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Location: Kochi, India
Schools: ISB
WE 1: Engineer - Larsen & Toubro, ECC Division
WE 2: Faculty - T.I.M.E.
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Kindly Review My Profile [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2011, 11:22
I would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to help me narrow down the list of Business Schools to Apply to for the Fall, 2011 Full-Time MBA Program.

Profile:
Gender - Male
Age - 24
Nationality - Indian

GMAT Score:
1st attempt - T: 650 Q: 44 V: 37 [26th Dec 2010]
2nd attempt - T: 710 Q: 48 V: 40 [24th Feb 2011]

Educational Qualification:

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Month & Year of Graduation: Nov, 2008
GPA - 7.2 on a 10 point scale [No point converting to the 4 point scale though... Grading is not standardized in my country]

Work Experience:
Duration - Jul 2008 to Jul 2010

After completing college I was offered employment by Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (Engineering Construction & Contracts), India's No. 1 Construction Company. As a Graduate Engineer working for a company of high repute, I was expected to perform from day 1 onwards. My responsibilities included the following:

1. Managing the welfare of a gang of 50 construction workers while extracting high productivity from them.
2. Resolving technical difficulties encountered while executing work at site.
3. Maintaining good relationship with local inhabitants to avoid stoppage of work due to 'Right of Way' issues.
4. Obtaining permits from government authorities as and when required.

After spending one year across different geo graphical terrains in India (Tropical Forest in Karnataka to Snow Capped Mountains in Himachal Pradesh), I was promoted to the rank of Senior Engineer and transferred to Dubai, UAE. In Dubai, the following were added to the list of responsibilities:
1. Acting as the link between the engineers at site and the design team to facilitate inclusion/exclusion of features as recommended by the client.
2. Managing the inventory of items in the Site Store so as to avoid material shortage during execution.
3. Procuring items of required quality at the best price offered by identifying and negotiating with vendors.
4. Generating reports for clients to review.
5. Preparing Master Schedule for Up coming projects.

Extra-Curricular Activities:
• Self taught Guitarist
• Chief Editor of the Electrical & Electronics Engineering departmental magazine, Potentia, during college pre-final year
• Founding Student Secretary of ‘Eureka’ - the college Quiz Club
• Leader of the Core Committee for organizing the Inter-College National Level Technical Symposium ‘Bhava’ during college final year
• School Pupil Leader of the Naval Public School, Kochi for the year 2003-04

Target B-Schools:
Elite to Ultra Elite B-schools.
I selected the following institutions while giving my GMAT:
1. Kellog Northwestern
2. Ross Michigan
3. Indiana Kelley
4. Texas A&M
5. USC Marshall

Post MBA Goals:
1. Work in the marketing section of a leading brand (possibly in the music industry)
2. Launch my own business [eventually]

NOTE: A friend told me that the final round of intake is not open to international candidates! Is it true? :o
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Re: Kindly Review My Profile [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2011, 21:29
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Hi Entwhistle.

Apologies, I missed this when it was posted last week. Some intakes shut down early for international students, but others remain open. For instance, I believe Texas does close it off, but a school like UCLA Anderson does not. Simply check the deadlines page on each program's website.

For those that you do apply to though, make sure to really explain why you are applying now, rather than waiting until next year and/or applying to an earlier round. In fact, why are you applying now? Let's deal with that and see where that leaves us.

Respectfully,

Paul Lanzillotti
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Director
Director
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Status: -=GMAT Jedi=-
Joined: 04 Jan 2011
Posts: 741
Location: Kochi, India
Schools: ISB
WE 1: Engineer - Larsen & Toubro, ECC Division
WE 2: Faculty - T.I.M.E.
Followers: 33

Kudos [?]: 125 [0], given: 66

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Re: Kindly Review My Profile [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2011, 22:31
Thank you for your reply Paul!

I have decided to apply to the first round for intake for fall '12. In the mean time I'm planning to write the GMAT again if I'm confident of cracking the +760. I want to do it for two reasons:
1. I can expand the range of colleges I can realistically target.
2. I can stand a better chance of receiving financial aid.

So that's the big plan :)
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From 650 to 710 to 750 - My Tryst With GMAT [Experience Thread]

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Re: Kindly Review My Profile [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2011, 08:57
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Sounds good:)

-PL
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