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Hi,

can you evaluate my profile with the details given below?

GMAT 740
10th - 83% cbse
12th - 94%
graduation - 70% ( computer science engineering)

work experience-

1 year with Deloitte consulting
3 years in a startup ( 33% partner) - focusing on Branding solutions and digital marketing

other important experience -

preparation for civil services examination - reached the interview stage where only 1500 get selected from over 8 lakh applicants


hobbies and interests -
designing websites and blogs - Managed a website and a couple of blogs during engineering for side income
college basketball captain for computer science team

Can you also let me know what areas to focus in essays?


Regards
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Hi Manish

Need some more information on your profile:

- Any gaps in experience while preparing for the CS exam?
- Which experience comes first - Deloitte or the startup?
- Any other extra curricular involvement to report?
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I am an ISB aspirant for the class of 2018.

Kindly find my profile below and let me know
1. What are my chances?
2. Anything else which I should focus on and Improve?

Academic Credentials:
X (tenth standard) - 88%
XII - 97%
B.E (manufacturing Engg) - 9.02 (CGPA)
GMAT - 690 (Q49 V36 IR 4 AWA - pending) - Do I need to improve on this?

Work experience:

Worked in a manufactuing MNC- rubber and tyre machinery unit (manufacturing Unit) - 20 months
1. Green field factory
2. Involved in the commissioning and tuning of complex CNC machines
and robots.
3. Moved on to supply chain. Worked as a procurement executive. Dealt
and improved various aspects like cost cutting, negotiation, contract closage
with more than 100 national and international level suppliers
4. Handled fabrication and machine shop (more than 20 members)

Worked in an educational based startup - 5 months
1. Developed online course creation policy
2. Developed and frameworked learners studying pattern
3. Data analytics on learners pattern of study

Got interested in Consulting. Since Data is the key today, joined a full time
6 month program offered by IBM on data analytics.

PGCBA (post graduate certification in Business Analytics) - 9.5 (CGPA)

Got an offer from a Global Manufacturing/Automotive MNC as a "Data scientist"
1. Currently working on supply chain/manufacturing analytics
2. Working on Internet of Things (IOT) and Big data
3. creating regression models and developing BI solutions to various clients.

Extracurricular : Active sports person in my school level, Quiz, Drama , Running
a blog for explaining concepts in an easier way.

Total Work Experience as on March 31,2017 - 42 months

What I want to become:
1. I enjoy solving problems of clients and providing solutions in a understandable way
2. This predominantly drills down to the area of "Consulting"
3. Consulting and Data are complimentary. Considering this has my strength

Thanks
Karthick


Hi Karthick

Thanks for posting. Here is our assessment:
- Your role in manufacturing, followed by your experience in analytics, would put you on solid ground. The engineering and operations experience only adds to it.
- Your GMAT score, at 690, is not very high, but given the rest of your profile, we feel this will work. No need to retake. Further, your academic performance (CGPA) is outstanding, so that helps as well.
- Extra-curriculars are decent as well. Will do the job.
- Your key goal right now should be working on creating a strong application, through clearly highlighting your differentiators, creating a strong fit with ISB, and expressing your ISB goals clearly.
- Perhaps also look into expanding your school set beyond ISB (perhaps you have done that already; this is just a suggestion).

You might also find the following articles helpful:
Analytics MBA programs and opportunities
ISB Admit with 660 GMAT
ISB Admit with 670 GMAT


Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.
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Balajikarthick1990 wrote:
Hi

I am an ISB aspirant for the class of 2018.

Kindly find my profile below and let me know
1. What are my chances?
2. Anything else which I should focus on and Improve?

Academic Credentials:
X (tenth standard) - 88%
XII - 97%
B.E (manufacturing Engg) - 9.02 (CGPA)
GMAT - 690 (Q49 V36 IR 4 AWA - pending) - Do I need to improve on this?

Work experience:

Worked in a manufactuing MNC- rubber and tyre machinery unit (manufacturing Unit) - 20 months
1. Green field factory
2. Involved in the commissioning and tuning of complex CNC machines
and robots.
3. Moved on to supply chain. Worked as a procurement executive. Dealt
and improved various aspects like cost cutting, negotiation, contract closage
with more than 100 national and international level suppliers
4. Handled fabrication and machine shop (more than 20 members)

Worked in an educational based startup - 5 months
1. Developed online course creation policy
2. Developed and frameworked learners studying pattern
3. Data analytics on learners pattern of study

Got interested in Consulting. Since Data is the key today, joined a full time
6 month program offered by IBM on data analytics.

PGCBA (post graduate certification in Business Analytics) - 9.5 (CGPA)

Got an offer from a Global Manufacturing/Automotive MNC as a "Data scientist"
1. Currently working on supply chain/manufacturing analytics
2. Working on Internet of Things (IOT) and Big data
3. creating regression models and developing BI solutions to various clients.

Extracurricular : Active sports person in my school level, Quiz, Drama , Running
a blog for explaining concepts in an easier way.

Total Work Experience as on March 31,2017 - 42 months

What I want to become:
1. I enjoy solving problems of clients and providing solutions in a understandable way
2. This predominantly drills down to the area of "Consulting"
3. Consulting and Data are complimentary. Considering this has my strength

Thanks
Karthick


Hi Karthick

Thanks for posting. Here is our assessment:
- Your role in manufacturing, followed by your experience in analytics, would put you on solid ground. The engineering and operations experience only adds to it.
- Your GMAT score, at 690, is not very high, but given the rest of your profile, we feel this will work. No need to retake. Further, your academic performance (CGPA) is outstanding, so that helps as well.
- Extra-curriculars are decent as well. Will do the job.
- Your key goal right now should be working on creating a strong application, through clearly highlighting your differentiators, creating a strong fit with ISB, and expressing your ISB goals clearly.
- Perhaps also look into expanding your school set beyond ISB (perhaps you have done that already; this is just a suggestion).

You might also find the following articles helpful:
Analytics MBA programs and opportunities
ISB Admit with 660 GMAT
ISB Admit with 670 GMAT


Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.



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Thank you so much for your detailed response.


You are welcome. Feel free to come back with further queries now/later as needed.
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Hi,

Please evaluate my profile X(CBSE) 85.2% , XII 96.1%(State Board), UG 7.16 (CGPA).
GMAT 670 (Q 51 , V 28) on 28th Aug, 2016 .
5 years of experience in an Indian Public Sector company(Manufacturing).
Won an award this year for my contribution.

Is there any chance of getting admitted into NUS , Nanyang or ISB. Or is it better to retake.

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Please evaluate my profile X(CBSE) 85.2% , XII 96.1%(State Board), UG 7.16 (CGPA).
GMAT 670 (Q 51 , V 28) on 28th Aug, 2016 .
5 years of experience in an Indian Public Sector company(Manufacturing).
Won an award this year for my contribution.

Is there any chance of getting admitted into NUS , Nanyang or ISB. Or is it better to retake.

Thanks in advance

JP


Hi JP

Thanks for posting.

- Your work experience and your overall academics are quite strong.
- The GMAT score lets you down somewhat. However, you are from the manufacturing domain and from a PSU, so if you leverage your strengths and unique experiences well, you could very well make it to ISB with your current score as well
- On other schools, Nanyang is a possibility, but NUS is not (will need 700+)

You might also find the following articles helpful:
ISB Admit with 660 GMAT
ISB Admit with 670 GMAT


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Hi GyanOne,

It'll be great if you could help me with my application.

I have GMAT score of 660 (q50 v28) i'm writing GMAT again in Nov. I am working for a B2B commerce startup as Product Manager and previously worked for ZS Associates, sales & marketing consulting firm, as Technology Associate. I will have 3 years and 8 months of experience by the time i join ISB next year.

Academics -

Graduated from IIIT Allahabad with CGPA 8.08/10.
XII - 85%
X - 90%

Extracurricular -

Most innovative employee for the year
Treasurer Music Club - Best club for that year
Member of placement committee
Won inter college Rock Band competitions
Member of basketball team and winning team of football tournament
Best swimmer in school

Interests -

I am mostly interested in technology. Developed liking towards product management, data analytics and building products/services that have an impact and contribute in solving practical problems.

Target schools -

ISB
Top 20 global MBA schools

Questions -

1. Should i work on getting a good GMAT score or on application & GMAT parallely?
2. What would be a safe GMAT score? (for ISB)
3. How are my chances if i achieve/do not achieve safe score? (for ISB)
4. What additional schools do i apply to?

Really appreciate you guys helping. Let me know if any other information is required to evaluate my profile. Thanks!

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Hi GyanOne,

It'll be great if you could help me with my application.

I have GMAT score of 660 (q50 v28) i'm writing GMAT again in Nov. I am working for a B2B commerce startup as Product Manager and previously worked for ZS Associates, sales & marketing consulting firm, as Technology Associate. I will have 3 years and 8 months of experience by the time i join ISB next year.

Academics -

Graduated from IIIT Allahabad with CGPA 8.08/10.
XII - 85%
X - 90%

Extracurricular -

Most innovative employee for the year
Treasurer Music Club - Best club for that year
Member of placement committee
Won inter college Rock Band competitions
Member of basketball team and winning team of football tournament
Best swimmer in school

Interests -

I am mostly interested in technology. Developed liking towards product management, data analytics and building products/services that have an impact and contribute in solving practical problems.

Target schools -

ISB
Top 20 global MBA schools

Questions -

1. Should i work on getting a good GMAT score or on application & GMAT parallely?
2. What would be a safe GMAT score? (for ISB)
3. How are my chances if i achieve/do not achieve safe score? (for ISB)
4. What additional schools do i apply to?

Really appreciate you guys helping. Let me know if any other information is required to evaluate my profile. Thanks!

Pranav


Hi Pranav

Thanks for posting. Here are the answers to your queries:
1. For ISB, a 660 GMAT score is right on the margin. For many top 20 global schools, a 660 might be insufficient. Therefore, you should retake. For a while, this might mean working on your GMAT and apps in parallel. Perhaps look into moving some schools to R2 to reduce the pressure, thus ensuring that you put in strong apps for a fewer number of schools in R1 and can also do well on your GMAT retake.
2. Even a 660 might work for ISB, but ideally, if you can raise it by another 20-30 points, that will help.
3. Your chances at a 660 are decent but not outstanding. You might like to look at the posts above for links on our former clients who made it to the school with sub-680 scores as well. With a strong app, you will have a chance as well. With a score closer to 700, of course that chance will be higher.
4. With a 660, not too many. If you can raise this to 700+, some options might open up. Which regions are you looking at?


Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.
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Hi GyanOne ,

Please evaluate my profile.

10th (2007): 84%
12th (2009)73.87%

Graduation : Completed B.Tech in I.T. from SGGS Institute of Engineering and Technology (Autonomous) , Nanded.
CGPA (2013): 7.46/10

Work Experience : 3 years of work Experience in Cognizant Technology solutions, Pune.

1)I am part digital initiative lead by leadership in cognizant (Kind of a R&D lab for BFS domain).
2)My primary role is to co-innovate with customers and partners to boost their business, and leverage new advancements in technology to develop sandbox solutions.
3)Worked on many POC's and RFP's for many leading European, American and Asian banks/financial institutions.
4)Successfully converted 3 POCs into business for Cognizant.
5)Playing a role of tech lead, managing a team of 7, in a recently started practice/department in Cognizant.

Awards and recognition :
1)Awarded "Innovator of the year in 2014", for my collaboration,as a part of innovation lab,with multiple clients.
2)Client recognition for successfully developing a new prototype for the solution for their existing problem.

Extra Curricular :
In School :
1) Each year took part in school level Marathi theatre competitions.

In graduation :
1)University level Baseball champion for two consecutive years, and Runner up for one year.
2)University level Softball champion for two consecutive years.
3)Coordinator of Food and Accommodation committee in national level technical event of our college.
4)Active participant in IIT Powai's technical event for two years.
6)Member of student's placement cell in college.

In my current Organization :
1)Part of CSR program of cognizant.
2)Teaching students in Municipal corporation's school one weekend each month.
3)Hosting a mass book donation drive each year for under privileged students.
4)Teaching the basics of computer to the house-keeping and security staff in the organization.

Took my Gmat a day ago, and got 670 (Q49,V31)

I know it is a low score but do I stand a chance, if I show case properly, my achievements at workplace and at graduation level.

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New post 07 Sep 2016, 01:40
Hello,

Please help by evaluating my profile.

GMAT Score - 660 (Q45, V36).

10th (CBSE) - 78%
12th (Science, CBSE) - 77%
B.Tech (Computer Science) - 70%

work experience: 9 Years
Employer Organizations : wipro, Orange Business Services, American Tower Corporation
Job Role: Design, Implementation & Support for Network-Security Infrastructure. worked remotely for several Global customers/projects.
Onsite: 1 month in US for project Implementation. Have US Business Visa (B1) valid for next 10 years.

Awards/Recognition:

1) Several awards and recognition certificates for State level / Inter-school GK competitions
2) 3 Recognition certificates during job for Project Implementation etc.



I have worked on various roles - technical and managerial. Have 3 years experience of handling team of 5 persons.

I understand my GMAT scores are on the lower side, will give my second attempt in 3-4 weeks with a target score of 700.

Let me know your thoughts about my chances for ISB and whether I can hope for IIMs as well.


Thanks,
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Hi GyanOne ,

Please evaluate my profile.

10th (2007): 84%
12th (2009)73.87%

Graduation : Completed B.Tech in I.T. from SGGS Institute of Engineering and Technology (Autonomous) , Nanded.
CGPA (2013): 7.46/10

Work Experience : 3 years of work Experience in Cognizant Technology solutions, Pune.

1)I am part digital initiative lead by leadership in cognizant (Kind of a R&D lab for BFS domain).
2)My primary role is to co-innovate with customers and partners to boost their business, and leverage new advancements in technology to develop sandbox solutions.
3)Worked on many POC's and RFP's for many leading European, American and Asian banks/financial institutions.
4)Successfully converted 3 POCs into business for Cognizant.
5)Playing a role of tech lead, managing a team of 7, in a recently started practice/department in Cognizant.

Awards and recognition :
1)Awarded "Innovator of the year in 2014", for my collaboration,as a part of innovation lab,with multiple clients.
2)Client recognition for successfully developing a new prototype for the solution for their existing problem.

Extra Curricular :
In School :
1) Each year took part in school level Marathi theatre competitions.

In graduation :
1)University level Baseball champion for two consecutive years, and Runner up for one year.
2)University level Softball champion for two consecutive years.
3)Coordinator of Food and Accommodation committee in national level technical event of our college.
4)Active participant in IIT Powai's technical event for two years.
6)Member of student's placement cell in college.

In my current Organization :
1)Part of CSR program of cognizant.
2)Teaching students in Municipal corporation's school one weekend each month.
3)Hosting a mass book donation drive each year for under privileged students.
4)Teaching the basics of computer to the house-keeping and security staff in the organization.

Took my Gmat a day ago, and got 670 (Q49,V31)

I know it is a low score but do I stand a chance, if I show case properly, my achievements at workplace and at graduation level.


Hi Onkar

- Your acads overall are pretty good, and your ECA are excellent. Good awards at work too.
- You have some social contribution and leadership in your profile which is great.
- You work in a very interesting function in a very interesting company, Onkar. If you can leverage this well, this itself can be your ace.
- A 670, with a strong app, could work very well for you. It did for many of our clients who created strong apps last year.

In case you are looking for help, please contact/call us directly.

Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.
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For those keen to connect to current class students at ISB, the School has a new "Brand Ambassadors" page at http://www.isb.edu/pgp/student-connect
You can filter for your specific function and experience range and connect with one of the Ambassadors, who would be more than happy to guide you.
Please note that they may not be in a position, however, to assist with prep, resume/ essay review etc, due to the hectic schedule they grapple with at ISB!
Just a heads up to all those looking to crack ISB!
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How many people should be evaluators (recommenders) for ISB applications?

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ISB allows just one recommender for the PGP application.
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For those keen to connect to current class students at ISB, the School has a new "Brand Ambassadors" page at http://www.isb.edu/pgp/student-connect
You can filter for your specific function and experience range and connect with one of the Ambassadors, who would be more than happy to guide you.
Please note that they may not be in a position, however, to assist with prep, resume/ essay review etc, due to the hectic schedule they grapple with at ISB!
Just a heads up to all those looking to crack ISB!
Good luck!



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Applying to ISB once again? Its not simply a matter of rearranging your essays, or ‘giving it another shot’. Successful ISB reapplicants take a hard look at what they could not succeed in doing the previous year, and try and fix the problems. Understanding ISB and one’s own profile is critical, but so is making sure that the quality of your next application leaves nothing to doubt. Here are the stories of some applicants who surmounted the reapplication challenge successfully.

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Working in the banking sector, Tripesh was a reapplicant to ISB in 2015. He had a work experience of two years at The Smart Cube as an analyst and two years at American Express, as a manager, before he decided to pursue management....READ MORE

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Hello,

Please help by evaluating my profile.

GMAT Score - 660 (Q45, V36).

10th (CBSE) - 78%
12th (Science, CBSE) - 77%
B.Tech (Computer Science) - 70%

work experience: 9 Years
Employer Organizations : wipro, Orange Business Services, American Tower Corporation
Job Role: Design, Implementation & Support for Network-Security Infrastructure. worked remotely for several Global customers/projects.
Onsite: 1 month in US for project Implementation. Have US Business Visa (B1) valid for next 10 years.

Awards/Recognition:

1) Several awards and recognition certificates for State level / Inter-school GK competitions
2) 3 Recognition certificates during job for Project Implementation etc.



I have worked on various roles - technical and managerial. Have 3 years experience of handling team of 5 persons.

I understand my GMAT scores are on the lower side, will give my second attempt in 3-4 weeks with a target score of 700.

Let me know your thoughts about my chances for ISB and whether I can hope for IIMs as well.


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Nitin


Hi Nitin

Somehow missed this earlier. Apologies. Here is our assessment:

- A GMAT score of 660 is not the highest, though it may well work. As a technology applicant (though you are not a typical IT applicant), it will weight against you. Would recommend you try and raise your score.
- Chances for the top IIMs (A,B,C) with this score are not very high either.
- Cannot comment on your ECA as you have not mentioned much on that dimension. Please include more information. The GK competitions help to a limited extent.
- Your onsite experience helps, though the visa may help only in terms of finding a job post-MBA, not really for admissions.

Hope this helps. In case you have taken the GMAT again and have a fresh score to report, please do.
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ISB PGP Placements 2016: Its Best Ever Till Now!!

In all, ISB students of the Class of 2016 received 1151 offers made by 297 companies, including top names like McKinsey, Apple, and Amazon. ISB has clearly mentioned this as a success, and in fact the maturity of, its ‘one school, two campuses’ recruitment model, which is a lateral hiring process spread out over several months, and involves students from both campuses. The number of offers made has increased by more than 16% over ISB placements 2015, the number of recruiters by more than 11%, and the average salary by more than 18% (looking at mid 80 percentile figures for the salary).

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Kindly evaluate.
I have total 11 years work ex working in financial analytics - bi analytics technologies in india. working for last 5 years in an ibank.
Gmat score 700 49q 35v and toefl 109.
I lead an analytics team of 10 devs and work with accountants on tax/recovery data modelling.
Acads -
X 89.6
Xii 82.6
bachelor in compc. 68.2
Also did an exec course in analytics from iim lucknow and ksb indiana. Grade- good(70-80)
Work ex in uk us and australia - mostly short term for requirement gathering and customer interactions.
I have also cfa cleared level 1.
Numerous online courses on coursera edx from prog, anslytics to bankinv to even tax law (i did it for a tsx project)
My short term goal is to work in fintech - tech innvoation team in an ibank.
If you could please help me selecting 1 year mba programs - location not a constraint but certainly looking at post mba employement prospects.
Extra- football team in college, won 10k in company event, compete and won in office competitions, part of exta initiatives - flood fund collection drive, women in tech, tecahing children football on weekends
My cherry picks
Oxford
Lbs
Tepper - 2 year but special focus on analytics
IIMA pgpx
Isb - i think ill be a outlier due to age what do you recommend.
looking for your inputs.

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Kindly evaluate.
I have total 11 years work ex working in financial analytics - bi analytics technologies in india. working for last 5 years in an ibank.
Gmat score 700 49q 35v and toefl 109.
I lead an analytics team of 10 devs and work with accountants on tax/recovery data modelling.
Acads -
X 89.6
Xii 82.6
bachelor in compc. 68.2
Also did an exec course in analytics from iim lucknow and ksb indiana. Grade- good(70-80)
Work ex in uk us and australia - mostly short term for requirement gathering and customer interactions.
I have also cfa cleared level 1.
Numerous online courses on coursera edx from prog, anslytics to bankinv to even tax law (i did it for a tsx project)
My short term goal is to work in fintech - tech innvoation team in an ibank.
If you could please help me selecting 1 year mba programs - location not a constraint but certainly looking at post mba employement prospects.
Extra- football team in college, won 10k in company event, compete and won in office competitions, part of exta initiatives - flood fund collection drive, women in tech, tecahing children football on weekends
My cherry picks
Oxford
Lbs
Tepper - 2 year but special focus on analytics
IIMA pgpx
Isb - i think ill be a outlier due to age what do you recommend.
looking for your inputs.

Cheers

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Hi Shallabh

Here is our assessment:
- While 11 years is high, it may not be too much. Around ~50-70 people in ISB's current class have as much or more experience. So you certainly will not be out of contention because of your age/experience.
- Analytics is an exciting area to be in, and your work here will certainly help your cause. What you need is a clear statement of goals in terms of how an MBA can help you at this stage of your career and what your post-MBA goals are. The good thing is that at your level of experience you dont necessarily need to express a change in industries or functions. Executive growth itself can be a useful plank. A move to Fintech is also possible, but that will need more technical and programming skills, while your recent work seems more data-centric. Plus, the need for an MBA also comes into question there.
- ECA, GMAT score, and academics are all fine
- On other programs apart from ISB, Oxford, LBS, and IIMA are ok, but international experience may be a factor at the first two. If you have it, be sure to highlight it. Tepper is a possibility as well, but not with a FinTech goal.

You might like to look at this article as well.

Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.
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