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PROFILE:
Personal: 25, Male, India
GMAT score: 770, Q50 and V44. IR - 8/8. AWA - 5
Undergrad: B. Engg, Tier Two college from India, 9/10(3.6/4)
Work Ex: 3 years 3 months(as of now) in Goldman Sachs, Technology division. Work-ex is good, been working with Stock Exchanges and Teams all across the world. I have been handling multiple responsibilities and important projects at the workplace, and have good reviewers to back it up.
Cofounded a startup in college(defunct now), no great extracurriculars otherwise.
Post-MBA goals: Product Manager in FinTech at New York/Silicon Valley/London

Applied to Cornell in Nov Round last year, got interviewed and dinged

QUERY:
Haven't been promoted till now(minimum is 3 years for undergrads), and have a promotion due this December to the next role, which is certain. Have kept most of my colleges to R2, given the promotion. However for Cornell, given that I am a reapplicant, thinking of applying to R1 itself. Can someone advise on this, please?
General profile reviews are welcome too.

Hi,
I'd advise you to apply on the 2nd Round to demonstrate what's changed in your life (promotion) and take your time to develop new post-MBA goals and good arguments for your choice of goals.
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Hi,

Would love feedback on my profile:

Background and nationality:
- White, male American

Undergrad Information:
- Top 50 Liberal Arts University in US
- Economics (3.3) & Psychology (3.5) Majors, Overall GPA: 3.4
- Graduated Deans list, Cum Laude and "Honors"
- Studied abroad in Copenhagen
- Student Government - Class Rep, Greek Life Char, and Elections Chair
- Beta Theta Pi: Founding Father, Social Chair, and PR Chair
- Greek Council President senior year

GMAT:
AWA: 6/6 (89%)
IR: 8/8 (93%)
Verbal: 38 (85%)
Quant: 39 (37%)
Overall: 640 (70%)

Work experience and leadership:
- Nielsen Company: ~1 year as Financial Leadership Associate in Chicago (recruited for "FLP" program at college campuses)
- Hill Holliday Advertising: ~1 year as Assistant Media Planner in Boston
- Electus TV Production Studio: ~1 year Content Marketing Assistant in LA
- Ogivly & Mather: 1 year Assistant Account Executive, 1 year New Business Account Executive, 1 year Global Account Executive (in LA & NYC, also recruited for "Associates" program at college campuses)

Community and others:
- PENCIL "Future Marketer" mentor for 2 years
- Founder and Digital Marketing Director of "Voices 4 Chechnya" which is a non-violent, direct action activism group working to support LGBT+ people around the world
- Volunteer at "Out In Tech" 2017
- NYRR volunteer and 2017 Marathon Runner with goal of raising $5,000 for "Voices 4 Chechnya"

Post MBA goals:
- Immediately post-MBA my goal is to work as a Brand/Marketing Manager for an organization or company within the online retail industry like Amazon.
- 5-10 years post-MBA my goal is to work as an Executive Brand Director at Peleton or Fitbit within the health/ nutrition/ Consumer Package Goods industry.

Anything else:
- Summer 2017: Columbia Business Certificate program (4 master level business classes) GPA: 4.1
- I've met with several admissions associates at MBA fairs, had informal interviews with them, visited the school to sit in on classes, met with the "Out 4 Business" current presidents, let them know I'd want a leadership position in that group.
- I submitted round 1 application a few days ago

Any insight would be helpful.

Thanks!
Brendan

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Hi..I'd love to have some feedback on my profile. Thanks.

Nationality- Indian
Gender- Male
Xth- 84.4%
XIIth – 84.4%
Undergrad- B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering with 68% (the Topper of the Branch scored 75%) from Institute of Engineering & Technology, Lucknow (a State Government Engineering College)
Post-graduation – MBA in Marketing with 6.72 CGPA from Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad (ranked 12th by Business today 2016 Rankings and 13th by Business India 2016)
Exchange program – 3 months Student Exchange (as a part of the curriculum of IMT Ghaziabad) in Kedge Business School, Marseille, France with an overall CGPA of 7.0
TOEFL- Yet to take
GMAT- 720 ( Q-49, V-39, IR-4 AWA 5)

Post-MBA Goals – I’d love to work in the Consulting Sector after my MBA (specifically Strategy Consulting)

Work Exp :
Currently working as a Senior Consultant with a Big 4 , i.e. PwC India (Energy and Utilities Sector)
I have a total experience of 73 months (around 6 years) with companies such as PwC, Accenture, Tata Motors and Larsen & Toubro in various sectors such as Manufacturing, Automotive, Energy, etc and in various functions such as Consulting, Business Development, Sales Enablement, etc
Key Highlights of Work exp:
• Developed an IT Strategy Roadmap for one of the largest Power Generation companies in India while working with PwC
• End to end Digital Strategy Consulting for Clients in APAC region across Resources Industry Involved in End to end Digital Strategy Consulting for Clients in APAC region across Resources Industry while working with Accenture
• Process Consulting and Continuous Process Improvement for the vendors of Tata Motors in terms of various manufacturing functions such as Operations, Quality, Production planning, Supply Chain and Business Process Re-engineering - Tata Motors
• Successfully increased volume of Tippers from 2800 to 4800 in a record 3 months aiding in increase of market share from 58% to 60% in M&HCV Tipper segment - Tata Motors
• Independently handled Shop floor Operations in Fluidized Catalytic Cracker Unit (FCCU) by inspection of Welded joints I a Refinery Plant in North India - Larsen & Toubro
International Experience
• 3 months Exchange program (during MBA at IMT Ghaziabad) in which I studied Marketing at Kedge Business School which is ranked 33rd in Europe in FT rankings for 2016)
• On site engagement in Accenture for 2 months when I worked on an engagement with a Thai Client based out of Bangkok
• Handled many International Clients in Europe, Singapore, Australia, etc. and worked with the Client teams on a daily basis
• Handled multiple Digital Workshops for Global Clients
• Extensive travel in Europe
Awards and Recognition:
• Received PwC Experience Award for showing exemplary alignment with PwC Values during all the Client Engagements
• Client Appreciation for showing great commitment towards ensuring adequate quality and timeliness of the Engagement
• Finished among the top 5 finalists in “Best Officers Award” in Tata Motors for the financial year 2010-11
• Awarded for conceptualization and preparation of BCG Quality Guidelines for Tata Motors in 2013
• Awarded for “Process adherence in Trailer Design and Manufacturing” in Strategic Process Planning Meet, Lucknow, Tata Motors in the year 2011

Volunteer Experience:
• Taught and mentored underprivileged kids in Lucknow from July, 2010 to May, 2013 through association with an NGO “Make a Difference” spread across 23 cities
• POC (Point of Contact) for Accenture’s CSR initiatives in Bangalore
• Mentored and taught various students at Cheshire Homes, an NGO responsible for providing education in terms of necessary language, IT and communication skills along with career mentorship to disabled children and students
• Worked with various corporates to organize Career fares for Cheshire Homes in Bangalore
• Among the top 10 Volunteers for the PwC Foundation week activities, which are targeted at various NGOs to impart skills, literacy to underprivileged women and children

Extra-Curricular Activities:
• Dramatics
 Finalist in UTV Bindass Street play competition held in Mumbai, judged by Rakeysh OmPrakash Mehra in 2009
 2nd position in “Atkeliyan-annual national level skit competition” at IIT Kanpur in 2007
 3rd position in Culrav, a national level Main Play competition at MNNIT Allahabad in 2007
• Organized Passion’13, an annual inter B-school Management cum Cultural Fest, held at IMT Ghaziabad in 2013
• Co-ordinator of Dramatics event in “Encore” – a national level cultural festival of IET Lucknow in 2008
• Training & Placement Representative of the batch at IET Lucknow during 2005-09

Achievements and Awards:
• Finalist in Neetishastra – a national level Inter B-school Consulting event held at IIM Indore in 2013
• Winner at Boardroom – a national level Inter B-school Consulting event held at Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, New Delhi in 2015
• Winner in ADZAP – MAD ADS event during Passion’14, an inter B-school event held in IMT Ghaziabad
• Finished among the top 5 finalists in “Best Officers Award” in Tata Motors for the financial year 2010-11
• Awarded for conceptualization and preparation of BCG Quality Guidelines for Tata Motors in 2013
• Awarded for “Process adherence in Trailer Design and Manufacturing” in Strategic Process Planning Meet, Lucknow, Tata Motors in the year 2011
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Hi..I'd love to have some feedback on my profile. Thanks.

Nationality- Indian
Gender- Male
Xth- 84.4%
XIIth – 84.4%
Undergrad- B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering with 68% (the Topper of the Branch scored 75%) from Institute of Engineering & Technology, Lucknow (a State Government Engineering College)
Post-graduation – MBA in Marketing with 6.72 CGPA from Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad (ranked 12th by Business today 2016 Rankings and 13th by Business India 2016)
Exchange program – 3 months Student Exchange (as a part of the curriculum of IMT Ghaziabad) in Kedge Business School, Marseille, France with an overall CGPA of 7.0
TOEFL- Yet to take
GMAT- 720 ( Q-49, V-39, IR-4 AWA 5)

Post-MBA Goals – I’d love to work in the Consulting Sector after my MBA (specifically Strategy Consulting)

Work Exp :
Currently working as a Senior Consultant with a Big 4 , i.e. PwC India (Energy and Utilities Sector)
I have a total experience of 73 months (around 6 years) with companies such as PwC, Accenture, Tata Motors and Larsen & Toubro in various sectors such as Manufacturing, Automotive, Energy, etc and in various functions such as Consulting, Business Development, Sales Enablement, etc
Key Highlights of Work exp:
• Developed an IT Strategy Roadmap for one of the largest Power Generation companies in India while working with PwC
• End to end Digital Strategy Consulting for Clients in APAC region across Resources Industry Involved in End to end Digital Strategy Consulting for Clients in APAC region across Resources Industry while working with Accenture
• Process Consulting and Continuous Process Improvement for the vendors of Tata Motors in terms of various manufacturing functions such as Operations, Quality, Production planning, Supply Chain and Business Process Re-engineering - Tata Motors
• Successfully increased volume of Tippers from 2800 to 4800 in a record 3 months aiding in increase of market share from 58% to 60% in M&HCV Tipper segment - Tata Motors
• Independently handled Shop floor Operations in Fluidized Catalytic Cracker Unit (FCCU) by inspection of Welded joints I a Refinery Plant in North India - Larsen & Toubro
International Experience
• 3 months Exchange program (during MBA at IMT Ghaziabad) in which I studied Marketing at Kedge Business School which is ranked 33rd in Europe in FT rankings for 2016)
• On site engagement in Accenture for 2 months when I worked on an engagement with a Thai Client based out of Bangkok
• Handled many International Clients in Europe, Singapore, Australia, etc. and worked with the Client teams on a daily basis
• Handled multiple Digital Workshops for Global Clients
• Extensive travel in Europe
Awards and Recognition:
• Received PwC Experience Award for showing exemplary alignment with PwC Values during all the Client Engagements
• Client Appreciation for showing great commitment towards ensuring adequate quality and timeliness of the Engagement
• Finished among the top 5 finalists in “Best Officers Award” in Tata Motors for the financial year 2010-11
• Awarded for conceptualization and preparation of BCG Quality Guidelines for Tata Motors in 2013
• Awarded for “Process adherence in Trailer Design and Manufacturing” in Strategic Process Planning Meet, Lucknow, Tata Motors in the year 2011

Volunteer Experience:
• Taught and mentored underprivileged kids in Lucknow from July, 2010 to May, 2013 through association with an NGO “Make a Difference” spread across 23 cities
• POC (Point of Contact) for Accenture’s CSR initiatives in Bangalore
• Mentored and taught various students at Cheshire Homes, an NGO responsible for providing education in terms of necessary language, IT and communication skills along with career mentorship to disabled children and students
• Worked with various corporates to organize Career fares for Cheshire Homes in Bangalore
• Among the top 10 Volunteers for the PwC Foundation week activities, which are targeted at various NGOs to impart skills, literacy to underprivileged women and children

Extra-Curricular Activities:
• Dramatics
 Finalist in UTV Bindass Street play competition held in Mumbai, judged by Rakeysh OmPrakash Mehra in 2009
 2nd position in “Atkeliyan-annual national level skit competition” at IIT Kanpur in 2007
 3rd position in Culrav, a national level Main Play competition at MNNIT Allahabad in 2007
• Organized Passion’13, an annual inter B-school Management cum Cultural Fest, held at IMT Ghaziabad in 2013
• Co-ordinator of Dramatics event in “Encore” – a national level cultural festival of IET Lucknow in 2008
• Training & Placement Representative of the batch at IET Lucknow during 2005-09

Achievements and Awards:
• Finalist in Neetishastra – a national level Inter B-school Consulting event held at IIM Indore in 2013
• Winner at Boardroom – a national level Inter B-school Consulting event held at Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, New Delhi in 2015
• Winner in ADZAP – MAD ADS event during Passion’14, an inter B-school event held in IMT Ghaziabad
• Finished among the top 5 finalists in “Best Officers Award” in Tata Motors for the financial year 2010-11
• Awarded for conceptualization and preparation of BCG Quality Guidelines for Tata Motors in 2013
• Awarded for “Process adherence in Trailer Design and Manufacturing” in Strategic Process Planning Meet, Lucknow, Tata Motors in the year 2011

Hi,
you've got a very strong profile) To make it perfect, develop your post-MBA goals by focusing on your contribution to your home land's development. Explain what you're going to do upon your return to India: which industry/sector needs your expertise, competencies and MBA education most of all? Show the value you will be able to bring to your country after MBA, and together with your brilliant background, career growth and ethusiasm it will give you a very good chance to get admitted.
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Hi! Please evaluate my profile. Planning to apply in the Jan'18 round for Sep'18 intake.

Origin: Bangladesh
GMAT: 750 (Q50, V42)
Undergrad GPA: 3.09
Age: 29
Work Experience: 7.5 years in Brand Management in multi-national CPGs (of which 5.5 years in Nestle)
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New post 29 May 2018, 04:10
Would request you to please evaluate my profile. Planning to apply this year for fall 19 intake.

Nationality: Indian Male, Age 31, Commerce graduate

Undergrad percentage: 61% from University of Mumbai

Post graduate diploma in Management: 4.3/7

Gmat score: 670 (planning to retake the test in July '18)

Work experience: 2 years in KPO, 5 years in Banking operations as Assistant Manager managing a team of 8 in an MNC bank. 1 promotion.

Extra curriculars: Organising CSR and other corporate events at my workplaces. Have also volunteered at an NGO for mentoring underpriveleged children

Post MBA goals: Transition from banking to management consulting and specialising in strategy and leadership.
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Hello All,
I would like to have my profile evaluated. I just took the GMAT in June and am ready to apply for business school in Fall 2019. Here is my information:
GMAT: 710 (50Q/34V/6 IR) Have not received my AWA score yet
GPA: ~ 3.37 (over a 3.5 my last year)
Degree: BA Economics, UCLA. Transfer GPA - 3.8
Experience: 2 years as an analyst at a real estate investment company(1 year at current firm). Work in both acquisitions (acquired 3 hotels for $150mm since I started) and asset management (6 of our current hotels, and 135 hotels for a third party). Had previous internship experience in PWM.
Extracurricular: Over 700 hours working as a volunteer at the local hospital, as a tutor, and as a coach for middle school children. No experience in professional leadership/managerial roles. Was a member of Ski and Snowboard team in college. Mentor a student at UCLA. High School Valedictorian.
Background: Indian (born and raised in California). 25 years old. Typical middle class story for a kid in Orange County.
What I want from business school: First, I would like to work in finance, either in real estate acquisitions, PWM, or VC/PE. I would like to gain both the professional and personal skills that business school can provide. Finally, I need a change in my life.
Letters of Rec: Plan on asking my CIO and an Associate at my current company for my two recommendations. I also have my previous employer in case. Do not have a professor at UCLA I can ask since I did not spend a lot of time in office hours.
Other: The one issue which will make things difficult is that I was accused of cheating in college. I received academic probation and I'm sure I will have to discuss what happened. I would like some feedback whether this is a automatic red flag. It was a mistake and I've grown from it, but I am sure it will leave a mark.

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Hi,

My Profile is as follows

GMAT
690
Q47
V38

Age - 26

Work Experience (Mumbai)
DellEMC - Account Executive - 37 Months currently, will be 48 months by the time i start the program

Education

Masters in Management Studies(Major in Marketing) - Mumbai University
Bachelors in Engineering (Information Technology) - Mumbai University

Looking for a career change to Product management

Extra Curricular's
- Youngest to get promoted amongst my peers, leads to managing a territory with double the revenue expected
- Awarded emerging performer of the year in the first year
- Awarded for the two consecutive quarters in the second year
- National level winner for case study competition held by Draft FCB Ulka
- National level winner for case study competition held by Kotak Mahindra Bank
- Regional level winner for case study competition held by Mahindra and Mahindra
- Winner of Unilever unplugged -Case study competition held by Unilever
- Strong Orator and won several debating and elocution awards throughout my career in school and college

Planning to apply - Early Application round for accelerated MBA

Please advise
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Hello Fervids77

Johnson will evaluate your candidature holistically on the following 4 factors (You can read more here). You need to have s spike in at least 3 of these factors to stand a fighting chance.

1. Academic Potential- Past scores+GMAT. Indians are expected to score high on the GMAT, and 690 is below Johnson's average. Not a deal breaker, but you will need to then have a spike on all of the factors mentioned below. So I will highly recommend if you can re-take and take this up to 720+.
2. Quality of Work Ex- Direct involvement in business (sale) is good. Quick career progression is also good (considering you have done better than your peers as mentioned). Also showcase how have you positively impacted your business. What are your achievements? (P.S- Awards are not achievements, they are the result of your achievements) If you write your story well you could have a spike here.
3. Clarity of Goals- You have your eyes set on becoming a Product Manager. Display how an MBA and that too from Johnson is an absolute necessity to achieve this goal. What transferable skills have you gained in these 37 months to make this transition successful? Not very evident, but you could potentially get a spike here. You can take pointers on fleshing out the right reasons to do an MBA here
4. Diversity- What are your key differentiating factors and why are you a good addition to the class of Johnson? How will your peers benefit from your experience? Indians are one of the biggest pool of applicants, and you will need to show how you are unique. Work ex helps. Good Extracurricular activities also help. Not much is mentioned here. The awards in case studies could be explored if they really had an impact on you as a professional/candidate and were not way back in the past. A good extracurricular is that can show long term involvement and seriousness along with a positive impact on your life or the life of others. Info is limited to give a detailed feedback here.

All said, Acads does not have a spike. Work Ex & Goals could potentially have a spike (depends on your essays now). Diversity not sure. So either you work on highlighting your diversity factor or bump up your score to stand a good chance.
Needless to say final outcome will depend on how well you tie all of the above in your written application.

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Hi,

My Profile is as follows

GMAT
690
Q47
V38

Age - 26

Work Experience (Mumbai)
DellEMC - Account Executive - 37 Months currently, will be 48 months by the time i start the program

Education

Masters in Management Studies(Major in Marketing) - Mumbai University
Bachelors in Engineering (Information Technology) - Mumbai University

Looking for a career change to Product management

Extra Curricular's
- Youngest to get promoted amongst my peers, leads to managing a territory with double the revenue expected
- Awarded emerging performer of the year in the first year
- Awarded for the two consecutive quarters in the second year
- National level winner for case study competition held by Draft FCB Ulka
- National level winner for case study competition held by Kotak Mahindra Bank
- Regional level winner for case study competition held by Mahindra and Mahindra
- Winner of Unilever unplugged -Case study competition held by Unilever
- Strong Orator and won several debating and elocution awards throughout my career in school and college

Planning to apply - Early Application round for accelerated MBA

Please advise

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I am Rakshit Sharma
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Age: 29
Gender: M
Ethnicity: Asian (Indian)
GMAT: 730, Q50 V38 IR8 AWA4
Education: B.Tech Civil Engg IIT Roorkee 2006-10 (GPA 7.51/10) and M.B.A Marketing & Operations M.D.I Gurgaon 2012-14 (GPA 6.96/10)
Work Experience: Total 6 years of experience.
Post B.Tech: 2 years of construction project management experience in Oil & Gas sector with a public sector undertaking (GAIL India Ltd.) 2012-14
Post M.B.A: 4 year with PepsiCo so far in Future Leadership Program as follows (2014-Current):
2 years of sales & distribution experience as Area Head for the business driving large teams & responsible for delivering topline for the territory.
2 years of experience in handing eCommerce channel for PepsiCo, responsible for driving account relationships with online Groceries in India & delivering P&L objective metrics for the organization.

Working in the eCommerce role exposed me to the way digital is shaping businesses in every function. Met Indira Nooyi in India & her words of guidance to us was: Run eCommerce channel in PepsiCo like a Tech Company not like a CPG Org. Realized hands on that eComm is not just a platform for purchase but a medium now to transform GoToMarket channels (Online B2B, B2C, HoReCa) , Marketing strategies (Amazon Media Services), Communication modes (Amazon search competing with Google now) & a whole new experience to connect with consumers.

Post MBA Goals:
Short Term: Working in Strategy/Channel Development/Marketing roles in eCommerce/Tech sector, leveraging past experience in consumer goods & online channel along with driving businesses through digital integration learning at MBA

Long Term: General Manager roles in retail sector demonstrating leadership across multiple geographies & leveraging digital capabilities in driving business P&Ls and growths.

Academic:
1. Cohesive Leader Award, PepsiCo
2. Highest Growth Area Head, PepsiCo
3. Selected for ILEAP, Leadership Academy of PepsiCo Globally
4. Best Summer Project, MBA
5. Runners Up, PepsiCo Indra Nooyi Case Study, MBA
6. Runners Up, Deloitte National Case Study, MBA

Extra Curricular:
1. Placement Committee Member, MBA
2. Member, Summer Mentorship Program - Coaching students on summer internships interviews & skill sets
3. Organizer Sports News Letter - IIT Roorkee
4. Dance & Dramatics On Stage events

Queries:
I have following queries regarding the application:
1. Profile Evaluation for Johnson as a prospective applicant.
2. What are the possibilities one can explore in eCommerce space in terms of roles - Do people pursue Strategy/GoToMarket roles in tech ?
3. I wanted to write Product Manager roles in eComm but dont have a coding experience per se. How critical is that & would that impact the application ?
4. Is Indian GPA at IIT Roorkee 7.51/10 decent enough when converted to 4 scale GPA ?
5. To answer why another MBA, i really feel that my MBA 4 years back helped me gain experience in driving businesses traditionally. But in the span of 4 years, i saw quite massive drifts in the way digital is shaping businesses these days. And that's what i wish to seek ahead in my learning pursuit. (Crude form currently).
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Hello rakshitsharma1989

First of all, Kudos to the detailed post and questions- makes it easier to give a detailed review.
Your academic background is decent (7.5/10 is good not stellar), but your GMAT can make up for it. So if I were in your place, I would focus my effort on building a strong application at this stage.
Work ex looks good because you have been directly involved in the business side of things (not just technical) and should have good stories to showcase your real business impact and achievements. More info on this front will help (most of what you have mentioned is your role & responsibility).
Have you been involved in any Extracurricular activities post graduation? These may be good but you need to show something that has had a long term and serious involvement with a positive impact on your personal/professional life or the life of others.
Moving into Marketing or Channel development in e-commerce looks realistic and organic, though Product Management may be a challenge. What transferable skills do you have that recruiters will trust you for such a role. The school may find this a bit unrealistic and that may lead them to think lack of research (which is always a red flag). General manager in retail also makes sense.
However that brings me to most glaring question. Just like you I worked in the retail/ecom space and can tell you that most of these roles/industries do not require an MBA and even if they do, you already have one. The value/demand of an MBA in these spaces is not as high as say Strategy Consulting or Investment Banking. The growth into these roles is more organic. With your existing career path reaching this goal is very much a possibility (with some effort of course). Why is a 2nd MBA that too from Johnson an absolute necessity to reach these positions? I feel you are targeting too may to too varied roles which makes your case a bit weaker. Like you said the answer is crude and you may need to do some soul searching here. Pointers written here may help you find an answer
To conclude, acads and work ex loos good. But weakness on diversity and career goals. If you can tie these four cohesively in your written application, you stand a fighting chance.

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I am Rakshit Sharma
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Age: 29
Gender: M
Ethnicity: Asian (Indian)
GMAT: 730, Q50 V38 IR8 AWA4
Education: B.Tech Civil Engg IIT Roorkee 2006-10 (GPA 7.51/10) and M.B.A Marketing & Operations M.D.I Gurgaon 2012-14 (GPA 6.96/10)
Work Experience: Total 6 years of experience.
Post B.Tech: 2 years of construction project management experience in Oil & Gas sector with a public sector undertaking (GAIL India Ltd.) 2012-14
Post M.B.A: 4 year with PepsiCo so far in Future Leadership Program as follows (2014-Current):
2 years of sales & distribution experience as Area Head for the business driving large teams & responsible for delivering topline for the territory.
2 years of experience in handing eCommerce channel for PepsiCo, responsible for driving account relationships with online Groceries in India & delivering P&L objective metrics for the organization.

Working in the eCommerce role exposed me to the way digital is shaping businesses in every function. Met Indira Nooyi in India & her words of guidance to us was: Run eCommerce channel in PepsiCo like a Tech Company not like a CPG Org. Realized hands on that eComm is not just a platform for purchase but a medium now to transform GoToMarket channels (Online B2B, B2C, HoReCa) , Marketing strategies (Amazon Media Services), Communication modes (Amazon search competing with Google now) & a whole new experience to connect with consumers.

Post MBA Goals:
Short Term: Working in Strategy/Channel Development/Marketing roles in eCommerce/Tech sector, leveraging past experience in consumer goods & online channel along with driving businesses through digital integration learning at MBA

Long Term: General Manager roles in retail sector demonstrating leadership across multiple geographies & leveraging digital capabilities in driving business P&Ls and growths.

Academic:
1. Cohesive Leader Award, PepsiCo
2. Highest Growth Area Head, PepsiCo
3. Selected for ILEAP, Leadership Academy of PepsiCo Globally
4. Best Summer Project, MBA
5. Runners Up, PepsiCo Indra Nooyi Case Study, MBA
6. Runners Up, Deloitte National Case Study, MBA

Extra Curricular:
1. Placement Committee Member, MBA
2. Member, Summer Mentorship Program - Coaching students on summer internships interviews & skill sets
3. Organizer Sports News Letter - IIT Roorkee
4. Dance & Dramatics On Stage events

Queries:
I have following queries regarding the application:
1. Profile Evaluation for Johnson as a prospective applicant.
2. What are the possibilities one can explore in eCommerce space in terms of roles - Do people pursue Strategy/GoToMarket roles in tech ?
3. I wanted to write Product Manager roles in eComm but dont have a coding experience per se. How critical is that & would that impact the application ?
4. Is Indian GPA at IIT Roorkee 7.51/10 decent enough when converted to 4 scale GPA ?
5. To answer why another MBA, i really feel that my MBA 4 years back helped me gain experience in driving businesses traditionally. But in the span of 4 years, i saw quite massive drifts in the way digital is shaping businesses these days. And that's what i wish to seek ahead in my learning pursuit. (Crude form currently).

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Hi everyone I'm hoping to get an honest MBA evaluation profile

Age: 29
Nationality: Russia
GMAT: currently studying, aiming for 700+
Undergrad: Law, top 20 school
Undergraduate GPA: 3.4
Master's degree: LLM from USC school of law (USA)
Current work ex: 5 Year
1. worked in a big law firm
2. Now, The head of the legal department
Extra Curriculars:
Co-founder of the first American football team, in which played as a linebacker
Short term goal: switch my career to I-banking and focus on M&A

Thank you guys in advance. I am looking forward to getting your feedbacks
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Profile evaluation appreciated!

Basics
Male, 24, White (Ukrainian, Jewish Immigrant —> American Citizen)

Undergrad
Hunter College (Macaulay Honors Program) in City University of New York (CUNY)
Major: Computer Science, Minor: Political Science
GPA: 3.94, GRE: V - 168, Q - 170, AW - 5.5

Awards
- College Valedictorian
- Hertog Scholar
- Goldsmith Scholar

Experience
- Software Engineer at Bloomberg for 3 years (full-time)
- Adjunct Lecturer of CS at Hunter College (part-time in evenings after Bloomberg)
- iOS Developer Intern at Foursquare (full-time summer internship)

Extracurriculars
- hackNY Fellow 2015 and Mentor 2016 & 2017 (Social good + tech organization)
- Moot Court Team Co-founder at Hunter College

Miscellaneous
- Stanford Summer Session Student (GPA: 4.0)
- Technology-based research in (1) Geography lab and (2) Computer Vision/Robotics lab
- Tech projects including MORPG game (college Capstone), un-“filter bubbled” news app (Facebook Journalism Project winner)

Recommenders
- Team Lead at Bloomberg (MBA & MS)
- Assistant Professor of CS at USF (MBA & MS)
- CS Chair at Hunter College (MS only)

Post MBA/MS Goals (Note: I am applying to MBA and MS in CS dual or joint degree programs)
- Globalizing volunteerism across disciplines through a design-thinking, civic-tech based startup
- CTO or Team Lead at self-founded or early stage startup, or Google X
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Hi,

Would love feedback on my profile:

Background and nationality:
- White, male American

Undergrad Information:
- Top 50 Liberal Arts University in US
- Economics (3.3) & Psychology (3.5) Majors, Overall GPA: 3.4
- Graduated Deans list, Cum Laude and "Honors"
- Studied abroad in Copenhagen
- Student Government - Class Rep, Greek Life Char, and Elections Chair
- Beta Theta Pi: Founding Father, Social Chair, and PR Chair
- Greek Council President senior year

GMAT:
AWA: 6/6 (89%)
IR: 8/8 (93%)
Verbal: 38 (85%)
Quant: 39 (37%)
Overall: 640 (70%)

Work experience and leadership:
- Nielsen Company: ~1 year as Financial Leadership Associate in Chicago (recruited for "FLP" program at college campuses)
- Hill Holliday Advertising: ~1 year as Assistant Media Planner in Boston
- Electus TV Production Studio: ~1 year Content Marketing Assistant in LA
- Ogivly & Mather: 1 year Assistant Account Executive, 1 year New Business Account Executive, 1 year Global Account Executive (in LA & NYC, also recruited for "Associates" program at college campuses)

Community and others:
- PENCIL "Future Marketer" mentor for 2 years
- Founder and Digital Marketing Director of "Voices 4 Chechnya" which is a non-violent, direct action activism group working to support LGBT+ people around the world
- Volunteer at "Out In Tech" 2017
- NYRR volunteer and 2017 Marathon Runner with goal of raising $5,000 for "Voices 4 Chechnya"

Post MBA goals:
- Immediately post-MBA my goal is to work as a Brand/Marketing Manager for an organization or company within the online retail industry like Amazon.
- 5-10 years post-MBA my goal is to work as an Executive Brand Director at Peleton or Fitbit within the health/ nutrition/ Consumer Package Goods industry.

Anything else:
- Summer 2017: Columbia Business Certificate program (4 master level business classes) GPA: 4.1
- I've met with several admissions associates at MBA fairs, had informal interviews with them, visited the school to sit in on classes, met with the "Out 4 Business" current presidents, let them know I'd want a leadership position in that group.
- I submitted round 1 application a few days ago

Any insight would be helpful.

Thanks!
Brendan


I would leave that Columbia stuff off your application to Johnson
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Profile evaluation appreciated!

Basics
Male, 24, White (Ukrainian, Jewish Immigrant —> American Citizen)

Undergrad
Hunter College (Macaulay Honors Program) in City University of New York (CUNY)
Major: Computer Science, Minor: Political Science
GPA: 3.94, GRE: V - 168, Q - 170, AW - 5.5

Awards
- College Valedictorian
- Hertog Scholar
- Goldsmith Scholar

Experience
- Software Engineer at Bloomberg for 3 years (full-time)
- Adjunct Lecturer of CS at Hunter College (part-time in evenings after Bloomberg)
- iOS Developer Intern at Foursquare (full-time summer internship)

Extracurriculars
- hackNY Fellow 2015 and Mentor 2016 & 2017 (Social good + tech organization)
- Moot Court Team Co-founder at Hunter College

Miscellaneous
- Stanford Summer Session Student (GPA: 4.0)
- Technology-based research in (1) Geography lab and (2) Computer Vision/Robotics lab
- Tech projects including MORPG game (college Capstone), un-“filter bubbled” news app (Facebook Journalism Project winner)

Recommenders
- Team Lead at Bloomberg (MBA & MS)
- Assistant Professor of CS at USF (MBA & MS)
- CS Chair at Hunter College (MS only)

Post MBA/MS Goals (Note: I am applying to MBA and MS in CS dual or joint degree programs)
- Globalizing volunteerism across disciplines through a design-thinking, civic-tech based startup
- CTO or Team Lead at self-founded or early stage startup, or Google X


I would leave that internship stuff off your application. Anyway, very strong profile
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Romikus121 wrote:
Hi everyone I'm hoping to get an honest MBA evaluation profile

Age: 29
Nationality: Russia
GMAT: currently studying, aiming for 700+
Undergrad: Law, top 20 school
Undergraduate GPA: 3.4
Master's degree: LLM from USC school of law (USA)
Current work ex: 5 Year
1. worked in a big law firm
2. Now, The head of the legal department
Extra Curriculars:
Co-founder of the first American football team, in which played as a linebacker
Short term goal: switch my career to I-banking and focus on M&A

Thank you guys in advance. I am looking forward to getting your feedbacks


I'd say your chances are much better if you're currently living in America.
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