Mr. Swiss Banker

About Me:

I am an Associate Director at a top Swiss bank. Based in the US (American) but looking to transition to Europe (dual citizen) post-MBA. I have 8 years of work experience, mostly in Finance but also 2 years in Consulting. GRE: 158 Verbal 78th percentile | 158 Quant: 61st percentile | 5.0 Writing: 91st percentile. Recommendations will be glowing.


Target School: SDA Bocconi

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Application Status: Accepted


Undergrad School: UC Berkeley

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.2

GRE: 316

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Mentoring high school & college students | Regular soup kitchen & food bank volunteering.

Work History:

Title: Associate Director

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 8 yrs, 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

Graduating from UC Berkeley in three years, received multiple promotions at several jobs, and learned three languages other than my native English. Helping build a business from $0 to $4 million in annual revenue.

Post MBA Goal:

Luxury goods management, technology, or returning to finance.


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  • Admissionado | Odds Assessment: 40%

    You have a lot of what Bocconi and INSEAD are seeking in students, despite a lower GRE score. Is there any way you can raise this score or try the GMAT instead? At present, this score is the weakest part of your profile. It will be more of an issue for INSEAD than Bocconi, but both care about averages (less so than US-based MBA programs, as these EU schools tend to prefer older applicants with more established career profiles, but they still compete with each other in the rankings and scores are a part of that). Your GRE score also seems optically incongruous with a UC Berkeley alum who graduated with an economics degree in 3 years. You clearly have loads of intellectual prowess! Many …

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