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Mr. Policy Development

About Me:

Prof. exp. at top public and private Asset Management organizations in home country, a little bit of international exp., and a lifelong interest in Humanities/Social Affairs. Aiming for dual degrees that will maximize my future social impact opportunities through top management skills and additional education in those fields (eg, Lauder, HKS MPP).


Undergrad School: Top School at Latam country

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: Top 30%

GMAT: 740

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino

Other Degree/Certification: CFA, FRM

Extracurriculars: Volunteer/Lecturer at Financial Literacy/Education Org

Work History:

Title: Investment Strategist

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 3 mos

Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 7 mos

Post MBA Goal:

ST: transition into a role at a global institution where I can leverage my background in Investments and my interest in policy and development (perhaps a supranational like IFC/WB, or an Impact Investing role at a global Asset Manager. M-LT: achieve a high level of influence at a (financial) org. working towards the UN SDGs in the emerging world.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Chicago Booth, Columbia, Yale, MIT Sloan


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • MBA Prep School | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. Policy Development, this is Kristen from MBA Prep School. You have a lot of stats that top programs will be attracted to right off the bat: 740 GMAT, CFA, international experience, and progression in finance at top firms. I also like your passion for social change and commitment to volunteering as well as finding ways to use your professional success to have a greater impact (certainly a value shared by many of your target schools). One thing that jumps out at me is that you didn’t provide a “big life win” in your profile. Work success is evaluated by the Admissions Committee not just by the reputation of your employer or your job title and growth, but also by the accomplishments you’ve had. …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. Policy Development,
    Thanks for posting your profile. This is Debbie Choy, Senior Consultant at mbaMission. I like that you have a robust academic track record (GPA, GMAT, CFA). Your community engagement at a financial literacy organization is also a quality that the Admissions Committee likes to see. Separately, I think your international background will be helpful for your career goals. If you can weave a compelling narrative that ties in your personal international experiences, your work background, and your future career goals, I believe that would be the key to your application success at HBS. I’m happy to discuss other specific questions about your profile in a 1:1 consult. Wishing you the best in your MBA journey!

    3 months ago
  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Mr. Policy Development – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus.

    Your 740 GMAT combined with a CFA charter will easily convince any adcom that you are capable of doing the work in a top program. While your GPA is likely lower than averages, it could be on a scale other than 4.0 so you may be given some wiggle room.

    I like your commitment to social impact and financial literacy. I suspect that you will have a great narrative that weaves together your professional experience with the volunteer work you are doing. One key to success will be showing the adcom folks WHY behind your aspirations. What impact do you see yourself making in an organization such as IFC/WB? How will the world …

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