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New post 24 Mar 2018, 11:42
Hey guys,

I am targeting US B-schools and ISB (India) for 2019 intake. Can you guys please evaluate my profile and share your comments? Please be as blatant as possible.

Can you guys suggest a few schools that I should apply to? Stretch, achievable and safe ones.

Profile summary
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Age: 27
Nationality - Indian

Academics:
Class X - 86%
Class XII - 89%
GMAT - 700 (Q47, V39)
Undergrad GPA: 8.1/10, Computer Science and Engineer


Work Experience - Currently, I've 4 years of work experience in IT. I have played the role of an Application Developer, Tester and Functional Consultant. I have worked in Banking (Credit Cards),

Retail (Apparel) and Energy & Resources (Steel) domain and have gathered relevant business knowledge of the same. I have taken up a few strategic roles during this tenure and received awards for

the same.

Extra curricular activities:
1) During college, I was the member of the core group, which successfully managed to pull the sponsors for our college Annual Fest. Although, it sounds pretty odd, our college did not have any

initiatives for fests etc. until we pitched in and showed the management that why an "Off-week" is required.
2) Member of the college and school soccer teams. Won a few tournaments.
3) College Representative of the Training and Placement Office. Interacted with company representatives during recruitments.
4) School representative for inter-school fests.
5) Member of my company's community club.

Career Goals - I had initially joined the company to gain experience to get into a proper MBA/MS(management) program abroad. And now I think it is time to work towards that. I have not fixed on any

particular destination as such but i am slightly biased towards US b-schools and ISB. I found management/strategy counsulting specialisation somewhat to my liking after reading about it. I'd definitely like to make a transition from my current role in a service based industry into a full-fledged consulting/strategy role. I haven't decided on the industry, but I see myself involved in a consultant role. I agree that during the course of one's MBA, the focus can shift, but if everything goes as per the plan, this is where I see myself after 5 years. We, as IT professionals, definitely do informal consulting, but our clients always takes it with a pinch of salt. This is one restriction I want to break.


Please let me know in case any additional information is required from my end.
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New post 25 Mar 2018, 11:26
roykabir772 wrote:
Hey guys,

I am targeting US B-schools and ISB (India) for 2019 intake. Can you guys please evaluate my profile and share your comments? Please be as blatant as possible.

Can you guys suggest a few schools that I should apply to? Stretch, achievable and safe ones.

Profile summary
-------------------------------------------------------
Age: 27
Nationality - Indian

Academics:
Class X - 86%
Class XII - 89%
GMAT - 700 (Q47, V39)
Undergrad GPA: 8.1/10, Computer Science and Engineer


Work Experience - Currently, I've 4 years of work experience in IT. I have played the role of an Application Developer, Tester and Functional Consultant. I have worked in Banking (Credit Cards),

Retail (Apparel) and Energy & Resources (Steel) domain and have gathered relevant business knowledge of the same. I have taken up a few strategic roles during this tenure and received awards for

the same.

Extra curricular activities:
1) During college, I was the member of the core group, which successfully managed to pull the sponsors for our college Annual Fest. Although, it sounds pretty odd, our college did not have any

initiatives for fests etc. until we pitched in and showed the management that why an "Off-week" is required.
2) Member of the college and school soccer teams. Won a few tournaments.
3) College Representative of the Training and Placement Office. Interacted with company representatives during recruitments.
4) School representative for inter-school fests.
5) Member of my company's community club.

Career Goals - I had initially joined the company to gain experience to get into a proper MBA/MS(management) program abroad. And now I think it is time to work towards that. I have not fixed on any

particular destination as such but i am slightly biased towards US b-schools and ISB. I found management/strategy counsulting specialisation somewhat to my liking after reading about it. I'd definitely like to make a transition from my current role in a service based industry into a full-fledged consulting/strategy role. I haven't decided on the industry, but I see myself involved in a consultant role. I agree that during the course of one's MBA, the focus can shift, but if everything goes as per the plan, this is where I see myself after 5 years. We, as IT professionals, definitely do informal consulting, but our clients always takes it with a pinch of salt. This is one restriction I want to break.


Please let me know in case any additional information is required from my end.


Hey roykabir772,
You have some great intiatives. Your profile needs a bit of building though, and this is the right time for you to start.

I see most of your details. Happy to answer your questions over the phone.
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New post 26 Mar 2018, 05:31
roykabir772 wrote:
Hey guys,

I am targeting US B-schools and ISB (India) for 2019 intake. Can you guys please evaluate my profile and share your comments? Please be as blatant as possible.

Can you guys suggest a few schools that I should apply to? Stretch, achievable and safe ones.

Profile summary
-------------------------------------------------------
Age: 27
Nationality - Indian

Academics:
Class X - 86%
Class XII - 89%
GMAT - 700 (Q47, V39)
Undergrad GPA: 8.1/10, Computer Science and Engineer


Work Experience - Currently, I've 4 years of work experience in IT. I have played the role of an Application Developer, Tester and Functional Consultant. I have worked in Banking (Credit Cards),

Retail (Apparel) and Energy & Resources (Steel) domain and have gathered relevant business knowledge of the same. I have taken up a few strategic roles during this tenure and received awards for

the same.

Extra curricular activities:
1) During college, I was the member of the core group, which successfully managed to pull the sponsors for our college Annual Fest. Although, it sounds pretty odd, our college did not have any

initiatives for fests etc. until we pitched in and showed the management that why an "Off-week" is required.
2) Member of the college and school soccer teams. Won a few tournaments.
3) College Representative of the Training and Placement Office. Interacted with company representatives during recruitments.
4) School representative for inter-school fests.
5) Member of my company's community club.

Career Goals - I had initially joined the company to gain experience to get into a proper MBA/MS(management) program abroad. And now I think it is time to work towards that. I have not fixed on any

particular destination as such but i am slightly biased towards US b-schools and ISB. I found management/strategy counsulting specialisation somewhat to my liking after reading about it. I'd definitely like to make a transition from my current role in a service based industry into a full-fledged consulting/strategy role. I haven't decided on the industry, but I see myself involved in a consultant role. I agree that during the course of one's MBA, the focus can shift, but if everything goes as per the plan, this is where I see myself after 5 years. We, as IT professionals, definitely do informal consulting, but our clients always takes it with a pinch of salt. This is one restriction I want to break.


Please let me know in case any additional information is required from my end.


Hi roykabir772,

Thanks for sharing the details.

Definitely, a lot working for you on the professional front, considering the strategic roles and the awards :)

Having said the above, you do belong to an over-represented applicant group and you will need to differentiate your profile in order to have a greater impact. For starters, the GMAT is looking alright. However, we would recommend a re-take, if possible, as 700 (particularly for ISB) would be a few points under the average and a higher score would definitely boost your chances.

Second, though you have been involved with a few activities beyond work, there is still scope for much more on this front. Again, look at building your profile in the coming months (through engaging with social/professional clubs, taking on a leadership role in the social sector etc.). At this point, we must focus on having as many talking points as possible as these will help enrich your essays.

Once you have taken care of the above, focus on preparing a set of essays that adequately portray your strengths, highlight your need for MBA, and showcase a logical sync between your existing experience and future goals :)

Should you feel the need for a profile evaluation in greater detail, feel free to reach out to us. We will be happy to help.

All the best! :)
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roykabir772 wrote:
Hey guys,

I am targeting US B-schools and ISB (India) for 2019 intake. Can you guys please evaluate my profile and share your comments? Please be as blatant as possible.

Can you guys suggest a few schools that I should apply to? Stretch, achievable and safe ones.

Profile summary
-------------------------------------------------------
Age: 27
Nationality - Indian

Academics:
Class X - 86%
Class XII - 89%
GMAT - 700 (Q47, V39)
Undergrad GPA: 8.1/10, Computer Science and Engineer


Work Experience - Currently, I've 4 years of work experience in IT. I have played the role of an Application Developer, Tester and Functional Consultant. I have worked in Banking (Credit Cards),

Retail (Apparel) and Energy & Resources (Steel) domain and have gathered relevant business knowledge of the same. I have taken up a few strategic roles during this tenure and received awards for

the same.

Extra curricular activities:
1) During college, I was the member of the core group, which successfully managed to pull the sponsors for our college Annual Fest. Although, it sounds pretty odd, our college did not have any

initiatives for fests etc. until we pitched in and showed the management that why an "Off-week" is required.
2) Member of the college and school soccer teams. Won a few tournaments.
3) College Representative of the Training and Placement Office. Interacted with company representatives during recruitments.
4) School representative for inter-school fests.
5) Member of my company's community club.

Career Goals - I had initially joined the company to gain experience to get into a proper MBA/MS(management) program abroad. And now I think it is time to work towards that. I have not fixed on any

particular destination as such but i am slightly biased towards US b-schools and ISB. I found management/strategy counsulting specialisation somewhat to my liking after reading about it. I'd definitely like to make a transition from my current role in a service based industry into a full-fledged consulting/strategy role. I haven't decided on the industry, but I see myself involved in a consultant role. I agree that during the course of one's MBA, the focus can shift, but if everything goes as per the plan, this is where I see myself after 5 years. We, as IT professionals, definitely do informal consulting, but our clients always takes it with a pinch of salt. This is one restriction I want to break.


Please let me know in case any additional information is required from my end.


Hi roykabir772,

Thanks for sharing the details.

Definitely, a lot working for you on the professional front, considering the strategic roles and the awards :)

Having said the above, you do belong to an over-represented applicant group and you will need to differentiate your profile in order to have a greater impact. For starters, the GMAT is looking alright. However, we would recommend a re-take, if possible, as 700 (particularly for ISB) would be a few points under the average and a higher score would definitely boost your chances.

Second, though you have been involved with a few activities beyond work, there is still scope for much more on this front. Again, look at building your profile in the coming months (through engaging with social/professional clubs, taking on a leadership role in the social sector etc.). At this point, we must focus on having as many talking points as possible as these will help enrich your essays.

Once you have taken care of the above, focus on preparing a set of essays that adequately portray your strengths, highlight your need for MBA, and showcase a logical sync between your existing experience and future goals :)

Should you feel the need for a profile evaluation in greater detail, feel free to reach out to us. We will be happy to help.

All the best! :)

Thanks a lot for your response and suggestions. I will try to take up more roles and tasks in the social sector.

Appreciate your help. ?

Cheers,
Kabir
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New post 27 Mar 2018, 06:16
Hello roykabir772,

Thanks for sharing your profile in depth. You seem to have taken great initiatives.
While assessing your application, top b-schools look for people who have demonstrated leadership qualities in their professional or personal lives. Leadership qualities don’t necessarily mean leading teams – they could also mean the initiatives you had taken, your achievements, impact-orientation, and career progression. You need to differentiate yourself from the other applicants through your essays, so be careful and work smarter while writing your essays. You definitely need to work your profile in certain areas to increase your chances. Considering ISB and US as your targeted B-Schools, +20-30 score in your GMAT would definitely make a difference.

Please feel free to reach us out on +91 9980044412 to evaluate your profile from a Wharton Alumni and build your profile accordingly.

You can also evaluate your profile by using our ingenious tool called B-School Selector. The b-school selector is an intelligent B-Schools shortlisting tool designed by the team of expert consultants graduated from Ivy League B-Schools. This tool provides the list of B-Schools where you have fair chances of getting an admission based on certain parameters like GMAT Score, Work Experience, International Work Experience and Academic Scores. Please click on the below-mentioned link to use the tool.
https://www.genedmba.com/b-school-selec ... Ra9sPptBnq
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New post 27 Mar 2018, 09:46
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Hello roykabir772,

Thanks for sharing your profile in depth. You seem to have taken great initiatives.
While assessing your application, top b-schools look for people who have demonstrated leadership qualities in their professional or personal lives. Leadership qualities don’t necessarily mean leading teams – they could also mean the initiatives you had taken, your achievements, impact-orientation, and career progression. You need to differentiate yourself from the other applicants through your essays, so be careful and work smarter while writing your essays. You definitely need to work your profile in certain areas to increase your chances. Considering ISB and US as your targeted B-Schools, +20-30 score in your GMAT would definitely make a difference.

Please feel free to reach us out on +91 9980044412 to evaluate your profile from a Wharton Alumni and build your profile accordingly.

You can also evaluate your profile by using our ingenious tool called B-School Selector. The b-school selector is an intelligent B-Schools shortlisting tool designed by the team of expert consultants graduated from Ivy League B-Schools. This tool provides the list of B-Schools where you have fair chances of getting an admission based on certain parameters like GMAT Score, Work Experience, International Work Experience and Academic Scores. Please click on the below-mentioned link to use the tool.
https://www.genedmba.com/b-school-selec ... Ra9sPptBnq

Thanks a lot for your response. I will try out the b-school selector tool.

Cheers,
Kabir
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