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Ms. Asian IT Advisor

About Me:

Vietnamese woman. First Gen Grad. University of Georgia’s top 10% Scholarship. One year volunteering in India and Thailand. Applying in R1 2021


Undergrad School: University of Georgia

Undergrad Major: Management Information System

GPA: 3.88

GMAT: 730

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: One year volunteering in India and Thailand teaching slum children English and Math and taking care of abandoned children with cancer, Finance Chair of Women in Tech University Charter, Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteering

Work History:

Title: IT Risk Advisor

Industry: Consulting

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

ASEAN Scholarship recipient (Full-ride scholarship given by Singapore’s Minister of Education to study highschool in Singapore). Made the first sale at work (worth $100k) after 1.5 years of working. Led a team of 4 people at work, the quickest first-year promotion in the history of the team.

Post MBA Goal:

As an LGBTQ Asian, growing up it was hard for me to fit in, find mentorship or simply just have someone like me to look up to. After graduating, I want to start a Tech Start-up for LGBTQ Asians to network, find jobs, share inspirations, basically a Linkedin but as a safe place for LGBTQ Asians and allies to be the best version of themselves.


Target School: Berkeley Haas

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB, UCLA Anderson, Wharton


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 28%

  • The MBA Exchange

    2 years ago
  • The MBA Exchange Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi, this is JP, I’m a Senior Consultant at The MBA Exchange. I completely understand your story, background and goals. Having spent a major portion of my life in Southeast Asia (including Singapore, with projects in Thailand and Vietnam), combined with a US education, I know for sure that you have a very unique viewpoint. It also means you will face some unique opportunities and challenges in terms of your MBA application goals. You’ll need a very clear understanding of both, and a road map to help you maximize your chances of admissions at these highly competitive programs. The good news is that if you start now and have an experienced voice on your side, you can really reach your …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi Ms. Asian IT Advisor! This is Kate Richardson, Senior Admissions Consultant. Thanks for sharing a bit about your personal story. It is impressive that you have had so many successes without mentors, and even more impressive that you’ve turned the challenges you faced into a life goal to help others. I think you have an interesting perspective to share, and also bring highly desired diversity to any MBA program. Your academic background is excellent, and it sounds like despite being on the earlier side of applying to b-school, you’ve had some impressive leadership experiences and ahead of schedule responsibilities at work. Best of luck to you!

    2 years ago

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Wow, Ms. Asian IT Advisor, you have overcome a lot of adversity and gone on to have have good work success and community impact. Berkely Hass is a realistic target given your GPA and GMAT score, however, at 2 years of work experience you fall short of their 5+ average and below Haas’ 80% range and the average of many schools. Were you with an official program or group when you were in India and Thailand? Depending on exactly what your role was you might be able to bump your work experience up a year. This doesn’t mean that b school is out of the question for you now but you will need to demonstrate an outsized work impact in the few …

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