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Candidate:

Mr. Marine Investment Banker

About Me:

After graduation I worked in San Francisco for a middle market investment bank for three years. Because of my passion for service, I decided to quit my job and join the Marine Corps where I have been an officer for 4 years. I have led a platoon of 40 Marines and deployed to the Middle East twice, including Iraq where I am currently.

Details:

Undergrad School: SEC

Undergrad Major: Double: Finance & Marketing

GPA: 3.3

GRE: 328

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Service to School - Undergraduate Application Advisor, Pacific Community Ventures - Pro Bono Management Consultant, Short Term Missionary Team Leader - Outreach Aid to the Americas (Cuba)

Work History:

Title: Investment Banking Senior Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: PsyOps Officer

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Marines

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Big Life Wins:

– Making it from an SEC school to investment banking
– Becoming a Marine officer and deploying to Iraq
– My mentorship work with Service to School (mentees were accepted to Harvard and Columbia), volunteer work with Big Brothers of Charlotte, mission trip to Cuba, volunteer consulting for a Brazilian immigrant’s beverage company

Post MBA Goal:

Short term goal is to work in private equity, focused on aerospace and defense. Eventually move to a portfolio company in it’s early growth stage.

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Wharton, Kellogg, Columbia

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • MBA Prep School | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Mr. Marine Investment Banker, this is Kristen from MBA Prep School. First, thank you for your service to our country. I really admire the non-conventional path you took to leave banking to join the Marines in order to give back. It’s clear you have a passion for making a difference, between this career decision and your volunteerism and pro-bono work. Admissions committees will like your combined private sector/military experience, and your past work in finance will make your transition back more achievable. On a whole, Admissions Committees also see a great deal of leadership in military applicants and it sounds like that would be a strength of yours as well. On the flip side, your profile presents a few challenges for Stanford, quite possibly …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 10%

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  • 10% | 11 months ago

    Hi Mr. Marine Investment Banker, this is Kristen from MBA Prep School. First, thank you for your service to our country. I really admire the non-conventional path you took to leave banking to join the Marines in order to give back. It's clear you have a passion for making a difference, between this career decision and your volunteerism and pro-bono work. Admissions committees will like your combined private sector/military experience, and your past work in finance will make your transition back more achievable. On a whole, Admissions Committees also see a great deal of leadership in military applicants and it sounds like that would be a strength of yours as well. On the flip side, your profile presents a few challenges for Stanford, quite possibly ...
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  • 5% | 11 months ago

    Low GPA, low GMAT, and a less than standout military background. You won’t get into an M7 unless you get your GMAT up to average.
  • 40% | 11 months ago

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