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What are my target schools if any, sir?

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What are my target schools if any, sir? [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2006, 04:24
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GMAT - 640 (Q-48, V-30)
Typical profile of an Indian IT engineer - 6 years work experience
International experience - 4 years (US, Norway)
Undergraduate GPA - 3.6 - 3.7 (Need to get it confirmed - But good acads in general)
Currently in leadership roles in projects.

Extracurricular -
Undergrad level - participated in some competitions - inter college level - won some prizes
Professional - Toastmaster (have been participating not so actively - need to gear up)

Planning to do - MBA in Consulting, Information systems

What target schools in US do I stand a good chance?
I am living in Texas for the last 3 years; "University of Texas at Austin" is one dream school in my list.

Please evaluate and suggest. Appreiciate your help and response.
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Unfortunatley, you don't really have anythingt that will help you stand out right now. It doesn't sound like you have really made an impact in your community or in any extracurricular activity. Winning some prizes is good, but schools often ask, "In what ways has this person made an impact or made a difference in the world around him?" (both on the job and outside of work). My advice is to even wait a year if you need to, get some good, interesting experience that you're passionate about, and then apply when you're ready.

If you get some more extracurricular experience (and sharpen your reasons for wanting an MBA), I think that UT Austin could be attainable for you. Also consider Vanderbilt, if you're looking at that type of school. Emory and UNC, too.

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