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Ask Stratus Prep [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2012, 10:15
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We welcome Stratus Prep Admissions Consulting on GMAT Club!

About Stratus Prep:

Founded in 2006 by HBS alum Shawn O’Connor, Stratus Prep offers unparalleled, expert GMAT preparation and MBA Admissions Counseling. We are here to guide you through every step of the MBA application process.

Use this forum to ask any and all of your MBA admissions questions, and to learn more about us and how we can help you reach your dream MBA program.

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  • At Stratus Prep, you work with two admissions counselors so that you have both a partner in this process and an objective, external evaluator at every step along the way (not just at the very end when it’s too late to address any areas for improvement).
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Re: Ask Stratus Prep [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2013, 10:17
Can the applications be submitted with an unofficial GMAT score? and can the official score be mailed after submitting the applications.
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Re: Ask Stratus Prep [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2014, 17:05
I am a 36 year old Indian male. Could give me a general profile evaluation and then we can go into details and I can hire your services. GMAT - 700+

My work profile is below:
Work Experience (WE): 120 months (all in USA for Intel, Qualcomm, Microsoft and Synopsys, a chip-software-design-firm)
I started with Intel, then switched to 2 startups one after another which were bought out by Synopsys (SNPS), then worked for Qualcomm, Iphone chip maker, then Xbox 360 chip.
2 years ago, started my own healthcare services venture and today run my own venture and lead 40+ staff.

Industry: Technology, then last 2 years in HealthCare
Function: hardware chip design and marketing- product differentiation, sales experience; single handedly developed software used in my health care venture

Undergraduate Degree: GPA: 3.8/4.0 B.S. (Electronic) from VJTI (A top 10 school in India - in the same league as IITs or 1 notch below IITs) - The degree was a four year course.
Graduate Degree - Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering - GPA: 3.8/4.0

Despite extenuating childhood and teenage circumstances due to family-health, constantly worked and still work everyday to improve myself and emerge pretty successful with academics and later in work sphere various roles.

Community Service: My extremely difficult childhood familial circumstances (provide details on phone) and tough-time getting jobs after masters in USA just after Sept 11th 2001 made my existing strength of seeing from other person's point-of-view=empathy MORE stronger.
Since 2005, I personally helped 100+ students get $100k jobs - can provide names/emails to admission committee. chintanpurohit dot blogspot dot com

My plans after MBA, in the order of preference, are to start another venture of my own and/or pursue academia - economist after few years.

That was my detailed profile overview. Coming to the questions:
1) Considering my profile and my GMAT score, what are the chances of getting into chicago-booth, harvard, wharton, tuck, kellogg ?
2) I can retake GMAT; get higher 750+ score. I have had extremely difficult childhood and have motivations for evangelizing disease awareness and then establish rehab and treatment options in emerging economies?
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Re: Ask Stratus Prep [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2014, 06:42
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Hi chintanpurohit,

Thanks for reaching out! I am happy to set up a conversation and call, but I prefer to work via email.

I will PM you to continue the conversation.

All the best,

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Re: Ask Stratus Prep [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2015, 00:28
great journey..
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Re: Ask Stratus Prep [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2015, 02:22
Female candidate,25 yrs
B Tech in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology , Kurukshetra GPA-4

GMAT-680(M-49 V-34)

W.E- will complete 4 years in July 2016

WORK EXPERIENCE:I was selected as one of the 12 students from different NITs across the country to the Pepsico Graduate Engineering Trainee Program . In the duration of a year of training in the manufacturing side of the business I was the first person responsible for the glass bottling line in one of the facturies . Managing and exceeding the expectations in this role I moved on to another factory in Pepsico itself where I was responsible for the leading the Juice Glass Bottling line. In both of these roles I lead a team of around 20 line operators , and we achieved a Net Efficiency Gain in the lines by approx 5 %.(Duration 1 year)

Post this I moved in the Project management side of techops . Here I was involved in the designing and procurement of the the line and utility machinery for a green field factory . (Duration 1 year)

In my current role I am leading the Productivity and Performance Projects for all the 10 manufacturing plants . Herein , I am the first person person responsible for exceuting , tracking , monitoring & controlling the 15 field projects in various factories . These projects include focused Efficiency improvement of some of the beverage lines , Manpower reduction on some staions on the line etc.

Also , I am the Diversity and Inclusion lead for all the Pepsico Manufacturing facilities .

Part Time Profession : I am an Indian Classical singer and have been trained for 6 years and hold a Sangeet Visharad . Currently I have my own Sufi Band and we do gigs in clubs in and around Delhi .

Reasons to do an MBA-Want to expand my area of expertise and gain holistic knowledge of how organizations work.Want to specialize in Operations . Post-MBA, looking for a Strategic kind of role in the Ops/Supply Chain side of a business

I'm not sure as to which schools would be a good fit for me.I want to work in Asia/Europe ,and hence,looking at these bschools.
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