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Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 02:51
Hi
I will be grateful on your suggestions on my profile. I am targeting for 2012 session.

Indian, Male,25 Years.
GMAT : 730 - 49(Q), 41(V)
TOEFL : 113 -30(READING),29(LISTENING),27(SPEAKING),27(WRITING),
GRADUATION: Electronics Engg. from a reputed Indian University with CGPA OF 7.45 OUT OF 10 (sorry dont know how to convert that to GPA)
Secondary School :80%
High School : 90% (was third in school)

Work Ex : 3 years in India. Working as Senior Field Engineer for a leading oil exploration company...work involves getting geological data for hydrocarbon evaluation.Lead various multinational teams of 3-5 co-workers. Interaction with clients such as ONGC, NIKO,RELIANCE etc.Working as a team-leader.staying in remote locations.2 promotions in 3 years.Over-all incharge of the base.Report to operations manager.
Responsible for
1. Material management of base
2. Client interaction
3. Training of co-workers
4. Health and safety regulations enforcement
5. Job Planning and execution

Professional Achievements:
1. Earned highest ever monthly revenue for a base
2. Done many challenging jobs and got appreciation by the clients for same
Courses done :
1. Radiological safety officer from Bhabha Atomic research center
2. Personal survival techniques in sea
3. Helicopter underwater escape training

International Exposure : None

EC: interested in reading and photography.Involved in organizing communal festivals. Well informed about world affairs. love to read world history.

Strengths:
1. Hard-working and dedicated
2. Eager to gain knowledge
3. Like to do physical work

Weakness:
1. No international exposure
2. Low EC

Post MBA goals: Want to work in international organizations such as UN.

My target schools are:
LBS, Wharton(dual degree with MA in international relations), INSEAD, COLUMBIA,IE,IESE, HEC,ESADE,CAMBRIDGE,OXFORD,Imperial college
Please let my know my chances in getting to these schools. Also let my know any other colleges if the above listed one are not for me.
Also i have heard about International Organizations MBA from Switzerland.What are my chances of getting into that program and placement statistics of that program.
Thanks in Advance
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2011, 14:30
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Hello Harsimran86, thanks for your question.

Your GMAT is fine, but your GPA might be a bit low. That could be a challenge but is not insurmountable. Do you have any other analogue that is a better representation of your academic ability and potential? If so, briefly cite this in the optional essay.

Your competitiveness will come down to the quality of your work experience. Can you draw upon “moments” when you truly led: influenced individuals and organizations, drove results, took initiative?

Your extracurriculars could also be a challenge. Outside of formal volunteer activities, how do you engage the world? If you can discuss your interests and passions and show the admissions committees how you take initiative, lead, and collaborate in those arenas, you could mitigate the lack of your formal experience in this arena.

In terms of your post-MBA goals, paint a picture that cohesively ties together your past, present, and future. Demonstrate to the admissions committees that your desired career path necessitates an MBA.

Given the potential GPA and extracurricular challenges, I think Wharton, Columbia, and INSEAD would be reaches. I am not familiar with the International Organizations MBA from Switzerland. Most programs do place their placement statistics online.

Best of luck,
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