Female Engineer Attends Wharton for Training in Aerospace Industry

Applicant Stats


  • Undergraduate Institution
    The George Washington University
  • Pre-MBA Industry: 
    College student (deferred admissions) 
  • Career Goals: 
    Combine Engineering Expertise with Business Knowledge
  • Admitted At:
    Columbia, MIT Sloan, Wharton
  • Coach:

Highlights from Emma’s Story

#1: Non-Traditional MBA Applicant

Emma loved her chosen field of aerospace engineering, but as she continued to grow in her career, her long-standing interest in business became more apparent. She wanted to combine her interests to bring innovation and transformation to the aerospace industry, but she often received feedback from those around her that made her question whether her goals were realistic. After hearing her story, however, Menlo Coaching reassured her that her career plans were plausible—and that an MBA program was next best option.

#2: Knowing When to Accept Help

When she was applying to college, Emma had refused help on her applications, and she had learned that this was a mistake. As an MBA applicant, she recognized that she needed professional help, especially when it came to communicating her story and experiences. After talking with Leslie through numerous sessions, Emma was able to create a compelling and interesting story for her application essays that showed her true passions and ambitions. 

#3: Training with a Communications Professional

In addition to her main coach David, Emma was able to practice for her MBA interviews with professional communications trainers, facilitated by Menlo Coaching. Through her training she learned to tell her story more effectively. This came in handy during her mock interview practice with Obinna, where they rehearsed conversations tailored for each school on Emma’s application list. After all her hard work, Emma was accepted at three of the four MBA programs she applied to.

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