It is currently 18 Nov 2017, 13:11


GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance


we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.


Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Tech - MBA - Tech | Please advise

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
User avatar
Joined: 03 Mar 2013
Posts: 48

Kudos [?]: 644 [0], given: 30

Location: India
Concentration: Technology, Strategy
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V41
GPA: 3
WE: Information Technology (Telecommunications)
Tech - MBA - Tech | Please advise [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Jul 2013, 01:29
Hello Admissionado,
Please have a look at my profile and suggest if my admissions strategy is fine.

- Academics:
BE (Comp Sci) Shivaji university (India) 68% (2007)
Designed an Artificial Intelligence based approach to enable mobile phones to read printed documents.

730 V41 Q49

- Work Experience:
6 years in telecom software development in India (Currently working with a market leader for a latin american client)
Part of the the A-team at the company, I get air-dropped around the world in crisis management role.
Part of global team of experts (105 out of around 30k) for training people across the organisation
Designed many optimization solutions which resulted in 70-80% performance improvements in current processes

- Extras
Lead college committees for various events, clubs and organisations.
Part of the CSR initiative at the company.

- Post MBA goal
Enter Product management/Marketing in big tech company

- Long term goal
tech entrepreneurship and VC

I have currently sent my scores to UCLA, Darden, McCombs,Foster & Rotman based on my preliminary research.

Please advise if the schools are a stretch, fit or safe. Also kindly let me know if there are any other schools I should apply or drop some from the current list , considering my profile and goals.

Thanks in advance 8-)

KUDOS is always a good way to thank anyone.
It encourages someone to post more questions and also answers.

KUDOS Please if My post helps you in anyway. Your Kudos keep me alive

Kudos [?]: 644 [0], given: 30

Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
User avatar
Joined: 30 Nov 2009
Posts: 5719

Kudos [?]: 989 [1], given: 49

Location: Chicago, IL
Schools: Brown University, Harvard Business School
Re: Tech - MBA - Tech | Please advise [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jul 2013, 01:39
This post received
Expert's post
Ooooooh! Scary icon. The Joker was always one of my favorite villains...

Anyhow on to our business:

I think you have done a very good job of selecting schools that are at the same time reasonable and excellent, given your background and your experience. Great that you have that fantastic GMAT score, and who knows? Maybe this will help you pull a bit of money from the schools you apply to.

One word about your goals: I don't know how realistic it is for you to get into VC from schools that aren't located in the right locations, nor are the top schools. These posts are SUPER competitive, and I don't know if they make sense give your goals. Tech entrepreneurship make a LOT more sense to me, and I think you might want to focus on those goals more (making them more specific). I think you can add a few more schools to your list, namely, Tepper, Haas (on the tough side) and Georgia Tech (on the safe side).

Your big challenge from what I can see here, is to STAND OUT. Right now, although yes you have plenty of good stuff as a male indian IT, you are always in danger of falling between the cracks. So don't let it happen! Make that unique, crazy, fantastic, application! Make them remember you.

Hope this helps, dude,

Jon Frank
Founder, Admissionado

Admissionado | Packages | Success Stories | Team

If you like the post, give it a KUDOS!

Kudos [?]: 989 [1], given: 49

Display posts from previous: Sort by

Tech - MBA - Tech | Please advise

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: JonAdmissionado

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.