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Mr. Cancer Engineer

About Me:

American citizen-born and brought up in India. Significantly involved in the cancer research drug delivery field (20-25 hours per week) over 2 years while maintaining full undergraduate engineering course load. 3 Years of post-graduate work experience in Fortune 500 company manufacturing appliances.


Undergrad School: Ohio State University

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.3

GRE: 326

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: MS Mechanical Engineering (3.7 GPA)

Extracurriculars: Avid swimmer, Volunteering for low income neighborhood and community spaces like school renovation

Work History:

Title: Program Manager

Industry: CPG

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Design Engineer

Industry: CPG

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Led 9 person undergraduate team in a bioengineering competition and won bronze medal. Completed highly competitive rotational engineering program in Fortune 500 company along side company sponsored MS in engineering. Huge academic career disruption due to technology in early years of degree but managed to get things in order. Filed 3 patents

Post MBA Goal:

Would like to work in finance or consulting firm and rise to partner level. Would like to live and work in big cities.


Target School: Kellogg

Status: Open

Considering: Columbia, Chicago Booth, MIT Sloan


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 28%

  • MBA Prep School | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi Mr. Cancer Engineer, Kristen from MBA Prep School weighing in. Wow, I’m incredibly impressed with all that you were able to accomplish in undergrad and how you have parlayed that into a successful progression in CPG manufacturing! Not sure what the disruption was that caused your lower GPA but it sounds like you bounced back from it, and your GRE, competitive major, and other academic contributions should certainly overcome that. Having 3 filed patents is also eye-catching, especially for a school like MIT Sloan. I agree with my fellow consultant that I was taken by surprise by your career goals after reading your very aligned academic and career path thus far. There are definitely ways to make a case for the kind of switch …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. I’m impressed with what you were able to do while an undergrad, and it certainly helps explain a bit of a lower GPA. You were super busy and had a more difficult major as well. The GRE is solid and I think will allow you to be competitive at top schools. What seems like a disconnect, or at least a question for me, is why finance or consulting? There’s no real connection to the bioengineering work or other parts of your background. It’s always good to be able to connect the dots from your past to present to future rather than having something come out of the blue. If you can explain that Why, it would be helpful. …

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