Hi, I am looking to apply Rd 1 this upcoming Fall and would appreciate a profile review
Age: 27, White Male American
GMAT: 710 (Q48, V40)
Undergrad: Top 20 private university, 3.3 GPA (Major: Mechanical Engineering; Minor: Financial Econ); Engineering Mentor, Fraternity Recruitment Chairman
Post-Grad Work Exp: 2 years M&A at BB Investment Bank, left to join startup i-banking boutique, worked 2 years before leaving. Took 4 months off before joining MM PE, will be 2 years when I start school.
Extrac: Volunteered at Social Services Kitchen, running (10Ks to Half-Marathons), asst youth soccer coach
I am hoping to return to PE post-mba, ideally in the Northeast.
I am likely going to apply early decision to CBS, and also applying to Wharton, but am trying to decide what other schools in the top 15 would be a good fit for my profile (possibly Stern, Duke?).
What else can I do between now and this Fall to boost my app? Would it be worth retaking the GMAT? Would additional volunteer work be beneficial?