Mr. Berkeley Boy

About Me:

Hi! I’m a Junior at UC Berkeley pursuing a B.S. in EECS and a minor in Data Science. I love exploring innovative ways to apply CS as a tool for prediction and efficiency, with a particular focus on AI/ML, Algorithms, and Big Data. In my free time, I enjoy playing spikeball, fiddling through songs on the piano, and learning new board games! Additional Candidate Comments: What areas should I highlight and focus on in my application? I understand my GPA could be a con (although at Berkeley it is extremely competitive given the average graduating GPA for this major is a 3.3), but is there a way I could explain or perhaps make up for this flaw?


Undergrad School: University of California, Berkeley

Undergrad Major: Electrical Engineering/Computer Science

GPA: 3.67

GRE: 329

Age: 20,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: BS

School Name: University of California, Berkeley

Extracurriculars: Berkeley RISE Lab Student Researcher (2+ years), IEEE Student Mentor | Professional Development Committee (1 year), Big Data at Berkeley Consultant (1 year)

Work History:

Title: Engineering Summer Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 2 mos

Title: Electrical Engineering Intern

Industry: Engineering

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

Significant contributions to research in a variety of fields starting from high school and continuing through college.

Post MBA Goal:

With an MBA, I hope to open new doors to tech management with both my technical background and being able to communicate effectively with engineers, as well as my leadership qualities which I hope to continue to develop while getting my MBA.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: MIT Sloan, Wharton, Stanford GSB


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 5%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission! Thank you for sharing your profile with us. Here’s an overview of what deferred/2+2 MBA programs’ admissions committees seek: excellent academics, outstanding extracurricular leadership, substantive internships, and recommendations that attest to strong potential. Your academics, particularly your GRE, are pretty solid (and schools understand the grade variances among majors and universities). Great to see that you’ve had two Fortune 500 internships as well.

    However, while it sounds like you have research and mentorship experience, what I’m not sure about based on the information you have provided here is: your campus leadership. What initiatives have you spearheaded at Berkeley, and how have you led other students towards a collective goal? If you feel you are light …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Mr. Berkeley Boy – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan here from Stratus. I’m impressed that you are thinking ahead and presume that you are considering applying for deferred enrollment programs a year from now.

    I’m not so concerned about your stats. Your GPA and GRE are at or above the averages for HBS and the major(s) you are pursuing are quant-heavy which will indicate to adcom that you have the analytical aptitude and appetite that they are looking for in students.

    The two other areas that HBS (specifically) is looking for are a habit of leadership and engaged community citizens. Although this profile doesn’t allow me to see everything about you, based on the outside activities that you mentioned, I’m not seeing either of the aforementioned …

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