Mr. Too Old For MBA?

About Me:

I’m a 29-year-old Chinese first-gen college graduate born and raised in Hong Kong. I have close to 7 years of work experience in IB and Private Banking, with more than 3 years spent overseas. I am a certified FRM and have passed CFA level 2. In my spare time, I love playing badminton and traveling (24 countries and counting!)


Target School: Chicago Booth

Considering: Wharton, Columbia, NYU Stern

See More Profiles For: Chicago Booth

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Hong Kong University (QS ~35)

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.0

GMAT: 750

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Badminton player at a semi-competitive level | Mentorship experience to aspiring university students

Work History:

Title: Structured Products Specialist

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 1 mos

Title: Equity Derivative Sales & Strcuturer

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

– My effort to build the equity franchise from scratch was publicly recognized by senior management at the APAC level.
– Received numerous awards for a top performing junior in both banks.

Post MBA Goal:

To further my career and work as an investment strategist or structured product sales at top private banks in the US.


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The Experts Rate The Odds At: 35%

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  • Patty Keegan, Fortuna Admissions | Odds Assessment: 35%

    First of all, you are not too old! Congratulations on your significant professional accomplishments and your decision to pursue an MBA. It’s wonderful to see that you believe in lifelong learning and that you’re ready to embark on a new educational journey. Your experience and achievements will bring immense value to your future MBA classmates, who will be eager to learn from you as much as you’ll learn from them.

    Your mentoring experience is a strong asset as you enter an academic community, as it showcases your ability to guide and support others – very important at b-schools! Your competitive nature as a badminton athlete also reflects your drive and determination, qualities that are highly valued in the business world. The fact that leaders in …

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