I know it's early for me to post this b/c I'm interested in matriculating in 2012, but I just want to gauge my chances.
Age at Matriculation: 28UNDERGRADUATE
Top 50, Public
Top 25 Undergrad Bschool
3.3 overall GPA (slacked off first few years, worked hard to raise it the last few years)
3.7 finance GPA
GMAT: 730 (50 Q, 40 V)
Ethnicity: Asian of some sort
Nationality: American, Adopted into Caucasian-American familyWORK EXPERIENCE1.5 years thus far
Research Associate at a start-up that offers a research and analytics platform for the private equity industry
Have structured detailed research processes that have significantly reduced the time required to find info and populate it in our platformNext 2.5 years
Co-authored quarterly reports and newsletters read by over 100,000 subscribers, generating 25 leads that became clients
Assisted in creating a public comparables tool with over 12,000 publicly traded companies
Created the framework for a financial modeling plug-in to be added in our platform eventually
Hopefully M&A at a boutique investment bank or a corporate finance rotation in an extremely reputable F500 tech companyEXTRACURRICULARSPast
Served as Executive Director of a nationwide (my ethnic group)-American student conference with 300 guests. Conference’s aim is to raise awareness of community-specific issues, encourage students to network, and inspire students to contribute to the improvement of said community.
Directed an executive board of 10 members and a team of over 40 volunteers
Generated $32,000 in corporate sponsorship and donations
Organized 34 seminars and workshops, 3 concerts, and 4 opening ceremonies with more than 30 guest speakers and entertainers
Created and implemented conference’s 4-day logistical outline
Coordinated research for international human rights organization
Taught English to defectors who fled a politically unstable nationPresent & Future
Currently mentoring adoptee youths of my ethnic group who were raised by Caucasian-American families. Helping them with identity crisis issues.
Avid strength & conditioning and performance athletics junkie. Plan to either volunteer as S&C coach for a youth wrestling team or a YMCA/Boys & Girls Club, or compete in the CrossFit Games.
Will join the board of the parent organization that oversees the conference mentioned above and act as an advisor to future schools hosting the conference.OTHER PARTICULARS
Lived 2 years in the country from which I was adopted.
Met birth family and maintained relationship with them.
Learned to speak the language of said motherland with conversational fluency. Hope to someday speak the language on a more scholarly level.WHY MBA?
Want a career in mid-market private equity. Fascinated by the impact that changes in operational and financial inputs have on the performance of a company. True passion for reshaping a company and making it a more profitable, CF-positive organization.REACH SCHOOLS