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Profile evaluation(720/8yrs)

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Status: Done with formalities.. and back..
Joined: 15 Sep 2012
Posts: 648
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
Schools: Olin - Wash U - Class of 2015
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 35

Kudos [?]: 364 [0], given: 23

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Profile evaluation(720/8yrs) [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2012, 02:00
Hi Bryant,

I come from the largest pool of MBA aspirants i.e. Indian/IT/male(age 29) and need your help in evaluating my profile.

1) GMAT score: 720 (q49, v38) - (AWA/IR scores awaited; a little disappointed with this score, can retake if you advise.)
2) Total work ex: 8 yrs in various roles in two renowned IT companies (4 yrs each)
3) Certifications: PMP, CSQA (Now expired) and FLMI level 1
4) Graduation: From one of the top engineering colleges in India. 73% (First class with distinction - due to tougher scoring, criteria for distinction in my college was 70% compared to 75% in other indian colleges)
5) International exposure: 30% of total workex. worked in South Korea and currently working in Singapore.
6) Extra curricular+ community service: Not muh to mention here. Organized a few project parties in my first company. part of cricket team for small duration (before moving to a new location). participated in team-sports events in my second company (won some tournaments). Dint get much opportunity in India to do any community work, however did some volunteer work in Singapore as plenty of opportunities are available here.
7) Areas of Interest : Primary : Management consulting, Secondary : Strategy, General management
8) Won several awards and certificates of achievement during my 8yrs career from my employers and appreciations from clients.
9) Colleges to apply :
a) Duke
b) Darden
c) Haas
d) INSEAD
e) HEC Paris

What I realize here is that my GMAT score and the pool that I come from could be a big disadvantage for me and my little (or close to nil) extra curricular and community service experience add to this.

I would really appreciate your inputs on my profile and on my chances (far, stretch,strong) at the colleges mentioned. Also, I would request you to suggest some additional colleges where you think I could be a good fit, with chances to get a decent scholarship (a huge factor) considering my profile. (I understand application/essays and recommendations are important factors but since I'm just done with my GMAT, would appreciate if you could provide your inputs based on the above mentioned information.

Thanks,
Vips
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Re: Profile evaluation(720/8yrs) [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2012, 14:19
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Vips you have a great profile, so it's really just about standing out in the crowd. You should be asking yourself how you can be distinctive from other applicants with a similar background and credentials as yourself. Telling stories is a good way to do this, particularly if you incorporate why you achieved something instead of just how. I suspect you have plenty of good examples from your international work of how you work well in teams and lead others. Only you have your unique experience so approach it from the perspective of comparing yourself to others and make sure what you say cannot be said by someone else. I think your list of schools is good.
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Status: Done with formalities.. and back..
Joined: 15 Sep 2012
Posts: 648
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
Schools: Olin - Wash U - Class of 2015
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 35

Kudos [?]: 364 [0], given: 23

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Re: Profile evaluation(720/8yrs) [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2012, 20:32
bryantmichaels wrote:
Vips you have a great profile, so it's really just about standing out in the crowd. You should be asking yourself how you can be distinctive from other applicants with a similar background and credentials as yourself. Telling stories is a good way to do this, particularly if you incorporate why you achieved something instead of just how. I suspect you have plenty of good examples from your international work of how you work well in teams and lead others. Only you have your unique experience so approach it from the perspective of comparing yourself to others and make sure what you say cannot be said by someone else. I think your list of schools is good.

Hi Brayant,

Thanks for taking out time to review my profile.
your feedback is much appreciated; it has definitely given me some pointers to start my apps with. Kudos

Regards,
Vips
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