Ms. Lady Programmer

About Me:

Born in Belarus, I immigrated to the US at the age of 18 and became a software engineer. I am currently working on the dream project – AI-powered recommendations. I founded a co-living community for Russian-speaking MS and MBA graduates that teaches Python language to people looking for entry-level tech jobs.


Undergrad School: University of Massachusetts Boston

Undergrad Major: Computer Science

GPA: 2.9

GRE: 331

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Python instructor

Work History:

Title: Software engineer

Industry: Engineering


Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Post MBA Goal:

My post-MBA goal is starting a software company or VC.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 5%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Sadly, you are dead on arrival at Stanford with a 2.9 GPA from a less-than-truly-competitive school like UMass. Even a 331 GRE, which is a point above the class average at Stanford, isn’t going to offset a sub-3.0 GPA from a school that is not known as highly selective. It’s just not going to happen at a school that routinely rejects 94% of the people who apply and that is from a self-selecting group of high achievers who went to Ivy League schools, got 3.8+ GPAs and landed jobs at highly selective, well-known companies. My best advice to you is to forget Stanford. Apply to schools that are outside the Top Ten and your chances improve immensely. You can achieve your dream of starting a …

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