Director of Corporate Development at a middle-market software and services firm. Led the acquisitions of 4 four deals in my first year with the company. Prior to joining my current organization, I spent two years as an associate in private equity and two years at a middle-market investment bank. Hoping to use business school as a way to transition back into private equity.
Undergrad School: University of North Carolina
Undergrad Major: Business
Age: 27, Ethnicity: White
Extracurriculars: Volunteer Tutoring for Elementary School Students
Title: Director of Corporate Development
Length of Employment: 1 yr, 2 mos
Title: Private Equity Associate
Industry: Banking & Finance
Company: Boutique Firm
Length of Employment: 2 yrs
Planning to pursue a career in private equity.
Target School: Chicago Booth
Considering: Wharton, Kellogg, Yale, Tuck, Harvard
Hi, and thanks for writing! You’ve got a well-rounded profile: solid academics, a solid career in PE/Corp. Dev, and meaningful extracurricular involvement. If CBS is your target school and if you haven’t applied yet, given that you’re still fairly early in your career, you might even wait until spring and apply Early Decision – this can help your odds, as I’ve seen with my clients who have backgrounds similar to yours.
In any case, the quality of your applications will depend on 1.) how well you’re able to describe the impact you’ve made within and outside of work, and along with that, the quality of your professional recommendations 2.) the explanation of the motivation behind your career goals – what has …
In any case, the quality of your applications will depend on 1.) how well you’re able to describe the impact you’ve made within and outside of work, and along with that, the quality of your professional recommendations 2.) the explanation of the motivation behind your career goals – what has made you realize that you want to transition back into PE? and 3.) the case you’re able to make for why each MBA program is the right fit for you based on its culture and resources within and outside of the classroom.
Hope that helps a bit! 🙂
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