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Thanks for the helpful and insightful feedback, Oasis! I appreciate you pointing out the weaknesses in my essay and ways to address them. With your comments and suggestions in mind, I'm going to work on the structure and specificity. I had definitely hit a wall before I received your edits, so again, thank you for your time. Since you offered, I'll send you a revised version when I'm finished.
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Background • Rich experience in Design, Innovation and Competitive Product Development. • Due to keen interest in Design in general and Transportation Design in particular, pursued Engineering education to earn Masters in Design (Product Design &Engg.) from I.I.Sc. Bangalore (Indian Institute of Science) and also pursued professional career in Vehicle Design with two Top Automotive Companies in the World and India respectively. • Experience evolved working through corporate design gates/processes & interaction with various stakeholders and vendors; close participation through cross functional teams in business processes like product definition, product planning, market positioning & innovation activities. • In-depth understanding of design tools & methodologies; System/Process Design & IPR landscaping. • Undertook initiatives in multidisciplinary/multicultural environments & in navigating uncertainty/handling ambiguity, championing customer focus & multidimensional problem solving with full confidence. • Worked as a design lead and design jury member on various professional assignments. • Wish to integrate formal knowledge in design with a penchant for enterprise creation to start an organization devoted to creating next generation mobility solutions. An MBA education in this regard would go a long way in helping me realize this objective.
Academics • BE (Mechanical Engineering) 2003: 70% • Masters in Design (IISc, Bangalore) 2008: 6.9/8.0 (10 students accepted into the prestigious design program every year from a pool of 10,000+ applicants) • GMAT: 730
Professional Experience • Years: 6 years (as on August 2014) in the Design Studio and R&D Centre and prior 2 years (2004-2006) at General Motors. • Designation: Manager (ADVANCED DESIGN) • Profile: Responsible for Exterior Design of Next-Generation Passenger Vehicles. Several projects are in production and have been displayed in International Auto Shows.
Achievements • Responsible for exterior design of next gen vehicles (3); responsible for design of concept vehicles (2) showcasing the future vision of the company. • Lead the future vision activities of the department through the design function. • Exposed to vision/pre-concept research/positioning/branding/conceptual development/production design/systems development/integration and marketing aspects of full scale product (vehicle) development. • I have completed one full ‘level 6’ (new platform) production vehicle program with exterior and interior design. • Lead team in simulated enterprise creation & management workshops with spectacular results. • I also mentor junior members of the team.
Extra-Curricular • One of the top 50 innovators selected in India Innovation Growth Program in 2014 (Partners: Department of Science and Technology Govt of India; Lockheed Martin Corporation USA; Stanford Business School; University of Austin Texas) • I am also an active member of the design team working on CSR activities of my organization in rural school development and modernization. • Design Jury for one of the most prestigious design competitions in India for the year 2013.
Certification: Several relevant to Product Development and Business Development through Design, several in core competencies and allied fields. For example: Interpretation by Design (BMW Germany); Customer Centric Workshop by RoadsAhead Consulting India; Trend & Design by Style-Vision Asia (France); Design Thinking Action Lab (Stanfordx); Innovation & Commercialization (MITx); several core design domain courses from MITx including the X-Series Certification in Air Vehicle Design; Courses from Harvardx; etc..
Target Program: Harvard or any one of the top 5 B Schools in the world
Planned Entry R1 October 2014
Post MBA Goal Vision is to start a mobility solutions company.
I wish to understand my chances to be accepted in an HBS type of program (Ivy League) and look forward to your most realistic assessment of my profile. Sincere thanks in advance for your time and effort! And many thanks for offering such a platform for aspirants like us! Warm Regards JSW