I am a newbie and I wanted to find out what my chances of getting into a top MBA college with no work experience. Here is my vital statistics:
Qualification: Civil Engineering from a UK university, I got 68% so I missed hons
GMAT: Giving it in a few days, but according to GMAT club calculator it should be around 730.
Work Experience: Lots (I think!), but nothing to show for or solid. I worked a lot with my professor, I did some programming for him and also worked part time a lot. All the summers I was free I did free-lance engineering work. Which accounts to almost 12 months.
Extra-curricular: several Leader-ship roles since school, working with under privileged kids in India. I worked on a lot of activities in school, but unfortunately didn't find the time at university.
Looking at LBS, ISB Hyderabad, Booth, Stern and IMD among others.
I was feeling very hopeful, until I came across the profiles of MBA applicants and I saw all the applicants getting 'Ding'. And I wonder if I am being realistic about my MBA prospects. I am going to apply for 2013 batch of students. I have already got a part-time job here, and I will be working in the Indian Army come January as a Civil Engineer till the start of the MBA.
If you do feel that I am not adequate yet for an MBA, in what ways can I strengthen my application. I will be filing for early decision, considering my situation.
Thank you for your time and feedback.