Mr. Needy Spartan

About Me:

I work in Microsoft as Software Engineer and I am responsible for handling one of the biggest projects that my teams work on, which will end up bringing millions of revenue. Earlier I worked on Microsoft’s partner e-commerce system, which was bringing around $1B of revenue per year.


Undergrad School: Indian Institute of Technology Mandi

Undergrad Major: Computer Science

GPA: 3.6

GMAT: 740

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Masters's

School Name: Stony Brook University, GPA (3.8)

Extracurriculars: Teaching underprivileged kids during my UG for one year. Took part in organizing Giving campaign in my company which resulted in collection of $200K for NGO's. Karate.

Work History:

Title: Software Engineer

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 6 yrs

Big Life Wins:

– First in my family/extended family to start a career in tech and was promoted 3 times in 5 years. – First in my family/extended family to come abroad and self-sponsored my Master’s. – Mentored a struggling colleague who went on becoming a top performer and eventually went to higher studies, – Founded a startup and eventually led to 10K monthly active users.

Post MBA Goal:

Hope to use the MBA’s innovative thinking and leadership knowledge to add to my technical skills and to bring technology to the people and help them extract value and eventually work on leading my own startup.


Target School: Chicago Booth

Status: Open

Considering: Kellogg, Berkeley Haas, UCLA Anderson


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 30%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi Mr. Needy Spartan, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. What jumps out at me is your strong technical career (with 3 promotions!) and your call outs of mentorship – along with your strong stats. While your teaching and mentoring shows your involvement, unless you helped in leading your company’s Giving Campaign, donations are not generally looked at as extracurricular. What will be important for you is a strong and compelling story. Would love to know more about what inspired you to venture to tech – and come to the US? I would also want to dig in further on your goals and understand how your experiences have influenced those goals. What type of a role do you see yourself in post-MBA? Especially at a school …

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    Best shot is at UCLA or Haas. Haas might be great if you want to be in tech. Might also want to consider MIT Sloan or CMU Tepper.

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