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Candidate:

Mr. Big 4 To MBA

About Me:

Spent 5 years in Big 4 doing Tax Structuring and now Deals Due Diligence. Have lead cross border teams in assisting Private Equity clients with deal execution. Co-founded a local consulting firm where we helped community businesses during Covid-19. I also founded my fraternity Alumni group and was Council President in College.

Details:

Undergrad School: Northeastern University

Undergrad Major: Accounting & Finance

GPA: 3.5

GMAT: 710

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars:

Work History:

Title: Deals Advisory Senior Associate

Industry: Accounting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 5 yrs

Big Life Wins:

* Assisted local community businesses w/ obtaining over $2.5 mil in loans during Covid-19. * Experienced major weight loss in college. * Consulted on PE/Corporate transactions valued at upto $2.5B.

Post MBA Goal:

Transition to Investment Banking, leveraging my experience working on transactions with big 4. Looking to focus specifically on Consumer & Retail industry. Long term goal is to lead a consumer foods group with intent of providing society with healthier food options. Inspired to choose this path after overcoming personal health problems as a youth.

Schools:

Target School: Columbia

Status: Open

Considering: Wharton, NYU Stern, Cornell Johnson, Chicago Booth

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 25%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Columbia could be a reach because it is extremely competitive and the bar is high. For an Asian/Indian, your basic stats are ok but nothing to write home about, particularly since you earned your BA from a non-feeder university and for your cohort, the numbers are actually significantly below the averages. I do like your work experience, however, and I think CBS will find that attractive as well, particularly in leading cross-border deals for PE firms. By the way, I would look very seriously at Cornell which has a superb IB track.

    2 months ago

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