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Candidate:

Mr. Industrial Banker

About Me:

I’m an investment banker from Canada with a focus on industrial and manufacturing companies. I joined the current firm as an analyst rotating between Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto for a year before finally settling in Toronto. I’ve always been super interested in “manufacturing” businesses given my early involvement in “tech/innovation” competitions.

Details:

Undergrad School: University of Toronto

Undergrad Major: Business Strategy

GPA: 3.75 (top 10%)

GMAT: 710

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Recently joined the North American board of a global high school robotics competition. Previously won the national championship as a team lead and remained a finalist at the international challenge in Malaysia. Largely responsible for handling Canadian corporate/sponsor relations and overseeing management in Texas, Senior Analyst of Industrial Sector at UofT Investment Committee overseeing a team of 6 people.

Work History:

Title: Investment Banking Associate (Industrial/Manufacturing Sector)

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 6 mos

Title: Corporate Finance Intern (Industrial/Manufacturing Sector)

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 8 mos

Big Life Wins:

Life win: Assisted my family with setting up tutoring side business when we immigrated to Canada. Had to learn and navigate a new culture in early teens and assimilate quickly for survival. Work win: Promoted to associate in only a year after landing a permanent analyst position in Toronto.

Post MBA Goal:

Lead the business development team of an industrial company. I have worked with several clients in the sector from a financial perspective and have spoken with several more as a board member over the last 6 months. MBA will assist me in developing the leadership skills necessary to effectually approach a new beginning.

Schools:

Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. You have the elements of a well-rounded profile for a good MBA program: progressive experience in banking, career goals that are a logical outgrowth of your experience to date, a strong GPA from a prominent university, and meaningful extracurricular involvement.

    Wharton and HBS are very competitive programs, though, and as a male banker you come from a heavily represented demographic. So, here’s a few things I recommend to become more competitive and to experience success in the application process 1. take the GMAT again and aim for a 730+, as this will put you at/above the average for these programs, and test score standards are especially high for finance applicants 2. think about how you’ll …

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