Candidate:

Mr. Asian-Canadian SFA

About Me:

I am a 24-year-old Asian-Canadian with Canadian citizenship. I immigrated to Canada as a child. I am currently an SFA at a top food CPG working in revenue management & trade marketing. Previous to the current role, I had experiences across the value chain in sales and supply chain as well, aside from contributing in the workplace as a COO.

Details:

Undergrad School: Ivey Business School (Canada)

Undergrad Major: Business Admin

GPA: 83.6% (3.7 Converted)

GMAT: 730

Age: 24,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Advisory Board at small charity working in Africa, Career mentor for new immigrants, 1 to 1 mentorship of underprivileged children in community

Work History:

Title: Sr. Financial Analyst

Industry: CPG

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 8 mos

Big Life Wins:

Work Details: Increasing responsibilities in product management, pricing, financial reporting/process development. Numerous projects with ranging impact within the finance organization such as the development of new processes in budget management. Cross-functionally, I had large roles in price optimization for large product portfolios.

Post MBA Goal:

Since I had the opportunity to work across the value chain of one company through different roles in my current job, would like to pivot into consulting in the short term to gain experience across different industries. Reflecting on the process, I realize a lot of my extracurriculars and passions revolve around education which is a long-term goal.

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Mr. Asian-Canadian SFA,
    It’s fantastic that you realize your passion in education! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission. Knowing this is what you’d like to focus on long-term can help you get the most out of your MBA experience. That said, you’d have to be explicit when articulating your career goals in your MBA applications. For example, you mention that you’d like to pivot into consulting – how does that connect to your long-term goal in education? Would you want to focus on social impact consulting at a boutique social impact consulting firm? Apart from this, I like that you have robust academics and strong community leadership through your mentoring and volunteering work. HBS is looking for leaders. As you put your app together, be …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Mr. Asian Canadian SFA, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. It sounds like you’ve had some really well-rounded experiences across your company. I think there is such value in seeing different sides of a company and is a uniqueness you would bring to classroom discussions. Your experience around your company will translate well into consulting and I can logically see that fit. To stand out among other consulting would be applicants, make sure you focus on what you hope to learn in consulting to help in you in your long term goals. And more specifically, how will consulting help you in the long run in education – would you pivot into an EdTech company? Or another aspect of education? There is so much exciting going …

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