Candidate:

Mr. MBB To PM

About Me:

– Just moved to a developing country to help build-out a country-leading ride-hailing startup – Former MBB, focusing on strategy and advanced analytics (a.k.a. full-time nerd with an interest in the intersection of business and tech) – Co-run a student accelerator, frequently mentor university applicants from underrepresented backgrounds

Details:

Undergrad School: University of Cambridge

Undergrad Major: Engineering / Computer Science

GPA: 4.0

GRE: 338

Age: 24,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: (MIT - Cambridge-MIT Exchange)

School Name: MIT

Extracurriculars: Co-run a startup accelerator for students, Founded student organisation (now one of the university's largest in its area), Leadership positions in my university's cultural club, former business manager for an engineering EC (with $1m+ worth of sponsorship, led 6+ person team)

Work History:

Title: Associate

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 11 mos

Title: Product Manager

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Promoted to associate (post-MBA role) at MBB within 1-year of joining (typically takes 2+ years). Led a team of 5+ on my last project (unofficial JEM) – Runners-up in national award recognizing entrepreneurial talent + multiple hackathon wins + other awards/scholarships – Several technical publications accepted at top-tier conferences

Post MBA Goal:

Short-term: Move into tech PM in edge-tech (e.g., X, Samsara, Tesla) in Silicon Valley Long-term: Start tech venture with the aim of developing talent in my home country. Passion for equal access to education / opportunity, and want to open-up opportunities for others to learn / build-things in my home-country

Schools:

Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, MIT Sloan

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 37%

  • MBA Prep School | Odds Assessment: 70%

    Your professional success at an MBB with a fast promotion should also automatically qualify you for an interview. Your move to a start-up is a risk, but you have a strong background to lean on and it sounds like exactly the type of move that would impress Stanford’s adcom: dreaming big and having an impact. This same attitude is evident in your long term career goal to increase access to education and professional opportunities in your home country and develop talent for your own tech venture. Surely Stanford is the place to be to open the door to edge-tech (though MIT Sloan would also be a great choice). I think this is truly your opportunity to lose! Submit a solid, clear application and you should …

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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 25%

    I find these two assessments of your chances at Stanford really interesting because they are so divergent. MBA Prep School is far more optimistic, giving you odds of 70%, while Debbie at mbaMission puts you at 15%. There is no doubt you have a great profile with terrific stats and a STEM degree from one of the world’s best universities. And you have done extremely well in your career, from MBB and on. But Stanford only accepts 6% of its applicants and that is from a self-selecting pool of truly remarkable candidates. While I think that on the merits you deserve an admit from the GSB, it’s hard to say that your odds are as high as 70% because elite MBA admissions can be random. …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. MBB to PM,
    This is Debbie Choy, GSB alum and Senior Consultant at mbaMission. Congrats on your strong career trajectory with a promotion at MBB, leading teams, and now helping to build a startup. Your robust academics, extracurriculars in college, and mentoring other entrepreneurs through the accelerator are also impressive. Your background fits well with your future career goals. In your application, be sure to weave these stories together to tell a compelling story of what motivates you and how an MBA fits into the picture. That will help the Admissions Committee get to know you personally beyond the resume and achievements. I think that is an important key to standing out from the crowd, and would help you have a strong shot at …

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    Your professional success at an MBB with a fast promotion should also automatically qualify you for an interview. Your move to a start-up is a risk, but you have a strong background to lean on and it sounds like exactly the type of move that would impress Stanford's adcom: dreaming big and having an impact. This same attitude is evident in your long term career goal to increase access to education and professional opportunities in your home country and develop talent for your own tech venture. Surely Stanford is the place to be to open the door to edge-tech (though MIT Sloan would also be a great choice). I think this is truly your opportunity to lose! Submit a solid, clear application and you should ...
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    338 is too low, try retaking
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