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Profile Review - Sales to Strategy Consultant

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New post 09 Aug 2017, 20:52
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 ( 1 Year )
- 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

Current - Brand Strategy & Development in Dubai, UAE ( 4th Year Running, got transferred to a branch of the same holding company )
- 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.
- In short, I've a good hand at managing large projects. It's not an easy task to convince clients to spend a great deal of their money on something like furniture, and things go wrong all the time on large projects.

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, Indian School of Business ( 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 and consult for for different fields. I love the product development and go-to-market process!

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. Sales has a lower barrier to entry from what I've heard.

Would appreciate the advice. Thank you!
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New post 31 Jan 2018, 20:00
Thanks for reaching out to us! We're happy to help you start your MBA journey. However, we are in the process of relaunching our forum with a new format and will not be able to respond to requests until that process is completed. We will no longer be providing straight profile reviews because at the end of the day, your competitiveness at different schools relies on more than just a few stats or data points; we think a conversation is a much better way to provide that feedback and help you think through your strengths and development areas. We provide a free 30 minute consultation for that reason. As such, our new forum will focus more on the specific and burning questions that you may have for our expert team that can help you as well as others who are reading these posts. More detail to come.

If you reached out for the 2017-2018 application season and we did not get to your question, we sincerely apologize. Due to overwhelming demand, we reached full capacity and completely sold-out well in advance of the deadlines and stopped taking new consultations or profile evaluation requests so that we could focus on ensuring that our clients had the best possible support during the process. We're hopeful that your questions were answered elsewhere on the site, and we wish you best of luck for application success!

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