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Profie Evaluation - Software Engineer

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Status: Single
Joined: 20 Oct 2011
Posts: 3
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, General Management
GMAT 1: 720 Q50 V38
GPA: 3.82
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
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Profie Evaluation - Software Engineer [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2011, 10:15
GMAT: 720 Q:50 V:38
Exp:4 years in EMC2 (Fortune 500 company)
Community Service : Active member of a NGO during Tsunami.
I am planning to apply to the top schools like Stanford, LBS,Wharton, IE,ESADE,ISB, SDA.
I am bit concerned about my low AWA score, will it affect my admission drastically.
I have performed many management related activities during my contribution to the NGO. I lead a team of MBA graduates in Tamil Nadu, India to set up a relief camp for the tsunami victims. The team was also instrumental in collecting the statistics of the affected victims and proposing few suggestions to ensure that the relief materials were properly distributed to the affected. I was also instrumental in rescuing about 100 people stranded in Vivekanada rock in Kanyakumari during the tsunami.
The NGO founder has agreed to give me a recommendation but the trouble is that we dont have an official web site. Being a non-profit organization the founder only has a personal mail id, will such a recommendation be accepted by B-schools. But our NGO is one of the few directly recogonised and funded by the Supreme court of India.
I am a software developer in EMC2 a fortune 500 software company. I have initiated few process improvements in my business unit saving app 100 man days a year. I was involved in sealing a deal with a customer in Middle east ( Explained the benefits and how it would address their need ). Co-ordinated and managed a release of a product earning $500 million annually. Cross-sold one of our products between different teams and reduced much effort .Won Bronze awards twice (Individual excellence.)
My future business plan is around venture capitalism and have developed a pretty decent business model. The initial phase of my plan is already in motion, as I am doing some experiments right now.
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Re: Profie Evaluation - Software Engineer [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2011, 15:44
The Euro schools like IE, ESADE, IESE, Bocconi, etc. you have a reasonable shot - they're sweet spots and where you should focus your efforts, assuming you're looking to live/work in Europe post-MBA. Maybe add Oxford and Cambridge to that list. LBS will be a stretch school (you'll need a bit of luck, but you have enough of a shot that it's at least worth applying). Stanford and Wharton are long shots - if you apply just know that it's extremely unlikely you'll get in, even with the best possible applications.

As for the AWA, don't worry about it - adcoms don't really look at it. As for the NGO, you're making too big of a deal -- whether you can verify it or not isn't really that important because what adcoms are going to be focused on is your professional profile.

Alex Chu

Re: Profie Evaluation - Software Engineer   [#permalink] 06 Nov 2011, 15:44
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