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Hi! I wish to apply for Top 10-30 business schools in USA, Canada and The Netherlands for the year 2019. Please review my resume and give feedback. Thanks!

Name Mathew Sharma

Country:- India, Mumbai

Email mathewsharma58@gmail.com

Education

Bachelor Degree B.A. (Hons) English. Percentage 65%                                                                                                                                            
Institute name:-  Kirori Mal College, Delhi University, India.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        KMC ranks 3rd in Delhi University rankings, whereas DU is one of the best universities in India.  

GMAT 740 (V:48, Q:43)

GRE: - 320 (165 on Verbal and 155 on Quant)

TOEFL: - 110 

Professional Experience

1. Inspector (Examiner) under Central Board of Excise and customs (CBEC):- 5 years

Work Profile: Examiner is an all-time coastal job. If posted in current posting then the main duty of an Examiner is to give clearances, he has the power to access and examine goods, power to take samples, examine the cargo which needs to be imported or exported to other countries and then, levy the charges (duty) on that shipment. After examining the goods, examiner need to prepare lists, check market values of confiscated goods, loading and unloading of the goods whether generally or specifically, escorting goods from one Customs area to the other(esp in case of gold and other precious material), and any other customs work authorised to him by the Commissioner of Customs. Moreover, an examiner also needs to help the officers in Auctioning of Goods. It is a non uniform post.  If posted in headquarters, then he has to do clerical work. 

2. Founder of Save Earth NGO:- 2 years

Save Earth NGO is a nonprofit organization with a belief and intention to make a greener and eco friendly environment. Since its inception, we have planted 10,000 trees all over India, created awareness among 2,000 people regarding the need to save our environment and what steps we can take on our level. The money received in the form of donations from our beneficiaries has been fully utilized in cleaning local rivers. 

3. Co founder of Desi Chains a local e commerce startup:- 2 years      

Desi chains is an online retainer which sells books, handicrafts, food etc. 

4. Part time:- 

Creative writing for Oracle India Limited:- 1 year                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Iwas responsible for developing and writing Cloud training content from existing documentation. The job required working with SMEs to scope the right content and present it in a fun and interesting manner, which made a great learning experience.  

Creative writing for Triphobo :- 1 year 

My duties included

1. Writing clear, concise and grammatically correct website content.

2. Proofreading & editing.

3. Monitoring site content and updating regularly with the help of SEO.

4. Research for content & information.

Volunteer Service

1. Teach for India: (1 year) My duty was to teach children from slums. I used to teach them the subject English.  

2. ROPIO (Reach out and Pass it On): (1 year) My duty was to teach children from slums. I used to teach them the subject English. 

3. CRY (Child rights and You): (1 year) My duty was to teach children from slums. I used to teach them the subject English. Also did fund raising.

Certifications 

1. Edx courses

A.  Skype for business fundamentals (Microsoft)

B.  Omnichannel and Management (Dartmouth)

C.  Organizational Behavior (University of British Columbia)

D.  Understanding the Collaborators (Microsoft)

E. Digital Strategy and Action (Babson)

2.  Coursea

A. Excel skills for business specializations

B. Presentation skills: Designing Presentation Slides

C. Supply chain management

D. Microsoft Word

E. Introduction to mathematical thinking

3. Spanish C2 level :- School of Spanish (The Spanish Language Institute)

4. Knows data entry and typing (70 words per minute)

Hobbies

1. Playing piano 

2. Reading (Novels)

3. Playing PC games 

Others

1. Manages own blog

2. Executive member of resident welfare association

Additional information

1. About me; - Age 30 years, lives in Mumbai, India, woks in Mumbai. I have not yet applied to any B schools.

2. Why MBA?

Playing games had been one of my childhood hobbies. When I was a child, I used to play tycoon games and enjoyed them a lot. This sparked my interest towards managing things in general. I started enjoying making schedules of what I had to do, managing my pocket money and became punctual in every event that I used to do. Moreover, I had developed an outgoing personality and enjoyed meeting new people. When I reached the crossroads of my life, I got my career counseling done and got the dominant fields as management and literature (English was my favorite subject). Therefore, I decided to pursue English at Bachelor level and MBA at post graduate level. 

3. Why now ?

When I completed my graduation, I appeared for CAT(Common Admission Test) and secured a decent percentile and got three admission offers. But due to financial constraints, I was unable to join any Institution. The reason was due to the fact that we were already paying installments of our house which my family had recently purchased. Secondly, my elder sister had also appeared for CAT and secured admission into one of the best B schools in the country. Therefore, to pay her institute fees we had to take another loan. It became impossible for my family to take another loan for me as we were neck deep in debt. The system of scholarships is in its infancy in India regarding MBA education. 

Therefore, I forewent my MBA dream and decided to enter government service and earn money so that I can pursue MBA at a later stage. I knew that government experience is nontraditional; therefore I decided to build my profile and make myself a suitable candidate for MBA program.

4. Which sector                                                                                                                                          After researching and reading books on major sectors of management, I found marketing the most interesting which also fits my skill set. 

5.Post MBA goals                                                     I wish to join a company and help it grow.

Please free to ask any questions. 

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Hi mathew58,

Thank you very much for your message and for sharing your profile in such detail. You, indeed, have an interesting profile that we would like to explore further and discuss a strategy on how we can help you make the most out of your MBA application. The GMAT score and extracurricular activities are great. Your undergrad degree is non-business, however. Therefore, I recommend enrolling and successfully completing a b-school prep course, like that offered by HBS (HBX CORe) -- courses like these carry a heavier weight by the AdComms than EdX and Coursera.

You have done a lot to prepare for the MBA, and next step would be to work on your MBA strategy; you want to make sure you tell your story (your motivations and challenges) in the right light. Your reasons for MBA and post-MBA goals need to be polished a bit. I recommend we schedule a free consultation to discuss further (contact details in signature).

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Hi thanks for your generous reply. Can you please answer some of my questions?
1. How many prep course, like that offered by HBS (HBX CORe) should i complete given that i can forego one year for these courses? Also will doing the course e.g. Sustainable Business Strategy from HBX CORe be applicable for only Harvard or will impact all of my b school application?
2. If I polish my reasons for MBA and post MBA goals after consulting you, will that increase my selection chances?


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Hi mathew58,

Thank you for your reply. HBX CORe "Certificate of Readiness" is a three-course online program that aims to prepare you for the business world and is beneficial to those who want to strengthen their MBA application. The three CORe courses are (i) Business Analytics, (ii) Economics for Managers, and (iii) Financial Accounting. The program takes roughly 150 hrs to complete, and it can be completed within 8-10 weeks (accelerated). There is a deadline coming up for the May cohort, May 7th. You can find more information about the program here, and if interested, can also apply: https://hbx.hbs.edu/courses/core/.


As to increasing your chances, the MBA application is a process, but in a word, Yes. It requires not only the quantitative skills but also the qualitative skills/emotional intelligence (EQ) to show the AdComm that you will not only succeed in academics but will be a value add to your cohort. Every aspect of the application is intended to offer the admissions committee a window into who you are, what your goals are, why are you choosing them, why an MBA, and why now. Every piece of information you submit with your profile should elucidate an aspect of you, so the AdComm can best assess your fit (after all, what you submit is all they have to go on). Therefore, it is important that you take great care with every aspect of the application for every school. They want to admit you, so give them the chance.

Our goal is to strategically help clients tell their story. We work only with those that are serious about the process - you seem to be. It would be our pleasure to take this to the next step and help you with your admission.


mathew58 wrote:
Hi thanks for your generous reply. Can you please answer some of my questions?
1. How many prep course, like that offered by HBS (HBX CORe) should i complete given that i can forego one year for these courses? Also will doing the course e.g. Sustainable Business Strategy from HBX CORe be applicable for only Harvard or will impact all of my b school application?
2. If I polish my reasons for MBA and post MBA goals after consulting you, will that increase my selection chances?


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