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Profile Evaluation and School Suggestion in Canada

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Location: United States
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Marketing
GRE 1: Q167 V155

GRE 2: Q167 V164
GPA: 3.73
WE: Project Management (Telecommunications)
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New post 19 Apr 2018, 02:54
Hello nice people,

First of all - thanks for the amazing work so far :) I will try to keep it specific. So here goes:

1. Background: Male, 28 years old, from Bangladesh. Its a country in south east asia.
2. Education : BSc. in EEE, BUET. It is the best engineering university in Bangladesh with acceptance rate .
CGPA 3.72
3. GRE Score: 331, Q-167 ( 92nd Percentile), V-164 ( 92nd Percentile)
Equivalent GMAT: 740
4. Work Experience:

Total 44 months (As of April 2018)
Growth & Analytics Specialist | MyGP App | Grameenphone | February 2017 – Present
- Continuously implement and drive growth initiatives through both physical and digital channels. Grew MyGP to an app with more than 2Million MAU in its second year of existence.
- Create accurate attribution models and optimize user acquisition strategy. Reduced cost of user acquisition by 50% year over year.
- Identify business critical metrics, plan and set up event based funnels to track them and analyze the data. Increased Average Revenue per Active User by 25%, year over year
- Ideation and rapid experimentation of different gamification elements inside the app which increased user engagement by 31%

 Agile Product & Platform Owner | MyGP App | February 2016 – February 2017
- Convert requirements from stakeholders and customers to user stories and technical requirements for the developers. Digitized more than 35 customer journeys including basic telco, advanced telco and beyond telco journeys since launch
- Own the delivery timeline for development sprints and app release. Delivered 10 sprints and 9 app releases without delay.
- Work with the tech lead to ensure a stable and crash free platform that is scalable as per business requirement. Achieved zero unplanned downtime and more than 99% crash-free rate throughout lifetime of the app
- Introduce personalized and contextual offerings for app users. Was the business lead for the first ever integration project in Telenor between MyGP app and Contextual Marketing Platform.
- Designed an MVP of a Customer Lifecycle Management program for the app users. Increased user retention by 15%

 Management Trainee (NBL Program) | Technology | Grameenphone Ltd. | August 2014 - August 2015
- Worked with all the teams in Grameenphone with extensive hands on assignments and rigorous evaluation process to better understand the end to end value chain of the telecom business
- Secured the top most Management Trainee position based on the performance evaluation during the rotation program
- Represented Grameenphone in the Telenor International Management Trainee meet up in Digi, Malaysia.
- Led the Customer Experience initiative from technology side during the telecom equipment swap project across 1500 sites in Bangladesh. Resulted in increasing the Network NPS by 20% with no major customer complains during the project timeline.

4. Extra Carricular:
- Mentor and judge- Hult International Business Case Competition, Bangladesh Section for last 3 years
- Keynote speaker and trainer – IEEE Young Professionals, Bangladesh Region
- Strategic advisor, Shikkha Desher Jonno – a non profit organization that works for providing easy and fun alternate study material for village kids in Bangladesh.
- Loves football, ardent supporter of Real Madrid FC.

4. Career Goals:
I want to get some years of experience in tech startup and also have a network with probable investors so that by I can jump start into my ICT focused startup aimed at emerging markets like Bangladesh within the next 5/6 years.
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New post 19 Apr 2018, 08:40
Hey JWahid
Thanks for posting. I see you were WL'd at Booth and accepted at Olin this season. Is this correct? If so, those are both good signs about your candidacy and your ability to pull off an application.
I think for any candidate from your part of the world with your background, you want to make sure you cast a wide net when it comes to school selection. Competition is pretty tough from your region! So try Rotman, Ivey, Smith, Shulich all in R1 and see what happens. Rotman is probably closest to what you want given their entrepreneurship and innovation offerings, but Rotman is also the toughest school to get into.

A couple of other suggestions:
Make sure your CV highlights any and all international exposure you have. That can help you stand out a bit.
Don't overlook soft skills. Make sure your CV also highlights times where you have managed teams and trained and mentored others. I see a lot of business impact in what you outline about, but not a lot of "people skills." See if you can just a bit more about that to your CV.

I wish you all the best with your applications!
Krista
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New post 20 Apr 2018, 10:44
Hi Krista ,

Thank you for the insightful evaluation. I really appreciate your time.

I was wait listed at Booth and admitted in Olin with full tuition fellowship in 2016 (class of 2018).
But due to some personal reasons, I had to decline the offer.
Now, two years and a trump administration later - I somehow find applying to Canadian business schools more rewarding from work visa, placement and resident ship perspective.

Rotman looks amazing - I will agree,but at the same time - it is very conservative on the scholarships they offer , at least that is what I have heard. And given my financial capabilities - I would need something up in the 60% in scholarship/funding to finish the MBA. With that in mind, what schools do you think would be good choices?

For the other suggestions- you make some very valid point. I would really appreciate if you could just expand a bit on how you think I can touch upon the people skills and managerial skills in the resume? I initially planned to keep them in the essays.

Look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thanks again-
Jamil
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