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Please Evaluate My Profile - Indian IT Male

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Concentration: Finance, General Management
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Please Evaluate My Profile - Indian IT Male [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2013, 13:51
Hello MBA Prep School Team of Experts - Hope you all are doing good !!

Could somebody please evaluate my profile and let me know of my chances ? I am looking for a one year executive Full time Residential MBA, most probably from India.

Target Schools - IIM A, IIM B, IIM C, ISB (Please help me out if I should stretch out my search for colleges outside India as well and gain good scholarship. Money is a special consideration if I plan to look for colleges outside India).

Indian IT male, Total Experience - 7 years and 3 Months, planning to apply for MBA in 2014 (I am also OK with applying in 2015 if things do not go as planned)

Graduation - 79% - 7.9/10 (stood first among Boys)
12th - 71%
10th - 70%
GMAT - yet to appear (Targeting score between 720-740)

Work experience ranges from working in a healthcare domain to a Finance domain (current job)

- Working with 3th Largest U.S. Telecommunication company (CenturyLink) after Verizon and AT&T
- Leading a Team of 5 and working in a project that maintains and processes payments coming from 10-15 different interfaces with a customer base in good numbers
- 3 Months International Experience on a business trip

Awards At Work -
- Best Mentor Award in the Mid West Client Delivery Group (it basically had 3 different sub units that in turn had different clients)
- Spot Award Winner
- AE Award Winner (won a trophy and cash voucher)
- Director's Recognition Award from the Director of the India Technology Centre
- Nominated for Outstanding Service Provider Award - The biggest recognition of the company (waiting for the results, fingers crossed)
- Various Other appreciation emails from onshore
- Have also been involved in catching a high Business Impacting issue where the company might have suffered losses in good amounts had the issue went unnoticed
- Nominated for the Bug Star of the Week Event held in the Organization

Extra-Curricular Activities
- Have been a part of Organization's Employee club Team that organizes fests, games events, fund raising, CSRs, etc.
- Involved in anchoring of Organization's event shows
- Sponsoring a Child
- Recently teamed up with a NGO to understand their work flow and will be soon involved in drawing a flowchart of their business, putting ideas that emphasize more on productivity, more customers, less turn around time, etc.

Post MBA Goal - I plan to go into Financial services Industry or a Management Consulting (My first preference would be to land up with a Banking Job. I am basically looking to switch my industry post MBA from IT to something like Management consulting or Financial Services)

Are my plans realistic or am I just aiming too high ? Please do guide me if there are some other courses that I should sign up to increase my chances. I am open to other options as well post MBA.

Thanks in advance for your time and help !!

Regards,
Rahul Sehgal
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Re: Please Evaluate My Profile - Indian IT Male [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2013, 13:19
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Hi Rahul,

Your profile has a number of strong points. You have a high level of management experience, leading a team of 5, which is extremely valuable to an MBA application. You also have received a lot of awards that will distinguish your resume and are strong on extracurriculars.

However, it's important to acknowledge that these programs are extremely competitive, so you'll have to find other areas to differentiate yourself in order to increase your chances. I would recommend focusing on:

1. Ensuring you get a GMAT score at 720 or above. You really want to strive for a score that's above the average for these programs (generally 720).
2.Coming up with a clear purpose for attending business school, and long-term plan for your career. You'll need to come up with something more specific than financial services and management consulting, and think further about your ideal job 15-20 years down the line. Crafting a powerful essay on this subject could really make you stand out. To get more detailed information on how to do this, visit the "standing out" section of the MBA Prep School website.

Overall, I think that while you definitely have potential as a candidate for these programs, it's always important to spread out your school selection and include a safe school as well as some reaches. To that end, I might consider looking at some programs outside of India.

Hope this helps, and best of luck!
Krista
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Re: Please Evaluate My Profile - Indian IT Male [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2013, 22:15
Thank you so much Krista for your valuable inputs.

Yes, I have started working on my GMAT preparation and will be aiming for the score as you suggested. Thanks once again.
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