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Mr. Engineer To Start-up

About Me:

Hello! I’m a prospective MBA candidate hoping to work for start-ups in the medical device field. I have degrees in chemical engineering and biomedical engineering. In my free time, I like to read The Economist, ski, mountain bike, hike, camp, play tennis, and eat good food! I tutor middle and high school students struggling in math and science.


Undergrad School: University of Colorado Boulder

Undergrad Major: Chemical and Biological Engineering

GPA: 3.57

GRE: 326

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: MS in Biomedical Engineering

School Name: Boston University

Extracurriculars: Tennis, Mountain Biking and Skiing, Tutoring High School Students

Work History:

Title: Senior Engineer

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Big Life Wins:

I developed a graphical user interface for my company’s medical device monitoring haemodynamic conditions in the brains of preterm infants. I implemented recurrent neural networks to eliminate motion artifacts and identify and predict dangerous blood flow and oxygenation levels in real time.

Post MBA Goal:

My goal is to help bring life-changing medical devices from innovative start-ups to market.


Target School: Tuck

Status: Open

Considering: Wharton, MIT Sloan, Darden, UCLA Anderson, Foster School of Business


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi Mr. Engineer To Start-up,
    It’s fantastic that your work is directly helping save the lives of preterm babies. This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission. Having worked in the medical device industry myself, I think this is the best reward, don’t you think? I like that you come from a differentiated industry and have a passion for returning to the industry post-MBA. As you put your apps together, be sure to articulate what motivates you to want to gain a business education. What specific skills / knowledge are you seeking at Tuck that will enable you to help bring innovative medical devices to market? That said, I agree with Susan that you could beef up your profile if you shore up your community engagement / leadership. …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Mr. Engineer to Start-up – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus.

    Having gone to Dartmouth undergrad, I can see how someone who likes to mountain bike and ski in their free time would put Tuck at the top of their list for business school options. Furthermore, Tuck’s Center for Health Care and resources for entrepreneurs make it a no-brainer for someone with your career aspirations.

    Your stats are solid and your professional experience aligns with your goals. Make sure that you can speak to how you will contribute to Tuck which is very much a student-driven school.

    To me (based on information in the profile), your biggest weakness is leadership and community engagement. Use the next several months to build out your leadership …

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