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PROFILE EVAL FOR ISB

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Concentration: Strategy, Operations
Schools: ISB '15
GMAT 1: 720 Q48 V40
GPA: 3.18
WE: Supply Chain Management (Manufacturing)
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PROFILE EVAL FOR ISB [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 04:14
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HI,
First of all I would like to mention that I will be applying next year for the class starting in 2014 . (or the 'class of 2015')

As of now my stats are as follows. I would like to know what I should be doing to make my profile stand out.
1. Work ex: will be 2 yrs 10 months by march 2014 which is when i plan to join. I work with ABB(fortune 200). Role: supply chain management. Work includes interactions with a lot of international suppliers.
2. Academics: 90% + in both Xth and XIIth. BTECH Electrical and electronics GPA 7.96/10 (manipal institute of technology)
3. GMAT 720(Q48, V40)
4.extra curriculars: volunteer with a local NGO. teach underpriviledged kids spoken english. Regularly train new volunteers. Started the 'volunteers blog' for all the volunteers involved with this NGO all over the country so tht they can share their experiences. Part of organizing team for various activities tht this NGO takes part in. MIGHT get into a more 'manegerial' role (such as the zonal coordinator ) in the future.
Diploma in Bharatnatyam and Painting
Published poems and short stories in newspapers and web-magazines(during school time though).I still write but havent published anything for ages. Avid reader.
I just started learning to play the guitar


I know I have an 'average' profile.....whichj is whuy I want to know what to do to make it stand out. I am trying to take up more responsibility at my workplace...i have exactly one year before I apply...PLEASE help me!


THANKS A LOT IN ADVANCE,
oopsii
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Re: PROFILE EVAL FOR ISB [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2013, 13:27
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Hi Oopsii,

Thanks for sharing. Your profile is stronger than you think. Supply chain management is a niche field and is highly valued at business schools. It seems like your academics are fairly strong. And, your community work is actually quite deep relative to other Indian applicants. Not to mention your achievements in dance and arts. Overall, it seems you are quite well rounded.

I would say the best thing you could do to stand out is to wait one more year before applying. My biggest concern is that you simply don't have very much full time work experience (most people have 3-5 years at the time of matriculation). You can still apply, of course, and I do still think you'll get into some decent schools, but you'll really want to demonstrate your professional leadership. So, as much as you can take the lead on projects, lead teams, or initiative new projects at work, the better. Also, I would encourage you to take on more of a formal leadership role at the NGO. Finally, I'd be sure to continue your extracurricular activities and maybe try to do something interesting with one of them that showcases your leadership (start a dance school or a painting school? I don't know - those are just random ideas).

Best of luck,
Mili

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