Mr. Athletic Banker

About Me:

Former varsity athlete, with three-plus years of experience at a top Canadian bank. Currently, work at Fortune 500 Bank, and have been promoted four times and moved up from retail banking to corporate finance banking (current). Low GPA due to time management struggles through the first year. Since my second year, I have held a 3.14 GPA and was named to Dean’s Honour List in my fourth year. After the fourth-year, I was invited back to be apart of the coaching staff as an assistant coach. Started a coffee chat club last year and have grown to feature top industry professionals. I continue to give back to the community on a regular basis through volunteering and mentoring youth. Also a consistent speaker at Undergrad Finance club events. Connected with 15 Fuqua alum whom pivoted into IB, specially bulge bank in New York where I see myself. Looking to connect with AdCom and professors in future weeks.


Target School: Duke Fuqua

Considering: Darden, UCLA Anderson

See More Profiles For: Duke Fuqua

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: York University

Undergrad Major: Marketing

GPA: 2.8

GMAT: 770

Age: 24,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: CFA Level 1

School Name: CFA Institute

Extracurriculars: Started Coffee Chat Club | Former Varsity Athlete

Work History:

Title: Private Wealth

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 3 mos

Title: Corporate Banking

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 10 mos

Big Life Wins:

Being the youngest promotion in company region history, and winning multiple Quarter Awards. Placing at nationals 3 out of 4 years at collegiate level, with 2 top 3 finishes. Dean’s honour list during my fourth year of undergrad.

Post MBA Goal:

Move into New York Investment banking. My current role, and previous roles, all center around client solutions and working for the client. I want to move into Investment Banking to get greater exposure to deals and more activity.


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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 65%

    I have to admit you’re 2.8 GPA raised my eyebrows. But then my eye immediately went to that 770 GMAT, your explanation for underperforming in undergrad, and your well-rewarded work performance with four promotions and your GPA faded from view. Showing that you improved after a mediocre first year is a big plus. Truth is, your GMAT score and your work performance should offset any real concern about your GPA. And you have been incredibly smart in reaching out to Fuqua alums and knowing exactly the path you want to take here. I’ve said this before and I will say it again: Most admission officials will tell everyone they do holistic assessments of candidates. Fuqua really does it. If the school doesn’t invite you into …

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