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Profile Evaluation Request

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adir06@gmail.com Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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Posted:
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Profile Evaluation Request

Post Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:03 am
Hello,
I am planning for 2017 fall batch. I would like your valuable insights on my profile and please provide your sincere inputs.

Nationality- Indian
Gender- Male
Xth- 92.6%
XIIth - 89%
Undergrad- B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from "Amrita School of Engineering" (Ranked within top 40 best private Engineering colleges in India
CGPA- 8.44/10 which would roughly be 3.4/4 in US scale
TOEFL- Yet to take
GMAT- 680 ( Q-49, V-31, AWA-6, IR-5)

Work Exp
1. Worked for 3 years in Infosys. Was promoted from systems engineer to senior systems engineer..Was part of the core platform development team.Proficient in shell scripting and java

2.Took many certifications within Infosys during the same timeline

Volunteer Experience - Involved in 2 NGOs - MAD and CRY for 2-3 years.

Extra Curricular:
1.College football player..have participated in many tournaments.
2.Have coordinated management events in my college annual technical fest.

Resume highlights

1.Was one of the three members to be selected for internship at Ericsson for 3 months during my college
2.Attended Microsoft Robotics training program for designing LFR.
3.Have a project focusing on "Through wall motion detection" which was published in international journals.

The main university i am focusing for is University of Texas-Austin - Mccombs Business School.
Kindly let me know if i would get through with this profile.
Also, please let me know some top universities(Top 30) where i can be a prospective student.

Thanks

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Post Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:43 pm
Hey dude,
Good to hear from you.


Sooo with your GMAT and profile (Indian/IT/Male) things will be competitive to say the least! Smile

McCombs is a good option, but likely a stretch school for you as it is sought after by many many Indian applicants. Doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't try though!

However with your current GMAT score, I would suggest adding a whole bunch of schools from the 20-50 ranking.


So that's from a technical perspective, but in truth the HUMAN side of the question is just as important - who are you? what makes you unique? what do you aspire to do? The STORY behind your application is just as important as the facts themselves, and I would highly suggest you get working on THAT part of the application, as it will be determinant in your admission.

I hope this helps, and if you have any further questions do not hesitate,

Best,
Jon

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adir06@gmail.com Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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Post Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:27 am
Hey Jon,

Thanks a lot for your reply !
It really changed my perceptions.

I have now shortlisted a few universities-

University of Texas Austin McCombs School of business
Indiana U Bloomington Kelley School of business
Ohio State University Fisher School of business
Georgia Tech Scheller School of business
Penn State University Smeal School of business
Michigan State University Broad College of Business

Kindly let me know if i can be a prospective of the above universities.

Also, i want to major in Operations. Should i shortlist universities based on "Operations" program ranking or overall university ranking ?
I believe when a university is overall ranked well, its programs are automatically renowned and it attracts better job opportunities than the other.
Kindly provide your perception of the same.

Thanks a lot again !

Regards

Post Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:46 pm
Hey there!
Good to hear back from you.
I think your school list is pretty good now. You have some tough schools and some schools where you will be competitive. So that's good!

As for the "operations" major, I think it ultimately can be a good reason for you to select a school, but ultimately, as you have guessed, overall quality of the program is more important. A major in B-school will be 2-3 classes and not much more than that (unless you do a combined program) so go with the school first and the major second.

I hope this helps!

Best,
Jon

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