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Mr. Break Into Buy-Side

About Me:

Went from Fintech analyst role to sales position at top IB to get into more finance-focused position. Looking to pivot to buy side role in alternative investments.


Undergrad School: Top 25 US School

Undergrad Major: Computer Science/Economics

GPA: 3.6

GMAT: 780

Age: 24,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: CFA pending work experience/CAIA Level 2 Candidate

Work History:

Title: FinTech Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 9 mos

Title: Sales and Trading Associate

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Gained global experience – both jobs I’ve had have been very geographically disperse which has given me the opportunity to travel and work with a culturally diverse team.

Post MBA Goal:

Pivot into buy-side role in alternative investments.


Target School: Stanford GSB


Considering: Wharton, Columbia, MIT Sloan


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 30%

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    Hi Mr. Break into Buy-Side, this is Kristen from MBA Prep School. Right off the bat, that 780 GMAT should leap right off the application screen for admissions readers! Even better, you have set yourself up for success throughout the other aspects of your profile. You achieved academic success with a balance of STEM and social science majors with a solid GPA at a top US school. I like that you have made some progressive moves in your finance career, which shows you have awareness of your needs to achieve your goals. It’s also great to see you striving for your CFA and CAIA. What’s more challenging for me to deduce from your profile is what your big professional wins are and who you …

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