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Mr. Engineering Perfectionist

About Me:

I am an aspiring 2+2 candidate who just graduated from USC in December 2019 (Yes, I am eligible for 2+2). I have always been interested in the cross-section of Business and tech but also have a deep interest in tech. I’m an engineer by profession and I specialize in cyber forensics and security.


Undergrad School: University of Souther California

Undergrad Major: Computer Science

GPA: 3.6

GRE: 321

Age: 23,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: MS and BS, Computer Science and Computer Engineering

School Name: University of Southern California

Extracurriculars: I represented business school as an engineer at International Case Competition. Directed a philanthropy organisation and an International Case Competition.

Work History:

Title: Software Engineer

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Software Engineering Intern

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

I was selected to present my engineering intern project to the entire company at an all-hands, which no other intern got to do. I also won a couple of International Business Case Competition in Japan and Canada.

Post MBA Goal:

First I’d like to form meaningful connections while I pursue my MBA, and use my MBA as a pivot to transition to Product and Consulting roles post my MBA.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 8%

  • Sandy Kreisberg, The HBS Guru Odds Assessment: 5%

    Agree with others, please check if you qualify for 2+2. As for those who do, and get an interview, below is worth a look, and note that all 2+2 deadlines have been pushed back b.c. of virus, etc. But you knew that. SK

    How To Avoid Landmines In Your 2+2 Interview

    2 years ago
  • The MBA Exchange Odds Assessment: 5%

    Hi Mr. Engineering Perfectionist! This is Talon Rindels, Sr. Admissions Consultant at The MBA Exchange. I think your best bet here is to spend the next few years building up your candidacy, as you have a lot of potential, but probably not the profile to get in today (I’ll echo the comments on the 2+2 program too). Harvard’s average GRE score is 328, with 164 for both math and verbal, so you’ll definitely want to get your test score up and likely should consider getting some test prep help from any of the firms like ours out there. I do suggest you stick with the GRE, as Harvard’s average GRE score would equate to a 710 GMAT, which is 20 …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 5%

    HI Mr. Engineering Perfectionist
    Krista Nannery from mbaMission here. I’ll echo what Jen from Stratus says…because you have already graduated from college, please check to see if you are actually eligible for 2+2 programs. Sadly, it may be too late.
    I do think cyber security and forensics is a great field though! Look for ways to take leadership and management positions as you grow in this career to give yourself the best possible shot at b-school when the time is right to apply.
    My best,

    2 years ago

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. You have a strong GRE and GPA from a great university in a harder major, so those are all strengths for you. I’m confused about your status, as the 2+2 program at HBS is for current college seniors or full-time graduate students. Are you currently in a master’s program at USC? If not, you wouldn’t be eligible for the program. Are you currently a software engineer? You could certainly work for a few years and then apply to HBS and other schools then. If you want to move toward the management side of tech and away from the engineering side, the MBA will be your degree, but you’ll need to be very specific about what you …

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