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high tech - product management - indian - male - 700

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high tech - product management - indian - male - 700 [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2013, 14:44
Hello,

M a big fan of you guys! really , great work.

I'm planning to apply for fall of 14.
I am trying to figure out what I should consider a reach, a match, and a safety school.
My plan is 1 or 2 reaches and 2-3 matches in R1 and then a few safety schools in R2 if those dont work out.

Indian Male, will be 28 at matriculation

Gmat - 700 50q 34v

Work History (At Matriculation)

4 years - IT Product Consultant - at firm with number one position in Global Billing Market
3 years - Telecom Presales Consultant - one of the five largest India-based IT services firms

At each of my positions, I was rated among top 5% high performers and saw multiple promotions. I have great stories from my current role.
I led a team of 2 to develop an application which was nominated for the innovator of the year award back in 2010.
In my previous project, I led a team of 16 associates for a short period of time (approx. 1 year) , but my work was very much appreciated by clients.
In my current role, I have won my company 6 major bids (over 1 M$ in revenue) for Telecomm implementation projects.
I have been working with French associates from our company for over 2 years now. I understand french. I am planning to write French DELF A1 certification soon.

College

Graduated 2006 GPA 73% - represents top 1% for our university (65% - class I, 75% - distinction)
Major Electronics and Telecommunications,

Work/Extra-curricular in College

Guitarist and lead vocalist for college band.
represented college in IEEE region 10 web development competition.
Organised National level tech fest.


Post College

- worked at a nanotech firm - part time parallely with my full time job
The company is in inception stage. We are waiting for regulatory approvals. We have filed US patent and are waiting for it to come through. We have a pilot kit ready and have started pitching the business plan to different govt agencies for funding. Recently the idea was ranked 4th in a business idea competition hosted by one of the countries tier 1 B schools.
- Organised many community outreach programs with my current and previous employer to teach guitar to underprivileged kids. Our project won Nasscom CSR champ award.

Post MBA Goal

-hich tech product management. move from more tech product marketing to strategy / planning / marketing functions of high tech product management. I love the technology domain and would like to make the most of the experience I have. I have chosen target schools which have tech connections (tech recruiters / geographic advantage).
- I would like to see a career progression from presales - more of a tech consulting role to product management.

long term goal - sr / director project management - working as a CEO of the product line / managing multiple products
I applied to a bunch of schools last year ; however my applivcation , now i know , was very poorly constructed. My goals were not properly researched. did not do proper school research. Didnt talk to many people from these schools.

Should I reapply to any / some schools from the past fall app?
Target Schools

Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) (re-applicant - dinged w/o interview last fall)
Texas--Austin (McCombs) (re-applicant - dinged w/o interviewlast fall)
UCLA (re-applicant - dinged w/o interview last fall)
Cornell (re-applicant - dinged w/o interview last fall)
Kelley (re-applicant - dinged after interview last fall)
Arizona State university(re-applicant - dinged after interview last fall)
ISB (re-applicant - dinged after interview last fall)
UNC (re-applicant - dinged after interview last fall)

Michigan (Ross)
Duke (Fuqua)
USC (Marshall)
Michigan State University
Brigham Young University
Goizuetta
Boston University
New York University

Please let me know your thoughts about my overall profile and the schools I have chosen.

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Re: high tech - product management - indian - male - 700 [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2013, 01:11
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Hey Lahoosaher,

You don't look Indian in your picture...
:)


Sooo let's start a bit with your strategy - overall your idea of applying to a few stretch a few competitive and a few safe schools is the good one, although as you probably know from last year, you won't necessarily have your answers from R1 when it comes time to apply to R2.

From the schools you have applied last year, you should definitely be reapplying to the ones that invited you to an interview. They liked you last year enough to speak to you, and let's say that hopefully in the meanwhile you have improved! I would probably leave out reapplying to the tougher school (ISB,Cornell, Tepper) as you don't want to add MORE stretch schools to your list. I mean you want to make sure you get IN this year. But you could add one of the other schools if you particularly like one. From your new school list I'd suggest leaving out Duke, because it's just as hard as the hardest schools you applied to last year (and you still have Ross as a good stretch).

Does this make sense?
Best,
JF

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Re: high tech - product management - indian - male - 700 [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2013, 13:17
JonAdmissionado wrote:
Hey Lahoosaher,

You don't look Indian in your picture...
:)


Sooo let's start a bit with your strategy - overall your idea of applying to a few stretch a few competitive and a few safe schools is the good one, although as you probably know from last year, you won't necessarily have your answers from R1 when it comes time to apply to R2.

From the schools you have applied last year, you should definitely be reapplying to the ones that invited you to an interview. They likes you last year enough to speak to you, and let's say that hopefully in the meanwhile you have improved! I would probably leave out reapplying to the tougher school (ISB,Cornell Tepper) as you don't want to add MORE stretch schools to your list. I mean you want to make sure you get IN this year. But you could add one of the other schools if you particularly like one. From your new school list I'd suggest leaving out Duke, because it's just as hard as the hardest schools you applied to last year (and you still have Ross as a good stretch).

Does this make sense?
Best,
JF


Yes JF , that makes sence.
Thanks for the help.

I have removed a few more from the list - BU / Duke
i have been trying to contact their club officers / admission ambassadors for last couple of weeks ; however I haven't received any helpful response yet.


Thanks again for the help.
and yes - white stuff makes me look like that....
:)

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Re: high tech - product management - indian - male - 700 [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2013, 00:03
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You got it my friend,

white stuff... :)

Good luck dude.

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