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New post 15 Oct 2017, 19:15
Hi all!

I'd like to kindly request you for your review of my profile. I am targeting schools such as LBS, HEC, IESE, Alliance Business School, Rotman, and Schulich.

Background:
Male from the Philippines
Age 25
GMAT 700
GPA: 3.19

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Management from a Top 3 School in the Philippines. Was in an honors course which comprises of the top 15% of all students in the university.

Work Experience: Worked 3.5 Years (4 by matriculation)

1st Job - Large International Bank based in London and Singapore
Started out as a graduate trainee in the bank for a 1.5 year program including a 3 month stint abroad doing projects. Left the bank as a project manager handling all project management and governance and control functions for a unit of the bank.

2nd Job - Top 15 Local Bank in the Philippines
Was recruited to help start the Investment Banking (focused on Capital Markets) business of said bank. Part of a 2 man team which grew the office from start-up to becoming a top-10 player in the industry also increasing revenues by 400% y-o-y. Currently Officer in Charge of the division since the retirement of previous boss handling all aspects of the unit from business (originating and executing Capital Markets transactions) to administrative work (Person in charge of the unit for compliance, risk, audit, and other non-business functions.

Recommendations: Can get recommendations from my former boss (currently CFO in a top 10 bank in the Philippines) and the current CEO of my current workplace.

Extra curricular - Avid traveler. Play a lot of sports (Tennis, Muay Thai, Football etc.), and played some competitively. Consulted for a large local NGO as part of previous internship experience and some volunteering efforts.

Post MBA - Continue working in Investment Banking in M&A or Capital Markets in a large foreign institution. Plan B would be to go into Management Consulting (have previous experience in the field from internships). Long term goal would be to return to the Philippines and join a local bank or set up my own shop in Financial Advisory/M&A.

Thanks all!
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New post 16 Oct 2017, 17:17
Hi there!

I see several strengths in your profile! I think your work experience is very strong in particular -- I like the mix of international bank + local bank and the impressive growth you've been a part of. Sounds like it's been a great leadership opportunity. That is great you'll have strong recommendations too. Your goals make a lot of sense, and I'm glad you've thought through a Plan B (which hopefully you don't need!).

I think your academic stats are pretty good -- GMAT is pretty close to the average for schools like LBS, so it could be tougher there, but you're definitely in range. GPA is a little lower than I'd like to see but it sounds like you had a pretty challenging curriculum so schools will definitely keep that in mind.

Overall I think you'll be competitive at many of the schools on your list, and it's good to have a range of options.

Best of luck!
Kate

mikeyap325 wrote:
Hi all!

I'd like to kindly request you for your review of my profile. I am targeting schools such as LBS, HEC, IESE, Alliance Business School, Rotman, and Schulich.

Background:
Male from the Philippines
Age 25
GMAT 700
GPA: 3.19

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Management from a Top 3 School in the Philippines. Was in an honors course which comprises of the top 15% of all students in the university.

Work Experience: Worked 3.5 Years (4 by matriculation)

1st Job - Large International Bank based in London and Singapore
Started out as a graduate trainee in the bank for a 1.5 year program including a 3 month stint abroad doing projects. Left the bank as a project manager handling all project management and governance and control functions for a unit of the bank.

2nd Job - Top 15 Local Bank in the Philippines
Was recruited to help start the Investment Banking (focused on Capital Markets) business of said bank. Part of a 2 man team which grew the office from start-up to becoming a top-10 player in the industry also increasing revenues by 400% y-o-y. Currently Officer in Charge of the division since the retirement of previous boss handling all aspects of the unit from business (originating and executing Capital Markets transactions) to administrative work (Person in charge of the unit for compliance, risk, audit, and other non-business functions.

Recommendations: Can get recommendations from my former boss (currently CFO in a top 10 bank in the Philippines) and the current CEO of my current workplace.

Extra curricular - Avid traveler. Play a lot of sports (Tennis, Muay Thai, Football etc.), and played some competitively. Consulted for a large local NGO as part of previous internship experience and some volunteering efforts.

Post MBA - Continue working in Investment Banking in M&A or Capital Markets in a large foreign institution. Plan B would be to go into Management Consulting (have previous experience in the field from internships). Long term goal would be to return to the Philippines and join a local bank or set up my own shop in Financial Advisory/M&A.

Thanks all!

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New post 16 Oct 2017, 20:03
Thanks for the evaluation Kate!

I was just wondering in terms of US B-Schools which are feasible given my profile.

Best!
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New post 18 Oct 2017, 12:31
Hi again! I think schools in the 10-25 range...ones like Georgetown, Emory, Cornell, others in that range.

mikeyap325 wrote:
Thanks for the evaluation Kate!

I was just wondering in terms of US B-Schools which are feasible given my profile.

Best!

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mbaMission Senior Consultant and Chicago Booth Alum
http://www.mbamission.com
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