How Petro Engineers Can Get Into A Top MBA Program by: John A. Byrne on June 01, 2019 | 2,789 Views June 1, 2019 Copy Link Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Share on Reddit He’s a hydraulic engineer who works for the refinery arm of a major industrial company. With a 740 GMAT and a 3.26 GPA in mechanical engineering, he has chosen a wide variety of target business schools for his MBA: Harvard, Wharton, Kellogg, Tuck, Darden, and UT-Austin McCombs. His short-term goal is to get to work for a McKinsey or Bain in Texas where he would be able to take a project load that has a lot of exposure to oil & gas, chemicals, and the energy industry. What are his chances? In this Friday with Sandy’s episode, HBSGuru Founder Sandy Kreisberg assesses his odds and provides valuable advice on how this candidate and anyone with a petro background should present themselves to MBA admission officials at the top business schools. DON’T MISS PREVIOUS FRIDAY WITH SANDY’S EPISODES LONG DISTANCE CALL: HOW DOES AN AUSSIE TELECOM GUY GET INTO STANFORD? IS THIS 30-YEAR-OLD ENERGY GUY HEADED FOR HBS? GETTING IN IF YOUR STATS ARE BELOW THE MEDIAN WHAT GMAT DOES THIS LATINA GOVERNMENT ANALYST NEED? REAL GOOD ODDS FOR THIS INDIAN DO-GOODER. HERE’S WHY MILITARY-BANKER-HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL? HOW TO AVOID LANDMINES IN YOUR 2+2 INTERVIEW THE REAL HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL 2+2 INTERVIEW Comments or questions about this article? Email us.