Mr. Cross-Border

About Me:

Grew up between Singapore, Beijing, and NY. Have always been a go-getter and curious about all cultures. Studied abroad and interned in Austria (B4 M&A advisory). Led a team in China on a cross border case. Studied Arabic, was VP of Arab Culture Club in college.


Undergrad School: Emory

Undergrad Major: Business

GPA: 3.7

GMAT: 780

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Blog about international micro-cap investing ideas, worked on a pro-bono project through firm with a women's non-profit, hold ABRSM Diploma in piano performance, and produce/mix electronic music for fun!

Work History:

Title: Consultant at EYP/OW/LEK/ATK, Growth strategy and CDD

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Graduated early and promoted twice (once early). Founded startup in college and pitched at competitions and to angels, won $4000+ and regional awards. Founded non-profit consulting group, served 7 non-profits/local SMBs.

Post MBA Goal:

Gunning for Wharton’s Joint Lauder MBA/MA in Int’l Studies. Hoping to meet like-minded internationally raised professionals and build on finance acumen. Post-MBA I am targeting growth equity / VC, preferably with a cross-border flavor, with the long term career goal of starting my own cross border fund.


Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB, Harvard, Columbia


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 30%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi Mr. Cross-Border, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. There is a lot to like in your profile. Your stats are extremely strong, early graduation, promotion at a top consulting firm and interesting extracurricular across your pro bono consulting – and I would love to hear your music! As far as your goals, PE/VC are positions that are tough to come by post-MBA. However, your consulting experience gives you one of the backgrounds we see transitioning into VC post-MBA – either consulting or IB. Your international experience will be a great addition to any program. I think Wharton/Lauder program is a strong one for you where you will have a great deal to contribute as well as learn. Your challenge will be to make sure you …

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