Mr. IT To IB

About Me:

Soccer, alpine ski racing, and all things watersports (wakeboarding, waterskiing, surfing, sailing). Started swing trading common stocks during college. Spend almost every weekend at coffee-shops reading finance books and taking LinkedIn Learning courses on Economics. 1 of 4 brothers close in age: All 3 brothers do Biomedical Engineering.


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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Elon University

Undergrad Major: Business Management

GPA: 3.60

GMAT: 660

Age: 24,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Microhouse building project; Habitat for Humanity volunteering; 1 management honors frat, 1 business frat, 1 service frat

Work History:

Title: SAP Analyst

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Professional-level cello performer: Massachusetts all-state level, Concerto Competition winner, New England Conservatory prep school graduate. Currently working on an IT process system integration project for a firm that my company acquired. Earned “EXCEEDING” annual review at my current company.

Post MBA Goal:

Pivot into Investment Banking –> Eventually move into Hedge Fund.


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The Experts Rate The Odds At: 18%

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  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. I love your multidimensional nature and schools will too – an adventure sports aficionado and cello expert!

    Your GMAT score is below the average for the schools you’re aiming for, and I-banks are sometimes known to ask for GMAT scores from candidates as well, so I think the biggest thing you can do right now is retake it for a 700+, with solid balance between quant and verbal. If you do that, and if you are able to communicate clearly in your application 1. the motivation for pivoting to a banking career and 2. your fit for each program based on your thorough research and conversations, you candidacy has potential. Best of luck!!

    4 years ago
  • Stratus Admissions Counseling Odds Assessment: 15%

    Mr. IT to IB – Thanks for posting your profile! Susan Cera, Director of MBA Admissions at Stratus here. Great to see someone who shares my Massachusetts and North Carolinia ties on MBAWatch!

    You have some really interesting side interests which will make for a unique and genuine narrative. Right now your biggest weakness is your GMAT score. If you get that up above 700 I think you have a solid chance at schools like Cornell and UNC Kenan-Flagler which have fantastic resources for someone like yourself transitioning into ibanking. You will absolutely need to leverage all components of your application (essays, resume, short answers, recs) to tell the story of WHY you want to transition into investment banking. Don’t throw away the experience you have …

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