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Concentration: Entrepreneurship, General Management
Schools: Harvard Business School (HBS) - Class of 2014
GPA: 3.64
WE: Engineering (Aerospace and Defense)
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I am interested in starting my MBA studies in September 2012.

I have just completed my GMAT (score 700 - q47 v38) and will be getting into the next phase of applications for business school.

Before I get into the meat of things, I want to have a reality check of my profile.

Any comments, suggestions, and feed back will be much appreciated.

Age: 28

Citizenship: India

Work Ex:

-4 yrs Full time as an Engineer and asst. lead at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Savannah GA, U.S.A
- My current responsibilities are more inline with project management
- I am responisbile for conducting design review meeting with all stake holders and resolve conflincts
- 1 yr co-op experience in Fedex Express Air Operations and General Electric


Masters in Aerospace Engineering(2007) - Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, U.S.A - GPA 3.5
Bachelors in Aeronautical Engineering(2005) - Jawahar lal Nehru Technological University, India - GPA - 3.57

Other Certifications:
Project Management Professional Certification (2011 - in work)
Competant Communicator Certification (2011)
Lean Six SIgma Black Belt Certification (2010)
Certified Manager Certification (2009)
Lean Specialist Certification (2008)

Leadership activities:

NMA - Associate Director, National Management Association (2009 – 2010)
GMA - Vice President, Community Relations, Gulfstream Management Association,
Regional Organization of National Management Association (2010 – 2011)
 Led a team of 32 Volunteers to support Gulfstream Family Day
 Led a team of 12 people to raise 2400 lb for Second Harvest Food Drive
- Vice President, Programs, GMA (2009- 2010)
 Led a team of 18 people to facilitate monthly dinner meetings with distinguished speakers and hosted events to scale of over 250 people
 Led a team of 10 people and developed a website for professional networking
- Vice President, Professional Development, GMA (2008 – 2009)
 Facilitated classes for 33 employees for Certified Manager Certification Program
Indian Association of Savannah - Vice president (2008-2009)
Led a team of 5 people to facilitate cultural events for upto 250 people
Advisor for Student Leadership Program
- Advisor for a class of Freshman
Volunteered for Junior Achievement Program
- Taught leadership to a class of 2nd graders

I am very interested in IVY schools, please let me know what you think.

You have a blessed day,

Thank you so much,



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Hi Abhishek,

We handle lot of applications from India and must say that your profile is different which many others can't offer.

The strong points are your leadership activities, diverse experience, post grad degree, international and project management experience. If you use these well in essays and corroborate them with examples then your app will be strong.

Recommendations can make a difference. Try getting once from your supervisor and other from someone at FEDEX.

GMAT is avg but i don't think you should worry about it or retake it as you can use the next couple of months in writing solid essays and getting good recos rather than retaking GMAT.

One last tip- Don't make your profile sound too technical. Highlight the business/ management part of it and build a strong case for doing MBA.

Hope this helps.

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As with the rest of the applicants from India, your main challenge will be to differentiate yourself from the pool. It does help that you do not belong to the IT pool but at the end, you will be evaluated in the larger context of applications from Indian subcontinent. You should definitely leverage your strong leadership activities outside work to the maximum. At the same time, the adcom will be looking at your performance at work. While your GMAT may not be a weak point in your profile, it is also not going to be a strength considering the 740s and 750s that so many applicants have from your region. One thing that you should be thinking about sooner than later is your goals. Your list of target schools should driven by your career plan post MBA.

Overall, a lot of students with profile similar to your profile gets into the Ivy schools, lot of them do not. Your chances of success will depend on you well you execute your application.

Good luck!

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Hi Abhishek

Since you are aiming for IVY schools then a score above 700 is desirable. However GMAT alone won’t determine your chances of admission; beyond the academics will also help you in determining your candidature and your work experience plays a vital role as well.

Generally most of the Indian applicants are from engineering background with a good 4-5 years of work experience. Although it is not just the work experience that counts but also what you did there like-what were your achievements, what initiative you took, what changes you drove in your workplace etc. So if you can show that in 5 years you have demonstrated the skills business schools are looking for you could put in a strong set of essays. So Start thinking what makes you unique and what’s that ‘hook’ that will be key to your application.

Hence the quality of your work, your academics and beyond academics will play an important role in determining your candidature.

Your leadership profile is very interesting so make sure you highlight it well along with other features that differentiate you from other engg background Indian applicants.

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