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Re: Ask MBA Crystal Ball - Indian Candidates [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2012, 04:54
Teach for India: NGO Education jobs or MBA

Teach for India jobs through various NGO partners on the ground can provide an excellent exposure to the education sector for high-potential professionals.

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Re: Ask MBA Crystal Ball - Indian Candidates [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2012, 05:01
Carnegie Mellon Tepper MBA: Interview with Indian entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship as a career figures high on the preferences of many. Compared to regular corporate jobs, the nice warm feeling of knowing that you’ll get your monthy salary is absent, but there’s a whole lot more to compensate for that. Freedom, flexibility and a tremendous sense of job satisfaction.

Tepper MBA Vikram Narayan is the founder of BookBuzzr, which provides authors with a unique online marketing platform for their books. An extremely down-to-earth guy, with no airs about the success that he has managed to achieve, Vikram shares with us his entrepreneurial journey that started from Carnegie Mellon University and has brought him back to India. During the phone interview, I picked up quite a few ideas from him.

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Re: Ask MBA Crystal Ball - Indian Candidates [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2012, 05:04
MBA essay writing tips for Indian MBA Applicants: Part 5

Writing MBA essays is considered by many Indian MBA applicants as the most difficult part of their MBA applications. Jon Frank, founder of Precision Essay, understands the pain areas pretty well as he has helped many Indians get into the best MBA bschools across the world. He concludes his 5-post series on MBA essay tips written specially for Indian applicants...Read More
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Business networking tips: Keeping the relationships warm

Combining business networking with technical and managerial skills can ensure that your ascent in the corporate world continues unabated.
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Re: Ask MBA Crystal Ball - Indian Candidates [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2012, 05:28
ISB Hyderabad Reapplicant’s strategy

ISB reapplicants face a tough situation. Compared to first time applicants, reapplicants to ISB Hyderabad have the additional burden of justifying how their current application is much better than their previous one.

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Re: Ask MBA Crystal Ball - Indian Candidates [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2012, 05:25
Hi,
Can you please provide me a short feedback on my profile?
Here is a brief on my profile:
Automotive Product Engineer - 7 yrs work at at matriculation. Worked with Robert Bosch Gmbh, a

fortune 100 and world's leading automotive company for 5 yrs and at a Harman Becker Automotive for over a year and half. Interacted with teams in Apple, BMW, Volvo, Ford and Aha Mobile. I

am currently involved in the technical integration of a new company by Harman.
8 months of international work experience, and coordinating with teams across multiple time zones and mentoring

a team of 4. sufficient leadership experiences One of the youngest members in the team, but shared the responsibilities that are typically done at a higher experience level of 7 years. Acted as a

liaison between the teams in India and Germany.
GMAT - 710 ( 39V, 48Q 4.5 AWA )
GPA - 3.0 ( India Non IIT )

Post my MBA i look forward to work in the auto industry although in a different role.

My Short term goal after an MBA is to enter into the product management / operations management in the automotive industry and formulate the strategies for business development of the auto

companies in the BRIC countries.
In long term I look to rise to a senior management role like a chief strategy officer in the auto company and help identify the next growth avenues for the

company and push for auto industry consolidation


On the extra curricular I was associated with an NGO, teaching kids for 3 years and now I am establishing a CSR department in my new

company. I will be the representative of my company to the NGO. I am also a member of the Net Impact and take care of the Net at Work initiatives of the chapter.
I have also presented many

whitepapers and presentations on business strategy of auto companies in China and India
I splan to apply to UCLA, Ross, Haas, McCombs, USC Marshall, Rotman

Do you think I have a fair chance of making any to these schools? Do you think I should improve my GMAT score given that my profile resembles to the ubiquitous Indian IT Male?

Can somebody also evaluate US vs Canada scenario, given the fact that canada is much friendly in terms post employment prospects for international students.

Thanks in advance for your feedback.
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Re: Ask MBA Crystal Ball - Indian Candidates [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2012, 11:31
Hi,

I would like to have your inputs on some Best International B schools that would best fit my profile. Please note that I am targeting for only 1 year MBA programs or accelerated programs since I cannot afford to stay out of job for 2 years.

Name: Santosh Panda 29Y / Male
Citizenship: INDIA
Qualification: B.E in EEE - 74% (75% is the score for distinction in university)

Work Exp.: 7+ years in Telecom software development industry. I worked for Motorola Inc. and now the same division is acquired by Nokia Siemens Networks. Both are conglomerates in telecom domain with solid business foundations.
I am working as project lead supervising a small team and had been to US for technical discussion and project integration activities in the past. However most of my work is still R&D and developing software for telecom solutions.

As a team, ours was the only team which gave year on year profit of 500% in entire business of Motorola. Success was all due to the best practices put in place by our day to day learning from existing processes. And yes as an active member of the team I had my contributions in this achievement. Owning up critical issues, stretching into extended hours to mentor juniors and to ensure no slippage from any component were my contributions. Our team has the record of not missing a single deadline for deliverable. Can all these be projected as professional leadership qualities?

Have won recognition awards in 2 projects for effective deliverance.

Extracurricular Activity:
Member of YFS (voluntary organization focused towards encouraging more number of young professionals towards volunteering) since last 2 years. Working on generating awareness and raising funds for different activities undertaken.
Member of CSR group of my company since day 1 of my career. Working towards utilizing e-waste (old computers, printer etc) from office in small schools which lack such infrastructure.
Panelist in cafeteria committee of the organization to decide on vendor appointment. (Don't know whether this actually counts as extra-curricular or not)

Expectations from the MBA: I want to enter into the product and technology management domain where I will have support of my past experience and the vast learning about organization iniquities from the MBA program. I am interested more in peer learning from several industries so that I can apply the best of all in my recipe of success in the new role. Also I want to focus on internationalization of small businesses in this domain.

Long term goal is to capitalize more on the experiences I obtain from my MBA program and few years of job after that and go on to start a venture in my home state to aid more number of youth and work towards betterment of the society I am coming from.

GMAT 1 - 600(Q47,V27)/ 6.0 AWA
GMAT 2 - 710(Q49,V38)/ AWA (yet to obtain)

Please suggest some B schools which are best suited for my learning and career goals. I am targeting top 20 US B schools (If I manage to get some funding), IIM-Bangalore, IIM-Calcutta, and IIM-Lucknow. Please suggest any other alternatives as well. I heard some good comments about Emory, Babson, and GISMA Germany from acquaintances. Where according to you these school rank with respect to specializations.

Thanks in advance for your inputs,

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Re: Ask MBA Crystal Ball - Indian Candidates [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2012, 23:55
Human Resource Management: HR Jobs and Careers – 1

Human Resources Management is a key function that is generally managed directly by the CEO. That’s the level of importance it gets in any organisation. But it is also one of the few disciplines that gets misunderstood by employees and sometimes even by the senior management.

Our friend Hari Raghavachari (he wrote the IMD Switzerland MBA blog posts) returns with a 2-part series to throw light on the field of Human Resources (HR)...Read More
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Re: Ask MBA Crystal Ball - Indian Candidates [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2012, 23:57
How to write MBA essays: The ‘Why MBA’ Career Goals Essay

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Human Resource Management: HR Jobs and Careers – 2

Jobs in Human Resource Management can literally give you the power to control the careers of hundreds or even thousands of employees.
Hari Raghavachari started a 2-part series add some clarity to the field of Human Resources (HR).
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Re: Ask MBA Crystal Ball - Indian Candidates [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2012, 01:24
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Please note that I am targeting for only 1 year MBA programs or accelerated programs since I cannot afford to stay out of job for 2 years.
Name: Santosh Panda 29Y / Male
Qualification: B.E in EEE - 74% (75% is the score for distinction in university)
GMAT 1 - 600(Q47,V27)/ 6.0 AWA
GMAT 2 - 710(Q49,V38)/ AWA (yet to obtain)
Work Exp.: 7+ years in Telecom software development industry.

Santosh, thanks for reaching out.

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I worked for Motorola Inc. and now the same division is acquired by Nokia Siemens Networks. Both are conglomerates in telecom domain with solid business foundations...I am working as project lead supervising a small team and had been to US for technical discussion and project integration activities in the past. However most of my work is still R&D and developing software for telecom solutions.
Is your work purely technical or does it have overlaps with the functional/business side? How much do you know about the telecom industry?

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As a team, ours was the only team which gave year on year profit of 500% in entire business of Motorola. Success was all due to the best practices put in place by our day to day learning from existing processes. And yes as an active member of the team I had my contributions in this achievement.
If there was a way you could specifically link your personal contribution to the more impressive number of 500%, this could be a strong point.

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Owning up critical issues, stretching into extended hours to mentor juniors and to ensure no slippage from any component were my contributions. Our team has the record of not missing a single deadline for deliverable. Can all these be projected as professional leadership qualities?
Sure, but just be careful that you don't try to push project management tasks (meeting deadlines, avoiding slippage) as leadership. Use stories where you've use some leadership traits to accomplish the bigger objective.

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Please suggest some B schools which are best suited for my learning and career goals. I am targeting top 20 US B schools (If I manage to get some funding), IIM-Bangalore, IIM-Calcutta, and IIM-Lucknow.
Including the top-20 US schools directly conflicts with your earlier statement about considering only 1 year MBA programs.

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Please suggest any other alternatives as well. I heard some good comments about Emory, Babson, and GISMA Germany from acquaintances. Where according to you these school rank with respect to specializations.

You could look at European MBA programs (Oxbridge, IMD, IE, IESE, RSM) or Canada (Ivey, Schulich) or closer back home (NUS, NTU, HKUST).
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Re: Ask MBA Crystal Ball - Indian Candidates [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2012, 01:30
Interview with MBA Admissions Consultant Paul Bodine

In an interview with MBA Crystal Ball, MBA admissions consultant Paul Bodine shares some tips on how to tackle MBA applications and get into the top business schools.

Paul is also the author of several popular books: The Perfect Phrases series (Perfect Phrases for business school, law school and medical school acceptance), Great Applications for Business Schools...Read More
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Re: Ask MBA Crystal Ball - Indian Candidates [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2012, 09:23
Hi,

Need your help to evaluate my profile. I am looking for Indian B-Schools and am also open to explore schools in Asia. Please help. The profile details are as below:
1. GMAT Score - 740 (Q 51, V 39)
2. Total experience - 10+ Years
3. Field of work - IT MNC in India - worked for the same company throughout my career
4. Graduation - B.Tech with 76% from one of the NIT colleges
5. Acads in 10 - 83% / 10+2 - 84%
6. Involved in lot of extra-curricular activities in my job
7. Got the best performer award from employer
8. Involved with recruitments for my company
9. Involved in multiple company wide initiatives
10. Wrote 3-4 whitepapers in reputed forums and online magazines.

Please help evaluate - with the information i have gathered so far, i have in my wish list the following programmes: IIMA PGPX, IIMB EGPG, ISB Hyderabad, INSEAD Singapore.

Please advise.

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Re: Ask MBA Crystal Ball - Indian Candidates [#permalink] New post 07 May 2012, 11:57
Hello ,

Below is an excerpt of my profile.Please evaluate my profile and provide your valuable feedback/suggestions

Name:Gopal Panigrahy / 30 Y/ Male

Citizenship: INDIA

Qualification: B.E in Computer Science and Engineering- 78%/2004 (75% is the score for distinction in the university).Just adding this point, if it is noteworthy. The highest percentage attained in the CSE stream was 84% and I am ranked in the top 5.If required can get a recommendation letter from the university.

Query: I understand Adcoms use various merit methods to convert the percentage into CGPA/GPA for evaluation. So, I am not quite sure, on conversion, how the CGPA/GPA would look like. Please provide your comments on this.

Work Experience: 7 years 9 months of experience in Insurance/Accounting and Telecom software development industry.

Gist of my WE:

Overall International Exposure: 1.5 years at various locations such as Liverpool/London (UK), Dallas (TX) and Los Angeles (CA).

Current Exp:

Project Manager – SAP services at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for a European Telecom Client.

Duration: 1.5 Years

Managing a team of 20+ associates

I have contributed significantly towards the revenue growth by acquiring many multimillion dollar projects and by successfully executing them. In the last 3 quarters (Q2-Q4), the team size under SAP Services portfolio has doubled and revenue realization has stayed quite higher than the corporate set figures.

Prior Exp:

Business Development Lead at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
Duration: 4 Years
Software Engineer at Accenture Services Pvt Ltd
Duration: 2.2 Years

Awards & Recognitions:
1. Certificate of Appreciation (innovation - MCCA MMS project) - CSC India, 2010
2. Certificate of Appreciation (innovation - MCCA RFR project) - CSC India, 2010
3. Certificate of Appreciation (Delivery) - CSC India, 2010
4. Special Recognition Award - CSC United States (At Client Location, LosAngeles), 2008
5. High performance Delivered Award - Accenture (RSA Client), 2007
6. Instant Karma Award - Accenture, 2006
7. Super trooper Award - Accenture, 2006
8. JSE Achievers Award - Accenture, 2005

Query: Please provide your feedback on my WE.I would still like to invest a year to shape up my WE, if required. Basically I would like to do anything that can help me offset my low GMAT score.

GMAT Score:

GMAT 1: 470 (Q48,V11)
GMAT 2: 630(Q48, V28)
GMAT 3: 600(Q48, V24)
GMAT 4: 660(Q48, V34)

I do not wish to retake the test. I am done with it. It is not that I have given up, but I feel I am shelling out lot of my valuable time to attain the 700 mark. Although 700+ is a strong criteria for many good colleges,I would like to manage without that score.

Query: I am targeting for only 1 year MBA programs. Please advise on the colleges that I can apply in India and abroad. I understand that I need to be more specific on my question. But at this very moment, I am not able to figure out the best chances I have for the top 30 colleges.

Extracurricular Activity:

Member of a voluntary organization (in TCS) that works for various social causes. I mostly contribute towards educating homeless children and arranging funds from TCS – associates by demonstrating various social problems through articles in newsletters, cultural events etc.

Since a decade, I am working in one of the rural areas for various developments, such as facilitating a library, drinking water etc. There are many areas that I have worked and I can provide an elaborate list of my work. Well, I am not sure if any proof of such activities will be needed, but I can get a recommendation letter from the govt appointed committee.

Query: Please comment if such involvements can add value to my profile. I am ready to invest more number of years, if required, towards any other suggested extracurricular activities.

Why MBA? :

Short Term Goal (5 to 10 years): Business / IT consulting. To gain Industry exposure in the realm of setting up, reforming and executing various business models operative across different industry verticals.

Long term Goal (10 years +): Establishing a firm that would engage in various business consulting activities. Also, I have the aspiration to establish a network of non-profit consulting firm (driven by the above mentioned profit organization) that would engage in helping various small industries to establish (particularly in rural areas).I have not really got the framework on paper but I am working on it. The idea is to pool the knowledge and experience of many people like you and me into a single stream that can make few lives better. The motive is “To make one single place better to live”.

Query: In sum, this is what I have in me and this is what I want to do. I understand that I may not make into the top notch colleges because of a low GMAT score. But I would be happy if any decent college (that would mind accepting my profile) can help me to reach my goals.

Please comment/advise on the B schools that I can apply. Please, also, comment on my profile and suggest any improvements that can make my profile better.

I value your time .Thanks in advance

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Re: Ask MBA Crystal Ball - Indian Candidates [#permalink] New post 07 May 2012, 12:42
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I want to pursue a 1-year Full time MBA. The goal is to climb the corporate ladder. Iam interested in IMD, INSEAD and the 1 year program at Kellogg. Please evaluate my profile. Thanks for your help.

GMAT: 650 Q48, V32
Female, 35 Years old
Citizenship: India, Living in US since 2003
Educational Background: Bachelors in Electronics and Communication, India
Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering, US
(Recipient of full scholarship for the 2 year Master of Science program.)

Work Experience: 12 Years in Semiconductor and Automotive Industry.
Job Profiles: Software Engineer, Supplier and Sub-contract Manager, Project Manager, Program Manager.

Work Experience Details:
2000-2003
-- Worked as a software and design engineer in leading Semiconductor Company.
2003-2005
-- Worked as a graduate research assistant while pursuing my Masters.
2005 -2011
-- After my graduation I started working with a leading Tier-1 Automotive supplier. In the six years with the company I progressed from a lead Engineer to Supplier and Sub-Contract Manager to Project Manager.
2011- Current
-- Working as a Program Manager for a leading American Car Manufacturer.

-- International experience:
- Two expat assignments to Germany and India.
- Travelled extensively on work to Europe and Asia.
- Worked very closely with internal teams and suppliers based out of China, Mexico, India, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Korea and Japan.


-- Extra Curricular:
- Mentor at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
- Volunteer at Akshara, a Literacy mission.
- Volunteer at the Indy 500 Marathon.
- Tutoring underprivileged kids.
- Volunteer at Gleaners Food bank and Soup kitchen.
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GMAT Preparation: GMAT Score as Part of Your MBA Application

How should you interpret a high GMAT score? Or a low one?

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Re: Ask MBA Crystal Ball - Indian Candidates [#permalink] New post 09 May 2012, 09:55
ESMT MBA in Germany: European School of Management and Technology

Germany is not considered to be the hottest destination when it comes to MBA programs. American programs dominate the MBA rankings game. Then there are several Canadian, Asian, Indian and European (mainly Spanish and French) MBA courses that rank high. But ask applicants about German MBA programs, and you are most likely to get a blank look.

Here’s the story of Shubham Jain, who took a different approach to selecting his business school. He threw MBA rankings out of the window and used a different set of parameters to discover, what he believes, is the best bschool for his aspirations...Read More
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Re: Ask MBA Crystal Ball - Indian Candidates [#permalink] New post 09 May 2012, 09:58
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Hi,

Need your help to evaluate my profile. I am looking for Indian B-Schools and am also open to explore schools in Asia. Please help. The profile details are as below:


gopalpanigrahy wrote:
Name:Gopal Panigrahy / 30 Y/ Male

Citizenship: INDIA

Qualification: B.E in Computer Science and Engineering- 78%/2004 (75% is the score for distinction in the university).


Asterik/Gopal,

I've addressed your queries on another forum. Will skip these here.
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Re: Ask MBA Crystal Ball - Indian Candidates [#permalink] New post 09 May 2012, 10:00
GMAT Preparation: How to master the Art of Guessing

The GMAT syllabus can appear to be vast and scary. So preparing for the GMAT test involves more than just knowing every GMAT verbal and quantiative concept perfectly. Knowing how to guess intelligently on difficult GMAT questions can save you time and get you some good scores too.

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Re: Ask MBA Crystal Ball - Indian Candidates [#permalink] New post 09 May 2012, 10:11
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Hello Sameer,

Yogagirl, accept my (Surya)namaskar!

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GMAT: 650 Q48, V32
Female, 35 Years old
Citizenship: India, Living in US since 2003
Work Experience: 12 Years in Semiconductor and Automotive Industry.
Job Profiles: Software Engineer, Supplier and Sub-contract Manager, Project Manager, Program Manager.

I want to pursue a 1-year Full time MBA. The goal is to climb the corporate ladder.
I'm afraid, that's not enough of a rationale for the top schools, as it is too generic. We gotta get more specific here.

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Iam interested in IMD, INSEAD and the 1 year program at Kellogg. Please evaluate my profile.
IMD is fine, but INSEAD and Kellogg might be too much of a stretch.

You might want to consider other European programs where you are deviating too much from the average class profile.

The immediate knee-jerk response (ignoring the standard "can the GMAT score be higher?") from bschools when they see such a profile is..."Why not an Executive MBA? The ladder climbing, rock-climbing, rappelling and other non-yogic pursuits can happen there as well."

Do you have an answer for that? If you do, fantastic. If not, then time for some introspection.
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