Ms. Rock-Climbing Construction Manager

About Me:

I’m a woman of color in construction management (4 years). I’m big on building communities and working in teams towards a common goal. My low GPA in undergrad was because I got involved with a competition project team, spending 40 hrs/wk on it because I loved it and my team depended on me as the fabrication lead and later team lead.


Target School: Kellogg

Considering: Harvard, MIT Sloan, Ross, Darden, Chicago Booth, Tepper

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Cornell University

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.067/4.0

GMAT: 770

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Rock-Climbing 10+ hours per week, Cornell Recruiting Team Lead at my company (2.5 years), and apart of the Sustainability Steering Committee at my company (1 year).

Work History:

Title: Project Engineer

Industry: Construction Management

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Strategy, Research, & Development Engineer

Industry: Construction Management

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Developed the company-wide standard for tracking construction materials by creating a user-friendly material-tracking dashboard in Tableau, used for 60+ projects since the implementation.
– Led a 30 person team in my senior year to design & fabricate a steel bridge for a competition. We placed 4th and it was the 1st time in 3 years that our bridge didn’t fail at the competition.

Post MBA Goal:

In the short term, I want to get into manufacturing operations consulting, leveraging my MBA knowledge as well as the time spent in construction in the Strategy, Research, and Development Department and as a construction manager for a high-profile project where I personally managed $40 million construction work. In the long term, I want to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the industry sector by combining business savvy with empathy and environmental responsibility – either by getting into sustainability consulting or by joining a manufacturing industry giant and leading their sustainability efforts.


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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 75%

    I expect you are going to climb your way into Kellogg and here’s why. You have a solid reason for your low GPA in a STEM subject at an Ivy with actual results (leading 30 people in designing and building a steel bride and placing fourth in a competition) . And let’s not forget, you have a 770 GMAT with puts you–a woman of color in the unusual field of construction management–among the top 3% of test takers in the world. You also have distinguished yourself at work, leveraging Tableau to create a company-wide standard for tracking construction materials. Truth be told, you are going to have a hard time turning down Harvard to go anywhere else. Good luck to you and congratulations on …

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