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Profile Eval: Consultant / Low GPA / Solid GMAT

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Profile Eval: Consultant / Low GPA / Solid GMAT [#permalink] New post 22 May 2011, 13:39
I have been working for 2 years at a top 20 consulting firm and was recently promoted. I have glowing recommendations from co-workers / clients / bosses. I have a 720 GMAT. I have strong connections (not family though) to a number of top 10 schools. I had a 2.8 GPA from a top 20 university. Thoughts on my potential to get into a top 10 business school?

Other considerations:
- I am considering taking some classes at NYU to build an alternate transcript.
- I am considering working abroad for a well respected non-profit for a year or two before going back to school. I want to do this for a number of reasons (not just to get into b-school), however I worry that if I go work for a non-profit, I won't be able to return to working in the private sector without going to b-school.
- I plan to apply for a 2013 start

Any advice is helpful. Target schools are (I realize I have set the bar high here):

Harvard
Stanford
Tuck
Darden
INSEAD
NYU
Columbia
Berkley
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Re: Profile Eval: Consultant / Low GPA / Solid GMAT [#permalink] New post 23 May 2011, 03:30
Doable at most (though not all) those schools, but they will make you sweat for it. Really.
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Re: Profile Eval: Consultant / Low GPA / Solid GMAT [#permalink] New post 29 May 2011, 15:27
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Hi consultant1257,

Those are very competitive business schools. One thing you will need to do is address your low GPA in your application. Here is a case study of how another candidate did this and was accepted into Columbia and Chicago Booth:

http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehens ... ies/case5/

Have you taken the GMAT yet? If you have time, you can visit MBA.com and take a free official GMAT test online to see how you would do.

Hope this was of help.

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Re: Profile Eval: Consultant / Low GPA / Solid GMAT   [#permalink] 29 May 2011, 15:27
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