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Ms. 2+2 Trader

About Me:

I am a senior at a Top 10 university in the U.S. majoring in computer science. In my previous summers, I have interned in a non-profit incubator to help local social enterprises grow in investment banking, and in sales & trading. After graduation, I will be returning to a bulge bracket bank in NYC as a trader.


Undergrad School: Top 10

Undergrad Major: Computer Science + Statistics

GPA: 3.9

GMAT: 770

Age: 21,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Regular Volunteer at local children's hospital, Initiated social campaigns to expand fundraising effort through cooperating with local restaurants and businesses

Work History:

Title: Trader

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 3 mos

Title: Incubator Program Assistant

Industry: Nonprofit / B-Corp

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

I am the portfolio manager at my school’s impact investing fund, leading a team of 9 to invest in both public ESG equities and local start-ups. Outside the professional scope, I am heavily involved in volunteer activities at the local hospital. I also cooperated with multiple local shops to expand the fundraising effort for the hospital

Post MBA Goal:

I hope to pivot into impact investing after MBA.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Ms. 2+2 Trader,
    Congrats on your offer to return to a bulge bracket bank as a trader! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission. Even though “Finance” candidates are plentiful in the b-school application process, “Sales and Trading” is an under-represented area. Your differentiated background can help you in the application process. I also like that you have outstanding academics (GPA, GMAT) and is a woman with a Comp Sci background. Importantly, you have strong leadership experience at your school’s impact investing fund, leading classmates in investing. As well, you’re very engaged with your community through volunteering at the hospital. As you put your HBS app together, try to weave in these stories to articulate what drives you to do these activities. The more you can …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Ms. 2+2 Trader, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. You check many of the boxes that deferred programs like 2+2 look for: strong academics/test score, community involvement and clear and logical career goals. Your stats stand for themselves – and even taller as a STEM female. It sounds like your involvement at your local hospital has been for a longer duration, which is great. HBS will value the leadership you have shown through your community involvement – make sure you highlight what you have led through your time at the hospital – maybe the expansion of the fundraising? Have you been involved extracurricularly at university? Leadership at school is a good indication that you will be an involved student when you return – so make …

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