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Candidate:

Ms. Rocket Engineer

About Me:

Hello! I work in aerospace as the lead of an engineering team building 21st-century spacecrafts, and pour nearly all my time & energy into doing just that. Prior work experience includes being a Mechanical Engineer at an Oil Refinery & an Offshore Oil Rig Operations Engineer.

Details:

Undergrad School: Georgia Tech

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.9

GMAT: 710

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Academic Tutor - Undragraduate Teaching TA, Houston Children's Hospital Tutor Volunteer (previous, not current), Personal Activities: Mountain Biking & Bike-packing, Bouldering, Backpacking

Work History:

Title: ExxonMobil Offshore Rig Operations Engineer

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos

Title: SpaceX Lead Integration and Test Engineer

Industry: Aerospace

Company: Private large startup that does things only governments has done in the past....? :)

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

#1: Leading engineering / manufacturing team responsible for building the spaceship that brought human launch capability back to America after the shuttle program retired in 2011. #2: Prepped engineering maintenance packages for over $30M worth of equipment repairs / inspections during planned oil refinery downtime event.

Post MBA Goal:

I have always been in my comfort zone working w/ engineers and people of a similar background. Ultimately I would like to rise up as a business/technology leader in a large manufacturing company. Pursuing an MBA to sharpen my strategic thinking skills, vision-setting skills, expose me to more diverse viewpoints and give me a pivot opportunity.

Schools:

Target School: MIT Sloan

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB, Darden

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 70%

  • MBA Prep School | Odds Assessment: 65%

    Hi Ms. Rocket Engineer, this is Kristen from MBA Prep School. As a former MIT Sloan adcom, there is SO much to love about your profile. Your academic credentials are excellent, but even more impressive are your roles in male-dominated industries. Your recent accomplishments at SpaceX are going to be particularly eye-catching! Although your GMAt is slightly lower than the average at Sloan and Stanford, your other strengths make it easy to overlook. You will need to focus your efforts on fleshing out your career goals more. Is there a particular type of manufacturing company that interests you, and why? How does this connect with your past roles and passions (what has the progression been, how/why did you move from oil to aerospace)? What does …

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

    If I closed my eyes and tried to conjure up a more perfect MBA candidate for MIT Sloan I would be hardpressed not to imagine you! Your unique (particularly for a woman) experience in working on an offshore rig for ExxonMobil and as an engineer at SpaceX would make you jump out of any pile of MBA applications. Top that off with your 3.9 in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech, your tutoring, and a strong 710 GMAT (though below MIT’s 723 average and Stanford’s 934 average) and you are in very good shape. I think your chances at Stanford are very good, especially if Stanford talk about GMATs not being as important as their class averages might indicate. Good luck to you!

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    Hi Ms. Rocket Engineer, This is Donna Bauman with Stratus Admissions--and I can’t resist saying-- gee—your work actually is rocket science! So I am impressed with your technical skills and having a 3.9 from GA Tech in engineering is also quite impressive. When you think about Sloan valuing people who build things, I can imagine they would love your background. I also see the appeal of GSB but I’d like to see a bit more crispness in what you plan to do post MBA as your goal here is a bit vague. Do you want to use your knowledge in aerospace? Are you passionate about this industry and see it as a way to make the world a better place? You will have to connect ...
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  • 90% | 3 weeks ago

    You have one of the coolest jobs. Why would you even want an MBA?

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