Mr. Disgruntled Academic
I am a PhD candidate in Political Economy at the University of Michigan. Plan on dropping out with an MA, as a recent internship at a VC convinced me that the investment world is where I belong. Earned an MA in International Relations from the University of Toronto, helped raise a seed round for a retail tech startup, and managed a network of angel investors.
Undergrad School: University of Toronto
Undergrad Major: Political Science
Age: 29, Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
Other Degree/Certification: MA in International Relations (2017); MA in Political Economy and Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2022)
School Name: University of Toronto (2017); University of Michigan (2022)
Extracurriculars: President of University of Toronto Debating Club | Chair of University of Michigan Central Student Government
Title: Venture Capital Intern
Industry: Venture Capital
Company: Boutique Firm
Length of Employment: 1 yr, 10 mos
Title: Manager of Business Development & Operations
Industry: Banking & Finance
Company: Top Firm
Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos
Big Life Wins:
– Worked 40 hours/week as an undergrad and grad at the University of Toronto (and graduated summa cum laude).
– Youngest Tech Industry Representative at the Canadian Federal Government’s Trade Mission to India (24 years of age).
– Led team that raised a successful Seed Round for a Canadian tech startup.
– First Non-MBA to intern at a well-known Midwestern VC Firm.
Post MBA Goal:
I hope to serve as an Investment Banking Associate at a top firm after earning my MBA. After spending a few years in IB, I would like to take my newfound expertise to PE or a hedge fund.
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