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Candidate:

Mr. Worker Bee

About Me:

Tax associate at a Big 4 in NYC. I have visited >50 countries and lived in over 10, including London (study abroad at London School of Economics), Chile, and Dubai (internships). I have excelled in my career, allowing me to transfer to the best teams with the most opportunity. I am also heavily involved in my company’s community service efforts.

Details:

Undergrad School: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.56

GMAT: 710

Age: 24,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Corporate coordinator for New York non-profit that works with underprivileged youth

Work History:

Title: Transfer Pricing Consultant

Industry: Accounting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Title: M&A Tax Senior Consultant

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Post MBA Goal:

I would like to switch out of Big-4 accounting and into strategy consulting, to learn how to solve a broader scope of issues than just tax.

Schools:

Target School: Columbia

Status: Open

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 32%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi Mr. Worker Bee! This is Kate Richardson, Senior Admissions Consultant. Nice to come across a fellow Illinois grad here! Sounds like you’ve explored much beyond Illinois and I think Columbia will especially love that international experience you’ve had. I’ve worked with a lot of Big 4 applicants, it’s a pretty well-represented pool, but it sounds like you’ve been a top performer. I also think the practice areas you’ve been with (M&A and Transfer Pricing) are known for selecting top candidates and offering experience that should translate well to a strategy consulting role. Regarding extracurriculars, if “heavily involved” means a leadership role, then that will look great. If not, that could be an area that is lacking, especially if you don’t have other activities outside …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Mr. Worker Bee – Susan Cera, Director of MBA Admissions, here. I think your global exposure is very interesting, especially the fact that you have lived in 10 different countries! For CBS, my concern is that your stats and work are a bit on the softer side. Furthermore, I suggest that you might benefit from clarifying your goals. There are a LOT of candidates who want to go into ‘strategy consulting’ are a dime a dozen. Having a more specific goal that aligns with your personal and professional experience to date will enable you to stand out in the eyes of admissions committee. All the best!

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