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

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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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30 year Indian Male
GMAT: 760 (99%); 51Q (96%); 41V (94%); IR: 6/8 (70%); AWA scores awaited
GPA: Undergraduate (2009) - 61.5% from a leading Indian Engineering school (non-IIT)
Post-grad (2011) - 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 (R1 2017-18)
LBS (R1 2017-18)
Wharton (R1 2017-18)
Oxford Said (R1 2017-18)
UCLA Anderson (R1 2017-18)
NYU Stern (R1 2017-18)

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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Dear akpiper86,

Consider the following points about your profile:
  1. The work profile sounds pretty good and non-common indeed. Your post-MBA plan sounds right too. However, be aware that those roles are not that very many out there so you might need to do more research to make the story more believable/feasible.
  2. For reasons mentioned here, we do not speculate on school selection. But feels like you should also consider IMD in your overall list. Given the abundance of European programs, the article here would be relevant as it doesn't appear that you have international experience.
  3. The GPA will remain what it is. The GMAT will definitely help. Read here for more.
  4. Finally, the ECs look dated except for the WIP novel. Recency effect matters - so be aware of this in case it's a blind spot.

Hope this helps some.

Cheers,
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akpiper86 wrote:
30 year Indian Male
GMAT: 760 (99%); 51Q (96%); 41V (94%); IR: 6/8 (70%); AWA scores awaited
GPA: Undergraduate (2009) - 61.5% from a leading Indian Engineering school (non-IIT)
Post-grad (2011) - 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 (R1 2017-18)
LBS (R1 2017-18)
Wharton (R1 2017-18)
Oxford Said (R1 2017-18)
UCLA Anderson (R1 2017-18)
NYU Stern (R1 2017-18)

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?


Assuming your essays will be impressive and you can present a believable and cohesive story in them (and if you think you can’t, get professional help of course!), I would say your chances are pretty good in all these schools. Your list of schools is pretty long, however, so I am assuming you will not be able to demonstrate fit and convince all schools on the list of them being your top choice. So take some time to think about fit and priorities when it comes to the schools themselves in order to improve your chances of admission at the ones out of them that really make the most sense to you.

Good luck!
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Location: India
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
GMAT 2: 760 Q51 V41
GPA: 3
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Re: Profile Evaluation - Indian Male, 760 GMAT, 6+ years exp [#permalink]

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akpiper86 wrote:
30 year Indian Male
GMAT: 760 (99%); 51Q (96%); 41V (94%); IR: 6/8 (70%); AWA scores awaited
GPA: Undergraduate (2009) - 61.5% from a leading Indian Engineering school (non-IIT)
Post-grad (2011) - 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 (R1 2017-18)
LBS (R1 2017-18)
Wharton (R1 2017-18)
Oxford Said (R1 2017-18)
UCLA Anderson (R1 2017-18)
NYU Stern (R1 2017-18)

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?


Assuming your essays will be impressive and you can present a believable and cohesive story in them (and if you think you can’t, get professional help of course!), I would say your chances are pretty good in all these schools. Your list of schools is pretty long, however, so I am assuming you will not be able to demonstrate fit and convince all schools on the list of them being your top choice. So take some time to think about fit and priorities when it comes to the schools themselves in order to improve your chances of admission at the ones out of them that really make the most sense to you.

Good luck!


Hi,

Thank you so much for your evaluation!

I know my list of schools for R1 is long. But there are a couple here that I am more keen on and which make more sense given my profile.

Do you think there are any specific schools I should look at for R2?

Best,
Piper.

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

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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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MG4MBACrystalBall wrote:
Dear akpiper86,

Consider the following points about your profile:
  1. The work profile sounds pretty good and non-common indeed. Your post-MBA plan sounds right too. However, be aware that those roles are not that very many out there so you might need to do more research to make the story more believable/feasible.
  2. For reasons mentioned here, we do not speculate on school selection. But feels like you should also consider IMD in your overall list. Given the abundance of European programs, the article here would be relevant as it doesn't appear that you have international experience.
  3. The GPA will remain what it is. The GMAT will definitely help. Read here for more.
  4. Finally, the ECs look dated except for the WIP novel. Recency effect matters - so be aware of this in case it's a blind spot.

Hope this helps some.

Cheers,


Hi MG,

Thank you so much for your inputs.

Will keep IMD in mind. Their deadlines are next year, so should have all of my R1 results by then.

Best,
Piper.

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

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