Profile Evaluation Request:- GMAT 710 (M50, V35) MS (GPA 4)

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Below is short profile description of myself. Please comment on my profile and chances of making into the business schools of my choice. Thanks in advance!!

- Male, 25, Indian, applying for full time MBA starting Fall 2015. Hoping to pursue a MBA in Technology/ Project/ Innovation/ Leadership/ Strategy Management. Am still researching on the various programs and Business Schools. I want to pursue MBA in a field which will keep me close to Technology and Telecomm, allowing me to use my technical skills from my MS and work experience aptly. Initial list of schools are HBS, Wharton, Stanford, Haas, Booth, Sloan, Kellogg and some European schools. Please feel free to suggest schools and programs suitable for me. Am open to applying throughout the world. Appreciate all the help.

Education
- GMAT score: 710(92%) (M50(89%), V35(75%)); AWA- 5(60%); IR- 7(82%)

- Masters in Telecommunications from University of Maryland- College Park, USA; graduated in May 2012
*GPA 4.0/4.0 (Took 5 Technical courses, 1 scholarly paper and 4 Management courses from RH Smith Business School)
*Awarded an Academic Scholarship for Academic Excellence in the Masters Program
*Excelled in the simulation games in 2 management courses to lead the companies to prime position
*Exhausted my 12 month OPT so wont get an OPT after completion of MBA

- Bachelors of Engineering in Electronics & Telecommunications from TCET, University of Mumbai, India; graduated in May 2010
*GPA 3.7/4.0


Work Experience
- 2 years experience (till present) in Telecommunications field as a Systems Test Engineer in Qualcomm, a leading telecom company
*Part of the IMS test team working on the latest wireless technologies: VoLTE, VT, RCS, Presence
*Involved in requirements, design, software and test discussions to support all carriers and OEMs
*Solely conducted training sessions on new features for close to 150 colleagues from various teams.
*Hoping to receive LORs from my Director and Principal Manager
- Internship at Reliance Globalcomm for 3 months as a Network Service Support Engineer
- Part time Website Developer and Office Asst. in Univeristy of Maryland for around 2 years during my MS degree


Extra-Curriculars
- Treasurer & Technical Head, IEEE TCET Student Chapter
*Part of the core committee of the IEEE Student Branch having 750 IEEE members.
*Hosted and organized Technical Festival with plethora of Technical seminars/events involving about 40 colleges and a total of 10,000 students.Organized an Industrial Visit to United Breweries Group, Goa, India and Pepsi Co., Goa, India for educational enlightenment of 130 students.

- Joint Cultural Secretary, TCET Students' Council
*Represented around 3000 College students and acted as a link between the students and the College senior management. Primary focus of managing funds and organizing annual festivals.Coordinated and controlled College technical/nontechnical student bodies.

- Involved in various extra-curricular activities throughout school and college. Recipient of Most Active Student award on various occasions.


Voluntary service
- Founding Vice-President, Bharat Vikas Parishad- Malad West Yuva Branch
*One of the founders of the Youth wing of a non political NGO. Activities primarily focused on upliftment of society, educating students and public in general, helping the needy, raising awareness, etc.
*Served as the Vice-President of the Youth wing for 3 years before moving to US and taking an advisory role.
*Involved with the parent branch for more than 10 years

- In-house Project Leader, NSS TCET Student branch
*Managed the social service activities conducted by NSS like Blood Donation drives, Traffic policing, public awareness, etc.

- Volunteer, DESI (Indian Student Organization at UMCP)
*Part of committee which organized and managed various DESI events in UMCP like 5 day INDIA week, visits by famous personalities, temple visits, festival celebrations, etc
*Hosted 2 days of the 5 day India week festival and helped in management on the remaining days

- Volunteer & Member, Telecom Students & Alumni Network at UMCP
*Volunteered for various TSAN events and also a part of the alumni network

Have tried to capture all necessary information above. Please suggest which programs and business schools are best suited for me. Do I stand reasonable chances in securing admission to a Top 10 business school? Any feedback is highly appreciated!

Thanks a lot!
-Ankush
"A person has only one life and he has to make the most of it"

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by ivyctor2010 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:11 am
Hi,

Your academic records can give you a good boost and you have a decent GMAT score to top it up. However, there would be 2 major areas that you may have to prepare to answer for

1. Why do you want to do an MBA after a Masters degree that you already have? Have your goals changed? Do you not see yourself working in the current role/industry/function few years down the line? Why a change?

2. You have only 2 years of experience. Top B Schools look for people who have handled leadership roles in their professional and non-professional space. Would you match up to applicants who have had an experience of 4-6 years which is desirable in order to have positions of authority? Would you be able to put up a dynamic profile that the Adcom would choose not to ignore? Your essays will have to depict that though low on experience, you have shown tremendous potential in solving business problems and have taken initiatives that can be compared with others with greater experience.

If the above concerns are taken care of, you can have a shot at the top B Schools.Specifically from choosing B Schools point of view, if your interests lie in the IT Management/ General Management area you should also look at Schools like Mc Combs, Kelley, Ross etc
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by GeneralEducation » Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:35 am
Hi Ankush,

You have solid academics and GMAT. Overall good profile for top 20 B-schools but the list of shortlisted schools looks ambitious, you can add some moderate to safe schools to the list to increse your chances. You need to focus heavily on your essays as you need to justify why you need MBA at this point as you already done masters from US. You can also consider applying to technology focused schools like Tepper, USC Marshall, IE and for general management apply to schools like Ivey, IESE and Darden. You can try your Chances for Top B-schools by checking this tool visit https://goo.gl/RTq3pr Hope this helps...

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agadodia wrote:Hi,

Below is short profile description of myself. Please comment on my profile and chances of making into the business schools of my choice. Thanks in advance!!

- Male, 25, Indian, applying for full time MBA starting Fall 2015. Hoping to pursue a MBA in Technology/ Project/ Innovation/ Leadership/ Strategy Management. Am still researching on the various programs and Business Schools. I want to pursue MBA in a field which will keep me close to Technology and Telecomm, allowing me to use my technical skills from my MS and work experience aptly. Initial list of schools are HBS, Wharton, Stanford, Haas, Booth, Sloan, Kellogg and some European schools. Please feel free to suggest schools and programs suitable for me. Am open to applying throughout the world. Appreciate all the help.

Education
- GMAT score: 710(92%) (M50(89%), V35(75%)); AWA- 5(60%); IR- 7(82%)

- Masters in Telecommunications from University of Maryland- College Park, USA; graduated in May 2012
*GPA 4.0/4.0 (Took 5 Technical courses, 1 scholarly paper and 4 Management courses from RH Smith Business School)
*Awarded an Academic Scholarship for Academic Excellence in the Masters Program
*Excelled in the simulation games in 2 management courses to lead the companies to prime position
*Exhausted my 12 month OPT so wont get an OPT after completion of MBA

- Bachelors of Engineering in Electronics & Telecommunications from TCET, University of Mumbai, India; graduated in May 2010
*GPA 3.7/4.0


Work Experience
- 2 years experience (till present) in Telecommunications field as a Systems Test Engineer in Qualcomm, a leading telecom company
*Part of the IMS test team working on the latest wireless technologies: VoLTE, VT, RCS, Presence
*Involved in requirements, design, software and test discussions to support all carriers and OEMs
*Solely conducted training sessions on new features for close to 150 colleagues from various teams.
*Hoping to receive LORs from my Director and Principal Manager
- Internship at Reliance Globalcomm for 3 months as a Network Service Support Engineer
- Part time Website Developer and Office Asst. in Univeristy of Maryland for around 2 years during my MS degree


Extra-Curriculars
- Treasurer & Technical Head, IEEE TCET Student Chapter
*Part of the core committee of the IEEE Student Branch having 750 IEEE members.
*Hosted and organized Technical Festival with plethora of Technical seminars/events involving about 40 colleges and a total of 10,000 students.Organized an Industrial Visit to United Breweries Group, Goa, India and Pepsi Co., Goa, India for educational enlightenment of 130 students.

- Joint Cultural Secretary, TCET Students' Council
*Represented around 3000 College students and acted as a link between the students and the College senior management. Primary focus of managing funds and organizing annual festivals.Coordinated and controlled College technical/nontechnical student bodies.

- Involved in various extra-curricular activities throughout school and college. Recipient of Most Active Student award on various occasions.


Voluntary service
- Founding Vice-President, Bharat Vikas Parishad- Malad West Yuva Branch
*One of the founders of the Youth wing of a non political NGO. Activities primarily focused on upliftment of society, educating students and public in general, helping the needy, raising awareness, etc.
*Served as the Vice-President of the Youth wing for 3 years before moving to US and taking an advisory role.
*Involved with the parent branch for more than 10 years

- In-house Project Leader, NSS TCET Student branch
*Managed the social service activities conducted by NSS like Blood Donation drives, Traffic policing, public awareness, etc.

- Volunteer, DESI (Indian Student Organization at UMCP)
*Part of committee which organized and managed various DESI events in UMCP like 5 day INDIA week, visits by famous personalities, temple visits, festival celebrations, etc
*Hosted 2 days of the 5 day India week festival and helped in management on the remaining days

- Volunteer & Member, Telecom Students & Alumni Network at UMCP
*Volunteered for various TSAN events and also a part of the alumni network

Have tried to capture all necessary information above. Please suggest which programs and business schools are best suited for me. Do I stand reasonable chances in securing admission to a Top 10 business school? Any feedback is highly appreciated!

Thanks a lot!
-Ankush

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by agadodia » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:42 pm
Thanks a lot ivyctor and ammanish for the prompt response. Will definitely keep these points in mind and hopefully address them satisfactorily in the essays.

Will reach out to you guys more after I have researched more and moved ahead in the application process!

Thanks again!
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by GeneralEducation » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:20 am
Hey Ankush,

Thank you. Wish you all the best!Let me know if you need any help...

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Manish
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agadodia wrote:Thanks a lot ivyctor and ammanish for the prompt response. Will definitely keep these points in mind and hopefully address them satisfactorily in the essays.

Will reach out to you guys more after I have researched more and moved ahead in the application process!

Thanks again!