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New post 01 Aug 2018, 09:05
Hi Team,

Can you please evaluate my profile and let me know my likelihood of getting into one of the B-Schools listed below.

I am a Petroleum Data Analyst from Petrolink International Ltd. I currently hold 3.5 years of experience, which will become 4+ before entering B School. Before Data Analyst, I worked as geologist in Focus Energy Ltd. There's an employment gap though, After completing about 2 year at Focus, I went for Master of Technology (2 year course) in Petroleum Technology and after passing out in 2015, I was not successful in getting placed for about a year. Therefore I used that year to work in a Charitable trust as trainer in petroleum engineering at Hyderabad meanwhile preparing for various exams like gate, gre and gmat. My Goal is to become a Operations Management Consultant or business Analyst and I am open to any culture and demographic.

My past Score:
720 July 2018

My Alma-mater:
Andhra University, Vishakapatnam - GPA - 8.9, Masters in Technology Petroleum Exploration and production
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun (Top 10 Earth Science Institure in Asia PAcific at the time of admission) - CGPA: 2.75/4, UG in Geo-Informatics Engineering.
Delhi Publis School : 78 %
St. Francis Convent School : 76%

My work experience include:
1 years 8 months as a Mud Logging Geologist - Worked to gather and analyse drilling data to make the whole exploration of hydrocarbon process safer and as detailed as possible. Because of this work exp I have developed a good understanding on exploration operation techniques
1 year 4 month as a Petroleum Data Analyst - Client's are Chevron, Hess, Shell and Saudi Aramco. Working as a support and Techno-functional role at client cite in drilling operations. As a Petroleum Data Analyst had to learn a complete new technology like Data Analytical tools (SAS, R , Python, Algorithm Building) to model and visualize terabytes of drilling data generated in real time.

Schools am aiming for:
Jones Business School (Houston)
MIT (if possible)

please i do require a honest grading from ambitious to inside my strike zone. I know that Kellogs is a bit far fetched. Can you please suggest some schools that are under my wing so that it can lay in line with my future goals and aid me in becoming a better Operations Manager or Business Analyst

Please note that: My nationality is Indian

Waiting with fingers crossed.
Thank you,
Best Regards

A normal MBA Aspirant(Age: 27).
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New post 02 Aug 2018, 09:36
Hi suelahmed,

Thank you for your post. I think you would likely encounter some challenges related to GMAT score, work experience, and career goals. When applying to leading North American and European programs from such a crowded and competitive demographic, you generally want to target a GMAT score that is 30+ points above the average for a given program. MIT Sloan (and Kellogg) are out of reach, and I'd view INSEAD and Jones as a stretch right now, too. I see some added challenges around how deep a direction your education and career have gone in terms of petroleum engineering. You'll have to explain why, after a fairly recent two-year technical masters in the field and extremely deep technical work in the field, you'd now like to pursue an MBA. (You will also have to explain the employment gap.)

The specificity surrounding your career goals, rationale for MBA, and rationale for each program will need to be significantly developed, as will the narrative of how who you are and what you've done to this point -- plus the MBA -- equals or leads to your very specific short- and long-term goals. What knowledge, skills, and experience do you already have that are relevant? What knowledge, skills, and experience are you missing and therefore need to acquire via the MBA? How will you acquire those things at each MBA program to which you apply? Which courses, clubs, extracurriculars? What about each program's culture, community, or career opportunities make it right for you? How exactly will you contribute? What unique perspective can you bring to a given class? You will need to be highly specific and have a compelling, coherent, and credible story. You can read more about these things here: ... on-process

Your scores make more sense for Rotman than the others, but Rotman is likely to see a flood of Indian applicants this year as many begin to look outside the U.S. (Rotman seems to pop up in tons of profile review requests these days!) And even then, you would need to overcome and execute very well across the dynamics outlined above. If, as you develop your career interests, the roles you seek still reside within the energy sector, then you might also consider looking more closely at Texas A&M (Mays), Imperial or Warwick in the UK, Melbourne in Australia (a little tougher), or perhaps Edmonton in Canada (lower average GMAT). All line up a little better from a score perspective (to varying degrees), but again, they'd require excellent application execution across the aforementioned parameters. I do think your articulated goals should lie in the energy sphere, that way you can try to position how your technical experience in the field plus the MBA experience (very specific) can lead to your goals (also very specific).

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