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.
Undergrad School: Polytechnique Cameroon 🇨🇲
Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering
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.
Title: Project Manager
Industry: Power / Energy
Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 1 mos
Title: Technical sales
Length of Employment: 2 yrs
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.
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)
Target School: Harvard
Considering: Wharton, INSEAD, Yale, London Business School, MIT Sloan
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 …
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 are weaving a cohesive narrative together. You have a lot of pieces to your story in addition to your journey in energy: your volunteerism, helping your family’s business, etc. You want to find the right place in each application to showcase these experiences and how they collectively make you who you are. Additionally, you’ll want to think about which school’s are truly the right “fit” for you given your career interests. Part of your job within the application is to cater your story to each school, showing why you are a good fit for it AND why it is a good fit for you (specific offerings like Sloan’s sustainability certificate, as an example). If you can do this successfully, I think you’ll find yourself with offers to choose from! Please feel free to reach out if you would like to discuss your strategy further!
I don’t know where these 1% are coming from. I think you have an excellent shot
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!
What is not to like, 750 GMAT, clean energy, from Africa, an underrepresented geographic region
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