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Candidate:

Mr. Brazilian Tech

About Me:

I began my career down a traditional path (IB intern + BA/ SBA in mgmt consulting) but made a career change to tech startups – Since then I have worked for two tech unicorns in Brazil in positions involving hard skills (coding, tech projects etc.) – I currently manage a team of 8 data scientists/engineers

Details:

Undergrad School: Fundacao Getulio Vargas

Undergrad Major: Business

GPA: Top 10%

GMAT: 730

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino

Other Degree/Certification: Summer Intensive in Computer Science

School Name: Stanford University

Extracurriculars: Founder of LGBTQ student group (college), Member of the Junior Entreprise (college), Scientific Research on Quantitative Finance (college)

Work History:

Title: Ops & Intelligence Manager

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 4 mos

Title: Data Scientist

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

I participated in the sell side of the largest VC transaction in LatAm to date – Despite being a Business major, I managed to become an exceptional (self-taught) programmer; as a manager, I still do some work as an individual contributor and provide code reviews to my team (engineers from the best schools in the country)

Post MBA Goal:

Long-term goal: become a successful tech entrepreneur in Brazil – Short-term goal: work for an early-stage tech startup in a Marketing/ Product role.

Schools:

Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Wharton, MIT Sloan, Harvard

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 8%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission! What a versatile skillset you’ve demonstrated – success in consulting, programming, and managerial experience. I think that your professional trajectory will be very attractive to business schools. Your academics are also solid, in line with Stanford’s average. It looks like you had some great extracurricular experience in college, having founded an LGBTQ student group – how do you spend time outside of work these days? The strongest candidates I’ve worked with have post-collegiate leadership involvement in the community (in any capacity – community service, cultural organizations, alumni organizations, sports).

    Stanford is extremely competitive, but with a compelling application in which you fully communicate your achievements (professional+personal), passion behind your career goals, personal story, and fit, it’s …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Hi Mr. Brazilian Tech, I’m Lisa Cummings of Stratus Admissions. While my 5% odds assessment may seem low, it is in line with GSB’s acceptance rate. I would have rated you slightly higher for the other schools you are considering as they all hover at or below about 10% acceptance rates. Your GMAT score and GPA are roughly in line for GSB but where I think you will be able to differentiate yourself is in your work experience. Your combo of having been an entrepreneur, coder and data scientist could showcase a broad skillset- you will want to make connection among those positions so your career looks like it had some direction and was not just a random collection of jobs. Additionally, …

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