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Joined: 27 Oct 2011
Posts: 7
Location: Singapore
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
GMAT 1: 770 Q51 V44
GPA: 3.8
WE: Corporate Finance (Investment Banking)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Profile evaluation - pls help! [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2011, 10:23
Background: Southeast Asian, 24yo

GPA: 3.80 out of 4.00, Financial Mathematics, Top Philippine University

GMAT: 770 (Q51, V44), 6.0 AWA

Other Qualifications: Passed all 3 CFA Examinations on the first attempt, aiming to receive charter prior to matriculation

Work Experience:
- Associate in Capital Markets in Singapore for 1.5 years in a UK commercial bank, covering Southeast Asia and Korea
- Analyst in Philippine office of the same bank for 2 years, with experience in Capital Markets and Financial Market Sales

Extra Curriculars:
- Actively involved in college events and alumni association
- Performed outreach activities to urban poor villages and communities during college
- Engaged in setting up a few startups with friends but still in gestation stage (~4 months)
- Helping fund education of the grandchildren of our housemaid in the province

Goals Post MBA:
- Long term goal to continue entrepreneurial activities, with a focus on devising new business models that address Southeast Asia's unique business landscape
- Medium term goal to improve technical skills and business sense via roles in PE/VC. If markets remain tough, may consider Consulting or Business Development roles in MNCs with a significant presence in Asia

Target Schools:
- HBS, Wharton, MIT-Sloan, Chicago Booth, Columbia
- Aiming for Round 2 applications

Key Concerns:
- Understand that my profile (iBanking going into PE/VC) may be a bit overrepresented so would like to request a fresh perspective on how to set myself apart from the mob
- Would also appreciate input on my list of schools and whether I should amend

Look forward to hearing from you soon!
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Re: Profile evaluation - pls help! [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2011, 05:31
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Hello cholomaputol, thanks for your question.

I tend to think that your “quants” open the door for you, but your essays push you through that door. So, you can set yourself apart by calling out the quality of your work experience. Can you draw upon “moments” when you truly led: influenced individuals and organizations, drove results, took initiative? The more you can give color to your abilities, judgment, and demeanor, the more compelling a candidate you will be the admissions committees.

In terms of extracurricular activities, what you’ve done more recently has more weight than what you did in university/school. But, extracurricular activities need not be limited to official community service. You might also speak to your passions and interests as vehicles through which you have done good for the world. The story with the grandchildren of your housemaid could move the needle. What else have you done since university?

In terms of your list of programs, I do not see any safety schools. I think you should add some programs outside the top 7, to be safe!

Best of luck,

Brian Eng
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