Yunsung

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Yunsung
@Yunsung
Posted 13 May '11
@ Gail and Spark Thanks a lot guys for advice and input guys. I feel a lot peacefull now knowing that i still have a chance. I'll definitely try looking into my faults and see what can be strengthened in the next 2-3 years before i apply. :smiley:
@ Gail and Spark

Thanks a lot guys for advice and input guys. I feel a lot peacefull now knowing that i still have a chance. I'll definitely try looking into my faults and see what can be strengthened in the next 2-3 years before i apply.
Yunsung
@Yunsung
Posted 08 May '11
> sparkthedark Says > > @Yunsung: Based on the profile that you shared, I think it is too early for you to be applying to NUS and other good schools in the Asian circuit. Lower course fees and shorter program durations make them more competitive than the ones in the US and Europelook at the aver...
sparkthedark Says
@Yunsung: Based on the profile that you shared, I think it is too early for you to be applying to NUS and other good schools in the Asian circuit. Lower course fees and shorter program durations make them more competitive than the ones in the US and Europelook at the average score required for Indian candidates in Asia and outside, and you will realise what I mean. With relatively sub-optimal acads and extra curr. I would suggest you to work for atleast 2 years morethe industry you happen to be working in is great and relatively different from the common pool. Your international work ex., too, will add strength to your why MBA pitch by then. However, if finance is not a major issue for you and time is of the essence, I suggest target the US schools ranked 25-50: your probability of getting into one of those is the highest as of now.


Thanks Spark for your quick reply. I've also been feeling that this is too soon for me to enter the MBA circuit at the moment. But do you think with a few more years of work experience and some more extra curriculars I could stand a chance at NUS with my academic profile. I'm just worried if my low undergrad score will immediately put off the adcom from further consideration.
Regarding the industry I work in its mostly sales and marketing none of these things are manufactured here in the gulf but we are franchisees of everything we deal with ranging from Range rover, Jaguar to Ingersol Rand, Mitsubishi Engineering products but I do get international exposure. Do you really think this is unusual work profile might set me apart from the crowd a bit? I do have some Extra curricuars but most are school level I have some athletic certificates from middle school, some general knowledge certifications including one from UNESCO. College level extra curriculars are mainly a certificate in Business english from Cambridge, a diploma in 3d Animation ( call me mad but i just did it cause i was interested :P) , and a certificate from the Tamilnadu police for helping them with their election proceedings. Do you think this is enough or maybe should I go for more Maybe give a certified recognised exam in a language, I could also volunteer with an NGO (Cliched i know >.>) . I'd appreciate some more input please understand i'm new to this vicious circle of MBA application. And i promise i'll leave you guys alone after this. Sorry for hijacking your thread
Yunsung
@Yunsung
Posted 06 May '11
Hey guys. It would help me if someone could evaluvate me my profile too. Do i stand a chance applying for NUS Mba. I must add that i'm not applying immediately and i'm just starting my research on business schools to apply in the future. But nevertheless your support would help me evaluvate mys...
Hey guys.
It would help me if someone could evaluvate me my profile too. Do i stand a chance applying for NUS Mba. I must add that i'm not applying immediately and i'm just starting my research on business schools to apply in the future. But nevertheless your support would help me evaluvate myself and look into areas to develop on.
Here it is.
10th - 81%
12th - 86%
College - 6.95/10 Mechanical Engineering from SRM University, Chennai (2010 May Graduate)
Work Exp- As of now 5 months in the Sultanate of Oman as a Management trainee (Sales and Marketing) in this company called Mohsin Haider Darwish. They're one of the top 5 companies in the Sultanate of Oman dealing with a wide range of products ranging from Engineering products, Automotives to Building material, Gases and chemicals. Some of they're clients include L&T; oman, Sepco,Octal, even the royal government.
Extra Curriculars - Weak. While I enjoy doing a lot of things in my spare time like reading history and learning languages. I've never gotten around to getting certifications and participating in competitions.
I know I might be asking these questions at the wrong time at the wrong forum. But NuS is one of my dream schools and with my low undergrad cgpa and extra curriculars I really need some input from another person. Help me if you guys can
Thanks in advance
Yunsung
@Yunsung
Posted 31 Jan '11
> Hello Puys, I could really use your help at the moment. I graduated in Mechanical Engineering in May-June 2010. And right now I work in this company called Mohsin Haider Darwish in Oman. They're a large scale trading company in the GCC (Gulf Sector) and deal with a lot of products like Luxury...
Hello Puys,
I could really use your help at the moment. I graduated in Mechanical Engineering in May-June 2010. And right now I work in this company called Mohsin Haider Darwish in Oman. They're a large scale trading company in the GCC (Gulf Sector) and deal with a lot of products like Luxury automotives (Jaguar, Range Rover), commerical vehicles (Volvo, Ashok Leyland), Engineering equipment, Building materials, Tyres and batteries, Gases chemicals and medical equipments, Computers, Electronics, and some Infotech. I was offered a position of a management trainee in this company during November and I accepted immediately as I got the offer. What they offered to me was that I would be trained for 3 months and then I would be rotated through the various divisions and then finally placed in one division according to where they needed me. Initially thought that this would be really valuable exposure as this company deals with a lot of different products in their various divisions and the pay was pretty good too. But now i'm beginning to get worried.At the end of the day this was just a massive trading company.They do no manufacturing here. They import they're goods directly from europe and sell it over here. They are the only representatives for some of the brands they franchise in entire oman so they also deal with sales, marketing, installation, aftersales and parts. And most of the departments i'll be rotated through i'll have to deal with the sales aspect of the product. How good is sales experience for a student looking forward to doing his Mba. Now I wouldnt be worried if I was in the sales division of the parent company persay like say Ashok Leyland or Volvo. But these guys are just resellers. Doesnt that make them like a dealership ? and does such sales experience add to my resume ? I was initially planning to work here for a year before I could write my CFA and NCFM modules to break into the Finance market. Now i'm really worried if i'm wasting my time over here. What do i do ?? Any insight from you experienced and knowledgable guys could really really help me out here. Thanks in advance.


Really sorry for the repost/bump guys but i could really really use the help >.>. Getting mindfucked here
Yunsung
@Yunsung
Posted 25 Jan '11
> Hello Puys, I could really use your help at the moment. I graduated in Mechanical Engineering in May-June 2010. And right now I work in this company called Mohsin Haider Darwish in Oman. They're a large scale trading company in the GCC (Gulf Sector) and deal with a lot of products like Luxury...
Hello Puys,
I could really use your help at the moment. I graduated in Mechanical Engineering in May-June 2010. And right now I work in this company called Mohsin Haider Darwish in Oman. They're a large scale trading company in the GCC (Gulf Sector) and deal with a lot of products like Luxury automotives (Jaguar, Range Rover), commerical vehicles (Volvo, Ashok Leyland), Engineering equipment, Building materials, Tyres and batteries, Gases chemicals and medical equipments, Computers, Electronics, and some Infotech. I was offered a position of a management trainee in this company during November and I accepted immediately as I got the offer. What they offered to me was that I would be trained for 3 months and then I would be rotated through the various divisions and then finally placed in one division according to where they needed me. Initially thought that this would be really valuable exposure as this company deals with a lot of different products in their various divisions and the pay was pretty good too. But now i'm beginning to get worried.At the end of the day this was just a massive trading company.They do no manufacturing here. They import they're goods directly from europe and sell it over here. They are the only representatives for some of the brands they franchise in entire oman so they also deal with sales, marketing, installation, aftersales and parts. And most of the departments i'll be rotated through i'll have to deal with the sales aspect of the product. How good is sales experience for a student looking forward to doing his Mba. Now I wouldnt be worried if I was in the sales division of the parent company persay like say Ashok Leyland or Volvo. But these guys are just resellers. Doesnt that make them like a dealership ? and does such sales experience add to my resume ? I was initially planning to work here for a year before I could write my CFA and NCFM modules to break into the Finance market. Now i'm really worried if i'm wasting my time over here. What do i do ?? Any insight from you experienced and knowledgable guys could really really help me out here. Thanks in advance.


Ummm someone ?? Anyone ?? Please help >.< all this worrying is giving me an ulcer
Yunsung
@Yunsung
Posted 24 Jan '11
Hello Puys, I could really use your help at the moment. I graduated in Mechanical Engineering in May-June 2010. And right now I work in this company called Mohsin Haider Darwish in Oman. They're a large scale trading company in the GCC (Gulf Sector) and deal with a lot of products like Luxury a...
Hello Puys,
I could really use your help at the moment. I graduated in Mechanical Engineering in May-June 2010. And right now I work in this company called Mohsin Haider Darwish in Oman. They're a large scale trading company in the GCC (Gulf Sector) and deal with a lot of products like Luxury automotives (Jaguar, Range Rover), commerical vehicles (Volvo, Ashok Leyland), Engineering equipment, Building materials, Tyres and batteries, Gases chemicals and medical equipments, Computers, Electronics, and some Infotech. I was offered a position of a management trainee in this company during November and I accepted immediately as I got the offer. What they offered to me was that I would be trained for 3 months and then I would be rotated through the various divisions and then finally placed in one division according to where they needed me. Initially thought that this would be really valuable exposure as this company deals with a lot of different products in their various divisions and the pay was pretty good too. But now i'm beginning to get worried.At the end of the day this was just a massive trading company.They do no manufacturing here. They import they're goods directly from europe and sell it over here. They are the only representatives for some of the brands they franchise in entire oman so they also deal with sales, marketing, installation, aftersales and parts. And most of the departments i'll be rotated through i'll have to deal with the sales aspect of the product. How good is sales experience for a student looking forward to doing his Mba. Now I wouldnt be worried if I was in the sales division of the parent company persay like say Ashok Leyland or Volvo. But these guys are just resellers. Doesnt that make them like a dealership ? and does such sales experience add to my resume ? I was initially planning to work here for a year before I could write my CFA and NCFM modules to break into the Finance market. Now i'm really worried if i'm wasting my time over here. What do i do ?? Any insight from you experienced and knowledgable guys could really really help me out here. Thanks in advance.
Yunsung
@Yunsung
Posted 03 Oct '10
Hey Puys, I've been lurking around this forums for quite a while. First of i want to thank all those who've been helping others and guiding them in this thread. Its a great thing your all doing and it doesnt go unnoticed. Now to the matter at hand . I'm a Mechanical Engineer, I graduated thi...
Hey Puys,

I've been lurking around this forums for quite a while. First of i want to thank all those who've been helping others and guiding them in this thread. Its a great thing your all doing and it doesnt go unnoticed. Now to the matter at hand . I'm a Mechanical Engineer, I graduated this year during May. My future plans at the moment are to work for 2 to three years and then pursue a Mba in finance. I'm also planning to clear my level 1 and 2 during this period that i work. Recently i've been offered a position in this big company in the gulf . This company posesses many divisions namely construction equipment , Engineering equipment , Electronics and Automobiles (Range rover , Jaguar etc) and their quite big here. The problem is the position they've offered me is in the sales side, as a junior sales executive. Right now i'm in a quite a dilemma whether to accept the job offer or not. On one hand the incentives are good ( accomodation , and a company car) but i dont know if this work experience would be considered as valid and usefull experience later on when i apply for mba finance. I kindly request those of you who more job experience and knowledge than me to kindly guide me. I currently confused if i should either refuse the offer and apply elsewhere or accept the offer work for 2 years and then shift to the finance domain after completing my 2 levels of my cfa ( That is if i can get a job after 2 levels of cfa ). So ya kindly help me out guys.

Yours
Karthik
Yunsung
@Yunsung
Posted 07 Dec '09
Hey guys , I/m not writing my cfa lvl 1 in 2009 but i'm planning on taking it up in december 2010.....i just went to the cfa institute site ...checked up on the curriculum and the topic area weights ...but they seem really vague and spread out ...so it got me thinking ...are you guys studying f...
Hey guys ,
I/m not writing my cfa lvl 1 in 2009 but i'm planning on taking it up in december 2010.....i just went to the cfa institute site ...checked up on the curriculum and the topic area weights ...but they seem really vague and spread out ...so it got me thinking ...are you guys studying from the reading material books or the study courses like stallas and schweisers ?? Any help you guys could give me will be deeply appreciated ...i'm doing final year engineering right now ..so i really need to start early as i have no background in finance ... and are there any cfa test centres in india this time ?? cause i read something on the cfa website regarding it ??
Yunsung
@Yunsung
Posted 21 Nov '09
> I suppose you mean to say you want a career in Finance, which if true - then good focus at 21. Get a job anyway immediately after graduation, try not to leave gaps in your career. You're young, your mind is fresh and body willing, so work *and *study for your CFA Level I. Get employment, ...
I suppose you mean to say you want a career in Finance, which if true - then good focus at 21.

Get a job anyway immediately after graduation, try not to leave gaps in your career. You're young, your mind is fresh and body willing, so work and study for your CFA Level I. Get employment, hopefully in a financial services institution or an IT or other company servicing financial clients or a BPO having a large client base of financial institutions and learn the ropes where / when you can. Work there while preparing for your CFA.

If you're pretty determined to get into a financial career, then target a specific Masters in Finance in 2011, like an M.Sc in Corporate Finance / Financial Economics / Econometrics and or Decision Sciences. UK Schools like LSE, Cass (City U), Imperial College, ICMA Reading are known as very good training grounds for early career finance aspirants. Those Masters degrees along with a CFA which you will gain while working in the future (next 3-4 years) should set you up well for a finance focussed career.

Develop employable skills alongside your finance & quantitative skills and experience. Learn a language (like French, German etc..) and make yourself attractive to your future employer.... think long term !!!!

Good luck


First off thanks for the quick reply ....that was pretty damn fast . A M.Sc in finance ?? i checked the websites of those universities that you mentioned and most of them are pretty good . I have a few more questions if you don't mind.
a) whats the diff between a M.Sc in finance and a Mba in finance ?? can i do my mba after i finish the masters course ??
b) Most of the these universities offering these courses ask for some knowledge and a decent background in finance . Will me clearing cfa lvl 1 be considered for this ??
c) How hard is it to get admitted into these universities ?? As i told you my gpa from my engineering is pretty low

Thanks immensely for your help and advice
Yunsung
@Yunsung
Posted 19 Nov '09
Hey Baccardispite, First i'd like to start of by thanking you on the great work your doing on this thread . Ok my question now is this ...i'm doing B.Tech (Mechanical Engg) right now and i'll be graduating in april-may 2010 . I was kinda playfull in my first two years in college due which i cre...
Hey Baccardispite,
First i'd like to start of by thanking you on the great work your doing on this thread . Ok my question now is this ...i'm doing B.Tech (Mechanical Engg) right now and i'll be graduating in april-may 2010 . I was kinda playfull in my first two years in college due which i created some backlog . Now i've almost cleared all of them but the trouble is that my gpa is gone down . So when i'm graduating i'll most probably have a gpa of 6.87/10 . I know this is really bad . But what really worries me is that this is going to limit me from getting into some good Mba (Finance) program . I've decided that i'm gonna start preparing from next month and give my level 1 cfa in december 2010 just after i graduate.Plans after that would include working for two years and preparing for CAT-GMAT simulataneously.My questions are these

a) will be a B.tech graduate be able to manage to prepare for cfa level 1 by december 2010 and clear it and is it a wise desicion ??
b) should i take two years to work and prepare on my GMAT ?? cause as far as CAT and indian business schools are concerned i'm dreading the "why are your acads so low??" question...so i'm thinking of applying abroad too ...what i want to know is if my gpa will impair my chances of getting in there too ?? Do i have a chance in getting into any of the top ten business schools if do i gmat well ??
c) is there anything else i should be working on besides writing my cfa and gmat ?? as far as extra curriculars are concerned i really don't have much ..i plan on learning a language and i have a diploma in animation and modelling

Any and all help that you guys may give me will be deeply appreciated :)
Thanks in advance
P.s - i'm 21 years old right now and i'm really worried about the time factor too