Ms. Big 4 M&A Manager
Hi, I’m an international applicant, applying from London. Some cons are part of my poor undergrad grades (ok overall result). I work for a less elite but solid WE at Big 4 in the M&A group. I come from a background of growing up in 3 countries before the UK with credible managerial and leadership experience at work, and decent ECs focused on education and gender equality.
Undergrad School: London School of Economics
Undergrad Major: Economics
GPA: 2:1 (Upper second-class honours, UK)
Age: 29, Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
Extracurriculars: Committee Member - Women in Finance initiative at work, Corporate Social Responsibility lead for a year at work, Book club - member and help organize.
Title: Analyst -> Asst. Manager -> Manager
Length of Employment: 5 yrs, 6 mos
Big Life Wins:
– Poor undergrad grades after some undiagnosed health issues, but still graduated with a good overall grade, and have had a steady upward trajectory in profile since.
– While not MBB, I’ve had significant direct leadership experience at work. Not only with client work but with discretionary team-building efforts like mentoring, recruitment, and training.
Post MBA Goal:
I want to “zoom-out” and gain broader leadership and strategic decision-making skills through an MBA. My post-MBA goal is either consulting or to directly join a rotational leadership development program with the ultimate goal being a senior strategic role at an F500 company (all ears for the best-suggested routes to this path?!)