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Candidate:

Mr. Impact Financier

About Me:

Excel geek and credit investing expert figuring out ways in which finance can be used as a force for good.

Details:

Undergrad School: BITS Pilani

Undergrad Major: Engineering + Economics

GPA: 7.35/10

GMAT: 750

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: FRM

School Name: GARP

Extracurriculars: Voracious reading

Work History:

Title: Portfolio Associate

Industry: Venture Capital

Company: Major NGO/NPO

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 8 mos

Title: IB Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Runner-up in Global Impact Fund challenge at bulge-bracket IB; raised $100K to support efforts of an Indian NGO and helped fund schooling costs for almost 30K children in rural India (o/w c. 3K girls joined a school for the very first time).

Post MBA Goal:

Short Term: Roles where I can develop the Impact Investing market structure / Social Impact Consulting. Long Term: Launch my own Impact finance intermediary organization.

Schools:

Target School: London Business School

Status: Invited to Interview

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 76%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 80%

    Congrats on your invite to interview at LBS. I really like your chances there. You have the basic stats, graduated from a terrific school, and already leveraged an i-banking job into a VC position. Your impact investing bent and your accomplishment in helping fund education for children in rural India is icing on the cake. Unless you completely bomb that interview, you should be getting an invite from London Business School.

    5 months ago
  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 75%

    Mr. Impact Financier: Emily here from The MBA Exchange. I agree with John in that you seem like a great fit at LBS and the invitation to interview is a very strong sign. You have the numbers they want plus the strong work experience and recognition in the Global Impact Challenge which will shine brightly in your application. For your interview, make sure you can clearly discuss why you NEED an MBA to achieve your goals. Some people make the mistake of discussing what would be “nice/interesting” about an MBA and not emphasizing what they need from the degree to reach their goals that they do not already have. Of course, your knowledge of LBS specifically will also be …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 75%

    Hi, Mr. Impact Financier, Julie-Anne Heafey here from mbaMission. While impact investing can be overrepresented as a goal (and challenging to break into for the uninitiated), you have already been making waves in that sector. Congrats on your interview invitation! I too think your chances of an offer at LBS are very good. . Have you read up about the interview process there? It’s a little different from some other MBA interviews because it includes a “mini case.” We have an interview guide on the mbaMission web site if you want to read more about the process. Best of luck!

    4 months ago
  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 75%

    Congrats Mr. Impact Financier, I’m Lisa Cummings of Stratus Admissions. Best of luck with your upcoming interview. As a former adcomm at Sloan I’d like to recommend that you try to enjoy the ride. With proper preparation, you should do fine! Review all the materials you sent in with your application, essays and resume. Practice your answers out loud, preferably with a friend who can be a sounding board to hear if your answers flow and make sense. Alternatively, record yourself on your phone. You have some great things to talk about, your success in the Global Impact Fund challenge should provide solid examples to highlight your skills including leadership, quant and communication. You will want to be sure …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 76%

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  • 75% | 4 months ago

    Congrats Mr. Impact Financier and best of luck with the interview. Given your solid stats I am not surprised you have been offered an interview. You are also coming from a "hot" industry, many MBA candidates are looking to pivot into VC so that fact that you have venture experience will play in your favor in the admissions process and allow you to add value to your MBA cohort. Your work to date looks very interesting and seems to be in a similar area to what you want to be doing post degree. For the Why MBA question you will want to articulate why you need the degree and how your short term dream job differs from your current work ...
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