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Candidate:

Mr. Senior Research Analyst

About Me:

Hello everyone, thanks for taking the time to read my profile. I am a former semi-professional athlete who had a brief stint in investment banking / M&A before joining two different hedge funds as a research analyst. I am a co-founder of a small company with 4 employees, am an avid marathon runner, volunteer weekly, and am looking to get my MBA.

Details:

Undergrad School: Whitworth University

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 3.58

GMAT: 720

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Co-Founder of Research Consultancy, Semi-Professional Soccer Player, Financial Literacy Volunteer

Work History:

Title: Senior Research Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: Research Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Being promoted to senior analyst at the current fund that I work for and overseeing a team of 2 other research analysts as well as driving the idea generation behind ~35% of our funds invested assets. Being elected captain of our pro soccer club by our team and coaches.

Post MBA Goal:

Goal is to get into a top MBA program and transition into Consulting. Coming from a small school where I wasn’t particularly focused on anything but athletics, I hope to get a solid brand name behind me to be able to work with top companies to solve business problems. Long-term, I hope to start my own business with the network I build at the MBA.

Schools:

Target School: Columbia

Status: Open

Considering: London Business School, Harvard, Wharton, HEC Paris, Tuck, INSEAD

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 20%

    You’ll be facing one tough goalie to score at Columbia Business School. It’s not that it is impossible, given your raw stats and record of success in i-banking and hedge funds. The fact that you were a semi professional ball player and have been elected captain of a pro soccer club is definitely a very big plus. I wonder if you were a recruited athlete at Whitworth and that is why you went there. As you already know, you went to an undergraduate school that is not highly selective and that is always a key component of a competitive MBA application to an elite school like CBS. So in your app, you need to explain that choice and you need to provide some evidence (assuming …

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