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Oil major profile evaluation

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New post 14 Feb 2019, 06:56
Hi,

I'd appreciate your comments on the following profile.

23 y/o South American male MEng. Chemical Engineer
GMAT : 730 (Q49, V41) 1st attempt
GPA: First Class Honours ( i think they equate this to 4.0 GA( from Imperial College London (top UK uni)

I am considering applying to bschools this year, for admission in 2020.

Background and Work experience :
- Moved when i was 17 to London for uni. Before that lived in SA all my life.
- Drilling Engineer at BP for 2 yr's this September. First yr I was an offshore drilling engineer working in a rig supervising BP operations.
- Second yr - Onshore drilling engineering. So far have been helping out the more experienced engineers so limited leadership opportunities. I am trying to push to get more responsibility - ideally managing the development and planning of multi-million wells (sounds fancier than it is, standard job of a DE). Led some cost saving opportunities that have been adopted.
- WE wise I am on the low side, and the job is typical of someone from an oil major. How can i spin this round?
- No promotions. Oil majors have slow career progressions. I may finish my graduate programme early. Should i wait another yr? I will likely have the same responsibilities as of now except i am guaranteed to graduate by then. If i graduate i will be told on November, so cannot apply on Round 1. Any drawback on this?

Extras:
. Last yr i led a fund raise in Aberdeen to raise money for a poor local school in my home country,
. Salsa dancing since uni (7 yrs). Looking to participate in local shows. Raise south am culture - how can i spin this?
. Looking for some volunteer ops within the company. How beneficial will this be?

MBA Goal: Long-term goal is to be a business leader at an energy company (oil major) taking part in how O&G adapts to threats like tech + low prices and also be part of the future of renewables. Short term - MBB to obtain experience of the energy industry and O&G on companies of various sizes and learn about strategy.

Targets: Harvard, Wharton, LBS, (Top 3 choices) Insead, Kellog, Booth.

Thanks a lot!
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New post 16 Feb 2019, 17:19
Hi giobru95,

Thank you for your post and for sharing your profile. As a point of clarification, if you do not graduate in November, when would you graduate?

Overall, I think you have a strong profile to apply for intake 2020. You have strong academics and solid professional experience. I would recommend, if you can, to see how you can help your community (whether at work or outside), especially since you will be on the lower end of the spectrum as it relates to w/e. As to your school selection, I would target a range of school (reach, target, and safety), just to be sure that you get a few admits and can make the best decision for your career.

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giobru95 wrote:
Hi,

I'd appreciate your comments on the following profile.

23 y/o South American male MEng. Chemical Engineer
GMAT : 730 (Q49, V41) 1st attempt
GPA: First Class Honours ( i think they equate this to 4.0 GA( from Imperial College London (top UK uni)

I am considering applying to bschools this year, for admission in 2020.

Background and Work experience :
- Moved when i was 17 to London for uni. Before that lived in SA all my life.
- Drilling Engineer at BP for 2 yr's this September. First yr I was an offshore drilling engineer working in a rig supervising BP operations.
- Second yr - Onshore drilling engineering. So far have been helping out the more experienced engineers so limited leadership opportunities. I am trying to push to get more responsibility - ideally managing the development and planning of multi-million wells (sounds fancier than it is, standard job of a DE). Led some cost saving opportunities that have been adopted.
- WE wise I am on the low side, and the job is typical of someone from an oil major. How can i spin this round?
- No promotions. Oil majors have slow career progressions. I may finish my graduate programme early. Should i wait another yr? I will likely have the same responsibilities as of now except i am guaranteed to graduate by then. If i graduate i will be told on November, so cannot apply on Round 1. Any drawback on this?

Extras:
. Last yr i led a fund raise in Aberdeen to raise money for a poor local school in my home country,
. Salsa dancing since uni (7 yrs). Looking to participate in local shows. Raise south am culture - how can i spin this?
. Looking for some volunteer ops within the company. How beneficial will this be?

MBA Goal: Long-term goal is to be a business leader at an energy company (oil major) taking part in how O&G adapts to threats like tech + low prices and also be part of the future of renewables. Short term - MBB to obtain experience of the energy industry and O&G on companies of various sizes and learn about strategy.

Targets: Harvard, Wharton, LBS, (Top 3 choices) Insead, Kellog, Booth.

Thanks a lot!

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