Here is my profile
31 yr Old male, US Greeen card holder from India
B.Tech (India) - Top 5% of the class, Central institution
MS Mechanical Engineering (USA) - 3.8 GPA
MS Computer Science (USA) - 3.75 GPA
Obtained research and teaching scholarships throughout my graduate studies (Not Top 10). Have research publications in major international journals.
7 1/2 yrs work experience in USA. Currently with a Mid-Cap Telecom company in the Silicon Valley, CA.
Systems consultant for 2 yrs, Software Engineer for a yr, Sr. Software Engineer for 1 yrs, Principal Engineer for 2 yrs and now I am a Software development Manager with 8 senior people reporting to me. One of the youngest managers in my company.
GMAT - 740 (M:50-95%, V:40-90%) - Overall 98%
CTM in Toastmasters, Held various roles such as Secretary, VP Public relations in Toastmasters.
Avid runner - Various races
Various leadership roles, Other things.
Currently Volunteering with Child relief organization for Indian children
Currently Volunteering with orphan support programs for Indian orphans
Volunteered with Adult literacy program for 2 years while in my Undergrad.
I am planning to apply for Fall 2006 and I think I can get very good recommendations from couple of Directors in my company. Since technology is my strength, I would like to continue in technology related management roles after my MBA.
Do you think I have chances at:
UC Berkeley -Haas Part time
North Western -Kellog
U Penn -Wharton
Do you have any other school recommendation for me?
I am also confused about whether being a Green Card Holder is a disadvantage or advantage in terms of competition among the Indian pool?
When would you recommend me to apply? (R1/R2)
Appreciate your honest evaluation.
You have a competitive profile for all the schools on your list with Stanford being the least likely admit because it seems to prefer younger applicants. But even there, you certainly have a chance. I would also suggest you consider MIT and CMU. Your green-card status may give you a slight advantage but basically it really doesn't matter. In terms of timing, here is Linda's Rule:
Apply in the earliest round possible PROVIDED you don't compromise the quality of your application.
don't make the mistake of rushing and submitting less than your best R1 when a R2 submission could have been outstanding. Misplaced priorities.
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