class (top 5% / top 10% / top 20%?) at National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra and what was your GMAT? On the surface, your experience at RBS seems solid - are you inline for a promotion any time soon? You have a few extracurriculars, so keep that up. What I don't see is demonstrated leadership in the community or at work. I know it's hard at an i-bank, but can you run a community service initiative or an analyst group? Also, recommendations matter at banks, so make sure you are building your relationships with your boss.
- Shannon Lopez @abhinav - Agree with @Eric Allen and his comments. Looks like you've taken on some volunteering and community service at RBS; any leadership roles there or initiative taken? For your interests and passions, how prevalent are they in your life? Publishing, showing, selling photography, or what degree in Taekwondo... these can show different types of leadership, dedication, and perseverance.
University - Top 15%
GMAT - 750 ( Q51, V40, AWA 5.5)
Professional Experience Leadership/Accomplishments :
(i) I have been the highest rated graduate for three consecutive terms in RBS India Graduate Program, I am also expecting a promotion from Analyst(Software Engg) to Associate(Software Designer) next month, under Exceptional Promotion Program at RBS.
(ii) I have acted as the Graduate SPOC( Single point of Contact) for the Graduate Community RBS with the Management Team, RBS.
(iii) I have voluntarily mentored two interns at RBS during their two months internship.
Community Service( associated through the CSR programme of RBS):
(i) I have organised a fundraiser and raised around $15000 for the underprivileged kids.
(ii) Organised an ergonomics table making event and led a team of 50 employees to make several ergonomics study tables for the kids at NGOs.
(iii) Teaching English, Maths, and Computer Skills to Kids.
(i) I was the vice president of Official Society of Electronics and Communication and led a team of 80+ students in organizing Technical Fests, Conferences, and Paper presentations.
(ii) Head of External Publicity and Graphic Designing Team of the Annual Technical Fest of the College, leading a team of 30+ students and publicising the fest in more than 300 colleges and handling the online publicity of the fest.
(iii) Head of Reception Committee of the Annual Cultural Fest of the College, leading a team of 20 students and handling the registrations, boarding and lodging of several internal and external participants.
We already have a graduate community group and as mentioned I represent the group as a single point of contact with Management Teams.
Community Service outside RBS : I will be continuing csr at RBS but along with that I am planning to join Make A Difference (http://makeadiff.in/)
Recommendations - Yes I have been building relationships with my boss and senior professionals.
- anonymous @Shannon Lopez I have been actively following my passion for photography and videography. Was in the official photography society of my college. At RBS, I have voluntarily created around 5-6 official videos for RBS Marketing, and HR team (focusing at branding RBS in undergrad institutions) and for RBS Management and Academy ( focusing at showcasing the employee value proposition at RBS). I also have a facebook page for showcasing the photography, and I am planning to put them over a website. Taekwondo - I am a black belt - Dan 1 . I achieved Dan-1 at an age of 9, and I am a State level gold medalist and have also participated in National Level Taekwondo championship. I had to take a long break from Taekwondo due to relocation followed by college, but during the time, I explored my interest in Roller Hockey ( move from an individual sport to a team sport). State Level Gold Medallist in Roller Hockey too.
- anonymous Some Independent Online Courses that I have completed 1. Introduction to Financial Accounting - Wharton 2. Introduction to Marketing - Wharton 3. Introduction to Negotiations - Stanford Law School 4. Creativity Innovation and Change - Penn State University
- Shannon Lopez @abhinav Thanks so much for the comprehensive responses to help us with the profile evaluation! The schools you've selected are all highly competitive, with 80%+ of applicants being qualified for admission and 10-20% actually being admitted. Your profile fits the qualifications for admission to these schools, so it's a matter of framing your branding, goals and your story to get you into the actual admitted pool at one or more of these schools. In your application, you'll want to make sure that you showcase the many sides of you (community service, photographer/videographer, award winning athlete, and, oh, great worker) across your essays, resume, and recommendations. Pulling everything into a tight story that flows across these application elements will give you the strongest chance of admission. As always, we're happy to help with that!
- anonymous Thanks for providing great feedback.
- anonymous Thanks a lot guys for your inputs. Just to inform .. I applied to a few schools and got through Fuqua Tuck and Wharton. I will be matriculating from Wharton this fall.
- Eric Allen expert Welcome to the Wharton family, @abhinav! Congrats on your acceptances. I hope you can share your insights with others on Admit.me. Good luck in the fall and let us know if there is anything we can do on our side.
- Joe El Rady expert Welcome to the Wharton family, Abhinav! Wharton changed my life! I know you will enjoy a profound experience there.