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Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2014, 05:48
Please evaluate my profile:
Nationality : Indian
Age: 24

GMAT : 720(Q51, V35, IR8, AWA?)
- Not very high in my applicant pool (Indian+Engineer)
-Skewed away from VA

Acads:
- GPA: 8.43/10 from BITS Pilani (Pilani campus) in Electronics and Instrumentation- 2012 .(top 10 college in the country)
- Some technical projects in college

WE:
- Almost 2 years at Texas Instruments as Analog Design Engineer.
(Semiconductor mfg industry, not IT which is the more common background)
- Relatively new to the job but a good growth rate.
- Some leadership initiatives shown at work

Voluntary roles:
- Worked with a couple of social org at colleges
- Have been teaching at a local school for underprivileged children every Saturday for the last 2 years as part of the corporate CSR activity. Organized some science exhibits

Others:
- Completed 3-4 humanities electives in college: History, International relations, Modern Pol Concepts etc.
- Coursera courses like Strategy, Operations, Economics

Extra Curricular:
Good profile in sports: A lot of medals in football(soccer) and cricket at College and Corporate levels.

Please evaluate this profile and give your suggestions.

Other questions:
1. Do I need to retake the exam, the score being slightly low and slightly skewed?
2. What programs should I apply to (relatively less WE)?
3. Given that I am prepared to wait a couple of years more, what steps can I take to further strengthen my profile? or should I look at options like MIM?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2014, 06:20
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Hello,

I can’t really answer your questions without knowing your goals – i.e., why you want to go to b-school and what you need to get out of it. For some goals, you’d need a certain level of brand, or a certain geographic region. For some goals, the MiM might be fine, but not for others.

What I can say is with the profile you have right now, including all the factors, I’d consider you to be a viable and competitive applicant at MBA programs such as Cambridge/Judge and Oxford/Said, ESADE, IESE; Rotman and Schulich in Canada. In the US, I’d suggest programs on the level of Indiana/Kelley, Emory/Goizueta, and Vanderbilt/Owen. While these schools have average GMATs below yours, your GMAT score needs to be a bit higher than a school’s average to balance out the over-represented demographic (though it’s definitely a plus that you’re in semiconductor and not IT) and the relatively short experience.
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