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Ms. Energy To Healthcare

About Me:

Female, 28 yrs old, Indian Engineer, 6 years of work experience in the oilfield, 6 months in Healthcare startup. I am applying with my husband (GMAT – 750, IITian, similar profile as mine) to B-schools although for Wharton, he is submitting his application in R1 and I would submit in R2.


Undergrad School: IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

Undergrad Major: Petroleum Engineering

GPA: 8.4/10

GMAT: 740

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: I am an avid trekker and I have lead difficult Himalayan treks for a group of 8-10 people on average (Roopkund, Stok Kangri, Everest Base Camp), Apart from this, I am content developer for NGO which aims to teach underprivileged children, I also take care of new energy initiatives in my family business - introduced molasses renewal to generate electricity for sugar cane factories.

Work History:

Title: Project Manager

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 6 yrs

Title: General Manager Business Development

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: , 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

I have been recognized as the top performer at my company’s headquarter level in various internal events. I have successfully lead my team through a snowstorm in the Himalayas during a trek.

Post MBA Goal:

I want to be an Investment banker and contribute towards sustainable future in Energy world.


Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, INSEAD


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 50%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 50%

    Well, from the looks of things, you and your husband make quite the power couple. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the two of you are both admitted to Wharton and get to take this MBA journey together. It would be quite an adventure. Your have the stats and the credentials for a successful outcome at Wharton, and you also improved your chances by leaving your engineering job for biz dev in healthcare. Your extras tell me you would be a compelling and fascinating classmate as well. Wharton is the perfect place for your pivot to i-banking, though, Columbia would be an excellent choice as well, even though it is not among your target schools. I can’t imagine that you won’t get an interview at …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 42%

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  • 50% | 1 week ago

    You have a unique profile. Combine that with your IIT pedigree and your 740 GMAT (18 points above Wharton's average now) and I think your chances are good. One thing to note - you'll have a strong case for 100% scholarship if you can increase your GMAT by 20 points (I know a lot of females at Wharton with IIT background and 760 GMAT receiving 100% scholarship). Good luck. You are going somewhere good.
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