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Profile and Career Goals

by becnil » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:57 pm
Hello,

I am requesting some advice on my profile as well as my career goals, as I have put in my applications:

Indian, Male, 32, Transportation Engineer, 3 yr exp in public infrastructure in India (including 3 months on a USAID project in Afghanistan), 4 yrs exp in traffic safety and public projects with the State of California. Current position - Team Lead.

Education:
BE (Civil Eng.) from Bengal Engg College, India (Ranked 2nd in a class of 79)
MS (Civil Eng.) from Wayne State University, US (GPA 4.0)

GMAT: 740 (Q-50, V-40, AWA-6.0). Extra-curriculars: Run a small personal fundraiser for supporting education of needy children in India, library volunteer in US for last 7 months, organized diversity events and started soccer club at work, active with alumni association for UG College in US.

Career Goals:
Long-term - launch an organization which would provide financial & strategic advice to governments and public sector of developing countries on infrastructure projects.
Short-term - work for an international development organization such as the World Bank or the Asian Development Bank, to acquire further skills in infrastructure finance and governance.

Schools applied & applying:
Stanford, Wharton, Chicago Booth, Duke Fuqua, Berkeley Haas, Kellogg.

Could you please review the information and give me your comments?

Thank you for your assistance,
Niladri.

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by Scottie@VeritasPrep » Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:25 pm
You have a strong profile based on the information you've shared. You will need to be very specific on how the knowledge base from your professional experience will transfer to your post-MBA career goals. Be sure to highlight the specific strengths of the business schools' programs that will complement your current skillset. Be as specific as possible when discussing your short-term goals and how you plan to change your career path. Finally, apply in rounds 1 or 2 to give yourself the best chance of getting in.
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by becnil » Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:32 pm
Thank you Scottie,

Regards,
Niladri.

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by sv02 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:58 am
good luck with Fuqua! I'm not on admissions, but if you have culture/experience questions let me know (am a FY).