Please evaluate my profile - Specific questions are at the end
GMAT: Yet to take
DELHI UNIVERSITY -- New Delhi, India (Aug 2006 – Jun 2010)
Bachelor Of Engineering, Manufacturing Processes & Automation SCORE: 74.0 %
Senior School Certificate (CBSE, India) -- 90.8 % (2006)
Secondary School Certificate (CBSE, India) -- 95.0% (2004)
Working as Drilling Fluids Engineer in one of the top 2 Energy Services company in the world. (July 2010 - Present)
I provide technical consultation and the following On-site services to clients:
• Drilling fluids formulation and maintenance. • Contingency management
• Fluid testing and well site data analysis • Documentation and costing
• Inventory & associated logistics management • Ensuring adherence to HS&E standards
Work experience in India, Houston(USA) , Papua New Guinea, Indonesia.
The nature of my work provides a fair share of international experience for work as well as training. I also get frequent opportunities to work with expats when working in India.
• Freelanced on a industrial consulting project for a small scale production firm in India. Because of the great results of the project ,the company granted me another project next summer for one of their sister concerns.
• Worked as summer intern in a business modelling firm in India.
• Served as the Convener for the annual cultural festival of my college. Led a team of about 120 people.
• Served as a PR coordinator for an NGO for an year.
• Worked as creative head in the filming of the first ever promotional video for my college.
• Served as Head of Student Council School - led various teams in cultural, academic, technical and sports event managment.
INTERESTS: • Fitness Training Enthusiast • Amateur Nutritionist • Avid Basketballer • Science Fiction Reader
At present, I am not able to devote time for social work due to my hectic schedule. I use most of my free time (which is very less usually) to prepare for GMAT.
Post MBA Goals
Management level jobs preferably in the energy sector. I am keenly interested in energy sector consulting and hence open for jobs in general management consulting firms but in relevant roles.
Please provide a general evaluation.
I have the following specific queries:
1. Please let me know about the strengths and weaknesses of my profile. And any advice on how to improve/correct them to suit my goals. Also, if you don't mind letting me know which part of my applications may be too unproductive to mention.
2. Since, I have been working only for 15 months now, how much work experience should I gain in order to achieve desired goals?
3. What kind of MBA programs should I approach to suit my goals? How would you compare a general MBA to MBA in Oil & Gas Management for my profile? Also, suggest some schools (if possible) which would best serve my interests.
4. All of my extracurricular activities, except for my personal interests as listed, are a thing of the past now. This is due to the hectic nature of my work. Is a that a negative point?
I would say that the biggest strengths in your profile are your obvious intelligence, diligence, and innate leadership ability. My concern is that you haven't had many opportunities to prove these in the workplace yet. Most MBA programs tend to feel that 4 years of experience is enough to gain the type of leadership opportunities and impacts that they are looking for; however, there are certainly some programs that believe many students are ready for an MBA after just 2 years of work (HBS in particular believes that the truly exceptional will always find ways to make an impact and don't need 4 or 5 years to do so). In your case, since your role is highly technical in nature, you don't sound like you've had opportunities to influence above you in the organization yet, so you may need some more time.
The MBA in Oil & Gas Management is not offered among the top US programs; however, there are several American programs with good recruiting in the energy industry. In particular, 32% of the class at the University of Oklahoma enters the energy industry, as does 18% of the Texas A&M class, 15% of Rice's class, 9% of SMU's, and 8% of UT Austin's.
Demonstrating that you can be more than your work is going to be important, but you may have to do this in a non-traditional way since your work is so intense. Perhaps during your breaks between jobs you can get involved, for instance.
Jennifer Bloom, CPRW
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