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New post 24 Jan 2014, 17:13

It is awesome that people here take the time to give evaluations/feedback on profiles! I look forward to hearing some on mine:

Gender: Male
Age: 28 when I apply
GMAT: 720 (Expected)
Bachelors: University of Mumbai (Large university in India, considered average) - Engineering, IT - GPA 68/100
Masters : Iowa State (Ames, IA, USA) - Computer Engineering - 3.89/4.0
UC Berkeley Extension : Certificate in Management - 4.0/4.0 <- Don't know if this helps

Application plan: IMD R2- Jan 2015 intake, All others R1 - September 2015 intake

International Exposure:
-Studied in India till Bachelors, studied and worked in the US ever since (6 years).
- Responsible for global sales/marketing of product I manage so I have significant interaction with sales reps/customers across the globe.

Extra curricular:
- Held leadership role in a student organization involved in community service at Iowa State
- Volunteer tutor for underprivileged high school kids for the past year (2 years when I apply)

Work experience:
- 4.5 years when I apply,
- 4 years in gradually senior engineering positions designing microchips.
- Recently promoted to Product Manager (8 months at application), responsible for deciding the strategy of the product in terms of marketing, sales, technology partnership as well as future engineering requirements.
- Currently work in the Silicon Valley in a small high tech company that is owned by a Fortune 500 company. etc.

- First employee of a tech start up (Worked there for 2 years, gradually got involved in all aspects of running the company)
- Full scholarship for Masters

- Columbia
- Stern

Post MBA Plans: Management Consulting/Senior Management at Tech companies

Thanks a lot!

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New post 29 Jan 2014, 10:27
Hi amg2015,

Thanks for your post. About your application, I recommend you read this case study of an Indian engineer who was accepted into a top MBA program: It should provide insight for your application. It's important to remember that MBA programs are looking to develop future leaders, so any management and leadership experience you can highlight is important.

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