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avichalchopra, Your profile is at #3

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I am Vyom Mathur, Area Growth Head (Business Development Head) at OYO (Unicorn Startup). I am applying for MBA programs across top 20 B-Schools in the US. Below is a bit about me and my profile. Do let me know if I can add anything here for a better/more well-rounded review of my profile. Thanks!

1. Demographics: Indian Male, Engineer. 28 years old.
2. Education: Vellore Institute Of Technology (2011-2015). GPA: 8.1/10. Major: Electronics & Communication Engineering.
3. GMAT: 700. Q48, V37, IR 8.
4. Work experience:
- 6 years of total work experience in India’s top startup industries and proven leadership abilities. Expert in increasing productivity and customer satisfaction while driving revenue and sales. Involved in streamlining procedures while optimising employee talent.
- Currently working in OYO for past 3 years as Area Growth Head, managing a team size of 8 business development managers. Part of the coveted The CEO Club, India & South Asia, awarded to the top 10% from 500 top performers who presented citations for their excellent performance during covid times. Recognised twice in OYO Townhall for significant contribution to business.
- Post undergrad, joined Practo (Asia’s top healthcare startup) in an individual contributor sales manager role. Promoted twice in a span of total 3 years of working
at the company. Headed 4 member team in my last role at the firm.
among them.
6. Post MBA Goals:
Short term- I want to transition to a Product Marketing Manager or Product Manager role in technology sector primarily.
Long term - CMO In technology sector.
7. Target Schools: Top 15 B-schools in USA.
8. Other Information:
Planning to retake gmat. Target score 730-740.


HI vyiom,
-OYO great company, your first statement needs to be quantified - %, #’s to show how you’ve done this or the outcome. You’ll want to speak about OYO and COVID - how did impact the business... how has it changed for the better?
- Goals - Consider which companies would be a good fit (beyond Apple, Google, Amazon), look at the Career Outcomes for the school to see employers commonly there
-T15 is a good area to target, GMAT should be 720+
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Snigamaudit29, Recived your question please wait for your turn

Jenifer you can surely highlight some of your achievement to let know our members

sandhya94, The latest profile received is by sandhya

Originally posted by Sajjad1994 on 28 Jun 2021, 10:30.
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CrushTHYGMAT wrote:
- 26 yr-old Indian Female
- Educational Background: Undergrad in English Literature with coursework in Political Science and History; Post graduate certificate in advertising management and public relations. During undergrad, I was in the organising committee of the Department Fest.
- GMAT: 690 (Q48, V35)

Work Experience:
Total: 6.2 years
Role 1: Editor at a newspaper that’s the largest in India circulation wise
Role 2: Consultant at a US-based marketing communications Firm. Worked in this role or three years, and got promoted each year (Associate - Consultant - Associate Project Manager). Worked for clients in the tyre, legal, and telecom industry.
Role 3: Assistant Manager at India’s largest corporate law firm. Set up the Communications division at the Firm.

Post-MBA goal:
Consulting

ECs:
- Self-taught bartender, have bartended at more than 30 events
- Beginners and Improvers level certification at India’s only dance school that specializes in Belly Dancing
- Self-taught fitness coach. I’ve been named one of the fittest people in the communications industry. Mentored over 15 women who were conscious about lifting weights at a gym in which I also trained.

Awards:
- Innovator of the Year at the Law Firm
- Three awards at the US-based company for campaigns
- Employee of the month (a few times) at the US-based company

Questions:
- Can you suggest some schools where I will be most competitive? I want to apply to schools that could possibly offer me scholarships.
- I am working on bumping up my GMAT score to a 740. Will that suffice, as I have low GPA because I was working throughout my undergrad. Have taken up MBA Math to supplement the Quant score.

Hi CrushTHYGMAT,
-If you can bump over 700-720, Cornell, Tepper, HEC Paris, Rotman... UNC, Kelley, Owen
-Typically we say that you cannot go back and change your GPA, only thing you can do is resolve any questions the committee may have - the GMAT and MBA Math can do this. Kudos on starting MBA Math already!
You have strong experience that committee’s will enjoy learning about!
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MayukhSinha, sandhya94, I will suggest you to join us in other chat room at mchat.php?room_id=50050372
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Sajjad1994 wrote:
Jenifer you can surely highlight some of your achievement to let know our members

ARINGO specializes in helping candidates with lower than 720 GMAT’s gain admission to TOP MBA Programs and at least 30% of our clients come from India, so we know the struggle of standing out and how to highlight your experience so that it resonates with the committees
https://www.aringo.com/aringo-mba-admission-statistics/
https://www.aringo.com/aringo-top-mba-gmat-results/
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as we have less questions there and the chances of getting replied are high

AmarpreetK, Your profile is at #2 in the que

Originally posted by Sajjad1994 on 28 Jun 2021, 10:38.
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Indian: Male (age 20)
10th: 8.6/10 CGPA
12th: 90.2% all subjects
Under grad from one of the top 3 business schools in India
3rd year will start soon: current CGPA: 3.63/4

Target B schools:
ISB YLP (already got through 1st round)
Kellogg deferred MBA
MIT Sloan deferred MBA
Chicago Booth deferred MBA
Yale deferred MBA
LBS MiM
HEC MiM
INSEAD MiM

GMAT score: 730 (expected)

What should be my target GMAT score?
How can I improve my profile in a few months?
What are my chances for my target b schools?

Hi avichalchopra, Deferred MBA programs are very competitive as they admit very small batches, however, if you do not get in and apply for an MBA later on, this cements your long-tenured interest in that specific program. So your efforts will not go to waste. They are looking for sure bets when selecting candidates, having a job secured and at an MNC or Consulting Firm or in a Leadership Development Program with a steady employer (versus a start up) will be very beneficial.
MiMs: Double check the requirements, sometimes it is for non-business majors, which you may be?
For Deferred MBA you need to target 750+ GMAT, for MiM 720 should put you in solid position
Chances at Deferred MBA are low, not b/c of you, but it is a small batch from the most competitive programs in the world with less than a 20% acceptance rate for a FT program.
Chances with MiM are stronger, as long as you qualify. I would opt for the MiM over a PGP/PGDM.. after these Indian degrees it is hard to get into an MBA.
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MayukhSinha, I am posting your profile in other chatroom please join there too Link to join: mchat.php?room_id=50050372

MayukhSinha, Please post your profile here mchat.php?room_id=50050372

Everyone, We have 10 more minutes left in this chat session.

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Name : 25yrs, Indian, Male, GMAT-730 ( looking to improve by at least 20 points)

UG: B.Tech (not IIT) , GPA: 9/10
WExp: 3 yrs, Software developer ( Fortune 500 company). Key part of the team delivering software to over 20 million customers worldwide and more than 20 products.

Awards:
2 Research Paper publications
Multiple internal patent awards ( Filled in US)

Community:
Mentorship Experiences
1. Mentored a group of young girls to develop and pitch a mobile application for students with learning disability
2. Mentored a group of women in an African Nation in digital skills and entrepreneurship
3. Mentored a group of staff ( teaching) in South Asian Country in Design Thinking

Pro-Bono
1. Acted as a product lead and product manager to lead a digital transformation of an existing business. Launched mobile application and website. Hired and setup an in house development team.


Post MBA goals: Transition to Product Management Role

dream: sloan, Berkley,
target: UCLA, Ross, Tuck

HI shikhargarg02,
Good Work Ex - any promotions in 3 yrs? manage any direct or indirect reports?
Community mentorship is strong - sounds like this is a passion of yours... use this in your essays .... I’ve always had a passion for helping others, especially when it comes to filling in the gaps. I plan to leverage my experience in SW, delivering [what?] to over 20M global users and the [school] MBA to join a company like [?] to lead digital transformation.

MIT can be on this list as well as Haas (smaller class size = more competitive) and target schools are good. Also consider Duke and Tepper!

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Pls evaluate my profile. Education: Bachelor in Political Science , Delhi University, 63.5 % ; Master in Political Science, 53.5%. ; Certificate Course in Gender ; Certificate Course in Public Policy , Takshshila.

Work:
1. India Fellowship (2016-17) - worked in social development sevtor in grassroot implementation of public welfare schemes and policies. Community work and enagement with the civil society organisation named Samarthan in Panna, M.P.

2. Samarthan , MP (aug 17-dec 17) - Program Manager - led development programs of the organisation at a state level. Conducted trainings and workshops in local governance and did advocacy with local govt officials on participatory development.

3. Researcher Consultant (march 18- june 18) - led an action development research with Sesame Street in understanding play based learning.

4. Ideosync (june 18-dec 19) - ProgrM Officer - multiple mutlistate development projects in communication for social change, climate change, strengthening Community radio station in disaster relief, public interest journalism, fact chevking.

5. Ideosync ( june 20 - july 21) Consultant part time - conducted baseline research, led a project with Horlicks in broadcasting nutrition programs via communtiy radio.
will be starting full time from july as partnership building officer.

GMAT - Scheduled in September
TARGET - ISB - plan to do mba to expand my management skills and venture into management roles in development sevtro where mba is the need.

Interests - Travelling, Playing Sudoku, Music and Movies


Hi AmarpreetK,
You have an interesting profile with neat work experience. ISB places higher value on your numbers and statistics, which you will need a higher GMAT to outweigh your CGPA’s. You could also consider Cambridge with your social impact work.

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AmarpreetK wrote:
Pls evaluate my profile. Education: Bachelor in Political Science , Delhi University, 63.5 % ; Master in Political Science, 53.5%. ; Certificate Course in Gender ; Certificate Course in Public Policy , Takshshila.

Work:
1. India Fellowship (2016-17) - worked in social development sevtor in grassroot implementation of public welfare schemes and policies. Community work and enagement with the civil society organisation named Samarthan in Panna, M.P.

2. Samarthan , MP (aug 17-dec 17) - Program Manager - led development programs of the organisation at a state level. Conducted trainings and workshops in local governance and did advocacy with local govt officials on participatory development.

3. Researcher Consultant (march 18- june 18) - led an action development research with Sesame Street in understanding play based learning.

4. Ideosync (june 18-dec 19) - ProgrM Officer - multiple mutlistate development projects in communication for social change, climate change, strengthening Community radio station in disaster relief, public interest journalism, fact chevking.

5. Ideosync ( june 20 - july 21) Consultant part time - conducted baseline research, led a project with Horlicks in broadcasting nutrition programs via communtiy radio.
will be starting full time from july as partnership building officer.

GMAT - Scheduled in September
TARGET - ISB - plan to do mba to expand my management skills and venture into management roles in development sevtro where mba is the need.

Interests - Travelling, Playing Sudoku, Music and Movies


Hi AmarpreetK,
You have an interesting profile with neat work experience. ISB places higher value on your numbers and statistics, which you will need a higher GMAT to outweigh your CGPA’s. You could also consider Cambridge with your social impact work.
what should be my target for gmat if I want to get into ISB? I am aiming for 700, is that low considering my low cgpa. Also since my grad and undergrad was in pol science where percentile range is already low considering the descriptive nature of the exam . Does that justification count ?
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the27s wrote:
Age: 32, Sex: Indian Male, Current Residence: India
GMAT Score: Based on 4 mocks 670-700 (scheduled 1st official attempt last week of July), IELTS (Academic): 8.0
Academic: B.E Mechanical Engineering (Production Engineering Specialization), Osmania University. GPA: 3.3
GMAE (General Management Program for Aerospace and Aviation Executives) 1 year Certificate Program from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore & TBS France, 2017-2018
Work experience: 9-10 years
Goals:
Short Terms Goal: Move to Strategic roles in the Renewable Energy Sector (not restricted to Aerospace). I have studied Solar Energy Engineering & Photovoltaics and gained certificates by clearing exams. My plan is to integrate knowledge from academics and experience to enable the switch-over. Long Terms Goals: Head a company involved in Renewable Energy Sector or start/run an organization in the same sector
Questions:
1) I’ve heard a lot that USA is not a great choice for an MBA with the amount of experience I have. How true is that in my case? Would MEM be an alternative?
2) In continuation to the above question, what are the schools that I should be aiming at ? (I am specifically looking at B Schools outside India)
3) What should be my Target GMAT score for the suggested B-school? (relative to the current mock scores I have)
4) Suggestions on what I can do to improve my profile given the age and possible generic pool disadvantage?

Hi the27s,
Great work experience, involvement at work and outside.
-US 2 year MBA’s are not geared for that much experience, consider 1 yr FT MBA’s at Cornell, Kellogg, Duke, or Emory OR UK/EU 1 yr programs.
-MEM can be an alternative, but may not align directly with career goals (we can chat offline more if you wish - jenifert@aringo.com )
- GMAT near 720-730 should be a good range with well written applications
-highlight what is special about you, your industry experience, your goals... schools want to hear about what you have accomplished and how you will participate and interact with the cohort
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Hello I am sushant , having 10 years of experience in Banking n finance sector , currently working as Lead business auditor with societe generale . Previuosly worked with SBI for 6 years at various roles such as retail credit manager , Branch manager and retail asset quality manager . Along with that I am CFA level 3 candidate , FRM certified and CIA certified .
ARINGO this is the last question for today if you have enough time to answer it.
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DeepanshiR wrote:
Indian Female (23 years old)

10th- 96%
12th-74.40%
UG- 68.60% (B.Sc math hons)
PG - 72.27% (M.Sc maths)

GMAT-720

Work ex- 2 months
Working on CFA 1 certificate
How to build my profile?
Targeting 2023-24 admission

Great questions and motivation DeepanshiR,
-task to take leadership or even customer facing projects
-track your successes, keep a log that quantifies your impact - #, %, time, people
-try to gain international exposure! through clients or even personal travel
-start interacting with the adcoms, attend events, speak to current students and alumni (track this as well!)
-and start studying for the GMAT/GRE - take it sooner than later, closer to graduation is easier
I have a tracker to share with you - email me Jenifert@ARINGO.com

Sajjad1994 wrote:
ARINGO this is the last question for today if you have enough time to answer it.
yes and will go back and answer follow up questions i might have missed. :) If anyone else has questions, they can email me at JeniferT@ARINGO.com

Snigamaudit29 wrote:
Hello I am sushant , having 10 years of experience in Banking n finance sector , currently working as Lead business auditor with societe generale . Previuosly worked with SBI for 6 years at various roles such as retail credit manager , Branch manager and retail asset quality manager . Along with that I am CFA level 3 candidate , FRM certified and CIA certified .
Thanks for sharing your experience.
as mentioned in the above conversation, 10+ years is hard for US Schools, consider 1 yr FT MBA’s at Cornell, Kellogg, Duke, or Emory OR UK/EU 1 yr programs and maybe LBS. UK/EU schools tend to actually do profile evals, don’t be afraid to request one!

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AmarpreetK wrote:
Pls evaluate my profile. Education: Bachelor in Political Science , Delhi University, 63.5 % ; Master in Political Science, 53.5%. ; Certificate Course in Gender ; Certificate Course in Public Policy , Takshshila.

Work:
1. India Fellowship (2016-17) - worked in social development sevtor in grassroot implementation of public welfare schemes and policies. Community work and enagement with the civil society organisation named Samarthan in Panna, M.P.

2. Samarthan , MP (aug 17-dec 17) - Program Manager - led development programs of the organisation at a state level. Conducted trainings and workshops in local governance and did advocacy with local govt officials on participatory development.

3. Researcher Consultant (march 18- june 18) - led an action development research with Sesame Street in understanding play based learning.

4. Ideosync (june 18-dec 19) - ProgrM Officer - multiple mutlistate development projects in communication for social change, climate change, strengthening Community radio station in disaster relief, public interest journalism, fact chevking.

5. Ideosync ( june 20 - july 21) Consultant part time - conducted baseline research, led a project with Horlicks in broadcasting nutrition programs via communtiy radio.
will be starting full time from july as partnership building officer.

GMAT - Scheduled in September
TARGET - ISB - plan to do mba to expand my management skills and venture into management roles in development sevtro where mba is the need.

Interests - Travelling, Playing Sudoku, Music and Movies


Hi AmarpreetK,
You have an interesting profile with neat work experience. ISB places higher value on your numbers and statistics, which you will need a higher GMAT to outweigh your CGPA’s. You could also consider Cambridge with your social impact work.
what should be my target for gmat if I want to get into ISB? I am aiming for 700, is that low considering my low cgpa. Also since my grad and undergrad was in pol science where percentile range is already low considering the descriptive nature of the exam . Does that justification count ?
I think you will need higher for ISB, their average is around 710, so at least average will be needed.
Not sure about the testing issue, but I would say that justification isn’t needed.

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We are closing this chat session. Thank you ARINGO for your time and inputs. This was really a good session, We greatly appreciate it.
thank you, Sajjad1994, !

Originally posted by ARINGO on 28 Jun 2021, 11:12.
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