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Ms. Structural Design Engineer

About Me:

I am a structural design engineer by profession, working mainly in mining, chemicals and energy industries. I am passionate about learning new skills, traveling and writing. I love solving practical problems and applying my academic learnings in real life.


Undergrad School: Jadavpur University

Undergrad Major: Civil Engineering

GPA: 3.6

GMAT: 750

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Active Toastmaster serving as Vice President Public Relations of Corporate Club.

Work History:

Title: Design Engineer

Industry: Engineering

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

1. Within 6 months of joining as a Graduate Trainee Engineer, I was awarded a certificate of appreciation for business procurement because the lead office had awarded more work to my local office after seeing the top-notch quality of my deliverables.
2. I have been chosen to lead the local chapter of our organization’s Career Network.

Post MBA Goal:

Post MBA, I want to switch to a general consulting role to gain a well rounded knowledge of different industries.


Target School: Darden

Status: Open

Considering: Duke Fuqua


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 35%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi Ms. Structural Design Engineer,
    You have a truly interesting background from a differentiated industry for b-schools. This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission. I like that you are a strong woman leader in STEM. You also have strong academic scores. Darden will especially like your leadership experiences – from leading the local chapter of the Career Network to serving as a leader in Toastmasters. That said, the Admissions Committee will want to know why you are seeking to switch into consulting. Given that you’re doing well in your career, why pivot into the business side? What problem are you interested in solving that will combine your technical background and business knowledge learned at Darden? If you can articulate this compellingly in your essays, that would be …

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    I have a similar career path than Ms Structural Design Engineer, and I believe her odds are slim for Darden or Fuqua. Employability post MBA could be the issue. Maybe a lower tier program could work for her, or else doing a management graduate program at a school with engineering focus.

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