Profile Review - Haas, Notre Dame, MIT


Troy EMC
I worked 3.5 years in an oil & gas firm but in the past six months I've transitioned into doing independent consulting.

I want to do an MBA and focus on operations management / supply chain focusing on the energy sector.

My target schools are: Haas, Notre Dame, MIT. Aiming for R2

GMAT score: 740
Undergrad: 3.7 GPA / some extracurriculars

My main concern is how the schools will look at my work transition this year. It's a bit complicated but my firm restructured, and now I'm basically doing my old job for them just as an independent contractor. I'm actually making better money this way but there's very little room for growth.
I worked 3.5 years in an oil & gas firm but in the past six months I've transitioned into doing independent consulting.

I want to do an MBA and focus on operations management / supply chain focusing on the energy sector.

My target schools are: Haas, Notre Dame, MIT. Aiming for R2

GMAT score: 740
Undergrad: 3.7 GPA / some extracurriculars

My main concern is how the schools will look at my work transition this year. It's a bit complicated but my firm restructured, and now I'm basically doing my old job for them just as an independent contractor. I'm actually making better money this way but there's very little room for growth.
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mtalalazam
Hi,
I also work in the O&G sector (Drilling Engineering). I have the exact same career goals like you although a much lesser GMAT and GPA. I am not sure which companies hire MBA's interested in working in Operations management with a focus on energy markets?
Any advice on that? Deloitte, PwC, EY etc?
Hi,
I also work in the O&G sector (Drilling Engineering). I have the exact same career goals like you although a much lesser GMAT and GPA. I am not sure which companies hire MBA's interested in working in Operations management with a focus on energy markets?
Any advice on that? Deloitte, PwC, EY etc?
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maury
I wouldn't be too concerned about how they see your work experience transition.

Just be honest with them.

Have you considered to some of the strong Texas schools? Something like Mays or McCombs might better suit your goals.
I wouldn't be too concerned about how they see your work experience transition.

Just be honest with them.

Have you considered to some of the strong Texas schools? Something like Mays or McCombs might better suit your goals.
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Troy EMC
My dream school is MIT. I suppose I can consider other schools like Mays and McCombs. Thanks for the help.
My dream school is MIT. I suppose I can consider other schools like Mays and McCombs. Thanks for the help.
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Carol.GOV
I am in a similar situation. Work in energy but on the finance side. Four years total. Looking to get into consulting with a firm like Deloitte, Bain, etc Hoping for a profile review from the experts :)

Female / 28 / American
GMAT: 700
Work experience: two years financial analyst at a multinational O&G + 2 years in project finance at a growing renewable energy startup
Undergraduate: GPA of 3.8, private top 50 school. Vice president of a large political club on campus.
I am in a similar situation. Work in energy but on the finance side. Four years total. Looking to get into consulting with a firm like Deloitte, Bain, etc Hoping for a profile review from the experts :)

Female / 28 / American
GMAT: 700
Work experience: two years financial analyst at a multinational O&G + 2 years in project finance at a growing renewable energy startup
Undergraduate: GPA of 3.8, private top 50 school. Vice president of a large political club on campus.
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Duncan
There's a big difference between Deloitte (consulting in functions) and Bain (more strategy consulting). Just use LinkedIn to see which schools they hire the most MBAs from in the regions you are interested in. Your profile sounds okay for schools outside the top ten. .
There's a big difference between Deloitte (consulting in functions) and Bain (more strategy consulting). Just use LinkedIn to see which schools they hire the most MBAs from in the regions you are interested in. Your profile sounds okay for schools outside the top ten. .

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Duncan
A few suggestions, assuming you are on the Atlantic coast
Georgetown University: McDonough
Carnegie Mellon: Tepper
Emory University: Goizueta
A few suggestions, assuming you are on the Atlantic coast
Georgetown University: McDonough
Carnegie Mellon: Tepper
Emory University: Goizueta
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mba hipste...
Good suggestions from Duncan. If you can get your GMAT score up a bit you could aim higher. Duke seems like a good fit for your background and career goals.
Good suggestions from Duncan. If you can get your GMAT score up a bit you could aim higher. Duke seems like a good fit for your background and career goals.
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Carol.GOV
How much higher should my GMAT be? I thought 700 was a decent score.
How much higher should my GMAT be? I thought 700 was a decent score.
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Duncan
700 is a good score for the schools I suggested but the much better schools the other person is talking about are more demanding.
700 is a good score for the schools I suggested but the much better schools the other person is talking about are more demanding.
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mba hipste...
Well, for Duke 700 is around average or even a bit below average, depending on the year. Getting your score up even 20-40 points could boost your competitiveness. Also, with that score you'd also be more competitive at Rice...
Well, for Duke 700 is around average or even a bit below average, depending on the year. Getting your score up even 20-40 points could boost your competitiveness. Also, with that score you'd also be more competitive at Rice...
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