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Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GMAT 1: 550 Q42 V24
GMAT 2: 660 Q47 V34
GMAT 3: 690 Q46 V39
GPA: 3.5
WE: Consulting (Other)
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ProfileEvaluation_IndianMale_MinistryOfDefence_EProcurement [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2013, 04:04
Hi

Please have a quick look at my profile. After my profile description I've posted pretty specific questions. Please have a look at them and help me in deciding my target school list

GMAT Score - 720 [Q48 V38] [AWA and IR score awaited] :-(

Undergraduate GPA - 8.8/10.00

Undergraduate Course - B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from NIT, Silchar, India

Work Experience - 7 yrs cumulative broken down between two employers given below:-

Previous Employers(2 years):-
• One of the selected few individuals to be recruited to join the Indian Defense Research and Development Program as a Scientist (82 scientist selected from the country) . The appointment was given by The President of India (Dr Abdul Kalam Azad). Responsibilities included strategic procurement of defense equipments as well as proof and trials of weapon systems and missiles(eg Multibarrel launchers, Missiles, Artillery weapons ,Battle tanks) .
• Underwent a rigorous field attachment with the Indian Army posted at the International Border(India) and Line of Control(LOC) India which has helped to develop Character,Comradeship,Discipline, Leadership,Secular Outlook, Spirit of Adventure and Ideals of Selfless Service within me.
• Special company sponsored certificate course in "SYSTEM ENGINEERING" from IIT Mumbai.
• Special company sponsored capsule course in "Management and Strategy" from Pune university.
• Selected for a special course on "Defense R&D Management For Young Scientists" at Institute of Technology Management Mussoorie under Ministry of Defense,Govt of India.

Present Employers(5 years):-
• Currently working in a Techno-Functional role as Senior Manager in "Mjunction" (Tata Groups) considered to be the largest online marketplace for Steel and Coal and leading a team size of 8 members
• Responsible for the implementation of e procurement technology best practices at various organizations(PSU's) like SAIL, BHEL, HCL, Tata Power, Central Coalfields leading to reductions in cost and lead time.
• My business idea won the regional round and was selected to represent the top 20 ideas from around the globe which include Europe, NA, SE Asia and South Africa in "TATA INNOVISTA" which is one of the initiatives started by the Tata level apex forum 'Tata Group Innovation Forum (TGIF)' for encouraging breakthrough innovations.
• Also featured amongst the top 30 business ideas at the The Tata Business Leadership Award 2009(TBLA),an annual business school and corporate event organised by the Tata group. It offers a unique opportunity to compete with the brightest and display ones’ business acumen.
• Trainings/Certifications on Customer Focus and Process Improvement by TMTC (Tata Management Training Centre)-Havard University

General:-
• An individual with strong bent and liking towards quantitative methods from school/college days (Winner of the State Maths Olympiad named "MATHELETICS").
• An individual with a "B Level" certification in National Cadet Corps(NCC) which is a Tri-Services Organization comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force and is engaged in grooming the youth – ‘The Leaders of Tomorrow’ – into disciplined and patriotic citizens. The genesis of the NCC can be traced back to the First World War when the Britishers created the University Corps as the second line of defense and to have a large pool of trained youth available for employment into the Armed Forces.
• Voluntarily working as a trainer for e-junction ,an initiative started by my current employers ,imparting basic computer education to underprivileged and specially-abled students. Was one of the core members of the team that worked for the formation of this initiative.E junction was adjudged National Winner in the Corporate 'Employee Volunteering Programme of the Year' category at the prestigious 'Apeejay India Volunteer Awards 2011' (AIVA) held in New Delhi on 25th September, 2011.Ejunction also won the award for the Best use of CSR Practices in IT industry on the 18th of February, 2013, at the World CSR Congress ceremony held in Taj Lands End, Mumbai.
• A landscape artist certified by Ravindra Bharati University.
• Co-founded an entrepreneurial venture called ‘EXTRACTS’ which focused on new and innovative techqniques for imparting education in junior schools. The venture focused on the use of personality analysis techhniques, brain mapping tests and animated contents to teach junior children. The venture had an initial work strength of 6 individuals. However it had to close down because of funding problems

Career Goal -
Short Term: Work in the supply chain consultancy sector for a few years in a firm that is the leader in this area for eg. McKinsey, BCG, A.T. Kearney
Long Term: See myself as the head /CEO of such a firm

My specific questions are -
1. Please evaluate my profile. How Strong or Weak it is? Areas of Improvements?
2. I have not narrowed down to a list of B-Schools I intend to apply to but I do want to target schools only in the top 30 of the world. Can you please suggest me a probable list of schools in US and Europe where i can make it

Thank you in advance. Anticipating a positive and encouraging reply.

Roop

Last edited by roopPreps on 21 Oct 2013, 06:44, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: ProfileEvaluation IndianMale MinistryOfDefence EProcurement [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2013, 21:57
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Hey there Roop!

Thanks for dropping by my friend,

Let's get straight into things:

1. Please evaluate my profile. How Strong or Weak it is? Areas of Improvements?
I like your profile! Your work experience, is impressive and unique, and taken all together with your other items, it makes for a pretty strong profile. You have real leadership, and good quantifiable achievements. You went to the right school and got the right job. Fantastic!

The ONE big negative in your profile is your GMAT. so to answer your last question, YES getting higher on the GMAT will make a BIG difference. From 660 to even 700 is a difference that is huge (and if you can get 720 or higher, that would be even better). Especially since you have such a strong profile otherwise, getting a higher GMAT is at this point the single best thing you can do to improve your profile (and I would HIGHLY recommend it, even if it means delaying your application by a round or year)

2. I have not narrowed down to a list of B-Schools I intend to apply to but I do want to target schools only in the top 30 of the world. Can you please suggest me a probable list of schools in US and Europe where i can make it

I could ;) Buuuuuuut I think it would be better for you to retake your GMAT rather than make a strategy based on your 660. With a 720+, the Top 30 schools become possible. With a 660, they remain difficult.

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Re: ProfileEvaluation_IndianMale_MinistryOfDefence_EProcurement [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2013, 03:40
Hey Jon,

Thankx a lot for being very Frank :-)
I was also expecting the same answer from your side. Infact was looking for one more push to re-take the GMAT.
So no more school hunting as of now for the next one month.Decided on retaking GMAT next month end..

See you next month end with a 710+

Regards

A more determined Roop..
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Re: ProfileEvaluation_IndianMale_MinistryOfDefence_EProcurement [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2013, 22:30
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roopPreps wrote:
Hey Jon,

Thankx a lot for being very Frank :-)
I was also expecting the same answer from your side. Infact was looking for one more push to re-take the GMAT.
So no more school hunting as of now for the next one month.Decided on retaking GMAT next month end..

See you next month end with a 710+

Regards

A more determined Roop..


Haha! It's my name dude.
Well, you got that push!
See you back in a month with your 710+.
I'm counting on you.

Best,
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Joined: 04 Feb 2013
Posts: 31
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GMAT 1: 550 Q42 V24
GMAT 2: 660 Q47 V34
GMAT 3: 690 Q46 V39
GPA: 3.5
WE: Consulting (Other)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 2

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Re: ProfileEvaluation_IndianMale_MinistryOfDefence_EProcurement [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2013, 06:42
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roopPreps wrote:
Hey Jon,

Thankx a lot for being very Frank :-)
I was also expecting the same answer from your side. Infact was looking for one more push to re-take the GMAT.
So no more school hunting as of now for the next one month.Decided on retaking GMAT next month end..

See you next month end with a 710+

Regards

A more determined Roop..


Haha! It's my name dude.
Well, you got that push!
See you back in a month with your 710+.
I'm counting on you.

Best,


Hi john,

Hope u r doing good.
Retook my GMAT on 19th this month. And yes your push helped.
Its a 720(q 48 v 38) this time and am really happy and satisfied.
Now to get down to the business end of the journey, i have shortlisted the following schools.
One of the primary factor in choosing these schools has been the availability of non-cosigner loans which is very essential for me.

DREAM
KELLOG
MIT
TUCK
YALE

FIT
DARDEN
FUQUA
JOHNSON
UCLA ANDERSON

SAFE
EMORY
KENAN FLAGER
ST OLIN
CRANFIELD

My request to you would be to evaluate my chances against these schools. Also feel free to add/delete any of these if you feel that they do not fit my candidature.
I am planning to apply in R2 so i have very little time in my hands.

Looking forward for your help and suggestions.

Regards
Roop
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Re: ProfileEvaluation_IndianMale_MinistryOfDefence_EProcurement [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2013, 23:09
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roopPreps wrote:
JonAdmissionado wrote:
roopPreps wrote:
Hey Jon,

Thankx a lot for being very Frank :-)
I was also expecting the same answer from your side. Infact was looking for one more push to re-take the GMAT.
So no more school hunting as of now for the next one month.Decided on retaking GMAT next month end..

See you next month end with a 710+

Regards

A more determined Roop..


Haha! It's my name dude.
Well, you got that push!
See you back in a month with your 710+.
I'm counting on you.

Best,


Hi john,

Hope u r doing good.
Retook my GMAT on 19th this month. And yes your push helped.
Its a 720(q 48 v 38) this time and am really happy and satisfied.
Now to get down to the business end of the journey, i have shortlisted the following schools.
One of the primary factor in choosing these schools has been the availability of non-cosigner loans which is very essential for me.

DREAM
KELLOG
MIT
TUCK
YALE

FIT
DARDEN
FUQUA
JOHNSON
UCLA ANDERSON

SAFE
EMORY
KENAN FLAGER
ST OLIN
CRANFIELD

My request to you would be to evaluate my chances against these schools. Also feel free to add/delete any of these if you feel that they do not fit my candidature.
I am planning to apply in R2 so i have very little time in my hands.

Looking forward for your help and suggestions.

Regards
Roop


Hey Roop! Awesome! I am sooo happy to hear that!! Congrats.

So your auto-evaluation is on the ball. Probably MIT and Tuck will be the two toughest, but basically your categories are right. I don't know how many schools you will actually be able to apply to (It depends on you and how you work and how much time you have and your writing skills). The most impressive client I worked with did 10 or 11 applications in eight weeks while working full time!!!! But that's a bit nuts. Anyhow, my suggestion: Pick five to start with. One or two dream two to three competitive and one or two safe (okay that makes five to seven schools... :) but you know what I mean) and GET STARTED!!!!

Time's a wasting!
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