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Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2013, 05:45
Hello Everyone,
PLEASE COMMENT ON MY PROFILE and RESPOND TO THE QUERIES BELOW:

Demographics: 25 year old male, Indian
GMAT: yet to appear

Academics:
- Secondary School score—68%
- High School school—60%
- Undergraduate in Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science & Engineering from a Private Engineering college of state technological university with 70.53 %

Reason for MBA- higher career prospects and growth at a good pace

Work History: 18 months as I am working with Cognizant Technology Solutions, India currently as Programmer Analyst (since December 2011). I have finished two projects till now in the finance domain and i am working on the third one in the same. The client is a Zurich based Multinational Bank. In this project , i am developing the front end i.e. the User Interface in ExtJS which is a new technology combined with the existing power of Spring framework.

Key Achievements at work:
- won the technical presentation in the initial months of my work.
- Best learner of the year award in the first year itself.
- Passed the Oracle Certification in Java SE 6 with 98% marks.
- did several internal certifications in Banking and Finance domain(BFS) like investment banking, assets and wealth management, investment accounting, private banking etc.

Awards and scholarships—
- Stood 3rd in the district in MBD Talent Search exam.
- School Head Boy in the year 2005-06 and 2006-07.

Extracurricular:
- Won several quizzes in school.
- Got second position in inter-college robotics competition.
- Played in the Super Eleven National Cricket tournament from the state team.
- Played in the National Softball Championship from the university team
- Lead the College Baseball team in the State level Baseball tournament. The team stood at 3rd place.
- Secured 3rd position in State level Quiz Competition on Renewable Energy.
- Stood 3rd in the inter-school swimming competition.


Post MBA goals:
Targeting for the operations profile as i am more inclined to it

Need opinion: Kindly let me know if my school choices as given below are apt for my profile and which schools out of these am I likely to get through. Also, please guide me which 8 schools I should apply to out of this list.

- Schools targeting - INSEAD Singapore, NBS, NUS
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2013, 08:09
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Hey hotshot2 - not sure who "everyone" is but we'll give you a few comments.

Operations is a good career choice and there's somewhat fewer people interested in that so it's easier to stand out. The first statement you provided as "reason for the MBA" is not nearly enough to go on for an application, you need to develop a concrete set of career goals to present to the schools or you will frankly have little chance of admission at any good program. It's also hard to see how you're a fit to an ops program when you're currently a front-end programmer but it's up to you to make that pitch.

We sort of need to know a GMAT score before we can offer anything substantive about school choice etc but the schools you've named definitely look at the whole package and are open to a range of profiles, so they could be good targets for a variety of GMAT scores - but the score does matter, obviously. So we can't do much more for you without knowing that.

Your college experiences matter in the context of the MBA applications but activities and awards from lower schools do not; don't even bother mentioning them, they're irrelevant at this point (sorry!). There's only a very few exceptions to that and we're not seeing them in what you've shared of your profile.

Much of your background looks very standard compared to so many others we see so you'll need to dig into your experiences and show how you're differentiated and where your leadership experience is coming from to highlight to the adcoms. Please don't take offense by that, there's just a lot of people "like you" applying.

Sorry to be so negative! If you're motivated and committed to this then you will most definitely end up at a great business school but there's also a lot of challenges ahead. You've come to the right place in terms of resources available here on GMAT Club and good luck with all of it!!!

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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2013, 22:13
essaysnark wrote:
Hey hotshot2 - not sure who "everyone" is but we'll give you a few comments.

Operations is a good career choice and there's somewhat fewer people interested in that so it's easier to stand out. The first statement you provided as "reason for the MBA" is not nearly enough to go on for an application, you need to develop a concrete set of career goals to present to the schools or you will frankly have little chance of admission at any good program. It's also hard to see how you're a fit to an ops program when you're currently a front-end programmer but it's up to you to make that pitch.

We sort of need to know a GMAT score before we can offer anything substantive about school choice etc but the schools you've named definitely look at the whole package and are open to a range of profiles, so they could be good targets for a variety of GMAT scores - but the score does matter, obviously. So we can't do much more for you without knowing that.

Your college experiences matter in the context of the MBA applications but activities and awards from lower schools do not; don't even bother mentioning them, they're irrelevant at this point (sorry!). There's only a very few exceptions to that and we're not seeing them in what you've shared of your profile.

Much of your background looks very standard compared to so many others we see so you'll need to dig into your experiences and show how you're differentiated and where your leadership experience is coming from to highlight to the adcoms. Please don't take offense by that, there's just a lot of people "like you" applying.

Sorry to be so negative! If you're motivated and committed to this then you will most definitely end up at a great business school but there's also a lot of challenges ahead. You've come to the right place in terms of resources available here on GMAT Club and good luck with all of it!!!

EssaySnark




hey thanks

one more query
what if i consider Masters in Management programs?
do i have a good chance?
which b-school MIM programs are best?
and what is their scope and future prospects as compared to MBA?
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2013, 14:46
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hotshot02 wrote:
one more query
what if i consider Masters in Management programs?
do i have a good chance?
which b-school MIM programs are best?
and what is their scope and future prospects as compared to MBA?
That's four more queries, but who's counting? :wink:

You should check out the EssaySnark blahg, we have a lot of posts on these topics. To give you some general direction:

- The MiM programs are usually pre-experience, meaning they're for early career candidates with very little work experience. Some are 0-1 years, others are looser. You need to look into the requirements carefully to see if you qualify.
- If you feel you don't have enough work experience to benefit from (or gain entry to) a good MBA program, then our advice is to work hard, build up good stories of leadership and contribution, and plan to apply in another year or so, when you'll be able to take the most advantage of the opportunity
- We don't have nearly enough information to say if you "have a chance" (and in fact that question is sort of silly - of course you have a chance - everyone has a chance)
- the MiM programs that are best are typically the ones at the top MBA programs. Beyond that, it's subjective, and "best" depends on what you want to do with the education and why you're going back to school.
- Don't know what you mean by "scope."
- Prospects are based on what you want to do with the opportunity. Post-grad salaries are significantly lower for MiM grads than for MBA. We have posts on the EssaySnark blahg that talk about this.

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