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Mr. Techie Changemaker

About Me:

I am a gay, first-generation college student, an immigrant, and now U.S. citizen.
I went to a state school because I had to pay for college on my own. I am working full-time in Y1 and Y2, ending Y2 with a 1.9 GPA. However, in Y3 and Y4, I started to turn it around, ending those semesters with 3.8+ GPAs, although I am still working part-time.
I am hoping to leverage my MBA to round out my engineering degree and fully shift from program management to product management/marketing and begin to build a network essential for an aspiring VC.


Undergrad School: Top SUNY state school

Undergrad Major: Engineering

GPA: 3.2

GMAT: 760

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Pianist, often playing in local theatre company productions., In my final year of my Bachelor's, I helped a postdoc push his novel startup through an NSF entrepreneurship program., During COVID, I started a youtube channel that is rapidly picking up steam (10k-100k subs). It focuses on building a community around being a person of color in the gay community.

Work History:

Title: Business Development -> Program Manager

Industry: Technology

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: ERP Consultant

Industry: Manufacturing

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

Restructured our firm’s strategy in regards to working with startups, creating and leading new programs for entrepreneurs, as well as closing 2/5 “reach” accounts and doubling accounts overall.
Led firm to support and march in pride parade for the first time, overcoming an outdated company policy that would have prevented our participation.

Post MBA Goal:

Long term interests in venture capital, short-term interests in product management (or marketing) for tech to grow experiences before seeking a leading role at an early-stage startup.


Target School: MIT Sloan

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB, Berkeley Haas, Kellogg, Harvard


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 45%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 45%

    Wow, Mr. Techie Changemaker, I do like your story. You show a ton of resilience, determination, leadership and teamwork, and these skills really dovetail with MIT’s strength in innovation and hands-on labs. I also love how you bring diversity to the class, a clear priority for MIT. Your transcript is definitely going to get some scrutiny, but there’s a tiny space in the application where you can add context about your situation at the time. Sloan is a super hot school right now, but I’m rooting for your success and giving you 4x the MIT Sloan admit rate because I hope they will see the same things I do (especially in the video, which will leverage your YouTube acumen). Good luck! …

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