Mr. Ex-Athlete

About Me:

I’m from an Eastern European country and used to be a professional tennis player. I played college tennis at the University of Arizona and after graduation, I worked up to 1 year in FP&A and returned back to Europe where I started working as an IB analyst for FTSE 250 company. Overall, I have 3.3 years of experience in finance.


Target School: UCLA Anderson

Considering: Columbia, Duke Fuqua, Darden, USC Marshall

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: University of Arizona

Undergrad Major: Finance & Entrepreneurship (Double major)

GPA: 3.3

GMAT: 660

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Financial director of a tennis club

Work History:

Title: Investment Banking Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: FTSE 250 bank in Eastern Europe

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

1. National champion in tennis
2. Participated in Eurobond transactions worth $1.5 B

Post MBA Goal:

My professional goal after my MBA would be to pursue a career in private equity or venture capital.


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  • Patty Keegan, Fortuna Admissions | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hello Mr. Ex-Athlete! Congratulations on making the transition from athlete to investment banking. Your athletic success is a great example of your ambition and tenacity which will serve you well in business school. What other passions do you have besides tennis? Your extracurriculars are a bit light. Your current GMAT score will need to be bumped up to compete with the 714 average GMAT at UCLA. An improved GMAT score will also help your 3.3 GPA from U of Arizona. I am sure that your tennis schedule made it challenging for you on the academic side, but you need to prove you can handle the work at a top business school. If you would like support on translating your story into a b-school application, let …

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