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Mr. Linus

About Me:

I have worked for six years as Software Engineer in India, from Fortune 500 to high growth tech startups (now as tech lead). I am a certified PMP and have done Product Management Specialization. I am fluent in English, Spanish and other Indian languages.
Along with traditional MBA roles, I am applying to MS in Product Management of CMU Tepper, MBAi of Kellogg, SDM of MIT Sloan.


Undergrad School: Centurion University

Undergrad Major: Electronics

GPA: 6.9/10

GMAT: 760

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Headed Tech-fests and clubs in college.

Work History:

Title: Software Engineer

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 7 mos

Title: Tech Lead

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 10 mos

Big Life Wins:

Got 3 promotions in 6 years, multiple appreciations from clients (domestic and international) and managers and CXOs.

Post MBA Goal:

I want to get into a Product Management/Technical Program Manager role in the US or Europe.
I am applying to MS in Product Management of CMU Tepper, MBAi of Kellogg, SDM of MIT Sloan and one year EU MBA: SDA Bocconi and INSEAD.


Target School: Emory Goizueta

Status: Open

Considering: Cornell Johnson, Tepper


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 42%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi Mr. Linus, this is Julie-Anne Heafey from mbaMission. I agree with Jennifer that your work progression and GMAT will help you enormously, but the challenge will be to translate your work experience and perspective from the technical to a broader audience. I’m not really clear on when you are doing the MBA vs. the MS program that you describe and how it all fits together and why that sequence is important. My advice is to dig in to networking with people in similar roles to what you are targeting, and figure out if your path makes sense to them or if they see holes in your logic–did they also do 2 masters’ degrees and was it necessary? Sounding confident and …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 45%

    Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. You have a strong profile with great work progression and very strong GMAT. I think you have a very good shot at Emory. Be sure when writing your essays and discussing your goals, that you are very clear about why the MBA is the degree you need. If you talk too much about the technical roles you want in the future (having also come from technical roles), ad-coms might wonder if you really need an MBA to reach your goals. I suggest being clear about the leadership and soft skills you need from an MBA program. If they think you don’t need their degree, they won’t want to offer you admission, so make that an integral part of …

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