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Candidate:

Mr. Design Geek

About Me:

An extremely curious product designer who has lead design and development of 2 world-class pharmaceutical products. Amassed 3 international patents and one international design award. Top 1 percentile performer and youngest technical project manager of the company. Worked with international clients, vendors, and teams from Germany and Switzerland.

Details:

Undergrad School: Mumbai University India

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.2

GRE: 330

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: PMP Project Manager

School Name: PMI

Extracurriculars: Formula Student SAE Project. Team Leader. Lead team of 30 engineers to win a national competition., Volunteer for MAD. Taught underprivileged elementary school kids.

Work History:

Title: Senior Product Design Engineer

Industry: Manufacturing

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Title: Product Design Engineer

Industry: Manufacturing

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Product design won the German Red Dot Design Award. Lead a team that Slsecured 1 position at a National Level in a Formula Student FSAE competition.

Post MBA Goal:

Want to transition into a business designer role at a firm like IDEO post MBA. Alternatively would take up technology consulting at one of the Big 4 firms.

Schools:

Target School: Duke Fuqua

Status: Open

Considering: Duke Fuqua, Darden

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 18%

  • The MBA Exchange Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Design Engineer, this is Deepak Punwani from MBA Exchange. Am sorry to rain on your parade but at this point of time am not seeing a lot of “gold dust” on your profile to help get that admit from Kellogg and other top 10 schools. The GPA seems on the lower side and it doesn’t seem that your school will be a feeder school for Kellogg so you may not get that benefit of doubt for your GPA. Your professional achievements are very noteworthy but Ideo may be more impressed by them than the adcom at Kellogg. You extra curricular activities are also fairly run of the mill and except your passion for design, haven’t got a sense of who you are as …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hello Mr. Design Geek! Thanks for posting. Krista Nannery from mbaMission here.
    I love your international experience and your patents. I think that will help set you apart in this process. That being said, in these very one-dimensional reviews, your 3.2 (equivalent) GPA worries me a bit. That puts you at the very bottom of the 80th percentile range for most top schools. (Generally, 3.2 to 3.8.) So…for someone like you, without knowing more, my suggestion would be to broaden your school strategy. If you are truly the unicorn I have always been waiting for, add GSB. But if you feel there are some hiccups in your profile, add schools like Ross and Haas. I like that you have Darden on your list already. Great …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi Mr. Design Geek, Melisa from Stratus Admissions here. I think you’ve got a lot of pieces to put together a solid application for Kellogg, however you have to overcome your lower GPA and an average GRE, in a highly competitive demographic. I like that you can show promotions through your job titles, Kellogg will be looking for where you have been able to lead impactful change – so make sure that this comes out in your essays. Your international experience is definitely a plus. In order to put together a compelling story for yourself, I would suggest a couple areas to focus on. It looks like you’ve had some great achievements as you’ve listed here. I’d want to dig in further to understand what …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 28%

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    Hi Mr. Design Geek, Melisa from Stratus Admissions here. I think you’ve got a lot of pieces to put together a solid application for Kellogg, however you have to overcome your lower GPA and an average GRE, in a highly competitive demographic. I like that you can show promotions through your job titles, Kellogg will be looking for where you have been able to lead impactful change - so make sure that this comes out in your essays. Your international experience is definitely a plus. In order to put together a compelling story for yourself, I would suggest a couple areas to focus on. It looks like you’ve had some great achievements as you’ve listed here. I’d want to dig in further to understand ...
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  • 20% | 2 years ago

    Hi Mr. Design Geek, Melisa from Stratus Admissions here. I think you’ve got a lot of pieces to put together a solid application for Kellogg, however you have to overcome your lower GPA and an average GRE, in a highly competitive demographic. I like that you can show promotions through your job titles, Kellogg will be looking for where you have been able to lead impactful change - so make sure that this comes out in your essays. Your international experience is definitely a plus. In order to put together a compelling story for yourself, I would suggest a couple areas to focus on. It looks like you’ve had some great achievements as you’ve listed here. I’d want to dig in further to understand ...
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