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Candidate:

Mr. Renewable Energy Investing

About Me:

Asian American Immigrant from Flushing, NY

Transferred from GW with a 4.0.

Took GMAT freshman summer.

Sophomore summer spent working at a heathcare tech start up and a tutor in Manhattan.

Went abroad junior year to USYD.

Worked in Renewable Energy Investing – in NY(JPM, Citi, BAML) – returning full time Trying to get into 2+2 Program

Details:

Undergrad School: Cornell University

Undergrad Major: Economics -Dyson

GPA: 4.0

GMAT: 740

Age: 21,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Varsity Football, Research at Yale Medical School, Business Fraternity

Work History:

Title: Renewable Energy Investing Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 3 mos

Title: Healthcare Tech Start-Up

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: , 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

Walked over fire barefoot.

Transferring to Cornell.

Getting a job in a field that uses finance to positively impact the world through renewable energy.

Post MBA Goal:

I hope to work in a PE investing fund in renewable energy such as Carlyle or Riverstone’s new funds. Use management skills to eventually create renewable energy company in developing countries (solar prices dropping). One of my inspirations is Lynn Zurich, CEO of Sunrun – worked as an investor and then a solar panel start up. Worked with her at BB

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Wharton

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Nisha’s right: Acceptance to Harvard’s 2+2 program is very competitive and unpredictable. But if you’ve walked over a fire barefoot, you should be able to figure out how to walk on the marble floors in Baker Library, Harvard Business School’s iconic campus building. You have the stats: a 4.0 and a 740 GMAT. But you’ll be walking on embers again against a class profile where 57% of the admitted students have STEM undergraduate backgrounds. You’re in the economics/business bucket which isn’t tiny: 24% of the latest 2+2 admits did major in Econ or biz. And not only did you do your undergrad at an Ivy League school, you also played varsity football which counts for a lot given the investment and discipline required to play …

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  • Liza Weale, Gatehouse Admissions | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Oh, you’re the kind of applicant that makes me so happy to be doing what I do – I love seeing bright, talented people who know what they want to do. It’s always inspiring. Honestly, you’re absolutely b-school material – if you keep on the path you’ve carved for yourself, there’s nothing that will stop you from attending a top school. Look, the 2+2 program is really designed for those who aren’t likely to find there way to business school down the road – from everything I gather, that’s not you. (You’re heading to JPM – and after a few years, you’ll likely join a PE firm. In other words, you’re setting yourself up to be part of an amazingly talented pool – but a …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi, it’s Nisha with mbaMission! You have solid academics, and props to you for securing great internships and already identifying a logical career path that lines up with your passion in renewable energy. (And, wow to the walking over fire barefoot!)

    The 2+2/deferred programs are both competitive and unpredictable regarding who gets accepted, but a couple of things we’ve seen 1.) the programs primarily are targeting STEM and humanities majors – though they are getting a bit more flexible in this area, having studied econ puts you outside of this category, and 2.) Outstanding extracurricular leadership is something the programs weigh very heavily – I see you have been quite involved in school with football, research, and the fraternity, but I would need …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 40%

  • 20% | 5 months ago

    Oh, you're the kind of applicant that makes me so happy to be doing what I do - I love seeing bright, talented people who know what they want to do. It's always inspiring. Honestly, you're absolutely b-school material - if you keep on the path you've carved for yourself, there's nothing that will stop you from attending a top school. Look, the 2+2 program is really designed for those who aren't likely to find there way to business school down the road - from everything I gather, that's not you. (You're heading to JPM - and after a few years, you'll likely join a PE firm. In other words, you're setting yourself up to be part of an amazingly talented pool ...
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  • 75% | 5 months ago

    Renewable energy funds are popping up left and right. Great space to be in, Jeff Bezos just announced his new fund of $10 billion.
  • 65% | 5 months ago

    You've done some BIG things. I love the backstory and it would seem to offer a great deal to the application process. I'd think some more full-time work experience would go a long way, but you do have a great GPA and good GMAT score. I do like the experience you bring with you, but would think that more of it might go a long way in helping improve your chances.

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