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New post Updated on: 11 Jan 2018, 03:42
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Originally posted by sushruthi on 09 Jan 2018, 08:15.
Last edited by sushruthi on 11 Jan 2018, 03:42, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 10 Jan 2018, 02:37
sushruthi wrote:
Asking for my friend

Undergraduate: Top 5 IIT, 7.2/10
GMAT: 720 (50Q, 35V)
Work Ex: 5 years

History of leadership

3 years at large e-commerce player (corporate strategy, supply chain, biz dev)
Pitched and led the rollout of extremely important product feature in a key vertical (that gave strategic advantage over global competition)
Turned around function that drives 2nd highest costs for company, adding $18 million in bottomline, managing a team of 8

2 years at high-growth start-up

Drove 8x growth in sales, big factor in a $30m funding round (launched and scaled new categories, marketing channels, products)
Led the growth team (promoted from manager to head in 12 months) & additional responsibility for consumer products
Very well regarded in the company, as one of the early members, helped build the company culture and fabric
Managed teams of 8-15 on cross-functional projects
Strong quant & data skills

ECs: Self taught guitar player, part of National Service Scheme at university, coached students for IIT

Long term goal: Entrepreneurship in India

Schools: HBS, Wharton, Booth, Stanford, Ross, Kellogg, LBS



Hey there good sir,
Well it's a bit light on the deets but what I can see I like. IIT, solid work experience, with growth and concrete achievements.

If he really is serious about Top 10, then I think he should really consider a retake. As an Indian he's working with a -30 handicap, and should be at least 20 points over the average if not more.

For some reasoning behind this, have a look at this post:
http://admissionado.com/mba/3-tips-for- ... n=mba_blog


Other than that I'd love to hear more detail about the work experience especially achievements and leadership.

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Originally posted by sushruthi on 10 Jan 2018, 05:52.
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How big is the home furniture startup? How many employees? Is is shops? what's market share? And how has it been growing and what is its future potential?
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Originally posted by sushruthi on 11 Jan 2018, 01:55.
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New post 11 Jan 2018, 02:06
Thanks for the detail good sir.
so To me I'm seeing more of a Top20 than a Top10 profile here. The schooling is great. But the GMAT and work experience are "only" good rather than amazing. And the top schools basically pick whoever they want, esp when it comes to the number of applicants they see from India.

Should he try? Of course! But once again - the key to a happy application, is a balanced strategy!

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