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Profile evaluation for mbavacation. [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 09:12
Thanks in advance for reading this.

Here is my profile.

Indian, IT, Male, 30 (31 at matriculation), Married, 2 kids

Undergraduate in Engineering from State engineering college in India, full state scholarship.

GMAT : 760 (Q51,V42), AWA 4.5

GPA : 75/100 (with honors), top 3 in class.

Work experience : Currently employed with an IT consulting company. Performing the role of consultant project manager / business analyst for past 4 years (5 years at matriculation). Job involves planning, organization, negotiation and relationship building. Business knowledge of sales promotions, contract pricing and supplier management in wholesale distribution industry. Five years international experience (in U.S.). Generated over 3.5 million dollar in revenue since I started working on this client. Performed multiple sales pitches and conducted user training for over 50 sales persons. Experience interacting with client's government customers such as Department of Defense (300 million client) and school districts. Led teams of up to 12 people, which involved metoring and motivating..

Received CEO's special recognition award for helping the company identify and recruit resources.

Certified project management professional from Project Management Institute.

Previous jobs were as programmer analyst/software engineer working for clients in three different industries.


EC : My ec's are small, localized involvement consistently focused on helping children living in adverse circumstances.

1) Volunteered for 9 months (including 2 months training) with an organization in the office of Governor of the state where I reside. My duty was to represent those children in family court, who were separated from families because of abuse or neglect.
2) Participated in fund raising and walk for March of Dime walk America, an organization for children born prematurely or born with birth defects..
3) Volunteer Indian cooking for CIFK (Christmas is for kids), an organization helping children living in shelters..
4) Volunteered for an employee group (in India) working to help children in orphans and cancer hospitals.

4) Started and headed the college branch of the largest national student party of India.
6) Member of career counseling committee in college, a group of selected students to help incoming students decide the courses.
7) In free time, apart from working on home improvement projects and learning about raising kids, I do wood carving.

My career goal is to work in operations management/supply chain management and long term career goal is to be an entrepreneur in wholesale distribution industry.

Currently looking at Kellogg, Chicago GSB, HAAS, Duke, Yale, and plan to apply all in round 1. How does this look?
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Re: Profile evaluation for mbavacation. [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2008, 19:02
Six applications in Rd 1? You realize most, if not all, of these schools' applications are going to be due mid-October?

If you want to get into SCM, what attracts you to Kellogg, Yale, and Fuqua? Just trying to figure out how you've made your school selection?
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Re: Profile evaluation for mbavacation. [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2008, 19:30
I think Kellogg is a great school for both your career and also lifestyle wise since you have a family...would you be applying to MMM at Kellogg? I would suggest Ross over Duke for SCM. Since you are married with kids I would suggest schools that have reputations of being family friendly too. So Tuck maybe a better fit than Yale, and is also older applicant friendly.

Obviously your age and demographics will be what you need to overcome, why now and career goals are definitely, along with why a FT MBA not EMBA or something like that.

As for applying to all 6 in R1...dont try it. I would say 4 would be max and thats if you select four schools with a spread of due dates.
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Re: Profile evaluation for mbavacation. [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2008, 21:51
solaris1 wrote:
Six applications in Rd 1? You realize most, if not all, of these schools' applications are going to be due mid-October?

If you want to get into SCM, what attracts you to Kellogg, Yale, and Fuqua? Just trying to figure out how you've made your school selection?


Not only SCM, solaris. I am looking at the bigger picture of wholesale distribution, specific to food industry. That includes operation, supply chain and international business.

These schools provide access to major players in this field. Kellogg is actually on top in terms of access to food and beverage companies. Additionally, my current client alos has major business operations in Chicago and most likely, I will come back to this company.

You are right about deadlines, and I still plan to apply to all five of these in round 1.

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Re: Profile evaluation for mbavacation. [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2008, 22:05
riverripper wrote:
I think Kellogg is a great school for both your career and also lifestyle wise since you have a family...would you be applying to MMM at Kellogg? I would suggest Ross over Duke for SCM. Since you are married with kids I would suggest schools that have reputations of being family friendly too. So Tuck maybe a better fit than Yale, and is also older applicant friendly.

Obviously your age and demographics will be what you need to overcome, why now and career goals are definitely, along with why a FT MBA not EMBA or something like that.

As for applying to all 6 in R1...dont try it. I would say 4 would be max and thats if you select four schools with a spread of due dates.


Thanks River.
For choosing Duke over Ross, my thought was the image of Duke in South, and having lived in South carolina for 5 years and visited North carolina many times, I don't want to leave this area and Duke for Ross.

I agree with you on replacing Yale with Tuck, actually Tuck never came to my mind. Since I haven't done much towards applying to Yale, I can make this switch.

I should have mentioned to you before that I had Praet change my id to this. You already suggested MMM to me and I am learning about MMM. My top priority is still Kellogg or Chicago. In fact, unless there is something urgent at work, I plan to visit Chicago this coming Friday, when I will visit Kellogg (Class visit, info session and student lunch) and join Chicago GSB student hosted event.

As of EMBA, I have done research about Duke EMBA and talked to admission people as well as students. It seems EMBA is a not a good option if your job already includes late night and weekend work. Even otherwise, EMBA takes away almost all of the personal time. I need plenty of time for kids and do not want to compromise with raising them well.
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Re: Profile evaluation for mbavacation. [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2008, 15:59
good profile, but like others said, the Indian IT part will be your biggest obstacle. From the looks of it, you have some good experiences to talk about and set you apart from the other Indian ITs. TAlk about leadership, volunteering, and ECs in your essays. Make it personal and show off who you are beyond your stats.

I would also suggest Ross over Duke. From a friend who applied and will be attending Ross, he liked it a lot for the operations/supply chain side of things (along with MIT and Kellogg). Not sure if Yale is a good choice, Tuck or MIT would be better for Opersations/SCM.

Let me know if you're visiting Haas this fall, I can probably meet up if the schedules work out. :)
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