Mr. Fintech Nerd

About Me:

I am a history enthusiast and through my studies, I understood the role played by trade and commerce in molding human civilizations. I pivoted my career to get close to this subject and to explore roles that provided me with the opportunity to work closely in these domains. Going Forward,I want to combine my passion for Finance and technology.


Undergrad School: Manipal University

Undergrad Major: Engineering

GPA: 7.7/10

GMAT: 740

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Support Anonymous: Founded the support group for people suffering from substance abuse problems, AUC: Was the work shop head for the college club focusing on renewable energy and sustainable living, Finance and Investment club: Founded this group at my work place to provide a forum for discussing financial markets and investment methodologies.

Work History:

Title: Associate

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 7 mos

Post MBA Goal:

Post-MBA, I want to start my career as a product manager at major fintech organizations or at global technology firms in their fintech projects. Personally, I want to develop my leadership and people skills. I want to gain global experience in my MBA journey.


Target School: Darden

Status: Open

Considering: McCombs School of Business, USC Marshall, Duke Fuqua, Tepper, UCLA Anderson

Invited to Interview: McCombs School of Business

Waitlisted: Duke Fuqua


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Mr. FinTech Nerd – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus. My feedback is based on having reviewed applications from Indian candidates for 5+ years at Duke Fuqua. I presume that you applied to Duke in the EA round and were waitlisted. Based on your stats, my guess is that you didn’t show them sufficient love. If you truly want to be at Duke, connect with students and send an update in the next week or so that showcases not just how you hope to engage at Fuqua but also the impact you see yourself making and the legacy you will leave.

    With respect to Darden, I think you have a solid shot. Your stats are strong and you have been actively engaged …

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