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Profile Evaluation - Indian Male, 760 GMAT, 6+ years exp

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Joined: 05 Nov 2016
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Location: India
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
GMAT 2: 760 Q51 V41
GPA: 3
WE: Business Development (Entertainment and Sports)
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New post 16 Sep 2017, 03:42
30 year Indian Male
GMAT: 760 (51Q, 41V)
GPA: Undergraduate - 61.5% from a leading Indian Engineering school (non-IIT)
Post-grad - 2.7/4 from MICA, Asia's leading Communications school

Work Experience:
-Currently employed in a Strategy role by one of India's largest media networks, managing a team of 4 people. Promoted to the Senior Manager level in three months ago (July 2017).
-Was previous employed in a strategy role for one of India's leading General Entertainment Channels, the Indian arm of a multi-national American media giant

Extra-curricular's:
-Theatre - Director for grad college theatre group. Directed a two-hour, ticketed English play at the prestigious Natrani Theatre in Ahmedabad
-Writing - Founder of college magazine in undergrad. Have written numerous short stories and currently working on my first novel
-Headed the Media & PR verticals for the annual brand management festival at grad school.

Goals:
My career goal is to head the Asia Pacific business for a Tech/Media company such as Amazon, Netflix, Google etc.

Short term goal would be to work in the Strategy/Business Development/Partnerships team for such an organisation in UK/US.

Schools (no order):
Cambridge Judge
LBS
Wharton
Oxford Said
UCLA Anderson
NYU Stern

Questions - My GPA in both my undergrad and Masters is comparatively low, especially for an Indian student, but I do have an above-average GMAT. Compared to the average Indian applicant, my work experience is different, both in terms of role and industry, but with a strong presence of quant work and working closely with senior management. Also, I have a good extra-curricular record, although slightly tilted to the creative side and mostly during post-graduation.

Given the above, do I have a realistic chance at the schools I'm targetting? Should I be considering other schools given my profile?

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 9

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New post 17 Sep 2017, 19:48
Hi akpiper86! Your profile overall looks really interesting. Definitely different from most Indian applicants. Your strengths are your GMAT (well done!), your creative / artistic side, and your work experience - especially your promotion, team leadership, and exposure to senior leaders. The weaknesses I see are the prior GPAs (which the GMAT helps a lot with) and the lack of recent extracurriculars (though you have some, and the ones you do have sound very strong).

So on balance, I think your list of schools is pretty good. Wharton is the one that worries me most, I just think that will be tough with your undergrad + postgrad background. UCLA and NYU definitely make sense with your media goals.

Focus on writing stellar essays, that explain your passion for the media world and the contribution you will make to each school.

Best of luck!
Kate

akpiper86 wrote:
30 year Indian Male
GMAT: 760 (51Q, 41V)
GPA: Undergraduate - 61.5% from a leading Indian Engineering school (non-IIT)
Post-grad - 2.7/4 from MICA, Asia's leading Communications school

Work Experience:
-Currently employed in a Strategy role by one of India's largest media networks, managing a team of 4 people. Promoted to the Senior Manager level in three months ago (July 2017).
-Was previous employed in a strategy role for one of India's leading General Entertainment Channels, the Indian arm of a multi-national American media giant

Extra-curricular's:
-Theatre - Director for grad college theatre group. Directed a two-hour, ticketed English play at the prestigious Natrani Theatre in Ahmedabad
-Writing - Founder of college magazine in undergrad. Have written numerous short stories and currently working on my first novel
-Headed the Media & PR verticals for the annual brand management festival at grad school.

Goals:
My career goal is to head the Asia Pacific business for a Tech/Media company such as Amazon, Netflix, Google etc.

Short term goal would be to work in the Strategy/Business Development/Partnerships team for such an organisation in UK/US.

Schools (no order):
Cambridge Judge
LBS
Wharton
Oxford Said
UCLA Anderson
NYU Stern

Questions - My GPA in both my undergrad and Masters is comparatively low, especially for an Indian student, but I do have an above-average GMAT. Compared to the average Indian applicant, my work experience is different, both in terms of role and industry, but with a strong presence of quant work and working closely with senior management. Also, I have a good extra-curricular record, although slightly tilted to the creative side and mostly during post-graduation.

Given the above, do I have a realistic chance at the schools I'm targetting? Should I be considering other schools given my profile?

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Kate Richardson
mbaMission

Website: http://www.mbamission.com
Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
mbaMission Insiders Guides: http://www.mbamission.com/guides.php?category=insiders
Free Consultation: http://www.mbamission.com/consult.php

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Kudos [?]: 74 [0], given: 4

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Intern
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Joined: 05 Nov 2016
Posts: 25

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 9

Location: India
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
GMAT 2: 760 Q51 V41
GPA: 3
WE: Business Development (Entertainment and Sports)
Re: Profile Evaluation - Indian Male, 760 GMAT, 6+ years exp [#permalink]

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New post 17 Sep 2017, 22:09
mbaMissionKate wrote:
Hi akpiper86! Your profile overall looks really interesting. Definitely different from most Indian applicants. Your strengths are your GMAT (well done!), your creative / artistic side, and your work experience - especially your promotion, team leadership, and exposure to senior leaders. The weaknesses I see are the prior GPAs (which the GMAT helps a lot with) and the lack of recent extracurriculars (though you have some, and the ones you do have sound very strong).

So on balance, I think your list of schools is pretty good. Wharton is the one that worries me most, I just think that will be tough with your undergrad + postgrad background. UCLA and NYU definitely make sense with your media goals.

Focus on writing stellar essays, that explain your passion for the media world and the contribution you will make to each school.

Best of luck!
Kate

akpiper86 wrote:
30 year Indian Male
GMAT: 760 (51Q, 41V)
GPA: Undergraduate - 61.5% from a leading Indian Engineering school (non-IIT)
Post-grad - 2.7/4 from MICA, Asia's leading Communications school

Work Experience:
-Currently employed in a Strategy role by one of India's largest media networks, managing a team of 4 people. Promoted to the Senior Manager level in three months ago (July 2017).
-Was previous employed in a strategy role for one of India's leading General Entertainment Channels, the Indian arm of a multi-national American media giant

Extra-curricular's:
-Theatre - Director for grad college theatre group. Directed a two-hour, ticketed English play at the prestigious Natrani Theatre in Ahmedabad
-Writing - Founder of college magazine in undergrad. Have written numerous short stories and currently working on my first novel
-Headed the Media & PR verticals for the annual brand management festival at grad school.

Goals:
My career goal is to head the Asia Pacific business for a Tech/Media company such as Amazon, Netflix, Google etc.

Short term goal would be to work in the Strategy/Business Development/Partnerships team for such an organisation in UK/US.

Schools (no order):
Cambridge Judge
LBS
Wharton
Oxford Said
UCLA Anderson
NYU Stern

Questions - My GPA in both my undergrad and Masters is comparatively low, especially for an Indian student, but I do have an above-average GMAT. Compared to the average Indian applicant, my work experience is different, both in terms of role and industry, but with a strong presence of quant work and working closely with senior management. Also, I have a good extra-curricular record, although slightly tilted to the creative side and mostly during post-graduation.

Given the above, do I have a realistic chance at the schools I'm targetting? Should I be considering other schools given my profile?

Hi Kate,

Thank you so much for your inputs!

Considering my profile, do let me know if there are other US b-schools that can forgive my low GPA. I can apply to a couple in R2.

Thanks again!

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 9

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New post 18 Sep 2017, 19:06
Hi again,
For a safer option, you could try USC Marshall. Or I also think it's worth checking out Cornell -- they have a new Tech-focused MBA in NYC that would give you good access to the media industry I think.
Good luck!
Kate

akpiper86 wrote:
mbaMissionKate wrote:
Hi akpiper86! Your profile overall looks really interesting. Definitely different from most Indian applicants. Your strengths are your GMAT (well done!), your creative / artistic side, and your work experience - especially your promotion, team leadership, and exposure to senior leaders. The weaknesses I see are the prior GPAs (which the GMAT helps a lot with) and the lack of recent extracurriculars (though you have some, and the ones you do have sound very strong).

So on balance, I think your list of schools is pretty good. Wharton is the one that worries me most, I just think that will be tough with your undergrad + postgrad background. UCLA and NYU definitely make sense with your media goals.

Focus on writing stellar essays, that explain your passion for the media world and the contribution you will make to each school.

Best of luck!
Kate

akpiper86 wrote:
30 year Indian Male
GMAT: 760 (51Q, 41V)
GPA: Undergraduate - 61.5% from a leading Indian Engineering school (non-IIT)
Post-grad - 2.7/4 from MICA, Asia's leading Communications school

Work Experience:
-Currently employed in a Strategy role by one of India's largest media networks, managing a team of 4 people. Promoted to the Senior Manager level in three months ago (July 2017).
-Was previous employed in a strategy role for one of India's leading General Entertainment Channels, the Indian arm of a multi-national American media giant

Extra-curricular's:
-Theatre - Director for grad college theatre group. Directed a two-hour, ticketed English play at the prestigious Natrani Theatre in Ahmedabad
-Writing - Founder of college magazine in undergrad. Have written numerous short stories and currently working on my first novel
-Headed the Media & PR verticals for the annual brand management festival at grad school.

Goals:
My career goal is to head the Asia Pacific business for a Tech/Media company such as Amazon, Netflix, Google etc.

Short term goal would be to work in the Strategy/Business Development/Partnerships team for such an organisation in UK/US.

Schools (no order):
Cambridge Judge
LBS
Wharton
Oxford Said
UCLA Anderson
NYU Stern

Questions - My GPA in both my undergrad and Masters is comparatively low, especially for an Indian student, but I do have an above-average GMAT. Compared to the average Indian applicant, my work experience is different, both in terms of role and industry, but with a strong presence of quant work and working closely with senior management. Also, I have a good extra-curricular record, although slightly tilted to the creative side and mostly during post-graduation.

Given the above, do I have a realistic chance at the schools I'm targetting? Should I be considering other schools given my profile?

Hi Kate,

Thank you so much for your inputs!

Considering my profile, do let me know if there are other US b-schools that can forgive my low GPA. I can apply to a couple in R2.

Thanks again!

_________________

Kate Richardson
mbaMission

Website: http://www.mbamission.com
Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
mbaMission Insiders Guides: http://www.mbamission.com/guides.php?category=insiders
Free Consultation: http://www.mbamission.com/consult.php

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Kudos [?]: 74 [0], given: 4

Intern
Intern
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Joined: 05 Nov 2016
Posts: 25

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 9

Location: India
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
GMAT 2: 760 Q51 V41
GPA: 3
WE: Business Development (Entertainment and Sports)
Re: Profile Evaluation - Indian Male, 760 GMAT, 6+ years exp [#permalink]

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New post 19 Sep 2017, 01:32
mbaMissionKate wrote:
Hi again,
For a safer option, you could try USC Marshall. Or I also think it's worth checking out Cornell -- they have a new Tech-focused MBA in NYC that would give you good access to the media industry I think.
Good luck!
Kate

akpiper86 wrote:
mbaMissionKate wrote:
Hi akpiper86! Your profile overall looks really interesting. Definitely different from most Indian applicants. Your strengths are your GMAT (well done!), your creative / artistic side, and your work experience - especially your promotion, team leadership, and exposure to senior leaders. The weaknesses I see are the prior GPAs (which the GMAT helps a lot with) and the lack of recent extracurriculars (though you have some, and the ones you do have sound very strong).

So on balance, I think your list of schools is pretty good. Wharton is the one that worries me most, I just think that will be tough with your undergrad + postgrad background. UCLA and NYU definitely make sense with your media goals.

Focus on writing stellar essays, that explain your passion for the media world and the contribution you will make to each school.

Best of luck!
Kate

[quote="akpiper86"]30 year Indian Male
GMAT: 760 (51Q, 41V)
GPA: Undergraduate - 61.5% from a leading Indian Engineering school (non-IIT)
Post-grad - 2.7/4 from MICA, Asia's leading Communications school

Work Experience:
-Currently employed in a Strategy role by one of India's largest media networks, managing a team of 4 people. Promoted to the Senior Manager level in three months ago (July 2017).
-Was previous employed in a strategy role for one of India's leading General Entertainment Channels, the Indian arm of a multi-national American media giant

Extra-curricular's:
-Theatre - Director for grad college theatre group. Directed a two-hour, ticketed English play at the prestigious Natrani Theatre in Ahmedabad
-Writing - Founder of college magazine in undergrad. Have written numerous short stories and currently working on my first novel
-Headed the Media & PR verticals for the annual brand management festival at grad school.

Goals:
My career goal is to head the Asia Pacific business for a Tech/Media company such as Amazon, Netflix, Google etc.

Short term goal would be to work in the Strategy/Business Development/Partnerships team for such an organisation in UK/US.

Schools (no order):
Cambridge Judge
LBS
Wharton
Oxford Said
UCLA Anderson
NYU Stern

Questions - My GPA in both my undergrad and Masters is comparatively low, especially for an Indian student, but I do have an above-average GMAT. Compared to the average Indian applicant, my work experience is different, both in terms of role and industry, but with a strong presence of quant work and working closely with senior management. Also, I have a good extra-curricular record, although slightly tilted to the creative side and mostly during post-graduation.

Given the above, do I have a realistic chance at the schools I'm targetting? Should I be considering other schools given my profile?

Hi Kate,

Thank you so much for your inputs!

Considering my profile, do let me know if there are other US b-schools that can forgive my low GPA. I can apply to a couple in R2.

Thanks again!
[/quote]
Thanks again Kate!

Will keep your recommendations in mind for R2.

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 9

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New post 20 Sep 2017, 13:44
Sounds great -- good luck!
_________________

Kate Richardson
mbaMission

Website: http://www.mbamission.com
Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
mbaMission Insiders Guides: http://www.mbamission.com/guides.php?category=insiders
Free Consultation: http://www.mbamission.com/consult.php

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