First off, a great thanks for helping people in here! I wish I noticed this section a few months ago
Please help me figure out this dilemma.
I applied to six schools this year (all R2)- Columbia (Regular), MIT, Chicago, Kellogg, HBS and Stanford. I am currently WL-ed at Columbia and MIT and interviewed everywhere except HBS/Stanford.
My profile is- Indian, Male, 26yrs, GMAT (700 48/38 5.0),
3.5 yrs as of today in IT Consulting in NY and have Bachelor's from Non-IIT in India (80% score) and
Master's in Computer Science (GPA 3.6) from top 5 (US News ranking).
I have good extra curricular record- held multiple leadership (in fundraising, operations) positions in the same organization (volunteer for 4 yrs) including leading fundraisers that raised >100K and have run marathons to raise $$.
Post MBA goal- Operations Strategy consulting.
My question to you is - if I don't get Columbia/MIT this year, where would you suggest me to reapply?
What areas would you suggest me to improve? Do you think any specific schools that are more reapplicant friendly?
Also, I am curious to know if you're aware of any success stories among reapplicants in HBS/Stanford. I'm keen in improving my profile and reapplying to top schools for 2010 if my current WLs don't work out. Hopefully your advice can give me a better perspective.