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Candidate:

Mr. Rates Trader

About Me:

I’m a 24-year-old trader working at a top European investment bank based out of India and have been with the bank for roughly 3 years now. During this time I have had a chance to work for 7 months in London (International exposure) and was offered a full-time position there as well (which I had to decline at that point in time due to personal reasons).

Details:

Undergrad School: One of old 7 IITs

Undergrad Major: Electrical and Electronics Engineering

GPA: 7.6/10

GMAT: 750

Age: 24,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Worked with Government of India on quite a few projects targeting socio-economic development in rural part of India.

Work History:

Title: Associate

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 9 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Promoted to Associate within one year of joining the bank (Norm is generally 2-3 years).
– During college, I have worked closely with the Government of India and have achieved results as well. For example, getting a proposal of the project worth INR 3.5 crore approved and working on the front line of it. The project benefitted at least 5 villages firsthand.

Post MBA Goal:

Post MBA I would like to pivot gradually towards building a long-term career in investing. So given my past experience and keeping realistic expectations, IB straight out of MBA, and then moving on to a buy-side investing role in few years.

Schools:

Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Columbia

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 25%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi Mr Rates Trader,
    Congrats on your fast track promotion! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission. I think there are a lot of strengths in your profile – robust academic track record (undergrad and GMAT), strong work performance (also trading is a niche within finance), as well as community engagement working on projects with the Government of India. As you put your apps together, be sure to articulate why MBA and why you have an interest in pursuing investing long-term. Also, differentiating yourself from the other finance and Indian candidates would be key to your application success. Don’t be afraid to use personal stories to help Wharton better understand what drives you and what has influenced you as a professional and leader. If you wish to …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi Mr Rates Trader, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. Sounds like you’ve had some really interesting experiences working in London and helping the Indian Government. Starting with your stats – you look solid here – above the GMAT averages on all of your schools and a strong GPA (first class with distinction, correct?). I can logically see how a path to IB can make sense for you – and with your financed background, you will be a great candidate. What I’d love to hear more about is why investing for you. What is personally driving your interests and what opportunities do you see that you’d like to impact /improve? The hard part about being a finance guy staying in finance is that it’s a common …

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