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PROFILE EVALUATION REQUEST GMAT 700

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PROFILE EVALUATION REQUEST GMAT 700 [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2013, 03:40
Good day,

Please be kind of enough to evaluate my profile.

M 34, INDIA.

GMAT : 700 ( Q 47, V 40)


College : BITS PILANI ,
CGPA : 8.15 / 10 ( Most of the grades are good or excellent, 3 grades are fair)
Major : B.S. Nautical science( distance learning)
Year of graduation : 2006.
Mode of learning : Distance learning
As stated above I completed B.S. Nautical science through distance learning to attain a formal university B.S. degree. Although the course is a 4 year ( 8 semester course), I got a wavier of 2 semester on basis of my professional experience. I could complete the course in 3 years.

Why Distance learning : Due to peculiar nature of my job, I had to travel all across the globe over sea and land to keep up my professional commitments. Although I never needed the B.S. for my job, I did it to enhance my knowledge. Further studying MBA was always in my scheme.


Professional qualification : Master ( FG)

Apart my formal B.S. degree, I hold Masters ( FG) licence to work on merchant ships as Master. Obtaining a Master's licence requires lot of studies, although these studies are not graded but the studies follow a standard IMO model ( United nations approved model), which requires a process of 7 to 8 years minimum and which includes lots of studies( studies which include class attendance and some very strict exams.)


Work Experience

Iam working as Captain of merchant ships, a job which requires lot of leadership skills.
Total work experience( all ranks included) : 11 years + (4 years training),
Right from being a cadet and finally to become a Captain of a ship requires a keen focus on leadership skills.
Main points
1) My core competence is in oil and gas( I have mostly worked on or commanded oil and gas ships) .
3) Worked and interacted with people from at least 40 different nations( all continents included except Alaska). Also traveled to all continents ( except Alaska) for work.
4) Lead teams with people from at least 20 different nations.( though all may not be included at same time)
5) A strong team player,my primary work is to motivate people and get some of the toughest work from them in most challenging conditions.
6) I am among the the first few Indian mariners to work on LNG ships and was instrumental in first successful technology transfer of LNG transportation to leading Indian National company.




Target schools for full time MBA ( order does not matter)

1) Harvard ( DREAM)
2) Stanford
3) Wharton
4) MIT / Sloan
5) Kellogg
6) Columbia
7) Chicago Booth
8) Tuck
9) NYU Stern
10) Yale
11) Haas
12) INSEAD
13) Mccombs
14) Rice/ Jones
15) Duke


MY USP : What I bring on table is something very unique, an experience of management of merchant ships. The job requires to manage people, trade, and budget in efficient ways to maintain high standards of safety, security and commerce ( client satisfaction).
This work is very different from the work of a typical military / naval officer or commander.
We do few of most dangerous works with out fear of being court marshaled. Such works are either can be done with military style rules and hierarchy or can be done with some very strong team play.
There are many other aspects of my job and experience that I will put in my applications and essays. The list is endless ...

My future Goals : To learn the general buisness management, learning that will enable me to culminate my experience and knowledge to set up a consultancy firm . This sort of consultancy will cater to oil companies, energy traders, and banks for managing and securing key elements of energy transportation.

Based on above kindly advise my chances in various listed schools

1) Strech
2) Competitive
3) Safe


P.S. : I understand my age is on higher side, but when does age has stopped us from dreaming and achieving something big.
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Re: PROFILE EVALUATION REQUEST GMAT 700 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2013, 04:18
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Hello there smoothnaviguator,
I really do like your profile, because even if you are on the older side, you truly do have a unique background that almost no-one else (maybe even no-one else) will have, and if you can bind your past experience with your reasons for doing an MBA and your future goals closely together, I feel that with your vast leadership experience and your probably fascinating stories you can make a really nice and really interesting candidacy.

I think that Harvard Stanford and Wharton will be stretches for you, as they are not only the toughest schools, but also seem to prefer younger candidates. However, given your very unique profile, you do have an off chance, and you may want to still apply to your dream school of the three (HBS???)

From the rest of your list I feel that Sloan, Booth, Kellogg, and Tuck would lay somewhere between stretch and competitive (depends a bit on your stories and writing skills and ability to clarify your goals), and for the rest on your list, you are pretty solidly competitive, with McCombs and Rice being on the easier side of things (but being great choices given their oil/gas strengths and connections).

After all this time on the ocean, I hope you won't mind being on land for a year or three!!!
:)

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.
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Re: PROFILE EVALUATION REQUEST GMAT 700 [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2013, 11:20
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Hello there smoothnaviguator,
I really do like your profile, because even if you are on the older side, you truly do have a unique background that almost no-one else (maybe even no-one else) will have, and if you can bind your past experience with your reasons for doing an MBA and your future goals closely together, I feel that with your vast leadership experience and your probably fascinating stories you can make a really nice and really interesting candidacy.

I think that Harvard Stanford and Wharton will be stretches for you, as they are not only the toughest schools, but also seem to prefer younger candidates. However, given your very unique profile, you do have an off chance, and you may want to still apply to your dream school of the three (HBS???)

From the rest of your list I feel that Sloan, Booth, Kellogg, and Tuck would lay somewhere between stretch and competitive (depends a bit on your stories and writing skills and ability to clarify your goals), and for the rest on your list, you are pretty solidly competitive, with McCombs and Rice being on the easier side of things (but being great choices given their oil/gas strengths and connections).

After all this time on the ocean, I hope you won't mind being on land for a year or three!!!
:)

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.



Hello Jon,

Many thanks for sincere advise.
From Day 1 , my intentions are clear for applying to Harvard.
Iam a dreamer and I do chase my dreams. Even if that means boxing against the wall.
( if the wall doesn't break, my fist will get relatively stronger with the training)
But, I will select other schools with more caution and care.


Oh yes I will definitely enjoy few years on land with firm floors, floors that dont shake :wink: .

Funny thing , even during my GMAT there was an earthquake, leading to suspension of exam and evacuation from test center.
Gosh when does the floor below me will stop shaking.

Tks and rgds
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Re: PROFILE EVALUATION REQUEST GMAT 700 [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2013, 23:04
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I like your attitude dude!
Keep thinking like that, and at the same time dreaming and being clear about the difficulties and it will take you far.

Good luck to you, and if you got anything else, you know where to find me
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