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Struggling wit a lot of doubts/descisions rgarding my appl

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Joined: 03 Jul 2013
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Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Technology
GMAT 1: 650 Q47 V33
GMAT 2: 710 Q48 V40
GPA: 3
WE: Project Management (Telecommunications)
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Struggling wit a lot of doubts/descisions rgarding my appl [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2013, 12:59
Hey,

I am looking for advise to finalize the B-schools that I should apply to for the 2014 intake.
My details are as follows:-

Name - Rohan Pardeshi
Age - 26
Nationality - Indian
GMAT - 650 Q47 V32
B.E. (electronics) Mumbai Unv - 6.9/10

Extra Curricular - I don't have much to showcase here. Participated in multiple Sailing competition (Including National level competitions)

WE - 45 months
Industry - Telecom
Role - PMO (Project Management Office)
Certification - Microsoft Project (Attained Certification, 35 PDU)
Work Experience - Started of as a Field Engineer. Within a year moved to Project Management. Started off as a Project Support where i assisted the PM to drive the project. Within a year moved on to the central PMO Team. As a Team we were responsible for the governance of all the projects undergoing. Had overall view of all projects. Was the Project Manager in the development and deployment of Project Management Tool.
In the past one year moved into Program Management.

Career Goals: - Honestly, I am undecided about this. (one thing i do know is that i am definitely not inclined towards Finance). Currently, a general Management looks like my best bet. I really have to do some soul searching on this. Would love to hear from you guys on how you decided.

I know i have a pretty weak application.

Need suggestions on the following:-
1. Which B-Schools are my safest bet?
2. Which B-Schools can I try my luck with?
3. Is it wise to give my GMAT again in Aug, 2013 or should I concentrate on my applications?
4. For the LOR, should I get one from my CEO (who I have worked with a handful number of times) or from my boss?
5. Will the fact that i was a Contractual Employee affect my application?

Regards,
Rohan Pardeshi
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Re: Struggling wit a lot of doubts/descisions rgarding my appl [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2013, 23:36
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Hey Rohan,
Thanks for dropping by... sounds like you are just starting out. Now let's start off with the all important question of the GMAT. First of all you can see a long post I wrote about this here: to-retake-or-not-to-retake-that-is-the-question-indian-153716.html.. but for you my answer is easier and maybe clearer: retake the GMAT until you break at least 700. The Indian applicant pool (and especially the IT male applicant pool) is too big and too competitive. And from what I can read here, your work experience is pretty middle-of-the-road, so without a supremely good GMAT you are going to have a tough time getting into good schools.

It's worth it even if it means you have to wait one more year or two to apply. You are young! So there is no rush really! (I know you feel like you want to go NOW, but still, it's far wiser to go to the best school possible).

I would also urge you to join one or two serious activities in which you have the opportunity to gain leadership (and at least one real volunteer experience). Because right now, your profile seems a bit thin to me, and working on it for the next year would probably be a wise choice as well, as it will make you a much more attractive candidate for the AdComs.

If you have any other thoughts, questions, ideas, dude, just go ahead!
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