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Candidate:

Mr. Sovereign Wealth Fund

About Me:

Formerly worked at a bulge bracket in Hong Kong as an investment banking analyst. Moved to a sovereign wealth fund in another country. Covered different markets throughout the 2 jobs. Served as a volunteer at a local community teaching high school students financial literacy. Planning to apply for MBA admission in 1-2 years time.

Details:

Undergrad School: Ivy

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.55

GMAT: 730

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars:

Work History:

Title: Sovereign Wealth Fund

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Investment Banking Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Post MBA Goal:

Transition to a general management/FLDP position in another industry post-MBA. Opportunities in Asia are quite limited so an MBA will be useful for a career reset in a different function/industry/geography.

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Chicago Booth, Wharton, Chicago Booth

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • The MBA Exchange Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi, this is JP from The MBA Exchange. I disagree with the 5% assessment from the other experts. I have an MBA from Harvard and 10 years in Asia, so I can say with confidence that you have a background that would make you a valuable classmate. Importantly, you’re planning ahead, which can make a tremendous difference in the strength of an application. If you’re willing to start planning and taking the right steps immediately to further strengthen your profile, you’ll absolutely be able to maximize your chances at HBS and other top programs. In fact, I’ve written extensively about how starting a campaigning 12-24 months in advance is the right way to go. Email me at jpo@mbaexchange asap …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Hi Mr. Sovereign Wealth Fund, this is Julie-Anne Heafey with mbaMission. There’s not a ton of information to go on here, but there’s some promise. You already have good GMAT score and a good GPA in econ at an Ivy League school, enough to check the boxes, though not really outperforming any of the averages. I like your international work experience and your volunteer work is great to see, so keep it up. The issue right now is that we don’t see outsize leadership and impact in what you’ve described above, so make sure to push yourself to take on challenges and grow over the next few years. One thing I wonder about is your future goals – if …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Hello Mr Sovereign Wealth Fund it’s Lisa Cummings of Stratus Admissions. You have solid stats here, your GMAT score is right at the median for HBS, your GPA is just a little low but certainly in the range. You are smart to start thinking about the process now because even with strong stats you will need to stand out in a pool of stand out applicants. Use this time to think abut your story and how you want to present yourself as an applicant. Are there any “holes” in your candidacy? I love that you worked helping others gain financial literacy. Are you involved in that group still or with any other groups now? If not, think …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 38%

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  • 75% | 2 years ago

    LOL Experts are way off on this. You are def. have higher than a 5% shot. Above assessments are ludicrous!
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