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Profile Review : 720 + Ex Techie + Current Non-Profit + NGO

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Profile Review : 720 + Ex Techie + Current Non-Profit + NGO [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2013, 03:53

Kindly Review my Profile. I am hoping to crack top 15-20 (need more clarity on the schools as well) and looking for a role in the Development Sector post MBA. If not purely a development sector profile, I would prefer a consulting role with an organization working in a similar set-up (for instance an organization working with the Govt.)

Work Experience:


(Since Oct 2012 - 3.5 months) Non-profit - Working with GIZ in the Indo-German Environment
Program. E-waste Management Project across 4 cities in India. Policy, Stake-holder engagement,
facilitation, training and capacity development. Youngest in the team.

(Since Feb 2012 - 1 year) Joint Secretary at CSSAR - an NGO involved in imparting primary and
secondary education to underprivileged children. Helped start the Secondary program exclusively
for girls. Project short-listed in Mahindra Spark the Rise.

(Sep 2012 - Sep 2008 - 4 years) : Worked in India's biggest IT-Service provider in retail and
pharmacy domain. Involved in design and development and process improvement. Also worked as a
module leader in Snap-on Business Solution in the IT-Automobile domain for GM. Received
appreciation from the Director.

Academic Background :

B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics (CGPA 8.36/10 - top 10% of the branch) from VIT University, Vellore, India

Extra Curricular :

• Director, Indian Society for Technical Education Students Chapter VITU (1000+ members) Winner of the
best students chapter award.
• Member, Quiz Society. Organized, participated and won many intra-college quizzes.
• Coordinator for National Level Fest 'Akshaya' and 'Confluence'. Organizer of the highly
successful online gaming event with over 200 participants

XII - 87.2
X- 85.4

• Prefect of Junior House
• Class Representative for 3 consecutive years
• Member of Quiz Society
• Awarded Gold-Medal for excellence in academics for 6 consecutive years

Other Activities:
Film Enthusiast - taken a 62 hour course on film Appreciation by Prof. Richard Allen from Tisch, NYU. Member of a film club which views and discusses movies.
Placed third in Delhi Region in Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz in 2010,

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Re: Profile Review : 720 + Ex Techie + Current Non-Profit + NGO [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 04:02
Thank you for your posting. I see that you have worked very hard in every aspect of your life and have accomplished a great deal. Also, you have done a great deal of thinking about the future and have well thought out and compelling goals.

As you know, you come from a very competitive demographic, with there being many more qualified Indian candidates applying than spots "allocated" to them. This does not mean that you should not apply, but that you have to be smart about where you apply and how you market yourself. You have more than shown that you can handle the work at any MBA program, however, getting into business school is much more about how you position yourself than are you simply smart. For this reason, I recommend that you get some guidance from an admissions expert, one who can help you with this as if it is done correctly, you will see very good results.

As for schools that you should focus on, I recommend you use two screening techniques: (a) those that most accepting towards Indian candidates and (b) those that have a social enterprise focus. Based on these, I recommend that you consider the following programs: Wharton (reach), Booth (reach), Ross, Anderson, Yale, Johnson, Fuqua and Georgetown.

Good luck.

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Re: Profile Review : 720 + Ex Techie + Current Non-Profit + NGO   [#permalink] 20 Mar 2013, 04:02
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