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ev [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2013, 06:05
Hi,

Could you please evaluate my profile for the top MBA programs? I am targeting for the year 2014.Thank you in advance.

Academics:

>Graduation-Bachelor in Engineering(Electronics & Communications)
> Grades - 77.69/100.(first class with distinction)
> Among top 10% of the batch. (Does one need to justify this, because then I don't have any certificate mentioning this explicitly?)
> GMAT-yet to take but getting an average of 730 in all mock tests(planning to take around September 15)
> 10th(CBSE)- 93.8%(topper in Mathematics and social science)(top 10% of batch)
> 12th(CBSE)- 86.60% (top 15% of batch)

Work Ex-

Duration- 3 year 8 months(all in same company)
>Presently I'm working Nokia solutions & networks(NSN)(telecom OEM) as a quality analyst for last 2 years on an internal product of NSN.
>Also worked in the same company as a Core engineer(~2 yrs). This involves maintaining the back-end infrastructure of a local telecom operator with up-time for >99%.

Key Achievement @ work-
> Awarded for work done on introduction of Mobile Number Portability(MNP) for a local telecom operator.
> As part of the MNP project I single handedly lead a team of 60 people.
>Was involved in setting up of demo setup of a NSN product which was extensively used by Sales executive to showcase the product @ Mobile world Congress(MWC)-It is a showcase event in telecom industry.
> Numerous other appreciation from higher management.

Extra-Curricular-
>I'm part of couple of local NGO's in the field of education.
>Have been part of organizing committee of College fests
>Represented School in Tennis
> Have completed a course in trekking. Been of many treks.

Post-MBA goal-

In short term- Would like to get into Telecom consulting role.
Long Term- Would like to setup an own company which would monetize the local skills and knowledge of tribal's in Western Ghats(India).



Could you please help me shortlist the schools. Ideally, Schools that I would like to target are top 15 US B-schools, ISB(India), LBS and INSEAD. At the same time,I want to be very practical while i apply to US/Canada MBA Schools. Please could you suggest a few safe and few target schools for me?
Also would like to know about the possibility of receiving scholarship?


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Re: ev [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2013, 04:40
Hi Amit,

You have a good profile with decent academics. As per your profile and requirement I would suggest you target few business schools like:

Safe Business School: Michigan Ross, Duke (Fuqua) and U T Austin

Target Business School: Columbia, MIT Sloan, Kellogg, Dartmouth Tuck, INSEAD, LBS and ISB

Hence, I would suggest taking the assistance of professional consultants to work more closely on your application essays & interviews which covers 60%-65% of the entire application, so that you are able to convert your application to admission. You can also check your chances in b-schools by clicking to this link http://bit.ly/13TQbrF.

Hope this solves your query.

Feel free to post any other concern that you might have.

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Re: ev [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2013, 21:39
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Among top 10% of the batch. (Does one need to justify this, because then I don't have any certificate mentioning this explicitly?)


You will be alright without any proof. The adcom will take your word for it.

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GMAT-yet to take but getting an average of 730 in all mock tests(planning to take around September 15)


This play play a large part in your b-school selection.

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As part of the MNP project I single handedly lead a team of 60 people
>Was involved in setting up of demo setup of a NSN product which was extensively used by Sales executive to showcase the product @ Mobile world Congress(MWC)-It is a showcase event in telecom industry.
> Numerous other appreciation from higher management. .


Sounds impressive. You must address some of your key acheivements and leadership stories through the essays.

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Extra-Curricular-
I'm part of couple of local NGO's in the field of education.

When you say you are "part of a couple of NGOs", that sounds a little vague to me. Most people find it difficult to be involved with one so I am wondering about the level of your involvement. What kind of work have you done with these NGO's? Did you take any leadership postion there? Do you have an interesting story that will help tell about the impact you created outside of work (and also about your leadership as a larger trait, not limited to only the work environment)?

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Post-MBA goal-
In short term- Would like to get into Telecom consulting role.
Long Term- Would like to setup an own company which would monetize the local skills and knowledge of tribal's in Western Ghats(India).


Do you have any special interests in the well being of tribals in Western Ghats? Have you worked for their upliftment previously? This sounds a little odd to me because there does not seem to be any previous context for you to be involved with a community of this region, and stuff like this, when mentioned in the career goals essay can be a deterrent to your chances of admission, if written just for the sake of pleasing. Besides, you have not mentioned what this company would do and how will you use your MBA and post MBA experience in this company.

So you need to get a hold on your career goals and ensure that you have a credible career path story to tell in the essays.

The scholarships are largely linked to the strength of your profile. Score well (730+) on the GMAT, show your career progression (resume) and leadership capabilities (essays), and ensure that you have good recommendations.

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