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Affiliations: Volunteer Operation Smile India, Creative Head of College IEEE branch (2009-10), Chief Editor College Magazine (2009), Finance Head College Magazine (2008)
Joined: 26 Jul 2010
Posts: 459

Kudos [?]: 174 [0], given: 24

Location: India
WE2: Entrepreneur (E-commerce - The Laptop Skin Vault)
Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
WE: Marketing (Other)
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There is probably a lot of information in this request however I am hoping it will help give you a better sense of what I have done and what I am doing since my profile is a bit hard to explain. I feel that itself may have had some impact on my previous applications, in that I may not have been able to get my point or experience across clearly enough. Any help would be great.

I have applied to schools for the past 2 years as you can see from my profile but haven’t had any luck so far. I would like to know. It is a frustrating process and frankly I am unsure about how to continue. I did go to a "reputed" counsellor last year but fortunately I had done a lot of research through GC before I went to him and was not taken in by all his "advice".

GC has been home for me these past couple of years and I am hoping it is able to come through again this time. It would be absolutely wonderful if you could help me out.

GMAT:710 (Q49 V38)

Age: 24, Indian, Female

Academics: 2010 B.E. (Electronics & Telecomm)

MBA Specialization: Marketing

Short term: Brand Management preferably in the Luxury Sector, Improving the model for my e-commerce venture

Long term goal for MBA: Start a Brand management firm providing end-to-end solutions for Luxury Companies as well as reduced rate/pro bono services for NGOs

Your work ex:

3 yrs at Matriculation

1.75 yrs @ Operation Smile India (non-profit) (Indian chapter of American Non-profit doing free cleft Lip & Cleft palate surgeries) as Resource Mobilization Coordinator
  • Streamlining the branding, created presentations, newsletters, etc.
  • Created the branding (being used internationally) for the Cleft Care Centre
  • Working with Student/School Clubs to raise awareness & funds

3 mths so far (1 yr at Matriculation) @ Trinity Vintners Pvt. Ltd.(Indian Wine co. over 1 yr old) as Communications Manager
  • Brand & Marketing management for Turning Point wines, JLT wines, Scotch Malt & Whisky Society (India)
  • Conceptualizing Brand activation, promotions & launches

9 mths ago (simultaneously running this with both other jobs) I conceived an e-commerce venture The Laptop Skin Vault ( Designing Laptop Skins & launched my website end of March. I founded it as well created all the designs so far. Planning to open it up to other designers on a Royalty basis for their designs which I will sell through my website.

I also do freelance Logo & presentation designing.

  • Creative Head for IEEE (2009)
  • Finance head & Chief Editor Magazine in Undergrad (2008 & 2009).
  • Mentored a student with his High School business project (2011)
  • Volunteered on 6 Operation Smile missions in India (2010-2011)
  • Part of proceeds from my Laptop Skins Venture are donated to charity

Region you want to settle post MBA: USA but open to coming back to Asia, long-term looking to come back to India

Target Schools:
  • NYU Stern
  • UCLA
  • Chicago Booth
  • Northwestern Kellogg
  • Berkeley Haas
  • INSEAD Singapore
  • UC Davis
    Would like to hear any suggestions you may have

Any other Question that concerns you:
  • Is my profile good enough to apply again this year? – My goals are much clearer and my work ex is
  • better esp with my new position the responsibilities are much greater. My salary has also almost doubled.
  • Are my school choices correct? Are there any schools I should add or remove?
  • Any suggestions you may have?
  • Am I going about this wrong?Should I be doing anything else to strengthen my chances?



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