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Profile Evaluation - 740 - Q50 V40

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Joined: 03 Aug 2012
Posts: 101
Concentration: Operations, General Management
GMAT 1: 740 Q50 V40
GPA: 3.85
WE: Analyst (Consulting)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 8

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Profile Evaluation - 740 - Q50 V40 [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2013, 01:41
Hi,

I am planning to apply for various programs in the Fall 2014 intake, would be obliged if you evaluate my profile and help me decide the colleges suitable for my profile.

Demographics: Indian / Male / Age 26
Academics: Bachelors in Electronics and communication Engineering, 2009. 68%. Delhi University: Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology(NSIT), India.
GMAT: 740 (Q51, V40) - Yet to get the official score

Work Experience: 5 years at the time i will join a b school
Working as an Assistant Manager in a Business Research Firm
Manage team that conducts primary and secondary research and analyses information using Porter's 5 forces model, PESTLE analysis and other framework to conduct market analysis
Have international working experience
Currently as a part of Category Team with a target of certain % savings on a billion dollar annual spend
Have been part of interview panel for recruitment
Have mentored and trained several new-joiners to shape up their respective careers
Supported in Business Development through new product creation

Extra Curricular
During college have conducted several events for college festivals
a few more similar things during post-college

Targeting
R1 or R2 for 2014 fall intake

Target Colleges
Georgetown
Indiana: Kelley
Broad: Michigan State
Tepper
Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Post MBA Goal
To enter into strategic planning for a procurement of indirect materials
Basically climb up the ladder in category management

I am confused with two aspects

1. Is my list of target colleges fine? or I am missing out on some good schools?
2. Would supply chain or procurement would be a better suitable career option based on my current profile and MBA education?
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Re: Profile Evaluation - 740 - Q50 V40 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2013, 18:22
Thank you for your posting.

Based on the information you provided, you have developed an appropriate list of schools where your candidacy should be competitive. I recommend that you also look at two schools that are very generous in terms of scholarships to Indian students -- Rice and Notre Dame. Both of these schools have excellent programs and I am sure that you will have a great experience at either.

Just a few words of advise as you approach your applications. First of all, you have to be well aware that you are part of a very competitive demographic -- so the acceptance rate for candidates in your demographic group is actually lower than the overall acceptance rates - in some cases, significantly lower. Also, a large majority of Indian candidates applying to American MBA programs come from IT backgrounds so any way you can distinguish your experience as being different is going to help you. Lastly, you have to submit very compelling applications - complete with strong essays, recommendations, resume, interview, etc. (we call it all controllable aspects of your candidacy). Given the level of competition, they must be first rate.

Good luck.

Kimberly Plaga
Senior Admissions Consultant
Manhattan Review
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Manager
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Joined: 03 Aug 2012
Posts: 101
Concentration: Operations, General Management
GMAT 1: 740 Q50 V40
GPA: 3.85
WE: Analyst (Consulting)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 8

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Re: Profile Evaluation - 740 - Q50 V40 [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2013, 03:42
ManhattanReview wrote:
Thank you for your posting.

Based on the information you provided, you have developed an appropriate list of schools where your candidacy should be competitive. I recommend that you also look at two schools that are very generous in terms of scholarships to Indian students -- Rice and Notre Dame. Both of these schools have excellent programs and I am sure that you will have a great experience at either.

Just a few words of advise as you approach your applications. First of all, you have to be well aware that you are part of a very competitive demographic -- so the acceptance rate for candidates in your demographic group is actually lower than the overall acceptance rates - in some cases, significantly lower. Also, a large majority of Indian candidates applying to American MBA programs come from IT backgrounds so any way you can distinguish your experience as being different is going to help you. Lastly, you have to submit very compelling applications - complete with strong essays, recommendations, resume, interview, etc. (we call it all controllable aspects of your candidacy). Given the level of competition, they must be first rate.

Good luck.

Kimberly Plaga
Senior Admissions Consultant
Manhattan Review


Thanks Kimberly for your valuable feedback.

I would surely look into these two specific colleges highlighted by you.

In addition, can you provide more information that which are my selected colleges, I stand a good chance for scholarship and the ones where I can only expect an admission.
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Joined: 03 Aug 2012
Posts: 101
Concentration: Operations, General Management
GMAT 1: 740 Q50 V40
GPA: 3.85
WE: Analyst (Consulting)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 8

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Re: Profile Evaluation - 740 - Q50 V40 [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2013, 22:43
Reminder for my question
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Re: Profile Evaluation - 740 - Q50 V40 [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2013, 03:33
Scholarships to MBA programs are very difficult to secure. I would not count on obtaining one.
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Re: Profile Evaluation - 740 - Q50 V40   [#permalink] 22 Aug 2013, 03:33
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