Joined: 09 Mar 2012
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
WE: Investment Banking (Investment Banking)
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Profile Evaluation and Advice Please! [#permalink]
24 Dec 2012, 00:07
I am a first-year analyst at a middle market investment bank (Jefferies, Houlihan Lokey, Harris Williams) in a specialized industry coverage group. Won't be applying for a couple more years obviously. One of my colleagues just was accepted to Tuck R1. Down the road post-MBA I would like to join my family business and I think the MBA would really benefit me and the company in a general management sense. I think that with a top MBA it not only gives me credibility but also a more refined set of management skills that will highly benefit a slightly unsophisticated management system currently.
GMAT: 760 (V: 42, Q: 50). SAT: 2280 (V: 720, M: 780, W: 780)
Georgetown University, 3.4/4.0 in Finance & International Business double-major. Tough adjustment to college in freshman and early sophomore years, strong upward trend in junior and senior years (~3.75)
Actively involved in firm recruiting at Georgetown, firm volunteer events (serving homeless in city). In college was music director for 2.5 years (the leader) of a community service-focused acappella group that worked with several notable non-profit organizations and held shows and developed 2 albums with proceeds to charity
Targeting HBS, Wharton, Columbia, MIT Sloan
A big career question: I am considering jumping ship and working for my family business, a ~$100 million in revenue professional foodservice distribution company in a leadership capacity. Do you think this would make me a stronger applicant? (I can provide more detail if you'd like). Or should I stay in IB?