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Mr. Equity To IB

About Me:

I am a senior equity research analyst at a small firm (under 10 employees). I have been promoted once (ahead of schedule) and have complete autonomy over research screening, publication, business development, and client communication (clients are L/S Hedge Funds) for one of our research business. Prior to this role, I was a Big 4 Senior Auditor.


Undergrad School: Big 12 State School

Undergrad Major: Finance & Accounting Double Major

GPA: 3.6

GMAT: 730

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: CPA, Level 3 CFA Candidate

Extracurriculars: First Tee Charity Volunteer, GTA for 3 classes in college, D1 athlete for 2 years

Work History:

Title: Senior Equity Research Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 8 mos

Title: Senior Auditor Big 4 Accounting

Industry: Accounting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

Taking over our european equity research business as the sole analyst after less than 18 months at the firm. Passing L2 CFA 4 weeks after an extended hospital stay. Riding a motorbike around northern Vietnam and visiting the middle east for the first time.

Post MBA Goal:

I would like to transition to IB for 3-5 years to gain capital markets and deal flow experience. I have the ultimate goal of being a CFO. I structured the beginning of my career around learning how to analyze and read financial statements and preform market research. I plan to use the MBA to become a better leader and transition to IB.


Target School: Kellogg

Status: Open

Considering: Columbia, Chicago Booth, UCLA Anderson, Cornell Johnson, Berkeley Haas


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 38%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi Mr. Equity to IB, this is Julie-Anne Heafey from mbaMission. I actually started my career on the sell side of equity research so I “get” the world where you are coming from, and have an idea of what you bring to the table. You definitely have some skills that would be of interest in IB, though the smoothness of that transition might depend on what area you’ve been covering and what type of IB you’re recruiting into…but my guess is that you could answer those questions if I talked to you. I think your odds are better than average at Kellogg – you have a good GPA, on-target GMAT, and they appreciate/value finance folks as many still (mistakenly) think of them …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hello Mr. Equity to IB, it’s Lisa Cummings of Stratus Admissions. My first job post MBA was as an equity research analyst so I have a soft spot for folks in that demanding role. Your solid stats should put you in the running at your target schools. Kudos to you for being able to achieve a 3.6 while you were a D 1 athlete. No small feat. Your early promotion is also a plus. I’d like to learn more details about that and other professional successes that you have had. Additionally, what do you do outside of work? Tell me more about your volunteer work for First Tee – it is volunteering at a golf outing or is it a …

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