Hi Jon, I would appreciate it if u could help me find some direction.
Please don’t get bored (another Indian IT Male profile). Age:
10th Standard – 86%
12th Standard – 88%
BE, Electrical & Electronics – 70% (first class)
. A reputed college that always gets ranked as the No:1 private engineering collge in my state.GMAT History:
1st attempt - 650
2nd attempt - 730 (Q49 V41 AWA: 4.5 IR: 8)Work Experience:
(39 months when I apply)
Systems Engineer at Infosys Limited (Jun 2010 - Jan 2010)
# Finished Infosys Foundation Program with a CPGA of 4.9/5
# Trained in Business Intelligence. Did projects in data warehousing and data integration using Business Intelligence tools and Database programming.
Senior Systems Engineer (Jan 20120 - Present)
# Moved away from programming and specialized in Business Intelligence tools.
# Mentored 2 juniors in my project.
It would take at least one more year to attain a leadership role in workplace Leadership Experience:
# Creative Head of my college's Entrepreneurship development club. My team's work in the club was to find innovative ways to market our events in and outside our college and pull volunteers and sponsors for our events.
# Got to meet top entrepreneurs in our city and learnt a lot from their speeches and seminars.Extracurricular:
# Graphic designer. Headed the design teams in college symposiums. Have done a bit of freelancing.
# Designed the logo of my company's Toastmasters Club. I design official mailers for my office events too.
# NSS (National Service Scheme) volunteer. Been part of their rural education camps.
# Volunteered in Infosys community outreach initiatives.
(You can add all other common aspects that you'll find in any Indian IT guy's profile
My primary interest is in Marketing. But there is a huge gap between what I do now and what I want to do in future. Moreover, I do not want to sacrifice 4yrs of work experience either (honestly I don’t hate the work I do now. It's just that I have bigger goals). This is where I found MBA in Business Analytics to be a very comfortable choice for me. The schools provide a good mix of Business Intelligence, Business Analytics and Marketing in their curriculum. It'll help me target good Market Research Analyst jobs. But I fear that these schools would be out of my target range.
Stern, Tepper, Mccombs, Kelley and Notre Dame offer Business Analytics concentration.1. Are there few 'safe' schools which offer Business Analytics concentration?
2. Where should I be targeting? Top 20-30? I have no clue
3. Do u see any teeeeny bit of information in my profile that I can exploit and use to set myself apart from my crowded applicant pool?
Again, I would appreciate it if u could help me find some direction.Thanks!