@ 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.
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
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.
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.
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