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Candidate:

Mr. Asian Tech

About Me:

I have worked in tech / venture and entrepreneurship for the past 5 years. First in venture capital as an analyst in China. Then at a venture builder where I assist the CEOs of some of the AI companies. Did lots of work around helping define company strategy at founding and operational work, and now helping prepare for small IPO next year.

Details:

Undergrad School: NYU

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.3

GMAT: 700

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars:

Work History:

Title: Associate / CEO Assistant

Industry: Technology

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 2 mos

Title: Analyst

Industry: Venture Capital

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Was on founding team and helped to create an AI healthcare company that is now preparing for a small IPO. Learned Mandarin Chinese as a non-heritage person, to a high enough level to work in a Chinese venture firm.

Post MBA Goal:

I would like to join an investment banking firm in a TMT group, and take what I have learned from investing in and helping grow startups, including an upcoming IPO, to advise clients on M&A and IPOs in the technology space.

Schools:

Target School: Columbia

Status: Open

Considering: NYU Stern

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. Asian Tech,
    This is Debbie Choy, Senior Consultant at mbaMission. As a Mandarin speaker myself, I have to applaud you for learning Mandarin enough to work at a Chinese venture firm. That’s impressive! I think your work experience is quite unique. That said, your GPA and GMAT score could be a concern for CBS. Have you looked into other standardized tests that Columbia accepts, such as the GRE or the Executive Assessment (EA)? The knowledge from studying for the GMAT is mostly transferable to the GRE and EA tests, but the formats are a bit different. I recommend looking into these as some candidates perform better at these other tests. Beyond that, I also don’t have information on your extracurriculars. If you are involved …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. Asian Tech, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. It sounds like you’ve had some really interesting experiences across VC and technology. And your work internationally, especially in Chinese when it is not your native language, would be highly valued as well. However, with the limited information we have here, it feels like there are some gaps that both Columbia and Stern would be concerned with. Both a low GPA and test score is a bit of a double whammy – normally you can offset one with the other – but schools look at this combination as evidence that you can handle the academic rigor of the program. While it sounds like you’ve had really interesting experiences, I would want to know more about …

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