I am a Canadian and completed elec. engineering from Univ of Toronto - GPA 2.8/4.0 . GMAT 710 (q47 76% v41 92%)
Work total 5 years: 3 yrs Regulated utility, 1.5 yrs government power agency (non profit) - developed energy efficiency programs for the industrial sector. I currently work at a regulated electricity distributor helping largest 30 consumers ($30M) to cut their energy costs.
Post MBA: work in energy related industries or management consulting related to energy.
Weak: Low GPA and weak community experience
I'd like an idea of the top schools (US and England) where I may have a good chance of getting in.
Preferences: US: Wharton, Yale, Cornell, Duke, Berkeley, McCombs EU: Oxford, LBS
You have a decent GMAT Score and a remarkable corporate exposure. Your concerns regarding low GPA can certainly be offset by a good written essays and recommendations. It is an edge by having some continuing work experience in power sector, as it shows your inclination and strive towards post MBA goal and will be advantageous in your application.
As per your profile and GMAT Score you have high chances of getting admit in Cornell, Duke, McCombs, Oxford, LBS, and you have also chances of getting admit in Wharton, Yale, Berkeley as average GMAT Score of these B School is around 720.
It is advisable in your case to focus on your application evaluation essays. This is where you can demonstrate your leadership qualities, achievements, professional vision and other abilities. A well presented and perfectly written essay is absolutely critical to make a strong case for yourself during the final interview.
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