Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 22 Jul 2014, 20:29

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

A somewhat strange profile-Please evaluate...

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 02 Nov 2013
Posts: 11
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V39
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 139

A somewhat strange profile-Please evaluate... [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2013, 23:38
I have been considering doing MBA(Operations and Supply Chain management.) for a while and after reading up a lot, I still have a lot of questions on my mind.
My profile and experiences are not very linear and straightforward in nature. Here is a summary-

Indian, male 28

Would like to pursue MBA since Management skills are very necessary while working in a manufacturing/production environment. I have supervised manufacturing processes and even provided training in previous positions. I felt that having a formal Management education really gives you the tools required to coordinate, manage all resources -people, material and machines.

Education-
Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering (GPA-3.6)- from a small Indian university (2007)
Masters in Industrial Engineering (GPA-3.8)-Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY (2010)-Had a great GRE score at the time (1600/1800), was awarded full-tuition waver and Grad Assistantship.

Work experience-
6 month coop as Manufacturing Engineer at Cummins Engine.
6 months contract work at a small Engineering firm in Rochester, NY.
8 months contract work as Manufacturing Engineer in John Deere ((Being an international student I had a hard time finding someone to sponsor my work visa, hence the short duration assignments)
14 months work as Manufacturing Engineer in Caterpillar- managed to get my work visa sponsored. Adds up to approx. 3 years of work experience.
Some extra-curricular activities during college and later-nothing great. Started working as a volunteer with a UNICEF education program a month back.

Quit my job at Caterpillar due to mother's severe illness-moved back to India and took care of her for about an year, till she passed away.(From Dec '12-Dec '13). Was unable to work during the past 1 year, since I was managing her medications, treatment, hospital visits, etc. Have started preparing for GMAT and am confident to get atleast a 700. Have also started searching for a job and possibly have an Assistant Professor position lined up at a local Engineering university (I know out of line from my previous experience, but need the money to keep afloat)

I am focusing primarily on Canadian/Singapore universities (being more affordable than their US counterparts). Here are the ones that I am considering-
1. UBC Sauder school of business
2. Schulich School of Business, York Univeristy
3. SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY - BEEDIE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
4. University of Ottawa - Telfer School of Management
5. National University of Singapore - NUS Business School
6. Nanyang Business School, Singapore

Do I have a chance at these universities? Am I targeting the right schools for my profile? I am planning to apply for Fall-2015 session.
Any guidance and tips will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
Kaplan Promo CodeKnewton GMAT Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
Expert Post
mbaMission Admissions Consultant
avatar
Joined: 25 Apr 2013
Posts: 933
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 95 [0], given: 0

Re: A somewhat strange profile-Please evaluate... [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2013, 09:21
Expert's post
Hi there,

Thanks for posting, and for sharing a lot of detail into your past experiences. That helps greatly to explain questions that may arise if someone simply glanced at your resume (such as, why the short job durations? Why did you leave Caterpillar? What are you doing now/next?). So I think that you should be able to minimize/mitigate those types of concerns through your explanations in your essays and interview. You do have other things going for you, such as strong academics, sounds like strong test scores, quant and analytical experience, and a good sense of WHY you need the MBA which can really help. You also have a lot of determination that comes across from what you've posted here.

I think you should find a place at one of the programs you mentioned, unless something goes wrong with the GMAT which I wouldn't expect. NUS might be a bit more challenging, and just keep in mind no matter what you need to make sure your essays are really strong, you have a clear sense of who you are and why you need this degree and where you are going with it, and you show why that school is right for you.

Keep us posted on questions and where things go. Let us know if you'd like to speak more as well, we offer a free 30 minute consult at http://www.mbamission.com/consult.php. Good luck!

_________________

Jen Kedrowski
mbaMission

Website: http://www.mbamission.com
Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
mbaMission Insiders Guides: http://www.mbamission.com/guides.php?category=insiders
Free Consultation: http://www.mbamission.com/consult.php

Image

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 02 Nov 2013
Posts: 11
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V39
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 139

Re: A somewhat strange profile-Please evaluate... [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2013, 09:36
Thanks a lot for the reply Jen :)
A few words of encouragement can go a long way and help alleviate a lot of fears.
Expert Post
mbaMission Admissions Consultant
avatar
Joined: 25 Apr 2013
Posts: 933
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 95 [0], given: 0

Re: A somewhat strange profile-Please evaluate... [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2013, 11:56
Expert's post
You are welcome, good luck!

_________________

Jen Kedrowski
mbaMission

Website: http://www.mbamission.com
Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
mbaMission Insiders Guides: http://www.mbamission.com/guides.php?category=insiders
Free Consultation: http://www.mbamission.com/consult.php

Image

    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile evaluation (somewhat non-traditional) dmaia11 5 23 Feb 2013, 17:54
Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile Evaluation, Somewhat unusual unbmm 3 13 Nov 2007, 17:53
Experts publish their posts in the topic Evaluate my profile please - MGOBLUE2 5 25 Nov 2006, 05:16
Somewhat strange experience from the test... consultinghokie 3 09 May 2006, 12:06
Experts publish their posts in the topic evaluation of my profile please joe robot 1 15 Aug 2005, 17:32
Display posts from previous: Sort by

A somewhat strange profile-Please evaluate...

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.