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Mr. Utilitarian Mobility

About Me:

28-yr old male from Pakistan with (3) years in the automotive industry. Started out as a Design engineer at a Tier 1 supplier working with the Big 3. Promoted to Technical Sales Manager after (2) years and worked exclusively with Toyota. Grew accounts’ sales by 20% within (6) months and pilot tested a new application with Toyota HQ. Looking to move into strategy post-MBA, targeting autonomous driving infrastructure and industry transition to “utilitarian mobility”. Target companies: Toyota and Tesla. UG: Mechatronics Engg. from Pakistan’s top university (2.67/4.0) Grad: Mechanical and Aerospace Engg. from top-50 US university (3.6/4.0) GMAT: 740 (Q49, V41) Applying late because company initiated transfer to Mexico for a 2-yr rotation as Product Manager, but bureaucratic process impeding plans.


Undergrad School: National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan

Undergrad Major: Mechatronics Engineering

GPA: 2.67

GMAT: 740

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: MS Mechanical and Aerosapce Engineering

School Name: Syracuse University

Extracurriculars: Administrator for a school in an underprivileged city

Work History:

Title: Technical Sales Manager

Industry: Automotive

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Application Engineer

Industry: Automotive

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Post MBA Goal:

Looking to join Toyota or Tesla in their autonomous development division, working on strategizing industry transition to a shared, de-centralized mass transit utilitarian space. Have worked directly with Toyota’s autonomous group on the first two prototype autonomous vehicles.


Target School: USC Marshall

Status: Open

Considering: Ross


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 42%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi Mr. Utilitarian Mobility,
    This is Debbie Choy, Senior Consultant at mbaMission. I like your background in the automotive industry – a non-traditional “feeder” industry to business schools. In addition, b-schools are always looking for strong international candidates. In 8 years of admissions consulting, I can tell you that schools do not get enough candidates from Pakistan. That said, since you are coming from a technical background, it is critical to explain in your essays why you are interested in transitioning to the business side, and how an MBA fits in with your long-term career path. Further, don’t be afraid to share in your essays what unique insights you would bring to the classroom, based on your experiences working in a part of the world that …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 45%

    Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. Being from Pakistan will definitely help you, as it’s definitely an under-represented country in MBA admissions in the U.S., as will your strong GMAT. You might want to explain the lower GPA in the optional essay (just a line or two) and explain that it won’t be an indicator of how you’ll perform in an MBA program. Showing a solid transcript from your master’s program will also be helpful. You’ll need to nail the Why MBA part of your application, since you want to pivot to the business side away from the technical side. You already have an advanced degree, so be sure to explain why an MBA is critical to reach that post-MBA goal of a …

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  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi, this is Deepak Punwani from MBA Exchange. You have a few things going in your profile. You have a STEM undergrad degree from a relatively well known University. You have a very good GMAT score. And you have a good Masters program GPA. Am guessing if you can explain the low undergrad GPA, there wouldn’t be too many questions about your academic prowess. And your work is in one of the “hot” sectors – autonomous vehicles. And therefore your background and goals are well aligned. Also like the fact that you have an international mindset. The impeding transfer to Mexico is testament to that. If your recommenders can allude to two factors – 1) You are a cutting edge professional and Tesla would …

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