At the cross-section of data analytics and project management. Originally from Indonesia, finished my undergrad in the US and worked in the renewables/utility sector for three years. Currently working in Singapore for the past year in an E-commerce giant in SEA. My low undergraduate GPA is a bit concerning.
Undergrad School: University of California Berkeley
Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering
Age: 24, Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
Other Degree/Certification: CORe (Honors)
School Name: Harvard Online
Extracurriculars: PADI certified dive master, Volunteer solar panel installer, High school robotics mentor
Title: Lead - Regional Operations
Length of Employment: 1 yr
Title: Senior Associate - Renewables Business Operations
Industry: Power / Energy
Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 11 mos
Received company’s department award for two years and got accepted to the management level acceleration program. Got leadership and faculty recommended award in college despite low academic performance. A scuba divemaster and have lived in four different countries.
Work in a leadership/managerial role at a growing tech/startup company focusing on data analytics or build my own startup in Indonesia.
Target School: INSEAD
Considering: Said Business School, London Business School, HEC Paris
Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission! While your GPA is on the low side, you’ve got an excellent GRE score, and I think that the Hbx CORe (very well-respected by bschools) will help offset it. It looks like you’ve had a progressive and impactful career as well, and I love that you’ve lived in 4 countries and become a scuba divemaster and volunteer/mentor – INSEAD loves to see international exposure and commitment to personal passions, as I’ve seen with my clients who have gained admission to the program.
What I’d like to understand is the motivation behind your career goals – what attracts you to data analytics-focused startups? Schools always want to understand the WHY behind the career goals as much as the …
What I’d like to understand is the motivation behind your career goals – what attracts you to data analytics-focused startups? Schools always want to understand the WHY behind the career goals as much as the WHAT, so I recommend doing some reflection on how your experiences and observations to date have shaped these goals. If you’re interested in remaining in the energy sector, perhaps a startup focused on sustainability/renewals?
I would add Cambridge Judge to your list of programs, which seems like a reasonable range to me. I hope that helps – best of luck!
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