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I have 2 years of work experience as a software developer. I am planning to take GMAT. I am planning to take time of around 10 months. Please help me how can I make my profile stronger in order to get in a good B school.
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I have 2 years of work experience as a software developer. I am planning to take GMAT. I am planning to take time of around 10 months. Please help me how can I make my profile stronger in order to get in a good B school.


Hey buddy,

It's great to hear that you are planning so early.
Regarding you question on how to make a stronger profile here are few things you can do in coming months :
1. Look for leadership-py roles/assignments at your work front
2. Try to quantify the impact of your work on the company's bottomline in terms of $$ or %
3. Quality Extracurriculars (again the focus should be on broader/overall impact)

Besides, I suggest you see profiles of current students and alums on linkedin to get more idea.

Hope that helps
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Great advice above I would state that you want to look for cross-departmental cross-functional projects. Join Toastmasters. And get involved with a community organization in the leadership capacity. One that makes sense with your overall background and interest

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I have 2 years of work experience as a software developer. I am planning to take GMAT. I am planning to take time of around 10 months. Please help me how can I make my profile stronger in order to get in a good B school.



What can you do to improve your profile over the next years???

I would like to present you with a list of ideas, which should help you:


- Definitely do at least one if not real real volunteer works while you are working. The BEST possible volunteer work is anything that has to do with leadership or fundraising, so if you see those opportunities, jump on them!

- Make sure you do the best possible at work, taking any opportunities to lead, to get involved in social events, to advance at work, and remain at the top.

- Likewise try and keep up your life! What I mean is that schools LOVE candidates who have a broad range of activities and interests. So sports, culture, whatever. As always, if it is leadership roles you are taking on they are better than non-leadership roles.

- If you have any interest in entrepreneurship as a side project, it can be good to have that in your profile.

- If you have any interest in politics as a side project, it can be good to have that in your profile.

There are probably more things that I am not yet thinking about, but this is a very good place to start!

Overall things look promising. Right now we are too early to start getting into actual school evaluation, but this is a good start.

While you are at it, I would also suggest trying to visit the target schools, to attend events, and to learn about them as much as possible. This long-term work will pay off greatly when it comes time for you to apply.
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I am from India. I am very good at playing instruments especially drums. Please help me how can I use it as something useful in my profile.
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I have 2 years of work experience as a software developer. I am planning to take GMAT. I am planning to take time of around 10 months. Please help me how can I make my profile stronger in order to get in a good B school.


Hi somey,

First things first, definitely try working towards as a high GMAT score as you can :)

Besides the above, here are a few things you could look at:

- Keep performing at work; try having more talking points in terms of cross-cultural achievements, people-centric roles, and quantifiable accolades.
- Look at joining social clubs such as Toastmasters.
- Involve yourself in social-activities that align with your interest and profile. Try taking up leadership roles in such activities.
- If you have some friends running a start-up (particularly in tech domain) see if you could take up some advisory position.

There are a plethora of things one can do. Whatever you eventually choose to do, take it up wholeheartedly and for a significant amount of time so you can have some quantifiable achievements to mention in your essays :)

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