Candidate:

Mr. Infra Investor

About Me:

After college, I spent three years at an MBB firm in a US office, with a particular focus on projects for investors. I then spent two years at a mid-market PE firm. I am currently working at a portfolio company in the manufacturing space of that firm as a Strategy Manager, focused on the company’s short term COVID response and long term plans.

Details:

Undergrad School: Columbia / Princeton / Penn

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.9

GMAT: 730

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Founded a Mentorship and Professional Development program for business analysts in my practice at MBB firm, Lead Volunteer at Community Development Nonprofit, organize teams to deliver 1:1 coaching, job preparation skills, and resources to low-income community members

Work History:

Title: Strategy Manager

Industry: Manufacturing

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Private Equity Associate

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Consistently rated a top-quartile performer in MBB, and was given an offer to continue as a senior associate at my PE firm. In my extracurriculars, I am most proud of my contributions to developing others. I petitioned for and founded a mentorship program in my MBB practice, and was a lead volunteer in a local community nonprofit in college.

Post MBA Goal:

Through my work experience, I’ve had an emerging interest in infrastructure investing (transport, energy, etc.) – I have had some exposure to these sectors in my career, but not in a dedicated role. I would like to use the MBA to learn more about this space, but also to further develop my influence and leadership skills to be a successful investor.

Schools:

Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, MIT Sloan

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 40%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 40%

    As you know, Stanford is a tough nut to crack with its super low admit rate and this year I am willing to bet the acceptance rate will fall to 5% or less. For an Asian or Indian guy, the hurdle becomes even more severe, largely because you are overrepresented in the applicant pool. Still, you are checking all the boxes. An Ivy League undergraduate education with a super impressive 3.9 GPA, a 730 GMAT which is right on the median and most importantly, MBB, PE and now a strategy role at a manufacturing company that actually makes something. And despite your incredibly demanding career, you have found the time to help others, most notably creating a mentoring program at MBB. Bravo. You have a …

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