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Mr. Data Scientist

About Me:

An aspiring Technical/Product manager at one of the FAANGs. I worked as a data scientist at Fidelity Investments for about 3 years and at one of the FAANGs for about 2 years. I helped Fidelity on-board machine learning features for their middle office cloud applications and built cutting edge AI tech at the FAANGs.


Undergrad School: NIT Surathkal, Karnataka (Top 15 Indian tech school)

Undergrad Major: Information Technology

GPA: 7.76/10

GMAT: 740

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Masters in Computer Science (specializing in machine learning) (3.6/4)

School Name: Georgia Tech (Top 10 US tech school)

Extracurriculars: Work with NGOs to help aid orphaned children plan careers and support their education

Work History:

Title: Data Scientist

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: Data Scientist

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 10 mos

Big Life Wins:

I’ve had two promotions at Fidelity in 3 years. I helped pioneer machine learning applications for their middle office operations which resulted in saved costs of a few million. At one of the FAANGs, I worked directly on a cutting edge AI product which generates revenues of about a few 100 million dollars

Post MBA Goal:

To be a Technical/ Product manager at one of the FAANGs.


Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: Chicago Booth, INSEAD, Kellogg, Columbia


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 22%

  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi, this is Deepak Punwani from MBA Exchange. You are a very competitive applicant at all schools. Great academic record combined with your Masters and work in Machine Learning mean that every school will be interested to talk to you. What you will need to ensure is that you execute well and explain your interest in tech and ML and how that relates to your decision to pursue an MBA. What will help is the fact that you have had some international experience and that you can show leadership outside work especially in areas which require people management. A lot of technical roles do not necessarily have a lot of people management flavor, but if you can show that you work equally well with humans …

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  • Liza Weale, Gatehouse Admissions | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Oooh, I love the impact that your work has already created! Saving Fidelity millions and getting 3 promotions in 3 years – that’s stellar and is certainly where I’d want to explore. I’d also want learn more about the people aspect of introducing AI to Fidelity – how’d you get people on board? How’d you convince people to trust the output? Schools will want to see that you are as “people” smart as you are tech savvy – and usually, the stories that require people to change their behavior reveal a lot about who you are (and can be) as a leader. I’d also want to make sure that you’ve got really solid letters of rec – we want to hear …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hello Mr. Data Scientist! Krista Nannery from mbaMission here! Thanks for posting.
    You’ve got a great resume…b-school AdComs know and respect both your employers. I think that will help you in this process given your very competitive demographic. The challenge for you will be showing leadership and impact and not getting too technical on them. Describe your work in ways they can understand. Make it less about Python, R and SAS and more about analysis and the impact of your analysis.
    My main concern for you is your demographic…we just don’t know who exactly you will be competing with, but we know there will be a lot of them. While this doesn’t mean that you won’t be successful at your list of schools, I’d encourage you to …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hello, I’m Lisa Cummings from Stratus Admissions. Your impressive work history will definitely catch the eye of the admissions committees at the schools you have applied to. Clearly you have the academic chops to be successful at a top MBA program and your work history will reassure schools that you will be easy to place post MBA. When you interview you will want to be more specific on the post MBA role(s) you are seeking so you can closely tie the school’s offerings – classes, clubs, study tours etc – to you goal. When I was a Sloan Adcomm, I would have dug into your extracurriculars. Many Indian candidates say they help orphans. This is a great thing, but what was your involvement? …

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