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Joined: 10 Mar 2012
Posts: 28
Location: India
Concentration: International Business, Strategy
Schools: INSEAD Jan '15
GMAT Date: 11-30-2012
WE: Design (Manufacturing)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 9

Profile Evaluation/Scope for improvement [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2012, 04:31
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Can you please evaluate my profile?

GMAT: 700+
Age: 24
Demographics: Indian/Male
Education: Bachelor’s in Mechanical, GPA: 3.2 from a good university in India (Top 10 rank in class)/ strong academic focus with 90+ percentiles through school and college.
Current work experience: Full time- 2 years; Part time-6 years

Details of part time work experience:
Started working for the family business when I turned 18. I did not have a fixed task (no task was more important or less trivial than the other; all work had to be done). I also handled sourcing of components, general management of the business and client interaction. The business involves manufacturing and commissioning of a consumer product.
I relocated to another city after graduating to take up a full time job. This city was home to the R&D center of our business. I moved to corporate development. I now started determining the course our business would take and hence appropriately guide the R&D team. I will continue to stay in this role till I apply to college.

Details of full time work experience:
I considered graduation important to get experience in a foreign multinational and in a quest for a logical thinking process that graduates possess. I was also looking for international exposure through this. I have been working with the world’s leading tractor manufacturer for the past 2 years. I work with clients from the US/Europe/China. I have held varying responsibilities from designing to styling to a bit of program management for upcoming tractors. I have spent about 6 months working in China for the local products there.
After asking for a chance to prove myself (on completing a year with the company), I was assigned the china project. It was a runaway success resulting in a triple promotion and a star of the month award. Consequently I will now be given greater responsibilities – mainly working with American and European markets.

Future target work:
I started working in the full time job mainly for international exposure but I still want to continue with corporate development (in line with what I do in my family business) for a large multinational. Preferred post MBA location would be Western Europe.

Extra curricular activities:
Singer in a band, numerous awards in drawing/painting, numerous awards in quiz competitions

Target school: INSEAD

After conducting research, I concluded that INSEAD is the best fit for me. I plan to apply in 6 months time for the Class starting in Jan 2014 (when I have about 3.5 years of full time experience/7.5 years of part time experience). Considering my profile, how would you rate my chances? What can I do in the coming months to improve those chances? What are some of the weaknesses in my profile which I must fix?

Thanks for all the help in advance!
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Re: Profile Evaluation/Scope for improvement [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2012, 14:09
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sparta1 wrote:
Can you please evaluate my profile?

GMAT: 700+
Age: 24
Demographics: Indian/Male
Education: Bachelor’s in Mechanical, GPA: 3.2 from a good university in India (Top 10 rank in class)/ strong academic focus with 90+ percentiles through school and college.
Current work experience: Full time- 2 years; Part time-6 years

Details of part time work experience:
Started working for the family business when I turned 18. I did not have a fixed task (no task was more important or less trivial than the other; all work had to be done). I also handled sourcing of components, general management of the business and client interaction. The business involves manufacturing and commissioning of a consumer product.
I relocated to another city after graduating to take up a full time job. This city was home to the R&D center of our business. I moved to corporate development. I now started determining the course our business would take and hence appropriately guide the R&D team. I will continue to stay in this role till I apply to college.

Details of full time work experience:
I considered graduation important to get experience in a foreign multinational and in a quest for a logical thinking process that graduates possess. I was also looking for international exposure through this. I have been working with the world’s leading tractor manufacturer for the past 2 years. I work with clients from the US/Europe/China. I have held varying responsibilities from designing to styling to a bit of program management for upcoming tractors. I have spent about 6 months working in China for the local products there.
After asking for a chance to prove myself (on completing a year with the company), I was assigned the china project. It was a runaway success resulting in a triple promotion and a star of the month award. Consequently I will now be given greater responsibilities – mainly working with American and European markets.

Future target work:
I started working in the full time job mainly for international exposure but I still want to continue with corporate development (in line with what I do in my family business) for a large multinational. Preferred post MBA location would be Western Europe.

Extra curricular activities:
Singer in a band, numerous awards in drawing/painting, numerous awards in quiz competitions

Target school: INSEAD

After conducting research, I concluded that INSEAD is the best fit for me. I plan to apply in 6 months time for the Class starting in Jan 2014 (when I have about 3.5 years of full time experience/7.5 years of part time experience). Considering my profile, how would you rate my chances? What can I do in the coming months to improve those chances? What are some of the weaknesses in my profile which I must fix?

Thanks for all the help in advance!

INSEAD seems like it can be a good fit to me too. I would like to see you prove yourself in more countries if you can with your current company. I would also like to see more group community leadership.
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Joined: 10 Mar 2012
Posts: 28
Location: India
Concentration: International Business, Strategy
Schools: INSEAD Jan '15
GMAT Date: 11-30-2012
WE: Design (Manufacturing)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 9

Re: Profile Evaluation/Scope for improvement [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2012, 18:26
Thanks for the advice Jennifer! I do have some examples of community leadership, but did not outline it here in detail as the post was getting a little too lengthy.
I'm in luck! Just started working with some US clients. Here's my chance to prove myself with people from other countries too.

Do you see any other holes that I need to plug? Or any other area where I may have to strengthen my profile?

Thanks in advance Jennifer.
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Re: Profile Evaluation/Scope for improvement [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2012, 11:18
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sparta1 wrote:
Thanks for the advice Jennifer! I do have some examples of community leadership, but did not outline it here in detail as the post was getting a little too lengthy.
I'm in luck! Just started working with some US clients. Here's my chance to prove myself with people from other countries too.

Do you see any other holes that I need to plug? Or any other area where I may have to strengthen my profile?

Thanks in advance Jennifer.

I do believe that you are going to have to demonstrate exceptional maturity to fit into the class well at INSEAD - don't be surprised if this line of questioning dominates your interviews.
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Intern
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Joined: 10 Mar 2012
Posts: 28
Location: India
Concentration: International Business, Strategy
Schools: INSEAD Jan '15
GMAT Date: 11-30-2012
WE: Design (Manufacturing)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 9

Re: Profile Evaluation/Scope for improvement [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2012, 19:57
Well looks like I'll have to go very well prepared for the interviews then. Appreciate the help!
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