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16 Apr 2010, 08:43
Could you please evaluate my profile? Thanks!!
PROFILE: Engineer with 2 years of IT experience and one year of social entrepreneurship
GMAT - 710(92%le), Quant- 50(93 %le), Verbal- 35(73 %le), AWA- 5 (56%le)
Target Colleges :Harvard, MIT, Ross, Duke, ISB, London school of Business ...top B Schools
Academics: Undergrads- Engineer (Electronics & Communication)
Average Under graduation Institute
GPA: 72% (out of 100)
Work Experience: 3 yrs till Jun’2010
Social Entrepreneurship- 1 yr- Founded a social venture, an education portal on college search & selection (for a particular state in India)
• Within 3 months, portal registered a million page hits (target segment 1.5 lacs) & counseled 40,000 students
• Won media accolades from 5 leading national/vernacular dailies like Times of India, Bangalore Mirror
Software engineer/Senior Programmer at ACCENTURE- 2 yrs- Role: Testing lead, single point of contact for the international client.
• Received “ASE Achievers Award”- Annual Award given to the best freshers across the country
• “Glacier Star of the Month" award for the best employee of the project and some other small awards
• Promoted as a Software Engineer at the end of the first year
• Presented a Business plan & viability study of Pre owned car Business to the top management of leading automobile Company. The plan was eventually implemented by a sister company (turnover: $ 227 million) in one of the cities.
• Member, Organizing committee- a platform for startups, VCs & FIs, at Bangalore IT Biz, India’s 11th Flagship ICT event
• Cofounder - Project Newsletter, Accenture
• Placement Coordinator, member organizing committee for inter college festival (Undergrads)
• Selected for the final VC funding round in National B-plan competition
• Topper in 1st semester and Second position in 5th & 8th semester of engineering
• Certificate of merit for scoring 88% in National Mathematics Olympiad Contest at school
• Won Bronze medal in North India Karate Championship 1998 representing the state of Delhi
After the B school, I either plan to continue with entrepreneurship or take a job in Consulting or Marketing.
1. Is my profile good enough for top B-Schools?
2. I am thinking of joining a job along with my social venture. What kind of job shall I take which would be in sync with my profile for MBA? I am thinking of a sales & marketing, entry level consulting, Micro finance or an NGO? Will joining an NGO be best for my profile? Also how do you see a 3-month international NGO internship for me at this stage?
3. How can I further improve my profile? I would be applying in Round-1 this year
4. Please let me know your thoughts on my target schools
5. Will retaking GMAT significantly improve my profile, if I am able to score a 750?
It would be great if you could answer my queries. Thanks a lot!