Would really appreciate your thoughts on my competitiveness for HBS, Wharton, Stanford and Kellogg
Background: Moved to the US with $20,000 to my uncle house for my education. I worked full time while I was in college and graduated with a 3.3 GPA as a finance major and was the president of my graduating class. I attended an average state school, think Maryland, Penn State, Rutgers etc. After college I co-founded 2 non-profits that now employ over 30 people and we are planning to expand nationally, one of these non-profits is the fastest growing non-profit in NYC. For my work I was recognized by President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg. All the organizations I have been a part of have also been featured in the press i.e. NYT, Bloomberg etc.
Work Experience: I started in back office at Merrill Lynch where I worked for 2.5 years, then moved to a top 10 investment banking in M&A for 2 years and am now working at one of the top 5 technology firms in silicon valley in their venture capital and acquisitions team. Most of the folks on my team are from the top 3 b-schools. Have a total of 5.5 years of experience.
Most MBA goal: I'd like to progress in the VC space
Hmmm. Your personal story, non-professional and professional experience, and goal had me thinking Stanford, HBS, Wharton, Haas. Your GPA and GMAT have me thinking Georgetown, Yale, Cornell Johnson. Duke, Anderson. All fine schools, but not quite as good for VC.
Any chance you would retake the GMAT?
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