Candidate:

Mr. “GMAT” Grimly Miserable At Tests

About Me:

I was part of one of Columbia’s dual degree programs and spent 2 years abroad learning a fun mix of various social sciences. While in undergrad, I started a venture in China, delivering offline experiential learning to 100K+ students, grade 8-12.
Work in Asia has allowed me to enjoy experiences spanning education, film, design consulting, and now healthcare.

I am taking the GMAT in two weeks. I was not the best test taker before, but I am hoping for the best.

Details:

Undergrad School: Columbia

Undergrad Major: East Asian Studies, Polisci

GPA: 3.9

GMAT: TBD - Aug. 31

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: MA, Economics & China Studies

School Name: Peking University

Extracurriculars: Intramural swim: Captain & Coach, and apart of an Asian interest club.

Work History:

Title: Product Innovation Lead

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Post IPO Healthtech

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 2 mos

Title: Marketing Manager

Industry: Media

Company: Film & Visual FX

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Received prestigious MA fellowship in China; was heavily involved in new learning design at my uni.
– Founded a fully funded 2-week design thinking camp for incoming freshmen to identify on-campus problems & shape an improved experience.
– Became friends with someone over a hummus recipe, ended up running a campaign to save his life two months later.

Post MBA Goal:

– Expand & deepen the impact of design in nascent industries.
– Reconnect w/ US & EU market; facilitate more substantive partnerships w/ Asia.
– Help partners navigate the ever-evolving maze of the China market / system.

Schools:

Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, MIT Sloan

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