Candidate:

Mr. Low GPA Urban Farmer

About Me:

6+ yrs of exp. in marketing agencies in India with 4+ yrs of management exp. Current responsibilities include client servicing, portfolio management (USD 1 Million +; Fortune 500 clients), team management, project management. A lot of solution creation, leading teams, & constant decision making. Y-o-Y promotion.

Details:

Undergrad School: Top 10 Undergrad Business Course in India

Undergrad Major: Business Management/Marketing

GPA: 2.79/4.0

GMAT: 660

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Started and ran a hydroponics community farm that provides the community with fresh vegetables, Quiz/Trivia Club Member at University, represented the uni and won in national competitions, Collect Audio Tech, have a collection of 22 devices - The oldest audio gadget I have is a Walkman from 1988.

Work History:

Title: Account Manager

Industry: Marketing

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: Senior Account Manager

Industry: Marketing

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 7 mos

Big Life Wins:

On-boarded a fortune 500 account. Developed a knowledge-sharing program for the company employees. Got selected to attend a company-sponsored 5 member, 3 months long, mentoring/skill-dev/leadership program, led by MD of a large Indian business.

Post MBA Goal:

Moving into strategy consultancy. My career involves solution creation, project management, and client servicing, skills that are transferable to a consultancy role. Projects I work on are tactical, helping implement national/global strategy. I want to move towards building more strategic solutions while being in a client-facing role.

Schools:

Target School: Duke Fuqua

Status: Open

Considering: Tepper, Emory Goizueta, Scheller College of Business

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 5%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Mr. Low GPA Urban Farmer – Thanks for posting your profile! Susan here from Stratus. I spent ~10 years reviewing applications at Duke Fuqua – about half of it specifically focused on Indian applicants.

    While your background seems very interesting and you clearly have achieved some wins through work, the combination of a sub 3.0 GPA and a sub 700 GMAT put you at a significant disadvantage in the very competitive Indian subpool at Fuqua. You need to get your GMAT up to 730+ to get some looks.

    Also, take the time to really think about the impact that you want to make. TONS of Indian candidates list their short-term goal as consulting. Give it some more thought. Perhaps your goals could align more closely with the …

    1 month ago Read the full review

    Request A FREE Consultation


The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 30%

  • 50% | 1 month ago

  • 10% | 2 months ago

Rate The Odds of Acceptance