Hello meauhere, thanks for your question.
I think your GPA, which equates to about a 2.7 might be a challenge for top programs. Was there an extenuating circumstance that accounts for that? If so, I would recommend explaining that in the optional essay or, better yet, referencing a better analogue for your academic potential.
Your work experience seems strong. If you can speak to moments where you truly led – influenced people and organizations, drove results, took initiative – that could move the needle.
In terms of extracurriculars, I think only your post-college experience would matter much – unless it is truly extraordinary.
You’ve not mentioned post-MBA goals. You will need to paint a logical picture that ties together your past and current experience with your future goals. And, to the degree that your desired future path requires an MBA, the better!
In terms of the GMAT, you come from an overrepresented demographic that scores disproportionately high on the exam. Typically, scoring a 700 with more than 80% on verbal and quantitative is sufficient for applicants, but obtaining even that score would not do as much for you as it would otherwise. With your lower GPA, I think you’ll have to shoot higher than that.
Best of luck,
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