Ms. Financial Controller Violinist

About Me:

I am currently working as a Controller with a well-known Investment Bank in their Valuation Department. Previously, I worked with a Big 4 on their Data Analysis. Even though my major was in engineering, I had a huge inclination towards finance careers which made me want to work in that field.
I am working on additional points to make my resume impressive.


Undergrad School: University Of Calicut

Undergrad Major: Electrical and Electronics Engineering

GPA: 4

GMAT: 750

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Bachelor's

School Name: NSS College Of Engineering

Extracurriculars: Bharathanatyam Dancer, and a Violinist.

Work History:

Title: Associate Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 2 mos

Title: Controller

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Achieving CFA level 1 scholarship
– Securing a job in IB without a finance background
– Organizing a national-level summit
– Founder of a social service society

Post MBA Goal:

Start my own FINTECH firm.


Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: Columbia, Chicago Booth


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Ms. Financial Controller, this is Julie-Anne Heafey at mbaMission. It sounds like you’ve done well at breaking into your chosen field and you bring a strong GMAT and CFA level 1 to the table. Those are excellent accomplishments! I worry though about two things:
    1) Evidence of leadership and impact– Ms. FC, you have such limited space in this pitch, but instead of telling us about how you’ve made a difference in the roles you’ve had, you’ve mentioned that you are “working on additional points.” What kind of points, in what? B-schools are interested in how you have made a difference already but we only have a glimpse of your job roles, not what you’ve accomplished in them. So make sure …

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