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Mr. High-Efficiency

About Me:

I am currently finishing up my engineering masters at UMich. I’m taking some classes with the full-time MBA program at Ross (had to apply to be admitted to the classes). I work in Laser R&D currently, upon graduation in January I’ll be promoted to a Business Dev role to work on energy weapons contracts/ project dev with the US gov.


Undergrad School: Case Western

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.1

GMAT: 730

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Masters of Engineering - Systems Engineering - 3.91 GPA

School Name: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Extracurriculars: President - 1st generation engineer organization - 200 members @ University of Michigan

Work History:

Title: Engineer / Program Manager

Industry: Automotive

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 3 mos

Title: R&D Engineer

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: , 9 mos

Big Life Wins:

(1) I hold a provisional utility and design patent, pending a full utility award (waiting to hear back from USPO). (2) Graduating University! I’m a 1st gen, no support growing up, figured it out on my own. (3) Giving back through the 1st gen organization I’m president of. We’ve been able to fundraise to provide scholarship $ for students that need it.

Post MBA Goal:

Goal: Work in strategy for or starting up a renewable energy company. Specialty high-efficiency solar tech dev is something I’m technically knowledgeable in (semiconductor optoelectronics is my thesis topic in grad school), and the potential economic impact on developing or energy-poor areas of the world is something I find compelling.


Target School: Yale

Status: Open

Considering: Tuck, Wharton, London Business School, Ross, INSEAD


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hello Mr. High-Efficiency, this is Michael from mbaMission (and a fellow Michigan grad).

    You have a great story – being a 1st generation and having done it all on your own.
    And it is already clear you have the quantitative ability to succeed in the classroom, because of your GMAT score (which is right at or even above the average of your target schools), and a solid GPA in an quantitative degree like engineering. Your Master’s Degree furthers this point.
    I think your career goals are realistic too, based on your background and interests. However, your work experience is a bit light, given that the average years of experience upon matriculation is closer to five years. So while it sounds like you have already been impressive at …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. High Efficiency, I’m Lisa Cummings from Stratus Admissions. I see a lot of energy and enthusiasm in your post but I have one big question. What’s the rush? You will finish up a MS in January, why not take a little time to build out your new skills for a few years. This could also make you a more compelling MBA candidate. I am not certain but it seems as if you are studying PT while working? You have a LOT going on but also a LOT going for you. While your GPA is a bit low for Yale, your GMAT and masters degree will allay any qualms schools will have about academics. …

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