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Prasannathawait wrote:
"I request you to kindly evaluate my profile. I have listed some below.

Programs Interested in:
Full-time MBA, Less than 2 year MBA
Canadian B-schools: Rotman, Schulich, Sauder, Desautels, Ivey, Jr Smith, HEC Montreal, Ted Rogers, John Molson, Telfer
Singapore B-schools: NUS, NTU
Indian B-schools: IIMs

Class start year preference: Classes starting in early 2020

My Profile:
Indian, Male, Electrical Engineer, working in Operations in a Power plant. Working in the operations department involves problem-solving, making strategies, and people management.

Academics:
1. Bachelor in Engineering (Electrical and electronics), 2012, 70.86%. (10th standard: 72.6%). (12th standard: 79.8%)
2. Post Graduate Programme In Thermal Power plant technology from Jindal Institute of Power Technology. 2013.

Work experience: 6 years, India

Cross-functional Experience:
1) As a procurement executive in the Commercial department for various service contract execution.
2) As a sales manager in the Marketing department for the execution of aluminum sales to customers.

Extra-curriculars:
1) Photography Club member in my company. Involved in CSR events organized by the company to take pictures.
2) Hostel food committee Head: During my B.E, I was the in-charge of the food committee.
3) 2nd position holder in Loser's win weight-loss competition among 150+ people.
4) Travel enthusiast: Covered 5 different countries and many cities around the world.

Test Scores: GMAT: 640 (Q44, V34) IR4, AWA 5. (Planning to make another attempt soon.)
( PS: It's a pretty low score, but as the deadlines are nearby I am thinking to apply and save one year. Probability is Zero if I do not apply.)

Post-MBA Goal: I want to change my career path towards consulting/strategy after my MBA.

My Questions for the Experts: What are my odds considering my profile and the test scores described in the previous sentences?

Thanks in advance :)"


You're welcome.

Rotman, Desautels, ivey, the Singaporean schools and probably Schulich are stretch programs. I'm not familiar enough with the other programs to comment. A higher GMAT will help you.

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Linda
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New post 03 Nov 2019, 05:16
Hi Linda!

May I request you to kindly review my profile?

Programs interested in:
Duke Fuqua-HSM, Michigan Ross, UNC-Kenan Flagler, Rochester-Simon, Boston-Questrom (Programs with good focus in healthcare sector)

Test Scores
GRE 323 (Q160,V163, AWA-awaited)

Profile
Indian Male/33, Doctor (MBBS) by profession with Masters (MD) in Clinical Pharmacology in Government medical college
Selected through National Level entrance test.

Work-Ex: Total of 9 years of work ex in health care setup in India. Worked as a community physician for 2 years, then selected for MD , where I worked in medical college as hospitals resident doctor.

For past two years working in pharmaceutical industry, designing and monitoring clinical trials and medical overview of drug marketing activities.

Post-MBA Goal: To work with leading consulting firm in healthcare domain.

Extra-curriculars:
Volunteer with NGOs working with underprivileged children in Mumbai
Freelance Physician for health drives

Thanks!!
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Hi Linda!

May I request you to kindly review my profile?

Programs interested in:
Duke Fuqua-HSM, Michigan Ross, UNC-Kenan Flagler, Rochester-Simon, Boston-Questrom (Programs with good focus in healthcare sector)

Test Scores
GRE 323 (Q160,V163, AWA-awaited)

Profile
Indian Male/33, Doctor (MBBS) by profession with Masters (MD) in Clinical Pharmacology in Government medical college
Selected through National Level entrance test.

Work-Ex: Total of 9 years of work ex in health care setup in India. Worked as a community physician for 2 years, then selected for MD , where I worked in medical college as hospitals resident doctor.

For past two years working in pharmaceutical industry, designing and monitoring clinical trials and medical overview of drug marketing activities.

Post-MBA Goal: To work with leading consulting firm in healthcare domain.

Extra-curriculars:
Volunteer with NGOs working with underprivileged children in Mumbai
Freelance Physician for health drives

Thanks!!


Ross is a stretch, but worth the effort. You have chose the other programs well and have a competitive profile for them. You may also want to consider Vanderbilt, where 18% of grads go into healthcare or pharma.

Check out:
* Admissions Tips for Vanderbilt’s MBA Program
* Michigan Ross MBA: It’s About REAL, Clear, and Teamwork

Please let me know if you would like help optimizing your applications.

Best,
Linda
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Ross is a stretch, but worth the effort. You have chose the other programs well and have a competitive profile for them. You may also want to consider Vanderbilt, where 18% of grads go into healthcare or pharma.

Check out:
* Admissions Tips for Vanderbilt’s MBA Program
* Michigan Ross MBA: It’s About REAL, Clear, and Teamwork

Please let me know if you would like help optimizing your applications.

Best,
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Thank you Linda!

I have PM'd you!
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New post 05 Nov 2019, 08:39
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Accepted.com wrote:
Ross is a stretch, but worth the effort. You have chose the other programs well and have a competitive profile for them. You may also want to consider Vanderbilt, where 18% of grads go into healthcare or pharma.

Check out:
* Admissions Tips for Vanderbilt’s MBA Program
* Michigan Ross MBA: It’s About REAL, Clear, and Teamwork

Please let me know if you would like help optimizing your applications.

Best,
Linda


Thank you Linda!

I have PM'd you!


Didn't get the PM.
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New post 17 Nov 2019, 14:28
Hi Linda,

Would you be able to evaluate my profile? I have a little bit of a different profile.

Age: 32
GMAT: 680 (will be taking this again as I have scored 710 in my 3 recent practice tests) - will be applying 2021 round because of this
Background: Honours Bachelor of Science, Psychology (University of Toronto, 3.5) and Masters in Human Resources and Industrial Relations (University of Toronto)
Experience:
Formal - 6.5 years of experience in HR roles of increasing responsibilities spanning 3 industries. Currently working as a Human Resources Business Partner
Volunteering - Mentor (Woodsworth Mentoring Program for an undergraduate student) and Pianist (church) - both are current
Reason for MBA:
Want to transition out of HR into consulting (either strategy or human capital). While my roles in HR advise my client groups from a people and business strategy perspective, Id like to move towards advising companies on their strategies overall.
Schools of Interest: UCLA, NYU, Haas, Duke, Tuck (interested in getting an MBA from a top 20 US program)

I realize that my age is above the average for my schools of choice and most top 20 programs in the US. Wondering how much of a risk this is?

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Hi Linda,

Would you be able to evaluate my profile? I have a little bit of a different profile.

Age: 32
GMAT: 680 (will be taking this again as I have scored 710 in my 3 recent practice tests) - will be applying 2021 round because of this
Background: Honours Bachelor of Science, Psychology (University of Toronto, 3.5) and Masters in Human Resources and Industrial Relations (University of Toronto)
Experience:
Formal - 6.5 years of experience in HR roles of increasing responsibilities spanning 3 industries. Currently working as a Human Resources Business Partner
Volunteering - Mentor (Woodsworth Mentoring Program for an undergraduate student) and Pianist (church) - both are current
Reason for MBA:
Want to transition out of HR into consulting (either strategy or human capital). While my roles in HR advise my client groups from a people and business strategy perspective, Id like to move towards advising companies on their strategies overall.
Schools of Interest: UCLA, NYU, Haas, Duke, Tuck (interested in getting an MBA from a top 20 US program)

I realize that my age is above the average for my schools of choice and most top 20 programs in the US. Wondering how much of a risk this is?

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Older applicants face certain challenges. Here are two prominent ones:

1. Why do they want an MBA now?
2. Are they realistic about career placement and job opportunities for MBA grads.

But being 32 or 33 for most MBA program is not an automatic reject or an insurmountable hurdle.

For more detailed advise on how to apply successfully as an older MBA applicants, please see: Applying to Regular MBA Programs as an Older Applicant

Best,
Linda
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New post 20 Nov 2019, 21:26
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Nationality: Indian
GPA: 6.47/10
Degree: BE Computer Science
Experience:5 year
( 3 year at job and 2 year as entrepreneur)

Official Score: 700 (Q50, V34, AWA5.0)

Work Profile: from 2016-now

Work for Konsole Group (PR company) as Asst business manager

Deployed many successful creative marketing idea for various company

Handle all the Social Media Account for Chhattisgarh Chief minister, Health Minister and Home Minister

Work for BJP’s the state and municipal election Chhattisgarh


As Entrepreneur:
Co Founder of Mr Tiffin (2014-16)
( Currently holding only 10% stake)

Start a food delivery service with a base kitchen which serve 500+ meals daily in the city.

Handle many catering event of where number of guest is more than 10000.

Cater IPL 2016 where public is more than 35000


Extra Curricular: I am a skilled Driver and gives lesson to women to encourage them. More than 60 driver are trained by me

Goals:
Short Term: I want to work for Company like Google

Long term: Want to start a company.


Weak Point:
Due to some university problem i give my backlog Exam after 2 year and complete my engg in 6 year.

Please tell me which college i should prefer

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New post 22 Nov 2019, 15:48
Zishanuddin wrote:
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Nationality: Indian
GPA: 6.47/10
Degree: BE Computer Science
Experience:5 year
( 3 year at job and 2 year as entrepreneur)

Official Score: 700 (Q50, V34, AWA5.0)

Work Profile: from 2016-now

Work for Konsole Group (PR company) as Asst business manager

Deployed many successful creative marketing idea for various company

Handle all the Social Media Account for Chhattisgarh Chief minister, Health Minister and Home Minister

Work for BJP’s the state and municipal election Chhattisgarh


As Entrepreneur:
Co Founder of Mr Tiffin (2014-16)
( Currently holding only 10% stake)

Start a food delivery service with a base kitchen which serve 500+ meals daily in the city.

Handle many catering event of where number of guest is more than 10000.

Cater IPL 2016 where public is more than 35000


Extra Curricular: I am a skilled Driver and gives lesson to women to encourage them. More than 60 driver are trained by me

Goals:
Short Term: I want to work for Company like Google

Long term: Want to start a company.


Weak Point:
Due to some university problem i give my backlog Exam after 2 year and complete my engg in 6 year.

Please tell me which college i should prefer

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Consider Babson, UC Irvine, Santa Clara, Notre Dame. Purdue.

Best,
Linda
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PROFILE EVALUATION FOR CANADIAN MBAS FOR FALL 2020.

DEMOGRAPHICS : Indian Male, 25 years old.

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE : B-Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from SRM University, Chennai (2017)
CGPA – 8.6/10 OR 3.44/4

WORK EXPERIENCE : 2.5 years in Software consulting from Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai

LONG TERM GOAL: To become a Marketing head in a Canadian/International company of repute in Sports/Music/Travel/FMCG/Retail/Consumer Electronics industries AND To settle in Canada with a PR.

SHORT TERM (post-MBA) GOALS : entry-level marketer/Marketing manager in the above industries OR join Management Consultancy for a few years then become a marketer in those industries.

I’ve taken a few UG-level credit courses and online courses in MGMT, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship to help me facilitate my transition from Software to Marketing.

TEST SCORES:
GMAT – 710 (Q48, V40, IR 5, AWA 5)
IELTS Academic – 8.0 (L-8, R-9, W-7, S-7)

EXTRA-CURRICULARS:
1. Committee Member & Marketing Head of the SRM University Cycling Club
2. Cleared with distinction Grade 5 exam in “Drum-kit” conducted by Trinity College of Music, London, 2008.
3. Successfully completed BRM-200 (Brevet d’Audax), a 200 km cycle race conducted by Mumbai Randonneurs division of Brevet d'Audax, France in 12 hours and 10 minutes in February 2018.
4. Since 2015, have been a regular member of The Indian Stammering Association (TISA), a not-for-profit organization by and for people who stutter. Since 2018, have been the Co-coordinator for the organization’s Mumbai chapter. Website: https://stammer.in/.
5. Regular participant and host of Mumbai Drum Circle, a community drum circle specialising in Djembes (South African hand drums).

**Interested in only 20+ months MBA program to get 3 year Work permit after graduating. Hence, IVEY, Queen’s, Simon Fraser, uOttawa, etc are OUT.
**NOT interested in colleges in Quebec due to liabilities of not knowing French. Hence McGill, Concordia, HEC are OUT.

TARGET PROVINCES: Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta

Colleges Applied so far:
1. McMaster (DeGroote) Co-op MBA -> Interviewed; awaiting final results.
2. UCalgary (Haskayne) Daytime MBA -> Submitted in R2
3. York U (Schulich) MBA -> Submitted in R1

Profile Evaluation required for:
1. University of Toronto Rotman – MBA
2. University of Alberta – MBA
3. UBC Sauder - MBA
4. Brock University Goodman – MBA ISP
5. Carleton University Sprott - MBA

Could you help me understand my initial profile evaluation for these above 5 programs?
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Need your support to evaluate my profile for MIT Sloan Fellow and Stern Tech MBA

Indian Male from Tech Industry with @19 Years of experience in SAP and Digital Technologies

Highlights of the profile

Worked across different geographies including Singapore, US and Europe
Currently holding middle management position in the leading IT service provider from India
Associated with an organization working for blind men - specifically fund raising
PMP (Project Management Professional from PMI institute USA)
Holding various certification across leading digital technologies/packages
Can demonstrate career progression in the current organization for which I am working since last 12 years

Executive Assessment Score
149
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