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Candidate:

Mr. Southern California

About Me:

I am midwestern who relocated to Southern California upon graduation. I have experience in equity research and big 4 accounting and am looking to bolster my leadership skills and financial breadth of experience in addition to building a network in Southern California.

Details:

Undergrad School: University Of Kansas

Undergrad Major: Finance & Accounting Double Major

GPA: 3.58

GMAT: 710

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: CPA, Level 3 CFA Candidate

Extracurriculars: Volunteer at local charity, Teaching Assistant for 3 classes in college, D1 athlete

Work History:

Title: Big 4 Auditor

Industry: Accounting

Company: Other

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 4 mos

Title: Senior Equity Research Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

Lead Analyst responsible for drafting all European equity research, spearheaded hedge fund communication, & lead business development. Backpacked to over 25 countries.

Post MBA Goal:

I am looking to join an MBA to improve my leadership skills and transition into investment banking with the ultimate goal of becoming a VP of Finance or CFO to a publicly listed REIT.

Schools:

Target School: UCLA Anderson

Status: Open

Considering: USC Marshall

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 30%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. I can certainly understand the draw of sunny Southern California! It sounds like you’ve built a great life for yourself there. Your academics are solid (above average for Marshall) and the CFA progress adds to it, and you have a meaningful track record of extracurricular leadership. I don’t get a lot of information about your career progression here, but it does sound like you have substantial responsibilities.

    Assuming you’ve been promoted 1-2 times and can get excellent recommendations for Anderson (Marshall requires none) you’ll be in solid contention for these programs if you are able to: 1. fully communicate your professional and personal impact 2. Dig into the motivations behind your career goals (why banking and what drives …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi Mr. Southern California, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. As a midwesterner who also spent time in CA – I am not surprised you want to stay! I continue to think about making my way back to sunny skies all the time! I like that you’ve got both accounting and financial analyst experience (not to mention CPA and CFA3). Your strong financial background and GPA in a double major shows that you can handle the academic rigor of the program. Your GMAT gives a slight pause, only because you are in the highly competitive group of finance guys. If you were willing to take it again to work to get up above UCLA’s 719 average – you would take this concern away. While I don’t …

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