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Mr. Risk Manager

About Me:

I started out as a Software Engineer at a small start-up where I worked on developing a loan application approval process. I loved the business side of things, and I left my job in 8 months after accepting a Risk Strategy role in a global credit card company (F-100). I have been here for 2 years and I have been promoted recently.


Undergrad School: Top-5 IIT

Undergrad Major: Chemical Engineering

GPA: 7.1/10

GMAT: 750

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: M.Tech.

School Name: Top-5 IIT

Extracurriculars: Led the product design club at my college. Currently lead the quiz club at work, Have done a project with a State government on preparing an implementation plan of a scheme for farmers. Teach computer skills to janitorial staff at work every week, 5 years of training in Indian classical music.

Work History:

Title: Assistant Manager - Risk Strategy

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 2 mos

Title: Software Engineer

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

Identified an opportunity to utilize previously unexplored risk parameters in International markets that could save $X0 MM per annum. Currently collaborating with local teams in markets such as Mexico and the UK to implement this process. Won Analyst of the Quarter Award (Awarded to 4 out of 80 analysts). Only analyst to mentor a Management Trainee in the year. Won Best Management Trainee Project – Manager award.

Post MBA Goal:

I would like to transition into Management Consulting, ideally in the payments sector. I am also considering Corporate Strategy roles right after MBA. Over the long term, I would like to transition into a senior General Management role in a financial institution.


Target School: Tuck

Status: Open

Considering: INSEAD, Chicago Booth, London Business School, Darden, Columbia, Wharton


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 30%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission! You have some great things going for you, such as a top undergrad institution and strong academics (critical for Indian applicants), a progressive career to date at an F500, and a track record of meaningful community involvement. Your desired post-MBA path makes sense to me – it sounds like you’d really like to round out your strategy skills before entering a higher-level strategy role possibly in your industry. I like that your work experience involves international collaboration – the Indian applicants I’ve worked with who are most successful have international work experience. Have you had a chance to travel abroad as well as part of these efforts?

    I think that Tuck is in your target zone, as …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Thanks for sharing your profile! Susan Cera from Stratus here. I spent 10 years reading applications at Duke Fuqua and was on the India read team for which I evaluated hundreds, if not thousands, of Indian candidates. Your stats are solid (but not outstanding) for an Indian candidate. Your work experience shows progress and you likely have developed new skills and knowledge in your current role than what you were doing at the start-up. I also like that you have exposure beyond India since many Indian candidates have very limited international experience.

    I’m not as impressed with your extracurriculars though there may be more than meets the eye. Think about the contribution and impact you have made through your community engagement and how this will …

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  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi, this is Deepak Punwani from MBA Exchange. You definitely seem to be good in your role assessing risk, Mr Risk Manager, as you are looking to minimize the risk of a ding via your diversified choice of schools ! I like your profile. If your top 5 IIT is either Kanpur or KGP or Delhi, you will already have a lot of your seniors as alums at very school on your list. Tap into that resource and build ground level support at your choice schools. Your GMAT is also very good and wont keep you out of any school (assuming you have a balance between Q and V). Your GPA seems a tad low but if its only the M Tech score or a …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 28%

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  • 45% | 2 months ago

    A 750? Tuck should eat that up and ask for dessert.

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