Candidate:

Mr. FAANG PM

About Me:

Big tech product manager hoping to improve odds of entering the C-suite in the future. Applied to top schools in the past before FAANG, but was dinged, likely due to low GPA–mother was/is battling cancer. Didn’t have big brands on resume, so I’m hoping that recent move to name-brand-tech will give me some credibility.

Details:

Undergrad School: H-Y-P

Undergrad Major: Computer Science

GPA: 2.6

GMAT: 740

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Black or African American

Extracurriculars: Computer science teacher at local high school and online bootcamp

Work History:

Title: Product Manager

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 2 mos

Title: Software engineer

Industry:

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Started career as software engineer and moved to the product management ladder. I’ve moved up the PM ladder and improved skills after a few key product launches in past job.

Post MBA Goal:

Short-term: Experiment with entrepreneurship; Continue product management at FAANG Long-term: Tech CEO.

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Mr. FAANG PM,
    This is Debbie Choy, Senior Consultant at mbaMission. It definitely sounds like you went through a difficult time during college with your mom’s health. Like Melisa, I also encourage you to share these circumstances that impacted your GPA in the Optional Essay, so that Adcom can understand the story behind your grades. These things happen. And I think your GMAT score does help to alleviate the potential concern with your academic capabilities. I also agree with you that I do think moving to a FAANG company does help strengthen your profile. It looks like you’re performing well at work – and you want to support that with robust recommendation letters. I also like that you’re involved with your community through the local …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi Mr. FAANG CEO, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. I am so sorry to hear about your mom and hope she is doing OK. If her battle and your care for her impacted your GPA, make sure you use the optional essay to tell this story – this is something admissions teams will want to know. Your GMAT will help overcome the concern of your GPA – but you might want to consider also taking a stats or finance course to help reinforce you academic abilities – both UCLA and UC Berkeley have great management for math classes. This would do twofold – showcase a recent ability to handle academics and highlight your commitment to getting an MBA. Another option would be to look …

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    You will get there this time. Keep it up

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