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Profile Evaluation - Indian/680

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New post 26 Nov 2019, 14:13
Hi,

GMAT: 680
Work Ex.: 6 years in Digital Consulting
GPA: 61% (First Class) from Visvesvaraya Tech University, Bangalore, India
Extra Currics:
Non Profit
Running an interest-free non-profit microfinance and savings scheme for poor women entrepreneurs from my community since 2011; serving 135 women.
Board member of a non-profit school; started as a volunteer in 2010.
Co-founder of an NGO for developing industry skills for financially weak final year undergrads of my community.

Others
Runner up on an MTV India reality show - Led team of 4 from 100 other teams
Revived the Drama Club at College and developed various stage-act teams. Participated in some acts and won 1st place for 2 acts.

Work Profile:

Currently working with Accenture as a Product Owner of next gen AI based Virtual Assistant worth $200M; the product will represent Accenture at Mobile World Congress 2020 at Barcelona - the largest telco conference on the planet
Advised multiple international Fortune 500 firms for digital transformation projects in the past

Worked with a startup earlier, where I revived the mobile app team - leading to $500k revenue generation. Advised multiple clients for their digital transformation projects and liaised between sales and tech teams in client-facing role.

Started my career at Computer Sciences Corporation, a Fortune 500 firm, and developed digital services for NHS (UK) - a $2Bn client and the project world's largest healthcare project. Helped reduce costs by $500k and development cycles by 30%. Led digitization of services by introducing mobile app, thereby reducing patient records' access times by upto 50%.
Led a team of 8 for Quality Assurance of split of a major Pharma giant - worth $6M. Received praise from C-level of the client.

Other Experience:
Developed a bootstrapped startup in Nov 2015 but closed by Apr 2016. I successfully developed an international supply chain but the startup was shut due to poor market research.

Target Schools:
-Oxbridge
-Imperial
-NUS
-NYU Tech MBA
-Tepper
-USC
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New post 26 Nov 2019, 17:16
azharonline wrote:
Hi,

GMAT: 680
Work Ex.: 6 years in Digital Consulting
GPA: 61% (First Class) from Visvesvaraya Tech University, Bangalore, India
Extra Currics:
Non Profit
Running an interest-free non-profit microfinance and savings scheme for poor women entrepreneurs from my community since 2011; serving 135 women.
Board member of a non-profit school; started as a volunteer in 2010.
Co-founder of an NGO for developing industry skills for financially weak final year undergrads of my community.

Others
Runner up on an MTV India reality show - Led team of 4 from 100 other teams
Revived the Drama Club at College and developed various stage-act teams. Participated in some acts and won 1st place for 2 acts.

Work Profile:

Currently working with Accenture as a Product Owner of next gen AI based Virtual Assistant worth $200M; the product will represent Accenture at Mobile World Congress 2020 at Barcelona - the largest telco conference on the planet
Advised multiple international Fortune 500 firms for digital transformation projects in the past

Worked with a startup earlier, where I revived the mobile app team - leading to $500k revenue generation. Advised multiple clients for their digital transformation projects and liaised between sales and tech teams in client-facing role.

Started my career at Computer Sciences Corporation, a Fortune 500 firm, and developed digital services for NHS (UK) - a $2Bn client and the project world's largest healthcare project. Helped reduce costs by $500k and development cycles by 30%. Led digitization of services by introducing mobile app, thereby reducing patient records' access times by upto 50%.
Led a team of 8 for Quality Assurance of split of a major Pharma giant - worth $6M. Received praise from C-level of the client.

Other Experience:
Developed a bootstrapped startup in Nov 2015 but closed by Apr 2016. I successfully developed an international supply chain but the startup was shut due to poor market research.

Target Schools:
-Oxbridge
-Imperial
-NUS
-NYU Tech MBA
-Tepper
-USC


Hi there,

First of all--congrats on everything you've accomplished to date. It sounds like you've been really active at work and outside of work!

Digging right in to your profile, I do think you're thinking about the target schools in the right way. For better or for worse, one the best indicators of success in the admissions process is your GMAT score. (And it's even more challenging for folks from over-represented backgrounds.) Right now you're a bit all over the map, though, so I'd encourage you to really think about the geography you want to build the most connections in and start there. E.g., if you're excited about the prospect of working in Europe I think Cambridge, Imperial, maybe IESE would all be great choices. I see Stern and Tepper on the list, so if you're more interested in the US you could also look at Emory, Georgetown, etc.

Your work experience at Accenture sounds really interesting, and I'm sure you could bring a lot to classroom discussions. However, I don't entirely know what a product owner does in this context, so you'll want to make sure you really demonstrate the impact you have--whether it's making product decisions, directly or indirectly managing others, managing a budget, etc. Your nonprofit experience can also help demonstrate your leadership skills and will show that you'll be an active member of any business school community.

What's missing for me now is why are you pursuing an MBA? You're pretty well-rounded, with a number of diverse experiences both professionally and personally, so you probably have a number of options. It's important to demonstrate that you're clear on why you need an MBA and why you need an MBA now--what are your short-term goals and why can you only get there with this degree? Answer this, think about your long-term goals, and you'll be ready to start putting together your overall story.

Hope that helps and feel free to reach out if there is anything else we can do!
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