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Ms. Hapkido Product Engineer

About Me:

I work as a product engineer, leading new product and technology development projects. I have contributed to launching 3 products with a total mature sales of $30M. I lead a 13-15 member team, although being the most junior for product launch.
Having grown up in many states across India gives me a sense of cultural diversity that has added significance to my life.

I am planning to re-take the GMAT test in November. Want to understand if apart from my GMAT score, does my profile seem good for the aspired colleges?


Undergrad School: Bangalore Institute of Technology

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 81.6%

GMAT: 680

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: MS Mechanical Engineering

School Name: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Extracurriculars: Hapkido, Korean Martial arts: Have organized multiple women self defense workshops, and a Marathon Runner: Multiple podium finishes in 10- 21km runs.

Work History:

Title: Engineer

Industry: Engineering

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 9 mos

Big Life Wins:

I initiated a technical capability development project in India’s R&D center and coaching members for the same.

Post MBA Goal:

Want to be a product manager at a Tech or non-tech company.


Target School: Darden

Status: Open

Considering: Duke Fuqua, Ross, IU Kelley, Berkeley Haas


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 25%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi Ms. Hapkido Product Engineer,
    It’s impressive your commitment to martial arts and athletics. This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission. I think you have a lot of strengths in your profile – robust professional achievements (leading teams, launching products), outstanding extracurriculars. While your GPA looks solid, your GMAT score is below the average at Darden. I’m happy to hear you’re planning to retake it, as it could impact your competitiveness at Darden and the other schools on your list. Beyond that, I think the rest of your profile looks strong. As you pull your apps together, be sure to describe what motivates you to be passionate about your career goals. Given your background, is it possible for you to pivot into Product Management without an MBA? …

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