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Candidate:

Ms. Freelancer

About Me:

I had been working as Frontend Developer for a start up for about 4 years when I decided to try my luck with freelancing. I have been working as a freelance contractor for about 2 years now.

Details:

Undergrad School: BITS

Undergrad Major: Electronics and Instrumentation

GPA: 5.3

GMAT: 710

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Won 3rd prize in N/Core-Ideathon for the most promising idea to discover disruptive solutions for problems faced by marginalized or economically backward communities.

Work History:

Title: SDE II

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 6 yrs, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

After graduating from a top-tier undergrad school with less than average GPA, it was hard to get a good job. But I slowly made my way through the jobs I could get, worked hard and now my knowledge and experience gets me the best opportunities in the tech industry as a freelancer.

Post MBA Goal:

Slowly get more contracts and help more people like me get a shot at good opportunities despite low GPA.

Schools:

Target School: HEC Paris

Status: Open

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Ms. Freelancer,
    This is Debbie Choy, Senior Consultant at mbaMission. I like that you’re a woman in tech, and who cares about helping others – congrats on your 3rd prize in N/Core-Ideathon. That said, business school is a big investment, and the Admissions Committee (AdCom) is looking to understand how an MBA will help you achieve your future career goals. I’m not sure if continuing to do what you’re doing now, albeit more of it, is enough to justify the huge time and cost investments of getting an MBA. I recommend looking at some job postings of roles you ideally want to get post-MBA. What are the job titles? What companies do you admire and want to work for? Look for “MBA Preferred” or “MBA …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Ms. Freelancer – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera, Director of MBA Admissions at Stratus here. I spent 5+ years reviewing applications from Indian candidates during my time with adcom at Duke Fuqua. I was always impressed by the BITS alumni who seemed to be more well-rounded.

    I encourage you to do a bit more introspection about why you want to get an MBA. It seems that your post-MBA goal could be achieved by simply continuing to do your contract work. What will an MBA add for you? Are you looking to do something different in your career. Once you have a solid response to this question, I think you could be a very compelling candidate for HEC Paris. Your GMAT is right at …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 20%

  • 25% | 1 year ago

    I think that your high GMAT score, your work experience and a personal statement that you show devotion can outweigh the low GPA and give you good chances.
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