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Profile Evaluation for MBA 2022 Intake-
GMAT: 690
•Nationality: Indian male
•Age: 26 years
•Work experience: 5.5 years (Project management consultant to Unilever; Managing Global FMCG Projects; International on site experience – USA, UK, Germany, France, Switzerland.
•Role-Function: Deputy Project Manager – FMCG Supply Chain (2 promotions in last 5 years) – worked for global brands such as Dove, Rexona, Axe, Corte d’or etc.
•Other certification: Lean six sigma black belt.
• Undergrad: 8.33 CGPA in Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering; (University of Mumbai)
•12th: 80%; 10th: 88%
•Recommendation letters: I will be getting them from my Head-PMO; I can also get it from my client Unilever.
•Extracurricular: Hosted many events in Undergrad, participated in international Go-Kart competition – Go-Kart manufacturing and racing; Musician (Guitarist), Filmmaker – Had my short-film screened at Puri Film Festival.
•Social Service: 2 years at NSS (National Service Scheme); 2 years of work-ex as Chief Management Officer at an Indian-NGO.
•Publications: 2 research papers in International Journals.
Target: ISB, HEC Paris, LBS, Mannheim, WHU (Germany)


nishant123454321 hi,
Shimri from ARINGO here

SO, your profile is great. I love FMCG candidates - admissions find it easy to understand their story and why they need an MBA

your academics, extracurricular activities and work experience are all great!
your key problem is the GMAT.
you will have a tough time getting into LBS or ISB 9and probably HEC) with your 690 (as you are an Indian male, which is an over-represented candidate pool, the GMAT average tends to be higher)

what I suggest you do?
or take the GMAT again
or go for the German Schools (add ESMT) or other (Rotterdam? Boccono? IE Madrid) which have a bit lower GMAT averages,...

happy to help further with a detailed review and perhaps work together on some amazing apps if you send me your CV and any other info to Shimriw@ARINGO.com

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GMAT: 700+ (Yet to give the exam)

•Nationality: Indian male

•Age: 25 Years

•Undergrad Information: B.Tech in Instrumentation and Electronics.
CGPA -8.55
12th -93%
10th-10 CGPA

•Work experience: 2 years
C&I Maintenance - 1 year
Commercial Operations - 1years

•Other courses: Data Analytics, Python, AI &ML

•Extracurricular:
Convener of the photography club.
Class representative of my batch.
Core committee member of the cultural committee
Volleyball Player- Won 2 intercollege championships



•Community and others: Volunteering for social services, plantation drives, volunteered to teach at a government school

•Target: INSEAD, NTU, NUS, Riverside, HEC Paris, ISB

Post-MBA goals: Want to go for a career change and get into a consulting firm

Questions:-
I left my job in august 2020. I want to apply for MIM programs. But my concern is that MIM programs require 0-2 years of work experience. So how practical are my chances of getting a call?
Also what all things can I do so that it doesn’t show as a gap year in my profile?


I think you are "too old" for MIM programs
you have 4 years of experience, and they typically look for recent graduates with less than 2 years of experience, so I would not head that way
So, unless I don't understand your profile, you should go fo rother Masters / MBA programs

how can you overcome a gap - a tough question. you can say you were working on a startup, that you studied to the GMAT etc.
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Hey Aringo..I have 2 years of work experience..

one year in c&I maintenance and one year in commercial operation

total 2 years

Originally posted by sdash on 14 Jun 2021, 12:06.
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Hey, There!

Background

My name is Rohit, and I am from Noida (UP), India and aged 29 years. I would be applying for my MBA 2022-23/24, request some input as to whether my profile is fit for US (Top 20) or should I go for UK (Top 20).



GMAT

760 (Q-51, V-41, IR-7 & AWA-4)



Educational Qualification: -

1. Chartered Accountant – 2010 - 2015 – (Marks: 405/800)

2. Undergraduate:- None

3. 12th 2010 – 84%

4. 10th 2008 – 79%



Work Experience: - (5+ years as on today)

1. Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP (January 2016 to August 2018): -

Started as Assistant Manager and worked as a team member for various Audits as per Indian Laws. Promoted to Deputy Manager in December 2017. Some of the notable clients include Tata Sky Limited, Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited.



2. Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited – MLDL (September 2018 to December 2020): -

MLDL is a public company listed on NSE/BSE and part of Mahindra Conglomerate. Company is into the real estate business and one of the top real estate developers in India. Joined as a Manager Finance - Finance & Accounts Head for 1 project (Nagpur) and in a period of 4 months role was magnified and was given a role of Finance & Accounts Head of 4 project (Pune & Nagpur). Handled a team of 7 wherein work included P&L and Cash Flow Forecast, Financials Closure (Nagpur Location), AR, AP, Process Upgradation, New IT implementation. Part of the prestigious Shadow Board (FY 2020-21) wherein the role was to suggest a plan for Company future growth including diversification to new products.



3. HomeKraft Infra private Limited -HK (December 2020 to till date): -

HK is a private company and is into the real estate business and one of the best real estate developers in Delhi NCR region. Working as Sr. Manager Finance Investments and had worked on funding amounting to Rs. 375 crs. Developed various SOP and process of monthly reporting of the projects. Leading the implementation of various new IT software’s to customize and improve the efficiency and reporting process. Lead the company’s Annual Operating Plan for 2021-22 which included presentation to various stakeholders including Promoters.



Extra-Co Curricular Activities

1. Participated in the district level Badminton tournament in 2016.

2. Worked as a volunteer in a Child Education NGO in 2014-15.
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Hi NikhilGolani

Thanks for sharing your profile and MBA aspirations
My name is Shimri Winters, I head the strategy team here at ARINGO

You have a very interesting profile! Why are you considering waiting for 2023/2024? You should apply this year before you are “too old” 😊

    Academics – great undergraduate. Did you take the CFA or other accountant certifications?

    GMAT - Well, 760 is great, doesn’t get much better than this!

    Extracurricular activities – I love both your hobbies and very happy to see you have some volunteering too?

    Work Experience – nice career progress, nice brands (Deloitte especially) GREAT!

    School wish list – your profile fits both top 20 US schools or any top 5 UK school. I suggest going for both and seeing where you get into (and with a scholarship)


All in all, sounds like you have a solid profile! Happy to help further with a detailed review and perhaps work together on some amazing apps if you send me your CV and any other info to Shimriw@ARINGO.com

GOOD LUCK!
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Hey Aringo..I have 2 years of work experience..

one year in c&I maintenance and one year in commercial operation

total 2 years

I understand
well, border line for MIM...
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GMAT: 740
Nationality: Indian male
Age: 25 ears
Undergrad Information: B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering
GPA: 3.5
•Work experience: 3 years currently, By the Aug 2022 it will be more than 4 years
•Function: Senior Associate - Working in Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Data Analytics
•Graduation: 65%; 12th: 83.2%; 10th: 80%
•Extracurricular: Performed Hosting in Office annual events multiple times,
•Community and others:  Teaching kids in my hometown village and conducting events for them
•Target: LBS, Oxford Said, Cambridge Judge Columbia,  Kellog, UCLA, Tuck, Cornell
Post MBA goals: Transition to Leadership/Managerial roles in the Analytics Consulting, Starting Own Consulting Firm after getting some experience


Pankaj121096 hi,
From what I can see
GOOD GMAT
Good career progress (any promotions? any managerial experience, any international experience?)
nice extra curriculer ctivites
Big like to your career goals!
very realistic school wish list!
GOOD LUCK!
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Pankaj121096 wrote:
GMAT: 740
Nationality: Indian male
Age: 25 ears
Undergrad Information: B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering
GPA: 3.5
•Work experience: 3 years currently, By the Aug 2022 it will be more than 4 years
•Function: Senior Associate - Working in Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Data Analytics
•Graduation: 65%; 12th: 83.2%; 10th: 80%
•Extracurricular: Performed Hosting in Office annual events multiple times,
•Community and others:  Teaching kids in my hometown village and conducting events for them
•Target: LBS, Oxford Said, Cambridge Judge Columbia,  Kellog, UCLA, Tuck, Cornell
Post MBA goals: Transition to Leadership/Managerial roles in the Analytics Consulting, Starting Own Consulting Firm after getting some experience


Pankaj121096 hi,
From what I can see
GOOD GMAT
Good career progress (any promotions? any managerial experience, any international experience?)
nice extra curriculer ctivites
Big like to your career goals!
very realistic school wish list!
GOOD LUCK!
Shimri
Yes ShimriI got 3 promotions in MNC and currently leading a team of 3No international ExperienceWhat are the chances of getting an admit from top UK B schools
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@Arningo, Thanks for your response. No other certification as such.

I do have a CA which is well renowned in India and is one of the toughest competitive certification course in India.

Originally posted by MbaAspirant1111 on 14 Jun 2021, 12:21.
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Name : PankajGMAT: 740
Nationality: Indian male
Age: 25 years
Undergrad Information: B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering
GPA: 3.5
Work experience: 3 years currently, By the Aug 2022 it will be more than 4 yearsPromotions : 3
Function: Senior Associate - Working in Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Data Analytics. Currently leading a team of 2
Graduation: 65%; 12th: 83.2%; 10th: 80%
Extracurricular: Performed Hosting in Office annual events multiple times,
Community and others:  Teaching kids in my hometown village and conducting events for them
Target: LBS, Oxford Said, Cambridge Judge Columbia,  Kellog, UCLA, Tuck, Cornell
Post MBA goals: Transition to Leadership/Managerial roles in the Analytics Consulting, Starting Own Consulting Firm after getting some experience

Can you please suggest to me what are the chances of getting into these top B schools.My main targets are LBS and oxford.

Name : Pankaj
GMAT: 740
Nationality: Indian male
Age: 25 years
Undergrad Information: B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering
GPA: 3.5
Work experience: 3 years currently, By the Aug 2022 it will be more than 4 years
Promotions : 3
Function: Senior Associate - Working in Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Data Analytics. Currently leading a team of 2
International Experience : No
Graduation: 65%; 12th: 83.2%; 10th: 80%
Extracurricular: Performed Hosting in Office annual events multiple times,
Community and others:  Teaching kids in my hometown village and conducting events for them
Target: LBS, Oxford Said, Cambridge Judge Columbia,  Kellog, UCLA, Tuck, Cornell
Post MBA goals: Transition to Leadership/Managerial roles in the Analytics Consulting, Starting Own Consulting Firm after getting some experience

Can you please suggest to me what are the chances of getting into these top B schools.My main targets are LBS and oxford.

Originally posted by Pankaj121096 on 14 Jun 2021, 12:24.
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Background: Indian, Male, 27

-10th - 80.46%, 12th - 80.67%
-Bachelors of Engineering (Electronics & Communications) - Four year aggregate of 55% with some arrears which I cleared off during college itself
- GMAT 710(Q49,V38), Will be retaking soon to improve score to 740+

Work experience: Total 6.4 years

3.5 years --> Boutique cyber security consulting startup in India

- New team with only 3 people. I along with my manager setup their security operations center from scratch. Grew the team from 3 members to 85 members in 3.5 years bringing in 15+ major clients amounting total revenue of more than 1 million $
- Formed and led their new 24/7 team which was part of their security operations center. Carried out and led more than 20 projects with the team.
- Carried out some short term international engagements in middle east
- Received excellence award for 2 consecutive years (Among total 400 employees)
- Received 3 promotions in 3 years
- Started as an intern, left as an specialist

1.8 years --> Big4 Consulting firm in India

- Started as consultant, led the Cyber transformation project for their biggest insurance client.
- Led a team of 4 consultants onsite
- Among >1% to receive early promotion
- Received an award for the project I led
- Left the organization Senior Consultant

1.1 years --> One of the biggest investment banks in the world --> this is my current role

- Working with global team of highly technical individuals performing advanced cyber operations
- Among first 2 people from India, selected to be part of the elite team (rest of the team is in UK and Poland)
- Leading specialized cyber projects concerning critical swiss bank operations

Other than above experience, I co-founded a software development company and ran it for around 3 years part-time with my co-founder. At the end of 3 years, the revenue of the company was around 35000 USD (25 lakh INR). Closed operations

Extra-Curriculars
- Worked with local NGO for 1 year helping several people on mental illness
- Was Vice-President for student council in undergrad college
- Have more than 10 global technical certifications in fields like cloud computing, cyber security etc.
- Being from poor family, I had worked in 10+ unique odd jobs (e.g. maid, car washing, guitarist)

Post-MBA goals: I would like to move into Product Management role in top tech companies with long term goal of venturing out as tech entrepreneur in edtech space

Target Colleges: Haas, Nyu Tech MBA, Cornell Tech MBA
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Background: Indian, Male, 27

-10th - 80.46%, 12th - 80.67%
-Bachelors of Engineering (Electronics & Communications) - Four year aggregate of 55% with some arrears which I cleared off during college itself
- GMAT 710(Q49,V38), Will be retaking soon to improve score to 740+

Work experience: Total 6.4 years

3.5 years --> Boutique cyber security consulting startup in India

- New team with only 3 people. I along with my manager setup their security operations center from scratch. Grew the team from 3 members to 85 members in 3.5 years bringing in 15+ major clients amounting total revenue of more than 1 million $
- Formed and led their new 24/7 team which was part of their security operations center. Carried out and led more than 20 projects with the team.
- Carried out some short term international engagements in middle east
- Received excellence award for 2 consecutive years (Among total 400 employees)
- Received 3 promotions in 3 years
- Started as an intern, left as an specialist

1.8 years --> Big4 Consulting firm in India

- Started as consultant, led the Cyber transformation project for their biggest insurance client.
- Led a team of 4 consultants onsite
- Among >1% to receive early promotion
- Received an award for the project I led
- Left the organization Senior Consultant

1.1 years --> One of the biggest investment banks in the world --> this is my current role

- Working with global team of highly technical individuals performing advanced cyber operations
- Among first 2 people from India, selected to be part of the elite team (rest of the team is in UK and Poland)
- Leading specialized cyber projects concerning critical swiss bank operations

Other than above experience, I co-founded a software development company and ran it for around 3 years part-time with my co-founder. At the end of 3 years, the revenue of the company was around 35000 USD (25 lakh INR). Closed operations

Extra-Curriculars
- Worked with local NGO for 1 year helping several people on mental illness
- Was Vice-President for student council in undergrad college
- Have more than 10 global technical certifications in fields like cloud computing, cyber security etc.
- Being from poor family, I had worked in 10+ unique odd jobs (e.g. maid, car washing, guitarist)

Post-MBA goals: I would like to move into Product Management role in top tech companies with long term goal of venturing out as tech entrepreneur in edtech space

Target Colleges: Haas, Nyu Tech MBA, Cornell Tech MBA


Hi PaU1i,

Thanks for sharing your profile and MBA aspirations.

My name is Priyanka, Client Manager at ARINGO.

You have a very interesting profile! From what I can see:

    Academics – Yes, a GMAT of 740+ will help you to compensate for your bachelor's percentage.😊

    Work Experience –Your experience is really good. You have worked with a start-up, Big 4 consulting, and investment bank with notable achievements everywhere. Having an international experience is another advantage. We would also love to know more about your Software Development Company.

    Extracurricular activities/Volunteer Work – Multiple certifications are a good example of continuous learning. Tell us more about your hobbies & interests. Worked with NGO for 1 year- Again a good talking point! Coming from a humble background and being self-dependent at an early age will also give another dimension to your story.

    Your career goals & School List - Haas, NYU Tech MBA, Cornell Tech MBA. You have a strong profile for the mentioned schools and your career goals look fine as this is a logical extension of what you are doing presently but will be able to give more insights once you share your CV.

All in all, sounds like you have a good profile! If you send me your CV and other info on PRIYANKAK@ARINGO.com, I would love to connect you with our CEO who will be happy to help further with a detailed review and perhaps work together on some amazing apps.

All the best. :)
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Name : PankajGMAT: 740
Nationality: Indian male
Age: 25 years
Undergrad Information: B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering
GPA: 3.5
Work experience: 3 years currently, By the Aug 2022 it will be more than 4 yearsPromotions : 3
Function: Senior Associate - Working in Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Data Analytics. Currently leading a team of 2
Graduation: 65%; 12th: 83.2%; 10th: 80%
Extracurricular: Performed Hosting in Office annual events multiple times,
Community and others:  Teaching kids in my hometown village and conducting events for them
Target: LBS, Oxford Said, Cambridge Judge Columbia,  Kellog, UCLA, Tuck, Cornell
Post MBA goals: Transition to Leadership/Managerial roles in the Analytics Consulting, Starting Own Consulting Firm after getting some experience

Can you please suggest to me what are the chances of getting into these top B schools.My main targets are LBS and oxford.

Name : Pankaj
GMAT: 740
Nationality: Indian male
Age: 25 years
Undergrad Information: B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering
GPA: 3.5
Work experience: 3 years currently, By the Aug 2022 it will be more than 4 years
Promotions : 3
Function: Senior Associate - Working in Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Data Analytics. Currently leading a team of 2
International Experience : No
Graduation: 65%; 12th: 83.2%; 10th: 80%
Extracurricular: Performed Hosting in Office annual events multiple times,
Community and others:  Teaching kids in my hometown village and conducting events for them
Target: LBS, Oxford Said, Cambridge Judge Columbia,  Kellog, UCLA, Tuck, Cornell
Post MBA goals: Transition to Leadership/Managerial roles in the Analytics Consulting, Starting Own Consulting Firm after getting some experience

Can you please suggest to me what are the chances of getting into these top B schools.My main targets are LBS and oxford.


Hi Pankaj121096,

Thanks for sharing further details. My name is Priyanka, Client Manager at ARINGO.

Having 3 promotions is good and shows your excellence at work. For international experience, in case you have worked with international clients/projects/teams-that also counts (in case not, it is still alright 😊). You have a good case in the mentioned school list.

All in all, sounds like you have a good profile! If you send me your CV on PRIYANKAK@ARINGO.com, I would love to connect you with our CEO who will be happy to help further with a detailed review and perhaps work together on some amazing apps.

All the best. :)
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@Arningo, Thanks for your response. No other certification as such.

I do have a CA which is well renowned in India and is one of the toughest competitive certification course in India.


Awesome! Share your CV at Shimriw@ARINGO.com and we will take it from there. :)

Thanks!
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Name : Saswat Singh GMAT: 710
Nationality: Indian male
Age: 25 years
Undergrad Information: B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering
GPA: 8.84 CGPA
Work experience: 2 years 9 months currently, By the Aug 2022 it will be approx 4 years
Function: Senior Systems Engineer, Basically Software Developer responsible for Development of Application
Graduation: 8.84 CGPA; 12th: 88.8%; 10th: 95%

Extracurricular: Performed Hosting in Office annual events multiple times,
Community and others: Teaching kids in my hometown village and conducting events for them
Played Cricket, Basketball and Badminton in various Interschool, Intercollege and corporate tournaments
Target: NUS, NTU, ISB
Post MBA goals: Transition to Leadership/Managerial roles in Management Consulting.

Can you please suggest to me what are the chances of getting into these top B schools.
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I am a first generation entrepreneur with 8-9years of entrepreneurial experience. I commenced my business with limited funds and faced a lot of struggles, along the way.
However, with a lot of passion for my work and strong work ethics I am successfully running a pvt ltd company which deals in agro chemicals and Agrofood processing.
Our main clients include Hershey’s India Private Ltd, which is a 100% subsidiary of The Hershey Company based out of Hershey Pennsylvania USA , ITC Limited an Indian multinational conglomerate company, NTPC India’s largest power generation company.
Since, I have built my company from nothing and have faced tremendous hardships due to my humble background and beginnings. I have been closely involved in operating a society of agriculture based entrepreneurs and farmers, where our main focus is on enhancing the productivity, and connecting rural farmers directly with the industries and supporting them to get fair prices for their produce along with other farm to factory activities.
Along with this, I am now exploring under developed countries (African countries) for upliftment of farmers through organic certified crop export and help them get fair price for their produce.
I have personally been involved in encouraging entrepreneurs with mentorship and initial monetary requirements, to start their own initiatives. So that we can create a sustainable community of like minded people who have deep routed principals
In my school I was a member of the National Cadet Core which is a youth wing of the armed forces and is aimed at grooming the youth of the country into being responsible and disciplined citizens.
I have completed Bachelors of Pharmacy from Rajiv Gandhi Technical University Bhopal India,NAAC grade is A .
( Does Undergrade college matter? How to overcome this if it does? )
I have successfully completed a certificate program on Quality control study of drugs and chemicals which is offered by the Ministry of science and technology government of India.
I am currently residing in India. I scored 65.3% in my undergrad(Bachelors of Pharmacy) which is a science subject, and our college topper scored 79% and 50% is minimum passing marks. (worried if this would fall under low GPA, how to over come this? )
My GMAT score is 760(online).
I am planning for certifications courses such as hbs core, Berkeley maths for management. (would these course uplift my chances or instead any other course or certificate or diploma program from local cl
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paU1i wrote:
Background: Indian, Male, 27

-10th - 80.46%, 12th - 80.67%
-Bachelors of Engineering (Electronics & Communications) - Four year aggregate of 55% with some arrears which I cleared off during college itself
- GMAT 710(Q49,V38), Will be retaking soon to improve score to 740+

Work experience: Total 6.4 years

3.5 years --> Boutique cyber security consulting startup in India

- New team with only 3 people. I along with my manager setup their security operations center from scratch. Grew the team from 3 members to 85 members in 3.5 years bringing in 15+ major clients amounting total revenue of more than 1 million $
- Formed and led their new 24/7 team which was part of their security operations center. Carried out and led more than 20 projects with the team.
- Carried out some short term international engagements in middle east
- Received excellence award for 2 consecutive years (Among total 400 employees)
- Received 3 promotions in 3 years
- Started as an intern, left as an specialist

1.8 years --> Big4 Consulting firm in India

- Started as consultant, led the Cyber transformation project for their biggest insurance client.
- Led a team of 4 consultants onsite
- Among >1% to receive early promotion
- Received an award for the project I led
- Left the organization Senior Consultant

1.1 years --> One of the biggest investment banks in the world --> this is my current role

- Working with global team of highly technical individuals performing advanced cyber operations
- Among first 2 people from India, selected to be part of the elite team (rest of the team is in UK and Poland)
- Leading specialized cyber projects concerning critical swiss bank operations

Other than above experience, I co-founded a software development company and ran it for around 3 years part-time with my co-founder. At the end of 3 years, the revenue of the company was around 35000 USD (25 lakh INR). Closed operations

Extra-Curriculars
- Worked with local NGO for 1 year helping several people on mental illness
- Was Vice-President for student council in undergrad college
- Have more than 10 global technical certifications in fields like cloud computing, cyber security etc.
- Being from poor family, I had worked in 10+ unique odd jobs (e.g. maid, car washing, guitarist)

Post-MBA goals: I would like to move into Product Management role in top tech companies with long term goal of venturing out as tech entrepreneur in edtech space

Target Colleges: Haas, Nyu Tech MBA, Cornell Tech MBA


Hi PaU1i,

Thanks for sharing your profile and MBA aspirations.

My name is Priyanka, Client Manager at ARINGO.

You have a very interesting profile! From what I can see:

    Academics – Yes, a GMAT of 740+ will help you to compensate for your bachelor's percentage.😊

    Work Experience –Your experience is really good. You have worked with a start-up, Big 4 consulting, and investment bank with notable achievements everywhere. Having an international experience is another advantage. We would also love to know more about your Software Development Company.

    Extracurricular activities/Volunteer Work – Multiple certifications are a good example of continuous learning. Tell us more about your hobbies & interests. Worked with NGO for 1 year- Again a good talking point! Coming from a humble background and being self-dependent at an early age will also give another dimension to your story.

    Your career goals & School List - Haas, NYU Tech MBA, Cornell Tech MBA. You have a strong profile for the mentioned schools and your career goals look fine as this is a logical extension of what you are doing presently but will be able to give more insights once you share your CV.

All in all, sounds like you have a good profile! If you send me your CV and other info on PRIYANKAK@ARINGO.com, I would love to connect you with our CEO who will be happy to help further with a detailed review and perhaps work together on some amazing apps.

All the best. :)


Thanks for the response. I'd also like to know other programs where I have a chance of getting >50% scholarship
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Target GMAT - 700+
Education - Bachelor in Engineering-8.7 , Diploma in Engineering-8, 10th-75%

Work experience - 6.5 Years
1. worked as Software Engineer at US based InsurTech fortune 500 company and at Healthcare and FMCG automation and technology company.
2. Co-Founder of handicraft social e-commerce startup, founded and registered in 2019.
I am from village where most women knows needle and thread art but not able to earn money because of lack of platform, technology and investment. We are helping these women earn money.
3. Partner at Import export and trading company
I am helping farmers sell their produces at price higher than MSP(minimum support price) by removing middleman layers.
4. CURRENT ROLE-Freelancer as Lead Software Engineer at LogiTech Startup

Why MBA?
I have gone had many corporate experiences and managed my startup over the years, but I learned everything in a try and error manner. Now I want to take a step back and use the MBA program to gain skills(management, strategy, marketing) in an academic setting.

Short Term Goal: To become a product manager in an AgriTech startup.
Long Term Goal: Social Entrepreneurship in AgriTech industry
Born in farmer’s family and being a tech person myself, I knew that in India and many other , farmers don’t have technology, data and advanced tools to make better decisions and ease the agriculture processes. My goal is to transform the agriculture industry through technology and improve farmer’s lives

Target Schools: M7, Haas, Yale, Duke Fuqua, Tuck, Ross, Said, Judge, NYU Stern, Insead, HEC Paris, ISB, Babson

Questions-
1. which college and program should i go for which will help me achieve my long-term goal(Entrepreneurship in AgriTech) ?
Any other colleges you want to suggest?
2. how can i highlight my strengths – Leadership, Community involvement and what do you find weakness in my profile? Suggestions you want to give to improve my profile/CV?
3. do you find my personal story strong and compelling enough?
4. I want to join AgriTech startup soon after my MBA and pursue my entrepreneurship career later down the line in AgriTech itself.
I am not sure if school will find ’join AgriTech soon after MBA suitable (because generally tech company comes into campus but not specifically tech company that works in agriculture sector) or Shall I still present this as my short term goal in my SOP? If so, how do I make sure it doesn’t look odd in the face of the AdComs.

Originally posted by NirupaD on 16 Jun 2021, 01:22.
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