, I'd appreciate it if you didn't make sweeping statements like "they recruit only consulting roles" even with the "imo" modifier. That one line can mislead more than giving no information at all.
We have had Indian IT candidates switching to investment banking, corporate strategy, marketing analytics, some rotational programs (including leadership rotational programs) and various other roles in the past. Now, I personally don't know a lot of Indians in product management roles in tech companies, but that doesn't mean there aren't any tech related roles to be found. Our technology association works hard to help you find the job you're looking for.
Product manager roles are indeed tough roles to get, but one of the second years [a Chinese student] just recently got full time offers from both Google and Amazon which are some of the harder ones to crack. And there might be more offers that we are yet to hear about.
Overall, Ashwin, Bay area is your best bet. But to get there, you'll need to do a lot of networking. And that is regardless of whether you're in Emory or UT. There is definitely a growing tech entrepreneurship trend in Atlanta, but I'm not sure of how that translates to job opportunities if you're an international student.
And finally, please continue in the following thread:www.pagalguy.com/forums/gmat-a...
This here is last year's thread.
Dude, its not a sweeping statement. Thats why I said, take it with a grain of salt, cuz I cant be sure. Its just what I have deduced from my understanding of b schools. I mean, thats been my experience. I have spoken to a couple of other folks who applied to emory this year, and they had product management roles as their goals in their essays. They had even a higher GMAT than me, and yet they were rejected as well.
Frankly speaking, I dont believe when the adcoms say "We look at your application in its entirety". I dont think so. The most important aspects of your app are the GMAT score and employability. Employability depends on your past and how logical your future goals are. Now Emory being a predominantly consulting school (because they are located in such a place), it wouldnt be surprising if they wanted students to go more into consulting, because that way they can keep their average salary figures up, employment figures up and therefore improve their brand value. You have to look at it as a business, not as a school.
Of course you can always switch majors once you get to Emory, and my goal i snot to deter people from applying to the school, cuz its great. But, one has to keep in mind that whatever they write in their essays may not be what they end up doing at the end of 2 years of mba. So I believe in giving practical and real info to people, and not to get them over excited about applying anywhere. I say the same even in he Kelley thread, a school to which I have been admitted. So its not like I am biased :D