Mr. Missed The Boat?

About Me:

First-generation college graduate with a passion for supporting and leading ambitious teams. I’ve spent 7 years in Investment Banking at blue-chip institutions (Goldman/Morgan) advising global investors on large M&A transactions, firstly in London and now in New York, where I lead a sector team for the global division.


Target School: Harvard

Considering: Stanford GSB, Wharton

See More Profiles For: Harvard

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: UK Top 10

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 4.0

GMAT: 720

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Previously a professional athlete having played/captained at varsity, professional club and international level.

Work History:

Title: Vice President

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 6 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

1. Youngest ever banker invited to move internationally (London>NYC) within global sector team
2. Active community member, leading 2 Junior Boards focused on equality of opportunity among disadvantaged local communities
3. Successful sporting career before/during college having played at varsity, professional club and international level

Post MBA Goal:

Short-term: pivot into corporate development, building on my technical finance skills to develop a complete operational business toolkit.
Long-term: lead a global company focused on supporting disadvantaged founders seeking to drive sustainable change in traditional industries.


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  • Emma Bond, Fortuna Admissions | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Personally, I would hate to see you put off an HBS application just because you are worried that you’ve missed the boat. You’ve already overcome the odds as a first generation graduate, and those top 10 UK undergrad schools are hard to crack. Your GPA is outstanding, your GMAT solid, and given that this is backed up by a strong professional track record, the move from London to NYC, the international sporting achievements, the extra-curricular board leadership for disadvantaged communities…what’s not to like? And honestly, what have you got to lose? I love your profile – I think there is a great story here just waiting to be told, and my gut is that it’s one HBS may well appreciate. I’m sure you know the …

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