Ms. IB To PE

About Me:

Asian female PE associate from Australia with a background in consulting (2 years in MBB) and finance (2 years in MM IB, 2 years in MM PE (~$3-5B AUM) firm) looking to pursue an MBA at HBS/GSB.


Undergrad School: Washington University in St. Louis

Undergrad Major: Econ and Finance

GPA: 3.94

GMAT: 740

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: SCORE Small Business Mentor, Local PE Association Junior Board Member, NAMI Volunteer/Ambassador (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Work History:

Title: Private Equity Associate

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Associate

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 2 mos

Post MBA Goal:

Eventually start my own investment firm focused on backing lower middle market, female/minority-owned/led businesses.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB, Wharton


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Ms. IB to PE, Julie-Anne Heafey here with mbaMission. I work with a lot of clients like you in the PE world. It can be highly competitive in your category and the type of firm you’re at can matter a lot, but in general, women tend to be better-positioned and I like the fact that you are from Australia – that’s a plus! You also bring the consulting experience at an MBB firm, that can be helpful too. Ultimately, however, it will probably come down to your leadership/impact on the job, your personal qualities as expressed in the essay, and what your recommenders say…all of which I don’t have enough info to evaluate, so that’ll cap my assessment to “a bit better than …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Ms. IB to PE – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus.

    Your solid stats make you a contender at all of these schools. Congrats on the outstanding performance at WashU (I’m a WashU parent so understand the rigor of the curriculum!)

    Your work experience also seems solid and I like that you have moved around, presumably to build out skills and work with different people.

    I would love to know more about SCORE and your involvement with respect to mental health. Perhaps these activities (and others that you may have been involved in at WUSTL) might offer some interesting nuggets with which to create a compelling narrative.

    You check all of the boxes in terms of academics and work. Landing a seat at H/S/W will …

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