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vvm1997 posted Jan 4 '23 at 7:48 am

GMAT: Haven't yet given

Demographics: Female || 25 || Indian

Work Experience: 24 months (1 year Big 4 management consulting, 1 year at a US based e-commerce start-up, interned at a private-equity firm as a management intern at one of their investee firms as a part of MBA internship, interned at Citi during undergrad)

Management consulting - Worked on cost reduction projects (infrastructure and healthcare industry) with savings to the tune of 3.5 Cr. to 35 Cr.

E-Commerce start-up - Worked under the CEO and CTO on process improvement initiatives

MBA Internship at a Private Equity firm (deployed at one of their portfolio companies)

Professional Achievements:

Secured an Award during the consulting stint at the Big4 firm
Secured a PPO from the MBA internship firm


10th - 94.4%
12th - 93.85% (top 1% in State)
IIT (top 5 IITs) - 7/10
IIM (top 3 IIMs) - 3.2/4

Leadership Experience:

Department Head, NSS (IIT)
Department Head of a vertical in the business club (IIM)
Appointed to mentor and train incoming employees at the US-start-up I worked for
Mentor, Women in Consulting community

Extra-curricular Activities:

Music - completed level 4 with distinction (this was during school)

Karate - secured Gold/Silver/Bronze medals (this was when I was very young, I am not sure if this counts)

Questions -

  • What schools can I get if I could get a GMAT score of 720?
  • What GMAT score should I ideally target?
  • If I plan to target a second MBA 2-3 years down the line, what kind of work experience should I plan to get in the next 2-3 years?
  • What are my profile gaps?
recent by Amit  ·  Jan 16 '23 at 3:44 pm
DS263 posted May 24 '22 at 8:52 am


It'd be extremely helpful if you could advise me on my prospects for an MBA app in the 2023 intake.

GMAT: haven't given yet, but expecting 730+

Demographics: Female | 25 | Indian

Work Experience: 35 months in total

Working as Manager in Airtel (DTH line of business) in supply chain department
• Youngest manager in the department, promoted twice in 3 years
• Managing sourcing & contracting for CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) & Network category spend of $40 Mn
• Devised strategy, execution roadmap & launched operations of Eco-Hero Campaign: E-Waste Recover & Recycle for 2Mn inactive customers to drive annual savings of ₹12Cr
• Mitigated 30% cost increase of CPE due to commodity led inflation by advanced supply planning during yearly consumption peak
• Led a cross functional project to revamp CPE refurbishment cycle by 50% failure reduction in deployment & 35% cost reduction
• Spearheaded a team of 4 to centralize the software expansion & system migration process to save $200k
• Negotiated 56% cost reduction with global OEMs on server system expansion by TCO analysis
• Improved the repair yield to 100X to mitigate inventory shortage during COVID by resource capacity planning of contractual partners
• Supported incremental 4X demand during global chipset shortage by diversification of sources
• Delivered 21.3% savings by zero based costing & outlier analysis of network chain deployment for launch of new channels
• Designed cost reconciliation model for commodity-based products during global crisis for governance of yearly spend of $27 Mn
• Formulated CPE product deployment strategy based on spend analytics & risk-benefit analysis to save ₹10 Cr annually
• Re-designed & implemented supply network of multi-site installation with 46% cost reduction & 30% faster revenue generation
• Streamlined payout process for 20+ active online services by bottleneck analysis & cross functional delegation
• Formalized cross-functional process for dispute resolution of contractual repair partners for closure of disputes worth ₹4 Cr

Professional Initiatives & Achievements:

• Youngest Recipient of DTH CEO’s “Best Performance towards War on Waste” (Top 2%)
• Won DTH CEO’s “Quarterly Highlight Award” for successful launch of Eco-Hero Campaign: recovery & recycle of unused equipment from customers
• Hired, managed & trained an executive to reduce vendor grievances by 80% by streamlining vendor payout process for 30+ strategic partners
• De-risked China supplies of Samsung CAM during COVID by conceptualizing & implementing device re-use cycle


• Instrumentation & Control Engineering, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi University ( CGPA: 7.9/10)
12th- 94%
10th- 10/10 CGPA

Scholastic Achievements:

• Research Paper titled “Measuring the influence of service quality on customer retention of LinkedIn” published & presented in 2018 MTMI Conference (Bangkok)
• Recipient of Principal’s Award for Overall Excellence in academic year 2013-14
• Awarded Regional Toppers’ Student Award (2013,2015)


• Elected in business advisory group of NSIT chapter of Enactus: Global not-for profit organization to mentor a team of 10+ members on social entrepreneurship projects
Vice President | Enactus
• Co-Founded two social entrepreneurship projects which last year received INR 80 lakhs funding from Delhi government
• Secured grants amounting to INR 1.4 lacs from Mahindra Special Grants and Blue Dart Empowering Competition
Co-Convener | Aspire 2018 - National Social Entrepreneurship Conclave
• Led a team of 60 members in event management and operations including logistics, public relations, and funding

It would be very helpful if you could share list of schools that I should be considering as dream / target.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

recent by Amit  ·  May 28 '22 at 8:08 pm
Arnav Sheth posted May 6 '22 at 11:08 am


It'd be super helpful if you could help me analyse my prospects for an MBA app in the 2023/24 intake (leaning towards 2024).

GMAT: haven't given yet, but reasonably expecting 720+

Deomgraphics: Male | 23 | Indian

Work Experience: 35 months in total

20 months in the strategy team at Scaler, a fast-growing ed-tech startup ($710mn) as a Senior Associate

  • First generalist hire in a team comprising only ex-MBB consultants
  • First hire to be promoted within the team, now leading a team of 3 anaysts
  • Improved overall sales by 40% through capacity-building and process-restructuring for 80+ B2C salespeople
  • Reduced target defaults by 35% through robust feedback loops, targeted training, and incentive modification
  • Built an internal product that enables our sales team to engage with leads over WhatsApp, leading to 3x the average conversion

15 months in the Singapore office of Zilingo, a fashion-tech startup ($970mn). Worked in their regional strategy office as a Business Associate.

  • Managed projects across functions and markets as part of the regional team for the software as a service unit
  • Generated 40% CMGR in clients served; 50% increase in markets served; grew team size from 3 to 100+ in 8 months
  • Part of the 8-person core team that executed Zilingo’s first acquisition, completed in December ’19 at $15.5m
  • Forecasted balance sheet impact; consolidated competitor analyses; assessed alternatives for the acquisition

Alongside Scaler and Zilingo, built a side project named koi that had an ARR of $25k. Exited to a multi-million dollar valued meal-kit startup in a cash + equity deal in early 2022.


B.A, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai (3.65/4)
12th- 82.4%
10th- 94.6%

Scholastic Achievements

  • Freddie Mehta Scholarship (~80% of annual tuition) for the highest score in Economics (Rank 1/180)
  • Cleared 3 papers (CT1, CT5 and CT7) of actuarial science from the IFoA (London)
  • Discussed art as a gentrifying force and rent’s link to cultural capital at the Sociology Seminar (awarded ‘A’ Grade)
  • Analysed the evolution of Competition Law and its quantification, published in the Arthnithi (ISSN: 2277 1344)
  • Modelled auction formats and their application to the public sector, presented at the Annual Economics Seminar


  • Vice-chairperson, Econundrum: Led a workforce of 200 students across 12 departments, for the annual festival of the Economics Department
  • Sub-head, Malhar: Led speaker curation and management; hosted esteemed personalities such as Piyush Goyal and Shabana Azmi
  • Organized 100+ midnight cycling rides in Mumbai, hosting 4000+ customers over a 4-year period
  • Managed headlining artists such as Diplo (of Major Lazer) and Marshmello on their India tour of 2018

It would be fantastic if you could share list of schools that I should be considering as dream / target. Since there aren't too many pure startup folks I know who have applied in the past, I'm not sure what my frame of reference is.

Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks!

recent by Amit  ·  May 7 '22 at 8:37 pm

Could you evaluate my profile for the Fall 2023 intake ?

Nationality: Indian
Gender: Female
Age: 23
GMAT: 730 (V41,Q49)

Undergraduate details: I have completed Btech. in Computer Science and Engineering in 2019 from a top 20 institute in India
GPA of 9.27/10 I was ranked 3rd in a class of 100

Extra curriculars at college:
1) Led the dramatics club at my college , performed award winning street-plays during this time
2) Organized a nation-wide event as a part of my college fest
3) I was involved in sports in college
4) I was also a part of the social justice club at college which basically focused on reducing inequalities among our community

Work Experience: 27 months at Fidelity Investments . I had one promotion till now. I work with United States counterparts. I was the only one responsible for an entire segment of my project from India. I am also involved in many cost cutting projects at this company.

Extracurriculars apart from work:
1) Apart from Work , I have started a small business from scratch for one of the poor family in India.
2) I also volunteered at an organization where we coached underprivileged youth for job interviews
3) I was also selected as one of the top 100 Youth Delegates at a global youth organization. As a Youth Delegate , I also helped organize and was a speaker at the 3 day Youth SDG summit during the United Nations Global goals week.
4) I am currently a Youth Delegate mentor at this organization mentoring 2-3 delegates of the current cohort of delegates.
5) I am also in the process of starting my own non-profit youth organization .We currently have 5 members on board.

My post MBA goals:
Short term goal : To gain enough knowledge and work as a product / project manager at A Tech Company
Long term goal : Start my own sustainable business focusing on social impact / Consulting startups focusing on social impact

I am looking at schools which accept a slightly lower work experience.
Schools which I was looking at :
1) Michigan Ross
3) UC Berkeley
4) HEC Paris
5) Chicago Booth
6) Columbia Business School (I think this is too much of a stretch)
7) NUS
smile Northwestern kellog (I think this is too much of a stretch too)

Can you please evaluate my profile ?
Also I am not sure If I stand a chance at the schools I mentioned. I am not able to gauge my candidacy with respect to these schools. It would be very helpful if you could mention good schools in which I might

recent by Amit  ·  May 5 '22 at 9:43 pm

Hi Sir,
Request you to kindly evaluate my profile and suggest prospective schools I should be aiming for Fall 2022 intake.

GMAT: 730(Q51, V37)
Male |23 | Indian

Work Experience
2yr.-Maintenance Engineer in Amway Mfg. plant
->Led a team of 5 technicians, directly responsible for maintenance, troubleshooting, continuous improvement activities and CAPEX related projects related to entire cosmetics block of manufacturing plant

B.Tech Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi (6.7/10)
12th- 93.8%
10th- 10/10

Scholastic Achievements

  • Best Bachelor Thesis Project in the area of Power Apparatus & Systems in Electrical Engineering
  • Global Engineering Leadership Scholarship for Summer Research Program at NTHU, Taiwan
  • KVPY fellow
  • NTSE Scholar


  • Volunteer, Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi: Sanitation Improvement Project (2 months):- Spent 20 days in village surveying households to identify needy ones for sanitation facility construction

  • Executive-Entrepreneurship & Development Cell (eDC), IIT Delhi

Running(Half-marathon runner), Dancing, Table Tennis

recent by Amit  ·  Aug 18 '21 at 3:40 pm

Hi Sir,
Request you to please evaluate my profile. Also, please suggest if I should target applications in R1 or R2.

Pankaj Agrawal [M28]

IIT Kharagpur (2010-15), B. Arch: 8.2/10 CGPA

  • Foreign Internship (6 months): CPG Corporation, Singapore
  • Inter IIT Badminton Captain: Led the team to win several medals in National intercollegiate tournaments.

12th: 81.8%
10th: 89.8%

6 years+ in a single company, across different functions, roles & countries, with 4 promotions. [OYO]

  • Ops Manager: Joined a 1.5-year-old startup then, built processes for Operations, front-ending to problem solve customers and merchants experience. (1 Yr)
  • Demand Manager: Built B2B Sales process, and generated highest sales in the country (among 1000+ people). Top sales performer of the country. (1 Yr)
  • KAM Head: Started 'Key Account Management' function for B2b sales, generating $30M revenue annually. Building team from scratch, I headed a 30 member team to manage India's top 100 Corporate accounts. (2 Yrs)
  • Program Manager (Location: Shanghai, China- largest market): Built and managed different revenue streams under CEO China. (1 Yr)
  • Program Manager: Under President- International, implementing products across key international geographies including US, UK, China, ME, LATAM & SEA. (1 Yr)


  • Volunteering in teaching underprivileged 6-12 yrs age (1 Yr).
  • National level Badminton & State level Chess player

MBA goals: Career accelerator & leadership

Target Schools: M7

GMAT Score: I have been preparing (self) for almost a year now. First attempt (15 Jul'20): 660 (Q50 V29). Targeting 730+ (By Sep-mid).


  1. What chance do I stand for M7 if I apply in R2 this year? Would I miss a chance if I do not apply in R1? (I wish I could apply in R1. But, improving my Verbal score will require a month's effort at least, and managing application process for R1 deadlines will be a rush.)

  2. I understand I belong to an over-represented group (Indian IT Male Engineer), does my 'B.Arch' degree help me stand-out?

  3. Anything I should do to add brownie points to my profile for R2 applications?

Thank you

recent by Amit  ·  Jul 25 '21 at 9:52 pm
Challa Rohit posted Jul 21 '21 at 4:40 am


Please evaluate my profile:
25 | Male | Indian
GMAT: 750 (Q51,V40)
Consultant - ZS Associates (4.2 years)
Founder - Pawer (6 months part-time)
Freelancer - Mobile app developer

B.Tech Mechanical Engineering from IIT BHU, Varanasi - 7.1/10
12th - 96.3%
10th - 10/10

Student parliament, IIT BHU
Placement Committee Convenor, IIT BHU
Captain, Blitzkrieg - IIT BHU
Core team - COMET and Kashi Yatra - IIT BHU

Endurance cycling

I am learning Spanish as well, hope to get some progress by R1.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you!
Rohit Challa

recent by Amit  ·  Jul 25 '21 at 9:00 pm
Shashank Ranjan posted Jul 4 '21 at 10:28 pm

Hey Please evaluate my profile.
Shashank Ranjan [M27]
10th - 85.6%
12th - 73.3%
Graduated in 2015 from IIT ISM Dhanbad with an absolute GPA of 7.15/10.
2 Summer Intern and 1 Winter Intern with Uranium Corporation of India, Escorts Construction Ltd, and L&T Heavy Earth Moving Ltd.
Co-curricular activities:

  1. Secretary of American Society of Mechanical Engineering, IIT ISM Dhanbad Chapter
  2. Co-Coordinator of Tech Fest, 2013.
  3. Captain of District Cricket Team.
  4. Represented college in inter-IIT cultural fest in Dancing with the crew, etc.
  5. Worked with Kartavya NGO (Student-run NGO) as a teacher for poor students.

Work Experience:

  1. Vedanta Resources: June 2015 - Jan 2016 [GET --> Shift Incharge, Mechanical]
  2. Legistify: Feb 2016 - Mar 2017 [Manager Strategy and Operation] (Start-up)
  3. Mar 2017 - Aug 2018 [Took a complete break for UPSC]
  4. Tata Trusts, Ministry of Women and Children Development: Aug 2018 - Aug 2019 [District Consultant to District Magistrate --> State Consultant to PMU, Haryana]
  5. Blackbuck: Aug 2019 - Jul 2020 [Manager Supply Operations, North India]
  6. Whitehat Jr: Jul 2020 - Oct 2020 [Senior Manager Supply Operation, International Business] (Start-up)
  7. Udayy: Oct 2020 - Feb 2021 [Head of Supply and Business Development] (Start-up)
  8. Quality Council of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry: March 2021 - Present [National Project Manager, Transformation of Supply chain in FCI]

Whitehat Jr and Udayy were quick to change due to COVID-19 situations.

Soft Skills:

  1. Microsoft Office [ Excel = PPT > Word]
  2. SQL
  3. Tableau


  1. Playing cricket, football, table tennis, and badminton
  2. Dancing
  3. Geography
  4. Traveling
  5. Cooking

I am thinking of applying in Round 1 and yet to give the GMAT exam. What would be an ideal/average score that you would suggest for the top 10-15 colleges in the US?

recent by Amit  ·  Jul 9 '21 at 11:08 am


Request you to help me evaluate whether a new job would be beneficial to my MBA journey.

Dual Degree from Top 5 IITs, GPA: 7.92/10
I have a three-year gap in my profile due to the UPSC exam.
Post this, I joined the top 3 valued startups in India as Assistant Manager - Category Operations in the International division for 2 years.
I currently work in a B2B startup as a program manager for the last 6 months.

Goals: 1 year MBA for 2023 admit preferably in a school focusing on tech.
Long-term goal: technology/product-based venture on my own.

I have currently received an offer from an early-stage startup with just seed funding to be part of their core team.

But I am scared that this might look on my resume like I jumped between jobs without direction since my job description of my new job is very similar to my current job.

How should I be considering this job along with my MBA journey?

recent by Amit  ·  Jun 11 '21 at 1:48 pm

Hello Sir,

Hope you are in good health. Wanted to get your opinion on how strong/not strong my profile is as a potential MBA student targeting the US schools mainly.

Name: Shambhavi Mehrotra
Age: 25
Nationality: Indian

Target schools: Among top 20-25 in the US.

Required specialization: Marketing/Communications management

Undergrad education: BA (honors) Economics from Hindu college, Delhi University; graduated with 68% (first division)

School: Humanities with 96.5%, stream topper at school level; 100/100 in psychology.

Total work experience: 4 years; Industry: Digital media/new internet/news
-The Economic Times Wealth (online): 2018-current as a senior digital content producer
-POPxo: 2017-2018 as a community associate

Test scores
GMAT: 700, (Q45, V41 and 6 in AWA)

-Marketing Psychology: How to become a master of influence” course online from Udemy (2020)
-Digital Marketing course from the Electronics Service & Training Centre, under the GoI’s MSME Ministry (2016)

Volunteer work
-Assisted in content, campaign creations for a non-profit collective aimed at working for social causes in India
-Assisted in creating a platform for verifying leads for covid-19 patients Pan-India, verified leads and resources for the same
-Assisted in delivery of food as an essential service for homegrown catering service

Extra curriculars
-Western and Indian classical dance
-Synthesizer/Indian and Western classical music

-English, Hindi and (basic/beginner level) French

recent by Amit  ·  May 13 '21 at 8:10 am
Hitman_007 posted May 11 '21 at 11:16 am

Hope you are doing well!
I would request you to please evaluate my profile based on the details below. Please let me know in case I have missed some basic details.

28 years old | Male | Indian

Target Schools
FT Top 10 (Need advice on the schools I can target)

Bachelors (B.Tech – Civil Engineering) | 7.72/10 CGPA | Jadavpur University
Masters (MS in Economics) | 76% | Indian Statistical Institute

Professional Experience (Full Time)
Deloitte (Risk Consultant 1.5 years)
UBS (Quant Risk 2.5 years)
Goldman Sachs (Risk Strats 2 months (present job))

Stint with Entrepreneurship
Failed ed-tech startup with user base of 30k+ at its peak.

Social Experience
Greenpeace ( 1 year )
Mentors without Borders ( 1.5 years, ongoing )

FRM, Global Association of Risk Professional, USA

Test Scores
GMAT - Not Given
GRE - 325 ( 170 Quant )
TOEFL - 111

Extra Curriculars
Violin (Indian Classical), Martial Arts

Long Term Goals
Work in Hedge Funds

recent by Amit  ·  May 13 '21 at 5:21 am

Should I take this job offer keeping 2022 MBA applications in mind?

Requesting you to please help me out plan a better MBA application. Any advice can be really helpful.

Profile : Indian, Banking/Finance, targeting M7, GPA - 7.4(absolute scale),

I'm currently working as an Assistant Manager - Analytics in a Fortune 15 firm since 3 years in India. Prior to that 9 months in an Indian unicorn as MT. Graduated from IIT (not the old 5) with a gold medal in a life-sciences engineering branch.

1 year MBAs for 2022 admit.
Currently have a job offer in hand that is giving me a Product experience lead role in a B2B firm (valuation 300cr, 15 year old) and will be working directly under CXOs. I am very interested in a career in Product management right now or post MBA in Management Consulting(couldn't get into it after undergrad and MBA will open doors for it).

Long term goal is to lead digital transformation in firms with product and data-mindset. Open own venture with the next big idea (had 2-3 ideas in the past, made B-plans, but chickened out of execution due to financial risk)

Question - Does this new interesting role at a startup-ish org look better on resume than an Assistant Manager at Fortune 15 (high chance of not getting promoted to manager by the time of applications)?

The role looks very interesting to me (product strategy, stakeholder management, combines my data background to product experiences and interest) so I really want a quick 1 to 1.5 year stint here before applying for MBAs. But will it make me look as a job hopper? Will the unknown startup brand soil the Fortune 15 brand on the resume for an the adcom member?

Thank you

recent by Amit  ·  Jan 18 '21 at 2:56 pm

Request you to please evaluate my profile based on details below. Do let let me know if any specific details are missing which can help with this evaluation.
I appreciate any help, and would like to thank you in advance!

Indian IT Male 27 years old
Schools: M7 T10 (Need advice on the schools I should target)
Profile: Software tech entrepreneur
Interested in: Full time 2Y MBA, joint MSCS-MBA programs
Short term goals - roles at the intersection of business strategy, product and technology management in tech startups
Long term goals - start my own B2B software technology company, possibly something to do with enterprise digital transformation using AI

B.Tech. Computer Science from one of the old IITs
CGPA 7.55/10
GMAT - 770/800 Q50, V45, IR8

Total 64 months (Dec 2020). All in India.

  1. 32 months as software engineer at F500 financial services company (campus placement). Fast promotion (1 of 3 in ~200 at same position with same experience), awards for Innovation and Excellence

  2. 3 months as remote software engineer at US based Machine Learning enterprise search startup

  3. 15 months as CTO(not founder) at a social e-commerce tech startup in Delhi This was probably the turning point in my career. Took a CTO role at an early stage startup as the only software engineer with an 80% pay cut and significant equity. Made a small, but noticeable dent in the influencer marketing driven e-commerce space, grew tech team to 5 (post the angel funding round), the startup raised close to $1 million funds over 2 rounds from reputed angels and VC. Quit due to differences in opinion with founders over significantly lesser spending on growing the tech team and improving the product and technology (than was agreed pre-funding). Personally lost 75% equity which was unvested at the time, as well as there was the opportunity cost of taking just bare minimum salary for over a year. Took a big financial hit while quitting - didn't have much cash left even though I had close to 4 years of experience in the "lucrative" software engineering job function - since I had also sponsored the engineering education of a younger first cousin (contributed $20k - almost 15 months of savings from the F500 job), but I didn't believe in building a tech company without necessary investment in the technology and hence quit. I am still very close to my direct reports though, since hiring them and working with them was an integral part of my first leadership experience, and try to perform the role of a career coach and mentor in whatever ways I can - networking, skills development, interview practice etc. Helped 2 of them land very well paid tech jobs at prestigious Indian startups during a tough Covid market when this one went bust a year after I had quit.

  4. Current role - 14 months as VP Engineering at B2B Enterprise software startup
    Software specifically targeted for Pharmaceutical enterprises. Leading software engineering function at the startup, grew tech team to 8 people, delivered software for F500 (1) as well as top Indian (5) pharma clients. Startup raised over $1 million from a reputed VC.

Post College

  • Member of Cricket team at first job, participated in various club/corporate matches
  • Participated in a few scattered volunteer activities, nothing consistent


  • Lead a top campus cultural club
  • Editor at college technology magazine
  • Taught underprivileged kids math and science for 1 year
  • 4th(out of ~5000) at a national IT competition organized by Deloitte
recent by Amit  ·  Dec 17 '20 at 1:54 pm

Hope you are doing well!
I would request you to please evaluate my profile based on the details below. Please let me know in case I have missed some basic details.

27 years old | Male | Indian
Target Schools: FT Top 25 (Need advice on the schools I can target)

10th – 93.1%
12th – 92.3%
Graduation (B.Tech – Petroleum Engineering) | 8.03/10 CGPA | IIT (ISM) Dhanbad | Held leadership positions in different societies and organized fests (Music, Departmental, etc.)

GMAT - 740/800 (V-40, Q-50, IR-7, AWA-5.5)

4.5 years (as of May-end 2021) in India’s largest PSU and Oil and Gas Major as a Field-based Production Engineer (Operations Role)
-Led a team of 4 to optimize the supply of natural gas to consumers through a pipeline distribution network
-Successfully took care of different crises in work (risking lives)
-Awarded for new initiatives, speedy implementation, and HSE practices

.-Music, Art (Trained, participated and organized events since school till present)
-Volunteering (Volunteered in NGOs to teach children, organized food/health camps, etc., fundraising, etc.)

Join an e-commerce firm in operations Role

recent by Amit  ·  Oct 1 '20 at 8:38 am

I need your suggestion about my profile and the target GMAT score for some of my target schools for an MBA.

Target schools - M7, UCB, UCLA, Ross, Tuck, LBS, ISB

My profile:
10th - 93.1%
12th - 92.4%
Btech - NIT Durgapur 2012-2016, Mechanical Engineering, 9.15/10

Work Experience -

  1. Tata Motors - Senior manager: Aug'16 - Aug'17 - Prodution Planning and Control
  2. ZS Associates - Decision ANalytics Associate (Will be promoted to Associate Consultant in December): Apr'18 - Currently working here
  3. Entrepreneurship - Currently co-founding a platform based company. Company name and domain will be registered this week

Extra-Curricular - Certifications in Quiz, singing, dancing, olympiads,sports etc. during school
NGO experience - Worked in an NGO in Imphal from Aug'17-Feb'18 and was awarded the best Volunteer for the month of Oct'17

Post-MBA Goals -

  1. Short Term - Continuing my startup and scaling it up, joining a consulting firm
  2. Long term - Starting my consulting firm and integrating it with the startup I am currently working on

Please do suggest the target GMAT score for the target schools and my chances of getting an interview calls from these schools. Thanks in advance!


Hello All!

I would request you to kindly evaluate my profile and suggest ideal GMAT score to get an M7 admit.

Male, 27, Indian

10th- 96.8%, 2010 (English+Best 4)
12th- 97%, 2012 (English+Best 3)

B.E. in Chemical Engineering - 82.8% with First Class Honours from a top-tier Government Engineering College(Jadavpur University), 2016

Extra-Curriculars- Member of Executive Committee of Photographic Club in College for three years(2013-2016). Convenor of a national level photography contest and exhibition and organizer of an international photography contest and exhibition. Also mentored juniors in photography during the tenure. Associate Student Secretary in Departmental Reunion Committee, 2016. Photographs exhibited in several national and international exhibitions throughout the world and several renowned online photo-magazines. Also, a short-story writer in Bengali, having been published in several little magazines.

Work Ex: 4 years (Sep 2016 to present)
Lubricant Sales Territory Manager for 4 districts for a major Oil & Gas Public Sector Undertaking of Govt of India.
Joined in 2016 as Sales Officer. Was posted in a tier-2 city with a different and unknown native language and very different cultures. Led a team of six distributors and their respective teams spread over four districts including rural, urban and hilly terrain.Secondary Customer base included around 350 fuel stations, 800 independent resellers, several OEM service stations and Fleet operators, along with a huge base of auto mechanics in these four districts as the tertiary and most important part of the chain. Activities included achieving target of sales volumes, product projections and arrangements, product marketing, managing inventory , mentoring sales force, sales campaigns, BTL and customer engagement activities. Organized and presided over team trainings, seminars and other customer engagement activity like mechanic cricket tournaments, which was unique in the industry. Was awarded with 2 outstanding ratings out of the total 3 ratings received so far. Recently promoted as Assistant Manager.

During the lockdown for Covid-19, along with the team of distributors, actively helped mechanics with rations and source of livelihood.

Other Mentions:
School Topper in both 10th and 12th
Got an AIR 26 in GATE 2016
Did a online certification course on "Public Speaking" from Rochester Institute of Technology

recent by Amit  ·  Aug 10 '20 at 9:02 am
shadabmanzer posted Jul 13 '20 at 9:23 am

Hope you are doing well and staying safe!

I would request you to please evaluate my profile based on details below. Please let me know in case I have missed some basic details.

24 years old | Male | Indian
Target Schools: Top colleges of Canada, Not Sure of USA anymore due to uncertainty

10th - 9.2 CGPA
12th - 90%
Graduation (BE - Chemical Engineering) | 6.4/10 CGPA | National Institute of Technology Karnataka | GMAT: Will be giving by September.

4 years (as of June-end 2020)

Have had significant career growth in the past four years, started career through a startup, now working as a program manager in one of top reputed companies of India.

Work as product/program manager at USA/Canada and move on to leadership roles

Few questions:
1) What should be my target gmat score?
2) Should i still consider colleges of USA, given the current situation ongoing related to student visa and the tough immigration laws?
3) Any Schools you recommend for me to consider

Indian_founder posted Jul 12 '20 at 3:45 pm

Hope you are doing well and staying safe!

I would request you to please evaluate my profile based on details below. Please let me know in case I have missed some basic details.

31 years old | Male | Indian
Target Schools: M7 (dream school - Stanford GSB) school + Yale & Berkeley-Haas

10th - 85%
12th - 81.4%
Graduation (BE - Mechanical Engineering) | 7.2/10 CGPA | Top 10 private institutions in India | I won 6 b-plan competitions across India in college, was a Club President
GMAT - 740/800 (V-38, Q-51, AWA-5)

3.5 years (as of June-end 2020)

Failed Education Entrepreneur (2+ years )
I became an education entrepreneur in 2017. During this time, we had highly recognised programs with over 140k paying customers, 40k+ in the final year. We raised USD 275k+ from Indian & US VCs/angels. Won multiple accolades in India, USA. Speaker at TEDx and global platforms. Enterprise failed due to financial and profitability struggles.

Senior & Early Team Member @ Entrepreneurship Non-profit (1+ years)
Post shutting my startup in 2019, I joined a non-profit focused on enabling entrepreneurship in Senior Mgmt & one of the early employees (founders are known, respected globally). I lead org's efforts in seeding entrepreneurial ecosystems across two states in close partnership with Govts and others, and co-authored entrepreneurship strategy for one state. I also lead smaller projects around mentorship, etc. I also led a multi-million dollar fundraise from an international philanthropy org.

Other pro bono work:
I mentor/advise startup entrepreneurs during weekends, many programs by Indian & multilateral orgs for youth, micro-entrepreneurs.

My long term goal is to go be an entrepreneur again but in the short run I believe roles in and around startups (leadership roles in mature startups, impact/early stage VC, etc.) would be most ideal.

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