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Profile evaluation for MIM program in ESCP/HEC/ESSEC, please!

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New post 26 Mar 2017, 08:30
Sir/Ma'am,

I am in my final year of engineering and am aiming to do my MIM from the above mentioned B Schools and have kept Edhec Business School and Grenoble Ecole de Management as my backup options. Coming to the main point, honestly, my profile is almost nothing as compared to those of students already studying at these B Schools. I would be very thankful to you if you could guide me as to what to do in this situation, shall I discard my dream of being admitted to these schools and compromise with others or do I still have a chance to strengthen my profile?

My profile, for your reference:
--10th standard: CGPA =8.2
--12th standard: Percentage=91
--B.Tech from GGSIPU= 78 (till pre final year, year of passing--June, 2017)
--Extra curricular--Prizes in a lot of public speaking related competitions, campus ambassador programs for college fests, Japanese language certificate
--Summer training: Did training twice from 2 different manufacturing companies of 4 and 6 weeks each.
--Project: A robotics based minor project as part of college curriculum
--Internships, volunteer work, creative work: None
--GMAT, TOEFL/IELTS--Not yet taken

Thank you for your time,
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New post 28 Mar 2017, 09:32
Hi Arjun,
Thanks for your post. May I ask what your main concerns are regarding your profile? Your grades look respectable and at least you have a few extracurricular involvements to cite. It sounds from what you describe as if the 'summer training' could be comparable to internships that some applicants have. Certainly more community involvement would be a plus, and more leadership in any form, and the GMAT is a large unknown that can make a big impact. Schools such as HEC are particularly challenging and have high average GMAT scores. It will likely be a challenge, but not necessarily impossible especially with a 700+ GMAT. So consider your GMAT preparation plan carefully! I also encourage you to attend info sessions even if online for the programs, engage in the Q&A, maybe see if you can even schedule a call or appointment with admissions as sometimes for MiM programs they are more willing to give early feedback on their requirements and how you stack up etc. Alternatively, if you end up working several years first, then you could look into MBA programs instead of the MiM. Lots to consider! Good luck and keep us posted!
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Hey there!

Thanks a lot for your reply! Actually my main concerns regarding my profile are the following:

1. I don't have international exposure, something that many reputed B Schools ask for. For this I am planning to go for a short term program, but confused as to which one to select.

2. As you must be knowing, candidates are asked about their goals and one should be able to convince the interviewer that one needs that particular B School to be able to achieve one's goals. I am not being able to set such a goal for myself!

3. Considering that I'll be graduating this year in June, which intake shall I aim for:
*2018: For which I'll have to start my application by the end of this year OR
*2019: Taking sufficient time to improve my profile and then applying? Will I be too late for an MIM if I aim for this intake?

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New post 15 May 2017, 08:16
Hi Arjun,
I do recommend identifying your preferred post-MBA career path before applying... even if things change, the admissions committees do appreciate the fact that you have an ideal plan/path in mind, and have reasons for applying to the degree, yes. And it makes sense even on a personal level... you don't want to invest in this program without being sure it will be worth it for your next career steps! As to when you apply, you'd just want to research each program and confirm any requirements and/or averages with regard to work experience for the incoming class... in general it's common to apply for MiM with 0-2 years of experience, but can vary by school. Sure international experience can be a plus, more so at some schools than others. Don't hesitate to reach out to the admissions offices at these programs and ask for specific advice, too; given that you are not applying right now they may give you some overall suggestions based on your situation. Good luck!
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