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high tech - product management - indian - male - 700

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Joined: 16 Jan 2009
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Kudos [?]: 241 [0], given: 16

Concentration: Technology, Marketing
GMAT 1: 700 Q50 V34
GPA: 3
WE: Sales (Telecommunications)
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New post 18 Sep 2013, 14:45
I'm planning to apply for fall of 14.
I am trying to figure out what I should consider a reach, a match, and a safety school.
My plan is 1 or 2 reaches and 2-3 matches in R1 and then a few safety schools in R2 if those dont work out.

Indian Male, will be 28 at matriculation

Gmat - 710 50q 35v

Work History (At Matriculation)

4 years - IT Product Consultant - at firm with number one position in Global Billing Market
3 years - Telecom Presales Consultant - one of the five largest India-based IT services firms

At each of my positions, I was rated among top 5% high performers and saw multiple promotions. I have great stories from my current role.
I led a team of 2 to develop an application which was nominated for the innovator of the year award back in 2010.
In my previous project, I led a team of 16 associates for a short period of time (approx. 1 year) , but my work was very much appreciated by clients.
In my current role, I have won my company 6 major bids (over 1 M$ in revenue) for Telecomm implementation projects.
I have been working with French associates from our company for over 2 years now. I understand french. I am planning to write French DELF A1 certification soon.


Graduated 2006 GPA 73% - represents top 1% for our university (65% - class I, 75% - distinction)
Major Electronics and Telecommunications,

Work/Extra-curricular in College

Guitarist and lead vocalist for college band.
represented college in IEEE region 10 web development competition.
Organised National level tech fest.

Post College

- worked at a nanotech firm - part time parallely with my full time job
The company is in inception stage. We are waiting for regulatory approvals. We have filed US patent and are waiting for it to come through. We have a pilot kit ready and have started pitching the business plan to different govt agencies for funding. Recently the idea was ranked 4th in a business idea competition hosted by one of the countries tier 1 B schools.
- Organised many community outreach programs with my current and previous employer to teach guitar to underprivileged kids. Our project won Nasscom CSR champ award.

Post MBA Goal

-hich tech product management. move from more tech product marketing to strategy / planning / marketing functions of high tech product management. I love the technology domain and would like to make the most of the experience I have. I have chosen target schools which have tech connections (tech recruiters / geographic advantage).
- I would like to see a career progression from presales - more of a tech consulting role to product management.

long term goal - sr / director project management - working as a CEO of the product line / managing multiple products
I applied to a bunch of schools last year ; however my applivcation , now i know , was very poorly constructed. My goals were not properly researched. did not do proper school research. Didnt talk to many people from these schools.

Should I reapply to any / some schools from the past fall app?
Target Schools

Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) (re-applicant - dinged w/o interview last fall)
Texas--Austin (McCombs) (re-applicant - dinged w/o interviewlast fall)
UCLA (re-applicant - dinged w/o interview last fall)
Cornell (re-applicant - dinged w/o interview last fall)
Kelley (re-applicant - dinged after interview last fall)
Arizona State university(re-applicant - dinged after interview last fall)
ISB (re-applicant - dinged after interview last fall)
UNC (re-applicant - dinged after interview last fall)

Michigan (Ross)
Duke (Fuqua)
USC (Marshall)
Michigan State University
Brigham Young University
Boston University
New York University

Please let me know your thoughts about my overall profile and the schools I have chosen.


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