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Background
Work experience: 2.5 years work experience in Semiconductor manufacturing industry as Senior Process engineer. 2 Direct reports and 2 In-direct reports.
Led 15 people team for 9 months on various projects to save $1 million and increase manpower productivity by 20%
Specialist consultant in projects and have saved up to $3 million so far.

Extra curricular: Leading a non-profit initiative by collecting can-tabs and donating them to manufacture prosthetic legs. So far, led a team of 13 colleagues and motivated over 600 people to contribute 1.6 million can-tabs and build 400 prosthetic legs so far.

Undergrad school/major:
National University of Singapore (4th in the world for Engineering),
Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
GPA: 3.73/5

Other education/coursework: Certified for advanced G8D problem solving methodology & KT problem solving analysis.

Race/nationality: Indian

Sex: Male

Stats GMAT Score : 700 (Retake in march, expecting 720) Quant-48 Verbal-37 AWA-6

MBA Info Goal of MBA:
Based on limited knowledge, Management consulting. I don't mind pursuing in Operations management given my manufacturing industry background. Hoping to get clarity at business school or from you guys !!!

Target schools:
Consulting: Ross, Tepper, Sloan, Wharton(Unrealistic)
Operations: Sloan, Ross, Tepper, McCombs.

Need help to provide Safe & Competitive schools as well.

Also need advice on whether it is better to spin off my MBA career goal story as Operations management or Management Consulting.

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mprashanth311092 wrote:
Background
Work experience: 2.5 years work experience in Semiconductor manufacturing industry as Senior Process engineer. 2 Direct reports and 2 In-direct reports.
Led 15 people team for 9 months on various projects to save $1 million and increase manpower productivity by 20%
Specialist consultant in projects and have saved up to $3 million so far.

Extra curricular: Leading a non-profit initiative by collecting can-tabs and donating them to manufacture prosthetic legs. So far, led a team of 13 colleagues and motivated over 600 people to contribute 1.6 million can-tabs and build 400 prosthetic legs so far.

Undergrad school/major:
National University of Singapore (4th in the world for Engineering),
Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
GPA: 3.73/5

Other education/coursework: Certified for advanced G8D problem solving methodology & KT problem solving analysis.

Race/nationality: Indian

Sex: Male

Stats GMAT Score : 700 (Retake in march, expecting 720) Quant-48 Verbal-37 AWA-6

MBA Info Goal of MBA:
Based on limited knowledge, Management consulting. I don't mind pursuing in Operations management given my manufacturing industry background. Hoping to get clarity at business school or from you guys !!!

Target schools:
Consulting: Ross, Tepper, Sloan, Wharton(Unrealistic)
Operations: Sloan, Ross, Tepper, McCombs.

Need help to provide Safe & Competitive schools as well.

Also need advice on whether it is better to spin off my MBA career goal story as Operations management or Management Consulting.


Hey dude!
Great to hear from you!
So you have some very good stuff in your profile and a few challenges.

Your schooling and GPA to begin with is quite strong. And it's great that you have something that will totally differentiate you from the majority of other Indian candidates.

That having been said, you STILL are an Indian candidate :) (I know! It's not your fault hehe ;), so the competition will be tough.

I think your work experience is good but not necessarily stand out enough for Top10 programs, and the same goes with your GMAT score.

I would say that a more realistic range for you is not Top10 (which are all reaches) but top 20, with 20-30 being your safe schools. (This is approximate, based on what you have written here)

I hope this gets you started off!

And if you have any further questions, do not hesitate.

Best,
Jon Frank
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JonAdmissionado wrote:
mprashanth311092 wrote:
Background
Work experience: 2.5 years work experience in Semiconductor manufacturing industry as Senior Process engineer. 2 Direct reports and 2 In-direct reports.
Led 15 people team for 9 months on various projects to save $1 million and increase manpower productivity by 20%
Specialist consultant in projects and have saved up to $3 million so far.

Extra curricular: Leading a non-profit initiative by collecting can-tabs and donating them to manufacture prosthetic legs. So far, led a team of 13 colleagues and motivated over 600 people to contribute 1.6 million can-tabs and build 400 prosthetic legs so far.

Undergrad school/major:
National University of Singapore (4th in the world for Engineering),
Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
GPA: 3.73/5

Other education/coursework: Certified for advanced G8D problem solving methodology & KT problem solving analysis.

Race/nationality: Indian

Sex: Male

Stats GMAT Score : 700 (Retake in march, expecting 720) Quant-48 Verbal-37 AWA-6

MBA Info Goal of MBA:
Based on limited knowledge, Management consulting. I don't mind pursuing in Operations management given my manufacturing industry background. Hoping to get clarity at business school or from you guys !!!

Target schools:
Consulting: Ross, Tepper, Sloan, Wharton(Unrealistic)
Operations: Sloan, Ross, Tepper, McCombs.

Need help to provide Safe & Competitive schools as well.

Also need advice on whether it is better to spin off my MBA career goal story as Operations management or Management Consulting.


Hey dude!
Great to hear from you!
So you have some very good stuff in your profile and a few challenges.

Your schooling and GPA to begin with is quite strong. And it's great that you have something that will totally differentiate you from the majority of other Indian candidates.

That having been said, you STILL are an Indian candidate :) (I know! It's not your fault hehe ;), so the competition will be tough.

I think your work experience is good but not necessarily stand out enough for Top10 programs, and the same goes with your GMAT score.

I would say that a more realistic range for you is not Top10 (which are all reaches) but top 20, with 20-30 being your safe schools. (This is approximate, based on what you have written here)

I hope this gets you started off!

And if you have any further questions, do not hesitate.

Best,
Jon Frank

Hi Jon,

Thanks for your inputs on my profile. May I know what else I would need to do to improve my profile apart from GMAT ?

Also , do you think I have a better chance at 10-20 schools if I spin off my story as interested in operations management? Particularly for schools like Tepper and McCombs to which Amazon and other giants come to hire internationals.

Another issue I have is that I already applied to McCombs, Tepper and Emory last year and got dinged without an interview. I mentioned my career interest as management consulting. Will this have a negative impact on my application this year if I change my story ?

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New post 08 Mar 2017, 02:25
mprashanth311092 wrote:
JonAdmissionado wrote:
mprashanth311092 wrote:
Background
Work experience: 2.5 years work experience in Semiconductor manufacturing industry as Senior Process engineer. 2 Direct reports and 2 In-direct reports.
Led 15 people team for 9 months on various projects to save $1 million and increase manpower productivity by 20%
Specialist consultant in projects and have saved up to $3 million so far.

Extra curricular: Leading a non-profit initiative by collecting can-tabs and donating them to manufacture prosthetic legs. So far, led a team of 13 colleagues and motivated over 600 people to contribute 1.6 million can-tabs and build 400 prosthetic legs so far.

Undergrad school/major:
National University of Singapore (4th in the world for Engineering),
Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
GPA: 3.73/5

Other education/coursework: Certified for advanced G8D problem solving methodology & KT problem solving analysis.

Race/nationality: Indian

Sex: Male

Stats GMAT Score : 700 (Retake in march, expecting 720) Quant-48 Verbal-37 AWA-6

MBA Info Goal of MBA:
Based on limited knowledge, Management consulting. I don't mind pursuing in Operations management given my manufacturing industry background. Hoping to get clarity at business school or from you guys !!!

Target schools:
Consulting: Ross, Tepper, Sloan, Wharton(Unrealistic)
Operations: Sloan, Ross, Tepper, McCombs.

Need help to provide Safe & Competitive schools as well.

Also need advice on whether it is better to spin off my MBA career goal story as Operations management or Management Consulting.


Hey dude!
Great to hear from you!
So you have some very good stuff in your profile and a few challenges.

Your schooling and GPA to begin with is quite strong. And it's great that you have something that will totally differentiate you from the majority of other Indian candidates.

That having been said, you STILL are an Indian candidate :) (I know! It's not your fault hehe ;), so the competition will be tough.

I think your work experience is good but not necessarily stand out enough for Top10 programs, and the same goes with your GMAT score.

I would say that a more realistic range for you is not Top10 (which are all reaches) but top 20, with 20-30 being your safe schools. (This is approximate, based on what you have written here)

I hope this gets you started off!

And if you have any further questions, do not hesitate.

Best,
Jon Frank

Hi Jon,

Thanks for your inputs on my profile. May I know what else I would need to do to improve my profile apart from GMAT ?

Also , do you think I have a better chance at 10-20 schools if I spin off my story as interested in operations management? Particularly for schools like Tepper and McCombs to which Amazon and other giants come to hire internationals.

Another issue I have is that I already applied to McCombs, Tepper and Emory last year and got dinged without an interview. I mentioned my career interest as management consulting. Will this have a negative impact on my application this year if I change my story ?

Sent from my MI 5 using GMAT Club Forum mobile app


Hey there,
Good questions all of them!

So first of all, apart from GMAT the two main things I would say are:
1. get promoted/more leadership
2. add volunteer work.

Secondly regarding your spin. I never think it's a good idea to create goals aiming for the school's so-called specialization. Because the specialization are really just marketing tools for the schools to attract people. If you want to improve your profile, that's what will make a difference. And anyhow it is more important that your goals are a) realistic b) connected to your past.

As for your dings. If you are getting dinged without interview, yes you can change your goals, and this can be part of your explanation in the essay.
But a few further thoughts too:
- If you want for us to have a look at your Dinged applications that is the perfect place to start to get a deep evaluation of what went wrong and where you stand
- If you are getting Dinged at Top 20 programs without interview, then Top10 should be considered totally out of range, and you should expand your focus to Top 30 (as well as applying to more schools)
- If you decide to reapply to certain schools, it will be VITAL that you show how you have improved in the meanwhile.

I hope this helps! And feel free to drop us a line for a free consultation. Or just let us know that you want us to run a "Ding Review"

Wishing you all the best,
Jon Frank
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