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Profile Review - 24Y Indian Male

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GMAT 1: 640 Q49 V28
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New post 11 Sep 2019, 03:12
Hi All,

Would appreciate if the experts can evaluate my profile:

Indian, Male, 24 years, Software Engineer
GMAT1(14 May 2018): 640 (Q49 V28, IR6, AWA 6)
GMAT2(10 Sep 2019):710(Q49 V38, IR8, AWA yet to receive score)

Work Experience - 2+ years as of Sep 2019 (3 full years in June 2020)

Software Engineer Citrix R&D India - A multinational software company headquartered in Florida. Joined as a college student intern in Jan 2017 and got converted to full-time based on performance on graduating from college in Jul 2017 and got promoted twice in April 2018 and again in April 2019 . Working on a completely new project that will give our company a major edge over its biggest competitors. Our PoC (Proof of Concept) of this project got us the Highest Revenue Impacting Award back in March 2018 in a Citrix Technology Fair and allowed us to be completely focussed on the projected with all access to resources. Officially released the product last month and gaining a lot of positive response from our customers.



Academics:
• Computer Science Engineer from Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, India -CGPA 8.0/80%

Extra-curricular
• Vice President of Rotaract Club in college (student body organisation of Rotary International)
• Category Head in college Technical and Cultural Fests of 2016
• 80+ hours of social work through Rotaract Club - Visits to oprhanages,old age homes, blood camps, awareness programmes, relief distributions.
• Participating in company CSR activities


Post MBA Goal
Post MBA, would like to get 2-3 years of work ex in the US and return to India to join the family business in Steel Fabrication and look to implement new ventures to enhance the current work and expand in similar sectors.


Colleges in mind:
Goals: UCB Haas, Chicago Booth
Maybe: UW Foster, Texas Mccombs, CMU Tepper, UNC Kenan Flagler

Does this seem like a realistic plan in terms of story, school, and job placement? Also, if you feel any other college suits my application better, then please do suggest it.

Thanks!
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New post 11 Sep 2019, 22:38
Hello and thanks for your post.
The application process is truly holistic, and committees will look at your stats (GPA and GMAT), work experience, and extracurriculars.

Your GPA is strong, so that is a good start. Your GMAT is also strong, though compared to others in your demographic, it is below the average. If you haven’t already, I suggest taking it up to 3-4 times. You have nothing to lose since schools will only look at your highest score. And even a slight increase can boost your profile.
It is hard to gauge your work experience without knowing your accomplishments and impact you have made there. It is nice to see you have already been promoted. However, the average years of work experience is closer to 5, so if you choose to apply with fewer years, make sure you demonstrate why now is the time. And because of your lighter experience, it’s even more important to show you have made an impact and demonstrated leadership there. Ideally this will be supported by a strong recommendation letters as well. It will also be important to explain why you want your MBA, and to also illustrate the skills you already have which are transferable. Be sure your story makes sense, and is realistic and specific.
Regarding extracurriculars, make sure to really emphasize your leadership roles you have taken on. Ideally you will have been involved in extracurriculars after college.
If you are interested in those schools, my advice is to wait another year or two to apply. This will enable you to improve your GMAT score, as well as gain additional work experience – in terms of years and more importantly, a chance to illustrate your leadership and impact there.

Good luck!
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New post 12 Sep 2019, 05:30
Hello Michael. Thank you for taking time out and reviewing my profile and sharing your feedback.
I had a few follow=up questions, if you don't mind answering.

1. You said, I should attempt the GMAY 3-4 times and colleges look only at the highest score- I have read/heard that colleges do get to view all the accepted scores and also if I cancelled a score not. Also writing the exam again after achieving the 90 percentile mark could be risky right if I ended up scoring even say 10 points less?

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If you are interested in those schools, my advice is to wait another year or two to apply. This will enable you to improve your GMAT score, as well as gain additional work experience – in terms of years and more importantly, a chance to illustrate your leadership and impact there.


2. With my current profile, what schools would you recommend? It would be great if you could list out 2-3 schools including any from my list.

Thanks again for taking time out and reviewing my profile.
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