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Status: Reapplying...
Affiliations: Net Impact
Joined: 30 May 2010
Posts: 46
Location: India
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V39
GPA: 3.2
WE: Engineering (Transportation)
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2011, 09:46
Hi,
Can you please provide me a short feedback on my profile?
Here is a brief on my profile:
Automotive Product Engineer - 6 yrs work at at matriculation. Worked with Robert Bosch Gmbh, afortune 100 and world's leading automotive company for 5 yrs and at a Harman Becker Automotive for over a year. Interacted with teams in Apple, BMW, Volvo, Ford and Aha Mobile. I am currently involved in the technical integration of a new company by Harman.
8 months of international work experience, and coordinating with teams across multiple time zones and mentoring a team of 4. sufficient leadership experiences One of the youngest members in the team, but shared the responsibilities that are typically done at a higher experience level of 7 years. Acted as a liaison between the teams in India and Germany.
GMAT - 710 ( 39V, 48Q 4.5 AWA )
GPA - 3.0 ( India Non IIT )

Post my MBA i look forward to work in the auto industry alhtough in a different role.

My Short term goal after an MBA is to enter into the general management in the automotive industry and formulate the strategies for business development of the auto companies in the BRIC countries.
In long term I look to rise to a senior management role like a cheif strategy officer in the auto company and help identify the next growth avenues for the company and push for auto industry consolidation


On the extra curricular I was associated with an NGO, teaching kids for 3 years and now I am establishing a CSR department in my new company. I will be the representative of my company to the NGO. I am also a member of the Net Impact and take care of the Net at Work initiatives of the chapter.
I have also presented many whitepapers and presentations on business strategy of auto companies in China and India
I will be a re applicant to Tuck & Darden and plan to apply to Booth, Ross, Haas, McCombs.
Do you think I have a fair chance of making any to these schools? Do you think I should improve my GMAT score, given that my profile resembles to the ubiquitous Indian IT Male?
Thanks in advance for your feedback.
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2011, 07:54
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Hello ajayawanti, thanks for your question.

Did you receive feedback from Tuck and Darden last year on why they did not admit you?

The most critical element of your profile is what you have done since your last application. Most importantly, can you point to times where you have been called on to truly lead, influence, drive results, or take initiative. How have you evolved since last year, what do you now offer the programs? The focus should be on the delta/difference between you today and you last year.

As you note, it would be tough to move the needle regarding GMAT given your demographic. If you have new leadership experience/perspective to speak to, my guess is that would move the needle this year further than 20 points higher on your GMAT.

In terms of programs, you’ve added programs in roughly the same tier to improve your chances, but Booth could be perceived as even slightly more competitive.

I’m still curious what last year’s feedback was.

Best of luck!
Brian

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Current Student
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Status: Reapplying...
Affiliations: Net Impact
Joined: 30 May 2010
Posts: 46
Location: India
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V39
GPA: 3.2
WE: Engineering (Transportation)
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2011, 08:18
HI,

Yes i have got the feedback from both Tuck and Darden.
They advised me to work on my essays - my essays couldn't properly convey my story it seems.
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2011, 06:43
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Hello ajayawanti, thanks for your follow up.

As I wrote above, the key for those schools will be what has changed since you last applied. Have you taken on additional leadership in and/or out of work since last year? How have you changed/evolved? What do you offer today that you did not last year?

Generally, the more you can speak to your experience leading, influencing others, driving results, taking initiative, the more you will differentiate yourself in your essays.

If you have strengthened this aspect of your application, then I would think you’ve increased your viability at all those programs. And, as I wrote before, Booth might be slightly more competitive.

Best of luck!
Brian

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