Mr. Half Poet, Half Quant

About Me:

I am a civil engineer working in the construction sector in Pakistan for the past 4.5 years. Want an MBA to be able to transition from a Mid Career to a top management professional.


Undergrad School: National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (Pakistan)

Undergrad Major: Civil Engineering

GPA: 3.01

GRE: 324

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Public Speaking | Toastmaster | Club president for a Toastmasters club, Volunteering for a NGO working for the education of underprivileged children in Pakistan, Research Article on housing crises in Pakistan in The World Financial Review plus one Research paper in the journal of building Engineering

Work History:

Title: Sales & Management Engineer

Industry: Construction Management

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 1 mos

Title: Project Engineer

Industry: Construction Management

Company: Local construction contractor company

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Post MBA Goal:

Would go on to work on launching my startup based in Pakistan that provides Building information modeling services to the construction industry all over the world.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: NYU Stern, Rice Jones, Foster School of Business, Yale


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 5%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Mr. Half Poet Half Quant – Thanks for sharing your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus.

    During my time at Duke I reviewed applications from Pakistani applicants to realize that the grading is very tough in Pakistani universities and many very bright students graduate with GPAs around 3.0. Your solid GRE should help alleviate concerns about your ability to perform in the classroom.

    To land a seat at HBS, you will need to show admissions committee that you have a perspective that will add value in their case classrooms. I’m not seeing that right now.

    Your chances are much stronger at Rice Jones and Foster. Since your interests are in construction/real estate, you might also take a look at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

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