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Profile Evaluation 700 Gmat [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2014, 06:17
Hi,

Could you help me evaluate my profile. Thanks in Advance.

Profile:
Indian Male - Engineer- 3 yrs work experience (at the time of matriculation) in IT industry

1) Work Experience : I have been working as senior software engineer in a US based MNC. Worked in challenging roles , take up huge responsibilities and coordinated with people across geographies (including JAPAN , US). Got promoted to Senior software engineer in 1.5 years. Received awards and appreciation for the work.


2) Gmat : 700 (Q49 , V 37) , IR - 4 , AWA - awaiting result.

3) College info:
Anna University ,Chennai, India - BE computer science
Graduated in 2012 April
GPA 3.9 (89%)

4) Extra Curricular activities:
-- Taken part in volunteering in NSS (national service sceheme) . Been to rural villages to spread awareness on education , health.
-- Have taken up few leadership roles . Head of Sponsor Team for our department symposium , liaised with various firms approaching and organzing sponsors.
-- Have been Department representative for an year during college. Involved organizing and managing various classes , represented student body on various issues and actively coordination among department faculties and students,
-- Anchored many cultural events in colleges
-- Promoted with in the shortest span in 1.5 years of joining.

5) Target Programs :

Columbia Business School
Dartmouth Tuck
NYU Stern
UC Berkeley Haas
Yale School of Management
Northwestern Kellogg
IE buisness school
ISB
INSEAD

7) Application cycle: Fall 2015 . Applying in round 2 2014-15

8) Post MBA Goal: (posting a crisp goal)
Gain Experience in Finance and Consulting and to follow entrepreneurship path .


It could be helpful if you could suggest some target universities for my reach .


Thanks a lot in advance.
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Re: Profile Evaluation 700 Gmat [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2014, 11:31
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Hi there,
Thanks for posting. While you've gotten some recognition, and have some extracurricular involvement etc, right now you have the potential to somewhat 'blend in' to the group of Indian engineering/IT applicants of which there are many. You are going to have best chances outside the top 20/25 or so, and even then I'd suggest working on brainstorming your past leadership experiences, personal stories, and anything that makes you unique.

B-school admissions decisions are made holistically... it's not just based on grades or facts or stats, but on a holistic picture of the applicant and what they'll contribute to the program, who they are as a person. That is primarily evidenced through your ESSAYS, fyi!! (And interview if you get to that point.) Elements you need to convey in your application for a chance at a top rated program include:
-what past experiences and skills will benefit you in the classroom, and later in your career
-what key traits and experiences make you UNIQUE; basically, 'why YOU??' vs other applicants
-why you want the MBA, with clear short term and long term post-MBA goals
-why NOW
-why that specific school is right for you

If you lack any of the above components, you risk that another well or similarly-qualified applicant who includes all of those, will wind up getting accepted over you!

Good luck on the process!
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Re: Profile Evaluation 700 Gmat [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2014, 03:05
Hello,

Thanks a Lot for you suggestions.It will be extremely helpful for me in preparing my applications. Thanks again.

I do have one more request. Could you also tell me how are chances of scholarships being awarded to Indian demographic in general

Thanks in Advance.
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Re: Profile Evaluation 700 Gmat [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2014, 16:25
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You are most welcome.

As for scholarships, they are generally reserved for the very top applicants at that given school in a given year, and applying early is important as well. Keep in mind most MBA students finance their education through low cost educational loans (and/or their own savings), paid off over say 5-15 years with their post MBA salaries. I wouldn't say there is a notable distinction in scholarships offered to the Indian applicants vs generally; it's really based on the caliber of applicant and being outstanding compared with others. ;)
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