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Mr. M&A Analyst

About Me:

M&A Analyst focusing on media. Turned down 3rd-year offer to go to media industry. Led strategic & financial analyses for new, large streaming service from initial proposal to national launch. Manage distribution partnerships and deal negotiations with Top 4 streaming devices/platforms.


Undergrad School: Wesleyan University

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.4

GRE: 323

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Make-A-Wish Young Professionals Program (granted 2 wishes), International charity work incl. living and building school with communities in Nepal & Malawi, 4 year varsity athlete and captain in college

Work History:

Title: Manager, Business Development & Partnerships

Industry: Media

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 3 mos

Title: IB Analyst, TMT

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 1 mos

Post MBA Goal:

Long-term: CEO of a media company; implement growth strategies that go against media norms. Short-term: Management consulting to see more media challenges and use the platform to get back into the media industry later on.


Target School: Columbia

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi Mr. M&A Analyst,
    This is Debbie Choy, Senior Consultant at mbaMission. I think you have a lot of strengths going for you – your strong work experience, community leadership, and past collegiate sports achievements! Do weave in these personal stories to really show AdCom different sides of yourself. I also like that you have already pivoted into an operating role within the media industry – this shows that you’re well on your way towards your future career goals. The media industry is also differentiated as there aren’t many b-school candidates from this sector. That said, be sure to clearly articulate how an MBA will help you achieve your future goals. What will b-school teach you that you aren’t learning on the job? Finally, your GPA …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Mr. M&A Analyst – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus.

    I like that you have already made a transition over to the media industry and have valuable experience that you can bring to the program.

    I think the weakest part of your profile is your stats – with both your GRE and GPA below the averages. Unfortunately, CBS really cares about stats. I would encourage you to retake the GRE or possibly take a look at the GMAT.

    If you ultimately want to return to the media industry, you need to be very clear about WHY you need an MBA and a stint in management consulting only to end up back where you are now. What areas do you need to develop? How …

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