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Hello Expert,

GMAT - 710( QA 49 VA 36 IR - 7/8 AWA 6/6 )

Ethnicity- Indian
Male , 25 years old
Btech (Mechanical) - 2013 - 69% [ Under grad]
12th - 2009 -87%
10th (ICSE) - 2007 - 75%

Work Experience - 43 months as on Date will reach 48 months by August ( At the time of applying will have around 49-50 months work experience)

I am currently working as a business development executive at a startup and have worked with a government agency to design some training programs for their employees to effectively use social media for better E-Governance and have worked on building an android application along with successful launching of a online platform designed for certain companies. ( working for about 2 years here).Working alongside here , My father owns an advertising agency in which i play a role too because it is a family business and i need to look after when he is away and have helped create logos for the Government of Telangana. I am from Hyderabad , India and Telangana is the State. So i do not know how to leverage this work because in my own personal opinion I think it is great to have worked on a few government projects and design logos for it. The logo is evident on their websites and posters and all over the city . So i think i can give me some edge but any opinion regarding this will be considered. Prior to this i worked with Google for a year via a third party. I worked there as a business analyst.

EC

Sports - Swimming, basket ball , kabbadi , table tennis and badminton , Boxing .
Won the 1st Place in basketball at College (team event) .
Participated in multiple university and state level competitions . (table tennis)
Participated in a national level debate and Adjourned best speaker in a debate at a college level event.
Winner of an Extempore at a national level technical fest
Participated in multiple public speaking events and debates
The president of a Student Body in college for 2 years until the end of graduation undertaking lot of responsibilities and conducting multiple events
Organiser of the Sports Fest for 3 years along with a team under me and successfully organised multiple events. Along with Organizing as a sports player had to participate thus managing both organizing and playing.

I was the anchor for the Annual Day for 2 years and conducted the event in a splendid fashion
Class representative and event organiser for the college Fest for 4 years
Musical instruments learned - Keyboard , Guitar
Performed in the annual day and formed an own band during the college days and participated in college events.
learnt Classical singing for over 11 years and still learning
An active member of NSS during college and couple with the other activities i had , went on to form events to distribute food , books , clothes to the needy and have taught maths and physics to the needy .
Associated with an NGO as well , hope this help in application process


Academic Projects and Achievements

Always in the reckoning of the class - top 5%
95th percentile in CAT ( Management Exam in India) a neccesity to get in the reputed IIM’s ( Indian Institute of Management) and 90th percentile in XAT ( Management Exam for XLRI - Xavier School of Management)
Multiple projects in Robotics and designed various prototypes using basic principles of robotics and have done an internship in a PSU regarding steam engines

Final project in College related to Robotics – 6 degree Stewart Gough Platform
I have been to multiple industries such as steel pant , iron ore plant and a couple of thermodynamic industries to see the functioning of machines and an automobile industry as well to see the understanding of manufacture of components.
Softwares learned - CAD/CAM , Catia , Solid Works , Pro-E , Ansys (taught during academic rigour ) along with the normal C , C++ , Blue Java , MS office etc.




Q) Do you have a specific Company to work for? - I do not have a specific company to work for. My areas of interest are marketing and consulting . Of course every aspirant desires to be in the best of the best companies. Rather than working for a company would love to have company of my own down the line

Q) what do i want from my MBA? - I want my MBA to provide the knowledge n specific skills to run a business. It comes with experience i am sure but an MBA adds value and can make one think better in terms of the business. I would like to start a company of my own. My father has his own business and i want to diversify its services . A marketing related MBA would help me to make my company more reachable to cater to the needs of clients. At this stage my answer isn't clear and might be vague but i still haven't put a thought to it . Mostly like i wish MBA helps me better to run a business

Q) Mba full time/part time - I would want to do an MBA full time (2/1 year is fine) . I turned 25 last week so at the moment thinking i could use 2 years for an MBA unless a one year MBA suits me more. I am willing to relocate and looking for schools in India , US , UK , Singapore

Areas of Interest - Marketing / Consulting
Dream School – Kellog (Marketing)

What schools would you suggest to apply to based on this Profile assuming i still score a 710 in my retake . Targeting R1 this year , want to join a school in 2018

Other schools on my mind - Yale , Oxford , NUS , NTU , ISB . Also do i stand a chance at Harvard/ Stanford / Haas ( the elite ) if not what can i do to solidify my application for applying to these schools. I would like to apply to 6 schools One in India (ISB) , 3 In the United States , 1 in UK , 1 in Singapore , i haven't given much of a thought but any advice here would help

Target Score for Retake - 740 (QA 50 VA 40) , owing to my poor academics , i thought of giving the exam another shot and I represent a demography of very high scores

Regards,
HK


P.S - sorry for keeping it long , i might have missed out anything , feel free to ask something if it is missing
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New post 10 Mar 2017, 03:28
Hatakekakashi wrote:
Hello Expert,

GMAT - 710( QA 49 VA 36 IR - 7/8 AWA 6/6 )

Ethnicity- Indian
Male , 25 years old
Btech (Mechanical) - 2013 - 69% [ Under grad]
12th - 2009 -87%
10th (ICSE) - 2007 - 75%

Work Experience - 43 months as on Date will reach 48 months by August ( At the time of applying will have around 49-50 months work experience)

I am currently working as a business development executive at a startup and have worked with a government agency to design some training programs for their employees to effectively use social media for better E-Governance and have worked on building an android application along with successful launching of a online platform designed for certain companies. ( working for about 2 years here).Working alongside here , My father owns an advertising agency in which i play a role too because it is a family business and i need to look after when he is away and have helped create logos for the Government of Telangana. I am from Hyderabad , India and Telangana is the State. So i do not know how to leverage this work because in my own personal opinion I think it is great to have worked on a few government projects and design logos for it. The logo is evident on their websites and posters and all over the city . So i think i can give me some edge but any opinion regarding this will be considered. Prior to this i worked with Google for a year via a third party. I worked there as a business analyst.

EC

Sports - Swimming, basket ball , kabbadi , table tennis and badminton , Boxing .
Won the 1st Place in basketball at College (team event) .
Participated in multiple university and state level competitions . (table tennis)
Participated in a national level debate and Adjourned best speaker in a debate at a college level event.
Winner of an Extempore at a national level technical fest
Participated in multiple public speaking events and debates
The president of a Student Body in college for 2 years until the end of graduation undertaking lot of responsibilities and conducting multiple events
Organiser of the Sports Fest for 3 years along with a team under me and successfully organised multiple events. Along with Organizing as a sports player had to participate thus managing both organizing and playing.

I was the anchor for the Annual Day for 2 years and conducted the event in a splendid fashion
Class representative and event organiser for the college Fest for 4 years
Musical instruments learned - Keyboard , Guitar
Performed in the annual day and formed an own band during the college days and participated in college events.
learnt Classical singing for over 11 years and still learning
An active member of NSS during college and couple with the other activities i had , went on to form events to distribute food , books , clothes to the needy and have taught maths and physics to the needy .
Associated with an NGO as well , hope this help in application process


Academic Projects and Achievements

Always in the reckoning of the class - top 5%
95th percentile in CAT ( Management Exam in India) a neccesity to get in the reputed IIM’s ( Indian Institute of Management) and 90th percentile in XAT ( Management Exam for XLRI - Xavier School of Management)
Multiple projects in Robotics and designed various prototypes using basic principles of robotics and have done an internship in a PSU regarding steam engines

Final project in College related to Robotics – 6 degree Stewart Gough Platform
I have been to multiple industries such as steel pant , iron ore plant and a couple of thermodynamic industries to see the functioning of machines and an automobile industry as well to see the understanding of manufacture of components.
Softwares learned - CAD/CAM , Catia , Solid Works , Pro-E , Ansys (taught during academic rigour ) along with the normal C , C++ , Blue Java , MS office etc.




Q) Do you have a specific Company to work for? - I do not have a specific company to work for. My areas of interest are marketing and consulting . Of course every aspirant desires to be in the best of the best companies. Rather than working for a company would love to have company of my own down the line

Q) what do i want from my MBA? - I want my MBA to provide the knowledge n specific skills to run a business. It comes with experience i am sure but an MBA adds value and can make one think better in terms of the business. I would like to start a company of my own. My father has his own business and i want to diversify its services . A marketing related MBA would help me to make my company more reachable to cater to the needs of clients. At this stage my answer isn't clear and might be vague but i still haven't put a thought to it . Mostly like i wish MBA helps me better to run a business

Q) Mba full time/part time - I would want to do an MBA full time (2/1 year is fine) . I turned 25 last week so at the moment thinking i could use 2 years for an MBA unless a one year MBA suits me more. I am willing to relocate and looking for schools in India , US , UK , Singapore

Areas of Interest - Marketing / Consulting
Dream School – Kellog (Marketing)

What schools would you suggest to apply to based on this Profile assuming i still score a 710 in my retake . Targeting R1 this year , want to join a school in 2018

Other schools on my mind - Yale , Oxford , NUS , NTU , ISB . Also do i stand a chance at Harvard/ Stanford / Haas ( the elite ) if not what can i do to solidify my application for applying to these schools. I would like to apply to 6 schools One in India (ISB) , 3 In the United States , 1 in UK , 1 in Singapore , i haven't given much of a thought but any advice here would help

Target Score for Retake - 740 (QA 50 VA 40) , owing to my poor academics , i thought of giving the exam another shot and I represent a demography of very high scores

Regards,
HK


P.S - sorry for keeping it long , i might have missed out anything , feel free to ask something if it is missing


Hello there good sir!
So you have a good profile with many interesting things in it (and a cool user profile image! :) )

A lot will depend on the GMAT, as you can imagine, so I wish you the best of luck in that of course!

Now, your work experience is a bit of a mixed bag. It's interesting and diverse (which is great). But one of the problems with working at startups is that they lack the brand name recognition of big firms. So this will make your profile weaker when you go up against your peers. You CAN offset this by showing some amazing leadership and personal achievements, but people from bigger firms (just like people from better schools) will always be at a distinct advantage.

I think overall, Top10 in the US will be out of range for you even with a 740. You lack the grades and your work experience is a bit on the weak side. However, most of the Asian/European schools, and Top 20 schools in the US would be possible with such a score.

I hope this helps! And feel free to drop us a line for a free consultation.

Best,
Jon Frank
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Hello there good sir!
So you have a good profile with many interesting things in it (and a cool user profile image! :) )

A lot will depend on the GMAT, as you can imagine, so I wish you the best of luck in that of course!

Now, your work experience is a bit of a mixed bag. It's interesting and diverse (which is great). But one of the problems with working at startups is that they lack the brand name recognition of big firms. So this will make your profile weaker when you go up against your peers. You CAN offset this by showing some amazing leadership and personal achievements, but people from bigger firms (just like people from better schools) will always be at a distinct advantage.

I think overall, Top10 in the US will be out of range for you even with a 740. You lack the grades and your work experience is a bit on the weak side. However, most of the Asian/European schools, and Top 20 schools in the US would be possible with such a score.

I hope this helps! And feel free to drop us a line for a free consultation.

Best,
Jon Frank


Hi Jon,
Thank you for the response. Would a 760 help? i wish to apply to at least one program from the Top 10 not apply for the sake of applying but to atleast land an interview call . According to FT rankings any US program in the Top 30 would be a dream. I hope this dream gets fulfilled. How do i shape my profile for these schools or rather a specific top 10 school viz - harvard , kellogg , stanford , columbia , tuck , darden , haas , anderson and the reason to choose Kellogg is because of it's marketing program , but out of these niche schools i wish i could figure out a school where i can have a shot , lets say about 20-35% of getting in which is very high

Also don't you think that having an own business gives an edge over people who have worked for MNC's because setting up a business takes more effort and time and there are a lot more things to learn from it. Though the business has failed or hasn't reached its full potential yet and is in the doldrums the lessons it teaches are more valuable than what a normal MNC job teaches you

Any thoughts on this?

Regards,
HK
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JonAdmissionado wrote:

Hello there good sir!
So you have a good profile with many interesting things in it (and a cool user profile image! :) )

A lot will depend on the GMAT, as you can imagine, so I wish you the best of luck in that of course!

Now, your work experience is a bit of a mixed bag. It's interesting and diverse (which is great). But one of the problems with working at startups is that they lack the brand name recognition of big firms. So this will make your profile weaker when you go up against your peers. You CAN offset this by showing some amazing leadership and personal achievements, but people from bigger firms (just like people from better schools) will always be at a distinct advantage.

I think overall, Top10 in the US will be out of range for you even with a 740. You lack the grades and your work experience is a bit on the weak side. However, most of the Asian/European schools, and Top 20 schools in the US would be possible with such a score.

I hope this helps! And feel free to drop us a line for a free consultation.

Best,
Jon Frank


Hi Jon,
Thank you for the response. Would a 760 help? i wish to apply to at least one program from the Top 10 not apply for the sake of applying but to atleast land an interview call . According to FT rankings any US program in the Top 30 would be a dream. I hope this dream gets fulfilled. How do i shape my profile for these schools or rather a specific top 10 school viz - harvard , kellogg , stanford , columbia , tuck , darden , haas , anderson and the reason to choose Kellogg is because of it's marketing program , but out of these niche schools i wish i could figure out a school where i can have a shot , lets say about 20-35% of getting in which is very high

Also don't you think that having an own business gives an edge over people who have worked for MNC's because setting up a business takes more effort and time and there are a lot more things to learn from it. Though the business has failed or hasn't reached its full potential yet and is in the doldrums the lessons it teaches are more valuable than what a normal MNC job teaches you

Any thoughts on this?

Regards,
HK

Dear HK,
To be honest beyond a certain point a higher GMAT doesn't help that much. Once you have passed the "threshold" schools don't seem to care much about what score you have (and the statistics bear this out). What CAN help in this case though is having an amazing application - really the story you tell can be a game-changer. The thing to keep in mind by Top 10 programs is that you will be up against people who DO have amazing schools and amazing GPAs and amazing employers. And even if you have a 760 or even an 800 on the GMAT, and they have a 720, their total package is likely to still appear more appealing. That's why the STORY is the key.

As for having your own business, as a business owner myself, I may tend to agree with you :) But at the same time, B-school is designed for corporate jobs, and someone who went to a bulge bracket bank or MBB, or huge tech firms will still always have an edge up. So it's not so much about what I think, as about understanding how the B-schools will evaluate you.

Anyhow, for now, get that GMAT score. Roll those ideas around in your head for your essay, look into Top 30 schools and see which appeal to you, and we can work things out moving forward.

Best,
JF
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Dear HK,
To be honest beyond a certain point a higher GMAT doesn't help that much. Once you have passed the "threshold" schools don't seem to care much about what score you have (and the statistics bear this out). What CAN help in this case though is having an amazing application - really the story you tell can be a game-changer. The thing to keep in mind by Top 10 programs is that you will be up against people who DO have amazing schools and amazing GPAs and amazing employers. And even if you have a 760 or even an 800 on the GMAT, and they have a 720, their total package is likely to still appear more appealing. That's why the STORY is the key.

As for having your own business, as a business owner myself, I may tend to agree with you :) But at the same time, B-school is designed for corporate jobs, and someone who went to a bulge bracket bank or MBB, or huge tech firms will still always have an edge up. So it's not so much about what I think, as about understanding how the B-schools will evaluate you.

Anyhow, for now, get that GMAT score. Roll those ideas around in your head for your essay, look into Top 30 schools and see which appeal to you, and we can work things out moving forward.

Best,
JF[/quote]

Hi Jon,
I do get your point , thanks a lot for the support , will get back post my GMAT , thanks
Regards,
Hk
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Awesome dude! Good luck to you!
Looking forward to hearing from you with fantastic GMAT scores!
Best,
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