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Profile Evaluation and suggestion on which schools to target [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2012, 08:34
Dear All,

Kindly let me know how does this profile stand for an admission in ISB and NUS.
I am looking forward to apply next year.


Following is my profile:

ACADEMICS:
X Class - 76%
XII Class - 89%
B.Tech (Computer Science) - 68%
Post Graduation in Market Research (1 year) - 73%

GMAT SCORE: 680; AWA: 4.5

EXPERIENCE:
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)

INTERNSHIPS:
Interned with The Nielsen Company
Interned with Tata Motors

STARTUP EXPERIENCE:
Had a six months startup experience of starting my own community website.
Did the ideation, product development and testing for this website.

EXTRA-CURRICULARS:
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

ATTITUDE:
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
Karthik
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Re: Profile Evaluation and suggestion on which schools to target [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2012, 21:02
Any thoughts please ...?
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Re: Profile Evaluation and suggestion on which schools to target [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2012, 00:18
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Karthik4444 wrote:
Dear All,

B.Tech (Computer Science) - 68%
Post Graduation in Market Research (1 year) - 73%

GMAT SCORE: 680; AWA: 4.5

EXPERIENCE:
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)

STARTUP EXPERIENCE:
Had a six months startup experience of starting my own community website.
Did the ideation, product development and testing for this website.

EXTRA-CURRICULARS:
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

ATTITUDE:
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
Karthik



Hi Karthik,

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.
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Re: Profile Evaluation and suggestion on which schools to target [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2012, 22:33
Thanks for the reply :)

My actual scores are: 730 and in AWA it is 5.5 (I've deflated it to understand how I stand on my profile)

I am looking forward to apply next year and by that time I would have 2-2.5 years of experience in MR.
I am not comfortable in showing experience for the sake of showing it.

Kindly let me know your thoughts please?
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Re: Profile Evaluation and suggestion on which schools to target [#permalink] New post 11 May 2012, 22:57
never seen such tactics before!
Re: Profile Evaluation and suggestion on which schools to target   [#permalink] 11 May 2012, 22:57
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