My GMAT was in DEC' 2013 and below is my score card. I want to do MBA with specialisation in technology so that I can put my past experience to use and hold a position of greater responsibility. Request suggestions related to the schools that I can target depending on my score/ profile and hold a good chance of getting through. Geography is not a limitation till the ROI is good, though the preference is USA, Singapore and ASIAN countries in the order.
OA - 680
Nationality : Indian
-40 months in a leading IT MNC.
-Working on a prominent banking software called Finacle and work involves customizing the software as per clients' requirements.
-I mostly work on UNIX coding and performance optimization.
-Have already worked on 3 projects with clients in Turkey, India and USA.
-Have travelled to Istanbul and worked with the client on my very first project, 3 months after the joining.
-Solely carried out a POC(proof of concept) at client side and the success was appreciated by the client.
-Awarded for the contributions made to the project.
-Published a research paper for the internal use of the organization that is accessed throughout the organization on a regular basis.
-Associated with few philanthropic drives organised by the organization.
-B.Tech in IT from a well know deemed university.
-In the 7th sem took up a project in web development that aimed at tutoring children suffering from autism.
-Visited many NGOs and schools for such special kids and took the project to the final stage after the research work.
-Selected for internship program by my present employer and was later offered the proposal of employment.
Extra Curriculars :
-Been the member of the Youth Club of my institute and organized many events.
-Leading choreographer and organised many dancing competitions and participated in inter college competitions.
-Often travelled to different universities to represent my institute in dancing competitions and won many awards in the same.
-Leading singer and won awards in singing competitions.
-Represented my institute in several solo singing competitions.
-Maintain a channel on youtube and keep uploading my dance videos and recordings that are viewed on a regular basis.
-Have already lived in 5 different states in India(for a minimum span of 1 year) and one trip to Istanbul.
-Good in getting acclimatized quickly and aware of several cultures and lifestyles in different states in India. Good in getting along with people coming from different walks of life and cultural backgrounds with least efforts.
PS : Please respond for any additional information that I might have missed out.
Hey there good sir,
Thanks for dropping by. I think the first thing to think of is what are the best schools you might get into which match your goals. I think that with your profile, which has some good stuff in it (work experience, good GMAT, good gPA) without being a Tier-1 profile, should probably make you competitive at schools ranked around 25-50 (this is very approximate for the moment. I'd have to dig in deeper to get to know you better). It makes sense for you to aim for schools with particular strengths in IT. In the US you could look at: Marshall, Sheller, Davis, Broad, maybe McCombs as a stretch school.
Other than that, you gotta work to make sure you emphasize all that is unique in your profile. As coming from the Indian/Tech/Male applicant pool, there is a real danger that your application might slip through the cracks. But don't let that happen! Woo them with your passion and uniqueness!
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