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Please evaluate my profile..guidance needed [#permalink]
14 May 2007, 22:43
Firstly I would like to say thanks to you guys for taking out time to evaluate our profiles and give us valuable advices.
I am a 25 year old guy living in New Delhi, India. The following will give a brief overview of my profile:
2000-2003 : Pursued undergrad degree in Information Technology from Delhi.
2003-2004: Worked as a VB developer in Delhi in a stock market firm. A small firm though, was a core developer and developed a real time stock analysis package.
2004-2005: Went to UK, did a masters degree in Information Technology.
Jan 2006 - June 2006 - Worked in London in a small company as a developer. Applied for interview in Lehman brothers london, was not successful.
July 2006 - Sep 2006 - Returned to Delhi and worked again as a developer in previous firm.
Oct 2006 - Pursued a 1 month course on SAP and acquired a SAP Certification in ABAP. (ABAP in technical area for SAP. Its dev lang).
Nov 2006 - Current - Working in Siemens Information Systems, as a SAP ABAP developer.
I want to do MBA because I have always been in IT and have only IT skills and no business skills. I want to do business in future and I think i would need business skills. I would also like an opportunity to work in a managerial position in a company in US to learn. I am still unclear about my MBA goal but would like someone to help/guide me.
If I apply for MBA in 2008 I would have 3 years work ex. Is my profile suitable for mba in top us b-schools. What should i do in order to strengthen my profile??? Can anyone guide me ??
You face the same challenge that many Indian/IT applicants face... Standing out from a crowded field of applicants who all sound very similar. You will need to show leadership abilities and a willingness to get involved in your community. My suggestion is to take a couple of more years to try and gain more managerial experience on the job and some meaningful community service experience outside of work.
Anything will do... You don't necessarily need to make a formal move to management... Even leading a project team will help a lot. And don't underestimate the value of leadership experiences outside of work!
Thanks scott for your valuable suggestions. I actually needed some advice/guidance as to what should my goal be after MBA and do I need some business knowledge before doing it. I know I want to do a business after mba and would like some experience in managerial role as well after mba. But how do I go about it.
Not sure what to tell you re: your post-MBA goal since that really needs to come from you! But if you want to gain general management exposure, working in a general management rotation program (like at GE), in brand management, or in management consulting would help a lot.