Profile Evaluation, please!


Hi,
I am Paridhi, I am based out of India. Please evaluate my profile for following schools that I am aiming for. Also, suggest some safe schools.
Gender : Female
GMAT score - 700(Q49 V36)
Work Experience -
- I have 4+ years of total experience. I will have 5+ years of experience when I will join the B school.
- I have 3+ years of experience in Hewlett Packard Enterprise. I worked as a software developer. Managing team, providing technical solution, developing applications were my key role.
- I have 1+ year of exeperience in Tech Mahindra. I work as a Senior Software developer. Managing team, developing application, customer relationship management and user experience are my responsibilities.
Extra Curriculars -
- Back in school, I was the president of a Social club, which helped Old Age Home organisation with basic requirements
- I taught in a school for underprivileged students for 4 years during my education.
- I have also been core member of dramatics society in my college and have won various prizes in that.
Schools I am aiming for (for MBA course) -
1. London Business School
2. University of Cambridge(Judge)
3. National University of Singapore
4. HEC, Paris
5. MIT Sloan

Can you suggest me some schools which can be a safe target and can also support me with scholarship.

Hi,
I am Paridhi, I am based out of India. Please evaluate my profile for following schools that I am aiming for. Also, suggest some safe schools.
Gender : Female
GMAT score - 700(Q49 V36)
Work Experience -
- I have 4+ years of total experience. I will have 5+ years of experience when I will join the B school.
- I have 3+ years of experience in Hewlett Packard Enterprise. I worked as a software developer. Managing team, providing technical solution, developing applications were my key role.
- I have 1+ year of exeperience in Tech Mahindra. I work as a Senior Software developer. Managing team, developing application, customer relationship management and user experience are my responsibilities.
Extra Curriculars -
- Back in school, I was the president of a Social club, which helped Old Age Home organisation with basic requirements
- I taught in a school for underprivileged students for 4 years during my education.
- I have also been core member of dramatics society in my college and have won various prizes in that.
Schools I am aiming for (for MBA course) -
1. London Business School
2. University of Cambridge(Judge)
3. National University of Singapore
4. HEC, Paris
5. MIT Sloan

Can you suggest me some schools which can be a safe target and can also support me with scholarship.
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Ayon

Without knowing your career goals it's tough to suggest safety schools. Looking at your list, you have Top schools across countries. This is a pretty wide net.
Safety schools based on rankings could be the next tier of schools for the countries you listedManchester, Warwick, Cass for UK. SMU for Singapore.Boston University for Boston,MAESSEC, EDHEC for France

Without knowing your career goals it's tough to suggest safety schools.&nbsp;<div>Looking at your list, you have Top schools across countries. This is a pretty wide net.</div><div><br></div><div>Safety schools based on rankings could be the next tier of schools for the countries you listed</div><div>Manchester, Warwick, Cass for UK.&nbsp;</div><div>SMU for Singapore.</div><div>Boston University for Boston,MA</div><div>ESSEC, EDHEC for France</div>
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Duncan

This candidate's profile is very common. They are not a safe admit at most of those schools. 

This candidate's profile is very common. They are not a safe admit at most of those schools.&nbsp;
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Duncan

Indeed, unless there is something else notable about them I don't think they would get to interview at most of their target schools. 

Indeed, unless there is something else notable about them I don't think they would get to interview at most of their target schools.&nbsp;
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ravi24

Indeed, unless there is something else notable about them I don't think they would get to interview at most of their target schools. 

Duncan, out of curiosity, if they are able to raise their GMAT to the 740 range, would that change things for them? At their 5 target schools, that is.

[quote]Indeed, unless there is something else notable about them I don't think they would get to interview at most of their target schools.&nbsp; [/quote]<div><br></div><div>Duncan, out of curiosity, if they are able to raise their GMAT to the 740 range, would that change things for them? At their 5 target schools, that is.</div>
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Duncan

I don't think so. Maybe at NUS? I don't think any of these schools are so short of people with good GMAT scores that they would bring in candidates who may not have much to add. There are only so many Indian IT people with functional management expertise that you can fit into a cohort. 

I don't think so. Maybe at NUS? I don't think any of these schools are so short of people with good GMAT scores that they would bring in candidates who may not have much to add. There are only so many Indian IT people with functional management expertise that you can fit into a cohort.&nbsp;
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Thank you so much for your valuable input 1f60a

Thank you so much for your valuable input&nbsp;:blush:
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tgfjp

The average GMAT score of Indian candidates admitted at HEC Paris is 720 but some students might have unbalanced scores unlike you. You can send your resume to the HEC admissions team and they will provide feedback but it might be a little generic.
My two cents: Even if your work experience is very common, it would help if you can show career progression over time in the form of promotions, additional responsibilities, etc. But it may not be sufficient to make a difference on its own.

The average GMAT score of Indian candidates admitted at HEC Paris is 720 but some students might have unbalanced scores unlike you. You can send your resume to the HEC admissions team and they will provide feedback but it might be a little generic.<div><br></div><div>My two cents: Even if your work experience is very common, it would help if you can show career progression over time in the form of promotions, additional responsibilities, etc. But it may not be sufficient to make a difference on its own.</div>
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Duncan

GMAT is a key criterion, but a higher GMAT doesn't overcome the absence of other criteria. 

GMAT is a key criterion, but a higher GMAT doesn't overcome the absence of other criteria.&nbsp;
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aslamo

As per the point above, it’s difficult to give specific advice without knowing your career goals. However, I would challenge why you need an MBA as a software developer at this stage of your career. You might be better off doing something like a shorter Product Management course where you can gain knowledge about business topics like marketing as well and in the meantime broaden your functional practical experience. 

In my capacity as a functional tech director and coach/career counsellor to people in tech roles, I always recommend people to work on their soft skills first. There is a stereotype that tech people have relatively poor social skills at work and whilst that is a bit unfair, it is undeniable that there is a lack of soft skills in that population.
The tech sector and business are changing rapidly and the skills that are in short supply are things like influencing, leadership, creativity, emotional intelligence etc plus ‘business intimacy.’
An MBA isn’t going to give you all of that that compared to learning/ practicing these skills at work. All other things being equal, I’d personally prefer to recruit someone with some experience of management and evidence of soft skills over an MBA in their mid 20s.

[Edited by aslamo on Jun 20, 2020]

As per the point above, it’s difficult to give specific advice without knowing your career goals. However, I would challenge why you need an MBA as a software developer at this stage of your career. You might be better off doing something like a shorter Product Management course where you can gain knowledge about business topics like marketing as well and in the meantime broaden your functional practical experience.&nbsp;<br><br>In my capacity as a functional tech director and coach/career counsellor to people in tech roles,&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: -webkit-letterpress;">I always recommend people to work on their soft skills first.</span>&nbsp;There is a stereotype that tech people have relatively poor social skills at work and whilst that is a bit unfair, it is undeniable that there is a lack of soft skills in that population.<div style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.301961); caret-color: rgb(69, 69, 69); color: rgb(69, 69, 69); font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 17px; text-decoration: -webkit-letterpress;"><span style="caret-color: rgb(102, 102, 102); color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none;"><br></span></div><div style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.301961); caret-color: rgb(69, 69, 69); color: rgb(69, 69, 69); font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 17px; text-decoration: -webkit-letterpress;"><span style="caret-color: rgb(102, 102, 102); color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none;">The tech sector and business are changing rapidly and the skills that are in short supply are things like influencing, leadership, creativity, emotional intelligence etc plus ‘business intimacy.’</span></div><div style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.301961); caret-color: rgb(69, 69, 69); color: rgb(69, 69, 69); font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 17px; text-decoration: -webkit-letterpress;"><span style="caret-color: rgb(102, 102, 102); color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none;"><br></span></div><div style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.301961); caret-color: rgb(69, 69, 69); color: rgb(69, 69, 69); font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 17px; text-decoration: -webkit-letterpress;"><span style="caret-color: rgb(102, 102, 102); color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none;">An MBA isn’t going to give you all of that that compared to learning/ practicing these skills at work. All other things being equal, I’d personally prefer to recruit someone with some experience of management and evidence of soft skills over an MBA in their mid 20s.</span></div><div style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.301961); caret-color: rgb(69, 69, 69); color: rgb(69, 69, 69); font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 17px; text-decoration: -webkit-letterpress;"><br style="caret-color: rgb(102, 102, 102); color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none;"></div>
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