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Indian Not-IT (Experience): Evaluate my Profile please.

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Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Marketing
GMAT 1: 620 Q48 V28
GMAT 2: 690 Q49 V35
WE: Sales (Consumer Products)
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New post 20 Aug 2018, 03:14
Hi !

Please provide feedback. and Sorry for the long post. I wanted to include as much as possible for better review.

Background: Male/Indian
Age at the time of application submission: 32

XI= 77%age
XII= 73%age
B.Tech (Computer Science); TOP 30 College in India. In league with NITs. GPA: 6.4/10 (Bad because I lost track of my education) few bumps which show on my Transcripts.
Masters in International Business : 3.1/4 graduated from London: I Also spent 4 months in San Francisco, US for Rotation Programme
GMAT: 690 [Q49 V35 IR5] (AWA5 expecting), Second attempt

Work Experience : 7 years
(2 years: Retail Distribution, 2years 6 months Import Export International Business and 2 years 5 months: B2B Marketing & sales (FMCD)

(1) 2 years as business development manager at startup marketing firm. Retail distribution of FMCG producs. Achieved 1 years target in 10 months and active contribution in growth of the business.

(2) 2 years 7 months with Import Export Company: Manager Marketing and International Sales. Worked on Ferro metal and agri products export from india. Dealing directly with Export heads of big corporations such as Jindal Steel, Bhushan Steel, Vedanta and others. Mostly handled Middle east and Europe clients.
Also coordinated with Custom House agents for completion of documentation and Shipping of the products. One promotion from Assistant Manager to Manager in 1 years because of my performance.

(3) 2 years 3 months: One of India's Largest Business Group (Think TATA, Reliance, Wipro): Assistant Manager Sales: handled sales for half of a state and improved on sales numbers (from 35%, before I joined to 65%. while achieving 80% target for self). Handled Projects worth 10 Million to 30 millions (In INR) mostly handled Govt Projects and tenders.

Also completed few online Business courses from Universities. (have Certificates): Scoring Good grades and even one invite to attend the Special Session for a B-School on campus (couldn't attend).

(1) During Schooling: Science Fair Organising Committee member: Won Science Fair awards. Participated in Sate level Science Fair. Won many district level science fairs.
District level Debate Champion and Participated at State level. (Team Leader at State level Science Fair) Also state level Athlete. (Have certificates)

(2) During Undergrad: Won consecutive 2 Gold at College level cricket Tournament (Vice caption). 1 Silver at college level Volleyball Tournament (Team member).
Co-Funder, Manager and Team member of Dance Club. Won best choreographer award for National level College fest. also one 2nd level position in National level College fest.
Fashion Show coordinator and participant at National level Cultural Fest.
House Caption for Cultural Activities.
Gym trainer at College.

(3) During Masters: Memeber of Consulting Club and Marketing Club, 4 Months global rotation to San Francisco, US.
Team member of Winning team for Consulting Case project done for one of US's leading Online Education Company. Presented Ideas to Panel from the company and Won the Competition. (amazing experience)
Also Made it in the Dean's List for That Module.
During Masters helped one student from Armenia in her project for Quality Management (Volunteer, guided) [I like helping others] :)

(4) during Work Ex: (At Work Ex 2) Import and Export company: Incharge of project for Company's website design.
at (At work Ex 3) company Won badminton tournament (Doubles) Total 12 teams. Completed many trainings at corporate level.

As being from a small town not much of the guidance were available to me and I studied in Hindi medium in a govt. School till 12th. [this was the reason of my bad GPA in UG. although I came far from that time and improved a lot] I am the first person from my family who completed a full time graduate study. Also the first from the whole town to go to abroad for study so I wanted to help others and I always guide people as per best of my knowledge. In my free time I try to guide as many students as I can. I Achieved good results : three of them have become CA, few have gone to Engineering colleges, few joined management institute and some are preparing for Govt. services. (This is something I believe in doing)

Post-MBA Goals:
Interested in Supply Chain/Operations OR B2B Marketing focused Consulting
Target Schools: Kelley, WP Carey, Tepper, Fuqua (hopefully with Scholarship)

What are my chances? Please suggest colleges which you think will be fit for me.
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New post 25 Aug 2018, 18:46
Hi there,

Thanks for your post. It does seem as though your undergrad grades were a stumble along the way as you know. Try to explain in an optional essay and perhaps your grad school transcripts are stronger and you can point to that and your GMAT as better evidence of your ability to handle the program. Given the limited info I have here, I think if you have strong applications you could be considered at some of the schools on your list, however I feel that Fuqua is a reach, and also scholarships will likely be tough fyi given how competitive the schools are, so just good to be realistic/aware going into it. (You could look at schools a step lower ranked for example for better scholarship odds). For more on selecting schools feel free to check out: ... ba-program
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