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I am an Indian female with an engineering background. I will be applying to B schools in US this year for a two year MBA program. I am looking for a profile evaluation so that I can find the best fit and shortlist schools that I have a chance of getting into. I hope to specialize in Operations/Supply Chain/Consulting. Please evaluate my profile for Kelley.

GMAT: 720 (49Q/40V)
GPA: 3.63 (9.08/10)
Degree: B.Tech(Information Technology) from VIT University,Vellore
Experience: 2 years in an IT firm as a software developer ( 3 years till I join)
Extracurricular: I have some experience working as a volunteer for various events in college , serving as an NSS volunteer, etc. But I don't have any experience in leadership/managerial roles. Some experience in managing office events and display of good leadership qualities within the team.

Please evaluate my profile so I know if I should try for Kelley or there is no chance of getting an admit at all ?

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I am an Indian female with an engineering background. I will be applying to B schools in US this year for a two year MBA program. I am looking for a profile evaluation so that I can find the best fit and shortlist schools that I have a chance of getting into. I hope to specialize in Operations/Supply Chain/Consulting. Please evaluate my profile for Kelley.

GMAT: 720 (49Q/40V)
GPA: 3.63 (9.08/10)
Degree: B.Tech(Information Technology) from VIT University,Vellore
Experience: 2 years in an IT firm as a software developer ( 3 years till I join)
Extracurricular: I have some experience working as a volunteer for various events in college , serving as an NSS volunteer, etc. But I don't have any experience in leadership/managerial roles. Some experience in managing office events and display of good leadership qualities within the team.

Please evaluate my profile so I know if I should try for Kelley or there is no chance of getting an admit at all ?


Hi SCrimson,

You would have a decent shot at Kelley. Your GPA and GMAT scores are pretty strong, and your work experience is within the range. The lack of extracurricular achievements will not hurt you too much, though it will have some significance. The biggest challenge will be differentiating yourself in a competitive pool of IT applicants through a software development profile. Your essays, career goals, and fit with Kelley will play a critical role in this part.

All the best and feel free to come back with further questions as needed.
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Hi,
I am confused about whether to retake gmat or not...
I am not aiming for top 15 because of my financial constraint but i want to get into a good b school with a good ROI.
My profile
1)Indian -IT-Male-25 years
2)Work Ex-3 Years in Oracle(India), by the time of admission it would be 4 years.
3)GMAT- Q 50 V31 IR 7 =680 , GPA 3.6
4)IIT Graduate.
5)Looking for college where i can complete my MBA 2 Years (preferable) in range of USD 40,000-50,000 (per year)

Please Advise if I am suitable for kelley or not!

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Hi,
I am confused about whether to retake gmat or not...
I am not aiming for top 15 because of my financial constraint but i want to get into a good b school with a good ROI.
My profile
1)Indian -IT-Male-25 years
2)Work Ex-3 Years in Oracle(India), by the time of admission it would be 4 years.
3)GMAT- Q 50 V31 IR 7 =680 , GPA 3.6
4)IIT Graduate.
5)Looking for college where i can complete my MBA 2 Years (preferable) in range of USD 40,000-50,000 (per year)

Please Advise if I am suitable for kelley or not!


Hi thomasdibs,

- 680 may not be enough for Kelley. If you are aiming for Kelley and other similar schools in the 15-25 range, please try and go above 700 on your GMAT, if not 720.
- The Indian IT Male profile also hinders differentiation a bit, but that is something to be worked upon through your essays. The IIT tag helps though.
- USD 40k-50k and top 25 would be a difficult bet. Would suggest that you expand your budget, and also significantly increase your GMAT score to increase the chances of a scholarship.
- If the USD 50k is an absolute limit and you cannot go beyond, would suggest that you look at Asian schools instead.
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Gender: Female
Age: 26 ( Will be 27 when i join B School)
Nationality: Indian
GPA: 9.78/10 (3.96/4.0)
Degree: Electronics and Communication Engineering. (From a decent well known college, but not any of the IITs or NITs)
Years of Professional Experience: a little over 4 years. Hoping to complete 5 years by the time i start my MBA.

Official Score: 700 (Q50, V34, AWA5.0)

Work Profile: Research Engineer in the R&D Division of one of the largest Consumer electronics Company in the world (One of the renowned brands in the world). 2 promotions in 4 years. Have two technical publications. I have mentored several interns and currently work as a module lead.

Extra Curricular: I am a trained musician in Indian Classical and folk music. I have been a keyboard player for a professional music group and have a certificate in Indian Music.
Some experience in community service as a treasurer.

Goals:
Short Term: I want to work in strategy and planning; mostly in the field of consumer electronics or communications technology.
Long term: Strategy consulting.

Do i stand a chance at Kelley? Planning to apply in Round 1

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Gender: Female
Age: 26 ( Will be 27 when i join B School)
Nationality: Indian
GPA: 9.78/10 (3.96/4.0)
Degree: Electronics and Communication Engineering. (From a decent well known college, but not any of the IITs or NITs)
Years of Professional Experience: a little over 4 years. Hoping to complete 5 years by the time i start my MBA.

Official Score: 700 (Q50, V34, AWA5.0)

Work Profile: Research Engineer in the R&D Division of one of the largest Consumer electronics Company in the world (One of the renowned brands in the world). 2 promotions in 4 years. Have two technical publications. I have mentored several interns and currently work as a module lead.

Extra Curricular: I am a trained musician in Indian Classical and folk music. I have been a keyboard player for a professional music group and have a certificate in Indian Music.
Some experience in community service as a treasurer.

Goals:
Short Term: I want to work in strategy and planning; mostly in the field of consumer electronics or communications technology.
Long term: Strategy consulting.

Do i stand a chance at Kelley? Planning to apply in Round 1


Hi ss20tali,

- At 700, your GMAT score is a bit on the edge for what would be considered competitive for your profile at Kelley, but we think you would still have a decent shot
- While the work profile otherwise looks good (in terms of performance), it is very technical. Need further details on the work done to evaluate at greater depth.
- ECA are quite strong and will certainly help; Kelley will value this strongly
- While the short-term goal is understandable, there aren't too many such positions being offered at Kelley. That may be a factor.

Overall, with a strong application, you would have a chance, but there are some things noted above to be kept in mind.
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Hi,

In terms of work profile, i'm an engineer involved in consumer electronics R&D. I manage a small module in my project and supervise 2 junior engineers.
I have trained and mentored about 6-7 interns so far. Led teams during innovation drives and represented my organization at international conferences. Have won 3 division level awards too.
My responsibilities off late include working on project proposals, market analysis, design and development, competitor analysis (all from a tech perspective).
My goal is to make a transition into strategy and planning management and product management.

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Hi,

In terms of work profile, i'm an engineer involved in consumer electronics R&D. I manage a small module in my project and supervise 2 junior engineers.
I have trained and mentored about 6-7 interns so far. Led teams during innovation drives and represented my organization at international conferences. Have won 3 division level awards too.
My responsibilities off late include working on project proposals, market analysis, design and development, competitor analysis (all from a tech perspective).
My goal is to make a transition into strategy and planning management and product management.


That looks really good. Your work goes significantly beyond just engineering. Highlight the leadership, market analysis, and competitor analysis aspects as well. That should set you up for a good application. Product management, in our opinion, is a much more feasible goal and more closely related with the work you have done and the stage of your career.
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Hi,
I am confused about whether to retake gmat or not...
I am not aiming for top 15 because of my financial constraint but i want to get into a good b school with a good ROI.
My profile
1)Indian -IT-Male-25 years
2)Work Ex-3 Years in Oracle(India), by the time of admission it would be 4 years.
3)GMAT- Q 50 V31 IR 7 =680 , GPA 3.6
4)IIT Graduate.
5)Looking for college where i can complete my MBA 2 Years (preferable) in range of USD 40,000-50,000 (per year)

Please Advise if I am suitable for kelley or not!


Which IIT did you go to? This will have an impact on your application success. 40-50K will be tough at Kelley with a 680. I could see 680 working out if you came from a top IIT, but it isn't a sure thing given your demographic. If you are looking for scholarships, you should apply to schools across a range (including those below Kelley) to be sure you get in and receive enough financial support. It is a balance to consider between going to a higher ranked school and a school that gives you more money.

Good luck!

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Thank you for your detailed post. You have a very attractive profile for Kelley actually and if you put together a strong application, you should get in. While nothing is certain and you should apply to a number of schools, I believe you have a very good chance of getting in.

Good luck with the process!

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Hi, I am planning to apply to ISB and Kelley. Please evaluate my profile

Indian male, Age: 27

GRE score: 329 (V:164- 90%; Q: 167-93% , A: 4.5 - 82%) (haven't taken GMAT)

Work Ex: 6 Yrs in Project Management of Electrical power and control equipment manufacturing. (diverse products- hydro, thermal, solar, industry, VFD; involved in lots of developmental activities and customer negotiations)

GPA: 7.7/10, NIT-Warangal
+2: 96.1%

Extra curriculars: band leader and guitar player, some CSR, hosted business event.

career goals: start-up in power industry

Can someone suggest if my profile is competitive enough for the aforementioned colleges. Also any suggestions of colleges is welcome. Thanks!

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Hi, I am planning to apply to ISB and Kelley. Please evaluate my profile

Indian male, Age: 27

GRE score: 329 (V:164- 90%; Q: 167-93% , A: 4.5 - 82%) (haven't taken GMAT)

Work Ex: 6 Yrs in Project Management of Electrical power and control equipment manufacturing. (diverse products- hydro, thermal, solar, industry, VFD; involved in lots of developmental activities and customer negotiations)

GPA: 7.7/10, NIT-Warangal
+2: 96.1%

Extra curriculars: band leader and guitar player, some CSR, hosted business event.

career goals: start-up in power industry

Can someone suggest if my profile is competitive enough for the aforementioned colleges. Also any suggestions of colleges is welcome. Thanks!

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Hi, I am planning to apply to ISB and Kelley. Please evaluate my profile

Indian male, Age: 27

GRE score: 329 (V:164- 90%; Q: 167-93% , A: 4.5 - 82%) (haven't taken GMAT)

Work Ex: 6 Yrs in Project Management of Electrical power and control equipment manufacturing. (diverse products- hydro, thermal, solar, industry, VFD; involved in lots of developmental activities and customer negotiations)

GPA: 7.7/10, NIT-Warangal
+2: 96.1%

Extra curriculars: band leader and guitar player, some CSR, hosted business event.

career goals: start-up in power industry

Can someone suggest if my profile is competitive enough for the aforementioned colleges. Also any suggestions of colleges is welcome. Thanks!



From the looks of it, I'd say you are competitive at a large number of schools. Your GRE and GPA, along with the work experience, look great. That's just my opinion though, but your GRE is higher than friends of mine who got accepted into Kelley.

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Nationality- Indian
Gender- Female
Xth- 69%
XIIth - 85%
Undergrad- B.Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from 'Park college of Engineering and Technology' affiliated to Anna University, Chennai
CGPA- 7.9/10
TOEFL- Yet to take
GMAT- 630 ( Q-46, V-31, AWA-3.5, IR-4)

Work Exp :
1. Worked for 4.2 years in Infosys. Progression from systems engineer to senior systems engineer.
- Handled several modules for US based client project, completed tasks as a sole person within tight deadlines and trained and mentored many new comers.
- Took many certifications within Infosys during the same timeline.
- Infosys Appreciation certificates and client appreciation certificate.

Volunteer Experience :
1. Involved in education of poor kids and other extra curricular activities at a local NGO.
2. Was a volunteer Animal Welfare NGO in the past for animal rescue.
3. Volunteer at Rotary club for education of kids and spreading awareness to them for maintenance of hygiene.

Extra Curricular:
1. Literary Captain of school for 2 years.
2. Certificate for presentation of research papers in National Level conference, Twice.

Do I have a chance at Kelley?

Many Thanks :-D

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Nationality- Indian
Gender- Female
Xth- 69%
XIIth - 85%
Undergrad- B.Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from 'Park college of Engineering and Technology' affiliated to Anna University, Chennai
CGPA- 7.9/10
TOEFL- Yet to take
GMAT- 630 ( Q-46, V-31, AWA-3.5, IR-4)

Work Exp :
1. Worked for 4.2 years in Infosys. Progression from systems engineer to senior systems engineer.
- Handled several modules for US based client project, completed tasks as a sole person within tight deadlines and trained and mentored many new comers.
- Took many certifications within Infosys during the same timeline.
- Infosys Appreciation certificates and client appreciation certificate.

Volunteer Experience :
1. Involved in education of poor kids and other extra curricular activities at a local NGO.
2. Was a volunteer Animal Welfare NGO in the past for animal rescue.
3. Volunteer at Rotary club for education of kids and spreading awareness to them for maintenance of hygiene.

Extra Curricular:
1. Literary Captain of school for 2 years.
2. Certificate for presentation of research papers in National Level conference, Twice.

Do I have a chance at Kelley?

Many Thanks :-D


Thank you for your post. You have impressive and focused extra-curricular activities, which will help you a lot during the process. That said, I do recommend that you retake the GMAT if you can to increase your chances of getting in. If you would like to discuss GMAT strategies let me know. Are you also planning on applying to additional schools?

Best,
Scott
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