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Profile Evaluation: 23 yo Male Engineer, 3 year Exp 700

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Profile Evaluation: 23 yo Male Engineer, 3 year Exp 700 [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2013, 01:38
Profile Evaluation: 23 year old Male Engineer, with 3 years experience in non-Engineering roles
1) Work Exp: Business development, client relations and pre-sales at an IT company for 2+ years (time of 2014 batch). Responsible for onboarding clients and partners in North America. Interaction with CXOs, Managers and Directors from companies in North America on a daily basis. Individually responsible for yearly revenue of $200,000.

Research Analyst at procurement Intelligence firm (1year). Worked with clients across Europe and North America. Individually responsible (on the delivery team) for pilot projects with Rhodia and PepsiCo(Tropicana) and worked with sales team to bring them onboard. Received best analyst for Q3 2011. Promoted to Senior Research Analyst within a year.

2) GMAT 700 Q50 V35 One attempt.

3) College info: Anna University, Chennai, India – Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics and Communications, May 2011
GPA – 78%, Distinction

4)Significant Extra-curricular: President of the College Entrepreneurship club
Founding/Conceptualizing member of “The First Dot” – India’s only student startup showcase.
Run regular 10Ks, have been to big treks in the foothills - Himalayas and smaller treks regularly

5) Target Programs: Anderson, UCLA; NYU- Stern, Rotman-UToronto, Schulich – York, British Columbia – Sauder, INSEAD, ISB – India, also applying to Masters of Management courses at Stanford, Columbia and Duke.

6) Target Application: Fall 2014 admit. Round 1 applications Oct 2013-14 .

7) Post MBA Goal: Work in Management Consulting. Targeting the Big 3.

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1) Are my school selections in line with my profile? Should I be aiming for higher or lower ranked schools than I am currently looking at?
2) Am I missing out on any great schools in the USA or Canada that I have a good chance to crack in to.
3) Are there any particular tips, specific to the colleges I am applying for, that you can help me with
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Re: Profile Evaluation: 23 yo Male Engineer, 3 year Exp 700 [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2013, 19:55
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Hi there,

Thanks for posting. Overall your school list seems pretty on-target, with INSEAD perhaps being the biggest stretch, and possibly NYU. You'll need to be sure you differentiate yourself from all of the other Indian engineering applicants, which you can aim to do through emphasizing your business development and analyst skills, and experiences like the startup showcase. In terms of specific schools, it's tougher to randomly suggest programs without more insight into specific factors you are looking for in a school; for more insight into choosing your target schools, you can get some ideas from our free download here: http://info.mbamission.com/Selecting-Yo ... ram-E-Book. Let us know if you have more specific q's and good luck to you!
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Re: Profile Evaluation: 23 yo Male Engineer, 3 year Exp 700 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2013, 01:38
mbaMissionJenK wrote:
Hi there,

Thanks for posting. Overall your school list seems pretty on-target, with INSEAD perhaps being the biggest stretch, and possibly NYU. You'll need to be sure you differentiate yourself from all of the other Indian engineering applicants, which you can aim to do through emphasizing your business development and analyst skills, and experiences like the startup showcase. In terms of specific schools, it's tougher to randomly suggest programs without more insight into specific factors you are looking for in a school; for more insight into choosing your target schools, you can get some ideas from our free download here: http://info.mbamission.com/Selecting-Yo ... ram-E-Book. Let us know if you have more specific q's and good luck to you!


Thanks a ton for the material :) I've gone ahead and gone through it and found it very very informative.
I also have an area of improvement. A lot of candidates bring out the core curriculum in the essays and that is not something that I am able to fit in to my story. Career switch being my driving reason, I am able to fit in the employment statistics quite well on my essays. Do you have any tips on bringing in course work in to the essay without making it sound forced
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Re: Profile Evaluation: 23 yo Male Engineer, 3 year Exp 700 [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2013, 07:30
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That's a great question, because you are right, you don't want it to sound forced. I'd ask yourself honestly, what classes within the entire program (core and/or electives, also special projects and such) are you most interested in and will help you the most with your future career goals? Then explain how and why that is the case.. if it's genuine it's unlikely to sound forced. Just be sure to explain your thinking. Hope that helps!
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