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Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2014, 12:13
Dear Linda / Accepted

It would be of great help if you could give some advice on my profile and help me decide if I stand any chance? I don't have any list of institutes as of now though I cannot deny the fact that my heart skips a beat for the drams like LBS, Harvard and Stanford.


A brief introduction as follows: 31, male, Indian, Gmat 710 , 6+yrs exp. Target MBA US or EU(France, Germany), Current profile: Entrepreneur

I started career with family business in exports, for a year. After that I worked with a small consultancy as a HR recruiter for 9 months in order to learn this business and then I started my own consultancy(LLP) that offered recruitment services for IT, ITES and Finance firms, here I also offered interview services for small firms that do not have dedicated technical and HR interviewer. My staff size: 10 ,

I left it in order to pursue a course in social science at one of the premier institute but I did not like their teaching ways and I dropped out, it's been 4 months since.

Education:
B. Tech. computer, grad. yr. 2005 (state university) 62%, 10th and 12th also from state unvi. with 62% and 65% respectively.
Diploma in Embedded system design and engineering, form CDAC- ACTS pune - grade B. (6 month duration)

Planning to do a certification in corporate social responsibilities or to have a certification in a language - German or Spanish, not decided yet.

Extra-curricular activities:
volunteer -NGO for education Maths and science to secondary grade students.
I am also writing a novel (history-fictional), almost half is completed, can share a couple of chapters form it.
Member in entrepreneurial and start-up community

Post MBA aim: 2-3yr work in corporate and will start some business afterwards

That's it ! Kindly don't forget to point out if I could do anything to improve my profile.

Thank you!
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2014, 07:10
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You have some real strengths in your profile, and also some challenges.

Strengths are your startup experience and success, and more marginally your interesting extracurriculars. The certificate you are considering would be helpful too, IF related to your goals.

Challenges: Looking at your profile, I see some incoherence in your career, education decisions/actions, and goals. For example: I believe the adcom would question why you started to pursue an academic path in social science after your entrepreneurial experience, and why are you turning back to business now? It seems like a lack of focus. Also, leaving the social science program because you didn’t care for their teaching approach is not a strong reason (or any reason) to turn to business. Being currently unemployed is a potential negative factor (unfair as that may be) – to be competitive at any good program, you must show that you’ve used this time productively and thoughtfully.

Goals also seem vague – work in corporate – which industry/sector, doing what, and WHY? And later, start up what kind of business, and WHY?

For top-10 programs, stats are OK at best.

From the info provided, I do not think you’d be competitive at HBS or Stanford. LBS would be a fairly high but reasonable reach. You might also look at Judge and Said in UK. In US, programs such as Texas/McCombs, UNC/Kenan-Flagler and USC/Marshall might be good targets.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2014, 11:52
Yah just by the above write up it does look a lack of focus. So I'd like to answer the questions you posted in your reply, this might shed more light and help you to advice better on my profile,

For social sciences' question, the main reason I choose that programme because of my interest in social entrepreneurship. The successes of s.e. does not only lie in just entrepreneurship but in understanding the 'need' for that work and its social impact. In short, better you understand the problem, better your creativity can work and the solutions will be much better. In order to know the real, I went for It, but when I realize that the programme is not contributing in my aim(though its reputation was of that) I decided to drop out. And learn it the hard way.. by involving myself in real field through NGO's

And together with this knowledge I need a good business insight, knowledge and networking to succeed in providing the right kind of solutions, so the MBA... and work post MBA

Am I making any sense..? :? well these are all the true reasons, I might just not putting them in correct way... Let me know if any other info might be useful too..
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2014, 09:58
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Yes, that does make sense. It will help the application to clarify that -- and especially about how you learned through hands-on NGO experience. In addressing the academic effort, don't be too negative about the program, which sounds bad. Rather, shoulder the responsibility -- say your expectations were not quite accurate, etc.
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