Profile evaluation request
I am an Indian applicant with 3 years of experience in the automotive (passenger cars & commercial vehicle) industry in Purchasing, field quality and aftermarket areas. I plan to apply for the MBA intake of 2017. By then I will have almost 5 years of work experience. I am expecting to score 680 on my GMAT. I also expect good recommendations from my managers and professors. Could you please take a look at my profile and evaluate my possibility of getting into my target B schools?
- Shannon Lopez expert Hi Ankita. Thanks so much for so thoroughly completing your profile and for the additional context in your question! Based on what I'm seeing, you would fit in the category of folks who qualify for admission to your target schools on your detailed profile. That said, we find that ~80% of applicants qualify for their schools, but schools only have space for 10-20% of their applicants. To make yourself stand out, you'll want to make sure your personal brand and story are strong. Looking at your profile, a few things stand out to me: - long term dedication to art, as well as accomplishments and recognition here - Leadership in the Inclusion Network and securing sponsorships for your college festival. I'd imagine there are more examples in your history as well - I suspect being a woman in the automotive industry has provided some unique challenges and opportunities to address Looks like you've got a good base to start. I've copied below some thought starters that I've used with several candidates, in case they might be helpful to you. As always, we're here to help! Thought starters: I've definitely found that some of the most interesting things about applicants are the things that are so core to them that the applicants tend to overlook them as ordinary. Some examples might be the candidate whose life was changed by Hurricane Katrina but didn't give it a thought because it was just part of *his* normal life. Or the candidate who self-funded college by working 40+ hours a week in order to gain personal freedom, but, again, she never thinks to mention this because it's just so natural and normal for her. So a couple of questions I like to ask candidates to help them along the path to find what's unique: - Is there any one thing you did or that happened to you that changed you dramatically? - If I could only know one thing about you, what should that be? - If something were to be taken away from you (a thing, a talent, an experience), what thing would be the most devastating for you to lose? Answers to these questions are unlikely to come easily, but might be an interesting place for you to start figuring out what makes you different.