Update + Interview with Accepted.com

Good morning!

I have not updated my blog in a while. There really haven’t been much of an update. I already paid my deposit to go to MIT Sloan, and I am ready to attend in the Fall. I did an interview at Accepted.com (http://blog.accepted.com/2015/03/01/iv-overrepresented-minority-mit-sloan-admit/) if any prospective candidates want to view it.

I may or may not update this blog much in the near future. The key takeaway is don’t let rejections make you overthink your credentials and effort. There are more and less “qualified” people that got in. However, qualified is such a subjective term.

Another thing for candidates more than a year out from applying. This may sound disingenuous, but I do think if you are targeting the best schools and want to have a great story, quit your job and join a nonprofit. In your essay, talk about your convictions to be a social entrepreneur. Bam, you will get to most schools. It’s a big step to do it, because you won’t get paid. However, if you already come from a family of wealth, I do not see it as a big risk. I could not do that, sinceĀ I was already supporting my parents.

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Final Results

Sloan – Admitted!!!

Wharton – Waitlist

Booth – Waitlist

No Kellogg. Wasn’t enthused about Kellogg anyways. Their campus needs renovation… won’t be renovated in the next 2 years.

Not sure what to do now. Sloan was my top choice for technology career path.

Booth Buy-side Employment Report

Booth is well known for its finance program.

9% go into investment management, 5% private equity, and 3% venture capital. I do believe the Polsky center and other programs help position Booth over other schools with buy-side placements. 17% of the class go to the buy-side (15% of the class went into investment banking). Anyhow here’s the same breakdown of employers:

Booth Employer Industry
Calamos Asset Management, Inc Asset Management
Cupps Capital Management, LLC Asset Management
Dimensional Fund Advisors Asset Management
EDM Asset Management Limited Asset Management
Enhanced Capital Partners, LLC Asset Management
Fidelity Investments Asset Management
Franklin Templeton Investments Asset Management
Janus Capital Management LLC Asset Management
Martin Investment Management, LLC. Asset Management
New York Life Investment Management LLC Asset Management
Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company, LLC Asset Management
PIMCO Asset Management
Putnam Investment Management, LLC Asset Management
WEDGE Capital Management L.L.P. Asset Management
Wellington Management Company, LLP Asset Management
William Harris Investors, Inc. Asset Management
Castlelake, L.P. Credit
Varde Partners, Inc. Credit
Castle Union LLC Distressed PE
McNally Capital Family Office
Abraaj Capital Hedge Fund
Appaloosa Management L.P. Hedge Fund
Carlson Capital, L.P. Hedge Fund
Citadel Hedge Fund
Copia Capital LLC Hedge Fund
David Capital Partners, LLC Hedge Fund
Goudy Park Capital LP Hedge Fund
Tiger Pacific Capital Hedge Fund
Tough Mudder LLC Hedge Fund
Volition Capital LLC Hedge Fund
Charter School Growth Fund Non–profit PE
Akoya Capital LLC Private Equity
Altamar Private Equity Private Equity
Angelo, Gordon & Co. Private Equity
Apollo Global, Inc. Private Equity
Baird Capital Partners Private Equity
Baring Private Equity Asia Private Equity
Bridge Investments LLC Private Equity
Capvis Equity Partners AG Private Equity
Cartesian Capital Group, LLC. Private Equity
Catterton Partners Corp. Private Equity
CIM Group, LP Private Equity
CITIC Capital Holdings Limited Private Equity
CITIC Private Equity Funds Management Co., Ltd. Private Equity
Clearwater Capital Partners, LLC Private Equity
Concentric Equity Partners, L.P. Private Equity
Council Capital Private Equity
Equator Capital Partners, LLC. Private Equity
Equity Group Investments, LLC Private Equity
Fireman Capital Partners Private Equity
Fortress Investment Group LLC Private Equity
Foundation Capital Private Equity
H.I.G. Capital Private Equity
HGGC, LLC Private Equity
KKR Capstone Asia Limited Private Equity
Pfingsten Partners, LLC Private Equity
Pine Brook Road Partners, LLC Private Equity
Sanari Capital Private Equity
The Pritzker Group Private Equity
Thoma Bravo LLC Private Equity
Wind Point Partners Private Equity
Winona Capital Management Private Equity
Acumen Fund, Inc. Venture Capital
Detroit Venture Partners, LLC Venture Capital
Hyde Park Angels Venture Capital
KaszeK Ventures Venture Capital
Legend Capital Venture Capital
Lightbank LLC Venture Capital
MK Capital Venture Capital
OCA Ventures Venture Capital
Santa Fe Capital Group Venture Capital
Scale Venture Partners Venture Capital
Union Park Capital Venture Capital