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Mr. Wharton Hopeful

About Me:

I currently work in investment banking (industrial coverage) in Toronto. Previously an analyst rotating between Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto.


Undergrad School: University of Toronto (Rotman)

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 3.7 (top 10%)

GMAT: 720

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Recently became a judge and team member representing the challenge in Canada.

Work History:

Title: Investment Banking Associate

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Winner of International STEM Challenge in high school.

Post MBA Goal:

Business Development


Target School: Wharton

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi Mr. Wharton Hopeful,
    Thanks for posting your profile. This is Debbie Choy, Senior Consultant at mbaMission. I like that you’re doing well at work with a promotion and also that you’re still actively involved in the International STEM challenge. Your academics (GPA, GMAT) are also solid. That said, as you come from a “traditional” finance background, the challenge is to differentiate yourself from the other applicants. Don’t be afraid to share personal stories that can help the Admissions Committee (AdCom) get to know you better. For example, what motivates you? What personal challenges have you encountered and how have you overcome them? Further, be sure to have a buttoned up career goals story that helps AdCom understand how you can achieve them based on your …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling |

    Hi Mr. Wharton Hopeful, this is Donna Bauman from Stratus Admissions weighing in on your profile. I see no reason that you could not be successful at Wharton. The challenge of course is telling your story in a way that differentiates you from the many investment banking applicants. I see you were promoted to associate—so that’s helpful. I also see you want to work in business development post MBA. I don’t see enough here to understand how to connect those dots but certainly it can be done. Think about how you will leverage your investment banking experience to help you going forward. Do you plan to leverage your industrial knowledge? Can you share more of what interests you to help connect these dots for Wharton? …

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