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Mr. Oil & Gas

About Me:

Have been working in the energy space for the past 5 years since my undergraduate years at UT. Started at a large utility company then shifted towards oil and gas. Now currently doing oil and gas investment banking (acquisition and divestitures mainly). Started as an analyst and was promoted to associate a year ago.


Undergrad School: University of Texas

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 3.37

GMAT: 710

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian


Work History:

Title: Investment Banking Associate

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: Financial Analyst

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

Advised and lead several oil and gas transactions, with some being over the $300MM+ range. Being able to successfully help clients transact during the energy downturn is something I am proud of.

Post MBA Goal:

Hope to network with like-minded individuals and learn more about different industries. Very open-minded to exit opportunities but looking at corporate strategy, consulting, and finance heavy roles.


Target School: Columbia

Status: Open

Considering: Berkeley Haas, Kellogg


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 35%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 35%

    I don’t think Columbia gets many oil and gas folks in its MBA classes so I think that bodes well for your ability to add diversity to the class. I also think the school will find your career progression, starting out at a ulility and then moving to oil and gas and finally to i-banking in the field, attractive. You know the red flags here, however: A lowish GPA and a below-class average GMAT score. I don’t think those things should hold you back given your work experience and success at both a Fortune 500 and a startup.

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