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Candidate:

Mr. Renewable Energy

About Me:

From a southern European country, spent my last 9 years working and studying in the UK and I’ve had experience in 5 countries. I have an industrial PhD and 4 years of experience in one of the largest utilities and currently in a boutique energy consulting. Passionate about clean tech, consulting & creating real, positive and lasting impact.

Details:

Undergrad School: Top 15 UK University with a year abroad at a top 3 US Engineering school

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 1st class

GMAT: Not taken yet (aiming for 730+)

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Industrial PhD

School Name: Top 5 UK University/ Top 20 world rank

Extracurriculars: Chairing the young members team of an engineering institution in London (representing 10,000+ engineers) and leading a team of 40+ active volunteers to organise STEM events and promote diversity and inclusion in engineering. Founding member and work package leader of an International Energy Agency task force, coordinating 100+ international experts in a “hot” topic for the renewables industry., Organiser and work package leader of a task force on AI, Mentoring students from my University

Work History:

Title: R&D Engineer

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 5 mos

Title: Consultant

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 9 mos

Big Life Wins:

Completing an industrial PhD in a topic I was always passionate about (data analytics in offshore wind).

Winning competition awards at University as well as scholarships.

Chairing the young members group of one of the largest engineering institutions.

Founding member of an International Energy Agency Task force.

Post MBA Goal:

Short term: Join an MBB firm or move into a strategy role within the energy sector. I really want to join a company where I could have real impact and work for creating a better and cleaner world for the next generations.

Long term: become an impactful leader in the energy sector.

Schools:

Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: MIT Sloan, Berkeley Haas, London Business School, INSEAD

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Given your mechanical engineering degree and your pursuit of a PhD at a top five U.K. university, I would imagine that when you do get a GMAT score it should be pretty high. You say you are aiming for 730+. You will definitely need it to be seriously considered at Stanford which accepts less than 7% of the candidates who apply. I am not so sure, however, that the GSB would want a PhD in its MBA classroom. It’s unclear what your PhD is in. You say it is “a topic I was always passionate about.” The admissions team may feel that you would be more difficult to “shape” or fully benefit from their MBA experience.. Graduating from a top 15 U.K. university for your …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi, Mr. Renewable Energy, Julie-Anne Heafey here from mbaMission. It’s always hard to evaluate chances with an absent GMAT score, but you certainly seem like an academic powerhouse. I worry about the PhD, though, because MBA programs tend to steer away from folks who might appear to be overly invested in collecting academic credentials. Stanford’s looking for those who are going to create a big impact in business, and while that’s a stated goal of yours, past results tend to be the best predictor of future performance and I just don’t have enough info on that here… What kind of a mark have you made in your current role and how do you think you might create change in the future? Those …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 15%

  • 15% | 2 years ago

    Hard to say without a GMAT score because the GMATs at Stanford are super high.

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