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New post 17 Jul 2018, 19:04
Hello,

I am 32 (Indian, M) and plan to write GMAT/Executive Assessment next year. I have some family thing going (expecting my first child next month) so I want to take some time to build my profile.

My current profile (at a high level):

1) 11 years in IT Consulting in Pharma domain (Clinical Trials). Currently working as Associate Manager in MNC (Fortune 500). I manage $1-2 M contracts on annual basis.
2) Strong leadership focus, client engagement, contract/financial/resource management, business delivery etc.
3) Last 6 years worked in USA, before that in India
4) Excellent record in company, received promotions on time with highest peer rating. Won almost all available awards.
5) B.Tech in Computer Science from India (Final score - 75%, top 20% in batch)
6) Interest in adventure sports

I want to add following to my profile besides studying for GMAT/Executive Assessment (trying for GMAT for more school coverage):

1) HBX Core
2) Harvard Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management
3) MBA Math (currently pursuing)
4) Certificate in Public Health
5) Learn French

If I am able to score good on GMAT/Executive Assessment, do you think the above profile is good enough for EMBA at schools such as Wharton, INSEAD and LBS?

Thanks
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New post 18 Jul 2018, 02:49
Hello dacoffee

It is good that your are planning ahead both personally and professionally :-)
Remember that to assess your profile for the likes of Wharton, INSEAD, LBS one must also understand your profile qualitatively.
While your 'stats' look decent the devil is hidden in details such as- what did you do in these 11 years in terms of career progression and achievements (awards & ratings are not achievements they are results)? Details on extracurricular activities that you have been associated with for long term and impact on such activities. What are your career goals, especially since you have extensive work ex, how will an MBA help you.
Admission factors mentioned herethings will help understand your profile holistically and make it easier to give personalized suggestions a to what you should be doing.
Based on the generic info be prepared to get generic feedback such as-
1. Aim for a high GMAT score (740+)
2. Showcase the need of an MBA in your essays since you already have 11 years of work ex and would be an outlier
3. Bring out your diversity since you belong to the most competitive pool of applicants, so that you can set yourself apart
4. Set career goals that are realistic and fit the school's profile as well (You can add to your research on career goals here)
If you want personalized advice share information that is unique to you (vs someone with similar stats)
Should you have further questions let me know.

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dacoffee wrote:
Hello,

I am 32 (Indian, M) and plan to write GMAT/Executive Assessment next year. I have some family thing going (expecting my first child next month) so I want to take some time to build my profile.

My current profile (at a high level):

1) 11 years in IT Consulting in Pharma domain (Clinical Trials). Currently working as Associate Manager in MNC (Fortune 500). I manage $1-2 M contracts on annual basis.
2) Strong leadership focus, client engagement, contract/financial/resource management, business delivery etc.
3) Last 6 years worked in USA, before that in India
4) Excellent record in company, received promotions on time with highest peer rating. Won almost all available awards.
5) B.Tech in Computer Science from India (Final score - 75%, top 20% in batch)
6) Interest in adventure sports

I want to add following to my profile besides studying for GMAT/Executive Assessment (trying for GMAT for more school coverage):

1) HBX Core
2) Harvard Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management
3) MBA Math (currently pursuing)
4) Certificate in Public Health
5) Learn French

If I am able to score good on GMAT/Executive Assessment, do you think the above profile is good enough for EMBA at schools such as Wharton, INSEAD and LBS?

Thanks

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info (at) MBAkarma (dot) com

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New post 29 Jul 2018, 05:19
dacoffee wrote:
Hello,

I am 32 (Indian, M) and plan to write GMAT/Executive Assessment next year. I have some family thing going (expecting my first child next month) so I want to take some time to build my profile.

My current profile (at a high level):

1) 11 years in IT Consulting in Pharma domain (Clinical Trials). Currently working as Associate Manager in MNC (Fortune 500). I manage $1-2 M contracts on annual basis.
2) Strong leadership focus, client engagement, contract/financial/resource management, business delivery etc.
3) Last 6 years worked in USA, before that in India
4) Excellent record in company, received promotions on time with highest peer rating. Won almost all available awards.
5) B.Tech in Computer Science from India (Final score - 75%, top 20% in batch)
6) Interest in adventure sports

I want to add following to my profile besides studying for GMAT/Executive Assessment (trying for GMAT for more school coverage):

1) HBX Core
2) Harvard Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management
3) MBA Math (currently pursuing)
4) Certificate in Public Health
5) Learn French

If I am able to score good on GMAT/Executive Assessment, do you think the above profile is good enough for EMBA at schools such as Wharton, INSEAD and LBS?

Thanks


dacoffee
Rather than putting all of your emphasis on certificates and the like, unless you need to remedy a specific problem I think your time would be better spent at Toastmasters and/or basically building something that's going to help the admissions committee relate to you an individual, personal and emotional level.

Reading essay after essay of accomplishments becomes quite dull and the best way to differentiate yourself (especially other Indians) is to come across as a whole person, multifaceted with interesting hobbies and strong areas of contribution in the community.

If I struck up a conversation with you at a cocktail party would it end up being a delight or would I regret it? Would you have anything interesting to say?

The goal is for the admissions committee to get to know you and is difficult for them to do that through the GMAT or certificates but much easier for them when you were speaking in universal and relatable terms about things within their domain
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