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Please evaluate my profile and let me know if I have any chance in ISB. Also, please suggest whether IIMA,IIMB,IIMC are feasible or not.

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GMAT:670(Q50/V29)
Toefl:110
10th: 93%
12th:93%
GPA:8.89 out of 10(around 84%)-top 5 in class

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Technological analyst role for a very big US bank
Total experience: 6 years
International experience: 4 years and counting (US)

Role:
Started as a trainee and now I am the onsite module lead- managing 5 people.

Day to day task:
Requirement gathering,
change management,
release coordination,
attend the ongoing strategic calls with senior business leadership(client side) and provide input - i.e- enhancement;risk;compliance etc
new hire management and formulating knowledge transition plan
In short, I am an SME for one of the application suite that is used in a line of business

Leadership:
Managing 5 people in onsite
4 promotions
small freelance web development company(sole employee)

EC & Achievement
Received Highest appraisal rating since last 2 years
Multiple awards from company(x4)
Multiple awards from client(x3)
ITIL certified
Java and python certified(technical)
minor volunteer experience in the US (however for a well-known volunteer group)

Goal:
Move to product management/project management role -preferably in consulting or financial tech or big tech(product based) sector.

Why India:
Want to build next phase of my professional career in India


Hi Jadu1

- Your international experience can act as a differentiator for you and would give you a shot at ISB, IIMB, and IIMC. IIMA may be tough though.
- Acads and experience are both decent, though IT-centric (the international context and bank IT experience will help however). Client awards will help too. The other certifications are IT-oriented so might not help in MBA admissions, but would certainly help in finding relevant post-MBA roles
- Not much in terms of ECA, so you might like to dig deep to think of experiences (even dated ones) that you can bring out for these apps
- With a strong app, you may be able to get through one or more of IIMB/C, ISB

You may also like to go through this article and [url]http://www.gyanone.com/blog/isb-670-gmat/] this article[/url]

Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.
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Hi Jadu1

- Your international experience can act as a differentiator for you and would give you a shot at ISB, IIMB, and IIMC. IIMA may be tough though.
- Acads and experience are both decent, though IT-centric (the international context and bank IT experience will help however). Client awards will help too. The other certifications are IT-oriented so might not help in MBA admissions, but would certainly help in finding relevant post-MBA roles
- Not much in terms of ECA, so you might like to dig deep to think of experiences (even dated ones) that you can bring out for these apps
- With a strong app, you may be able to get through one or more of IIMB/C, ISB

You may also like to go through this article and [url]http://www.gyanone.com/blog/isb-670-gmat/] this article[/url]

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


Thanks GyanOne. I have few follow-up questions. It would be great if you can shed some light on those.

1.Can you please suggest if I should retake GMAT? If yes then what is the target score that will significantly boost my chance? I am not sure if I can improve on GMAT more than 20 points.
2.Also, I am active in the Indian community(cultural function organization etc,)- so should I go ahead and add those as EC? Moreover, I was pretty active in my college days with regards to EC but not sure if I should mention those as those are almost 5+ years old.
3.What kind of certifications at this point will be given more preference by mba school- i.e- will scrum master/PMP etc help?
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Hi Jadu1

- Your international experience can act as a differentiator for you and would give you a shot at ISB, IIMB, and IIMC. IIMA may be tough though.
- Acads and experience are both decent, though IT-centric (the international context and bank IT experience will help however). Client awards will help too. The other certifications are IT-oriented so might not help in MBA admissions, but would certainly help in finding relevant post-MBA roles
- Not much in terms of ECA, so you might like to dig deep to think of experiences (even dated ones) that you can bring out for these apps
- With a strong app, you may be able to get through one or more of IIMB/C, ISB

You may also like to go through this article and [url]http://www.gyanone.com/blog/isb-670-gmat/] this article[/url]

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


Thanks GyanOne. I have few follow-up questions. It would be great if you can shed some light on those.

1.Can you please suggest if I should retake GMAT? If yes then what is the target score that will significantly boost my chance? I am not sure if I can improve on GMAT more than 20 points.
2.Also, I am active in the Indian community(cultural function organization etc,)- so should I go ahead and add those as EC? Moreover, I was pretty active in my college days with regards to EC but not sure if I should mention those as those are almost 5+ years old.
3.What kind of certifications at this point will be given more preference by mba school- i.e- will scrum master/PMP etc help?


Hi Jadu1

1. If you can, then do retake it. A 20 point increase will help too.
2. Organizing cultural functions etc in the Indian community will be taken as weak ECs, but yes they can be mentioned. You can mention your college EC achievements as well, even if they are dated.
3. Scrum Master/PMP will help as they are more generic skill related (project management) than necessarily tied to an industry.
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Hi All,

I will like someone to review my profile for R-2. I am a Mechanical Engineer from NIT Durgapur, with 7.5 Year of experience. I have 5.5 years of experience in Automobile domain Mahindra and Renault Nissan. For 2 Years I was working as the Manager business development in a German Research organisation called "Fraunhofer". For the last 3 months I am leading a Social Eneterprise working in the field of Palliaitive Care (Care of chronically ill & terminally bedridden) This intiative was founded by me & a Doctor 3 Years back. My Acads are as follows.

B.Tech-6.98 CGPA

X-79.8%

XII-86%

GRE Score-330 166-Q,164-V AWA 3.5
PMP Certified project Manager. Have keen interest in automobile won Mahindra AQ QUIZ competition. Was awarded excellerator award and Mahindra rise award. Participated in international exhibitions in Hannover Messe representing Fraunhofer India.

Thanking you in advance

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I will like someone to review my profile for R-2. I am a Mechanical Engineer from NIT Durgapur, with 7.5 Year of experience. I have 5.5 years of experience in Automobile domain Mahindra and Renault Nissan. For 2 Years I was working as the Manager business development in a German Research organisation called "Fraunhofer". For the last 3 months I am leading a Social Eneterprise working in the field of Palliaitive Care (Care of chronically ill & terminally bedridden) This intiative was founded by me & a Doctor 3 Years back. My Acads are as follows.

B.Tech-6.98 CGPA

X-79.8%

XII-86%

GRE Score-330 166-Q,164-V AWA 3.5
PMP Certified project Manager. Have keen interest in automobile won Mahindra AQ QUIZ competition. Was awarded excellerator award and Mahindra rise award. Participated in international exhibitions in Hannover Messe representing Fraunhofer India.

Thanking you in advance

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Solid profile. Quite strong on all aspects - test scores, experience, leadership, ECA. Very well positioned for applying to ISB.
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Hi,

Can someone please review my profile and what are the chances of getting into ISB

GMAT score (Q-48,V-34)
4+ years of Management Consulting Experience with Accenture Strategy working across Europe, Middle East, USA and Asia
2 Years of experience with Indian Oil Corporation Limited in the Marketing Division
Graduation (Vellore Institute of Technology) - CGPA (9.53)
12th (CBSE) - 91.8%
10th (CBSE) - 86%

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Can someone please review my profile and what are the chances of getting into ISB

GMAT score (Q-48,V-34)
4+ years of Management Consulting Experience with Accenture Strategy working across Europe, Middle East, USA and Asia
2 Years of experience with Indian Oil Corporation Limited in the Marketing Division
Graduation (Vellore Institute of Technology) - CGPA (9.53)
12th (CBSE) - 91.8%
10th (CBSE) - 86%

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Hi

Your GMAT score should translate to a 670. That is a bit on the edge. If possible, try and raise it. If a retake is not possible, you could apply even with this score.

On the academics and professional aspects, your profile is really solid. No worries there. No mention of ECA but if those are even just about ok, you should be fine.
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I will be applying to ISB R-2 for the class of 2018.
Would appreciate an evaluation of my profile:
10th (SSC) : 86.00
12th(HSC): 69.71
B.E (Electrical Engineering, GHRCE, Nagpur University) : 7.64/10

Work Exp:
Fellow, Teach For India: 2 years (Taught in a Bombay Municipality School of a low income community for 2 years)
Associate, Indian Political Action Committee: 6 months (Supervised election strategy and campaigning for 10 Assembly Constituencies in Punjab)

Volunteering:
AIESEC in Nagpur: Vice President, Marketing and Information Management: 2 years

I'm yet to take the GMAT. What would be a good score to get a sure shot call with the hindsight of my profile?
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Hello,

My profile is as follows:
10th: 91%
12th :84%
B.E CGPA 7.35
Experience : 2.4 years IT

ITIL certified,certified in ITSM tool.
Good extracurricular record.

Yet to give GMAT.
Any recommendations for which colleges and what score to target ?

Also will it be wise to look for a switch to marketing/consulting domain ?


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Hello,

My profile is as follows:
10th: 91%
12th :84%
B.E CGPA 7.35
Experience : 2.4 years IT

ITIL certified,certified in ITSM tool.
Good extracurricular record.

Yet to give GMAT.
Any recommendations for which colleges and what score to target ?

Also will it be wise to look for a switch to marketing/consulting domain ?


Saksham


Hi Saksham

Your selection set in terms of schools is fairly limited at this stage - it is ISB you can aim at, as the other programs will require more experience.

Aim for a 700+ GMAT definitely (of course the higher the better). A switch to consulting may be possible with your profile but marketing may be a stretch.
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I will be applying to ISB R-2 for the class of 2018.
Would appreciate an evaluation of my profile:
10th (SSC) : 86.00
12th(HSC): 69.71
B.E (Electrical Engineering, GHRCE, Nagpur University) : 7.64/10

Work Exp:
Fellow, Teach For India: 2 years (Taught in a Bombay Municipality School of a low income community for 2 years)
Associate, Indian Political Action Committee: 6 months (Supervised election strategy and campaigning for 10 Assembly Constituencies in Punjab)

Volunteering:
AIESEC in Nagpur: Vice President, Marketing and Information Management: 2 years

I'm yet to take the GMAT. What would be a good score to get a sure shot call with the hindsight of my profile?


Hi Kaustubh

- The TFI experience will be a big plus and establishes your leadership clearly. The I-PAC experience helps as well.
- Are you currently with I-PAC full-time? If not, and there is a gap, this might be a bit of a negative.
- Target 700+ on the GMAT, and in your case, clarity of career goals and the need for an MBA will be important. What do you plan to do post-MBA?
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Kaustubh_TFI wrote:
Hello Club!
I will be applying to ISB R-2 for the class of 2018.
Would appreciate an evaluation of my profile:
10th (SSC) : 86.00
12th(HSC): 69.71
B.E (Electrical Engineering, GHRCE, Nagpur University) : 7.64/10

Work Exp:
Fellow, Teach For India: 2 years (Taught in a Bombay Municipality School of a low income community for 2 years)
Associate, Indian Political Action Committee: 6 months (Supervised election strategy and campaigning for 10 Assembly Constituencies in Punjab)

Volunteering:
AIESEC in Nagpur: Vice President, Marketing and Information Management: 2 years

I'm yet to take the GMAT. What would be a good score to get a sure shot call with the hindsight of my profile?


Hi Kaustubh

- The TFI experience will be a big plus and establishes your leadership clearly. The I-PAC experience helps as well.
- Are you currently with I-PAC full-time? If not, and there is a gap, this might be a bit of a negative.
- Target 700+ on the GMAT, and in your case, clarity of career goals and the need for an MBA will be important. What do you plan to do post-MBA?


Hi GyanOne,
Thank you for your prompt response.

I graduted in April'14 and started pursuing my fellowship in May'14 which commenced in April'16. I joined IPAC in May'16 and left in the first week of October'16 to prepare for the GMAT in Jan as the unforgiving working hours (~12hours) wouldn't allow me to work and prep for GMAT simultaneously.
Indian Polity and Education are my core areas of interest and I want to integrate them in the long term as I plan to start an initiative in my home state which not only educates the electorate but also empowers them to make an informed decision while casting their votes. I believe we can practice transparent and incorruptible elections free from communalism and electoral fraud.
ISB has a core strength in consulting and offers proven learning methods which nurture entrepreneurship, ethics and leadership. That is precisely what I need to further build my skill sets, crystallize my vision and forge a network of leaders supporting this mission.
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Thank you for your prompt response.

I graduted in April'14 and started pursuing my fellowship in May'14 which commenced in April'16. I joined IPAC in May'16 and left in the first week of October'16 to prepare for the GMAT in Jan as the unforgiving working hours (~12hours) wouldn't allow me to work and prep for GMAT simultaneously.
Indian Polity and Education are my core areas of interest and I want to integrate them in the long term as I plan to start an initiative in my home state which not only educates the electorate but also empowers them to make an informed decision while casting their votes. I believe we can practice transparent and incorruptible elections free from communalism and electoral fraud.
ISB has a core strength in consulting and offers proven learning methods which nurture entrepreneurship, ethics and leadership. That is precisely what I need to further build my skill sets, crystallize my vision and forge a network of leaders supporting this mission.


Hi Kaustubh

While we understand your vision and your intentions (and also acknowledge that you have certainly walked the talk with respect to these unlike many others who just state such ambitions), you must also keep the following in mind:
- The goal you state here will need to be shaped much more to appeal to ISB. As of now, this is more of a vision than a tangible target. The connection to an MBA is also not strong at this point (we understand you will shape it further)
- While a short break from work (1-2 months) is ok, do not extend it beyond as it will begin to hurt your application. Most people take the GMAT and apply while also working full-time, so taking time off for this may be seen as an aberration.
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I am a 2014 engineering graduate (5 year Dual Degree program - B.Tech+M.Tech). Please evaluate my profile:

Work Experience: 1. Business Analyst, ZS Associates, Analytics Consulting (20 months)
2. Analyst - Risk and Info Management II, American Express (8 months)

Graduation College: IIT Kharagpur

GPA: 9.37/10 (3.75 on a scale of 4)

GMAT: 760 (Q-51, V-40)

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I am a 2014 engineering graduate (5 year Dual Degree program - B.Tech+M.Tech). Please evaluate my profile:

Work Experience: 1. Business Analyst, ZS Associates, Analytics Consulting (20 months)
2. Analyst - Risk and Info Management II, American Express (8 months)

Graduation College: IIT Kharagpur

GPA: 9.37/10 (3.75 on a scale of 4)

GMAT: 760 (Q-51, V-40)

Extra-curriculars: Co-ordinator of department fest,
President/Secretary of college chapter of EWB (Engineers Without Borders - social organization); 2 years


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Hi all,

If anyone has the time, can you please help evaluate my Profile:

GMAT Score : 730 (Q 49, V40, IR7, AWA : Still to recieve)
Gender: Male
Age:27
Bachelors: B Tech Chemical ( WBUT)
CGPA: 8.54
10th: 87.6
12th: 87.8

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Industry: Gases Industry, Sector: Project Management
2011-2012 : Project Management : Responsible for logistics, Vendor Management and material expedition.
2012-2014 : Site Construction - Responsible for Erection of Piping and Equipment for Nitrogen and VPSA Plants.
2014-2015 : Site and Project Closing - Final Closure and Payment settlement with both contractor and Client
2015-Present : Project Planning and Scheduling - Maintaining L2,L3 Schedules for various projects and creating monthly reports for review and redressal of delays.

Employed in a leading EPC MNC which is the market leader in the gases sector.
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Hi all,

If anyone has the time, can you please help evaluate my Profile:

GMAT Score : 730 (Q 49, V40, IR7, AWA : Still to recieve)
Gender: Male
Age:27
Bachelors: B Tech Chemical ( WBUT)
CGPA: 8.54
10th: 87.6
12th: 87.8

Work Ex:
Industry: Gases Industry, Sector: Project Management
2011-2012 : Project Management : Responsible for logistics, Vendor Management and material expedition.
2012-2014 : Site Construction - Responsible for Erection of Piping and Equipment for Nitrogen and VPSA Plants.
2014-2015 : Site and Project Closing - Final Closure and Payment settlement with both contractor and Client
2015-Present : Project Planning and Scheduling - Maintaining L2,L3 Schedules for various projects and creating monthly reports for review and redressal of delays.

Employed in a leading EPC MNC which is the market leader in the gases sector.


Hi Aurko,

You have a great GMAT score and substantial experience.
Key to admissions will be submitting a competitive application. Focus upon the non technical aspects of your work experience - the leadership skills and other soft skills. Also clear career goals and the need for an MBA will help in making your case stronger.

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Hi all,

If anyone has the time, can you please help evaluate my Profile:

GMAT Score : 730 (Q 49, V40, IR7, AWA : Still to recieve)
Gender: Male
Age:27
Bachelors: B Tech Chemical ( WBUT)
CGPA: 8.54
10th: 87.6
12th: 87.8

Work Ex:
Industry: Gases Industry, Sector: Project Management
2011-2012 : Project Management : Responsible for logistics, Vendor Management and material expedition.
2012-2014 : Site Construction - Responsible for Erection of Piping and Equipment for Nitrogen and VPSA Plants.
2014-2015 : Site and Project Closing - Final Closure and Payment settlement with both contractor and Client
2015-Present : Project Planning and Scheduling - Maintaining L2,L3 Schedules for various projects and creating monthly reports for review and redressal of delays.

Employed in a leading EPC MNC which is the market leader in the gases sector.



Your overall candidature is pretty strong. 730 on GMAT is good and diverse sector experience will help. Project mgmt, vendor mgmt and logistics experience can be used well to differentiate yourself from other applicants.

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Re: ISB PROFILE EVALUATION THREAD - Post all Profile Eval Requests Here!  [#permalink]

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Hi,

Please evaluate my profile for ISB.

Here is my brief Profile:

Indian Male , 29 yrs

UG : B tech Civil Engg - 2009 Passout , IIT Delhi
UG - CGPA : 6.5 /10 (Was working part time for the most part.. to provide financial support to my family)

Certifications :
Passed CT-3(Probability and Stochastic) Actuarial exam (8% passing rate. 2009)
CFA Level 1 Pass (Top bracket in all subjects , 2010)

Work Exp :
7+ yrs in Marketing Analytics and Consulting (5 yrs in 2 Top International Banks).
Spent first 2 years in 2 start ups. First one got shut down in an year and in the second one I got a promotion within 6 months as a recognition for my performance. Left it after an year after getting a better opportunity.
Currently Managing a portfolio strategy team, consisting of 4 Data analysts, of cards portfolio in my current role for last 2 years;
Had played an instrumental role in setting up an offshore Analytics team(5 members) in the past for an International Bank;
4 yrs of Total experience in leading the teams.
Consistently Top Rated among my peer group. Rated best among my peer group twice in last 4 years across 2 international banks as an senior analyst and now as a manager.
Machine learning and statistics trainer In my organization.
4 professional awards. 3 in last 2 years

Extracurricular
Long distance running 10K 21K
Recently joined Toastmasters
Plays Football and Cricket Regularly and used to play Lawn Tennis during IIT days.
Dramatics and Sports Extracurriculars during BTech

GMAT : 740



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