ISB CONNECT: Ask current ISB students

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 Hello,
Kindly Evaluate My Profile

B.Tech (Civil-Infrastructure) : 8.34/10 (2009-13)
12th (CBSE) : 77.4%
10th (CBSE) : 87.6%
GRE : 311 (Q-162, v-149)
GMAT : 600

WORK EXPERIENCE AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
 Owner – Jambula Foodzone, Chennai since April 2018 to February 2019
 Worked on everything from picking up 20 kg parcel to logo design for the company and importing of machinery. Bootstrapped with less than 30,000 INR. The business is
regarding FMCG of different spices, seasonings, etc. which are not available in market.
 Used the network and approach directly the owners of sweet and savory and daily need shops in the city.
 The startup did not scale much owing to need for space to conduct day to day operations and requirement of GST for the same. Though proprietorship is not shut down
officially, it is inactive for the past few months

Working in Beroe Consulting India since February 2014
Lead Analyst - Spend Pool Specialization at Beroe Inc, Chennai since Jul-2017;
 Associate Team Lead: Taking up team managerial activities including allocating projects to the team, handling multiple internal and external stakeholders at the same time and meeting the deadlines with 100% timeliness
 Pilot Projects & Managerial Initiatives: Successfully worked on pilot projects to bring tier-1 mining companies on board to Beroe Inc and mentored my junior colleagues including those from Indian Institute of Technology and National Institute of Technology in India
 Strategic Sourcing and Enabling Savings: Interacting with clients and carrying out primary & secondary research and analysis of market scenarios by providing insights into competitive intelligence, supply demand scenario, supply chain risk assessment, price analysis, best cost country sourcing, Porters 5 forces, SWOT analysis, etc., for various categories such as grinding media, mining equipment, refractory, automation material handling equipment, etc. I have worked on projects with clients’ procurement spend ranging from US$ 100-400 mn and enabled savings of 8-10%
 Team management: Adding value to internal and external stakeholders and assisting Team Lead for wide spectrum of topics ranging from team handling to client partnering along with focus on projects for customers from natural resources and FMCG sectors

Senior Research Analyst (Procurement) at Beroe Inc, Chennai since Apr-2016 to Jun-2017
 Category Mapping : Formulating solution design on an array of such topics, thus facilitating major metals, mining, and cement manufacturing clients including some of the major Fortune 500 companies to optimize their global supply chain and procurement operations

Research Analyst (Procurement) at Beroe Inc, Chennai since Feb-2014 to Mar-2016;
 Forecasting Dashboards & Business Development Activities: Developed market reports for mining & metal companies. Apart from generating reports, monthly periodicals and interacting directly with clients, I have carried out business development activities for the company by bringing other suppliers across categories onboard

Direct Seller for Nutritional and FMCG products since August 2017 to June 2018 – Entrepreneur with a motive to add value to customers by dealing in RCM’s FMCG, home care, health care, beauty care products

Private Investor in Indian stock markets since June 2011
 Value Investor with inclination for multi-bagger stock picks. Some of the multi-baggers include Escorts group, Graphite India, Kajaria Ceramics, Finolex Cables, Ajanta Soya,etc

ACADEMIC, PROFESSIONAL & OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
 Completed 35 PDUs of PMP in May 2017 and I am expecting to give the exam H2 2018
 Best Employee - Senior Level for the year 2017-2018 in April 2018
 Best Employee (Runner-up) Cluster Level at Beroe Inc. in Q3, 2015
 Participated and won prizes in Inter-college Technical fests:
o Won 2nd prize in ‘Landscaping’ and was a finalist in 7 other events at ‘Civilisation - National Civil Engineering Fest’, Anna University, 2012
o Finalists in Bizbiona business idea competition at SRM University, 2011
o Won 2rd prize in ‘Dalal Bull’ at Aaruush - Tech Fest’, SRM University, 2010
Organized and coordinated in events at Technical Fests :
o Head coordinator of ‘Black Friday ‘at ‘Aaruush - SRM Tech Fest’, SRM University, 2011
o Co-coordinator of ‘Treasure Hunt’ at ‘Xplociv - Civil Engineering Fest’, 2011

Stock Market Certification - NCMP (National Certified Market Professional) Level 1 by NCFM (NSE’s Certification in Financial Markets) 

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Can someone throw more light on placements for finance, specifically Corporate Finance roles at ISB. This will help me in narrowing down the options. General sense I get by browsing over internet is that, finance opportunities are limited at ISB. I prefer hearing directly from the students instead. Thanks.

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admitlane
@admitlane  ·  172 karma

@MBA_CA_Girl Current students might be able to shed more light but finance placements are mostly driven by banks such as Citi (their leadership programs or GM profiles), leadership roles at Conglomerates (that allow you to get a Corp. Fin roles eventually within them) such as ABG, Mahindra etc. But as I said before, talk to a current student. Approach one over LinkedIn to get views.


www.AdmitLane.com

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Hi All,

Need some advice for choosing B-school.

Acads: 87.80 (X), 84 (Xll), 82.07 (Graduation from one of the older IITs)

Working as an analyst in a Big Insurance Firm. Total Exp : 3 years

How good is the profile for ISB? What score will be sufficient to get a call from ISB?

I have a call for MDI (PGP-IM) this year. Should I try for ISB next year or go for MDI this year.

(Haven't taken the GMAT yet)

TIA

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Hey Guys, PrepMinds is back with another interesting update. We have something on lines of the popular "Chai pe Charcha". PrepMinds is bringing you an opportunity to chat with an ISB alumnus over brunch and get your queries resolved. This session will help you understand admission hacks, to know more about ISB and post MBA life.

We urge you to participate in this and utilize the opportunity to the fullest. Since we can accommodate only a few registrations, we request you to fill the below google form and RSVP. More details are in the poster.

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Date of event : April 21, 2019 @ 11.30 AM Venue: PrepMinds Center, AS Rao Nagar, Hyderabad

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PrepMinds is offering a range of services, especially for ISB aspirants. What could be better than hearing from the horses' mouth? Get connected with ISB Alumni and kickstart your admission process for ISB. We have a few exciting offers as well. Hurry up!!  

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  PrepMinds is not the usual coaching centre when one thinks of classroom sessions. Our speciality is ensuring commitment and quality towards comprehensive and dedicated teaching. We value the student’s trust in us! Our institute caters to candidates who are extremely serious about scoring high on GMAT, IELTS and TOEFL. Our batches are limited in size to enable every student to get maximum attention.A genuine and earnest test prep option in Hyderabad
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No updates of  interviews for people who submitted scores later, kindly ping if anybody got recently?

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Devgan_Swati
@Devgan_Swati  ·  6 karma

Hi Same here! 

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Can help you in interview preparation through mock interviews and general guidance from top B-School alumni! Send me a PM if you need help!

IIM Bangalore 
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how much is GRE cutoff for ISB FPM? for an average acads GEM what factor should be strong to convert ISB FPM call?

 

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Hello, I am a banker with 6 yrs of work experience , worked in retail liabilities(sales &operations) and retail assets(core operations) , have had handled a team while I was working in retail assets for 2 yrs, but presently working on a solo profile in liabilities. Promotion has not been on my side by far due to multiple need based transfers. I would like to know if this no promotion thing is going to have an adverse impact on my application. I carry a total of 8 yrs of exp , including 2 yrs in education industry prior to banking.

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Hey !

I urgently need an ISB student's help to review my ISB YLP stage 1 essay. Kindly help.


Regards

Mayank Arora

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