Ms. Innovation Driver

About Me:

R&D Engineer with 7 years of experience in IT Network product manufacturing and automotive combined. I was previously a Hardware Engineer with a Singapore based start-up, after which I moved into Systems Engineering for Continental Automotive in Singapore.


Undergrad School: Mahatma Gandhi University

Undergrad Major: Electronics and Communication Engineering

GPA: 72%

GMAT: 590

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: IEEE Student Branch Joint Secretary, DesignCon Emerging Engineer Committee Member (DesignCon is an North-American chip, board and system design engineering conference featured in EDN networks, EE times), Continental Automotive Singapore's Strategic Innovation Team Member

Work History:

Title: Systems Engineer

Industry: Automotive

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Title: R&D Hardware Engineer

Industry: Manufacturing

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

– DesignCon( a chip and system design based conference in North America) STEM Young Engineer Panelist and recently as DesignCon Emerging Engineer Committee member; Led a team of 5 and emerged Top 3 for a business pitch competition @Continental Automotive; IEEE Student Branch Joint Secretary; IEEE Technocrat Competition winner (amongst 300 people).

Post MBA Goal:

– I would like to move into a product management role or a product marketing specialist role for tech companies that are related to the transportation industry.


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Ms. Innovation Driver, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. So I like that you are looking to pivot in a similar industry – this will allow you to leverage the tech you know in to a PM role. I am concerned about your stats. Your GMAT is quite low and coupled with a mediocre GPA (p.s. Make sure this is properly translated from the Indian 10 pt scale) is going to be tough to overcome in a very competitive application cycle. I would suggest you also look at the GRE to see how you score there – and try and take the test again. While the test is only one piece, it is one that is in your control. I say all this not knowing your …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 10%

  • 10% | 2 months ago

    If you apply for the PT program, you will have a very good chance of getting in. But if you are aiming at the FT program, a close to -100 point GMAT is a big red flag to the adcom. Good luclk.
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