Engineer in Pharmaceuticals Wins Admission to Stanford GSB

Before accepting an offer at Stanford GSB, Rashmi worked as an engineer for AstraZeneca in San Francisco. After five to six years working in the pharmaceutical industry, she realized that she wanted to go back to school to develop her leadership skills and gain a broader perspective of the healthcare industry. 

Applicant Stats


  • Undergraduate Institution
    Stanford School of Medicine
  • Pre-MBA Industry: 
  • Career Goals: 
    Pivot to Management Role in Healthcare
  • Admitted At:
    Stanford, Haas
  • Coach:

Highlights From Rashmi’s Story

#1 Finding the Right MBA Consultant

When searching for an MBA consultant, Rashmi was seeking a customized and broad-spectrum service. Thinking back to her first call with David, she remembers how much new, useful information she received, even before signing up. She appreciated how Menlo’s phase-based approach allowed her to focus on self-reflection and writing. 

#2 Telling Her Story

With Menlo’s help, Rashmi was able to put the essay prompts aside for a moment to focus on what her story was and the best way to tell that story. She was pleasantly surprised by how much of her personality ended up making it into the essays. 

#3 Staying Present in the Interviews

Working with the fearless communicators for interview preparation, helped Rashmi bring her guard down and stay more present in the conversation during her interviews. 

#4 Advice for MBA Applicants

Take it step by step and start early. Be clear about why you are applying for an MBA and don’t be worried if you are still figuring it out. The application process is designed to help you find your why and make it more concrete. 

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