I'm a Harvard graduate, as well as a former Harvard admissions interviewer. I currently run my own boutique consulting firm: MBA IVY LEAGUE and specialize in helping top MBA & EMBA clients get in to the Ivy League and Top Ten schools.
Happy to answer and discuss any questions here on the forum, so post away and I will check back as frequently as possible. Thanks!
MBA Ivy League Consulting
Could you please provide me with some of your insight? I'm aiming for the top schools and I'm not sure what I should be over next 9-months or so to improve my application. Thanks in advance!
Here's a brief summary of my profile:
Immigrant from Europe
First generation college student
Will be 26 years old when matriculating
Big 10 undergrad
Graduated with degrees in finance and accounting
With honors/distinction and 3.7 GPA
Started career in sell-side research at well-regarded Midwestern investment bank
While at the bank, I learned all the prerequisite financial statement and modeling skills
On my 2-year anniversary, got promoted from junior associate to associate
After 32 months on the sell-side, moved to a the busy side as an equity analyst
10+ billion asset manager
I'm the only analyst that works on our long-only products as well as out newly seeded L/S fund
I source and research all my ideas. I speak directly to CFOs and CEOs.
Completed each level of CFA on my first try. Will get the charter in 4-months.
Will have about 2.5 years of buy side experience assuming a Fall 2015 start date
My target schools are Harvard + Stanford for all the standard reasons and as an opportunity to move outside of the Midwest for at least 2-years. I would also consider Booth, Northwestern, and Wharton, but staying in Chicago or moving to Philly is less appealing.
After grad school, my goal is to find a role as a senior analyst at a top shop, such as ValueAct or Ruane.
I'm still pretty early in the process so I have no idea I how attractive is my profile (been told good enough to try) or what score to aim for on the GMAT.
Any feedback? Advice? Criticism?