Profile evaluation request for MiM

School selection
  • Posted by killa on 04/05/13 6:07pm

    Hey guys, please review my profile and let me know which of the colleges do i have a chance in doing my MiM.

    B.tech in Mechanical Engineering, kerala univ.

    CGPA 6.6/10

    12th 67%

    10th 74%

    Owner of a startup event management firm since 2011 in kerala

    Worked for the International Film Festival of India, Goa in 2012. And the international Film Festival of Kerala in 2010,2011.

    Cleared A1 DELE in Spanish

    Worked for one year in an NGO in Delhi teaching English to orphans.

    Currently the English project head of the NGO leading almost 200 volunteers.

    District level table tennis player, winner of various debates and personality contests at college fest.

    Ran a commando obstacle race called Xwarrior and came in the top 5%.

    And finally, im expecting a GMAT score of 650-700.

    My preferences are in this order:

    Mim at IE

    Mim at EADA

    Mim at EDHEC

    Msc at ESSEC

    Mib at Grenoble

    Msc at Warwick

    Msc at imperial

    what are my chances of getting into them. and if not these, which other colleges do you prefer i apply to??

    thanks in advance! \m/

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 04/11/13 11:55am

      Hi there,

      thank you for your question. I am confident that you receive an invitation for the interviews at several of the mentioned schools. From IE Business School, I received direct feedback that you should apply. They follow - as they say - a "holistic" approach that allows them to acknowledge more than just your grades and see also your other activities and expriences.

      But I am also sure that most other schools would invite you. With a good GMAT - about 650 or more - your chances rise eve more.

      Bottom line: Don't think too much about your grades - you should be fine. Just try, maybe, to find a good answer about why your grades are not top. WIth good answer I mean an honest and reasonable answer.

      Best wishes
      Thomas

      By Thomas Graf

      • Posted by killa on 04/15/13 1:40pm

        Hi Thomas,

        Thank you for answering my question and helping me out. I took my GMAT this month and got a 650 (Q49 V31) Being an Indian and seeing lots of 700+ scores around me got me a bit paranoid. From now on I'll keep a positive approach and fill in my applications. I had another question in mind. I have got a contract based job for this year's International Film Festival and the contract ends by Dec '13. I'm sure that I'll get to interact with a lot of international film makers and delegates during the course of the work. Do you suggest that I take the job and apply for the feb intake, or apply asap? Please note that I graduated in the month of May '12.

        Regards,
        Killa

        • Posted by Thomas Graf on 04/15/13 3:00pm

          Hi Killa,

          a GMAT of 650 is great. Don't worry here (unless you want to go to Harvard).

          As for your application: You normally can apply, get the letter of acceptance, and can postpone your actual study entry to the future up to a certain period (e.g. 1 year).

          For instance, you apply now for the fall intake, get the letter of acceptance and in this letter of acceptence is the period mentioned how long this letter is valid. Then you don't enrol and wait until Winter - and then you enrol and have a guaranteed place.

          If this job is important for you - and I think it is - I would take that job. In general, I would always prefer the job over the studies provided that the job is valuable. Why? Because you can study at any time in your life, whether a MIM or MBA, whetehr fulltime or part-time...But the job may be a special opportunity.

          If I was you I would

          • either apply now, just to be save, and take the letter of acceptance; then work; and then apply for the spring intake next year (if the studies are still important for yout then). Check the procedures of the school, however, before.
          • or apply for the job and apply in fall for the spring intake.

          Best wishes
          Thomas

          By Thomas Graf

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 04/16/13 1:48pm

      Hi Killa,

      I also received a feedback from EADA - they also recommend you to apply as they are interested in yoru CV. So, you have two indicators now that business schools are interested in you. GREAT!

      Of course, this does not give you a guarantee - but it looks very positive.

      Best wishes
      Thomas

      • Posted by Thomas Graf on 04/16/13 2:57pm

        Ok, and finally also ESSEC is interested in you as they just communicated to me. I will send you the contact data.

    • Posted by killa on 04/16/13 8:17pm

      Hi Thomas,

      This seems like good news to me. I will get going with my application process asap and will contact them too. Thanks a lot for taking all the trouble Thomas. You're a life saver.

      Regards
      Killa

      • Posted by Thomas Graf on 04/16/13 9:29pm

        Hi Killa,

        tell the schools about my website if you like :)

        All the best
        Thomas

    • Posted by killa on 04/17/13 9:16am

      why wouldn't I?? :)