Mr. Investor Relations

About Me:

I worked at two bulge bracket investment banks in capital markets / public finance roles before transitioning into an investor relations role at a large venture capital firm. I was laid off from that firm when the firm ceased fundraising and downsized significantly and have since been working in an interim capacity at another fund manager.


Undergrad School: Duke

Undergrad Major: Economics/Environmental Science

GPA: 3.8

GMAT: 780

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: In college: Volunteered with financial literacy nonprofit; served on academic advisory board, Post-college: Involved in LGBTQ affinity group while in investment banking

Work History:

Title: Capital Raising Associate

Industry: Venture Capital

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Investment Banking Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Post MBA Goal:

Working in a chief-of-staff-type role at a technology company.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Wharton


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 5%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Hi Mr. Investor Relations,
    I think your work experience in a niche area of finance helps you stand out. This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission and GSB alum. I agree with Susan that your academic track record is outstanding (GMAT and GPA)! I also think you can bring a unique perspective from your work in an investor relations role. I also like that you’re a community leader through your involvement with financial literacy and the LGBTQ affinity group. That said, it’s not immediately obvious to me how your past experience positions you for a future leadership role in tech. Did your past roles involve the tech industry? AdCom would be interested in better understanding why you are passionate about the tech industry. Why MBA? What specific …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Mr. Investor Relations – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan here from Stratus.

    Congrats on the stellar stats! While you are above average for Stanford, the numbers alone are not sufficient to secure a seat in the program. Stanford wants students who will change lives, change organizations and change the world. There isn’t anything in what you shared (yes, it is fairly limited!) that offers me insight into WHY you want to be chief-of-staff at a tech company. What is the impact that you want to make? How will the skills that you have developed to date allow you to find success in your target role?

    Take time to figure out your why. With this, you could find success. At least you don’t need to overcome …

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