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Big dream/Poor profile [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2013, 23:20
What if someone at the age of 25years with no relevant work ex wants to make it into the ivy league. He is an Artist and has done theater shows(Stage/Street acting) from past 4 years. MBA with this profile looks impossible and stupid. So he started preparing for GMAT and got 720+ in mocks, he wants to take GMAT but still thinking to pay around 15k INR for the exam is it worth to take a shot?

He also dosent have good grades in graduation(44% out of 100) and has done it through distance learning, moreover he belongs to a below middle class family where people need good and extra ordinary reasons to study . Reason for MBA- Has learned to work hard in those 4 years and wants to get a good job and settle down.Now what should he do? Has anyone converted any top US bschool with this kind of background??

10th= 50%
12th= 66%
Graduation= 44% Bachelor in commerce Pass( Two reasons for doing grad. through distance learning one poor score so unable to make a cut in good government colleges, had no money to study in Private universities).

From school days he acted on number of street shows,so even after graduation he persuaded the same profession.But day by day its becoming difficult to survive as the per month income is too low.

Any suggestion/guidance would be appreciated.

Thanks
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Re: Big dream/Poor profile [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2013, 18:40
First of all, the only way you can make it to a B-School is if you stop under estimating yourself. So ok, you probably don't have a strong academic background, but you have something that sets you apart from the rest of the crowd. You are an "Artist"! All good universities look for diversity and you definitely add to the diversity. But you'll have to work hard for it. First of all, try to get a killer GMAT score, 720+. Then see if you can take any Math coursework, to supplement your academics. Also get involved in some extra-curricular work, you could volunteer somewhere, take a leadership role in some community club, help someone with some theatre work etc. Also get your profile evaluated by all your target universities, It'll give you an idea if it's worth spending the amount of money on the applications. Believe in yourself, if you want others to believe in you! Good luck!
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Re: Big dream/Poor profile [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2013, 22:06
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First of all, the only way you can make it to a B-School is if you stop under estimating yourself. So ok, you probably don't have a strong academic background, but you have something that sets you apart from the rest of the crowd. You are an "Artist"! All good universities look for diversity and you definitely add to the diversity. But you'll have to work hard for it. First of all, try to get a killer GMAT score, 720+. Then see if you can take any Math coursework, to supplement your academics. Also get involved in some extra-curricular work, you could volunteer somewhere, take a leadership role in some community club, help someone with some theatre work etc. Also get your profile evaluated by all your target universities, It'll give you an idea if it's worth spending the amount of money on the applications. Believe in yourself, if you want others to believe in you! Good luck!


Hi

Thanks for your response, i have forwarded my profile to many school and most of them as asking me to apply. but at the same time they cant say about my candidature.
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Re: Big dream/Poor profile [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2013, 22:45
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I am no expert but I believe I can give you some of tips or useless knowledge that you may or may not use...

1, No connect between pre/post MBA career is big weakness. Make it connected.
2, Money can be a problem. However, as long as you have permanent residency in U.S. you can solve problem through student loan.. Focus on maintaining good credit score.
3, You seem to have a attractive package but looks a bit too humble. Have a can do attitude.
4, You will try as much as you want and you will achieve as much as you try.

Again, I am no expert. So, if anybody knows better than me then.. I am okay to get corrected. :)
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Re: Big dream/Poor profile [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2013, 22:55
ppamatt wrote:
I am no expert but I believe I can give you some of tips or useless knowledge that you may or may not use...

1, No connect between pre/post MBA career is big weakness. Make it connected.
2, Money can be a problem. However, as long as you have permanent residency in U.S. you can solve problem through student loan.. Focus on maintaining good credit score.
3, You seem to have a attractive package but looks a bit too humble. Have a can do attitude.
4, You will try as much as you want and you will achieve as much as you try.

Again, I am no expert. So, if anybody knows better than me then.. I am okay to get corrected. :)


You are absolutely correct on my post mba goal and reason for doing mba.Also i am not a resident of US, i stay in India.

I would like to start a production company and a Theater group basically who can work for Social cause(NGO), it will be more of taking government projects.

MBA will add a value in my resume moreover it will give me an exposure to the international market to get connected with right network.

Secondly as far as the diversity in the class is concern i will be the right candidate almost all the students will learn from me.For example i am very extrovert, expressive , how to attract people who are walking on road etc. Most importantly i have worked for many social causes just to make people more aware and attentive without any money.

Finally yes i want to do mba to earn money because a project wont just work on willingness it would need money.\\

And yes i understand ivey would be difficult, i am open to quality programs and not just ivey.

Thank you would love to hear your response.
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Re: Big dream/Poor profile [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2013, 12:00
Hi,

The question is why you want to earn an MBA at this stage? How will an MBA help to achieve your dreams/goals? If you are clear on these then it’s achievable.

Regards
Erina



PlanetEarth wrote:
What if someone at the age of 25years with no relevant work ex wants to make it into the ivy league. He is an Artist and has done theater shows(Stage/Street acting) from past 4 years. MBA with this profile looks impossible and stupid. So he started preparing for GMAT and got 720+ in mocks, he wants to take GMAT but still thinking to pay around 15k INR for the exam is it worth to take a shot?

He also dosent have good grades in graduation(44% out of 100) and has done it through distance learning, moreover he belongs to a below middle class family where people need good and extra ordinary reasons to study . Reason for MBA- Has learned to work hard in those 4 years and wants to get a good job and settle down.Now what should he do? Has anyone converted any top US bschool with this kind of background??

10th= 50%
12th= 66%
Graduation= 44% Bachelor in commerce Pass( Two reasons for doing grad. through distance learning one poor score so unable to make a cut in good government colleges, had no money to study in Private universities).

From school days he acted on number of street shows,so even after graduation he persuaded the same profession.But day by day its becoming difficult to survive as the per month income is too low.

Any suggestion/guidance would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Re: Big dream/Poor profile [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2013, 06:39
ErinaApphelp105 wrote:
Hi,

The question is why you want to earn an MBA at this stage? How will an MBA help to achieve your dreams/goals? If you are clear on these then it’s achievable.

Regards
Erina



PlanetEarth wrote:
What if someone at the age of 25years with no relevant work ex wants to make it into the ivy league. He is an Artist and has done theater shows(Stage/Street acting) from past 4 years. MBA with this profile looks impossible and stupid. So he started preparing for GMAT and got 720+ in mocks, he wants to take GMAT but still thinking to pay around 15k INR for the exam is it worth to take a shot?

He also dosent have good grades in graduation(44% out of 100) and has done it through distance learning, moreover he belongs to a below middle class family where people need good and extra ordinary reasons to study . Reason for MBA- Has learned to work hard in those 4 years and wants to get a good job and settle down.Now what should he do? Has anyone converted any top US bschool with this kind of background??

10th= 50%
12th= 66%
Graduation= 44% Bachelor in commerce Pass( Two reasons for doing grad. through distance learning one poor score so unable to make a cut in good government colleges, had no money to study in Private universities).

From school days he acted on number of street shows,so even after graduation he persuaded the same profession.But day by day its becoming difficult to survive as the per month income is too low.

Any suggestion/guidance would be appreciated.

Thanks
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My post mba goal and reason for doing mba.

I would like to start a production company and a Theater group basically who can work for Social cause(NGO), it will be more of taking government projects.

MBA will add a value in my resume moreover it will give me an exposure to the international market to get connected with right network.

Secondly as far as the diversity in the class is concern i will be the right candidate almost all the students will learn from me.For example i am very extrovert, expressive , how to attract people who are walking on road etc. Most importantly i have worked for many social causes just to make people more aware and attentive without any money.

Finally yes i want to do mba to earn money because a project wont just work on willingness it would need money.\\

And yes i understand ivey would be difficult, i am open to quality programs and not just ivey.

Thank you would love to hear your response.
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