Program Selection/Profile evaluation


homer

Hi,

My goal is to attend a full time MBA program in the US or UK. I am planning to apply to round 2/3 admissions cycle.

My profile is as follows:

I have taken the GMAT last week and scored 620 (IR 4, Q 45, V 28).
Presently, I plan to retake the GMAT next month and am consistently scoring 670-680 in mock tests.

Indian Male
Age: 28 Years

Education:
Class 12 - 85% AISSCE in Saudi Arabia
Chemical Engineer from a premier Institute in India (UDCT).
College Grades: Not good (59%)

I would like to mention that I had a debilitating illness just as I was about to start college and thus have a couple of gap years between my high school graduation and Undergraduate studies. How would this affect my admissions/applications?

Work experience:

Project Management, and General Management
Duration: Total 4 Years till date

1.Role - Project Engineer
Tenure - 3 Years
Project Management experience at a leading Multinational Engineering, Procurement & Construction company in the oil and Gas Sector.

2.Role - Project/Sales Engineer
Tenure -1 Year (till date)
General Management experience at a private engineering services firm in Saudi Arabia.

Extra Curricular:
Actively participated in organizing, designing curriculum and teaching underprivileged kids and kids with learning disabilities of class 3-9 at a NGO in Mumbai for 2 years.

Request you to please evaluate my profile and advise me on below mentioned query:
What are possible target colleges I can apply to and which program would be the right fit for me?

Appreciate your time and effort.

Thanks in Advance!
Homer.

Hi,

My goal is to attend a full time MBA program in the US or UK. I am planning to apply to round 2/3 admissions cycle.

My profile is as follows:

I have taken the GMAT last week and scored 620 (IR 4, Q 45, V 28).
Presently, I plan to retake the GMAT next month and am consistently scoring 670-680 in mock tests.

Indian Male
Age: 28 Years

Education:
Class 12 - 85% AISSCE in Saudi Arabia
Chemical Engineer from a premier Institute in India (UDCT).
College Grades: Not good (59%)

I would like to mention that I had a debilitating illness just as I was about to start college and thus have a couple of gap years between my high school graduation and Undergraduate studies. How would this affect my admissions/applications?

Work experience:

Project Management, and General Management
Duration: Total 4 Years till date

1.Role - Project Engineer
Tenure - 3 Years
Project Management experience at a leading Multinational Engineering, Procurement & Construction company in the oil and Gas Sector.

2.Role - Project/Sales Engineer
Tenure -1 Year (till date)
General Management experience at a private engineering services firm in Saudi Arabia.

Extra Curricular:
Actively participated in organizing, designing curriculum and teaching underprivileged kids and kids with learning disabilities of class 3-9 at a NGO in Mumbai for 2 years.

Request you to please evaluate my profile and advise me on below mentioned query:
What are possible target colleges I can apply to and which program would be the right fit for me?

Appreciate your time and effort.

Thanks in Advance!
Homer.
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badux

To suggest schools we really need to know more about your goals. What do you plan on doing with your MBA - do you want to shift industry/location? If so, how?

A work experience gap is not necessarily problematic. You'll just need to be clear about what happened and how it affected your career arc. Don't try to hide anything.

To suggest schools we really need to know more about your goals. What do you plan on doing with your MBA - do you want to shift industry/location? If so, how?

A work experience gap is not necessarily problematic. You'll just need to be clear about what happened and how it affected your career arc. Don't try to hide anything.
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homer

My post MBA career goals are to switch to consulting preferably in the oil and gas Industry but not restricted to OR Product Management in Chemical Industry. Location is not a concern for me.

My post MBA career goals are to switch to consulting preferably in the oil and gas Industry but not restricted to OR Product Management in Chemical Industry. Location is not a concern for me.
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badux

Then I'd look at schools strong in oil and gas - many will be in Texas (McCombs, Mays, Rice - Jones,) but Canada has a few (Alberta, Calgary) and Scotland (Aberdeen, University of Edinburgh).

Then I'd look at schools strong in oil and gas - many will be in Texas (McCombs, Mays, Rice - Jones,) but Canada has a few (Alberta, Calgary) and Scotland (Aberdeen, University of Edinburgh).
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homer

Thank you for the response. Will look into these colleges.

Thank you for the response. Will look into these colleges.
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