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Candidate:

Mr. Mojo

About Me:

I am the typical FANG engineer on the hardware side. Landed an average engineer job out of college but worked hard to get into a top FANG company. However as my work is getting more technical, I find myself enjoying more the leading/planning side of the job, and less about solving complex technical problems.

Details:

Undergrad School: McGill University

Undergrad Major: Comp Eng

GPA: 3.3

GMAT: 720

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Ms. Electrical Engineering

School Name: McGill University

Extracurriculars: Undergrad student rep, VP events, lots of community charity events (organizer)

Work History:

Title: Senior Engineer

Industry: Engineering

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 1 mos

Title: Senior Engineer

Industry: Engineering

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Join FANG as an engineer in core business coming from an international background with no connections and prior experience. Organize a 300 volunteer events to clean city.

Post MBA Goal:

Career switch from tech to PM/MBB. Want to gain business-side knowledge first, then join or start a startup later on.

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Wharton, Columbia

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Mr. Mojo,
    This is Debbie Choy, Senior Consultant with mbaMission. It looks like you have been doing very well at your career at an elite FANG company, and active in your community with organizing clean up events and other charity events. That said, your low GPA could be a concern for a competitive school like HBS. Your GMAT score is also a shade below the average, and could be problematic for candidates in overrepresented groups. As you put together your HBS app, consider sharing personal stories to share with the Admissions Committee (AdCom) what motivates you, what differentiates you. This will be important in helping your application stand out from the crowd. Wishing you the best in your MBA journey!

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi Mr. Mojo, I like your style! This is Donna Bauman with Stratus Admissions. With your engineering background and already working in FANG firms I see a bright future for you in PM in tech. While I would never suggest not to apply to HBS if it is your dream school, I would encourage you to widen to include Kellogg’s MMM program, Haas and Ross and maybe even Cornell to go along with the schools on your list. It looks like you have some good leadership in organizing a 300+ person volunteer effort so be sure to talk about the impact of this event and other habits of leadership in HBS. I’d like to see you share more of your impact at work and …

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