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An Economics major who has worked as a consultant in India, UAE, and Israel for the last 6 years. Currently heading consulting and implementation for an Israeli Retail Tech startup for the Indian market. Stuck between a low GPA and High GRE, I am trying to figure out if some of the M7s are in my reach, especially Columbia with its J-Term.
Target School: Columbia
Considering: Chicago Booth, Kellogg SOM, London Business School
See More Profiles For: Columbia
Application Status: Open
Undergrad School: Top 10 College in India
Undergrad Major: Economics
Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
National Level Basketball Player (represented my state at All India level), Undergrad College Basketball captain, Podcast on "All This NBA (National Basketball Association)", I own and operate 5 retail outlets across India with an ARR of $1.5 Million, Have been teaching underprivileged kids across India for the last 7/8 years through different NGOs
Title: (Analyst/Associate/Enagagement Manager)
Company: Boutique Firm
Length of Employment: 6 yrs, 1 mos
Consulted a mid-sized Premium Watches player in the Indian market. Helped the company from going bankrupt by helping him release $8 Million in bad Inventory over 6 months. The Owner/CEO of the organization ended up giving me the “Employee of the Decade” award and a lifetime supply of 1 watch/per yr for the rest of my life.
With 6 years of work experience working with boutique management consulting firms in the Retail and FMCG space across India, UAE, and Israel, In the short term, I want to work with a global consulting firm (MBB, Kearney) as part of their Retail and CPG team and build a venture of my own in the retail tech space in the long run.
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Hello, Mr. Retail Consultant. I appreciate your insights regarding one of the bigger challenges you face with your profile – being stuck between a high GRE score and a low GPA. However, all hope is not lost. You have the opportunity to provide compelling reasons for why your GPA is not as high as you had hoped. Were there mitigating factors that impacted your performance during your undergraduate studies? You could also consider taking additional courses that demonstrate your ability to handle graduate-level work at a top business school.
Your competitive athletic background and track record of successfully turning around small companies suggest that you possess a high level of energy and commitment. Including more detail about your volunteer work will provide a more well-rounded picture …
Your competitive athletic background and track record of successfully turning around small companies suggest that you possess a high level of energy and commitment. Including more detail about your volunteer work will provide a more well-rounded picture of you outside of work. Additionally, highlighting examples of teamwork will showcase your ability to work collaboratively.
I see that you are targeting a global consulting firm post-MBA. The J-term at Columbia is designed for applicants who do not seek an internship experience or who have existing strong networks in their industries. It may be challenging to achieve your goal without an internship.
With some additional information and polishing, some of your target schools could be possibilities for you. If you would like to discuss further, please click the free consultation button. Thank you.
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