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Mr. IB Back Office To Front Office/Consulting

About Me:

I have a passion for finance and investment strategy. I am seeking to leverage my 3 years in back office finance operations (2 years as a middle-market asset manager and 1 year at a bulge bracket global IB) and my undergraduate degree in finance to move up into front office IB or consulting. I want to make big decisions and have an impact.


Undergrad School: Decent State School

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 2.8

GMAT: 640

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White


Work History:

Title: Officer - IB Operations

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Operations Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

– I lived and worked in China for over a year.
– I overcame the obstacles inherent with growing up in a small, rural Southern town and was the first in my family to earn a 4-year degree, working full time while doing so, with very little professional guidance.

Post MBA Goal:

Short Term: Front office IB, portfolio management, or consulting.
Long Term: Making big picture decisions and making a big impact in whatever I do.


Target School: Duke Fuqua

Status: Open

Considering: Emory Goizueta


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Due to your low GPA from merely a “decent state school” and also low GMAT score, you are going to have to work your way in with a really compelling story. You seem to have the basics of that story here, given the fact that you are the first in your family to graduate with a four-year college degree and have lived and worked in China for a year (it would be interesting to know how that came about). You are also going to have to mount something of a campaign to get into your target school. By campaign, I mean visiting the campus, attending classes, speaking to students and alumni and attending every MBA admission event sponsored by Duke. The admissions team has to …

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