After finishing GMAT and reading your book to get more idea about what all we can write, I am updating my profile here. Hoepfully I will represnt myself better in this profile.
M, Indian, Married, with children, 29 yrs (30 by fall 2008)
GMAT 760(Q51, V42)
Average indian University (Bachelor Of Technology - Civil Engineering)
First division with honor (means more than 75% overall exam score)
•was awarded scholarship from State Government for all 8 semesters
•Member of counseling committee for admissions while in 2nd year, Implemented a new revenue generating idea to admission process
•Headed (by appointment) the college branch of a national student organization for 2 years – appointment was based on level of participation in past - My previous participation was managing campaign for my brother (for same student party) in University Elections, of course he won.
Project Management Professional – Project Management Institute (http://www.pmi.org
Information Technology Project Manager(Washington, D.C. and South Carolina)
- 5 Years international experience
•My job responsibilities include client relationship management and project management.
•I have managed geographically distributed teams of 6 to 12 people and projects up to 1.1M over a year.
•I can provide some leadership and teamwork experiences from my work
•I received a one time award from CEO for helping human resources with head hunting and recruitment process and also received highest bonus for referrals.
•Was hired as Project Manager at 4 years of work experience. Youngest project manager and youngest certified PMP in the company as well on the client site.
have undergone significant company sponsored training in Interpersonal skills, startegy and negotiation skills.
I will provide refernces from the CEO of the company I work with(small company so we are close), my client and the HR director (if 3rd needed).
•Recieved training of court appointed special advocate to represent abused and neglected children in family court.
•Indian cooking volunteer for once a month fundraising for “Christmas is for kids” (CIFK), for over 2 years.
•Enjoy cooking, playing pool and wood carving.
•Participate in Indian as well as international potluck events.
•In past, I have been a child artist at my local radio station. I have also participated in plays on stage.
I want to change career from IT project management to non-profit. I want to start an NGO (start in India and expand to other developing countries) to work for embetterment of congenital heart patients by providing care, treatment support and negotiating policies with government. I am one of the few million congenital heart patients. I could not afford the treatment or care as a child, but took it as a challenge and lived a successful life, while supporting mine and my father's family and bringing them to stability. Now I want to empower other patients to face this challenge they are born with. I will not write the details here but I do have an outline of what this NGO will try to achieve and how.
Based on some research I did, Stanford (with it's centre for social innovation and public management program with an option of non-profit management) sems to be good for what I want to do. They were number 1 in a recent beyondgreypinstripes ranking too. How much chance do you think I stand there?
I would appreciate yor suggestion on other school choices too (If it changes from last time