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.
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
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.
By Thomas Graf
Posted by killa on 04/15/13 1:40pm
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.
Posted by Thomas Graf on 04/15/13 3:00pm
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
Posted by Thomas Graf on 04/16/13 1:48pm
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.
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
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.
Posted by Thomas Graf on 04/16/13 9:29pm
tell the schools about my website if you like :)
All the bestThomas
Posted by killa on 04/17/13 9:16am
why wouldn't I?? :)
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