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PT MBA @ UofM, Annarbour OR WeekEnd MBA@ Chicago

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PT MBA @ UofM, Annarbour OR WeekEnd MBA@ Chicago [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2006, 19:13
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Would you please evaluate my chances for Part Time MBA at Ross School of Business or Week End MBA at University of Chicago ?

Working for Ford Motor Co- Manufaturing IT
Off shore co-ordinator
8 years of IT experience and 2 years as a Lecturer in an Engineering College
M.S computer Science -GPA 7.8/10
B.S Electrical Engg --74%
GMAT 640
Can get good recommendation from my supervisor
Community service thru my Company
Permanent Resident in USA (if this helps-I am an Indian citizen , may take US citizenship some time next year)

I would appreciate if you could evaulate my chances and give your feedback.

Thanks
-Raj
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Re: PT MBA @ UofM, Annarbour OR WeekEnd MBA@ Chicago [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2006, 18:39
mpandi wrote:
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Would you please evaluate my chances for Part Time MBA at Ross School of Business or Week End MBA at University of Chicago ?

Working for Ford Motor Co- Manufaturing IT
Off shore co-ordinator
8 years of IT experience and 2 years as a Lecturer in an Engineering College
M.S computer Science -GPA 7.8/10
B.S Electrical Engg --74%
GMAT 640
Can get good recommendation from my supervisor
Community service thru my Company
Permanent Resident in USA (if this helps-I am an Indian citizen , may take US citizenship some time next year)

I would appreciate if you could evaulate my chances and give your feedback.

Thanks
-Raj


Raj,

I think you have a fair shot at Michigan. Chicago will be more of a stretch. You need to emphasize your uniqueness factors (offshore coordinator somewhat distinctive, also shows leadership; teaching experience; and hopefully some other things you haven't told me). I would play up the automaker angle to both schools since they are in your backyard, Ford is a known commodity and your achievements there will be valued). You need to do whatever you can to stand out (see Accepted.com tip at http://www.accepted.com/newsletter/2001/0501news.aspx). Don't give them a standard set of essays, get deeply enthusiastic reco letters etc...

Goals are obviously important in school selection and you didn't mention yours.

Good luck,
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Reply from Raj -Few more queries [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2006, 08:31
Hi Paul
Thanks for your reply. I am interested in General Management (Major) and Technology management (Minor) in my MBA.
I would like to go back to my home country after few years and work for our branch Ford India as higher level offcial,
I will have more than 11-12 years experience in USA by the time I go back , I know both the parts of the world and I can be of good asset to my company and would like to help my company to achieve their targets in emerging markets and a degree in Management would give me a head start on people management, finance , strategey etc etc .

I have done lot of Mentoring (both onsite and offshore ) for all new people who joined in our Teams both in technology and in client management.
I worked in Microsoft , WA as tech lead for few years. I can get very good recommendation from my Microsoft Project Manager also.

As a lecturer I guided some Engineering students in their final year projects/thesis

I have done my community services thru Ford, but always I was a participant , I haven't championed any of those events. Do I need to do that ? Do I need to get any letter from anyone regarding my community services.

Michigan school needs two recommendation letter , I am planning to get one from my Ford Manager and another one from Microsoft Manager , would that suffice ?

Thank You in advance
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Re: Reply from Raj -Few more queries [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2006, 15:00
mpandi wrote:
Hi Paul
Thanks for your reply. I am interested in General Management (Major) and Technology management (Minor) in my MBA.
I would like to go back to my home country after few years and work for our branch Ford India as higher level offcial,
I will have more than 11-12 years experience in USA by the time I go back , I know both the parts of the world and I can be of good asset to my company and would like to help my company to achieve their targets in emerging markets and a degree in Management would give me a head start on people management, finance , strategey etc etc .

I have done lot of Mentoring (both onsite and offshore ) for all new people who joined in our Teams both in technology and in client management.
I worked in Microsoft , WA as tech lead for few years. I can get very good recommendation from my Microsoft Project Manager also.

As a lecturer I guided some Engineering students in their final year projects/thesis

I have done my community services thru Ford, but always I was a participant , I haven't championed any of those events. Do I need to do that ? Do I need to get any letter from anyone regarding my community services.

Michigan school needs two recommendation letter , I am planning to get one from my Ford Manager and another one from Microsoft Manager , would that suffice ?

Thank You in advance


Raj,

It's always ideal to show leadership, not just participation, in community activities, so if you can get a leadership role, by all means do so.

Regarding your [url=http://accepted.com/newsletter/2001/1001news.aspx#tip]
reco letters[/url], the Ford + Microsoft mix sounds good. But check Michigan's instructions to see if they permit extra letters. If so, consider getting a reco from a recent community activity in which you had a substantial (and ideally leadership) role.

Good luck!
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