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Candidate:

Ms. Quant Analyst

About Me:

Working in an elite asset management firm (Blackrock/PIMCO/Vanguard) building portfolios for institutional clients; Part of a small team with $14 billion AUM. Project manager for 1 institutional client portfolio with $2.3 billion AUM. Part of the LGBTQ community and consistently volunteer to promote inclusivity and diversity.

Details:

Undergrad School: Georgia Tech

Undergrad Major: Engineeering

GPA: 2.88

GRE: 335

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Served on Board of Directors at an organization that mentored highschool students who were interested in STEM

Work History:

Title: Quant Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 6 mos

Post MBA Goal:

Pivot into Private Equity.

Schools:

Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Chicago Booth, Columbia, Stanford GSB

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 28%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 35%

    You know what sticks out like a sore thumb: That below 3.0 GPA. On the theory, often reinforced by the legendary Sandy Kreisberg, MBA admissions offices often blink once but never twice, the big question here is will Wharton overlook your GPA because everything else here is stellar. Your GRE score is well above Wharton’s 324 class average and I’m assuming that your quant split is strong. You have a highly selective job at a top-tier asset management firm that could set up nicely for that post-MBA post in private equity. Your undergraduate degree in STEM and at Georgia Tech, a fine school, helps to somehow take some of the edge off that 2.88. And your service on the board of an organization that helps …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Ms. Quant Analyst. You’ve got a great GRE, good community service and promising-sounding work experience, but I agree that your GPA is a real stumbling block. Was there a particular event that happened that drove a dip you recovered from, or is there some other helpful context that might assuage the schools that your academic struggles are behind you? If so, I recommend that you explain the context in the optional essay without complaining or making excuses, and offer up your current quant role and GRE as counter arguments…but this will still likely be an uphill battle. (Although – COVID exception – you might catch a break if you managed to apply to any of these programs in R3 for a …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi Ms. Quant Analyst, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. You have a strong profile and your finance background will be very attractive to Wharton. As John mentioned, your GPA is the one piece you need to overcome. I’m sure you’ve looked at the breakdown over the years and within your engineering classes. Or if you have a story – share it. Private equity positions are few straight from an MBA, but with your deep finance background would be very competitive. To complete your story, I’d love to know if Private Equity is where you like to be long term – or is it an means to something else. What do you want to do long term? If you haven’t already, reach out to ROMBA – …

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