B.Tech (Computer Science) - 68%
Post Graduation in Market Research (1 year) - 73%
GMAT SCORE: 680; AWA: 4.5
Worked in Satyam Computer Services Ltd. (now Mahindra Satyam as Software Engineer) in the domain of Content Management System for a major Pharma client.
Worked in Manhattan Associates as a Software Engineer on their proprietory product Warehouse Management System for major clients Tesco and Wal-Mart.
Worked in Progress Software as a Software Engineer on ODBC Driver Development
Working with The Nielsen Company in Marketing Research with major FMCG client.
overall work experience in IT - 3 years 9 months
work experience in market research - 1 year (as of now)
Had a six months startup experience of starting my own community website.
Did the ideation, product development and testing for this website.
I did social work on my own helping people on the streets setting up their own small businesses.
Involved with some NGOs temporarilty and different points.
Have my own blog on Marketing which is very good and popular
Very entrepreneurial in nature and extremely passionate about Marketing and Business.
My passion is Marketing and that is the reason why I did a course on Marketing Research and shifted from IT to Marketing Research. I wanted to go into the higher circles of Marketing, Product, Brand Management and Strategy.
Please let me know the areas of improvement for me and please let me know which colleges are the right fit for me.
I want to do my MBA in Marketing and Operations.
Thanks in advance
I would be concerned about two things on your profile:
1. GMAT score. You belong to the Indian IT applicant pool. At 680 your GMAT scores are not a differentiator for both these b-schools, where it would pay to have GMAT scores upward of 700 and a better AWA score. So, if you can retake the GMAT, it would be great.
2. I would be concerned about the 4 job switches in 4 years. You need to show some stability there. This is also important because you have just switched your industry in the past year. B-schools would like to ascertain that you are well settled into your new role and are not itching to move again (which is what the MBA at this time sounds like).
My suggestion is to stick around in your job for another year and apply for the MBA with richer market research experience.
Namita GargI'd love to get your "kudos" if my post helped you.