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Mr. Apple Network Architect

About Me:

I have been in the US for about 14 years. I came to the US for my Masters and have 10 years of work experience. I started as a Network Support Engineer with Cisco and then moved to Apple as a datacenter deployment engineer and currently working as a Network Architect at Apple. My role involves working on building next-gen network infrastructure.


Undergrad School: SASTRA University

Undergrad Major: Electronics and Communications Engineering

GPA: 3.4

GMAT: 720

Age: 35,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Master of Science in Computer Engineering (GPA 3.4)

School Name: North Carolina State University

Extracurriculars: Finished serveral marathons

Work History:

Title: Network Architect

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 6 yrs, 2 mos

Big Life Wins:

Work: Independently managed a team of engineers to bring up an entire datacenter in Europe in a span of 8 months.
Personal: Trained for a full marathon and completed.

Post MBA Goal:

Leadership positions in Tech.


Target School: Berkeley Haas

Status: Open

Considering: Kellogg, Wharton


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 25%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Mr. Apple Network Architect – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus.

    For the purposes of this assessment, I’m assuming that you are looking at the part-time EWMBA program at Berkeley-Haas. Your chances for the full-time programs at Haas are in the single digits (overall acceptance rate is typically ~12%).

    For the part-time program, adcom will focus on whether or not their program can help you to develop the skills necessary to accelerate your career. They are less focused on your extra-curriculars. While completing a marathon is a great accomplishment, few can demonstrate how that activity has helped others or allowed them to develop as a teammate or leader.

    With 10+ years of WE and a masters under your belt, you are solidly outside …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. Apple Network Architect, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions and Haas alum. As a Network Architect, I am sure you have seen some interesting things at Apple. What jumps out to me first, is your years of experience – 14 years is quite a bit above the mid 80% range of 3-8 years at most business schools. I am wondering if you would consider a part time or executive program – especially since you mentioned that your goals are to grow within leadership in tech. If you are interested in a residential program, you could also consider the MsX program at Stanford, the MIT Fellows 1 year program that is geared to those with >10 years of experience or either the NYU or Cornell …

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