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Joined: 09 Jun 2012
Posts: 77
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, General Management
GMAT 1: 690 Q49 V35
GPA: 3.7
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
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Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 14

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2nd Try [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2013, 20:43
Hi,

My name is Eeshan Srivastava, 24yr old from New Delhi, India. I will be taking the GMAT for the second time this year and am also seeking to apply for MBA 2014. I would greatly appreciate if you could provide some thoughts on my last year's experience and this year's plan of action.

Acads
Xth - 93.2%, XIIth - 88.4%, B.Tech (Computer Science) - 80.6%

Work Experience (~ 3 years)
Lead Engineer at HCL Technologies - Sep 2010 to Mar 2013
Automation Engineer at S&P Capital IQ - Mar 2013 to present

Extra Curricular Activities
Working with Greenpeace, Change.org and WFP to spread their online awareness campaigns
Reading classic English Literature and writing poetry
Intermediate knowledge of French
Deep interest in learning about all domains ranging from the Arts to Sciences to Fashion to Entertainment to Medicine. (I believe this to be one of my greatest strengths as it always helps me to churn out innovative and out of the box solutions to complex problems)

Last Year
GMAT - 690 (Q49, V35, AWA 6, IR 7)
IELTS - 7.5

Schools Applied to - 8
Interviewed at - 3
Accepted at - 2

Accepted Schools
1. Tippie College of Business, Univ of Iowa
2. Carlson School of Management, Univ of Minnesota

Reason for not joining this year
Insufficient funding (Seeking scholarship)

MBA Goal
Short Term - Seeking a consulting role in a Consulting Services Firm
Long Term - Rise to top management position in the Consulting Services domain

Plan of Action for this year
- Improving work profile - Switched to a Data Analytics company from an IT services company
- Retaking the GMAT - Seeking score beyond 720

Top Dream Schools
Kellogg, Emory, Oxford, Cornell, INSEAD


Please suggest some target and reach schools for my profile (assuming I will increase my GMAT score; as I shall not apply if I do not increase it).

Also let me know how you can help me perfect my applications if I choose to avail one of your packages.

Best Regards,
Eeshan
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Joined: 03 Nov 2010
Posts: 1443
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Re: 2nd Try [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2013, 22:08
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Hi Eeshan,

Thanks for posting. For your application, I recommend you read this case study of an Indian engineer who was accepted into a top MBA program. It should provide some insight for your application: http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehens ... ies/case2/

For your GMAT, remember that your highest score is self-reported on your application, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. There is no harm in taking the test again. If you'd like, we provide free GMAT tips here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/gmat-files/

We also provide free 30 minute phone consultations here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/contact/

Cheers,

Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team
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Joined: 21 May 2013
Posts: 118
GMAT 1: 720 Q51 V49
GPA: 3.8
WE: Corporate Finance (Consulting)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

Re: 2nd Try [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2013, 23:22
Hi Eeshan,

Your profile seems fine to me. I agree with other folks. There is no harm in writing GMAT again. There is always a chance to improve your scores. However, if you are seeking for scholarship then I would suggest you to focus on application essays, do well in interviews and apply in R-1. Your achievements in or outside work place, leadership skills, maturity, ability to work with others & contribution to the b-school society are the key elements while writing application essays and further strengthen your chances for scholarship. You may try your chances in b-school(s) by clicking http://www.apphelp.co.in/b-school-selector.php

Let me know in case of further queries. You may PM your details for discussion in length.

Regards
Erina



eeshan89 wrote:
Hi,

My name is Eeshan Srivastava, 24yr old from New Delhi, India. I will be taking the GMAT for the second time this year and am also seeking to apply for MBA 2014. I would greatly appreciate if you could provide some thoughts on my last year's experience and this year's plan of action.

Acads
Xth - 93.2%, XIIth - 88.4%, B.Tech (Computer Science) - 80.6%

Work Experience (~ 3 years)
Lead Engineer at HCL Technologies - Sep 2010 to Mar 2013
Automation Engineer at S&P Capital IQ - Mar 2013 to present

Extra Curricular Activities
Working with Greenpeace, Change.org and WFP to spread their online awareness campaigns
Reading classic English Literature and writing poetry
Intermediate knowledge of French
Deep interest in learning about all domains ranging from the Arts to Sciences to Fashion to Entertainment to Medicine. (I believe this to be one of my greatest strengths as it always helps me to churn out innovative and out of the box solutions to complex problems)

Last Year
GMAT - 690 (Q49, V35, AWA 6, IR 7)
IELTS - 7.5

Schools Applied to - 8
Interviewed at - 3
Accepted at - 2

Accepted Schools
1. Tippie College of Business, Univ of Iowa
2. Carlson School of Management, Univ of Minnesota

Reason for not joining this year
Insufficient funding (Seeking scholarship)

MBA Goal
Short Term - Seeking a consulting role in a Consulting Services Firm
Long Term - Rise to top management position in the Consulting Services domain

Plan of Action for this year
- Improving work profile - Switched to a Data Analytics company from an IT services company
- Retaking the GMAT - Seeking score beyond 720

Top Dream Schools
Kellogg, Emory, Oxford, Cornell, INSEAD


Please suggest some target and reach schools for my profile (assuming I will increase my GMAT score; as I shall not apply if I do not increase it).

Also let me know how you can help me perfect my applications if I choose to avail one of your packages.

Best Regards,
Eeshan

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GMAT-720
Undergrad- Top 5 college in India
MBA- Top 15 FT ranking b-school

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Posts: 1443
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Re: 2nd Try [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2013, 10:13
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Hi eeshan89,

Thanks for posting. For your candidacy, I recommend you read this case study of an Indian engineer who was accepted into a top MBA program. It should provide some insight for your application: http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehens ... ies/case2/

For your GMAT, it's important to remember that your highest score is self-reported on your application, which is why admissions teams will focus on your best score. There isn't any harm in taking the exam again. For the test, we have here free GMAT tips: http://www.stacyblackman.com/test-prep-hub/

Cheers,

Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team
_________________

Interested in a free 30 minute consultation with the Stacy Blackman Team? Sign up here: http://stacyblackman.com/contact

Stacy Blackman | Stacy Blackman Consulting Inc | http://www.StacyBlackman.com | +1 323.934.3936
MBA blogger, US News and Author, The MBA Application Roadmap

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