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New post 18 Jun 2018, 19:40
Hi all,
Request you to please evaluate my profile for admission at ISB Hyderabad.

I am a chemical engineer working at an E-SBR (JV of IOCL and TSRC) plant in the operations department. Job responsibilities include managing a shift of around 30 people responsible for production. Job responsibilities require a mix of technical and managerial skills.

High school- 86.8%(CBSE)
12th- 77.8%(CBSE)
B.E chemical engineering- 8.077 CGPA (80.77%) from DSSBUICET Panjab University (central university, selection through AIEEE)
Work ex-4 years experience at a chemical plant.
Gmat score- 680 (V34,Q48)

Extracurricular
1) Level 2 Diploma holder in German language
2) District topper in X CBSE board examinations
3) Head of Marketing team for college fest Cyanide 2011 Generated an amount of Rs 46K from sponsors
namely Kings XI Punjab and Nike.

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New post 22 Jun 2018, 06:24
Hi Gaurang,
The primary things that ISB looks for in your profile are
1. Your academic performance over the years including your GMAT score.
2. Your career progression and how well you have demonstrated leadership capabilities in your role.
3. Your unique story and how well it fits with the ISB community.
4. Strong interpersonal skills
Your overall academic credentials are good and your job experience is unique (not an Indian IT, male) that will add to the diversity factor at ISB. However, your GMAT score is slightly below the class average. You will need to present your story to the Adcom in a well-structured manner that resonates strongly with the ISB culture.
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Hi, In the light of second point, about leadership experience; What is suggested in the absence of it. Does taking leadership position in toastmasters club qualify?
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New post 22 Jun 2018, 23:34
Hello ankitnoida2018

Leadership can be portrayed in several ways. It doesn't necessarily mean just holding a formal title of a leader or leading a team.
You need to have done something that shows leadership 'potential'. It could be taking initiative to solve business problems, going out of your way, doing significantly more than what your job calls for/additional responsibility or something extraordinary in extracurricular.
Honestly, you need to write down all your life stories and then leadership potential can be identified from those.
A position in toastmasters club can certainly help- but more than the position, your contributions/impact will matter.

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Hi, In the light of second point, about leadership experience; What is suggested in the absence of it. Does taking leadership position in toastmasters club qualify?

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Hi all,
Request you to please evaluate my profile for admission at ISB Hyderabad.

I am a chemical engineer working at an E-SBR (JV of IOCL and TSRC) plant in the operations department. Job responsibilities include managing a shift of around 30 people responsible for production. Job responsibilities require a mix of technical and managerial skills.

High school- 86.8%(CBSE)
12th- 77.8%(CBSE)
B.E chemical engineering- 8.077 CGPA (80.77%) from DSSBUICET Panjab University (central university, selection through AIEEE)
Work ex-4 years experience at a chemical plant.
Gmat score- 680 (V34,Q48)

Extracurricular
1) Level 2 Diploma holder in German language
2) District topper in X CBSE board examinations
3) Head of Marketing team for college fest Cyanide 2011 Generated an amount of Rs 46K from sponsors
namely Kings XI Punjab and Nike.

Regards
Gaurang Seth
sethgaurang@gmail.com


Hi Gaurang

Thanks for posting. Here is our assessment:
- Your academics are quite decent, and your work profile can be a differentiator, as ISB values operations profiles (and so do consulting firms that recruit from ISB).
- Your GMAT score, on the other hand, could be improved a bit, although your current score is not below the bar. If you can, retake, and try to improve by 20-30 points, as that can help.
- On ECA, learning and knowing German helps, but there is not much that is noteworthy beyond that. Based only on the information provided, this is a potential area of weakness for you.
- Overall, at this point, focus on your app and on your GMAT (in case retaking), and try and bring out the differentiators in your profile.

Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.
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Hi,
Please evaluate my profile
Xth ( bps, Pilani) - 9.6 CGPA
National volleyball player
Participated in debate/recitations
12th (modern school Barakhamba road) 85.4 percent

BTech CSE- 9.02 from vit Vellore
Participated in big data seminars and various activities related to computer science including public speaking

Work experience - Qualcomm ( IoT ) 2 years 2 months
Salary - 14 lpa
Gmat - 660 (q 48 v 37)
Agriculture and field knowledge ( Rabi and kharif cultivation), dairy production, mill production etc

Recently planted 500 mahogany trees on barren land and got appreciation from government

Author by hobby - authored a spy thriller fictional book tikri's fiasco
Registered the book to national libraries and other libraries

Participated in open mic events
Blogger, author,poet, engineer and hindi recitation enthusiast.
Hobbies: swimming, reading, running for awareness, bike riding

I have applied for isb co2019 and I have mentioned all this in my application.
What can be the chances? :)

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Hi,
Please evaluate my profile
Xth ( bps, Pilani) - 9.6 CGPA
National volleyball player
Participated in debate/recitations
12th (modern school Barakhamba road) 85.4 percent

BTech CSE- 9.02 from vit Vellore
Participated in big data seminars and various activities related to computer science including public speaking

Work experience - Qualcomm ( IoT ) 2 years 2 months
Salary - 14 lpa
Gmat - 660 (q 48 v 37)
Agriculture and field knowledge ( Rabi and kharif cultivation), dairy production, mill production etc

Recently planted 500 mahogany trees on barren land and got appreciation from government

Author by hobby - authored a spy thriller fictional book tikri's fiasco
Registered the book to national libraries and other libraries

Participated in open mic events
Blogger, author,poet, engineer and hindi recitation enthusiast.
Hobbies: swimming, reading, running for awareness, bike riding

I have applied for isb co2019 and I have mentioned all this in my application.
What can be the chances? :)

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Work on your gmat bro. You need at least a 700

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Work on your gmat bro. You need at least a 700

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Thanks but I am a bit occupied now... Will other profile points not count?
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New post 15 Sep 2018, 03:55
Hello rish2708

Have you already applied?
If yes, then there is no point in a profile evaluation now. You will get to know the actual 'review' of your profile from ISB itself in a couple of days.
If not submitted, then I would highly recommend a GMAT retake with a 700+ target score.
Though your profile seems to have many positives, however, with close to 2 years of work ex (towards the lower end), that too in the IT field, a higher GMAT would be expected from you.
Everything else looks impressive no doubt, but you must also present your case well in the essays (cannot comment on that with the current info).

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rish2708 wrote:
Hi,
Please evaluate my profile
Xth ( bps, Pilani) - 9.6 CGPA
National volleyball player
Participated in debate/recitations
12th (modern school Barakhamba road) 85.4 percent

BTech CSE- 9.02 from vit Vellore
Participated in big data seminars and various activities related to computer science including public speaking

Work experience - Qualcomm ( IoT ) 2 years 2 months
Salary - 14 lpa
Gmat - 660 (q 48 v 37)
Agriculture and field knowledge ( Rabi and kharif cultivation), dairy production, mill production etc

Recently planted 500 mahogany trees on barren land and got appreciation from government

Author by hobby - authored a spy thriller fictional book tikri's fiasco
Registered the book to national libraries and other libraries

Participated in open mic events
Blogger, author,poet, engineer and hindi recitation enthusiast.
Hobbies: swimming, reading, running for awareness, bike riding

I have applied for isb co2019 and I have mentioned all this in my application.
What can be the chances? :)

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You meant couple of weeks right?

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New post 15 Sep 2018, 06:34
Thanks a lot sir.
I agree to the GMAT part and yes I have already applied.
I was just trying to get opinions on the profile. From isb point of view they said that gmat score range from 600-750 is fine. But yeah, as you said I will wait for the isb to confirm.
I am a bit occupied with some work and I feel to give gmat now might backfire.
I will surely give a try. 99.9% people have told me the same thing. But I have a belief for .01% too :) :)
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Hello rish2708

Have you already applied?
If yes, then there is no point in a profile evaluation now. You will get to know the actual 'review' of your profile from ISB itself in a couple of days.
If not submitted, then I would highly recommend a GMAT retake with a 700+ target score.
Though your profile seems to have many positives, however, with close to 2 years of work ex (towards the lower end), that too in the IT field, a higher GMAT would be expected from you.
Everything else looks impressive no doubt, but you must also present your case well in the essays (cannot comment on that with the current info).

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rish2708 wrote:
Hi,
Please evaluate my profile
Xth ( bps, Pilani) - 9.6 CGPA
National volleyball player
Participated in debate/recitations
12th (modern school Barakhamba road) 85.4 percent

BTech CSE- 9.02 from vit Vellore
Participated in big data seminars and various activities related to computer science including public speaking

Work experience - Qualcomm ( IoT ) 2 years 2 months
Salary - 14 lpa
Gmat - 660 (q 48 v 37)
Agriculture and field knowledge ( Rabi and kharif cultivation), dairy production, mill production etc

Recently planted 500 mahogany trees on barren land and got appreciation from government

Author by hobby - authored a spy thriller fictional book tikri's fiasco
Registered the book to national libraries and other libraries

Participated in open mic events
Blogger, author,poet, engineer and hindi recitation enthusiast.
Hobbies: swimming, reading, running for awareness, bike riding

I have applied for isb co2019 and I have mentioned all this in my application.
What can be the chances? :)

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Well Rish, miracles do happen ;)

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Thank you sir...
In hindi it is said "umeed pe duniya kayam hai ;) "

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Well Rish, miracles do happen ;)

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26 year old Indian (Male).

GMAT - 710 V35 Q50 IR 8
B-Tech NIT Durgapur (Electrical Engineering) 2015 Batch - 7.48 CGPA
12th - 82.6 % (CBSE)
10th - 85 % (CBSE)
Work Ex - 38 Months as of August 2018.
Working in EPC industry as senior electrical engineer in tendering department.
Extracurriculars - Participated and won in various quizzes held in our college. Also volunteered in many college fests. Participated in various debates in middle school.

Kindly evaluate my profile for ISB. Also, let me know whether my 710 on GMAT is enough or I should retake GMAT.
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New post 17 Sep 2018, 22:28
Hello gmatgautam

710 is the average score of ISB. That means to get an admission, you will need to be above par in other areas of your profile.
These areas are- career progress, achievements at work, impact in extracurricular activities (usually school/college activities do not carry much weight unless you have done something spectacular) and finally clear career goals that fit your profile as well as ISB's profile. You may read here to know all the factors that matter in your written application and here on career goals.
Now you have shared your stats, but none of the above info has been touched upon.
In that case, my generic advice to you is that aim to showcase your 'qualitative' strengths (as mentioned above) via your essays/LOR to stand out. If you can do that, this GMAT score may get you in.

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26 year old Indian (Male).

GMAT - 710 V35 Q50 IR 8
B-Tech NIT Durgapur (Electrical Engineering) 2015 Batch - 7.48 CGPA
12th - 82.6 % (CBSE)
10th - 85 % (CBSE)
Work Ex - 38 Months as of August 2018.
Working in EPC industry as senior electrical engineer in tendering department.
Extracurriculars - Participated and won in various quizzes held in our college. Also volunteered in many college fests. Participated in various debates in middle school.

Kindly evaluate my profile for ISB. Also, let me know whether my 710 on GMAT is enough or I should retake GMAT.

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New post 02 Oct 2018, 22:14
Hi Everyone,

Request everybody to evaluate my profile for ISB,

Here goes my profile,

I work for my Father and we run an Information Security product company in India. In my 12 years of experience I have been tasked with building teams (Implementation, Support and Business Development), conduct Market Research to identify new technologies and build products and I have pretty much been involved in various other activities to build the company that it is today.

UG : Electronics and Communications from College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai
UG Score : 5.9/10 (I know its low)
Work Experience : 12 years
Designation : Associate Vice President Products
GMAT Score : V-35, Q-48, Total - 680, AWA - 6, IR - 6

Should I retake my GMAT or is this sufficient to get an interview call? Also, what are my chances of making it into ISB?
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Hello sisyphus84

With your profile a 680 may not be a deal breaker, but it still makes things less 'sure'. With enough time between now and R2 deadline, why not attempt a retake and target 700+. This will also help you compensate for the weak past scores.
With 12 years of work ex, you will definitely be an outlier in terms of age/years of experience. Be prepared to showcase a real need of an MBA. Since you haven't touched upon your goals it is tough to give a meaningful feedback. If your goals are centered around growing your family business, then also be prepared to counter ISB's questions around why you shouldn't be aiming for ISB PGP MFAB.
Apart from this you must showcase the real contribution and impact of your work than a laundry list of responsibilities (quality and story always trumps quantity in ISB applications).

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Hi Everyone,

Request everybody to evaluate my profile for ISB,

Here goes my profile,

I work for my Father and we run an Information Security product company in India. In my 12 years of experience I have been tasked with building teams (Implementation, Support and Business Development), conduct Market Research to identify new technologies and build products and I have pretty much been involved in various other activities to build the company that it is today.

UG : Electronics and Communications from College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai
UG Score : 5.9/10 (I know its low)
Work Experience : 12 years
Designation : Associate Vice President Products
GMAT Score : V-35, Q-48, Total - 680, AWA - 6, IR - 6

Should I retake my GMAT or is this sufficient to get an interview call? Also, what are my chances of making it into ISB?

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pls evaluate my profile

Indian Female
10th - 80%
12th - 84.8%
Btech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur - 6.2 CGPA
Work ex- 4.5 years as process Engineer in a cement company
2 year fellowship in Teach for India
GMAT- 650 (Quant 50, verbal 27,IR 7)
Should I retake gmat to improve my chances or do i have a chance with this profile only?

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pls evaluate my profile

Indian Female
10th - 80%
12th - 84.8%
Btech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur - 6.2 CGPA
Work ex- 4.5 years as process Engineer in a cement company
2 year fellowship in Teach for India
GMAT- 650 (Quant 50, verbal 27,IR 7)
Should I retake gmat to improve my chances or do i have a chance with this profile only?

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Dear Rashmi,

With your diverse profile, you stand a very good chance at getting the interview call from ISB Admissions Team.

GMAT Verbal is on a lower end. However, in case you cannot re-take GMAT before submitting the application, you should focus on bringing in a strong differentiating flavour through your essays. Pointers such as fellowship for Teach for India, Non IT Background will surely help you.

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