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Profile Evaluation 700 Gmat [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2014, 03:23
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) Important Certifications (CFA, CPA, FSA, or CA): NO

6) Target Programs :

Kenan-Flagler
Darden
UCLA anderson
Texas-Austin (McCombs)
UC Berkeley Haas
IE buisness school
ISB
INSEAD
NUS Singapore

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 30 Jul 2014, 05:33
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Hi there,

Thanks for your post and sorry for the delay - I'm out of the country on CS business. Thanks for your patience! Let's see what we've got here...

[What I like]

You have a GMAT score that starts with a "7" and you have an amazing undergrad GPA. Your school, while not an IIT or NIT, it still a pretty decent school. I also like your international work experience even though you aren't actually traveling that much. You work for a blue chip company.

[What I'm Not a Huge Fan Of]

Your GMAT score, while it starts with a 7, is still below average for your peer set. Also, you're on the younger side so you don't have a professional profile that makes you stand out. Also, your involvement, while it's good you have it, doesn't make me sit up and take notice. It's pretty participatory versus truly impactful involvement. Also, your goals are going to attract a lot of negative attention because they don't make a whole lotta sense together. We hear this a lot - I'll do consulting while will help me set up my own company.

It won't. Unless you want to join a consulting company that does retail consulting and your start up idea is a consulting firm that does retail consulting. Otherwise, it won't help you beyond brand and a network.

So be careful with your goals.

[Overall]

I think you're stretching a bit. Haas is too far of a stretch to be considered, to be honest. Even Darden, UCLA, and McCombs will be difficult. If you're looking for safer programs, look in the 20 - 30 range or so.

I hope that helps and let me know if you have any questions!

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Profile Evaluation 700 Gmat [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2014, 09:20
Hi Bhavik,

Thanks a ton for sharing your views on my profile , it will be very helpful for me in reconsidering many aspects of my application going forward.Regarding the goal aspect , its true that i couldn't reflect in the post what I had in mind. I definitely want to start a company looking forward to face challenges. I will work on painting a clearer picture of myself on the essays .

What is your take on ISB/NUS considering my profile. I wanted to shortlist a select number of colleges that I have a good chance at, rather than targeting universities that are unrealistic for my reach.

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Re: Profile Evaluation 700 Gmat [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2014, 10:26
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Hey Shyam,

Sorry for the delayed response! ISB and NUS both fall into the same "tier" of program just in Asia. Just taking ISB for example, you're in for darned hard race there to get in.

Look a bit lower - use the FT rankings. You can find how the ranking methodology works and a link to the complete rankings [here].

Hope that helps!

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