Hey guys- Thanks so much for helping monkeys like me out
24/Asian/Male - plan on applying for the fall of 2014
1) Work Experience
I Spent 1 year doing an education-based Americorps program in a mid-sized city in the South. I am currently working as a junior researcher for a research institute that studies education and is affiliated with a large, reputable research university. My job primarily consists of doing statistical analyses (ie cleaning data, regression analysis, and a bit of mapping). I have been at my job for 1.5 years. Also, before my Americorps year, I spent three months at a large internationally focused NGO.
730 (q48 v42). I also took the GRE and scored a 1410 (q800 v610)
Top 10 LAC. Majored in math and economics and graduated with a 3.4 out of 4.
In college I was President of Model UN and I tutored students at a local middle school twice a week. I currently am on the alumni board of the Americorps organization I worked for. Also hope to start tutoring students on weekends.
5) Target Programs
Best school I can get into - Maybe Wharton/Columbia/Chicago
6) Post MBA goals
I could lie and say I know want to do, but for right now I am unsure(obviously I would have a tighter story when I actually apply). Maybe transition to economic consulting.
You have a competitive profile for these programs, but you're aiming high. Also consider NYU Stern, UCLA Anderson, Yale, Ross, Darden, and MIT. If you don't mind stretching, add Stanford and HBS to your list of schools to consider. For all but HBS and MIT, you will need to clarify that goal.