I was multitasking , browsing through the pages of "Great Applications for Business Schools" for hints on essay writing and also going through this forum when I stumbled upon this thread. Frankly after going through the essays and the distinctive achievements of their writers I find myself quite distraught with my profile . Could you please evaluate my profile and comment whether it fits the schools I am trying to apply for
Age : 29
Work Experience : I have a total of 6 years of work experience ; 1.5 years as a Performance Engineering Consultant with CTS (Cognizant Technology Solutions) and 4.5 half years with TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) where I started out as a fresh graduate and slowly climbed up the ladder as a DBA and then as a DB and Analytics Architect , having designed the BCP (Business Continuity Planning ) application for the largest telecom provider in UK . My current work profile basically means that I fine tune slow running applications for our clients as a technical consultant on a for need basis(that is I am not allocated to any particular project for a long time and only come into picture when there is a performance problem) . My job requires me to not only have a good technical knowledge of the inner workings of DB/Analytics/ETL but also a sharp analytical mind and a firefighters attitude(since mostly I come into picture when things go haywire) . It also requires of me to be cool under pressure and have good man management skills to soothe the frayed nerves of clients/ project teams agitated by failing applications and also put my points across in a multi vendor environment. As a technical consultant I have worked under diverse clients in the banking,Healthcare and telecom domain both in Europe and US .
I have also published a few technical papers and created a tool used for performance tuning in my organization
GMAT : 730 (96%ile) Q49
(89%ile) AWA 5.5 (77%ile)
College Info : Btech with Honors in Civil Engineering from National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra , Haryana India . I had a pass percentage of 70.26% (we did not have GPA)
Extra Curricular Activity : Have been Quizzing since as long as I can remember . Won several prizes in college fests . Was the secretary of my College Art Modeling Club. Also won the best quizzer award from College . Formed the TCS quiz club in Kolkata and was the active co-ordinator of the club . Actively promoted the club whose member count rose from zero to 1200 under my , and got a special certificate for that . Also won a special recognition award for contribution to the CSR activities under the Maitree foundation in TCS.
Have represented my company (both TCS and CTS) in corporate quizzes . Finalist in Tata Crucible (India's Largest Corporate Quiz).Also was a winner and participant in Kaun Banega Crorepati(The Indian version of Who wants to be a Millionaire)
Trying to form an open to all Quiz Club in Kolkata these days
Also am learning basic Japanese and would be completing JLPT N5 in December
Target Programs : ISB/IIM Ahmedabad/IIM Bangalore/IIM Calcutta/Said Oxford / Judge Cambridge
Post MBA : My post MBA goals may change if I can gauge better goals for myself during the MBA . However as of now my current goal is to remain in the IT industry as a techno-functional consultant . This is mostly due to the fact that in my current role I face a lot of situtations where the functional consultant has no idea of what I am saying and fixing unrealistic goals and non functional requirements with clients. So I want to add the functional qualifications to help me further my goal to become the perfect IT consultant having thorough knowledge of both the high level as well as grassroot , functional as well as technical aspects of a project.
Researching the schools