I am Indian Female with 3years work experience in a Japanese Automotive parts Manufacturer.
I am an engineer(Mechanical and automation) with Total 36 months work exp
2010 sept-2011 may in Tokyo as engineer under an International Technical scholarship program for technical professionals from developing countries sponsored by Govt of Japan (60% of the training cost), then 2011 may-2012 march in India as Quality Engg and helped the team of 6 Japanese in the inception of the maiden factory in India part of the strategy and development team
and from 2012 April i was promoted and transferred to International Sales Office in India undertaking Business Dev Work
presently working with the global sales team for new market entry and also localization of parts into Indian Market. I am proficient in Japanese as work language with intermediate level certificate.
My GMAT Score is average at 700 ( 49q and 35v),
Collg CGPA 7.14/10
Extra curricular: 1. presently i am an active member at a non profit govt orphanage as educator and volunteer. Also started my own social volunteering group called The wishing tree to support under privileged kids with resources through donation and tutoring in english and maths.
2. Volunteer Work at 19th Commonwealth Games 2010 in India
3. Member of Creative Team in college cultural society, coordinator at the Annual Technical Event.
4. English editorial board member in School
i wish to concentrate on emerging markets in Asia, and take work as business strategy consulting for new firms entering into developing economies.
I have chosen ISB , NUS , HKUST, in Asia, LBS, Oxford in UK and Michigan and NYU in US.
should i just concentrate on Asian Schools?
Please advise the best prospects schools i should apply to and what are the drawbacks which might hinder my prospects
Thanks for dropping by, and sorry for the slight delay there! (I was on the road for two weeks).
Anyhow, let's just jump straight into our business, and have a look at your profile:
- Real international experience
- Industry is manufacturing
- Average grades
- Little leadership
- Middle of the road extra curricular activities.
And actually your GMAT is pretty good. I think your main challenge here will be in standing out. The danger for your application is that you sound a wee bit too much like others. It's great that you work as a mechanical engineer and not an IT person to differentiate yourself, but that in of itself may not be enough.
For your schools, it's hard for me to say whether you should apply to the US or not - I mean why not? You can of course do an MBA in the US and then go on to work in Asia (although in reality most who DO study in the US end up working for a few years). I think your choice of which continent to study on should depend upon where you want to work afterwards. If you don't mind working anywhere as long as you can find a good job, then keep your mind open. If on the other hand for personal reasons or whatever you want only to work in Asia, then limiting yourself to Asian schools might make sense.
I think your school list is a wee bit ambitious. ISB is probably a bit of a stretch for you, although the other two Asian schools will be a bit easier. Oxford would b somewhere between stretch and competitive, as would be Michigan and NYU. Which means that you have a bunch of competitive/stretch schools in your selection, but nothing on the safer side, so you maaaaay want to add a few more schools to your list.
Hope this helps!
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