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Mr. Automotive PM

About Me:

Fluent in Italian, French, and English. 2.5 years of experience as an automotive design engineer abroad (Italy). Currently working for Nissan as a program manager in the US (frequent travel to Japan). Responsible for bringing new vehicles to market on time and on budget. Promoted after 1 year despite the COVID 19 recession.


Undergrad School: UC Berkeley

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.0

GMAT: 710

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Endurance Athlete (Marathon Runner and Competitive Cyclist)

Work History:

Title: Lead Design Engineer

Industry: Automotive

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos

Title: Program Manager

Industry: Automotive

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

Design engineer for the Dallara Stradale. Top 5 fastest cars around the Top Gear test track.

Post MBA Goal:

Looking to leverage my technical and management experience to transition into consulting with a focus on the automotive industry and disruptive innovation.


Target School: Columbia

Status: Open

Considering: INSEAD, Cornell Johnson, Georgetown McDonough, Duke Fuqua, Chicago Booth


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi Mr. Automotive PM, this is Kate Richardson with mbaMission. I really like that you’ve been promoted quickly, and that you have experience working in/with different countries. Your mix of experiences at a boutique and F500 should prove interesting and also demonstrate you can collaborate with different groups. So, work experience seems very strong! Although you majored in a tough field at a great school, your GPA does worry me, especially for Columbia where they look for top stats. Your GMAT is also below their average so I don’t feel great about your odds there. I think some of the other schools on your list (Fuqua, Georgetown, Cornell) are more likely. If you still have time to retake your GMAT, I would highly recommend! …

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