Ms. VC Hopeful

About Me:

Started my career working in international tax for the big 4 for 3.5 years focused in PE/VC. Decided to pursue more general fund experience so ended up in fund accounting. Would like to get ultimately become a VC partner. Undergrad GPA is lower than expected due to auto-immune disorder diagnosis in Junior year. Graduate GPA is better at 3.5.


Target School: Harvard

Considering: Stanford GSB, UCLA Anderson

See More Profiles For: Harvard

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: University of Washington

Undergrad Major: Accounting and Finace

GPA: 3.3

GMAT: 730 (Target)

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Masters in Public Accounting - Taxation (GPA 3.5)

School Name: University of Washington

Extracurriculars: Arts Education Charity for children in underprivileged areas of the city, A part of various Venture Capital group and clubs in the LA area

Work History:

Title: Fund Controller

Industry: Venture Capital

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 4 mos

Title: Senior Consultant

Industry: Accounting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

CPA License , Early promoted to senior at Big 4 (1.5 yrs), Won multiple performance awards at my time in the Big 4. Achieved all the previously mentioned milestones while taking care of parent with cancer.

Post MBA Goal:

I would like to pivot my career to working in VC and ultimately become a VC partner.


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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi Ms. VC Hopeful, This is Donna Bauman with Stratus Admissions with comments on your profile. First of all, don’t be too hard on yourself with your undergrad gpa of 3.3. That’s still strong—and a simple sentence explaining that you were dealing with an autoimmune diagnosis during your junior year will give context for your transcript that year. Your GMAT and 3.5 gpa in masters program help elevate your profile and your experience working as a fund controller in a VC firm gives you some professional access to help you make the transition to VC. HBS is certainly not easy for anyone—but I see some good building blocks in your profile – your early promotion is impressive—be sure it is clear somewhere in your application …

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