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Joined: 03 Mar 2013
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Location: India
Concentration: Technology, Strategy
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V41
GPA: 3
WE: Information Technology (Telecommunications)
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Tech - MBA - Tech | Please advise [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2013, 00:29
Hello Admissionado,
Please have a look at my profile and suggest if my admissions strategy is fine.

- Academics:
BE (Comp Sci) Shivaji university (India) 68% (2007)
Designed an Artificial Intelligence based approach to enable mobile phones to read printed documents.

- GMAT:
730 V41 Q49

- Work Experience:
6 years in telecom software development in India (Currently working with a market leader for a latin american client)
Part of the the A-team at the company, I get air-dropped around the world in crisis management role.
Part of global team of experts (105 out of around 30k) for training people across the organisation
Designed many optimization solutions which resulted in 70-80% performance improvements in current processes

- Extras
Lead college committees for various events, clubs and organisations.
Part of the CSR initiative at the company.

- Post MBA goal
Enter Product management/Marketing in big tech company

- Long term goal
tech entrepreneurship and VC

I have currently sent my scores to UCLA, Darden, McCombs,Foster & Rotman based on my preliminary research.

Please advise if the schools are a stretch, fit or safe. Also kindly let me know if there are any other schools I should apply or drop some from the current list , considering my profile and goals.

Thanks in advance 8-)
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Re: Tech - MBA - Tech | Please advise [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2013, 00:39
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Ooooooh! Scary icon. The Joker was always one of my favorite villains...

Anyhow on to our business:

I think you have done a very good job of selecting schools that are at the same time reasonable and excellent, given your background and your experience. Great that you have that fantastic GMAT score, and who knows? Maybe this will help you pull a bit of money from the schools you apply to.

One word about your goals: I don't know how realistic it is for you to get into VC from schools that aren't located in the right locations, nor are the top schools. These posts are SUPER competitive, and I don't know if they make sense give your goals. Tech entrepreneurship make a LOT more sense to me, and I think you might want to focus on those goals more (making them more specific). I think you can add a few more schools to your list, namely, Tepper, Haas (on the tough side) and Georgia Tech (on the safe side).

Your big challenge from what I can see here, is to STAND OUT. Right now, although yes you have plenty of good stuff as a male indian IT, you are always in danger of falling between the cracks. So don't let it happen! Make that unique, crazy, fantastic, application! Make them remember you.

Hope this helps, dude,
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