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ROSS - A stretch?

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ROSS - A stretch? [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2014, 14:04
1) Brief description of full-time work experience. - Market Research Associate with 1 year of work (Background Engg) Wanted to get a head start in the marketing profile so started with this industry..Its a 5 year old startup..so no brand points either
2) GMAT- 760
3) College info: State University (India) , CGPA of 7.52, Civil Engg -2012
4) ECCA: Gaming (Strategic Multiplayer Team games)..have won several inter college or state level tournaments and online tournaments
5) Important certifications- None besides Courses in Data analytics and a few others on course era
6) Target program- Plan to apply for ROSS Michigan
7) Plan to apply- Fall 15 or 16
8) Your post-MBA goal- MR & Gaming media consulting...Preferably a combination of both

Is Ross a stretch?(Whats my best shot given that fall 16 is my deadline)
Can I ever have a profile good enough to be accepted at Ross ? (btw have joined up NGO's)
Where do I lag?

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Re: ROSS - A stretch? [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2014, 00:16
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1) Brief description of full-time work experience. - Market Research Associate with 1 year of work (Background Engg) Wanted to get a head start in the marketing profile so started with this industry..Its a 5 year old startup..so no brand points either
2) GMAT- 760
3) College info: State University (India) , CGPA of 7.52, Civil Engg -2012
4) ECCA: Gaming (Strategic Multiplayer Team games)..have won several inter college or state level tournaments and online tournaments
5) Important certifications- None besides Courses in Data analytics and a few others on course era
6) Target program- Plan to apply for ROSS Michigan
7) Plan to apply- Fall 15 or 16
8) Your post-MBA goal- MR & Gaming media consulting...Preferably a combination of both

Is Ross a stretch?(Whats my best shot given that fall 16 is my deadline)
Can I ever have a profile good enough to be accepted at Ross ? (btw have joined up NGO's)
Where do I lag?

Thank You


Well, that awesome GMAT is a good start! Well, done! I'm impressed.

If your work experience ends up being strong, I think that a few years down the line, Ross should be possible. It's awesome that you started some NGO work. Keep up at it, and if you have an opportunity to take even more leadership, go for it. Other than that, the one thing that would really help is to have something UNIQUE and interesting. There are way too many indian candidates who have similar looking profiles (some sort of Tech degree with good grades, an awesome GMAT, and then work). What else do you have to offer? What stories? Activities? Adventures? surprises? Have one or two things up your sleeve (also if you can get involved in more than one EC it would be great too).

Keep up the good work, get promoted as quick and high as possible, and you'll have done your job.

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Re: ROSS - A stretch? [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2014, 01:53
Just somethings I would like to point out in my profile:
Although a tech graduate, I started up in the MR industry (took a lot of convincing the HR for an internship),a non tech industry quite relevant for MBA grads, with which I plan to be associated post MBA- Does it give some extra points to my application?
Would an early and quick progress at a start up be considered as an add on to my profile or should I switch to comparatively smaller roles but at bigger brands?

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Re: ROSS - A stretch? [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2014, 07:10
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Just somethings I would like to point out in my profile:
Although a tech graduate, I started up in the MR industry (took a lot of convincing the HR for an internship),a non tech industry quite relevant for MBA grads, with which I plan to be associated post MBA- Does it give some extra points to my application?
Would an early and quick progress at a start up be considered as an add on to my profile or should I switch to comparatively smaller roles but at bigger brands?

Thank You
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Hey there,
So to answer your first question: I think if you can fit it in with your goals it will help. To answer your second: there's no rule of thumb. In general if you go to VERY strong companies (Microsoft, Google, Apple) it's better than being in a startup. Buuut if you are like a founding member of a startup and then you grow massively, and end up making loads of money and impact and building the firm, well that's better. (same payoff as the startup risk).


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Re: ROSS - A stretch? [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2014, 13:31
Thank you Jon..
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Re: ROSS - A stretch? [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2014, 22:55
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Thank you Jon..


You got it!

Let me know how things develop.

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