Undergrad major: Engineering (Electronics & Telecomm.)
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?
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