Mr. Unrealistic Ambitions

About Me:

First-generation lawyer but interested in technology. Brought up by a single parent motivates which me to improve my standard of living, but I am also deeply passionate about democratising social necessities.


Undergrad School: Large State University

Undergrad Major: Corporate Law

GPA: 2.0

GMAT: 710

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Member of school's recruitment committee where I institutionalised processes that were no-existent, Mentored students from small Indian cities for the countries only law school entrance exams (for over 6 years), Participated and won inter-college competitions and published blogs and research papers on the impact of techniology on financial regulations.

Work History:

Title: Founders' Office

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Big Life Wins:

(1) Part of the core-team responsible for setting-up a small company in an emerging market and helping grow its revenue to over USD 2 million in its first 2 years. (2) Managed a team responsible for on-boarding the biggest customers, all fortune 500 companies, and successfully helped them reduce their over-head costs by 15%.

Post MBA Goal:

I want to transition into a senior executive role with the intention to eventually move to a fund where I can oversee multiple portfolio companies as against being involved with just one.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Chicago Booth, Wharton


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 5%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Unrealistic ambitions? I’m afraid to agree with you, particularly for Stanford. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a sucker for a first generation story and think the fact you were able to achieve a law degree and make a successful career out of it is super impressive. But a 2.0 GPA from a large state university is a non-starter for Stanford, particularly for an Asian or Indian with a 710 GMAT. MBA programs like Stanford only take the top 1% to 2% of the class out of a public university. Just take a look at the feeder schools to the GSB on our website. I’ll save you the trouble of Googling it:

    I also don’t think Wharton or Booth will happen, either. If …

    6 months ago Read the full review

The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 7%

  • 5% | 6 months ago

    Too many drawbacks on the application in a competitive pool as an Asian/Indian applicant. There are a number of people with equal first-gen stories that have much higher stats.
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  • 5% | 6 months ago

    Mr. John Byrne put it nicely. The truth is I don't see a T25 happening for you. T25's don't take 2.0 students. You'd be lucky to get into a T50
  • 5% | 6 months ago

  • 5% | 6 months ago

    No way you are getting into the GSB with a 2.0.
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