Would like to get some feedback and suggestions on my profile and some schools that I am planning to apply for MSF programs (Summer/Fall 2019 intake).
* International (f-1 visa/Russia)
* Bachelors from Florida public university (Class of 2018, Finance, 3.95 GPA)
* Was part of the School's Student Investment Fund (+ fraternity/student gov.)
* Passed CFA Level 1 (Dec 2017)
* Taking GMAT in 2 weeks, expecting mid 700 (Last OG CAT - 750 Q49 V42)
* 10 months off-cycle internship at Equity Cap. Market/S&T desk for Fortune 500 Company during my senior year (no return offer 'cause international and no STEM background)
* Currently interning at a small boutique IB on my work authorization (1 year). The group is small, so I get to do everything that analyst would do, not just data entry.
Because I am already in the States and would prefer to stay here, the requirement for the MSF programs is to be STEM approved (Better chances for H-1B/3 year Work Authorization). Most of them Quant oriented. Would love to end up in NY/Boston because originally from a big city & miss 4 seasons. In addition, I threw in a couple of EU schools too. I set the expectations pretty high, but why not to try?
- Boston College
- U of Rochester
- UT Austin
What are my chances? What should I target? Any suggestions on application essays: what to mention/explain?
Also, applying to schools for Early Decision because we all know money doesn't grow on trees and scholarships don't hurt.
I'm not sure about my short-/long-term goals. I will have to go with BB or big consulting firms that would sponsor. Since the programs are Quant focused, there won't be too much use of it on PE/VC side. BB/HF are probably better. Getting into PE would be amazing. VC would be even better.
Looking forward to hearing what y'all think. Heard @TNA is the sme, could you give me some feedback please? Visited msfhq com several times, very helpful. Lmk if you have any questions.