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
• 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.
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%
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.
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 2) UCLA 3) UC Berkeley 4) HEC Paris 5) Chicago Booth 6) Columbia Business School (I think this is too much of a stretch) 7) NUS 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