Mr. Small State University

About Me:

I’m a 29 years old Private Equity Associate (5 years of experience) who immigrated from Africa to attend college at a small state school in the US where I was a student leader and earned several club and individual awards.


Target School: Harvard

Considering: Stanford GSB, Wharton

See More Profiles For: Harvard

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Small US State University

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 3.52


Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Black or African American

Extracurriculars: Pro-Bono Consulting; Education Non-Profit

Work History:

Title: Private Equity Associate

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Title: Private Equity Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 11 mos

Big Life Wins:

– I faced significant immigration challenges post college forcing me into a 1.5 year gap but I was able to turn my career around to land a job at a top 3 Bulge Bracket Bank.
– I closed private equity investments with value of $1B+ across the US, Europe and Latin America.

Post MBA Goal:

I plan on returning to Private Equity post-MBA but I hope to acquire strong business management skills which will be helpful to transition to a more operational focused PE role. My long term goal is to go back to my country and develop world class local businesses to serve Africans needs.


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