Candidate:

Mr. Low Gmat

About Me:

Currently, I work at a big investment bank in the risk management side. I am also working on my own startups on side. I have been involved with multiple startups before.

Details:

Undergrad School: Delhi Technological University

Undergrad Major: Software Engineering

GPA: 73.45 % (No GPA in undergrad)

GMAT: 690

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: President of the Student Chapter with 500+ member in undergrad, Published a research paper in IEEE, Published a Patent during undergrad

Work History:

Title: Software Engineer at an HFT Firm in India

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 2 mos

Title: Associate in Compliance at a Major Investment Bank

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

I have recently established 2 startups of my own in 2020. Dropshipping model-based e-commerce and a tech solution company with a friend (first product already out with 35K+ downloads).

Post MBA Goal:

To start a specific business in the finance domain and work towards it. For the short term, joining an asset management or portfolio management role at a big firm.

Schools:

Target School: NYU Stern

Status: Open

Considering: Said Business School, N U Singapore

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 28%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi Mr. Low GMAT,
    Thanks for posting your profile. This is Debbie Choy, Senior Consultant at mbaMission. The good news is the schools will look at your profile holistically, and not make a decision simply based on one data point (your GMAT). Although your GMAT is slightly lower than the Stern average, AdCom will also look at your work experience (which is robust), and extracurriculars (which looks solid). It also looks like you’re very active in the entrepreneurial scene, which can help you stand up. But be sure to explain why you’re pursuing an MBA – how does it fit with your career goals? What skillset or knowledge does it give you that you need for your next start-up? Also, your short-term (immediate post-MBA) goals should …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. When you called yourself Mr. Low GMAT I was expecting something much lower than 690! Yes, that is lower than the average at many schools and you are competing within a very competitive demographic, but you are much more than that score and have an impressive profile otherwise. The good news is that NYU is a bit more score-agnostic than other schools. I do recommend re-taking it though if even to show them that you’ve tried again. I love that you have been involved in founding startups. What did you learn from these experiences? Schools will also want to understand the WHY behind your goals. Why a big firm after this entrepreneurial experience? Giving them details of your …

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