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Profile evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2012, 01:04
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Name - Madhu
Passport - India
Education - Bachelors in Electrical Engineering Purdue University (April 2010)
GPA - 2.67
Work ex - It will be 3yrs and 4 months if taken from April 2010 till August 2013.

Here is the thing. Though i have graduated in april 2010. I was actually working from Feb 2009. I have finished all my core courses required for graduation in Feb 2009 itself. What left behind were general eduacation courses like (spanish, art, music...) I had the option of doing these course through distance learning. Hence, i have opted for it and stated working full time (not internship) from Feb 2009 itself. I am quite not sure if this can be counted as work experience too. If it is then i will be having 4yrs and 6 months of work ex.

Gmat - 650 (planning to take again hoping to get 700)

My Work ex -

I started of as a marketing executive for a digital sinage borads design company. My work comprised of doing extensive market research, getting the clients and pass on the feedbacks to the devlopment team.

Later i started working for my own company we do IT consultancy services for the government. It is a public listed company,the company turnover was $20 million when i started working and now it is a $60 million.
I started as a project manager worked for 2 years and now i am the head of the operations and head of business development. My contributions in secured getting new projects for the company and diversifying the companies presences. I currently overlook 3 projects across 13 different states. My team comprises of more than 2000 people. My job comprises of sever micro as well as macro level planning, intense optimization, and a lot of statistical analysis. I identified various opportunities in other industries and get the company business in other segments. (The company for the past 10 years has been doing only IT services and 90% of their revenue is from the Govt of India. No we trying out other industries also such as media, infrastructure...)

Also attached is my resume.

Volunteer work - Member of Rotary club, help teach poor students in rural villages, health awareness.

I am planning to apply for B schools in USA. Kindly help me in figuring out some good B schools.
I would like to know my chances in Purdue, OSU, MSU, Annarbor, Kelly, USC, NYU,.....
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Re: Profile evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2012, 09:35
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You should have a decent shot at those schools, but I would definitely try to get that GMAT up a bit as you indicate simply because your application pool is a deep one with your educational and cultural background. Having a US -based UG education will help you stand out and it sounds like you have some good international work experience. I think if you explain your situaion with the WE to the adcoms perhaps in an optional essay then you will likely get credit for the work you did before you officiailly graduated. This situaion is unique and warrants furhter explanation. it will also make you look like a "go-getter," not wanting to wait until you wrapped up your last few non-major electives to take on professional work responsibilities. You seem involved and engaged with things outside your work, basically having all the key elements of a good profile from this cursory overview.
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