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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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New post 23 Apr 2018, 13:45
mathew58 wrote:
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
Hi @mathew58, thanks for writing and I will respond below....
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. 
This is an important topic- if you can try to quantify your impact-- how many rivers have you cleaned? How do you measure this? I like the 10,000 trees planted-- that alone gives the reader some appreciation of the scope of your work.
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. 
If you can put some numbers to this or units sold etc it will help adcom see the scope.
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.  
Did you do an evaluation of your presentation after? If so-- and you have metrics like you got a 4.85 rating out of 5 in terms of useful and engaging content-- etc-- share that kind of information. More powerful than you just saying it was a success.
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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You have an unusual and yet also compelling story. I think there is going to be an MBA program right for you. Given that finances sound like a key concern- I would make sure you include some programs where you are a scholarship candidate. A few programs that just come to mind-- and have strong marketing-- SMU Cox, possibly BYU, Emory, Kelley, Tepper and I think at all these programs you might have some good chances at really good scholarships. For Canadian schools I like Ivey, Rotman and Schulich and for the Netherlands you may find this list useful: https://find-mba.com/schools/europe/netherlands
While I am not sure your budget would allow for a consultant-- keep in mind that a good one might help you better navigate school selection with an eye toward finding programs with the best scholarship options. I think you need to clarify your post MBA role a bit more-- perhaps marketing in a tech company as there are a lot of options for MBA students from India in this space and many companies will sponsor you for work. I encourage you to reach out to us for a free consult at this link: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/ if you want to learn more about how we can help!
Best wishes for you and I am impressed with your focus and willingness to help your family too.

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