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Post-MBA Target Industry:
Years of Work Experience: 5
Post MBA Location: Bay Area
Alex and Graham,
Huge fan of the podcast – I listen every day during my commute! Thank you for all the valuable insights you share. I'd love to get your thoughts on my profile:
First-generation college student, underrepresented minority (URM).
Almost failed out of high school (2.54 GPA) due to a combination of apathy towards education and not realizing what opportunities were available to me if I actually put in a modicum of effort towards my studies.
Associate Degree in Engineering (Community College, 3.61 GPA)
B.S. in Chemical Engineering (Public State School, 3.64 GPA)
M.S. in Computer Science (MCIT Online, University of Pennsylvania)
Just recently accepted. Started in January
5 years as a Naval Officer, Currently a Nuclear Power School Instructor.
Lead a team of instructors (20 direct reports) that is responsible for training the next generation nuclear reactor operators and outputs 900 sailors annually.
Extracurriculars & Volunteering:
Engineering Student Government Senator- impacted 2000+ students through legislation.
Vice President, ChemE club
Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor (1.5 years).
Consultant for a non-profit supporting first-time entrepreneurs.
Short-term: Pivot into the tech industry, ideally gaining experience in product development at a big tech company.
Long-term: Contribute to the edtech space, leveraging AR/VR to transform education.
GRE score: 320 (163Q/157V) after my second attempt. I'm not the greatest at standardized exams and feel like I'm approaching diminishing returns. Going to retake in a few months. Currently working through a GRE course to hopefully make some incremental gains. Open to feedback on the reasonableness of target schools with my current profile.
Additionally, I'm curious how schools would view my application considering I'm already pursuing a master's degree. I've heard that some schools may take this as a signal that I will not be fully committed to their program? My intent is to pivot into tech, and I wanted to complement the MBA with a technical foundation.
Degree in Education and have worked as a teacher in various school settings over the past 5 years in Chicago, Hawaii and Dubai.
I'm thrilled to share a bit about my journey thus far. My professional trajectory has been centered around education, where I've infused sustainability into the heart of my teaching philosophy. From developing innovative curriculum modules to orchestrating immersive field trips, I've strived to cultivate authentic learning experiences that foster environmental awareness among students. I have also wrote and published a children's book on climate change.
In college I volunteered with Alternative Spring Breaks where I was a board member for 3 years and also participated in a cross country cycling trip from NYC to San Francisco as part of a cancer fundraiser with my university.
Beyond the classroom, I've ventured into entrepreneurship and have started two businesses: a Hawaiian shirt company with a women's social enterprise in India and a lemonade business operating at large scale events in the midwest one summer.
Looking ahead, I'm eager to explore opportunities within climate consulting or as a product manager at a climate tech firm.