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Mr. Comeback Story

About Me:

I have been working at a boutique asset manager in NY for a little over 3 years and have been promoted from Intern to Senior Analyst in under 3 years. I lacked focus and maturity in undergrad which lead to an abysmal GPA, but I am hoping to make up for that with test scores and a solid MScF GPA.


Undergrad School: Large Public Southern School

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 2.9

GRE: 313

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: MScF - 3.7/4.0

School Name: Georgetown University

Extracurriculars: Alumni Association Mentor for Undergraduate Institution, Energy & CleanTech Club, VP of Finance for Graduate Institution, Club Lacrosse Captain, and VP of Finance for Undergraduate Institution.

Work History:

Title: Senior Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Title: Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Developed and actively run our U.S. equity strategy ($200mm in aum at this point).

Post MBA Goal:

If I am unable to recruit into IB through the MScF program, my hope is to break into energy banking post MBA.


Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 30%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Who doesn’t love a comeback story? And who doesn’t love something who is honest about lacking focus and maturity in college and learning from that experience. I think you have done yourself proud on the job front, proving that your 2.9 GPA was, in fact, attributable to your lack of maturity. The fact that you are actively leading U.S. equity strategy for your firm and it’s a serious business is a big deal. Your 313 GRE is five points below the class average at UT-Austin so that is a hurdle, especially because of your low GPA. I hate to do this but I would encourage you to retake the GRE and get closer to that average of 318. If you do so, I think your …

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