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Candidate:

Ms. Finance

About Me:

Finance professional with experience at a bulge-bracket investment bank and a top-tier upper middle-market PE shop. Strong undergrad extracurriculars and some post-grad volunteering. Low GPA but wrote an honors thesis

Details:

Undergrad School: Top 10 (non-Ivy)

Undergrad Major: Liberal Arts

GPA: 3.48

GMAT: 760

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Involved in an economic empowerment nonprofit as well as alumni mentorships for undergrad clubs

Work History:

Title: Private Equity Associate

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Investment Banking Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Post MBA Goal:

Hope to get operational experience at a startup and work in VC

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Wharton

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 50%

  • MBA Prep School | Odds Assessment: 50%

    Hi Ms. Finance, Kristen from MBA Prep School here. When you said “low GPA” I had to do a double take! While you are correct that your GPA is about 0.2 below the average for the current HBS cohort, I would in no way consider it “low”! Let’s recap: you are a woman who graduated from a top 10 school in liberal arts and successfully entered the finance industry at a top investment bank, made the transition to PE (which many people rely on the MBA to help them do), and you have a 760 GMAT?! Oh, and also you volunteer with a nonprofit! I have a very hard time seeing you NOT be successful in the admissions process. While you check the boxes in …

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  • 50% | 10 months ago

    Hi Ms. Finance, Kristen from MBA Prep School here. When you said "low GPA" I had to do a double take! While you are correct that your GPA is about 0.2 below the average for the current HBS cohort, I would in no way consider it "low"! Let's recap: you are a woman who graduated from a top 10 school in liberal arts and successfully entered the finance industry at a top investment bank, made the transition to PE (which many people rely on the MBA to help them do), and you have a 760 GMAT?! Oh, and also you volunteer with a nonprofit! I have a very hard time seeing you NOT be successful in the admissions process. While you check the boxes in ...
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