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Concentration: Strategy, International Business
Schools: ISB '16, NUS '16, NTU '17
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Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2013, 05:46
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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You're applying on the younger side so you'll need to really highlight leadership experiences to show that you're ready to go back to school. I would also spend some more time thinking about your short term and long term career goals and how an MBA fits in to those plans. It's tough to guide you on your school choice without a GMAT score so get that done first!
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2013, 22:12
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You're applying on the younger side so you'll need to really highlight leadership experiences to show that you're ready to go back to school. I would also spend some more time thinking about your short term and long term career goals and how an MBA fits in to those plans. It's tough to guide you on your school choice without a GMAT score so get that done first!


hey thanks Stef

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 31 Aug 2013, 17:26
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Yes a much better chance at an MiM program, where they are not as strict about work experience or even GMAT score. I would target programs at schools who also have a well ranked MBA program, where you can leverage the school's reputation without having to compete at the FT MBA level for admission.
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