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Affiliations: Volunteer Operation Smile India, Creative Head of College IEEE branch (2009-10), Chief Editor College Magazine (2009), Finance Head College Magazine (2008)
Joined: 25 Jul 2010
Posts: 471
Location: India
WE2: Entrepreneur (E-commerce - The Laptop Skin Vault)
Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
WE: Marketing (Other)
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 79 [0], given: 24

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Profile Evaluation Request - Reapplicant [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 23:50
23/F/Indian

Undergrad major: Engineering (Electronics & Telecomm.)
GPA: 64.7%
GMAT:710 (Q48 V39)

Work experience: 2yrs at Matriculation

WE1: Resource Mobilization Coordinator at the India arm of an international NGO.

Responsibilities include Marketing, branding, fundraising & student programs.
Have started a line of merchandize for the NGO,
started up 5+ student clubs in various schools across Mumbai
Being sent to China for a student conference & student programs training
Organizing the first ever fundraiser event for the NGO


WE2: Along with my day job I have also started an ecommerce business selling laptop skins which I design and print myself (The website will go live sometime next month)
A percentage of each sale will be donated to a charity
I also do free-lance graphic designing for logos and business cards

Internship: 1 month as a Research Analyst Trainee at an Ecological solutions company

- Background research for many of the articles in a book published by the firm
- Calculated & presented data on Carbon storage in Indian tiger reserves & Green initiatives at airports around the world
- Research report on Ecology & Human Well-being in India
- Research on wireless electricity


Extracurriculars: Amateur T-shirt designer, Volunteered on 6 missions across for the NGO I work for (will be volunteering on at least 6 more till matriculation), Creative Head of undergrad IEEE chapter (2008-09), Chief editor college magazine (2008-09), Financial Head College Magazine (2007-08), some volunteering with a local rotary club

Concentration: Marketing, Brand Management, Entrepreneurship

Short term goals:: Work as brand manager in Luxury Retail/ Entertainment, Media
Long term goals: Start up own marketing/brand management firm with a dedicated arm for helping Non-profits with their marketing & brand mgmt strategy at subsidized rates or pro bono

Schools: Applied to UCLA, NYU, Chicago & UC Davis last year. I plan to re-apply to these schools along with Kellogg, Berkley, Insead this year.

What do you think my chances are at these universities? Are there any other schools I should look at for these concentrations?

Thanks.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request - Reapplicant [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2011, 05:23
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Hello kidchaos, thanks for your question.

Did you receive any feedback from those programs about why they did not admit you?

I think the most important factor in your reapplication is what has changed since your last application. Can you call out which experiences in your profile are new since you last applied?

I’m happy to comment more with this additional information.

Best of luck,
Brian
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Affiliations: Volunteer Operation Smile India, Creative Head of College IEEE branch (2009-10), Chief Editor College Magazine (2009), Finance Head College Magazine (2008)
Joined: 25 Jul 2010
Posts: 471
Location: India
WE2: Entrepreneur (E-commerce - The Laptop Skin Vault)
Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
WE: Marketing (Other)
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 79 [0], given: 24

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Re: Profile Evaluation Request - Reapplicant [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2011, 00:47
Hi

i know it has been over 2 months since you have replied to this post and I am terribly sorry for not replying much earlier but I have been travelling off and on for work and getting my applications ready so it has been a bit crazy.

However, Thank you so much for replying and to answer your question everything that I have listed is since applying last year. My last year pofile is on this thread if you would like to compare. http://gmatclub.com/forum/early-career-ngo-background-101854.html

Would love to hear any further feedback from you. Thanks once again for taking the time.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request - Reapplicant [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2011, 20:58
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Hello kidchaos, thanks for your follow up.

Did you receive any feedback from the programs from last year regarding why they did not admit you? That would be the most valuable information you could get to inform how to approach this year.

How would you characterize the change in this year’s profile versus last year’s in a few bullets?

Best of luck,
Brian
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Current Student
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Affiliations: Volunteer Operation Smile India, Creative Head of College IEEE branch (2009-10), Chief Editor College Magazine (2009), Finance Head College Magazine (2008)
Joined: 25 Jul 2010
Posts: 471
Location: India
WE2: Entrepreneur (E-commerce - The Laptop Skin Vault)
Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
WE: Marketing (Other)
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 79 [0], given: 24

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Re: Profile Evaluation Request - Reapplicant [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 21:05
mbaMissionBrianE wrote:
Hello kidchaos, thanks for your follow up.

Did you receive any feedback from the programs from last year regarding why they did not admit you? That would be the most valuable information you could get to inform how to approach this year.

How would you characterize the change in this year’s profile versus last year’s in a few bullets?

Best of luck,
Brian


Hi Brian,

Some highlights in my profile this year over last year are:
  • I have provided in-country ground support for an Operation Smile student conference hosted in Mumbai
  • My responsibilities have expended to include more fundraising and student programs rather than just marketing
  • I have created the international logo & branding for the Operation Smile Cleft Care Centre
  • I have started up my own e-commerce business to sell laptop skins - Part of the proceeds go to charity. One category will be such that all profits will go to charity
  • I mentored a student for his 12th grade business class project on "Innovative fundraising in non-profits"

These are some of the highlights of my profile in the past year.

Would love some feedback.

kidchaos
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request - Reapplicant [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2011, 10:41
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Let me ask you again. Did you receive any feedback from any of the actual programs you applied to last year as to why they did not admit you? I have provided my opinion, of course, but any feedback you received directly from schools will serve as the most valid and salient information to go on. Addressing their specific concerns or recommended areas for improvement would be the most effective strategy for your reapplication.

So, what did the schools tell you last year?

Best,
Brian
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Senior Consultant
mbaMission

646-485-8844

Website: http://www.mbamission.com
Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
mbaMission Insiders Guides: http://www.mbamission.com/guides.php?category=insiders
Free Consultation: http://www.mbamission.com/consult.php

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Current Student
User avatar
Affiliations: Volunteer Operation Smile India, Creative Head of College IEEE branch (2009-10), Chief Editor College Magazine (2009), Finance Head College Magazine (2008)
Joined: 25 Jul 2010
Posts: 471
Location: India
WE2: Entrepreneur (E-commerce - The Laptop Skin Vault)
Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
WE: Marketing (Other)
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 79 [0], given: 24

GMAT ToolKit User GMAT Tests User
Re: Profile Evaluation Request - Reapplicant [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2011, 12:06
mbaMissionBrianE wrote:
Let me ask you again. Did you receive any feedback from any of the actual programs you applied to last year as to why they did not admit you? I have provided my opinion, of course, but any feedback you received directly from schools will serve as the most valid and salient information to go on. Addressing their specific concerns or recommended areas for improvement would be the most effective strategy for your reapplication.

So, what did the schools tell you last year?

Best,
Brian



Hi Brian,

The schools I applied to last year were UCLA, NYU, Chicago Booth & UC Davis. None of these schools offer any feedback whatsoever on why they did not admit me. So I have no idea what they think but I believe it is mostly because I had very little work ex (when I actually applied it was just abt 6 months or so).
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request - Reapplicant [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2011, 05:09
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Hello kidchaos,

If you applied with about 6 months of work experience last year, does that mean you now are applying with a year and a half of experience? Even at programs that lean toward younger candidates, that may not be enough. Perhaps wait another year.

As I've said, reapplying requires you to demonstrate how you've grown since you last applied. Giving yourself more time helps your case, in this regard.

Best,
Brian
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