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profile evaluation ISB 2018

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harsha9633 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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profile evaluation ISB 2018

Post Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:17 pm
Hi,
I will be applying for the b schools in 2018 , i am currently working as marine engineer in maritime/ midstream energy industry. i have been involved with various types of ships ranging from the very normal bulk carriers to the specialised gas carriers and oil tankers.
I will be very happy for the profile evaluation.
Nationality: Indian
Education: BS, BITS- Pilani (CGPA 7.2/10)
12th 89% 10th 80%
Work Experience:
I have been involved in the midstream energy industry / maritime industry for 6 yrs and in that span of my career i had served on different kind of vessels ranging from bulk carriers to the gas and oil tankers.
My career carried me across 29 different nations round the globe and had worked with 10 different nationalities.
Achievements:
i was involved in successful takeover of 30 m USD chemical tanker on which i was incharge of the power plant of 2 MW, fuel purification plant, compressed air plant , and the nitrogen inerting plant.
made careful assesment of the contingency measures to be taken in every fuel bunkering involved and on one occassion saved 100 m USD for the ship and the company involved in averting the danger of pollution by oil.
Made strict compliance and liaised with the international authorities and port state controls and various international classification societies.
Made rapid start of the main propulsion plant in the High Risk Piracy Area of Gulf of Aden saving the grace of the lives onboard and the cargo involved worth 20 m USD
I was promoted thrice in 4 yrs an industrial benchmarking.
Fixed the cargo oil pumping plant in very short span of time in canada which could have lead to ship being off hired costing around 5 m USD , hence saved .
Extra Curriculars:
Had presented three papers in inter college competitions.
Had taken part in various quizzes and debates at school level.
Involved with NGos as voulunteer especially with Greenpeace.
Finally, GMAT score is 710 (Q- 50, V-37) .
My primary target B School is ISB, apart from that other options are the b schools in the US.
Will be very happy for the profile evaluation.
Many thanks in advance.

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Post Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:26 pm
There is a lot of good stuff here! From my experience with previous clients in your industry, I know that you will have built a lot of team leadership, which you didn’t mention here but which will be a great asset for you. Also the international exposure of the maritime industry, working with multinational teams both on-board ships and in global harbors, will give you a lot of great stories to tell.

What I’d like to see: a clearer sense of your goals and why you are applying for the MBA at this point in your life. For US schools, we need to see why an international MBA experience is so crucial for you, both personally and in terms of your post-MBA aspirations. Without a sense of your post-MBA goals, it’s hard for me to point you towards any specific schools or programs.

The other thing I’d like to see is a higher GMAT, which would open up more options for you in terms of MBA programs. In my experience, people with your profile tend to need a powerful GMAT boost to enhance their credibility, along with well-researched, b-school-specific goals. With those components in line, you could make a strong candidate!

Don't forget that we offer a free consultation, which in your case might be particularly illuminating. You can sign up here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/contact/

Good luck,
Margaret Strother

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harsha9633 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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Post Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:09 pm
Thank you very much Margaret!!
This has been the best profile evaluation out of so many consultants. It does make me to stick with you once I start up with my MBA b school applications.
As you have mentioned I'm planning to retake the GMAT in a couple of months. What specific score you are suggesting me to aim at??
And as you have said I did have a lot of team leadership; infact every incident/case which I mentioned in the profile was a team work.
Also linking my experience with my MBA goals are a lot of points which I didn't mention.., firstly being the safety aspect of the maritime industry and energy industry; I had an experience of losing(death) of one of colleagues onboard.. that said there was a lot of commercial pressure and the safety guidelines weren't enough to prevent such an accident.. causing loss time injury (LTI) ; where LTI refers to personnel injuries, negligence of safety also entitles one to devastating accidents such as Deepwater Horizon (Gulf of Mexico) and Exxon Valdez (Alaska) incidents.
So coming to the point I want to join the Operations & Strategy wing of the Consulting companies in Maritime/Energy sector. Where with the sort of experience I have I can directly link the board rooms to the oilfields/ ships creating a win-win situation for the both parties.
Hoping that my goals aren't far fetched, awaiting a reply from you.
Thank you once again Margaret..

Regards,
Harsha TNS

GMAT/MBA Expert

Post Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:07 am
Hi Harsha,
This goal seems like a good fit for you and for your MBA studies. Long term vision would be a strong addition as well.
GMAT: 720 - 730 would be super, because it would put you slightly ahead of the median for many top schools. In my opinion, you don't need to aim beyond that because you're not in competition with the daunting "Indian Engineer" pool, but rather with a pool of people from Maritime Industry backgrounds. As I mentioned, I've worked with several such clients over the years, and based on that I know that you will have colorful stories to tell and lots of leadership. Getting that GMAT solidly above-average for your target schools will help get you on their radar, and your differentiating background will carry the day from there.

Good luck!
Margaret Strother

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