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Candidate:

Mr. Military Banker

About Me:

I currently am an associate on the investment team of a private equity fund of funds. I am simultaneously an officer in the National Guard, which I’ve done since college. Previously, I spent a couple of years at a top investment bank.

Details:

Undergrad School: Top 30 public

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 3.9

GMAT: 740

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: ROTC in college; business clubs / fraternity

Work History:

Title: Associate, Private Equity

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 1 mos

Title: Officer

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Air Force

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 5 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Full-tuition scholarship
– Top ratings in the military and civilian job

Post MBA Goal:

I would like to move to a hedge fund if the opportunity was there. Otherwise, would seek a tech-focused consulting role.

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 25%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief |

    This looks like a really strong profile to me. Your stats are certainly in line for HBS and the mix of PE experience and the military helps you stand out. As a white male in banking, you are in a highly competitive pool for Harvard especially when competing against candidates from Ivy League schools and high prestige privates. But your GPA and your GMAT score, ten points above the median, help a lot. Your success hinges on your ability to differentiate yourself in this competitive pool by writing a compelling narrative about who you are and what you want to achieve beyond working for a hedge fund and making gobs of money. If you have a real personal story to make you stand out, that …

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

    2 months ago

The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 20%

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