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Profile Evaluation Indian IT Male.

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Location: United Kingdom
Concentration: Technology, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V40
GPA: 3.28
WE: Other (Computer Software)
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Profile Evaluation Indian IT Male. [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2013, 09:29
Hi Could you please evaluate below profile.

Thanks a lot.

1) Brief description of your full-time work experience. What do you do?
Work in multinational IT company. 3 years of customer support + 1 year in UK managing customer needs and requirement gathering. Work on ITIL processes and leading a small team. Constant high performer and multiple accolades
Also a co-director of a microstock photography company. It is currently and we got few customers as well but we had to put on hold last year.
2) Your GMAT. - 710
3) College info: The name of the college, your GPA or grade average, your major, year of graduation. For any graduate degrees, please provide the same info. If you grades are low, please indicate if there were extenuating circumstances.
Delhi University (Delhi College of Engineering) - 69% [~3.2 GPA, i hope ]
4) Significant college and post-college extra-curricular activities or community service, especially leadership experience.
Nothing spectacular - Organized few cultural festival events in college.
5) Important certifications like CFA, CPA, FSA, or CA. - None
6) Your target programs. - Darden, Rotman, Schulich, NUS..
Main considerations [Post Study Work permit and Scholarships as i am really short on funds] Please suggest more on this, if possible.
7) When you plan to apply? Please specify round and application cycle, for example R1 2013-14 or R3 2012-13. R1 2013 -2014
8) Your post-MBA goal. - Strategy/Management Consulting ----> Entrepreneurship.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Indian IT Male. [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2013, 09:34
Hey there - thanks for asking for input from EssaySnark!

Would you please share your GMAT breakdown including AWA and IR? Also how many times have you tested? That will help us in looking at things a little more precisely.

At a high level you could be qualified for the schools you've listed but you also need to go into this without planning on getting any scholarship money. It's less common that international students receive a lot of aid and we're not seeing a lot of big distinction in just the brief sketch you've provided.

Please give us your GMAT details and we can offer more.

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Location: United Kingdom
Concentration: Technology, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V40
GPA: 3.28
WE: Other (Computer Software)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 15

Re: Profile Evaluation Indian IT Male. [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2013, 09:41
essaysnark wrote:
Hey there - thanks for asking for input from EssaySnark!

Would you please share your GMAT breakdown including AWA and IR? Also how many times have you tested? That will help us in looking at things a little more precisely.

At a high level you could be qualified for the schools you've listed but you also need to go into this without planning on getting any scholarship money. It's less common that international students receive a lot of aid and we're not seeing a lot of big distinction in just the brief sketch you've provided.

Please give us your GMAT details and we can offer more.

EssaySnark


Thanks for the prompt response. Since i gave my GMAT last year in March-2012, IR was not part of GMAT then. My AWA is 5.0. I am highly depending on Scholarships so i will be grateful if you can suggest some colleges in or out of US.

I have also not given TOEFL yet and in above list TOEFL is waived as my education is in English. Can you comment something regarding this on other schools as well?

Thanks
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Re: Profile Evaluation Indian IT Male. [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2013, 09:51
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 09 Feb 2012
Posts: 40
Location: United Kingdom
Concentration: Technology, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V40
GPA: 3.28
WE: Other (Computer Software)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 15

Re: Profile Evaluation Indian IT Male. [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2013, 10:03
essaysnark wrote:
We need your GMAT breakdown.


Ohh Sorry... it is 48Q, 40V
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Re: Profile Evaluation Indian IT Male. [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2013, 10:17
OK, here's what we think: If you're up for it, you should take the GMAT again to get your quant up. Your verbal is great, and you technically could apply with this GMAT - but we think you can do better. You didn't answer our question on how many times you've tested so we're assuming you only did it once. And if you test again then you'll be able to present an IR score as well, which can only add value to your profile (the IR is not mandatory but it helps the adcom when you have it).

Your college record is almost definitely better than a 3.2 GPA equivalent. Where did you get that figure from? If it was officially converted by WES then we'll go with it but if it's a number you came up with yourself, we're skeptical. Isn't a 69% from Delhi near the top of your class? If so you would be more like at 3.6 at least (don't quote us on that we're just throwing out a number here). Regardless, University of Delhi is a good school, and engineering is a challenging subject.

Because you apparently did well in college then we would think you could do better on the GMAT - and that can open doors for you.

Your work experience looks like it might be more challenging - not impossible but a bit tricky if you haven't had a chance for big leadership projects. We have definitely see people like that present their background in a way that shows the adcom why they need an MBA and what they would bring to the classroom - we just had a series of posts from one recent Success Story on the EssaySnark blahg that you may find inspiring.

With a higher GMAT score then more doors could be open to you. A high score doesn't guarantee you'll get in but a low(er) score will keep you out - and you're quite a bit below the average of 720 for Indian candidates who are accepted to the best schools.

The schools you've listed are good schools so if those make sense for you, given your goals, then you should go for it. But we're still early enough in the season that you may want to consider your options. It sounds like you're a little bit younger too which is another reason that you may want to take the time to do things right - it's always easier to get in the first time through.

We can't suggest other schools since that's a very complicated question and you never even mentioned why you want an MBA; it would be professionally irresponsible to start throwing out names when we don't know enough about you or your career goals.

Hopefully the info we have offered is useful. If you have follow-ups or we can help further please let us know.

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Re: Profile Evaluation Indian IT Male. [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2013, 06:17
essaysnark wrote:
OK, here's what we think: If you're up for it, you should take the GMAT again to get your quant up. Your verbal is great, and you technically could apply with this GMAT - but we think you can do better. You didn't answer our question on how many times you've tested so we're assuming you only did it once. And if you test again then you'll be able to present an IR score as well, which can only add value to your profile (the IR is not mandatory but it helps the adcom when you have it).

Your college record is almost definitely better than a 3.2 GPA equivalent. Where did you get that figure from? If it was officially converted by WES then we'll go with it but if it's a number you came up with yourself, we're skeptical. Isn't a 69% from Delhi near the top of your class? If so you would be more like at 3.6 at least (don't quote us on that we're just throwing out a number here). Regardless, University of Delhi is a good school, and engineering is a challenging subject.

Because you apparently did well in college then we would think you could do better on the GMAT - and that can open doors for you.


I totally agree. I have made up my mind for taking GMAT again again i thought i should give it a go after admissions this year and i am not able tto spare much for last couple of months due to some engagements. I have been consistently scoring 50 in my GMAT mocks and i realized that i did screw up GMAT Maths in my original GMAT otherwise my score would have been around 740 :(.

Anyways, i will be giving GMAT may be later this year but i seriously think i am getting old :P and need to move ahead in my career.

essaysnark wrote:
Your work experience looks like it might be more challenging - not impossible but a bit tricky if you haven't had a chance for big leadership projects. We have definitely see people like that present their background in a way that shows the adcom why they need an MBA and what they would bring to the classroom - we just had a series of posts from one recent Success Story on the EssaySnark blahg that you may find inspiring.

With a higher GMAT score then more doors could be open to you. A high score doesn't guarantee you'll get in but a low(er) score will keep you out - and you're quite a bit below the average of 720 for Indian candidates who are accepted to the best schools.

The schools you've listed are good schools so if those make sense for you, given your goals, then you should go for it. But we're still early enough in the season that you may want to consider your options. It sounds like you're a little bit younger too which is another reason that you may want to take the time to do things right - it's always easier to get in the first time through.

We can't suggest other schools since that's a very complicated question and you never even mentioned why you want an MBA; it would be professionally irresponsible to start throwing out names when we don't know enough about you or your career goals.

Hopefully the info we have offered is useful. If you have follow-ups or we can help further please let us know.

EssaySnark


I agree with you what totally said though it seems i was bit over expecting myself. I have had a chance to lead a team of three for an year and i have launchdc a new company which and had got some customers but it is on hold due to some issue. Though it is not as exemplary experience but would it distinguish me from what i have been if i haven't done those things?

Thanks.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Indian IT Male. [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2013, 06:25
Great attitude jtnkathuria - awesome to know that you're up for the GMAT again - it really can make a big difference.


jtnkathuria wrote:
I agree with you what totally said though it seems i was bit over expecting myself. I have had a chance to lead a team of three for an year and i have launchdc a new company which and had got some customers but it is on hold due to some issue. Though it is not as exemplary experience but would it distinguish me from what i have been if i haven't done those things?


Yes. Both of these experiences are going to add value to your profile. You'll need to work hard on how you communicate these projects to the adcom - having started a business can be a nice add-on to a profile but if the business never really got off the ground then maybe it doesn't contribute much (we don't know the full story on this but it could actually be a little difficult to present it well given how short the darned essays are this year). Also a surprising number of people have done something similar so on its own, it doesn't help you stand out that much. It's good that you have it but it all comes down to how it's communicated.

As you think about what you want to tell the adcoms, then consider what each example will be able to relay to them - what do you want them to know about you based on it? Since you have some long-term interest in entrepreneurship then it definitely makes sense to highlight your existing experience, even if it wasn't hugely successful - it still shows that you have done something entrepreneurial and that's actually quite critical to making a believable pitch.

Keep us posted - you still have some time to get all these pieces in place and you have the right attitude about it which is perhaps the most important of all.

EssaySnark
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Location: United Kingdom
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Re: Profile Evaluation Indian IT Male. [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2013, 06:32
essaysnark wrote:
Great attitude jtnkathuria - awesome to know that you're up for the GMAT again - it really can make a big difference.


jtnkathuria wrote:
I agree with you what totally said though it seems i was bit over expecting myself. I have had a chance to lead a team of three for an year and i have launchdc a new company which and had got some customers but it is on hold due to some issue. Though it is not as exemplary experience but would it distinguish me from what i have been if i haven't done those things?


Yes. Both of these experiences are going to add value to your profile. You'll need to work hard on how you communicate these projects to the adcom - having started a business can be a nice add-on to a profile but if the business never really got off the ground then maybe it doesn't contribute much (we don't know the full story on this but it could actually be a little difficult to present it well given how short the darned essays are this year). Also a surprising number of people have done something similar so on its own, it doesn't help you stand out that much. It's good that you have it but it all comes down to how it's communicated.

As you think about what you want to tell the adcoms, then consider what each example will be able to relay to them - what do you want them to know about you based on it? Since you have some long-term interest in entrepreneurship then it definitely makes sense to highlight your existing experience, even if it wasn't hugely successful - it still shows that you have done something entrepreneurial and that's actually quite critical to making a believable pitch.

Keep us posted - you still have some time to get all these pieces in place and you have the right attitude about it which is perhaps the most important of all.

EssaySnark



Thanks a lot for your Quick revert and overall evaluation. :) I will keep those points in mind.
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