Mr. Refinery Engineer

About Me:

Have worked for a major US international oil company offshore on a platform 1.5yr, in a chemical plant 4yr, and currently in a refinery 2yr. All maintenance and reliability roles working with plant operations, maintenance, projects, and on 2 am emergencies. Recently transitioned to maintenance/engineering strategy.


Undergrad School: Big 10 Conference School

Undergrad Major: Electrical Engineering

GPA: 3.87

GMAT: 700- will retake

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: High School Soccer Referee for 4 years at about 100 schools. Avid Kite surfer, self taught and kited in a few different states. Motorcycle enthusiast, have 3 motorcycles which I have customized and ride. No shows, no competitions, just enjoyment.

Work History:

Title: Sr. Electrical Engineer

Industry: Manufacturing

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 7 yrs, 5 mos

Big Life Wins:

I don’t have any great awards or great wins, a few things I am proud of: teaching myself how to kitesurf, running a 10K at <7min/mile pace, being able to lead and justify many of my own ideas in my career instead always having to follow the ideas of others.

Post MBA Goal:

Make a career switch from engineering to operations/strategy within the process manufacturing and energy industry. Move into consulting for the process manufacturing end energy industry for 2-3yr after MBA, eventually lead the business operations (COO) of a young energy company.


Target School: MIT Sloan

Status: Open

Considering: Chicago Booth, Wharton, Ross, Kellogg


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. Refinery Engineer,
    Thanks for posting your profile. This is Debbie Choy, Senior Consultant at mbaMission. The oil and gas industry is not a traditional feeder industry to business school, so your profile immediately stands out to me. Not to mention your unique personal interests in kite-surfing and motorcycles! It looks like you’ve progressed well in your career, and have a shade more experience than the typical 2-yr MBA program. Thus, one question that AdCom might have would be Why Now? I like that you have clear goals; given your background, what specific skills / knowledge will the MBA program get you that will help you achieve your career goals? Although MIT doesn’t explicitly ask about your career goals in their application, you do have …

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