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Mr. Hopeful Engineer

About Me:

I work with a FAANG company in a purely technical role, though I get to lead projects that usually involve coordination with as many as 6-7 teams and heading a team of 4-5 engineers (which is usually 50% of an avg team size in my company).

I am hoping to transition to a product management role and looking for guidance on my profile & essay.


Undergrad School: Bits Pilani (Top 5 in the country)

Undergrad Major: B.E. Computer Science

GPA: 7.95/10 (College follows relative grading; Avg. estimate around 7-7.3)

GMAT: 720

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Volunteering : Teachings kids every week for the past 6 months, Few extracurricular activities like teaching-sessions/organizing events in college

Work History:

Title: Engineer (Currently at the same level as that of fresh Post-MBA PMs)

Industry: Engineering

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 4 mos

Post MBA Goal:

I would like to move to a role that is more business-oriented. I am looking forward to continuing working in the technology sector in a product management role ). I am sure an MBA would help me explore the business world, rounding my existing technical skills to get into this career path.


Target School: Kellogg

Status: Open

Considering: Duke Fuqua, Columbia, Darden, Tuck, Yale


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi, it’s Nisha with mbaMission. Your work experience at a FAANG is solid, and your post-MBA goal of PM is logical. I’m glad you’re involved in volunteerism as well. That said, Kellogg (and the other schools you’re targeting) see a lot of applicants with similar profiles, and you’re applying from a competitive demographic.

    To maximize your chances, I recommend doing the following: 1.) Retake the GMAT, aiming for a 740+ 2.) So that you can tell a compelling story about your goals, reflect on WHY you want to become a PM – what drives you towards this particular path based on your engineering experience and interest in technology to date? What type of impact do you want to make in this role/industry, …

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