Mr. Simple Manufacturer

About Me:

I am a process engineer for a small medical device manufacturing firm in the Midwest. I support the daily operations of various manufacturing work cells, including equipment issues, part yield, and operator training. I am currently leading the implementation of 2 yield improvement projects. Applying to dual-degree options (MBA+M.Eng).


Undergrad School: Marquette University

Undergrad Major: Biomedical Engineering

GPA: 3.95

GRE: 320

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Volunteer at local highshool robotics team, Design consultant for ergonomic firm

Work History:

Title: Process Engineer II

Industry: Manufacturing

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 1 mos

Post MBA Goal:

My target position post-MBA is an Operations program manager for a pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing firm, and eventually a general manager of a manufacturing plant. I want to stay closely tied to manufacturing operations.


Target School: Rice Jones

Status: Open

Considering: Ross, Cornell Johnson


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 60%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 60%

    Mr. Simple Manufacturer, you are hardly simple. When someone tells me they got a 3.95 GPA in biomedical engineering, it makes me stand up a little taller to listen a lot harder to their story. Sure, you could do better on the GRE, as one commenter in our community suggests and aim higher, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with Rice which is an excellent school with a superb MBA program with generous scholarship support. Given your deep interest in pharma and medical devices, you might also consider Vanderbilt for its incredible healthcare focus. You don’t have to retake the GRE to get in any of the schools on your list. I think Rice would be lucky to have you!

    4 months ago

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    Add 1 year of work experience + 10 points to your GRE and you can get into a much, much, much better school.

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