Mr. Free-Spirited Traveler
White male from the US with 2 years in IB, accelerated promotion to Associate. Quit in July 2019 for the trip of a lifetime from Siberia to Antarctica – have been to 50+ countries and am a free-spirited travel guy. Burnt 7 COVID months studying for GMAT when I got home and am now applying for FP&A jobs assuming I am dinged at the schools mentioned.
Undergrad School: State School (think Penn State/Indiana)
Undergrad Major: Finance
Age: 26, Ethnicity: White
Extracurriculars: Endurance Training - Ironman Triathlon (2.4mi swim / 112mi bike / 26.2mi run), 4 marathons, Travel (50+ countries, lots of hitchhiking, couchsurfing, crazy stories, etc), Charity helping disabled athletes (raised $6k+)
Title: 2nd/3rd Tier IB
Industry: Banking & Finance
Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 1 mos
Big Life Wins:
Ironman Triathlon (failed but the effort was a defining journey). Generally solid at work and was nominated to leadership forum but nothing that will truly differentiate. If I apply again in 2 years, I will have run 10+ marathons, done another Ironman, and assume I can boost the GMAT to 750-760+ (from 510 baseline this year).
Post MBA Goal:
Strategic consulting and eventually start a travel-related organization/company. I am especially passionate about creating the TravelCorps (think Teach for America but giving young leaders $50k to travel one-year b/t college graduation and working).