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New post 04 Aug 2017, 01:38
Nationality- Indian
Male
Age- 29
GMAT- 710 (V35 Q50) Given in 2014
Undergraduate Information-
GPA:3.7 University on Mumbai, India (B.E - Electronics and Telecommunications) May 2010

Graduate Information-
GPA:4.0 University of Maryland- College Park, USA (Masters in Telecommunications) May 2012

Work Experience:
Senior Systems Test Engineer in the Telecommunications Industry- 5 years
- established a team in India
- lead feature testing and mentored several colleagues
- cross functional role with customer interaction

Leadership:
- Treasurer & Technical Head, IEEE Student Chapter
- Joint Cultural Secretary in undergrad college
- Founding Vice-President and Adviser of a youth non-profit NGO in India

Extra-curricular:
- Theater actor- performed plays in San Diego and LA; also helped in organizing/ staging plays
- Organized and hosted various inter-collegiate events in school
- Volunteered for various student organizations during school

Applied to various schools for 2015 intake but got dinged by all :(
Haas, Anderson, Sloan, GSB, Sloan, Ross, Darden, Tepper, Duke

Target schools for 2018 intake: Haas, Anderson, Ross

post MBA goals: venture into general management with more focus on strategy/ technology management

Thinking to re-attempt GMAT to improve my score and apply for R2 deadlines

Please evaluate my profile and suggest whether I should retake GMAT. Do suggest target schools based on my profile.

Thank you so much for your time and guidance!

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agadodia wrote:
Nationality- Indian
Male
Age- 29
GMAT- 710 (V35 Q50) Given in 2014
Undergraduate Information-
GPA:3.7 University on Mumbai, India (B.E - Electronics and Telecommunications) May 2010

Graduate Information-
GPA:4.0 University of Maryland- College Park, USA (Masters in Telecommunications) May 2012

Work Experience:
Senior Systems Test Engineer in the Telecommunications Industry- 5 years
- established a team in India
- lead feature testing and mentored several colleagues
- cross functional role with customer interaction

Leadership:
- Treasurer & Technical Head, IEEE Student Chapter
- Joint Cultural Secretary in undergrad college
- Founding Vice-President and Adviser of a youth non-profit NGO in India

Extra-curricular:
- Theater actor- performed plays in San Diego and LA; also helped in organizing/ staging plays
- Organized and hosted various inter-collegiate events in school
- Volunteered for various student organizations during school

Applied to various schools for 2015 intake but got dinged by all :(
Haas, Anderson, Sloan, GSB, Sloan, Ross, Darden, Tepper, Duke

Target schools for 2018 intake: Haas, Anderson, Ross

post MBA goals: venture into general management with more focus on strategy/ technology management

Thinking to re-attempt GMAT to improve my score and apply for R2 deadlines

Please evaluate my profile and suggest whether I should retake GMAT. Do suggest target schools based on my profile.

Thank you so much for your time and guidance!


Hey there!
Good to hear from you.
so to answer your first question about the GMAT. That will depend on you. Mostly: Can you get higher? and with how much effort? I won't lie to you, getting a higher score on the GMAT can boost things, esp. for an Indian candidate But it's also not helpful to hit your head against a wall. Was this the GMAT you had originally applied with?

For starters I would refer you to these two articles about GMAT and Indian candidates, which I hope you will find helpful:
http://admissionado.com/mba/3-tips-for- ... n=mba_blog
http://admissionado.com/mba/to-retake-o ... n=mba_blog

Next: You already applied in 2015. so what has changed? What have you done BETTER? How have you improved and advanced? It will be VITAL for you to show this, especially if you are considering reapplying to the same schools.

Here is another link for you, this time on making a good reapplication package:
http://admissionado.com/mba/reapplying- ... n=mba_blog

I would also mention that since you have done all this work in 2015 and with dings, you might want to do two things:
1. Have someone (such as ourselves) look over your old packages and give you a "ding analysis". I mean this will be the quickest way forward to see what went wrong.
2. Consider changing your school list. Especially if you are applying with the same GMAT score.

As an Indian/Male/Tech applicant with a 710 and not having graduated from an IIT, you will have an uphill battle at S16 schools, and effectively, your school list is far too challenging with your current GMAT score and profile. You should be looking rather in the 15-30 ranking approximately.

I hope this helps!
Best,
Jon
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Status: Applying
Joined: 17 Nov 2014
Posts: 14

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 5

Location: United States (CA)
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GMAT 1: 710 Q50 V35
GPA: 3.7
WE: Engineering (Telecommunications)
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New post 07 Aug 2017, 01:16
JonAdmissionado wrote:
agadodia wrote:
Nationality- Indian
Male
Age- 29
GMAT- 710 (V35 Q50) Given in 2014
Undergraduate Information-
GPA:3.7 University on Mumbai, India (B.E - Electronics and Telecommunications) May 2010

Graduate Information-
GPA:4.0 University of Maryland- College Park, USA (Masters in Telecommunications) May 2012

Work Experience:
Senior Systems Test Engineer in the Telecommunications Industry- 5 years
- established a team in India
- lead feature testing and mentored several colleagues
- cross functional role with customer interaction

Leadership:
- Treasurer & Technical Head, IEEE Student Chapter
- Joint Cultural Secretary in undergrad college
- Founding Vice-President and Adviser of a youth non-profit NGO in India

Extra-curricular:
- Theater actor- performed plays in San Diego and LA; also helped in organizing/ staging plays
- Organized and hosted various inter-collegiate events in school
- Volunteered for various student organizations during school

Applied to various schools for 2015 intake but got dinged by all :(
Haas, Anderson, Sloan, GSB, Sloan, Ross, Darden, Tepper, Duke

Target schools for 2018 intake: Haas, Anderson, Ross

post MBA goals: venture into general management with more focus on strategy/ technology management

Thinking to re-attempt GMAT to improve my score and apply for R2 deadlines

Please evaluate my profile and suggest whether I should retake GMAT. Do suggest target schools based on my profile.

Thank you so much for your time and guidance!


Hey there!
Good to hear from you.
so to answer your first question about the GMAT. That will depend on you. Mostly: Can you get higher? and with how much effort? I won't lie to you, getting a higher score on the GMAT can boost things, esp. for an Indian candidate But it's also not helpful to hit your head against a wall. Was this the GMAT you had originally applied with?

For starters I would refer you to these two articles about GMAT and Indian candidates, which I hope you will find helpful:
http://admissionado.com/mba/3-tips-for- ... n=mba_blog
http://admissionado.com/mba/to-retake-o ... n=mba_blog

Next: You already applied in 2015. so what has changed? What have you done BETTER? How have you improved and advanced? It will be VITAL for you to show this, especially if you are considering reapplying to the same schools.

Here is another link for you, this time on making a good reapplication package:
http://admissionado.com/mba/reapplying- ... n=mba_blog

I would also mention that since you have done all this work in 2015 and with dings, you might want to do two things:
1. Have someone (such as ourselves) look over your old packages and give you a "ding analysis". I mean this will be the quickest way forward to see what went wrong.
2. Consider changing your school list. Especially if you are applying with the same GMAT score.

As an Indian/Male/Tech applicant with a 710 and not having graduated from an IIT, you will have an uphill battle at S16 schools, and effectively, your school list is far too challenging with your current GMAT score and profile. You should be looking rather in the 15-30 ranking approximately.

I hope this helps!
Best,
Jon



Thanks a lot Jon. All these articles and pointers are very valuable. Ding analysis from various admission consultants had a similar suggestion- improve GMAT and get some more work experience. I had a relatively low work exp of 2-3 years at that time. The major change in my application from then to now is better work experience with more exposure to people management and team leading as well as venturing into theater. Higher GMAT score and a wider school list seems to be the way for me.

Regards.

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 5

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Joined: 30 Nov 2009
Posts: 5719

Kudos [?]: 989 [0], given: 49

Location: Chicago, IL
Schools: Brown University, Harvard Business School
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New post 08 Aug 2017, 01:29
agadodia wrote:
JonAdmissionado wrote:
agadodia wrote:
Nationality- Indian
Male
Age- 29
GMAT- 710 (V35 Q50) Given in 2014
Undergraduate Information-
GPA:3.7 University on Mumbai, India (B.E - Electronics and Telecommunications) May 2010

Graduate Information-
GPA:4.0 University of Maryland- College Park, USA (Masters in Telecommunications) May 2012

Work Experience:
Senior Systems Test Engineer in the Telecommunications Industry- 5 years
- established a team in India
- lead feature testing and mentored several colleagues
- cross functional role with customer interaction

Leadership:
- Treasurer & Technical Head, IEEE Student Chapter
- Joint Cultural Secretary in undergrad college
- Founding Vice-President and Adviser of a youth non-profit NGO in India

Extra-curricular:
- Theater actor- performed plays in San Diego and LA; also helped in organizing/ staging plays
- Organized and hosted various inter-collegiate events in school
- Volunteered for various student organizations during school

Applied to various schools for 2015 intake but got dinged by all :(
Haas, Anderson, Sloan, GSB, Sloan, Ross, Darden, Tepper, Duke

Target schools for 2018 intake: Haas, Anderson, Ross

post MBA goals: venture into general management with more focus on strategy/ technology management

Thinking to re-attempt GMAT to improve my score and apply for R2 deadlines

Please evaluate my profile and suggest whether I should retake GMAT. Do suggest target schools based on my profile.

Thank you so much for your time and guidance!


Hey there!
Good to hear from you.
so to answer your first question about the GMAT. That will depend on you. Mostly: Can you get higher? and with how much effort? I won't lie to you, getting a higher score on the GMAT can boost things, esp. for an Indian candidate But it's also not helpful to hit your head against a wall. Was this the GMAT you had originally applied with?

For starters I would refer you to these two articles about GMAT and Indian candidates, which I hope you will find helpful:
http://admissionado.com/mba/3-tips-for- ... n=mba_blog
http://admissionado.com/mba/to-retake-o ... n=mba_blog

Next: You already applied in 2015. so what has changed? What have you done BETTER? How have you improved and advanced? It will be VITAL for you to show this, especially if you are considering reapplying to the same schools.

Here is another link for you, this time on making a good reapplication package:
http://admissionado.com/mba/reapplying- ... n=mba_blog

I would also mention that since you have done all this work in 2015 and with dings, you might want to do two things:
1. Have someone (such as ourselves) look over your old packages and give you a "ding analysis". I mean this will be the quickest way forward to see what went wrong.
2. Consider changing your school list. Especially if you are applying with the same GMAT score.

As an Indian/Male/Tech applicant with a 710 and not having graduated from an IIT, you will have an uphill battle at S16 schools, and effectively, your school list is far too challenging with your current GMAT score and profile. You should be looking rather in the 15-30 ranking approximately.

I hope this helps!
Best,
Jon



Thanks a lot Jon. All these articles and pointers are very valuable. Ding analysis from various admission consultants had a similar suggestion- improve GMAT and get some more work experience. I had a relatively low work exp of 2-3 years at that time. The major change in my application from then to now is better work experience with more exposure to people management and team leading as well as venturing into theater. Higher GMAT score and a wider school list seems to be the way for me.

Regards.


Well there you have it! :)

I wish you the best of luck, and if you have any other questions, or need any other feedback, just drop a line.

Best,
Jon
_________________

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Founder, Admissionado

Admissionado | Packages | Success Stories | Team

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