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Mr. Private Equity Analyst

About Me:

Earn MEng in Mining Engineering and worked in RE through my family’s construction company for 2 years (+ internships in big Canadian gold mining company). Transitioned into PE after completing an MSc Finance in the UK. Worked for almost 2 years in PE directs and RE. Lived in Greece, UK, Germany.


Undergrad School: TUC

Undergrad Major: Mining Engineering

GPA: 3.3

GRE: 320

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: MSc Finance GPA: 3.7

School Name: Cranfield SoM

Extracurriculars: Basketball Player U18 Greek League 2nd place (Rivals went to NBA/Euroleague) - Team Captain 2 years, President Greek Club / Portfolio Manager Finance Club Cranfield SoM

Work History:

Title: Private Equity Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Real Estate Analyst

Industry: Real Estate

Company: Other

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Helped the family’s construction company navigate through the financial crisis in Greece. Created a personal RE portfolio. Successfully traded the markets for a year while studying Engineering.

Post MBA Goal:

Looking to continue my career in PE LBOs/Distressed in NYC/LA. Also interested in RE (exp. through family construction company).


Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: Columbia, NYU Stern, Cornell Johnson, Yale


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 28%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi Mr. PE Analyst! Kate Richardson, Senior Admissions Consultant, here. As you’re likely aware, there will be quite a few PE applicants, especially to top schools like Wharton, so just being from that sector makes your odds pretty tough. In your profile, I think your family business experience and international exposure will be two positive differentiators. On the other side, I think your academic profile could be a challenge at Wharton — your undergrad GPA is below their 3.6 average, and your GRE is also below their 324 average. Obviously you can’t change the GPA, so I think it’s worth investing some time to increase your GRE. The fact that your GPA in your MSc is higher is great, but already having an MS brings …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi Mr. PE Analyst, This is Donna Bauman at Stratus admissions and I have worked successfully with many PE Analysts. I had a PE client get accepted to Wharton with stats lower than yours. But that being said, there is no pure formula for your success. What I have found is it helps to have a very compelling story that is bigger than just you. What motivates you to look at NYC/LA? Why do you need a further degree after the MSc Finance? These are questions that you will need to answer convincingly to gain acceptance to your dream programs. The good news is that most people have a lot more time on their hands right now to think about what motivates them and what …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 28%

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  • 10% | 1 week ago

    Not clear why you want an MBA. Not clear how your presence would benefit an MBA program. Not clear what your post MBA degree objectives are. Your work history and work accomplishments are not clear. What is clear is that you are unlikely to be admitted to a top MBA program without hiring an experienced admissions consultant.

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