Meet The MBA Class of 2025: Taylor Sloop, Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business

Taylor Sloop

“I’m an engineer who’s passionate about making the world a better place through out of the box thinking”

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Fun Fact About Yourself: I learned to knit when I was 11, and I founded my own knitting business to share my crafts with others.

Undergraduate School and Major:

Harvey Mudd College, double major in Engineering and Dance

Georgia Institute of Technology, PhD candidate in Materials Science and Engineering

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Georgia Institute of Technology, Graduate Research Assistant

What has been your favorite part of Atlanta so far? What has made it such a great place to earn an MBA?

I was raised in the South, so I’ve loved coming home to my roots, from the great food like BBQ and grits, to the southern hospitality.

Aside from your classmates and location, what was the key part of the Scheller MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you?

I chose the Scheller MBA because it interfaces so well with engineering directly. Many courses touch on how engineering firms or manufacturing companies will implement the techniques discussed in class, making it more applicable for my long-term career.

What course, club or activity have you enjoyed the most so far at Georgia Tech?  

I’ve most enjoyed the tailgates before football games this year. I’ve been to a couple, and it’s been a blast interacting with my peers and instructors in a less-formal environment. Georgia Tech’s football team also has had some fun games to watch this year, making it even better.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far:

My biggest accomplishment in my career so far is receiving the DOE NNSA Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship, a prestigious fellowship that funds my PhD as well as allowing me to spend six months interning at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Describe your biggest accomplishment as an MBA student so far:

My biggest accomplishment as an MBA student so far has been networking with my peers and determining what path I want to follow post-education.

What has been your best memory as an MBA so far?

My best memory as an MBA student so far has been hanging out with my friends during the lunch break between core courses. There’s not enough time to get across campus to do research or set up for homework, so I’ve been focusing on hanging out with friends, which has been fantastic.

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into Georgia Tech Scheller’s MBA program?

When you are applying to Scheller, focus on what sets you apart as a candidate. Everyone has some weak areas, but everyone also has something that is unique to them and makes them the perfect candidate. Spend time finding that unique selling point and prepare to discuss that topic in the interview process.


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