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Profile Evaluation: Mining Engineer

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Profile Evaluation: Mining Engineer [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2010, 20:52
Hii Friends,

Please evaluate my profile. I am about to apply to ISB ( 2nd Round)
The profile features are :
1) Academic Background:
a) Engineering: Mining Engineering (8.13)
College : Indian School of Mines.
Academic Achievements:
a) 4 Gold Medals : World Mining Congress (London)
: W.H.Pickering ( Mining, Geological and
Metallurgical Institute of India )
: 2 University Gold Medals.
b) 2 National level Research papers. (One getting implemented at Tata Steel)
c) Branch Position : 1 st in a batch of 41.
d) Good Extracurricular activities. (University Blue Basketball)

Professional Experience:
Company : Tata Steel.
Total Exp : 3 Years.
Professional Achievements :
1) Division representative in Tata Steel.
2) Leader of Emergency Team in UG Fire.
3) Mountaineering Uttarkashi : A Grade. (15000 feet)
4) Manager (Operations) : Lead a team of 256 Mining Associates.
5) Manager (Development): Mine planning of 280 MT Material Output Mine.
6) Manager (Knowledge Management) (additional).

2) I have resigned from Tata Steel and started my own social venture. Its at pilot level, and trying to obtain funds from Venture capitalists.The project is addresses basic needs of farmers as well as has great business feasibility.

Well friends, there are other features also, but I think this should suffice. My Gmat Scores are:
GMAT 1: 640 (Q 50, V 27 ). AWA 5.0
GMAT 2: 710 (Q 50, V 35 ). AWA 5.5

I would be obliged, if I can have your comments and critical evaluation of my profile.

I am targetting the following universities:
1) ISB 2011 (Round 2).
2) Kellog.
3) Wharton.
4) Yale.
5) INSEAD.

All you comments are most valuable. Please do leave your comments.

Thanks in advance friends....
Praveen
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Re: Profile Evaluation: Mining Engineer [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2010, 10:07
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ISB and Yale you should be competitive for.

Kellogg and Wharton will be stretches, even with the strongest essays. One thing you do have in your favor is that you're a "hard hat" engineer (i.e. engineer working in an "old school" industry -- steel, construction, mining, petroleum, etc. as opposed to high tech) - and in these industries, you are usually given more leadership/supervisory authority and experience than some engineer working in IT/software. The one concern is your lack of experience or exposure outside of India - there will be greater concerns about whether you can adjust to a western environment compared to many other IT/software Indian engineers who would've already worked in the US/Europe for a number of years already and are familiar with that kind of environment.

As for the lack of experience outside of India, you'll have a very tough time at INSEAD, which puts a big premium on international experience and exposure.

My suggestion would be to apply to ISB and Yale -- and then swap out one of Kellogg or Wharton (choose one), and then apply to two of Michigan, Darden, Duke, Cornell, NYU, Haas or UCLA.
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Re: Profile Evaluation: Mining Engineer [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2010, 05:44
Thanks Alex for profile evaluation. I will keep your advice in mind while applying to Wharton or Kellog. :)
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