Would you please evaluate my profile?
32 (33 on joining)/M/ Indian; college in India, schooled mostly in the middle east.
GMAT - 720 V-41/QA - 48/ AWA - 5.5
Work Experience - 10 plus years in sales/customer relationship management with very strong record of performance.
Previous work exp -
Consumer Durables - 1 yr channel Management (w/Indian market leader)
Office infrastructure - 2.5 yrs project sales/channel management (w/ Indian Engineering/consumer durables conglomerate) - 1 promotion
Telecommunication services - 3 yrs customer relationship management (w/ Indian telco major - mostly MNC clients with operations in India; high degree of remote interaction with international clients and colleagues)
Present employment -
Information Technology (Hardware, Software & Services) - 3.5 yrs business development and client management (w/global technology/consulting services major - very high degree of interaction with international clients and collaboration with international colleagues) - 1 promotion
Focus customer sets with most recent employer - Indian/MNC technology majors and local real estate development/construction companies
Academics - Engineering with a 2.9 GPA from a 2nd Tier college in India
Active leader in student politics
Chairman of college student body in Senior year,
University union councillor in Pre-Final year,
Magazine Editor in Second year,
Won multiple extra-curricular prizes at the intra/inter collegiate/university level in all four years of college; active member of various college clubs.
Currently active with employer's CSR organization and an independent NGO - tutoring underprivileged students.
Selected to participate in an on-site, team based sustainability project run by employer in the third world(Africa/Latin America) along with colleagues from multiple countries; selected through a highly competitive program run by employer (0.1% of employees worldwide are chosen; only employees performing in the top 15%, over the previous three years are eligible to apply) - will be deployed in Q1 of 2011
Future goals -
Short term - get into consulting /business development in the areas of sustainable urban development with a technology/consulting major (possibly returning to present employer);
Long term/alternate future - Real Estate development in sustainable urban development/PE in RE.
Target Schools - Kellogg (reapplication) R1 /Duke ED or R1/Cornell R1/ Ross R2
Considering - Yale/Haas/Tuck
Safe schools - Kelley R 1/ UNC R2
I have looked at schools with strong general management programs, those with a strong focus on sustainability and those with strong RE programs.
Recommendations - strong recommendations from employer - 1) Partner in employer's consulting services business in India and 2) former manager who now leads company's business in the area of sustainable development in India.
Optional essay - intend to explain low college GPA with extracurricular involvement.
Are my school choices realistic ? Should I look at any others above/below those in the target group?
If you are serious about reapplying to Kellogg, I strongly recommend you obtain an MBA Application Evaluation
You have a competitive profile for your target programs and have two solid safety schools. You've done your homework well. You may also want to consider NYU Stern
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