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Profile Evaluation for NUS/NTU/HKUST [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2012, 00:31
Hi,
Please evaluate my profile for NUS, NTU and HKUST. I am from India.

GMAT - 680(M-49,V-33)
College : B.Tech in ECE from NIT Kurukshetra, CGPA - 8.2
10th - 87%
12th - 85%
Got 800 AIR in AIEEE 2004(all india engineering entrance exam) which puts me in the top percentile achievers in that year
Work Exp - 4 years(IT industry) with a leading software company in finance domain.
Onsite Exp - 1.5 months(USA)

Got value in performance (VIP) award and shining star team award in organisation and many client appreciation emails.

Presently working as senior software engineer: my role includes training new resources on the product as well as software development.

During my tenure ,i have had some exciting opportunities:

1) Gave technical walk through for the POC of a business intelligence tool to the VP at client side which was very successful. I was the only one responsible for that project.
2) In 2010, I went to US for the kick-off of a new project. This was an unique opportunity. I along with my project lead had to prove our potential at the customer side and we were successful. After coming back from US, i mentored a team of around 10 people on the new project.

Extra-curricular:
1) Decent social work
2) Captain of house in school. A number of prizes won in exhibition, essays, quizzes, sports etc.
3) A few prizes and participation certificates at college level.
4) Decent participation in organizational extra-curriculars like organizing independence day celebration, skits, Open house etc. I don't have certificates for these but i can get them mentioned in my recos.

I am targetting MBA in IT consulting right now.

Please suggest.

Thanks and Regards
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Re: Profile Evaluation for NUS/NTU/HKUST [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2012, 09:41
You have a good profile. Why are you targeting just NUS, NTU and HKUST? You should aim for higher ranked colleges. The target colleges you mentioned are not very difficult to get in, provided you write average essays. If I were you, I would aim for top colleges and not the ones that you mentioned in your message.

Start with FT and US news rankings and find more information on top colleges. Research about them. There will be many alumni from NIT who would have gone to top schools. Use linkedin to find people in your network, and speak to students and alumni of those schools.

If possible, take GMAT again. 680 is slightly on the lower end. As you have enough time for your applications, you could increase that. If you have already taken more than once, then it is a different case. Good luck!

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Re: Profile Evaluation for NUS/NTU/HKUST [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2012, 23:17
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Hi,
Please evaluate my profile for NUS, NTU and HKUST. I am from India.



Sniper91, I agree with the previous comment. Is there any specific reason for selecting b-schools in Asia Pacific?

Additionally, are you also targeting Indian b-schools like ISB?

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Re: Profile Evaluation for NUS/NTU/HKUST [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2012, 00:06
Sniper91 wrote:
Hi,
Please evaluate my profile for NUS, NTU and HKUST. I am from India.

GMAT - 680(M-49,V-33)
College : B.Tech in ECE from NIT Kurukshetra, CGPA - 8.2
10th - 87%
12th - 85%
Got 800 AIR in AIEEE 2004(all india engineering entrance exam) which puts me in the top percentile achievers in that year
Work Exp - 4 years(IT industry) with a leading software company in finance domain.
Onsite Exp - 1.5 months(USA)

Got value in performance (VIP) award and shining star team award in organisation and many client appreciation emails.

Presently working as senior software engineer: my role includes training new resources on the product as well as software development.

During my tenure ,i have had some exciting opportunities:

1) Gave technical walk through for the POC of a business intelligence tool to the VP at client side which was very successful. I was the only one responsible for that project.
2) In 2010, I went to US for the kick-off of a new project. This was an unique opportunity. I along with my project lead had to prove our potential at the customer side and we were successful. After coming back from US, i mentored a team of around 10 people on the new project.

Extra-curricular:
1) Decent social work
2) Captain of house in school. A number of prizes won in exhibition, essays, quizzes, sports etc.
3) A few prizes and participation certificates at college level.
4) Decent participation in organizational extra-curriculars like organizing independence day celebration, skits, Open house etc. I don't have certificates for these but i can get them mentioned in my recos.

I am targetting MBA in IT consulting right now.

Please suggest.

Thanks and Regards


Your profile suits the requirements and class profile of NUS, NTU and HKUST but your goals dont match with what these schools can offer. These 3 schools and Singapore and HongKong are finance oriented and hence expecting jobs in IT consulting from these will be tough.

Actually very few schools have companies which come for proper IT consulting. Either be open to General Management or Strategy Consulting ( what McKinsey, BCG etc do) or target schools such as ISB and few mid rank schools known for technology in US - Carlson, Texas Mccombs, Kelley. Top school in US which are good for Technology roles - Sloan, Tepper and Haas will require a better GMAT score.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Profile Evaluation for NUS/NTU/HKUST [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2012, 02:52
Thanks everyone for your reply. I am targetting asian schools mainly because of the financial constraints.(I have a maximum total budget of 35 lakhs(tuition+living expense)). It is my first attempt at GMAT and my AWA is 5 and IR is 7. I am preparing for a second attempt(though not very interested). Does IR score hold any relevance this year?
Could you suggest any other schools in US or other countries which i can successfully target with this score and profile? I was actually hoping to get some scholarship. Are there any good B-schools which can offer scholarship?
Yes, i am applying for ISB but chances of selection look dim due to my lower GMAT.
Although my primary focus is IT consulting but i am open to other options if there is a good opportunity.

Thanks and Regards,
Re: Profile Evaluation for NUS/NTU/HKUST   [#permalink] 05 Aug 2012, 02:52
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