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After graduating, started off by exploring a role in operations at a start-up. Got to know about product management, and made the switch to product management in the e-commerce industry after 1.5 years. Post that, switched to a Ed tech study abroad firm, promoted to PM here. (Series D funded)
Target School: Ross
Considering: NYU Stern, UCLA Anderson, Cornell Johnson, Tepper
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Application Status: Open
Undergrad School: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Undergrad Major: Chemical Engineering
Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
Served as General Secretary, Technology in undergrad college in a student community of ~7000. Was part of the core organising team of technical fest for ~3 years.1. Reading enthusiast, part of a book club. Volunteer at an NGO focussed on child education., Part of Indian Book club since Oct 2021
Title: Associate Product Manager
Length of Employment: 1 yr, 2 mos
Title: Product Manager
Length of Employment: 1 yr, 4 mos
Launched the chat feature, and led a team of around 200 people in the customer support team in my first role. Built a course finder tool from scratch. Published a research paper
Short-term: Continue being a product manager, but with a new set of leadership skills. Transition into Big Tech and join a product management team focused on developing inclusive products with positive social impact. Long-term: Tech C-suite or founder/co-founder + join a nonprofit board in the legal services or education space.
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Mr. Indian PM – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus. I spend ~10 years evaluating and selecting applicants at Duke Fuqua – specifically focused on candidates from India.
You have a solid GMAT though it isn’t a WOW GMAT for an Indian engineer. I presume you didn’t have a 3.04/4 GPA but did some sort of calculation to come to this number. I encourage you to let your transcript speak for itself. Adcoms know how IITs grade – no need to convert.
Right now you are young in your career. Congrats on making the transition to PM. I encourage you to remain in this space for another year or two. Build out your extracurriculars in an area that you are passionate about so …
Right now you are young in your career. Congrats on making the transition to PM. I encourage you to remain in this space for another year or two. Build out your extracurriculars in an area that you are passionate about so when you say that you want to develop ‘inclusive products with positive social impact’ you can point to something you have already done in this space. Specificity = credibility.
I don’t think your odds are great NOW but they could be if you build out your profile over the next year or two.
Wishing you all the best on your MBA journey!
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