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Mr. Aspiring Tech Entrepreneur

About Me:

Recent college grad applying to Deferred MBA programs. Key internships (16 month total) were at NASA and SpaceX/Tesla. Starting at MBB soon and hope to learn business skills needed to pivot to entrepreneurship during my MBA. 690 GMAT is unofficial after 1 month of studying w/o touching V yet, aiming for 740+ to compensate for low GPA.


Undergrad School: Top 5 Engineering Program / Top 30 University

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.4

GMAT: 690

Age: 22,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Men's Lacrosse, Sustainability Club Cofounder, Fraternity Scholarship Chair

Work History:

Title: Battery Engineering Intern

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 8 mos

Title: Spacecraft Mechanical Design Intern

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 8 mos

Big Life Wins:

I was overlooked as an athlete because of limited size, but I worked hard and put the team first. I transitioned to a new position in college and my senior year I led my team to a National Semifinal, made the National All Tournament Team, and was awarded Team MVP. As an intern, I designed and led a project that recovered $500k+ within 1 month.

Post MBA Goal:

Career pivot into entrepreneurship, most likely focused in Tech. Interested in 3D printing, AR/VR, and sustainable energy. Long term goals of switching to impact investing or doing non-profit/B corp work.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, MIT Sloan


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 17%

  • The MBA Exchange Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi! This is JP, Senior Consultant at The MBA Exchange. Your window to apply to deferred programs is closing very soon, so you will need a very focused process and strategy in order to have a chance at being admitted. The current global health issues mean some deadlines are shifting, but there’s still much for you to do in order to be competitive. That said, you have a lot of good qualities that will help you get started. My advice is: get some solid help to ensure you maximize your odds and to apply while you still can! Feel free to contact me at to discuss further.

    2 years ago
  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. Aspiring Tech Entrepreneur,
    This is Debbie Choy, GSB alum and Senior Consultant at mbaMission. Firstly, congratulations on securing a coveted position at MBB! Apart from this, I like that you were a student leader in college, and have had internships at prestigious institutions like NASA and SpaceX/Tesla. The Deferred programs are looking for STEM applicants like you who can bring a unique perspective to the classroom. Be sure to share any insights you have learned from these experiences in your essays. Further, try to weave these experiences into your career path. How might you combine your engineering background and MBB experiences to reach your goal of tech entrepreneurship? AdCom is looking for an achievable path that connects the dots. As for whether you focus …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. You mention you’d like to apply for a deferred admission MBA but that you’ve already graduated from college? Those programs are for current seniors in college or students in another graduate school, so it doesn’t look like you’re a candidate for deferred admission. That said, when you do apply in several years, it looks like you’ll be a strong candidate if you can get that GMAT up into the mid-700s. The GPA isn’t a huge red flag. You have great work experience so far and having a job at MBB will of course help your candidacy when you do apply. I suggest in the next couple of years that you find an extracurricular/nonprofit that you’re passionate about, ideally …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 5%

  • 5% | 2 years ago

    No way an Asian or Indian is getting into Stanford with a 690 GMAT. Sorry.

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