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Affiliations: Tau Beta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, Inroads
Joined: 10 Jun 2010
Posts: 20
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, General Management
Schools: Stanford '15 (S)
GMAT 1: 760 Q48 V47
GPA: 3.7
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Followers: 0

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Hi Paul,

Thanks in advance for taking the time to review my profile. I'm planning on applying to Stanford with an focus on entrepreneurship. Specifically I want to know are there any weaknesses I need to address and what Stanford looks for in a candidate applying with a concentration in entrepreneurship.

Profile:
26 year old male
1/2 White, 1/2 Asian Indian
4 years work experience

Undergrad:
School: University of California, San Diego (ranked 14 for CS)
Degree: B.S. Computer Science
GPA: 3.71 (graduated cum laude)
Honors: Tau Beta Pi & Phi Beta Kappa

Graduate School:
School: University of California, San Diego (ranked 14 for CS)
Degree: M.S. Computer Science with dual concentration in Software Engineering and Computer Networking
GPA: 4.0

GMAT:
760 (48Q/47V/6.0AWA)

Extra Curriculars:
Did community service with Tau Beta Pi in college.
Team Leader for Feeding America for 1 year post-college
VP of Education for Toastmasters club post-college

Outside of work:
Tried (unsuccessfully) with a friend to bootstrap a website over the course of 3 months. Came up with a business plan, invested in advertising, and had ~20,000 visitors per month.

Work Experience:
1.5 years at government defense contractor where I didn't do anything interesting.
1.5 years at prominent mobile startup with an engineering team of ~20 employees. I've lead 3 teams there managing between 1-7 employees. Projects included user acquisition & engagement, redesign of our app, and exploring improvements for the technology behind our core competitive advantage.

Target Schools:
Stanford
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