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Candidate:

Ms. CS Engineer To Consultant

About Me:

I got a chance to work in Financial role right after college with no background in finance. I have been working in the Fixed Income Valuations department primarily dealing with Price Testing processes. I have centralized Interest Rate Valuations process which earned me CFO Performance award and worked on two more high profile projects.

Details:

Undergrad School: VJTI

Undergrad Major: Computer Science Engineer

GPA: 3.31

GMAT: 720

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: CFA level 1

Extracurriculars: 1. Marketing Head of Cultural College Festival, 2. Organized Flash Mob events for cultural events in college, 3. won district level and institute level inter school elocution competitions

Work History:

Title: Senior Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Exceeded expectations rating 3 years in a row.
– Fast track promotion to AVP.
-CFA L1 in my first year of work to gain basic understanding of financial concepts

Post MBA Goal:

I want to move to senior roles in valuations with an aim to leverage my engineering background with my learning experience at B-school.

Schools:

Target School: Chicago Booth

Status: Open

Considering: Ross

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 25%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi Ms. CS Engineer To Consultant,
    It’s great to see your background in Fixed Income (which was my pre-MBA background too)! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission. I think there are a lot of strengths in your profile – strong work trajectory (fast track promotion and CFO Performance Award) and demonstrated leadership track record in college and within your community. That said, your GPA is a shade below the average at Booth. Do consider explaining the circumstances that affected your GPA in the optional essay. If you have time, consider retaking the GMAT. Even a 10- or 20-point bump could make your application more competitive and offset your soft GPA. As you pull your apps together, be sure to describe what motivates you to be passionate …

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