Ms. PIMCO Associate

About Me:

My name is Katie and I am currently an account associate at PIMCO, working directly with large US corporate pension clients. Previously I was at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where I served on the Markets Desk, responsible for implementing monetary policy and monitoring financial markets.


Undergrad School: Pace University

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.9


Age: 25,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Mentor for college undergrads, Advisor to multi-year national champion Monetary Policy college team

Work History:

Title: Account Associate

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Monetary Policy Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

During my time in undergrad, I captained a 2-time national champion monetary policy team, beating out 36 schools in the New York Fed district and the top 5 schools across the country, 2 years in a row. This provided me the opportunity to land a job at the New York Fed and go onto coach future national championship-winning teams.

Post MBA Goal:

I hope to spend more time in the private sector, potentially working in portfolio management or investment banking. Eventually, I would like to take that private-sector experience and rejoin the Federal Reserve or in some sort of public policy setting.


Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Stanford GSB, Chicago Booth, MIT Sloan, Darden


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Katie, it’s Nisha from mbaMission! Without a GMAT or GRE score, it’s tough for me to assess your odds for the programs you’re targeting. Finance professionals are heavily represented in the applicant pool, so a high score is especially important. That said, here’s what I like about your profile: a high GPA in a quantitative discipline, a consistent track record of extracurricular involvement, and the fact that you’ve worked at prominent organizations. If you’re able to nail the GMAT/GRE, secure excellent recommendations that attest to your performance (esp. vs. peers) and your growth, explain the motivations behind your career path (why banking or portfolio management?), fully communicate your professional and personal impact, and make a strong case for why each target program is …

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