Mr. Oilfield Engineer

About Me:

I’m a Mechanical Engineer with 9 years of work experience in the Energy industry and my personality has been shaped by extensive exposure to diverse cultures during my academic and professional career. I’m passionate about technology, world affairs, traveling, team sports, and community involvement.


Undergrad School: American University of Sharjah

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.33

GRE: 321

Age: 32,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Social Volunteer, Soccer Club

Work History:

Title: Regional Service Delivery Manager

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 8 yrs, 5 mos

Title: Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

I take immense pride in turning our performance around for a major global client in Qatar. Having experienced several failures, the issue was escalated to our Global VP in Houston and I was assigned to lead a cross-functional task force. After assessing the gaps and implementing changes, we successfully improved our performance.

Post MBA Goal:

I aim to utilize the MBA to sharpen my leadership and interpersonal skills. I would also like to strengthen my financial acumen by taking courses in Accounting, Finance, and Marketing. Post-MBA, I would like to transition into a Product Management or Strategy Consulting role.


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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi, it’s Nisha with mbaMission. It sounds like you’ve had a very impactful engineering career driven by effective team leadership, which is great to see. On top of that, I’m glad to see that you’re involved in extracurriculars.

    What Sloan likes to see is a track record of achievement, driven by innovative thinking – you’ll want to make sure that your cover letter describes 1-2 compelling accomplishments and that your resume communicates your impact within and outside of work. Since your GPA is a bit on the lower side, I’d recommend retaking GRE to see if you can pick up a few more points. Also, while Sloan doesn’t explicitly ask for your short and long-term goals in your application, having …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Mr. Oilfield Engineer – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan here from Stratus.

    Despite the fact that your stats are below the averages for MIT, I think you have a reasonable shot! MIT doesn’t care what your goals are (right now they are somewhat vague). MIT believes that those who have found success in the past will be successful in whatever they choose to do. Your big win of leading a cross-functional task force to success after some failures should demonstrate your ability.

    I think you have a much stronger chance at programs like McCombs, Scheller, Tepper and Kenan-Flagler. That said, you may want to get more crisp with your post-MBA goals and be sure to articulate what skills you already have and specifically how you will …

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