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Profile Eval: Indian, Non IT

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Joined: 05 Jun 2010
Posts: 123
Location: India
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Operations
GMAT 1: 680 Q50 V31
GMAT 2: 690 Q47 V38
GMAT 3: 710 Q49 V39
WE: Design (Manufacturing)
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Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 12

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Profile Eval: Indian, Non IT [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2013, 11:08
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GMAT 710 (Q49/V39); 92 (83%/88%)
Nationality :Indian

Engineering:Production engineering (operations and Supply chain) from a Top government College .

GPA: 8 on scale of 10

Work Experience: Total - 4 years
1 st 2.5 years:Major Machine Design and Factory automation firm

0.5 years experience in vendor management.
1 year shop floor supervisor. handled a group of technicians for machine building and commissioning.
1 year design of machine and assembly lines for product assembly( responsible for whole project from initial discussion to commissioning) .

Next 1.5 years: Major automobile firm from Europe.

1 year : Design of assembly lines for automobile components (includes shop floor coordination and supplier interactions) onsite engineer in India .
0.5 years :supply chain and purchase and design of fixtures for assembly components .


Extra Curricular
Volunteer at government school to teach kids mathematics and cricket.
Part of company CSR team.
National/State level cricket player.
Captain university team in the final year.
Part of company cricket team.
Member of organizing committee for cultural as well as technical fests at college.
Internship at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore as assistant to prof. on writing a operations management book for 2 months.

Certifications:
1) Green Belt six sigma.
2) learning German( if that helps).


Why MBA?

The main focus is Operations Management and supply chain.
short term:To gain more experience and exposure in any of major operations or supply chain companies
long term: To take over family business ( not that big) of import and export of heavy machinery( related to operations and supply chain).

Target Schools
Stretch:MIT-Sloan,IESE
Match :Tepper, Ross,ISB, Said.
Safety:NUS, Krannert (purdue), Cranfield


My cause for worry is that I do not have enough quality of WE. Should I wait another year? I don't have any subordinates who report to me. I do not have a promotion to show for as I switched jobs when i was to be promoted. I most probably will be promoted next year beginning.
All that said I will still get glowing recommendations.
Is it a weakness to be an applicant with mostly technical experience?

Request you to please evaluate my profile and advise if I the list seems realistic and if I need to add/remove some schools.

Appreciate your help

Thanks
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Re: Profile Eval: Indian, Non IT [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2013, 13:46
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Hi,

Thanks for sharing your profile. You do come from a large pool of candidates with more of a technical background, and it's true that more people management skills and leadership opportunities will strengthen your candidacy. In terms of applying now vs waiting another year, I would ask yourself what you think you could do to strengthen your application within that year, in terms of taking on new projects or roles or demonstrating more leadership. If there are not many changes you foresee, you may want to apply now as 4 years is still a respectable number of years in the workplace to learn a lot not only technically but also about working with others. If you think you can strengthen your resume and profile in the coming year, you could wait or you could just pick one or two schools to try for this year just in case, with the mindset that you'll re-apply next year most likely.

In either scenario, you'll want to emphasize your community and extracurricular activities, and anywhere that you've demonstrated people management, project management, and communication skills, as well as leadership and teamwork. With very strong essays, you could have a chance, but you'll really need to work hard to stand out.

Your schools seem appropriately categorized, just realize that your reach schools will be very difficult, and the ones labelled 'match' will still be challenging to get into. Most people find time to apply to 3-6 schools max because it is pretty time consuming and you don't want to sacrifice quality for quantity of applications.

Good luck with your decisions and let us know if you have other questions!
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