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Hello nick1481

Kudos to the detailed post.
First of all let me assure you that your academic scores are not as bad as you think they are.
Simply put, I feel with a 720+ in GMAT (something you are seeming confident of) you could stand a chance of getting an interview call.
Remember that acads are just one part of the overall profile which is judged on 6 admission factors mentioned here.
That said, I believe your years of work ex is slightly on the lower side. Not a deal breaker but you will have to show more maturity and achievements in your essays- something I feel your are looking strong at.
Your extracurricular activities look impressive to say the least, but you should identify just one or two stories to tell in the diversity essay. So pick the right one carefully.
All said and done, your worry is not academic scores at all but getting a good GMAT and putting together a strong application.
Shortlisting and speculating over other schools is a completely different discussion, which requires a deeper 'qualitative' understanding of your profile.
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nick1481 wrote:
Dear Experts

This is going to be a little long so please bear with me.

Academics: 10th- 8/10 CGPA
12th- 78%

I knew I had messed up my boards and if I have to get into a good college I will have to crack the entrances. Secured AIR 5, St. Xavier's Mumbai BMS/BMM Entrance. AIR 86, DU JAT Exam.

Grad- Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies- 59.8% (Got a back in one of the subject in the final semester so had to clear the paper next year)

Work Experience- In the gap year, 2015-16 worked with Zostel/ZO Rooms as Operations Associate. Was among the first 20 employees to join and traveled to more than 15 states to help expand the product pan India. Added new vertical of sales for the startup and also led Gujarat state for few months before they got acquired by Oyo Rooms.

2016-18: Always wanted to come back to my home state Bihar and do something here to bring a change. Picked up the broadband industry since broadband in Bihar was defined by 512 kbps and there was a massive outage on a daily basis with prices as expensive as 2 Mbps for Rs.1200. I could clearly see a demand for good broadband service and there was no major ISP providing broadband services in Bihar like- Airtel, TATA etc. It was very much possible for me to do this because my family business was already in Cable TV. So I had to leverage our existing customer base and existing infrastructure. So after doing all sorts of ground research and chalking out plans for price disruption, we secured a license from Department of Telecommunication and kick-started our operations. We have been able to make a significant progress, reduce the price by more than half and our work has been appreciated by the state government and recently we were able to bag all the tenders of broadband services in Smart City Project.

Extra Curricular-

Best Entrepreneur at Insignia 2015- National level Management fest of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.
Runners Up in Supply Chain Management at Insignia 2015- National level Management fest of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.
First Prize, B-Plan Competition at Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies. (March 2105).
Third Prize, B-Plan Competition at Miranda House. (March 2015).
Second Prize, B-Plan Competition at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce. (March 2015).
Winner at Seeds of Hope- A social entrepreneurship competition organized by Bain and Company (2013)
Winner at Wal-Mart Women’s Empowerment Competition 2013.
Represented SSCBS at the Enactus India National Competition 2013 in Mumbai.
Semi-Finalist at The Dell Social Innovation Challenge.
National Level Player of Badminton in 2010 (Certified by Badminton Association of India)
Sportsman of the Year Award – For outstanding contribution in Sports and Leadership Skills (2012)
Played Exhibition Match against 5 times World Champion, Indian Grand Master Viswanathan Anand and received Special Mention.
2 times consecutive Winner of Inter College Cricket Championship held in the University of Delhi. (2013/14).
3rd Prize in CBSE All India East Zone Badminton Competition 2011

Why MBA?

I have started to feel that my learning here has become limited and there's a lot more that I wish to do in Bihar. Especially in the Edu-tech space. With my current skills and learnings, I can build things only at a certain level. I think MBA will provide the upgrade I am looking for to further achieve the goals I am looking for.

GMAT- Will write my GMAT next month and I am more than confident to score a 700+

I understand that my academics score are not really up to the mark but I want to focus on the work that I have been doing and the change it has brought in a Tier 3 city through my application.

Please evaluate my profile and do suggest if ISB would be a good fit and if there are any other MBA programs abroad that would suit someone with my type of profile and work experience.

Thanks in advance.

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Hi, myself Chethan. Can you guys evaluate my profile below

10th-79.84
12th-80.83 ( Awarded the best outgoing student award, also, college Maths topper with 99/100 )
Undergrad B.E - 8.91/10 (Instrumentation Technology)

Work Ex- 4 years of which 16 months are international experience ( 14 months in the Netherlands and 2 months in Russia)
Domain-PLC programmer for Oil and Gas Refineries.

Currently working as a safety systems executive for an Instrumentation company with 4 years of work ex and have worked with clients from diverse background and also led a team 5 Russian engineers, mentoring them for logic generation and debugging of the same.

Extra-curricular activities:
Football, Swimming, Skydiver and paragliding.

I'm planning to apply for 2020. What GMAT score should I be targeting?

Thanks in advance.


Hi GoonerForever,

Thanks for your query.

First things first...your international exposure, academic background, leadership experience, as well as your diverse extra-curricular interests will certainly help your case immensely.
Thus, if you score upwards of 730, you should have a very strong chance of bagging an interview call.

However, the GMAT is only a piece of the puzzle and a lot will also depend on the career goals you portray in your essays and how you showcase the MBA to fit into the entire scheme of things. Hence, a set of logical goals, wherein the short-term and long-term goals sync in with your existing experience will be tremendously important in building a strong case for you.

Should you feel the need for a detailed discussion, please do reach out to us.

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Hi Experts,

Here's a quick overview of my profile for your evaluation :

Academics :
10th - 95%
12th - 90%
B.Tech - 7.9

Work Ex : 3 years
7 months - Real estate
2.5 years - Consulting/Analytics :
-22 Months as a Business Associate at ZS Associates
-6 months as an Advanced Analytics Consultant at PwC India (current company)

Planning to write GMAT in 3 weeks (consistent 720+ scores in the practice tests) and hoping to score anywhere around 750

Extra Acads :
School, College, State and National level quizzer with plenty of awards

Long Term Goal :
Management consulting/business analytics career

Thanks a lot in advance!


Hi Vaibhav6215

Thanks for posting. You have a strong profile, with excellent analytics experience, and great ECA as well. ZS is well-known for analytics, and PwC is a great firm to be applying from as well, and both will give you good visibility. On the GMAT side, if you are getting ~720 in practice tests (assuming these are GMATPrep tests), moving up to a 750 on the real thing will not be easy. If your target is 750, practice a bit more till your mock scores rise.

Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.


Thanks a lot for the evaluation!

The mock scores are on a couple of Kaplan tests.
To be very honest, I have almost no knowledge about the comparative difficulty levels of various tests (e.g Kaplan v/s GMATPrep) and just starting my GMAT preparation (fingers crossed).

One more query : Does a good undergrad college (e.g. one of the older IITs) also play any role in admission decisions for MBA programs



Hi Vaibhav

- Generally, you should only be calibrating yourself for the real thing through GMATPrep tests, as they mimic the real exam most closely. Kaplan is slightly harder than the real thing, though, so a score of 720 there would mean you are on track for higher. Still, verify through taking GMATPrep tests, if not done already.
- To your other query, the prestige of the undergrad college does help. If you are from one of the older IITs (D,B,K,K,M,G,R,BHU) you will get credit for that as ISB does note that in admissions evaluations.

Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.
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Dear Experts

This is going to be a little long so please bear with me.

Academics: 10th- 8/10 CGPA
12th- 78%

I knew I had messed up my boards and if I have to get into a good college I will have to crack the entrances. Secured AIR 5, St. Xavier's Mumbai BMS/BMM Entrance. AIR 86, DU JAT Exam.

Grad- Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies- 59.8% (Got a back in one of the subject in the final semester so had to clear the paper next year)

Work Experience- In the gap year, 2015-16 worked with Zostel/ZO Rooms as Operations Associate. Was among the first 20 employees to join and traveled to more than 15 states to help expand the product pan India. Added new vertical of sales for the startup and also led Gujarat state for few months before they got acquired by Oyo Rooms.

2016-18: Always wanted to come back to my home state Bihar and do something here to bring a change. Picked up the broadband industry since broadband in Bihar was defined by 512 kbps and there was a massive outage on a daily basis with prices as expensive as 2 Mbps for Rs.1200. I could clearly see a demand for good broadband service and there was no major ISP providing broadband services in Bihar like- Airtel, TATA etc. It was very much possible for me to do this because my family business was already in Cable TV. So I had to leverage our existing customer base and existing infrastructure. So after doing all sorts of ground research and chalking out plans for price disruption, we secured a license from Department of Telecommunication and kick-started our operations. We have been able to make a significant progress, reduce the price by more than half and our work has been appreciated by the state government and recently we were able to bag all the tenders of broadband services in Smart City Project.

Extra Curricular-

Best Entrepreneur at Insignia 2015- National level Management fest of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.
Runners Up in Supply Chain Management at Insignia 2015- National level Management fest of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.
First Prize, B-Plan Competition at Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies. (March 2105).
Third Prize, B-Plan Competition at Miranda House. (March 2015).
Second Prize, B-Plan Competition at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce. (March 2015).
Winner at Seeds of Hope- A social entrepreneurship competition organized by Bain and Company (2013)
Winner at Wal-Mart Women’s Empowerment Competition 2013.
Represented SSCBS at the Enactus India National Competition 2013 in Mumbai.
Semi-Finalist at The Dell Social Innovation Challenge.
National Level Player of Badminton in 2010 (Certified by Badminton Association of India)
Sportsman of the Year Award – For outstanding contribution in Sports and Leadership Skills (2012)
Played Exhibition Match against 5 times World Champion, Indian Grand Master Viswanathan Anand and received Special Mention.
2 times consecutive Winner of Inter College Cricket Championship held in the University of Delhi. (2013/14).
3rd Prize in CBSE All India East Zone Badminton Competition 2011

Why MBA?

I have started to feel that my learning here has become limited and there's a lot more that I wish to do in Bihar. Especially in the Edu-tech space. With my current skills and learnings, I can build things only at a certain level. I think MBA will provide the upgrade I am looking for to further achieve the goals I am looking for.

GMAT- Will write my GMAT next month and I am more than confident to score a 700+

I understand that my academics score are not really up to the mark but I want to focus on the work that I have been doing and the change it has brought in a Tier 3 city through my application.

Please evaluate my profile and do suggest if ISB would be a good fit and if there are any other MBA programs abroad that would suit someone with my type of profile and work experience.

Thanks in advance.


Hi nick1481

ISB will be a good fit for you. Beyond that, would need to understand your preferences to tell you options. Feel free to contact directly. Here is our assessment on your profile and candidature for ISB:
- As you realize well, the academics part (less than 60%, one back) can be an issue, and you should try to make up not merely by touching the 700 mark, but by going well beyond. Target 720+.
- Your work experience at ZO as well as in the broadband venture in Bihar look good. A lot will depend on how you can leverage these in your essays, as they are a bit unconventional. Your plans to get into Edu-Tech will need more thought, as your background so far, through entrepreneurial, is not really aligned to education, and convincing ISB of an ambitious goal such as this will not be easy. Your MBA needs to be more than an upgrade, and so the goals part needs more thought.
- Your ECA part is excellent. SSCBS as your undergrad institution will help when mentioned on the app. Your 10th marks are great (matter less) and the 12th ones aren't messed up, but not outstanding either.
- Overall, focus on your GMAT right now, and then ensure you have enough time to build and put in a strong application because there are some unusual elements in your profile that will need thinking to be leveraged well (can be done, though!).

Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.
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Hi Talayva,

We think you have the right elements to apply to ISB. Academically, you have done well so far and a higher GMAT score will help you cement your profile from an academic point of view. Anything north of 720-730 should be a great score to aim for.

For lower work experience, ISB recognizes that you may not have a lot of leadership experience. This is where your strengths, accomplishments, extracurriculars, and qualities come into play. One of the challenges that you could potentially run into is convincing ISB why would you want to go for PGP and not MFAB (Management programme for family business). ISB runs this program specifically aimed at entrepreneurs with family-run businesses and you may want to relook at your goals to answer this question.

Feel free to reach out for a detailed discussion.


Talayva wrote:
Academics:
10th : CGPA :9.8
12th : 98%
B.Tech : 8.49

Work Experience:
13 Months Oracle: Member of Technical Staff
10 Months : Real Estate Sector (Partly owned)

Extra Curricular:
Three Medals in Robotics during College
Real Estate Startup
Marathons , Gym


Leadership:
Fund Raising for Oracle Heart Walk (led a team of 10 ).
Plantation drive near a lake
Coordinator for few technical events during college .

Future Goals

Scale up our family start up , with experience from ISB

GMAT :
Cancelled a score of 700 few days ago . Aiming for anything above 750

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Hi nick1481

You definitely have a diverse profile and that often works to the applicant's advantage. A few observations:

- Academically your foundation is strong and the weaker aspect where you got a back can be compensated by a higher GMAT score. A score much above the ISB average of 710 would be good. Try to aim higher if possible like a 730+, especially if you want to aim at foreign B-schools.
- Zostel is a good name on the CV, so that also definitely a green.
- Regarding the broadband stint, it definitely adds flavor to your profile. A lot will depend on how you tell this part of the story. Please bear in mind that you could potentially hit some roadblocks in distinguishing your contribution to the family businesses. It is often not as easy to attribute an achievement to you as it would have been in the corporate world.
- You definitely need to re-think your goals. They need to be related to your past learnings and achievements, else it may seem like you pulled a rabbit out of the hat.
- Your extracurriculars are great. You may also want to look at some recent extracurriculars, as the ones from college might seem a little dated.

To summarize, a great GMAT and clear goals that are mapped to what you have achieved so far should take you in the right direction.

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nick1481 wrote:
Dear Experts

This is going to be a little long so please bear with me.

Academics: 10th- 8/10 CGPA
12th- 78%

I knew I had messed up my boards and if I have to get into a good college I will have to crack the entrances. Secured AIR 5, St. Xavier's Mumbai BMS/BMM Entrance. AIR 86, DU JAT Exam.

Grad- Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies- 59.8% (Got a back in one of the subject in the final semester so had to clear the paper next year)

Work Experience- In the gap year, 2015-16 worked with Zostel/ZO Rooms as Operations Associate. Was among the first 20 employees to join and traveled to more than 15 states to help expand the product pan India. Added new vertical of sales for the startup and also led Gujarat state for few months before they got acquired by Oyo Rooms.

2016-18: Always wanted to come back to my home state Bihar and do something here to bring a change. Picked up the broadband industry since broadband in Bihar was defined by 512 kbps and there was a massive outage on a daily basis with prices as expensive as 2 Mbps for Rs.1200. I could clearly see a demand for good broadband service and there was no major ISP providing broadband services in Bihar like- Airtel, TATA etc. It was very much possible for me to do this because my family business was already in Cable TV. So I had to leverage our existing customer base and existing infrastructure. So after doing all sorts of ground research and chalking out plans for price disruption, we secured a license from Department of Telecommunication and kick-started our operations. We have been able to make a significant progress, reduce the price by more than half and our work has been appreciated by the state government and recently we were able to bag all the tenders of broadband services in Smart City Project.

Extra Curricular-

Best Entrepreneur at Insignia 2015- National level Management fest of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.
Runners Up in Supply Chain Management at Insignia 2015- National level Management fest of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.
First Prize, B-Plan Competition at Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies. (March 2105).
Third Prize, B-Plan Competition at Miranda House. (March 2015).
Second Prize, B-Plan Competition at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce. (March 2015).
Winner at Seeds of Hope- A social entrepreneurship competition organized by Bain and Company (2013)
Winner at Wal-Mart Women’s Empowerment Competition 2013.
Represented SSCBS at the Enactus India National Competition 2013 in Mumbai.
Semi-Finalist at The Dell Social Innovation Challenge.
National Level Player of Badminton in 2010 (Certified by Badminton Association of India)
Sportsman of the Year Award – For outstanding contribution in Sports and Leadership Skills (2012)
Played Exhibition Match against 5 times World Champion, Indian Grand Master Viswanathan Anand and received Special Mention.
2 times consecutive Winner of Inter College Cricket Championship held in the University of Delhi. (2013/14).
3rd Prize in CBSE All India East Zone Badminton Competition 2011

Why MBA?

I have started to feel that my learning here has become limited and there's a lot more that I wish to do in Bihar. Especially in the Edu-tech space. With my current skills and learnings, I can build things only at a certain level. I think MBA will provide the upgrade I am looking for to further achieve the goals I am looking for.

GMAT- Will write my GMAT next month and I am more than confident to score a 700+

I understand that my academics score are not really up to the mark but I want to focus on the work that I have been doing and the change it has brought in a Tier 3 city through my application.

Please evaluate my profile and do suggest if ISB would be a good fit and if there are any other MBA programs abroad that would suit someone with my type of profile and work experience.

Thanks in advance.

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Please evaluate my profile.
I have a testing profile and working in IT sector (Tech Mahindra).
Have 8 years of experience.
The US and Canadian clients that I have worked with dealt in domains such as Retail, Banking and Finance.
I have worked for few NGOs (not very big names) during my engineering days and first few years in Infosys.

I have given GRE [score 321 and AWA 3] and GMAT conversion for this is 670.
Gender Female
SSC 84%
HSC 79%
B.TECH in Biotechnology with 78%


I am not sure if I have any chance of getting into ISB. Please share your inputs as I have heard that for ISB 324 plus GRE score is required.
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Hi
Please evaluate my profile.
I have a testing profile and working in IT sector (Tech Mahindra).
Have 8 years of experience.
The US and Canadian clients that I have worked with dealt in domains such as Retail, Banking and Finance.
I have worked for few NGOs (not very big names) during my engineering days and first few years in Infosys.

I have given GRE [score 321 and AWA 3] and GMAT conversion for this is 670.
Gender Female
SSC 84%
HSC 79%
B.TECH in Biotechnology with 78%


I am not sure if I have any chance of getting into ISB. Please share your inputs as I have heard that for ISB 324 plus GRE score is required.


Hi Ckal

Thanks for posting. You should use your GRE score than GMAT to apply. Also, any onsite experience to report?
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Ckal wrote:
Hi
Please evaluate my profile.
I have a testing profile and working in IT sector (Tech Mahindra).
Have 8 years of experience.
The US and Canadian clients that I have worked with dealt in domains such as Retail, Banking and Finance.
I have worked for few NGOs (not very big names) during my engineering days and first few years in Infosys.

I have given GRE [score 321 and AWA 3] and GMAT conversion for this is 670.
Gender Female
SSC 84%
HSC 79%
B.TECH in Biotechnology with 78%


I am not sure if I have any chance of getting into ISB. Please share your inputs as I have heard that for ISB 324 plus GRE score is required.


Hi Ckal,
I responded to your post on the Rotman group. On the ISB thread- I'll address your GRE- while people do get in with lower GMAT/GRE scores, you should present a compelling, holistic profile that makes you irresistible to the adcom, despite the low test scores. Specifically, you work-related details- achievements, career progression and clear career goals will be very important here.
You should also address why you waited all these years to do an MBA.
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Hi, please evaluate my profile for ISB.

14+ yrs of experience (11 yrs in software delivery (dev/lead/PM/SPM), last 3 yrs in Software Sr Sales Director)
8+yrs of experience working onsite
10th - 83%
12th - 76%
Engineering computer science - 68%

My experience as a sales manager can show case how i have worked focusing to create brand awareness, build network & establish relationships with prospects to grow our business. My prior experience would also have instances where i have taken up leadership role and changed the customer perspective from negative to positive.

Would be giving my GMAT soon. Hopefully would be able to cross 700.
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Hi, please evaluate my profile for ISB.

14+ yrs of experience (11 yrs in software delivery (dev/lead/PM/SPM), last 3 yrs in Software Sr Sales Director)
8+yrs of experience working onsite
10th - 83%
12th - 76%
Engineering computer science - 68%

My experience as a sales manager can show case how i have worked focusing to create brand awareness, build network & establish relationships with prospects to grow our business. My prior experience would also have instances where i have taken up leadership role and changed the customer perspective from negative to positive.

Would be giving my GMAT soon. Hopefully would be able to cross 700.


Hi Gunny Sunny,

That's a great experience overall. As you have rightly pointed out you must address your substantial leadership experience to prove to the adcom that you have had excellent career growth and achievements. The other important thing is to convince them that :
1. You really do need the MBA. Present ambitious goals and explain why they require an MBA.
2. NOW IS the right time to get an MBA - this is crucial. Adcoms want to know why you did not do it earlier like most others.
3. Assure them that you have a strong network to find yourself a job.

I'd anyhow recommend you apply to IIMA PGPX. ISB has been accepting lesser senior executives over the last two years, so you should keep your other options open in order to ensure you definitely go to business school next year.

There are other options abroad- there is the Sloan Fellowship program that is administered by MIT Sloan, LBS and Stanford (MSx). There's also an iBear program by USC Marshall. All four programs are one year, residential and are specifically designed for senior professionals like you, who are ready to jump to senior leadership roles.

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Hi Everyone,
The responses above have Benn of great help! Thank you!

Also , if someone could review my profile.

10th percentile: 93
12th: 90
Engg CGP : 5.65/6.00 (76%) Electronic and telecommunications.

Work Experience : 2 years in Accenture
Designation : Software Application developer.

I was initially dumped into QA , Based on my learning curiosity and exams that I gave in Accenture in my domain , I was offered for the role of a developer.(Should I be mentioning this in my profile?)

During My tenure in Accenture , I was part of various CSR activities and in the Organising team mostly Annual event , Project events.

Extra Curricular:
1. I am a State Basketball player.
2. Trained Bharatnatyam dancer (4years)
3. Was Chairperson of a club in Engineering.

I will elaborate the above activities more in my essay.
I haven't get given GMAT. What should be my ideal GMAT score?

Also, how difficult is it for a Technical person to switch to Marketing.

Thanks in advance!

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Hello gunnysunny

First things first, with 14 years of experience you must show a need for an MBA at this stage (especially with ISB where you will be an outlier)
Coming to your profile, ISB will look at all the admission factors mentioned here to evaluate your candidature.
Past Acads are average and with your IT background you should aim for a 730+ to stand out from the over-represented and competitive pool.
As mentioned earlier, since your work ex is on the higher side, you will be expected to show more maturity, career progress and achievements in these years. Since this info is missing, it it tough to give e meaningful feedback. That said, yes, sales experience cal help as you will definitely have stories that show a direct impact on the business of your organization. But execution is important.
With IT background, diversity factor weakens a bit (especially when the very first essay asks for diversity this time). Your extracurricular can help here. In absence of any info around EC again, cannot give a detailed feedback.
Lastly, what are your career goals my friend? Why is an MBA an absolute necessity for you at this stage? Profile is incomplete without this info. You can supplement your research on career goals by reading here.
You will need a spike in at least 3 out of these 4 (Acads+WorkEx+Diversity+CareerGoals)
I don't see a spike anywhere either due to average performance (Acads) or missing info (WorkEx,Diversity,Goals)
To get an admission you will need to showcase strengths in these factors in your essays.

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Hi, please evaluate my profile for ISB.

14+ yrs of experience (11 yrs in software delivery (dev/lead/PM/SPM), last 3 yrs in Software Sr Sales Director)
8+yrs of experience working onsite
10th - 83%
12th - 76%
Engineering computer science - 68%

My experience as a sales manager can show case how i have worked focusing to create brand awareness, build network & establish relationships with prospects to grow our business. My prior experience would also have instances where i have taken up leadership role and changed the customer perspective from negative to positive.

Would be giving my GMAT soon. Hopefully would be able to cross 700.

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Hello deep26

ISB requires a minimum of 2 years full time work ex after graduation. So yes, you are eligible.
But to get an admission you will need to perform well over the admission factors mentioned here.. This will automatically include details on career and also diversity, career goals etc. (you can read more on career goals here)
It will help better evaluate your profile with more details around these factors.
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Hi All,

I am holding a bachelor degree in COM(H) with 55.76%. I have got 4 years of experience in Analytics. I have worked in different sectors such as healthcare, ERU, Retail.
I want to pursue my management or post graduation from ISB. I am preparing myself for GMAT now. Please suggest am I eligible for ISB or not? Or How should progress my career right now in order to achieve that?

I am also attaching my resume. Please have a look into it and let me know.

Thanks,
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Hello Varsha82

ISB looks at your profile holistically while judging the quality of your application (you can [urlhttps://mbakarma.com/profile-of-an-mba-applicant-how-to-get-admission-at-top-b-schools]read more in detail here[/url])
If we break down your profile (based on the info given) this is what we get-
1. Acads- past scores are good. To show consistency and to stand out from the large IT pool that you belong to, target a 730+ GMAT.
2. Work Ex- With 2 years of work ex, you are slightly on the lower end, especially with your technical background. You will have to showcase a much stronger career progression and achievements compared to other applicants. You story of moving into development could potentially help, but you will need much more to show that you are ready now.
3. Diversity- Since you belong to the biggest pool you will need to show strong Extracurricular to stand out. While your EC look interesting (especially Bharatnatyam & Basketball), highlight the stories behind them and how they make you a better candidate. This is all the more essential as the very first essay is asking about diversity.
4. Career Goals- What are your future goals and why is an MBA from ISB an absolute necessity? An added question specific to you- why now and not a couple of years later having gained more experience? Without a compelling answer your profile feedback will be incomplete. You can add to your research by reading here.
You will need a spike on 3 out of 4 factors mentioned above to get an admission at ISB.
Get a spike in acads by scoring 730+. You may have a potential spike in Diversity (if you use the EC stories well). But I do not see a spike in Work Ex or Career goals due to missing info. If you can get a spike in at least one of these 2, you will stand a fighting chance.
Needless to say final outcome will depend on how well you tie these in your written application.

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Varsha82 wrote:
Hi Everyone,
The responses above have Benn of great help! Thank you!

Also , if someone could review my profile.

10th percentile: 93
12th: 90
Engg CGP : 5.65/6.00 (76%) Electronic and telecommunications.

Work Experience : 2 years in Accenture
Designation : Software Application developer.

I was initially dumped into QA , Based on my learning curiosity and exams that I gave in Accenture in my domain , I was offered for the role of a developer.(Should I be mentioning this in my profile?)

During My tenure in Accenture , I was part of various CSR activities and in the Organising team mostly Annual event , Project events.

Extra Curricular:
1. I am a State Basketball player.
2. Trained Bharatnatyam dancer (4years)
3. Was Chairperson of a club in Engineering.

I will elaborate the above activities more in my essay.
I haven't get given GMAT. What should be my ideal GMAT score?

Also, how difficult is it for a Technical person to switch to Marketing.

Thanks in advance!

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Academics:
10th : CGPA :9.8
12th : 98%
B.Tech : 8.49

Work Experience:
13 Months Oracle: Member of Technical Staff
10 Months : Real Estate Sector (Partly owned)

Extra Curricular:
Three Medals in Robotics during College
Real Estate Startup
Marathons , Gym


Leadership:
Fund Raising for Oracle Heart Walk (led a team of 10 ).
Plantation drive near a lake
Coordinator for few technical events during college .

Future Goals

Scale up our family start up , with experience from ISB

GMAT :
Cancelled a score of 700 few days ago . Aiming for anything above 750



Hi,

You have a stellar academic track record and ISB would definitely focus on that since your work experience is on the lower end. Please note that for the 10 month start up experience that you've mentioned, you'll need to provide relevant documents to the ISB panel.

ISB will evaluate you on your leadership capabilities and your diversity quotient. With the info provided, we believe you stand a fair chance for the incoming class.

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Dear Experts,

Could you please help evaluate my profile?

Academics:
X: 83.20%
XII: 77.16%
Undergrads: BE in ECE (69.80%)
GMAT: 700 Q47 V39 AWA5 IR6

Work Experience:
5 years 6 Months with Accenture as a SAP Project Systems Consultant.
Worked with clients in mapping business process to SAP. Lead and trained teams to deliver projects under strict timelines.
Lead a long term volunteering at a NGO as part of our company's CSR Activities.
Also won a prize of 1500 USD for a national level competition during my college days.

I understand that with my IT profile my chances seem slim.
However, I intend to retake the GMAT, but what should be a good score to target with my profile?

Thanks for your time!


Hi,

You have a decent profile profile with your work experience primarily in IT implementation role. In your current role, you must have had a chance to work with a diverse set of people across different industries. This year, through its essays, ISB has emphasized on diversity and leadership. You will have to structure your essays in a way that they highlight these key elements in your profile.


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Hi Experts,

Here's a quick overview of my profile for your evaluation :

Academics :
10th - 95%
12th - 90%
B.Tech - 7.9

Work Ex : 3 years
7 months - Real estate
2.5 years - Consulting/Analytics :
-22 Months as a Business Associate at ZS Associates
-6 months as an Advanced Analytics Consultant at PwC India (current company)

Planning to write GMAT in 3 weeks (consistent 720+ scores in the practice tests) and hoping to score anywhere around 750

Extra Acads :
School, College, State and National level quizzer with plenty of awards

Long Term Goal :
Management consulting/business analytics career

Thanks a lot in advance!


Hi

You have a very impressive profile and with a potentially high GMAT score you have a very good and fair shot at ISB for its incoming class. ISB will evaluate you on your work-ex in management consulting and analytics domain and would be keen to have such a candidate that brings a diverse perspective to various classroom discussions. It is important to structure your essays well, highlighting your leadership skills and diversity quotient, to make an impact on the adcom.

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