Candidate:

Mr. MBB Associate

About Me:

Born and raised in Pakistan, went to Princeton for undergrad. Worked in econ consulting for 3 years after graduating but had a visa nightmare so had to leave the USA. Started recruiting and now work at an MBB in Dubai. Joined ~1 year ago and was recently promoted to Associate (post-MBA role). Work mostly in digital and TMT.

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Considering: Stanford GSB, Wharton

See More Profiles For: Harvard

Application Status: Open

Details:

Undergrad School: Princeton

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.5

GRE: 338

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Debate team in college, President of two student clubs, have done odd journalism gigs, and stand-up comedy

Work History:

Title: Associate (post-MBA level)

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Analyst/Senior Analyst

Industry: Consulting

Company: Economic Consulting

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Come from a pretty poor family–college was the first time I visited the US. Then, when I was forced out of the US because of visa issues, life was uprooted but bounced back and now doing pretty well at my MBB.

Post MBA Goal:

Either PM in big-tech or tech VC.

Odds:

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The Experts Rate The Odds At: 38%

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  • MBA Prep School | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi Mr. MBB Associate, this is Kristen from MBA Prep School. You have done very well for yourself despite your upbringing and the visa obstacles you faced! The Admissions Committees at your target schools will love your academic and extracurricular success at Princeton, your very strong GRE, and your progression within economic and strategy consulting. That Associate role will be a huge asset! I also think your geographic diversity will be attractive, in addition to your personal challenges. My question for you is, what is at the root of the attraction to product management or VC in tech? What is motivating you to pivot and what kind of impact do you want to have specifically? This will be especially important for Stanford, as you’ll …

    4 years ago Read the full review
  • Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi, this is Deepak Punwani from MBA Exchange. You have a strong profile for the target schools. Your experience growing up in Pakistan, studying and working in US and now in Middle East is quite differentiated and that should allow you to have interesting stories Your academic background is also very impressive. Congrats on the awesome GRE score. Sorry to hear about the visa issues but bouncing back from that and getting a role at MBB shows your resilience. If you an connect your TMT consulting background to desire to move to tech – you should be in play at schools on your list. Your background and experience offers you a unique perspective and my guess is that every school would want …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 75%

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  • 35% | 4 years ago

    Hi Mr. MBB Associate, this is Kristen from MBA Prep School. You have done very well for yourself despite your upbringing and the visa obstacles you faced! The Admissions Committees at your target schools will love your academic and extracurricular success at Princeton, your very strong GRE, and your progression within economic and strategy consulting. That Associate role will be a huge asset! I also think your geographic diversity will be attractive, in addition to your personal challenges. My question for you is, what is at the root of the attraction to product management or VC in tech? What is motivating you to pivot and what kind of impact do you want to have specifically? This will be especially important for Stanford, as you'll ...
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