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Mr. Banking & Finance

About Me:

Several executive board member positions in undergrad, founder of club. Several non-profit board positions involved for 3-5 years. Mentoring. Involved with undergrad admissions board.


Undergrad School: Georgetown / Vanderbilt Level (top non-ivy Private)

Undergrad Major: Business & Statistics - double

GPA: 3.8

GMAT: 700

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Founder of club on campus, board members of several nonprofits post grad, career coach and mentoring. Involved with undergrad admissions, and several President / executive board positions on undergrad.

Work History:

Title: Senior associate - private equity

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: IB analyst (elite boutique)

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Ranked #1 in both IB and PE gigs. Promoted to senior associate, with return offer post b school in pe. Helped underprivileged high school students get into college, and helped a portfolio company become #2 player in new industry. Also given promotion to associate (bypassing senior analyst role) at elite boutique investment bank (Moelis/Greenhill).

Post MBA Goal:

Starting ops improvement consulting firm after operations heavy investing role, after returning to my PE fund as a VP for a few years.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 50%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 50%

    From what I can see there is only one weakness in your application: It’s the fact that your GMAT score is 30 points below the HBS average, yet you are an Indian or Asian and that part of the MBA applicant pool tends to apply with some of the highest GMAT scores around. Nonetheless, you went to a great school, did well and landed two very important and highly selective jobs where you have done well. The fact that you plan to return to your PE job is also a plus because it means that HBS doesn’t even have to hellp you land a job. So, sure, you could retake the GMAT to be safe (and that wouldn’t be a bad strategy for either Harvard …

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