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New post 16 Nov 2016, 08:18
Nationality- Indian
Gender- Male
Xth- 83%
XIIth - 75%
Undergrad- B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from a state level university in INDIA.
Percentage- 70% (Honours/Distinction)
GMAT- 700

Work Exp :
Total years of experience: 6 years 7 months as on Nov 16,2016(whole professional experience in a single company).
Company Name: Accenture
Industry: IT Services
Work location: India
Designation: Team Lead
Role: Technical Architecture
> Completed advance level certificate my technical skill.
> Got various appreciation awards
> Worked with onshore clients(USA/Italy/France)


Extra-Curricular:
> Set up a startup but that got failed & I had to shut down the same(Failure attempt).
> At company level participated in various CSR activities.
> I have been a people developer. Provided various trainings during my career.
> At college level, organized & participated in Technical/Cultural fests.

Why MBA: I want to be an Entrepreneur.
Target schools : INSEAD/ISB/Kellogg(1 year program)/IIM Bangalore(EPGP)
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New post 16 Nov 2016, 21:55
Thanks for sharing.

Great to highlight yourself as "people developer", you may play up your experiences working/living in other countries to show your international exposure and open-mindedness. You may use your experience with a failed start-up to show entrepreneurial spirit and self-awareness, identifying how an MBA at your target program would help you. Use these to complement your technical skills and achievements.

As your goal is to be an entrepreneur, try to show how your previous experiences, professional and extracurricular activities plus an MBA can help you towards this goal.

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New post 16 Nov 2016, 21:57
You may also find some of the tips from the blog entry below helpful:

Will Involvement in a Failed Company Hurt Your Chances of Being Accepted to Business School?

Ideally, business school applicants would all be able to fill their admissions essays with great work stories showcasing contributions to their company’s success. Creating breakthrough products, transforming the company through original innovations, leading entry into a new market, generating record profits, and other similar accomplishments would all look great on an MBA application.

In reality, however, work circumstances and probabilities do not always play out perfectly – products can miss, campaigns can fail, companies can collapse, civil wars can break out, and global economic crises can ensue no matter how brilliant and dedicated an employee or entrepreneur is.

How, then, does an MBA applicant who went through these failures present himself or herself to be qualified for an MBA? Or how can a seemingly “ordinary” applicant elevate himself or herself from the pool of other applicants who may have more impressive success stories to tell? If this sounds like your predicament, showcase these three attributes to really make your application stand out:

Big-Picture Lessons
Recessions, industry down-cycles, and political crises can all contribute greatly to the failure of a company. However, there is a silver lining – not only do these circumstances provide the environmental context that removes blame from the applicant, but they also offer an interesting backdrop to highlight learning experiences that would make for rich classroom discussions.

If you experienced a business failure due to reasons like this, identifying the major lessons you learned will help display a high-level awareness of world events and their business impact, a quality that can be used to strengthen future leadership potential. At the company level, witnessing the impact of lost profits and jobs can provide you with firsthand experience of its effect on employee morale, corporate culture, and the real human concerns affected by difficult business decisions.

Personal Skills Gained
When struggling companies are forced to cut costs, this often results in the remaining employees handling more tasks, putting in more hours, and taking on bigger responsibilities, and all amidst a tense work environment. As such, employees lower on the corporate ladder may be able to have more involvement in reevaluating the whole business model, product lines, or distribution channels, and become part of the decision as to whether their firm should pull-out or stay in the market.

This accelerated exposure – usually reserved for very senior levels – can be a very difficult experience, however it can also be a good source of learning and growth in terms of skills, knowledge, and maturity. Explaining your business’ failure by showcasing the skills you gained from it can show the admissions committee that you know how to make the most of a difficult position and learn from your work environment.

Character Displayed
A family business may fail at an heir’s turn or a start-up may fall victim to a recession, but these “failures” may also be an opportunity to highlight character traits such as resilience and resourcefulness. Creating new opportunities or adjusting to a totally new environment will show adaptability and determination, which are strong qualities for a future global leader that admissions committees will pick up on. Even if the failed enterprise is directly attributable to you, displaying the honest self-awareness and accountability to identify areas for personal development – including how a particular MBA program will help correct these flaws – can create a compelling and authentic application that will help you stand out as a candidate.

So, will your involvement in a failed business completely ruin your chances of admission to business school? No! Explain the failure of the venture through the aforementioned traits, and the admissions committee will be able to see how a bad situation led to the development of a great MBA candidate.
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