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September 26, 2023 4:07am ET
Applying: Harvard Business School, Northwestern / Kellogg, Stanford GSB, U. Chicago Booth, UPenn / Wharton
Intake Year: 2024
Pre-MBA Career: Project Management, Oil and Gas Industry
Post-MBA Target Industry: Other
GMAT: 710
GPA: 7.7
Years of Work Experience: 7.1
Location: Vietnam

- Union President at my department for over 5 years, raising funds for union members and families with financial/ emotional hardship, organizing children's events, teambuilding events.
- Captain of current project's soccer team
- Red Cross volunteer for 18 months in the US, taking care of blood donors before and after donation process.
Work experience:
- Company size: 2000-5000, revenue: $100-300MM annually, work with global clients
- Managing oil and gas projects (constructing offshore platforms) in terms of commercial and contractual issues, resolving disputes with clients, collaborating with project team to deliver project successfully.
- 3 promotions: Estimator, to Lead Estimator, to Project Control Lead, to Project Control Manager. Salaries x2.5 after 6 years.
- Part of project team that won several major projects for the company ($1B domestic gas-processing platforms, $400MM wind-power offshore platform)
Short Term Goal:
- Portfolio Manager in a renewable developer (such as Orsted, GE)
Long Term Goal:
- Return to Vietnam to work in the Energy industry, transforming oil and gas business into renewables.
- 1st gen college student
- 31 years old at matriculating in fall 2024
- Family background ties to USA-Vietnam War