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GMAT 730 Work Ex: 8 Yrs

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GMAT: 730 (Q51/V/38)
Undergrad: 78%
Extracurricular Activities: Volunteer MC Grath Foundation, Australia


Involved in The Domain Pink Test and together we raised over $1.3 million, helping fund 9 McGrath Breast Care Nurses for a year. (2017)
Participate in breast cancer awareness campaign in Sydney


Summary
Solutions Architect adept at designing and implementing effective technical business solutions. Advanced levels of technical knowledge combined with sound business vision and project management skills. Exceptional problem-solving and written and verbal communication skills, with broad understanding of SD WAN, AI in call-data traffic, UML, databases and related applications. Enjoy leading teams to deliver end-to-end solutions to enterprise clients.

Education
CCIE Collaboration
CISCO INC
Graduated 2017

CCIE DC
CISCO SYDNEY
Graduated 2016

Bachelor of Computer Applications (Distance Education)

University of Madras, 2016-2019
IDE Building, Chepauk, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005, India


Professional Experience
March 2014 – Present: Solutions Architect
Telstra Enterprise Partner

Sydney, Australia

Responsibilities

Take lead architecture role in dealing with clients, Program Managers and IT team Translate business requirements into detailed architectures and designs Document all technical requirements and design technical solutions utilising enterprise architecture standards including documenting all solution components and configurations
Assist with technical business development in a customer facing, C-Level environment.
Develop solution cost structure by identifying all cost points including labour, software and hardware
Implement architectural designs while building solid relationships with stakeholders at all levels
Work with functional analysts, developers and development managers to ensure that all solutions are deployed within agreed timelines and supported after delivery
Identify where exceptions to the enterprise architecture standards are required Mentor Junior Pre-sales engineers
Led team of Business Development Managers and System Engineers in the delivery of proposed solution
Ensured on-time, quality release of systems and components Provide technical direction to development teams
Provide IP management leadership and oversight of the software development process Oversaw design of applications from functional and technical specifications Recommend and assist with development of standards and project frameworks and provide guidance tovendors
Worked with System Engineers to ensure smooth translation of requirements into applications
Work closely with business stakeholders to determine product prototypes


Achievements:

Successfully oversaw the strategic direction of business IT architecture solutions for over 57 clients since 2012, with a budget of up to $260M.
Substantially developed project management practices and communication between designing teams, leading to smoother and more efficient implementation and better utilisation of time and budgets.


December 2009 – February 2012: Digital Switchover Specialist London, UK British Sky Broadcasting

Responsibilities:

Accountable to lead the successful field sale projects for the North London division within BSkyB.
Ensure necessary governance and controls are in place to ensure successful sales process and ensure adherence to North London division project delivery framework.
Identify and proactively manage risks, issues and dependencies Develop and maintain effective working relationships at all levels

Lead the sales team by example
Motivate the team and create a collaborate ‘can do’ environment Experience in sales planning processes and techniques Experience in forecast management and ability to manage budgets Experience of managing customer insight and reporting projects Good communication skills with the ability to interface at all levels Proven stakeholder management experience

Achievements:

Developed sales methodologies in conjunction with the team Managed to drop down the cancellation rate from 20% to 3.73%
Increased the attainment of more sales per rep at an average of 27 sales a week nationally with an increment of 32 percent annually
Recognised as Best Salesman and Team leader in England


October 2008 – December 2009: District Manager Manchester/Scotland, UK Southern Electric

Responsibilities:

Face to face interactions with customers and converting their household energy suppliers to Southern Electric providing a better service
Attend weekly sales meeting Demonstrate responsiveness
Achieve weekly targets and maintain the compliance rate under 5%

Achievements:

Recognised as a Best salesman in Manchester
Implemented sales methodologies in conjunction with the team
Improved the sales performance from 10 customers to 15 customers a week Achieved weekly targets
Recognised as a key team player

Target School:
Insead
HBS
Wharton
MIT
Booth
Haas

Conservative Schools:

Oxford
Cambridge
NYU Stern
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Hi Marjun,

Wow! That's an amazing profile and great score. Congratulations on a 730. I think you have a solid chance for your target universities.

All the best.
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New post 02 Aug 2019, 14:12
Hi marjun,

Thank you for your post and for sharing your background. Congrats on an excellent GMAT score! To assess your admissions chances, I do require a bit more information:

    Undergraduate performance: what's your class rank? what's the rank of the institution you attended?
    Post-MBA goal (short and long term)
    Why do you require an MBA? and Why now?

While you have an excellent profile, without the aforementioned details it's difficult to assess your chances. If you prefer a private conversation, please reach out.

Susan

marjun wrote:
GMAT: 730 (Q51/V/38)
Undergrad: 78%
Extracurricular Activities: Volunteer MC Grath Foundation, Australia


Involved in The Domain Pink Test and together we raised over $1.3 million, helping fund 9 McGrath Breast Care Nurses for a year. (2017)
Participate in breast cancer awareness campaign in Sydney


Summary
Solutions Architect adept at designing and implementing effective technical business solutions. Advanced levels of technical knowledge combined with sound business vision and project management skills. Exceptional problem-solving and written and verbal communication skills, with broad understanding of SD WAN, AI in call-data traffic, UML, databases and related applications. Enjoy leading teams to deliver end-to-end solutions to enterprise clients.

Education
CCIE Collaboration
CISCO INC
Graduated 2017

CCIE DC
CISCO SYDNEY
Graduated 2016

Bachelor of Computer Applications (Distance Education)

University of Madras, 2016-2019
IDE Building, Chepauk, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005, India


Professional Experience
March 2014 – Present: Solutions Architect
Telstra Enterprise Partner

Sydney, Australia

Responsibilities

Take lead architecture role in dealing with clients, Program Managers and IT team Translate business requirements into detailed architectures and designs Document all technical requirements and design technical solutions utilising enterprise architecture standards including documenting all solution components and configurations
Assist with technical business development in a customer facing, C-Level environment.
Develop solution cost structure by identifying all cost points including labour, software and hardware
Implement architectural designs while building solid relationships with stakeholders at all levels
Work with functional analysts, developers and development managers to ensure that all solutions are deployed within agreed timelines and supported after delivery
Identify where exceptions to the enterprise architecture standards are required Mentor Junior Pre-sales engineers
Led team of Business Development Managers and System Engineers in the delivery of proposed solution
Ensured on-time, quality release of systems and components Provide technical direction to development teams
Provide IP management leadership and oversight of the software development process Oversaw design of applications from functional and technical specifications Recommend and assist with development of standards and project frameworks and provide guidance tovendors
Worked with System Engineers to ensure smooth translation of requirements into applications
Work closely with business stakeholders to determine product prototypes


Achievements:

Successfully oversaw the strategic direction of business IT architecture solutions for over 57 clients since 2012, with a budget of up to $260M.
Substantially developed project management practices and communication between designing teams, leading to smoother and more efficient implementation and better utilisation of time and budgets.


December 2009 – February 2012: Digital Switchover Specialist London, UK British Sky Broadcasting

Responsibilities:

Accountable to lead the successful field sale projects for the North London division within BSkyB.
Ensure necessary governance and controls are in place to ensure successful sales process and ensure adherence to North London division project delivery framework.
Identify and proactively manage risks, issues and dependencies Develop and maintain effective working relationships at all levels

Lead the sales team by example
Motivate the team and create a collaborate ‘can do’ environment Experience in sales planning processes and techniques Experience in forecast management and ability to manage budgets Experience of managing customer insight and reporting projects Good communication skills with the ability to interface at all levels Proven stakeholder management experience

Achievements:

Developed sales methodologies in conjunction with the team Managed to drop down the cancellation rate from 20% to 3.73%
Increased the attainment of more sales per rep at an average of 27 sales a week nationally with an increment of 32 percent annually
Recognised as Best Salesman and Team leader in England


October 2008 – December 2009: District Manager Manchester/Scotland, UK Southern Electric

Responsibilities:

Face to face interactions with customers and converting their household energy suppliers to Southern Electric providing a better service
Attend weekly sales meeting Demonstrate responsiveness
Achieve weekly targets and maintain the compliance rate under 5%

Achievements:

Recognised as a Best salesman in Manchester
Implemented sales methodologies in conjunction with the team
Improved the sales performance from 10 customers to 15 customers a week Achieved weekly targets
Recognised as a key team player

Target School:
Insead
HBS
Wharton
MIT
Booth
Haas

Conservative Schools:

Oxford
Cambridge
NYU Stern

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New post 02 Aug 2019, 23:44
A few thoughts on your profile and a few questions for you marjun:
  1. The chronology of events is not very clear. You seem to have started your career in 2008 - with what education qualifications; since you mention completion of undergrad only in 2019? Not sure if this applies, but it appears that you might be over 30? MBA after 30 can be tricky.
  2. Not all MBA programs may accept distance education; so do double check on your eligibility.
  3. The career arc looks quite intriguing. Most people would move from solutions to sales, not the other way round. So think about how you'll explain the decision making and connect with your post-MBA plans.
  4. The ECs look solid and should help add good mileage to your overall application.

Hope this helps some.

Cheers,
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