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Mr. Semiconductor Engineer

About Me:

Applying to deferred programs (2+2, Sloan Deferred, CBS Deferred) Chemical Engineer who wants to be able to work on the operations side of the semiconductor industry with a love for data analytics. Would like to learn how to make data driven business decisions to drive growth in the industry.


Undergrad School: University of Southern California

Undergrad Major: Chemical Engineering

GPA: 3.68

GMAT: 750

Age: 21,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Masters in Materials Engineering

School Name: University of Southern California

Extracurriculars: Engineering Tutor, Vice President of Chemical Engineering Club, Published Researcher

Work History:

Title: Process/Data Analytics Engineer

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: , 3 mos

Title: R&D Intern

Industry: Technology

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: , 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

VP of Chemical Engineering Society: organized 12 company info sessions, shattering previous years’ record of 1, organized fist ever company plant tour Head Chemical Engineering Tutor on campus for all undergrad courses Internship: Decreased manual labor work for a 2 hour/wk project into a 6 min/year job with a click of a button

Post MBA Goal:

Would like to be able to use my analytical abilities to move onto the business side of an engineering company fairly quickly and learn to make data driven business decisions versus just sing data in the context of engineering.


Target School: MIT Sloan

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Columbia


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 42%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Most of the deferred admission programs at business schools are a relatively new admissions device. MIT Sloan began its program little more than a year ago. Harvard Business School is virtually alone in publishing a fairly detailed class profile for its 2+2 program. Otherwise, we’re pretty much in the dark. The official word from Sloan, based on our interview with admissions, is this: “We’re looking for students who have demonstrated leadership and an impact on their community, whether it is in the classroom, clubs, athletics, or internships. Thriving in a collaborative team environment, these are students from a diversity of majors who will enhance the MIT Sloan community with their intellectual abilities, drive and experiences.”
    You have a profile and the basic stats that hits on …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 45%

    Hi there! This is Kate Richardson, Senior Admissions Consultant. As John pointed out, we don’t have data on acceptance rates for deferred programs, especially the new ones like MIT’s, but my experience is that these programs are very selective. Based on that experience, I find it hard to put your odds above 50%. That being said, I think you have a great profile. Your GMAT / GPA stats are excellent, and I can see a deferred program fitting you well since you have an engineering background combined with some strong internship experiences that have drawn you to the business side. You also sell yourself well! “Shattering the previous year’s record…” “…with the click of a button…” – I love that phrasing to show you …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hello Mr. Engineer, I’m Lisa Cummings, a former adcomm at MIT Sloan. The new 2+2 programs are super competitive but someone has to get in right? You are from a competitive slice of the pool but your stats are solid, you have a quant grad degree and some good work experience. It sounds like you have made great contributions at work and improved processes. Sloan likes applicants who have made an impact at work and/or in their extracurriculars so this will play in your favor. I like that you have also been a tutor and a mentor. Your short blurb here is well written, be sure to bring that style to your applications. Best of luck!

    4 months ago

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