There are a few things I would focus on currently:
1- The GMAT score. Yours is strong, but your best chance at your dream schools includes a maximized GMAT Score. Did you do a test prep program? Veritas
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2- Work Experience. I would be focused more on an opportunity that allows you to excel and to undertake leadership roles. A role where you can show innovation and critical thinking. In essence, you want work experience that an admissions committee would read about and think "wow, this is someone who would really add-value to the classroom experience." I am guessing that if you were accepted to 2/8 schools that something is lacking currently in terms of the experience that you bring to the table.
3- Recommendations. Did you get superior recommendations? You want recommendations that highlight you as a super star.
4- Your Extracurricular are interesting, but again I do not see leadership roles or innovation or initiative in how you described them. These are characteristics that must be demonstrated in your entire application, via extracurricular, work experience and recommendations.
5- The Veritas Prep
consulting package helps you to craft your application in a manner that highlights the best of who you are in a way that admissions committees like to see the information. We extensively get to know you to help you to identify what makes your "brand" unique and compelling, and we help you to put this into words. We take you through each metric of the application to get the best final result on each metric (essays, application, resume, recommendations). In essence, we help you to tell your story.
6- I am not sure if there is a reason you need the MBA now, but if you can wait a few years, I would work on the above with 100% commitment to each metric, which would significantly increase your chance at your dream schools and similar top schools: Northwestern, Tuck, Anderson, Haas, Stern, Yale SOM, Columbia, Duke...
Best of luck-
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