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Profile Evaluation : 710(48,38)-Project Manager + Family Biz

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Profile Evaluation : 710(48,38)-Project Manager + Family Biz [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2012, 10:31
GMAT : 710 (48, 38) , Project Manager, Family Business

Start of course : September 2013

GMAT : 710 (48, 38)

Graduate : BE in Information Science From PESIT, Visveswaraya Technology University.
Graduate Score : 76%

Work Experience : 4 years

* Working as a Project Manager in an IT major mentoring 8 direct-reports and handling Recruitment, Performance Appraisals and Budget proposals. (Grew team from 2 members (including me) to 12 members in less than 2 years)


* Simultaneously gained Business work experience & knowledge in Export/Import; E-Scrap; Mining; Taxation matters; Corporate law

Community Service

* Co-founder of the school alumni fund which caters to financially-weak and meritorious students

Extra Curricular

* Traveled and set foot in 16 different countries ranging in 3 continents for both business and pleasure

Post MBA Goal :

* Long-term : Want to start an international business of Electronic Scrap recycling
* Short-term : Be an Operations consultant and gain knowledge/experience which will help me in my long-term goal

My Questions :

* I want to apply to only US schools. What should be my target schools? What are Realistic, Safe and Sure schools for me?
* What are my chances of getting into these start up schools?
* How are the prospects of Scholarships?
* Should I retake my GMAT (target >740) to get into the Top 10 schools?
* What is the scope / future prospects of Operations consulting?
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Re: Profile Evaluation : 710(48,38)-Project Manager + Family Biz [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2012, 19:57
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GMAT : 710 (48, 38) , Project Manager, Family Business

Start of course : September 2013

GMAT : 710 (48, 38)

Graduate : BE in Information Science From PESIT, Visveswaraya Technology University.
Graduate Score : 76%

Work Experience : 4 years

* Working as a Project Manager in an IT major mentoring 8 direct-reports and handling Recruitment, Performance Appraisals and Budget proposals. (Grew team from 2 members (including me) to 12 members in less than 2 years)


* Simultaneously gained Business work experience & knowledge in Export/Import; E-Scrap; Mining; Taxation matters; Corporate law

Community Service

* Co-founder of the school alumni fund which caters to financially-weak and meritorious students

Extra Curricular

* Traveled and set foot in 16 different countries ranging in 3 continents for both business and pleasure

Post MBA Goal :

* Long-term : Want to start an international business of Electronic Scrap recycling
* Short-term : Be an Operations consultant and gain knowledge/experience which will help me in my long-term goal

My Questions :

* I want to apply to only US schools. What should be my target schools? What are Realistic, Safe and Sure schools for me?
* What are my chances of getting into these start up schools?
* How are the prospects of Scholarships?
* Should I retake my GMAT (target >740) to get into the Top 10 schools?
* What is the scope / future prospects of Operations consulting?


Thanks for your post. To respond to your questions:

1. I think by "target" you mean what I call "stretch" or "reach." Consider. Stretch/target: MIT, Kellogg, Wharton; Competitive: Ross, CMU Tepper, Darden, Cornell, Notre Dame, UT Austin; Safety: Purdue, Broad, Penn State, Indiana
2. I'm not sure what you mean by "start up schools."
3. You chances of scholarships are better at safety schools than at the other categories, where they are slender.
4. A higher GMAT certainly improves your chances of acceptance, but it doesn't guarantee them. Furthermore if a GMAT retake comes at the expensive of the rest of your application and your test score doesn't go up, it could even hurt you. So yes, if your score improves, so do your chances provided that you hold constant the quality of the rest of your application.
5. The answer to that question is beyond both the scope of my knowledge and the scope of a forum post. :-)

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Linda
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Re: Profile Evaluation : 710(48,38)-Project Manager + Family Biz [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2012, 03:27
HI Linda,

Thanks for your reply.
Should I put my business experience (that I had side-by-side) on my resume? or just use it in my essays? (I have heard that it may be backfire on ethical grounds)
What would you recommend I do?
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Re: Profile Evaluation : 710(48,38)-Project Manager + Family Biz [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2012, 19:17
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HI Linda,

Thanks for your reply.
Should I put my business experience (that I had side-by-side) on my resume? or just use it in my essays? (I have heard that it may be backfire on ethical grounds)
What would you recommend I do?


Some companies have contracts that forbid moonlighting. Others don't have those clauses. If your contract didn't prohibit the moonlighting, unless you were breaking the contract in some other way, I don't see a problem if you mention the work you were doing on the side.

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Linda
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Re: Profile Evaluation : 710(48,38)-Project Manager + Family Biz [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2012, 02:47
Thanks for the reply Linda. :)
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Re: Profile Evaluation : 710(48,38)-Project Manager + Family Biz [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2012, 08:17
Hi Linda,

One dilemma I am in is regarding the Letter of Recommendation :
Apart from the LOR from my immediate manager in the company that I work for (full time), I can get a Letter of Recommendation from a senior manager (2nd to CEO) of the only Copper mining company in India. I have interacted a lot with him over past 4 years for my family business and he will surely have a word or two of praise for me. :)
Would it be okay to take a LOR from him ?
(One from my manager and one from him)
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Re: Profile Evaluation : 710(48,38)-Project Manager + Family Biz [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2012, 13:02
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riteshisthebest wrote:
Hi Linda,

One dilemma I am in is regarding the Letter of Recommendation :
Apart from the LOR from my immediate manager in the company that I work for (full time), I can get a Letter of Recommendation from a senior manager (2nd to CEO) of the only Copper mining company in India. I have interacted a lot with him over past 4 years for my family business and he will surely have a word or two of praise for me. :)
Would it be okay to take a LOR from him ?
(One from my manager and one from him)


Sure. I don't see why not.
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