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iRebel Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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Test Date:
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GMAT Score:
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Please evaluate my profile and list

Post Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:37 pm
My Profile:

27 / Male / India / Entrepreneur
- B. Tech with CGPA of 8.45/10
- Worked with an Insurance software company for 2 years as analyst
programer and then with a MNC as development/project manager for 4
years.

- Quit to launch a startup that I've been running for the last 8 moths.
- Active Extra curriculars - Mostly into education of underprivileged.
Headed the community-related initiatives at the last company. (for 2+
years), ACM liaison at college
- 2 published papers.
- GMAT score of 710

Career direction post-MBA: to get into strategy consulting. And to
start my own company 3-4 years after that.

Last year with same score, I got rejects from all 5 schools i applied:
London Business School
UCLA Anderson
Columbia Business School
Duke - Fuqua
GSB - chicago



This year, I have shorted below 3 categories: i am planning to choose 2/3 schools from each category. Please comment on below schools with respect to my profile:
Long shots:
London Business School
Columbia Business School
Insead - France
MIT: Sloan
University of Cambridge: Judge - UK

Medium:
IESE Business School
IMD
HEC Paris - France
Esade Business School
Yale School of Mgmt

Shots:
U. Mich: Ross
UC Berkeley: Haas
Virginia: Darden
Dartmouth College: Tuck
New York University: Stern

Please help me!!
Thanks in advance

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Post Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:24 am
I thought this additional info might help:

Verbal: 38/83%
Quant: 49/88%
Total: 710/92%
Analytical: 6.0/87%

TOEFL: (iBT)
Reading: 29
Listening: 27
Speaking: 27
Writing: 30
Total: 113/120
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Managed/worked with teams in countries such as China(support/post-sales team), Japan(sales/marketing teams), Israel(development team), Australia and US(stakeholders, executive mgmt, program managers).

Worked with customers like Citi, Daiwa, Toyota etc.

I have initiated and played a key role in starting the Project Management function at the India centre (of the MNC).

Have addl. 6 month work experience at Sydney.

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Post Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:14 am
Hi Eliot!

Apologies for the delay in my response!

I would like to re-state my goals. I quit the MNC to get experience in fields other than software development and project management.

So far, the startup has been a very good learning ground/experience and we are expected to turn profitable by March, 2009.

Frankly speaking, the company also gave me an idea of the areas where I need to gain more skills. I could acquire them by either continuing with the startup + experimenting OR through an MBA. I chose to go with the latter. When I leave for an MBA, the current company will continue to be run by my partner. Depending on how it works out, I will be more like an adviser in the future.

After my MBA, I intend to start a company in the same field/domain (security). My work experience at MNC and at the current startup are all in this domain. So, I believe it puts me in a position where I technically understand the field. In the long term, I plan to be part of a Venture Capital firm. I will continue to be associated with startups but more in a guiding role from a technology and operations/business standpoint. (from my earlier experiences with startups).

(Pls. ignore my earlier post about strategy consulting)

Unfortunately, I haven't got any feedback from any of the schools I have applied.

Pls. let me know if you need any additional information.
Thanks a ton for your support! Smile

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Post Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:24 am
I thought this additional info might help:

Verbal: 38/83%
Quant: 49/88%
Total: 710/92%
Analytical: 6.0/87%

TOEFL: (iBT)
Reading: 29
Listening: 27
Speaking: 27
Writing: 30
Total: 113/120
---

Managed/worked with teams in countries such as China(support/post-sales team), Japan(sales/marketing teams), Israel(development team), Australia and US(stakeholders, executive mgmt, program managers).

Worked with customers like Citi, Daiwa, Toyota etc.

I have initiated and played a key role in starting the Project Management function at the India centre (of the MNC).

Have addl. 6 month work experience at Sydney.

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