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Mr. Oilfield Trekker

About Me:

Coming from a limited means background. Sole bread earner in the family. Immensely passionate about sports, outdoors, and mentoring. Chose to join field roles for the same reason. Lead engineer for mentoring new trainees on and off-field (max. no. of trainees across India and Saudi). Fast-track promotion and client’s preferred engineer for high profile and technically challenging projects.


Undergrad School: IIT

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 7.99/10

GMAT: 720

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: -Best Student at School. Held 2 athletics records till date. -Best Athlete in college for 3 yrs. (30+ medals and Inter/Intra collegiate competitions) -Captain, Institute Athletics team; Led college to first podium finish in 5 years. Founding member of a Clean energy startup winning multiple national and international B Plan competitions., -Trekker and coach India’s biggest trekking organization since 2017; Chosen (from 350) to lead an experiential adventure case challenge for India's leading B School., -Instituted college’s first Scholarship fund for meritorious athletes (Contributed INR100k+). Also mentored 100+ athletes over 4 yrs in internship + placement seasons.

Work History:

Title: Field Engineer/Engineering Manager

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 5 yrs, 1 mos

Title: Engineer Trainee - Internship

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: , 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

-Spearheading Digital Transformation for 300+ personnel. Delivering on strong KPOs. -Led very critical high profile projects. Estimated savings of $100M+. Biggest oilfield discoveries for the national oil companies ($5B+) -10+ high altitude treks, including a high altitude rescue of a fellow trekker from 15000 ft.

Post MBA Goal:

Motivation –Working at the confluence of Tech and energy industry in the harshest field conditions for 50+ hrs, having skipped out on multiple personal events and having experienced the scarce penetration of digital capabilities in traditional O&G which consequently results in additional work in life challenging conditions for millions of other oilfield workers like myself, I want to pivot to Tech while learning the basics of running a successful business and scaling a company. Short term – Pursue product management at Amazon(AWS)/ Google(Cloud) and build expertise in developing and commercializing enterprise SaaS products. Long term – Start an ML-AI based venture which aims to harness the Petabytes of data produced in the Oil and Gas industry to drive smarter data-driven decisions in energy prospecting, helping reduce the resources and time spent on hydrocarbon exploration.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Chicago Booth, Wharton


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 20%

    So we have here another male, Indian engineer who wants to go to the most selective business school in the world? Let me just say right away you have an incredibly impressive background and accomplishments to boot. And I have great admiration for what you have achieved, particularly because you come from a background of “limited means.” Still, for someone in the most overrepresented part of the applicant pool to get an admit from Stanford generally requires luck along with a lot of boxes you need to check: From the prestige and selectivity of your undergraduate institution, your grades, the selectivity of your employer, your work experience record, compelling extras that show you care about people and things beyond yourself, and how unique your narrative …

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