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GMAT - 750 ( Q -50 , V - 40) CGPA - 8.52 out of 10.00 Work Exp. - YAHOO! ( 2 yrs till date ) Joined Yahoo! as a fresher 2 yrs ago. Working as a Software Engineer. Lead of some products which my team works on. No experience in leading people / team. Degree - B.tech ( Computer Science ) Nationality - INDIAN.
Have organized fests in College as a core community member. Have participated in almost every dance event (Solo, Duet , Group) happened in University . Have been on winning side as well. Because of the 2nd point mentioned above , I was made the lead of the dance team and dance events. I have continued dance post college. Have been part of cricket team in high school. Have won quizes in college - Arithmanias etc.
No experiences with NGOs and other social communities.
Please evaluate my profile.
Based on my profile , Which colleges should I consider ?
First of all, you have a very nice basis - with a fantastic GMAT and a great company on your resume.
My first thought, is that if all else is equal, maybe you would want to wait a year or two... to first of all get a promotion in yahoo (and maybe lead some people? does this happen?) and to give yourself time to join some sort of volunteer group. Plus as you probably know, applying with two years is gonna be much tougher than applying with three or four.
So, if you have good reason to apply this year, you CAN, but do be aware that you would likely get into a less good school than you would in one or two years more with a promotion and some good volunteer work.
I agree with you on the point that applying with just 2 yrs of exp. is tougher. But I will have 3 yrs of exp by the I get into a B-school . And , I don't think I will get a chance to lead people with just 3 - 4 yrs of experience . It is not possible as the position demands minimum of 7 - 8 yrs of experience.
And , I am the lead of some of the products on which my team works - my team member contact me for any problems , and I have trained them on those products.
Above all these points , I am not adding any value to my resume/career by continuing in technical position. I want to learn business with a specialization in Consultancy.
Is there any possibility of overshadowing the lack of volunteer work with some other stuff ( please suggest) ?
Programs that I would like to join - MIT SLOAN , KELLOGGS , TUCK , INSEAD , WHARTON (Dream )
Well, do keep in mind that schools STILL want to see 4-5 years experience, so you might still benefit from a bit more time. But anyhow, if you feel you are ready now, go for it. Worst comes to worst, you gain more experience and try again!
For your evaluation, all the schools you have listed are top programs. Now, you would have a shot, given your great GMAT and your employer, but STILL it is not going to be easy, because of the very tough pool you come from, plus lack of volunteer/extra plus having a bit less experience (this is especially true for INSEAD where the average age is 30, and people are FAR more experienced).
Anyhow all of these schools are tough ones, like I wrote and what is missing is schools in the Top 20, but out of the top 7 to give your strategy the balance it needs in function of your strengths and weaknesses... so schools like Tepper, Johnson, Marshall, Anderson, NYU etc. etc. should be added to your list to give it some balance.