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About Me:

Final year student, joining a BB in HK. From China; awarded a full-ride to study in Singapore (high school) and then NYU. Two abroad semesters in London and NYU Stern; took courses in Ethiopia and Italy. Interned at US embassy, top Dubai VC, HBS’ case research, and the BB I am joining. Co-authored a paper that is in the publishing stage.

Additional Candidate Commentary: This is for deferred MBA programs; planning to defer 3-5 years.


Undergrad School: NYU Abu Dhabi

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.95

GMAT: 730

Age: 24,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Chairperson for a cross-region Business / Politics forum, Chairperson for the largest TEDx in UAE, Mentor at college's student investment fund (co-founded the program at a liberal arts college)

Work History:

Title: Investment Banking Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment:

Big Life Wins:

Funded 8 years of overseas studies myself with full-ride scholarships; co-founded an education startup helping students with scholarships (25 successes), successfully running for 3 years, currently transitioning the startup into a non-profit.

Post MBA Goal:

Lead a team focusing on East Asia Green investment at a Middle Eastern/Singapore Sovereign Wealth Fund.


Target School: MIT Sloan

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Stanford GSB, Columbia, Chicago Booth


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    Hi Mr. SWF,
    I love your international experiences! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission and GSB alum. It’s impressive that you won numerous scholarships to study in different countries. I hope you enjoyed your high school experience in Singapore – I grew up in Singapore myself. As you put together your deferred MBA apps, be sure to describe how your personal experiences in so many countries have shaped and influenced your perspective. I think another strength you have is your academic track record – GPA and GMAT. As well, your student leadership roles are outstanding. And if you can weave in your entrepreneurial experiences into a compelling narrative that links to your future career goals, I think you’d stand a good chance at Sloan. If you …

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