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Mr. Gap Year To IMD

About Me:

Experienced software developer with 9+ years of international experience working for startups and large tech companies in India and Silicon Valley. Lots of community outreach experience early in the career. But, the last few years have been pursuing Journalism/writing as a serious hobby by taking evening classes and a couple of publications.


Undergrad School: Anna University

Undergrad Major: Information technology

GPA: 3.5

GMAT: 660

Age: 32,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Master of Science

School Name: Carnegie Mellon University

Extracurriculars: Journalism, Writing, Community Outreach for inspiring high schoolers to STEM careers

Work History:

Title: Software Engineer

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 2 mos

Title: Team Lead

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

Coming out of the closet starting at the age of 26 was the most difficult and worthwhile experience which I consider a personal success. Led teams and projects in fast-paced startup environments when the companies went through strategy and ownership changes.

Post MBA Goal:

Product Management in Media & Entertainment Tech.


Target School: IMD

Status: Open

Considering: HEC Paris, SDA Bocconi, Tepper


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 50%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 50%

    Hi Mr. Gap Year to IMD! This is Kate Richardson, Senior Admissions Consultant, weighing in on your profile. I think overall you have a good shot at IMD. I believe their acceptance rate is in the 30-40% range. I’m putting your odds just a notch above that, considering that you have experience at different size companies and in different markets, which should show adaptability and a global outlook. I also really like that you have pursued your interest in writing/journalism, which shows passion and a mindset of personal growth. Your experience coming out is something that you should feel open about sharing in your application. On the challenges side, you are just on the upper end of IMD’s age range, and while your GPA look …

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