I am considering applying to B-school for next year (Fall 2013) but am wondering whether the 3-3.5 years of work experience I will have at that point will be sufficient.
With my below profile, does it make sense for me to wait until Fall 2014?
My Current Profile:
-730 GMAT (44Q 47V)
-3.5 GPA from USC (International Relations)
-2.5 yrs work experience in account services/project management at software firm, will add either 1 or 2 more years in operational mgmt field (moderate career/industry change-- the main reason why I'm not sure if 3.5 years is enough). I am leaving my current job in a month to travel, volunteer more heavily, take some extra math courses, and search for a new job. I anticipate that I will be unemployed for 3-4 months.
-1+ years on board of local non-profit, various other "selfish" EC's
-Target schools are Kellogg, Columbia, and Haas, among a few undecided others.
Any advice? I am leaning towards waiting, but if I have a good chance next year, I might just go for it.
Also, with my profile, are top-10 schools a real possibility?
Thanks in advance.