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New post 30 Dec 2008, 20:05
Hey mate see my comments in red.

aakashganga wrote:
Why are you so interested in supply chain (i.e. what is your motivation / inspiration / passion behind this)?

I have been working in Supply chain IT for last 4 years. I want to move to the supply chain operations. MBA helps me in transitioning. <-- I hate to say this but this is not exactly a "motivation" - its like saying yeah I want to do an MBA because I have been doing business for the last 2-3 years.

Why the middle east ?

Middle East is one of the emerging markets for high end retail business. A lot of US chains are setting up operations in this area (my current company being one of them). I have relatives in this area and hence been exposed to it for a while. Over the last 2 years, I have studied Arabic and have a grasp on the culture. <-- Again this does not answer the question of personal motivation. Yes you have taken steps to move to middle east and yes you may be a great candidate to go there, but WHY EXACTLY do you want to go there ? Just saying that its an emerging market is not good enough.

How will operations consulting help you achieve supply chain in middle east in long run ?

Since my background is non-business, I am not exposed to various aspects of running a business in an untapped market. Ops consulting will gives me this exposure and helps me solidify my position to grab the opportunity. <-- This is fine (as long as you mention good specific details that show that you know your stuff.


Did you mention the names of specific consulting firms ?

Yes.

Does the school place lots of students in operations consulting ?

Yes. Nowadays many MC firms are combining strategy and operations (except Mckinsey) and yes schools I applied to have a good placement in this industry.

Does the school have great faculty/clubs that specialises in supply chain / operations (did you mention that on the essays ?)

I did.

So, not sure what went wrong. I am beginning to think that some other aspect of my application didn't work. <-- See my note above about personal motivations.

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New post 30 Dec 2008, 20:25
bsd_lover wrote:
Hey mate see my comments in red.

aakashganga wrote:
Why are you so interested in supply chain (i.e. what is your motivation / inspiration / passion behind this)?

I have been working in Supply chain IT for last 4 years. I want to move to the supply chain operations. MBA helps me in transitioning. <-- I hate to say this but this is not exactly a "motivation" - its like saying yeah I want to do an MBA because I have been doing business for the last 2-3 years.

Why the middle east ?

Middle East is one of the emerging markets for high end retail business. A lot of US chains are setting up operations in this area (my current company being one of them). I have relatives in this area and hence been exposed to it for a while. Over the last 2 years, I have studied Arabic and have a grasp on the culture. <-- Again this does not answer the question of personal motivation. Yes you have taken steps to move to middle east and yes you may be a great candidate to go there, but WHY EXACTLY do you want to go there ? Just saying that its an emerging market is not good enough.

How will operations consulting help you achieve supply chain in middle east in long run ?

Since my background is non-business, I am not exposed to various aspects of running a business in an untapped market. Ops consulting will gives me this exposure and helps me solidify my position to grab the opportunity. <-- This is fine (as long as you mention good specific details that show that you know your stuff.


Did you mention the names of specific consulting firms ?

Yes.

Does the school place lots of students in operations consulting ?

Yes. Nowadays many MC firms are combining strategy and operations (except Mckinsey) and yes schools I applied to have a good placement in this industry.

Does the school have great faculty/clubs that specialises in supply chain / operations (did you mention that on the essays ?)

I did.

So, not sure what went wrong. I am beginning to think that some other aspect of my application didn't work. <-- See my note above about personal motivations.

Thanks man.

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New post 31 Dec 2008, 21:35
aakashganga wrote:

I didn't compare the schools. Since you are from Canada, did you do so?


No because my whole career has been in the US, so Canadian schools weren't in the running.

When I said "if you provide specific examples why attending their school is better", you don't have to make a direct comparison (school X vs. school in India). Basically, if your "why school X" is specific enough to that school (and relevant), it will be inferred that you think it is one of the best matches for you.

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Re: Goals question [#permalink]

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New post 31 Dec 2008, 22:17
Do you actually have to mention specific companies for your 'Goals Essay' ?? or is this just for this specific case?
Is that the common practice? what's everybody's take on this?

[quote="bsd_lover"]Hi aakash I feel that the goal is interesting and distinctive. Perhaps, you need to talk about where do these goals stem from a bit more. See if you can answer these questions :

Why are you so interested in supply chain (i.e. what is your motivation / inspiration / passion behind this)?
Why the middle east ?
How will operations consulting help you achieve supply chain in middle east in long run ?
Did you mention the names of specific consulting firms ?
Does the school place lots of students in operations consulting ?
Does the school have great faculty/clubs that specialises in supply chain / operations (did you mention that on the essays ?)

Good luck.

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