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Status: Rotman School of Management
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Please evaluate my humble profile [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2012, 05:19
Dear Experts,

I hope you are having a great day! I took my GMAT 1 week back and scored a 690.
Please advise me, based on my GMAT score and profile on the following;

Which schools should I be targeting? I prefer North American schools but please advise other options too.
What are the areas that i should work on further?
Financial assistance/Scholarships/Student loan is a must for me. Please advice on this too.


About myself: Bangladeshi Male /31 years / Around 80 months’ industry experience

GMAT: 690 (Quant: 49, verbal 35, AWA yet to receive.TOEFL-have not appeared yet.

GPA/school: I hold a first class degree in Bachelor of Science (Computer Science & Engineering) from the University of Dhaka. It is the top university of the country. But I’m not sure how this result (first class 44th position in a pool of 75 students) translates to the GPA.

Target schools: Please advise.

Professional background:

Total WE: 7 years

WE-1: BBC Media Action (Formerly world service trust) a Non Profit Organization.

Duration: 1 year as Project Manager (Senior Manager Grade). Worked in different projects at both home and abroad. Currently working in a project to reach 25 million people of Bangladesh and improve their economic conditions. Also working in health and environment improvement projects. Leading a team and recently acted head of department.

WE-3: Grameenphone (Largest telecom operator in Bangladesh with a 35 million subscriber base) of Telenor group (No. 6 Telecom operator in the world)

Duration: 4 years, last position was Manager product development, Technology division. Launched numerous innovative products, worked in different projects as project manager (saved 1.3 million in a project with a innovative solution which didn't cost a penny to the company )

WE-2: Grameenphone IT (Largest IT Company of Bangladesh)

Duration: 2 years, last position was Project Manager (Specialist), Commercial division. Worked in different technology projects both at home and abroad. Some of the project were In one of the projects there was a situation where the project was in dire straits and the Fortune 500 vendor failed to deliver. It was a prestige issue to the company and I stepped in (sounds familiar? :)) and took the challenge. It's was an extreme tough situation as my reputation, job and the company reputation hinged on the project. The project came out successful, with exact deliverables and perfect timing.

Work experience/visits in countries: UK, India, and Malaysia.

Know 3 languages.

Community Service:

I’m involved with an organization that funds the poor but meritorious students for further studies. These students are chosen from the reports of national news papers and patronized till the undergrad admission. I have so far patronized 2 two students with the funding and necessary mentorship.

Extracurricular Activities:

Guitarist and front man of a band. Have one mixed album and 3 music videos aired in national television.
Organized the first Technology Transfer conference in Bangladesh. The participants came from 12 different countries.
Captain of undergrad department cricket B team.
Composed the Company theme song for previous company.
Published numerous poems in school, college, university publiations

Area of interest: I am interested in pursuing a MBA in Finance

Thanks a lot for all the help in advance!
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Re: Please evaluate my humble profile [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2012, 22:24
What are you looking to do post-MBA - what kinds of jobs in particular, and where (what part of the US, Europe, India, other parts of Asia, etc.). The schools you should focus on are dictated by what you hope to do.
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Re: Please evaluate my humble profile [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2012, 03:56
AlexMBAApply wrote:
What are you looking to do post-MBA - what kinds of jobs in particular, and where (what part of the US, Europe, India, other parts of Asia, etc.). The schools you should focus on are dictated by what you hope to do.


Hi Alex,

Thank you for your reply. I'm not really fixated on the post MBA career. I know it's indispensable and crucial to MBA application and that's why i need your suggestions. I would like to go for a Finance major MBA as i think it would make my profile a complete one but my career progression so far suggests general management, preferably in a technology company. Can you help me to put these into context?

I'm looking forward to joining a school in North america or Europe.

I would really appreciate if you can answer to some specific questions such as;

Is my Age going to be a big factor?
To which school my profile suits?
Availability of Tuition remissions.

Please advise me in which schools i stand a strong chance.
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Status: Rotman School of Management
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Location: Canada
WE: General Management (Non-Profit and Government)
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Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 13

Re: Please evaluate my humble profile [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2012, 14:35
Dear Consultant,

Eagerly waiting for your response. Is there way i can contact you directly and ask for your services?

Thank you.



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