I am currently working as an admissions counselor at a top-75 undergraduate institution in the Southeast. Previously, I worked for a regional boutique investment bank and would like to go to b-school as a means to get back into i-banking or private equity, preferably in New York. My vitals are listed below - what do you think my chances of getting into some of the elites may be? I am targeting HBS, Wharton, Booth, Columbia, NYU and Sloan. For safety, I am considering Kenan-Flagler and Darden. Am I too optimistic?
- 26 year old male
- 720 GMAT (Q44; V45)
- 3.6 GPA at top-75 undergrad institution. Graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa
- Was captain of nationally ranked D-III basketball team, President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, President of Student-Athlete Advisory Council, President of Omicron Delta Kappa (national honorary leadership fraternity) and was also a member of the Student Honor Court.
- Worked for three years as an analyst at a boutique investment bank that did M&A, capital raises, fairness opinions and strategic advisory assignments.
- Currently working as an admissions counselor for my alma mater.
- Besides the traditional admissions role, I have also taken on a consulting role. I have worked with various departments to build the college's budget and have presented a handful of financial recommendations to the Board of Trustees.
- On a personal note, I am an avid rec league basketball player, a fan of pageants and was a judge at a state-level Miss America pageant last year and I enjoy mentoring students on campus who are trying to get into investment banking or are preparing for the GMAT.
Thanks for your insight!
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