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Hi all!

I am a 25 year old male from India, currently working as an Assistant Project Manager (APM) for a small construction contracting firm (40 employees) in the Greater New York City area. I have been with this company for the past 24 months and will accrue about 6-8 more months of experience before I move back to India next year. In my capacity as an APM, I have been entrusted with progressively increasing responsibilities that involve multi-faceted management of several construction projects with budgets ranging from 0.5 to 20 million USD. I led a team of 3 of our own employees along with 12 other subcontractors towards the successful completion of a $2M residential building renovation project. I am working on several other similar projects and will be promoted to the Project Manager position by the end of the year.

EDUCATION:
BTech Civil Engineering (2011-2015) from a top ranking NIT - 5.94/10.00
M Engg. in Environmental Engineering from Pennsylvania State University (2015-2017) - 3.55/4.00
GRE score from 2014 - 321 (159V 162Q AWA 3.5)
TOEFL score from 2014 -113/120
Although these scores have now expired, I am confident in my ability to score 720+ on the GMAT.

Target Schools - ISB Hyderabad, IIM ABC, NUS

Extra Curricular - President of Penn State American Water Works Association Chapter, Part of Intramural Champion Bowling Team

Will my target score of 720+ combined with the rest of my profile give a fighting chance to get into the schools I am aiming for?

Thanks in advance!
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Hello,

Please evaluate my profile and show me the reality

1) Basic demographic info:
Age: 31
Gender: M
Nationality : Indian

2) Educational Background-
Undergrad : Engineering (Electronics and Instrumentation) Average college
GPA: 8.18/10
GMAT SCORE : Not Taken ( But target will be anything 700+)
12th :- 64.8% (CBSE)
10th :- 80% (ICSE)

3) Work experience:
Average IT Guy with no International Experience.
Total Experience of 8 Years.
Working in the Role of Project management.
CSM Certified.

4) Extracurricular:
Organised Various Sports Event in the College.
Organised College Tech Fest for two years in the capacity of General Secretary (There are no Official Certificate for the same).
Organised College Cultural Fest for two years in the capacity of General Secretary (There are no Official Certificate for the same).


Seeing my Academics and overall profile Should I be even thinking of one year MBA. If so which schools are within my reach.


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Hi,

Can you please evaluate my profile?

Age: 26 (Male)
Education: Kirori Mal College
Bsc (H) Physics with 70.42% marks


GRE: 325
169 Q and 156 V

Experience: 5 years 7 months

Companies:

1. ZS Associates
2. The Economist Group

Can you please evaluate my profile for ISB R2?

Thanks in advance.

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Hey there,

Demographic and Background:

Age: 28 Years
Gender: Female
Nationality: Indian
Work Ex: 5+ Years
Industry: IT
Estimated GMAT: 700-720

Education:
10th ICSE: 73%
12th ISC: 60%
Bachelors of Computer Applications: 70% (Average College)
M.Sc in Computer Science (CGPA): 3.75/4.00(Slightly above average University)

Professional Abstract:
I currently work as a Project/Presales manager in an AI-based startup. I started out as a Software Engineer and have progressed to being a Business Analyst to being a Team Lead and finally a Project Manager. I currently look into Project Management, Product Management and Presales.
I have deliberately chosen small-sized startups across 5 years of experience. Nascent startups give you the added edge of experiencing the complete product lifecycle very closely and facing multiple challenges. Though the work is often stressful, the learning curve is amazing and truly hones your leadership skills
The fact that I have transitioned across multiple roles bears testament to this fact.

Volunteer Experience:
I have begun a 3-month volunteer experience with an NGO that runs an accelerator program for other education-based NGOs. I am currently working closely on the fundraising space and learning a lot.

Why MBA?
Entrepreneurship. In a nutshell, an MBA gives me better perspective given my technical ed background, gives my better networking capabilities and access to world-class faculty


What I need help with:
1. Although I have average scores throughout school and college. Does the fact that I have a Master's degree eliminate any negative implications my scores would bring about?
2. I understand that the Indian IT domain is hugely overrepresented, but I believe that the female demography is needed for creating better diversity. Can this work in my favor?
3. What are my chances with ISB? Also would be glad if you could share the universities I should be targeting along with ISB given my profile.
4. I am yet to give the GMAT and begun work on applications, hence the score estimate(700-720). Does getting an increase of points say, a 730, increase my chances a lot, or do I still fall in the same range irrespective if the score is 720 or 730?

Appreciate any help and guidance!

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tinawadhwani wrote:
Hey there,

Demographic and Background:

Age: 28 Years
Gender: Female
Nationality: Indian
Work Ex: 5+ Years
Industry: IT
Estimated GMAT: 700-720

Education:
10th ICSE: 73%
12th ISC: 60%
Bachelors of Computer Applications: 70% (Average College)
M.Sc in Computer Science (CGPA): 3.75/4.00(Slightly above average University)

Professional Abstract:
I currently work as a Project/Presales manager in an AI-based startup. I started out as a Software Engineer and have progressed to being a Business Analyst to being a Team Lead and finally a Project Manager. I currently look into Project Management, Product Management and Presales.
I have deliberately chosen small-sized startups across 5 years of experience. Nascent startups give you the added edge of experiencing the complete product lifecycle very closely and facing multiple challenges. Though the work is often stressful, the learning curve is amazing and truly hones your leadership skills
The fact that I have transitioned across multiple roles bears testament to this fact.

Volunteer Experience:
I have begun a 3-month volunteer experience with an NGO that runs an accelerator program for other education-based NGOs. I am currently working closely on the fundraising space and learning a lot.

Why MBA?
Entrepreneurship. In a nutshell, an MBA gives me better perspective given my technical ed background, gives my better networking capabilities and access to world-class faculty


What I need help with:
1. Although I have average scores throughout school and college. Does the fact that I have a Master's degree eliminate any negative implications my scores would bring about?
2. I understand that the Indian IT domain is hugely overrepresented, but I believe that the female demography is needed for creating better diversity. Can this work in my favor?
3. What are my chances with ISB? Also would be glad if you could share the universities I should be targeting along with ISB given my profile.
4. I am yet to give the GMAT and begun work on applications, hence the score estimate(700-720). Does getting an increase of points say, a 730, increase my chances a lot, or do I still fall in the same range irrespective if the score is 720 or 730?

Appreciate any help and guidance!

Cheers,
Tins


Hi Tina,

You have solid work experience overall and you should fall back heavily on your experience and learnings from it to differentiate yourself in the over-competitive applicant pool. While women do add to the diversity at any business school, ISB already has a decent 39% women students ( more are ofcourse desirable). Given that a large chunk of women already apply- you should not think of being a woman as a big competitive advantage, instead focus upon our strengths and what you bring to the ISB classroom that would be valued.
Your academic scores are average throughout, so I would focus the attention on the GMAT - that's the only part of your academic evaluation that is still under your control. Between 720 and 730 your chances will not change drastically, that said the higher score you can get, the better. Adcoms evaluate applicants in comparison with other applicants in their pool, so having any advantage such as a higher GMAT score can work to your advantage.

Regarding other MBA programs, where do you wish to study? Any country preference?
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Sahilkm wrote:
Hi,

Can you please evaluate my profile?

Age: 26 (Male)
Education: Kirori Mal College
Bsc (H) Physics with 70.42% marks


GRE: 325
169 Q and 156 V

Experience: 5 years 7 months

Companies:

1. ZS Associates
2. The Economist Group

Can you please evaluate my profile for ISB R2?

Thanks in advance.

Cheers,
Sahil


Hi Sahil

Do provide more info:
1. what do you do at these companies what are your achievements?
2. what do you do outside work? What are your achievements there?
3. what are your career goals?
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Hi all!

I am a 25 year old male from India, currently working as an Assistant Project Manager (APM) for a small construction contracting firm (40 employees) in the Greater New York City area. I have been with this company for the past 24 months and will accrue about 6-8 more months of experience before I move back to India next year. In my capacity as an APM, I have been entrusted with progressively increasing responsibilities that involve multi-faceted management of several construction projects with budgets ranging from 0.5 to 20 million USD. I led a team of 3 of our own employees along with 12 other subcontractors towards the successful completion of a $2M residential building renovation project. I am working on several other similar projects and will be promoted to the Project Manager position by the end of the year.

EDUCATION:
BTech Civil Engineering (2011-2015) from a top ranking NIT - 5.94/10.00
M Engg. in Environmental Engineering from Pennsylvania State University (2015-2017) - 3.55/4.00
GRE score from 2014 - 321 (159V 162Q AWA 3.5)
TOEFL score from 2014 -113/120
Although these scores have now expired, I am confident in my ability to score 720+ on the GMAT.

Target Schools - ISB Hyderabad, IIM ABC, NUS

Extra Curricular - President of Penn State American Water Works Association Chapter, Part of Intramural Champion Bowling Team

Will my target score of 720+ combined with the rest of my profile give a fighting chance to get into the schools I am aiming for?

Thanks in advance!



Hi,

Your international work experience would definitely be valued at ISB, although you will need to make a strong case for the career goals and why you need an MBA to achieve them.Your GPA is very low , so I am going to suggest you try really hard to get a 720+ GMAT score.
Other things mentioned here look ok, so reiterating: the GMAT needs to be conquered.
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New post 17 Nov 2019, 21:45
ankit2019 wrote:
Hello,

Please evaluate my profile and show me the reality

1) Basic demographic info:
Age: 31
Gender: M
Nationality : Indian

2) Educational Background-
Undergrad : Engineering (Electronics and Instrumentation) Average college
GPA: 8.18/10
GMAT SCORE : Not Taken ( But target will be anything 700+)
12th :- 64.8% (CBSE)
10th :- 80% (ICSE)

3) Work experience:
Average IT Guy with no International Experience.
Total Experience of 8 Years.
Working in the Role of Project management.
CSM Certified.

4) Extracurricular:
Organised Various Sports Event in the College.
Organised College Tech Fest for two years in the capacity of General Secretary (There are no Official Certificate for the same).
Organised College Cultural Fest for two years in the capacity of General Secretary (There are no Official Certificate for the same).


Seeing my Academics and overall profile Should I be even thinking of one year MBA. If so which schools are within my reach.


Thanks in Advance.


Hi Ankit,

Can you explain more about your work experience and your post MBA goals
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tinawadhwani wrote:
Hey there,

Demographic and Background:

Age: 28 Years
Gender: Female
Nationality: Indian
Work Ex: 5+ Years
Industry: IT
Estimated GMAT: 700-720

Education:
10th ICSE: 73%
12th ISC: 60%
Bachelors of Computer Applications: 70% (Average College)
M.Sc in Computer Science (CGPA): 3.75/4.00(Slightly above average University)

Professional Abstract:
I currently work as a Project/Presales manager in an AI-based startup. I started out as a Software Engineer and have progressed to being a Business Analyst to being a Team Lead and finally a Project Manager. I currently look into Project Management, Product Management and Presales.
I have deliberately chosen small-sized startups across 5 years of experience. Nascent startups give you the added edge of experiencing the complete product lifecycle very closely and facing multiple challenges. Though the work is often stressful, the learning curve is amazing and truly hones your leadership skills
The fact that I have transitioned across multiple roles bears testament to this fact.

Volunteer Experience:
I have begun a 3-month volunteer experience with an NGO that runs an accelerator program for other education-based NGOs. I am currently working closely on the fundraising space and learning a lot.

Why MBA?
Entrepreneurship. In a nutshell, an MBA gives me better perspective given my technical ed background, gives my better networking capabilities and access to world-class faculty


What I need help with:
1. Although I have average scores throughout school and college. Does the fact that I have a Master's degree eliminate any negative implications my scores would bring about?
2. I understand that the Indian IT domain is hugely overrepresented, but I believe that the female demography is needed for creating better diversity. Can this work in my favor?
3. What are my chances with ISB? Also would be glad if you could share the universities I should be targeting along with ISB given my profile.
4. I am yet to give the GMAT and begun work on applications, hence the score estimate(700-720). Does getting an increase of points say, a 730, increase my chances a lot, or do I still fall in the same range irrespective if the score is 720 or 730?

Appreciate any help and guidance!

Cheers,
Tins


Hi Tina,

You have solid work experience overall and you should fall back heavily on your experience and learnings from it to differentiate yourself in the over-competitive applicant pool. While women do add to the diversity at any business school, ISB already has a decent 39% women students ( more are ofcourse desirable). Given that a large chunk of women already apply- you should not think of being a woman as a big competitive advantage, instead focus upon our strengths and what you bring to the ISB classroom that would be valued.
Your academic scores are average throughout, so I would focus the attention on the GMAT - that's the only part of your academic evaluation that is still under your control. Between 720 and 730 your chances will not change drastically, that said the higher score you can get, the better. Adcoms evaluate applicants in comparison with other applicants in their pool, so having any advantage such as a higher GMAT score can work to your advantage.

Regarding other MBA programs, where do you wish to study? Any country preference?


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Thank you Namita for the response. I am targeting the US and a couple of universities in the Asian region as well, specifically, NUS and HKUST.

Also, I have currently moved on my from company and am volunteering. My volunteer program comes to an end in December, so I will either look out for newer opportunities or extrnd the volunteer program. Would thus impact my application in any way?

Cheers,
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New post 18 Nov 2019, 04:26
tinawadhwani wrote:
MBADecoder wrote:
tinawadhwani wrote:
Hey there,

Demographic and Background:

Age: 28 Years
Gender: Female
Nationality: Indian
Work Ex: 5+ Years
Industry: IT
Estimated GMAT: 700-720

Education:
10th ICSE: 73%
12th ISC: 60%
Bachelors of Computer Applications: 70% (Average College)
M.Sc in Computer Science (CGPA): 3.75/4.00(Slightly above average University)

Professional Abstract:
I currently work as a Project/Presales manager in an AI-based startup. I started out as a Software Engineer and have progressed to being a Business Analyst to being a Team Lead and finally a Project Manager. I currently look into Project Management, Product Management and Presales.
I have deliberately chosen small-sized startups across 5 years of experience. Nascent startups give you the added edge of experiencing the complete product lifecycle very closely and facing multiple challenges. Though the work is often stressful, the learning curve is amazing and truly hones your leadership skills
The fact that I have transitioned across multiple roles bears testament to this fact.

Volunteer Experience:
I have begun a 3-month volunteer experience with an NGO that runs an accelerator program for other education-based NGOs. I am currently working closely on the fundraising space and learning a lot.

Why MBA?
Entrepreneurship. In a nutshell, an MBA gives me better perspective given my technical ed background, gives my better networking capabilities and access to world-class faculty


What I need help with:
1. Although I have average scores throughout school and college. Does the fact that I have a Master's degree eliminate any negative implications my scores would bring about?
2. I understand that the Indian IT domain is hugely overrepresented, but I believe that the female demography is needed for creating better diversity. Can this work in my favor?
3. What are my chances with ISB? Also would be glad if you could share the universities I should be targeting along with ISB given my profile.
4. I am yet to give the GMAT and begun work on applications, hence the score estimate(700-720). Does getting an increase of points say, a 730, increase my chances a lot, or do I still fall in the same range irrespective if the score is 720 or 730?

Appreciate any help and guidance!

Cheers,
Tins


Hi Tina,

You have solid work experience overall and you should fall back heavily on your experience and learnings from it to differentiate yourself in the over-competitive applicant pool. While women do add to the diversity at any business school, ISB already has a decent 39% women students ( more are ofcourse desirable). Given that a large chunk of women already apply- you should not think of being a woman as a big competitive advantage, instead focus upon our strengths and what you bring to the ISB classroom that would be valued.
Your academic scores are average throughout, so I would focus the attention on the GMAT - that's the only part of your academic evaluation that is still under your control. Between 720 and 730 your chances will not change drastically, that said the higher score you can get, the better. Adcoms evaluate applicants in comparison with other applicants in their pool, so having any advantage such as a higher GMAT score can work to your advantage.

Regarding other MBA programs, where do you wish to study? Any country preference?


Posted from my mobile device

Thank you Namita for the response. I am targeting the US and a couple of universities in the Asian region as well, specifically, NUS and HKUST.

Also, I have currently moved on my from company and am volunteering. My volunteer program comes to an end in December, so I will either look out for newer opportunities or extrnd the volunteer program. Would thus impact my application in any way?

Cheers,
Tina


Hi Tina,

You could definitely apply to programs in the US and even to NUS. I am not so sure about with the current political environment there. We'll have a better picture of where you can apply after your GMAt scores are available. But if we consider a range of schools, it will be in the top 15 to 30 - we'll have to get much deeper into your profile and work experiences to know exactly which.

While the volunteering experience sounds great, I'd see further value in it only if you plan to pivot your career to social impact. If you plan to return to the IT sector post MBA, then you should try getting back to it now. A gap in the interim period between the volunteering gig and job search will not help at all, so do the volunteering until you have the job in hand.
Remember, adcoms don't appreciate gaps in career trajectory.
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Please evaluate my profile for ISB round 2

29 year male
GMAT- 730 (QA-49, VA-40, IR-7, AWA-5)

Graduation: Completed B.Tech. from SRM University in 2012 with 9.55/10
H.S.C: 76% (CBSE)
S.S.C: 77.8% (CBSE)

Experience - 90 months (70 months India, 20 months Dubai)
12 months at Payoda Technologies Coimbatore as Software Engineer
44 months at ZS Associates Pune as Technology analyst and Senior Technology Analyst (Promotion after 24 months). Travelled to US a couple of times and manager a team of 4 associates and worked across 10 projects for 6 different clients.
14 months at Vuclip India as Senior Data Analyst helping the growth hackers across the middle east and south-east Asia. Involved in setting up the analytics platform of the organization.
20 months at Vuclip Dubai as Senior Data Analyst and Manager (Promotion after 8 months). Leading analytics for the region and involved in growth hacking.

Post MBA Goal: Already involved in business decision making in my current role at a customer internet company. I want to build on the current experience and be a part of the business strategy team at a consumer internet company.

Why MBA: To learn the nitty-gritty of Strategic Decision Making

Achievements:
University scholarship holder for excellent academic performance for each academic year

Extra-curricular:
Helping a local NGO in my hometown that helps the underprivileged children
Joint Secretary of Telecommunications Engineer's Association at SRM University (2011-12)

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Hello folks,

Please evaluate my profile for ISB:

Age: 23 yr

GMAT Score: 660 [Quant:47 , Verbal:34, I.R.:8 , AWA:5]

Educational Qualifications:

Graduation: Completed B.C.A. (it's not BE/B.tech) in Computer Applications from VIT University in 2016 with 77%(7.7/10).
H.S.C: secured 72% from Science stream from ISC in 2012.
S.S.C: secured 84% from ICSE in 2010.

Work Experience:
* Joined Deloitte Consulting from campus as an analyst. Worked for 2 years and 4 Months.
* Working at Rubrik Inc as Team lead for G&A division. Since February 2019. Joined as developer and got an early promotion in 6 months. Have been working on high visibility and $$$$ projects as consultant. Experience in leading medium to small $$ projects.


Extra Curricular:
Led the prestigious Microsoft Innovation Labs at VIT University.
Led a commercial project, first of it's kind, out of Microsoft Lab. Led a team which included 1/2 year senior to me.
Runner up at EduHackathon by Butterfly Innovations (CollPoll). Uni Level.
Third prize at wearable device hackathon. ( I believe it shows a unique point in profile as it was an electronics domain hackathon and I am of CS background // Maybe)
Participant at other club events.
School winner of debates and extempore competition.
Recipient of some awards as high performer in academics at school level. (Goodness! I still have certificates)
Have been part of child education groups in college. Juvenile Care.
Part of CSR group to educate underprivileged kids.

Hobbies:
I love to read. Writing and traveling.

Effective communicator, good people skills.

Also, one request, please do let me know if you think I have a shot at some other good college too. Location no bar.
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Hello folks,

Please evaluate my profile for ISB:

Age: 23 yr

GMAT Score: 660 [Quant:47 , Verbal:34, I.R.:8 , AWA:5]

Educational Qualifications:

Graduation: Completed B.C.A. (it's not BE/B.tech) in Computer Applications from VIT University in 2016 with 77%(7.7/10).
H.S.C: secured 72% from Science stream from ISC in 2012.
S.S.C: secured 84% from ICSE in 2010.

Work Experience:
* Joined Deloitte Consulting from campus as an analyst. Worked for 2 years and 4 Months.
* Working at Rubrik Inc as Team lead for G&A division. Since February 2019. Joined as developer and got an early promotion in 6 months. Have been working on high visibility and $$$$ projects as consultant. Experience in leading medium to small $$ projects.


Extra Curricular:
Led the prestigious Microsoft Innovation Labs at VIT University.
Led a commercial project, first of it's kind, out of Microsoft Lab. Led a team which included 1/2 year senior to me.
Runner up at EduHackathon by Butterfly Innovations (CollPoll). Uni Level.
Third prize at wearable device hackathon. ( I believe it shows a unique point in profile as it was an electronics domain hackathon and I am of CS background // Maybe)
Participant at other club events.
School winner of debates and extempore competition.
Recipient of some awards as high performer in academics at school level. (Goodness! I still have certificates)
Have been part of child education groups in college. Juvenile Care.
Part of CSR group to educate underprivileged kids.

Hobbies:
I love to read. Writing and traveling.

Effective communicator, good people skills.

Also, one request, please do let me know if you think I have a shot at some other good college too. Location no bar.
Thank you!


You should retake the GMAT for any "good program" that you wish to target. A 700+ GMAt score is needed
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Please evaluate my profile for ISB round 2

29 year male
GMAT- 730 (QA-49, VA-40, IR-7, AWA-5)

Graduation: Completed B.Tech. from SRM University in 2012 with 9.55/10
H.S.C: 76% (CBSE)
S.S.C: 77.8% (CBSE)

Experience - 90 months (70 months India, 20 months Dubai)
12 months at Payoda Technologies Coimbatore as Software Engineer
44 months at ZS Associates Pune as Technology analyst and Senior Technology Analyst (Promotion after 24 months). Travelled to US a couple of times and manager a team of 4 associates and worked across 10 projects for 6 different clients.
14 months at Vuclip India as Senior Data Analyst helping the growth hackers across the middle east and south-east Asia. Involved in setting up the analytics platform of the organization.
20 months at Vuclip Dubai as Senior Data Analyst and Manager (Promotion after 8 months). Leading analytics for the region and involved in growth hacking.

Post MBA Goal: Already involved in business decision making in my current role at a customer internet company. I want to build on the current experience and be a part of the business strategy team at a consumer internet company.

Why MBA: To learn the nitty-gritty of Strategic Decision Making

Achievements:
University scholarship holder for excellent academic performance for each academic year

Extra-curricular:
Helping a local NGO in my hometown that helps the underprivileged children
Joint Secretary of Telecommunications Engineer's Association at SRM University (2011-12)
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I am looking to apply to ISB. Can anyone help me understand my chances of converting?

Age: 25yrs

Exp: 46 months

Industry : Telecom (Reliance Jio)

Position : Assistant Manager

GMAT score: 750 (Q50, V41, IR8, AWA5.5)

Graduate: BE Hons, BITS Pilani (Pilani) ( EEE)

12th: CBSE 86.60%
10th: CBSE 9.6 CGPA (91.20%)

Round targeted: R2, December 2019 for 2020 batch

Extra curricular strengths:
Musician (guitar+vocals), performed live, competed with semi pro bands
Avid football lover. Also play the sport.

Summary:
I have worked in Jio as a technical manager and undertook various projects to implement network changes at a PAN India level. Managed 22 circles (states HQ) through the central NHQ. Also initiated several changes to way things have been done manually in the company through streamlining and automation. Acted as POC for various cross functional teams for smooth harmony

Why:
Working directly under VP of Jio has led me to envision myself as a someone capable of spearheading any customer based firm into innovative advancements. Strong Technical background would help me understand ground-level issues and quickly highlight and comprehend exact issues. Experience of handling 22 state HQs further enhanced my ability to manage people from different work lines and background, enabling me to empathise with every team member and leading the team to more efficient outputs. Direct interactions with technical vendor teams and brainstorming sessions has motivated me to Choose consulting as my primary field.

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Hi

I am looking to apply to ISB. Can anyone help me understand my chances of converting?

Age: 25yrs

Exp: 46 months

Industry : Telecom (Reliance Jio)

Position : Assistant Manager

GMAT score: 750 (Q50, V41, IR8, AWA5.5)

Graduate: BE Hons, BITS Pilani (Pilani) ( EEE)

12th: CBSE 86.60%
10th: CBSE 9.6 CGPA (91.20%)

Round targeted: R2, December 2019 for 2020 batch

Extra curricular strengths:
Musician (guitar+vocals), performed live, competed with semi pro bands
Avid football lover. Also play the sport.

Summary:
I have worked in Jio as a technical manager and undertook various projects to implement network changes at a PAN India level. Managed 22 circles (states HQ) through the central NHQ. Also initiated several changes to way things have been done manually in the company through streamlining and automation. Acted as POC for various cross functional teams for smooth harmony

Why:
Working directly under VP of Jio has led me to envsion myself as a someone capable of spearheading any customer based firm into innovative advancements. Strong Technical background would help me understand ground-level issues and quickly highlight and comprehend exact issues. Experience of handling 22 state HQs further enhanced my ability to manage people from different work lines and background, enabling me to empathise with every team member and leading the team to more efficient outputs. Direct interactions with technical vendor teams and brainstorming sessions has motivated me to Choose consulting as my primary field.

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Hi Realbuzzks,

You have a good profile for ISB. Your leadership experience shall serve you well, but they will need to be presented well enough in the application.
Your acads look strong, although you have not mentioned your engg. CGPA. the GMAT is solid.
Now the weakness: Your career goals if this is what you are planning to write in the MBA application are all over the place. I didn't quite get what you mean here : "envision myself as a someone capable of spearheading any customer based firm into innovative advancements." - sounds like jargon and does not connect with consulting as a career goal. Moreover. interacting with vendors is no justification for a consulting career either. Be careful about what you write in the goals essay - its a crucial essay.

Reach out if you need help. We have some capacity for ISB's R2 deadline and can help you get your story straight.
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realbuzzks wrote:
Hi

I am looking to apply to ISB. Can anyone help me understand my chances of converting?

Age: 25yrs

Exp: 46 months

Industry : Telecom (Reliance Jio)

Position : Assistant Manager

GMAT score: 750 (Q50, V41, IR8, AWA5.5)

Graduate: BE Hons, BITS Pilani (Pilani) ( EEE)

12th: CBSE 86.60%
10th: CBSE 9.6 CGPA (91.20%)

Round targeted: R2, December 2019 for 2020 batch

Extra curricular strengths:
Musician (guitar+vocals), performed live, competed with semi pro bands
Avid football lover. Also play the sport.

Summary:
I have worked in Jio as a technical manager and undertook various projects to implement network changes at a PAN India level. Managed 22 circles (states HQ) through the central NHQ. Also initiated several changes to way things have been done manually in the company through streamlining and automation. Acted as POC for various cross functional teams for smooth harmony

Why:
Working directly under VP of Jio has led me to envsion myself as a someone capable of spearheading any customer based firm into innovative advancements. Strong Technical background would help me understand ground-level issues and quickly highlight and comprehend exact issues. Experience of handling 22 state HQs further enhanced my ability to manage people from different work lines and background, enabling me to empathise with every team member and leading the team to more efficient outputs. Direct interactions with technical vendor teams and brainstorming sessions has motivated me to Choose consulting as my primary field.

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Hi Realbuzzks,

You have a good profile for ISB. Your leadership experience shall serve you well, but they will need to be presented well enough in the application.
Your acads look strong, although you have not mentioned your engg. CGPA. the GMAT is solid.
Now the weakness: Your career goals if this is what you are planning to write in the MBA application are all over the place. I didn't quite get what you mean here : "envision myself as a someone capable of spearheading any customer based firm into innovative advancements." - sounds like jargon and does not connect with consulting as a career goal. Moreover. interacting with vendors is no justification for a consulting career either. Be careful about what you write in the goals essay - its a crucial essay.

Reach out if you need help. We have some capacity for ISB's R2 deadline and can help you get your story straight.



Hi,

Thanks for the valuable inputs. I’ll definitely be reaching out to you guys.

Sorry for not mentioning the engineering CGPA, it is 72.9% (7.29 with 10 as conversion factor for BITS)

Also, I’ll keep the pointers in mind while preparing the SOP. And I hope I haven’t gotten too late for the application process.
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realbuzzks wrote:
MBADecoder wrote:
realbuzzks wrote:
Hi

I am looking to apply to ISB. Can anyone help me understand my chances of converting?

Age: 25yrs

Exp: 46 months

Industry : Telecom (Reliance Jio)

Position : Assistant Manager

GMAT score: 750 (Q50, V41, IR8, AWA5.5)

Graduate: BE Hons, BITS Pilani (Pilani) ( EEE)

12th: CBSE 86.60%
10th: CBSE 9.6 CGPA (91.20%)

Round targeted: R2, December 2019 for 2020 batch

Extra curricular strengths:
Musician (guitar+vocals), performed live, competed with semi pro bands
Avid football lover. Also play the sport.

Summary:
I have worked in Jio as a technical manager and undertook various projects to implement network changes at a PAN India level. Managed 22 circles (states HQ) through the central NHQ. Also initiated several changes to way things have been done manually in the company through streamlining and automation. Acted as POC for various cross functional teams for smooth harmony

Why:
Working directly under VP of Jio has led me to envsion myself as a someone capable of spearheading any customer based firm into innovative advancements. Strong Technical background would help me understand ground-level issues and quickly highlight and comprehend exact issues. Experience of handling 22 state HQs further enhanced my ability to manage people from different work lines and background, enabling me to empathise with every team member and leading the team to more efficient outputs. Direct interactions with technical vendor teams and brainstorming sessions has motivated me to Choose consulting as my primary field.

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Hi Realbuzzks,

You have a good profile for ISB. Your leadership experience shall serve you well, but they will need to be presented well enough in the application.
Your acads look strong, although you have not mentioned your engg. CGPA. the GMAT is solid.
Now the weakness: Your career goals if this is what you are planning to write in the MBA application are all over the place. I didn't quite get what you mean here : "envision myself as a someone capable of spearheading any customer based firm into innovative advancements." - sounds like jargon and does not connect with consulting as a career goal. Moreover. interacting with vendors is no justification for a consulting career either. Be careful about what you write in the goals essay - its a crucial essay.

Reach out if you need help. We have some capacity for ISB's R2 deadline and can help you get your story straight.



Hi,

Thanks for the valuable inputs. I’ll definitely be reaching out to you guys.

Sorry for not mentioning the engineering CGPA, it is 72.9% (7.29 with 10 as conversion factor for BITS)

Also, I’ll keep the pointers in mind while preparing the SOP. And I hope I haven’t gotten too late for the application process.



Glad that my feedback helped. Your GPA is ok, the GMAT should cover up for the average score.
You are no late for the R2 application deadline, but you need to have a coherent story line that makes you a strong applicant.
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New post 23 Nov 2019, 23:57
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Hello,

Please evaluate my profile and show me the reality

1) Basic demographic info:
Age: 31
Gender: M
Nationality : Indian

2) Educational Background-
Undergrad : Engineering (Electronics and Instrumentation) Average college
GPA: 8.18/10
GMAT SCORE : Not Taken ( But target will be anything 700+)
12th :- 64.8% (CBSE)
10th :- 80% (ICSE)

3) Work experience:
Average IT Guy with no International Experience.
Total Experience of 8 Years.
Working in the Role of Project management.
CSM Certified.

4) Extracurricular:
Organised Various Sports Event in the College.
Organised College Tech Fest for two years in the capacity of General Secretary (There are no Official Certificate for the same).
Organised College Cultural Fest for two years in the capacity of General Secretary (There are no Official Certificate for the same).


Seeing my Academics and overall profile Should I be even thinking of one year MBA. If so which schools are within my reach.


Thanks in Advance.


Hi Ankit,

Can you explain more about your work experience and your post MBA goals



Hi Namitha,

Sorry for the late response. Caught up in some Personal emergency.

I am currently doing the Project Management Work. Seeing end to end Delivery of the project.

Short term Goal is a transition to finance. Long term goal is to complete International CFA and move upto CFO level of the Company.
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New post 25 Nov 2019, 02:20
Hi

I am looking to apply to ISB in the second round. Can you please rate my profile.

Age: 28yrs

Exp: 54 months

Industry : Construction (L&T Construction)

Position : Assistant Manager

GMAT score: 650

Graduate: BE Civil Engineering (Nagpur University, 2013, 87%)
Post Graduate: Master's in Construction Technology & Management (NIT, Nagpur, 8.7 CGPA)


12th: Maharashtra State 80.60%
10th: Maharashtra State 81%

Round targeted: R2, December 2019 for 2020 batch

Summary:
Worked as site engineer at a Nuclear power plant construction for 1 year, 1 year as Project Controls Engineer in same Nuclear project, 2 Years at Mumbai Corporate office handling project controls profile, total value of jobs 16,000 INR Cr plus.
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