Mr. Underdog

About Me:

I am a first-generation American and college student. After high school, I attended community college after which I transferred to UVA. I then worked at a boutique investment bank and worked my way up through the buy side.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Considering: Wharton, Harvard

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: University of Virginia

Undergrad Major: Political Science / Economics

GPA: 3.1

GRE: 325

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: White


Work History:

Title: Hedge Fund Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: Crypto Startup Co-Founder

Industry: Other

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

I recently left my hedge fund job to pursue a crypto-related startup that I co-founded. We have raised money and partnered with 2/3 of leading firms / VC’s in the space.

Post MBA Goal:

Continue working on my startup while increasing my network. Down the line want to make a social impact through the use of crypto in helping other first gen / community college / underdog students.


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  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Mr. Underdog,
    Congrats on your successful fundraising for your crypto start-up! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission and GSB alum. I think there are a lot of strengths in your profile – you must have had quite a journey being a first gen American and college grad, and working your way up to the buy-side. Your GPA may be a concern for the Admissions Committee; if there were any circumstances that affected your grades, do consider explaining them in the optional essay. I also don’t see your extracurriculars – but that does not mean you don’t have them. The Admissions Committee likes to see that you are engaged in your community. It’s also a great opportunity to demonstrate leadership skills. If you have volunteering activities, …

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