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New post 30 Apr 2013, 02:28
Please advice b-schools to apply for my profile mentioned below

Indian / Male
GMAT: 710
B.E Chemical Engineering (75%), Manipal University

Work experience of 4 years in a Lens manufacturing company handling the Operations and Quality Assurance divisions. Have led a team of 15 people to ensure delivery and quality during batch production operations.

Have won various quiz competitions and sports events during graduation. Also teach poor children in the locality as part of an NGO on weekends for the last 2 years.

Please feel free to give your opinion and suggest top colleges in US and Canada.

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New post 01 May 2013, 07:59

It's hard to recommend business schools because there are so many options. And honestly, this is part of the process - introspection, self-evaluation, research. So, it's hard to give a quick short list to any candidate.

(It's also an important part of the application process. When an interviewer asks, why did you decide to apply to your school, you won't want to say, "Well, some person on a forum recommended it." That's intended as a bit of a joke :))

However, I can give you some thoughts on your profile that may guide you on developing your own short list of schools.

1 - First and foremost, what is your objective with an MBA? Are you seeking to move into a specific industry or develop some specific expertise? Do you have a particular target company you'd like to get in with?

2 - Where do you see yourself post-MBA? Do you want to work in the US?

3 - Your profile is fairly typical of many MBA applicants from India. What can you do to differentiate yourself from other candidates who will have a nearly identical profile? This is a critical question.

4 - Are you interested only in "top schools"? How do you define top schools - rankings? Would you be willing to broaden your set of schools to give yourself more options?

This is but the tip of the iceberg, my friend, and you're in for a great journey! First, start with yourself.

Once you're able to answer these questions, then turn to rankings to look at schools. But don't use the rankings only for the ranking place of the school on the list. Use the rankings as a one-page document that can give you a comprehensive look at a wide variety of schools and their profiles. For this purpose, the Financial Times rankings have the broadest list.

Continue to read resources like this forum. There is lots of great information here! Look at other sites as well and educate yourself on the world of business schools. The Poets and Quants web site is a great source for compiling everything that is happening in the business school world.

Good luck!
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New post 02 May 2013, 01:33
You have a different profile compared to many other applicants from India. You have given very less information to give the college names.

Unfortunately, your extra curricular activities are not that great. They might tick the boxes for some schools but might fall for many.

I am not sure what you want to do after your MBA. You need to have a very strong story to get into top 10. Do you have any target colleges in mind?

Good luck!
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