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Profile Eval - Public Sector Work Exp

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Profile Eval - Public Sector Work Exp [#permalink] New post 21 May 2012, 09:01
Age : 29 Yrs – US Citizen (Naturalized)- East Indian Origin

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BS Electrical Engg - GPA 3.0/4 (Engg College in India)- Had to re-take some exams (Weak Point)
MS Electrical Engg – GPA 3.6/4 (State Univ in Nevada)- Awarded 100% Scholarship for research, was an RA also.
Many IT Certifications
Many IT Courses/Trainings

Work Exp:
6 Months in IT Services Company in India
1.5 Yrs –IT Consultant- Independent Consultant with Top IT consulting Firm (Contractor)(F 500 Clients)
5.0 Yrs –IT Development in US Government, Strategic implementation of various State of art systems (Spear headed various tech implementations ..good position with benefits, so took it!.)
Working on setting up my own business and designing a product (IT services)

Skilled in IS management, Business Intelligence, Analytics, Performance Management, ERP and CRM packages, analysis, strategic planning and innovative IT implementation exp.

Extra Curricular:
Regular speaker and presenter (papers) in many IT conferences.
Keen interest in finance industry, Stocks, investments, markets etc.
Active Bond industry knowledge and trader
Volunteer at Local Fire and Police Dept.
Volunteer to help food charity organizations
Active Marathon Runner
Have various profit making hobbies, like antique, metals, coins, stamps collections ( how relevant?)

Need for MBA:

Get into Senior IS management in IT /Strategic positions in IT consulting Industry (Big)
Product Development roles in top Companies (esp. Silicon valley)
Operations/Strategy management in Big Corporations
Or at least Strategic position in Government IT (least fav)

Just wanted to know how well is my profile suited to get into a good B-schools for an MBA in USA. I am mostly inquisitive about my work exp in public sector, weak under grad etc.. how does that fare?

1.What can I do to make my profile stronger ? (take additional courses in local univ? etc…?)
2.How to justify my bad under grad?

With this profile what range of scores should I shoot for in GMAT to get into very good B-Schools?
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Re: Profile Eval - Public Sector Work Exp [#permalink] New post 23 May 2012, 11:57
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hmmmm..."very good" b-schools is a bit vague. My definition of very good b-schools would be anything in the top30, often considered the "top tier" of business schools. In order to hit the top 30 you will need to have strengths in all key areas including leadership, teamwork, creativity/innovation and maturity. You have the maturity down for sure, and you seem to have had meaningful team experiences. Engineeriing usually indicates innovation, but I don't see much evidence for leadership. Getting a good GMAT score is imporant, particularly for someone from India who has worked mostly in IT, because this is a very very large applicant pool each year. What is a "good" GMAT score? In your case, if you can get a seven handle on your score, I would recommend it. Again, this is mostly because the average applicant in your pool will have similar GMAT scores. I would pick out a couple of dream schools in the top 10 or 12 and then a few deeper into this top tier pool, including a couple in the 20-30 top school range so that you increase your chances. Let us know if we can be more consultative on your specific situation.
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