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Candidate:

Mr. FinTech Engineer

About Me:

Software Engineer working on a fintech application at a top-tier hedge fund in New York for the past 2.5 years. Led a few team and company initiatives in the areas of volunteering (worked with external UN non-profit) and public speaking (founded public speaking group).

Details:

Undergrad School: Caltech (Pasadena,CA)

Undergrad Major: Double Major: Computer Science & Economics

GPA: 3.8

GMAT: 760

Age: 24,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Certification

Extracurriculars: Leadership positions in Toastmasters & Founder of public speaking group in company, Worked on in-house volunteer initiative partnering with UN non-profit consulting group, NCAA Tennis Captain for 3 years

Work History:

Title: Software Engineer 1

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 8 mos

Title: Software Engineer 2

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: , 8 mos

Big Life Wins:

Led NCAA tennis team to become nationally ranked for the first time in college’s history. Leading an initiative to democratize the tech interview process & eliminate the interview prep discrepancies between top-tier private colleges and other colleges. Started by partnering with a community college and preparing students (~40) for tech interviews.

Post MBA Goal:

Product Manager in FinTech

Schools:

Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Wharton, MIT Sloan

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hello Mr. FinTech Engineer! Thanks for posting. Krista Nannery from mbaMission here.
    760/3.8 combinations don’t come along all that often so thank you for delivering on that! Very exciting actually. Add the NCAA tennis team and the national ranking, and schools are going to sit up and take notice. However, I think they will also wonder “Does he have enough experience to add to the classroom?” With just 2.5 years of work experience, this may be a difficult process with some ups and downs for the programs you have listed.
    Can I convince you to add CBS to your list? I find that CBS will take younger candidates with profiles like yours, where other programs may prefer that you get some seasoning first. That’s not to …

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