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Candidate:

Mr. Policy Player

About Me:

Management consultant with 3 years of experience in a big 4 in NYC. Projects ranging from digital transformations, go-to-market strategies, investor readiness for start ups, COVID vaccine planning and strategy with US government. Currently working as a management consultant in Govt. of India on development projects.

Details:

Undergrad School: Vellore Institute of Technology

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.7

GMAT: 720

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Masters in Industrial Engineering - 3.4

School Name: Purdue University

Extracurriculars: Working with agro startups to help create value chains for farmers and scale businesses, Working as a pro-bono consultant in rural India for nonprofit schools aimed at developing educational accessibility in India, Led initiatives around water conservation with a Magsaysay Award winner in India

Work History:

Title: Senior Consultant

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: Senior Associate

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Consulting elected lawmakers with policy decisions and developmental goals

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 4 mos

Big Life Wins:

1) Promoted twice in 4 years based on performance and approval from partners
2) Developing process for optimized COVID vaccine delivery in USA
3) Assessment and future planning for the power sector for one of India’s biggest states
4) Running a successful business (adhesive packaging facility) while pursuing my Masters – Revenue up by 120%

Post MBA Goal:

1. Public Sector consulting with a strong focus on policy and administration
2. Entrepreneurship (maybe)
3. Venture Capital – Work on identifying sustainable opportunities leveraging my technology and mathematical background with the understanding of governments and their mechanisms

Schools:

Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 10%

    So it will strike many in admissions as odd that you went from being a Big Four consultant to an internship role in the Indian government. That is not exactly the path the gatekeepers at HBS would be looking for in an ideal MBA candidate. That said, it does make you much more interesting than the typical Indian male engineer which, of course, you are with both an undergraduate degree and a master’s (from Purdue) in engineering. Given your goals, I would seriously consider a public policy degree at Harvard, Berkeley, Georgetown, Duke or Michigan before an MBA at HBS. Your extras, by the way, are terrific and prove to me that you are a person who really cares about others and wants to give …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 12%

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  • 5% | 11 months ago

    Work history not impressive enough for Harvard, especially trying to frame an internship with a lawmaker as legit, high-level policy experience. Goals are also deeply incompatible with an MBA (should go to Princeton or Kennedy school for desired results). The good GMAT score will give a legit shot at Wharton, Chicago or Yale if he can re-work his goals.

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