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Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2010, 22:19
I'd like some advice on which schools to app to please.

Here is my profile -

Indian, 27 Yrs, Male

GMAT
710 (Q48, V39)

Experience
- 4 years developing software developemt for the world's leading automotive OEM supplier
- 6 months of international exposure. Good feedback from the client
- Exposure to Client handling
- Youngest member in the team, but sharing equal responsilities with peers of Exp level 6-8 Yrs
- Changed the customer perception of the team quality by proactive suggestions and thereby helping in acquiring the project
- Active contributor to various technology forums in automotive domain
- At ease with different cultures, working with a multi site team



Education
- BE - VTU Karnataka - 72.9% (aggregate) - Electronics
- HSC - 88.00%
- SSC - 82.00% - Topped the school

Extra Curricular
- Involved with an NGO for Kids education
- Many techinal papers presented at college
- Student representative at college hostel
- School Captain
- Volunteer at National Institute for Entrepreneurship
- Best outgoing student of the school
- Organise team outings and treks

Goals of MBA
- Career switch from IT to Strategy
- Strategy development for Automotive Industry for the Emerging markets like India and China
- Consultant for automotive industry


I'm most concerned about:
- Avgerage GPA at Undergradaute
- Typical IT Profile


Target Schools:
- Fuqua
- Tuck
- Booth
- RSM, Rotterdam
- IESE Spain
- HEC Paris

Please let me know what you think.

Thanks!
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2010, 16:03
I think you're targeting a good range of schools.

I think you know that Fuqua, Tuck and Booth are going to be stretches. If you get in, consider yourself blessed.

The rest like Rotterdam, IESE and HEC are within reach - you should have a reasonable shot of getting into at least one if not all of them, assuming you don't screw up the written applications and interviews.

In your case, it just comes down to doing the best you can on the applications - that's all you can control at this point. You can't really worry about what you can't control (your background), and it's not about whether you're an IT guy or not; it's really about doing your best to showcase your strengths, and hoping that you can do it in an effective enough way that the reader will see you as an individual.
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2010, 19:08
I think you know that Fuqua, Tuck and Booth are going to be stretches. If you get in, consider yourself blessed.
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somehow i dont like this sentence....

am not an admissions consultant but i dont think anyone should consider themselves as being blessed if they get into a good school. i think its a lot of hard work and theres no free lunch. if a guy gets in am sure he would have made some sense to the adcom.

i read most of your responses alex and this is a feeling i get...

while its important to be realistic, i think its also important not to dent that person's confidence. a little bit of caution in ur tone would do a lot of good to the folks who reach out to you for advice.
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2010, 19:25
Dude, I'm not sure where you got the negativity from -- perhaps the word "blessed" has more negative connotations in India. If so, then I apologize for my ignorance.

All I'm saying is that you need to be LUCKY. There's an element of luck involved in all things like this, and as such you should feel lucky (or blessed -- i.e. appreciative that you've gotten in) because there's TONS of people who don't get in who are probably just as qualified.

As an example, most people who get into Stanford will tell you that they were lucky as well - there's simply a LOT of people who are just as capable who don't get in.

I'm not on here to be a cheerleader. There are plenty of other admissions consultants out there that will sugar coat stuff - or even BS you. I choose not to. My approach is not better or worse - it's just what I do. In a way, it's why some people reach out to me over others because I do throw caution to the wind. Some people don't like that, which is fine by me. I'm not going to be all things to all people (lesson one in business: if you try to please everyone, you will attract no one).

If there's ever a recurring theme or undercurrent in many of my posts, it's about demystifying the MBA in the first place - it's really not that devastating if you don't get in. It's a luxury, a nice to have - and NOT a necessity. Too many people have convinced themselves that they NEED it, rather than going into the process with a healthier (and therefore more confident) approach, which is treating it merely as a "nice to have".

If you get in, it's sure a lot of fun and a great opportunity. But if you don't get in, it's not that big a deal.

So I do stand by my statement. You SHOULD feel lucky to get into a good school.
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2010, 01:08
Hello,

I have total 8 years of exp. in TOP5 semiconductor companies(ST and freescae).
I have spent almost 4 years of europe.
Currently i'm working as technical lead .
In these 8 years , I have been awarded twice best engineer award in my group.
Now at this point of career I'm thinking of doing MBA from TOP10 global colleges.
mainly: Berkeley Hass,LBS, INSEAD,HARVARD, stanford, kellogg, wharton,cloumbia etc...
But i have one doubt ,my degree score is not so good.59.99%
1marks short of First class.
Do you think ,it will be worth applying with GMAT score of above 700.
Do i stand any chance for addmission in top 10 global b-schools.
please help me on this.

thanks..
Re: Profile Evaluation   [#permalink] 22 Aug 2010, 01:08
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