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Mr. Banker To CPG Leader

About Me:

As a teenager, I wanted to become a cricketer, but I dropped it after pursuing it for a year and a half. My academics took a major hit in the process but I’ve been focused on turning around my career since then (2013). I have an MBA from IMT-G (one of the top 15 schools in India) and want to pursue a second MBA for global exposure & pivot to strategy consulting.

– I’ll have 5 yrs of work experience at matriculation
– My undergrad is from a no-name school; YoY GPA: 5.67, 6.15, 7.10, 7.61 (scale of 10)
– I have two ‘F’ grades in undergrad (Semester 2 & 4)
– First MBA GPA: 6.5 / 10


Undergrad School: Gujarat Technological University

Undergrad Major: Computer Science

GPA: 7.36/10

GMAT: 760

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: PGDM (Marketing)

School Name: IMT - Ghaziabad

Extracurriculars: Volunteer - Mitram Foundation - Work on Suicide Prevention (Working since last 6 months till date), Volunteer - MentorToGo - Work as a mentor to students pursuing Undergrad and who wish to make a career in the field that I am working in (Working since last 1.5 years till date).

Work History:

Title: Branch Sales Manager

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 1 mos

Title: Wealth Manager

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Promoted to the team handling profile after 1 year at ICICI Bank – largest private sector bank in India (Will have 2 years of team management experience at matriculation)
– Underwent admission process for 3 yrs (admission cycles 2014, ’15, ’16) before getting into IMT-G for first MBA; also wrote GMAT thrice (710, 730, 760)

Post MBA Goal:

Over the long term, I want to become a global leader in the CPG industry and hence, want to gain global exposure (since most of my education and work has been in India). Since global business leaders work on solving complex business problems, I intend to prepare myself for the job by working in strategy consulting immediately post-MBA.


Target School: Chicago Booth

Status: Open

Considering: Kellogg, Berkeley Haas, Yale, Duke Fuqua, NYU Stern, Cornell Johnson


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

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    HI, it’s Rachel from Gatehouse here. The good news is you seems to have very strong work experience, career progression and leadership experiences and you will want to bring these to life as much as possible along with your community service involvement. You also have a good GMAT score which is great. One challenge is your undergrad GPA and making sure that these programs know you are able to do the work and graduate / succeed after graduation and you will need to address this, especially for a program like Booth. The GMAT shows you have the aptitude but your undergraduate grades will raise questions.

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