1) Work for major insurance company and have bounced around in several departments as part of a finance rotational program (mostly financial reporting/analysis work). 5 years of experience with 5 different teams. I am an associate manager with no direct reports or teams that I lead.
3) College info: Seton Hall University, 3.5, Finance major/Econ minor, 2007
4) Leadership experience is admittedly lacking, I served as a math tutor to an inner-city middle school student for about an hour and a half a week during the school year for the past 2 years and will continue to do so, have participated in many work related volunteer activities, trips to soup kitchens, food banks, nature conservancies, and also took a trip last year to Ghana for a week of what I call voluntourism (helped on project of building school)
6) Harvard, Wharton, Cornell, Yale, Tuck
7) I want to be a leader (executive) in the financial services industry
You have strong fundamental stats but I am concerned about the lack of leadership. If your financial analyses are guiding executive decision making, then that is a nice form of leadership. However, if you are not part of the decision making process in any way then you are going to need to demonstrate exception finance insight in addition to the volunteer work you have been doing to make it into these programs. I recommend you consider some slightly lower ranked finance MBA program like Darden, Notre Dame, and UNC as well. Chicago and MIT may be wooed by your strong GMAT and community service as well.
Jennifer Bloom, CPRW
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