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Candidate:

Mr. FinTech Focused

About Me:

A quant during the day and a poet at night who shuns the conventional and searches for meaning and impact in both work and life, I’m looking forward to business school for gaining formal business education and connections that will round out my current experiential learning at a fast-growing startup and help me grow in FinTech.

Details:

Undergrad School: IIT (Top 5 in India)

Undergrad Major: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

GPA: 8.7/10 (Top 10% of Class)

GRE: 330

Age: 23,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Rural Education Volunteering Team Lead at IIT, Youngest First Author Presenter at Two International Finance Conferences, Owner of Creative Writing Blog

Work History:

Title: Associate, Capital Markets

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Business Analyst, CEO's Office

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

Solid 2 year run at a fast-growing VC funded Valley-based Series-B FinTech startup, working across geographies & with founders directly. Promoted out-of-turn and led the analytics & structuring for raising $50M+ of equity & debt financing from multiple international investors. Completed 4 internships, multiple research projects as well as volunteering in 4 years of IIT while maintaining a good GPA.

Post MBA Goal:

Short Term Goal – Leadership position at a fast-growth FinTech company. Long Term Goal – Starting a FinTech company to disrupt healthcare financing in India.

Schools:

Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: Columbia, NYU Stern, Yale, Darden

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 18%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. FinTech Focused, Julie-Anne Heafey here with mbaMission. I agree, 23 is a tender age to apply to an MBA program with the intention of starting soon. In fact, you are not far off from some of the college students who are applying to the longer-term deferred programs to start 2-3 years down the road. My guess is that unless you can really dazzle H/S/W with a compelling and unusual backstory on your accomplishments and personal qualities (super hard to do at this level of competition), they’ll think you need more seasoning and want you to wait. My advice is to keep working, perhaps with a pivot of roles or companies, accumulate some more professional challenges and wins, and apply …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. I love the combination of experience you have at a fintech startup while also running a creative writing blog. You have great stats but I’m concerned that you’ve just got 2 years of experience out of undergrad. This makes the Why MBA absolutely critical for you — why is now the right time to get the degree? I would say you’ll be a stronger candidate with more work under your belt. That said, I did work with an applicant who wound up at Columbia who was in consulting for only 2 years out of undergrad. He made a great case that he got the learning he needed there and needed the MBA to get to the next step. …

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