Mr. Finance & Tech To Biotech

About Me:

Career transition from finance (IB) and tech (strategy & ops) to the STEM field as a research engineer/device fabrication engineer in a lab focused on developing microscopic cameras for noninvasive digital imaging of the GI system. I am considering a joint MD/MBA degree or MBA/MS in EECS with a focus on biomedicine/medical devices.


Target School: Harvard

Considering: MIT Sloan, Stanford GSB, Kellogg SOM

See More Profiles For: Harvard

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Vanderbilt/Duke

Undergrad Major: Economics/Public Health

GPA: 3.71

GMAT: 720

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Respite Case Volunteer - Healthcare for the Homeless | Health Policy Research - Intimate Partner Violence | Running - Program with local homeless population, Marathon runner

Work History:

Title: Device Fabrication Engineer/Research Engineer

Industry: Engineering

Company: Other

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Title: Strategy and Ops/Investment Banking

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 2 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Successful career with promotions in finance and tech before transitioning.
– Taking a leap of faith and pivoting to a new industry with no academic background in STEM.
– Enrolled in a post-bac to take science classes and finished with a 3.93 GPA.
– Started a new role as an engineer before I apply graduate school (and loving it)!

Post MBA Goal:

– Gain technical knowledge of the medical device and biotechnology industry.
– Building skills to take on leadership roles and hopefully build a start-up focused on building novel medical devices (particularly intelligent diagnostic tools).


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