I am a to be(not one now) Engineering Graduate from a top 10 Indian school, working in one of India’s top e-commerce firm(startup, aiming for $50Bn IPO next year). Current role is as a Software Engineer. Aiming for deferred programs . Passionate about tech and cross-functional roles in finance. Clarification– not a graduate, I said so earlier.
Undergrad School: Top 10 Indian University(Above NITs and just below IITs)
Undergrad Major: Information Technology(Computer Science)
GPA: 8.3/10 (4.0 USA Equivalent)
Age: 22, Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
Other Degree/Certification: Bachelors of Engineering
Extracurriculars: 1) Involved for the past few years with an NGO providing education to underprivileged kids in the city, 2) Undertook a project to open bank accounts of hundreds of underprivileged kids to facilitate direct transfer of cash grants from Govt. to their accounts(the grants were to underprivileged kids for their books and nutrition). Earlier they had to collect cash from local office which caused delays and inconvenience. These accounts led to timely transfers and they no longer had to wait, 3) Providing one on one English language lessons to underserved kids every week. Company led Initiative.
Title: Software Development Engineer
Length of Employment: , 2 mos
Title: Software Engineer-Intern
Company: Fortune 500
Currently working on a high impact (200Mn+ customers) project. Major design project. During the internship, I developed a service that impacts 200000+ customers and brings in $4Mn+ revenues. Lead coordinator during internship on a project that suggested ways to reduce storage costs by 50%.
Short Term – Associate/Senior Associate level in a VC/IB firm. Gain experience in valuations, M&A, and diverse transactions. Focused on tech IB as I can leverage my background to have a better perspective. Long Term – Venture Capital with a focus on EdTech sector investing. The focus here is to invest in innovative ventures in the EdTech sector.
Target School: Wharton
Considering: Chicago Booth, Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan, Harvard, Darden, Kellogg
Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. You have some solid extracurriculars and great stats, but as a recent graduate you wouldn’t be eligible for deferred programs (like HBS 2+2) because you’re no longer a student. My advice would be to continue getting solid experience and apply in a couple of years so you’ve got at least two, but preferably three or four, years of full-time work experience under your belt. The last I checked it was a requirement to either be in our senior year of college or be pursuing a master’s straight out of college in order to be eligible for deferred MBA programs.
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