That is about a 3.33-3.67 GPA in the US -- good enough to aim for top programs. Your GMAT, combination of Asian-UK-US international experience, well-branded education and corporate law background, and the leadership patina conferred by military experience and your ECs should make you competitive at all the schools you mentioned, with HBS being the wild card. If I saw your CV and profile in a little better focus I could suggest some tweaks to improve your odds -- but you seem to be doing the right things and I see no red flags.
--Paul Bodine, Great Applications for Business School, www.paulsbodine.com/testimonials
Undergrad Degree: 2nd Upper Class Honours in Law - how does this spell out in GPA?
Work Experience: 4 years as a Corporate Attorney at Skadden, both HK and NY Offices. Army Officer in reserve, first as a Platoon Leader then Intelligence Officer. served 2 years full time before university.
ECs: Very Strong Leadership positions at University Level. strong record of community service since young
Extras: working towards a CFA Level 2 (to offset very normal undergrad grades)
Concerns: a very normal undergrad record
Target Schools: HBS, GSB, Yale, Columbia, MIT, Wharton
29 year old ethnic South East Asian Chinese. Is there anyway in which I can strengthen my profile for the target schools and are these stats competitive? I am slightly lost as most cases I have encountered tend to be of a North American origin. Thank you all.
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