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Please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2014, 22:44
Hi

I took GMAT on 15th April and want to know where I stand. Please evaluate my profile.

1. Male/Indian/25 years old/3 years of work experience
2. GMAT: 760 (Q50, V42, IR-3, AWA- awaited)
3. Education:
a. B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT Roorkee)- CGPA- 7.6/10 (Dont know how to convert it to 4 point scale)
b. 10th Class – 81%
c. 12th Class – 83 %
4. Work Experience:
- 3 years of experience as Engineer in a top Indian power sector (a public sector company).
- Commissioned a High Voltage Transmission line
- Commissioned an extra high voltage substation
- Currently Managing the Operation and Maintenace of the above substation
- Consistently ranked top performer
5. Extra Curricular:
- House captain in school
- Won several events at school level.
- Won Inter IIT music band competition ( 9 IITs participated)
- Joint Secretary of Music Section at IIT Roorkee – Organized 7 music shows and participated in all of them. Played keyboard and guitar.
- Chairman of Electrical Engineering Students’ Society of IIT Roorkee – organized events such as mentor-mentee program, placement and intership talks, etc. for the juniors.
- Won prizes in various events during Technical and Cultural Festivals of the College (Ranked one of the best in the country)
- Organized several events during Tech and Cultutal Festivals of the college.
- Organized a free medical checkup camp as part of company CSR activity.

I am looking to apply in the following colleges in 2015:
1. Indian School of Business
2. Kellogg (One year Program)
3. IMD
4. Insead
Not decided the 2 year programs yet.

I want to ask following questions
1. My IR score is very low. How will it impact my applications. I feel that by next year Universities will start considering IR scores. Will I have to retake GMAT?
2. I still have some time before I apply. What things can I do to improve my profile?
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Re: Please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2014, 20:24
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Hey utkmittal1,

Thanks for reaching out to me.

The first thing you can do to improve your profile is to have some sort of goal in mind. It's not really appropriate to apply to business school or even consider it if you don't have any sort of short-term and long-term goals in mind. As you know, the MBA is an education that will allow you to go from where you are today, to where you want to be in the future. It does this by providing you the skills, experience and relationships necessary for you to do so. This being said, I need to know about your background, as well as your future goals. You have provided me some baseline information about where you are today. However, in order for me to provide you with an assessment of what schools you may want to consider applying to, I need to know what your future goals are – both short and long-term. Please provide me this information and I will be glad to provide you some direction.

Other than that, retake the GMAT if you feel you can do better on the Q and V sections, as well as the IR. To be clear, I do think that you should retake the GMAT because the IR is pretty low - low enough to be noticed if you are "on the bubble".

Respectfully,
Paul Lanzillotti

utkmittal1 wrote:
Hi

I took GMAT on 15th April and want to know where I stand. Please evaluate my profile.

1. Male/Indian/25 years old/3 years of work experience
2. GMAT: 760 (Q50, V42, IR-3, AWA- awaited)
3. Education:
a. B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT Roorkee)- CGPA- 7.6/10 (Dont know how to convert it to 4 point scale)
b. 10th Class – 81%
c. 12th Class – 83 %
4. Work Experience:
- 3 years of experience as Engineer in a top Indian power sector (a public sector company).
- Commissioned a High Voltage Transmission line
- Commissioned an extra high voltage substation
- Currently Managing the Operation and Maintenace of the above substation
- Consistently ranked top performer
5. Extra Curricular:
- House captain in school
- Won several events at school level.
- Won Inter IIT music band competition ( 9 IITs participated)
- Joint Secretary of Music Section at IIT Roorkee – Organized 7 music shows and participated in all of them. Played keyboard and guitar.
- Chairman of Electrical Engineering Students’ Society of IIT Roorkee – organized events such as mentor-mentee program, placement and intership talks, etc. for the juniors.
- Won prizes in various events during Technical and Cultural Festivals of the College (Ranked one of the best in the country)
- Organized several events during Tech and Cultutal Festivals of the college.
- Organized a free medical checkup camp as part of company CSR activity.

I am looking to apply in the following colleges in 2015:
1. Indian School of Business
2. Kellogg (One year Program)
3. IMD
4. Insead
Not decided the 2 year programs yet.

I want to ask following questions
1. My IR score is very low. How will it impact my applications. I feel that by next year Universities will start considering IR scores. Will I have to retake GMAT?
2. I still have some time before I apply. What things can I do to improve my profile?

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Re: Please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2014, 05:05
PaulLanzillotti wrote:
Hey utkmittal1,

Thanks for reaching out to me.

The first thing you can do to improve your profile is to have some sort of goal in mind. It's not really appropriate to apply to business school or even consider it if you don't have any sort of short-term and long-term goals in mind. As you know, the MBA is an education that will allow you to go from where you are today, to where you want to be in the future. It does this by providing you the skills, experience and relationships necessary for you to do so. This being said, I need to know about your background, as well as your future goals. You have provided me some baseline information about where you are today. However, in order for me to provide you with an assessment of what schools you may want to consider applying to, I need to know what your future goals are – both short and long-term. Please provide me this information and I will be glad to provide you some direction.

Other than that, retake the GMAT if you feel you can do better on the Q and V sections, as well as the IR. To be clear, I do think that you should retake the GMAT because the IR is pretty low - low enough to be noticed if you are "on the bubble".

Respectfully,
Paul Lanzillotti



Hi Paul

Thank you so much for replying. I am at the initial stage of my MBA application process...just done with GMAT and nothing much. My short term and long term goals are :

SHORT TERM GOAL
Post MBA, I plan to join a top power sector company such as Siemens and ABB that deals with renewable energy. I wish to utilize my pre-MBA technical experience and leanings at the B-school to shape my post MBA career. I can work as a project manager for a solar or wind power project.

LONG TERM GOAL
In long term, I wish to work as a renewable energy consultant. I can utilize my experience from the company I will work for to understand the markets for renewable energy establishments such as solar and wind power projects.

I have also written my work-experience in detail.

Construction of 400 kV double circuit transmission line
• Dealt with Forest Department and State electricity board officials to arrange required clearances.
• Dealt with farmers to clear right of way issues faced during the different stages of project.
• Handled the work of compensation disbursement to the affected farmers.
• Ensured availability of tools and plants for timely execution of work.
• Planning at different stages to minimize the project completion time.
Commissioning of 02 Nos. 765 kV Transmission lines and 07 Nos. Shunt reactors
• Commissioned the
• Managed the oil filtration process and erection work and conducted testing of all the reactors.
• Obtained clearance from Central Electricity Authority for energization of reactors.
• Monitored progress on daily basis and incorporated modifications in planning to reduce the time required for completion by at least 10 days.
• Ensured safety of employees and labor and achieved zero major or minor accidents
Operation and Maintenance of 765 kV Substation
• Currently serving as Engineer in charge of the substation protection and automation systems.
• Maintained 100 percent success rate of transmission line Auto-reclose so as to ensure maximum possible availability of lines.
• Assessed the areas of training required and conducted several trainings for subordinates.
• Developed a dummy protection and automation system that is being used as aid to training of operation and maintenance staff.
• Planned outages of transmission lines and equipment for annual maintenance activities ensuring maximum availability.
• Procured tools and plants and testing kits necessary for maintenance works.

I hope the above information will help you understand better about my profile.
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Re: Please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 06 May 2014, 12:01
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Dear Paul,

i wish my message finds you in your best.

Paul, i saw your thread on GMATCLUB. I intend to start MBA in 2015. Can you please throw some light on my profile. I shall be thankful to you if you do so.
Below are my details:

Nationality: Pakistan
Age: 26
Education: BBA-Finance (graduated in Feb, 2012)
GPA 3.6
Work experience: Since 05 March 2012. First Job DAMCO ( As an Air services coordinator)
Present Job: Audit officer, INTERNAL AUDIT, Central Bank of Pakistan
Industry: finance/public sector
GMAT SCORE: 640
Social service: Volunteer member of Zinnia society for deaf and Mute, Volunteer for Flood relief activities in 2013, volunteer for earth quake relief activities in 2005.
Extra-curricular: P&G brand launch, elected class representative for 4 years at my university and member of student resource center at Bahria University.
Sports: Cricket in High school & Horse riding (Certified by the Guides Cavalry)

Target business school: Crosby MBA University of Missouri (Columbia), College of William and Mary (Mason), Uni. of Iowa (Tippie), UMass(Amherst) and Rice University.

Paul, Can you please give me feedback based on the details written above.

I shall be thankful to you if you do so.

Looking forward to your reply,
Regards,
BABAR
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Re: Please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 10 May 2014, 03:14
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thanks for providing the additional information. You are going to be more than competitive at the schools that you list. Just make sure that you fulfill the requirements for any one-year program in the United States. For example, Kellogg has a fairly long list of prerequisite courses that you will need to complete before even setting foot on campus.

I like your goals primarily because they directly leverage your current experiences. Business schools are not big fans of career changers – especially at one-year programs. Be sure to look at the career center reports for each individual school. do the companies you list – e.g. Siemens – recruit at INSEAD or Kellogg? what about the oil and gas practices of McKinsey, Bain or BCG? What percentage of graduates from school X or Y are going into energy?
Just make sure that any industry roles or related companies recruit at the school in question – else you will look like you are sailing a ship up the wrong river.

Respectfully,
Paul

utkmittal1 wrote:
PaulLanzillotti wrote:
Hey utkmittal1,

Thanks for reaching out to me.

The first thing you can do to improve your profile is to have some sort of goal in mind. It's not really appropriate to apply to business school or even consider it if you don't have any sort of short-term and long-term goals in mind. As you know, the MBA is an education that will allow you to go from where you are today, to where you want to be in the future. It does this by providing you the skills, experience and relationships necessary for you to do so. This being said, I need to know about your background, as well as your future goals. You have provided me some baseline information about where you are today. However, in order for me to provide you with an assessment of what schools you may want to consider applying to, I need to know what your future goals are – both short and long-term. Please provide me this information and I will be glad to provide you some direction.

Other than that, retake the GMAT if you feel you can do better on the Q and V sections, as well as the IR. To be clear, I do think that you should retake the GMAT because the IR is pretty low - low enough to be noticed if you are "on the bubble".

Respectfully,
Paul Lanzillotti



Hi Paul

Thank you so much for replying. I am at the initial stage of my MBA application process...just done with GMAT and nothing much. My short term and long term goals are :

SHORT TERM GOAL
Post MBA, I plan to join a top power sector company such as Siemens and ABB that deals with renewable energy. I wish to utilize my pre-MBA technical experience and leanings at the B-school to shape my post MBA career. I can work as a project manager for a solar or wind power project.

LONG TERM GOAL
In long term, I wish to work as a renewable energy consultant. I can utilize my experience from the company I will work for to understand the markets for renewable energy establishments such as solar and wind power projects.

I have also written my work-experience in detail.

Construction of 400 kV double circuit transmission line
• Dealt with Forest Department and State electricity board officials to arrange required clearances.
• Dealt with farmers to clear right of way issues faced during the different stages of project.
• Handled the work of compensation disbursement to the affected farmers.
• Ensured availability of tools and plants for timely execution of work.
• Planning at different stages to minimize the project completion time.
Commissioning of 02 Nos. 765 kV Transmission lines and 07 Nos. Shunt reactors
• Commissioned the
• Managed the oil filtration process and erection work and conducted testing of all the reactors.
• Obtained clearance from Central Electricity Authority for energization of reactors.
• Monitored progress on daily basis and incorporated modifications in planning to reduce the time required for completion by at least 10 days.
• Ensured safety of employees and labor and achieved zero major or minor accidents
Operation and Maintenance of 765 kV Substation
• Currently serving as Engineer in charge of the substation protection and automation systems.
• Maintained 100 percent success rate of transmission line Auto-reclose so as to ensure maximum possible availability of lines.
• Assessed the areas of training required and conducted several trainings for subordinates.
• Developed a dummy protection and automation system that is being used as aid to training of operation and maintenance staff.
• Planned outages of transmission lines and equipment for annual maintenance activities ensuring maximum availability.
• Procured tools and plants and testing kits necessary for maintenance works.

I hope the above information will help you understand better about my profile.

_________________


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