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Mr. Filipino Startup

About Me:

Interned for 3 Top Multinational Fast Moving Consumer Goods, 2 Startup Internships, and Founded 2 Startups. Exited at 1 startup that was funded until seed round, currently working on another startup for career development. Worked at FMCGs as part of my degree program but would love to work on startups moving forward.

Low Income, LGBT, 1st Gen.

Applying for deferred MBA next year. Would love to know how to increase my chances to get accepted.


Undergrad School: Top Business Undergrad in the Philippines

Undergrad Major: Business Management

GPA: 3.7

GMAT: 710

Age: 20,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Co-Founder of Charity Org, Co-Founder and VP for Startup School Org, and VP for Entrepreneurship Org.

Work History:

Title: Intern at Three FMCGs

Industry: CPG

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Founder

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

– Exited at one startup that allowed me to work on stuff I really wanted.
– Had great personal development over the past few years and I count that as a big life win.

Post MBA Goal:

Build connections in Silicon Valley then come back to the Philippines with all the learnings and relationships to build/invest in startups.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Wharton


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 5%

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    Hi Mr. Filipino Startup,
    You have a lot going for you! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission and GSB alum. It looks like you’re very active starting companies, learning at internships, and very engaged as a student leader at college. These are all achievements that the Admissions Committee likes to see. As you pull your deferred apps together, be sure to describe what motivates you to be passionate about all these things you do, and how an MBA will fit into the picture. To improve your chances at a deferred program, do consider retaking the GMAT. While your GPA is above the GSB average, your GMAT score is a shade below the average. Even a 10- or 20-point bump could make your application more competitive. Or …

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