Mr. Aussie Mining Strategist

About Me:

Engineer with a passion for combining the technical with the business and strategy aspects. I have spent most of my career at one of the top 250 Global companies in the Global Fortune 500. I combine my work with community work, being part of the Young Professionals committee for my profession, an Indigenous youth mentor and on the board of an NFP.


Undergrad School: Curtin University

Undergrad Major: Mechatronic Engineering

GPA: 3.7

GMAT: 780

Age: 23,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Vice President of Young Professionals Electrical Chapter, Indigenous Youth Mentoring, Board of NFP

Work History:

Title: Automation Portfolio Development

Industry: Mining

Company: Undisclosed

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Portfolio Strategy and Development

Industry: Mining

Company: Biggest Mining Company Globally

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

In academics, I have received 50% tuition scholarship to High School and University. In my work, I have transitioned from an engineering operations role to a strategy and business role, excelling throughout. At work I have created a pipeline of over 100 million in projects, with expected net present value in excess of 400 million.

Post MBA Goal:

Professional Goal is to move into Management Consulting area, working on Transformation and Technology projects, and eventually into a Tech Company management from there onward. (As a note: I am open if the right circumstances come about to venture into Startups).


Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 8%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hello Mr. Aussie Mining Specialist! I’m Krista Nannery, a Senior Consultant with mbaMission. You know, a few years ago I worked with someone just like you — from South Africa, not Australia though — and he was very successful in his applications. The only thing is…he had 4-ish more years of work experience than you. It can be really tough to get into Wharton with just one year of work experience. That 780 will certainly get their attention though — we don’t see that every day.

    While I certainly wouldn’t discourage you from applying now — you’ve got to be in it to win it, right? — I would not be surprised if your applications at the top-top schools are not successful. I think your …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Mr. Aussie Mining Strategist, it’s Lisa Cummings of Stratus Admissions. Never say never but I agree with Krista that it will be hard for you to compete in Wharton’s pool given your short time in the workforce, and add to that that you are coming from a very tough demographic. So my 5% is if you apply now . But your stats are really strong and will certainly catch the eye of top schools in a few years, especially if you are able to show solid work performance. Why the rush? Use this time to position yourself well for when it’s time to apply and you will then be a very competitive candidate. Go after leadership roles at work and look …

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