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Candidate:

Ms. World Explorer

About Me:

Passionate in providing affordable and sustainable transportation to make people’s lives better. Have worked on various products around engine exhaust treatment and electric vehicles and have gone through complete product life cycles. Pursuing MBA to pivot from an individual contributor to a business leader.

Details:

Undergrad School: Top 20 in China

Undergrad Major: Electrical Engineering

GPA: 4.33/5

GMAT: 710 (aiming for 750)

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Master in Mechanical Engineering

School Name: University of Florida

Extracurriculars: Founder and president of a non-profit startup in sustainability sector, Campus recruiter for my company, As a ski enthusiast, started a local ski club and negotiated with a nearby ski resort for 20% off exclusive group discount

Work History:

Title: Software Engineer

Industry: Automotive

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 6 yrs

Post MBA Goal:

Stay within automotive industry. 3-year plan: product manager. 10-year plan: general manager.

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB, Chicago Booth

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • MBA Prep School | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Ms. World Explorer! Kristen from MBA Prep School here. I love to see how you are taking your strong technical background and work experience and seeking opportunities to apply it in ways that achieve social good. This is especially a quality that a school like Stanford is looking for in its applicants! Is the non-profit startup something you worked on exclusively in undergrad, or a current role in addition to your software engineer position? Improving your GMAT score will be important for you in this process; while I think being a female engineer in a male-dominated industry helps you stand out, you also fall into an overrepresented international population and scores can help separate the top applicants from the rest. I also think it …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. I love how you’ve expressed your passion for sustainability both at work and on the side by founding a startup – that must have given you such a well-rounded perspective! And speaking of “on the side”, it’s great that you started a ski club and negotiated a discount – clearly you have initiative.

    In order to assess your chances most accuraately for the schools you’re targeting, I’d need to know a bit more about the progression you’ve made at your current firm, as well as the expected quality of your recommendations. Additionally, I’d need to know how your GMAT score nets out. Are you a citizen of China? If so, do be aware that competition for admission is …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Ms. World Explorer, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. I’ve worked with lots of engineers who leverage an MBA to move from the more technical side to grow into a management position. And your experience all around the product life cycle will be a welcomed addition to the classroom. You are right to highlight that increasing your GMAT is a good goal. Both of your engineering degrees back up that you have the quant background to handle the classwork – it just comes down to be competitive among other female engineers. I love to see sustainability in both your professional and extracurricular life – look for opportunities that you can leverage these skills within each program. Make sure you highlight your leadership – what impacts …

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