Mr. Blue Collar

About Me:

I have had a non-traditional educational path leading up to my MBA application. I earned an A.A.S. 2-year degree in process technology (petrochemical plant operations). After 15 years of experience (supervision to management), I earned my BAS Industrial Technology (Management minor) finishing with a 4.0 GPA. I also have 7 years of post-undergrad management experience in the petrochemical industry.


Target School: Rice Business

Considering: McCombs School of Business, Duke Fuqua

See More Profiles For: Rice Business

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: University of Texas - Permian Basin

Undergrad Major: Industrial Technology

GPA: 4.0

GMAT: 640

Age: 43,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: PMP Certification

Work History:

Title: AMER Turnaround Manager

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Title: Operations Manager

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 10 yrs, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Finished my bachelor’s degree with a 4.0 at the age of 36.
– Earning the Distinguished Student award for the school of Industrial Engineering.
– Transitioned from a field-level trade position into senior-level management without forgetting where I came from.

Post MBA Goal:

I will be the first person in my family to earn a graduate degree (already the first to earn a bachelors degree). My goal is to secure an executive-level role within the oil and gas industry. Adding an MBA to my 22 years of experience is a critical component of accomplishing that goal.


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    Hi Mr. Blue Collar! First and foremost, I commend you on all your achievements as a first generation undergraduate and in your career thus far. You are clearly a tenacious leader who can achieve anything he sets his mind to. I’m evaluating your candidacy based on the traditional two-year MBA at Rice, but my rating would be drastically different when looking at top 25 executive MBA programs at Fuqua or McCombs (programs I also see are on your list). Hands on manufacturing/engineering experience is one of the most valuable that you can bring to a management position; however, few are able to do it because those with the experience struggle to convey how their experience will be translatable to the “white …

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