Sandra Y.

Sandra Y.


Former Banker, Here to Help You Master the Recruiting Formula

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Studied at Harvard Business School

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Worked at Interlock Equity

Available tomorrow at 6:00 PM UTC

Usually responds within 17 hours

Always flexible so shoot me a message if you can't find a time in my calendar and we'll figure it out!

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Sandra's Coaching Offerings

In Depth Resume Review (Banking)

In Depth Resume Review (Banking)

$2502h–4h of coaching

Need a custom package?

Let Sandra create the perfect package for you.

Custom hourly coaching · $199/hour

Get help with Technical Interview Prep, Networking Strategy, and .

Browse Sandra's coaching offerings for Private Equity and MBA

Sandra's Investment Banking Qualifications

Experience level: Analyst

10+ people coached for Investment Banking

There is a formula for recruiting into banking and my goal is to prepare you with all the tools necessary to approach every interview with confidence. Preparation is key! If you prepare properly, you will find the right program. I broke into banking from a non-traditional background (biology degree, non-core ungrad) and worked extensively with our talent team to recruit, interview and train new hires for our analyst program so I have seen ALL ends of the spectrum when it comes to analyst recruiting. I am eager to work with highly engaged clients and feel personally invested in your successes. If you are still deciding between middle market vs. bulge bracket banking or coming from a non-traditional background, I have plenty of experience to draw on to help you in your process. Let's get to work!

Sandra can help with:

Technical Interview Prep

Networking Strategy

Resume Review

Behavioral Interview Prep

Promotion Strategy

Sandra also coaches for Private Equity and MBA

About Sandra

Hi! I'm Sandra. I'm a Midwest native from St. Louis, MO currently living in Boston, MA while I pursue my MBA at Harvard Business School. Prior to school, I worked in private equity, venture capital and investment banking. I would not be where I am without the mentors in my life and I hope to be the same resource for you! Whether you are an undergraduate trying to break into investment banking or a pre-MBA associate applying to business school, I am here to help. On the former, I have interviewed countless banking and private equity candidates so can share all the tips from landing the interview (resume, cover letter, networking) to crushing a super day. I also recently went through the MBA application process and would love to help you bring your story to life for admissions committees. Quick tip: they want to see the human in you (your accomplishments speak for themselves)! Outside of work, school and mentorship, you can find me on a mountain (skiing, hiking or riding) or brainstorming countless, bad startup ideas based on the pain points in my life (why isn't there a laundry machine that can fold my clothes?!) I love a good documentary and just bought new golf clubs so will look to you for any recommendations in those areas :) Looking forward to working together!

Why do I coach?

My passion for coaching comes from a natural desire to help others, but also a deep understanding of its power to transform someone’s path. Pursuing a career in finance was entirely fortuitous. It was winter break of my junior year of college and my older brother, Steven, was back in town for the holidays. He met up with some friends, one of whom was working in investment banking in New York, and must have mentioned how lost I was - a Biology major with no desire to go into medicine - because his friend sent me a note the next day. “Shoot me your resume, we should talk.” I wasn’t a business school major, I didn’t have a resume, and even if I did, I had no clue what investment banking was. Scott was my first career mentor. He helped me craft my story (and resume), coached me on technicals, and explained the financial / M&A landscape over countless discussions. I landed the offer letter on the spot during my last Super Day interview. Fast-forward to today. I write this from my apartment in Cambridge as I wrap up my first year at Harvard Business School. I have worked in investment banking, private equity, and venture capital and I can confidently say I owe all of my career moves to the help and advice of many mentors I met along the way: Alysia, who suggested I take the GMAT my senior year for optionality; Colin who sent me models to practice before private equity recruiting; Rob, who challenged me to run meetings typically led by those above my tenure. The list goes on. Leland has given me the opportunity to share what I’ve learned with all of you and hopefully end up on your list! Whether or not you are a nontraditional candidate (like I was) or a keyed in business major set on investment banking, the stressors and doubts that plague a recruiting or admissions process impact you just the same. I will work with you to dispel these feelings via targeted preparation and tactical advice. Seeing you not only achieve but surpass your goals gives me so much joy and I can’t wait to work together!

Work Experience

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Private Equity Vice President

Interlock Equity

2021 - 2022

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Venture Capital Associate

Time BioVentures

2020 - 2021

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Private Equity Associate

Pritzker Private Capital

2018 - 2020

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Investment Banking Analyst

Lincoln International

2016 - 2018


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Harvard Business School


2022 - 2024

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Washington University in St. Louis

BA, Biology

2012 - 2016

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Sandra Y.

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