When COVID struck, Pietro was personally impacted by the pandemic when people close to him contracted the disease. To both care for them and pursue a way to give back to the world, he left his job as an analyst doing M&A and valuation work at KPMG in Italy after three and one-half years.
But now, the 28-year-old young professional from Italy wants to go back to school for his MBA. Besides a 720 GMAT and a 3.8 grade point average in finance from the University of Pisa, Pietro also has on his resume a master’s in finance from Pisa along with an eight-month internship as a corporate finance analyst with GE Oil & Gas before joining KPMG.
His target schools? INSEAD, London Business School, ESADE Business School and IESE Business School. He has tossed in as a reach MIT Sloan. His post-MBA goal is to join a strategic consulting firm.
In this episode of Fridays With Sandy, HBSGuru.com founder Sandy Kreisberg and Poets&Quants editor John A. Byrne assess his chances for an admit, suggest a few other schools to which Pietro should apply, and counsel him on how to present his decision to leave KPMG when COVID made its personal impact on him.
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