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Profile Evaluation - Will I be accepted for Broad [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2013, 07:32
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Work Experience: I was hired by Infosys as Systems Engineer. In 3 years time I grew into a business role in Logistic Consulting. My work revolves around Requirement gathering, Solution design, Business analysis and implementation. Currently, I handle the responsibilities of Business impact analyst and Associate Consultant. Worked across multiple projects for Multi National clients such as APL Logistics, Tommy Hilfiger, Espirit -etc.
GMAT: 630 . Quants 48, Verbal 27
College Info: Vasavi College of Engineering, Osmania University,India, 75.3 %,Mechanical Engineering,2010- year of graduation.
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1. Conceptualized and executed one of the largest collegiate events of the country.
2. Researched, designed and executed the concept of educating under-privileged kids in nearby Government schools. Handled schools for 3 months and saw successful results.
3. Took leadership and responsibility of one school for above mentioned community work.
4. Handled critical go-live phase of some projects.
5. Part of social clubs towards protection of Environment, increasing social awareness, Marathons to support poor kids-etc.
Target Programs: Since my undergrad is from mechanical Engineering and work ex is in Logistics consulting, I want to have an MBA, specialized at Supply Chain Management Consulting.
Post MBA goal: Wish to work for multi-national logistics clients in short term and gain expertise on latest market trends. In long term, dream to set up a logistic firm that delivers solutions to latest problems in the market. Wish to be recognized as a thought leader in Supply Chain Management arena.

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I have applied for Round 2/Round 3 for the following colleges and got rejects.
1. Kenan Flagler - UNC -- Rejected
2. Kelley - Indiana -- Rejected
3. Mays - Texas A&M -- Rejected
4. Mccombs - Univ of Texas -- Rejected
I submitted very honest and competitive essays(in my opinion). Nonethless, couldnt make it. I am waiting for Michigan state - Broad`s result.

Given my profile, kindly suggest me the colleges for which I shud be applying in case I apply for R1- 2013-14. Also suggest on improvements to make my rpofile more competitive.

Thanks in Advance for the reply. Greatly appreciated.
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Re: Profile Evaluation - Will I be accepted for Broad [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2013, 17:34
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Your work experience sounds compelling, but with only a couple of years under your belt when you applied, you were likely coming in below average. I am going to also guess at least in part that your rejections are tied to your academic record and GMAT. In the Indian applicant pool you have the unfortunate challenge to be competing against graduates of the top five universities in India who also have GMATs well into the 700s. It is likely that your application simply did not stand out amongst the throngs of "overqualified" Indian applicants. One of the benefits to US b-schools when they admit Indian students is a big pop in their GMAT scores. Your application did not offer that, so they may have simply passed on you in favor of someone with more work experience and better paper qualifications. As for making your application better, the good news is, you can always go out and work hard to improve your GMAT score. Nothing you can do about 75% in undergrad, but you can log more work experience of course, and seek out leadership challenges. You may also want to shop schools in the lower top 25. Plenty of good schools out there to try.
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