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Candidate:

Mr. Forbes 30 Under 30

About Me:

I am the co-founder and COO of The Optimist Citizen, India’s first purely positive newspaper which is an attempt to counteract negative use using solutions journalism and inspiring positivity. We have covered more than 900 stories, had 10 million total readers, were part of the Forbes 30 under 30 list, and have spoken about our work on TEDx.

Details:

Undergrad School: The Bhopal School of Social Sciences

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.4

GMAT: 730

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Diploma in Nautical Sciences

School Name: Indian Maritime University

Extracurriculars: Part of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List: Class of 2019, Asian Runner-Up of the Queen's Young leader Award 2018 as an organization by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and The Royal Commonwealth Society, Consistent short story writer and winner of the Write India Competition by The Times of India.

Work History:

Title: Co-Founder & COO

Industry: Media

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 6 yrs, 4 mos

Title: Trainee Nautical Officer

Industry: Transportation

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

1. My work has seen more than 10 million total readers and has supported more than 100 non-profits
2. Part of the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list, Class of 2019 along with the likes of Naomi Osaka
3. Asian Runner-Up of the Queen’s Young Leader Award 2018 as an organization by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and The Royal Commonwealth Society.
4. Co-authored “Why Should The World Invest In Women” and managed people from 19 countries

Post MBA Goal:

I intend to work in the domain of strategy and entrepreneurship with an intention to eventually pivot and build a full-scale social enterprise/media brand. I want my brand to utilize constructive media to support stories of changemakers, activists, and grassroots workers hoping to change the narrative in favor of those whose voices are often unheard.

Schools:

Target School: Columbia

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Stanford GSB, Chicago Booth, Wharton, MIT Sloan

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 40%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Mr. Forbes 30 under 30 – Thanks for posting your profile and for keeping it positive! Susan Cera here from Stratus.

    Your stats put you right at the averages for CBS but I suspect that it is your story and commitment to improving the lives of others that will allow you to shine in the admissions process! Kudos to you for the work that you are doing and I am glad to see that your efforts have been recognized by many!

    Your challenge will be to connect with CBS and identify the resources that you plan to leverage as you work towards your goals. Take a deep dive into the media and entertainment coursework and initiatives. Make sure you can articulate why it is imperative that you …

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