Mr. Techie To PM Role

About Me:

I have a low GPA as I was going through some issues at the time and wasn’t able to adjust to the city and the environment. Took a break for 3 semesters to soul search and extensively travel India, then came back to finish college. Want to find out where I have a shot at admission.


Undergrad School: NIT Trichy (Top 10 in the country)

Undergrad Major: Computer Science and Engineering

GPA: 5.8/10

GMAT: 760

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Started a small scale packaged food business to employ 4 women who were below the poverty line. The women now have stable manufacturing jobs. Volunteer 8 hours a month for underprivileged children's education. Volunteer at an LGBT NGO for 3 hours a month for 2 years now.

Work History:

Title: Software Engineer

Industry: Technology

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

Showed technical brilliance on an implausible deadline to help seal the deal for additional business from a client.

Post MBA Goal:

Want to use the MBA as a vehicle to move to PM roles in Tech. Also considering Consulting.


Target School: MIT Sloan

Status: Open

Considering: Yale, Tepper, Ross, Berkeley Haas


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 25%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 25%

    First off, there is no such thing as a perfect application. I subscribe to the theory that admission officers will blink once but not twice and you are only asking them to blink at that GPA. For all I know, you may have a legitimate reason for your low grades (which I assume brought down your overall GPA even when you went back). Your GMAT more than offsets what is on your undergraduate transcript. As a software engineering at a top tech firm, you seem accomplished in your job based on your big win. Your extras are superb, by the way, particularly your creation of a packaged food business to help women who were below the poverty line. Your post-MBA career goal is right on …

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