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Profile Evaluation

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VarunRaina1984 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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Profile Evaluation

Post Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:28 am
Hi

I want to figure out if my profile is good enough for applying to top 1-10 or 10-20 Ranked US Schools or no.

Some Key Snippets :

1. Graduate in Biotechnology - Good CGPA
2. Masters (MBA)in Marketing Communications - A specialized field dealing with Advertising and Media
3 Work Ex - 8 Years (9 by the time I apply) - In 3 MNC -CPG Companies as - Sales Manager, Brand
Manager and Senior Brand Manager (International Role)
4. Reason for 2nd MBA - A super specialized first MBA is now proving to be limiting in terms of moving up the corporate ladder. The knowledge and perspective required for a true managerial profile is lacking in me esp with regards to the expectations from a global role. Am finding this extremely frustrating.
5. GMAT Score : Not yet Taken : Expecting anything between 660-700 basis mocks.

Other Info :
1. Selected as member of Indians Under 35 - Young Thinkers Club by India Foundation backed by Government of India
2. Head - Admissions & Student Relations Team SIBM (MBA College) 2007-2008
3. Founding Member SIBM Quizzing Club 2006-07
4. Associated with YuvSatta - A Gandhian NGO working towards Communal Harmony
5. Personally Involved with a lot of activities around making India Open defecation free.
6. Winner of Numerous Quizzing Activities (National Level - ESPN, LIMCA, BBC etc)


Key Questions
1. Is my work Ex and first MBA (Specialized) a REALLY BIG deterrent (Even to get into 10-20 Ranked Colleges as well. ? I am not too keen on Europe based colleges Sad
2. Is it easy for people to get an H1B in US if they wish to work for a CPG company there post MBA ?
3. Is Executive MBA a good option if this doesnt work out ? PS : I cant manage a company sponsorship... Additionally I would want to work in US post my MBA.

Thanks and Regards
Varun

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Post Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:49 am
VarunRaina1984 wrote:
Hi

Key Questions
1. Is my work Ex and first MBA (Specialized) a REALLY BIG deterrent (Even to get into 10-20 Ranked Colleges as well. ? I am not too keen on Europe based colleges Sad
2. Is it easy for people to get an H1B in US if they wish to work for a CPG company there post MBA ?
3. Is Executive MBA a good option if this doesnt work out ? PS : I cant manage a company sponsorship... Additionally I would want to work in US post my MBA.

Thanks and Regards
Varun
Hey dude,
Great to hear from you!


Soooo first of all, I will mention that without a GMAT it is hard to evaluate you, but I will assume a GMAT on the upper end of your range. With a 700, 1-10 ranked schools in the US will be out of range for you. As an Indian applicant you come from a huuuge pool and where the GMAT average are 20-30 points higher than a 700, and they have plenty of candidates to choose from with a 740+ it is unlikely you will be accepted. Sorry for the bad news! But better to know now.


With a 700 a more realistic school list would be made in the 10-30 range. And with a 660, you may have to go even lower.

On to your key questions:
1. It's not a big deterrent necessarily, but can be a weakness. I've worked with over a dozen Indian clients who are aiming for a 2nd MBA, and they got in. So sure, it's possible. But it DOES weaken your profile somewhat and you DO need to explain WHY you want/need the 2nd MBA

2. Easy is relative. Smile But seriously, Im not a lawyer, so cannot provide you with any information about Visas. Your best bet would be to speak to an immigration lawyer, and get feedback from colleagues. From my experience I can say that most of our clients who were Indians and went to Bschool in the US were able to get visas and work there.

3. An Executive MBA or accelerated MBA can be good if you already have a job lined up. If your objective is to land a job in the US it's a bad idea, because sooo many people get placed after their summer internship in their first year in the MBA.


I hope my answers help!
Best,
JF

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