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Mr. Looking To Learn

About Me:

I’ve been a software engineer for four years. I really love the technical challenge of working on large systems, but most of the fun comes from coordinating across teams and brainstorming interesting solutions with other people.


Undergrad School: Carnegie Mellon University

Undergrad Major: Cognitive Science

GPA: 3.0

GMAT: 760

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Master's of Science in Computer Science (GPA 4.0)

School Name: The University of Texas at Austin

Extracurriculars: Tutoring Maths and Sciences, Tricking (A sport that is a mix of gymnastics, martial arts, and breakdancing)

Work History:

Title: Software Engineer

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: Software Engineer

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

I think my biggest career success was leading a task force for a new feature in our company’s product and really enabling the team to stay on top of our proposed plan and even exceed it in aspects. Really proper early planning, coordinating with the right people, and some good luck allowed me to be an effective leader.

Post MBA Goal:

The task force experience really opened my eyes up to the world of fun challenges in the non-technical parts of software engineering. I wish to continue down such a path with a career as a PM or specifically managing broader aspects of a product. That is my clear and direct goal. I also wish to learn more about starting a business.



The Experts Rate The Odds At: 32%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 60%

    Mr. Looking To Learn, you’ve got what it takes and then some to get into Haas. Your below-average GPA is more than made up for by the fact that you got it in a highly difficult subject at Carnegie Mellon, no less, that you then went on to earn a 4.0 GPA in your master’s at UT in computer science, and that you then landed a 760 GMAT, which puts you in the top 1% of test takers all over the world. As if that wasn’t enough, you have software engineering experience in both the Fortune 500 level as well as at a startup. If you are turned down because of your GPA, I call BS on that. Add to all this your tricking hobby …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hello Mr Looking to Learn! Krista Nannery from mbaMission here. Congrats on that 760! It will help you stand out in this process and also help mitigate the 3.0. But here’s the thing, for the top schools, the 80th percentile for GPA is generally 3.2 to 3.8. So whenever I have someone below that 3.2 number, I want to know the context for the GPA and I also want to pull every lever we can to show the AdCom that it won’t happen in their program. Your 4.0 GPA in your Master’s is exactly what I want to see here so thank you for that! You are in Optional Essay territory here so for all the schools you apply to, write a bit about why …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 20%

    First, thanks for introducing me to Tricking – I just watched a video and that is some amazing stuff. I love that you’ve got this unique hobby – it can really help you stand out among a highly represented demographic – and I would love to hear how you got involved and introduced to it. On top of that, your strong GMAT and MS GPA will help overcome your 3.0 at CMU. I think you’ve got a strong story to point to why MBA and how you hope to leverage your engineering experience into product management. Your Fortune 100 and start up mix of experience gives you a more broad perspective that you can share in the classroom and on projects. You will want to …

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  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi, this is Deepak Punwani from MBA Exchange. You are ticking all the right boxes for Haas and its also the best school for you considering your goals. You have great academic credentials (you will need to explain the low GPA in undergrad in an optional essay) and these credentials align very well with career path you have chosen. It seems that most of your career and academic decisions have been well considered and it helps the adcom draw a straight line from your University choices (school and major) to your future career via a business school. This is an under appreciated part of the admissions process – connecting the dots for the adcom. You are doing it well. Also like the non work roles …

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