Candidate:

Mr. Low GPA Finance

About Me:

UG: 3.2 GPA Post: got 4.0 in 3 Computer Science classes, was extremely involved in UG serving as Operations Chairman of pediatric fundraiser. Interned and worked at Ford and in Real Estate before finding a path in financial services. In addition to my WE, served as the VP of former company’s activity board, run a property management company.

Details:

Undergrad School: University of Kentucky

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 3.2

GMAT: 750

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Manage two investment properties, Serve on NY board for foundation, Teach lower income students reading skills (grades 5-7)

Work History:

Title: Assistant VP

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Associate

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

My major professional win was getting promoted my first year working in financial services. Major personal wins was coming out to my friends and family and getting over 30+ friends and family to open brokerage accounts and working with them on learning investment strategies.

Post MBA Goal:

Short term: I would like to make the move from Wealth Management in Corporate Equity to Equity research and receive an MBA to obtain modeling skills, and industry knowledge potentially going back to current company. Long term: Looking to strengthen my entrepreneurial education as I would ultimately like to focus on my current start-up.

Schools:

Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: MIT Sloan, Columbia, Harvard, Harvard

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. While your GPA may be on the lower side, your great GMAT score will help offset it (and, even more so if there was an upward trend in your college grades over time). Academics aside, you’ve had excellent career progression in banking & finance and have a lot going for you outside of work with the investment properties and your track record of community involvement.

    SInce the building blocks of a strong profile are there, I think the key for you will be application execution. In particular, you’ll want to make it clear in your applications why you want to move to equity research – what observations and experiences have motivated the switch? What is the type …

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