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Profile Eval: 26F, Engineering + Tech, GMAT 730

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Joined: 26 Aug 2011
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Location: Kenya
Concentration: Technology, Social Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 730 Q V
GPA: 3.23
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
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Profile Eval: 26F, Engineering + Tech, GMAT 730 [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2012, 20:45
26 yr old female from Kenya
Anticipated matriculation : September 2013

GMAT : 730
Undergrad: BS Electrical Engineering Computer Science, Yale University. GPA 3.2

Work Experience : 3 years (all in home country of Kenya)
* (Current) Information Systems manager for international non-profit research org. 2 direct reports. 1 professional rec from here.
* Software Engineer in medium sized social enterprise. Co-lead of innovative project with good results. 1 professional rec from here.
* Tech Lead in start-up social enterprise

Community Service
* Co-led a local women-in-tech organization for 1 yr. Providing training/mentorship to young women in tech
* Various mentoring and teaching opportunities

Post MBA Goal :
* Long-term : Want to lead a succssful technology firm based in Africa
* Short-term : Join a high-tech firm and gain operational and business experience to aid long term goal.

My Questions :
* Feedback on target schools? Is this the right basket?
Reach (Stanford, Haas, Sloan)
Match (Kellogg)
Safety - but not really (Yale, Tuck)

* How to explain low undergrad gpa? I did worse towards the end which is harder to explain. Basically due to family problems but would it be inappropriate to go into that?
* What are my chances at scholarships with low undergrad gpa? Any other international student financial aid advice? All/Most schools I'm applying to have to have private loan options with no-US cosigner
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