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Please evaluate my profile - Indian IT male [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2013, 21:16
Hello 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 Full time Residential MBA mainly outside India.

Target Schools - INSEAD, IMD, HEC Paris,IE Business School and Oxford SAID.
31,Indian IT male, Total Experience - 9 years and 10 Months, planning to apply for MBA in 2014 in Round 3 or Round 4 (I am also OK with applying in 2015 if things do not go as planned)

Graduation - 84.2% - Stood first in my college and 7th Rank in the University.
12th - 94.5%
10th - 86.6%
GMAT - Planning to appear in December (Targeting score around 700)

Work experience
- Working with Oracle Consulting with 9 years and 10 months experience.
- Have more than 3 years work experience managing a team of more than 12 people.
- Have 2.8 years of International work experience working in United Kingdom and USA.

Awards and Accolades
Work -
- My current project is awarded the best project award for H2(2012- 2013) with the best customer rating of 10/10.
- Successfully managed multiple upgrade projects in my previous company which in turn generated repeat business(more than $80,000) from the same client.
- Won Multiple awards from the customer for successfully completing multiple payroll projects on time with less than 1% issues.

School/College -
- Awarded the outstanding student of the year award for the outgoing batch of my class.
- Won multiple Paper presentation awards.
- Scored 100% in my Higher Secondary School Maths and 95% in my College.
- Took French as my second language in my Higher secondary school and scored 95%.

Extra-Curricular Activities
- Have been a part of Organization's Employee club Team that organizes fests, games events, fund raising, CSRs, etc.
- Sponsoring a Child

Post MBA Goals - I plan to go into Financial services Industry or a Management Consulting (I am basically looking to switch my industry post MBA from IT to something like Management consulting or Financial Services)

Please do guide me if there are some other extra curricular activities that I should take to improve my chances.Also kindly let me know whether my age could be a factor which could deter my chances of getting selected into schools as per my choice.

Thanks in advance for your time and help !!
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Re: Please evaluate my profile - Indian IT male [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2013, 17:13
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Hi Raghuvir,

You have strong profile. Here is my assessment of your candidacy.

Academic Capacity: You have good GPA. You have secured first rank in college and 7th rank in the university which testifies to your academic potential. However, you still need to conquer GMAT .

Work Experience: You have almost 10 years of work experience which makes you more suitable for an EMBA program than for an MBA. You have won various awards and accolades at work which makes me assume you will have tons of accomplishments stories to share in your essays.

Leadership Responsibilities : You are managing a team of 12 people for the last three years, so I am sure you have had many opportunities to demonstrate your leadership skills .

International Experience: Good .You have 2.8 years of International work experience .

Extra-Curricular Activities/Community Service - You have had some involvement in ECs. (Have been a part of Organization's Employee club Team that organizes fests, games events, fund raising, CSRs, etc. - Sponsoring a Child )

Here are answers to your questions :

Q.1 Please do guide me if there are some other extra-curricular activities that I should take to improve my chances.

You may get involved in some volunteering activities .However, your major focus at this time should be to ace the GMAT.

Q.2 Also, kindly let me know whether my age could be a factor which could deter my chances of getting selected into schools as per my choice.

Since you are aware that age factor may be a deterrent for you, I am not sure why are you further delaying it to R-3-4 ( most competitive rounds) or even 2015. Sorry for being so blunt.

You may email me with any questions you have for me.

Good luck,

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Re: Please evaluate my profile - Indian IT male [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2013, 20:58
Thank you for your response.
The main reason I am looking for an MBA is because I am looking to change my career from Technology consulting to Management Consulting or Financial Services.
Also, I am targeting only one year courses as I do not want to stay away from Job market for long. As I am taking my GMAT during the month of December, by the time I am done with my essays, I assume most colleges will be done with their Round 1 and 2 and that is why I am targeting Rounds 3 and 4.
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Re: Please evaluate my profile - Indian IT male [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2013, 20:45
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Hi Raghuveer,

I understand your situation and viewpoint. I would sugegst that you begin working on putting together a strong application while preparing for your GMAT. People do accepted in R-3 and 4, too.

Be articulate about your goals. Make up your mind if you plan to switch to management consulting or financial services because your goals essay would be constructed around this goal.

Also, I would give it my best to this venture this year itself and not postpone it to next year.

You can email me if you have any questions for me.

Good luck on your application,

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Re: Please evaluate my profile - Indian IT male [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2013, 21:38
Thank you once again for your quick response.I have listed some colleges in my post , do you think I should include any more colleges in my list.
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Re: Please evaluate my profile - Indian IT male [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2013, 10:39
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Raghuveer, your list looks fine to me ( INSEAD, IMD, HEC Paris,IE Business School and Oxford SAID.) You may add one more school.The more the merrier.:)
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Re: Please evaluate my profile - Indian IT male [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2013, 09:24
Thank you again for your quick response and evaluation.
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Re: Please evaluate my profile - Indian IT male [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2013, 15:14
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You are most welcome , Raghuveer.
Good luck on your application.
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