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ISB PROFILE EVALUATION THREAD - Post all Profile Eval Requests Here!

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New post 29 Dec 2016, 02:41
Hi Harsha,

Thanks for sharing your profile.

I am an ISB alum, CO14 and have been working as a freelance admission consultant for the last couple of years. Preliminary look at your profile, showcases a lot of rich experience, which you can effectively portray in your applications. However, you will need to be very specific about choosing a few traits in your profile and building stories around them - avoid the 'jack of all trades trap'.

Secondly, you will need to be very clear as to what your goals are and why do you need an MBA at this stage of your career and how a particular B school will help you achieve that. As a rule of thumb, you can refer to the X=Y=Z formula where X - what you currently have ; Z - where do you want to get to and Y - the bridge that MBA will hopefully fill.

As far as the choice of schools are concerned, with your GMAT and experience (volume and diversity), I will recommend you to explore B schools in US and Europe as well apart from India. While, you have a very strong chance at getting into ISB, schools like INSEAD (because of your international experience) is also within your reach.

Please feel free to reach out to me at +91-9701215544/ Skype : arijit_biswas89 in case you want to have a more detailed conversation.

Cheers and Wish you all the very Best !!

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Hi,
I will be applying for the b schools in 2017 , i am currently working as marine engineer in maritime/ midstream energy industry. i have been involved with various types of ships ranging from the very normal bulk carriers to the specialised gas carriers and oil tankers.
I will be very happy for the profile evaluation.
Nationality: Indian
Education: BS, BITS- Pilani (CGPA 7.2/10)
12th 89% 10th 80%
Work Experience:
I have been involved in the midstream energy industry / maritime industry for 6 yrs and in that span of my career i had served on different kind of vessels ranging from bulk carriers to the gas and oil tankers.
My career carried me across 29 different nations round the globe and had worked with 10 different nationalities.
Achievements:
i was involved in successful takeover of 30 m USD chemical tanker on which i was incharge of the power plant of 2 MW, fuel purification plant, compressed air plant , and the nitrogen inerting plant.
made careful assesment of the contingency measures to be taken in every fuel bunkering involved and on one occassion saved 100 m USD for the ship and the company involved in averting the danger of pollution by oil.
Made strict compliance and liaised with the international authorities and port state controls and various international classification societies.
Made rapid start of the main propulsion plant in the High Risk Piracy Area of Gulf of Aden saving the grace of the lives onboard and the cargo involved worth 20 m USD
I was promoted thrice in 4 yrs an industrial benchmarking.
Fixed the cargo oil pumping plant in very short span of time in canada which could have lead to ship being off hired costing around 5 m USD , hence saved .
Extra Curriculars:
Had presented three papers in inter college competitions.
Had taken part in various quizzes and debates at school level.
Involved with NGos as voulunteer especially with Greenpeace.
Finally, GMAT score is 710 (Q- 50, V-37) .
My primary target B School is ISB, apart from that other options are the b schools in the US.
Will be very happy for the profile evaluation.
Many thanks in advance.


Hi Harsha,

Your overall candidature is decent. 710 on GMAT is fine. BITS pilani is a good brand. Shipping background will help as it puts you in diverse category but at the same time you will have to justify your post MBA goals and why ISB is the best place.

Consider operations and supply chain as post MBA role as these need skills such as people & crisis management and processes knowledge and adherence.

Apart from ISB, you can consider Purdue( deadline 15 Jan). You could have considered other options such as Kelley and Ohio but you don’t have a lot of time and 2 schools is enough work for 13 days.

Feel free to contact us if you have any queries.

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Hi there, I am 34 year male, can I know my chances for ISB. I am pretty new here!
GMAT score: 650 (First Attempt)
Academics: PhD chemistry (Australia)
10th: 75 %
12th: 80 %
Work ex: 7 Years (Out of which 5 years in Belgium as researcher in diagnostic imaging, 2 years in India in drug discovery)
Achievements: about 15 international publications and one patent invention.
Extras: President of Indian Student association in Belgium for 2 years. Hiker Club in Belgium.



Hi,
We would recommend reconsidering decision to pursue MBA. Your entire career has been academia and research focus. So, the biggest challenge you will face is switching to a corporate role post MBA. Secondly, most of your education and work ex has been outside India. While that adds to the diversity, you will have to link it with post MBA goals. Finally, your GMAT score is average.

We have successfully handled cases of applicants coming from tech research background but they were in India, deeply connected to technologies such as RFID and GPS and their business applications and had higher GMAT scores e.g. 730+.

Feel free to reject our comments but we would recommend taking another opinion before you apply. Maybe you can apply next year and think through your goals well. It will also give you time to take another shot at GMAT.

Feel free to contact us for any queries.

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Hi All,

Wanted to get my profile evaluated for ISB Round 2

1. Demographics - 26, Indian, Male
2. GMAT - 750
3. Undergrad - ECE from DCE, Delhi (72.5% marks)
4. Schooling - X - 85%, CBSE. XII - 85%, CBSE
5. Work-ex - Consulting. 5 Years in EY, Internat audit department, focussing on telecom sector. Client facing role. International work-ex in Africa (2 years), SE Asia (1 year)
6. Extra Curriculars - Presently - President of Toastmasters club, Volunteer at an Animal shelter.
In past - U.N. Online Volunteer, CWG Volunteer, did a flash mob, had a small business in college of printing & selling college branded t-shirts (last for 2 years, then closed)
7. Post MBA goal - Strategy Consulting


Rahul,

Will keep it simple.
Your candidature is well balanced and pretty strong. So, immediately start working on your essays.

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Hi all,

It would be great if you could help me in evaluating my profile.

Academics:
10th : 82%
12th : 70%
B.tech : 7.6/10

I am 26 year old ,currently pursuing my Master in Information Systems and Management at New York and expecting a CGPA of 3.85 or above out of 4.I have 22 months of experience working in Tata Communications ,Chennai and I am a professional blogger.Planning to join ISB in 2018 intake and currently preparing for GMAT.What will be my chance to get into ISB , minimum GMAT score which I should aim and does my profile meets ISB requirements?

Any evaluation or suggestions will be highly appreciated.

Thanking in advance.

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Hi all,

It would be great if you could help me in evaluating my profile.

Academics:
10th : 82%
12th : 70%
B.tech : 7.6/10

I am 26 year old ,currently pursuing my Master in Information Systems and Management at New York and expecting a CGPA of 3.85 or above out of 4.I have 22 months of experience working in Tata Communications ,Chennai and I am a professional blogger.Planning to join ISB in 2018 intake and currently preparing for GMAT.What will be my chance to get into ISB , minimum GMAT score which I should aim and does my profile meets ISB requirements?

Any evaluation or suggestions will be highly appreciated.

Thanking in advance.

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Hi All,

Want to get my profile evaluated for ISB Round 2

1. Demographics: 27, Indian, Male
2. GMAT: 690, Q47 V38
3. Undergrad: Industrial Engg from Nagpur University - 68% (first division)
4. Schooling: X - 84%, XII - 81% (MAH State board)
5. Work-ex: 6 Years at Mahindra & Mahindra - 1 year as a GET (trainee), 5 years in Supply Chain Management - Procurement function
6. Extra Curricular: Won a national level case study competition as a professional, many cost saving projects executed at work, active member of motorcycling club at nagpur, active organizer of many events at college level
7. Post MBA goal: Consulting/SCM
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Hi All,

Want to get my profile evaluated for ISB Round 2

1. Demographics: 27, Indian, Male
2. GMAT: 690, Q47 V38
3. Undergrad: Industrial Engg from Nagpur University - 68% (first division)
4. Schooling: X - 84%, XII - 81% (MAH State board)
5. Work-ex: 6 Years at Mahindra & Mahindra - 1 year as a GET (trainee), 5 years in Supply Chain Management - Procurement function
6. Extra Curricular: Won a national level case study competition as a professional, many cost saving projects executed at work, active member of motorcycling club at nagpur, active organizer of many events at college level
7. Post MBA goal: Consulting/SCM


Hi Maverick,

Your profile checks all the boxes at the first glance. However chances of an interview/admit will depend upon how well you project your profile via the application, the quality of your work examples, your achievements at work, clarity of career goals.

Just to add, competition is stiff and every company/industry candidates are already represented at ISB, so you will have to submit a great application in order to stand out.
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Hi all,

It would be great if you could help me in evaluating my profile.

Academics:
10th : 82%
12th : 70%
B.tech : 7.6/10

I am 26 year old ,currently pursuing my Master in Information Systems and Management at New York and expecting a CGPA of 3.85 or above out of 4.I have 22 months of experience working in Tata Communications ,Chennai and I am a professional blogger.Planning to join ISB in 2018 intake and currently preparing for GMAT.What will be my chance to get into ISB , minimum GMAT score which I should aim and does my profile meets ISB requirements?

Any evaluation or suggestions will be highly appreciated.

Thanking in advance.

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Sreejith


Hi Sreejith,

Its always beneficial to get some work experience before doing an MBA. I'd strongly suggest you work for a couple of years before applying to ISB.However, if you have free time right now, taking the GMAT and getting done with it sounds like a good idea
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Hey Sreejith,

You need min 24 months of full time experience( excluding Internships/Co-ops) to be eligible to apply for PGP. Also any reason as to why you don't want to work for few years post your MIS? Even if you had 24 months of experience it will take good convincing for you to justify why you want to directly jump from College to College without implementing what your have just learnt. Historically ISB had appreciated Masters Degree but the applicants have worked for few years and than decided to go for MBA.

I would recommend that you work for atleast 2 years but start preparing for your GMAT now. Target a score of 690+ considering you had 4 years experience with 2 years in US.
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Hey Sreejith,

You need min 24 months of full time experience( excluding Internships/Co-ops) to be eligible to apply for PGP. Also any reason as to why you don't want to work for few years post your MIS? Even if you had 24 months of experience it will take good convincing for you to justify why you want to directly jump from College to College without implementing what your have just learnt. Historically ISB had appreciated Masters Degree but the applicants have worked for few years and than decided to go for MBA.

I would recommend that you work for atleast 2 years but start preparing for your GMAT now. Target a score of 690+ considering you had 4 years experience with 2 years in US.


Hi Abhay,

Thanks a lot you for response. I am planning to get a good GMAT score and will work for one or two years in USA, meanwhile will try for ISB. You are right that I should give a convincing reason if I try without working after my MS.

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Sreejithsree wrote:
Hi all,

It would be great if you could help me in evaluating my profile.

Academics:
10th : 82%
12th : 70%
B.tech : 7.6/10

I am 26 year old ,currently pursuing my Master in Information Systems and Management at New York and expecting a CGPA of 3.85 or above out of 4.I have 22 months of experience working in Tata Communications ,Chennai and I am a professional blogger.Planning to join ISB in 2018 intake and currently preparing for GMAT.What will be my chance to get into ISB , minimum GMAT score which I should aim and does my profile meets ISB requirements?

Any evaluation or suggestions will be highly appreciated.

Thanking in advance.

Regards
Sreejith


Hi Sreejith,

Its always beneficial to get some work experience before doing an MBA. I'd strongly suggest you work for a couple of years before applying to ISB.However, if you have free time right now, taking the GMAT and getting done with it sounds like a good idea


Hi Namitha,

Thanks a lot for evaluating my profile.
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New post 05 Jan 2017, 22:59
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Hi,


Below are the key points regarding my work ex

Initial 3 yrs as service engineer in US valve manufacture "Tyco Flow control" where I used to handle on-site activities like maintenance , irrigation, installation etc.

2nd company was exide industries Ltd (Battery manufacturer) as a Sr. Service officer and was heading service operation of Gujarat state with team of 9 . Worked there for 1 and half year

Current company is coffeeday Global Ltd ( CCD, vending machine manufacturing division ) and heading technical service operation of corporate clients for both Gujarat and MP states with team strength of 45+ ppl (more than 1500 clients ).
Joined CCD in June 2014 as an asst Manager Service and got promoted as manager service in March-16 (in just 20 months' tenure)
Have vast experience of team handling and after sales service .
Have taken the service levels of Gujarat and MP to top 5 states across India in CCD

About career goals :
Would like to go ahead with operations and learn the business management skills with the help of MBA

Specifically would like to be into the lead position of revenue generation based operations immediately after MBA

Hope this will help.

Do revert if you need any additional info



Dear Team Strategy4GMAT/Namita/MBA Decoder,

Pls help and suggest accordig to my previous revert . . .


Thanks
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Vaibhav,

Your work experience is pretty solid.
Your career goals are pretty vague and need deeper thought.

With every thing being good in your profile, the GMAT is the only weak factor.

Its been a while since our last exchange, so we can have phone discussion to understand what you have been up to.
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Can experts please evaluate my profile. Below is a brief description:

GMAT- 680(Q49, V34, AWA - 5, IR -7)

EDUCATION

Texas A&M University (TAMU) College Station, TX
Masters of Engineering - Industrial Engineering
GPA: 3.91/4.00

KIET, Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Technical University Ghaziabad, UP
Bachelors of Engineering - Electrical & Electronics Engineering
GPA: 77%(8.2 CGPA)

WORK EXPERIENCE:
(Around 4 yr 10 months as on March 2017. Focused towards Production Planning, Supply Chain Analytics and Forecasting.)

Amazon, Richmond, VA, US as Production Planning Analyst(SME)- 1yr 6 months
Technip, Houston, TX, US as Project Controls Engineer- Forecasting and Estimation- 8 months (Technip-A world leader in project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry)
SPP, Houston, TX, US as Supply Chain Business Analyst- 1 yr 7 months (SPP- A leading iron products manufacturing and distribution company for water and waste water industry)
TCS, Noida, UP, India as Assistant System Engineer- 1 yr

Extra Curriculars:
Won Houston Racquetball League at Intermediate Level
Lead APICS Chapter at TAMU
Event Co-coordinator at UG (KIET)
Chief of Greenery and Plantation for Rotary Club@KIET

Any recommendations on how to prepare for interviews? Read some interview de-briefs but if there is some specific questions that you feel are certainly pertinent for me to prepare that will be great.

Thanks a lot for your time and feedback. Greatly appreciated!
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Great profile, hope you will get what you want! :)
Good luck !!! :-D
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Sreejithsree wrote:
Hi all,

It would be great if you could help me in evaluating my profile.

Academics:
10th : 82%
12th : 70%
B.tech : 7.6/10

I am 26 year old ,currently pursuing my Master in Information Systems and Management at New York and expecting a CGPA of 3.85 or above out of 4.I have 22 months of experience working in Tata Communications ,Chennai and I am a professional blogger.Planning to join ISB in 2018 intake and currently preparing for GMAT.What will be my chance to get into ISB , minimum GMAT score which I should aim and does my profile meets ISB requirements?

Any evaluation or suggestions will be highly appreciated.

Thanking in advance.

Regards
Sreejith
Hi Sreejith

Overall, your profile looks good and should make the cut. Ensure you get a 700 to be at par with the avg ISB applicant. Since you have time, make sure you give it a good shot. However, since GMAT is not the only thing ISB looks at, you must get into a good role post your course.



Thanks a lot for your valuable suggestions.
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Great profile, hope you will get what you want! :)
Good luck !!! :-D


Thank you :lol: :x :o
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abhinav1725 wrote:
Hi,

I am Abhinav Ahuja, having experience of 2 years as an Assistant Manager, after my Post Grad M.Tech. Following are my details -

    High School - 77%
    Secondary School - 77%
    B.Tech - 77%
    M.Tech - 86%

My target is ISB Hyderabad. What score should I achieve in GMAT to increase my chances? And is there any need to have some extracurricular work like NGO. Please guide me :)


Hi Abhinav,

We are in the same boat. :lol: but the only difference is I am about to finish my MS and had 2 years experience. Your profile looks great and wish you a good luck.

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"Hi guys,

I have scored a 620 in gmat and want to apply to ISB. Though the ISB website says their lowest score is 590, it would be great if those of you who are ISB admits help a) validate this b) share tips and experiences from your successful isb application
Thank you in advance!

Brief about my profile:
Entrepreneurial exposure: Running a successful pre-school for the past 6 months. Handling its end its end marketing, HR operations
Extensive research experience: 6+ years of experience in the research arm of the worlds biggest consultancy with onsite consulting experience for a couple of projects.
The initial story I have penned down is pretty solid and both my recommendations are solid too. "
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New post 08 Jan 2017, 23:58
Hi Team,

I am a 3.6 years experienced Business Analyst/Solutions Consultant with a Mechanical Engineering Degree from VTU.

Academics
10th - 88.96%
12th - 74%
Engineering - 74%

I am having professional experiences in Infosys and Ramco Systems.I am currently looking to take up GMAT to get an entry for One Year MBA course.
The Colleges that i am targeting are ISB and NUS.
Kindly suggest me if my profile is good enough if i get a score of 700 in GMAT to get into these B schools.
Also suggest the colleges which offer one year MBA prog.

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