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GMAT 1: 620 Q48 V28
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New post 29 Apr 2018, 12:35
Hi !

Please provide some feedback and suggestion on my profile.

Background:
Male/Indian
Age at the time of application submission: 32

Education:
XI= 77%age
XII= 73%age
B.Tech (Computer Science); GPA: 6.4/10 (Bad because I lost track of my education) few bumps here and there which shows on my Transcripts.
Masters in International Business : 3.1/4 (London) Also 4 months I spent in US for Educational Rotation Programme
GMAT: Not given yet but hope to get 700-720

Work Experience : +6 years (7+1/2 by the time join college in 2019.
(1) 2 years as business development manager at startup marketing firm. Retail distribution ofFMCG producs. Achieved 1 years target in 10 months and active contribution in growth of the business.

(2) 2 years 7 months with Import Export Company: Assistant manager Marketing and International Sales. Worked on Ferro metal and agri products export from india. Dealing directly with Export heads of big corporations such as Jindal Steel, Bhushan Steel, Vedanta and others. Mostly handled Middle east and Europe clients.
Also coordinated with Custom House agents for completion of documentation and Shipping of the products.

(3) Two years 3 months: One of india's Largest Group: Assistant Manager Sales: handled sales for a state and improved on sales numbers (from 35%, before I joined to 65% of Target achievement). Handled Projects worth 10 Million to 30 millions (In INR) mostly handled Govt Projects and tenders.

Also completed few online Business courses from Universities such as Wharton, Dardan, and others.

Extracurriculars:
(1) During Schooling: Science Fair Organising Committee member: Won Science Fair awards. Participated in Sate level Science Fair. Won many district level science fairs.
District level Debate Champion and Participated at State level. (Team Leader at State level Science Fair)

(2) During Undergrad: Won Gold at College level cricket Tournament (Vice caption). 1 Silver at college level Volleyball Tournament (Team member).
Co-Funder and Manager Dance Club, Team member of dance Team. Won best choreographer award for National level College fest.
Fashion Show coordinator at National level Cultural Fest. House Caption for Cultural Activities.
Gym trainer at College.

(3) During Masters: Memeber of Consulting Club and Marketing Club, 4 Months Study in US. Team member of Winning team for Case project done for one of US's leading Online Education Company. Presented Ideas to Panel from the company and Won the Competition.
During Masters helped one of the student from Armenia in her project for Quality Management (Volunteer, just helped/guided)

(4) during Work Ex: At (2) Import and Export company: Incharge of project for Company's website design.
at (3) company Won badminton tournament (Doubles) Total 12 teams. Completed many trainings at corporate level.

As being from a small town not much of the guidance were available for me. I am the first person from whole town to go to abroad for study so I wanted to help others. In my free time I try to guide as many people as i can. Achieved good results : two of them have become CA, few have gone to Engineering colleges, few joined management institute and some are preparing for Govt. services. ( This is something I believe in doing)


Choices*: Tuck, Fuqua, Ross, Darden, Tepper, Kelley,


Post-MBA Goals:
Interested in Supply Chain/Operations OR Management Consulting

What are my rough chances at the aforementioned schools? Will I benefit from an extra year of work experience?
Will age be a factor? What are other Schools which, you think, will be fit for my profile?
Any suggestions from your side will be appreciated.

Thanks & Regards,
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New post 30 Apr 2018, 07:42
Hi dkumar2012,

Thank you for your post, and for sharing your profile. I think you have a competitive profile for the schools, but a more accurate assessment can be made once you have taken the GMAT. These institutions' average GMAT is 710+. I do recommend aiming at 720+ for your GMAT so it counterbalances the low GPA. You mentioned taking courses at Wharton, Darden, etc. Are these coursera/EdX courses? If so, did you obtain a certificate?

Your work experience and extracurricular are strong. I recommend applying this coming year (preferably round 1), as your age group and work experience exceed the average for these institutions.

So I can recommend additional institutions, what are your post MBA goals?




dkumar2012 wrote:
Hi !

Please provide some feedback and suggestion on my profile.

Background:
Male/Indian
Age at the time of application submission: 32

Education:
XI= 77%age
XII= 73%age
B.Tech (Computer Science); GPA: 6.4/10 (Bad because I lost track of my education) few bumps here and there which shows on my Transcripts.
Masters in International Business : 3.1/4 (London) Also 4 months I spent in US for Educational Rotation Programme
GMAT: Not given yet but hope to get 700-720

Work Experience : +6 years (7+1/2 by the time join college in 2019.
(1) 2 years as business development manager at startup marketing firm. Retail distribution ofFMCG producs. Achieved 1 years target in 10 months and active contribution in growth of the business.

(2) 2 years 7 months with Import Export Company: Assistant manager Marketing and International Sales. Worked on Ferro metal and agri products export from india. Dealing directly with Export heads of big corporations such as Jindal Steel, Bhushan Steel, Vedanta and others. Mostly handled Middle east and Europe clients.
Also coordinated with Custom House agents for completion of documentation and Shipping of the products.

(3) Two years 3 months: One of india's Largest Group: Assistant Manager Sales: handled sales for a state and improved on sales numbers (from 35%, before I joined to 65% of Target achievement). Handled Projects worth 10 Million to 30 millions (In INR) mostly handled Govt Projects and tenders.

Also completed few online Business courses from Universities such as Wharton, Dardan, and others.

Extracurriculars:
(1) During Schooling: Science Fair Organising Committee member: Won Science Fair awards. Participated in Sate level Science Fair. Won many district level science fairs.
District level Debate Champion and Participated at State level. (Team Leader at State level Science Fair)

(2) During Undergrad: Won Gold at College level cricket Tournament (Vice caption). 1 Silver at college level Volleyball Tournament (Team member).
Co-Funder and Manager Dance Club, Team member of dance Team. Won best choreographer award for National level College fest.
Fashion Show coordinator at National level Cultural Fest. House Caption for Cultural Activities.
Gym trainer at College.

(3) During Masters: Memeber of Consulting Club and Marketing Club, 4 Months Study in US. Team member of Winning team for Case project done for one of US's leading Online Education Company. Presented Ideas to Panel from the company and Won the Competition.
During Masters helped one of the student from Armenia in her project for Quality Management (Volunteer, just helped/guided)

(4) during Work Ex: At (2) Import and Export company: Incharge of project for Company's website design.
at (3) company Won badminton tournament (Doubles) Total 12 teams. Completed many trainings at corporate level.

As being from a small town not much of the guidance were available for me. I am the first person from whole town to go to abroad for study so I wanted to help others. In my free time I try to guide as many people as i can. Achieved good results : two of them have become CA, few have gone to Engineering colleges, few joined management institute and some are preparing for Govt. services. ( This is something I believe in doing)


Choices*: Tuck, Fuqua, Ross, Darden, Tepper, Kelley,


Post-MBA Goals:
Interested in Supply Chain/Operations OR Management Consulting

What are my rough chances at the aforementioned schools? Will I benefit from an extra year of work experience?
Will age be a factor? What are other Schools which, you think, will be fit for my profile?
Any suggestions from your side will be appreciated.

Thanks & Regards,

_________________

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Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 346
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Marketing
GMAT 1: 620 Q48 V28
GMAT 2: 690 Q49 V35
WE: Sales (Consumer Products)
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New post 30 Apr 2018, 10:27
SiaAdmissions wrote:
Hi dkumar2012,

Thank you for your post, and for sharing your profile. I think you have a competitive profile for the schools, but a more accurate assessment can be made once you have taken the GMAT. These institutions' average GMAT is 710+. I do recommend aiming at 720+ for your GMAT so it counterbalances the low GPA. You mentioned taking courses at Wharton, Darden, etc. Are these coursera/EdX courses? If so, did you obtain a certificate?

Your work experience and extracurricular are strong. I recommend applying this coming year (preferably round 1), as your age group and work experience exceed the average for these institutions.

So I can recommend additional institutions, what are your post MBA goals?


Thank you for your reply.

I will surely try for a higher GMAT: +720
and yes, I have the Certificates.

My post MBA goals are Supply Chain, Operations or Management Consulting. Preferably in USA only.
So any other Institutes I can target?? Location is not issue for me. I can survive in any environment :) College is my first priority specially if i can get the Scholarship. :D

one question: being on higher side of the average age group, does it work against?
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Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
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Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 346
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Marketing
GMAT 1: 620 Q48 V28
GMAT 2: 690 Q49 V35
WE: Sales (Consumer Products)
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New post Updated on: 02 May 2018, 08:09
Forgot to mention That LOR won't be a problem, because OF my efforts in my Role my Boss is impressed and he is ready to give good Recco for the same.
One more question : As i have completed my previous masters In English and from English speaking country is iT required for me to take TOFEL or will it be required if I am looking for GA.( I am looking actually)
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Originally posted by D3N0 on 30 Apr 2018, 10:49.
Last edited by D3N0 on 02 May 2018, 08:09, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 01 May 2018, 16:37
Hi dkumar2012,

Thank you for the additional information. Each university has policies in place that outline who is required to submit the TOEFL score. Tuck, for example, waves the requirement for those who have recently lived 3 years in an English speaking country or who have earned a degree from an institution where instruction is in English. I recommend you check each school's policies on this requirement. I am not quite sure what you mean by GA. Can you clarify?

Some universities you should also look at (highly ranked in Supply Chain Management) are Penn State (Smael) and W.P. Carey. If you are seeking scholarship packages, it's important that you apply to a range of schools, so that when the decision letters come, you can make the best decision not only on university but also scholarship offer.

As to your age, I don't think it will be a deterring factor (especially since you already hold a graduate degree, i.e. took time to complete that), but I would make sure that you get in this round as the older you get the more difficult it will be.

I am happy to schedule a free consultation to further discuss your profile. If interested, please reach out to coordinate (contact details in signature).

Good luck!

dkumar2012 wrote:
Forgot to mention That LOR won't be a problem, because Due to my efforts in my Role my Boss is impressed and he is ready to give good Recco for the same.
One more question : As i have completed my previous masters from In English and from English speaking country is is required for me to take TOFEL or will it be required if I am looking for GA.( I am looking actually)

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Senior Manager
User avatar
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Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 346
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Marketing
GMAT 1: 620 Q48 V28
GMAT 2: 690 Q49 V35
WE: Sales (Consumer Products)
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I am not quite sure what you mean by GA. Can you clarify?


Graduate Assistanceship
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New post 02 May 2018, 08:02
Hi dkumar2012,

Thank you for clarifying. Graduate Assistantships are less common for MBAs, especially at top-ranked programs. You might want to look at state schools and see where the opportunity lies.

Hope this helps.

Good luck!

dkumar2012 wrote:
SiaAdmissions wrote:
I am not quite sure what you mean by GA. Can you clarify?


Graduate Assistanceship

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