Mr. Hedge Fund Analyst

About Me:

I am a lifelong learner who loves finance and wants to drive tangible impact within finance. Having 2.5 years of work experience at a small hedge fund, I currently do more coding/back-testing compared to when I started, my role was more of a fundamental analysis of companies/industry. I want to transition from public markets investing to banking and ultimately, private markets.


Target School: Wharton

Considering: Columbia, Chicago Booth

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: State School

Undergrad Major: Economics / Political Science

GPA: 3.41

GMAT: 760

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Mentor and homework help for local at-risk youth, Co-founded green tech start-up incubator while in undergrad with grant funding from DOE - helped give resources to student-led startup through workshops and mentors to better develop their ideas/companies and business acumen, VP of Consulting Club in undergrad and structured and oversaw effort to establish consulting engagements for students in partnership with local small businesses.

Work History:

Title: Sr Associate

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Received grant funding from the Department of Energy to found a green-tech start-up with the mission of advising and helping deliver resources to student-led startups.

Post MBA Goal:

Short Term: Investment Banking Analyst at Bulge Bracket.
Longer term: Would like to do impact/environmental/social conscience banking and/or investing. I believe the private markets are the best place to really drive impact.


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  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. Hedge Fund Analyst,
    What a varied background you have – from co-founding a green tech start-up to now working at a hedge fund! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission. I like that there are a lot of strengths in your background – robust academics (strong GMAT that should offset your GPA), active community engagement through your mentoring work, passion for impact/environmental work that is nicely linked to your undergrad achievements of winning the DOE grant. In your apps, be sure to articulate why you are seeking an MBA. What specific skills and knowledge are you seeking at Wharton that will help you achieve your long-term goal of impact finance / investing? All that said, I do think you are still early in your career. …

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