Product manager at a boutique PE-owned firm in the alternative transportation market. Previously an engineer at a legendary automaker (and by that I mean Ford.) Passionate about revolutionizing the auto industry, especially in emerging markets. My dream school is Stanford, applying round 2. I interviewed with Sloan + Haas + Kellogg in Round 1.
Undergrad School: The Ohio State University
Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering
Age: 26, Ethnicity: White
Extracurriculars: Board Member of Community Nonprofit, Engineers without Borders
Title: Product Manager
Company: Boutique Firm
Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 5 mos
Title: Mechanical Engineer
Company: Fortune 500
Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 1 mos
Put in charge of managing the company’s flagship product that represents over 60% of our revenue, despite being just 24 at the time. Have expanded the market category (almost doubled size of market) and became the #1 player in our niche.
My goal is to revolutionize the auto industry by releasing disruptive transportation technologies. That’s my goal, whether I need to follow an entrepreneurial route to do that or if I join an established firm’s product team.
Target School: Stanford GSB
Considering: MIT Sloan, Berkeley Haas
Invited to Interview: MIT Sloan, Berkeley Haas
Mr. Vroom Vroom – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus.
Congratulations on being invited to interview at MIT Sloan and Berkeley Haas! These programs have very different values so I’m impressed that you were able to position yourself as a good fit for both. While your undergrad performance is unimpressive, your stellar GMAT definitely will demonstrate that you can do the work in a top program. I’m curious if there was something going on in your life that resulted in poor academic performance. If so, you may want to address this in an optional essay since schools (especially those that have team projects) don’t want to see those same grades!
Your commitment to disruptive transportation may just be the spike that Stanford is …
Your commitment to disruptive transportation may just be the spike that Stanford is looking for in their students. Plus, it seems that you are shooting to change lives and the world.
Wishing you all the best!
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