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Profile Evaluation Request- Entrepreneur

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Joined: 25 May 2011
Posts: 23
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Finance
Schools: Foster (A)
GMAT 1: 660 Q49 V31
GMAT 2: 690 Q49 V34
GPA: 3.34
WE: Project Management (Manufacturing)
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Profile Evaluation Request- Entrepreneur [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2011, 11:16
Hello Brain,

Request you to please provide your feedback about my profile:

Demographic: Male, 28, India

Educational Background: B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering, GPA 3.3

GMAT - 660(81%) - Quant 49 , Verbal 31.

Work experience: I have 6 years of work experience including 3 years of experience working as a SAP BI consultant where I grew into the role of a teamlead managing a team of 80 consultants. The reminder as an entrepreneur as the CEO of an Engineering Manufacturing Plant with end to end responisbilties of supervision of procurement of raw materials, production of finished products, financial management, marketing and Human resources management. I am also serving as a Director and share holder in a Ferro Alloys Manufacturing Unit in India for the last 2 years.

Recommendations: I am planning to submit the following recommendations:
* My supervisor from my time as SAP BI consultant
* Managing Director of the company I am serving as a director.
* Head of the mechanical department of my undergrad institute.

Extracurriculars: I am an active Volunteer to an Non-government Organisation(NGO) in India and work as the managing administrator of an Industrial Training Institute run by the NGO. This institute in rural part of India provides industrial training to poor and underpriviged students. Such training enables the kids to have much better job opportunities as the part of a skilled work force and work as machine operators, electrician etc.

Goals: My goal is to continue learning and make myself better at problem solving, leadership, and decision making. I want to get into an instute which can provide me the fundamentals to become the best person I can be and contribute to my company and society to the best of my abilities.

Schools: I am interested in the fields of Finance, Entrepreneurship and International Trade preferably in the top 25 B-schools in the US. I am open to suggestion regarding the schools which would be best suited for me.I would prefer the schools in the south east region of the United States but will be willing to move elswhere for a good college.

Here are the schools I'm considering:
* Duke University (Fuqua) ,
* University of Virginia (Darden) ,
* Emory University (Goizueta)
* University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)
* Havard ( not sure this is a good idea with my GMAT score though)

But I am looking for thoughts if I can get into the top 20 schools with my GMAT score and profile or if I need to improve my GMAT score. Also I need advice about the school I should be applying and how I should go about it.

Thank you

Jit
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request- Entrepreneur [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2011, 06:26
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Hello jit007, thanks for your question.

Your overall GMAT score falls within the middle 80% range for a school such as Duke, whose mean score is 697 but whose range is 640-750. That said, your verbal score (51%) will be a challenge, especially since you come from an overrepresented demographic that scores disproportionately high on the GMAT.

I do think your CEO experience is where you can differentiate yourself, if you can call upon “moments” where you truly led your organizations, motivated others, drove results, and took initiative. To the degree that you can demonstrate your leadership in your extracurricular activities, as well, the more competitive you will be.

I think you should also craft a compelling story that connects your experience with your post-MBA goals. What exactly do you want to do after business school? How exactly will an MBA help you pursue those short term and long terms goals? The more specific you are, the better.

In summary, your GMAT will certainly not bar you from programs like Duke or UVA, but you will have to leverage your leadership experience to differentiate yourself. I think Harvard is a reach for you.

Best of luck,
Brian
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