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Profile Evaluation: Indian, 29, Male, Energy Sector.

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New post 16 Oct 2019, 06:42
I request you to kindly evaluate my profile. I have listed some below.

Programs Interested in:
Full-time MBA, Less than 2 year MBA
Canadian B-schools: Rotman, Schulich, Sauder, Desautels, Ivey, Jr Smith, HEC Montreal, Ted Rogers, John Molson, Telfer
Singapore B-schools: NUS, NTU
Indian B-schools: IIMs

Class start year preference: Classes starting in early 2020

My Profile:
Indian, Male, Electrical Engineer, working in Operations in a Power plant. Working in the operations department involves problem-solving, making strategies, and people management.

1. Bachelor in Engineering (Electrical and electronics), 2012, 70.86%. (10th standard: 72.6%). (12th standard: 79.8%)
2. Post Graduate Programme In Thermal Power plant technology from Jindal Institute of Power Technology. 2013.

Work experience: 6 years, India

Cross-functional Experience:
1) As a procurement executive in the Commercial department for various service contract execution.
2) As a sales manager in the Marketing department for the execution of aluminum sales to customers.

1) Photography Club member in my company. Involved in CSR events organized by the company to take pictures.
2) Hostel food committee Head: During my B.E, I was the in-charge of the food committee.
3) 2nd position holder in Loser's win weight-loss competition among 150+ people.
4) Travel enthusiast: Covered 5 different countries and many cities around the world.

Test Scores: GMAT: 640 (Q44, V34) IR4, AWA 5. (Planning to make another attempt soon.)
( PS: It's a pretty low score, but as the deadlines are nearby I am thinking to apply and save one year. Probability is Zero if I do not apply.)

Post-MBA Goal: I want to change my career path towards consulting/strategy after my MBA.

My Questions for the Experts: What are my odds considering my profile and the test scores described in the previous sentences?

Thanking in advance :)
On the way to get into the B-school and I will not leave it until I win. WHATEVER IT TAKES.


GMAT:[640 Q44, V34, IR4, AWA5]
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New post 16 Oct 2019, 20:51
Hello and thanks for your post.

The application process is truly holistic, and committees will look at your stats (GPA and GMAT), work experience and goals, and extracurriculars.

Your GPA is about the average, but unfortunately your GMAT is below average for the schools you listed, especially considering your demographic. But it is good to see that you will be taking the GMAT again, as an increase can really boost your profile. If you don’t end up increasing your Quant score on your GMAT, you may still want to illustrate to the schools that you have the academic ability to succeed in the classroom. You could showcase your quant ability in your resume, your recommenders could do the same in their recommendations, or you could take a supplemental course such as stats or calculus.

It is hard to gauge your work experience without knowing your accomplishments and impact you have made there. In your application, make sure you show you have made an impact and demonstrated leadership there. Ideally this will be supported by strong recommendation letters as well. It will also be important to explain why you want your MBA, and to also illustrate the skills you already have which are transferable to your goals. It may be challenging, but do your best to show how what you have done relates to consulting/strategy. For example, you’ll definitely want to highlight your experience in problem solving.

And mentioning extracurriculars, and ideally leadership positions in any of them, will also help boost your profile. I like the fact that you have been in charge of the food committee.

So in general, it may be tough to be admitted into the schools where your GMAT does not exceed the average. But if the rest of your application is very strong, then you do have a chance. Make sure you apply to as many as you can, especially those where the average GMAT score is closer to your score.

Best of luck!
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