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WE:
- Manager in Deloitte's transfer pricing group (was promoted to manager within three years of graduating from my undergraduate institution). Will apply with five years of WE.
- Manage transfer pricing engagements for large, multinational corporations.

Letters of Rec: Should be excellent. I will be having two partners write them who both have PhDs in econ from top institutions.

GMAT: 700

Certifications: CPA, working on CFA

Post college goal:
-Short term: Transition to investment banking
-Long term: Treasury or corporate development for F500 firm.

Education:
- Graduated Summa Cum Laude from liberal arts school in a small western state (think Montana, Wyoming, Idaho).
- Cumulative GPA is 3.92.
- Double major in accounting and political economy; double minor in philosophy and natural sciences.

Awards:
- (Big 4 firm) intern case study competition team leader for winning group.
- Outstanding chapter growth (recruitment chair for my fraternity).
- Dean's List (x8).
- 1st place in ethics and professionalism (Business Professionals of America).
- Two years in a row, I won a competitive scholarship that is awarded to the top student in the liberal arts majors (history, political economy, philosophy, etc.).
- Awarded highest academic honors bestowed by the college (above Summa Cum Laude). Five seniors out of a 250 student graduating class were given the award.


Extracurriculars (College):
- President of ENACTUS.
- Director of Intramurals.
- Chairman of Senate Outreach Committee (philanthropy) for the student senate.
- Student senator
- Served as the recruitment chair, philanthropy chair, new member education chair, and alumni chair for my fraternity;
- Bassist for jazz combo (all four years)
- Rugby club for two-years (hurt my shoulder and had to give up playing).
- JDRF Volunteer

Extracurriculars (post-college):
- Mentor for underprivileged high school students in major metropolitan area (DC, NYC, Chicago, etc)
- Teach finance and economics to local middle school students through Junior Achievement

Interests:
- Skiing
- Outdoors
- Both listening and playing jazz
- Reading

Target Schools: UVA, UNC, UMich, Cornell, Georetown. My top choices are Cornell and UVA.

Miscellaneous:
- Neither of my parents graduated from a 4-year college.
- Graduated from a performing arts high school where I studied under a grammy award winning bassist.

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SaveLizards wrote:
WE:
- Manager in Deloitte's transfer pricing group (was promoted to manager within three years of graduating from my undergraduate institution). Will apply with five years of WE.
- Manage transfer pricing engagements for large, multinational corporations.

Letters of Rec: Should be excellent. I will be having two partners write them who both have PhDs in econ from top institutions.

GMAT: 700

Certifications: CPA, working on CFA

Post college goal:
-Short term: Transition to investment banking
-Long term: Treasury or corporate development for F500 firm.

Education:
- Graduated Summa Cum Laude from liberal arts school in a small western state (think Montana, Wyoming, Idaho).
- Cumulative GPA is 3.92.
- Double major in accounting and political economy; double minor in philosophy and natural sciences.

Awards:
- (Big 4 firm) intern case study competition team leader for winning group.
- Outstanding chapter growth (recruitment chair for my fraternity).
- Dean's List (x8).
- 1st place in ethics and professionalism (Business Professionals of America).
- Two years in a row, I won a competitive scholarship that is awarded to the top student in the liberal arts majors (history, political economy, philosophy, etc.).
- Awarded highest academic honors bestowed by the college (above Summa Cum Laude). Five seniors out of a 250 student graduating class were given the award.


Extracurriculars (College):
- President of ENACTUS.
- Director of Intramurals.
- Chairman of Senate Outreach Committee (philanthropy) for the student senate.
- Student senator
- Served as the recruitment chair, philanthropy chair, new member education chair, and alumni chair for my fraternity;
- Bassist for jazz combo (all four years)
- Rugby club for two-years (hurt my shoulder and had to give up playing).
- JDRF Volunteer

Extracurriculars (post-college):
- Mentor for underprivileged high school students in major metropolitan area (DC, NYC, Chicago, etc)
- Teach finance and economics to local middle school students through Junior Achievement

Interests:
- Skiing
- Outdoors
- Both listening and playing jazz
- Reading

Target Schools: UVA, UNC, UMich, Cornell, Georetown. My top choices are Cornell and UVA.

Miscellaneous:
- Neither of my parents graduated from a 4-year college.
- Graduated from a performing arts high school where I studied under a grammy award winning bassist.


Hey dude.
Great to hear from you. You have a nice profile overall. You have great grades and seem to have advanced quite well at work. I think coming from (or did you just study in?) a Western state will work to your advantage, and definitely make you more interesting. But not just that. You also have a plethora of activities which will give depth to your candidacy that others will struggle to get. So basically, I think you're pretty much good to go in the 5-20 ranking, and should have a solid shot at even your first choices.

Overall I find that your school list is well-balanced as well.

So, now all you gotta do, is go for it! :)

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JonAdmissionado wrote:
SaveLizards wrote:
WE:
- Manager in Deloitte's transfer pricing group (was promoted to manager within three years of graduating from my undergraduate institution). Will apply with five years of WE.
- Manage transfer pricing engagements for large, multinational corporations.

Letters of Rec: Should be excellent. I will be having two partners write them who both have PhDs in econ from top institutions.

GMAT: 700

Certifications: CPA, working on CFA

Post college goal:
-Short term: Transition to investment banking
-Long term: Treasury or corporate development for F500 firm.

Education:
- Graduated Summa Cum Laude from liberal arts school in a small western state (think Montana, Wyoming, Idaho).
- Cumulative GPA is 3.92.
- Double major in accounting and political economy; double minor in philosophy and natural sciences.

Awards:
- (Big 4 firm) intern case study competition team leader for winning group.
- Outstanding chapter growth (recruitment chair for my fraternity).
- Dean's List (x8).
- 1st place in ethics and professionalism (Business Professionals of America).
- Two years in a row, I won a competitive scholarship that is awarded to the top student in the liberal arts majors (history, political economy, philosophy, etc.).
- Awarded highest academic honors bestowed by the college (above Summa Cum Laude). Five seniors out of a 250 student graduating class were given the award.


Extracurriculars (College):
- President of ENACTUS.
- Director of Intramurals.
- Chairman of Senate Outreach Committee (philanthropy) for the student senate.
- Student senator
- Served as the recruitment chair, philanthropy chair, new member education chair, and alumni chair for my fraternity;
- Bassist for jazz combo (all four years)
- Rugby club for two-years (hurt my shoulder and had to give up playing).
- JDRF Volunteer

Extracurriculars (post-college):
- Mentor for underprivileged high school students in major metropolitan area (DC, NYC, Chicago, etc)
- Teach finance and economics to local middle school students through Junior Achievement

Interests:
- Skiing
- Outdoors
- Both listening and playing jazz
- Reading

Target Schools: UVA, UNC, UMich, Cornell, Georetown. My top choices are Cornell and UVA.

Miscellaneous:
- Neither of my parents graduated from a 4-year college.
- Graduated from a performing arts high school where I studied under a grammy award winning bassist.


Hey dude.
Great to hear from you. You have a nice profile overall. You have great grades and seem to have advanced quite well at work. I think coming from (or did you just study in?) a Western state will work to your advantage, and definitely make you more interesting. But not just that. You also have a plethora of activities which will give depth to your candidacy that others will struggle to get. So basically, I think you're pretty much good to go in the 5-20 ranking, and should have a solid shot at even your first choices.

Overall I find that your school list is well-balanced as well.

So, now all you gotta do, is go for it! :)

Best,


Thanks Jon! I lived in the state from middle school through college, so I would definitely say I grew up there ;) I was lucky enough to get an internship in international tax at a Big 4 firm while in college; however, I did not enjoy the compliance aspect of the job so, while interning with IT, I started doing projects with transfer pricing. The group ended up extending me an offer and I moved to the East Coast three weeks after graduating from my undergrad.

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Out of curiosity, is there anything that I should add to my application to increase my chances of admission?

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Hi there,

Interesting background! The one thing that will really help to strengthen your applications is pointing to what is motivating you to pursue your specific goals and "connecting the dots" between what you have done in the past and what you'd like to do in the future. Otherwise, you are in really great shape!

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Hi there,

Interesting background! The one thing that will really help to strengthen your applications is pointing to what is motivating you to pursue your specific goals and "connecting the dots" between what you have done in the past and what you'd like to do in the future. Otherwise, you are in really great shape!

Best,
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Thanks Shaifali.

Without going into too much detail, the economic recession of 2008 hit my family hard. As a result of wanting to understand how and why the financial crash occurred, I developed a deep curiosity for economics and financial markets. However, because of the recession, I was unable to attend an out-of-state undergrad institution, so I chose the best college in my state.

Fast forward, I have greatly enjoyed the planning and client relations aspect of my job as a transfer pricing manager at a Big 4 firm; however, I would like to branch out into a position that gives me greater knowledge of the financial markets and business operations, which is what attracts me to investment banking. I believe the field will allow me to utilize the client relationship and project management skills in a way that will allow me to truly understand the driving force(s) behind the global markets. Additionally, transfer pricing becomes more or less a "golden handcuffs" job if you stay too long, so I would like to transition out of the field (probably won't say this in my applications).

I will obviously refine this overview when I draft my essays, but it gives you a 30,000 foot view of my interests.

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IvyGroupeCEO wrote:
Hi there,

Interesting background! The one thing that will really help to strengthen your applications is pointing to what is motivating you to pursue your specific goals and "connecting the dots" between what you have done in the past and what you'd like to do in the future. Otherwise, you are in really great shape!

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Hey Shaifali,

If I were to add Dartmouth Tuck to this list, what sort of things should I add to my profile?

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For Tuck, it's really important to express your enthusiasm for the culture (especially how it's a close-knit, collaborative community). Tuck really wants people who understand the culture, so the quality of being collaborative is important to keep in mind as you approach the application!
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For Tuck, it's really important to express your enthusiasm for the culture (especially how it's a close-knit, collaborative community). Tuck really wants people who understand the culture, so the quality of being collaborative is important to keep in mind as you approach the application!


Those are things that make Tuck my top choice. I am assuming adding another ~20 points to my GMAT will also help?

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Getting a higher GMAT score always helps, but your GPA is very strong. I don't know the breakout of your GMAT score between quant/verbal, but if your quant score is 80th percentile or higher, than you would probably be better off focusing your efforts on the app.
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Well SaveLizards,

You've done well - form college all the way through the last 3 years of work. Congratulations.

You should be able to get into some of the colleges you mention. UVa and Cornell could work - but your GMAT could be a bit of a deterrent. Anyhow, this is a worthy application. If you need to discuss this more, please get in touch through the link below.

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SaveLizards wrote:
WE:
- Manager in Deloitte's transfer pricing group (was promoted to manager within three years of graduating from my undergraduate institution). Will apply with five years of WE.
- Manage transfer pricing engagements for large, multinational corporations.

Letters of Rec: Should be excellent. I will be having two partners write them who both have PhDs in econ from top institutions.

GMAT: 700

Certifications: CPA, working on CFA

Post college goal:
-Short term: Transition to investment banking
-Long term: Treasury or corporate development for F500 firm.

Education:
- Graduated Summa Cum Laude from liberal arts school in a small western state (think Montana, Wyoming, Idaho).
- Cumulative GPA is 3.92.
- Double major in accounting and political economy; double minor in philosophy and natural sciences.

Awards:
- (Big 4 firm) intern case study competition team leader for winning group.
- Outstanding chapter growth (recruitment chair for my fraternity).
- Dean's List (x8).
- 1st place in ethics and professionalism (Business Professionals of America).
- Two years in a row, I won a competitive scholarship that is awarded to the top student in the liberal arts majors (history, political economy, philosophy, etc.).
- Awarded highest academic honors bestowed by the college (above Summa Cum Laude). Five seniors out of a 250 student graduating class were given the award.


Extracurriculars (College):
- President of ENACTUS.
- Director of Intramurals.
- Chairman of Senate Outreach Committee (philanthropy) for the student senate.
- Student senator
- Served as the recruitment chair, philanthropy chair, new member education chair, and alumni chair for my fraternity;
- Bassist for jazz combo (all four years)
- Rugby club for two-years (hurt my shoulder and had to give up playing).
- JDRF Volunteer

Extracurriculars (post-college):
- Mentor for underprivileged high school students in major metropolitan area (DC, NYC, Chicago, etc)
- Teach finance and economics to local middle school students through Junior Achievement

Interests:
- Skiing
- Outdoors
- Both listening and playing jazz
- Reading

Target Schools: UVA, UNC, UMich, Cornell, Georetown. My top choices are Cornell and UVA.

Miscellaneous:
- Neither of my parents graduated from a 4-year college.
- Graduated from a performing arts high school where I studied under a grammy award winning bassist.

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