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Mr. Tough Guy

About Me:

I am a biracial former student-athlete that puts a high value on leadership, resiliency and team synergy. I have worked at both the smallest of firms and seen what it is like to wear many hats and not know when you’ll be paid next, and also the largest of firms where every day is a competition but the work is more stagnant.


Undergrad School: Small Catholic School

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.3

GMAT: 680

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Rugby (2x college national champion and nationally ranked men's club), California fire relief (2015, 2017, present), Undergrad student mentor and Dean's advisory board at alma mater

Work History:

Title: Account Manager

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos

Title: Analyst

Industry: Venture Capital

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

In the Fall of 2017, I raised $10,000 under two weeks to support victims of wild fires in Northern CA. I coordinated with approx. 25 volunteers to purchase, transport, and deliver food/meals, toiletries, and clothes to victims and 1st responders. Recognized as a top 10% performer in my group nationally.

Post MBA Goal:

Post-MBA my professional desired outcome is to work in consulting in the Western US to further develop real business decision making and problem solving acumen to then leverage this experience to work in management at a fortune 500 company. Personally I aspire to earn my MBA with the hope of inspiring others from my school to do the same.


Target School: Duke Fuqua

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB, USC Marshall


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Sandy has a saying that I totally agree with: Admission officers at highly selective and highly ranked MBA programs will blink once but rarely will they blink twice. I say this because in your case you are highly likable, someone I frankly would want as a classmate in an MBA program. And yet, you are asking Duke to blink twice on both your 3.3 GPA (vs. a 3.5 class average at Fuqua) from a “small Catholic school” (translation it is not highly selective) and on your GMAT of 680 which is 25 points below the class average for Fuqua. One thing about Duke that is untrue at many other peer schools is that you will get an honest-to-goodness holistic review of your application. Sure, those …

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