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Profile evaluation - Indian, male, GMAT 760, 4+ years exp

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Joined: 15 Sep 2012
Posts: 14
Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, International Business
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V44
GPA: 3.48
WE: General Management (Energy and Utilities)
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New post 25 May 2014, 11:54

I would really appreciate if I could get a quick profile evaluation, and guidance on which schools to apply to. Thanks in advance. Cheers.

My information:

1) Brief description of full-time work experience
Current: Global product Manager with Johnson Controls Inc (based out of India) - manage product portfolio for energy applications suite - with install base across 20+ countries, 4 continents. Responsible for charting product road-map, plan and launch new releases, define product positioning, support sales and marketing, direct interface with customers for product deployment / features feedback
Highlights: Overseen two product releases, increased install base by 120% in 15 months, developed and delivered 'Regional Country Champion Training' program for the products (trained over 50 participants from 11 countries), developed new market base in Europe and South America

Previous: Sustainability consultant with Wipro Eco-Energy (consultant and project manager for energy efficiency and carbon optimization projects across North America, Europe and India); Founding team member with NextGen Pvt Ltd (startup in the field of carbon consulting)

760 (Quant - 48, Verbal - 44); AWA - 6; IR - 6

3) College info:
Name of college: BITS Pilani (Pilani campus);
GPA - 8.7/10 (Eq. 3.48/4.00)
Major: BE (Hons) Electronics and Instrumentation
Year of Graduation: 2010

4) Significant college / post-college extra-curricular activities / leadership experience
College: Active member in multiple clubs in college - Hindi Activities Society (conceptualized/developed/hosted events during semester, cultural fest) and Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership (conceptualized and led intra-college business plan competition)
Extra-curricular: Published author in leading online journals in the field of energy and sustainability - featured in Greenbiz (North America), Asia Green buildings (Singapore), India Environment Portal and India Sustainability Outlook (India)
Leadership Experience: Currently managing a team of 8 (includes developers, testers, technical writer, project manager) - exceeded business targets by increasing the product install base by 120% in 15 months, promoted within a year on the job, excellent leadership survey score (360 feedback from Management and direct reports)

5) Your target programs
Currently researching schools - want to target schools with focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and international experience, ideally with history of product based startups or work in the energy and environment space (such as MIT Sloan - with the MIT Sloan Sustainability program running in collaboration with BCG)

6) When you plan to apply?
R1 2013-14 and R2 2013-14

7) Post-MBA goal
Product management function for a global product in the field of energy and utilities (building automation / energy efficiency / renewable energy / smart grids / etc)
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New post 26 Jun 2014, 09:45
You have a strong profile in many ways, not the least of which is your clear post MBA vision and how your background ties into it nicely will help. You have solid project management and implementation experience on a multinational scale and great academic qualifications. Energy and sustainability are great areas to focus so I would look at schools with good energy programs including Duke, MIT, Rice, UT Austin and the like. You could also consider tech schools such as GT and Carnegie Melon. Some of these schools are ranked lower than schools you could likely get into , but you must consider which schools will set you up for the most success in your industry... In your case it might be wise to look backwards and see where your post MBA employer targets do their recruiting and add those schools to your application list.

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