Private equity associate at GTCR gains acceptance at HBS and Wharton (with scholarship!)

Applicant Stats


  • Undergraduate Institution
    McGill University
  • Industry: 
    Private Equity / Venture Capital
  • Career Goals: 
    Move up the Private Equity ladder
  • Admitted At:
    Harvard, Wharton
  • Coach:

Highlights from Wendy’s story

#1 Why work with an admissions consultant and why Menlo Coaching

Worried about having too many stories and not being able to tie them all together, Wendy decided to work with an Admissions Consultant. She decided to engage with Menlo Coaching based on the firsthand endorsements she received from colleagues at her private equity firm. Lainie listened patiently to her personal and professional background and helped her pick the right stories to highlight that she knew would resonate with the admissions committee.

#2 The Menlo Coaching approach

Lainie supported Wendy every step of the way; she took the time to understand Wendy’s perspectives and work experiences, and help her with the delivery of the stories she was going to tell. Even after the submission of the applications, Lainie supported Wendy with her interview prep, through mock interviews, and even after the results were out, Lainie helped with the scholarship negotiation. Lainie was not only a very good and responsive coach, but quickly became a mentor and a friend.

#3 Advice for MBA applicants

The application process can be an emotional rollercoaster. It is certainly a period of introspection, but also of striving to get your applications in on time in the best way possible. Balancing the two can be very tricky – especially with a busy schedule – so it’s important to choose to work with someone you trust and makes you feel confident that your story will stand out.

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