Mr. International Impact

About Me:

My selling point is I have worked as a data scientist for different organizations, delivering social impact including non-profits/social enterprises. All my work experiences have been international (across 3 different continents) and I can speak multiple languages.


Target School: MIT Sloan

Considering: Yale, Kellogg SOM

Invited to Interview: Kellogg SOM

See More Profiles For: MIT Sloan

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Anna University

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.5

GRE: 326

Age: 32,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: 2 Masters degrees (Engineering, Computer science)

School Name: Virginia Tech, College of William and Mary

Extracurriculars: Sustainable technology hackathons, Actuarial exams, Pro bono data science consulting for a social enterprise

Work History:

Title: Sr. Data Scientist

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 10 mos

Title: Data Scientist

Industry: Nonprofit / B-Corp

Company: Sanitation in Africa

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

1) Won a sustainable tech competition in Kenya 2) Full ride for a Masters degree

Post MBA Goal:

Development consulting — mainly in Africa or India, for companies like Dalberg. With development consulting, I can broaden my scope of impact on organizations — work on strategy for companies while drawing from a wide range of past experiences.


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The Experts Rate The Odds At: 17%

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  • Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi, this is Deepak Punwani from MBA Exchange. Am bullish on your profile for various reasons (but with caveats). First lets speak about your positives. Your international experience is very impressive. Distill your learning from these experiences and bring forth your worldview. Schools will love that. Secondly your work is in a “hot” sector. Data Science is a cool area to be working in. Schools will respect that. Third your goals are a mix of delivering impact using technology. What’s not to like. So this makes me confidence of your chances. Now the caveats. You are an older applicant with 2 Masters. You will have to explain the “why now”. Why does a full time program make sense for you at this point in …

    4 years ago Read the full review
  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hello Mr. International Impact! Krista Nannery from mbaMission here.
    I think we may be missing some detail here — given your age, I would expect a little more work experience. (I see that you completed two Masters, which I assume took anywhere from 2 to 4 years in total combined. So something is missing!)
    Without this information, it’s more difficult to gauge your chances but the one thing I am worried about for you is that at 32, you’re six years older than the average b-school candidate. While that’s not to say that you won’t be successful, b-schools have a certain set of jobs that are targeted to a certain level.
    On the plus side, I LOVE your international experience and your non-profit experience. B-schools will …

    4 years ago Read the full review
  • Stratus Admissions Counseling Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hello Mr. International Impact, Lisa Cummings from Stratus Admissions. Your GPA and GRE are certainly within the range for MIT Sloan, your solid quant background would be of interest to Sloan and other schools, as would your international experience. But….I need some more information to predict your odds of admission. There are a few easy things you can do to address this. From my time on the Sloan Adcomm, I would want more specifics about your work. What are your responsibilities and what impact have you had? You call yourself Mr. International Impact – great! You need to convey that impact in your applications. The sustainable tech competition you won in Kenya is interesting- are you an entrepreneur? …

    4 years ago Read the full review

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