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Candidate:

Mr. Entertainment Agency

About Me:

Initially spent 2 yrs in M&A for boutique IB firm. Accepted job at reputable, acquisitive entertainment agency. Working on one large, transformative deal (foray into new sector) likely to close by EOY. Have closed 5-6 smaller transactions in my first year. Likely will receive early promotion to Manager EOY.

Details:

Undergrad School: Top 20 private school

Undergrad Major: Business

GPA: 3.8

GMAT: 750

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Involved in company's diversity planning / mentorship initiatives, Helped lead recruiting at prior IB firm, Avid traveler (almost 40 countries so far)

Work History:

Title: IB Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Corp Dev / Corp Strategy

Industry: Entertainment

Company: Agency

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

Worked for smaller companies but given lots of responsibility: – Boutique M&A: Worked directly with partners and clients (no mid-level bankers). Closed 3 deals – Agency Corp Dev: Reputable agency but still small compared to F500. Part of 2 person highly acquisitive M&A team (5 deals in first yr). Likely will receive early promotion to Manager EOY.

Post MBA Goal:

Stay broadly in entertainment. May return to agency world but want option to look beyond. Post-MBA would consider returning to agency or moving to either buy-side (growth equity or PE) or MBB consulting specifically on entertainment / media sector.

Schools:

Target School: Berkeley Haas

Status: Open

Considering: Columbia, MIT Sloan

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 25%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi Mr. Entertainment Agency, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. While you are on the younger side of applicants, I think your smaller firm experience giving you lots of responsibility early will help you back up why now is the right time for you. You will need to focus on how experience packed your 3 years have been – and why being at smaller firms have been great for you. I don’t talk with a lot of people coming from the agency side and think that is a positive for you – helping to differentiate you from other finance guys. I would like you to narrow in on your goals. All of these seem viable options, but where do you want to go long term? If …

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