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Nationality: Indian GMAT: 740 (Q 49 V42) GPA: 3.61 from top 50 engineering school USA (Tier 2/3) Graduated cum lade Major: Electrical Engineering Minor: Business Administration Work Experience: 3 years at Matriculation (India) 1 Year: Business Development officer for an online portal (gracerequest.com) for spa and salon reservations, and gym memberships. The business didn’t go well so we closed it after one year. I was working with the founder and 3 others. (India) 2 years: Big 4 IT Risk, Associate Consultant Internships: • Comcast : Software QA 6 mths (USA) • Central Electronics Limited (Govt of India) : Solar photovoltaic QA 6 mths Community Service: Taught poor children in a village every weekend for 6 months Leadership • Elected officer for two professional organizations college chapter • Represented the university at a leadership conference Honors: • Member electrical engineering honors society • Ranked 3rd in Senior Design Competition • Dean’s List • Dean’s Merit Scholarship Future Plans: Use my mba education and international exposure to improve my business acumen and come back to India, an emerging economy, and start my own business. Please evaluate my chances for the following colleges 1. Wharton 2. LBS 3. INSEAD 4. Kellogg 5) ISB Also, please let me know if there is any apparent weakness. Any thoughts are appreciated. Thank you very much for your time.
With your work experience, use your full resume to show very specific accomplishments in these roles. What leadership roles have you taken? What team interactions have you successfully built? Business schools want to know how you function in the business world, with other professionals, not just the technicals of your position. You don't need to focus on the failure of your previous online portal - put the focus on any positive outcomes that you derived from the experience or accomplished while you were there.
Good job with the leadership section. Don't spend too much room in your resume on this, but use enough description to show your capabilities.
Your essay are where you can show off your future plans in more detail. What kind of business do you want to operate in India? Why is it important to you to focus on your home country, an emerging market? There's a lot of opportunity here to differentiate yourself by showing your vision and describing what qualities you find important to reach your goals.
You have great school here. They're competitive, and many times the decision comes down to how cohesive your application package is. With a strong GMAT, well written and specific essays, and a clear picture of how you want to grow through the business school program to use your skills for your future plans, that gives admissions a solid picture of you as a candidate. Make sure that you really tap into the specifics of each program and don't send a 'generic' essay to each.
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Re: Profile Evaluation
10 Nov 2012, 08:04