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Background and nationality : Indian, 28 , Male

Undergrad Information : Civil Engineering, Manipal University ( GPA 6.6/10)

GMAT: 740 ( Q50/V40/IR 6/AWA 5)

Work experience and leadership:

Total Experience of 5 years in e-commerce startups in various roles: sales, operations, digital marketing, data analysis & product management. Most of the experience is in Product Management. Have led a team of engineers and delivered various software products & features. Have shown a good upward career progression in work.

Post MBA goals: Drive business and product strategies at Tech giants such as Microsoft, Google, etc.
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Background and nationality : Indian, 28 , Male

Undergrad Information : Civil Engineering, Manipal University ( GPA 6.6/10)

GMAT: 740 ( Q50/V40/IR 6/AWA 5)

Work experience and leadership:

Total Experience of 5 years in e-commerce startups in various roles: sales, operations, digital marketing, data analysis & product management. Most of the experience is in Product Management. Have led a team of engineers and delivered various software products & features. Have shown a good upward career progression in work.

Post MBA goals: Drive business and product strategies at Tech giants such as Microsoft, Google, etc.


Hi blackfish

Good profile. The GMAT adds to your academics. E-commerce/startup experience is valued at B-schools. You definitely seem to have an edge over other peers from a tech background.

The real test would be to articulate clearly why you need an MBA, when you are already in the PM line of work. Work hard on your essays showcasing what you have achieved as a person and why an MBA is centric to your goals. This should take you over the finishing line.

Feel free to reach out for a discussion.
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Hello,

I am currently employed in a government bank as Assistant Manager. I did my engineering from Manipal Instt of Tech in 2011. Then I took sometime off to volunteer at an NGO. Then I worked with a coaching institute for about 2 years as content developer and expert. In 2015, I joined the bank. So my total work ex is about 6+years.

cGPA: 7.84
10th: 83.8
12th: 79

I am aiming for 720+ in GMAT.
Please evaluate my profile for ISB. Do you think such a bumpy career profile is OK? Any suggestions will help.


Hi Gaara2018

The diaspora of experience in the past may not matter if you can link some of your achievements to your career goals. All B-schools look for a certain amount of continuity in a candidate's experience and career progression. It is okay to have tried out multiple things, as long as you have figured out what you are good at and where you want to go.

Therefore, as long as your goals are linked to your most recent experience or something that you have achieved in the past 6 years, you will be able to build an MBA story and are good to go.

A 720+ will definitely help on the GMAT side. We also hope you continue to be part of the NGO or are into some other extra-curricular activity to showcase a well-rounded profile.

Do reach out for a detailed discussion on how to connect the dots.
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New post 07 Aug 2018, 13:34
Varun,

Thank you very much for the advice. I will follow your advice and focus on GMAT for now.

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The first step for you is to ace the GMAT with at least a 680+.
This can take anywhere close to 2-4 months (depends on the individual).
Focus on just this and do not worry about the application currently as you are at the early stages of GMAT preparation.
Once you start feeling confident of getting a good score, prepare an application strategy as to why you wish to do an MBA that too a second one after 12 years of work ex. This story will matter significantly in your specific case. Additionally, identify the achievements at work that you want to talk about in the application. Your can read here on what makes a complete profile and here on career goals.
But currently maximum effort only on GMAT.

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Hello all,


Im Ashutosh from India. I'm applying for ISB.


Academics: 

- PGDM (MBA) (Marketing) from Alliance Business Academy (2005) (All India Management Association) 78%

- B.Com (2003) 62%


Professional experience: 12+ years

 - 9 years experience in Analytics (Hewlett Packard, Symphony Services)

 - Deferred Teach for India Fellowship

 - Led operations, special projects, learning delivery and Human Resources for 2.5 years in India's first Rural Kindergarten chain - for about 200 centres and schools and 800 teachers impacting about 13500 students.

 - Co-founded a firm focusing on providing turn key analytics, consulting, and monitoring and evaluation for Social Enterprises 1.5 years ago. 


I took my first practice GMAT using the MBA.com and scored 340.

Please advice.

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Background and nationality : Indian, 28 , Male

Undergrad Information : Civil Engineering, Manipal University ( GPA 6.6/10)

GMAT: 740 ( Q50/V40/IR 6/AWA 5)

Work experience and leadership:

Total Experience of 5 years in e-commerce startups in various roles: sales, operations, digital marketing, data analysis & product management. Most of the experience is in Product Management. Have led a team of engineers and delivered various software products & features. Have shown a good upward career progression in work.

Post MBA goals: Drive business and product strategies at Tech giants such as Microsoft, Google, etc.


Hi blackfish

Good profile. The GMAT adds to your academics. E-commerce/startup experience is valued at B-schools. You definitely seem to have an edge over other peers from a tech background.

The real test would be to articulate clearly why you need an MBA, when you are already in the PM line of work. Work hard on your essays showcasing what you have achieved as a person and why an MBA is centric to your goals. This should take you over the finishing line.

Feel free to reach out for a discussion.


Thank you for your response.

The three reasons I need to do an MBA are:
1. Learn management & leadership skills : there are management skills that I feel that I lack which are stopping from catapulting my career in a direction that I would like to see it go. I can be detailed about in it my essays. I need to know how many should I mention in essays/interview when asked about WHY MBA ?
2. Brand name/Networking : ISB is a premier institute in the country and I lack a world-leading pedigree in my CV that would definitely improve my CV in the short-term to reach the positions that I would like to reach.
3. Learn business skills: conducting market research, decision models, understanding finance and such.

In my current line of work as PM, I am mostly doing the executing the project, resolving conflicts, etc. part of the PM. The skills that I lack are preventing me from leading planning & strategy part of the job. Hence, the need for an MBA.

Would all this make sense to the Adcom ?
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Dear All,

Please evaluate my profile for ISB Co2020. I am planning to apply in R1.

EDUCATION
-B.Com (Hons) from Shri Ram College of Commerce – 79%
-Attended summer school at King’s College London in second year of college
-Schooling from DPS RK Puram – All India Rank 8 in Class XII board exam and All India Highest CGPA in Class X board exam
-Awarded by CBSE for high performance and received awards from school as well

WORK EXPERIENCE - 39 months by R1 deadline
-~1.5 years (currently employed) with Government of India. Youngest person to lead 2/25 Make in India focus sectors. Individually responsible for increasing FDI in India in those sectors by interacting with global CEOs and forming India entry strategy. Additionally working with cabinet ministers on special projects, drafting PM’s business meeting documents on international visits and making policy recommendations to parent ministries. Have good exposure and quantitative results to showcase.
-2 years with world’s largest asset management corporation (location - Gurgaon). Worked on client management, finance and technology.
-Summer internships at 2 leading MNCs in India during college

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
During employment-
-Worked as fellowship coordinator for an Indian MP, directly working with him on projects to develop his constituency
-Mentoring a college girl in Cambodia as part of a formal mentorship program to guide her to achieve her dreams
-Completed a weekend course in public policy and worked on a live project for an Indian MP
-Member of Women’s Initiative Network at first job
During college
-Event coordinator for India’s largest undergraduate management festival
-Co-Convener, Placement Cell and part of 2-3 other societies in college
-Drafted 2 research papers which have been published
-Won numerous case study, business plan competitions

GMAT – (took the exam today) 690 :?

CAREER GOALS
Short term - Aiming to enter management consulting post MBA (which is also why ISB is a fit for me)
Long term - Rise through the ranks at management consulting and exit as senior management for industry MNC

Originally posted by mbadreamcatcher on 08 Aug 2018, 07:40.
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Dear All,

Hello @mbadreamcatcher

Please evaluate my profile for ISB Co2020. I am planning to apply in R1.
Welcome to the party :-D

EDUCATION
-B.Com (Hons) from Shri Ram College of Commerce – 79%
-Attended summer school at King’s College London in second year of college
-Schooling from DPS RK Puram – All India Rank 8 in Class XII board exam and All India Highest CGPA in Class X board exam
-Awarded by CBSE for high performance and received awards from school as well
Overall decent score and academic brands on the CV.

WORK EXPERIENCE - 39 months by R1 deadline
-1.5 years (currently employed) with Government of India. Youngest person to lead 2/25 Make in India focus sectors. Individually responsible for increasing FDI in India in those sectors by interacting with global CEOs and forming India entry strategy. Additonally working with cabinet ministers on special projects, drafting PM’s business meeting documents on international visits and making policy recommendations to parent ministries. Have good exposure and quantitative results to showcase.
-2 years with world’s largest asset management corporation (location - Gurgaon). Worked on client management, finance and technology.
-Summer internships at 2 leading MNCs in India during college
Very interesting experience. It will help you stand out. At the same time highlight your career progress and quantify your achievements. You can read here on what matters in ISB applications.

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
During employment-
-Worked as fellowship coordinator for an Indian MP, directly working with him on projects to develop his constituency
-Mentoring a college girl in Cambodia as part of a formal mentorship program to guide her to achieve her dreams
-Completed a weekend course in public policy and worked on a live project for an Indian MP
-Member of Women’s Initiative Network at first job
During college
-Event coordinator for India’s largest undergraduate management festival
-Co-Convener, Placement Cell and part of 2-3 other societies in college
-Drafted 2 research papers which have been published
-Won numerous case study, business plan competitions
Again, interesting extracurricular activities. Showcase your contribution and impact in these. More importantly, you will need to be selective about what you talk about in the essays as you don't want to end up sending too many messages either.
That brings me to the next part, which is your career goals. Info is missing on this critical piece. Since you come from a different background you will need to show what are your future goals and how do they tie with an MBA from ISB. You could read here to add to your research.

GMAT – (took the exam today) 690 :?
Honestly, with well written essays, 690 should not be a problem for you. But with missing career goals I would suggest you get started immediately (considering timelines for R1). What other schools are you applying to?
Let me know if you have further questions.

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mbadreamcatcher wrote:
Dear All,

Hello @mbadreamcatcher

Please evaluate my profile for ISB Co2020. I am planning to apply in R1.
Welcome to the party :-D

EDUCATION
-B.Com (Hons) from Shri Ram College of Commerce – 79%
-Attended summer school at King’s College London in second year of college
-Schooling from DPS RK Puram – All India Rank 8 in Class XII board exam and All India Highest CGPA in Class X board exam
-Awarded by CBSE for high performance and received awards from school as well
Overall decent score and academic brands on the CV.

WORK EXPERIENCE - 39 months by R1 deadline
-1.5 years (currently employed) with Government of India. Youngest person to lead 2/25 Make in India focus sectors. Individually responsible for increasing FDI in India in those sectors by interacting with global CEOs and forming India entry strategy. Additonally working with cabinet ministers on special projects, drafting PM’s business meeting documents on international visits and making policy recommendations to parent ministries. Have good exposure and quantitative results to showcase.
-2 years with world’s largest asset management corporation (location - Gurgaon). Worked on client management, finance and technology.
-Summer internships at 2 leading MNCs in India during college
Very interesting experience. It will help you stand out. At the same time highlight your career progress and quantify your achievements. You can read here on what matters in ISB applications.

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
During employment-
-Worked as fellowship coordinator for an Indian MP, directly working with him on projects to develop his constituency
-Mentoring a college girl in Cambodia as part of a formal mentorship program to guide her to achieve her dreams
-Completed a weekend course in public policy and worked on a live project for an Indian MP
-Member of Women’s Initiative Network at first job
During college
-Event coordinator for India’s largest undergraduate management festival
-Co-Convener, Placement Cell and part of 2-3 other societies in college
-Drafted 2 research papers which have been published
-Won numerous case study, business plan competitions
Again, interesting extracurricular activities. Showcase your contribution and impact in these. More importantly, you will need to be selective about what you talk about in the essays as you don't want to end up sending too many messages either.
That brings me to the next part, which is your career goals. Info is missing on this critical piece. Since you come from a different background you will need to show what are your future goals and how do they tie with an MBA from ISB. You could read here to add to your research.

GMAT – (took the exam today) 690 :?
Honestly, with well written essays, 690 should not be a problem for you. But with missing career goals I would suggest you get started immediately (considering timelines for R1). What other schools are you applying to?
Let me know if you have further questions.

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Dear Varun, many thanks for the prompt response. I have updated my post to include short and long term career goals (mainly management consulting). I am applying to ISB R1, if I am not accepted to the program (results in November), I will be applying to the top 3 MBA programs at Germany (deadline Jan 2019). The reason is that their fees is similar to ISB's and I am hoping for a scholarship too, and it is a big job market needing skilled professionals. Low cost of life, good quality of life and work-life balance, will be learning German before I go there.
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Hello mbadreamcatcher

Make sure you mention management consulting as a goal in terms o feasibility as well. Feasibility on 2 levels- your past experience/skills tying into the same and considering the MC is a highly competitive and selective industry and only a few people land up there (usually the top percentiles). So make sure your research and narrative backs this transition as a realistic possibility. In case of a weak career goals narrative ISB might become tough.

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mbadreamcatcher wrote:
MBAkarma wrote:
mbadreamcatcher wrote:
Dear All,

Hello mbadreamcatcher

Please evaluate my profile for ISB Co2020. I am planning to apply in R1.
Welcome to the party :-D

EDUCATION
-B.Com (Hons) from Shri Ram College of Commerce – 79%
-Attended summer school at King’s College London in second year of college
-Schooling from DPS RK Puram – All India Rank 8 in Class XII board exam and All India Highest CGPA in Class X board exam
-Awarded by CBSE for high performance and received awards from school as well
Overall decent score and academic brands on the CV.

WORK EXPERIENCE - 39 months by R1 deadline
-1.5 years (currently employed) with Government of India. Youngest person to lead 2/25 Make in India focus sectors. Individually responsible for increasing FDI in India in those sectors by interacting with global CEOs and forming India entry strategy. Additonally working with cabinet ministers on special projects, drafting PM’s business meeting documents on international visits and making policy recommendations to parent ministries. Have good exposure and quantitative results to showcase.
-2 years with world’s largest asset management corporation (location - Gurgaon). Worked on client management, finance and technology.
-Summer internships at 2 leading MNCs in India during college
Very interesting experience. It will help you stand out. At the same time highlight your career progress and quantify your achievements. You can read here on what matters in ISB applications.

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
During employment-
-Worked as fellowship coordinator for an Indian MP, directly working with him on projects to develop his constituency
-Mentoring a college girl in Cambodia as part of a formal mentorship program to guide her to achieve her dreams
-Completed a weekend course in public policy and worked on a live project for an Indian MP
-Member of Women’s Initiative Network at first job
During college
-Event coordinator for India’s largest undergraduate management festival
-Co-Convener, Placement Cell and part of 2-3 other societies in college
-Drafted 2 research papers which have been published
-Won numerous case study, business plan competitions
Again, interesting extracurricular activities. Showcase your contribution and impact in these. More importantly, you will need to be selective about what you talk about in the essays as you don't want to end up sending too many messages either.
That brings me to the next part, which is your career goals. Info is missing on this critical piece. Since you come from a different background you will need to show what are your future goals and how do they tie with an MBA from ISB. You could read here to add to your research.

GMAT – (took the exam today) 690 :?
Honestly, with well written essays, 690 should not be a problem for you. But with missing career goals I would suggest you get started immediately (considering timelines for R1). What other schools are you applying to?
Let me know if you have further questions.

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Dear Varun, many thanks for the prompt response. I have updated my post to include short and long term career goals (mainly management consulting). I am applying to ISB R1, if I am not accepted to the program (results in November), I will be applying to the top 3 MBA programs at Germany (deadline Jan 2019). The reason is that their fees is similar to ISB's and I am hoping for a scholarship too, and it is a big job market needing skilled professionals. Low cost of life, good quality of life and work-life balance, will be learning German before I go there.

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Hello everyone

Thank you for reading.

Currently aiming to pursue a 1 year MBA in India next year, and am looking at ISB and the IIM Executive programs. I've posted on the IIM sub forum, and would like your opinion on my suitability for the ISB program.

Background and nationality : Indian, 34 , Male

Undergrad Information : M.Sc. in Media Communications (5 Yrs Program) from Anna University ( CGPA 8.67/10)

GMAT: 650 ( Q46/V34/IR 6/AWA 5)

Work experience and leadership:

Total Experience of 10+ years, majority of which I've spent in UAE. I've worked in B2B sectors and have specialised in global Corporate Communications (Internal, External, Crisis) and Investor Relations, for large scale multinational firms (multicultural workforce exceeding 15,000 people) operating in more than 15 countries. Highest position achieved till date is AGM level.

Post MBA goals: Would like to add Marketing expertise to my existing Communications & IR specialisation, and would like to work for a public listed company in India, heading their Marketing, IR, and Comms functions. In 5 years time, I'd like to start my own business related to my field of specialisation.

Cons that I can think of: Low GMAT score, Age, non-traditional industry and function, non traditional post MBA goals (i.e. non finance, non consulting, non Operations). The low GMAT score, I'm willing to put in more time and effort into retaking, but it's the other aspects of my application that worry me.

Thank you for your opinion.
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blackfish wrote:
Background and nationality : Indian, 28 , Male

Undergrad Information : Civil Engineering, Manipal University ( GPA 6.6/10)

GMAT: 740 ( Q50/V40/IR 6/AWA 5)

Work experience and leadership:

Total Experience of 5 years in e-commerce startups in various roles: sales, operations, digital marketing, data analysis & product management. Most of the experience is in Product Management. Have led a team of engineers and delivered various software products & features. Have shown a good upward career progression in work.

Post MBA goals: Drive business and product strategies at Tech giants such as Microsoft, Google, etc.


Hi blackfish

Good profile. The GMAT adds to your academics. E-commerce/startup experience is valued at B-schools. You definitely seem to have an edge over other peers from a tech background.

The real test would be to articulate clearly why you need an MBA, when you are already in the PM line of work. Work hard on your essays showcasing what you have achieved as a person and why an MBA is centric to your goals. This should take you over the finishing line.

Feel free to reach out for a discussion.


Thank you for your response.

The three reasons I need to do an MBA are:
1. Learn management & leadership skills : there are management skills that I feel that I lack which are stopping from catapulting my career in a direction that I would like to see it go. I can be detailed about in it my essays. I need to know how many should I mention in essays/interview when asked about WHY MBA ?
2. Brand name/Networking : ISB is a premier institute in the country and I lack a world-leading pedigree in my CV that would definitely improve my CV in the short-term to reach the positions that I would like to reach.
3. Learn business skills: conducting market research, decision models, understanding finance and such.

In my current line of work as PM, I am mostly doing the executing the project, resolving conflicts, etc. part of the PM. The skills that I lack are preventing me from leading planning & strategy part of the job. Hence, the need for an MBA.

Would all this make sense to the Adcom ?


Hi blackfish,

Please see our response below:

1. Learn management & leadership skills : there are management skills that I feel that I lack which are stopping from catapulting my career in a direction that I would like to see it go. I can be detailed about in it my essays. I need to know how many should I mention in essays/interview when asked about WHY MBA ?
- Leadership skills is a broad term. Some of them are qualities that you can learn, some of them are inherent and some of them need to be polished. You need to talk about specific skills that you would like to acquire from ISB that will help you fill the gaps for a Product Management Role. For instance, theoretical knowledge of strategic frameworks can be learned. Skills such as people management cannot be taught but can be enhanced. Pick up the right balance of skills that show off your best side in Essay 1 and highlight the need for an MBA in essay 2.
2. Brand name/Networking : ISB is a premier institute in the country and I lack a world-leading pedigree in my CV that would definitely improve my CV in the short-term to reach the positions that I would like to reach.
3. Learn business skills: conducting market research, decision models, understanding finance and such.
#2 and #3 are reasons common to everyone who is applying to ISB, therefore while they stand true, #1 will make the most impact in the essays.

Do give us a buzz and we can help you with specifics.
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Hello everyone

Thank you for reading.

Currently aiming to pursue a 1 year MBA in India next year, and am looking at ISB and the IIM Executive programs. I've posted on the IIM sub forum, and would like your opinion on my suitability for the ISB program.

Background and nationality : Indian, 34 , Male

Undergrad Information : M.Sc. in Media Communications (5 Yrs Program) from Anna University ( CGPA 8.67/10)

GMAT: 650 ( Q46/V34/IR 6/AWA 5)

Work experience and leadership:

Total Experience of 10+ years, majority of which I've spent in UAE. I've worked in B2B sectors and have specialised in global Corporate Communications (Internal, External, Crisis) and Investor Relations, for large scale multinational firms (multicultural workforce exceeding 15,000 people) operating in more than 15 countries. Highest position achieved till date is AGM level.

Post MBA goals: Would like to add Marketing expertise to my existing Communications & IR specialisation, and would like to work for a public listed company in India, heading their Marketing, IR, and Comms functions. In 5 years time, I'd like to start my own business related to my field of specialisation.

Cons that I can think of: Low GMAT score, Age, non-traditional industry and function, non traditional post MBA goals (i.e. non finance, non consulting, non Operations). The low GMAT score, I'm willing to put in more time and effort into retaking, but it's the other aspects of my application that worry me.

Thank you for your opinion.


Hi Colaxs

What works in your favor is your diverse background and international experience. ISB (and also the other IIM Exec programs) will value the kind of diversity that you would bring to class. Your goals are well-linked too. To summarize, non-traditional is definitely good!.

Keep in mind that ISB is extremely competitive for senior profiles since the past couple of years, therefore you may stand a better chance at the IIMs as compared to ISB. The bad news is that a 650 GMAT can potentially pull you down, esp for ISB. Our first advice is to try and see if you can push it to at least a 680.

If you feel that you're done with GMAT, then your best shot is to put everything you have in your essays, so that they make you stand apart from the competition.

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Kindly evaluate my profile and let me know of my realistic chances to get a call from ISB in R1.

X- 86%
XII- 77%
B.Tech (Civil)- 7.63 CGPA from a top 5 National Institute of Technology
GMAT- 720 (V35 Q51) IR8. AWA was good as well.

Workex- 37 months till date in a Metro Rail Corporation of the Government of India and State Government. I have worked in the Tendering Section of Metro Rail Projects of 2 cities (Did not switch company. Transferred) worth US$ 3 Billion (INR 20,000 Cr.) in total. Apart from my regular job of managing major international tenders for the project, I had decent exposure here while interacting with railway board members, managing supreme court cases, preparing monthly fund disbursement plans & timelines for funds to be received from international funding agencies such as European Investment Bank, interacting with the funding agency officers for their queries regarding the tendering process, etc. I also got 3 awards and a couple of back to back promotions in the organization and working as Assistant Manager right now. Plus I was the only person from my batch to be regularized from contract job.

Extra Curriculars-
Wrote fictional stories during college days on a famous website. One of these stories was within the top 3 of the genre for a long time.
Played guitar in a couple of events (College as well as on Job).
Participated in street play event in college and won second prize.
Organised a business competition in college fest.

I am aiming for my MBA in Strategy and Leadership from ISB as well as industry specialization in Infrastructure since I want to stick to this ever growing industry. My short-term goal is to switch to management/business consulting in infrastructure/government advisory sector since I already have a decent knowledge and exposure in all spheres of this sector and can greatly leverage it in a consulting profile. MBA is a necessity to make the switch. Another major reason for my inclination towards consulting is variation in assignments. I am rather dulled by the monotony of repeated procedures in my current job profile. My long-term goal is to start a consulting firm that specializes in Government & PSUs. As the government closes down sick PSUs and seeks new ways to improve the efficiency of the rest, I feel that this domain has immense potential in the future. Although this goal is uncertain at the moment and I can decide upon this only after experiencing the consulting market.

Please evaluate my profile and suggest if I should apply in R1 or retake GMAT and apply in R2? I know I can score better since my verbal scores used to vary between V39-V41 during mocks.
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Hello tush1992

I would recommend you to apply in R1, if you can handle the workload and write essays in the next 4 weeks.
Coincidentally working with an applicant with a profile eerily similar as yours- 7 years experience in tenders in MMRDA with 720 GMAT. So you have some direct competition there :-)
The outline of your profile looks solid- unique work ex, decent GMAT, interesting extracurricular activities. You can read more on what makes a complete profile here and on career goals here.
The only challenge I see is if you can build a strong narrative in next 4 weeks (not sure what stage you are at). If you can tie in all of the above mentioned factors with your career goals I think you have a fighting chance at ISB, go ahead and apply in R1.
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tush1992 wrote:
Kindly evaluate my profile and let me know of my realistic chances to get a call from ISB in R1.

X- 86%
XII- 77%
B.Tech (Civil)- 7.63 CGPA from a top 5 National Institute of Technology
GMAT- 720 (V35 Q51) IR8. AWA was good as well.

Workex- 37 months till date in a Metro Rail Corporation of the Government of India and State Government. I have worked in the Tendering Section of Metro Rail Projects of 2 cities (Did not switch company. Transferred) worth US$ 3 Billion (INR 20,000 Cr.) in total. Apart from my regular job of managing major international tenders for the project, I had decent exposure here while interacting with railway board members, managing supreme court cases, preparing monthly fund disbursement plans & timelines for funds to be received from international funding agencies such as European Investment Bank, interacting with the funding agency officers for their queries regarding the tendering process, etc. I also got 3 awards and a couple of back to back promotions in the organization and working as Assistant Manager right now. Plus I was the only person from my batch to be regularized from contract job.

Extra Curriculars-
Wrote fictional stories during college days on a famous website. One of these stories was within the top 3 of the genre for a long time.
Played guitar in a couple of events (College as well as on Job).
Participated in street play event in college and won second prize.
Organised a business competition in college fest.

I am aiming for my MBA in Strategy and Leadership from ISB as well as industry specialization in Infrastructure since I want to stick to this ever growing industry. My short-term goal is to switch to management/business consulting in infrastructure/government advisory sector since I already have a decent knowledge and exposure in all spheres of this sector and can greatly leverage it in a consulting profile. MBA is a necessity to make the switch. Another major reason for my inclination towards consulting is variation in assignments. I am rather dulled by the monotony of repeated procedures in my current job profile. My long-term goal is to start a consulting firm that specializes in Government & PSUs. As the government closes down sick PSUs and seeks new ways to improve the efficiency of the rest, I feel that this domain has immense potential in the future. Although this goal is uncertain at the moment and I can decide upon this only after experiencing the consulting market.

Please evaluate my profile and suggest if I should apply in R1 or retake GMAT and apply in R2? I know I can score better since my verbal scores used to vary between V39-V41 during mocks.

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Hi

I would appreciate your evaluation of my profile
Male, 24
GMAT - 710,
Indian
I am working as a practicing chartered accountant for over 2.5 years
I have started my own Firm and have merged to reach more than one state
Completed all qualification exams of Chartered Accountants (Secured all india 47th rank in CA finals)
Pursuing CFA level 2
Completed Bachelors of Commerce in Accountancy
12th CBSE 92.8%
10th CBSE 87.4 %
Completed Diploma course in system audits
Extra-Curricular - Worked with the office of Member of Parliament of India who is a member of various committees set up by government of India.
Part of Public relation committee of CIRC of ICAI
Held Position of Treasurer of Students committee of CIRC of ICAI

learning Guitar for the last 6 months , learning French.
Languages Know: Hindi, English, Learning French

I have extensive Leadership experience as team lead for engagements, more than two years..I have carried out work from Presenting the reports to the execution of work.I have carried out projects as freelancer for a few companies of US and Singapore

As i am pursuing CFA and gaining more knowledge of finance field like Financial modelling and Valuation i would like to work in investment banking.

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I would appreciate your evaluation of my profile
Male, 24
GMAT - 710,
Indian
I am working as a practicing chartered accountant for over 2.5 years
I have started my own Firm and have merged to reach more than one state
Completed all qualification exams of Chartered Accountants (Secured all india 47th rank in CA finals)
Pursuing CFA level 2
Completed Bachelors of Commerce in Accountancy
12th CBSE 92.8%
10th CBSE 87.4 %
Completed Diploma course in system audits
Extra-Curricular - Worked with the office of Member of Parliament of India who is a member of various committees set up by government of India.
Part of Public relation committee of CIRC of ICAI
Held Position of Treasurer of Students committee of CIRC of ICAI

learning Guitar for the last 6 months , learning French.
Languages Know: Hindi, English, Learning French

I have extensive Leadership experience as team lead for engagements, more than two years..I have carried out work from Presenting the reports to the execution of work.I have carried out projects as freelancer for a few companies of US and Singapore

As i am pursuing CFA and gaining more knowledge of finance field like Financial modelling and Valuation i would like to work in investment banking.

Thanks


Hi Yash,

You are in good shape. My only concern about your profile will be to convince the adcom that you need the MBA over all the qualifications you already have. Establishing a real need for an MBA for the long term rather than a stepping stone for a career in IB will be crucial.
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YashJain3011, You have a great profile for ISB.

There are 4 factors that ISB would look for-
1) Academic capability:
With your GMAT score, CFA certification and board marks, you put up a strong case for your academic capabilities

2)Leadership Potential

Having lead your own firm, you can highlight your leadership potential.

3)Extra-Curricular
There are some good extra-curriculars on your profile. This factor convinces the adcom that you will be a good fit outside of class as well.

4)Need for MBA
You will have to introspect to understand your need to do an MBA. For instance, It could be to understand the organization behavior to help you scale your firm.




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Hi

I would appreciate your evaluation of my profile
Male, 24
GMAT - 710,
Indian
I am working as a practicing chartered accountant for over 2.5 years
I have started my own Firm and have merged to reach more than one state
Completed all qualification exams of Chartered Accountants (Secured all india 47th rank in CA finals)
Pursuing CFA level 2
Completed Bachelors of Commerce in Accountancy
12th CBSE 92.8%
10th CBSE 87.4 %
Completed Diploma course in system audits
Extra-Curricular - Worked with the office of Member of Parliament of India who is a member of various committees set up by government of India.
Part of Public relation committee of CIRC of ICAI
Held Position of Treasurer of Students committee of CIRC of ICAI

learning Guitar for the last 6 months , learning French.
Languages Know: Hindi, English, Learning French

I have extensive Leadership experience as team lead for engagements, more than two years..I have carried out work from Presenting the reports to the execution of work.I have carried out projects as freelancer for a few companies of US and Singapore

As i am pursuing CFA and gaining more knowledge of finance field like Financial modelling and Valuation i would like to work in investment banking.

Thanks

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Background and nationality : Indian, 28 , Male

Undergrad Information : Civil Engineering, Manipal University ( GPA 6.6/10)

GMAT: 740 ( Q50/V40/IR 6/AWA 5)

Work experience and leadership:

Total Experience of 5 years in e-commerce startups in various roles: sales, operations, digital marketing, data analysis & product management. Most of the experience is in Product Management. Have led a team of engineers and delivered various software products & features. Have shown a good upward career progression in work.

Post MBA goals: Drive business and product strategies at Tech giants such as Microsoft, Google, etc.


Hi,

You have a very good profile and your experience in e-commerce startups in different verticals is sure to resonate with the Adcom. Moreover you have a extremely good GMAT score. Your post MBA goals are also in sync with your overall profile.
We would encourage you start working on your application.
What other B-schools are you targeting? With your work experience and GMAT score you can look at a number of international B-schools.
You can connect with us at beyondthegmat@gmail.com for a detailed profile evaluation and to discuss about potential B-schools for your profile.

Best of luck!!!
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Dear All,

Please evaluate my profile for ISB Co2020. I am planning to apply in R1.

EDUCATION
-B.Com (Hons) from Shri Ram College of Commerce – 79%
-Attended summer school at King’s College London in second year of college
-Schooling from DPS RK Puram – All India Rank 8 in Class XII board exam and All India Highest CGPA in Class X board exam
-Awarded by CBSE for high performance and received awards from school as well

WORK EXPERIENCE - 39 months by R1 deadline
-~1.5 years (currently employed) with Government of India. Youngest person to lead 2/25 Make in India focus sectors. Individually responsible for increasing FDI in India in those sectors by interacting with global CEOs and forming India entry strategy. Additionally working with cabinet ministers on special projects, drafting PM’s business meeting documents on international visits and making policy recommendations to parent ministries. Have good exposure and quantitative results to showcase.
-2 years with world’s largest asset management corporation (location - Gurgaon). Worked on client management, finance and technology.
-Summer internships at 2 leading MNCs in India during college

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
During employment-
-Worked as fellowship coordinator for an Indian MP, directly working with him on projects to develop his constituency
-Mentoring a college girl in Cambodia as part of a formal mentorship program to guide her to achieve her dreams
-Completed a weekend course in public policy and worked on a live project for an Indian MP
-Member of Women’s Initiative Network at first job
During college
-Event coordinator for India’s largest undergraduate management festival
-Co-Convener, Placement Cell and part of 2-3 other societies in college
-Drafted 2 research papers which have been published
-Won numerous case study, business plan competitions

GMAT – (took the exam today) 690 :?

CAREER GOALS
Short term - Aiming to enter management consulting post MBA (which is also why ISB is a fit for me)
Long term - Rise through the ranks at management consulting and exit as senior management for industry MNC



Hi,
Your profile definitely scores high on diversity quotient. Your work experience with the Indian government and an asset management organization will definitely interest the Adcom. Though your GMAT is lower than the usual class average, we believe that you have other substantial achievements in your profile which will resonate with the Adcom. A lot will now depend on how you highlight your leadership capabilities and your diverse work experience to highlight the value that you will add to the incoming class.
You also need to highlight why you need an MBA at this stage of your career and how your skills would enable you to make the post MBA career switch.

You can connect with us @beyondthegmat@gmail.com for a detailed profile evaluation and to discuss about other potential B-Schools for your profile and based on your post MBA goals.

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