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Candidate:

Mr. Mobile Games PM

About Me:

Product Manager in the mobile games sector, a highly-competitive, fast-growing, and lucrative part of the tech industry. I have worked in Product and previously Project Management for household name firms (think EA, Activision Blizzard, Zynga) for 5 years. P&L responsibility for consumer apps making ~$60M/year.

Details:

Undergrad School: The University of Texas at Austin

Undergrad Major: Communications

GPA: 3.6

GMAT: 715

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Certificate of Readiness

School Name: Harvard Business School Online

Extracurriculars: Volunteer data science consulting for the BBC's international development charity, Grant reviewer for major US city's grant program to local technology-focused nonprofits, Policy chair for young professional's chamber of commerce in a major US tech hub

Work History:

Title: Product Manager

Industry: Technology

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 2 mos

Title: Senior Project Manager

Industry: Technology

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

Outside of work, I was selected for a data science fellowship where I performed sentiment analysis on social data for a major international charity. I left undergrad with a communications degree and have put in significant time to making data a core strength. I also dedicate a lot of time towards building up digital skills in the community.

Post MBA Goal:

Product Management at FAANGM or BAT, or strategy/finance at a top games firm (think EA, Activision Blizzard, Sony).

Schools:

Target School: Berkeley Haas

Status: Open

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • The MBA Exchange Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi, this is Deepak Punwani from MBA Exchange. You have all the right creds for Haas. Due to its smaller class size, Haas has one of the lower admit rates as it has become a really popular school due to its connection with the Valley. Still, your background in tech and especially the roles in mobile gaming will interest Haas. Combine that with the fact that you made a career shift to product manager position post a Communications major shows that you have put in the hard yards in tech. Also like your range of EC’s and the face that you are using your expertise in data and digital as a force for good. Your acads are below the Haas average but if you show …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hello Mr. Mobile Games PM!
    Krista Nannery from mbaMission here. Thanks for posting.
    I have a quick question about your GMAT score…715 isn’t a score that exists. (710 and 720 do.) If in fact you haven’t yet taken the exam, for your best possible shot at Haas, I’d love if you could combine that wonderful 3.6 GPA with a 730+.
    I LOVE your games experience and b-schools will too. It’s a very hot area right now and has a “cool factor” that is hard to beat. It seems like you have perhaps moved employers a few times? If that is the case, please make sure your trajectory is clear and consider explaining why so many moves in an optional essay. B-schools will likely wonder about this and …

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