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Mr. 2nd Time Charm

About Me:

Finance and Governance focused Data Scientist working for a fashion e-commerce in Singapore. I lead a team that delivers actionable insights for driving the business towards profitability. I love learning new skills and equally adore taking regular learn-up sessions for co-workers. I am an avid public speaking enthusiast and cyclist. **Additional Comment: Retaking GMAT in the next 30 days to push for 730+


Undergrad School: NTU, Singapore

Undergrad Major: Computer Science

GPA: 3.04

GMAT: 700

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Debating Society, Event Organizer, Cultural Director

Work History:

Title: Senior Data Scientist/Manager

Industry: Other

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 6 yrs

Big Life Wins:

1) Designed and constructed a Global Insights Platform for 5 ventures (19 countries) for the umbrella company. Brought down the latency for the Board from 7 days to 3 hours. 2) Started the company’s first Data Governance initiative that encompasses multiple teams and monitors data permeability/risk.

Post MBA Goal:

Short Term: Transition into Strategic Consulting in Asia with a focus on startups Long term (~6 years from MBA): Set up a DaaS firm for small-mid sized firms


Target School: Columbia

Status: Rejected

Considering: Kellogg, Berkeley Haas


  • mbaMission |

    I see that your profile assessment is now closed but wanted to quickly wish you good luck on your GMAT retake! I think that’s the right call to retake to try to improve that side of your profile. I think your work experience sounds interesting and strong, but a high GMAT is your best bet to mitigate your lower GPA.

    2 years ago

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling |

    Hi Mr. 2nd Time Charm! I like your optimism! This is Donna Bauman with Stratus Admissions and I am glad to review your profile. Good luck in taking the GMAT soon—I think MBA programs will admire you for attempting the online GMAT. An improved score could certainly help tip the balance in your favor in future admissions. But also you can improve your chances in sharing more of what drives you in your applications. I am intrigued that you have fashion industry experience and yet are very data driven. Try to connect the dots in your life to stand out more and show the schools how your past background will help you in your future goals. For example, in transitioning to consulting in Asia, is …

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