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Mr. Laser System Designer

About Me:

I’m an Optical design engineer finishing up a masters degree in Laser system design (semiconductor opto-electronics). I hold a utility patent, am president of an engineering development organization and enjoy doing infrastructure development for African city governments (been on 2 2 month trips, going on my third this summer).


Undergrad School: Case Western Reserve university

Undergrad Major: Mechanical engineering

GPA: 3.1

GRE: 324

Age: 24,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Master of Engineering degree

School Name: University of Michigan -Ann Arbor

Extracurriculars: President - 1st Generation Engineers, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (50 person organization)

Work History:

Title: Development Engineer

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Jr. Program Manager

Industry: Automotive

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

Becoming president of an organization I’m passionate about, and being able to pursue my graduate degree at the University of Michigan.

Post MBA Goal:

I’d like to move into corporate strategy, preferrably for a large international business and have a job that requires me to travel a lot.


Target School: HEC Paris

Status: Open

Considering: INSEAD, Ross


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hello Mr. Laser System Designer! I’m Krista Nannery, a Senior Consultant with mbaMission. Funnily, I have actually worked with one laser system designer before!

    I love that you have a patent and that you are/were president of a 50 member organization. That shows that you are a leader in your field and people really count on you. I also think this African infrastructure work will really help differentiate you in this very competitive process.

    If I could give you any advice, I think you will be more successful if you wait at least one more year before applying to b-school. Maybe even two. While I think you are really interesting, it can be helpful for engineers to have more work-related leadership experience before applying to …

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