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Profile Evaluation , also suggestions needed [#permalink] New post 29 May 2013, 02:36
Hi there,

I am male from India working in an IT firm.

PFB my profile:

Graduate Degree : B.Tech(Computer Engineering): 67% (Govt. Engg college)
Work-Exp: 2.6 years in an IT company.

Achievements: Organised a technical fest in my college,
Participated in varous activities of organisations like SUN microsystems, NASA and got certificates,
Got certificate from Client for appreciation in project,
Done with certification of Microsoft regarding web technology,
Member of ISTE in college at that time,
Working as a active member with a NGO.
I am planning to give GMAT this month(June) and targetting around 700.I am targetting ISB in India as well as colleges abroad.


Additional information:
I am working as an owner of medical shop dealing in wholesale marketing to distributors.My work is to keep track of the stock of medicines and contact appropriate distributor in the state when respective product is out of stock.
I am also planning to quit IT sector because I have gained corporate experience here but now i want to gain real time business exposure and want to devote my time in activities of shop only.

I request you to kindly share your views over this approach, whether i am on the right track or if missing something?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Profile Evaluation , also suggestions needed [#permalink] New post 29 May 2013, 03:06
Thanks for your posting.

To start off with, you are in a very competitive demographic group - Indian males who studied engineering who work in IT. This means that no matter where you apply, you are going to have a lot of competition. Also, it means that anything that you can do to distinguish yourself from the large number of similar candidates who apply is definitely going to help you in the admissions process. We work with many Indian IT professionals and all have high ambition but the real challenge is finding the right schools to apply to. I know that ISB is appealing on many fronts - however, there are so many Indian IT professionals who apply that the acceptance rates are very low. There are many other attractive alternatives in Europe, Asia and North America. I encourage candidates with your background to seriously consider the better programs in Canada -- they are excellent and are the most open to Indian candidates. Most top programs in the United States are flooded with applicants so we often finding the right programs is challenging.

The other big problem with IT candidates is that they have difficulty marketing themselves properly to admissions - and generally submit sub-par applications. I would recommend investing the time, energy and resources to make sure that your application properly reflects your goals, motivations and potential. This is the one area where Indian candidates can really distinguish themselves, but far too few take this aspect of the application process seriously - admissions to graduate business school is far less numerically driven that what you are familiar with.

Good luck.

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Re: Profile Evaluation , also suggestions needed   [#permalink] 29 May 2013, 03:06
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