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Mr. Waterflooder

About Me:

I am a Louisiana cajun that has been transplanted into the West Texas oilfields. I have been through Hurricane Katrina temporarily destroying my family’s livelihood and depressed oil prices temporarily destroying my job prospects. I am all the stronger for it, and I would not be where I am today if not for these difficulties.


Undergrad School: LSU

Undergrad Major: Petroleum Engineering

GPA: 3.7

GMAT: 700

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: I currently volunteer for a nonprofit that assists at risk youth in the college application process and the college major selection process. I also have created a side business to assist in implementing waterfloods for mom and pop oil and gas companies.

Work History:

Title: Operations Engineer

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 7 mos

Title: Petroleum Engineer

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Growing an oil field’s positive cash flow from $900,000 a month to $1,900,000 million a month through cost reductions, capital deployment, personnel mentality changes, and good old luck. I was then able to use this experience as a springboard for my part time job advising mom and pops how to best implement their own waterfloods.

Post MBA Goal:

I wish to transition into management consulting with a focus on the energy practice. Through this experience I wish to become a leader in the energy industry and guide companies through the current issues facing the industry. I desire to be a part of industry changing projects, and I need an MBA to get there.


Target School: Tuck

Status: Open

Considering: Duke Fuqua, Kellogg, Darden, McCombs School of Business


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 30%

  • The MBA Exchange Odds Assessment: 50%

    Hi! This is JP, I’m Senior Consultant at The MBA Exchange. Having spent several years in Louisiana and launched post-Katrina rebuilding projects, I immediately connected with your profile on a personal level. I’m very bullish on your chances of MBA application success, as your background shows that you know how to get things done. What you’ll need is help formulating the right strategy – it’s all about identifying and highlighting which aspects of your background are relevant and valued by the Admissions committees. This will be absolutely critical, but the good news is that a professional can help you do it very effectively. If you want to discuss further, email me at jpo@mbaexchange.com. I look forward to hearing …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission! Your username stands out, and I think your profile and personal story will as well. I really admire how you’ve been able to tackle the challenges that life has thrown your way. Your blend of impactful petro/operations enginerring experience at both a startup and an established company, along with your passion-driven side business, is quite compelling – what you’ll want to make sure to do is to fully communicate the impact you’ve made in these role (including the cash flow growth – wow!) on your resume and application. I think that your career path is quite logical – make sure to note examples of the challenges you’ve observed as part of the industry and how you wish …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Mr. Waterflooder – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus. You definitely have a story that nobody else can tell. I’m impressed by the oil field turnaround and think that admissions committees will be as well. A few areas that I would suggest that you focus on as you move forward with the application process:
    1) Retake the GMAT. While 700 is within the 80% range of all of your schools, a 720 or higher would make you more compelling.
    2) Be thoughtful about selecting recommenders and guiding them – your formal work experience can be highlighted by your current immediate supervisor. Consider asking one of the mom and pops that you have worked with to share a different perspective on your professional work. …

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