Banker Turned Healthcare Investor Gets Accepted to HBS, Columbia, & Yale

Applicant Stats


  • Undergraduate Institution
    Washington University in St. Louis
  • Pre-MBA Industry: 
  • Career Goals: 
    Transition to Healthcare Investing
  • Admitted At:
    Harvard, Columbia and Yale SOM
  • Coach:

Highlights from Peter’s story

#1 A Significant Career Transition

Peter had been working in banking since graduating from WashU in 2017, and he was looking for a career change: he wanted to leverage his banking experience to begin a career in healthcare investing. Obtaining an MBA was the perfect way to achieve his goals. Due to his hectic work schedule, he knew he needed someone to help him manage the various deadlines and application materials, leading him to Menlo Coaching.

#2 Clarity in the Process & Stress-Free Interviews

Peter came into the MBA admission process with a lot of apprehensions. He was unsure of what admissions officers expect when evaluating applicants: “Are they looking for a stellar background, or are they looking for a personal story?” Menlo Coaching helped to answer these questions and more, providing clarity throughout the process. And when it came time to work on his MBA interview, Menlo Coaching’s professional communications training and mock interviews led to a breakthrough for Peter: for the first time in his life, he felt comfortable before an interview.

#3 A Journey of Personal Development

While working with David and the Menlo Coaching team, Peter shifted his mindset from maximizing his stellar background to emphasizing personal growth. In the end, he won acceptance to Harvard Business School, Columbia, and Yale, with financial aid from the latter two programs. His advice to future applicants? “Your story should be true to yourself. And by that, I mean, when you write it, after you write it, and when you read it, you should feel like, okay, I’m talking about myself.” Peter accepted the offer from his top choice, Harvard Business School, and was thankful that the HBS AdCom recognized his effort at communicating his personal development.

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