Schools I am considering (need to shortlist):
HBS, Stanford, Wharton, MIT-Sloan, Columbia, LSE (UK), Judge(Cambridge, UK), Yale, UCLA, Berkeley, NYU-Stern
Demographic: South Asian Male (international applicant)
Major: Double Major for BS (Electrical and Computer Engineering with Applied Math (double major))
College: UCLA (University of California Los Angeles)
GPA: 3.9/4.0 (Summa Cum Laude)
Leadership Positions: Held 4 President, 3 VP and various other positions during undergraduate study.
7 Published Research Papers
Worked on a start-up during college (web-based)
CFA Level II
Internships (during undergraduate study):
Google, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft
Full-time Work Experience:
Project Manager for 2 years at a top tech firm
Undergraduate Researcher at a UCLA CS department research center for 2 years
Working on start-up company since 5 years (~15 full-time employees)
Community Service: Several hundred hours during undergraduate study (international also)
How optimistic/pessimistic should I be about my chances at these schools?
Any way I could improve my odds?
Any other schools I should consider?
Advice? Suggestions? Etc.
You have reason to be optimistic given your outstanding academic record and professional experience.
I don't see current or recent community service or EC's. Try to make time for them. Those non-professional activities can improve even your profile.
Could you tell me what you want to do post-MBA before I recommend schools?
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