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Candidate:

Ms. Engineering To Finance

About Me:

I am an Engineering graduate with minors in Economics and Computer Science from NUS. I have transitioned into Banking & Finance Operations and want to switch to an IB role. I am currently pursuing my CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and have cleared my Level 1 exam on the first attempt.

Details:

Undergrad School: National University of Singapore

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.76

GRE: 333

Age: 23,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Computer Skills Mentor at N.G.O for Female Domestic Workers (teaching budget management & MS Office Suite to FDWs to promote financial independence & entrepreneurship).

Work History:

Title: Corporate Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

The first project I was assigned to had multiple senior stakeholders and unresponsive developers. As a project manager, I independently drove the project to completion by managing these stakeholders. I was felicitated by my team for my work. I was subsequently assigned two more projects where I worked with senior leadership directly.

Post MBA Goal:

I am passionate about impact investing and in the short term I want to join an IB firm that specializes in impact. In the long term, I want to transition to PE firm that uses sustainable investing strategies to create value.

Schools:

Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Columbia, NYU Stern

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 5%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Hi Ms. Engineering To Finance,
    Wonderful to hear from a NUS graduate! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission and GSB alum. I know NUS well having grown up in Singapore. I think there are a lot of strengths in your profile – strong academic track record (knowing how rigorous the NUS engineering programs are), competitive GRE, solid work achievements and active community engagement through NGOs. While I think you have a lot of strengths in your profile, I do think waiting another couple years before applying to GSB would strengthen your application. One area to consider beefing up is your current community leadership activities. While you are already a mentor with the NGO you are volunteering at, consider stepping up your engagement a bit more to …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 8%

  • 10% | 1 month ago

    Great profile but lacking on the work-experience side. Maybe wait another 2-3 years?
  • 5% | 1 month ago

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