This is my first post on the forum
Hoping to help fellow aspirants and gain from the exp of other members out here!
A few pointers about my profile:
- GMAT 680/6.0 (50/31 - Q/V) - Indian Applicant
- 4 yrs work-ex by mid of 2011
- About workex
-- have been working in the same company for about 3 yrs now. Presently leading the Product Management Team in an EDA company (EDA companies make softwares for semiconductor companies)
-- international workex - two short stints of 1 month each - at company headquarters in the US and at a client site in China
-- twice recognised for exceptional work by the company
-- I am confident of getting good recos from my manager/ex-manager
- Educational - pretty decent - 91% in 10th - 81% in 12th - 81% in UG (Communication & Computers major) - 1 international internship for 1.5 months in Kazakhstan in steel industry
- have good extra currics - participation in debates/extempories/skits at school/college level; founder of a few clubs in college etc
- NGO exp - void
I was hopeful of getting a good GMAT score(700+) which could have put me in an okay position to try for some top B schools (given I belong to the Indian IT applicant category). But given this score, I'm not very sure about my chances.
Post MBA - have an inclination towards Marketing, but would prefer a school where I can explore different options (specially if I opt for a 2 yr program).
I'm thinking of applying to these schools:
CMU, Duke, Kellogg (the list seems too long here
but i'm not sure considering the score)
Please suggest to which other bschools can i apply in the US - as per stretch/reach/safe criteria - it'll be very helpful.
Any other comments on the profile? - All duly appreciated Sir!
Please let me know if more info is needed.
Thanks a lot!