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Hi,
I need your help in evaluating my profile for ISB round 1.

10th - 84%, 12 - 84%, Grad (Integrated Dual Degree in Atmospheric Chemistry from one of the top research colleges in India) - 6.7 CPI. I cleared IIT-JEE and got admission there through my rank.
For extracurricular, I have 2 research publications and 4 articles as co-author in international journals. My articles were selected in 2 international conferences and I had presented my work in one of those conferences.
However, after graduation I didnt want to continue in the same field as I couldnt see myself working in the same area in the longer run. So, I started by working as a faculty in a coaching institute where I taught Aptitude for 1 year while figuring out what to do next . Then I joined a public sector bank as an Assistant Manager, as I was inclined towards Finance, and have been working there for last 3 years. During this stint I have worked in various departments right from working with a team of 8 as second line in-charge, thereby managing the team and improving the business of a branch, to NPA management in another office, where I helped recover a few Non performing assets of the bank. After this I was shifted to another office where I am presently sanctioning, processing, and supervising loans and advances of 60 different branches spread across an area of more than 80 kms. My work also includes direct implementation of Government schemes for helping the under-privileged and people belonging to Economically Weaker Sections of society.
I want to do MBA in Finance.
My hobbies are playing Guitar and Table Tennis.

What score in GMAT would bag me a call from ISB?


Hi Delorad!

With the range of things you have been involved in, it will be important to draw good transferable skills from each of your stints and present how you have benefited overall. You have had interesting experience in the last 3 years, which can be leveraged to present coherent career plans going forward. You may want to target at least 700+ on the GMAT given your undergrad score.

All the Best!
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Hello. Thanks for the reply. Obviously I have a range of things I have learned from all the departments I have worked at. I also have a need of a professional degree in finance and since ISB is my first preference, I believe I would present myself well.

Problem is I am not able to score above 700 in mocks. I just scored a 720 in veritas mock 2 but before that I wrote 2-3 Manhattan mocks and scored in the range of 650-680 as I am particularly struggling in verbal section.

Suppose I get around 680 on GMAT..would I get a call considering my diverse experience and good Extracurriculars?


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Hello everybody.

A glimpse at my profile:

Dr. Manek Ghadiali/28yrs/M

BDS (2005- 2012) - 61.4% avg

Masters in Hospital Administration(MHA) - TISS, Mumbai (2015- 2017) - 6.2 CGPA

X - CBSE - 84.8%

XII - CBSE - 80.00%

Work Ex-

18 months as a clinician

14 months - Currently running medical operations with Max Healthcare Ltd as an Assistant Medical Superintendent. Manage two projects as well as in charge of about 30 MBBS doctors known as the resident doctors apart from running day to day operations.

Internships:

Total of 9 months of internships with various hospitals learning operations

12 months of compulsory internship as a graduate student

Extra currics:

Have taught and practise mixed martial arts including muay thai and jiu jitsu

PADI certified level 1 Deep Sea Diver

President of the Animal Care Club in college. Part of various animal organisations which help in fostering and rehabilitating street/abandoned animals. Have fostered several animals myself. Also part of a trust which is India's most successful animal neutering drive in Rajasthan.

Cultural Secretary in my bachelor college as well

School level - Rajasthan State Tennis Player

Now the downside - I have a 670 in my gmat and am pressed for time with no relief from work and application deadlines in the next two months so as of now I am not planning to re take the exam


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Hi Manek!

You are well placed to apply to ISB with a BDS and an MHA degree. Your experience at Max can be leveraged well to present strong leadership potential. While the number of BDS candidates applying to ISB has increased in the last few years, most of them are not able to present a strong story because of limited management experience. Even with a 670, we would fancy pretty high chances of you being invited for the interview.

All the Best!
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Thank you for the feedback and the confidence. Really appreciated :)

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Delorad wrote:
Hi,
I need your help in evaluating my profile for ISB round 1.

10th - 84%, 12 - 84%, Grad (Integrated Dual Degree in Atmospheric Chemistry from one of the top research colleges in India) - 6.7 CPI. I cleared IIT-JEE and got admission there through my rank.
For extracurricular, I have 2 research publications and 4 articles as co-author in international journals. My articles were selected in 2 international conferences and I had presented my work in one of those conferences.
However, after graduation I didnt want to continue in the same field as I couldnt see myself working in the same area in the longer run. So, I started by working as a faculty in a coaching institute where I taught Aptitude for 1 year while figuring out what to do next . Then I joined a public sector bank as an Assistant Manager, as I was inclined towards Finance, and have been working there for last 3 years. During this stint I have worked in various departments right from working with a team of 8 as second line in-charge, thereby managing the team and improving the business of a branch, to NPA management in another office, where I helped recover a few Non performing assets of the bank. After this I was shifted to another office where I am presently sanctioning, processing, and supervising loans and advances of 60 different branches spread across an area of more than 80 kms. My work also includes direct implementation of Government schemes for helping the under-privileged and people belonging to Economically Weaker Sections of society.
I want to do MBA in Finance.
My hobbies are playing Guitar and Table Tennis.

What score in GMAT would bag me a call from ISB?


Hi Delorad!

With the range of things you have been involved in, it will be important to draw good transferable skills from each of your stints and present how you have benefited overall. You have had interesting experience in the last 3 years, which can be leveraged to present coherent career plans going forward. You may want to target at least 700+ on the GMAT given your undergrad score.

All the Best!
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Hello. Thanks for the reply. Obviously I have a range of things I have learned from all the departments I have worked at. I also have a need of a professional degree in finance and since ISB is my first preference, I believe I would present myself well.

Problem is I am not able to score above 700 in mocks. I just scored a 720 in veritas mock 2 but before that I wrote 2-3 Manhattan mocks and scored in the range of 650-680 as I am particularly struggling in verbal section.

Suppose I get around 680 on GMAT..would I get a call considering my diverse experience and good Extracurriculars?


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Will depend on the context of your papers published and the quality of your experience - if it comes across in an exceptional way, but with a 680, even if you get an interview call, you will have to do really really well in the interview to get an admit. We are still 2 months away from the deadline. If you are scoring 650+ already, 700 shouldn't be so difficult if you give yourself some more time. You may want to start working on your essays in the mean time.

All the Best!
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Hi,
My profile is as below:

GMAT - 710
Class X -90%
Class XII - 88%
Mechanical Engineering from NIT, Warangal (2011 batch) - 8.00 CGPA

Work Experience:
Research Assistant at JNCASR, Bangalore - After graduating from NIT, Warangal, I wanted to do masters/phd in computational Fluid Dynamics. But I wanted to explore the field first, hence joined JNCASR (did not join the job I was placed through campus - NTPC). Worked here for 1.5 years. Realized that research was not my interest and I was more inclined towards industry than academia.

Piping Engineer at a large EPC firm (almost 6 years) - Working as a Senior engineer. We are engineering consultants in the oil and gas industry. Work I am involved in is very technical and has included the following:

Layout - Prepare the layout of the offshore plant taking into account the requirements of the client. Liaison with other departments internally to confirm all requirements are met. Issue drawings for fabrication and assist the fabrication, installation and commissioning team till the end of the project

MTO - Material take off - Basically make a list of all items required to be purchased. This is a big task and directly affects the cost of the project.

Specification - This is basically technical procurement assistance. Involved in the preparation of RFQ, technical bid analysis, technical queries (between vendor and us), vendor document review and approval.

I have received good ratings throughout my career at this company.
I do not have achievements in any extra curricular activities. Not worked for an NGO or any volunteering services. Did try my hand at gaming.
MBA goals - short term - work in an energy consulting firm (oil and gas preferred due to my experience)
Long term - Be a business leader in the energy industry and help companies / governments take better decisions in this sector.
Why MBA - The consulting firms in the oil and gas / energy industry look into years of experience as a major factor to establish credibility. I also lack knowledge required to take business decisions. An MBA will give me both.

Kindly evaluate my profile. Also please provide your analysis of my career goals, reasons for MBA and weather this profile is strong in terms of contributing to the diversity in ISB
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Delorad wrote:
Hi,
I need your help in evaluating my profile for ISB round 1.

10th - 84%, 12 - 84%, Grad (Integrated Dual Degree in Atmospheric Chemistry from one of the top research colleges in India) - 6.7 CPI. I cleared IIT-JEE and got admission there through my rank.
For extracurricular, I have 2 research publications and 4 articles as co-author in international journals. My articles were selected in 2 international conferences and I had presented my work in one of those conferences.
However, after graduation I didnt want to continue in the same field as I couldnt see myself working in the same area in the longer run. So, I started by working as a faculty in a coaching institute where I taught Aptitude for 1 year while figuring out what to do next . Then I joined a public sector bank as an Assistant Manager, as I was inclined towards Finance, and have been working there for last 3 years. During this stint I have worked in various departments right from working with a team of 8 as second line in-charge, thereby managing the team and improving the business of a branch, to NPA management in another office, where I helped recover a few Non performing assets of the bank. After this I was shifted to another office where I am presently sanctioning, processing, and supervising loans and advances of 60 different branches spread across an area of more than 80 kms. My work also includes direct implementation of Government schemes for helping the under-privileged and people belonging to Economically Weaker Sections of society.
I want to do MBA in Finance.
My hobbies are playing Guitar and Table Tennis.

What score in GMAT would bag me a call from ISB?


Hi Delorad

You definitely have a different background, and this often helps to make intriguing MBA stories. The good news is that you have come far from your background and have already established a firm footing in the finance world. As long as your goals are well linked to your current story and strengths, you stand a good chance.

On the academic side, the IIT tag definitely helps. A safe GMAT score for you would be a 700 (which is closer to the ISB class average) and of course, the higher the better. We see from your follow-up post that you are not sure if you can hit a 700, in that case, try to hit at least a 680.

With concise and well-written essays, you can still make it with a slightly below average GMAT.

Feel free to reach out for a detailed discussion.
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Hi,
I need your help in evaluating my profile for ISB round 1.

10th - 84%, 12 - 84%, Grad (Integrated Dual Degree in Atmospheric Chemistry from one of the top research colleges in India) - 6.7 CPI. I cleared IIT-JEE and got admission there through my rank.
For extracurricular, I have 2 research publications and 4 articles as co-author in international journals. My articles were selected in 2 international conferences and I had presented my work in one of those conferences.
However, after graduation I didnt want to continue in the same field as I couldnt see myself working in the same area in the longer run. So, I started by working as a faculty in a coaching institute where I taught Aptitude for 1 year while figuring out what to do next . Then I joined a public sector bank as an Assistant Manager, as I was inclined towards Finance, and have been working there for last 3 years. During this stint I have worked in various departments right from working with a team of 8 as second line in-charge, thereby managing the team and improving the business of a branch, to NPA management in another office, where I helped recover a few Non performing assets of the bank. After this I was shifted to another office where I am presently sanctioning, processing, and supervising loans and advances of 60 different branches spread across an area of more than 80 kms. My work also includes direct implementation of Government schemes for helping the under-privileged and people belonging to Economically Weaker Sections of society.
I want to do MBA in Finance.
My hobbies are playing Guitar and Table Tennis.

What score in GMAT would bag me a call from ISB?


Hi Delorad,

Thanks for writing in.

While ISB evaluates profiles holistically and no score can really guarantee admission, considering your profile, we would recommend a score upwards of 720 - this would be a bit above the average at ISB, and help you retain a bit of an edge.

Having said the above, along with your GMAT, please also focus on preparing a set of well-crafted essays that not only speak of your skills and achievements but also explain the reason for your career shifts. To add to this, your career goals will be immensely important as well and you must focus on putting forth a set of goals that logically align with your current experience.

Hope this helped.

Feel free to reach out to us for any follow-up questions.

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Hi,
My profile is as below:

GMAT - 710
Class X -90%
Class XII - 88%
Mechanical Engineering from NIT, Warangal (2011 batch) - 8.00 CGPA

Work Experience:
Research Assistant at JNCASR, Bangalore - After graduating from NIT, Warangal, I wanted to do masters/phd in computational Fluid Dynamics. But I wanted to explore the field first, hence joined JNCASR (did not join the job I was placed through campus - NTPC). Worked here for 1.5 years. Realized that research was not my interest and I was more inclined towards industry than academia.

Piping Engineer at a large EPC firm (almost 6 years) - Working as a Senior engineer. We are engineering consultants in the oil and gas industry. Work I am involved in is very technical and has included the following:

Layout - Prepare the layout of the offshore plant taking into account the requirements of the client. Liaison with other departments internally to confirm all requirements are met. Issue drawings for fabrication and assist the fabrication, installation and commissioning team till the end of the project

MTO - Material take off - Basically make a list of all items required to be purchased. This is a big task and directly affects the cost of the project.

Specification - This is basically technical procurement assistance. Involved in the preparation of RFQ, technical bid analysis, technical queries (between vendor and us), vendor document review and approval.

I have received good ratings throughout my career at this company.
I do not have achievements in any extra curricular activities. Not worked for an NGO or any volunteering services. Did try my hand at gaming.
MBA goals - short term - work in an energy consulting firm (oil and gas preferred due to my experience)
Long term - Be a business leader in the energy industry and help companies / governments take better decisions in this sector.
Why MBA - The consulting firms in the oil and gas / energy industry look into years of experience as a major factor to establish credibility. I also lack knowledge required to take business decisions. An MBA will give me both.

Kindly evaluate my profile. Also please provide your analysis of my career goals, reasons for MBA and weather this profile is strong in terms of contributing to the diversity in ISB
Thanks


Hi! Your profile looks pretty good and no problem on your shift from Research to EPC. You have rich experience, but from candidates with higher experience, ISB has higher expectations in terms of industry/functional exposure and leadership potential. Your essays will have to do justice to that. Also, you may want to remain open to a consulting as well as an industry role in the short term. You can also explore IIM-A, B and C to increase your options. We can provide a more detailed feedback once we look at your CV.

All the Best!
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Request for an evaluation of my profile:

GMAT- 700 (V-32, Q-51, IR-7, AWA-5)
10th- (9.4/10)
12th- 94.4%
B.Tech.(Civil) from DCE- 73%
Age-23
Work Experience: 2.5 years work experience(till date) in CBRE (project management consultancy)
Designation- Senior Project Coordinator
* Volunteered and completed an 8 module project management course by CBRE and University of Texas, Dallas
* Recieved 3 awards within 2 years- 2 No.s team work and 1 No. Top Gun
* Promotion within 1.5 years work ex.
* One of the few given responsibility of handling 2 interior fitout sites single-handedly.
* Managed teams of contractors(5-10 at a site) and coordinated activities amongst architects, client, builders, consulatnats, being the single point of contact.
* Part of company football team

Extra-Curricular Activities-
* Trinity College, London certified guitar player
* Vice Captain- School house cricket team
* FOotball team player for CBRE
* Completed 3 months online certification in Leadership and Management form Coursera
* 3 months internship in Help Age India
* 2 months internship in another NGO

Career Plan-
To land a job as a strategy analyst in a big firm.

=Kindly help me get an idea about where I stand for an interview call and if I should retake the GMAT?
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Request for an evaluation of my profile:

GMAT- 700 (V-32, Q-51, IR-7, AWA-5)
10th- (9.4/10)
12th- 94.4%
B.Tech.(Civil) from DCE- 73%
Decent past grades. To show consistency you should aim for 720+
Age-23
Work Experience: 2.5 years work experience(till date) in CBRE (project management consultancy)Your work ex is slightly on the lower side. This is by no means a deal breaker, but you should make sure to highlight your maturity by showcasing real business impact and the need of an MBA at this stage.
Designation- Senior Project Coordinator
* Volunteered and completed an 8 module project management course by CBRE and University of Texas, Dallas
* Recieved 3 awards within 2 years- 2 No.s team work and 1 No. Top GunThat's great, but awards are a result of your achievements/contributions. Mention what led to you winning the awards in the essays. ALso, what % employees are handed this award?
* Promotion within 1.5 years work ex. Good career progress, but how many of your peers got a promotion in a similar duration. Basically you will have to show if you are a top performer
* One of the few given responsibility of handling 2 interior fitout sites single-handedly.
* Managed teams of contractors(5-10 at a site) and coordinated activities amongst architects, client, builders, consulatnats, being the single point of contact.
* Part of company football team

Extra-Curricular Activities-
* Trinity College, London certified guitar player
* Vice Captain- School house cricket team
* FOotball team player for CBRE
* Completed 3 months online certification in Leadership and Management form Coursera
* 3 months internship in Help Age India
* 2 months internship in another NGO
Extracurricular look interesting. They can help you stand out and showcase diversity, if you can show long term involvement and positive impact on your life

Career Plan-
To land a job as a strategy analyst in a big firm.Not entirely sure how this ties with your past. Make sure there is an organic story linking your past and future with an MBA.
To know what to emphasize in your profile you can read here. Also, regarding career goals you can [url=https://mbakarma.com/why-mba/]add to your research by reading here[/here].


=Kindly help me get an idea about where I stand for an interview call and if I should retake the GMAT?
Execution is key for you. Not an actual deal breaker but 700 GMAT is the biggest chink in your profile. If you can take it up, it will definitely help, but application will still matter significantly
Let me know if you have further questions.

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Request for an evaluation of my profile:

GMAT- 700 (V-32, Q-51, IR-7, AWA-5)
10th- (9.4/10)
12th- 94.4%
B.Tech.(Civil) from DCE- 73%
Age-23
Work Experience: 2.5 years work experience(till date) in CBRE (project management consultancy)
Designation- Senior Project Coordinator
* Volunteered and completed an 8 module project management course by CBRE and University of Texas, Dallas
* Recieved 3 awards within 2 years- 2 No.s team work and 1 No. Top Gun
* Promotion within 1.5 years work ex.
* One of the few given responsibility of handling 2 interior fitout sites single-handedly.
* Managed teams of contractors(5-10 at a site) and coordinated activities amongst architects, client, builders, consulatnats, being the single point of contact.
* Part of company football team

Extra-Curricular Activities-
* Trinity College, London certified guitar player
* Vice Captain- School house cricket team
* FOotball team player for CBRE
* Completed 3 months online certification in Leadership and Management form Coursera
* 3 months internship in Help Age India
* 2 months internship in another NGO

Career Plan-
To land a job as a strategy analyst in a big firm.

=Kindly help me get an idea about where I stand for an interview call and if I should retake the GMAT?


Hi!

You seem to have an interesting and holistic profile and retaking the GMAT may not be so necessary if you feel too pressed for time. A higher score will certainly help. At the same time, given the range of activities you have participated it, you will have to be careful to not get distracted by those. With low experience, the first priority should be to present the strength of your professional experience (to prove that you are there despite low work-ex) and then leverage your extra curriculars to present a stronger profile.

All the Best!
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Hi guys,

I am an electrical engineer with 5 years of experience in an multinational EPC company working in the Chemicals and Oil & Gas domain (we basically build the plants). Within these 5 years, I have acted as deputy team lead and team lead for international projects, however I have worked based out of India- no international experience.
Academics:
10th: 87% (state board)
12th: 77.8% (state board)
Undergard: 82.5% (state university, ranked 8th among 3000+ students in Electrical department)

GMAT: 710 (Q51, V35, IR7, AWA4.5)

Extracurricular activities: Not so strong.

I want to transition into a consulting firm working in the Oil & Gas domain.

I was called for an interview from ISB last year but could not convert it. I guess I messed up in the interview.

Could anyone kindly evaluate my profile and let me know how much should I change my last year's essays?

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Delorad wrote:
Hi,
I need your help in evaluating my profile for ISB round 1.

10th - 84%, 12 - 84%, Grad (Integrated Dual Degree in Atmospheric Chemistry from one of the top research colleges in India) - 6.7 CPI. I cleared IIT-JEE and got admission there through my rank.
For extracurricular, I have 2 research publications and 4 articles as co-author in international journals. My articles were selected in 2 international conferences and I had presented my work in one of those conferences.
However, after graduation I didnt want to continue in the same field as I couldnt see myself working in the same area in the longer run. So, I started by working as a faculty in a coaching institute where I taught Aptitude for 1 year while figuring out what to do next . Then I joined a public sector bank as an Assistant Manager, as I was inclined towards Finance, and have been working there for last 3 years. During this stint I have worked in various departments right from working with a team of 8 as second line in-charge, thereby managing the team and improving the business of a branch, to NPA management in another office, where I helped recover a few Non performing assets of the bank. After this I was shifted to another office where I am presently sanctioning, processing, and supervising loans and advances of 60 different branches spread across an area of more than 80 kms. My work also includes direct implementation of Government schemes for helping the under-privileged and people belonging to Economically Weaker Sections of society.
I want to do MBA in Finance.
My hobbies are playing Guitar and Table Tennis.

What score in GMAT would bag me a call from ISB?


Hi, You have and interesting profile and ISB definitely looks for diversity in its pool of candidates. We would advice you to target a GMAT score north of 710 to improve your chances.
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Hi,
My profile is as below:

GMAT - 710
Class X -90%
Class XII - 88%
Mechanical Engineering from NIT, Warangal (2011 batch) - 8.00 CGPA

Work Experience:
Research Assistant at JNCASR, Bangalore - After graduating from NIT, Warangal, I wanted to do masters/phd in computational Fluid Dynamics. But I wanted to explore the field first, hence joined JNCASR (did not join the job I was placed through campus - NTPC). Worked here for 1.5 years. Realized that research was not my interest and I was more inclined towards industry than academia.

Piping Engineer at a large EPC firm (almost 6 years) - Working as a Senior engineer. We are engineering consultants in the oil and gas industry. Work I am involved in is very technical and has included the following:

Layout - Prepare the layout of the offshore plant taking into account the requirements of the client. Liaison with other departments internally to confirm all requirements are met. Issue drawings for fabrication and assist the fabrication, installation and commissioning team till the end of the project

MTO - Material take off - Basically make a list of all items required to be purchased. This is a big task and directly affects the cost of the project.

Specification - This is basically technical procurement assistance. Involved in the preparation of RFQ, technical bid analysis, technical queries (between vendor and us), vendor document review and approval.

I have received good ratings throughout my career at this company.
I do not have achievements in any extra curricular activities. Not worked for an NGO or any volunteering services. Did try my hand at gaming.
MBA goals - short term - work in an energy consulting firm (oil and gas preferred due to my experience)
Long term - Be a business leader in the energy industry and help companies / governments take better decisions in this sector.
Why MBA - The consulting firms in the oil and gas / energy industry look into years of experience as a major factor to establish credibility. I also lack knowledge required to take business decisions. An MBA will give me both.

Kindly evaluate my profile. Also please provide your analysis of my career goals, reasons for MBA and weather this profile is strong in terms of contributing to the diversity in ISB
Thanks


Hi,
Your profile does look interesting. Your GMAT and academic credentials are decent. What you need to work on is drafting an application which highlights your diversity factor and establishes your leadership skill. Definitely in your job you have demonstrated your leadership potential and what you need to do is to bring out that achievements to create your own unique and impactful story.

In Indian B-schools IIM A, IIM B and IIM C also provides good opportunities for Engineers from core sectors.
You can connect with us at beyondthegmat@gmail.com for a detailed profile evaluation and to get more insights for your potential target B-Schools.
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GMAT- 700 (V-32, Q-51, IR-7, AWA-5)
10th- (9.4/10)
12th- 94.4%
B.Tech.(Civil) from DCE- 73%
Age-23
Work Experience: 2.5 years work experience(till date) in CBRE (project management consultancy)
Designation- Senior Project Coordinator
* Volunteered and completed an 8 module project management course by CBRE and University of Texas, Dallas
* Recieved 3 awards within 2 years- 2 No.s team work and 1 No. Top Gun
* Promotion within 1.5 years work ex.
* One of the few given responsibility of handling 2 interior fitout sites single-handedly.
* Managed teams of contractors(5-10 at a site) and coordinated activities amongst architects, client, builders, consulatnats, being the single point of contact.
* Part of company football team

Extra-Curricular Activities-
* Trinity College, London certified guitar player
* Vice Captain- School house cricket team
* FOotball team player for CBRE
* Completed 3 months online certification in Leadership and Management form Coursera
* 3 months internship in Help Age India
* 2 months internship in another NGO

Career Plan-
To land a job as a strategy analyst in a big firm.

=Kindly help me get an idea about where I stand for an interview call and if I should retake the GMAT?


Hi,
Your academic credential are quite impressive. You have also good extra curricular activities through which you can demonstrate your leadership quality. Your GMAT is a bit low, especially since your work experience is on the lower side. Your post MBA goal of strategy analyst would fit ISB. What we would advice you is to concentrate on creating an impressive application which highlights your unique story and how even at a young age and with less experience you can bring in lot of value to the incoming class. You might also want to look at US B-school programs. You can connect with us at beyondthegmat@gmail.com for a detailed profile evaluation and get insights on other potential B-schools who will be interested in your profile.
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Hello pb91

Your 'stats' are decent. Also, it is the same 'stats' that got you an interview call last year. Therefore it is something 'qualitative' or not easily measurable that went wrong. It could be your career goals, interview, lack of cohesiveness in the overall message, LOR or the weight of the overall application vs other candidates.
Just based on these stats it is tough to say since you already got an interview invite. The best way to start assessing is by taking a look at your actual application and revisiting what happened in the interview.
Also, has anything in your profile changed in the last one year? That will be useful in the reapplication.
Should you have further connects, let me know.

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pb91 wrote:
Hi guys,

I am an electrical engineer with 5 years of experience in an multinational EPC company working in the Chemicals and Oil & Gas domain (we basically build the plants). Within these 5 years, I have acted as deputy team lead and team lead for international projects, however I have worked based out of India- no international experience.
Academics:
10th: 87% (state board)
12th: 77.8% (state board)
Undergard: 82.5% (state university, ranked 8th among 3000+ students in Electrical department)

GMAT: 710 (Q51, V35, IR7, AWA4.5)

Extracurricular activities: Not so strong.

I want to transition into a consulting firm working in the Oil & Gas domain.

I was called for an interview from ISB last year but could not convert it. I guess I messed up in the interview.

Could anyone kindly evaluate my profile and let me know how much should I change my last year's essays?

Regards.
Pam.

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New post 15 Jul 2018, 11:07
Hello People,

I need a bit of help in evaluating my profile. My profile is as follows

10TH-- 77.67%
12TH--83.34%
B.tech--63.30%
PGDM--2.75 CGPA(out of 4.33)

GMAT:700

Work Experience=2.5 years in Investment Banking Domain at Genpact.

Certifications:
CFA level 2,
FRM (Cleared), (Yet to receive Charter as need 6 more months of work ex. which I can complete post ISB)
American Investment Banking certifications as a Registered Financial Adviser, Registered Securities Principal.
Other certifications: Bloomberg, Six Sigma.

Achievements
Worked as Volunteer in Community Service for 6 months
National Photography Contest entrant.
President of a committee during PGDM

Now, my area of concern is that I'm not having strong academics in my UG or PG. My PGDM is from tier-B college, this helped me get into finance, however, I want to learn more of a management take into it which I couldn't in my PGDM and is the reason I wanted to enrol into ISb course. Will my academic scores and already done PGDM will dampen my chances of getting into ISB. Please suggest any other measures to strengthen my profile. What Score of GMAT can be considered good?
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New post 15 Jul 2018, 22:04
Hello pratik777

While evaluating your application ISB will consider not just past academics or PGDM but all the admission factors mentioned here.
If we dissect your profile this is what we get-
1. Academics- Past scores are average to below average. Even GMAT is below the ISB class avg. This is definitely not help you stand out. In this case, you will need to have a spike in the 3 factors mentioned below.
2. Quality of Work Ex- While your employer brand, CFA, FRA & other certifications will add brownie points to your profile, you will also need to showcase your career progression and achievements. You will have to be better than your peers here and your essays/LOR will have to highlight the same. One would need to understand these intangibles in detail.
3. Diversity- Apart from your achievements and certifications, extracurricular activities help here. But more than a laundry list what works are the stories behind these activities and accomplishments that you have made in these. Again, tough to identify based on the info provided.
4. Career Goals- By far the most critical piece of the admissions puzzle. What are your career goals and why is an MBA (that too from ISB and a 2nd one) an absolute necessity to reach these goals? A 2nd MBA hurts your chances only if you let it by telling a weak story. If you can link your past, preset and future with the need of a second MBA it is absolutely fine. But learning more of management cannot be a goal. You will need to show more clarity here. You can add to your research by reading here.
Without qualitative details on all of the above all I can say is that improve your GMAT to 730- as it will compensate for the low past scores and help you stand out.
At the same time if you have great quality in the other 3 (Work, Diversity & Goals) then you may stand a good chance even with a 700.

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pratik777 wrote:
Hello People,

I need a bit of help in evaluating my profile. My profile is as follows

10TH-- 77.67%
12TH--83.34%
B.tech--63.30%
PGDM--2.75 CGPA(out of 4.33)

GMAT:700

Work Experience=2.5 years in Investment Banking Domain at Genpact.

Certifications:
CFA level 2,
FRM (Cleared), (Yet to receive Charter as need 6 more months of work ex. which I can complete post ISB)
American Investment Banking certifications as a Registered Financial Adviser, Registered Securities Principal.
Other certifications: Bloomberg, Six Sigma.

Achievements
Worked as Volunteer in Community Service for 6 months
National Photography Contest entrant.
President of a committee during PGDM

Now, my area of concern is that I'm not having strong academics in my UG or PG. My PGDM is from tier-B college, this helped me get into finance, however, I want to learn more of a management take into it which I couldn't in my PGDM and is the reason I wanted to enrol into ISb course. Will my academic scores and already done PGDM will dampen my chances of getting into ISB. Please suggest any other measures to strengthen my profile. What Score of GMAT can be considered good?

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pb91 wrote:
Hi guys,

I am an electrical engineer with 5 years of experience in an multinational EPC company working in the Chemicals and Oil & Gas domain (we basically build the plants). Within these 5 years, I have acted as deputy team lead and team lead for international projects, however I have worked based out of India- no international experience.
Academics:
10th: 87% (state board)
12th: 77.8% (state board)
Undergard: 82.5% (state university, ranked 8th among 3000+ students in Electrical department)

GMAT: 710 (Q51, V35, IR7, AWA4.5)

Extracurricular activities: Not so strong.

I want to transition into a consulting firm working in the Oil & Gas domain.

I was called for an interview from ISB last year but could not convert it. I guess I messed up in the interview.

Could anyone kindly evaluate my profile and let me know how much should I change my last year's essays?

Regards.
Pam.


Hi Pam!

Your profile looks alright but with the Oil & Gas domain not doing great, it may be a good idea to leverage your transferable skills and present career plans that aren't too specific. You may send us your last year application and we'll be happy to provide a feedback.

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pratik777 wrote:
Hello People,

I need a bit of help in evaluating my profile. My profile is as follows

10TH-- 77.67%
12TH--83.34%
B.tech--63.30%
PGDM--2.75 CGPA(out of 4.33)

GMAT:700

Work Experience=2.5 years in Investment Banking Domain at Genpact.

Certifications:
CFA level 2,
FRM (Cleared), (Yet to receive Charter as need 6 more months of work ex. which I can complete post ISB)
American Investment Banking certifications as a Registered Financial Adviser, Registered Securities Principal.
Other certifications: Bloomberg, Six Sigma.

Achievements
Worked as Volunteer in Community Service for 6 months
National Photography Contest entrant.
President of a committee during PGDM

Now, my area of concern is that I'm not having strong academics in my UG or PG. My PGDM is from tier-B college, this helped me get into finance, however, I want to learn more of a management take into it which I couldn't in my PGDM and is the reason I wanted to enrol into ISb course. Will my academic scores and already done PGDM will dampen my chances of getting into ISB. Please suggest any other measures to strengthen my profile. What Score of GMAT can be considered good?


Low acads, just 2.5yrs workex and a 700 GMAT do not really add up. While you have done well to clear CFA L2 and FRM, a higher GMAT is certainly one of the easier things to do. It will also depend on when you completed your first MBA. Looks like it was less than 3 years back, and it may be a good idea to wait for another year, clear CFA L3, improve your GMAT, gain additional experience and what will come out is a very very strong profile to present to ISB. Nevertheless, if you are keen to apply to this year, a strong set of essays and a 720+ GMAT should help.

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rev13mig wrote:
Request for an evaluation of my profile:

GMAT- 700 (V-32, Q-51, IR-7, AWA-5)
10th- (9.4/10)
12th- 94.4%
B.Tech.(Civil) from DCE- 73%
Age-23
Work Experience: 2.5 years work experience(till date) in CBRE (project management consultancy)
Designation- Senior Project Coordinator
* Volunteered and completed an 8 module project management course by CBRE and University of Texas, Dallas
* Recieved 3 awards within 2 years- 2 No.s team work and 1 No. Top Gun
* Promotion within 1.5 years work ex.
* One of the few given responsibility of handling 2 interior fitout sites single-handedly.
* Managed teams of contractors(5-10 at a site) and coordinated activities amongst architects, client, builders, consulatnats, being the single point of contact.
* Part of company football team

Extra-Curricular Activities-
* Trinity College, London certified guitar player
* Vice Captain- School house cricket team
* FOotball team player for CBRE
* Completed 3 months online certification in Leadership and Management form Coursera
* 3 months internship in Help Age India
* 2 months internship in another NGO

Career Plan-
To land a job as a strategy analyst in a big firm.

=Kindly help me get an idea about where I stand for an interview call and if I should retake the GMAT?


Hi rev13mig

You do have a well-rounded profile with strong academics and decent extracurriculars. We think that your professional work experience sounds good and if presented well, may be strong enough to differentiate yourself from your peers.

The decision to give GMAT a retake should purely be driven by a single question: do you think you can hit a higher score? Were you doing better in practice tests? For a B-school such as ISB, admissions can get extremely competitive and you need to pull out all the stops. Therefore, if you think you can achieve a better GMAT score, go for it. If not, put the GMAT behind you and begin working on your goals and your essays.

We also advise you to think more on your goals, as a strategy analyst may seem a little generic for your short-term goals.

Do get back to us for a detailed conversation and help on goals and application.
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