Mr. Civil Engineer To Private Equity

About Me:

I am a 28-year-old civil engineer with an undergraduate and Master’s degree in engineering. After finishing graduate school I started as a civil engineer with a well-known regional firm that specializes in development and quickly was promoted to project manager.


Undergrad School: Carnegie Mellon

Undergrad Major: Civil Engineering

GPA: 3.7

GMAT: 750

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Master's

School Name: MIT


Work History:

Title: Project Manager

Industry: Engineering

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 5 yrs, 4 mos

Big Life Wins:

Winning over $2 million in engineering services for my firm as a young engineer.

Post MBA Goal:

Entering real estate finance role and ultimately private equity.


Target School: Wharton

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 45%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 45%

    You have a solid background and profile for admission to Wharton. Carnegie Mellon and MIT are two of the world’s best schools for engineering. Your GPA and GMAT score nicely checks off those boxes. And your work experience seems strong as well, particularly if your firm is highly selective in who it hires. My one concern is your post-MBA goals: PE is a tough road without I-banking or PE experience. Just saying you want to work in PE could torpedo you at Wharton and other schools. There’s also nothing in your background, as far as I can tell, to justify your interest in real estate finance. Perhaps there is something here that is missing? Post-MBA goals are tricky things in MBA applications because if the …

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