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GRE 1: 339 Q169 V170
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1) Basic demographic info: 29, Male, India

2) Educational Background: B.E (8.5/10 - India), M.S (Engineering - 3.7/4.0 - Top 20 School in US)

3) GRE: 339/340 (V: 170, Q: 169. Official ETS Conversion is to 800/800 on GMAT)

4) Work experience: Staff Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA. 5 promotions in 4.5 years.
Work in the Software R & D division of a leading technology company with a focus on Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Cybersecurity.

5) Extracurriculars: Involved with a non-profit working in the education sector for the last 4 years. Have a functionary role within the org.

6) Short/Long term goals: Strategy (maybe with a focus on Technology)

7) Schools: Wharton, MIT Sloan, Booth, Kellogg MMM, Columbia, Haas (EW-MBA)

8) Recommendations - 2 good recommendations from engineering managers (direct supervisors)

I currently have a well paying job where I am gaining good experience and I am wary of spending $130K on a Tier 2 MBA program.
At the same time, I understand that I come from an over-represented pool and do not have much to make my profile unique.
I am very interested in knowing whether there are any programs which will give higher weightage to my GRE/GMAT and Technology work experience (like the Kellogg MMM Program).
Greatly appreciate the support and guidance.

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Hi there!

Thanks for reaching out. Well first, impressive GRE score! That helps a lot.

Yes, you're right about the over-represented pool, but you do have the experience studying and working in the US which helps your chances. The long track record with a non-profit and the multiple promotions are impressive too!

Make sure you (and your recommenders) show the strength of your soft skills (influencing others, communicating/presenting, building collaborative teams, etc.), because your technical skills seem very strong on paper.

As for schools, Kellogg MMM seems to be a great fit. Consider Ross or Fuqua or McCombs for slightly safer options with strength in Tech. Also UCLA. But I like the idea of the Haas EWMBA as more of a backup option - your score will put you in a great position there.

What about the M.S. GPA? That could be a concern. Any explanation / context? If so, think about writing an optional essay to explain.

Best of luck!
Kate

knowledgeforaction wrote:
1) Basic demographic info: 29, Male, India

2) Educational Background: B.E (8.5/10 - India), M.S (Engineering - 3.7/10 - Top 20 School in US)

3) GRE: 339/340 (V: 170, Q: 169. Official ETS Conversion is to 800/800 on GMAT)

4) Work experience: Staff Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA. 5 promotions in 4.5 years.
Work in the Software R & D division of a leading technology company with a focus on Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Cybersecurity.

5) Extracurriculars: Involved with a non-profit working in the education sector for the last 4 years. Have a functionary role within the org.

6) Short/Long term goals: Strategy (maybe with a focus on Technology)

7) Schools: Wharton, MIT Sloan, Booth, Kellogg MMM, Columbia, Haas (EW-MBA)

8) Recommendations - 2 good recommendations from engineering managers (direct supervisors)

I currently have a well paying job where I am gaining good experience and I am wary of spending $130K on a Tier 2 MBA program.
At the same time, I understand that I come from an over-represented pool and do not have much to make my profile unique.
I am very interested in knowing whether there are any programs which will give higher weightage to my GRE/GMAT and Technology work experience (like the Kellogg MMM Program).
Greatly appreciate the support and guidance.

_________________

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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Joined: 06 Sep 2015
Posts: 8

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 1

Location: United States (CA)
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GRE 1: 339 Q169 V170
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
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New post 15 Nov 2017, 22:49
Thank you very much Kate.
Sorry, I made a mistake when mentioning my MS GPA. It is 3.7/4.0 and not 3.7/10.0.
Thank you very much for your comments.
I am not desperate to join a B-School by Fall 2018.
That is why I want to stick to the M7 this year and I am thinking that I will apply in R1 for more schools next year if i don't get in this year.
Does that sound reasonable or will my age work against my chances next year (I turn 30 by Nov 2018)

mbaMissionKate wrote:
Hi there!

Thanks for reaching out. Well first, impressive GRE score! That helps a lot.

Yes, you're right about the over-represented pool, but you do have the experience studying and working in the US which helps your chances. The long track record with a non-profit and the multiple promotions are impressive too!

Make sure you (and your recommenders) show the strength of your soft skills (influencing others, communicating/presenting, building collaborative teams, etc.), because your technical skills seem very strong on paper.

As for schools, Kellogg MMM seems to be a great fit. Consider Ross or Fuqua or McCombs for slightly safer options with strength in Tech. Also UCLA. But I like the idea of the Haas EWMBA as more of a backup option - your score will put you in a great position there.

What about the M.S. GPA? That could be a concern. Any explanation / context? If so, think about writing an optional essay to explain.

Best of luck!
Kate

knowledgeforaction wrote:
1) Basic demographic info: 29, Male, India

2) Educational Background: B.E (8.5/10 - India), M.S (Engineering - 3.7/10 - Top 20 School in US)

3) GRE: 339/340 (V: 170, Q: 169. Official ETS Conversion is to 800/800 on GMAT)

4) Work experience: Staff Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA. 5 promotions in 4.5 years.
Work in the Software R & D division of a leading technology company with a focus on Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Cybersecurity.

5) Extracurriculars: Involved with a non-profit working in the education sector for the last 4 years. Have a functionary role within the org.

6) Short/Long term goals: Strategy (maybe with a focus on Technology)

7) Schools: Wharton, MIT Sloan, Booth, Kellogg MMM, Columbia, Haas (EW-MBA)

8) Recommendations - 2 good recommendations from engineering managers (direct supervisors)

I currently have a well paying job where I am gaining good experience and I am wary of spending $130K on a Tier 2 MBA program.
At the same time, I understand that I come from an over-represented pool and do not have much to make my profile unique.
I am very interested in knowing whether there are any programs which will give higher weightage to my GRE/GMAT and Technology work experience (like the Kellogg MMM Program).
Greatly appreciate the support and guidance.

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 1

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New post 20 Nov 2017, 09:59
Ah, got it. That's much better! I agree with your strategy then. Good luck!

knowledgeforaction wrote:
Thank you very much Kate.
Sorry, I made a mistake when mentioning my MS GPA. It is 3.7/4.0 and not 3.7/10.0.
Thank you very much for your comments.
I am not desperate to join a B-School by Fall 2018.
That is why I want to stick to the M7 this year and I am thinking that I will apply in R1 for more schools next year if i don't get in this year.
Does that sound reasonable or will my age work against my chances next year (I turn 30 by Nov 2018)


_________________

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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