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Profile evaluation [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2011, 03:17
Can you please evaluate my profile and give your valuable inputs whenever you find time?

Please find below a summary of my profile:

Education: Engineering undergraduate (2006 batch) in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Have minors in Finance management during undergrad.

CGPA: 6.14 on a 10 scale. Above 90 % during secondary education

Work Ex: Approx five years till date.
2006-2008: Worked as Project engineer for first two years in industrial water Treatment Company in India.
2008-2010: worked as a Product Engineer (launched and successfully developed a new water technology for Indian market as this company enters into a Joint Venture with a French company, which is a global leader in water treatment business.
2010 October to date: Working as Process engineer in the Indian office of a Canadian MNC.

Extra curricular:
1. Team leader of a 90 km long cycle expedition team
2. Member of national cadet cops ( have certificate for this)
3. Volunteer for college cultural fest and member of Hostel cricket team

GMAT: Aiming for 750. I am giving exam in July first week

IELTS: Giving exam in June.

Post MBA-aspirations: To work in consulting or operations for a Global company:

My strengths as I see:
Worked with business partners from Europe and North America.
Good Communication skills
5 yrs Work ex.

My weakness as I see:
Low GPA in under grad.
Not reached managerial level as of now.
No international work ex


In general I need your comments on my profile and also timing and the schools to target. In specific, if you can, please answer to my below concerns.
1. Should you think I should wait to get my MBA?
2. As of now, I have short listed schools like SDA Bacconi (Italy), Rotman (Canada), Sauder (British Columbia), Carlson ( Minnesota)? All of these schools, I know are good but not even near TOP 20 globally. Do you think if I work on my profile and put my best foot forward during applications, I can start targeting top 20 global B-schools?
3. Can you please suggest some schools which may suit my profile?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Profile evaluation [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2011, 00:18
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Sandeepmba:
Thanks for the excellent detail you provided in your initial post.
To answer your questions very directly:

1 - No you should not wait. You have been working for 5 years now and that is enough for any top business school programs.
2 - I am not sure you consider your undergraduate performance to be so weak. I guess the ultimate test will be to see whether or not you received any type of first class distinction. The important thing about undergraduate scores is how relative they are. So where you in the top percentile of the bottom? it is all relative. of course, if you nail the GMAT then I do think that you should apply to top 25 MBA programs. I think that you are underestimating your prospects.
3 - I would look into other European programs that will value your years of work experience and then have an international emphasis. I am a big fan of the Oxford and Cambridge programs. I suggest you look there.

respectfully,
Paul Lanzillotti

Sandeepmba wrote:
Can you please evaluate my profile and give your valuable inputs whenever you find time?

Please find below a summary of my profile:

Education: Engineering undergraduate (2006 batch) in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Have minors in Finance management during undergrad.

CGPA: 6.14 on a 10 scale. Above 90 % during secondary education

Work Ex: Approx five years till date.
2006-2008: Worked as Project engineer for first two years in industrial water Treatment Company in India.
2008-2010: worked as a Product Engineer (launched and successfully developed a new water technology for Indian market as this company enters into a Joint Venture with a French company, which is a global leader in water treatment business.
2010 October to date: Working as Process engineer in the Indian office of a Canadian MNC.

Extra curricular:
1. Team leader of a 90 km long cycle expedition team
2. Member of national cadet cops ( have certificate for this)
3. Volunteer for college cultural fest and member of Hostel cricket team

GMAT: Aiming for 750. I am giving exam in July first week

IELTS: Giving exam in June.

Post MBA-aspirations: To work in consulting or operations for a Global company:

My strengths as I see:
Worked with business partners from Europe and North America.
Good Communication skills
5 yrs Work ex.

My weakness as I see:
Low GPA in under grad.
Not reached managerial level as of now.
No international work ex


In general I need your comments on my profile and also timing and the schools to target. In specific, if you can, please answer to my below concerns.
1. Should you think I should wait to get my MBA?
2. As of now, I have short listed schools like SDA Bacconi (Italy), Rotman (Canada), Sauder (British Columbia), Carlson ( Minnesota)? All of these schools, I know are good but not even near TOP 20 globally. Do you think if I work on my profile and put my best foot forward during applications, I can start targeting top 20 global B-schools?
3. Can you please suggest some schools which may suit my profile?

Thanks in advance.

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