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

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Rishirajchauhan11 wrote:
Hello Everyone,

I am a 2nd officer in Merchant Navy. Currently sailing on Oil Tanker ships. I have a diverse experience of sailing in different kinds of ships : Container ships, Bulk carrier ships and Oil Tanker ships. Total work exp. of 6 yrs (28 years old).

10th - 68%
12th - 68%
Grad. - 71%


GMAT- 740 Q50 V40 IR 7 AWA 4.5

I have also worked in a small shipping company after my graduation for about six months as operations manager, in which I had also been given responsibilty to teach non shipping persons about the shipping operations before their employement in that company.

Active in sports during college and school days.

Want to know, whether low 10th and 12th grades can create a problem to my candidacy?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.





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Hi Rishirajchauhan11,

Your GMAT score more than makes up for your previous grades. Therefore, you need to focus on now articulating your goals and the right answers to why MBA. We've worked with a lot of graduates from merchant navy and we have often seen that they forget the one rule while writing the application: How are you different from the other merchant navy applicants? Make sure your strengths and differentiatiors are well articulated in your essays and you should reach your goal.

Feel free to reach out for a discussion.
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Hi,

I am an Indian Male. GMAT - 670 IR4 AWA4

Work Ex - 8 years

Hero Motocorp Ltd. (India's largest two wheeler manufacturer) Feb, 2015 to Present.

a. Service Planning, Corporate Office, Oct, 2016 to Present.
b. Territory Manager- Service, Sales Marketing-Customer Care department, Feb, 2015 to Oct, 2016.

Tata Motors Ltd. (India's Largest automotive manufacturer) Sept, 2009 to Feb, 2015.

a. Customer Support Manager, Marketing-PVBU. Sept, 2013 to Feb, 2015
b. Manager, Vendor Development, Sourcing & Supply chain Department. Apr, 2012 to Sept, 2013.
c. Assistant Manager, Vendor Development, Sourcing & Supply chain Department. Sept, 2009 to Sept, 2013.

Bachelor of Technology - CGPA 6.94/10
High School (12th) - 72.4%
10th - 83.8%

Not very active in co-curricular / extra-curricular activities however have shown leadership qualities in my work.


Hi maddy2511,

Can you tell us more about the nature and quality of your work experience? Awards at work? Leading a team? What are your post MBA goals? 8 years of work experience put you in the higher work-experience bracket and therefore these matter more than other aspects of your profile.
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Would appreciate if somebody could review my profile.
GMAT - 680 / Q-50 V-31
Post Grad- PGDM, Marketing from ITM Business School, Mumbai
Grad - Bsc IT from Mumbai University (Academic topper throughout grads)
X- 88% (ICSE), XII - 75% (ISC)
Three years of work ex in logistics industry at Managerial role
Decent co-curricular throughout college

Goal - To get into Consultancy for strategic roles.
Thanks in advance! :)


Hi sagarmehra2015,

Logistics profiles make for great MBA stories for applicants, and you have a good profile. But we feel that the PGDM in marketing and your goal to get into strategic consulting may not flow into a natural story, the kind B-schools like to see in their applications.

680 may not be a deterrent to your application, if you get your story right. We'd like to have a detailed discussion. Feel free to reach out to us.
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Hello All!
Would appreciate if somebody could review my profile.
GMAT - 680 / Q-50 V-31
Post Grad- PGDM, Marketing from ITM Business School, Mumbai
Grad - Bsc IT from Mumbai University (Academic topper throughout grads)
X- 88% (ICSE), XII - 75% (ISC)
Three years of work ex in logistics industry at Managerial role
Decent co-curricular throughout college

Goal - To get into Consultancy for strategic roles.
Thanks in advance! :)


Hello sagarmehra2015,

The good news is that your work experience in logistics will align well with the course curriculum at ISB. Moreover, your strong academic performance at the college level will also help build a stronger case for you.

While the above-mentioned factors are crucial, your success in gaining an admit also depends on a number of other factors. For starters, we recommend that you work towards achieving a higher GMAT score. Remember, the higher the better ☺

Further, business school also like to see applications that portray a logical sync among work experience, short term goals, and long term aspirations. Currently, however, your marketing degree and your goal to take on a strategic consulting role do not flow in the most logical manner. Thus, we also suggest that you spend some time on story boarding and build an application, which is more focused.

We are confident that on addressing the aforesaid, you stand a strong chance at ISB!

Should you feel the need to discuss your profile/career goals in greater detail, please reach out to us for a free profile evaluation ☺
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Hi,

I am an ISB aspirant Could you please evaluate my profile and suggest me on the areas on which I will have to work on, in order to enhance my profile.

Indian/Male/26 years

Academic Details:
X - 82%
XII - 93%
Grad - 81% (B.Tech- Civil Engg)
Pursuing PG in Project Management from NICMAR (Distance learning)

Work Experience - 4.5 years
I am currently working as a Project Engineer for Knight-India. It's a UK based Project Management Consulting firm. I have been a sole Project planner for a 4 million sft Commercial development with a Project Cost Rs 800 crores. My key responsibilities involve project scheduling and tracking, Resource Planning, MIS (Management Information System).

Prior to joining Knight Frank, I was associated with Sobha Ltd and Aparna Constructions, where I've handled the similar function for the Residential developments of size 5 lakh sft and 2 million sft respectively.

Accomplishments:
-Certification of Appreciation for achieving First rank in academics during Graduation.
-Achieved 15th rank at the University level among all the Colleges affiliated to JNTUH.
-Presented technical Papers at various reputed Universities like IIT Madras and Osmania University.
-I was a representative for the Civil Engineering department to conduct various technical events at college under ISTE (Indian Society for Technical Education)
- Won a couple of medals for presenting technical papers and projects during Graduation.

I am planning to take GMAT by mid of August. My target is 700+ and I've been scoring in the range of 670 to 690 in the mocks.

The biggest concern I have is the lack of Extra Curriculars. Could you please evaluate my profile and suggest me about how to enhance my profile to get into ISB.

I've heard that ISB prefers candidates from diverse backgrounds. As I am from a non-IT background, Do I have any advantage as such??


Hi srikanth9502 :)

At the outset, we must tell you that you have a strong work profile, complete with achievements and crucial responsibilities. This along with a GMAT score of 700+ should give you a good chance at cracking ISB.

Now, coming to your first query. Yes, extra curricular activities are important. However, having fewer extra curricular engagements is rarely ever a deal breaker. Instead, this is a good time to think about your strengths and string them into a story, which speaks about the person you are and shows a natural flow between your work experience and career goals.

Next, yes ISB does prefer diversity. However, at this point, it is more important for you to keep performing at work and have a larger number of talking points in your applications. In showcasing that you possess a set of skills, which will add overall value to the school, you will definitely build a strong case for yourself.

If you feel the need to have a more detailed discussion on your profile, please feel free to connect with us ☺

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New post 24 Jul 2017, 06:05
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I am an Indian Male. GMAT - 670 IR4 AWA4

Work Ex - 8 years

Hero Motocorp Ltd. (India's largest two wheeler manufacturer) Feb, 2015 to Present.

a. Service Planning, Corporate Office, Oct, 2016 to Present.
b. Territory Manager- Service, Sales Marketing-Customer Care department, Feb, 2015 to Oct, 2016.

Tata Motors Ltd. (India's Largest automotive manufacturer) Sept, 2009 to Feb, 2015.

a. Customer Support Manager, Marketing-PVBU. Sept, 2013 to Feb, 2015
b. Manager, Vendor Development, Sourcing & Supply chain Department. Apr, 2012 to Sept, 2013.
c. Assistant Manager, Vendor Development, Sourcing & Supply chain Department. Sept, 2009 to Sept, 2013.

Bachelor of Technology - CGPA 6.94/10
High School (12th) - 72.4%
10th - 83.8%

Not very active in co-curricular / extra-curricular activities however have shown leadership qualities in my work.


Hello maddy2511

Thanks for sharing your details.

The good news is that you have extensive work experience and your career follows a logical growth trajectory. You definitely come across as a stable candidate and this will certainly work to your advantage.

That said, your GMAT score is slightly on the lower side (by ISB standards) and we recommend that you retake the GMAT, aiming for a score upwards of 700. Further, while most business schools look for candidates with holistic profiles, the paucity of extra curricular activities will not have any major impact on your chances of success.

At this point, focus on creating a stellar application, which demonstrates your leadership abilities, and builds a natural flow among your professional experiences, interests, and career goals. If you take care of these points, you are bound to be a competitive applicant in the ISB pool.

Should you wish to discuss your career goals in greater detail please reach out to us! ☺

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Hi,

I am an Indian female, 22 years old.
Following are my academic scores:
10th: 91%
12th: 80%
Bcom: 65%

I am a Company Secretary with 2 years of work experience as of date. I am also studying for the Masters.

I have worked in a reputed CS firm for 18 months. I worked as an executive Company Secretary and I am currently working in a mid- sized CA firm.

Extra Curricular:
A budding spoken word poet,
Have done a certificate course in creative writing from Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts,
Volunteering at Robin Hood Army, Mumbai chapter (NGO) since a year,
certified jazz dancer from Shiamak Davar School of Performing Arts.

I am planning to take the GMAT in September and my target score is 740. I believe I can achieve it, although, my concern is with respect to my work experience and my overall profile. Is this is a good enough profile to get into ISB?
I will gain three years of work experience in March 2018.
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Hi,

I am an Indian female, 22 years old.
Following are my academic scores:
10th: 91%
12th: 80%
Bcom: 65%

I am a Company Secretary with 2 years of work experience as of date. I am also studying for the Masters.

I have worked in a reputed CS firm for 18 months. I worked as an executive Company Secretary and I am currently working in a mid- sized CA firm.

Extra Curricular:
A budding spoken word poet,
Have done a certificate course in creative writing from Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts,
Volunteering at Robin Hood Army, Mumbai chapter (NGO) since a year,
certified jazz dancer from Shiamak Davar School of Performing Arts.

I am planning to take the GMAT in September and my target score is 740. I believe I can achieve it, although, my concern is with respect to my work experience and my overall profile. Is this is a good enough profile to get into ISB?
I will gain three years of work experience in March 2018.


Dear anjalivora12345

Thanks for the sharing your information.

The good news is that with the GMAT score you are targeting, as well as your rich extracurricular activities, you have a strong chance at cracking ISB :)

We recommend that you concentrate on working towards attaining the score you have mentioned. At the same time, focus on creating an application, which portrays a strong sync among your work experience, short term goals, and long term aspirations. Do remember to focus on your strengths, your unique profile, as well as why you need an MBA.

If you take care of the above, we are confident that you will make a competitive applicant.

Should you feel the need, please approach us for a free profile evaluation and we will be very happy to help ☺

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Hi,

I'm an Indian Male/26

10th : 80%
12th : 67%
B.Tech : 6.13 (Electronics and Communication Engineering)

Work Ex : Around 5 Years of Work Experience in Operations in Telecommunications Sector. Currently Working with Swedish Telecom Giant as Service Resource and Fulfillment Engineer.

Extra Curricular : Motorcylce Tourist and have explored lot of places on my motorcycle.
Volunteered with an NGO working on Life Skills and Academics of Underprivileged Children.
Trading in Stock Markets since last 1 year and have good knowledge about financial markets.

I haven't taken GMAT yet. Can anyone please review my profile and tell me which areas I should work upon and what should be the desired GMAT score for me.

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I'm an Indian Male/26

10th : 80%
12th : 67%
B.Tech : 6.13 (Electronics and Communication Engineering)

Work Ex : Around 5 Years of Work Experience in Operations in Telecommunications Sector. Currently Working with Swedish Telecom Giant as Service Resource and Fulfillment Engineer.

Extra Curricular : Motorcylce Tourist and have explored lot of places on my motorcycle.
Volunteered with an NGO working on Life Skills and Academics of Underprivileged Children.
Trading in Stock Markets since last 1 year and have good knowledge about financial markets.

I haven't taken GMAT yet. Can anyone please review my profile and tell me which areas I should work upon and what should be the desired GMAT score for me.

Thanks


Hello MrJukeHardbane :)

Your five years of work experience, enriched with international exposure, is definitely appealing. We are confident that a strong portrayal of your career progress, along with a logical link up of your experience with your short-term and long-term career goals, will definitely give you a good chance at ISB.

That said, a good score on the GMAT is equally important and you should definitely be looking to score upwards of 700. It goes without saying, the higher the score, the better your chances of success will be. At the same time, keep performing in your current role at work. Remember, you should strive to include as many talking points in your applications, as you can.

We suggest that you concentrate on your GMAT. Once you have your desired score, work on an application that represents your strengths and focuses on the holistic nature of your candidature. ☺

Should you feel the need to discuss your profile in greater detail, feel free to approach us.

All the very best! ☺
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Hello All!

Wanted to confirm whether applying in R2 by any chance minimizes one's chances of making it to ISB?
Many consultants recommend strongly to apply in R1. Any feedback?
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Wanted to confirm whether applying in R2 by any chance minimizes one's chances of making it to ISB?
Many consultants recommend strongly to apply in R1. Any feedback?


Hi Sagar,

I strongly believe that you should apply to ISB when your application can be the strongest. If its round 2, then so be it.

Our applicants who apply in R2 have had excellent results so I know for sure you are not disadvantaged. However it will be good to undesrtand your circumstances and your profile to offer more customized advice. Feel free to reach out.
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hi team..
academic records
10th 83%
12th 7.65%
Btech NIT ROURKELA 2010 7.65(CGPA)

work experience 7yrs 1 month as on 31st july 2017 in COAL INDIA LIMITED. i am in the mining engineering field. my work profile is such that i have a good knowledge of man power management , planning and production. currently my work requires frequent interaction with end users. implemented new systems and work strategies in my project.

extra curricular activities
not as such to mention here

i haven't given my GMAT yet..

DO i have any chance in ISB ?
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Hi please evaluate my profile.
GMAT score 660
Chartered Accountant with 10 years work experience in listed company
B. Com. 64%
HSC 67%
SSC 57%

Age 36 (male)

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Hello Experts,

Pl can you evaluate my profile for 1 year MBA programs & share relevant colleges. I am preparing for GMAT & aim for a score of 650-680 and looking forward to 2019 enrollment.

- 35 years Indian Male
- Bachelor of Commerce ( H) from DU & ICWA Inter
- Senior Manager for Finance & Supply Chain Projects with IBM
- 12 + years international experience ( Infosys, Capgemini , IBM ) as a client managing consultant & advisory for Europe , USA & APAC clients. Projects managed worth $5 million - $ 100 million & managing team sizes globally during projects from 40 - 200 people.
- Awarded Best Project Manager by Infosys
- 3 years International stay exposure based out of England ( 2 years ) & Singapore ( 1 year )
- Senior Reviewer with Trip Advisor ( 20000 + readers ) for frequent travels documented during official trips to Europe , APAC & USA
- Volunteer at orphanage run by charitable foundation teaching kids and supporting weekend meals

Your guidance is most welcome. Thanks.
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Hello All!

Wanted to confirm whether applying in R2 by any chance minimizes one's chances of making it to ISB?
Many consultants recommend strongly to apply in R1. Any feedback?


Hi sagarmehra2015,

ISB receives more or less equal applications in both rounds and the seats offered are in proportion to the applications received. Thus, you are neither at an advantage or at a disadvantage, if you apply in R2 :)

Apply to ISB, when you feel like you are in a good position to do so. If you are satisfied with your GMAT score and are ready to write your essays, apply as soon as you can. However, if you feel that a slight delay may help you improve your GMAT score or may give you a larger number of talking points in terms of job responsibilities, you may apply in the next round.

Hope this helps ☺

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Hi please evaluate my profile.
GMAT score 660
Chartered Accountant with 10 years work experience in listed company
B. Com. 64%
HSC 67%
SSC 57%

Age 36 (male)

Hi jigneshmaniyar, you must reappear in GMAT and push that score up by at least 20-30 points!
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Hi please evaluate my profile.
GMAT score 660
Chartered Accountant with 10 years work experience in listed company
B. Com. 64%
HSC 67%
SSC 57%

Age 36 (male)

Thanks in advance.




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Hello jigneshmaniyar,

Your extensive work experience will surely put you at an advantage; especially if you are able to build an application, which focuses on your leadership skills, and achievements, and portrays a strong sync among your professional experiences, short-term goals, and long-term aspirations.

On the flip side, however, we recommend that you improve upon your current GMAT score. A score above 700, coupled with an application that adequately represents your strengths will give you a strong chance at cracking ISB! ☺

We take this opportunity to offer you a free profile evaluation. Should you feel the need for the same, please feel free to approach us. ☺

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sagarmehra2015 wrote:
Hello All!

Wanted to confirm whether applying in R2 by any chance minimizes one's chances of making it to ISB?
Many consultants recommend strongly to apply in R1. Any feedback?


Hi sagarmehra2015,

ISB receives more or less equal applications in both rounds and the seats offered are in proportion to the applications received. Thus, you are neither at an advantage or at a disadvantage, if you apply in R2 :)

Apply to ISB, when you feel like you are in a good position to do so. If you are satisfied with your GMAT score and are ready to write your essays, apply as soon as you can. However, if you feel that a slight delay may help you improve your GMAT score or may give you a larger number of talking points in terms of job responsibilities, you may apply in the next round.

Hope this helps ☺

All the best!


Thanks!
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