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Candidate:

Mr. Market Analyst

About Me:

After working in the software industry for 18 months, I left to take up a role in the finance industry, taking a ~40% cut and leaving behind a stable career path that would have led to senior positions.

Details:

Undergrad School: IIT Jodhpur

Undergrad Major: Biology

GPA: 7.2/10

GMAT: 770

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Created an open-source repository on Github - one of the most popular across India - to help other students code. Currently, there are 20 contributors, student participation from 81 different countries, and 400,000+ views till date.

Work History:

Title: Market Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 9 mos

Title: Developer 4

Industry: Technology

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Promoted 4 times in 18 months in my 1st firm (Youngest to be promoted to “Developer level – 4” across the organization globally). Currently, rank 6th in year-to-date profits among 100+ people at my current firm.

Post MBA Goal:

Investment Banking -> Start my own low-cost hedge fund, one which promotes financial inclusion by removing the floor on minimum investment.

Schools:

Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: Chicago Booth, Kellogg, Columbia, NYU Stern

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 50%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 50%

    As you already no doubt know, you made a wise pivot into finance despite the cut in pay to take you out of that overrepresented pool of male, Indian engineers. I think the fact that you did so well as a software developer, with a major in biology from an IIT, speaks volumes about your discipline, your maturity and your diligence. Getting four promotions in 18 months is virtually unheard of, just as leaving a job to accept another that pays 40% less after that kind of track record. Obviously, you stats are in good shape, particularly that eye-opening jumbo GMAT score of 770 which should get you scholarship money. And I really like your post-MBA goals and think Wharton will, too. Launching your own …

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