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Candidate:

Ms. Fintech To Tech

About Me:

I’m currently working as a relationship manager at one of the largest asset managers in the world, consulting on large technical projects for a top global insurance company. Prior to this, I was a data analyst for our fin tech platform. I’m fascinated by tech and am looking to move into tech role, ideally as a product manager.

Details:

Undergrad School: US Top 10-15 School

Undergrad Major: Economics, French

GPA: 3.54

GMAT: 740

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Corporate Volleyball Team, Local Volunteering

Work History:

Title: Fintech Relationship Management Associate

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 7 mos

Title: Fintech Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 9 mos

Big Life Wins:

Led the technical workstream for the implementation of a $200bn AUM client onto company’s fintech platform. More recently, helped a $500bn+ AUM client outsource a large part of their business successfully, resulting in a much more streamlined and cost effective process.

Post MBA Goal:

I want to work in product management or potentially product design. I’m ultimately looking to leverage my creativity to drive technological solutions. Also interested in increasing female representation in tech.

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB, Wharton, MIT Sloan, Columbia, INSEAD

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 40%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Congrats on that 740 GMAT score, ten points above the HBS class median. You have a solid background for a highly competitive application to Harvard. Your double major at a top ten to 15 undergraduate institution with a 3.54 is also strong. The fact that you are a relationship manager at one of the largest asset managers in the world is a job that I would presume to be highly selective as well. And your MBA will easily allow you to pivot your career into tech. If for any reason Harvard takes a pass, you should feel pretty confident that that three and possibly four of your other targets are going to say yes. Good luck to you.

    9 months ago

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