Could you please evaluate my chances for top 5 schools in US. I am looking for 2009 admissions. As I still have some time could you guide me where are the holes. Thanks.
Btech: Aerospace Enginnering
School: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay)
MS: Pennstate Univ, Aerospace Engg
GMAT 760 (M51, V42), awa=4.5
Work Ex: 3 years
First year as project-leader of automotive engineering consultancy projects
for Mercedes and BMW.
Last two years at GM, R&D at Michigan. Leading a cutting-edge technology project with Stanford University. Soon transferring to Product Development to traing engineers and make sure our developed technology make sizable impact and follow the visioned procedure.
Publications: Overall four main-stream conference publications. One patent.
Sports - Cricket, volleyball - One of the founding members of the cricket club at Pennstate. Represented University in Washington league. Currently playing with Troy cricket club at michigan. Represented Hostel at Interhostel volley tournaments.
- Board member for GM Indian employees association.
- Organizer for Canteen team at India's largest college-cultural festival,
- Best graduating student award, high school
Please let me know if I should provide more info?
You didn't mention your post-MBA goalsm which are critical in school selection. You have a strong profile but you are in the very heavily populated Male Indian Technology category which means you must work hard to stand out from the pack. Your community involvements while impressive seem somewhat typical, so I might recommend finding a true leadership role in a community organization and really making a strong impact there (i.e., board level or at least team leadership role). This leadership impact will help you establish the leadership profile the top schools expect, which it sounds like you'll need since I assume you do not have formal leadership roles at work. Unfortunately, the fact that your profile is not terribly unusual will make schools like Stanford and HBS very, very difficult for you to break into. Your odds would be better at places like Chicago, MIT, etc.