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Joined: 24 Aug 2010
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New post 20 Jul 2013, 14:20
Indian male, 27
Gmat : 720 (Q47, V42)
Education: Petroleum engineer
Work experience:
5 years with an Indian petrochemical company as an Assistant Manager
2 years with a top 5 Fortune Global 500 company as an Operation Specialist/ Superintendent

Achievements regarding work ex:
Self initiated Internal audit for the first company, drew up action plan and presented to the Managing director. Total savings $ 5 mill.
Optimization projects with savings in excess of $500,000
Management of change implementation
ISO certification obtained for department in 2012
Internal management system implementation
Lead a team of 55
I am currently the Department management representative to the board
Strategic planning for the department, fleshed out the mission and vision of the department
2 years of international experience

Extra curricular include professionally playing football and being part of Mentoring program for School kids.

I feel it is important to note that my GPA was 2.4 (due to straight up goofing off) but i managed to get myself together when i started working. I hope my achievements up till now can represent that adequately.

Strategic consulting with special emphasis towards the energy sector

Which schools Should I target?

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New post 06 Aug 2013, 04:02
Your GMAT score is good. Though your GPA is low, you might be able to save yourself as you have fared well on other aspects of your application like your work experience and GMAT.
You seem to have a clear focus on your career path, especially as you have 5 years’ experience in the petrochemical sector, and you want to go into strategy consulting with emphasis on energy sector.

Coming back to your work experience, I personally think it is really impressive. It appears you have made decent impact on your employers. It is highly imperative that you shed positive light on the results achieved, and leadership skills in your application. This could be the star selling point of your application.

Your extracurricular activities are not that impressive. You said that you played football professionally; were you part some football club. What role did you play in the team, and were you able to win some wards which could be mentioned in the application essays?

As you have 2 years of International experience, you may apply to INSEAD, LBS and HEC. I would request you to aim high and apply to some of the top 10 business schools.

If you carefully draft your application, you would have good chance at your target business schools. If you are focused on a career in strategy consulting, I would recommend that you visit schools. Speak to current students and alumni of your target schools. Use LinkedIn if you cannot find contacts at those schools. Get your application reviewed, and re-reviewed by the alumni. It helps.

Good luck!

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