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Mr. MBB to PE

About Me:

I spent my first 3 years out of undergrad at MBB, but made the jump to buy-side this time last year. Now I work on the investment team at a middle-market PE fund. I went to a very large state school that’s respected in my state, but unsure it if has much clout elsewhere.


Undergrad School: Large State School

Undergrad Major: Finance & Economics

GPA: 3.98

GMAT: 740

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Led Charitable Org at MBB job (pre-MBA associates helped local non-profits), Worked with local Boys and Girls Club on young adult board for 3 years

Work History:

Title: Senior Associate

Industry: Consulting

Company: MBB

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: Associate

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Middle Market PE

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

I was promoted at my MBB job after 2 years, and I led the charge to start a young-adults board at the Boys and Girls Club in my new city.

Post MBA Goal:

Return to MBB (under sponsorship contract) and eventually either start a consumer product company, or work in strategy at a small to mid-sized consumer product business.


Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: Kellogg, Harvard


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 50%

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    Hi Mr. MBB to PE, Kristen from MBA Prep School here. I’m not overly concerned about your undergrad reputation negatively impacting your odds at your target schools. The fact that an MBB hired you from what I am assuming is not a feeder school is impressive and you had solid career progression while there. Your nearly perfect GPA and 740 GMAT should be more than enough evidence that you can do the work. Additionally, you’ve made a career pivot that many applicants pursue an MBA in order to make. You’ll bring desirable experiences and a sought-after network to your classmates. I also love that you were engaged in volunteer work both within the firm and with the Boys and Girls Club independently. The icing on …

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    GPA is a bit low, have you considered HBX Core?
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