: 770 (50Q, 47V) 6.0AWAUnderGrad
: 7.5/10 BE (Computer Science Engineering) (Manipal Institute of Technology)Age
: 24Work Exp
: 4 years at the time of admissions (Fall 2013)
Worked for a large (50,000+ employees) multinational, EMC Corp., for about 10 months. Realized that I was stifling my innovative side by working there due to very little room for out-of-the-box thinking, hence quit the job and joined a startup.
Worked on the Business Development team for the startup (40 employees, US and India) and was a key member of the team(4 members) responsible for its monetization (which reached $5M revenues) and eventual profitability .
Saw the startup through an acquisition of $120M and still work here, now as a part of the larger corporation.
I am currently working to establish my own startup centered around the concept of social responsibility. Guess I am turning into a somewhat social entrepreneur. However, this has not taken off yet and is in its initial conceptualization phase. Have a 3 member team, where I have taken the central role.
Since this has not been launched yet, I am apprehensive about mentioning this anywhere in the application essays, as it may seem fabricated.Additional experience
: Working with an NGO for the welfare of stray dogs in our cities. I am a core member and working towards building their online presence and mobilizing volunteers and funds for the organization.Post MBA goalsShort Term
: To work for internet based startups(preferably in North America) in a Product Management role to get an end-to-end understanding of a product lifecycle. I would like to do this for a span of 2-3 years, which would give me time to repay the education loans incurred for an MBA as well.Long Term
: Want to start my own venture to work in the emerging e-commerce sector in South East Asia.Target schools
: Haas, Sloan, Stanford GSB, ISB, and open to suggestions Programs of interest
: An MBA in Entrepreneurship and Business StrategyLetters of recommendation
: Hopeful of securing these from the CEO (Berkeley alum), VP Business Development (UCLA Andersen alum) and Product Manager (ISB alum), all of whom I have worked with directly.
In terms of the strength of my credentials please advise whether the schools I am aiming at are realistic or not, also please suggest 1 or 2 additional schools to apply to.
Thanks a lot..
I really appreciate this.