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Need help with Direction [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 07:28
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Hi Guys...

I have been an ardent follower of this forum for the past month. I am extremely motivated to have a change of my career and hence am choosing to take the GMAT path. Please help me with some motivation and directions to guide me.

This is my short Resume.

1) Basically from INDIA , working for a Service oriented MNC ( IT ) for the past 4.8 yrs.
2) Had very good progressions over all these years and am a Tech Lead for a team of 10 currently.
3) Am currently in USA and have been here for almost 2.5 years over 2 projects.
4) Have 78 % in undergrad in electronics engineering (from a very good university ).
5) Was part of various initiatives and organized a lot of activities at the Company / college / school.

Q1) What schools are good if I want to stay in the technology sector ( IT/Technology ) ?
Q3) What scores should I target for ?
Q2) What are my chances of getting into ISB (INDIA ) ?

I have currently bought the Veritas books and have just started preparing for GMAT.

Q3) When is a good time for me to give my GMAT ? ( I think I will need 3-4 months of prep )

Please help me ...
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Re: Need help with Direction [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 07:50
well usually 3 months is about what most people do. You should try a diagnostic first to see where you stand and then focus on your weakness.
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Re: Need help with Direction [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 08:07
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Hi Guys...

I have been an ardent follower of this forum for the past month. I am extremely motivated to have a change of my career and hence am choosing to take the GMAT path. Please help me with some motivation and directions to guide me.

This is my short Resume.

1) Basically from INDIA , working for a Service oriented MNC ( IT ) for the past 4.8 yrs.
2) Had very good progressions over all these years and am a Tech Lead for a team of 10 currently.
3) Am currently in USA and have been here for almost 2.5 years over 2 projects.
4) Have 78 % in undergrad in electronics engineering (from a very good university ).
5) Was part of various initiatives and organized a lot of activities at the Company / college / school.

Q1) What schools are good if I want to stay in the technology sector ( IT/Technology ) ?
MIT
Q3) What scores should I target for ?
Be aware that your applicant pool, IT/Indian is very competitive, aim for a 700+.
Q2) What are my chances of getting into ISB (INDIA ) ?
Looks pretty good, you mentioned that you have great career progression. Your GPA looks great too. With a good GMAT, I am sure it will all work out!

I have currently bought the Veritas books and have just started preparing for GMAT.
Please let me know how you like these books!

Q3) When is a good time for me to give my GMAT ? ( I think I will need 3-4 months of prep )
3 months is typically good.

Please help me ...

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Re: Need help with Direction [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 08:19
Thanks a lot for the info shaselai and Dawgie.

Any idea on which sector is good for a candidate with my profile ? ( other than the IT sector ) ... I mean what companies will probably recruit me in case I have an MBA from a good school ? ( Just to help me find the right schools I need to concentrate on )
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Re: Need help with Direction [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 08:29
dharani1234 wrote:
Thanks a lot for the info shaselai and Dawgie.

Any idea on which sector is good for a candidate with my profile ? ( other than the IT sector ) ... I mean what companies will probably recruit me in case I have an MBA from a good school ? ( Just to help me find the right schools I need to concentrate on )



well seems techies go for consulting namely tech consulting since they play to their strengths. Also entrepreneurship is another one as well as IB.
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Re: Need help with Direction [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 08:30
dharani1234 wrote:
Thanks a lot for the info shaselai and Dawgie.

Any idea on which sector is good for a candidate with my profile ? ( other than the IT sector ) ... I mean what companies will probably recruit me in case I have an MBA from a good school ? ( Just to help me find the right schools I need to concentrate on )



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Re: Need help with Direction [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 09:28
Hi dharani1234,
when are u planning to apply for ISB?ISB r1 deadline was on 30th august.Next one is on 30th November..
Ur resumes seems to be gr8 try to score High on GMAT too that will leave very less chance for good Bschools to reject a profile like yours..
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Re: Need help with Direction [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 09:41
Thanks a lot for the guidance Sandeep.

I hope I will have to wait till next year then to apply for ISB .... wrong time to start my prep :( . Anyways better than never I guess.

BTW ... Will it be an advantage if we have an MBA from the top international schools like Wharton/Insead ...etc ?

I don't know if I am eligible .... but was wondering if these schools will be better than ISB.
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Offcourse dharani these schools are on higher edge then ISB firstly because of international exposure.
their ranking is also on higher side than ISB..Try looking for rankings in FT.com if u dnt have idea.

offcourse u r eligible all these schools basically want 2 years of work ex and that too is not necessary...I will say go ahead with these schools unless and untill u feel of studying in INDIA only.. :)
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Re: Need help with Direction [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 10:18
Thanks a lot sandy for your help. Really appreciate it.

One final question is ... will I be able to work in INDIA with these international degrees ?
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Re: Need help with Direction [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 10:25
haha..After getting pass out from wharton or Insead u will loose eligibility to work in INDIA coz only very few companies will be able to afford u ;)
Just a single mention of Wharton or Insead is enuf to Place u on higher side...
dont worry so much dear!!!!
just go ahead!!!U will have so much to explore!!! :)
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