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GMAT 660/5 years Experience/ 3.8 GPA (Indian) [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2012, 17:17
I just wrote my GMAT and scored a 660(Q49,V31).

Academic Qualifications :
MS from Syracuse University (GPA -3.8)
Bachelor's Degree from India (Percentage : 78%)

Work Experience : More than 5 years working as Component Design Engineer at Intel.

Captain of the College Cricket team; Did plays during underground years.

Working for an NGO for more than 4 years in different roles such as treasurer, Event co-ordinator etc

I want to apply in top 10-15 schools in the US. Mostly in R2/R3. Please give me feedback on what schools to apply.


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Re: GMAT 660/5 years Experience/ 3.8 GPA (Indian) [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2012, 20:50
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Hello,

Thanks for submitting your profile. As you may know, as an Indian Male IT professional, you have to work extra hard to differentiate yourself from candidates in your pool. I think your solid community service role will really help to differentiate you. However, your GMAT score is going to be a weakness in your profile.

To truly answer your question, I would need to know more about what you are looking for in an MBA program. It is important to consider fit - does the program specialize in the areas you want to go into? Is it in a location you want to be in? Does it provide the teaching styles, culture, facilities that you'd like? It's a big investment and you should put a lot of thought on the front end into what type of program you are looking for.

All that said, in terms of a range of programs to try for... I'd suggest on the high end you try for Tepper and that you target programs like Ohio State, Boston University, Texas A&M, etc. I'd stay roughly within that range of programs, but really search for the ones that appeal to your needs.

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Re: GMAT 660/5 years Experience/ 3.8 GPA (Indian) [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2012, 21:34
Hello,

Thanks for submitting your profile. As you may know, as an Indian Male IT professional, you have to work extra hard to differentiate yourself from candidates in your pool. I think your solid community service role will really help to differentiate you. However, your GMAT score is going to be a weakness in your profile.

To truly answer your question, I would need to know more about what you are looking for in an MBA program. It is important to consider fit - does the program specialize in the areas you want to go into? Is it in a location you want to be in? Does it provide the teaching styles, culture, facilities that you'd like? It's a big investment and you should put a lot of thought on the front end into what type of program you are looking for.

All that said, in terms of a range of programs to try for... I'd suggest on the high end you try for Tepper and that you target programs like Ohio State, Boston University, Texas A&M, etc. I'd stay roughly within that range of programs, but really search for the ones that appeal to your needs.

Best,
Mili

Hello Mili,
Thanks for your response but my work experience is not in IT , i work in computer engineering domain , to be more specific i work on designing CPU's and validating different protocols. Does this help my case ?

I am planning to apply in round 2 this year and i am mainly looking to go in strategic planning in the technical domain.

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Re: GMAT 660/5 years Experience/ 3.8 GPA (Indian) [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2012, 19:13
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Hi Vikram,

Even if you're not a software engineer or computer scientist, because you are still a technologist, your career path and experience are presumably similar. The field does not allow for as much leadership experience as other fields. Just something you should be aware of.

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Mili
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