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Status: General Manager, Marketing & Sales
Joined: 12 Aug 2012
Posts: 26
Location: India
GMAT 1: 690 Q49 V36
GMAT 2: 720 Q50 V38
GPA: 3.4
WE: Marketing (Transportation)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 25

Good Afternoon, could you please evaluate my profile? [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2013, 02:40
Hi, I hope this message finds you well!

I am Shimar, (24 year old Indian Male) and I have received my education from several International Schools in Dubai, Cambodia, London, Johannesburg and Kuala Lumpur, due to my father’s job as an Indian Diplomat.

GMAT - 690(87%): Q-49 (81%), V-36(80%) I.R.-8 (93%), A.W.A – 5.5(80%)

Work Experience: 3 years (by Fall Matriculation 2014).

Current: 2.5 years Experience as General Manager, Marketing & Sales in a Relocation and Logistics Corporation that caters to most of the foreign embassies and MNCs in India.
I was initially employed as manager, and was promoted within 20 weeks to General Manager
Managed 4 Branch Offices with an employee count of 50.
Handled all senior MNC Clients e.g. V.P. of Wal-Mart in Bangalore etc. personally which ultimately led to an exponential increase in both our $ amount and Volume of sales.

Past:
6 months as Associate Business & Brand Developer (based in New Delhi) in a Corporate Advisory/Legal Firm, in New Delhi
Summer Internship (2010) as Assistant Finance Manager, in an MNC that processes and forest resources to the world, (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

College info:
University: Trent University, Ontario, Canada
G.P.A: 77.8/100 (approx. 3.4)
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A) with emphasis in Finance
Year of Graduation-2011

Extra Curriculars (During & Post-BBA)
Treasurer of the Hispanic Organization for Latin Awareness (H.O.L.A.) in Trent University.
Performed multiple times as Male Lead Tenor in TISA (Trent International Student’s
Association) Choir at Showplace Theatre, Canada
Organized several cultural nights partnered and sponsored by local Canadian organizations for the South Asian Association of Trent.
Voluntary tutor for 2nd & 3rd year University Level Economic Courses.
Male Model for several Fashion Shows geared towards Women’s Empowerment.
Co-Hosted TISA’s Radio Show ‘92.7 FM’ every Sunday for 1 year.
Currently working towards adult literacy among the wives of the Border Security Force personnel. Have dedicated approximately 100 Hours on this initiative till date.

Hobbies:
• Reading a variety of Fiction novels mainly by Robin Cook and Dan Brown.
• Love Cooking (and eating!) various cuisines.
• Love to partake in sports and work out: I Was approximately 240 lbs 2 years ago and now weigh close to 170lbs!

I have already submitted my Round 2 application for 2 Year MBA program at Cornell, with the GMAT mentioned above.
I am currently in the process of finalizing my Round 2 application for the fall 2014 Full MBA Programs for Duke, Yale, Booth, Anderson (UCLA) & Darden, and hope to pursue either strategic or financial consultancy post-MBA.

Please do let me know if I have a competitive chance at the business school’s mentioned above along with Colombia B.S., Kellogg’s School of Management, or even Harvard B.S. with my current profile?
And if not could you please suggest what I could & should improve upon?
Also (although a bit late) is Johnson, Cornell feasible with my current profile?
And should I retake the GMAT?


Thank you for your time! You guys are truly amazing!
Warm Regards,
Shimar
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Re: Good Afternoon, could you please evaluate my profile? [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2013, 10:45
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Hi Shimar,

Thanks for posting. Congrats on the work you've done thus far and applications submitted/in process.

Your GMAT is solid, though could be higher at top programs certainly. But very generally, IF the rest of your application is extremely compelling, you would most likely be at least considered by most of those programs you've mentioned. That does not mean accepted.... if enough other applicants overall have stronger profiles/applications, there may not be space for you (and there is were there is a chance that a slightly higher GMAT could help some). A lot depends on how you position yourself and come across in the essays and application, as well as interview of course.

I would say you haven't ruled yourself OUT of consideration of any of the schools on the list, but can't say you're a 'shoo-in' either, and HBS will of course always be a reach given the number of qualified applicants they receive, for most applicants.

What you do have going for you is interesting international experiences; a slightly less common industry/work experience profile; sounds like lots of accomplishments, progression & recognition; management experience and likely good examples of teamwork and communication skills; diverse interests and involvements.

I would say the main thing is to work very hard on your essays to ensure they present the best possible picture of who you are, what you'll bring to the class, why you want the MBA, what you'll do with it, and why THAT school is best. Have multiple people read them-- whether it be admissions consultants, or at least various friends/colleagues, preferably who know b-schools well and/or are strong writers.

Good luck and keep us posted!
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