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Candidate:

Mr. Double Eagle

About Me:

I’ve been working as a real estate fund accountant for an investment bank for the past 2ish years, and I’ve realized I have no desire to remain in accounting in any capacity. I want to gain more knowledge on that will relate to the entire business as my time spent as an accountant has left a gap. I want to leverage my MBA to switch careers.

Details:

Undergrad School: Oklahoma State University

Undergrad Major: Accounting

GPA: 3.77

GMAT: 740

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Masters of Accountancy , CPA

School Name: Oklahoma State University

Extracurriculars: Play in Golf tournaments as an amateur - Usually just team based such as scrambles or fourballs, Member of Sigma Chi Franternity (Was on Finance Committee for 2 years and was a Assistant Homecoming director for 1 year), Participated in community service events all 5 years as a member

Work History:

Title: Associate II

Industry: Accounting

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 2 mos

Title: Staff 1

Industry: Accounting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

At work: Shifted the cash process for a client to our offshore team to allow our onshore team to take on more responsibility and inspire confidence with our client. Lead team in the process to implement a new software and member of the training development team for it. Personal: This may be too long ago but I did earn the Eagle Scout Rank in Boy Scouts.

Post MBA Goal:

I want to shift my career away from accounting due to the fact that my client interactions have been focused solely on accounting. Now, I’d like to shift to a real estate firm that offers a leadership development program, so that I can have a greater impact on the real estate industry and see different aspects of the firm from a different lens.

Schools:

Target School: Ross

Status: Invited to Interview

Considering: Darden, UCLA Anderson, Kenan-Flagler

Invited to Interview: Darden, UCLA Anderson, Kenan-Flagler

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 30%

  • MBA Prep School | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi Mr. Double Eagle, this is Kristen from MBA Prep School. You have a really solid academic background, excellent GMAT score, solid extracurricular involvement, and progression in your career. These are all “pros” for your application! The greatest challenge you will face is showcasing leadership in your industry. We tend to think of accountants as beancounters (I happen to be married to one!) so it can be difficult to illustrate a greater impact in a narrowly-focused role. It sounds like some of your “big life wins” do show you are solutions-focused, influential, and collaborative which is great! One additional consideration is your career goal. Why management consulting? You will need to explain what about your current job has at least given you the basis for …

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  • 30% | 1 year ago

    Hi Mr. Double Eagle, this is Kristen from MBA Prep School. You have a really solid academic background, excellent GMAT score, solid extracurricular involvement, and progression in your career. These are all "pros" for your application! The greatest challenge you will face is showcasing leadership in your industry. We tend to think of accountants as beancounters (I happen to be married to one!) so it can be difficult to illustrate a greater impact in a narrowly-focused role. It sounds like some of your "big life wins" do show you are solutions-focused, influential, and collaborative which is great! One additional consideration is your career goal. Why management consulting? You will need to explain what about your current job has at least given you the basis for ...
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