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Ms. Product Manager

About Me:

I work as a Product Manager for an eCommerce search startup, launched huge personalization and recommendation products recently. Previously launched a mobile app product for a top bank in Canada. Worked as a Business Consultant at boutique consulting firms, led many business transformation projects for clients in APAC.


Undergrad School: Victoria University

Undergrad Major: Computer Science

GPA: 3.4

GMAT: 730

Age: 31,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Master of Technology (Software Engineering)

School Name: National University of Singapore

Extracurriculars: Been an active graduate student association organizer in NUS, organized various student union activities during my tenure.

Work History:

Title: Product Manager and Consultant

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 5 yrs

Title: Software Engineer

Industry: Technology

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Coached and formed new development squads in the startup organization. Successfully launched the very first youth app for a bank in North America. Very first engineer on the developed Payments platform that expanded to APAC and UK.

Post MBA Goal:

To become a product leader in one of the FAANG companies to create great products that are useful to everyone in the world.


Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: Berkeley Haas, Kellogg, Stanford GSB, Chicago Booth


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 30%

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

    You would clearly bring some valuable work experience to class, from consulting and banking to an ecommerce startup. The numbers pretty much work for Wharton. Your two STEM degrees from universities in Australia and Singapore also make you an unusual candidate. My gut tells you your odds are somehwat better than the overall admit rate at Wharton. My prediction: You’ll be accepted at Booth and/or Kellogg and possibly Haas but turned down by Stanford and utlimately Wharton.

    5 months ago
  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi there! It’s Stephanie Horn, Master Consultant with the MBA Exchange and recent Poets and Quants “Top 10 Admissions Consultants”. Ms. Product Manager, you have strong grades and test scores and the admissions committee will be impressed with your Master’s in Software Engineering. Your history of launching successful products will also be highly valued. I’m a little confused that you are currently both a product manager and a consultant. You’ll want to show a clear progression in your work history that shows your increasing responsibilities. Your global background will also make for strong essays — be sure you stress your ability to work with people from different cultures and backgrounds to make measurable improvements. You can improve your involvement in activities outside of work — …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. It sounds like you’ve had a productive career in technology so far, having made meaningful impact on the products you’ve worked on. Your academic stats are in line with Wharton, but what this program (and the other schools) will be looking for is a wow factor. For example 1. what is the quality and impact of your outside involvement – it sounds like you were active in college and grad school, but are you involved in any extracurricular or personal pursuits these days? 2. How would your recommenders characterize your performance (leadership, impact, growth) vs. peers and 3. Fit: since you’re doing product management now, why do you need an MBA – what skills do you need …

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

    Hi, it’s Lisa from Stratus Admissions. I like your stats and your background including a quant focused advanced degree. I too, would like some clarity on where you are and where you want to go. I know these short blurbs don’t give you a lot of room to expand but you will need to refine your st goal to give the committees a sense of why they should admit you and this will also to help you focus on the Why MBA question. As stated it is really vague, take some time to dig into what it is you want to do post degree and think about what may be the best path for you.

    I love that you have coached others in your …

    4 months ago Read the full review

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