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Please Evaluate my Profile [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 08:49
Hi Friends.....

I am Devarshi, Male, 28 years, Electrical Engineer from Lucknow, India

My profile;

X---UP Board ---72%
XII----UP Board---- 72%
then a gap of 3 yrs...
B.Tech(Electrical & Electronics)----UP Technical University----66% (CGPA 6.6 on a scale of 10)
average extra crculars at School and College level.



then 2 years of experience as a Lecturer and a Trainee Engineer in an Electronics company....nothing much significant...was preparing for PSUs and CAT...
July 2009---Selected in Power Grid Corporation of India Limited through All India Test...
CTC 11.5 LPA at that time...
Currently working in PGCIL as an Engineer in Executive cadre with a CTC of 12.5 LPA ( Approx 20000$ per annum....Inhand salary 1000$ per Month...)
work exp in PGCIL ----40 months

Managing the operation of High voltage AC transmission System at 765/400 kV as well as 400/220 kV Sub-stations as Shift in-charge.
Managing an Operation and Maintenance Team looking after the Power System Elements such as Power Transformers, Shunt Reactors, Circuit Breakers, Instrument Transformers.
Managing a Testing and Commissioning Team performing on site testing of various power system elements and protection schemes.
Managing a team looking after the functions of Fixed Series Compensator to increase the Power Transmission Capacity of a High Voltage Transmission Line.

Also Attended few certificate Programs such as in Technical Consulting, BSI standards etc.

Have started preparing for GMAT...will be taking it in early 2013.
Just took GMAT prep practice test 1....score came out to be 710.
I will be targeting 750.

Just wanted to ask u Guys...considering my avg Acads and gaps during study...and a low GPA at Grad level, which international MBA prgms i can look forward too....also...shall a higher GMAT score compensate for an average Acadmc performance....whether there are any good MBA progms that overlook avg GPA if i fare well in my essays and interviews....Any suggestion will be highly regarded..
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Re: Please Evaluate my Profile [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2012, 21:38
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Hello,

Thanks for submitting your profile.

A high GMAT score can help to offset average undergraduate GPAs, especially if there is a good reason for the low GPA to begin with (can address this in an optional statement). It's not always enough to overcome a very low GPA, but certainly helps show that a candidate is analytically capable in the event that their GPA does not demonstrate that :)

As for your profile, I'd say given your academic history, gaps and your professional background (Indian Male Engineer), along with what seems to be a lack of extracurricular and community activities, you'll want to aim for lower tier 1 and tier 2 programs. As to which schools in particular you should apply for, that really depends on what your goals are and what you're looking for from an MBA program... it's difficult for me to suggest. As far as ranges/tiers, though, I'd look at programs like Tepper, UT Austin, Fisher, Boston University.

Hope this helps as a starting point.

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Re: Please Evaluate my Profile [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2012, 09:04
mbaMissionMili wrote:
Hello,

Thanks for submitting your profile.

A high GMAT score can help to offset average undergraduate GPAs, especially if there is a good reason for the low GPA to begin with (can address this in an optional statement). It's not always enough to overcome a very low GPA, but certainly helps show that a candidate is analytically capable in the event that their GPA does not demonstrate that :)

As for your profile, I'd say given your academic history, gaps and your professional background (Indian Male Engineer), along with what seems to be a lack of extracurricular and community activities, you'll want to aim for lower tier 1 and tier 2 programs. As to which schools in particular you should apply for, that really depends on what your goals are and what you're looking for from an MBA program... it's difficult for me to suggest. As far as ranges/tiers, though, I'd look at programs like Tepper, UT Austin, Fisher, Boston University.

Hope this helps as a starting point.


Best,
Mili

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Thanks for the reply Mili......I would like to add some information I have collected recently while searching for a specific pool of B-schools which offer Programmes more aligned towards my experience, exposure as well as short and long term goals ...

First...Major B-Schools don't want an international student to convert his corresponding Grades to US GPA system, rather they expect them to submit it as per their University norms...Also...according to World Education Services website and a few other reliable GPA converting sources...A Bachelor's degree with more than 60% marks from any university in India...corresponds to a minimum of 3.5 to 4.0 US GPA...Accordingly I can safely assume that I have a corresponding US GPA of 3.5 or more...which might not be considered bad for any US B-school application I suppose...So...no more worries as far as this GPA thing is concerned....

However....I am seriously introspecting about how to represent myself different from the lot to grab a few eyeballs...and am working on the community service and extra curricular thing too....Thanks for guiding me..
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Re: Please Evaluate my Profile [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2012, 11:55
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Yes - this is true, but I'd say the average applicants are in the 70% + range. Just an FYI.

Best of luck!
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