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Work Experience Query and Profile evaluation

by vkokal » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:06 am
Hello Stacy/Lisa

First I would like to thank you for the wonderful insights that you have been provising through this brilliant forum (I prefer to call it the bible of GMAT). :D

I am an Computer Engineer from India and would like to take up my MBA in the United States for Fall 2010. I will quickly run you through my profile.

Education

I have done my Computer Enginnering from Mumbai University (One of the most reputed one after IIT in India). I have secured a first class (67%) in the final year. I am sorry that I could not convert it into GPA since there is no grading system currently in place. Also I have been a high scoring student prior to that.

Work Experience

I have been working in Capgemini from July 2007 as an associate consultant. the project which I am currently working on has given me a lot of exposure to the reporting of the company at the top level. Also I have been invovled in 2 projects simultaneously (Time management u bet) and my work has been quite appreciated by my Mangers. Also expecting a promotion in June :wink:

Extra Cirricular

The most strong point I must say. I was the chaiperson of a IEEE student chapter in my college and under my leadership the society saw grew by leaps and bounds in the positive direction. Also headed the committee that launched the first ever technical festival of the college.

Took an initiative and took students for Industrial visits by directly contacting the companies.

Also have undertaken loads of additional responsibilities in the work place. Eg. Managing the Fundoo Friday team. (Conducts various cultural events in the work place.)

Part of the college and Capemini cricket team.

Business

Have started a small time firm in website making with couple of friends. Although in growing stages the firm has got hold of 3-4 clients already.

Assumptions (GMAT)

GMAT (date taken 3rd Aug, 2009) expecting in the range of 700-730 (prety confident of reaching there).

Now my queries

1.) After going throught the profile, what would you think of my chances in top 50 B schools in US?

2.) What work experience is counted by the B Schools? The one at time of applying (should be 1 year) or the one at the time of joining (should be 2 years)? Please help me as I am very confused at this point.

3.) Does it make sense to deffer the process by one more year? I know more the work ex better are the chances but I would seriously like to go this year.

Thankx for going throught such a large post. I just wanted to make sure that I do not iss out on any point. Hoping for a quick reply

Thank You in Antcipation.

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by Lisa Anderson » Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:13 pm
Dear vkokal,

1.) After going throught the profile, what would you think of my chances in top 50 B schools in US?
I think you have the foundation for a competitive application, assuming you score over a 720 on the GMAT. You will have an over-represented profile, so it is important to score in the mid-700's on the GMAT as well as having well-written essays and realistic career goals.

2.) What work experience is counted by the B Schools? The one at time of applying (should be 1 year) or the one at the time of joining (should be 2 years)? Please help me as I am very confused at this point.
Work experience is defined as professional, full-time experience after you complete a bachelor's degree. The number of year is usually what you will have at the time you enter the program (i.e., fall 2010).

3.) Does it make sense to deffer the process by one more year? I know more the work ex better are the chances but I would seriously like to go this year.
Perhaps--do you feel the extra year will give you professional experience that will be beneficial to you? will you have progression in that time? If not and you feel you are ready to start in 2010, then you should apply this fall to start in 2010. If you think you will have some new opportunities to add breadth/depth to your professional experience, then it might be worth waiting another year.

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by vkokal » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:59 pm
Lisa

Thank you for the wonderful insights that you have provided on my queries. Really appreciate the work that you are doing.

I think that I have got most of the queries in my mind solved now, It may be the time I can focus completely on GMAT.

Also let me know if you undertake personal counselling sessions. I am ready to pay for the same.

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