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Profile Evaluation. GMAT 710. Work ex 4 years. [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2013, 08:27
Need some help in my profile evaluation and the possible list of colleges in my range.
I am targeting the top 20 colleges in US, ISB,IIM-A and NUS.

Academic:

GMAT Score : 710
Toefl : 111
10th : 90%
12th : 85%
B.E. (Comp Sc.) 68%

Work:

Working in a top IT firm in India.(Infosys Ltd.)

Work experience : 4 years (by 2014 intake)

Synopsis of Work ex.: (Apart from traditional work took up a host of responsibilities)

-Working in mobile app development.iPhone & iPad development.

-Part of the core group that set up the iPhone development in our D.C. starting off a new thread of business.
Had to leave out lucrative project offers
in the technologies in which i had been trained for this.

-Have been working as a project/module lead since my 2nd project itself.
This was within 7 months into production.
Have led 4 teams since then.

-Conduct Training programs for new joinees on mobility.
Part of core group to design the training program.
Have led the training program couple of times.
Mentoring new joinees.

-Engage with the design group of our company to design apps.
Provide UI design and consultation of mobile apps to various projects.

-Engage with Sales group in building proposals to win projects.
Provide estimation analysis and technical consulting to various projects to build mobile apps.

-Highly appreciated and won multiple awards.

-Build multiple POC's to be showcased for marketing and bringing new projects.
Highlight : Showcased app in the "Innovation Corner" of the 13th SAP Automative forum held in Germany

-Strong Knowledge management ethics.
Submitted multiple knowledge docs in the Company's Portal.
Submitted a reusable component used across multiple projects. This was to support the company's vision of reusability.
Resided as anchor of Team Wiki portal for 2 projects.

-Preparing client presentation during their offshore visit. Also, presented and conducted demo on many occasions to client.
This was a marketing exercise to expand the horizon of mobility.

-Passed Infosys Training Program with 5/5 CGPA.


Extra curricular:

-Active member of core commitee of Sports club. Organized many tournaments.

-Currently residing as lead of Soccer Club.

-Captain of the Soccer team of our unit.

-Awardee in junior mathematics olympiad.

-Editor in a quarterly newspaper in our account @ work.

-Preparing mailers for various events in the company.

- Awardee of Excellence in Information Technology Awards 2002 conducted by Association of Orissa I.C.S.E. Schools

-Volunteered in SPARK program by Infosys and represented the company in increasing the awareness of Software in Society
and raising aspirations.

Following are couple of interest areas I would like to pursue and have as options:
-General business management/Strategy/consulting.
-Technology management / Consulting.
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Re: Profile Evaluation. GMAT 710. Work ex 4 years. [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2013, 05:59
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Hi there,

Thanks for posting. Your GMAT is respectable and your work experience sounds fairly solid, but keep in mind you are part of a HUGE applicant pool of Indian IT applicants. So you will have an uphill battle of determining how to stand out from that crowd. I would recommend focusing on the NON-technical aspects of your background and skills you have, since the technical and quant skills are already evident in your application.... so think about leadership, teamwork, influencing others, managing team members, persuading others, communication skills, presentation skills, extracurricular involvements like your soccer, community involvements, etc.... show that you are MORE than just 'an IT guy'! ;)

IF you are able to do that through your application and especially your essays, and if you also show CLEAR, though-out reasons for WHY you want the MBA and what your short- and long-term goals are, you should have a shot at many top programs, so for determining what specific schools you are best suited for, you should dig in and do some good research and consider what you are looking for in a school. For more on choosing schools, here is a free download: http://info.mbamission.com/Selecting-Yo ... ram-E-Book.

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Re: Profile Evaluation. GMAT 710. Work ex 4 years. [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2013, 20:29
Oh, Thanks a lot for such a detailed reply.
I like the sound of "More that just an IT Guy.." since that is what I have always been focused on. Glad to know I have been moving in the right direction. I am more inclined towards the business side of things rather than IT part(being good in IT part helps ;) ).
Thanks again for your tip. Completely makes sense. I would keep the tips in mind while I look forward to demystify the application process et al.
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Re: Profile Evaluation. GMAT 710. Work ex 4 years. [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2013, 18:57
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Sounds good! Glad it makes sense and works with what you've been thinking. ;) Keep us posted with any additional questions, and your progress. If you decide at any point you'd like to talk through some more q&a, we also offer a free 30 minute consult, http://www.mbamission.com/consult.php, if you are interested. And/or feel free to come back here and post. Good luck!
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Re: Profile Evaluation. GMAT 710. Work ex 4 years. [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2013, 03:44
Hi
I have a 4 year work ex in IT gian- Tata Consultancy services. My GMAT score is 730. I have a degree in Engineering. I want to apply for 2014 intake. Please suggest US B schools for the profile such as mine. My BTech CGPA- 8.21, 12th: 88.25 and 10th : 91.0. I will be really grateful for your guidance.

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Re: Profile Evaluation. GMAT 710. Work ex 4 years. [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2013, 18:10
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Hi Jimmy,

First of all, just pointing out I believe you posted on someone else's post/thread here? ;) Next time would be more useful if you created your own new post. But in response to your post.... knowing just a GMAT, academics, and that you have 4 years experience at Tata is only a part of the whole picture.... b-schools (like it or not) do not make admissions decisions solely based on those facts. They aim to make a holistic assessment of your past, present and future.... they want to know what past experiences you have that you'll bring to the table (in particular, examples of leadership, teamwork, making an impact, going above and beyond); they want to know WHY you want an MBA and why their school, and they want to know about your future goals. It should all make sense and flow.... your Past + your MBA = your Future goals.

You'll show a lot of those things through your essays, and to a certain extent, your letters of recommendation, resume, interview.

Focusing solely on your GMAT score, a 730 is great, and it means that you don't have to worry about a low GMAT keeping you OUT of any programs. IF you have an excellent application in all of the other areas, and you can show something unique about you that makes you stand out from the crowd of IT applicants, you could have a shot at top global b-schools. BUT it is so competitive at top ranked schools, that even with top scores, it is not easy to get in... so we like to caveat that statement and encourage you to apply to a range of programs, and not to underestimate the importance of excellent essays!

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