Mr. Cross-Cultural

About Me:

I am a Chinese national brought up in Eastern Europe with a multicultural background and an international perspective. After 2 years in management consulting, I moved to corporate and investment banking moving quickly within the firm from Banker to Senior Banker and then to Deputy Head within 3 years. Working across different geographies.


Target School: Harvard

Considering: Wharton

See More Profiles For: Harvard

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: University of Warsaw

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.65

GMAT: 710

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Active service in local Baptist church for 10+ years including leader of youth group/member of church council | Ukrainian refugee shelter organization and active service | Initiator of a music band

Work History:

Title: Deputy Head of CIB of Local Branch

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 7 yrs, 1 mos

Title: Management Consultant

Industry: Consulting

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Named one of 30 young rising stars within the Bank of 400k+ employees.
– Led the transaction named one of the best deals within the bank in 2020.

Post MBA Goal:

1. Getting back to management consulting and working on more value-creating projects.
2. Private equity to be more directly involved in value-creating investments.


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  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi Mr. Cross-Cultural – You certainly have some tremendous achievements professionally and in the community. I think we may re-name you “Mr. Well Rounded!” You have a commendable GPA from a top European University and if you rounded that out with a 730+ GMAT score, you may be packing your bags for Cambridge! This combined with your professional accolades indicate you are likely capable of more! I recommend you spend some time figuring out where your largest obstacles are in the exam and get laser focused on those specific areas before trying it out again. Or, you might even consider giving the GRE a whirl, as often, candidates will find that their capabilities there are starkly different vs. that of …

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  • Admissionado | Odds Assessment: 20%

    You do indeed check lots of the right boxes: global paradigm, the right kinds of employers whose presence on your resume will demonstrate that you have been sifted and high-achieving in competitive fields with transferable skill sets, and top UG educational institution pedigree from University of Warsaw. In short, you’ve achieved A LOT in your short 30ish years.

    I am concerned that AdComs will wonder why you are applying to b-school now. You will have over 10 years of work experience by the time you matriculate. That’s double the average for HBS and Wharton, the schools you specify as being your top picks. Your profile is more similar to a Wharton EMBA student than a full-time 2 year MBA student. Generally speaking, it’s our experience …

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