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Mr. RIPKobe

About Me:

I am interested in the intersection between business and tech and hope an MBA will enable me to pursue developments in this area!


Undergrad School: NYU

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 3.87

GMAT: 750

Age: 23,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Community Orchestra

Work History:

Title: Investment Banking Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm In Selected Industry

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Financial Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Post MBA Goal:

I hope to create my own company.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Columbia, Wharton, NYU Stern


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • Sandy Kreisberg, The HBS Guru | Odds Assessment: 30%

    3.8/750 IB Guy, non-URM (not an underrepresented minority, I am assuming), and nothing else super powerful is something of a lottery at Harvard and Stanford. Wharton may go for the stats alone. A lot of this will turn on what adcoms think of your current employer — Is it a feeder firm, etc.? Basically you are competing with other internet banking applicants, so that accounts for the odds, along with other things like what the adcom thinks of your school vs. others. I am not sure when you plan to apply, but most folks who start from your industry apply to H/S/W after 3+ years, which means they also have 2nd job, and the selectivity of that job is another hidden factor …

    5 months ago Read the full review
  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hello Mr. RIPKobe, Krista Nannery from mbaMission here.
    While I think the form collects when you plan to apply to b-school, unfortunately we don’t have that information here to go off of so I’m going to assume you mean now, hence the low odds. There are just so many investment banking analysts…the ones that stand out are the ones that have had an impact and/or developed specific expertise, and while I’m not saying you haven’t done either at this stage, just know that your competition is tough.
    I’m glad you have that GMAT out of the way though! And what a great score too. If you were to do two years in IB and two years in PE and apply with that combination of experience, I …

    5 months ago Read the full review

The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 9%

  • 25% | 4 months ago

  • 10% | 5 months ago

    Awesome job in school and on your standardized test score. Beyond developing a business school story, I would consider solidifying your firm foundation by thinking about what outside of school / work leadership you can demonstrate. Schools want to see a record of success (which you have) and a record of initiative-taking and leadership (beyond being an organizational member).
  • 15% | 5 months ago

  • 5% | 5 months ago

    Good grades, but 1 year at a boutique IB won’t get you to Harvard. Creat more of a story around the business you want to create, take steps towards building it outside work (hard with IB hours I know). Get involved in some current extra curricular

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