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March 20, 2024 3:35pm ET
Applying: Columbia, Dartmouth / Tuck, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Stanford GSB, UPenn / Wharton
Intake Year: 2025
Pre-MBA Career: 2 yrs BigLaw paralegal --> 2 yrs legal team @ top Secondaries PE firm
Post-MBA Target Industry: Investment Banking, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Asset Management, inc. HF Companies: Bank of America , Goldman Sachs , JP Morgan , Morgan Stanley , Accell Partners , Andressen Horowitz , Battery Ventures , Charles River , Draper Fisher , First Round Capital , Kleiner Perkins , NEA , Sequoia Capital , Other , Bain Capital , Blackstone , Carlyle Group , Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Group , TPG , KKR , Other , Blackrock , Fidelity , Goldman Sachs , JP Morgan Asset Management
GRE: 334
GPA: 3.83
Years of Work Experience: 4
Location: New York, NY
Post MBA Location: New York or Boston


Average ECs: President of a large/fairly active fraternity, now sitting on the Alumni Advisory Board; some volunteer work with Minds Matter in New York (mock college interviews), but nothing consistent; FWIW, took a gap year after high school and worked fairly extensively in winemaking/sustainable agriculture.


Hoping to use my MBA to pivot to the investment-side of a secondaries PE or Buyout PE climate/sustainability-focused firm. Really unsure at this point how feasible it is to make this pivot, given my non-technical background. Otherwise, will likely recruit for IB.

I obviously have some time to strengthen my profile, though not enough to make much of a difference in the lackluster extra curriculars. I’m wondering what people think I might do to most strengthen my application. I’d also be interested to hear opinions on the feasibility of recruiting into PE/growth investing in some manner, or whether that’s more or less out of the question.