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Profile Review - Sales to Strategy Consultant

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Profile Review - Sales to Strategy Consultant [#permalink]

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New post 09 Aug 2017, 11:35
Hello! I'd like to start off by thanking you in advance for reviewing my profile.

Nationality- Indian
Age- 25, Male
GMAT- Looking to score a minimum of 710 in my second attempt, my first ended with a 630
Undergrad:
A CGPA of 3.4 from MSRIT, Bangalore, India. B.E - Electronics and Communications, May 2013

Now for my work experience, this is where it gets rather unconventional:

Product Development for a furniture manufacturing start-up in Dubai
- Developed a line of acoustic products
- Lead the development of an acoustic RT60 calculator app
- Developed and executed a full reconfiguration of the firm's SalesForce CRM to fit it's operations and procedures

Brand Strategy & Development in Dubai, UAE
- Managed the brand 'IdeaPaint' for the region
- B2B sales and contract furniture consulting for large scale corporate projects
- Started the marketing department for our firm - complete website overhaul, landing pages, ad campaigns.
- The result of the above have led to an increase in 30% sales, due to actionable changes based on insights and analysis from marketing.
- In fact, I managed to secure AED 1 million ( close to USD 275,000 ) from from web leads in the first year alone. Pretty decent feat for a one man job.

Part-Time:
- Been the sub-editor for a magazine called B-change for about 1.5 years.
- Now the Chief Editor for a start-up called Lovethatdesign dot come ( can't post URLs for some reason! ) - my role involves content creation, interviews, etc. This is since the start of 2017

Extra-curricular:
- A member of Rang-De's Dubai chapter for a brief time until we had to close it. ( Micro-finance non-profit org )
- Active volunteer for Surge for Water ( non profit for water conservation and clean drinking water ).
- Kick-boxing enthusiast

Target schools for 2018 intake: McCombs, Tepper, Foster School of Business, Emory, ISB ( Please feel free to suggest schools )

Post MBA goals: I want to get into Strategy Consulting, and move on to focus on product strategy and consulting, specifically technology. I absolutely love the idea of product management, but I also want to able strategize for different fields.

Challenges :
- I have no choice but to apply in R2 due to time constraints.
- I'm concerned my non blue-chip experience, coupled with a sales profile will come across as unimpressive.

Would appreciate the advice. Thank you!

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Hi, and thanks for writing! Given the competitiveness of your demographic, I think it's wise to target a 710+ GMAT. In your applications, you'll want to explain the rationale behind your different career decisions (to help the AdCom understand your path and what motivates you) and explain what attracts you to consulting, and the transferrable skills you will bring to the role. In addition, for each school, be very specific about what appeals to you about the program - how will a program's particular resources help you reach your professional and personal goals?

A few other schools I might consider (depending on how you feel about geography) are: Indiana Kelley, Ohio Fisher, and Vanderbilt Owen.

Hope that helps a bit - feel free to ask any other questions!




Karan9192 wrote:
Hello! I'd like to start off by thanking you in advance for reviewing my profile.

Nationality- Indian
Age- 25, Male
GMAT- Looking to score a minimum of 710 in my second attempt, my first ended with a 630
Undergrad:
A CGPA of 3.4 from MSRIT, Bangalore, India. B.E - Electronics and Communications, May 2013

Now for my work experience, this is where it gets rather unconventional:

Product Development for a furniture manufacturing start-up in Dubai
- Developed a line of acoustic products
- Lead the development of an acoustic RT60 calculator app
- Developed and executed a full reconfiguration of the firm's SalesForce CRM to fit it's operations and procedures

Brand Strategy & Development in Dubai, UAE
- Managed the brand 'IdeaPaint' for the region
- B2B sales and contract furniture consulting for large scale corporate projects
- Started the marketing department for our firm - complete website overhaul, landing pages, ad campaigns.
- The result of the above have led to an increase in 30% sales, due to actionable changes based on insights and analysis from marketing.
- In fact, I managed to secure AED 1 million ( close to USD 275,000 ) from from web leads in the first year alone. Pretty decent feat for a one man job.

Part-Time:
- Been the sub-editor for a magazine called B-change for about 1.5 years.
- Now the Chief Editor for a start-up called Lovethatdesign dot come ( can't post URLs for some reason! ) - my role involves content creation, interviews, etc. This is since the start of 2017

Extra-curricular:
- A member of Rang-De's Dubai chapter for a brief time until we had to close it. ( Micro-finance non-profit org )
- Active volunteer for Surge for Water ( non profit for water conservation and clean drinking water ).
- Kick-boxing enthusiast

Target schools for 2018 intake: McCombs, Tepper, Foster School of Business, Emory, ISB ( Please feel free to suggest schools )

Post MBA goals: I want to get into Strategy Consulting, and move on to focus on product strategy and consulting, specifically technology. I absolutely love the idea of product management, but I also want to able strategize for different fields.

Challenges :
- I have no choice but to apply in R2 due to time constraints.
- I'm concerned my non blue-chip experience, coupled with a sales profile will come across as unimpressive.

Would appreciate the advice. Thank you!

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