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Profile Evaluation - H/S/W/C

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Profile Evaluation - H/S/W/C [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2012, 09:11
1) Work experience:

a) 2 years as a hedge fund analyst at top hedge fund (~$10bn fund with distressed debt / special situation focus) in NYC
b) 2 years as an M&A/restructuring investment banking analyst at elite boutique in NYC

2) GMAT:

750

3) College info:

Queen’s University (transferred from another top Canadian university with high international ranking)
Queen’s GPA: 3.76
Cumulative GPA: 3.70
Major: Commerce (Finance concentration)
Year of Graduation: 2008

4) Extracurricular experience:

University
a) Founder/President of Technology Club
b) Founder/Vice President of Case Competition Club
c) Founder/Vice President of Entrepreneurial Society
d) Coach for Commerce Crew Team

Additional
a) 1st place in 2 Canadian national university case competitions, 2nd in another
b) Leadership Award given from initial University for being most involved student
c) Whole host of other extracurricular activities but with less significant titles (director/low executive positions)

Post University
a) Founder/President of Canadian national mentorship program for business students (over 200 students and 50 mentors across several universities)
b) Founder/Chief Operating Officer of international clothing startup (grossed >$1m revenue, featured on major news channels / papers, operating in three countries)
c) Founder/President of an IBD focused mentorship program partnered with a head hunter organization (helping 30 selected candidates annually)
d) Board member for local NYC charity

6) Target programs:

Harvard / Stanford / Wharton / Colombia

7) Post-MBA goals:

Join a hedge fund in an associate role

Please be brutally/painfully honest - don't need any sugar coating!
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Re: Profile Evaluation - H/S/W/C [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2012, 13:57
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Great profile--only thing that might work against you is Queens University--it's a good school and top 10 in Canada, but on a world rank, it's down around 150-200. The bigs, that is, H/S/W like pedigrees. Having said that, being Canadian might be the ticket since there are not as many Canadian applicants to US b-schools as there needs to be. B-schools like diversity too, and being Canadian can add to the class mix in a positive way. Love your WE and your demonstrated leadership and innovation. These kinds of achievements will resonate well with the top colleges. For backup, since you are interested in hedge funds, you might also consider Tuck, Chicago, Duke and NYU. By the way, the b-schools will like it that your post MBA goals will leverage very well your past experience. Let us know if you need help pulling your story together in a compelling way.
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