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New post 23 Jun 2020, 07:51

I would like your advice/feedback on
a)my profile (aiming to apply next year-2021)
b)any suggestion/criticism that you may have
c)what are the possibilities of making it to M7 with a GMAT score of 750(yet to take the exam).
d)Considering my profile which sounds as a more convincing reason for mba- switching to management consulting or switching to project management.

Male, 30 years, Civil Engineer, India
Undergrad- B.Tech-2012 (National Institute of Technology, Tier 1 or 2 College)
CPI – 8.85 out of 10(Ranked 3rd in the class of 66)

GMAT- yet to take in July (Expected score 730+)

Work Experience:

8yrs. Working in a Public Sector Enterprise( Govt of India Undertaking) which deals in Project Management & Consultancy in Engineering , Oil , Infra etc.

Company Experience: 3 promotions in 8 years. (Got last promotion in 3yrs against the usual min. Of 4 yrs)

Professional experience

1) Experience in Project Management and engineering consultancy (PMC) while leading different departments(Planning, Quality, execution, billing) in high stakes ($135Mi) project of Ministry of Defence.
2) Have designed non conventional structures for Aerospace sector clients
3) Varied experience - in contracts department and, design and execution of RCC and Steel structures in Steel Plant (PMC works in.$2.4Bi project)

College Experience

1) Involved in framing of guidelines for construction workers (masonry) for Himachal Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority. The guidelines were subsequently implemented in the entire state of Himachal Pradesh.
2) headed cultural and technical clubs during annual cultural and technical festivals.
3) Training & Placement Coordinator for Civil Deptt. - 100% training and placement achieved.
4) Won numerous debate competitions

National/State/District level Achievements

1) Only student from my college to be Selected for Science Academys' (jointly held by the only 3 national Science Academies) Summer Research Fellowship 2011.
2) U-14 district level chess champion.(2009)

Community Engagement

1) presently an educator in an online forum- I teach school students for free.
2) Have given monitory help and guidance to non executive employees helping some of them complete their education.
3) organise foodgrains and cooked meals donation camps to help labourers.
4) 2008-2012 Taught students from slums

Career Goals

Switch from technical consulting to Management Consulting/Project Management.
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New post 29 Jun 2020, 21:10
Hi darkknight016,

Thanks for sharing your profile with us!

A common misconception among MBA applicants is that they have to say "what the AdCom wants to hear" when asked about their short- and long-term post-MBA goals. Rather than fixating on what you think will be more "convincing" for the AdCom to hear, a better strategy is simply to say what you personally think you would prefer to do after b-school! Not only will that sound more genuine (AdComs read thousands of applications a year, so they know how to spot the real thing), but it will also be easier for you to write if it's truly coming from the heart, rather than from the head. Therefore, a key exercise is for you to really spend some time reflecting on what your career goals are both immediately after b-school and 10-15 years down the road. Start there and work backwards -- given whatever your long-term goals are, will it be more advantageous for you (and more logical) to do project management after b-school, or do to management consulting? That should be your answer.

By the time you apply, your age will be on the very high end for the M7 schools, so that may be an uphill climb, particularly for a demographic like yours (Indian male engineer) that is very competitive to begin with. I would encourage you to look at some European schools (like Said, Judge, INSEAD), as these may be a better fit for your work tenure and professional experience.

I hope that helps! Feel free to reach out to us at if we can be of further help.


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New post 30 Jun 2020, 03:20
Thank you so much Admissionado for the profile review and the guidance. I had not thought of European B schools as yet. I'll be researching them now.

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