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Mr. 2+2 Filipino Social Entrepreneur

About Me:

I am a senior studying Economics and Anthropology at a top Hong Kong university as an international student from the Philippines. Internship as a Human Resources Summer analyst at two Fortune 100 financial firms, and started my own social media startup for migrant workers in Hong Kong. I have a tech family business background in the Philippines.

Additional Candidate Commentary: This is a deferred MBA admissions profile. Thank you.


Undergrad School: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.7

GMAT: 700

Age: 20,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: GRI Certified Sustainability Professional

School Name: Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Extracurriculars: Co-founder of a social media startup for Filipino migrant workers in Hong Kong, Long-term Sunday volunteer for a legal advisory NGO that advises Filipino migrant workers in Hong Kong, Training and development division manager for a regional student organization that transforms students' social entrepreneurship ideas into businesses; leading under the Hong Kong regional office

Work History:

Title: HR Summer Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 3 mos

Title: HR Summer Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 3 mos

Post MBA Goal:

To come back to the Philippines, take over his family’s tech corporation, and establish its first overseas office in Hong Kong whilst partnering with the local Philippine government to initiate education projects for underprivileged communities, in the hopes of driving economic growth in his country.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Wharton, Columbia, Yale, Chicago Booth


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. 2+2 Filipino Social Entrepreneur,
    I’ve worked with many Filipino (and deferred) applicants and I think your profile stands out well! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission. I like that you have an entrepreneurial hustle, despite coming from a family business background! HBS will like that you have shown a lot of initiative with your social media startup for Filipino migrant workers, legal advisory volunteering work, and other nonprofit work. I see that you have a robust GPA, although your GMAT score is slightly below the average for the 2+2 program. Do you have time to retake the GMAT? If so, even a 10-20 point boost would help. Your future goals make sense, and I like that you are also interested in education projects for …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Mr. 2+2 Filipino Social Entrepreneur – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus.

    Despite your GMAT being below the average, I suspect HBS may really like your profile. Your initiative in creating a social enterprise to support migrant workers is commendable. The fact that you intend to work in a family business in tech and continue to give back to your community by supporting others will play well. You are definitely different than the typical 2+2 candidate going into consulting or ibanking.

    In your 20 years, you have already shown a habit of leadership and demonstrated that you are an engaged community citizen. Well done.

    Wishing you all the best as you put the finishing touches on your essay!

    10 months ago

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