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Status: Re- Working on GMAT
Joined: 23 May 2011
Posts: 104
Location: Australia
Concentration: Leadership, General Management
GMAT 1: 600 Q44 V29
GPA: 2.4
WE: Analyst (Computer Software)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 38

Profile Evaluation and Feedback [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2013, 16:44
Hello,

I have the following profile:

1. Bachelors Computer Science (Not so renowned university in India) GPA 2.4
2. Masters in Business Information Systems (Monash University, Australia) with major in Project Management GPA 3.5
3. Languages: Hindi, English, Spanish, French
4. Australian Work Experience : 2 Years in a start up firm
5. Indian Work Experience: 6 Years
6. Volunteering with Australian Youth Climate Coalition for past 1 year
7. Experience Area: IT
8. Took GMAT in 2011: 600 ( I will retake it and I won't stop till I hit 700)
9. Age: 31
10. Sex: Male

I am looking for brilliant 1 Year MBA programs esp in Europe (I love soccer) based on Leadership and General Management
Also I read that Columbia Business School runs fast track MBA of 16 months. Is it applicable to me?
Career Goal: I don't want to work for anyone anymore
Target admission Year 2014

I can postpone it to 2015 too if I can't secure something meaningful in 2014.

Thank you for taking your time . Looking forward to your reply :)
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Re: Profile Evaluation and Feedback [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2013, 22:46
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Hello there,
I would love to help you out, but I feel like I am missing a whole bunch of detail about your work experience. How many promotions have you had? Have you received any awards? Do you lead people? Train others? What have been your greatest achievements? What actually do you do??? :)

If you can also get a liiiiiittle more specific about your goals then it can help me help you.

Waiting to hear from you,
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Manager
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Status: Re- Working on GMAT
Joined: 23 May 2011
Posts: 104
Location: Australia
Concentration: Leadership, General Management
GMAT 1: 600 Q44 V29
GPA: 2.4
WE: Analyst (Computer Software)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 38

Re: Profile Evaluation and Feedback [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2013, 01:44
JonAdmissionado wrote:
Hello there,
I would love to help you out, but I feel like I am missing a whole bunch of detail about your work experience. How many promotions have you had? Have you received any awards? Do you lead people? Train others? What have been your greatest achievements? What actually do you do??? :)

If you can also get a liiiiiittle more specific about your goals then it can help me help you.

Waiting to hear from you,


Hello,

Thank you for replying. I have had over 4 promotions in the first 6 years and 2 in the last 2 years in small firm (SME).

Over years I have received from minor ones for individual work to team work awards. I got all my big MNC could give :P
I left as they were not giving any international exposure despite spending 6 years with them
I have lead a team of 12 people and currently leading an international team of 5 in Australia
In small and big training is day to day work which I am doing almost daily and also done classroom trainings for new hires.
In the Big MNC I was a system Analyst(back end role = coding) and in the SME one I am IT consultant(client facing role = talking and guiding people ) though at times help in sales and marketing.I decided to work for the SME to gain exposure on how people run small and medium businesses.

My greatest achievement would be when I run a medium size organization across atleast 2 countries ( though I have worked on plenty of projects and gained success in them). The thing is the more I think about where I want to go and what I want to achieve,the lesser I feel good about the past. Though learning 2 languages (Spanish and French) from scratch was nothing short of an achievement :)

Australian Youth Climate Coalition teaches me how to work with people at the grass root level and here again I am state level coordinator who coordinates people events.

Hmm.. I hope I didn't missed anything :)
Looking for your reply.
Thanks & Regards
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Re: Profile Evaluation and Feedback [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2013, 22:37
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Well dude it doesn't answer EVERYthing, but at least we can chat now that I have better idea ;)

So let's look at things overall: Work stuff is very solid. Con is not working for a huge famous company, but pro is that you have done veeeeeery well and have leadership (which folks in smaller companies might not have). Another pro is obviously your work abroad which should be highly appreciated. Shame about that UG GPA, and if you have a good reason for it, I'd suggest you write about it in your essays.

The toughest thing though is probably your applicant pool. Indian/Male/IT. Thankfully you have both leadership and international experience to make you different, and I would lean heavily on both of them as well anything else you have that might make you stand out as unique. A lot will ride on your GMAT, so if you can get that 700+ you should, and if you can apply this year, you should too.

What schools would work for you? Depends on your GMAT, but let's say that the top few will be far stretches even if you break a 720 (I mean INSEAD, IMD, LBS, maybe IE, maybe IESE). So schools like HEC Paris, Warwick, Said, ESADE, Manchester would be where I would start (but still you DO need that GMAT in any case!)

Good luck with your GMAT, and if you got any, anything at all, you just ask away,
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Manager
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Status: Re- Working on GMAT
Joined: 23 May 2011
Posts: 104
Location: Australia
Concentration: Leadership, General Management
GMAT 1: 600 Q44 V29
GPA: 2.4
WE: Analyst (Computer Software)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 38

Re: Profile Evaluation and Feedback [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2013, 20:56
JonAdmissionado wrote:
Well dude it doesn't answer EVERYthing, but at least we can chat now that I have better idea ;)

So let's look at things overall: Work stuff is very solid. Con is not working for a huge famous company, but pro is that you have done veeeeeery well and have leadership (which folks in smaller companies might not have). Another pro is obviously your work abroad which should be highly appreciated. Shame about that UG GPA, and if you have a good reason for it, I'd suggest you write about it in your essays.

The toughest thing though is probably your applicant pool. Indian/Male/IT. Thankfully you have both leadership and international experience to make you different, and I would lean heavily on both of them as well anything else you have that might make you stand out as unique. A lot will ride on your GMAT, so if you can get that 700+ you should, and if you can apply this year, you should too.

What schools would work for you? Depends on your GMAT, but let's say that the top few will be far stretches even if you break a 720 (I mean INSEAD, IMD, LBS, maybe IE, maybe IESE). So schools like HEC Paris, Warwick, Said, ESADE, Manchester would be where I would start (but still you DO need that GMAT in any case!)

Good luck with your GMAT, and if you got any, anything at all, you just ask away,


One last question.

If I change my residency to Australian Permanent resident, how much will it have an impact on my chances especially in INSEAD, IMD and Cambridge Judge?
and what's your opinion about IIMA PGPX?
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Joined: 30 Nov 2009
Posts: 3336
Location: Chicago, IL
Schools: Brown University, Harvard Business School
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Kudos [?]: 561 [0], given: 30

Re: Profile Evaluation and Feedback [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2013, 21:24
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Changing your residency status won't change anything really.
As for the IIMA PGPX program, you might be a bit young and inexperienced for it at the moment, and I'm not 100% sure that it fits.
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