Candidate:

Mr. MBA Class of 2023

About Me:

2015 graduate of UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce. Attained concentrations in Finance and Management with a track in Real Estate. Spent all 4.5 years since graduation as a real estate principal investor in Goldman Sachs’s Merchant Banking Division. Prospective applicant for the class of 2023.

Details:

Undergrad School: University of Virginia

Undergrad Major: Finance & Management

GPA: 3.5

GMAT: 725

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advisors), Dallas Thanksgiving Square Foundation

Work History:

Title: Financial Associate

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 6 mos

Post MBA Goal:

Continue for several years as a principal investor either in the public or private side with an added emphasis on a quantitative investing approach. The eventual goal is to start a company either in principal investing or financial services.

Schools:

Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Darden, McCombs School of Business

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 22%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 25%

    You tick off just about all the boxes for a highly credible candidate at Stanford GSB:
    1) You have a degree from a prestige feeder university, UVA. In Stanford’s MBA Class of 2020, there are five UVA grads, two of them were at the Commerce School, two majored in foreign affairs and one in systems engineering.
    2) You work for a feeder company. In that same Stanford class, there are four MBA students who came to Stanford direct from Goldman. By the way, four may not seem like all that much but it makes Goldman the fifth larger employer feeder to the GSB, tied with Amazon, Bain Capital and TPG Capital.
    3) You are in the world of finance, which is another advantage because financial services is the …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi, Mr. MBA Class of 2023, Julie-Anne Heafey here with mbaMission. Your background is very promising, with the basic building blocks you need for a shot at GSB: prestigious feeder firm, solid undergraduate school, and fairly on-target scores close to the averages. That’s enough to get started, for sure. However, to be a proper contender at GSB, you’ll need to bring more than just a good pedigree and stats (since many apply with similar qualifications and there isn’t room for everyone)…but some kind of “special sauce.” Thoughtful differentiation and a real understanding of yourself and your motivations can raise you above the pack. I find that the clients I partner with who are the most willing to commit and dig …

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    Goldman is the golden key to Stanford.

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