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Mr. 1st Generation

About Me:

I’m a first-generation graduate who is interested in providing equitable education. I’m currently the director of a leading NGO that focuses on providing an equitable education to children. I’m managing a team of 5 managers, who each manage a team of 10 associates. I’m also a Teach 2030 ambassador and the global youth ambassador for Theirworld.


Undergrad School: Anna University

Undergrad Major: Electronics Engineering

GPA: 3.7

GMAT: 740

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: MS Management

School Name: Trinity College Dublin

Extracurriculars: Timebanks USA – Co-Ordinator (Started 2nd Timebank in the country), WEF – Global Shaper Community – Founding Curator (1st in the City), Toastmasters – President (started 1st club in the City)

Work History:

Title: Director

Industry: Nonprofit / B-Corp

Company: Major NGO/NPO

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Title: Consultant

Industry: Marketing

Company: Multiple clients

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

*Managed a P&L of $6.4 million (Ireland). *Managed a team of 10 (Ireland). * Top 5% in the graduating class of 120. * Worked full time during undergrad in the night shift to save money to study abroad. *Mentored 40 socially marginalized FLI engineering students from the 2nd year of my undergrad degree. *School Topper in 10th and 12th grade.

Post MBA Goal:

*My post-mba goal is to join a top Impact investing fund. *My long-term goal (5 to 10 years after MBA) is to set up venture capital firm that focuses on social impact investing for marginalized groups.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Wharton, Chicago Booth, MIT Sloan, Kellogg


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. 1st Generation, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. So I would definitely say your profile looks different than most of the Indian engineers that I have worked with – and I think that is a huge plus for you. What strikes me is the global nature of your involvement and the size of the team you are leading at your NGO. I like that you have what looks like both for-profit and not for profit experience. All of these will make for a unique story which is a must to stand out at GSB. Where I’d encourage you to go a bit deeper is your goals. Why do you see impacting investment and venture capital as the right way to further social causes? What …

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