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New post 08 Nov 2018, 21:56
Hi! Thanks for the reply.
I have read in most places that it's not advisable to go for the Jan intake over the fall intake due to variations in job opportunities at the end of the course and a few other things. Is that true?
I am planning to take the GMAT end of November and complete applications by December.
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New post Updated on: 18 Nov 2018, 00:25
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Originally posted by maccapoppi on 12 Nov 2018, 05:54.
Last edited by maccapoppi on 18 Nov 2018, 00:25, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 12 Nov 2018, 12:19
Intake Year: 2019

Pre-MBA Career: Public Relations and Communications
Post-MBA Career: Consumer Goods (Marketing and Brand Management)
GMAT: 710
GPA: 3.3
Years of Work Experience: 2

Notes: My GMAT score breakdown is: (710- Q: 49 and V: 38).

A brief on my background: I have worked for two years in a top-notch international PR and Communications agency (post my under-grad) in Mumbai and served a plethora of MNCs and large scale conglomerates across corporate and consumer verticals in those two years. I was among the youngest people at the agency and was promoted within a year of working there. I have also actively helped in crisis and reputation management for one of the largest corporate crisis in India during my stint at the agency, and truly believe that my quality of work experience has been great over the past two years.

I specialised in PR during my undergrad and carried out five internships successfully during the same time. Three at non-profit organizations and two at industry-specific agencies. Through school, college and work, I have always taken up roles of responsibility and leadership, actively looked out for and asked for opportunities and always showcased the urge to learn.

Additionally, I have always actively participated in extra-curriculars at school and college and performed extremely well academically. I would like to do an MBA with a major in marketing, from a top B-school in the US specifically, so as to add to my experience of PR and communications and achieve concentric growth around my core competencies. Furthermore, coming from a advertising and PR background, I have a fair understanding of the changing communication landscape and would like to deep dive into understanding brand management, disruptive marketing and ways to break through the current clutter to create an impact or spearhead behavioural change.

That aside, in the long run I would like to join the C-suite of an MNC, lead from the forefront and create a lasting impact on the society using my position. However, to get there, I do believe that it is important for me to venture out into relatively new territories for me, i.e. finance, accounting, sustainability, micro-economics and macroeconomics among the others. Hence the MBA.

Furthermore, why the MBA now? Well, because I want to make the switch from the agency side to the corporate side now, and no better way to bridge the gap than do an MBA that would provide me with a holistic understanding of the other side, before I step into it.

Starting today, I have about 50 days till the round 2 deadline to get my essays in place. Does HEC Paris seem like a good option and what are my chances basis my profile?

Note: By matriculation, it would be about 2 years and 7/8 months of work experience
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New post 28 Nov 2018, 04:00
Hey, on the MiM application I was having trouble answering the question below:

In recent weeks, what business issue or news topic have you found inspiring? (300 words max)

Would appreciate any suggestions! Thanks so much in advance :)
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New post 28 Nov 2018, 16:28
I am applying for HEC GRAND ECOLE MIM but I have been time and again told that a non IITian or non NITian has little hope with the ADCOM. Is it a justified conclusion?


Nationality-Indian
Undergrad- mechanical Engineer(Manipal Institute of tech.)
Cgpa-9.47/10 (top 1 percentile)
Yet to give gmat
Work experience- Took an internship followed by a 2 year work experience with a solar energy startup.
Experience-Began with Customer relationship management improvement. I was given greater responsibility overtime and completed two 15KW rooftop installations successfully in the Operations domain.

Extracurriculars (in brief)
Category head for operatons-vigilance team for 3 university fests.
Entrepreneurship cell college representative for IIT Bombay
General Secretary for the IE Mechanical club
Part of college tennis team with 2 trophy wins.
Started a student mentorship cell for academic improvement in college
Social service-Involved with Lions club for 3 years and have risen to rank of lead organiser for events like Food collection initiative,diabetes awareness gen. Etc

Hobbies
Daily runner.
Avid trekker(3 peak ascents completed)
Snthesizer (passed junior diploma)
Vipassana meditation
Music-Eminem.
Regular follower of Sadhguru.

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New post 09 Dec 2018, 04:33
Hello All,

I am planning to apply to HEC Paris for Sept 19 intake in R7, January 19 deadline. I wanted to get some opinion on my profile for HEC Paris.

Background and Nationality:
Indian, Engineer, Software Professional.

Undergrad Information
B. Tech, Computer Science & Engineering with an aggregate of 77.27% (GPA of 4.0 according to MBA.com)

GMAT:
1) 690 (Q47, V 38, IR 6, AWA 4) - Nov 27, 2019
2) 650 (Q49, V 30, IR 6, AWA 4) - Oct 9, 2019

Work experience and leadership
7+ Years of Experience in Technology domain, Currently working as an Engineering Manager for a startup based out of India.
Some Highlights of my career at my current company
● Leading a team of 14 to manage 3 products used in 8+ countries.
● Worked closely with international products teams in South East Asia and Europe in order to add multilingual support and develop geography-based features for these countries.
● Initiated and led the setup of infrastructure for mobile applications, that improved the overall performance by 13% and increased the stability from 99% to 99.98%.
● Initiated and led the development of a MDM solution that helped the company save INR ~10 Mn annually
● Awarded “Best Mentor Award” in 2018
● Achieved “Exceeds” rating in the annual performance review consecutively for 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Community and others
Member of my company's Corporate Cricket Team from 2012 to 2015
Percussionist of a rock band in college for 2 years (2009-2010)
Organizer of the annual college festival for 2010.Involved in fundraising and marketing for the event.
2nd Position in Javelin Throw at the College Annual Athletic Meet in 2010.

Post MBA goals
Would like to grow myself into a more leadership and business centric role such as that of a Senior Program Manager.
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New post 11 Dec 2018, 07:29
Hello,

Indian male, powertrain engineer, 31 years old, based in Paris area.
GMAT attempted 3 times, last was today (11 dec 2018), I scored 680, Q49/V34. I don't think I will take the GMAT again

5 Years of experience in Paris Area in France on Automobile Engine development. (2 years as a consultant and 3 with an OEM). Currently working as a Senior Engineer on engine control with a large French automobile company. My profile involves development of engine control software for emission norms (such as Euro-6, Bharat6, China6 etc). I am responsible, as a technical lead, for one domain of the engine algorithm development.
My role involves interacting with other departments of engine development (project management, calibration teams etc) along with three external (consultant) engineers who work for my perimeter. Apart from this, there are frequent exchanges with suppliers.

Masters at IFP School, Paris, on Powertrain Engineering. (program in French medium)
Bachelors from an Engineering College in Hyderabad, India, with 81% overall average.
During Engineering I have picked up French language from Alliance Francaise, Hyderabad, I have reached C2 certification. Today I am fluent in the French language.

Before Engineering, I underwent two years of military training at National Defence Academy (NDA), Pune, India. I had to leave because of an injury, else, I would have gone on to become a Pilot with the Indian Air Force.

Post MBA, I would like to work in the field of corporate strategy or market evaluation. I feel these domains are very interesting and challenging.

I thank you in advance for your review of my profile.
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Hello Dino732

Though 680 is decent, not very competitive, you certainly have an interesting work experience to make a strong case. The international work ex and knowledge of French helps.
At the same time, not sure how the career goals tie in with your past profile and if they seem realistic enough. Hope you have done your research. More than just 'interesting' career goals you need to have goals that are organic, realistic and in case of a major switch you are able to showcase the transferable skills that you have. You will have to convince the adcom that you will be able to make this transition post MBA and you have strong reasons why recruiters hiring for such profiles will be interested in you.

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Hello,

Indian male, powertrain engineer, 31 years old, based in Paris area.
GMAT attempted 3 times, last was today (11 dec 2018), I scored 680, Q49/V34. I don't think I will take the GMAT again

5 Years of experience in Paris Area in France on Automobile Engine development. (2 years as a consultant and 3 with an OEM). Currently working as a Senior Engineer on engine control with a large French automobile company. My profile involves development of engine control software for emission norms (such as Euro-6, Bharat6, China6 etc). I am responsible, as a technical lead, for one domain of the engine algorithm development.
My role involves interacting with other departments of engine development (project management, calibration teams etc) along with three external (consultant) engineers who work for my perimeter. Apart from this, there are frequent exchanges with suppliers.

Masters at IFP School, Paris, on Powertrain Engineering. (program in French medium)
Bachelors from an Engineering College in Hyderabad, India, with 81% overall average.
During Engineering I have picked up French language from Alliance Francaise, Hyderabad, I have reached C2 certification. Today I am fluent in the French language.

Before Engineering, I underwent two years of military training at National Defence Academy (NDA), Pune, India. I had to leave because of an injury, else, I would have gone on to become a Pilot with the Indian Air Force.

Post MBA, I would like to work in the field of corporate strategy or market evaluation. I feel these domains are very interesting and challenging.

I thank you in advance for your review of my profile.
Regards,

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