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Hello ,

I'm planning to apply to schools in the US in R2. Request you to please review my profile and give your valuable feedback on the bschools I selected. Need your help to shortlist them

GMAT Score : 700 (Q49, V35)
Nationality : Indian
Gender : Male
GPA : 7.93/10
UG Degree : Industrial Engineering
Work Ex Duration : Current - 3 Years
Work Ex Industry : Product Management
About the Company : It is a US based company started in the Bay area back in 2007. Now it a mid level firm spanning across multiple countries

About My Work Ex:
1. Led a small team and improved the product in a year. Worked closely along with the CTO to enhance the experience of the user
2. Led the product launch in Indonesia
3. Led the product launch and handled the entire Middle East region as a product. I am the Product manager for the Entire region now
4. Carried out multiple improvements in the product which led to increased user experience in the product
5. Worked with multiple teams across the globe including chinese, indonesian, malaysian, middle east and american nationals for the product
6. Got promoted twice in three years(From trainee to Product manager) and also featured in the company newsletter as the "Employee of the Month"

Post MBA goals:
1. Short term goal :Work in similar but higher PM roles or work in smaller firms that have entrepreneurial roles and lead the product for 4-5 years atleast
2. Long term goal : To start my own firm after 10 years

Target Colleges:
McCombs, Duke, Darden, Tepper, Kenan-Flagler, Yale, Ross, Tuck, Fosters (UWA) , Cornell

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New post 08 Nov 2017, 13:29
Hi pikolo2510, thanks for reaching out!

Your work experience sounds really strong. Product management is a hot field for MBAs as you probably know. I especially like that you've had exposure to different markets and countries and you've had leadership experience of both teams and full product launches. The two promotions are great too!

On your goals, since you're not making a big career switch, make sure you identify the key areas of growth during the MBA -- what skills will you build, what experiences do you need, etc. to be a better PM and eventually start your own venture.

You have a solid and well-balanced GMAT score too. It'll make some of the top schools like Tuck and Yale challenging, but those aren't completely out of reach. I think your best chances are at schools where your GMAT is closer to or above their average, and schools that are known for Tech and Entrepreneurship. I would definitely keep McCombs and Foster on your list -- those seem like very natural choices. Tepper, Duke, and UNC are good choices too. Have you looked into Cornell's Tech-focused MBA? That might be a good fit too.

Best of luck!
Kate

pikolo2510 wrote:
Hello ,

I'm planning to apply to schools in the US in R2. Request you to please review my profile and give your valuable feedback on the bschools I selected. Need your help to shortlist them

GMAT Score : 700 (Q49, V35)
Nationality : Indian
Gender : Male
GPA : 7.93/10
UG Degree : Industrial Engineering
Work Ex Duration : Current - 3 Years
Work Ex Industry : Product Management
About the Company : It is a US based company started in the Bay area back in 2007. Now it a mid level firm spanning across multiple countries

About My Work Ex:
1. Led a small team and improved the product in a year. Worked closely along with the CTO to enhance the experience of the user
2. Led the product launch in Indonesia
3. Led the product launch and handled the entire Middle East region as a product. I am the Product manager for the Entire region now
4. Carried out multiple improvements in the product which led to increased user experience in the product
5. Worked with multiple teams across the globe including chinese, indonesian, malaysian, middle east and american nationals for the product
6. Got promoted twice in three years(From trainee to Product manager) and also featured in the company newsletter as the "Employee of the Month"

Post MBA goals:
1. Short term goal :Work in similar but higher PM roles or work in smaller firms that have entrepreneurial roles and lead the product for 4-5 years atleast
2. Long term goal : To start my own firm after 10 years

Target Colleges:
McCombs, Duke, Darden, Tepper, Kenan-Flagler, Yale, Ross, Tuck, Fosters (UWA) , Cornell

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mbaMission

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Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
mbaMission Insiders Guides: http://www.mbamission.com/guides.php?category=insiders
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New post 08 Nov 2017, 18:36
mbaMissionKate wrote:
Hi pikolo2510, thanks for reaching out!

Your work experience sounds really strong. Product management is a hot field for MBAs as you probably know. I especially like that you've had exposure to different markets and countries and you've had leadership experience of both teams and full product launches. The two promotions are great too!

On your goals, since you're not making a big career switch, make sure you identify the key areas of growth during the MBA -- what skills will you build, what experiences do you need, etc. to be a better PM and eventually start your own venture.

You have a solid and well-balanced GMAT score too. It'll make some of the top schools like Tuck and Yale challenging, but those aren't completely out of reach. I think your best chances are at schools where your GMAT is closer to or above their average, and schools that are known for Tech and Entrepreneurship. I would definitely keep McCombs and Foster on your list -- those seem like very natural choices. Tepper, Duke, and UNC are good choices too. Have you looked into Cornell's Tech-focused MBA? That might be a good fit too.

Best of luck!
Kate

pikolo2510 wrote:
Hello ,

I'm planning to apply to schools in the US in R2. Request you to please review my profile and give your valuable feedback on the bschools I selected. Need your help to shortlist them

GMAT Score : 700 (Q49, V35)
Nationality : Indian
Gender : Male
GPA : 7.93/10
UG Degree : Industrial Engineering
Work Ex Duration : Current - 3 Years
Work Ex Industry : Product Management
About the Company : It is a US based company started in the Bay area back in 2007. Now it a mid level firm spanning across multiple countries

About My Work Ex:
1. Led a small team and improved the product in a year. Worked closely along with the CTO to enhance the experience of the user
2. Led the product launch in Indonesia
3. Led the product launch and handled the entire Middle East region as a product. I am the Product manager for the Entire region now
4. Carried out multiple improvements in the product which led to increased user experience in the product
5. Worked with multiple teams across the globe including chinese, indonesian, malaysian, middle east and american nationals for the product
6. Got promoted twice in three years(From trainee to Product manager) and also featured in the company newsletter as the "Employee of the Month"

Post MBA goals:
1. Short term goal :Work in similar but higher PM roles or work in smaller firms that have entrepreneurial roles and lead the product for 4-5 years atleast
2. Long term goal : To start my own firm after 10 years

Target Colleges:
McCombs, Duke, Darden, Tepper, Kenan-Flagler, Yale, Ross, Tuck, Fosters (UWA) , Cornell


Thank you for the feedback Kate :-)

Sure, I will check out the Cornell Tech MBA as you suggested and work on the other points you pointed out. Also i will be looking for a scholarship to fund my MBA program. Which colleges do you think I should apply to get a tuition fee waiver?

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Hi again! Typically one important factor in scholarship consideration is your GMAT. So, schools where your GMAT is significantly above their average will have the best chance of scholarship. Are you asking about tuition fee waivers or application fee waivers? Some schools do offer application fee waivers; usually to US military members or members of Peace Corps/Teach for America; but sometimes they will grant them if you attend an event or make a special request.

Good luck!
Kate

pikolo2510 wrote:


Thank you for the feedback Kate :-)

Sure, I will check out the Cornell Tech MBA as you suggested and work on the other points you pointed out. Also i will be looking for a scholarship to fund my MBA program. Which colleges do you think I should apply to get a tuition fee waiver?

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mbaMission

Website: http://www.mbamission.com
Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
mbaMission Insiders Guides: http://www.mbamission.com/guides.php?category=insiders
Free Consultation: http://www.mbamission.com/consult.php

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Kudos [?]: 47 [0], given: 178

Location: India
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GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V36
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mbaMissionKate wrote:
Hi again! Typically one important factor in scholarship consideration is your GMAT. So, schools where your GMAT is significantly above their average will have the best chance of scholarship. Are you asking about tuition fee waivers or application fee waivers? Some schools do offer application fee waivers; usually to US military members or members of Peace Corps/Teach for America; but sometimes they will grant them if you attend an event or make a special request.

Good luck!
Kate

pikolo2510 wrote:


Thank you for the feedback Kate :-)

Sure, I will check out the Cornell Tech MBA as you suggested and work on the other points you pointed out. Also i will be looking for a scholarship to fund my MBA program. Which colleges do you think I should apply to get a tuition fee waiver?


Thank you mbaMissionKate

I am talking about "Tuition fee waivers" . Can you suggest the schools for which I can surely get the tuition fee waiver from the above list?

Thanks in advance :-)

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Well first, it's really hard to predict because we don't know each school's criteria for financial aid/scholarships. But generally you will have a better shot at the lower ranked schools on your list. If you want to guarantee a significant amount of financial aid, then you may want to apply to some even safer schools too. If you have questions about financing, you could also check in with our partners at M7 Financial here: https://www.m7financial.com/

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mbaMissionKate wrote:
Hi again! Typically one important factor in scholarship consideration is your GMAT. So, schools where your GMAT is significantly above their average will have the best chance of scholarship. Are you asking about tuition fee waivers or application fee waivers? Some schools do offer application fee waivers; usually to US military members or members of Peace Corps/Teach for America; but sometimes they will grant them if you attend an event or make a special request.

Good luck!
Kate

pikolo2510 wrote:


Thank you for the feedback Kate :-)

Sure, I will check out the Cornell Tech MBA as you suggested and work on the other points you pointed out. Also i will be looking for a scholarship to fund my MBA program. Which colleges do you think I should apply to get a tuition fee waiver?


Thank you mbaMissionKate

I am talking about "Tuition fee waivers" . Can you suggest the schools for which I can surely get the tuition fee waiver from the above list?

Thanks in advance :-)

_________________

Kate Richardson
mbaMission

Website: http://www.mbamission.com
Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
mbaMission Insiders Guides: http://www.mbamission.com/guides.php?category=insiders
Free Consultation: http://www.mbamission.com/consult.php

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