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New post 30 Jan 2017, 21:09
Dear sir,

Can you please evaluate my profile and suggest me whether i should target IIM-A for pgpx in 2018?

Indian female, age 31, work experience = 8 years

10th exam 86.4% (state board)
12th exam 77.8% (state board)
B.Tech in computer science & engineering 8.86 GPA (state university)
expected GMAT score: 680-720 (not taken yet)

work experience details:
administrative officer (IT) in a government owned insurance organization for 5 years, then promoted to assistant manager (IT) in the same organization after that (continuing to the same cadre till date). Work experience in reinsurance and allied actuarial field.

professional qualifications:
- fellow of general insurance from Insurance Institute of India
- student member of Faculty of Actuaries, UK [cleared CT1 (financial mathematics), CT3 (mathematical statistics), CT5 (contingencies) each one at first attempt]

achievements:
- qualified GATE exam with 94.62 percentile, all India rank 2251 (category - general)
- received certificates of merit from Indian Insurance Society for scoring distinction marks in 6 papers of fellowship exam
- nominated delegate to attend Global Insurance Rendezvous 2015 on SAARC perspective
- secured 5th rank in all India essay competition organized by Asia Insurance Review and GIC Re, essay got published in their book

publications:
wrote essays, articles in various blogs and journals (one in an international journal)

certifications:
undergone several certifications on R and Python to do data cleaning, student's t-test, ANOVA

volunteering:
helped an entrepreneural venture named 'Klathrate' on developing reinsurance portal through Micromentor

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Can you please evaluate my profile and suggest me whether i should target IIM-A for pgpx in 2018?

Indian female, age 31, work experience = 8 years

10th exam 86.4% (state board)
12th exam 77.8% (state board)
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volunteering:
helped an entrepreneural venture named 'Klathrate' on developing reinsurance portal through Micromentor


Consider the following points chandu31:
  1. The exact nature of your work is not clear. It is purely IT or you also work very closely with business (read insurance) side? Your certifications shows that you have the theoretical knowledge but it will be important to evaluate if you can showcase practical skills. That can make your profile stand out well.
  2. On the GMAT, aim for the higher end (of even beyond) the range you have mentioned. There's a lot of time and you should try your best to make that happen - it will help the overall chances.
  3. For reasons mentioned here, we do not speculate on school selection. That said, if you are looking at GMAT based programs, why not ISB as well as IIMC and IIMB 1 year programs. Targeting only one program is not a great idea in general.
  4. The other thing to understand would be your post-MBA plans. That, together with the past experience will dictate the overall attractiveness of your profile.

Hope this help some.

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Dear sir, thank you for your reply. My working nature is functional and not actually technical. I worked on core insurance project for 4-5 years where I had to do requirement specification, SRS preparation, testing and roll out activities. I worked as SPOC for reinsurance module. HCL and TCS used to co-ordinate with me for all the matters related to core insurance project. (My insurance related certifications were almost compulsory for quick/fastrack promotional purpose. My actuarial certifications were just a reflection od my interest since I wanted to go deep how the pricing is done for insurance products, how reinsurance layers are actually priced). My post MBA plan is to remain in insurance sector only, but to rise at the top management cadre where I can justify my qualification to align with my working profile.

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chandu31 wrote:
Dear sir, thank you for your reply. My working nature is functional and not actually technical. I worked on core insurance project for 4-5 years where I had to do requirement specification, SRS preparation, testing and roll out activities. I worked as SPOC for reinsurance module. HCL and TCS used to co-ordinate with me for all the matters related to core insurance project. (My insurance related certifications were almost compulsory for quick/fastrack promotional purpose. My actuarial certifications were just a reflection od my interest since I wanted to go deep how the pricing is done for insurance products, how reinsurance layers are actually priced). My post MBA plan is to remain in insurance sector only, but to rise at the top management cadre where I can justify my qualification to align with my working profile.


It's good that you are more on the functional side. Do some more research though. Insurance sector in general is not a big recruiter of Tier 1 MBA grads. Specialized courses in insurance might be better from a career advancement perspective. Make sure you know what you are getting into with the MBA investment.

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Dear sir, thank you for your reply. In fact, I have not seen any insurance company in the list of recruiers in PGPX/EPGP webpages of IIMs and ISB. Can I look forward to join any consultancy or IT organisation in some leadership role that requires looking after insurance vertical? If I consider pursuing domain specific higher studies, then only good option is completing actuarial science which has enormous value, but I do not think I have that much patience or tenacity to complete it fully. This apart, I wanted a management degree that would help me commensurating with a higher designation fast. Honestly, I'm bored working with static government sector and if I want to jump to private sector in a higher designation, a management degree from a reputed institute will be desirable. Do the institutes consider the students' background before calling the recruiters?

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Dear sir, thank you for your reply. In fact, I have not seen any insurance company in the list of recruiers in PGPX/EPGP webpages of IIMs and ISB. Can I look forward to join any consultancy or IT organisation in some leadership role that requires looking after insurance vertical? If I consider pursuing domain specific higher studies, then only good option is completing actuarial science which has enormous value, but I do not think I have that much patience or tenacity to complete it fully. This apart, I wanted a management degree that would help me commensurating with a higher designation fast. Honestly, I'm bored working with static government sector and if I want to jump to private sector in a higher designation, a management degree from a reputed institute will be desirable. Do the institutes consider the students' background before calling the recruiters?



The ITES related role might be a possibility but you shouldn't restrict yourself to the insurance sector focus necessarily. The article here may help.

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Hello,

Indian/ Male/30 years

B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering - SRM University - 8.857/10
PGPHRM -MDI Gurgaon - 6.45/10

Work Ex
6+ years in EY in People Advisory Services as a Consultant and Asian Paints as Factory HR

Pros
Good international exposure due to office visits and clients
2. Good communication and people skills
3. Will be able to get good recommendations
4. Good academic record
5. Pre MBA Start up experience in BYJU's- Bangalore

International Experience - UAE, UK

Received various awards at work place and now a senior consultant with EY.

GMAT- 720

ECR
Active Volunteer with Make a Difference
Vice President ToastMasters
DELF L1 (French)
During MBA active member of clubs and committees and event management activities

Target Schools
Kellogg
ISB
NUS
Cornell
INSEAD
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Kindly Evaluate my chances and suggest few safe schools to apply in US and suggest if a one year or 2 year MBA would be a better fit.

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Indian/ Male/30 years

B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering - SRM University - 8.857/10
PGPHRM -MDI Gurgaon - 6.45/10

Work Ex
6+ years in EY in People Advisory Services as a Consultant and Asian Paints as Factory HR

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Kindly Evaluate my chances and suggest few safe schools to apply in US and suggest if a one year or 2 year MBA would be a better fit.


Consider the following points prats92:
  1. Your profile in the HR space will help you differentiate. But that is also going to be tricky as you will have to be clearer and firmer in articulating your post-MBA plans. That will also dictate your preference for the 1 vs 2 year program. In general, the latter will be better for a bigger career change.
  2. For reasons mentioned here, we do not speculate on school selection. That said, the overall list seems a bit on the aggressive side.
  3. If you consider one year programs, the article here will be useful to read.
  4. Given your target list and the non-common nature of the profile, a GMAT bump would be pretty handy.

Hope this helps some.

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Hi all!



I am a recent Wharton MBA graduate and available to help anyone considering GMAT and applying for top business schools (think H/S/W, Booth, Kellogg, ISB etc. ). I had acceptance offers from 4 top schools in the US (had applied to 5 only) and have helped many of my friends (and their friends) get into top schools in US.



My background has been very typical - Indian, IT, Male, engineering background (went to a non-IIT), and experience at an Software compay. So, totally understand what it takes to differentiate yourself from rest of the pool.



Please reach out to getivymba@gmail.com if you are looking to get into a top US school and looking for help on any aspect of the application.



Thanks!

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Please evaluate my profile for ISB ,

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understanding of client and people management

WORK PROFILE - May 2008 till Sep 2014
Backend processing for secured home loans (From Document Preparation-Doc Verification-Funding) for an Australian Bank
Process strength: 224 FTE's

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Workflow management of the team on daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly basis to ensure no misses on turn around time as per the service level agreement.
Drive customer service-centric operational effectiveness through continuous process improvements, handling escalations to the bankers and the client and timely follow up on the concern areas through emails/calls.
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Monitor performance of the staff ,refresher sessions for them,arrange for appropriate training and cross training of staff when needed.
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Process Developer – USA-(Mortgage loan processor) Genpact, Jaipur-India (March 2007 – May 2008)
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Indian Male
- GMAT 700
- total Work ex 8 yrs
- currently 1 yr international exp.
- working in Japan
- working for top automotive company
- operations expertise
- working on international projects

I was looking for 1yr MBA, applied to INSEAD, IMD and IE. Got an admit only to IE. Still interested in IMD and INSEAD . Now considering top US schools too.

What should be my approach ?
Retake GMAT?
Should I reapply to IMD?
Should I apply to top US b schools if I get 720-730?

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What value do you think IT engineers can give to an MBA classroom? Are there any specific courses where a background in IT can help? Some area where we can help the other non tech students?

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