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Candidate:

Ms. PMP To MBA

About Me:

I am a well-rounded project manager and proud Penn State grad relentless in self-improvement, skill and information acquisition, and adaptability – I’ve earned success and name recognition in two very different industries (oil & gas, real estate project management in banking) through those skills, being selected by name for specific project roles and having $10s of millions of dollars of on-time, on-budget project work scope under my belt. My greatest strength is being able to integrate processes and people towards common goals. I love the challenge!

Details:

Undergrad School: Penn State University

Undergrad Major: Civil Engineering

GPA: 3.72

GMAT: 710

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: PMP, Project Management Institute

Extracurriculars: Secretary, Society of Women Engineers - Pittsburgh Section

Work History:

Title: Project Engineer

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 10 mos

Title: Project Manager

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 4 mos

Big Life Wins:

Pushing my physical capabilities: In 2016, I hiked the Grand Canyon from the south rim to the Columbia river and back over 10.5 hours and ~16 miles. In 2018, I ran my first half-marathon, and learned how to horseback ride. Getting elected to Secretary of SWE Pittsburgh two years in a row and increasing our social media visibility.

Post MBA Goal:

Product manager for smart building technologies or management consultant advising energy companies in incremental transition to renewable products. My end goal is to drive momentum in sustainability as an energy industry executive and subject matter expert.

Schools:

Target School: Wharton

Status: Accepted

Considering: Tepper, MIT Sloan, Duke Fuqua

Rejected: MIT Sloan

Waitlisted: Duke Fuqua

Accepted: Tepper

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 26%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief |

    Congrats. That is great news and you deserve it. Everything you’ve done outweighs the GMAT which is only slightly below the average at Wharton anyway.

    3 months ago
  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Your first choice school, Wharton, has been over-indexing GMAT scores in recent years so the fact that your 710 is 22 points below the latest class average of 732 is more consequential than it should be. It’s also notable that despite the fact that Penn State graduates a lot of students every year, very few of them ever end up at Wharton which, like HBS and Stanford, loves Ivy Leaguers, near Ivy Leaguers and public Ivies. With those caveats out of the way, let me just say your have an amazingly impressive background of accomplishment. Few product managers can say that they have a track record in seeing to completion $10 million-plus projects on-time and on-budget. And you clearly have challenged yourself with the big …

    5 months ago Read the full review
  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hello Ms. PMP To MBA! Krista Nannery from mbaMission here.
    Congrats on your great interview success. I’m very excited for you. From the information you provided, it seems like you’ve made an impact at two very different but respected companies. My guess is that b-schools are going to love your resume. Also, I can’t think of the last time I met a female civil engineer! I also think your goals are very “right now” and mesh well with your background.
    I hope you are really prepping for your Wharton TBD. I feel like Fuqua and Tepper will be a cakewalk for you after that. Know that Wharton really seems to care about GMAT so that’s where you are at a bit of a disadvantage. But …

    5 months ago Read the full review
  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi, it’s Lisa Cummings of Stratus Admissions. I hope I am not too late to chime in here. You have a very impressive background, I can see why you have received an interview invite. Since you are already well on your way, all I would like to add is that you really do need to prepare for the interview and the team based interview. Many people are intimidated by a group setting interview but if you are, don’t be ! Your work on the SWE should have prepared you for these group discussions- you want to add value and be memorable without being the loudest voice in the room or the one who likes to hear themself talk. Be yourself …

    4 months ago Read the full review

The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 12%

  • Welp, I got in. I think, although my GMAT was lower than average, my GPA helped, and I think my experience was fairly unique for Wharton. Also, I had phenomenal recommenders.
  • 25% | 5 months ago

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