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September 26, 2023 12:48am ET
Applying: Columbia, Dartmouth / Tuck, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg, UVA / Darden
Intake Year: 2024
Pre-MBA Career: M&A - Investments
Post-MBA Target Industry: Private Equity, Asset Management, inc. HF Companies: Other , Other
GMAT: 710
GPA: 2.8
Years of Work Experience: 3
Location: India
Post MBA Location: US/EU/Singapore

Wanted to ask how my profile will fare at these schools (R2 application) as it has a mix of red and green flags:

a) Low GPA in college, albeit at a top 5 engineering school in India, have strong extra curriculars in college

b) Low experience (3 years when I join any MBA program); but working in the investments team of a telecom tower company backed by Mega PE fund, international role working on ground in developing economies, experience with successful buyout deals, strong referrals and strong projects (Revenue generation of $10mn+/year), Exposure to renewable space such as solar, wind, biomass etc.

c) No volunteering experience
d) Indian male (Obvious)