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Profile Evaluation Please (top 10 schools) [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2012, 06:17
Hi,

Please evaluate my profile,

Degree-Industrial engineering and management
GPA-3.55/4, elected class representative of class for the 3rd semester
GMAT-720(Q49,V40)
Work-Family business(Manufacturing), 2.3yrs at the time of joining.
• Developed a 3-year plan for innovative manufacturing technology implementation in collaboration with a Swedish technology company, projected to save the company $ annually and help the company tap a $ billion market for special wind turbine components. Fewer than 5 foundries out of some 3000 foundries in India have this technology.
• Managed a cross-functional team of quality, production and development personnel to implement the above plan. The implementation work took 6 months beginning November 2011.
• Developed an 8-year plan for introducing a new manufacturing process called the full-mould process in consultation with Frost & Sullivan to enter and become leaders in the automotive stamping die market. The introduction of this plan is projected to provide additional revenues of $ million for the period 2012 to 2020.
• Currently manage a cross-functional team of development and production personnel to implement the above plan.
• Travelled to Sweden to negotiate a tri-partite venture to commercialize a patented bi-metal casting technology. This new technology complements the full mould process and is projected to increase the additional revenues of $ million by another 15% and provide savings of $ annually when successfully implemented by mid-2013.
• Created a plan to target the large/offshore wind turbine components market because the wind turbine market is shifting toward larger offshore turbines. The plan involves investments worth $ million spread across 1-year beginning Jan 2013 to retool a part of the plant. Travelled across Europe to scout for new generation foundry machinery. The trip involved meeting prospective vendors to discuss technical specifications and to negotiate the price of the machinery.
• Involved in negotiations to setup joint-ventures in India with Italian companies, although none of them were successful due to adverse market conditions.
• Held negotiations to setup joint-ventures in India with a Japanese company to setup a $million alloy wheel plant and a $million aluminium foundry although it was not successful.

Additionally, I have been involved in the company activities even during college. For eg,travelled to Germany to attend the industrial fair Hannover Messe for marketing and networking purposes.

Extra curriculars:
• Been playing the Indian classical instrument, Tabla since I was 8yrs old. Performed at shows and completed examinations/certifications.
• Been taking part in the family-run charity school since, primary school. I proposed a plan to let out the school premises for concerts on the weekends to raise an additional $15000 annually to meet the needs of the expanding school.

Thank you.

PS:I havent put actual figures as this is a public forum. Hope thats ok.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please (top 10 schools) [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2012, 22:15
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Raj89 wrote:
Linda,

Thanks a lot for the reply.

My short term career goal is work for a strategy consulting company so I can gain experience in the operations of many manufacturing companies.
Then I would like to return to the family business and use my experience to developing my family business.
In addition, I would like a prestigious school and an international alumni because I believe it will help me in the future especially when I plan to take the family business public at the end of the decade.
VC is also interesting for me because we have real estate investments which I would like to diversify into VC funding especially since I am based in Bangalore which is India's innovation capital. I have deliberately not added my extensive experience in real estate because I don't want to sound confused to the adcoms.

However, I have picked Kellogg due to its strong strategy focus, Ross due to its location(close to detroit) and class profile and CMU tepper as a safe school. I would like to apply to the top 5 schools but I am not sure if its worth my time applying as I may not get in.

Your thoughts please.

Thank you.


Your experience is impressive and qualitatively very strong. It is quantitatively a little less than average for Ross and Kellog, and that could be a problem. I think you should try for a couple of programs, like MIT Sloan or Stanford, or HBS, but just be realistic and don't set your heart on them. The competition is fierce. On the other hand, if you don't try you have no chance of getting in. Those would be fantastic programs for you.

I don't know how my of my posts you have read, but I spend a lot of time discouraging people from applying to the schools I just encouraged you to apply to. There are no guarantees, but I don't think it would be a waste of your time.

Best,
Linda
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please (top 10 schools) [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2012, 15:59
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Raj89 wrote:
Hi,

Please evaluate my profile,

Degree-Industrial engineering and management
GPA-3.55/4, elected class representative of class for the 3rd semester
GMAT-720(Q49,V40)
Work-Family business(Manufacturing), 2.3yrs at the time of joining.
• Developed a 3-year plan for innovative manufacturing technology implementation in collaboration with a Swedish technology company, projected to save the company $ annually and help the company tap a $ billion market for special wind turbine components. Fewer than 5 foundries out of some 3000 foundries in India have this technology.
• Managed a cross-functional team of quality, production and development personnel to implement the above plan. The implementation work took 6 months beginning November 2011.
• Developed an 8-year plan for introducing a new manufacturing process called the full-mould process in consultation with Frost & Sullivan to enter and become leaders in the automotive stamping die market. The introduction of this plan is projected to provide additional revenues of $ million for the period 2012 to 2020.
• Currently manage a cross-functional team of development and production personnel to implement the above plan.
• Travelled to Sweden to negotiate a tri-partite venture to commercialize a patented bi-metal casting technology. This new technology complements the full mould process and is projected to increase the additional revenues of $ million by another 15% and provide savings of $ annually when successfully implemented by mid-2013.
• Created a plan to target the large/offshore wind turbine components market because the wind turbine market is shifting toward larger offshore turbines. The plan involves investments worth $ million spread across 1-year beginning Jan 2013 to retool a part of the plant. Travelled across Europe to scout for new generation foundry machinery. The trip involved meeting prospective vendors to discuss technical specifications and to negotiate the price of the machinery.
• Involved in negotiations to setup joint-ventures in India with Italian companies, although none of them were successful due to adverse market conditions.
• Held negotiations to setup joint-ventures in India with a Japanese company to setup a $million alloy wheel plant and a $million aluminium foundry although it was not successful.

Additionally, I have been involved in the company activities even during college. For eg,travelled to Germany to attend the industrial fair Hannover Messe for marketing and networking purposes.

Extra curriculars:
• Been playing the Indian classical instrument, Tabla since I was 8yrs old. Performed at shows and completed examinations/certifications.
• Been taking part in the family-run charity school since, primary school. I proposed a plan to let out the school premises for concerts on the weekends to raise an additional $15000 annually to meet the needs of the expanding school.

Thank you.

PS:I havent put actual figures as this is a public forum. Hope thats ok.


Impressive profile, but I have a couple of questions:

1) What do you want to do after you earn you MBA?
2) Which schools are you targeting?

Best,
Linda
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please (top 10 schools) [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2012, 20:19
Linda,

Thanks a lot for the reply.

My short term career goal is work for a strategy consulting company so I can gain experience in the operations of many manufacturing companies.
Then I would like to return to the family business and use my experience to developing my family business.
In addition, I would like a prestigious school and an international alumni because I believe it will help me in the future especially when I plan to take the family business public at the end of the decade.
VC is also interesting for me because we have real estate investments which I would like to diversify into VC funding especially since I am based in Bangalore which is India's innovation capital. I have deliberately not added my extensive experience in real estate because I don't want to sound confused to the adcoms.

However, I have picked Kellogg due to its strong strategy focus, Ross due to its location(close to detroit) and class profile and CMU tepper as a safe school. I would like to apply to the top 5 schools but I am not sure if its worth my time applying as I may not get in.

Your thoughts please.

Thank you.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please (top 10 schools) [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2012, 06:22
Linda,

Thanks again for your reply. I will surely apply to at least 2 of those.
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