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Candidate:

Mr. African Energy

About Me:

Hello All, I’m an African enthusiastic determined to make an impact in the transition towards a more accessible, sustainable, and cleaner energy in Africa. I’m a 25 yo mechanical engineer with 5 years of experience in a global energy company (Total). I have worked in 3 African countries, successively in Technical Sales, Strategy, and now Project Management. I have managed cross-functional project teams to successfully roll out complex projects despite having no hierarchical power over my team members. I’m passionate about energy and I want to be part of those tackling the global energy challenges at a high level.

Details:

Undergrad School: Polytechnique Cameroon 🇨🇲

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.4

GMAT: 750

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Black or African American

Extracurriculars: Captain of an amateur football club, Food distribution during the Covid19 pandemic, Pitching the merits of engineering to underprivileged kids.

Work History:

Title: Project Manager

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 1 mos

Title: Technical sales

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

1-Writing an article published in Science Direct on Energy Planning under the environmental constraints in my home country. 2-Managing a project team responsible for the divestment of a petroleum asset for 11 MUSD. 3- Cocoa farmer (family business) amid international price volatility and climate change challenges.

Post MBA Goal:

I want to become a transformative CEO of a multinational Energy company in a way that involves Africa. I first want to gain more experience managing business units in more mature Energy markets, in big Utility company, Investment firms focused on Energy, Energy startups, companies like Tesla or SunPower or Big Energy players (Shell, Total, Exxon)

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Wharton, INSEAD, Yale, London Business School, MIT Sloan

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 45%

  • MBA Prep School | Odds Assessment: 45%

    Hi Mr. African Energy, this is Kristen from MBA Prep School. I’m impressed by your cross-functional experience and professional growth in the energy sector, in addition to your GPA in mechanical engineering and high GMAT score! Your career goals are nicely aligned with your current skillset and it’s obvious how an MBA plays a part in moving you into a more impactful role. I also love that you hope to bring positive change back to Africa; the desire to do good in addition to doing well is highly valued by your target schools. You also would bring geographic diversity to an MBA class. Overall I think these programs will be very interested in you as a candidate! A few things to consider: make sure you …

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    Really great profile. I was going to suggest an alternative transcript to offset the GPA but seeing as its in mechanical engineering i don't believe its a problem. Everything else looks really great. best of luck!
  • 95% | 5 days ago

    What is not to like, 750 GMAT, clean energy, from Africa, an underrepresented geographic region
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