Mr. 1st Gen Indian

About Me:

First-generation college graduate from India. Moved to the US to pursue higher education in the field of mining. Work in the mining industry with a focus on operations, sustainability. Career goal is to transition to management consulting and help organizations built sustainable enterprises. A national-level dance performer & teach in local community


Target School: Duke Fuqua

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Top 10 in India - Engineering

Undergrad Major: Mining & Earth Sciences

GPA: 4.0

GRE: 310

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: MS

School Name: Colorado School of Mines

Extracurriculars: Community Volunteer - Teach and host dance / rock climbing events

Work History:

Title: Senior digital lead - operations

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 6 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Successfully implemented a $400M agile transformation project in operations. Reduced carbon emissions from mining operations by reducing fuel consumption by 10%. Represented foreign nationals and addressed visa challenges company-wide.

Post MBA Goal:

To work for a leading management consulting firms like Mckinsey/BCG as a management consultant in the operations/implementation practice. Long term: To become a leader in the sustainability/operations consulting practice, and advise mining company CXO’s in creating sustainable enterprises.


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The Experts Rate The Odds At: 28%

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  • Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi, this is Deepak Punwani from MBA Exchange. Lots to like in your profile. You are taking a traditional industry into the digital sphere and that experience will be really valuable for a lot of firms including consulting giants – MBB. Combine this with your demonstrated interest in sustainability and you become very interesting for adcoms at top schools. Also am getting a sense that you have other diverse interests and fact that you championed the cause of others seeking a visa, makes you a real team player. Am bullish on your chances. Though you have a strong GPA, my advice would be to retake the GRE, and come as close to 80 percentile as you can. This will ensure that you do justice …

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  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. Your experience in mining is impactful, cutting-edge, and distinctive, and I think it’ll help you stand out in the competitive applicant pool. Moreover, the wins you’ve had provide you with valuable experience that the consulting firms would consider an asset. On top of that, I loved how you’re so involved in the community with your dance and rock-climbing teaching (two things I’ve been meaning to take classes in!) and your achievements in dance aside from that. Unbeatable GPA of course, but given your competitive demographic, I think it’ll be important for you to retake the GMAT (and aim for 160s in quant and verbal).

    Something to note about Fuqua is that it is HUGE in community engagement, so …

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