Mr. Mortgage Specialist

About Me:

I kept my career on track in the banking/finance industry. I am currently working in the largest bank in Australia as a mortgage specialist for three years. I also love to contribute to society and community, I am the founder of a global volunteer program that has been running for 7 years.


Target School: Cornell Johnson

Considering: Duke Fuqua, UCLA Anderson

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Australian National University

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 3.2

GMAT: 690

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: I'm the founder of a global volunteer program that has been running for 7 years. We are aiming to help rural area children in Asian countries with their English learning. Totally we have recruited over 200 volunteers and helped more than 3000 children over the past 7 years. TEDx Speaker in 2018, banker of the year 2019. Casual academic tutor at Australian National University from 2015 to 2020, teaching subjects including finance, accounting and economics.

Work History:

Title: Home Lending Manager

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: Financial Paraplanner

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

I was promoted twice in the last years and have received 2 firm-wide awards (including the banker of the year 2019) for my performance and have been consistently recognized as a top performer. I was also invited to be a TEDx Speaker in 2018.

Post MBA Goal:

I would like to leverage my experience in the finance industry. I hope to go to the Investment bank to become an analyst or a strategic/ finance consultant. Also want to contribute more to society and the community by developing my volunteer program.


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The Experts Rate The Odds At: 32%

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  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi, it’s Nisha with mbaMission. It sounds like you’ve made some terrific impact so far – both within your banking career and as the founder of the education-based volunteering organization.

    What you’ll want to be able to explain in your applications: why do you want to pivot into investment banking – what’s the type of impact you want to make in this role, and what do you see yourself doing in the long run? Also, in which specific ways do you want to take your volunteer program to the next level, and how will the MBA help you do that? If you explain your motivations clearly, that will maximize your chances.

    Regarding academics – your GMAT is within range for the programs you’re …

    3 years ago Read the full review
  • Stratus Admissions Counseling Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi Mr. Mortgage Specialist, This is Donna Bauman with Stratus Admissions and it is a pleasure to weigh in on your profile. My first question when reviewing your profile is trying to figure out why you want to make a transition to investment banking. Be sure there is something in your stories in your essays or somewhere in the application to explain where this interest comes from. You should be looking at programs that are known for helping career changers and also for providing some strong experiential learning. Beyond your target of Johnson and Fuqua and Anderson, also consider UNC Kenan-Flagler and Owen Vanderbilt, Stern and even Emory as all these programs have strong investment banking networks and good experiential learning. If you are open …

    3 years ago Read the full review

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