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Requesting a profile evaluation . Thank you :) [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2013, 05:55
Hello There ,

I'm a bit worried about my profile as I dont really have a good academics (just avg. or so ) . Below is my resume (atleast the details) :

Below are my academic records :
10th under C.B.S.E (India) - 72%
12th under State Board (Tamil Nadu , India) - 75%
B.Com (Accounting and Finance) from R.M.K.Vivekananda college - 62.1% (GPA 6.21 on 10) Kinda low I guess
Certified Investment analyst pro by National Stock Exchange of India
Other online courses :
Competitive stratergy , computational Investing , Mathamatical Finance , Social psychology , Microeconomics (From coursera.org) (do these carry any kind of value?)

Experience :
7months worked in general accounting dept.
Appointed as the point of contact for a team of 9 for testing the functionality of oracle R12.

7months experience in Iron and Steel Trading firm . (Own firm)
1year experience as Business analyst.

Extra caricular activities :
Social service for over 1 year for a Charitable trust .

GMAT - 650 .
TOEFL - 110 .

Planning on going for the top 20(i think i am trying to over reach) . Kindly evaluate and let me know if there is a way I can cover the low graduation scores.or should I wait for one more year get some more experience and then apply ? And as I am from India , the cost would be super high , so I wanted to know if a part time MBA would give me the same career opportunities as a full time mba ?

Disclosure : I was actually kicked out of my school in my 11th year cause of not studying well and I've learnt alot from it but I'm not sure if i should state it in my application .

Thanking ,

Fudge
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Re: Requesting a profile evaluation . Thank you :) [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2013, 22:51
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Hey Fudge,
So first of all, don't worry about that "being kicked out of school" thing in your 11th year. It's high school, and it no longer matters.

Second, you are I'm afraid, probably right about overreaching. I mean the average GMAT and the average GPA of admitted students to Top 20 programs are quite a bit above what you have, so unless you have some ace up your sleeve (like is your dad a State Minister? ;) ) they are going to be far stretches.

Anyhow, actually the solution to all this is easy, because you really lack the work experience to apply to B-school anyhow. With 1 year and seven months, you are very much on the short end of things. So my suggestion: work another year, retake your GMAT (aiming for 700+) and let's see what we can do next year.

What do you think?
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Re: Requesting a profile evaluation . Thank you :) [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2013, 23:28
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Hey Fudge,
So first of all, don't worry about that "being kicked out of school" thing in your 11th year. It's high school, and it no longer matters.

Second, you are I'm afraid, probably right about overreaching. I mean the average GMAT and the average GPA of admitted students to Top 20 programs are quite a bit above what you have, so unless you have some ace up your sleeve (like is your dad a State Minister? ;) ) they are going to be far stretches.

Anyhow, actually the solution to all this is easy, because you really lack the work experience to apply to B-school anyhow. With 1 year and seven months, you are very much on the short end of things. So my suggestion: work another year, retake your GMAT (aiming for 700+) and let's see what we can do next year.

What do you think?



Well I was thinking about the same thing and yes , I will prolly work for one more year or so .
I was wondering if I get a teaching job in a NGO which spreads education throughout the country would that make it kinda "unique" ? And if i do a correspondence degree in economics or something would it add value ?

I'l prolly take the gmat again and get the work exp. but after that do you think i would have a good chance to get in ?


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Sure you can get in! But the question will be WHERE??? :)

But don't worry about that just yet.. instead think: how can I best improve my candidacy?
1. Super GMAT
2. Amazing success in work

These are the two most important. Adding more volunteer work is a great addition too, although if you are looking for something, and can find something more unique than teaching it would be great (just because about every Indian candidate has taught as their volunteer work). For volunteer work in general three things count: 1. Its fame 2. the leadership you would have 3. the uniqueness.

Once you get all the above done, let's talk again say next May/June with your new amazing GMAT score (!!!!!!!) and then we will worry about where and how.

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Re: Requesting a profile evaluation . Thank you :) [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2013, 23:44
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Sure you can get in! But the question will be WHERE??? :)

But don't worry about that just yet.. instead think: how can I best improve my candidacy?
1. Super GMAT
2. Amazing success in work

These are the two most important. Adding more volunteer work is a great addition too, although if you are looking for something, and can find something more unique than teaching it would be great (just because about every Indian candidate has taught as their volunteer work). For volunteer work in general three things count: 1. It's fame 2. the leadership you would have 3. the uniqueness.

Once you get all the above done, let's talk again say next May/June with your new amazing GMAT score (!!!!!!!) and then we will worry about where and how.

Good luck!



Thank you for your time and expertise Jon !!

I shall take my GMAT again and see you again next year :)


Thanking ,

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Re: Requesting a profile evaluation . Thank you :) [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2013, 21:03
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JonAdmissionado wrote:
Sure you can get in! But the question will be WHERE??? :)

But don't worry about that just yet.. instead think: how can I best improve my candidacy?
1. Super GMAT
2. Amazing success in work

These are the two most important. Adding more volunteer work is a great addition too, although if you are looking for something, and can find something more unique than teaching it would be great (just because about every Indian candidate has taught as their volunteer work). For volunteer work in general three things count: 1. It's fame 2. the leadership you would have 3. the uniqueness.

Once you get all the above done, let's talk again say next May/June with your new amazing GMAT score (!!!!!!!) and then we will worry about where and how.

Good luck!



Thank you for your time and expertise Jon !!

I shall take my GMAT again and see you again next year :)


Thanking ,

Fudge


Great! Look forward to hearing from you.
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Re: Requesting a profile evaluation . Thank you :) [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2013, 00:10
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Fudge wrote:
JonAdmissionado wrote:
Sure you can get in! But the question will be WHERE??? :)

But don't worry about that just yet.. instead think: how can I best improve my candidacy?
1. Super GMAT
2. Amazing success in work

These are the two most important. Adding more volunteer work is a great addition too, although if you are looking for something, and can find something more unique than teaching it would be great (just because about every Indian candidate has taught as their volunteer work). For volunteer work in general three things count: 1. It's fame 2. the leadership you would have 3. the uniqueness.

Once you get all the above done, let's talk again say next May/June with your new amazing GMAT score (!!!!!!!) and then we will worry about where and how.

Good luck!




Thank you for your time and expertise Jon !!

I shall take my GMAT again and see you again next year :)


Thanking ,

Fudge


Great! Look forward to hearing from you.




Oh there is this one tiny last thing I wanted to know is that , does the company I worked in matter ? Like I've been working for a kinda small company and was wondering if would that also be a factor contributing to my chances ?


Regards,


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Re: Requesting a profile evaluation . Thank you :) [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2013, 21:29
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Everything matters!

In general, if you come from a big and well-known company you get some bonus points, although there's nothing wrong with coming from small firms or a startup.
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