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New post 19 Nov 2018, 20:16
My background:

I am a re-applicant(applied last year with same score-680)

Gmat score 680 (50q 31v)

I am 26 Years old B.Tech with IT Majors from NIT, India.

I have more than 4 years of Work Ex(Software Engineer) as of now in 3 different companies(one was fintech and other two ,including current one, are ecommerce)

In current job, it has been 2.5 years.

My GPA is 9.67/10 .

Today I am also running my own startup(ecommerce) with 3 other cofounders.

Would like to apply to ISB Round 2.

I should have retaken GMAT by now but was held up in startup and job. Also thinking of trying my luck in GMAT in next 20 days.

What are my chances at ISB and what else should I do?


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New post 20 Nov 2018, 05:10
Hi Garima2592,

Thank you for your post and for sharing your profile. Your background is in line with what ISB is looking for in their PGP program. However, as you already pointed out, I recommend you retake the GMAT to bring your overall score closer to the school's average (709). At this stage, with deadlines looming, I recommend that you also focus on writing a really strong personal story, and why you are seeking an ISB degree. I hope this helps.

Good luck!



Garima2592 wrote:
My background:

I am a re-applicant(applied last year with same score-680)

Gmat score 680 (50q 31v)

I am 26 Years old B.Tech with IT Majors from NIT, India.

I have more than 4 years of Work Ex(Software Engineer) as of now in 3 different companies(one was fintech and other two ,including current one, are ecommerce)

In current job, it has been 2.5 years.

My GPA is 9.67/10 .

Today I am also running my own startup(ecommerce) with 3 other cofounders.

Would like to apply to ISB Round 2.

I should have retaken GMAT by now but was held up in startup and job. Also thinking of trying my luck in GMAT in next 20 days.

What are my chances at ISB and what else should I do?


Thanks

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Concentration: Strategy, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V39
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New post 24 Nov 2018, 09:13
Indian Male, 29 years
UG: Bachelor of Fashion Technology (specialisation in Fashion & Apparel Production) - National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi (consistently ranks top in Asia among its Peer colleges)
GPA: 6.9/10, among the top 25% of the batch (4 as per mba.com conversion table)
PG: MA in HRM with CGPA 6.5/10 (Among top Universities for graduate studies in India)
GMAT: 720 (Q49, V39)

Additional Coursework:
- Business Analytics Specialisation (4courses + 1 capstone project), Wharton Online
- Business Stats with R, Duke University online
- Product Management Foundation - Darden University online

Work Experience: 4 years
Industry: Indian Conglomerate -Aditya Birla Group (1.5 years, worked in HR & Project Management as part of management rotation program across Fashion Retail and Manufacturing) + Entrepreneurship (2.5 years)
*My graduate rotation experience Aditya Birla was sort of internal consultancy experience as each rotation would start with a problem statement for a given sector/business unit, and involve problem diagnosis, creating and deploying solutions. While each rotation (or project) differed in complexity and area of concern, they all were strategic and of high impact in nature. Also got an opportunity to work on a global assignment in US.
*Entrepreneurship: I always had entrepreneurial bug, so when an opportunity to join the startup in space of fashion accessories came up (as Co-founder) 2 years ago, I immediately made the jump. For the last two years, I have dabbled across operations and marketing. Managed launch of 3 product categories, reworked marketing strategy to increase reach by 3.5X, took care of inventory planning and vendor management beside taking care of talent management. It has been a great learning curve until now, however, at times I found myself lacking in knowledge/expertise in taking things forward.

Extra-curricular Activities:
- Adventure Sports, have done multiple treks, hope to conquer the Himalayas someday.
- Huge comics nerd, and have been involved in comics strip design in college days
- Actively participated in sports, winning few medals at the university level.
- Was part of various clubs like the Social and Editorial club in leadership roles.

Community Service:
- Have been involved in multiple NGOs throughout my career in space of education. Presently involved (as an advisor) with a leading organization working to improve livelihood access to the young marginalised girls.

Post MBA Goals: Looking to get into strategy consultancy/Technology (Product) Firm/Consumer Tech side of Retail
Long-Term vision: I'm passionate about tech, and want to build a business at the intersection of fashion and technology.

Thanks in Advance

I'm targetting Haas, MIT, Chicago & Wharton. Should I target other colleges as well? (to be on the safer side), thinking about giving GMAT, 740/750 seems possible.
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New post 24 Nov 2018, 17:25
Hi waqui90,

Thank you for your post and for sharing your profile. I am impressed by all the great work you have done thus far, and would like to learn more about. Your work experience seems solid. However, I would like to know further about your impact and leadership with Aditya Birla Group. I do like the additional courses you've taken (how were your scores?), which help strengthen your academics. Being that you are targetting top MBA programs, I do recommend an increased score in GMAT would highly benefit the outcome of your applications. As to your extracurricular, are the experiences you describe recently, or are they prior to college/MA? In your application, be sure to outline the connection between your experiences and your goals, include the diversity of experiences in your resume, and showcase your motivations in your personal story(ies). I hope this helps.

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waqui90 wrote:
Indian Male, 29 years
UG: Bachelor of Fashion Technology (specialisation in Fashion & Apparel Production) - National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi (consistently ranks top in Asia among its Peer colleges)
GPA: 6.9/10, among the top 25% of the batch (4 as per mba.com conversion table)
PG: MA in HRM with CGPA 6.5/10 (Among top Universities for graduate studies in India)
GMAT: 720 (Q49, V39)

Additional Coursework:
- Business Analytics Specialisation (4courses + 1 capstone project), Wharton Online
- Business Stats with R, Duke University online
- Product Management Foundation - Darden University online

Work Experience: 4 years
Industry: Indian Conglomerate -Aditya Birla Group (1.5 years, worked in HR & Project Management as part of management rotation program across Fashion Retail and Manufacturing) + Entrepreneurship (2.5 years)
*My graduate rotation experience Aditya Birla was sort of internal consultancy experience as each rotation would start with a problem statement for a given sector/business unit, and involve problem diagnosis, creating and deploying solutions. While each rotation (or project) differed in complexity and area of concern, they all were strategic and of high impact in nature. Also got an opportunity to work on a global assignment in US.
*Entrepreneurship: I always had entrepreneurial bug, so when an opportunity to join the startup in space of fashion accessories came up (as Co-founder) 2 years ago, I immediately made the jump. For the last two years, I have dabbled across operations and marketing. Managed launch of 3 product categories, reworked marketing strategy to increase reach by 3.5X, took care of inventory planning and vendor management beside taking care of talent management. It has been a great learning curve until now, however, at times I found myself lacking in knowledge/expertise in taking things forward.

Extra-curricular Activities:
- Adventure Sports, have done multiple treks, hope to conquer the Himalayas someday.
- Huge comics nerd, and have been involved in comics strip design in college days
- Actively participated in sports, winning few medals at the university level.
- Was part of various clubs like the Social and Editorial club in leadership roles.

Community Service:
- Have been involved in multiple NGOs throughout my career in space of education. Presently involved (as an advisor) with a leading organization working to improve livelihood access to the young marginalised girls.

Post MBA Goals: Looking to get into strategy consultancy/Technology (Product) Firm/Consumer Tech side of Retail
Long-Term vision: I'm passionate about tech, and want to build a business at the intersection of fashion and technology.

Thanks in Advance

I'm targetting Haas, MIT, Chicago & Wharton. Should I target other colleges as well? (to be on the safer side), thinking about giving GMAT, 740/750 seems possible.

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