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ISB Applications are now open!

Departing from tradition, this year ISB has announced only two essays, which means that it becomes even more important for applicants to identify their strengths and map them with accomplishments and goals succinctly.

Please see details of both essays here: http://www.apphelp.co.in/ISB-Essays.htm

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Hi I would love it if someone could basically do a profile evaluation of mine with respect to applying in ISB this year.

Full-Time Work experience - I have 8 years of work ex till date (June 2017) and all have been with Tata Steel and in manufacturing. I started out in mechanical maintenance where i was part of the team that commissioned and ramped up operations of a new plant.
Post that i had a brief 6 month stint in Business development where i was in a team with Mckinsey to improve our overall EBIDTA of our organisation.
Post this stint i joined production and was incharge of our main Auto-segment manufacturing line for 1yr.
After which i took over from the plant head and was heading the plant for 2years (about 300 people) till we decided to stop operations and relocate the plant to our central facility. My experience of shutting down that plant (dealing with government bodies, distraught workmen,employees and contract employees) and completing the task with absolutely no major events(strikes,newpaper coverage) etc was an achievement in itself.
Post this im now looking after engineering and projects for the past 2.5 years where i take projects right from its inception through the various capital and government approvals and till its site erection and commissioning and playing a key role in our division's plans to double its capacity in the next couple of years.

GMAT Score - Will be giving it by end of July.
College info - Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering Pune(COEP). Passed out in 2009. Grades are CGPA - 7.85/10.
10th - 77.2 %
12th - 89.4%

Extracurricular -
College - Was part of the football and badminton teams. No major tournament victories but represented the college in national level tournaments in football.
Was Co-founder of the college entrepreneurship cell and hosted a lot of events / programs to facilitate a spirit of entrepreneurship in the college.
Was co-ordinator for the college sports festival and helped out as a volunteer in the technical festival for 3 of my 4 years in college.
Was part of the robotics club for the first 1.5years of college and came up with a mini - robot which won nothing basically, but participated in events with it.
At Work - Initiated an employee engagement wave/system in the first month of joining work(2009) which basically focused on daily employee appreciation and is now a part of our work system system (5years since).
Was employee engagement champion for the new joinee work group.
Organized company wide football tournaments for 2years for all employees and their families.(was never done before)
Personal - Have always been associated with orphanages since a very small age. I personally help out a orphanage in my hometown whenever i visit there. (Volunteer+ take the kids out for picnic etc spend time playing football with them. Help out with some difficulties in maths etc). Also i intend to start an orphanage sometime in the future. (I dont know if i should use this or not for my mba admission as its not something i do to grow professionally or benefit me professionally. Its something i do just out of my own desire)

Important certifications - Certified internal auditor for ISO 9001 and TS 16949. Also some certifications in plant safety programmes.
Certified accessor for TBEM (Tata Business Excellence Model) which is a business excellence award for companies based on the Malcom Baldrige award.
Target Programs - ISB India
When you plan to apply? - R1

Your post-MBA goal - My goal is just one - To become CxO and lead a top manufacturing firm. (This is a blunt goal - but that is what it is)


Hi Manofsteel,

Candidates with 8+ years of experience are considered as senior executives and often evaluated a bit differently from those with lower work experience. You've definitely done well, building a good profile for yourself, both on the extracurricular and the professional front. We think that a profile like yours would make a great fit for ISB! In terms of GMAT, a score of 680+ should be sufficient to see you through, given that it is balanced by a rich work experience.

The challenging part of your application would be in articulating your short-term and long-term goals and how ISB can help you achieve them. We like the confidence that you would like to lead a top manufacturing firm (and may the force be with you!), but a roadmap or structured thoughts on how you would get there, will boost your chances of getting through.

All in all, get GMAT out of the way and then work hard on putting together tightly knit essays that clearly articulate how you are different and how ISB can help you achieve your goal of being a CXO.

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Hello Experts,

I will be applying for the ISB in 2017 –R1 , I am currently working as a Mechanical Design Engineer in Kuwait based Top 5 International consultants, basically Architectural/Engineering firm. I have been involved with various types of design projects like Commercial, Residential, Hospitals and Governmental projects etc.
I will be very happy for the profile evaluation.
Nationality: Indian
Education: Btech-72% Punjab Technical University-2012
12th 53.2% 10th 72%
GMAT: Appearing in First Week of July
Work Experience:
I have 5 years’ experience in the Design of HVAC/Electro-mechannical Projects. Apart from that, I have worked for a limited time for the site (supervision/project management) as a replacement for Senior Mechanical Engineers continuously. Besides, I am working as Acting Head of the Department (Mechanical) in the firm and handling all mechanical design related work. I have handled with different projects simultaneously.
In addition to the above, I have introduced/launched a skincare product (made in USA) in Kuwait which later on, will be launched in UAE too. And, I am working as ‘Vice President-Marketing’ for USA Skincare Company for Middle East Region.
My primary target B School is ISB, and the London School of Economics & Political Science.
I do have some volunteer experience at the college level and also trying to get some projects from United Nations online so that I can work on that area too.
However, I will try to get some international experience rather than the base location to consolidate the profile.
I have some travelling experience as well i.e. I traveled to USA, Australia, Dubai, Bangkok, Iraq and Kuwait several times.
I also have some member ships like Institution of Engineers, India etc. and certifications courses in pipe design from Smart brains institute. I have completed completed certification courses in product design/development in Auto cad, pro/E and Ansys from an auto desk certified institute.
Thank you in advance
Kindest Regards,
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Hi Experts

I gave my 2nd attempt of gmat today and got a 640 (q49,v28). In my first attempt, I got a 530 (q48,v17).

I am an Indian female with about 6 yrs of exp in IT Software, worked with two companies , TCS and Accenture. I have been doing great at job with lot of best employee awards and extra curricular activities like participating in quizzes, rangoli art competitions etc. I was also the HR spoc for my project and arranged events like picnic for about 100 people, quarterly awards for best performance etc.

My academics are also good like in
-10th, 89.8%, (Merit student certificate from CBSE)
-12th, 89.6% (Amul vidyabhushan award)
-B tech in electrical n electronics , 85% (gold medallist, branch topper) CGPA : 9.24
I was engaged in lot of extra curricular activities at school also like painting and essay writing competitions etc.

What are my chances in IIMs or ISB ? or can you suggest what are the best schools for me both in India and abroad? I am looking for a functional shift in my role and an MBA In information systems.

Thanks in advance.

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Hi Experts

I gave my 2nd attempt of gmat today and got a 640 (q49,v28). In my first attempt, I got a 530 (q48,v17).

I am an Indian female with about 6 yrs of exp in IT Software, worked with two companies , TCS and Accenture. I have been doing great at job with lot of best employee awards and extra curricular activities like participating in quizzes, rangoli art competitions etc. I was also the HR spoc for my project and arranged events like picnic for about 100 people, quarterly awards for best performance etc.

My academics are also good like in
-10th, 89.8%, (Merit student certificate from CBSE)
-12th, 89.6% (Amul vidyabhushan award)
-B tech in electrical n electronics , 85% (gold medallist, branch topper) CGPA : 9.24
I was engaged in lot of extra curricular activities at school also like painting and essay writing competitions etc.

What are my chances in IIMs or ISB ? or can you suggest what are the best schools for me both in India and abroad? I am looking for a functional shift in my role and an MBA In information systems.

Thanks in advance.

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hi mrinal0308!
First of all you academic profile is terrific, and your gmat score doesn't goes in line with your academic profile. I would suggest you to retake the gmat by studying manhattan guides for quant and verbal, and CR from CR bible. With your current gmat score follows universities SHOULD be reachable: Washington - Foster
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Georgia Institute of Technology
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mrinal0308 wrote:
Hi Experts

I gave my 2nd attempt of gmat today and got a 640 (q49,v28). In my first attempt, I got a 530 (q48,v17).

I am an Indian female with about 6 yrs of exp in IT Software, worked with two companies , TCS and Accenture. I have been doing great at job with lot of best employee awards and extra curricular activities like participating in quizzes, rangoli art competitions etc. I was also the HR spoc for my project and arranged events like picnic for about 100 people, quarterly awards for best performance etc.

My academics are also good like in
-10th, 89.8%, (Merit student certificate from CBSE)
-12th, 89.6% (Amul vidyabhushan award)
-B tech in electrical n electronics , 85% (gold medallist, branch topper) CGPA : 9.24
I was engaged in lot of extra curricular activities at school also like painting and essay writing competitions etc.

What are my chances in IIMs or ISB ? or can you suggest what are the best schools for me both in India and abroad? I am looking for a functional shift in my role and an MBA In information systems.

Thanks in advance.

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hi mrinal0308!
First of all you academic profile is terrific, and your gmat score doesn't goes in line with your academic profile. I would suggest you to retake the gmat by studying manhattan guides for quant and verbal, and CR from CR bible. With your current gmat score follows universities SHOULD be reachable: Washington - Foster
Seattle University
Colorado Boulder
Georgia Institute of Technology
Boston University


Many thanks for your comments.
I am really not looking for a retake so easily as I have already invested a lot of time preparing for the 2nd attempt and not very considerate about a retake until there is no other option. I have followed the manhattan guides already and cr bible and hence not very sure about a retake.

Can you comment anything about my chances on Indian universities like IIM Or ISB Hyderabad? I have a bit of idea that IIM Indore can take this profile, but not sure about how IIM Indore competes with IIM A,B or C in terms of placements and value.

On another note, how is CMU's Heinz college- MISM program? One of my mentors recommended this program to me but I don't have much visibility on that. Is that like a usual MBA program? How good is that?

Please suggest.

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Do people here also evaluate profiles for YLP applicants to ISB? If yes, I would like one for me


Yes, you can get a profile evaluation done irrespective of your experience and mode of application (YLP, EEO etc.)

Please provide your details and will be happy to evaluate your profile.

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Thanks. My profile is as follows -

Pursuing Economics from Hansraj College, University of Delhi.
X - 95%
XII - 96.5%
UG - 7.45

No work experience obviously, currently interning at Inshorts as a business strategy intern. Have worked before with a start-up as a content writer for 3 months. Active in various ECA societies and colleges and have organized a fest on a very large scale almost single handedly.

Planning to give GMAT soon, aiming 720+, gave a couple mocks and my scores mean around 700, haven't touched 720 yet but I'm confident I'll hit it when I attempt the test.

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Forgot to mention one thing. Have pursued courses relevant to my field of study from Coursera if that affects my profile and improves my chances of being selected.

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Thanks. My profile is as follows -

Pursuing Economics from Hansraj College, University of Delhi.
X - 95%
XII - 96.5%
UG - 7.45

No work experience obviously, currently interning at Inshorts as a business strategy intern. Have worked before with a start-up as a content writer for 3 months. Active in various ECA societies and colleges and have organized a fest on a very large scale almost single handedly.

Planning to give GMAT soon, aiming 720+, gave a couple mocks and my scores mean around 700, haven't touched 720 yet but I'm confident I'll hit it when I attempt the test.

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Overall, a strong profile from a YLP / EEO perspective. A good mix of strong academics and extra-curriculars. Ensure you get a 720+ on the GMAT and write stellar essays to ensure your candidature is strengthened by it. Good luck!

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Forgot to mention one thing. Have pursued courses relevant to my field of study from Coursera if that affects my profile and improves my chances of being selected.

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Is this also relevant, does this help my case/strengthen my profile?

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Hello Experts,

I will be applying for the ISB in 2017 –R1 , I am currently working as a Mechanical Design Engineer in Kuwait based Top 5 International consultants, basically Architectural/Engineering firm. I have been involved with various types of design projects like Commercial, Residential, Hospitals and Governmental projects etc.
I will be very happy for the profile evaluation.
Nationality: Indian
Education: Btech-72% Punjab Technical University-2012
12th 53.2% 10th 72%
GMAT: Appearing in First Week of July
Work Experience:
I have 5 years’ experience in the Design of HVAC/Electro-mechannical Projects. Apart from that, I have worked for a limited time for the site (supervision/project management) as a replacement for Senior Mechanical Engineers continuously. Besides, I am working as Acting Head of the Department (Mechanical) in the firm and handling all mechanical design related work. I have handled with different projects simultaneously.
In addition to the above, I have introduced/launched a skincare product (made in USA) in Kuwait which later on, will be launched in UAE too. And, I am working as ‘Vice President-Marketing’ for USA Skincare Company for Middle East Region.
My primary target B School is ISB, and the London School of Economics & Political Science.
I do have some volunteer experience at the college level and also trying to get some projects from United Nations online so that I can work on that area too.
However, I will try to get some international experience rather than the base location to consolidate the profile.
I have some travelling experience as well i.e. I traveled to USA, Australia, Dubai, Bangkok, Iraq and Kuwait several times.
I also have some member ships like Institution of Engineers, India etc. and certifications courses in pipe design from Smart brains institute. I have completed completed certification courses in product design/development in Auto cad, pro/E and Ansys from an auto desk certified institute.
Thank you in advance
Kindest Regards,
Abbas


Hi Abbas,

A very interesting and unique profile! From what we understand, you're working with an Architectural/Engineering firm, but also moonlight for the skincare company. Is our understanding correct? (Please take our evaluation with a pinch of salt, as we think we need more information to provide a correct assessment.)
On the academics, you're definitely on the weaker side, and need a strong GMAT to back it up. A GMAT of 720+ should convince the ad-com that you can put up with a strong academic curriculum.
On the work-experience side, international exposure definitely adds value. You seem to be handling a lot of responsibilities and that can be construed as good exposure. The UN projects would definitely make great extracurriculars!

Our worry is the multiple role scenario and you will need to explain it in your essays. Also, your application will need to answer questions on your future career path. Marketing and mechanical design are completely different and choosing a career path (and reasoning it out) could be the bane of your application.

We think that your work is cut out for you: a great GMAT and also putting together an application that clearly articulates where you'd like to be in the future. Feel free to reach out to us in case of a discussion, as we feel that we'll need more information to give you a better assessment.
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Thanks. My profile is as follows -

Pursuing Economics from Hansraj College, University of Delhi.
X - 95%
XII - 96.5%
UG - 7.45

No work experience obviously, currently interning at Inshorts as a business strategy intern. Have worked before with a start-up as a content writer for 3 months. Active in various ECA societies and colleges and have organized a fest on a very large scale almost single handedly.

Planning to give GMAT soon, aiming 720+, gave a couple mocks and my scores mean around 700, haven't touched 720 yet but I'm confident I'll hit it when I attempt the test.

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Hi bowlalife,

Good profile. Your academics are definitely good and 720 is a good score to aim for. You haven't mentioned your career aspirations, but make sure that your internship stints and courses that you take up from Coursera add up towards your career path. Every small bit counts when you're applying for YLP because you don't have a ton of work experience. Therefore, learnings from internship stints/courses taken, recommendations, events that you have organized, and all other small and large initiatives that you have owned up and executed, eventually add up and strengthen your candidature.

Feel free to reach out in case of queries.
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Hello Experts,

I will be applying for the ISB in 2017 –R1, currently I am working as a software developer with a Fortune 500 company and has received many great recognition for my work within a short span of 23 months. I have been a part of the student's council in my college for all four years and have organized many events almost single-handedly.
Here at work also I am leading the program for the fresh hires in India, thus honing up my leadership skills.

My 10th percentage was: 89%
12th: 78%
B.Tech-84%
GMAT:780

Kindly evaluate my profile and let me know what fields I need to concentrate/improve on in my application to become a strong contender.

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mohdabbas5 wrote:
Hello Experts,

I will be applying for the ISB in 2017 –R1 , I am currently working as a Mechanical Design Engineer in Kuwait based Top 5 International consultants, basically Architectural/Engineering firm. I have been involved with various types of design projects like Commercial, Residential, Hospitals and Governmental projects etc.
I will be very happy for the profile evaluation.
Nationality: Indian
Education: Btech-72% Punjab Technical University-2012
12th 53.2% 10th 72%
GMAT: Appearing in First Week of July
Work Experience:
I have 5 years’ experience in the Design of HVAC/Electro-mechannical Projects. Apart from that, I have worked for a limited time for the site (supervision/project management) as a replacement for Senior Mechanical Engineers continuously. Besides, I am working as Acting Head of the Department (Mechanical) in the firm and handling all mechanical design related work. I have handled with different projects simultaneously.
In addition to the above, I have introduced/launched a skincare product (made in USA) in Kuwait which later on, will be launched in UAE too. And, I am working as ‘Vice President-Marketing’ for USA Skincare Company for Middle East Region.
My primary target B School is ISB, and the London School of Economics & Political Science.
I do have some volunteer experience at the college level and also trying to get some projects from United Nations online so that I can work on that area too.
However, I will try to get some international experience rather than the base location to consolidate the profile.
I have some travelling experience as well i.e. I traveled to USA, Australia, Dubai, Bangkok, Iraq and Kuwait several times.
I also have some member ships like Institution of Engineers, India etc. and certifications courses in pipe design from Smart brains institute. I have completed completed certification courses in product design/development in Auto cad, pro/E and Ansys from an auto desk certified institute.
Thank you in advance
Kindest Regards,
Abbas


Hi Abbas,

A very interesting and unique profile! From what we understand, you're working with an Architectural/Engineering firm, but also moonlight for the skincare company. Is our understanding correct? (Please take our evaluation with a pinch of salt, as we think we need more information to provide a correct assessment.)
On the academics, you're definitely on the weaker side, and need a strong GMAT to back it up. A GMAT of 720+ should convince the ad-com that you can put up with a strong academic curriculum.
On the work-experience side, international exposure definitely adds value. You seem to be handling a lot of responsibilities and that can be construed as good exposure. The UN projects would definitely make great extracurriculars!

Our worry is the multiple role scenario and you will need to explain it in your essays. Also, your application will need to answer questions on your future career path. Marketing and mechanical design are completely different and choosing a career path (and reasoning it out) could be the bane of your application.

We think that your work is cut out for you: a great GMAT and also putting together an application that clearly articulates where you'd like to be in the future. Feel free to reach out to us in case of a discussion, as we feel that we'll need more information to give you a better assessment.


Dear Apphelp,
Thank you very much for your valuable feedback.
I think, i should not specify my experience in marketing if i creates ambiguity.
However, I have given the mock and i got 680 and 700. i am trying hard to get above 700.
besides, ISB has also selected students and i met those alums who pursued MBBS and later they pursued MBA in strategy & leadership and doing job in consulting. :-D :-D
However, apart from that please suggest me to work on the area so that my profile can stand out.
Thank you in advance!!
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New post 13 Jun 2017, 13:52
Hi Priya,

Thanks for sharing your profile.

I am an ISB alum, CO14 and have been supporting applicants in their MBA admission journeys for the last few years. My first take on your profile based on the inputs you have shared :

Experience : Software Developer
While SD is considered as a highly recognised category in terms of experience, there is a lot of competition in this space. Hence, you will need to articulate as to what exactly you learnt, how you contributed and what value did you bring to your organisation, the scope of which extended beyond 'coding'

No. of years of experience : 2.3
This is slightly on the lower side, but,since your experience will be counted till March 2018, you should be good on that front.

Leadership Initiatives : Hiring support
You will need to highlight how you have been helping for recruitment- are you a campus ambassador ?,or, do you organise recruitment drives ?, or, do you help in forecasting resources needed ?

GMAT : 780
That is Excellent and will definitely give you an edge.

10th and 12th Score : Average
This will be compensated by your GMAT

Having said all of this, what the admission committee would be interested in knowing is how well you can articulate your Goals and showcase the need for an ISB MBA at the current juncture of your professional life. Basically, you will need to address the basic equation, X+Y=Z, where X is what you have currently (work experience, skill sets, knowledge base, connections), Z is your
goals/professional aspirations and Y is the bridge. Y needs to be a combination of multiple factors – education qualification/pedigree (knowledge about marketing/finance etc.) +
personal attributes ( team building, time management) + interaction with people from diverse background (alumni base/network)

I run an admission consulting service CrackAdmission and you can reach out to me at arijit [dot] biswas [@] crackadmission [dot] com

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New post 13 Jun 2017, 14:23
Hi Sangram,

Hope you are doing well.

Thanks for sharing your profile. At the onset, I would like to understand your motivation of pursuing an MBA from ISB from 2019 and NOT 2018. I believe you are the optimum juncture of your career to aim for a MBA

Based on the information you have shared, you stand a good chance of getting the attention of the admission committee because of your experience in a core engineering field in a PM role. However, you will need to articulate in your application how you will add value to the classroom and what are your professional goals post MBA. You cam aim to pursue to multiple career options, but you will need to draw a correlation between your current experience, what ISB will give you and where you want to end up in your short and long term career goals.

I will strongly urge you to give the GMAT, attain a score of ~700 and apply to ISB in R1/R2 this year for a seat in the Class starting in 2018.

I am an ISB Alum,CO14 and run an admission consulting service - CrackAdmission. You can reach out to me for further details at arijit[dot]biswas[@]crackadmission[dot]com.

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New post 13 Jun 2017, 14:38
Hi Ashwin,

Hope you are doing well.

Thanks for sharing your profile.

Firstly, I would want to address your question as to if ISB looks at undergrad college or not - Yes, it definitely does.

While the adcom reviews an application, there are certain tangible as well as intangible metrics it considers.
Tangible - Years of Experience, Industry, Company Name, Role, Promotions, GMAT score, Undergrad score, Undergrad Field, Undergrad University etc.
Intangible - Essays, Extracurricular as filled in application form, LOR
All components are assigned scores - tangible ones - Objectively and intangible ones -Subjectively.

So while Amity won't get a high score in terms of Undergrad Uni, its impact on the overall score can be compensated by other components.

As far as your profile is concerned, work experience in Oil and Gas is considered to be one of the unique streams (compared to the applying pool). However, you will need to showcase how you have contributed to your organisation in ways beyond regular call of duty, or something that everyone is already aware of. Secondly, you will need to narrow down and present your short and long term goals in a manner such that it complements your current experience and the learning from ISB.

Anything in excess of 700 and well crafted application will give make you a very competitive applicant.

I am an ISB Alum,CO14 and run an admission consulting service - CrackAdmission. You can reach out to me for further details at arijit[dot]biswas[@]crackadmission[dot]com in case you have any specific queries or need professional assistance.

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