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Candidate:

Mr. Bank AVP

About Me:

I’ve worked for a large bank the entirety of my career post undergrad. I’ve had success in my role, being promoted several times and am currently at AVP level. Extracurricular actives include involvement in several charity organizations as well as mentoring interns at the bank.

Details:

Undergrad School: Central Florida

Undergrad Major: Business Management

GPA: 3.22

GRE: 322

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Mentorship program, CFA candidate

Work History:

Title: Commercial Real Estate Underwriter

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 6 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Along with day-to-day tasks I’ve worked on large scale projects that have improved operations at the bank. CFA canidate: I’ve passed level 1 and will be taking level 2 in June 2021.

Post MBA Goal:

Pivot into investment banking.

Schools:

Target School: Chicago Booth

Status: Open

Considering: Duke Fuqua

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • MBA Prep School | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Mr. Bank AVP, Kristen from MBA Prep School here. While I think you have some solid work experiences that would set you up for an MBA, you will have obstacles to overcome. On the plus side, it sounds like you’ve had great career progression in finance and have made an impact within your bank. Obviously when you put your essays together you will want to go into the details of those “big life wins” to show the scope and scale of your contributions. I like that you are a professional mentor and also engage in volunteer work outside of your job. Your progress towards achieving your CFA is also a positive and proves your quantitative ability and desire to strive for more. I do …

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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Right off the bat, I need to tell you that you need to apply to more than two business schools. You and every other applicant needs to hedge his or her bets. I know some people get their hearts set on a specific school and that it can be hard to open up your mind to other possibilties, but at highly ranked MBA programs the competition is stiff, you are competing in a self-selecting pool of highly qualified candidates, and the vast majority of applicants are turned away. Chicago Booth, which routinely rejects more than 75% of its candidates, will be tough for you. Here’s why: 1) You are coming from a non-feeder undergraduate institution that is not known as a highly selective school, 2) …

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