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Profile Eval Request

This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies
anup.shesh Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts
Joined
18 Feb 2011
Posted:
39 messages
Test Date:
5th May, 2012
Target GMAT Score:
750
GMAT Score:
680

Profile Eval Request

Post Sat May 26, 2012 8:21 am
Hi,

I would be glad to receive my profile evaluation. I am putting forward my brief resume here, which shall help to get brief picture of my profile.

Thank You.
Smile


Current:
- Working with NMDC Ltd (Navratna PSU) as Assistant Manager (Mining Engineer) - since Aug'09 (3 years)
- Voluntary involvement (but very little) with an NGO (The Kishkinda Trust) to help it start 'Rural Tourism' operations - since Feb'12

Past:
- Participated in an annual train journey 'Jagriti Yatra' which intends to awaken social entrepreneurship spirit in minds of Indian youth ( http://www.jagritiyatra.com/about/ ) - Dec'11
- Completed PG Diploma in Sustainable Rural Development from National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad - May'10 to April'11 (1 year)
- Executive Development Program and Management Development Program at Administrative Staff College of India - as part of training in NMDC Ltd. - Jan'10 and May'10
- B-Tech in Mining Engineering from IIT-BHU, Varanasi (GPA 7.5/10 or 2.5/4)- July'05 to May'09

Leadership Experience:
- Camp Leader for Sar Pass (Kullu Dist.) National Himalayan Trekking Expedition conducted by Youth Hostels Association of India - May'09-June'09
- General Secretary for Cultural Wing in IIT-BHU, Varanasi
- Jt. Secretary for Fine-Arts club in IIT-BHU, Varanasi
- Voluntary involvement in various IIT-BHU activities

Extra-curricular Activities:
- Voluntary involvement in Rural Tourism activities of an NGO called The Kishkinda Trust
- Trekking/ Travelling
- Photography

Future Plans (Post MBA):
- To use 'Rural Tourism' as a means to rural development in India (primarily) and other developing countries

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My SWOT Analysis:

* Strengths:
- Good exposure to rural challenges and ongoing projects in India through PG Diploma in Sustainable Rural Development and Jagriti Yatra
- Good Leadership experience in IIT-BHU, both - as a team member and team leader
- Mining Engineering Profession - because it is rare
- On personal side - I can assure strong urge to use 'Rural Tourism' as means of Rural Development, and I follow never-say-die attitude for whatever responsibilities I undertake.

* Weaknesses:
- Though having exposure to rural challenges and academic qualification, have not created any impact so far
- Bad GPA of 7.5/10 or 2.5/4
- GMAT score - 680 (planing to take another attempt to get 750)
- No out-of-routine achievements in profession
- No strong exposure or qualification in 'Rural Tourism'

* Opportunities:
- International Business Network of US B-schools' Alumni
- International Exposure
- Developing Social Entrepreneurship Skills

* Threats:
- Financing US MBA might be difficult

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Other QUESTIONS:

1. What are the best B-schools for developing Social Entrepreneurship skills?

2. How do you take my undergrad GPA of 7.5/10 (2.5/4) as?

3. I cannot conceal my weaknesses. What possibly can I do to improve my strengths to make these weakness negligible? (I do have a strong urge to develop rural India through Rural Tourism)

4. What can possibly make an application a success in Stanford/Wharton/Harvard? (Stanford has always been my dream school as is for all other MBA aspirants)

_________________
Yours,
Anup Sheshadri

Let your Passion take the Lead

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Post Tue May 29, 2012 8:48 am
Well sir, the first KEY to you succeeding is taking all that amazing experience and making something unique. You have a sort of profile that if it's taken one way can sound like your standard run-of-the-mill Indian tech male, or if you take another angle, you can make yourself into a leader in mining with your own specific goals. That is likely the single most important thing for you. Don't be satisfied with easy answers when you approach your application. and if you want to apply to top programs with decent hopes, you will need that higher GMAT (But I guess you know that)

1. What are the best B-schools for developing Social Entrepreneurship skills?
Look at Top-ranked Non-profit programs. Yale, Stanford, Harvard are good stats, but not such easy program to get into Wink

2. How do you take my undergrad GPA of 7.5/10 (2.5/4) as?
Best is to use this site: http://www.wes.org/gradeconversionguide/

3. I cannot conceal my weaknesses. What possibly can I do to improve my strengths to make these weakness negligible? (I do have a strong urge to develop rural India through Rural Tourism)
Aha! This a long process which you need to do mostly through work on your application. Best starting points: be TRUE. be ORIGINAL.


4. What can possibly make an application a success in Stanford/Wharton/Harvard? (Stanford has always been my dream school as is for all other MBA aspirants)

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Harvard MBA, 2005
Founder and CEO, Admissionado

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